Federal Bank Probationary Officer (P.O.) Exam

Federal Bank is one of the leading private sector banks in India. It recruits scale I bank probationary officers (bank PO) after they have completed the one year PGDBF (Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance) course from Federal Manipal School of Banking (FMSB.)

Federal bank, therefore, invites eligible candidates to apply for this PGDBF course after qualifying an aptitude test, group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI.)

Also read: RBI Grade A & Grade B Officers recruitment

Important Dates

Event NameDates
Start Date of Online Registration23rd August 2017
Closing Date of Online Registration4th September 2017
Date of Online Aptitude Test4th Week of September (Tentative)


Exam pattern

Federal Bank conducts an online aptitude test, GD and then Personal Interview for admission to the 1 year banking course at the Federal Manipal School of Banking. The exam pattern for the exam:

The 1 hour online test would have 5 sections with 15 marks and 15 minutes each:

  • General and Financial Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Marketing Awareness

There would be negative marking (one-fourth) for wrong answers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Maximum age of the candidate as on 01/07/2017 should not be more than 26 years, i.e. candidate should have been born on or after 02.07.1991. 
  • Graduation with minimum 60% marks from any recognized university or other institutions established by an Act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of U G C Act, 1956.
  • Should have obtained minimum 60% marks for SSC or equivalent exam & 60% marks for Plus 2 or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates should have acquired the stipulated educational qualification through regular mode of study.

Read: SBI clerical grade exam

Application Fees

CategoryApplication Fees
SC/ STRs. 350/-
General and OthersRs. 700/-

You may apply online at www.federalbank.co.in. Application fee is Rs. 400 (general/ others) and Rs. 200 (SC/ ST.)

Exam centres

Ahmedabad Amritsar Bangalore Baroda Chandigarh
Chennai Coimbatore Ernakulam Hubli Kolhapur
Kozhikode Ludhiana Madurai Mangalore Mumbai
Nagpur New Delhi Pune Salem Thiruvananthapuram

Salary for Federal Bank PO

After completing the PGDBF course, successful candidates join the Federal Bank as probationary officers (PO) at the following salary/ pay scale:

Rs. 14500 – 600 / 7 – 18700 – 700 / 2 – 20100 – 800 / 7 – 25700

These candidates will be on a probation period of 1 year.

Contact Details

Federal Bank
Post Box No.8586
Kandivali East
Mumbai - 400 101
Website: www.federalbank.co.in

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