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Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern

Indian Bank has recently released a notification to recruit Probationary Officers. The Bank invites interested candidates to apply for the on year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance(PGDBF) program. Total number of 417 vacancies are announced for Indian Bank PO. The online application starts from 1st August 2018 and will end on 27th August 2018. Therefore, before applying take a close look at the detailed Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern.

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern

Since the notification has already been released, thus it is very important for you to go through the exam pattern. There are mainly 3 stages in the Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

There is not much change in the Prelims exam pattern. This time Indian Bank has introduced certain changes in the Mains exam pattern. Computer Aptitude has been merged with Reasoning section and like other Banking exams, sectional timing is introduced. Let’s have a detailed look at the exam pattern.

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Preliminary Exam

Name of the Subject No. of
Marks  Duration
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  Composite time
of 1 hours
 English Language  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 Total  100  100

Mains Examination

Name of the Test No. of
Marks Duration
 Reasoning & Computer
 45  60  60 mins
 Data Analysis &
 35  60  45 mins
 English Language  35  40  40 mins
Banking Awareness
 40  40  35 mins
 Total  155  200  180 mins
 Descriptive Type  English Language (Essay
& Letter Writing)
 2  25  30 mins
 Total  157  225  210 mins
  • All papers except the English Language section are bilingual.
  • Candidates will have to qualify the sectional and overall cut-off for both Preliminary as well as Mains Exam. Take Indian Bank PO mock test for effective time management.
  • In the Mains Exam, candidates who qualify for the Objective Type paper, will be allowed to sit for the Descriptive paper.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.


  • Candidates who clear the Mains exam will be called for the Interview, which is of 100 marks.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for the Mains exam will be 40% (35% for SC, ST, OBC, PwD).
  • The ratio of weightage for Prelims and Mains exam is to Interview is 80:20.
  • Your combined total score will be obtained by considering the marks in Prelims, Mains and Inteview.

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