South Indian Bank PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Salary

South Indian Bank PO Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Salary: 

The South Indian Bank Ltd., a premier Commercial Bank in India, invites applications from Indian Nationals for filling up vacancies for Probationary Officers (PO). Eligible candidates are requested to apply ONLINE through from the mentioned below link. You can check the detailed notification for South Indian bank PO 2019 from below given link. No other means/modes of applications will be accepted. Before the registration, candidates are requested to ensure that there is a valid email id in his/her name. 


Online Application – Start Date 19.06.2019
Online Application – End Date 30.06.2019
Online Test Date – 25.07.2019

South Indian Bank PO: NO. OF VACANCIES 160

The number of vacancies is provisional and may vary according to the actual requirements of the Bank.

South Indian Bank PO: PLACE OF POSTING

The candidates may be posted anywhere in India at the sole discretion of the Bank.

South Indian Bank PO: Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

No. of Qs. Max. Marks Version Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 Only English


General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40 50 Only English 20min
English Language 40 50 Only English


Data Analysis & Interpretation

40 50 Only English 40min
Total 160 200  


  •  Note- There will be ¼ penalty for wrong answers
  • Tests will be made available only in English

South Indian Bank PO: Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language
Bar D.I Odd man out Spotting Errors
Caselet D.I Syllogism Jumbled Words
Pie D.I Blood Relation Fill in the Blanks
Mixed D.I Series Test Idioms and Phrases
Averages Ranking and Time Comprehension
Partnership Direction Sense Test Commonly Misspelled Words
Ratio and Proportion Decision Making Phrase Substitution
Jumbled up sentences
Permutation and Combination Statement and Conclusion Cloze Tests
Simple Interest Statement and Arguments One word Substitution
Profit and Loss Figure Series Test
Compound Interest Analogy
Time and Distance Coding-Decoding
Alphabet Test
Percentages Number
Averages Causes and Effects
Time and Work Sitting Arrangements
Probability Statement and Assumption
Assertion and Reason
Word Formation
Statements and Action Courses
Word Formation
General Awareness Computer Applications
Current Affairs Computer Fundamentals
Countries/Currencies Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Indian and International Economy Networking
Banking Terms MS Office
RBI Database
Books and Authors History and Future of Computers
Fiscal Monetary Policies Computer Fundamentals
Repo and Reverse Repo Rate Software and Hardware Fundamentals
Social Function of Banks Networking
UNO MS Office
Marketing Database
Awards and Honors
History of Banking

South Indian Bank PO: ELIGIBILITY


• Candidates who are meeting the requisite educational qualification only will be eligible to apply.
• Candidate should have passed X, XII and Graduation under regular course (full time course) from a recognized University/ Institute recognized by the Govt. of India. Educational qualification by mode of distance education will not be considered.
• Candidates who have attended their Final Year/ Semester Examination of their Graduation and waiting for the results may also apply subject to the condition that they should produce proof (final year/ semester mark list/ Provisional Certificate) of having passed the Graduation when called for Personal Interview.
• If Grade/ CGPA is awarded instead of marks, only candidates securing CGPA/ Grade equivalent to 60% or more may apply. Equivalent percentage should be mentioned at the time of application.
• Those who have scored less than 60% marks will not be eligible for applying. Rounding off to the nearest integer is not allowed. (for e.g. 59.99 % cannot be rounded off to 60 % )
• The percentage of marks shall be arrived by dividing the total marks obtained in all the subjects in all the semester(s)/ year(s) by the total maximum marks in all subjects irrespective honours/ optional/ additional optional subject, if any.


The period of probation is 2 years. Confirmation will be subject to satisfactory performance during the period of probation.

South Indian Bank PO: SALARY

Moreover, there are some additional allowances like DA, HRA, CCA, Special Allowances including medical allowances are provided to a PO working at South Indian Bank.

For the very basic, you can get the following:

After joining as a Probationary Officer, you will get a

Basic pay

Special allowance







As per National Level Bipartite Settlement in the Banking industry. Eligible for Bank’s performance linked incentive applicable to po as per the scheme in vogue.


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

other allowances. Eligible for performance linked incentive applicable to Scale I officers as per the scheme in vogue.

Apart from the above basic pay, candidates will be paid DA, HRA and other allowances as per the rules of the Bank in force from time to time depending upon the place of posting.

South Indian Bank PO: JOB PROFILE

The selected candidates can be posted in any roles/ profiles at any branches/ offices/ departments as per the sole discretion and requirements of the Bank from time to time.
The job role/ profile include branch banking, credit, business development, marketing, forex, treasury, central processing centres etc.


Online Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview
• Initial shortlisting will be done based on the marks scored in the Online Test
• Final Selection will be based on the consolidated marks obtained for Online Test, Group
Discussion and Personal Interview.
• Bank reserves the right to make required modifications in the selection process considering the number of applications for the post.

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