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 AuthorityIndian 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.

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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
Phase 3 Interview

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 TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
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
Total 100 100  

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 TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamDuration
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
Total 155 200   3 Hours
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.

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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

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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

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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. 

62 31 112 212 417 4 4 4 4

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.

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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.

PostEducational Criteria
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 PostAge 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.CategoryUpper 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:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD candidates Rs. 100
Others Rs. 600

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)

CategoryReasoning AbilityEnglish LanguageQuantitative AptitudeTotal
Out of 35Out of 30Out of 35Out of 100
SC 9.75 9.75 5.25 60.25
ST 9.75 9.75 5.25 52.00
OBC 9.75 9.75 5.25 67.25
GENERAL 14.00 13.25 8.50 68.75
HI 9.75 9.75 5.25 30.00*
OC 9.75 9.75 5.25 62.25
VI 9.75 9.75 5.25 67.00
ID 9.75 9.75 5.25 27.00

* All qualified candidates are merit listed hence the list cannot be extended.

Indian Bank PO Mains Cutoff 2018 - (Category - Wise)

CategoryReasoning & Computer AptitudeGeneral, Economy and Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageData Analysis & InterpretationDescriptive PaperTotal
Out of 60Out of 40Out of 40Out of 60Out of 25Out of 225
SC 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 83.13*
ST 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 90.88*
OBC 25.75 9.00 13.00 25.50 6.25 112.00
General  32.00 12.50 17.50 32.00 7.50 130.50
HI 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 94.75*
OC 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 107.25
VI 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 109.63
ID 23.50 7.75 11.50 23.50 6.25 114.88*

* 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


Can those students who are appearing in the final year of Graduation apply for Indian Bank PO 2021 recruitment?


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.


In Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?


Yes, Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam is expected to be bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language accordingly.


Is the Indian Bank PO 2021 Examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?


Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam?


Yes, Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut-off.


How many attempts are there in Indian Bank PO 2021 Exam?


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.


Will the candidates be directly recruited as PO in Indian Bank if they clear the exam with good marks?


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.


What will be the duration of the Indian Bank PO PGDBF course?


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.


Is Indian Bank PO 2021 Job transferable?


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.