Explore South Indian Bank Probationary Officers (PO) Exam Pattern And Syllabus


One amongst the major private sector banks in the country, South Indian Bank, has released a recruitment notification for the recruitment of probationary officers (PO) through a diploma programme titled Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) in Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. (MaGE), Bangalore.

South Indian Bank will conduct an online test to select the candidates for the post on December 29, 2018. The period of probation is two years that includes a one-year diploma programme period. Interested candidates can register for the examination till December 16, 2018. Prior to filling-out the applications, know about the South Indian Bank exam pattern and syllabus.

South Indian Bank Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates will be based on an online test, group discussion and personal interview. The initial short listing will be done based on the online test marks. However, the final selection will be based on the consolidated marks obtained for the online test, GD and personal interview.

South Indian Bank Exam Pattern

The South Indian Bank PO examination will be conducted only in English and one-fourth of the marks for each question will be deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates who qualify in the online test will be called for the group discussion round and an interview.

S NoName Of TestsNo of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 40 minutes
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 50 20 minutes
3 English Language 40 50 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 40 50 40 minutes
Total 160 200 140 minutes

South Indian Bank Syllabus

Exploring the syllabus is the most important phase in preparation for any competitive examination. Candidates should also make a note of the weightage topics which help test-takers to ace the written examination. We have listed all the topics based on the previous years' question papers.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

1. Number Series

2. Coding And Decoding

3. Non-verbal Series

4. Arithmetical Reasoning

5. Alphabet Series

6. Number Ranking

7. Directions

8. Statements & Conclusions

9. Decision Making

10. Analogy

11. Clocks & Calendars

12. Blood Relations

13. Mirror Images

14. History of Computers

15. Generations of Computer

16. Computer Terminology

General Awareness

1. Banking & Financial Awareness

2. Current Affairs (last six months)

3. Static General Awareness, such as capitals, currencies, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, important national, international organizations, important days, etc.

English Language

1. Reading Comprehension

2. Cloze Test

3. Para Jumbles

4. Sentence/Para Completion

5. Sentence Connectors

6. Fill in the blanks

7. Vocabulary (Synonym and Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases etc)

8. Spotting Errors

Data Analysis & Interpretation

1. Data Interpretation

2. Data Sufficiency

3. Quantity-based problems

4. Number Series

5. Quadratic Equations

6. Average

7. Profit & Loss

8. Simple and Compound Interest

9. Time & Work

10. Time & Distance

11. Partnership

12. Ratio & Proportion

13. Probability

14. Mensuration

15. Mixture & Alligation

16. Percentages

17. Pipes & Cisterns

18. Averages

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