Canara Bank PO 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

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Canara Bank PO 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

What is Canara Bank PO recruitment?

After completing the specially designed Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF) course, candidates are recruited for the post of Probationary Officers in Junior Grade Scale I by the Canara Bank. Candidates can enrol for the Canara Bank PGDBF program at either Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd’s Bengaluru campus or NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd’s Greater Noida campus for a one-year training program.
The online objective exam is used to select candidates for admission to the course, followed by a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview. The online objective exam is used to select candidates for admission to the course, followed by a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is in charge of conducting the online exam, while Canara Bank is in charge of the other selection processes. Canara Bank also recruits candidates for the post of PO based on the IBPS PO exam, including a prelims and mains exam and an interview.

Canara Bank PO Highlights


Exam name Canara Bank PO
Conducted by Canara Bank
Exam level National
Exam category Graduation
Exam stages Online exam, Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam language English and Hindi
Exam fees
  • General candidates are Rs 708
  • SC/ST/PWBD is Rs 118
Exam purpose Selection of Probationary Officers (POs) in the bank after completing a one-year PGDBF course in Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd or NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd
Official website


Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria 2020


  • Candidates must be Indian citizens, Nepalese or Bhutanese citizens, or Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of settling. 
  • A person of Indian origin who has moved to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam have all expressed an interest in settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates from these countries must ensure that they have obtained an eligibility certificate from the Indian government.


Computer Knowledge: 

  • Candidates must be able to operate as well as work with computers. Candidates who do not have the knowledge of computers should learn it within six months of starting work at the bank.


Hindi Knowledge: 

  • Candidates should be able to speak and write in Hindi.

Age limit: 

  • Candidates should be between  20 and 30 years of age. Candidates who fall under one of the reserved categories will have their upper age limit relaxed.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must hold a degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks (55 per cent for SC/ST/PWBD) or an equivalent grade.


Canara Bank PO Dates 2020

Yet to be announced 

Canara Bank PO Vacancy 2020

Yet to be announced.

Canara Bank PO Salary

The selected candidates would be paid a pay scale of Rs 23700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42020. They are also eligible for Dearness Allowance, Housing Allowance, Child Care Allowance, Medical Assistance, and Leave Fare Concession, among other benefits. Depending on where they are posted, they will also be provided with conveyance, furniture, and other amenities.

Canara Bank PO Selection Process 2020

Here’s the complete process of Canara Bank PO Selection: 

  1. Filing of application form 

  2. The application form for Canara Bank PO will be available online at the bank’s official website. The exam application fee is Rs 708 for general candidates and Rs 118 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates. 

  3. Release of admit card 

  4. Admit cards are released two to three weeks before the exam. Candidates can get their Canara Bank PO admit card by logging in with their registration number, roll number, date of birth, or password.

  5. Online exam

  6. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General Knowledge are the four topics covered in the online test. There will be a total of 200 questions in the exam. The exam has a total of 200 marks. Negative marks will be provided for incorrect answers. To pass the exam, candidates must score the sectional and overall cut off points. Candidates in the ratio 1:3 will be called for Group Discussion and Interview, depending on the vacancies.

  7. Declaration of results 

  8. Canara Bank PO results will be available online in phases. Candidates will be able to access their results either by login or in PDF format.

  9. Group Discussion and Interview

  10. Group Discussion and Interview are worth a total of 50 marks. The exam requires a minimum qualifying score of 40% for general candidates (35 per cent for SC, ST, OBC, and PWBD candidates).

  11. Final Selection

  12. For final selection, the online exam, group discussion, and personal interview are weighted 50:20:30, respectively. Canara Bank PGDBF candidates are chosen based on their success in the online exam, group discussion, and personal interview.


Canara Bank PO 2020 FAQs


How to apply for Canara Bank PO 2020 exam?

The course requires nine months of classroom teaching and three months of internship at Canara Bank branches and offices.

What are the course fees?

The Bengaluru campus of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. charges Rs 4,13,000. The fees at the Greater Noida campus of NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd. are Rs 3,54,000.

How are candidates selected for the recruitment exam?

Candidates are selected using a merit-cum-preference method.

Are there any qualifying marks in graduation to apply for the exam?

Yes, qualified marks in graduation are 60 percent for SC/ST/PWBD, and 55 percent for SC/ST/PWBD or equivalent grades.

Is there any agreement or bond?

Yes, at the time of enrolment in the course, chosen applicants must sign a five-year bond. Since successful completion of the probationary period as a Probationary Officer, the bond continues in place.

What if anyone does not secure the cutoff marks in the exam?

For selection, candidates must achieve the Canara Bank PO cutoff marks in the Online Test, Group Discussion, and Interview.

 Do I need to show any identity proof while appearing in the exam?

Yeah, candidates must present photo-identity evidence such as a PAN card, passport, driving licence, voter’s card, bank pass book, etc. while taking the online exam, group conversation, or interview.

What is the probationary period?

Candidates joining the bank as POs will be on probation for one year after successfully completing the Canara Bank PGDBF course.

Will I get a stipend while pursuing internships in the bank branches?

Candidates will get a stipend of Rs 10,000 during their internship.

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