What is the role and responsibility of SBI Probationary Officer?

The banking sector provides various job opportunities to many graduates. There is, especially, a huge competition for Probationary Officer (PO) positions, and the number of applicants applying for SBI PO exams is increasing day by day.

Because State Bank of India is one of the reputed banks and has over 24000 branches in India, everyone wishes to get a probationary officer job in SBI as it has career growth for them.

When you go for a job, there must be some responsibilities and duties for you. In this article, you are going to know the role and responsibilities of the SBI PO.

Role and responsibilities of SBI PO:

To become an SBI PO, you have to pass the PO exam, which has three stages — preliminary exam, main exam, and group exercise.

First, aspirants need to apply online for the SBI PO exam. You can become a PO by applying and clearing the SBI’s PO exam 2021. The exams are conducted, so as to select officers who can manage specific roles and responsibilities.

1. Managerial tasks

SBI PO is superior to the clerk, and so the PO has to get work done from clerks by supervising them. One of the important responsibilities of the SBI PO is verifying the clerical work. Another important task for every PO is to make a decision that will benefit the bank. In a bank, the PO is the checker of cash, and the clerk is the maker of cash. If there is any loss of cash, then the checker is responsible for it.

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2. Act as a public relations officer

Banking sectors provide their services to all kinds of people, and it is an important duty of its staff to remain in touch with their customers. Still, there is a need for more probationary officers in SBI as its customers are increasing. As a PO, you need to address every customer and reply to their issues with more patience. You have to be updated with the latest schemes that the customer may ask you to explain. Issuing ATM cards to the bank’s customers is also among the duties of an SBI PO.

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3. Planning, budgeting and marketing

When you apply for a loan in a bank, it will take some time as they won’t provide it easily. When POs get enough knowledge and experience about their bank’s procedure and environment, they are responsible for investment management, planning, budgeting, marketing and approving the loans. The PO needs certain skills and aptitude to manage this.

4. Maintain records

You have to check the accounts and bills daily to avoid accounting-related confusion. In the bank, they will verify everything at the end of the day. PO is responsible for generating the reports like deposits, withdrawals and ledger etc., and it is needed for preventing mismatching in accounts. The SBI PO to be recruited in 2021 has some new responsibilities due to the economic changes. The PO is now directed to maintain good interactions with other departments.


Thus, the details mentioned above are some of the roles and responsibilities of an SBI PO. Many benefits like allowance, salary hike and career growth are provided to these officers.

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