Canara Bank PO 2019 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Selection Process

Canara Bank PO 2019 Syllabus : Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2019 for the written test is decided by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection as the online objective test is conducted by this institute. The syllabus for the test is also decided by the IBPS. The notification for the Canara Bank PO for the year 2019 released by the Canara Bank will have details on the same. The test will be conducted around the 4th of March 2019 and candidates can prepare with the help of the previous year question papers of Bank PO examinations conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

Canara Bank PO 2019 Exam Pattern

Brief Structure

Canara bank PO test will have questions given both in English and in Hindi, except for the subject English language. The total mark for the test will be 200. The composite time allotted for the test will be two hours. The total number of questions in the test will be 200, which will be divided among four subjects.

Canara Bank Po Exam Pattern

Detailed View

Here is a table to show the detailed structure of the Canara Bank PO Written Examination:

No. of Questions
General Awareness
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude


Each question carries one mark and so the total mark for the test is 200. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th for every wrong answer. If a candidate gives more than one answer for a question, it will be considered wrong and negative mark will be applicable even if one of them happens to be the correct answer. There will not be any negative marking if a candidate does not attend a particular question.

Canara Bank PO 2019 Syllabus

Some of the chapters from which candidates can expect questions for Canara Bank PO Written Exam for all four subjects are given below

Canara Bank Po Syllabus

General Awareness

  • Economy
  • Static General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Financial/Banking Awareness

English Language

  • One-Word Substitution
  • Phase Idiom Meaning
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Comparison of Quantities
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Probability, Permutation & Combination
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Ration & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Number Series
  • Simplification


  • Ordering & Ranking
  • Double Line-up
  • Scheduling
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Analytical Decision Making & Verbal Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Machine Input Output
  • Syllogisms
  • Inequalities
  • Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Arrangement & Pattern

Canara Bank PO Exam Date

The date of exam for the Canara Bank PO position based on PGDBF Course is not known as the notification has not yet been released by the Canara Bank. However, based on the test conducted in the year 2018, it is expected that the test for the year 2019 will be conducted on the 4th of March 2019.

Canara Bank PO Selection Process

The selection of the candidates for the Canara Bank PO position will happen based on an objective type written test, Group Discussion and Interview. The online test in the pattern mentioned above will be conducted by the IBPS.

The bank will decide on the least cut-off marks for each subject. Also, the total score expected will also be decided by the Canara Bank. In addition to obtaining the minimum score in each subject, every candidate will have to secure the minimum total score as well to be considered for Group Discussion and the interview.

Based on the number of vacancies that the bank announces when issuing the notification for Canara Bank PO, candidates ranking sufficiently high in the order of merit in the online test based on the cut-off marks decided will be shortlisted. The shortlisting of candidates will be in the ratio of 1:3. It means that for every position three candidates will be selected for calling to GD and Interview.

The total mark allotted for GD and the interview is 50 each. Candidates from general category will have to secure at least 40% and candidates from reserved category will have to secure at least 35% in GD and PI. The ratio of weightage to the online test, GD and PI are 50:20:30 respectively.

Once they secure minimum marks as per their category and get prescribed cut off then they will be called for taking up the PGDBF Course. Candidates should pass the PGDBF course to get appointed as PO in Canara bank.

If two or more candidates secure the same score in the merit order, the better ranking will be given to the older candidate. Candidates will have to take up the course in the respective institution and they will be given admission based on merit cum preference. The decision of banking in this respect will be binding.

Important Dates

Tentative Dates
Downloading Call Letters for online test
Around the 20th of February 2019
Date of Online Test
Around the 4th of March 2019
Answer Key Release
A day or two after the examination
Declaration of Results
To be known along with the notification
Call Letters For Group Discussion & Interview
After the announcement of Results
Admission to respective institutes for PGDBF Course
After GD and Interview

About Canara bank PO Exam

Canara Bank has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the online test to the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. This institute that is popular for conducting banking recruitment exams also conduct the PO exam for Canara Bank. Only based on the marks secured by the applicants in this test, they will be invited for further rounds of the selection process.

Canara Bank PO 2019 FAQs

Q. Where Will Be The Online Test For Canara Bank PO Conducted?

A. The test will be conducted in 34 states and union territories in India. In each of the state and union territory, there will be different centres. When you submit your online application, you will have the option to choose the centre of your preference based on your location.

Q. Should I Have Computer Knowledge To Apply To The Canara Bank PO Position?

A. Yes, working and operating knowledge in computer systems is an essential qualification. If you do not have prior knowledge, you will have to get this knowledge within 6 months of joining the bank.


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