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Indian Bank PO 2018 Exam: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Oct 4, 2018 11:47 IST
Indian Bank PO Syllabus

Indian Bank is all set to conduct Preliminary Exam for Probationary Officer Post and admit cards for the same are already available for download on its official website indianbank.in. Here, you will get complete details about Indian Bank PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern. This year there are 417 vacancies for Probationary Officer (PO) post, the recruitment for PO post will be through Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance Course (at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking).

The complete recruitment process will be conducted in three stages:

Preliminary Examination → Main Examination → Interview

Table of contents:

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018: Prelims

Indian Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Prelims

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018: Mains

Indian Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Mains

Indian Bank PO Interview 2018

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A complete detail about Indian Bank PO Syllabus and exam pattern is given below:

Indian Bank PO 2018 Exam Pattern: Prelims

The structure of the Preliminary Examination (objective type) which will be conducted online is as follows:

Name of Tests (Marks)

Number of Questions (Language)

Duration

English Language (30 Marks)

30 Questions (English)

Composite time of 1 Hour

Quantitative Aptitude (35 Marks)

35 Questions (English & Hindi)

Reasoning Ability (35 Marks)

35 Questions (English & Hindi)

Total (100 Marks)

100 Questions

 

Important points related to Indian Bank PO Prelims 2018:

• Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by Bank.

• There will also be an overall cut-off

• Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by Bank depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination

• There may be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

• For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question may be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

• If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there may be no penalty for that question.

Indian Bank PO Syllabus: Prelims

Complete section-wise and topics-wise Indian Bank PO Syllabus is given below:

English Language:

Detailed Syllabus for English Language section is given below:

Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

Cloze Test

Sentence Improvement

Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

Spotting Errors

Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)

Phrase Replacement

Irrelevant Statements

Main Idea of Passage

Quantitative Aptitude

Detailed Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section is given below:

Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

Number system

Approximation

HCF and LCM of Numbers

Problems based on age

Number series

Quadratic Equations

Percentages

Ratio and proportion

Average

Mixture and Allegations

Time and work

Pipe and Cistern

Speed, Distance and time

Partnership

Simple and compound interest

Permutation and Combination

Profit, Loss and Discount

Mensuration

Data Sufficiency

Reasoning Ability

Detailed Syllabus for Reasoning Ability section is given below:

Series

Seating arrangement

Data Sufficiency

Alphanumeric Series

Puzzle

Coding-decoding

Inequalities

Input - Output

Blood Relation

Ranking

Direction and Sense

The marks obtained in the Indian Bank PO Prelims will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. It will be qualifying in nature.

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018: Mains

A complete detail about the Main Examination is as follows:


Like preliminary exam, there may be the penalty for wrong answers in the Objective Tests. 

Indian Bank PO Syllabus 2018: Mains

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

The syllabus for Reasoning and Computer Aptitude for Indian Bank PO Exam is given below

Complete syllabus for the Reasoning:

Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)

Syllogism

Time and Sequence Test

Analytical Reasoning

o Statements and Assumptions

o Statements and Arguments

o Statements and Conclusion

o Cause and Effect

o Course of Action

Data Sufficiency

Puzzle

Inequalities

Input- Output

Ranking and Arrangement

Direction and Sense

Complete syllabus for the Computer Aptitude:

Basic Computer Knowledge

Microsoft Office

Memory

Keyboard Shortcuts

Computer Abbreviation

Computer Hardware

Computer Software

Operating System

Internet

Networking

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Detailed Syllabus for General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

The section can be divided in three parts:

• Current affairs

• Banking awareness/Economy

• Static GK

Topics in Static GK

Country and capital

Airports

Ports in India

Tallest and biggest in India and the world

First in the world as well as in India

Indian Constitution

Culture of India

Currency of countries etc

Topics in Banking Awareness:

Banking in India

Banking terminology

Bank headquarters

Slogans of banks,

Regulatory bodies in India

Main function of RBI etc

Overview of Indian Financial System

History of Indian banking system

Fiscal and Monetary policy

Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like –

RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR)

Topics Current affairs (related to national and international issues of last 6 months)

Important Government Schemes

Important National and International days

Sports

Awards and Honors

Latest Events etc.

English Language:

Detailed Syllabus for English Language is given below:

Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

Fill in the blanks

Error Spotting

Cloze Test

Para Jumbles

Sentence Improvement

Word Association

Verbal Ability

Vocabulary

Grammar

Reading Comprehension

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Detailed Syllabus for Data Analysis & Interpretation

Tabular Graph

Line Graph

Pie Chart

Bar Graph

Mixed Graph

Caselet DI (Radar Graph Caselet)

Missing Graphs (or Missing Case DI)

Data Sufficiency

Probability

Permutation and Combination

Number system

Approximation

HCF and LCM of Numbers

Problems based on age

Percentages

Ratio and proportion

Average

Mixture and Allegations

Time and work

Pipe and Cistern

Speed, Distance and time

Partnership

Simple and compound interest

Permutation and Combination

Profit, Loss and Discount

Mensuration

Data Sufficiency

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay):

After the online test, candidates have to appear for the descriptive paper (English Language - Letter Writing & Essay). Any hot topic can be asked in letter writing and essay writing. While attempting this section, candidates need to take special care of the word limit.

Indian Bank PO Interview 2018

Complete detail about Indian Bank PO Interview 2018 is given below:

• Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Indian Bank PO Main examination may subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Bank.

• The total marks allotted for Interview are 100.

• The minimum qualifying marks in interview is 40% for General and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

• The weightage (ratio) of the Main examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

• The combined final score of candidates will be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and Interview.

• The intimation will be sent by E-mail and SMS to the registered E-mail ID and mobile number. Interviews will be conducted at selected centres.

• The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

• Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from the Bank’s website. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained.

• Disclaimer on non receipt with directions to keep checking website for updates.

• All candidates called for the Interview should produce originals of all prescribed documents mentioned in the call letter.

Those candidates who fail to produce prescribed originals of documents will not be allowed to participate in the interview. The Bank takes no responsibility to receive/ collect any certificate/remittance/ document sent separately.

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