Canara Bank is one of the largest Indian government-owned banks headquartered in Bengaluru. The bank is inviting applications from eligible graduates towards Probationary Officers posts across the 3600 branches of Canara bank. For the Canara Bank PO selection process, the bank had two different processes, through the IBPS Common Written Examination and based on the candidate’s performance in the Post Graduate banking programme. The selected candidates thus join the Canara Bank as the Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade Scale-I. As one of the most participated and sought after banking examinations in the country, the Canara Bank PO examination is one of the best opportunities for the aspirants to land a banking job. Here in this article are the complete details that the candidates need to know about the Canara Bank PO Recruitment process 2022.
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Canara Bank PO Selection Process 2022
Canara Bank has invited applications from graduates across India for the Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade Scale-I. For these election processes, the bank will rely on two sets of the selection process, one is through the IBPS PO 2022 scorecards. The second and more efficient way to kickstart your banking career with Canara bank is by joining the year-long Post-Graduate Banking Diploma programme sponsored by the bank.
Apart from the common written examination conducted by the IBPS for the selection process, one can choose to appear for the entrance tests conducted by the bank and joins their PG Diploma programme. The bank will then hires the successful candidates from this program for their service. Bank has tie-up with two institutions to conduct the one-year training course and they are:
- NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida
- Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru
Both of the institutes are recognized by UGC.
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The exam pattern for the entrance test for the Canara Bank PO recruitment through the Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) program is:
|Subject||Exam Medium||Number of
|Reasoning||English & Hindi||50||50||2 Hours|
|Quantitative Aptitude||English & Hindi||50||50|
|General Awareness||English & Hindi||50||50|
Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2022
The Canara Bank PO recruitment will be done through Two Phases.
- The first phase will be an online objective test and the second stage will be a group discussion and interview.
- The online objective test will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS), Mumbai. The test comprises four subjects, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. The question paper will have a total of 200 questions. The test carries a total of 200 marks. There will be negative marks for wrong answers.
- The candidates who qualify equally to or above the section-wise and overall cut-off score in the first stage will only be eligible to appear for the second phase which will be the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.
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Online Exam Pattern
|Subjects||No of questions||Maximum marks||Time Duration|
|English Language||50||50||120 minutes|
Group Discussion and Interview
Depending on the number of vacancies, candidates in the ratio of 1:3 will be called for Group Discussion and interviews.
The total marks allotted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview are 50. The minimum qualifying marks for the test are as follows:
- For General Candidates: 40%
- For SC / ST/ OBC / PWBD candidates: 35%
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The weightage is given to online test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview for final selection are 50:20:30, respectively. Candidates are selected for admission to Canara Bank PGDBF based on the overall performance of the candidates in the online test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.
Canara Bank PO Result will be released online after each phase of selection. Candidates can access their results either through the login or it will be available in PDF format.
Canara Bank PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Before applying, candidates should confirm that they satisfy all the required eligibility criteria pertaining to Nationality, Age Limit, Educational Qualification, etc. Candidates who have the required eligibility can apply for the post as the recruitment commission publishes the official notification through the official website. The given below are the details regarding the Canara Bank PO eligibility criteria that the candidates need to have so as to apply for the post.
Candidates should have a minimum age of 20 years and a maximum age of 30 years. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories can apply for relaxation within the upper age limit.
Check the prescribed age relaxation available for category:
|SI.NO||Category||Age Relaxation Availed|
|1||Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates||3 years|
|3||Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalided||5 years|
|4||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
The relaxation in the upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates will be allowed on a cumulative basis.
Candidates seeking age relaxation should have to submit requisite certificates at the time of the Personal Interview.
There is no reservation for the Ex-servicemen in Officer Cadre Posts.
Candidates belonging to the OBC category but coming under the creamy layer and if their caste is not there in the Central OBC list for the state in which they belong are not entitled to OBC reservation. They need to apply under the General category.
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A Degree (Graduation) with a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWBD) or equivalent grade, in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Knowledge of Computers
Candidates must have both operating and working knowledge of computers. Candidates who do not have the same should do the same within 6 months from the date of joining the bank.
Knowledge of Hindi
Candidates must know the speak and write in Hindi.
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Candidates applying for the Probationary Officer post must be
- A citizen of India. or
- Citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or
- A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling in India
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries like Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Candidates of the above-mentioned countries must make sure that the Indian Government has issued them an eligibility certificate.
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Canara Bank PO Exam Centers
The exam will conduct across India in various centres:
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Ballarpur, Raipur|
|Delhi NCR||Delhi and New Delhi|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Annand, Gandhinagar, Ahmednagar, Jamnagar, Mehran, Rajkot, Seurat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar|
|Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro steel city, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Trissur|
|Karnataka||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkanal, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri|
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