Canara Bank PO – Overall Preparation Tips

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Canara Bank PO – Overall Preparation Tips

Canara Bank PO exam date has been declared and the exam is on 23rd December 2020. Read this article to ace the Canara Bank PO exam and secure a seat. Check some handy tips and tricks to boost your preparation. Furthermore, go through the Canara Bank PO exam pattern to make an effective study plan.

Canara Bank PO Exam Overview

PostProbationary Officer (PO)
Exam Conducting BodyIBPS
Exam Dates23rd December 2020
Exam StagesOnline Test, Group Discussion & Interview

Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2020

SubjectMedium of ExamNo. of QsMarksTime
ReasoningEnglish & Hindi50502 Hours
Quantitative AptitudeEnglish & Hindi5050
General AwarenessEnglish & Hindi5050

Prepare for Canara Bank PO 2020

The Canara Bank PO Syllabus exam syllabus has the following subjects –


Quantitative Aptitude

General English

General/Financial Awareness

  1. Prepare for Canara Bank PO – Reasoning Section

There is no sectional timing in the Canara Bank PO exam Objective type test. Therefore, with good practice you will be able to score maximum marks in this section.

Arrangement & Pattern4-5 Qs
Coding-Decoding5-6 Qs
Classification2 Qs
Inequalities3-5 Qs
Syllogisms3-5 Qs
Machine Input Output5 Qs
Data Sufficiency5-8 Qs
Blood Relations5 Qs
Analytical Decision Making & Verbal Reasoning5-8 Qs
Linear Seating Arrangement5 Qs
Circular Seating Arrangement5 Qs
Scheduling5 Qs
Double Lineup0-5 Qs
Ordering & Ranking3-5 Qs,

Arrangements & Pattern

This section will have questions based on the Random sequence of Alphabet, Number Arrangement, Mixed series & Dictionary Order.

You can solve as many quizzes for this topic as you can.

Coding & Decoding

Coding Decoding section has questions based on fictitious language.

Practice more to become familiar with the fictitious language that is being asked in this exam.

Moreover, attempt quiz and previous year question papers to get an idea about the type of questions asked.

Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Syllogisms, Machine Input & Output

These are some important topics asked in this exam.

Dedicate sufficient time for each section. Attempt mock test to analyze your preparation.

Practice and revise, as this will help you know how well you remember the concepts.

These are some of the major topics that are asked in the objective test.

Blood Relations

To solve this section with accuracy and speed make use of diagrams.

Prepare a diagram while solving questions base on the Family tree, Coded blood Relation etc.

Verbal Reasoning

This could be time consuming section if you don’t practice well.

Dedicate appropriate time to prepare sections like Cause and Effect, Statements and Conclusions, Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statements and Assumptions, etc.

Seating Arrangements

The questions from this part consists of Uni& Bi-directional problems, Person sitting in a single row or dual row.

Practice more question based on Circular and Linear Arrangement.


There will be questions from Days, Week, Years, Timing, People living in different floors of a building, arranging the persons by age, Order in a row, weight, height, rank etc.

Practice more question from Floor Based Puzzles, Order and Ranking, Floor based Puzzles, etc.

  1. Prepare for Canara Bank PO – Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative section is the most time-consuming section of all. You need to practice a lot in order to score good marks in the given time.

Simplification6-8 Qs
Number Series4-5 Qs
Number System1-2 Qs
Algebra5 – 6 Qs
Data Interpretation10 Qs
Data Sufficiency3-5 Qs
Average1 Q
Percentage2 Qs
Ratio and Proportion2-3 Qs
Mensuration2 Qs
Interest2-3 Qs
Profit and Loss3 Qs
Speed, Time and Distance2-3 Qs
Time and Work2 Qs
Probability, Permutation, and Combination1-2 Qs
Mixtures and Allegations1-2 Qs
Comparison of Quantities1-2 Qs

Data Interpretation

You need to practice a lot to score maximum marks in this section.

