Syndicate Bank PO 2021: Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Syndicate Bank PO Recruitment exam

Syndicate Bank is one of the major commercial banks of India. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canara bank. In this article, we shall see all important information related to Syndicate bank PO such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job Profile, career growth, etc.

Syndicate Bank PO Eligibility Criteria

There are 2 criteria for a candidate to be eligible for Syndicate Bank PO Exam. They are 1) Age Limit 2) Education Qualifications.

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 Years

Upper Age limit Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PWD: 10 Years

Educational Qualification

A Bachelor’s Degree (Graduation) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% (55% for SC/ST/PWD) marks from a recognized University OR any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Syndicate Bank PO Vacancy 2021

Below are the Syndicate Bank PO vacancies under 2018 notification for your reference. There are a total of 500 vacancies notified in the 2018 notification.

Category Total Vacancies
Unreserved 252
OBC 135
SC 75
ST 38
Total 500

Syndicate Bank PO Exam Pattern 2021

Syndicate Bank selection process consists of 2 stages:

  1. Online Test
  2. Interview and/or Group Discussion

The Online Test consists of an Objective Test and a Descriptive test for a total 250 marks.

Syndicate Bank PO Online test Pattern:

Type Name of Test No of Qs Max Marks Duration
Objective Reasoning 50 50 120
Minutes
Quants 50 50
English
Language
50 50
General
Awareness
50 50
Descriptive English
Language
2 50 30
Minutes
Total 202 250 150 Minutes

Objective Test:

There is a Negative marking of o.25 marks for each wrong answer.

There are Sectionwise cutoffs and Overall cutoff marks that a candidate should clear in order to clear the Objective test.

Descriptive Test:

Candidates who clear the Objective test are eligible to write the descriptive test, which tests candidate’s English writing skills.

The Descriptive test is only qualifying in nature. Candidates need to score a minimum percentage of marks in order to clear this.

Minimum Qualifying Percentage for Descriptive Test

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
General 50%
SC/ST/OBC/PWD 45%

Interview and/or Group Discussion

Candidates who clear the Online test(objective + descriptive) will be called for an Interview and/or Group Discussion based on merit and the number of vacancies available.

Candidates equal to 5 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted for Interviews and/or Group discussions.

Final Selection

The Final selection of candidates is done based on performance in Online Test and Interview and/or Group Discussion.

Selected candidates will be admitted to the 1-year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance. Once you complete this course successfully, you will be appointed as a Probationary Officer in Syndicate Bank.

Syndicate Bank PO Salary 2021

Syndicate Bank PO’s in-hand salary is in the range of Rs.36,000 – 38,000. 

The below table shows a detailed breakup of the salary of a Syndicate Bank PO and the various components thereunder.

Pay Scale Metro Cities State / Capitals District level & Rural Places
Basic salary Rs.23700 Rs.23700 Rs.23700
CCA (City Compensatory Allowance) Rs.870  Rs.600  Nil
HRA (House Rent Allowance) Rs.2133 Rs.1896 Rs.1659
DDA (Dearness Allowance) Rs.12206.69 Rs.12206.69 Rs.12206.69
Special Allowance Rs.1836.75 Rs.1836.75 Rs.1836.75
Total Rs.40,746.54 Rs.40,239.54 Rs.39,402.54

Stipend during Training:

Candidates who are selected as Probationary officer for Syndicate Bank has to undergo a 1-year PGDDF training. During this 1-year classroom training, candidates shall receive a stipend of Rs.3000/- pm for 9 months and Rs.15000/- pm for the last 3 months. 

Upon successful completion of training, candidates will be posted as Probationary Officers in various branches across the country. POs will receive an in-hand salary in the range of Rs36,000 – Rs 38,000.

Allowances & Perks

POs are entitled to various allowances and perks such as House Allowance, Travelling allowance, Medical allowance, Newspaper reimbursement, etc.

Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus 2021

General Awareness English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
  • Current Affairs – National & International.
  • Awards and Honors.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Important Days.
  • Important Financial & Economic News.
  • Sports.
  • International & National Organizations.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Books and Authors.
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Countries & Capitals etc.
  • Verb.
  • Subject-Verb Agreement.
  • Tenses.
  • Error Correction.
  • Adverb.
  • Articles.
  • Sentence Rearrangement.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Comprehension.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Synonyms.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Antonyms etc.
  • Number System.
  • Percentages.
  • Decimal & Fractions.
  • Average.
  • Simplification.
  • Problems on Ages.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Time and Work.
  • Ratio and Proportions.
  • Time and Distance.
  • HCF & LCM.
  • Mixtures & Allegations.
  • Simple & Compound Interest.
  • Data Interpretation etc.
  • Number Series.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Directions.
  • Analogy.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Decision Making.
  • Mirror Images.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Embedded Figures etc.

Syndicate Bank PO Exam Fee

Sr. No. Category Fee
1. General/OBC candidates Rs 600/-
2. ST/SC candidates Rs 100/-

Syndicate Bank PO Cutoff marks

Syndicate Bank PO Cutoff marks 2018

Name of the Category Total Cutoff Score (Out of 200)
General  109.50
OBC  106.00
SC  93.50
ST  81.75
HI (Hearing Impaired)  47.75
OC (Orthopedically Challenged)  97.50
VI (Visually Impaired)  98.75
ID (Intellectual Disability)  79.75

 Syndicate Bank PO Exam 2018: Sectional Cutoff

 Category Sectional Cutoff (Out of 50 marks for All Sections)
Reasoning Ability English General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Descriptive Section
General 18.25 10.25 9.75 16.25 25.00
OBC 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
SC 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
ST 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
HI (Hearing Impaired) 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
OC (Orthopedically Challenged) 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
VI (Visually Impaired) 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50
ID (Intellectual Disability) 13.75 6.50 6.00 11.75 22.50

Syndicate Bank Manipal PO 2017 Cutoff marks

Category Name of the Sections Overall Exam Cutoff
(Out of 200 marks)
Reasoning Ability
(out of 50 marks)
English Language
(out of 50 marks)
General Awareness
(out of 50 marks)
Quantitative Aptitude
(out of 50 marks)
General 19.50 7.75 12.25 12.75 103.25
OBC 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 100.00
SC 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 88.75
ST 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 76.75
HI 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 53.00
OC 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 90.75
VI 15.50 4.50 8.25 9.25 86.75

Syndicate Bank PO Career Growth

Below is the Career growth ladder or progression steps of a Syndicate Bank Probationary Officer.

  • Officer i.e. PO (Scale I)
  • Manager (Scale II)
  • Senior Manager (Scale III)
  • Chief Manager (Scale IV)
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Executive Director (ED)
  • Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)
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