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    What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Which will be better for future?

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Previously the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO exam is any degree with computer knowledge and for IBPS clerk exam is +2.

    But now from IBPS Clerk exam 2013 it has been changed. That is eligibility for PO is any Degree and for Clerk exam is any degree with computer knowledge.

    Exam syllabus and negative marks are same for both but section wise number of questions will differ.

    5 sections are there in both exams:
    Reasoning
    English
    General Awareness
    Quantitative Aptitude
    Computer Knowliedge

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    PO is a higher cadre than clerk

    So in these exams PO exam is higher standerd than clerk

    But both exams covers the same syllabus

    so if you want be in an officer level then go for PO exam
    Or you want to be an assistant go for clerk exam

    After some experience the clerk will be promoted as PO, but it will take 10 - 15 years
    SO if you prepare well for the exam you can directly become a PO

    The salary for clerk is around 15000/- & for PO it is 25000/-

    All the best

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Dear Friend,

    If you qualify in IBPS Clerk examination, you will become a clerk in any of the participating public sector bank.

    If you qualify in IBPS PO/MT examination, you will become a Probationary Officer / Management Trainee in any of the participating public sector bank.

    Probationary Officer Post is higher in rank as well as in salary as compared to the clerk post. Hence, the competition level is also much higher for IBPS PO/MT examination.

    The eligibility criteria is also similar. For clerk the maximum allowed age is 28 years whereas for PO post the maximum allowed age is 30 years for unreserved categories.

    For Clerk post computer literacy is mandatory but not for PO post.

    Official Website: www.ibps.in

    All the best.
    Thank you.

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Hello dude!

    Institute of banking and personnel selection conducts common written examination for the clerk and probationary officwer posts.Even though these posts resemble same in the eligibility criteria and exam pattern but there is certain difference between them.

    Bank clerks work in all fields of business of lending institutions.Their duties involve acquiring new customers, providing counselling to the existing customers a.d selling bank services,particularly standardized services and products.Typical fields of activity are account management, payment transactions , financial and asset investment and lending business.Other areas bank areas may require to deal with include differen areas of specialization such as controlling,organising,data processing,personal management,internal auditing, and marketing. After working for three years as a clerk then you will be promoted as probationary officer.The starting basic salary for a bank clerk is 8000/-.

    Coming to the probationary officer,it is the starting position for bank officers.Their usual tasks include general banking and administration work.They also have to handle customer complaints over issues such as account discrepancies,charges or even the bank's service.At the end of probation period the bank P.O joins the bank as an Assistant Manager.The person would be given an opportunity to work in areas such as marketing,budgeting,planning,processing of loans and investment management.In general a bank probationary officer has much authority than a clerk.The basic salary of a P.O would be 15000/- per month.

    These are the differences between a probationary officer and clerk in banks.Hope the information helped you and all the best.

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Both exam conduct on IBPS.
    Eligibility for PO exam are complete any one degree, but clerk exam are degree with computer knowledge.
    those exams should complete on 20 years.
    maximum age for PO exam are 28.
    30 years on clerk exam.

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam :

    IBPS Clerk examination will be conducted for clerk post in any public sector bank.


    IBPS Probationary Officer / Management Trainee examination will be conducted for a Probationary Officer / Management Trainee in any public sector bank.


    Salary for clerk will be above Rs/-12,000 and

    Salary for PO will be above Rs/-20000


    Both Clerical and PO posts are most prestigious posts for a secured life but PO is good post and no doubt both the posts have good future.

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    Re: What is the difference between IBPS PO and Clerk exam?

    Differences between clerk & PO given below:-

    Education qualification: Today there is no difference between IBPS PO & Clerk inrespect of Education.

    Age: IBPS PO: For Gen: 20-30 years, clerk: 20-28 years, relaxations for OBC:3 years, S/C S/T:5 years, PWD: 10 years.

    Nationality: Same eg must be Indian.

    >>Though question pattern is same but the standard of quality of question is variable sharply.

    >>Interview pattern is naturally higer then clerk.

    >>PO Probation period: 2 years, where clerk probation period is 6(six)months.

    >>Naturally salary structure is variable sharply.

    >>In PO bond system is present where as in clerk there is no existence of bond system.

    Thank You,

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