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Canara Bank PO Syllabus with Latest Exam Pattern: 2018 - 2019

Nov 30, 2018 12:39 IST
    Canara Bank PO Syllabus with Latest Exam Pattern
    Canara Bank PO Syllabus with Latest Exam Pattern

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus: Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018 with the latest exam pattern is available here. As per official Canara Bank PO Recruitment 2018 Notification, computer based online test for the recruitment exam is scheduled to be held on 23 December 2018. This time, there are the bank has announced a total of 800 vacancies for Probationary Officer post.

    The recruitment to this post (800 Vacancies) will be through admission to Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. (Bengaluru) and NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd. (Greater Noida). Students will be inducted in the institutes through the selection process (commonly known as Canara Bank PO Recruitment 2018).

    Candidates preparing should thoroughly study this latest section-wise Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018 besides its exam pattern.

    Canara Bank PO 2018 Recruitment process:

    The complete recruitment process is divided into three phases

    Computer Based Online Test → Group Discussion → Interview

    The selection shall be by way of Online Objective Test followed by Group Discussion and Interview. Let’s learn about Canara Bank PO Syllabus, exam pattern and all the processes. 

    Table of Contents:

    Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018

    Canara Bank PO GD & Interview 2018

    Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018: Online Objective Test

    Subject (Medium of Examination)

    No. of Questions (Marks)


    Reasoning Ability (English and Hindi)

    50 Question (50 Marks)

    Composite time of 2 hours

    Quantitative Aptitude (English and Hindi)

    50 Question (50 Marks)

    General Awareness (English and Hindi)

    50 Question (50 Marks)

    English Language (English)

    50 Question (50 Marks)

    Total (Total Weighted Score)

    200 Question (200 Marks)


    Some important points:

    • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in Objective Test.

    • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

    • Bank will decide the minimum cut-off marks for each subject as well as Total Score. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each subject and also a minimum total score as decided by Bank to be considered for Group Discussion and Interview.

    • Bank reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through Bank’s website.

    • Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the Call Letter for Examination will not be permitted to take the examination.

    • Depending on the number of vacancies, such of those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the order of merit in the online test as per the cut-off marks decided by the Bank will only be called in 1:3 ratio (for each post 3 candidates) for Group Discussion and Interview

    Section-wise Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Computer Based Online Objective Test

    Section-wise complete Canara Bank PO 2018 Syllabus is given below

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Reasoning Ability

    • Alphanumeric Series

    • Analogy

    • Alphabet

    • Blood Relation

    • Classification

    • Coding-decoding

    • Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)

    • Syllogism

    • Time and Sequence Test

    • Analytical Reasoning

    o Statements and Assumptions

    o Statements and Arguments

    o Statements and Conclusion

    o Cause and Effect

    o Course of Action

    • Data Sufficiency

    • Puzzle

    • Inequalities

    • Input- Output

    • Ranking and Arrangement

    • Direction and Sense

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Quantitative Aptitude

    • Number system

    • Approximation

    • Profit, Loss and Discount

    • Mensuration

    • Data Sufficiency

    • Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

    • HCF and LCM of Numbers

    • Problems based on age

    • Number series

    • Quadratic Equations

    • Percentages

    • Ratio and proportion

    • Average

    • Mixture and Allegations

    • Time and work

    • Pipe and Cistern

    • Speed, Distance and time

    • Partnership

    • Simple and compound interest

    • Permutation and Combination

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018: English Language

    • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)

    • Cloze Test

    • Sentence Improvement

    • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

    • Spotting Errors

    • Irrelevant Statements

    • Phrase Replacement

    • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

    • Main Idea of Passage

    Canara Bank PO Syllabus 2018: General Awareness

    The section can be divided in three parts:

    o Current affairs

    o Banking awareness

    o Static GK

    Topics in Static GK:

    • Country and capital

    • Airports

    • Ports in India

    • Tallest and biggest in India and the world

    • First in the world as well as in India

    • Indian Constitution

    • Culture of India

    • Currency of countries etc

    • Basic Computer Knowledge

    Topics in Banking Awareness:

    • Banking terminology

    • Banking in India

    • Slogans of banks

    • Bank headquarters

    • Regulatory bodies in India

    • Main function of RBI etc

    • Overview of Indian Financial System

    • History of Indian banking system

    • Fiscal and Monetary policy

    • Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like –

    • RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

    • International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.

    • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

    • Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR)

    Topics Current affairs (related to national and international issues of last 6 months)

    • Important Government Schemes

    • Important National and International days

    • Sports

    • Awards and Honors

    • Latest Events etc.

    Canara Bank PO GD & Interview 2018

    Candidates who will qualify the online test will be called for group discussion and interview. There is no fixed exam pattern for group discussion and interview. Generally hot topics (which were in recent news) are expected in any group discussion. For better preparation of interview, you can check 3 minutes video from the link given below:

    Bank PO Interview 2018: Important Topics & Expected Questions

    Some important points related to group discussion and interview:

    • The total marks allotted for Group Discussion and for Interview are 50 each.

    • The minimum qualifying marks in Group Discussion and Personal Interview will not be less than 40% for General Candidates (35% for SC / ST/ OBC / PWBD candidates).

    • The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 39.99% will be treated as less than 40% and 34.99% will be treated as less than 35% and will be treated as not eligible / unfit for the subject selection process.

    • The weightage for online test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview shall be in the ratio of 50:20:30 respectively. The final merit list for selection will be on the basis of performance in Online Test, Group Discussion and Interview.

    • The candidates who do not score the cut-off marks as stipulated above (in Online Test, Group Discussion and Interview) are found to be not eligible / unfit for the subject selection process.

    • In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before / above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.

    • The call for Online Test / Group Discussion / Personal Interview will be on the basis of the details provided by the candidates in the on-line application.

    • If at any stage of the selection process, the details provided in the on-line applications are found to be false or, if the candidate fails to submit the required documents to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview, his/her candidature will be summarily rejected and the candidate will not be allowed for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

    This is the complete exam pattern of Canara Bank PO Recruitment 2018. Candidates can also check other essential details in the official Recruitment Notification of Canara Bank PO Recruitment 2018.

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