Canara Bank SO Syllabus 2017

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Canara Bank Specialist Officers (SO) Selection Procedure/Scheme:

The selection (other than Manager Security post) shall be by way of Short-listing/Test + Group Discussion + Interview basing on the applications received for individual posts. For the post of Manager Security (Post Code-16), the selection is by way of Shortlisting, Group Discussion and/or Interview.

In case the number of candidates are less, the selection will be done through Shortlisting, Group Discussion & Interview. Depending upon the number of vacancies, Bank reserves the right to shortlist requisite number of candidates and only those shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and/or Interview.

Canara Bank Specialist Officers (SO) Exam Pattern:

In case the selection is through on-line test, pattern for examination, test centres and other details are mentioned herebelow:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Professional Knowledge in the area of specialization 50 100 2 hours
Test of English 50 50
Latest Developments in Banking Industry 50 50
Total (Total Weighted Score) 150 200
There will be negative marks for wrong answers in Objective Test.

Bank will decide the minimum cut-off marks for each subject as well as Total Weighted Score [TWS].

Depending on the number of vacancies, such of those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the order of merit in the test as per the cut-off marks decided by the Bank and number of candidates required for Group Discussion and /or Interview in certain ratio decided by the Bank, will only be called for Group Discussion and/or interview


Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If for any question a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong, even if one of the given answers happens to be right, and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Important: Please take a note that in case a candidate is found adopting/ abetting use of unfair means, either during the written test or at any time before or after the same, then the candidate shall be debarred from the recruitment process.

Canara Bank Specialist Officers (SO) Syllabus:

Examination Centres for Online Written Test:

(i) Bank will be holding online written test at Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.

(ii) Candidates are advised to give their preference of written test centre. The address for the online test and timing will be advised in the online call letters available at Bank’s website.

(iii) Candidates may select any one centre from the above-mentioned centres and indicate the same in his or her application. Request for change of Centre will not be entertained.

(iv)The Bank, however, reserves the right to add or change or cancel any of the Centres for online test depending on the response or number of applications for a particular centre. Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.

(v)Candidate will appear for the examination/interview at the respective centres at his/her own risk and expenses and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature caused to the candidate.

(vi) Any unruly behavior/misbehavior in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature

The total marks allotted for Group Discussion and for Interview are 100 each. Candidates have to secure minimum marks as decided by the Bank at each level of selection process and only those candidates will be considered for preparation of final rank lists.

Category Marks out of 100
Unreserved 55 or more
SC/ST/OBC/PWD 50 or more


The candidates will have to secure the marks as mentioned below in Group Discussion, interview & also final marks, to be considered for preparation of final rank lists.

However, the selection for the post will be based on their position in respective category rank list for that post:

The final rank lists shall be prepared on the basis Short-listing/Test + Group Discussion + Interview, with the following weightage:

Status Test Group Discussion Interview Total
Posts with Test, GD & Interview 50% 20% 30% 100%
Posts with GD & Interview only 40% 60% 100%


The final selection is on the basis of rank lists drawn based on the total marks calculated as above. The On-line Test, GD and Interview will be held at identified centres. The centre & address of the venue, time & date for Test / Group Discussion and Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates through e-mail and candidates have to attend for the same at their own cost.

Candidates are advised to check Bank’s website for details and updates of this project


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