Canara Bank conducts Canara Bank PO recruitment for admission to one-year training course leading to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) after which candidates are appointed as Probationary Officers in branches of the bank. The aspirants can fill its application form in online mode on Canara Bank's official website. Before applying for the Canara Bank PO recruitment candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. Registered candidates have to appear in an online test which is held in about 189 cities across the country. The exam comprises 200 objective type questions carrying 200 marks. Selected candidates are then called for Group Discussion and Interview based on the 1:3 ratio (for each post 3 candidates) depending upon the vacancies. The shortlisted candidates in Canara Bank PO exam are required to submit self-attested copies of all the documents pertaining to Age, Qualification, Experience, Caste, etc. at the time of Group Discussion/Personal Interview. Candidates who qualify this stage of the recruitment process are eligible to undergo the PGDBF course. On successful completion of the course, candidates will be selected to join the bank as Probationary Officer in JMGS-I.
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of Canara Bank PO has been prescribed by the Canara Bank. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria regarding nationality/citizenship, age, educational qualification, computer basics, Hindi language knowledge details below:
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria - Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either a citizen of India or Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India or
Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India provided that a candidate belonging to categories above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Candidates must produce a necessary certificate of their eligibility at the time of appointment as a Probationary Officer.
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit
The age limit to apply for Canara Bank PO have to fulfil the age limit as given below:
Candidates must have to be between 20 to 30 years
A candidate must have been born not earlier than October 2, 1988, and not later than October 1, 1998 (both days inclusive)
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria - Educational Qualification
Candidates must a graduation degree with a minimum of 60% marks (55% For SC/ST/PWBD) or equivalent Grade in any discipline from a University recognised by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria - Computer Literacy
Operating & working knowledge in computer systems should be an essential qualification, which a candidate must either possess or acquire within 6 months from the date of joining the Bank
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria - Hindi Knowledge
The candidates shall acquire working knowledge in Hindi, if not possessed already, before completion of the probationary period
Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria – Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates - 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy layer) candidates - 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - 10 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 - 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots - 5 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) - 5 years
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
Canara Bank PO Application Form
The application form of Canara Bank PO is available online. Before applying candidates must ensure to keep ready the following particulars:
• Scanned photograph
• Scanned signature
• Active personal email ID and mobile number
Steps to fill Canara Bank PO Application Form:
• Canara Bank PO Registration
• Fill all the personal details
• Uploading of photograph and signature
• Payment of Canara Bank PO application fees
• Printout of the application form
Application modes: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking
Guidelines for Photograph and Signature
Guidelines for scanning of photograph and signature:
Applicants should upload their recent passport size photograph, clicked against a light-coloured, (preferably white) background
Size of file should be between 20 kb–50 kb
Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, the sun should be behind the applicant, or he/she should get clicked in the shade so that they are not squinting and there are no harsh shadow
If flash has to be used while clicking the pictures, ensure there is no ‘red-eye’
If the applicants wear glasses he/she should ensure that there is no reflection and his/her eyes are clearly visible
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover the face of the applicant
Applicants should sign with a black pen on a white paper
The signature must be done by the applicant and not by any other person
The applicant’s signature obtained on the admission letter and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match with the uploaded signature.
In case of a mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified
The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.
If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Call Letter, the applicant will be disqualified.
Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb
Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of Canara Bank PO is prescribed by the Canara Bank.
The online test will carry 200 objective type questions
Each correct answer will carry 1 mark. There will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for wrong answers. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
The Canara Bank PO exam pattern is mentioned below in the table:
No. of Questions
The total marks allotted for Group Discussion and for Interview are 50 each.
The admit card of Canara Bank PO is released for Online Test and Interview/Group Discussion. Candidates can download the admit card of Canara Bank PO till February 10. To download Canara Bank PO admit card, candidates must enter registration number and password/date of birth. Only those candidates who have applied for the exam successfully are issued Canara Bank PO admit card. It is essential that the candidates carry the admit cards to the exam venue. Details such as exam centre, date and time of the exam, candidate’s personal details, etc. are mentioned in Canara Bank PO admit card. Before downloading the admit card of Canara Bank PO, candidates must make sure that all the information is correct. Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the Canara Bank PO for examination will not be permitted to appear in the test.
The result of Canara Bank PO is declared for Online Test and Interview round separately. Candidates have to download their result of Canara Bank PO in online mode. Candidates have to score the minimum cut-off marks for each subject as well as a total score to get selected for the next stage of the recruitment process. In order to qualify Canara Bank PO online test, candidates have to obtain a minimum score in each subject and also a minimum total score as decided by Bank to be considered for Group Discussion and Interview. The final merit list for selection is released on the basis of performance in Online Test, Group Discussion and Interview. If two or more candidates have obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/above the candidate junior in age). The weightage for online test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview are in the ratio of 50:20:30.
Canara Bank PO Cutoff
Canara Bank PO Cutoff for the Online test is released by the Bank along with the result.
Candidates have to secure subject-wise and overall score to be considered for Group Discussion and Interview
The minimum qualifying marks in Group Discussion and Personal Interview are 40% for General and 35% for SC / ST/ OBC / PWBD candidates.
Canara Bank PO Selection Process
Canara Bank will select candidates through a selection process consisting of an online test followed by Interview/ Group Discussion (GD).
Online Test: There are 200 objective type questions. Candidates have to obtain more than or equal to the minimum qualifying cut off marks in each subject to be eligible for the GD/PI.
Interview/Group Discussion – Candidates who have qualified in the objective test are selected for the PI/GD on the basis of the merit list prepared by the authority in the order of ranks obtained in the Canara Bank PO online test and cut-off marks. The cutoff marks are decided by Canara Bank on the basis of the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the number of vacancies, etc. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the performance in the online test and Interview/GD. The minimum qualifying marks in Group Discussion and Personal Interview must be equal to or more than 40% for General Candidates and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD candidates.
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