Canara Bank PO Recruitment

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Canara Bank PO Exam Highlights

Canara Bank is one of the leading sectors banks of India. It has its headquarter in Bengaluru. Every year Canara Bank  comes up with a recruitment exam of Bank PO in which candidates have to undergo a course that is specially designed for the banking sector. The course name is Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance, which is a one year course- Nine months course and three months of training in Canara bank  either through Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru or NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida. Both are recognized by UGC. After successful completion of the course selected candidates will be designated as probationary officers in Canara Bank.

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam Highlights

Conducting BodyCanara Bank PO Exam Highlights
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 2
Negative Marking 1/4 marks
Time Duration 2 hours
Total No of Questions 200
Maximum Marks 200

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam Notification

 Canara Bank can soon announce its recruitment for PGDBF. As soon as the official notification of Canara bank release in the official website, it will be updated here with all the latest details. The official notification will consist of all the important information like examination syllabus, Examination pattern, Eligibility Criteria etc. Official notification also have exam calendar which consists of important dates related to the exam like application closure dates, date of examination etc.

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam Pattern

The selection procedure of Canara bank PO includes an online written examination followed by Group discussion and Personal Interview. Please note that there is no descriptive test. Canara Bank PO online examination will be objective type. The subjects that are involved in it are as follows: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Banking awareness. To know about the examination pattern in detail please refer to the table below:

SubjectMedium ExaminationNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Reasoning Hindi & English 50 50 Composite Time of 2 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude Hindi & English 50 50
English Language English 50 50
General Awareness Hindi & English 50 50
Total 200 200  

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Exam Syllabus

Examination syllabus for Canara Bank PO mainly consist of four sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning, General Awareness. In Quantitative Aptitude, topics like Time and distance, Time and Work, Ratio and proportion holds a good weightage. In reasoning, topics like Seating Arrangement, Calendar, puzzles and Input and Output etc play a important role. For General Awareness, having knowledge of Current happenings is very important as it holds good weightage in the exam. Having a sound knowledge of English is also very important to score good marks in this section. To know about the Canara Bank PO syllabus please refer to the link below:

Quantitative Aptitude Time and Work, Mensuration, Average, Speed,  Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Algebra, Relations, Percentages, Set Theory,  Trigonometry, Stocks and Shares
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the Blanks
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking & Financial Awareness,  Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial & Economics News, Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Banking terms, rates, processes, National Institution
Reasoning Puzzles,  Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear, Data Sufficiency,  Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine Input Output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking,

Canara Bank PO Exam Dates

 In the official notification all relevant information related to the examination dates will be provided such as opening date of application form link, closure of application form date, date of online written examination. The detailed table of examination dates will be updated here once the official notification of the same will be released. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website of Canara bank to get updated with the official notification.

Canara Bank PO Exam Dates

Payment of Application Fee / Intimation Charges To be annnounced
Opening Date and closing date for on-line registration in Website To be annnounced
Download of call letter for online test (tentative) To be annnounced
Date of online test (tentative) To be annnounced

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Salary

Canara Bank PO is providing a specially designed one year program for Post Graduate Diploma of Banking and Finance (PGDBF) after successful completion of which candidates will be given a designation of Probationary Officer (PO) in Canara bank. This is a nine month course followed by a three month training provided by the Canara bank. The institute which will provide the courses will be either  Manipal Global Education Services Ltd, Bengaluru or NITTE Education International Private Limited Greater Noida Campus. During the course a stipend of ten thousand rupees will be paid for three months. A reimbursement towards the purchase of uniforms (Four thousand rupees) will be given to each candidate.

Basic Salary Rs. 15080– Rs. 24500
Dearness Allowance Rs. 8732– Rs. 10800
House Rent Allowance Rs. 8025– Rs. 9025
Medical Aid Rs. 7203 – Rs.  8320
Newspaper Rs. 275 – Rs. 300
Petrol Rs. 2500 – Rs. 3050
Pension Contribution Rs. 2250 – Rs.2525
Gross Salary Rs. 25123 – Rs. 35250

Canara Bank PO Job Profile

Canara Bank has released the official notification for Probationary Officer (Preliminary and Main) for the Bank. As per notification, there are 800 vacancies in total for the post of Probationary Officers. The Canara PO examination has scheduled on the months of October and November. As the exam is nearly months away, it is time for the candidates to start the preparation.

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Vacancy

 After the successful completion of one year course offered by Canara bank, selected candidates will be designated as probationary officer/ junior management Scale I. Last year Canara Bank released around 800 vacancies for admission in PGDBF course and a similar amount of vacancies are expected to be released for this year too. Clear picture for vacancies will be out once the official notification releases. Given below is the vacancy for previous year.

404 216 120 60 8 8 8 8 800

Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria

It is very important for a candidate to ensure his/her eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Candidate must be aware of the fact that if he/she fails to fulfil any criteria his/her candidature will be rejected. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria once and proceed to apply for the exam.

