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PNB SO 2024: Latest News, Important Dates, Salary & Vacancies

June 5, 2024

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Punjab National Bank has a rich history attached to it. It was established during British Rule in 1895; the bank has a significant meaning. Many prominent nationalists and freedom fighters helped establish this institutional banking system within the country. It was one of the first national banks to have been set up on Indian soil. PNB SO recruitment notification 2024 is released.

Latest updates from PNB SO

  • PNB SO results are to be released in June 2024.
  • PNB SO Admit card was released on 18th March 2024.
  • PNB SO was held on 31st March 2024.
  • PNB SO Recruitment 2024 Notification released for the 1025 vacancies as Specialist Officer.
  • The Last date to apply for PNB SO is on 25th February 2024.
PNB SO

PNB SO 2024: Overview

Particulars Information 
Name of Exam  PNB Specialist Officer
Conducting Body  Punjab National Bank
Level of exam  National  
Frequency  Annually 
Application mode Online 
Application Fees  General and other- 1000/- + GST
SC/ST/PWBD- 50/- + GST
Mode Online Exam and Interview
Time Objective type- 2 hours for Part A and Part B
Language English and Hindi  
Website  Click Here

PNB Recruitment Notification 2024

PNB SO Notification 2024 has been released. Interested candidates can check the notification which will give you all the information you need about PNB SO recruitment such as salary, vacancy, syllabus, eligibility, and exam date.

PNB-SO-Credit-Officer-Recruitment-2024-Notification

To apply for the various positions the PNB SO exam offers, you must log onto the PNB official website and look for the ‘Recruitment’ icon on the right side of the main website page.

PNB SO 2024 Exam Dates

PNB SO Notification 20244th February 2024
PNB SO Application Form Start Date7th February 2024
End Date for PNB SO Application Form25th February 2024
PNB SO Admit Card18th March 2024
PNB SO Exam Date 202431st March 2024
PNB SO ResultsTo be notified

PNB SO Vacancy 2024

Post NameVacancy
Officer-Credit1000
Manager-Forex15
Manager-Cyber Security5
Senior Manager Cyber Security5
Total 1025

Eligibility

The PNB SO exam is conducted every year. The exam is rolled out on a requirement basis. This is why the number of recruited officers may also differ. There are different eligibility requirements for PNB SO as well. Within the different cadres, there are different eligibility. There are different requirements to be fulfilled for eligibility for nationality, education qualification, and age limit.

PNB SO Nationality

To sit for the PNB SO exam, the candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugees, who entered and settled in India before 1962
  • Persons of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

The intention of permanency in their migration must be reflected with an eligibility certification from the Government upon migration for subjects from Nepal, Bhutan and other persons from Indian origin as mentioned above.

Educational Qualification

Since different posts need to be fulfilled through the PNB SO exam, it is important that you select your post preference clearly and in the right manner. You will not be able to make any changes once the form has been submitted successfully.

Different PNB posts require different kinds of specializations and qualifications, go through the PNB SO educational qualifications given below carefully to understand your eligibility for a particular post. 

For the post of PNB Manager (Cyber Security):

You need to have either of the educational qualifications listed below:

  • Full-time degree in B.E./B. Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • OR Full-time degree in M.C.A. from any Institute/ College/University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/AICTE/ UGC
  • With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade.

For the post of PNB Officer (Credit):

You need to have either of the educational qualifications listed below:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/ Cost Management Accountant- CMA (ICWA) from the institute of Cost Accountants of India
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute (USA)
  • Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60% in aggregate from any recognized university or educational institution.
  • Full time MBA in Finance or PGDM in Finance or equivalent Post Graduation degree with a specialization in Finance

For the post of PNB Senior Manager (Cyber security):

You need to have either of the educational qualifications listed below:

  • Full-time degree in B.E./B. Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • OR Full-time degree in M.C.A. from any Institute/ College/University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/AICTE/ UGC
  • With minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade

For the post of PNB Manager (Forex):

You need to have either of the educational qualifications listed below:

  • Full-time MBA or Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • OR equivalent with specialization in Finance/ International Business from any Institute/ College/University recognized/approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC.
  • With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade.

PNB SO Age Requirements

There is an emphasis on the age limit of the candidates applying to PNB SO because a Master’s degree is the minimum qualification for PNB SO. However, depending on your reservation category, there are various age relaxations that PNB SO provides you with.

