Kotak Mahindra Bank Recruitment: Exam Pattern, Insights and Details

If you’ve decided to start a career in the banking sector and not sure about how to go about it then Kotak Mahindra’s Kotak Sales Officer Program might be the solution for you. Kotak Sales Officer Program delivers interactive learning of the banking sector to the fresh graduates with tactical training in the form of classroom sessions and internships. After this one-year training period is successfully completed by the respective candidate, he/she is awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management (PGDBRM). This program is jointly developed by Kotak Mahindra Bank in association with Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited. The classroom sessions are scheduled in the morning for 9 months on a trimester basis, the rest 3 months involve internships at Kotak Mahindra Bank branches. The classes are held at Manipal University, Bangalore and the PGDBRM diploma is released by the university itself. 


  • A candidate will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Banking in 12 months’ time

  • Candidates will be paid Rs. 2500 per month as an education grant during the classroom training along with Rs. 20,000 for three months as a stipend for the internship at Kotak Mahindra Bank branches.

  • The starting salary package after the completion of the program is Rs. 3.5 lakh per annum + incentives

  • Kotak Mahindra also offers student loans for this Program where EMIs are to be paid after the study period is over.

The application process for the KOTAK SALES OFFICER PROGRAM is online and interested candidates are required to fill the online application form through the Kotak Mahindra Bank’s official website. The online portal has not specified the last date of closing application, candidates can apply for the course throughout the year. The program batches are known to start every alternate month in a year, the exact details with timing and venue will be notified on the Kotak Mahindra Official website before the batch commences.

Eligibility Criteria  |  

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de Kotak Mahindra Bank
Application Fees
Rs. 500
Educational Qualification:
Graduation with 60% (Aggregate) marks in any discipline
Mode of the test:
Online Total questions: 60 MCQs
Age Limit:
Less than 26 years
1. Prelims 2. Mains 3. Interview


Rs.3.4 lacs + applicable taxes+ refundable security deposit of 5000/- + franking charge

The course fee can be paid by two methods:

  • The candidate can opt for self- funding
  • Or the candidate can avail special loan from Kotak Bank


Online Exam Pattern for Kotak Bank:

  • Mode of the test: Online

  • Medium of the test: English

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Sections:  Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning

  • Total questions: 60 MCQs

  • Negative Marking: None

It must be noted that the online exam pattern is subject to change as per the directions of the Kotak Mahindra Bank officials.


The criteria for selection is through a three-step section process:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview


Syllabus: Kotak Mahindra Bank Recruitment Exam

  • Reasoning/ Mental Ability/ Aptitude: Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration (2D and 3D), Algebra, Data Interpretation

  • English: Verb, Adverb, Subject-Verb Agreement, Error Correction, Tenses, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles, etc, Comprehension, Answering questions based on Unseen Passages, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms

  • Computer Knowledge: Basic computer terminology, Software & Hardware questions, Computer abbreviation, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet use

Preparation tips for Kotak Mahindra Bank: For Written Test/Interview

  • You need to finish two sections of Kotak Mahindra Bank within 60 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 60 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.

  • Make reasoning and maths section your strong suit, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency.

  • Remember negative marking is not a factor here. Therefore, try to attempt all the questions.

  • Manage your time properly; give an appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.

  • You should be confident while giving the answers to the interviewers.

  • You should have knowledge of the job profile that you have applied, so that, you can answer the interview questions accurately.

  • It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain an appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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