Federal Bank PO Exam

Federal Bank PO: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

September 9, 2022

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Before the candidates begin their preparation for getting a good score in the exam, they must understand the Federal Bank PO Exam syllabus and the subject clearly.

Students should check the Federal Bank Clerk Recruitment Syllabus separately from the Probationary Officer.

English/ Verbal Ability  a.   Active and Passive Voice b.   Antonyms c.    Synonyms d.   Vocabulary test e.    Direct Indirect Speech f.     Idioms, and Phrases g.   Substitution h.   Paragraph Completion i.     Spotting Errors j.     Sentence Arrangement k.   Double Synonyms l.     A deriving conclusion from the passage m.  Sentence completion n.   Passage completion o.    Comprehension p.   Choosing the appropriate filler q.   Rearrangement of a sentence in paragraph r.    Deriving an inference from the extract s.     One word substitution t.    Reconstruction of sentences  
Reasoning/ Logical Aptitude  a.   Grouping Identical Figures b.   Non-verbal Series c.    Number Series d.   Decision-Making e.    Arithmetical Reasoning f.     Mirror Images g.   Test of Direction Sense h.   Venn diagram i.     Problems on Age Calculation j.     Figure Matrix Questions k.   Analogy l.     Arguments m.  Inference n.   Number Ranking o.    Alphabet series p.   Coding-Decoding q.   Problems with age calculation r.    Blood relations  
Numerical Ability/ Quantitative  a.   Average b.   Time and Distance c.    Profit and Loss d.   LCM e.    Mensuration f.     Decimal Fractions g.   Simple and Compound Interest h.   Simplification i.     Unitary Method j.     HCF k.   Number System l.     Algebra m.  Time and Work n.   Ratio and Proportions o.    Percentage  
General, Socio-economic and banking awarenessa.   History b.   Geography c.    Current Affairs- National and International d.   Countries and Capitals e.    Budget and Five Year Plans f.     India and its neighboring countries. g.   General Politics h.   Science – Inventions & Discoveries. i.     Sports j.     Important Financial & Economic News k.   Indian Constitution l.     Scientific Research m.  Economy n.   Banking and Finance o.    Knowledge of Current Events  
Computer Awareness    a.   MS Office b.   PC Software and Office Automation c.    Boolean Algebra d.   Database Management System e.    Internet Usage f.     Introduction to Computer Science g.   Computer Networks h.   Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing i.     Workplace Productivity Tools j.     Data Structures k.   MS Windows l.     The Internet m.  MS Word and MS Excel n.   Computer Software & Hardware o.    MS Powerpoint p.   Knowledge in operations of Computer  
Digital Bankinga.       Business Strategy b.       Marketing Concept c.        Price determination concept and role in marketing d.       New Product Development e.       Consumer Behaviour

Federal Bank PO Exam Syllabus & Pattern

The Federal Bank PO online aptitude test 2021-22 will consist of objective category questions. The objective category questions are divided into Verbal Ability / Logical Aptitude / Numerical Ability / English Language / Digital Banking / General / Reasoning, Quantitative / Socio-economic & Banking, and Computer Awareness.

Based on their performance in Group discussion, Online tests, and Interviews, candidates will get shortlisted for the post of PO.

The Exam Pattern is shown as follows:

Verbal Ability/ English Language3030 Marks90 Minutes
Logical Aptitude/ Reasoning3030 Marks
Quantitative/ Numerical Ability3030 Marks
General, Socioeconomic, and Banking awareness2525 Marks
Computer Awareness2020 Marks
Digital Banking1515 Marks
Total150150 Marks


  1. i) Wrong answers by prospects will be penalized with a deduction of 0.25 marks per answer.
  2. ii) Duration of the exam: 90 minutes.
  • iii) After passing the Online Aptitude Test, candidates get invited for a GD and Interview.

These subjects will stay the same in the PO, the level of difficulty varying for both. PO will have more questions and a higher level of difficulty. Apart from this, the time limit will differ too.

Students can prepare for the Federal Bank PO Recruitment Online Aptitude Test with the help of the following highly recommended books:

ArihantBanking Awareness
M.K. PandeyAnalytical Reasoning
R S AgarwalQuantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination
ArihantObjective Computer Awareness

Federal Bank PO Exam Syllabus Preparation tips

The Federal Bank PO exam syllabus and exam pattern need to be thoroughly revised by the students. It will help them prepare in the best possible manner for the online aptitude test. They can follow the given steps:

  • Practice aptitude queries as well as reasoning questions per day
  • Students can also go through the Federal Bank PO Online Test Series.
  • For the interview, go through some commonly asked queries.
  • Segregate time among all the subjects so that each topic is allotted an equal amount of time.
  • Practice interview.
  • Work on your Body Language.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 Overall how many vacancies are available for Federal Bank PO Recruitment 2021-22?

A. The number of overall vacancies for the Federal Bank PO is yet to be announced.

Q.2 What are the criteria of selection for Federal Bank Probationary Officer Recruitment?

A. The Federal Bank PO recruitment is a two-step process. Firstly, there is an online aptitude test. Following it is a group interview and discussion.

Q.3 What are the topics to be tested in the Federal Bank PO recruitment?

A. Various topics for the Online Exam are Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/ Economic/ Banking Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English, Digital Banking, General Socioeconomic Banking Awareness.

Q.4 What is the type of Online Based Examination?

A. The Federal Bank PO online examination is objective.

Q.5 What is the salary for the students shortlisted in the Federal Bank PO?

A. The pay scale for Federal Bank PO is 23700 – 980- 7 years increment – 30560 – 1145- 2 years increment – 32850 – 1310- 7 years increment – 42020. (All figures in INR)

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