SBI PO Career – Career Path, Growth and Prospects

Many of my visitors ask me questions about SBI PO Career prospects and opportunities. State Bank of India is the largest bank of our country. SBI PO jobs are considered to be the most prestigious as far as banking jobs are concerned.

Most of the Probationary Officer of other bank also appear in SBI PO Exam which makes the SBI PO Exam as the hardest Bank PO Exam.

Those who get selection as a SBI PO and those who are preparing for it always ask that why SBI PO is the most sought after job of the banking industry. What are the opportunities available for those who get selection as SBI PO?

SBI PO Career Graph

The reason why SBI PO is considered better than that of other banks is that the SBI PO Career is much better when we compare it with Probationary Officer of other banks. Although there are similar promotion channel in all banks however in SBI there is scope for faster promotions as SBI being the largest bank is having huge number of vacancies in all grades of its promotion channel. Hence a SBI PO can raise in hierarchy much faster compare to Bank PO of other Banks. Promotion policy is more or less similar in all banks but due to its size and large number of openings in all grades promotions are faster in SBI.

The promotion channel is as under:

  • Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS I)
  • Deputy Manager (MMGS II)
  • Manager (MMGS III)
  • Chief Manager (SMGS IV)
  • AGM (SMGS V)
  • DGM ( TEGS VI)
  • GM (TEGS VII)

And so on, normally in SBI there are promotions in every 3-4 years and a SBI Probationary Officer can reach to a very high level (even Chairman of the bank) in course of his or her career.

sbi po career

sbi po career

Further, in SBI a very well defined system for promotions and career growth is in place. Every year promotion exams are being conducted in SBI. Those who are good and sincere officers and those who keep themselves updated with bank’s system and procedures have higher chances of promotions. In SBI there is a very fair and transparent system for annual appraisals and promotion policy is also very clear. Therefore almost all the deserving candidates get fast promotions and opportunities.

Apart from faster promotions and career growth SBI PO also gets opportunities for foreign postings. In SBI officers are being sent for foreign postings almost every year. Those who are interested can get opportunity for foreign posting. SBI now have 194 foreign offices/branches and there are lot of openings for foreign postings every year.

So there are many positives as far as SBI PO career is concerned. To sum up I will highlight some of the most important aspects which are relevant to the career of SBI PO while comparing it to the PO of other banks.

  • Higher Salary and Perks.
  • Fast promotions and growth opportunities.
  • Opportunities for foreign postings.

If you have any query related to SBI PO Career you can submit your queries and I will surely respond.

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