Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exams

Canara Bank PO recruitment is held for the selection of candidates for the role of Probationary Officers in Junior Grade Scale I. This is held after the candidates successfully complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course. This is a one-year training course that can be applied for through Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. (Bengaluru Campus) or NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd. (Greater Noida Campus).

The candidates for this course are selected through an online objective test which is followed by Group Discussion (GD) and a personal interview. This test is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The selection process, however, is conducted by Canara Bank. Candidates are also selected for the Canara Bank PO post through the IBPS PO exam.

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Highlights

Exam level National
Minimum education Graduation
Exam pattern Online exam, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI)
Exam duration 2 hours
Medium of exam Online
Language of exam conduction English and Hindi
Exam fees
  • General candidates are Rs.708
  • SC/ST/PWBD is Rs.118
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Canara Bank PO Exam Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Canara Bank PO Exam can be summed up as follows:

Criteria Requirement
Nationality of the candidate The candidate appearing for the exam should be:
  • A citizen of India, or
  • A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who moved to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of settling down, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries like Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Age of the candidate The candidate should be within the age limit of 20 years to 30 years. Candidates who belong to reserved categories will, however, be eligible for a relaxation in the upper age limit
Knowledge of Hindi The candidate appearing for the exam should be able to speak and write in Hindi
Knowledge of Computers The candidate will be required to have sufficient knowledge of operating a computer. In the case of ineligibility, he or she will be required to do the same within a span of 6 months of joining the bank
Educational qualification The candidate should have a graduation degree certificate with at least:
  • 60% marks for general category candidates, and
  • 55% marks for candidates belonging to the SC, ST, or PWBD category.
Candidates with any other degree of equivalent grading will also be eligible to apply for the post

Canara Bank PO Exam Vacancy

The notification for the Canara Bank PO Exam is yet to be released. The number of vacancies will be announced along with the notification. The number of vacancies depends on the number of posts that the bank is looking forward to filling up.

Canara Bank PO Exam Exam Dates

The dates of the examination which includes the Online Exams, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) are yet to be declared for the session of 2020. The notification is announced through the official portal of the bank itself.

Canara Bank PO Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the Canara Bank PO Exam can be summed up as follows:

Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension General Awareness
  1. Arrangements & Pattern
  2. Coding Decoding
  3. Classification
  4. Inequalities
  5. Syllogism
  6. Machine Input Output
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Decision Making & Verbal Reasoning
  10. Linear Seating Arrangements
  11. Circular Seating Arrangements
  12. Scheduling
  13. Double Line Up
  14. Order & Ranking
  1. Simplification
  2. Number Series
  3. Number System
  4. Algebra
  5. Data Interpretation
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Average
  8. Percentage
  9. Ratio & Proportion
  10. Mensuration
  11. Interest
  12. Profit & Loss
  13. Speed Distance & Time
  14. Probability
  15. Mixture Allegations
  16. Time & Work
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Phrase Replacement
  3. Para Jumbles
  4. Cloze Test
  5. Error Spotting
  6. Fill in the Blanks
  7. Phase Idiom Meaning
  8. One Word Substitution
  1. Financial/Banking Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Static GK
  4. Economy

Canara Bank PO Exam Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the Canara Bank PO Exam is very straight-forward. The online test will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The test will have 4 different sections and the overall cut off marks for each of the 4 sections will be decided by the bank. The candidates appearing for the examination will be required to secure the minimum cut off marks in each section to qualify for the next round. The marks distribution for the different subjects of the exam can be summed up as follows:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Reasoning 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Language 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Total 200 200

How to apply for the Canara Bank PO Exam?

Any interested candidate who wants to apply for the Canara Bank PO Exam can follow the steps which are mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of Canara Bank at and visit the ‘Career’ section.
  2. Click on the notification link which is published by the bank.
  3. The notification will have the link to the application form of the recruitment examination.
  4. You will be required to fill up the form duly along with the necessary documents such as scanned photograph and signature of the candidate.
  5. The candidate should have an active mobile phone number and email ID as well which will be used for the registration purpose.
  6. After filling up the form and submitting the same on the portal, the payment procedure should be completed.
  7. The necessary payment has to be made using the preferred method of online payment on the portal itself.
  8. Once the payment is successfully done, the system will generate a receipt along with the message of completion of the registration process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the maximum age relaxation which applies to the Canara Bank PO Exam?

    The age relaxation is applicable only for candidates belonging to SC, ST, and OBC categories. The minimum age relaxation for candidates belonging to SC and ST category is 5 years and that for the candidates belonging to the OBC category is 3 years.

  2. I have scored 59.99% in my graduation degree. Can the marks be rounded off and will I be allowed to appear for the examination?

    No, a candidate will be required to score a minimum of 60% if he or she wants to apply for the examination. If a candidate registers by mistake without fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria, the bank reserves the rights to cancel his or her registration at any point in time.

  3. What is the course fee for the one-year training course for Canara Bank PO?

    The course can be done in Bengaluru and Greater Noida only. The course fee for the course at the Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd in Bengaluru is Rs.4.13 lakh. On the other hand, the course fee for the same course at NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd. at Greater Noida is Rs.3.54 lakh. The course fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  4. Will I be able to go forward for the next round if I have scored well in 3 out of the 4 sections of the online text and have not secured the cut off marks in one?

    No, as per the rules of the examination, you will not be allowed to go forward to the next round of the selection process if you fail to secure the minimum cut off marks in any one of the 4 sections of the online test.

  5. Do I need to submit any proof of identity during the exam process?

    No, you will be not be required to provide any proof of identity during the exam process at the initial stage. However, at the examination venue, you will be required to provide the same to gain access to the exam centre. In addition to that, once the selection process is completed, you will be required to provide a few documents to the bank as per its requirement to fulfil the verification process.

News About Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exams

  • SO Admit Card 2021 for Canara Bank Released

    Canara Bank has recently released the SO Admit Card 2021 (Canara Bank SO Admit Card 2021). All candidates who applied for the post of Specialist Officer Recruitment can now download the admit card (Canara Bank SO Admit Card 2021). They can go to the bank's official website The examination (Canara Bank SO Recruitment Exam 2021) is set to take place on 14 February, 2021. The tests for Officer Scale I have been scheduled for the morning shift and the Officer Scale II and III will take place in the afternoon. There are 220 vacant posts that will be filled via this recruitment examination.

    9 February 2021

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