Indian Bank PO Exam

Indian Bank PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

Indian Bank PO Exam
Indian Bank PO Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
August 24, 2021
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Indian Bank is one of the top-performing public banks in the country. At the same time, the bank was established in 1907 by S. Rm. M. Ramaswami Chettiar. However, its headquarters are in Chennai, India. The Ministry of Finance of the Government of India is responsible for regulating the Indian Bank. 

The Indian Bank PO exam is conducted annually by Indian Bank to recruit aspirants who want to work as probationary officers in Indian Bank. Therefore, any individual with a graduation degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for reserved categories) can write the Indian Bank PO exam and become a probationary officer in the branches of the Indian Bank.

Abbreviation IBPO
Type Public Sector Bank
Purpose Recruitment for Banking Personnel
Location Chennai, India
Chairman Ms. Padmaja Chunduru

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The selection of candidates depends on three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview Round

Besides that, a candidate first has to clear the preliminary exam to appear in the main exam. After qualifying for the main exam, the candidate will sit in the interview round. In addition to this, after passing the interview round, the candidate gets the offer to become a probationary officer. The final recruitment of the candidates will then take place as per the vacancy requirement of the bank. Consequently, each exam has a different syllabus related to English Language, Reasoning, Banking Awareness, and General Aptitude. 

But before being recruited as a probationary officer, all selected candidates must complete a one-year PGDBF course at the Indian Bank of Manipal School of Banking. 

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Notification/News

Furthermore, Indian Bank PO Notification releases on the official website of the Indian Bank. Equally important, the recruitment notification contains all the details related to vacancies in all the branches. 

On the other hand, it carries all the details about the dates on which the examination occurs. In addition, the official notification will also have details of the Syllabus and Salary. 

Activity Dates
Notification To be announced
Start of Online Registration Process To be announced
Supplementary On-line Registration To be announced
Online Examination – Preliminary To be announced
Preliminary Exam Result To be announced
Mains Admit Card To be announced
Mains Exam Date To be announced
Mains Exam Results To be announced
Interview To be announced
Provisional Allotment of Banks To be announced

Likewise, a list of examination centers will also be available after Indian Bank releases the official notification. Generally, the bank created examination centers in every big city of every state. 

Moreover, some seats are reserved for reserved categories like SC, ST, and OBC. However, the maximum age to apply is 30 years for general category candidates. In addition, there is also some age relaxation given to candidates belonging to reserved categories. For example, there is an age relaxation of 5 years, particularly for SC and ST candidates, and for OBC (Non-creamy layer), there is an age relaxation of 3 years. At the same time, the minimum age to apply is 20 years. 

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Date

At the same time, the Indian Bank PO examination takes place in three stages, i.e., Preliminary exam, main exam, and interview round. Therefore, a candidate has to clear all three phases to getting the position of probationary officer. Hence, the candidate first has to clear the preliminary exam to appear in the main exam. Then, after qualifying for the main exam, the candidate will sit in the interview round. Following this, the candidate receives a provisional offer to become a probationary officer in the bank branches.

Exam Date
Preliminary Exam To be announced
Main Exam To be announced
Interview To be announced

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Application Fee

Subsequently, there is an application fee which Indian Bank takes from the candidates who want to appear in the Indian Bank PO exam. Above all, Indian Bank accepts applications and application fees through online mode only. Most importantly, the application fees can be submitted online through the bank’s official website only after filling out the application form.

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD To be announced
Others To be announced

There will be some relaxation in application fees for reserved categories candidates like SC/ST and PWD.

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Eligibility Criteria

Importantly, there is an eligibility criterion that Indian Bank sets. For that reason. Only candidates who clear the eligibility criteria can appear in the examination. Moreover, the eligibility criteria are selected based on the reserved categories candidates qualify reserved categories candidates, Age, and Nationality of the candidate. 

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. Especially a candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university with a score of a minimum of 60% marks (55% for reserved categories).
  2. Specifically, candidates of a minimum of 20 years of age can apply. (on the date of registration). However, the maximum period should be 30 years (on the date of registration). Meanwhile, age relaxation in the upper age is for candidates from the reserved categories. In short, the details of the age relaxation will be out when Indian Bank publishes the official announcement.
  3. Moreover, the candidate must be either 

i) a Citizen of India or 

ii) the subject of Nepal or 

iii) the subject of Bhutan or 

iv) Besides it, a person must be of Indian origin. Who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam wants to settle in India permanently. 

Therefore, candidates belonging to categories 2,3, and 4th above shall be a person who favors the Government of India and has issued a certificate of eligibility.

 

Indian Bank PO Vacancies

It should be noted that every year the vacancies are revised as per the bank’s needs—a complete list of vacancies by Indian Bank in the official notification released on their website. On the contrary, the denomination of vacancies is done by branches of Indian Bank from all over India. Candidates belonging to SC/ST, OBC, and PWD have reservation criteria. In contrast, reserved seats and total vacancies will be available after Indian Bank releases the official notification. 

 

Indian Bank PO Salary

Like any other public sector bank, Indian Bank also gives a good salary to its probationary officers.  Meanwhile, the payment will depend on the location of the posting. Whereas. Salary will be different for metro cities, state capitals, and rural areas.  However, this change is due to the variance in House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance (CCA).  

Nevertheless, candidates can see the detailed Salary Structure pay below:

Basic Pay 23,700
Dearness Allowance 10,163.63
Special Allowance 1863
City Compensatory Allowance 3 to 4 percent
House Rent Allowance 8.5 percent, 7.5 percent, or 6.5 percent depending upon the location of posting

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Syllabus

In addition to this, the syllabus of exam designs in such a way to test the candidate’s overall caliber. Not only that, it makes sure that the candidate can take responsibility and can complete the required tasks. For instance, a candidate should have good oral and written communication skills. As well as the candidate should also be good at logical and analytical thinking. Along with this, an excellent probationary officer should be a good team worker, have some leadership skills, and have an excellent positive attitude.

