South Indian Bank PO 2021: Exam Pattern, Salary

South Indian Bank PO - Probationary Officer - SIB PO

South Indian Bank is a major private sector banking organization that is located in Thrissur, Kerala. It releases its recruitment notification for PO & Clerk almost every year. South Indian Bank recruitment 2021 will take place soon and it will invite applications from all the eligible candidates for the same. All the interested candidates can apply for the post as per their eligibility. In this article, we shall see all important information related to South Indian Bank PO such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.

South Indian Bank PO Exam Overview

Conducting Authority South Indian Bank of India
Website www.southindianbank.in
Posts Probationary Officer
Mode of application Online
Application form release To be notified later
Application form last date To be notified later
Stages of Exam Online Exam, Interview

South Indian Bank PO Notification 2021

South Indian Bank PO notification 2021 will have all the details regarding the recruitment. It is one of the most awaited notifications, and all interested candidates need to be mindful of the competition and their preparation.

South Indian Bank PO Syllabus 2021

To excel in any examination you need to be aware of the complete information of the exam. Before you start preparing for South Indian Bank PO  Recruitment Exam 2020, you should be completely aware of the syllabus of the exam. The online test consists of various subjects from which objective questions will be asked. Thus, you should plan your preparation only after noting down the complete syllabus.

English Language

Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning General Awareness

Computer Knowledge

Synonyms Pie charts Analogy Banking Terms History of computers
Homonyms Tables Classification Abbreviations and Economic terminologies Basics of hardware and software
Antonyms Bar & Graphs Word formation Overview of Indian Financial System Windows operating system
Spelling Line charts Statement and conclusions History of Indian Banking System Basics Internet
Word formation Mixed DI Syllogism Recent credit and monetary policies Terms and services
Idioms and phrases Missing DI Statement and assumptions Important Government Schemes on capital & money market Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Fill in the suitable words Statement and arguments Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. Networking and communication
Grammar Coding decoding Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, etc. Database basics
Spotting errors Blood relations Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months Basics of hacking,
Sentence correction Passage and conclusions Security tools and viruses
Active/ passive voice Alphabet test
Phrases and idioms Series test
Direct and indirect speech Number, ranking, and time sequence
Reading Comprehension Direction sense test
Passage completion Decision-making test
Theme detection Figure series
Deriving conclusion Input/output
Rearrangement of passage Assertion and reasoning
Sitting arrangement
Odd figure out
Analogy
Series test
Miscellaneous test

South Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern

South Indian Bank PO Recruitment exam has 3 phases:

  1. Online Test
  2. Group Discussion
  3. Interview.

The first phase of the selection process will be an Online test that contains Objective type questions.

  • The questions will only be available in English. Therefore the default language of the test will be English for all sections.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4th marks.

South Indian Bank PO Online Test Pattern

The first stage of South Indian Bank PO Recruitment is an Online test that consists of Objective type questions from four sections – Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General / Economy / Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis & Interpretation. There will be 40 questions in each section and all sections will carry 50 marks each. Therefore the total number of questions will be 160 and the total marks will be 200.

  • Each section has a sectional timing of 40 minutes, however, the General Awareness section is allotted 20 minutes only.
  • There is a Negative marking.  For every wrong answer of 1/4th marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
Sr.No. Name of Section No.of Qs. Max.Marks

Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 40 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 50 20 minutes
3 English Language 40 50 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 40 50 40 minutes
Total 160 200 140 minutes

South Indian Bank PO GD & Interview

All the candidates who manage to qualify for the first stage of the South Indian Bank PO Recruitment online test will be shortlisted based on their scores for the next stage of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The final selection will depend on the consolidated marks obtained in all the three stages of  South Indian Bank PO 2020  which are Online Test, Group Discussion & Interview.

South Indian Bank PO Salary

South Indian Bank POs receive salaries as per IBA guidelines. The pay scale of a South Indian Bank PO is Rs 23700– 980/7 – 30560- 1145/2 – 32850- 1310/7 – 42020. They are also entitled to other benefits and allowances such as DA, HRA, etc. Further, they are also eligible for incentives based on performance.

Post Salary
Probationary Officer IBA approved pay scale of Rs. 23700– 980/7 – 30560- 1145/2 – 32850- 1310/7 – 42020 plus DA, HRA & other allowances

South Indian Bank PO Job Profile

A candidate selected as a Probationary Officer in South Indian Bank will be initially on a probation period of 2 years. The respective candidate will be confirmed for the position of Officer based on his/her performance during the probation period. Once permanent, candidates can be given any kind of role/responsibilities in any branch/office/department depending on the bank’s requirements. Some basic duties will include:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing tasks
  • Duties in forex/treasury / central processing centers etc.
  • Basic branch banking duties
  • Credit

South Indian Bank PO Eligibility Criteria

Before filling up any application form, it is important to know complete information about the exam. Therefore it is always advised to know the complete eligibility criteria of an exam so that a candidate application is not rejected at a later stage. The detailed eligibility criteria of South Indian Bank Recruitment for Probationary Officers 2020 are given below.

