Know about Selection Process of Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern, Details and Syllabus

Canara Bank has announced the Recruitment Examination for the post of Proficiency Officer (PO). Examination organizes every year. The Online Registration Process begins around the month of January and ends within one month. Exam Date is expected in the month of March followed by a Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Through this exam, candidates got selected to fill the vacancy of 450 seats across India. The eligibility criteria of Canara Bank Proficiency Officer Exam is depended upon the age limit and educational qualification required to apply for the post. Age Limit should be between 20 years to 30 years which will be counted from 1 January of the recent year. Educational Qualification is that the candidate should have a Degree scoring min. 60% in any discipline from the Central Government recognized university (For General/OBC only). Candidate should possess the operating & working knowledge in computer systems along with the knowledge of Hindi Language.

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Key Highlight
of Canara Bank PO Exam
Registration Period:
Starts: Dec 2019 Ends: Jan 2020
Exam Date:
March 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19)
Number of Vacancies:
Age Limit:
Between 20 years to 30 years
Application Fees:
For General/ OBC- Rs. 708 For SC/ST/Pwd- Rs. 118
Selection Process:
Online Objective Test Group Discussion Interview
No. of Sections:
Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English General Awareness

Eligibility Criteria of Canara Bank PO Exam:

  • Candidate should be a graduate having a minimum of 60% aggregate for general category, 55% aggregate for SC/ST/PWBD or equivalent score in any of the disciplines from a recognized University by the Government of India.

  • Computer Knowledge will be beneficial for the candidate at the time of selection.

  • The age limit that Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam is 20-30 years.

Exam Pattern of Canara Bank PO Exam:

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam is an objective-type paper with a duration of 2 hours to complete 200 questions carrying 200 marks. A penalty of 0.25 marks will be given to every wrong answer in the examination.

  • Exam - Type: Online Exam

  • Exam Level: National Level

  • Exam Duration: 2 hours

  • Medium of Exam:  English and Hindi

  • Number of Questions: 200

  • Marks: 200

    • 1 mark for every correct answer

    • 0.25 marks for an incorrect answer

  • The sections of Canara Bank PO Exam is as follows:-

    • Quantitative Aptitude- consists of 50 questions carrying 50 marks

    • English-  consists of 50 questions carrying 50 marks

    • Reasoning-  consists of 50 questions carrying 50 marks

    • General Awareness- consists of 50 questions carrying 50 marks

Syllabus of Canara Bank PO Exam:

There are 4 sections in PO Exam. The section-wise subjects are as follows:-

1. Quantitative Aptitude- Number Series, Simplification, Data Interpretation, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit Loss and Discount, Partnership, Boats and Streams, Probability, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance.

2. English- Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Spotting Errors, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Improvement

3. Reasoning- Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Direction Sense

4. General Awareness-Current Affairs, Static Gk, Economy, and Banking Awareness

Tips and Tricks:
  • You must also have the full knowledge of English Language like Noun, Pronoun, Sentence Structuring and more.
  • Take Mock tests online to know your Strengths and Weakness.
  • You must also have the full knowledge of tricks of reasoning and quantitative aptitude.
  • Solve last years’ question papers in order to know what to expect and it will test your speed as well as accuracy.
  • Wrong answers will have -0.25 negative markings so be careful while answering.
  • Prepare yourself with the timing of the exam so that you will able to finish well in time.
  • Don’t be anxious and before going to the examination hall eat properly, have proper sleep and just relax.
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