Moreover, with practice you will be able to solve the question with speed and accuracy.

Expect question based on Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation, Missing DI, Caselet DI, etc.

Before, solving questions from this section, carefully check the graph or data, understand the concept and then proceed to solve the question.

Algebra, Simplification, Quadratic Equations, Number Series

Expect questions based on BODMAS rule, Decimals, Approximation, Fractions, Percentages, Surds & Indices, Find the Wrong Term, Find the Missing Term, Complete the series, Linear equation, etc.

Regularly attempt mock test to analyze your preparation. Moreover, you can also allot sufficient time to prepare question from each section.


Miscellaneous Topics

This section covers topics like Percentage, Average, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Interest, Speed Time Distance, Profit & Loss, and Permutation& Combination etc.

  1. Prepare for Canara Bank PO – English Language

You can score the maximum marks in the English section with some decent practice. This section is less time-consuming.

         Reading Comprehension10 Qs
Sentence Improvement/ Phrase Replacement5 Qs
Para Jumbles5 Qs
Cloze Test5-10 Qs
Error Spotting5 Qs
Fill in the Blanks5 Qs
Phase Idiom Meaning5 Qs
One Word Substitution5 Qs

Reading Comprehension

Attempt this section first if you are comfortable with Reading Comprehension.

While solving the question from this section, find the keywords from the passage.

The Passage are mostly based on Business, Banking & Economy, Education, Governance, Transport and Social Issues, Technology, etc.

Cloze Test

To ace this section, you need to practice daily and attempt quizzes on Cloze Test to score good marks.

Check Cloze test quizzes offered by for more practice.

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles

You have to correct the incorrect sentence, fill the blanks with suitable word and arrange the sentence to form a meaningful paragraph.

Give proper time to practice each section and also attempt mock test to analyze your preparation level.

Error Spotting

The questions in this section are based on Long Sentences that have error in one part, Correct Part of Speech, Article-Noun Agreement, Sentence Construction, Correct use of Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs, Contextual Usage, and Degrees of Comparison etc.

Practice is the only way to identify the errors quickly and score good marks.

Sentence Completion

To score maximum marks in this section, prepare your Grammar section well.

Practice sentence completion based questions to get familiar with this section.

One Word Substitution & Phase Idiom Meaning

You can score well in this section with proper preparation.

Learn new words every day and memorize the meaning and context in which they are used.

  1. Prepare for Canara Bank PO – General Awareness

The General Awareness section is quite straightforward. You can either answer the question or you don’t. You cannot derive the answer by reading the question. However, this section could be little confusing if the options given are close to each other. Therefore, reading and practice is the key.

Topic   Weightage

Financial/Banking Awareness15-20 Qs
Current Affairs10-15 Qs
Static GK8-10 Qs
Economy2-5 Qs

Financial & Banking Awareness

This section includes topics like Banking and Economy, Roles and functions of institutions like RBI, SIDBI, NABARD, Currencies of various countries, New Policies and Pacts, Repo Rate, Banking related facts, Trade Deficits, International Trade, Acquisitions and Deals, Current banking news, etc.

Read Economy section of understand and keep yourself updated on Financial & Banking Awareness Section.


This section includes Indian Financial organization, Budget, Railway budget,Economy, GDP Growth Rate,Economic survey, GST, Business etc.

To prepare for this section read Newspapers on regular basis.

Keep yourself updated about the latest happening in the Indian Economy.

Check the following study material to assist you prepare for General Awareness Section:

Current Affairs App: Since you have only one month left, instead of reading newspapers, go through the notes and capsules in the App. Also, take the Daily/Weekly/Monthly Quizzes.

Static GK: The Static GK capsule will keep you updated on all the events and to boost your General Awareness.

Current Affairs Capsules: Read this Current Affairs Capsule, even if you don’t have Android app.

Current Affairs Quiz: Solve the Current Affairs quizzes by to check your preparation level.

GK Quiz: To improve your GA knowledge take the short quizzes.

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