The Punjab national bank also said as the PNB is an Indian nationalized bank. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi, India. It is under the ownership of the ministry of finance, the government of India. The bank was founded in May 1984.
PNB is the second-largest government-owned bank in India, both in terms of its business volumes and its network.
Punjab national bank is a PSU that is working under the union government of India, which is regulated by the reserve bank of India act 1934 and the banking regulation act 1949.
The Punjab national bank was registered on 19th May 1984 under the Indian companies act. The founding board was drawn from the various parts of India professing different faiths and varying backgrounds. The common objective is to create a truly national bank that would process the economic interest of the country further. The bank opened on 12th April 1895 for business in Lahore.
Punjab national bank (PNB) is the first national bank that has been solely started with the Indian capital.
Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Indira Gandhi, and Jalaiwala Bagh committee have held Punjab National Bank accounts.
|Abbreviation||Punjab national bank|
|Purpose||Recruit specialist officers (manager and senior manager)|
|Chairman||CH S.S.Malikarjuna Rao|
|Branches||704, nationwide ATM’s located|
|Founder||Lal Lajpat Rai, Dyal Singh Majitha|
|Owner||Government of India|
The PNB SO 2020-2021 exam was conducted last year on 22nd November 2020. The recruitment of PNB SO final result has ended for the year 2020-2021.
The PNB SO final results for the year 2021 are already updated. The candidates who have cleared the interview process of the PNB SO can download the result PDF and check the result through the link.
The PNB SO recruitment 2021 notification was released officially for 535 vacancies in total. The posts are the manager and the senior manager posts.
|09-Mar-2021||The PNB SO final result was out|
|22-Jan-2021||The PNB SO interview call letter 2021 was released officially|
|14-Jan-2021||The PNB SO result from 2020-21 has been released|
|22-Nov-2020||The PNB SO exam 2020 was conducted successfully|
|07-Oct -2020||The PNB SO online apply link was deactivated|
|05-Oct-2020||The last date to apply for PNB SO has been extended till the 6-October-2020|
|08-Sept-2020||The PNB SO 2020 online link activated|
|07-Sept-2020||The PNB SO recruitment 2020 notification was released on the official website of PNB|
The application form for the year 2021 for the PNB SO post is not yet released.
|September 2021||the application process starts|
|October 2021||the application process ended|
|October 2021||Last date for the application fee submission|
|November 2021||Admit card release date|
|November 2021||The PNB SO recruitment exam date|
|December 2021||The final result release date|
On 30th August 2019, the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the oriental bank of commerce and the united bank of India would be merged with the Punjab national bank.
The official date for the examination of the year 2021 is not released yet. It will be updated on their official website once released.
|September 2021||The application process starts|
|October 2021||The application process ends|
|October 2021||the last date for the application fee submission|
|November 2021||admit card release date|
|November 2021||The PNB SO recruitment exam date|
|December 2021||The result releasing date will be announced|
The application fee for the candidates varies according to their categories. The details of the categories and the fee is given below.
|Category||Fee in Rupees|
The PNB SO 2021 has the criteria such as educational qualification, Age limits, Nationality. The candidates who are interested to apply for the PNB SO recruitment process needs to satisfy the eligibility criteria to proceed further in the application process. The details are given below:
|Name of the post||Educational qualification|
|Manager, risk||A bachelor/masters degree in math/statistics/economics/FRM/PRM DTIRM/MBA/CA, etc with at least 60% marks.|
|Manager, credit||CA/ICWA/MBA or a PG degree/diploma from any AICTE approved institute only.|
|Manager, treasury||MBA(finance) or any equivalent degree; CA/ICWA/CAIIB/PGPBF minimum 60% of marks|
|Manager, Law||5 years integrated course or graduation with a law degree from a well-recognized university|
|Manager, architect||UG degree in architecture.|
|Manager, Civil||BE/B.Tech in civil engineering.|
|Manager, HR||PG degree/ diploma in personnel management/ industrial relations/HR/HRD/HRM with minimum 60% marks.|
|Manager, economics||PG degree in economics from a recognized university with 60% marks or respective CGPA.|
|Senior manager, risk||UG/ PG degree in mathematics/ statistics/ economics/ FRM/PRM/ DTIRM/ MBA(finance)/ CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ PGPBF with a minimum of 60 % marks.|
|Senior manager, credit||CA/ICWA/MBA(finance) or PG degree from AICTE approved institute.
Candidates with marks less than 60% are not applicable.
The age limit for the specialist officers post is given below;
|Post name||Lower age limit||Upper age limit|
|Manager||25 years||35 years|
|Senior manager||25 years||37 years|
The details of the number of vacancies of the PNB SO 2021 are yet to be announced. However, the total number of vacancies for the PNB SO in the year 2020 was 535.
