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With the IBPS PO Notification out, the application procedure has already started on Aug 7, 2019. Please note that the application procedure ends on Aug 28, 2019, and therefore we suggest you to apply for IBPS PO as soon as possible. While selecting bank preferences, you need to keep some important points in mind which we have collated in this article. Once you’re selected as a Bank PO, you need to work for a considerably long duration for that bank. Working for a particular bank at different locations will definitely have effects on your life & career. So selecting banks carefully matters a lot. Let’s have a look at the points you should consider while filling the bank preferences:

IBPS PO Prelims Free MockHave a look at the list of Participatory Banks first:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Indian Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra

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If you would have noticed, banks like Syndicate Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Allahabad Bank have a majority of branches in semi-urban areas. Generally, these branches have less pressure and the cost of living in semi-urban areas is less. So if these parameters are important to you, you may like to make your preferences accordingly.

Another aspect is the number of branches of a bank in a region. If your preference to a particular region is more, you may like to apply for a bank which has more branches in that region. This will increase the probability of you getting posted to that region.

Generally, the bank expands its branches around its headquarters. You can check this out before listing your bank preferences in the application form. Although there are some exceptional banks (such as Punjab National Bank) which are present throughout the country. You can go through the list of banks & their capitals in this article.

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During your probation, expect yourself to get posted at any of its branch in the country. After the probation period, different banks have different guidelines for posting. Some banks may consider your preference, some may not. 

Last but not least, consider the number of vacancies in each bank. More the number of vacancies, the better chances you may have to get posted in that bank.

It’s highly recommended that you do your own research after considering the above factors. Go through the transfer policies of different banks as well.

We hope that the above tips would help you in selecting the right bank preference. While there’s no guarantee that you will get what all you want during your posting, making an informed decision will definitely help you out.

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