The age limit for PNB SO Exam requires the candidate to be at least 25 years of age to a maximum of 37 years of age, depending on which post you have applied for. There are different PNB SO age limit criteria that the candidates have to meet depending on the reservation category they belong to. The following table has the different age criteria that need to be followed for the different PNB posts in India:

PostAge Limit  
Manager (Forex)25 to 35 years old  
Officer (Credit)21 to 28 years old  
Manager (Cyber security)25 to 35 years old
Senior Manager (Cyber security)27 to 38 years old  

There are certain age relaxations given to each post, depending on the kind of reservation candidates have. The following table will give you all the details on the PNB SO age relaxations:

Category  Age Relaxation
Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe  25 to 40 years old (5 years relaxation)
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)  25 to 38 years old (3 years relaxation)
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (as defined by “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016)  25 to 45 years old (10 years relaxation)
Ex- Servicemen  25 to 40 years old (5 years relaxation)
Children or family members of people who died in 1984 riots  25 to 38 years old (3 years relaxation)

PNB SO Experience Required

PostExperience
Manager (Forex)Minimum 2 years experience as an
Officer in the related field
(Desirable: Forex-related work in banks)
Officer (Credit)Work Experience in Bank or Financial Institutes
Manager (Cyber security)Minimum 2 years experience in
1. IT in managing IT & Cyber Security in large data centre/ soc/ c-soc handling 2. Operations like Security Incidence, Event Management (SIEM)/ Perimeter.
3. Security including security devices such as Firewalls/ NIPS/ Anti DDoS/ WAF/
4. Application Delivery Controller (ADC)/ IS
5. Audit experience especially on application testing/ penetration testing using automated tools.
Senior Manager (Cyber security)Minimum 4 years experience in
1. IT in managing IT & Cyber Security in large data centre/ soc/ c-soc handling 2. Operations like Security Incidence, Event Management (SIEM)/ Perimeter.
3. Security including security devices such as Firewalls/ NIPS/ Anti DDoS/ WAF/
4. Application Delivery Controller (ADC)/ IS
5. Audit experience especially in application testing/ penetration testing using automated tools.

Since the PNB SO exam is for managerial roles, there is an expectation that you will have some experience with you in the required field beforehand. This is not a government exam that fresh graduate students can apply for. You will need to have some kind of experience beforehand and in the right fields as well.

PNB SO Exam Pattern 2024

PNB SO Exam Pattern:

There are two components to clear the PNB SO 2024. There is an online written test and an Interview Round, if you are shortlisted for the same.

  • Exam Type: Online
  • Exam Language(s): English; Can be available in Hindi as well, except the section on English Language
  • Penalty Marks: 0.25 of the marks will be assigned to every wrong answer. If a question has been left blank, there will be no penalty marks on those questions
  • Exam Time: Sectional time will be provided for each section as mentioned below
Part  Name of TestQuestionsMarksDuration
 Reasoning  404025 minutes
Part AEnglish Language  404025 minutes
 Quantitative Aptitude  404025 minutes
Part BProfessional Knowledge  5010045 minutes

PNB SO 2024 Salaries

The salary for PNB SO for the year 2024 may vary according to the posts. However, the salaries may vary concerning the locations and the posts.

PNB SO postSalary
Manager , riskRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, creditRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, treasuryRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, lawRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, civilRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, economicRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, HRRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Manager, architectRs. 31,705- Rs.45,950
Senior manager, riskRs. 42,020- Rs.51,490
Senior manager, creditRs. 42,020- Rs.51,490
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PNB SO 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus has four sections (Reasoning, English, Quantitative aptitude, and General awareness). The detailed syllabus pattern for each of the PNB SO 2024 exams is given below;

The syllabus for Reasoning and English is given in the  below table,

ReasoningEnglish
AnalogySpellings/detecting misspelled words
Series completionAntonyms and their correct usage
Verification of truth of the statementCommon error
Situation reaction testActive/passive voice of verbs
Direction sense testComprehension passage
ClassificationSpot the error
Data sufficiencyCloze passage
Alpha-numeric sequence puzzleFill in the blanks
Puzzle testShuffling of sentence parts
Blood relationsConversions
Coding-decodingSentence rearrangement
Assertion and reasoningGrammar
Arithmetical reasoningShuffling of sentences in a passage
Operations of mathematicsImprovement of sentences
Venn diagramsSynonyms/homonyms
Word sequenceAntonyms
Missing charactersVocabulary
Sequential output trainingIdioms and phrases
DirectionsOne word substitution
Test on alphabets 
Eligibility test 
Dot situation 
Identical figure groupings 
Forming figures and analysis 
Construction of squares and triangles 
Series 
Analytical reasoning 
Paper folding 
Paper cutting 
Cubes and Dice 
Water images 
Mirror images 
Figure matrix 
Completion incomplete pattern 
Spotting embedded figures 
Classification 
Rules detection 

The syllabus for Quantitative aptitude and General awareness is given in the below table,

Quantitative aptitudeGeneral awareness
Time and work partnershipSports and culture
Ratio and proportionBanking sector
Boats and streamsMarketing
Simple interestGeneral science
Time and distanceGeneral knowledge
Problems on trainsInternational news
AreasIndian current events
Races and gamesNational current affairs
Numbers and agesBanking
Mixtures and allegationsImportant dates
MensurationCurrent science
Permutations and combinationsTechnology
Problems on HCF, LCM 
Pipes and cisterns 
Percentages 
Simple equations 
Problems on numbers 
Averages 
Indices and surds 
Compound interest 
Volumes 
Odd man out 
Quadratic equations 
Probability 
Profit and loss 
Simplification and approximation 

Interview Round

There will be an Interview Round of the candidates to clear both the written exams and meet the cutoff requirements as well. The PNB SO exam marks will be considered for the cutoff. This is why it is important to score high as there is just one paper in PNB SO as opposed to most other national bank exams.

