Syndicate Bank is one of the popularly oldest and also a leading government-based bank in India. The recruitment cell of the bank frequently rolls out applications for the available job vacancy in the bank. Candidates can initiate the process by applying online using the Syndicate Bank Online Portal, i.e., https://www.syndicatebank.in. This portal is available only for a stipulated period, after which it becomes inactive.
Apart from all of these, candidates need to appear for an online test conducted by the bank. The scores attained in the test is also a part of the selection criteria. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection takes up the responsibility to conduct these online tests for the Syndicate Bank PO position. Syndicate Bank also decides the exam pattern accompanied with the syllabus of these exams. Only after clearing the online test can the candidate appear for the descriptive test.
As per the latest update, Syndicate bank has been merged with Canara Bank since April 1, 2020. Hence, this is likely to impact the recruitment process as well.
|Name Of The Organization||Syndicate Bank|
|Name Of The Post||Probationary Officer|
|Number Of Posts||Not Released|
|Job Category||Bank Jobs|
|Application Starting Date||Not Released|
|Application last date||Not Released|
The below-mentioned table shows the tentative dates of the events that are to be conducted by the Syndicate Bank. Preliminary exams are conducted to shortlist qualifying candidates to appear for the main exams. The scores in the preliminary examination play no role in the computation of final examination scores.
|Registration Opens||August 2021|
|Submission of Application Form||August 2021|
|Release of Admit Cards||September 2021|
|Preliminary Exam Dates||October 2021|
|Main Exam Dates||November 2021|
|Interview Dates||January 2022|
|Final Provisional Allotment||April 2022|
Candidates aspiring to be eligible for the position should be eligible for the Syndicate Bank PO 2021. Candidates should be eligible for these Syndicate Bank PO examinations conducted. The below mentioned is the primary criteria one must fulfill for the position:
The table below shows a summary of the relaxation given to a specific category of the candidate.
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates||3 years|
|Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers, including officials like ECOs/ SSCOs who have selflessly rendered at least 5 years military service and now have been released after completing the various assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid||5 years|
|A person who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||PWD(SC-ST)–15years PWD(OBC)–13years PWD (Gen) –10 years|
Below mentioned steps are for guiding the candidates to fill the application form.
The examination conducted is a three-stage process with a Preliminary examination; the Main examination followed by the final round is the Interview round.
The below-mentioned table gives a brief about the preliminary examination. Take a look to get a glimpse of the examination.
|Name of Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
The below-mentioned table here summarizes the Main examination pattern.
|Type of Test||Sections||Number of questions||Total marks||Duration|
Objective Type Test
|General Awareness||50||50||2 Hours|
|Descriptive Type Test||English Language||2||50||30 minutes|
Candidates clearing the main examination get qualified for the next round, which is the Interview round. The interview procedure is the final round in this entire recruitment process.
|English Language||Vocabulary based (Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms-Antonyms, etc., Sentence Connectors, Theme-based or the odd one out questions, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension|
|Reasoning||Series-based questions, Order & Ranking, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Syllogism, Inequality, Seating Arrangement & Puzzles|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Mensuration, Time, speed & distance, Time, work & wages, Mixtures & Allegations, Pipes & Cisterns, Probability, Boats & Streams, Partnerships, Profit, Loss & Discount, Problem of Ages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Averages, Data Sufficiency/ Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Simplification/Approximation, Number Series|
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Books & Authors, Important Days,Prime Ministers' Schemes, Awards, Important Places, Books & Authors, Currencies, Static General Knowledge, Indian Economy, Financial/ Government Institutions|
Note: The objective pattern test includes a negative marking of 1/3rd of every wrong answer in the test.
Cut-offs play the utmost important role in the recruitment process. The below-mentioned table gives a brief about the required cut-offs in the preliminary examination and the cut-offs required in the main examination. Candidates, apart from attaining the overall cut-offs, should also attain the minimum sectional cut-offs required.
|Category||Preliminary Exam Score Cut offs||Main exam score cut off|
Apart from the overall cut-offs, the candidates are also to clear sectional cut-offs. These score cut-offs are not only to be cleared in the preliminary examination but also to be cleared in the main examination. Score cut-offs vary among different kinds of categories. The tables below give you an entire idea of these score cut-offs.
Note: The marks mentioned below might vary year to year. Hence, it is recommended that the applicants regularly check the official website to get across the complete requirement of the examination and position.
|Section Name||Syndicate Bank PO cut-offs (General/ EWS)||Syndicate Bank PO cut-offs (SC/ ST/PWD)|
|Section Name||Syndicate Bank PO Cut-offs (OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD)||Syndicate Bank PO Cut-offs (General/ EWS)|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||5.5||7.75|
|General/ Banking and Economics Awareness||5.0||8.0|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||2.50||5.25|
|English Language (Descriptive Paper)||8.75||10|
After completing the course, the shortlisted candidates secure the Probationary Officer position in Junior Management Grade/Scale 1.
Ques. What is the basic salary for a Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. The basic salary for a Syndicate Bank PO is around INR 23,700.
Ques. Is the job of a Syndicate Bank PO good?
Ans. The job of a Syndicate Bank PO is considered a white-collar job and very lucrative for one’s career.
Ques. Do I need to have a postgraduate degree for Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. Yes, the candidates must have a PGD in Banking and Finance to be eligible for Syndicate Bank PO.
Ques. When will the Syndicate Bank PO 2021 registration open?
Ans. The Syndicate Bank PO 2021 registration will tentatively open from August 2021.
Ques. What is the minimum age limit to apply for Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. The minimum age limit to apply for Syndicate Bank PO is 20 years.
Ques. What is the application fee for Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. The application fee for Syndicate Bank PO is INR 100 for SC/ST/PwD and INR 600 for all others.
Ques. What is the mode of examination of Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. The mode of examination of Syndicate Bank PO is online.
Ques. How many stages of selection are there for Syndicate Bank PO?
Ans. There are two stages of selection for Syndicate Bank PO- online examination and personal interview.
Ques. Where can I get the admit card for the Syndicate Bank PO exam?
Ans. The candidates can get the admit card for the Syndicate Bank PO exam on their official website when it is released.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.