Canara Bank PO Exam Analysis, Review 2018: 23rd Dec- Shift 1

Canara Bank PO Exam Analysis 2018:

Canara Bank has conducted its online examination today, and the first shift is over now. This Computer Based Test was conducted by Canara Bank to select candidates for the admission to PGDBF course who will be further appointed as PO in the various branches of the Bank. After Canara Bank PO 2018 Shift-I is over, aspirants who will be appearing in the next banking exams must be eager to know about the Examination’s level, types of questions asked, all of which can help them to appear in the same.

This article will give you the opportunity to analyze the Canara Bank PO 2018 exam & question asked in the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and General Awareness. After critical analysis and review given by candidates who have appeared for the first shift, we would say that this year’s Canara Bank PO Shift-1 examination was of Moderate level.

Canara Bank PO Analysis: Overall 

The Online Examination constituted of an objective test which had four sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General Awareness and there were 50 questions for 50 marks in each section. The objective test had a composite time of 2 hours for all four sections. 


Subjects Good Attempts
Reasoning 29-33
Quantitative Aptitude 23-27
English Language 26-29
General Awareness 30-35
Overall 131-137


Reasoning ( Easy-Moderate )

There were 4 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

  • Linear (Single line) – 2 Variables
  • Floor Based puzzle with Colors- 2 Variables
  • Circular Seating Arrangement- 2 Variables
  • Box based puzzle

Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 16 Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy-Moderate
Inequality 5 Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Coding Decoding 5 Easy-Moderate
Machine Input Output 5 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 8 Moderate
Alphabet 1 Easy
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

There were 3 sets of data interpretation, following were the types of DI:

  • Tabular 
  • Pie Chart
  • Caselet

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Quantity1, Quantity2 5 Moderate
Missing Number Series  5 Easy-Moderate
Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous Word Problems 20 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

English Language (Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate in comparison with the rest of the examination. There were 2 sets of reading comprehensions and they also included around 4 vocabulary based questions of synonyms and antonyms. 

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Moderate 
Close Test 10 Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Moderate
Match the Following (Sentence Completion) 5 Moderate
Double Fillers 5 Moderate
Error Detection 10 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate


General Awareness ( Moderate)

The level of GA was the moderate and maximum number of questions were from current affairs of past 6 months. Apart from this, there were also questions of banking and financial awareness and around 6-8 questions were from static awareness.

All the best for Result!!