Indian Bank PO Syllabus

Indian Bank PO Syllabus

ByKanika Ralhan  |  Updated on: Nov 26, 2020
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Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018

Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No.

Name of Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning Ability



Composite time of 1 hour


English Language




Quantitative Aptitude






Mains Examination Pattern

Test TypeName of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Objective Test

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Minutes
English Language354040 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 Minutes
Total155200180 Minutes
Descriptive TestEnglish Language (Letter writing & Essay)22530 Minutes
Total157225210 Minutes

Note -

  • All papers except English Language and Descriptive Test will be available bilingually.
  • Descriptive Papers of only those students will be evaluated who qualify the objective mains exam.
  • Candidates have to clear both sectional as well as an overall cutoff in Preliminary as well as Mains Exam.

Indian Bank Exam Syllabus

Name of Subject


Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input - Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Miscellaneous - Blood Relations, Direction based problems, order and ranking, alphanumeric series etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest,Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles


  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics 
  • This section may also include questions on Static Affairs like Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Days etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least last 3 - 4 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

Exam Details of Indian Bank Probationary Officer

Total Vacancies


Course Structure

Course involves one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB). This includes -

(a) Nine-month Course (Campus programme) at Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore.

(b) Three months internship at any of the Indian Bank Branches.

Last date for online registration and payment of fees


Date of Preliminary Online Exam


Date of Mains Online Exam


Selection Procedure

(a) Preliminary Exam

(b) Mains (Objective + Descriptive)

(c) Interview

Course Fees

Total fees of the course is Rs.3,50,000 plus service taxes(all inclusive of boarding, Lodging and course fees, other fees, etc). The Bank will extend its Educational Loan facility to all the selected candidates on the terms and conditions as applicable to Educational Loan Scheme of the Bank.

Apply online for Indian Bank PO 2018 exam

You can go through important dates, eligibility criteria and the official notification from the link below-

Indian Bank PO - Notification

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