Which is Better PO or Clerk?
Both these clerical positions and PO jobs are in hot demand these days. But according to salary PO is better and it depends how much you are qualified. Candidate should have good preparation prior to the exam to get the job. If the candidate completed graduation, then better to apply for PO jobs and if the candidate are not even graduate and just completed 10+2, then better to apply for clerical positions.
PO service means Probationary officer; you will get a job in officer rank. And clerk post is much lower than PO post. After completion of 12th only one can apply for clerical exam. But to apply for PO one has to complete the graduation at least.
- A probationary officer (PO) in the bank is the starting level appointment for bank officers. The PO’s have a one or two years probation period during which they are given exposure to various important functions of the bank such as loans & advances, foreign exchange, credit rating, treasury, risk management, IT, marketing, etc.
- A bank clerk is a financial service professional who serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers, administering basic banking transactions, documentation and administrative functions.
Criteria for PO:
Age limitation: The age of the candidate must be within 21-30 years.
Academic qualification: The candidate should complete graduation with at least 60% marks.
Criteria for Clerk:
Age limitation: The age of the candidate must be within 18-28 years.
Academic qualification: The candidate must complete 12th standard with decent marks.
Both clerical and PO positions are the entry level positions in the bank. The PO designation is higher than that of Clerical position and will be paid good salary and in the same way more performance is expected from the PO positions.