The final merit list will be made on the basis of the PNB SO exam and the interview, both. The merit list is important as the rank will determine the candidate’s seniority. If certain selected candidates on the merit list do not accept the letter of employment, candidates on the waiting list may be approached as well.

Even though there has been no information for any changes in the PNB SO exam pattern, candidates need to keep an eye out on the official website for any such details, changes or updates.  

List of Documents Needed at the Interview Round:

  • Hard copy of valid Interview Call Letter
  • Hard copy of valid online application form filled out by candidate
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or Standard X Mark Sheet)
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Mark sheets and certificates of Standard X, XII, Graduation and Post- Graduation (wherever applicable)
  • Caste Certificate, along with caste validity certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (wherever applicable)

Other specifications for different reservation and eligibility criteria that require different documents to be produced at the time of the interview. Check the PNB SO notification to get the exact details for your category and other such reservations.

PNB SO Application 2024 Process

The steps to PNB SO online applications are actually very easy to follow. The PNB SO also allows you to keep saving the online application as you complete each section. However, it is important that the candidate goes through all the documents required before they begin to fill the form. Having all the documents ready before you start to fill the form out.

Here are the steps to fill out the PNB SO 2024 online applications:

Step 1: Log onto the official website of Punjab National Bank

Step 2: Look for the ‘Recruitment’ icon on the right side of the page. It should be the first icon itself.

Step 3: The links for all open PNB recruitment forms will be listed there according to their date of posting from latest to earliest.

Step 4: You will be redirected to the PNB SO link you click on to begin filling the form.

Documents you need to upload in PNB SO online application 2024:

  1. Latest passport size photograph (White background)
  2. Scanned signature
  3. Scanned copies of all relevant educational degrees
  4. Scanned copies of Class 10 and Class 12 mark sheet
  5. Valid and active email id and mobile number
  6. Bank details of the payment of application fee

PNB SO 2024 Admit Card

Candidates will only be able to get access to the PNB SO Admit Card only if your application has been successfully submitted. You will get a confirmation mail for the same. Ensure that you are checking your email regularly to get all the updates you can.

Here are the steps to get access to the PNB SO Admit Card:

Step 1: Log onto the official website of Punjab National Bank

Step 2: Look for the ‘Recruitment’ icon on the right side of the page. It should be the first icon itself

Step 3: The links for all open PNB recruitment forms will be listed there according to their date of posting from latest to earliest.

Step 4: The link will now open a login portal once the PNB SO application deadline has been crossed. Add in your Registration Number and Password.

Step 5: Download your Admit Card as you need to carry a hardcopy of the same to the PNB SO exam.

PNB SO Selection Process 2024

The PNB SO (Probationary Officer) selection process for 2024 is expected to include the following stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • Document Verification
  • Pre- Recruitment Medical Examination

An applicant must pass both the Online Main Examination and the interview and have a high enough merit score to be considered for the subsequent provisional allotment process. The combined final score of applicants will be calculated using the aggregate scores achieved by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and Interview.

PNB SO 2024 Result

The cutoff marks mentioned below are tentative:

Category  Cutoff Marks
General  94.30
OBC  87.15
SC  77.15
ST  75.25
LD  75.10
VI  88.70

Things to keep in mind while applying for PNB SO:

  • In case, the candidate does not have a valid mail id and contact number, then he/she needs to create one before applying online.
  • Candidates should have a scanned copy of their photographs and the signatures according to the specifications mentioned.
  • The candidates need to fill in all the details correctly and verify them many times as there won’t be changes allowed once the forms are submitted.
  • After clicking the final submit button, no changes are allowed.
  • If the candidates have not received the mail and message intimations, then it shows that the registration is not successful.
  • The application without any photograph or the signature or any wrong information would be considered an invalid form.

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FAQs

How to apply for PNB SO 2024?

Here are the steps to fill out the PNB SO 2024 online applications:
●      Log onto the official website of Punjab National Bank.
●      Look for the ‘Recruitment’ icon on the right side of the page. It should be the first icon itself
●      The links for all open PNB recruitment forms will be listed there according to their posting date from the latest to the earliest.
●      You will be redirected to the PNB SO link you click on to begin filling the form.

Are there any limits to the number of attempts in the PNB SO exam?

There is no limit to the number of attempts for the PNB SO. However, there are age restrictions, which differ for each category. There is also the recruitment of the right experience for each post.

What is the selection process for PNB SO 2024?

PNB conducts a national-level recruitment program for Specialist Officer (SO) positions through different stages for selecting prospective candidates. The selection process generally includes two stages- Online Written Examination, and Interview.

What is the PNB SO recruitment 2023 exam date?

12th June 2023 is the tentative date for PNB SO 2023. You can visit the official website for daily updates.

What is the salary of PNB SO?

The general pay scale for a PNB Manager is Rs 48,000 and for a PNB Senior Manager Rs 63,840. However, there are many benefits and allowances that come with working in PNB.
 

Is a PNB Manager a gazetted officer?

Since PNB is a national bank, a PNB Manager is a gazetted officer.