JK Bank PO Exam

JK Bank PO: Latest Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

September 9, 2022

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Syllabus and Exam Pattern of J&K Bank PO Exam will be released by the bank within few days on the official website of J&K Bank https://www.jkbank.com/. It’s time for the candidates to start the preparation. Before preparing for the Exam the first step of the candidate is to know the detailed exam pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Knowledge of the detailed syllabus will help to understand the exam pattern and you can make your study plan depending on the pattern.

The Exam Pattern of J&K PO Bank Exam consists of 3 stages:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

The Exam pattern is different for each stage, candidates qualifying in Pre-Exam can go for the next round that is Mains Exam. After qualifying for the mains exam candidate will be called for the interviews. The final selection of the candidates will depend on the Interview, shortlisted candidates will be posted to the J&K Bank depending on their choice of location.

The Syllabus and exam pattern of the J&K Bank PO exam is similar to other banking exams syllabus. Its pattern consisting of subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, and General /Financial Awareness. J&K Bank PO Exam pattern provides you all the details about the exam’s overall structure which contains the marking scheme, number of sections, total marks, and also time duration for the exam.

Therefore, before starting the preparation of the J&K Bank PO Exam it is advised to the candidates to go through the detailed exam pattern, understanding the exam pattern will help you to utilize your time to get good marks.

J&K Bank PO Exam Pattern

Below are some important points of the J&K Bank PO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains.

  • The prelims of the J&K PO Exam Consist of three sections which are English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The detailed Exam pattern of the Prelims Exam is given in the table below.
  • The Mains section for the J&K Bank PO exam has four sections that are English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and an additional section which is Current Affairs and Basic Computer Proficiency.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4 marks of the total marks of the wrong question. This negative marking will be in both the stages that are Prelims and Mains.
  • There will be no negative marking for the questions which are not attended.
  • A score of the J&K PO Exam will not be added to the Merit List.
  • While preparing, the Merit list score of Mains and Interviews will be considered in the ratio 80:20.

Preliminary Exam Pattern

The J&K PO Prelims exam consists of three sections. All the details of several questions asked duration for each section and Marks are given in the following table:

Name of the SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
English Language303020 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

This is an important point to be noted that candidates have to pass in each 3 sections by securing the minimum cut-off marks decided by the J&K Bank. An adequate number of candidates qualified in Prelims will be selected for the Mains exam depending on the requirements in the J&K Bank.

Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who get qualified in the prelim exam have to give the main exam for J&K Bank PO selection. So, Candidates should thoroughly prepare for the mains exam because it’s the final stage for the selection of candidates for Personal Interviews. Mains Exam consists of four sections. All the details of the number of Questions asked duration for each section and Marks are given in the table below:

S.No.Name of SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Banking Awareness/General awareness/Economy404035 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Computer Aptitude and Reasoning456060 minutes
4Interpretation and Data Analysis356045 minutes
 Total1552003 hours
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)022530 minutes

Exam Interview Process

Candidates who qualify for the J&K PO Mains Exams are called for the Interview and this interview is the final stage for the selection of J&K Bank PO. Interviews are conducted in the selected centers and the interview venue, time, and date of the interview are informed to the candidates through call letters.

Allotted total marks for the interview is 100 and the minimum qualified marks for the interview is 40% for the General category and 35% for SC/ST/Socially and educationally backward class/PCP candidates). The ratio of online mains exams and interviews is 80:20. Candidates who can’t secure the minimum score will not be included in the further procedure of allotment in the Bank.

A Candidate applying for the J&K PO exam should qualify in both the main exam and interview and get a high score to be on the merit list for the selection process.

J&K Bank PO Exam Syllabus

Four subjects are asked in the J&K PO exam. The preliminary and Main exam consists of four similar subjects which are English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability. But in mains there is one extra subject which is General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Detailed knowledge of the syllabus will help the candidate to prepare better for the exam. The syllabus of the Preliminary exam and Main’s exam will be the same in three subjects as mentioned below.

Prelims Syllabus

English Language:

  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Questions on Tenses
  • Parts of Speech
  • Questions on joining sentences
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Questions on Error Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Correction & Improvement
  • Active &Passive Voice
  • Para Completion questions
  • Direct & Indirect Speech
  • Spelling Test Questions
  • A Passage Based Test

Logical Reasoning

  • Questions on Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Cubes &Dice
  • Puzzles
  • Distance &Directions questions
  • Statements &arguments
  • Questions on Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output questions
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ranking or Direction Test
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangements

Quantitative Ability

  • Number Series
  • Percentage
  • Indices & Surds
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Averages
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Problems on L.C.M & H.C.F
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart & Bar Graph
  • Boats and Streams
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Work
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Mensuration
  • Square root
  • Time
  • Distance & Speed
  • Problems on Age
  • Clock & Calendar
  • Decimal & Fractions
  • Simplification problems
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Partnership & Combination
  • Partnership Business
  • Probability

These three subjects are common in Mains Exam as well. Hence, preparing for the mains exam you have to study the same three subjects and few more subjects which are General Awareness, Computer Aptitude, and Financial Awareness.

Mains Syllabus

General Awareness

  • Indian Polity & Governance
  • Science & Technology
  • Scientific & General Abbreviations
  • Everyday Science & General Science
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • Important Days
  • Awards & Honours
  • Sports & Games
  • Economics & Finance
  • Books & Authors, History
  • India & World
  • Geography
  • Indian Constitution
  • International Issues
  • Countries
  • National & International Events
  • Current Affairs, Currencies and capital

Financial Awareness

  • Questions on History of Banks
  • Bank Rates
  • KYC
  • Bank Abbreviations
  • Financial Institutions of India
  • Indian Budget
  • Policies & Laws Related to Banking
  • Banking & Economics
  • Roles of Reserve Bank of India

Computer Aptitude

  • History & Evolution of Computers
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems
  • Storage & Memory
  • Database Management
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Computer Abbreviations & Terminologies
  • Microsoft and Email questions, logic gates
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Ramesh Goyal
  • Objective Mathematics by S. Pathak
  • Lucent’s General Studies
  • Upkar’s General Studies
  • Arihant’s Objective English
  • Pearson English Guide
  • Kamlesh Kumar’s Reasoning Ability

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1. Total how many sections are there in the J&K PO Exam?

AThe J&K Bank PO Prelims Exam consists of Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude whereas the Mains exam has General Awareness as an additional subject.

Q 2. Is there any negative marking in J&K PO Bank Exam?

A. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks of the wrong answer.

Q 3. How many stages are there in J&K PO Exam?

A. There are three stages in J&K PO Exam: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview.

Q 4. How do I prepare for J&K Bank PO Exam?

A. Few steps given below are the method that may help to prepare for the J&K Bank PO Exam:

  1. Daily practicing Previous year question Papers.
  2. Daily reading of Current Affairs.
  3. Practicing Free Mock test series.

Q 5. Is R.S Agrawal is good for J&K Bank PO Exam?

A. Yes, R.S Agrawal is considered to be the best book for Quantitative Aptitude for all Bank exams.

Q 6. Does J&K Bank Syllabus and Exam Pattern is available?

A. Yes, Exam Pattern with the Syllabus is available above and it is also available on the official website.

Q 7. When is the J&K Bank PO exam is conducted?

A. The exam Schedule of the J&K Bank PO Exam for 2021 is not released yet. Therefore, check the official website regularly for the schedule and exam date.