Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis 2018-19: 24th January 2019

Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis

Karnataka Bank PO Exam Analysis 2018-19: 24th January 2019

Karnataka Bank has conducted its online examination today i.e. 24th January 2019. This Computer Based Test was conducted by Karnataka to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in the various branches of the Bank. Read the detailed analysis provided below for more insight into what types of questions were asked in all the sections of Karnataka Bank PO exam 2019. 

Karnataka Bank PO Analysis 2019: Overall 

In this exam, 200 questions were asked which were segregated under five sections, namely, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, General Awareness (Banking, Current Affairs etc) & Computer Awareness. Each question carried 1 mark. The objective test had a composite time of 120 minutes. Overall the level of the exam was Easy-Moderate

Subjects Total Questions Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability 30 20-23
 Quantitative Aptitude 40 22-26
General English 50 28-32
General Awareness (Banking, Current Affairs etc) 50 30-34
Computer Awareness 30 20-24
Overall 200 117-125

Reasoning Ability (Easy-Moderate)

The Reasoning section was of Easy-Moderate level. There were 4 sets of Puzzle & Seating Arrangement, namely:
Two Parallel lines Puzzle containing 10 members.
Circular Seating Arrangement containing 11 people (all sitting).
Floor Based Puzzle (9 members with age)
Box Based Puzzle (6 boxes)


Topic No. of Questions Level
 Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 18 Easy – Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy – Moderate
Coded Inequalities 2 Moderate
Statement & Conclusion 4 Easy – Moderate
Miscellaneous 3 Easy – Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate


Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

There Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude section was of Moderate level. There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation, namely:
Missing DI (Percentage of farmers W.R.T population & annual income)
Bar Graph
Caselet DI


Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation     
15 Easy – Moderate
Number Series 4 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 3 Easy – Moderate
Quantity 1 : Quantity 2 3 Easy – Moderate
Miscellaneous(Profit/loss, speed&distance, work&time, ratio etc) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Moderate


English Language (Easy-Moderate)

Their English section was of Easy-Moderate level. There were short Reading Comprehensions bifurcated in 3 paragraphs.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 6 Moderate
Double Fillers 7 Easy
Cloze Test 10 Easy – Moderate
Phrase Replacement 6 Moderate
Miscellaneous 11 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

General Awareness/Banking Awareness (Easy-Moderate)

50 questions were there in this section and mostly from banking terminology, contemporary events, current affairs etc. Current Affairs of last 4 months dominated. Some of the mains topics/questions asked:

  • Question-related to Punjab National Bank.
  • Question related to the history of Banks.
  • One question related to the merger of Banks.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • Defense Exercise between India & Russia.
  • National Youth Day.
  • India’s rank in ease of doing business rankings.

Computer Awareness (Easy)

There were 30 questions from Computer Awareness section. This section tested basic computer knowledge of a candidate who has not done special study of any scientific subject related to computer science. Some of the mains topics/questions asked:

  • Browser.
  • Internet.
  • MS Excel (Formula Symbol related question).
  • 1 question related to Generation of computers.
  • 2 questions related to RAM.
  • Question-related to IP address.



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