Canara Bank PO Educational Criteria

Candidates who are interested in applying for the PGDBF (Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance) needs to have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST/PWD) in any discipline or any equivalent qualification recognized by the central government. A candidate should note that 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

Name of the PostEducational Criteria
Canara Bank PO A Degree (Graduation) with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWBD) or equivalent grade, in any discipline from a University recognised by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Canara Bank PO Age Criteria

Canara bank will invite applications from young and passionate candidates who want to make a career as a banker in Canara bank. Candidate must ensure that his/her age falls in between these two limits given below

PostAge Criteria
Bank PO Minimum age - 20 Years / Maximum age - 30 years

Canara Bank PO Age relaxation

Government has a provision of giving an upper age relaxation to certain community candidates like SC/ST/PWD. An upper age relaxation of 5 years is given to candidates belonging to the SC/ST community. Candidates those are from OBC (Non creamy Layer) are given an age relaxation of 3 years. Candidates who are affected from 1984 riots are also eligible for the upper age relaxation. Further details from the table below-

Sr. NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates  5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates 3 years 
3. Persons with Benchmark Disabilities 10 years
4. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
5. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years 
6. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 years

Canara Bank PO Recruitment How to Apply

To apply for the Canara Bank PO exam, candidates have to first ensure their eligibility because if a candidate fails to fulfil any eligibility criteria, his/her candidature will be cancelled. After ensuring the eligibility criteria, candidates should be very careful in filling out the application form because after the final submission of the application form no change will be entertained. To help candidates with this we are providing step by step process of filling the application form below:

  • Candidates first have to visit the official website of Canara bank
  • The link to APPLY ONLINE will be there in the career option of the website. This link will redirect candidates to a new website which is managed by IBPS.
  • In the top right corner there is a “NEW REGISTRATION” link in which candidates have to register themselves.
  • In the registration section, candidates have to give his/her personal information like Name, DOB, Mobile Number, and Valid Email ID.
  • A registration number and password will be generated by the system and a message and an email will be sent to the candidate's phone and email ID. (Keep this for future use).
  • In the next page candidate have to upload his/her photograph and Signature.
  • In the next page candidate have to fill his further personal details like Fathers name, mother's name, Aadhar card number and all other important details required by the company. After successfully submitting the information candidate can click on “SAVE AND NEXT” Button. 
  • Before clicking on FINAL SUBMIT, candidates are advised to preview the application form to see if any correction is needed.
  • After  submitting the application form candidates can pay the application fees online.

Canara Bank PO Application Fee

 It is very important that you pay the application fee on time and don’t wait for the last day. Without paying the application fee your candidature is not complete. An SC/ST/PWD candidate is exempted from paying the application fees as per the government norms whereas they have to pay an intimation changes of Rupees 118/- which includes a GST OF 18%.  It should be noted that no refund of application fee will be made  under any circumstances. To know about the application fee in detail please refer to the table below:

CategoryAmount of Fees / Intimation Charges
SC/ST/PWBD Rs.118/- [Intimation Charges only includes GST @18%]
All Others Rs. 708/- [includes GST @18%]

Canara Bank PO Exam Centers

At the time of filling out the application form, the candidate will be given the option of opting for an examination centre. Please note that the change in examination centre will not be entertained once submitted. The exact address of the examination centre will be available on the admit card. Bank will give the preferred examination centre to a candidate as far as possible but the bank holds the right to change the examination centre as per the availability. Below is the list of examination centers:

RRB RegionExam Centres
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad(Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Delhi/ NCR Delhi & New Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Varodara
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro steel city, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrichur
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad(Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida / Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Canara Bank PO Exam Admit card

15 to 20 days prior from the date of the written examination, admit cards of the same will be released in the official website. Candidates can download the admit card just by entering their registration number and password. The Admit card will contain all the important information like roll number (User ID) and Password for the exam, examination venue, examination shift (time) and examination date. During the examination candidate have to bring a hard copy of the admit card along with the photocopy of any valid ID (with original). If a candidate fails to bring any of the above required documents, he/she will not be allowed to sit in the exam.

Canara Bank PO Recruitment Previous year cut off

To ace any exam, it is very important to be well aware of every aspect of the examination. A candidate must not leave any stone unturned in the preparation, only then he/she will be able to reserve a seat in the exam. With increasing competition day by day, a candidate has to be extra careful and well versed with the difficulty level of the exam. Apart from completing the syllabus and attempting mock tests, it is extremely important to have a check on the previous year cut off. Previous year cut off gives a clarity on the difficulty level of the exam.  To assist candidates with this we are providing the previous year cut off of the Canara bank exam. Please refer to the table below:

Canara Bank PO recruitment cut-off for 2018 is given below

CategoryReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeOverall Exam Cut off
Max Marks 50 50 50 50 200
General 10.00 11.25 10.75 11.50 116.00
OBC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 111.50
SC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 100.75
ST 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 91.00
OC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 107.50
VC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 110.50
ID 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 61.25

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