Canara Bank PO

Canara Bank PO Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 9, 2022

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About Canara Bank PO Recruitment

Canara Bank PO is an officer role in finance, billing, accounting, investment, marketing, etc. It is a Junior scale grade I post and is one of the fastest developing career options in Bank jobs. One who wants to get recruited as a Probationary Officer (PO) must have completed the Post Graduation Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) Course. It is a uniquely designed one-year Training Course offered by Manipal Global Educational Service Private Limited, Bengaluru and NITTE Education International Private Limited, Greater Noida. To get enrolled in this Course, Candidates must compete in an Online Objective-based test followed by GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview). The online exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which conducts most of the Canara Bank recruitment exams and the rest is conducted directly by the Canara Bank. Despite this, the Canara Bank also recruits Probationary Officers (PO) through the IBPS PO exam. This exam consists of Prelims, Mains and an interview through which the candidates are selected for Banks of India.
Abbreviation IBPS
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment of Banking Personnel
Location Maharashtra, India
Chairman Mr Rajkiran Rai G
Director Shri Harideesh Kumar B
Posting Probationary Officer
Exam Mode Online exam
Languages English and Hindi
The Recruitment Process for Canara Bank Probationary Officers (PO) is conducted by IBPS every year.

Notification and News

The Canara Bank PO recruitment notification for 800 Probationary Officers in Junior Management Scale Grade- I on successful completion of Post-Graduation Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) Course has been released by Canara Bank. As per the notification, the Registration begins in the fall of October 2021 and ends in Mid November 2021. The Payment for Registration is made Online. The registration can be made in the career section of Canara Bank official website . The Call letter for the Online exam will be received on the first week of December 2021. The online exam will take place on the last week of December 2021.

Exam Dates for Canara Bank PO

The Canara Bank has released the dates and schedule for the events to take place in PO recruitment.
Events Dates
Online Registration Opens at 23.10.2021 (Saturday)
End date for Online Registration 13.11.2021 (Tuesday)
Payment of Application Fee 23.10.2021 (Saturday)
Last date for payment 13.11.2021 (Tuesday)
Downloading of Call letter 05.12.2021 (Sunday)
Online Exam date 23.12.2021 (Thursday)
Exam Result Date Yet to be announced
Interview Process Yet to be announced
Know More – Canara Bank PO Important Date & Notifications
The Application Fee for the candidates has been classified based on the candidate’s category.
Category Exam Fee Pay Through
General Category Rs 708 per candidate Online
SC/ ST/ PWBD Category Rs 118 per candidate Online
The Application fee can be done through Debit/ credit cards, Net Banking, E-Wallets and Paytm through sophisticated Bank Portals. The payment receipt will be received once the Payment was successful.

Eligibility Criteria for Canara Bank PO

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) issued certain criteria for the candidates to participate in the Online Examination. The criteria for the candidate are,
  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Knowledge in Computers
  • Languages known
Criteria Eligibility for Recruitment
Nationality The Candidate must be an Indian, Nepal, Bhutan Citizen or a Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India before January 1, 1962 and planning on settling down in India. The Candidate migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries like Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who have the intention to permanently settle in India.
Age Factor The Age limit for the Candidate is between 20 years to 30 years. Reserved Candidates like SC, ST and OBC have some relaxation for the upper age limit.
Educational Qualities The Candidate must have a Graduation degree Certificate with a pass percentage of,·         60% marks for general category candidates and·         55% marks for SC, ST, or PWBD Candidates.
Knowledge in Computers The candidate should have relevant knowledge of operating a computer. In case of ineligibility, the candidate has to acquire the required knowledge on computers within 6 months after being recruited.
Languages Known The candidate who wishes to appear on the online exam must have a proficiency level knowledge of both English and Hindi i.e., He/she should be able to write and speak the following languages.
Candidates with any degree of equivalent grading can also apply for the Bank PO post. Age Limit Relaxations: The Age Limit Relaxation has been declared by the authority in the Official recruitment notification which is a 5-year relaxation that can be given for SC/ST candidates whereas the OBC candidates acquire 3year relaxation.

Vacancies in Canara Bank PO

The Canara Bank has published the number of Vacancies for the Probationary officer JMG scale-1 post for the year 2021. According to that, the total number of available posts are 800 which are divided by candidate’s category. The General category attains the most number of vacancies followed by the Other Backward Class and SC/ST. The number of seats allocated is,
  • General Category- 404
  • Other Backward Class- 216
  • Scheduled Tribe- 60
  • Scheduled Castes- 120
Total number of seats = 800

Salary Package for Canara Bank PO

The Canara Bank PO JMG scale-1 job pays a well-defined salary structure consist of monthly salaries in addition to Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), City Compensatory Allowance (CCA), Medical Aid, Leave Fare Concession, etc. Depends on the posting the Conveyance, furniture, etc, are provided. The Payscale for Canara Bank PO released by the Canara Bank is, Rs 23700- 980/7- 30560- 1145/2- 32850- 1310/7- 42020.

