Indian Bank PO
Indian Bank PO Recruitment Highlights
Indian Bank provides a golden opportunity for those who wish to join the banking industry, through its PGDBF course of 1 year which gives a fair chance to all those who have been trying hard to get into the banking industry. Indian Bank is expected to roll out vacancies this year too for the post of PO. Read on to know more about Indian Bank PO details.
Indian Bank PO Recruitment Highlights 2021
|Conducting Authority||Indian Bank|
|Posts||Probationary Officer (PO) Posts|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Opening Date of Application||To be notified later|
|Closing Date of Application||To be notified later|
|Indian Bank Exam Date||To be notified later|
|Indian Bank Exam Result||To be notified later|
Indian Bank PO Exam Notification 2021
Indian Bank was established on 15th August 1907, with headquarter in Chennai. Every year it invites applications from young and bright graduates who are interested in making their career in banking. This year too it can be expected that Indian Bank will invite applications for admission to the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB), which has been set up jointly by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd. The Indian Bank PO notification is not out but it can be out soon.
Indian Bank PO is one of the awaited recruitment notifications for those who have been trying hard for a long time to get into the banking industry. This can be a golden opportunity for such aspirants. As there was no recruitment process conducted in the past two years, it can be expected that the Indian Bank PO recruitment notification gets released this year, if the current situation permits it.
Indian Bank PO Exam 2021 Exam Pattern
Candidates will be selected by Indian Bank through a selection process consisting of an online test in two stages ie. Preliminary and Main Examination followed by Interview. The exam will be conducted in selected cities. A candidate should go through the notification carefully so that he/she knows all minute details. The exam will be held in three Phases mentioned below: -
|Phase 1||Preliminary Exam|
|Phase 2||Mains Exam|
Indian Bank PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern
The first stage of the exam process is the Preliminary exam. One of the important steps of your exam preparation is knowing the complete Indian Bank PO Prelims exam pattern. It will test your knowledge on three subjects: English Language, Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude. A composite time of 1 hour will be provided to complete the test. There will also be a negative marking for wrongly attempted questions. 1/4th or 0.25 marks of the allotted marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer. There will not be any deduction for an unattempted question. Further details have been given in the following table.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||English||Composite time of 1 Hour|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||English and Hindi|
Indian Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern
After the preliminary examination has been conducted, the candidates who qualify in the same will be called for the second stage, ie. the Indian Bank PO Main Examination. Unlike the first stage, the marks obtained in this exam will be considered in the final selection. This stage will also contain a negative marking of 0.25 marks. Candidates’ speed and accuracy will play a big role in attaining the required cut-off marks which will help in moving on to the final stage of Interview.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English and Hindi||60 Minutes|
|2||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||English and Hindi||35 Minutes|
|3||English Language||35||40||English||40 Minutes|
|4||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English and Hindi||45 Minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 Minutes|
Indian Bank PO Interview
After the completion of second stage, ie. Main exam, the candidates who secure cut-off marks, will be called subsequently for the final round of Indian Bank PO interview. The expected allotted marks are 100. The minimum qualifying marks for General category are expected to be 40% whereas for other reserved candidates, it is expected to be 35%. The weightage of the Main exam and the interview is expected to be 80:20 as earlier.
Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam Syllabus
Before starting preparation for Indian Bank PO, it is important that aspirants are well versed with topics and the detailed syllabus for the exam. Knowing the syllabus will help the candidate to plan a correct strategy and planning. He/she will be in a position to determine what to study and what to eliminate. The Prelims will consist of three sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability whereas the Mains will have some additional sections like- General Awareness, Computer Aptitude and a descriptive paper of English Language. The syllabus for the same is mentioned below-
|Quantitative Aptitude||Percentages, Ratio and proportion, Average, Mixture and allegation, Time and work, Speed, distance and time, Stocks and shares, Partnership, Blood relations, Volume and surface Area, Height and Distances, Logarithms Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, loss and discount, Mensuration|
|English Language||Synonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word formation, Idioms and phrases, Fill in the suitable words, Grammar, Spotting errors, Sentence correction, Active/ passive voice, Phrases and idioms, Direct and indirect, Speech Reading, Comprehension Passage completion, Theme detection, Deriving conclusion, Rearrangement of passage|
|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|
|Computer knowledge||History of computers, Basics of hardware and software, Windows operating system Basics, Internet Terms and services, Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Networking and communication, Database basics Basics of hacking, Security tools and viruses|
Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam Calendar
As the notification has not yet been released, the exact dates cannot be told now. A candidate must visit the official website regularly not to miss any updates. Tentative Indian Bank PO exam dates can be obtained from below.
Indian Bank PO Exam Dates
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||To be notified later|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||To be notified later|
|Download of call letters for online examination- Preliminary||To be notified later|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||To be notified later|
|Result of Online exam - Preliminary||To be notified later|
|Download of call letters for online examination- Main||To be notified later|
|Online Examination – Main||To be notified later|
Indian Bank PO 2021 Vacancies
The Indian Bank PO vacancy will have category wise break up. The vacancies will be distributed all over India. All the candidates should go through the notification carefully to avoid any confusion later. Given below are the previous year vacancies.
In 2018 the above mentioned vacancies were there. So we are expecting a similar or higher number of vacancies in 2021. We will update the details as soon as Indian Bank releases an official notification for the year 2021 for the post of Probationary Officer.
The reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is on a horizontal basis. The selected candidate will be placed in the appropriate category (viz. SC/ST/OBC/UR) to which they belong.
The number of vacancies and also the number of reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Bank.
Abbreviations stand for: - SC - Scheduled Castes, ST - Scheduled Tribes, OBC - Other Backward Class, HI – Hearing Impaired, OC – Orthopedically Challenged, VI – Visually Impaired, ID -Intellectual Disability
Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam Eligibility Criteria
To apply for Indian Bank PO an aspirant should meet various eligibility criteria wrt to Education Qualification, Age Nationality, No. of attempts permissible etc. A candidate applying for Indian Bank PO should lie in an age group of 20 to 30 years and should possess a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Besides this a candidate belonging to reserved category is provided some age relaxation whose supporting documents they have to produce when asked.
Indian Bank PO Education Qualification
To be able to apply for the Indian Bank PO exam, a candidate should possess a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University (or) any Equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
|IBPS Probationary Officer(PO)||Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University (or) any Equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government|
Indian Bank PO Age Criteria
The Indian Bank PO age criteria mentions the permitted age of the candidates as on opening date of online registration to be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years.
|Name of the Post||Age Criteria|
|Probationary Officer (PO)||Minimum age - 20 years / Maximum - 30 years|
Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the online examination without the following documents:
- Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination
- Photo- identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name and other information as it appears on call letter/ application form and
- Photocopy of the above photo-identity proof (as detailed below)
Indian Bank PO Age Relaxation
The candidates belonging to the General category will have to follow the standard age criteria. But the candidates belonging to certain categories will be provided with an age relaxation of a few years,the time period of which will vary depending on the category of each such candidate.
|Sr. No.||Category||Upper Age Relaxation|
|1.||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2.||Other Backward Classes (eligible for reservation)||3 years|
|3.||Persons With Disability||10 years|
|4.||Ex-Servicemen/ Disability Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years subject to maximum of 45 years.|
|5.||Widows, Divorced women and women legally Separated from their husband who have not remarried||5 years|
|6.||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 years|
|7.||Existing Employees of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.||5 years|
Indian Bank PO 2021 How to Apply
All the candidates who wish to apply for the Indian Bank PO PGDBF course are required to do it online. No other mode of application will be accepted other than online applications. Following are the simple steps to follow-
- Login to the website of Indian Bank and click on the "Careers" page.
- Open the link for the online application for Indian Bank PO.
- Register yourself by entering all the details asked.
- A registration number will be generated and a password will be allocated.
- Login again by entering the registration number and password/dob.
- Fill the remaining details correctly.
- Ensure that the details filled are correct because once submitted, the application cannot be corrected.
- Upload all the documents asked in the prescribed format.
- Pay the fee through online mode only.
- Take the print out of the application form and fee receipt for future use.
Indian Bank PO Application Fee
Application fees/ intimation charges will be different for all the categories. General candidates will have different fee from the reserved category. The details for the Indian Bank PO exam fee are mentioned below:
|SC/ST/PWD candidates||Rs. 100|
Indian Bank PO Previous Year Cut Off
Before commencing your preparation, every candidate should be well aware of Indian Bank PO previous year cut off. Knowing the last years’ cut off aids the preparation by providing a fair idea of what should be expected out of the exam
Indian Bank PO Prelims Cutoff 2018 - (Category - Wise)
|Category||Reasoning Ability||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Total|
|Out of 35||Out of 30||Out of 35||Out of 100|
* All qualified candidates are merit listed hence the list cannot be extended.
Indian Bank PO Mains Cutoff 2018 - (Category - Wise)
|Category||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||General, Economy and Banking Awareness||English Language||Data Analysis & Interpretation||Descriptive Paper||Total|
|Out of 60||Out of 40||Out of 40||Out of 60||Out of 25||Out of 225|
* All qualified candidates are merit listed hence the list cannot be extended.
Indian Bank PO Exam 2021 Admit Card
Call letters for the Preliminary Exam/ Main Exam/ Personal Interview will be issued to all eligible candidates through electronic mode only. Candidates are advised to download their Indian Bank PO admit card from the bank’s website by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. The call letter will have all the details related to exam venue, exam date etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1:Can those students who are appearing in the final year of Graduation apply for Indian Bank PO 2021 recruitment?
A:Yes. The candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and are waiting for the results are eligible to appear in the Indian Bank PO selection process.
Q2:In Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?
A:Yes, Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam is expected to be bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.
Q3:Is the Indian Bank PO 2021 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?
A:Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam will be in online mode.
Q4:Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam?
A:Yes, Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.
Q5:How many attempts are there in Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam?
A:There is no such limit on the number of attempts for Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam. You can appear for this exam till the time you are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by the bank in its notification.
Q6:Will the candidates be directly recruited as PO in Indian Bank if they clear the exam with good marks?
A:No. Once a candidate qualifies all the rounds of the Indian Bank PO recruitment process, he/she will be enrolled in the Indian Bank PO PGDBF course.
Q7:What will be the duration of the Indian Bank PO PGDBF course?
A:The Indian Bank PO PGDBF course will be of a duration of 1 year, after which the candidates will be appointed in any of the bank branches.
Q8:Is Indian Bank PO 2021 Job transferable?
A:Yes, an Indian Bank PO is liable to be posted anywhere in India, wherever the bank has its branches, also depending on the job profile and department being served.