The South Indian Bank released the Notification to recruit candidates to the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The Notification was released on the Bank’s official website on 1st September 2021. The online form filling process for eligible applicants was opened and started on 1st September 2021, and the last date for applying was fixed for 8th September 2021. The Notification has not specified the number of open vacancies, but it is expected that the bank will fill over 350 vacancies via this notification. The notification is available for reading and downloading by anyone here.
South Indian Bank PO Important Details 2021
|Name of Examination
|South Indian Bank
|Mode of Applying for the Post
|Online Registration/ Filling of Application
|– SC/ST – INR 200/– General – INR 800/-
|Mode of Examination
|Stages of Examination
|Online Examination and Interview
|Place of Posting
|Anywhere in India (Transfer will be at the Bank’s discretion, not by the candidate’s request)
|Service Agreement Period
South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Examination Important Dates
|South Indian Bank PO 2021 Online Application Starts from
|Last Date to Apply Online for SIB Probationary Officer
|South Indian Bank PO 2021 Examination Date
|Will be Announced Soon
|Admit Card Download Start Date
|Will be Announced Soon
|Result Declaration Date
|Will be Announced Soon
|Call Letter for Interview
|Will be Announced Soon
South Indian Bank Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Overview
Before you sit for an examination, you must have complete information about the syllabus for that examination and the examination pattern. For this, one generally looks at the Notification for the Examination. But the Notification for the South Indian Bank Probationary Officer does not provide any information regarding the Syllabus for the Examination, nor does it provide any information regarding the Examination pattern. So, the only way to know the syllabus and the examination pattern is to look at other similar examinations. Read on to know the selection process, the expected syllabus, and the expected examination pattern for the South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Exam.
South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Process of Selection
The selection process for the South Indian Bank Probationary Officer comprised two different stages, and the first has to be cleared to qualify for the second stage.
The two stages of the Recruitment process are:
- Online Test
Those candidates whose applications are seen as being in order shall be called for the Online Test. From the list of candidates who clear the Online Test, the Examination Board of the Bank will shortlist an adequate number of them, and these shortlisted candidates will be invited for the Interview round. Being eligible in every respect does not vest in the applicant any right to be invited for the Interview round.
The South Indian Bank vests in itself the right to modify the selection process taking into account the number of candidates who have applied for the position. The Bank also has the right to decide how many candidates should be asked to appear for the round of Interviews.
For all matters associated with the eligibility or the selection of candidates, the decision of the South Indian Bank will be taken as being final, and the Bank will not entertain any further correspondence on the issue.
After Final Selection
All candidates who are selected after the Interview round do not become permanent immediately. First, there is a period of training, then a period of internship, then a Service Agreement Period, and then the post Service Agreement Period, which is a period of probation. After the probation period is completed, the candidate is given a confirmation letter. Given below are the various stages:
- Classroom Training (Eight Months)
- Internship (Four months)
- Service Agreement Period (Two Years)
- Probation Period (One Year)
Read on to know about the Syllabus and the Examination Pattern for the South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Examination.
South Indian Bank Syllabus
Listed below are the topics that are expected to form part of the syllabus for the South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Examination
It is expected that there will be four key sections in the South Indian Bank examination.
- Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
- General Awareness (Finance/ Economy/ Banking)
- English Language
- Data Analysis & Interpretation
The table given below lists the key sections and the topics to be covered under each section.
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
|Data Interpretation and Analysis
Alphanumeric Series/Number Series/Alphabet Series, Analogy, Basics of Computer Programming Basics of hacking, Blood Relations, Clocks Data sufficiency, Database basics, History of Computers, Image and Figure Counting, Inequalities Input-Output, Microsoft Office Networking and communication, Security tools and viruses, Syllogism, Tools
|Articles, Basic vocabulary, Cloze Test Completing paragraphs and sentences, Correcting and Connecting sentences, Detection of Errors, Fillers, Idioms, Jumbling of Paragraphs, Parts of Speech, Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms
|Banking and Financial Awareness, Counties, currencies, and capitals, Current affairs in the context of international and national events of the previous 6 months, Current Affairs in the one year, History of Banking in India, Important dates and days
India’s Financial System, International and national affairs
International organizations, such as IMF, UN, ADB, World Bank, etc., Recent monetary policy, Recent policies related to credit, SEBI, RBI, SEBI, FSDC, IRDA, etc., Static GK
System of Banking in India, Themes
|Average, Data Interpretation, Data, Sufficiency, Mensuration, Mixture and Allegations, Number Series, Partnership, Pipes and Cisterns, Probability, Problems based on quantities, Profit and Loss, Quadratic Equations, Rate of Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Sums on ages, Time, Distance and Work, Topics from Arithmetic
South Indian Bank Exam Pattern
It is expected that the Pattern of the Examination for the South Indian Bank online test will comprise 4 different sections. Together they will comprise 200 marks. It is expected that the Online Test will be for 2 hours, 20 minutes, or 140 minutes.
The table given below provides a glimpse of the expected South Indian Bank Exam Pattern.
|Expected Number of Questions
|Time Allotted (in mins)
|Data Analysis & Interpretation
|General Awareness (Finance/ Economy/ Banking)
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
- The language of the Examination shall be English.
- There is a negative marking for incorrect answers. Each wrong answer will earn a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Now that you know the expected South Indian Bank Syllabus & South Indian Bank Exam Pattern, prepare well, and you shall qualify.
The main heads in the syllabus that are expected to form part of the South Indian Bank PO Examination are:
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
General Awareness (Finance/ Economy/ Banking)
Data Analysis & Interpretation
It is expected that Online Test will be for 2 hours, 20 minutes, or 140 minutes.
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