One of the leading public sector banks in India, Canara Bank, has released a recruitment notification for Probationary Officers (PO) in Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The recruitment notification was issued for a total of 800 vacancies. The probationary officers recruitment will be available on successful completion of specially designed Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course.
This is a one-year training course that is offered either through Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru, or NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd., Greater Noida, which are recognised by UGC. The course comprises of nine months of classroom studies and three months of internship at branches or offices in Canara Bank. If you are an aspirant and want to apply for the Canara Bank PO, explore all the important details such as exam pattern and syllabus here.
Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern
The selection of the candidates will be based on the online objective test followed by the group discussion and an interview. The online objective test will be conducted through the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The tentative date for the online test is December 12, 2018.
The online objective test comprises of four sections namely reasoning, quantitative aptitude, English language and general awareness. Each section consists of 50 questions and carries 50 marks. The duration of the exam is two hours. The penalty for the wrong answer is 0.25 marks.
Canara Bank PO Syllabus: Reasoning
This section deals with the topics such as arrangement & pattern, coding & decoding, classification, inequalities, syllogisms, machine input output, data sufficiency, blood relations, analytical decision making & verbal reasoning, linear seating arrangement, circular seating arrangement, scheduling, double lineup and ordering & ranking.
Canara Bank PO Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude
The topics under this section are simplification, number series, number system, algebra, data interpretation, data sufficiency, average, percentage, ratio and proportion, mensuration, interest, profit and loss, speed, time and distance, time and work, probability, permutation and combination, mixtures and allegations and comparison of quantities.
Canara Bank PO Syllabus: English Language
The English language syllabus consists of reading comprehension, sentence improvement/phrase replacement, para jumbles, cloze test, error spotting, fill in the blanks, phase idiom meaning and one word substitution.
Canara Bank PO Syllabus: General Awareness
The general awareness section deals with topics such as financial/banking awareness, current affairs, static general knowledge and economy.
Canara Bank PO Group Discussion & Interview
The marks allotted for group discussion and for interview are 50 each. The qualifying marks in group discussion and personal interview should not be less than 40% for general candidates. However, the percentage is relaxed for reserved categories. The weightage for the online test, group discussion and personal interview shall be in the ratio of 50:20:30, respectively. The final merit will be based on the performance in the online test, group discussion and an interview.