Indian Bank PO Exam 2019

Dates | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Salary

Indian Bank PO is a national level recruitment exam, conducted by the Indian Bank annually. It is a gateway for recruiting aspirants into the Probationary Officer post offered by the branches of the bank.

Selected candidates must undergo a 1-year PGDBF course at Indian Bank, Manipal School of Banking before they are recruited as Probationary Officers (POs).

Indian Bank PO Exam Dates 2019

Candidates who wish to apply for the Indian Bank PO 2019 exam can check below the dates related to the application, last date of application, editing of details and payment of the fee from the given table.

Indian Bank PO application form 2019The first week of August 2019
Last date of filling online applicationLast week of August 2019
Download of admit card (preliminary exam)September 2019
Preliminary exam & Mains examOctober 2019 & November 2019

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility Criteria – Education Qualification, Age limit and No. of chances for Indian Bank PO 2019 Examinations is mentioned below.

Education Qualification

Qualification (As on the opening date of Online registration) – A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University (or) any Equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government


A candidate applying for recruitment  must be : –

  • A citizen of India, or
  •  A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

Age Limit

Age (As on the opening date of Online registration) minimum 20 years Maximum – 30 years

Relaxation in upper age limit is provided to candidates of different category.

S. No.CategoryUpper Age Relaxation
1.Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
2.Other Backward Classes (eligible for reservation)3 years
3.Persons With Disability10 years
4.Ex-Servicemen/ Disability Ex-ServicemenThe actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years subject to a maximum of 45 years.
5.Widows, Divorced women and women legally Separated from their husband who has not remarried5 years
6.Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-895 years
7Existing Employees of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd.5 years

Exam Pattern for Indian Bank PO 2019

The selection process will consist of an online test (Preliminary & Main Examination). Candidates qualifying in the Main Examination will be further shortlisted for Interview before the final selection.

Tier I: Preliminary Examination 

Tier I: Preliminary Examination (Online Objective Test) for 100 marks, would be of one-hour duration and will consist of 3 sections as follows:

S.No.Name of the testNo. of questionsMarksDuration
1English Language3030Cumulative 1 Hour
3  Quantitative Aptitude3535

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of English Language, will be made available in English & Hindi.

Candidates will have to qualify in each test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank adequate number of candidates state-wise and category-wise as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted for the Tier II- Main Examination.

Tier II- Main Examination

The structure of the Mains Examination (Online objective test) will be as follows:

S.No.Name of Test (Objective)No of questionsMarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
 3English Language354040 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
5TOTAL1551003 hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)225 30 minutes

**NOTE: There may be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Syllabus for Indian Bank PO Exam

The Online Exams for Indian Bank PO 2019 will comprise Phase wise syllabus detailed are given below:-

Syllabus for the English Language

  • Active and Passive voice
  • Theme detection
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence improvement
  • Vocabulary test
  • Spotting errors
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Double Synonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentences
  • Choosing the correct/incorrect sentence
  • Homonyms
  • A deriving conclusion from the passage
  • One word substitution
  • Common errors
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence completion
  • Passage completion
  • Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Rearrangement of a sentence in paragraph
  • Passage correction
  • Transformation
  • Spelling test

Syllabus for Reasoning Section

  • Figure Matrix Questions
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Mirror Images
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Blood Relations
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Number Series
  • Venn diagram
  • Arguments
  • Problems on Age Calculation
  • Alphabet Series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Inference
  • Number Ranking

Syllabus for Numerical Ability

  • Unitary Method
  • Number System
  • HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Time and Distance
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Algebra
  • LCM
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentage etc.

Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Geography
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Important Financial & Economic News.
  • History
  • Scientific Research.
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • India and its neighboring countries.
  • Current Affairs – National & International.
  • Sports
  • Economy, Banking, and Finance.
  • Knowledge of Current Events.
  • Countries & Capitals.
  • General Politics etc.

Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

  • Workplace Productivity Tools
  • MS Windows
  • Database Management System
  • The Internet
  • MS Office
  • Data Structures
  • Internet Usage
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • MS Word & MS Excel etc.
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Computer Software & Hardware
  • MS Word
  • Windows
  • PC Software and Office Automation
  • Computer Networks
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing
  • Knowledge in operations of Computer
  • MS Excel

Application Procedure

Once the official notification is out, applications for Indian Bank PO will be available online on the official website of Indian Bank.

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can fill up the application form only in the online mode and apply for the exam.

Application Fee

The application fee for SC/ST/PwD is ₹100/-. For candidates belonging to any other category, the application fee is ₹600/-.

Job Prospects for Indian Bank PO

The Job of a PO is of a managerial level after the selection, the candidate is appointed to the post of Assistant Manager.

Their job is to grant the loan, supervise clerk’s job, marketing and accounts. In short, they need to be a multi-tasker.

On the basis of the candidate’s performance, they will be promoted.

Indian Bank PO Salary

Pay StructureAmount
Basic pay₹ 23,700/-
Dearness allowance₹ 10,164/-
Special allowance₹ 1863/-
City allowance₹ 948/- (Varies from city to city)
House rent allowance₹ 2015/- (depending on the location)
Total Salary₹ 38,700/- (approx.)

Other allowances are also provided to the PO staffs, such as:

  • Furniture expenses (one time),
  • Newspaper allowance,
  • Travel allowance,
  • Business development expenses,
  • Medical aid and expenses,
  • House maintenance expenses, etc.


Banking job is considered as one of the most preferred jobs in recent time, by opting for bank job you get a sense of financial security and stability. But, keeping the competition in mind candidate needs to prepare hard for getting selected for the exam.

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