JK Bank PO Exam

JK Bank PO Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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J&K Bank PO exam is conducted once a year. It is conducted by Jammu Kashmir Bank which is a semi-government corporation. Jammu & Kashmir Bank functions as a universal bank and also a specialized bank in other states of India. It is also designated as an agent of the Reserve Bank of India. This process consists of three stages
  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interviews
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who wants to make a career in banking. They have to apply on the official website of J&K Bank, and before applying, they can check the eligibility criteria. Candidates qualified in the Preliminary exam can appear in Main exam and then Interviews.
Abbreviation J&K Bank PO Exam
Type Semi government Organization
Purpose Recruitment of Bank PO
Location Jammu & Kashmir
Chairman R. K. Chhibber
Director R. K. Chhibber
J&K Bank PO exam is conducted individually by Jammu & Kashmir Bank.

J&K Bank PO Exam Notifications/News

Notification of the J&K Bank PO exam is yet to be announced. This notification consists of vacancies, eligibility criteria, and also reservation policy. It also contains a filling of the application form, important dates, pattern of exam, provisional allotment, etc. Below are the details of the J&K PO Notification.
Organization J&K Bank
Official Website https://www.jkbank.com
Post Probationary Officer
Number of Vacancies 350+ (expected)
Start date of Application To be Notified
End Date of Application To be Notified
Exam Date To be Notified
Release Date of Admit Card To be Notified
Mode of Exam Preliminary exam- Online Mode Mains Exam and Interview- Offline Mode

J&K Bank PO Exam Dates

Exam Dates of J&K PO are yet to be released. Candidates who want to apply for J&K PO Exam have to check the Official Website https://www.jkbank.com/ regularly as it can be released at any time. Here are the tentative dates of the exam.
Events Dates
J&K Bank PO Mains Exam date December 27, 2020
J&K PO Mains exam result January 25, 2021
J&K Bank PO Interview Call Letter February 2, 2021
J&K Bank PO Final results To be notified

J&K Bank PO Exam Application Fees

Category Application Fee
Reserved Category INR 800
General Category INR 1000
Below is the Fee Structure of the online J&K Bank PO Application Form. This fee can be paid online by the candidate.

Exam Eligibility Criteria

A Candidate applying for the exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria. A candidate must match the educational qualification and age limit for applying for the J&K PO exam.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

A Candidate must have Indian citizenship for applying to the J&K PO exam.

Educational Qualification

A graduation Degree from a Government recognized the University of India or from Central Government recognized University. Candidates should have valid Marksheets / Degree indicating the percentage of Marks.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit for the J&K PO exam is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit

  • For Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes – 5 years
  • For Other backward classes (includes underprivileged and Weaker classes, Residents of ALC, IB, Backward areas, and Pahari people) – 3 years
  • Physically Challenged Persons – 10 years

J&K PO Vacancies

J&K PO vacancies will be released shortly along with the notification but the expected vacancies are 350+ vacancies for 2021. Candidates should start preparing for this exam this.

J&K PO Salary

The basic starting pay as per scale is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020is Rs. 23700/- with other perks. A newly recruited Probationary officer will get Rs.23700/- as a basic per month. There will be an increment of Rs.980/- which will be annually for the next 7 years and after 7 years the Basic Pay will be Rs.30560/-.

How to apply for J&K Bank PO?

The windows for application are not open yet. As the windows open, candidates have to follow the steps mentioned below. The application form for J&K PO is available on the J&K Bank official website. Following are the steps to fill the application form.

Step 1: Documents needed for the J&K PO exam

  • Photographs.
  • Signature.
  • Scanned Left Thumb Impression.
  • Handwritten Declaration copy
  • A valid Mail ID
  • Qualification Certificates
  • Documents required for online payment.

Step 2: J&K PO Registration

  • Visit the official J&K Bank website.
  • Click on the “Recruitment-Probationary Officers 2021” link which is under the careers section.
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration” for registration”.
  • Enter your details like Name, Contact Number, and Email-ID.
  • The candidate will get his Provisional Registration number and Password. Also, It will also be informed by email and SMS.
  • Login using the Registration Number and Password and fill the application form.
  • After filling the form select SAVE AND NEXT option for details validation.

Step 3: Upload Photo and Signature

  • After completing the validation part upload your photo and signature.
  • Click on Preview and then submit all the details.

Step 4: J&K Bank PO Fee Payment

  • Candidates can pay the Application fees with the help of a credit/debit card, internet banking, wallets, or IMPS.
  • After the completion of the transition, an e-receipt will be generated.
  • Take the printout of the e-receipt and application form.

J&K Bank PO Examination 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 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 Subject No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes
One important note for the candidate applying for J&K Bank PO Exam is that they had to qualify in each section, they had to score 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. 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 Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Banking Awareness/General Awareness/Economy/ 40 40 35 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
4 Interpretation and Data Analysis 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Essay and Letter Writing) 02 25 30 minutes

Interview Process

Candidates who qualify for the J&K PO Mains Exams are called for the Interview; 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.


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. So for preparing for mains you have to study the same three subjects and one more subject which is General awareness, Computer Aptitude, and Financial Awareness.


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 Affaires, Capitals and Currencies

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 Office and Email questions as well as logic gates
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 How many vacancies are released in J&K Bank PO Exam 2021?

A. The total number of vacancies for the J&K Bank PO exam 2021 is yet to be released but the expected vacancies for this year are 350+.

Q.2 What is the duration of the probation period for the J&K Bank PO Exam?

The probation period is of six months, hence the successful candidates need to spend 6 months on probation.

Q.3 What is the age limit for applying for J&K Bank PO Exam?

The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum is 28 years for applying to J&K Bank PO Exam.

Q.4 Can a final year graduation student can apply for the J&K Bank PO exam?

Yes, Final year student can also apply for J&K PO Exam but he needs to complete and show the completion documents at the time of the interview.

Q.5 What is the salary of the J&K Bank PO Exam?

The basic starting pay as per scale is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020is Rs. 23700/- with other perks.

Q.6 What are the Application Fees for J&K Bank PO Exam?

The application fee for J&K Bank PO Exam is Rs.1000 for General Category and Rs.800 for Reserved Category.

Q.7 What is the mode of examination of the J&K Bank PO Exam?

J&K Bank Po Exam will be conducting online.

Q.8 Can I locate anywhere else in India for J&K PO Exam?

Yes, you can change your job location by transferring to anywhere else in India.