The syllabus is mainly English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Banking Awareness, and Data Interpretation.

At the same time, there is a different syllabus for the preliminary exam and a separate syllabus for the main exam. 

For the preliminary exam, the syllabus is English Language, Reasoning Ability, and as well as Quantitative Aptitude.

 Similarly for the main exam, the syllabus is Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis, and Interpretation. In addition, one candidate will also have to write a letter and essay in the English language in the main examination. 

 

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern

In particular, to get the post, the candidate has to qualify in all three stages:-

  1. Preliminary Exam.
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview Round.

To begin with, a candidate first has to clear the preliminary exam to appear in the main exam. In addition to that, after qualifying for the main exam, the candidate will sit in the interview round. Last but not least, upon clearing the interview round, the candidate receives a provisional offer to become a probationary officer in a branch of Indian Bank. 

Number of exams 3 (Preliminary, main and interview round)
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions
Mode of Examination Online
Number of questions Preliminary: 100

Main: 200

Time Duration Preliminary: 1 Hour

Main: 2 Hours + 30 mins for descriptive test

Above all, candidates can take both exams, either in English or Hindi. Nevertheless, all the questions will be multiple choice based. In addition, there is an additional descriptive test to be taken after the main examination. Meanwhile, the candidate gets 30 minutes to write an essay and a letter on the descriptive test.

 

Exam Admit Card

On the contrary, the Indian Bank PO admit card will be accessible fourteen days preceding the test. Hence, the candidate must download the call letter within the specified period. Similarly, applicants receive an intimation about downloading the call letters. Moreover, Indian Bank shares intimations regarding the call letter using email and SMS. Therefore, the candidate needs to carry the admit card copy on the day of the examination. Furthermore, candidates must check all the mentioned details on the admit card. 

 

Exam Results

Besides, the results of the examinations are released after every stage. Generally, the results of the preliminary exam are out seven days after the examination. At the same time, the result releases on the official website of the Indian Bank. Moreover, the results are announced in the form of a scorecard. While on the scorecard, the candidate can see the scores in different sections and overall score. Apart from this, Indian Bank will release a cut-off list. Besides that, only the candidates who clear the cut-off list will appear in the main examination. Similarly, the bank also releases a cutoff list, of the candidates who clear that cut-off list will then appear in the final interview round.

Furthermore, the Indian Bank releases the final merit list taking all the three stages of the examination into account. Alternatively, the weightage of the prelims and the main exam (counted together) and the interview round will be 80:20.

Likewise, the qualified candidates on the merit list get a provisional offer to join the bank as a probationary officer in one of the branches of the Indian Bank. However, before joining the bank, the candidate will have to take a mandatory 1-year PGDBF course at Indian Bank, Manipal School of Banking.

How to Apply?

Apart from this, the bank accepts applications for the PO exam through online mode only. So, candidates have to fill out the form from the Indian Bank’s official website. But first, they need to fill out an application form. In the application form, candidates need to put their personal and academic details. 

Steps to fill Application Form

Overall, there are three steps by which a candidate can apply for the exam:-

Step 1: Registration

  • Begin by visiting the Indian Bank’s official website, i.e., indianbank.in
  • Under the ‘Career’ tab, click on “PGDBF Program.” After that, click on “Apply Online for PO-Onboarding.”
  • In addition, the candidate has to fill in the basic personal details like name, mobile number, and email id. Then, carefully enter these details and click on register.
  • Meanwhile, after successful registration, the candidate will see a provisional registration number and password. 

Step 2: Fill out the Application Form

  • First, log in using the provisional registration number and password.
  • After that, enter your personal and academic details carefully.
  • Also, the candidate now has to upload a recent passport size photograph and signatures. Specifically, the pictures should be as per the guidelines written in the notification.
  • After completing all the information asked in the form and uploading the documents, candidates will see a preview of their form. Finally, check all the information and make changes if required. Therefore, only after checking all the details click on “Save and Next.”

Step 3: Application Fee Payment

  • Most importantly, the candidates need to pay the application fees in online mode. 
  • Besides that, candidates can pay the fees using internet banking, debit/credit cards, mobile wallets, IMPS, and other available online methods.
  • Next, submit the fees and take a printout of the e-receipt of the payment.
  • Finally, after the fee payment, take a printout of the confirmation page of the application form. In addition, the application form contains the necessary information related to the exam, and candidates will need this to get their admit card.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

 Q.1 What is the probation period for Indian Bank Probationary Officer?

A. The probation period for the probationary officer will be two years. Therefore, probationary officers will get confirmation of their posts only after the completion of this period.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released?

A. The number of vacancies will be published after the Indian Bank releases the official notification about the exam. However, the official announcement releases on the official website of the Indian Bank, i.e., indianbank.

 Q.3 Can a final-year graduate student apply for the Indian Bank PO exam?

A. No, a final-year graduate student cannot apply for the Indian Bank PO exam. Additionally, the minimum eligibility of the exam is a graduation degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for reserved categories). 

 Q.4 What are the age criteria to apply for the Indian Bank PO exam?

A. A candidate should be of a minimum of 20 years of age to apply for this exam. Specifically, for general category individuals, the upper age limit is 30 years. In contrast, there is an age relaxation of the upper limit for reserved categories like SC/ST, OBC, PWD, and others reserved. 

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