Canara Bank PO Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Eligibility Details

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Canara bank Exam pattern:

Subject Medium of Exam No. of Questions Marks Time duration
English English/Hindi 50 50  


Composite of  2 hours

Quantitative Aptitude English/Hindi 50 50
Reasoning English/Hindi 50 50
General Awareness (CA , static, Banking) English/Hindi 50 50
TOTAL 200 200


  • There will be negative marking. 0.25 marks will be reduced for every wrong question. For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded.
  • Candidate should meet the sectional wise minimum marks and all overall cut-off mark fixed by the Canara bank.
  • Selected candidates from the written test, have to attend group discussion and Personal Interview.
  • All the selections are decided by the bank. Requirement is based on merit list of Written Test, so candidates should Score high marks to get through the written test.

Canara bank PO Exam Syllabus 2018:

Here topic wise expected syllabus and weightage of questions are given below which will help you to get idea about Canara bank PO syllabus

English Language:

Expected topic Weightage: Topic titles Expected Number of Questions
1. Reading Comprehension 10 Questions
2. Cloze Test 5-10Questions
3. Para jumbles 5 Questions
4. Spotting Errors 5-10 Questions
5. Sentence Improvement 5-10 Questions
6. Fill in the Blanks 4-5 Questions
7. Theme-based(or)Odd one out Questions 4-5 Questions
8. Sentence Connectors 4-5 Questions
9. Vocabulary based

(Synonyms-Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases etc)

4-5 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Expected topic Weightage of Quantitative Aptitude is given below. The count may vary which is decided by the bank.

Expected topic Weightage:          Topic titles Expected Number of Questions
1. Number Series 5 Questions
2. Simplification/ Approximation 5 Questions
3. Quadratic Equations 5 Questions
4. Data Interpretation 10-15 Questions

(i.e. 2-3 sets)

5. Data Sufficiency 5-10 Questions
6. Miscellaneous





2.Ratio& proportion


4.Problem on Ages

5.Profit, Loss & Discount


7.Boats & Streams


9.Simple& compound interest

10.Pipes & Cisterns

11.Mixture & Allegation

12.Time, Work & Wages

13.Time, Speed & Distance







10-15 Questions


Reasoning Ability:

Expected topic Weightage:          Topic titles Expected Number of Questions
1. Inequality   5 Questions
2. Syllogism   5 Questions
3. Data Sufficiency   5 Questions
4. Coding-Decoding   3 Questions
5. Input-Output   5 Questions
6. Logical/ Verbal Reasoning  5-10 Questions
7. Seating Arrangement & Puzzles   10-15 Questions

(i.e. 2-3 sets)

8. Miscellaneous



1.Blood Relations


3.Order &Ranking

4. Series based questions.

5 Questions


General Awareness:

Expected topic Weightage: Topic titles No. of questions
1 Current Affairs 15-20
2 Static Awareness 10-15
3 Banking awareness 15-20


  • Questions will be asked from Current Affairs, Static and banking awareness.
  • For current Affairs, It is better to cover Gk updates at least for last 4-5 months.
  • For Static Awareness, It is important to cover the main topics like country, currency and capital, recent schemes, Awards, organizations and its headquarters, important days, bank, insurance and its head quarters.
  • For Banking Awareness, You have to concentrate on the recent news like NPA and PCA, payment Banks, RBI recent approvals, bank rates, MUDRA, Important Abbreviations etc…

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