The details of the vacancies for the Manager and the Senior manager posts are as detailed below.
|PNB SO post||Number of vacancies|
|Senior manager, risk||40|
|Senior manager, credit||50|
The salary for PNB SO for the year 2021 may vary according to the posts. However, the salaries may vary concerning the locations and the posts.
|PNB SO post||Salary|
|Manager , risk||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, credit||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, treasury||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, law||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, civil||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, economic||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, HR||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Manager, architect||Rs. 31,705- Rs.45,950|
|Senior manager, risk||Rs. 42,020- Rs.51,490|
|Senior manager, credit||Rs. 42,020- Rs.51,490|
The syllabus has four sections (Reasoning, English, Quantitative aptitude, General awareness). The detailed syllabus pattern for each of the PNB SO 2021 exams is given below;
|Series completion||Antonyms and their correct usage|
|Verification of truth of the statement||Common error|
|Situation reaction test||Active/passive voice of verbs|
|Direction sense test||Comprehension passage|
|Classification||Spot the error|
|Data sufficiency||Cloze passage|
|Alpha-numeric sequence puzzle||Fill in the blanks|
|Puzzle test||Shuffling of sentence parts|
|Assertion and reasoning||Grammar|
|Arithmetical reasoning||Shuffling of sentences in a passage|
|Operations of mathematics||Improvement of sentences|
|Sequential output training||Idioms and phrases|
|Directions||One word substitution|
|Test on alphabets|
|Identical figure groupings|
|Forming figures and analysis|
|Construction of squares and triangles|
|Cubes and Dice|
|Completion incomplete pattern|
|Spotting embedded figures|
|Quantitative aptitude||General awareness|
|Time and work partnership||Sports and culture|
|Ratio and proportion||Banking sector|
|Boats and streams||Marketing|
|Simple interest||General science|
|Time and distance||General knowledge|
|Problems on trains||International news|
|Areas||Indian current events|
|Races and games||National current affairs|
|Numbers and ages||Banking|
|Mixtures and allegations||Important dates|
|Permutations and combinations||Technology|
|Problems on HCF, LCM|
|Pipes and cisterns|
|Problems on numbers|
|Indices and surds|
|Odd man out|
|Profit and loss|
|Simplification and approximation|
The exam pattern for the PNB SO Manager and Senior manager are detailed below:
|Subject||Number of questions||Number of marks|
The PNB SO releases its admit card online. It will only be released on their official website and will not be sent through any emails or posts. They will issue separate admit cards for written and interview rounds. The candidate can download their admit cards 15 days before the exam date.
All the candidates who have cleared the written exams can download their admit cards from the official website link. It is compulsory to take the respective admit cards when they attend the examination center during exams and to the interview center.
The admit card download date has not yet been announced but will be declared very soon.
Step-1: go to the official website of PNB (www.pnbindia.in)
Step-2: Then click on the recruitment tab at the bottom of the page.
Step-3: Search For the PNB SO admit card.
Step-4: click and open the link and enter the details.
Step-5: download the admit card.
Step-6: print it for future use.
The candidates have to download the admit card one week before the date of the entrance examination.
The results of the examination that were conducted on the 22nd November 2020 were released on 9th March 2021. The results of the year 2021 is not yet released.
|Name of board||Punjab national bank|
|Number of vacancies||535|
|Final result date||09-March-2021|
How to apply for PNB SO 2021:
This process can be done online mode. No other modes will be accepted. The applicant will have to follow the following procedure,
Things to keep in mind while applying for PNB SO:
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There will be a probation period of 2 years for the government sector job averages.
The details of the eligibility criteria varies according to the post. The details are given in the page above.
The age criteria for the PNB SO 2021 is 25 to 35 years of age for the Manager post and 25 to 37 years of age for the Senior manager post.
The PNB has released the latest recruitment notification on 7th September 2020.
The vacancies for the year 2021 are not yet released. But, there were 535 vacancies announced for 2020-2021.
This examination is conducted once a year.
Yes, the application fee is Rs.850 for SC/ST and unreserved categories. It is Rs.150 for the general category.
The salary range is Rs.31,705 – Rs.45,950 for manager posts and Rs.42,020 – Rs.51,490 for senior manager posts.
The posts are divided into Manager and Senior Manager posts. They are the Manager (Risk), Manager (Credit), Manager (Treasury), Manager (Law), Manager (Architect), Manager (Civil), Manager (HR), Manager (Economics), Senior Manager (Risk), Senior Manager (Credit).
The age should be from 25 years to 35 years for Manager posts and 25 years to 37 years for Senior Manager posts.
The selection process has the written exam and the final interview.