Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2018: Exam Date, Vacancies, Syllabus and Preparation Tips

Indian Bank invites application from the young and bright candidates every year for the post of Probationary officers. The online notification of Indian Bank PO recruitment 2018 has been released with 417 Probationary Officer vacancy. The Indian Bank PO online application has successfully ended on 27th Aug 2018.

Indian Bank PO Admit Card Download:

The Indian Bank PO admit card for prelims exam will be released for downloading after 24th September 2018. You can download prelims admit card from the official site.

Indian bank PO exam date:

As per the official notification, the Indian Bank PO 2018 online exam will be held on 6th October 2018.

Indian Bank PO Selection Process

The Indian Bank PO selection process consists of 3 phases:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

Indian Bank PO 2018: Important Dates:

Online Registration01/08/2018 to 27/08/2018
Admit card download for PrelimsAfter 24/09/2018
Preliminary examination06/10/2018
Result of Online Prelims17/10/2018
Admit card download for mains22/10/2018
Main examination04/11/2018


Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern – Prelims

Name of SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language3030

1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535
  •         The exam will be on online mode
  •          Except for English, the rest of the papers will be available in English and Hindi.

Indian Bank PO Prelims syllabus:

  1. English Language:
  •         Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  •         Cloze Test
  •         Sentence Improvement
  •         Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  •         Spotting Errors
  •         Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
  •         Phrase Replacement
  •         Irrelevant Statements
  •         Main Idea of Passage
  1. Quantitative Aptitude:
  •         Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
  •         Number system
  •         Approximation
  •         HCF and LCM of Numbers
  •         Problems based on age
  •         Number series
  •         Quadratic Equations
  •         Percentages
  •         Ratio and proportion
  •         Average
  •         Mixture and Allegations
  •         Time and work
  •         Pipe and Cistern
  •         Speed, Distance and time
  •         Partnership
  •         Simple and compound interest
  •         Permutation and Combination
  •         Profit, Loss, and Discount
  •         Mensuration
  •         Data Sufficiency
  1. Reasoning Ability:
  •         Series
  •         Seating arrangement
  •         Data Sufficiency
  •         Alphanumeric Series
  •         Puzzle
  •         Coding-decoding
  •         Inequalities
  •         Input – Output
  •         Blood Relation
  •         Ranking
  •         Direction and Sense

The marks obtained in the Indian Bank PO Prelims will not be taken for preparing the final selection list. It will only be accounted as a qualifying criterion.

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern – Main:

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
General / Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 Minutes
English Language354040 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 Minutes
Total1552003 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 Minutes

Indian Bank PO Mains Exam syllabus:

The detailed syllabus of the mains exam is given below.

  1.   Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  •         Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement,         Square seating arrangement)
  •         Syllogism
  •         Time and Sequence Test
  •         Analytical Reasoning
  1.  Statements and Assumptions
  2.   Statements and Arguments
  3.   Statements and Conclusion
  4.   Cause and Effect
  5.   Course of Action
  •         Data Sufficiency
  •         Puzzle
  •         Inequalities
  •         Input- Output
  •         Ranking and Arrangement
  •         Direction and Sense
  •         Basic Computer Knowledge
  •         Microsoft Office
  •         Memory
  •         Keyboard Shortcuts
  •         Computer Abbreviation
  •         Computer Hardware
  •         Computer Software
  •         Operating System
  •         Internet
  •         Networking
  •         Computer fundamentals /Terminologies
  1.       General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness:

The syllabus can be divided into three areas.

I) Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

II) Banking awareness/Economy

III) Static GK, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (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).

  1.    English Language:
  •         Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  •         Fill in the blanks
  •         Error Spotting
  •         Cloze Test
  •         Para Jumbles
  •         Sentence Improvement
  •         Word Association
  •         Verbal Ability
  •         Vocabulary
  •         Grammar
  •         Reading Comprehension
  1.    Data Analysis & Interpretation:
  •         Tabular Graph
  •         Line Graph
  •         Pie Chart
  •         Bar Graph
  •         Mixed Graph
  •         Caselet DI (Radar Graph Caselet)
  •         Missing Graphs (or Missing Case DI)
  •         Data Sufficiency
  •         Probability
  •         Permutation and Combination
  •         Number system
  •         Approximation
  •         HCF and LCM of Numbers
  •         Problems based on age
  •         Percentages
  •         Ratio and proportion
  •         Average
  •         Mixture and Allegations
  •         Time and work
  •         Pipe and Cistern
  •         Speed, Distance and time
  •         Partnership
  •         Simple and compound interest
  •         Permutation and Combination
  •         Profit, Loss, and Discount
  •         Mensuration
  •         Data Sufficiency
  1.    Descriptive paper (English Language – Letter Writing & Essay)

The candidates will have to appear for a descriptive paper after the online test, to test their English language skills. Any hot topic can be given for essay writing and letter writing. One thing that should be kept in mind is the allowed word count.

Preparation tips:

  •         Strategize and study. Instead of randomly selecting a topic and preparing, devise a plan for daily study,  allocate time to each subject and prepare accordingly.
  •         Be well aware of the things happening around you. Keep yourself well updated with current affairs, read newspapers and general knowledge books.
  •         Practice mock tests. There isn’t anything else that will increase speed and accuracy than attempting mock tests. Get Indian Bank PO mock tests here.
  •         Learn basic concepts first and understand them properly. Then move on to practicing questions related to it. This will make your preparation easy and effective.
  •         Go through previous year questions to have an idea about the pattern of repeated questions. The more you solve, the more likely it is to find the same questions in the question paper.
  •         Take time to revise what you learned to refresh your memory.
  •         Be confident and stay positive, keep calm and practice well and attempt the examination without panicking.

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