ICICI Probationary Officers recruitment through Bank training programs

Want to know how to apply for probationary officer job vacancies with ICICI bank? This article explains the unique training programs offered by ICICI bank with the aim to recruit candidates for various job vacancies in their branches.


Like railway jobs, a job with a Government bank is much coveted. In fact, a career with any bank, whether a Government one or a private one is considered to be a lucrative, with good salary and perks. In the case of a Government bank job, one needs to look out for advertisements in newspapers or check out jobs online . There are also banks which tie up with an institute to conduct written tests to select candidates.

Then there are private banks which themselves recruit staff for job vacancies by first offering a training program, testing what they learned & then offering them employment in their various branches. One such bank is ICICI Bank, which regularly conducts a unique Probationary Officer Training Program. The primary goal of the program is to develop a student's finance, business & managerial skills requisite for working in a Bank. To apply for this program, candidates should check out the admission notifications in leading national newspapers and visit the official website (provided at the end of this article) for updates of such notifications.

Features of Probationary Officer Training Program


The program is of one year's duration and is a residential one, wherein students stay on the academy's campus.


The program is conducted in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka State, at ICICI Manipal Academy campus.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. You should have completed your graduation with a minimum 55% aggregate score in any discipline.

  2. Acceptable age is up to 25 years as on 30th June.

Selection Process

There are a number of steps to clear during the selection process in order to be accepted to the program.
  1. Step 1: Applicants need to first appear for an online aptitude test which will then be followed up with an online psychometric assessment.

  2. Step 2: Then there will be a Group Discussion (GD) which will be based on a specific case.

  3. Step 3: Those who are successful in the GD will then attend a personal interview on the same day.

  4. Final step: A final merit list will be drawn up and from this the applicants will be selected for the training program.

Training Program Phases

There are 2 main phases of the training program.

Phase 1

This phase incorporates a training-cum-internship leading towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking.
  1. Duration: The total duration of this phase is 12 months. You attend classroom sessions on the campus for 7 months and then take up an internship with ICICI Bank for 5 months, at any branch/office across India.

  2. Fee: Rs. 3.37 lakh (students can avail of loan to pay the fee but are advised to check out the EMI & interest rates)

  3. What you learn:
    • Various types of banking products

    • Various types of banking operations

    • Procedures related to payments & issuance of receipts

    • Customer relationships

  4. Specialization: During this training phase, a student can opt for a specialization by selecting from the fields of Retail Banking, Trade Finance, Privilege Banking, Rural Inclusive Banking, or as specified by ICICI Bank.

Phase 2

This phase includes online training sessions. At the end of this phase, the successful student receives an MBA (Banking and Finance). This phase is not mandatory and the student can opt for it or not as per his/her wish. The online training is aimed at enhancing the student's skills at the managerial level & will be started on completing Phase 1.
  1. Duration: 18 months, with a student having the option of completing the training within maximum 30 months.

  2. Fee: Rs.1.5 lakh

Benefits of the Program

  • Every student will get a stipend for the duration of the program

  • Every student who successfully completes the program will be employed with ICICI Bank for a probation period of 1 year, beginning with the job post of Assistant Manager with an annual salary of over Rs.4 lakh.

Who knows? This training program could be the foundation of a great banking career in the future. One day, with more years of experience, you could even become a Deputy Manager or a Wealth Manager in ICICI Bank!

Contact Information

For queries/clarifications Email: po.programme@icicibank.com
Ph: 022 - 39858076 / 39858077 / 39858079 (call between 9.30a.m. to 5.00p.m.)
Website: https://www.icicicareers.com/icici_career/po-about.html

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