Educational Qualification

To apply for any examination, all applicants need to possess certain educational qualifications. It is always better to ensure the eligibility qualifications beforehand. South Indian Bank Recruitment Notification 2020 will have the educational criteria mentioned below-

  • X/SSLC/XII/HSC and Graduation with a minimum 60 % marks under regular course from a recognized University/Board.
  • If CGPA is awarded in place of percentage then candidates having a CGPA score equal to or more than 60% can only apply.
Post Educational Qualification
Probationary Officer X/ SSLC, XII/ HSC & Graduation with minimum 60% marks under regular course

If someone does not possess the mentioned qualifications, his/her application will not be successful.

Age Limit

Apart from the educational criteria needed for successful application of South Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2020, candidates also need to be eligible with respect to age. A candidate has to be within the prescribed age limit to be able to apply for the post.

Post Age Criteria
Probationary Officer Not more than 25 years. The upper age limit will be relaxed by 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates
  • For a candidate to be eligible age-wise, he/she should not be more than 25 years.
  • The candidate should not be older than the prescribed age as on the date mentioned in the official notification of South Indian Bank 2020.

Age Relaxation

South Indian Bank Recruitment Notification 2021 will also have provision for relaxation in the upper age limit of the candidates. All the candidates who belong to SC/ST category will be eligible for a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit. All the other candidates will follow the general age criteria. This provides an advantage to the SC/ST candidates.

South Indian Bank PO How to Apply

Before applying for any examination and one as South Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2021, you should know the complete application process. You can divide the process into a few simple steps as follows:

  • Go to the official website of South Indian Bank: www.southindianbank.com and click on the APPLY ONLINE option.
  • You will be redirected to the first page of the application form where you will be required to fill in all the basic details after clicking on “Click here for New Registration” and after that, you may click on the Save & Next button to move forward.
  • You will now be redirected to the second page of the form where you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph, handwritten declaration, left thumb impression, and signature-based on the specifications mentioned therein and click on the Next button.
  • After you move on to the next page, you will have to fill in your personal details including your educational qualifications, other qualifications, and experience.
  • After you are finished with entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any errors, you may edit and correct them. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it.
  • In the end, you will have to choose a preferable online payment method to submit the application fee for South Indian Bank PO 2021. You can pay the fees through credit card/debit card / net banking etc.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application.

South Indian Bank PO Application Fee

The most important part of the application process is the final step of online payment. Unless you submit the online application fee of South Indian Bank PO 2020, your form will not be considered complete. The fee will have to be paid only in online mode. The fee amount may vary according to the categories. You can take a print of the ‘E-Receipt’ generated by the system.

Category Exam Fee
General and all other Categories Rs. 800/-
SC/ST category Rs. 200/-

South Indian Bank PO Exam Centre

South Indian Bank will select certain centers all over India in various states/cities to conduct the online examination. These centers will be mentioned in the respective call letters. The Bank would not entertain any request for change in the centers. The bank reserves the right to allot centers to candidates according to the number of applicants preferring for a particular center in the application form. All candidates will have to appear for the exam at the center at their own expense. The tentative list of exam centers for the South Indian Bank Recruitment 2020 are as follows:

State/ UT/ NCR Centre
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh – Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Delhi Delhi NCR
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthpuram, Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Odisha Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok/ Bardag
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Howrah, Kolkata, Siliguri

South Indian Bank PO Exam Admit Card

After successful completion of the application process, the candidates will be intimated by South Indian Bank through email/SMS regarding the admit card/call letter for the Online Test. The call letter/admit card for the test can be downloaded from the official website of South Indian Bank. Candidates need to bring this call letter with their passport photograph affixed thereon along with a valid photo identity proof. The admit card/call letter for South Indian Bank PO Recruitment 2020 will contain all the details of the exam venue, date & time with other important instructions which need to be followed closely by the candidates.

South Indian Bank PO Cut off

South Indian Bank Recruitment is one of the most awaited notifications and therefore the competition can be expected to be tough. To beat the competition you need to be fully equipped with complete information and knowing the previous year’s cut-off for the South Indian Bank Exam would help to a great extent in preparing for the exam. It will give you an idea regarding the level of the exam and competition. Refer to the previous year cut-off here:

Overall Subject wise Cut Off for South Indian Bank Probationary Officer :

The table given below provides the overall cut-off for South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Exam.

Subject 2015 2016 2017
General SC/ST/OBC/VH/HI/VI General SC/ST/OBC/VH/HI/VI General SC/ST/OBC/VH/HI/VI
Reasoning 9.25 5.75 7.00 4.25 6.50 4.00
English Ability(30) 5.75 3.25 8.75 6.00 8.75 5.75
Quantitative Aptitude(35) 5.75 3.50 7.25 4.25 10.25 7.00

Sectional Cut Off South Indian Bank Probationary Officer :

The table given below shows the sectional cut-off for South Indian Bank Probationary Officer Exam.

Categories General OBC SC ST OH VH HI
Marks 89.25 79.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 88.09 62.5

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