The Karnataka Bank has begun the recruitment process for Probationary Officers across the state on 8th January 2020. The Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020 is around the corner and candidates must be well prepared to crack the exam in one attempt. Candidates can check the Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis 2020 in this post to know the current exam review as well as the previous year's.

  • As per the Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2020, candidates getting an appointment for the probationary officer will receive a salary up to Rs 69,000/-
  • Candidates appearing for the Karnataka Bank PO Exam can go through the analysis on this page to estimate their score in the exam.
  • The Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020 is scheduled on 16th February 2020 in online mode. 
  • Candidates clearing the examination above the Karnataka Bank PO Cut Off will be eligible for the Interview stage.

Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis 2020

Go through the subject-wise Karnataka Bank PO Exam Review provided in this post. After completion of the exam, we provide the review by taking the feedback from students who had finished their exams. The exam analysis can help candidates to know what type of questions can be asked, what is the difficulty level of the exam, and the number of good attempts. For now, candidates can check the previous year's analysis in this post and know the difficulty level of the paper. 

Karnataka Bank PO Exam Pattern 2020

Have a look at the below pattern for Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020.

Sections Total Number Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
English 40 40
General Awareness (with special reference to the banking industry) 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 200 200 2 Hours

Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis 2019

The below table shows the previous year's analysis for all subjects. Candidates can go through the this Karnataka Bank PO Exam review to know the previous year trend followed in setting up the question paper.

Subjects Total Questions Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 30 20-23
 Quantitative Aptitude 40 22-26
General English 50 28-32
General Awareness (Banking, Current Affairs etc) 50 30-34
Computer Awareness 30 20-24
Overall 200 117-125

Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning section was of the Easy-Moderate level. There were 4 sets of Puzzle & Seating Arrangement, namely:

  • 2 Parallel lines Puzzle containing 10 members.
  • Circular Seating Arrangement containing 11 people (all sitting).
  • Floor Based Puzzle (9 members with age)
  • Box Based Puzzle (6 boxes)
Topic No. of Questions Level
 Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 18 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Coded Inequalities 2 Moderate
Statement & Conclusion 4 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

There Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude section was of Moderate level. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation, namely:

  • Missing DI (Percentage of farmers W.R.T population & annual income)
  • Bar Graph, Caselet DI
Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Easy-Moderate
Number Series 4 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 3 Easy-Moderate
Quantity 1: Quantity 2 3 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous(Profit/loss, speed&distance, work&time, ratio etc) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate

English Language

The English section was of the Easy-Moderate level. There were short Reading Comprehensions bifurcated in 3 paragraphs.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 6 Moderate
Double Fillers 7 Easy
Cloze Test 10 Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 11 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

General Awareness/Banking Awareness

50 questions were asked in this section and mostly from banking terminology, contemporary events, current affairs, etc. Questions related to Current Affairs of the last 4 months. Some of the mains topics/questions asked are

  • Question-related to Punjab National Bank.
  • Question-related to the history of Banks.
  • One question related to the merger of Banks.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • Defense Exercise between India & Russia.
  • National Youth Day.
  • India’s rank in ease of doing business rankings.

Computer Awareness

There were 30 questions from the Computer Awareness section. This section was easy. Some of the mains topics/questions asked:

  • Browser.
  • Internet.
  • MS Excel (Formula Symbol related question).
  • 1 question related to the Generation of computers.
  • 2 questions related to RAM.
  • Question-related to IP address.


When is the Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020 conducted?

The Karnataka Bank PO Bank is conducted on 16th February 2020.

Is the Karnataka Bank PO Exam conducted in online or offline mode?

The Karnataka Bank PO Exam is conducted in online mode.

For how many marks is the Karnataka Bank PO Exam conducted?

The Karnataka Bank PO Exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks.

How many sections are there in the Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020?

There are totally 5 sections namely: Reasoning, English, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.

What is the total time duration for completing the Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020?

The total time duration for completing the Karnataka Bank PO Exam 2020 is 2 hours.