The notification for Indian Bank PO Exam to recruit candidates for filling 417 vacancies has been released. Aspirants have started applying online from the 1st of August 2018, and the last date to apply for Indian Bank PO is 27th August 2018. As per the notification, the exam for Indian Bank PO is scheduled to be conducted on 6th October 2018.

Also the online registration for IBPS Probationary Officer exam has started out , candidates can submit application till 9th September 2018. According to the present status the prelims examination for IBPS PO exam will be on 13th , 14th ,20th & 21st of October 2018

In this session, we will cover all the aspects of Indian Bank PO. We will also compare Indian Bank PO with IBPS PO.

First, let us look at the importance of Indian Bank PO exam.

Indian Bank has been accepting the applications from the aspirants for the post of JMG Scale I as Probationary Officers. Here is the tabular representation of important dates of Indian Bank PO exam:

Exam Events Important Dates
Opening Date of Online Application 1st August 2018
Last Date of Online Application 27th August 2018
Last Date to pay Application Fee 27th August 2018
Download Date of Indian Bank Prelims Admit Card After 24th Sept 2018
Indian Bank PO Exam Date 2018 6th October 2018 (Prelims)
Result of Preliminary exam 17th Oct 2018
Download Date of Mains Admit Card 22nd Oct 2018
Indian Bank PO Mains Exam Date 4th Nov 2018
Indian Bank PO Mains Result NA


Next, let us look at the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit:  The candidate should not be less than 20 years and not more than 30 years of age as on 1st August 2018.
  • Qualification: The candidate should have at least completed a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Application Process:

  • Visit the official website of Indian Bank
  • Click on the link “Click for new Registration” to begin the registration process
  • Mention all the important details as per the official documents
  • Once the details are filled, you would receive a registration number and password
  • Preserve the registration number and the password for future reference
  • Upload the scanned photograph and the signature according to the dimensions mentioned
  • Finally, make the required payment of fees and click “Submit”

There is a relaxation in the fee payment for backward classes

Sl. No. Category Application Fee
1. SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100/-
2. Others Rs. 600/-


We will now look at the exam pattern of Indian Bank PO exam.

Selection Procedure:

There are 3 phases of selection, namely:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

Aspirants scoring above the cut-off marks in the Mains would be called for Interview.


We will now look at the exam pattern for IBPS PO with detailed IBPS PO syllabus.


IBPS POExam pattern

As we mentioned earlier, IBPS PO exam has the Prelims and the Mains.

Here is the exam pattern for the Prelims exam.

Sl. No Subject No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35
2 English 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
100 100


Exam pattern- Mains:

Type of Test Name of test No. of questions Maximum marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Objective type Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
General/ Economy/Banking/Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
Descriptive English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes
Total 157 225 210 minutes


You may note the following important points:

  • The above tests except English and the Descriptive test are bilingual
  • Only those candidates’ Descriptive papers would be evaluated, who qualify the Objective test of Mains exam
  • Candidates must clear both sectional and the total cutoff in the Prelims and the Mains of Indian Bank PO

We will now discuss Indian Bank PO syllabus .

  1. Reasoning Ability

    • Seating Arrangement
    • Puzzles
    • Inequality
    • Syllogism
    • Input-Output
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Coding| Decoding
    • Miscellaneous- Blood Relations, Problems related to directions, Order & Ranking, Alphanumeric series
  2. Quantitative Aptitude

    • Number Series
    • Simplification
    • Data Interpretation
    • Quadratic Equation
    • Miscellaneous- Average, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Questions related to Ages, Probability
  3. English

    • Comprehension
    • Cloze Test
    • Spotting Errors
    • Sentence Correction
    • Para Jumbles
  4. General/ Banking/ Economy/ Awareness

    • More questions could be from Current Affairs & Banking Awareness
    • There could be questions on Static Affairs such as Books & Authors, currencies, Important places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers, Schemes, Important days
    • You are advised to refer the GK updates of at least the last 3-4 months
    • It is also important to read through the static GK, to be specific- countries, capitals, currencies. Focus on those countries that were in news in recent times; for example, those visited by the Prime Minister or the President, or an important person with whom MoU had been signed


Next, we look at the Indian Bank PO mock test.

Like every Bank exam, it is important to practice test series and mock tests for Indian Bank PO exam.

You need to know the exam pattern and the syllabus of the Bank exam you are appearing for. Accordingly, prepare a rigid timetable and an effective preparation strategy. It would always help you in knowing the subject or a topic which requires more concentration and workouts.

After each subject, it is very much essential to attempt practice sets. Analyse the weak areas after each test set. You can always choose to attempt the online practice sets, apart from the regular question banks. Previous year question papers are also helpful as you can get a clear idea about the type of questions that could be expected during the exam.

Once you complete the revision, practice as many mock tests as possible. Indian Bank PO mock test also has a critical role in the preparation as you know to manage the time to answer each question.

Finally, we discuss how Indian Bank PO is preferred to IBPS PO.

The aspirants applying for Indian Bank PO will be availed with a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF) at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB). This has been jointly set by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd.

The PGDBF admission assures the candidate, a great Banking career with Indian Bank as a Probationary Officer once they complete the course.

This is one of the greatest benefits provided by Indian Bank, when compared to other Banks, and the exam written through IBPS PO.



This session covered the important aspects of Indian Bank PO such as exam pattern, Indian Bank PO syllabus, and mock tests. We also discussed how Indian Bank PO is preferred to IBPS PO.

Hope the session has been informative and helpful for the preparation.


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