Explaining the Structure :

The initial salary for a Probationary officer being recruited after the training period starts at Rs 23700, the increment amount of Rs 980 adds up for 7 years period. The candidate will be paid up to Rs 10000 during the Training period. After 7 years of continuing the Probationary Officer post without taking any promotions, the salary hikes up to Rs 30560 and gets an increment of Rs 11454 for 2 years. It further peaks to Rs 32850 with Rs 1310 increment for next 7 years until the Salary reaches Rs 42020. With additional allowances, The Salary package is really good for any JMG scale- 1 Officer.

Syllabus for Canara Bank PO

The Syllabus for the Canara Bank PO Online test for 2021 is divided into four sections each consist of 50 marks. The Four Sections in the syllabus are,
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
  • General Awareness
The things a candidate should learn in each section are as follows

Logical Reasoning:

This section checks the Candidate’s knowledge in Operating the computers, decision making and other intuitive skills
Logical Reasoning
1. Arrangements and Pattern 2. Classification 3. Coding and Decoding 4. Syllogism 5. Data sufficiency 6. Inequalities 7. Decision making and Verbal reasoning 8. Linear Seatings 9. Order and Ranking 10. Scheduling 11. Double Line Up 12. Blood Relations 13. Machine Input Output 14. Circular Seating Arrangements 15. Clocks16.  Analogy 17. Image/ Figure countings

Quantitative Aptitude:

The aptitude Section holds the Mathematical part of the Syllabus and is to ensure the candidate’s mathematical abilities as it is the core for PO jobs in Banks.
Quantitative Aptitude
1.      Number Series2.      Number System3.      Algebra4.      Percentages5.      Average6.      Ratio and Proportion7.      Data Interpretation8.      Simplification9.      Data sufficiency10.  Profit and Loss11.  Speed, Distance and Time12.  Probability13.  Mensuration14.  Interest15.  Time and Work16.  Mixture Allegations

English Comprehension:

The ability of a candidate to read, write and understand the English language is tested through this section. As the PO post can be allotted in various states of India, the knowledge of the English language is the most essential ability for a Candidate.
English Comprehension
1. Reading Comprehension 2. Phrase replacement 3. Cloze test 4. Para Jumbles 5. Fill in the blanks 6. Error Spotting 7. Phase Idiom Meaning 8. One-word substitution

General Awareness:

To test the Candidate’s ability to know and learn things on multiple topics, this section is a much-needed syllabus. In such a way a candidate can keep updated on the changes in the bank.
General Awareness
1. Science Inventions and Discoveries 2. Geography 3. History 4. Indian Constitution 5. Scientific Research 6. Static General Knowledge 7. Financial and Banking Awareness 8. Current affairs 9. Economy 10. Culture 11. Sports 12. Countries, states and Capitals 13. Politics of India

Exam Pattern

As the Canara Bank PO Recruitment exam is an online test, the Multiple Choice Questions or Fill in the blanks type questions are asked. The selected Candidates further get processed to the Group discussion (GD) round and Personal Interview. The Canara Bank PO 2021 online test equal number of questions from four different sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension and General Awareness. There are 50 different questions from each section sums up to a total of 200 questions. The questions carry one mark each. The exam pattern is tabled below. Note: Each incorrect answer will attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Section Language Medium No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Reasoning English and Hindi 50 50
Aptitude/ Quants English and Hindi 50 50 120 minutes (2 hours)
English English Only 50 50
General Awareness English and Hindi 50 50
Know More – Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Admit Card for Canara Bank PO

The candidate will require two different admit cards/call letters for attending both the Online exam and Group discussion & Personal Interview respectively. The release date of admit card for the online exam has been notified by the Canara Bank. The release date of the call letter for GD and PI will be announced later. Admit Card release date for the Online test- 05.12.2021. Admit Card release date for GD and PI- Yet to be announced. Candidates who got selected on the Online test only will receive the admit card for GD & PI.

Steps to download Admit Card for the Online test:

Step1: After the successful payment of the registration fee on the Canara Bank official website, select the career tab on this website. Step2: In the career section, click on the Recruitment option, The corresponding page will appear. Step3: On this page, look out for the Probationary recruitment option and select it. Step4: Now, you can see the “Download call letter” option. Click it and a login page will appear. Step5: Log in using the ID and password used while registering for the online exam. Step6: Download the Call Letter. The candidate is asked to preserve the Admit Card for future reference.

Steps to download Admit Card for the GD and PI:

Step 1: After receiving the notification of selection in the Online test, visit Canara Bank’s official website. Step2: On the main page, click on the “ apply now” option. Step3: Click on the “RP 1/2018 Probationary Officer” link provided. Step4: Enter the Candidates Roll number and other details asked, click submit. Step5: The Admit Card will appear, download it and take printouts. The Call letter/ Admit Card must be brought by the candidate for GD and PI process. Know More – Canara Bank PO Admit Card and Interview call letter


The Publishing of the Result date has not been announced by the IBPS. But the results will appear within a few days of the examination. The Result can be seen on the website of the Canara Bank and can be downloaded in a PDF format.

Steps to download the Result:

Step 1: As the results will be published on the Official Canara Bank website. Step 2: In the Career tab, select the Recruitment option. You can see the “Canara Bank PO Result 2021” link once the results have been published, click it. Step3: Now press CTRL+F buttons to find the Candidate’s results and Roll number. Step4: Highlighted Candidate’s Name or Roll number on the Result sheet indicates that the candidate has been qualified on the exam. Step5: You can download the result sheet for future reference. The results for the GD and PI can be seen in the same way and the candidate will receive the recruitment letter. Know More – Canara Bank PO Result & Cut off Marks

Cut off

The Cut off for the Objective online test for Canara Bank PO JMGS- I may vary every year based on different factors. The Candidates from each category competes for the seats available in their category. So the cut-off changes for different category candidates. The factors that cause the varying of cut-off each year are
  • No of Candidates- If the number of Candidates gets increased, the cut-off will increase for sure as there is an increase in competition.
  • The availability of Vacancies- If the vacancy gets decreased, certainly the cut-off is going to rise accordingly.
  • Difficulty and Performance- When the Difficult level of the exam is hard correspondingly the performance of the candidates will get decreased, thus decreases the Cut Off for the exam.
The Cut Off for this exam will be released on the Official website of the Canara Bank. To download the Cut off for the online exam, the Bank will notify the Cut Off release announcement. Once bank announces the cut off, candidates should follow these steps to download the Cut off for 2021. Step1- Select Career Tab on the Canara Bank official website and click on the “Recruitment” option. Step2- Now look out for the relevant link on the web page like Canara Bank PO Cut Off 2021 and click to download the Cut off Pdf to your device.

How to Apply?

The Canara Bank notified the registration for applicants to apply for 800 Probationary Officers post. Candidates can do the registration on the official website of Canara Bank. The Registration begins on 23rd October 2021 and ends on 13th November 2021. Aspirants who are looking for banking jobs can make use of this choice.

Procedure to apply for the Online test:

Step1: To register for the online test, click on the link “ RP-2/2017-Recruitment of Probationary Officers in JMGS-I on completion of specially designed PGDBF Course” Step2: This will redirect to the IBPS page, click for the new registration option. Step3: Candidates needs to fill in the required details such as the Your name and Parents/ Husband’s name. Step4: Candidates need to upload a photograph and signature. Step5: Recheck the application form to avoid mistakes, now click on submit button. Step6: The payment must be done to finish the registration and a copy of the receipt will be generated. Check Out Other Banking Exams : IBPS PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification SBI PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification South Indian Bank PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification RBI Grade B Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification


Q. Is Probationary Officer job in Banks a Class 1 officer?

A. The Canara Bank PO post lies in the category of Junior Management Grade-1 (JMG-Scale 1) Officer. It is also popular as Scale 1 Officer.

Q. What are the Institutes that conducts PGDBF Course?

A. Only two institutes of India conducts the PGDBF Course. The Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru Campus and NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd, Greater Noida Campus are the institutes that are recognized by UGC.

Q. Fees to Join the PGDBF Course?

A. The PGDBF course fee at the Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru is Rs 4.13 Lakhs including GST and the Course fee at NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd, Greater Noida is Rs 3.54 Lakhs including GST.

Q. What is the alternate way for getting a Canara Bank PO job?

A. Yes, Canara Bank also recruits Probationary Officers through the IBPS PO exam which consist of three phases, The prelims, Mains, GD & PI.

Q. What is the Time Duration for PGDBF Course for Canara Bank PO?

A. The PGDBF course consists of  9 months of classes and 3months of Paid Internships in various branches.

Q. Are the Canara Bank PO internship is paid?

A. Yes, the candidate will receive a stipend of Rs 10,000 for 3 months internship.

Q. Will the Probationary Officers get a promotion?

A. Probationary Officers are more likely to get Promotions for the Assistant Manager post based on the performance and the Branch they work.

Q. What Documents should I bring to the Bank PO exam?

A. The Candidate should bring a Photo proof Id like Aadhar Card, PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Bank Pass Book etc, along with the admit card that you have downloaded.

Q. What is the maximum number of attempts for the Canara Bank PO exam?

A. There is no limit to attend this examination. One can have as many attempts unless he/ she is above the age limit

Q. What does a Probationary officer do in Banks?

A. A Probationary Officer is someone who handles the overall banking management of a bank or company associated with the banking sector. The probationary Officer is responsible for different sections in the bank including finance, billing, accounting, investment, marketing, etc.

Q. What are the Allowances do a Probationary Officer get?

A. The allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), City Compensatory Allowance (CCA), Medical Aid, Leave Fare Concession, etc, will be provided along with the decent salary. Depends on the posting the Conveyance, furniture, etc, are also provided.

Q. Should I know everything about the Bank system before applying for the Bank PO recruitment?

A. No, for a Probationary period of two years, you will be appointed as a JMGS-1 Officer. You will learn more about this job when you got there.

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