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HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024

The Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Ltd. (HPSCBL) has started the recruitment process for the Junior Clerk in HPSCBL. Interested candidates should be acquainted with the HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024. This column serves as a guide to the preparation of candidates for the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024, as this post contains a detailed syllabus and exam pattern.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2024 is divided into two stages i.e. Preliminary & Mains Examination. The Preliminary Stage comprises three sections viz: Numerical Ability, Reasoning & English. In addition to this, the main examination includes the General Awareness section.

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HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 & Exam Pattern

Candidates who are preparing to appear in the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024 exam must have an understanding of the HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 & Exam Pattern. Complete knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern will help the students strategically plan their preparation. HPSCB Junior Clerk Recruitment 2024 has been released and a detailed notification PDF has also been published. As per the notification, the prelims exam will be conducted after 05-06 weeks from the last date of submission of the online application. So it can be anticipated that the exam will be scheduled for May 2024.

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HPSCB Junior Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The prelims exam of the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024, the exam is divided into three sections i.e. Reasoning, English & Numerical Ability. The exam is Objective-Type Multiple Choice Questions. Candidates need to solve 100 questions in a total time of 60 minutes (20 minutes for each section).

HPSCB Junior Clerk Preliminary Examination 2024
Subjects No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Note: There will be a negative marking of one-fourth for each answer marked wrong.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2024

As per the notification, the different main examinations will be conducted for the Direct Recruitment & Society (PACS/OCS) quota. But the only difference is in the General Awareness Section (The other sections remain the same). For direct recruitment, the General Awareness section of the mains Examination will include questions about Himachal Pradesh. And, for the PACS/OCS quota, the General Awareness section of the mains Examination will include 25 questions from Banking including Cooperative Banking and another 25 questions including questions on General Awareness & Himachal Pradesh.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Mains Examination 2024 (Direct Recruitment)

HPSCB Junior Clerk Mains Examination 2024 (Direct Recruitment)
Subjects No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 50 25 30 minutes
Reasoning 50 25 30 minutes
General Awareness* 50 25 30 minutes
English Language 50 25 30 minutes
Total 200 100 120 minutes

* Direct Recruitment– General Awareness section includes questions about Himachal Pradesh

HPSCB Junior Clerk Mains Examination 2024 (Society Quota)

HPSCB Junior Clerk Mains Examination 2024 (Society Quota)
Subjects No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 50 25 30 minutes
Reasoning 50 25 30 minutes
General Awareness^ 50 25 30 minutes
English Language 50 25 30 minutes
Total 200 100 120 minutes

^ Society (PACS/OCS) Quota– 25 Questions from Banking Awareness (including Cooperative Banking) and another 25 Questions including questions from General Awareness  & Himachal Pradesh.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 for Prelims Exam

The Preliminary Examination for HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024 is segmented into three categories: Numerical Ability, Reasoning, & English. Here’s the detailed syllabus for each section.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for Numerical Ability (Prelims)

The Numerical Ability section includes key topics such as Approximation & Simplification, Data Interpretation,  Arithmetic, Data Sufficiency, etc. This section concentrates on the candidate’s numerical problem-solving ability. A comprehensive list of topics under the Numerical Ability section is shown in the table below

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for Numerical Ability
Topics  Sub Topics
Simplification BODMAS, Square & Cube, Square & cube root, Indices, fraction, percentage etc.
Approximation
Number Series Missing Number Series, Wrong Number Series.
Inequality Linear equation, Quadratic equationQuantity comparison
Arithmetics Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number System, Partnership, Age, Mixture & Alligation, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Pipe & Cistern, Time Speed & Distance, Boat & Stream, etc.
Data Interpretation Table DI, Missing Table DI, Single Pie chart DI and Multiple pie chart DI, Line chart DI, Bar chart DI, Mixed DI, Caselet
Data Sufficiency Two Statement
Miscellaneous Mensuration 2D and 3D, Probability and Permutation & Combination etc.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning (Prelims)

The reasoning section is a crucial segment of the exam, it tests the logical and analytical prowess of the candidates. Topics included in this section are Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, etc. A tentative list of topics is tabulated below.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning
Topics  Sub Topics
Puzzles Box-based puzzle, Designation based puzzle, Category based puzzle, Floor/Flat-floor based puzzle, Day/Month/Year based puzzle
Seating Arrangements Circular Seating Arrangement (Uncertain), Square/Rectangle/Triangular seating Arrangement, Linear seating arrangement, Single row, Double row, Uncertain
Miscellaneous Inequality (Direct and Indirect Statement); Distance and Direction (Normal); Coding-Decoding (General); Blood Relation (Normal); Syllogism (2/3 statement + 2 conclusion); Series(Alpha-numeric-symbol based, Alpha-numeric based, Word-based, Number based, Digit based series, Letter based series); Order – Ranking (Comparison); Word Pair / Number Pair; Word formation (Meaningful word); Odd one out; Word / Number based (Multiple operations)

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for English (Prelims)

This section evaluates the candidate’s proficiency in English Language. Questions will be formed around grammar usage, Error Detection, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, etc.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for English Language
Topics  Sub Topics
Reading Comprehension
Fillers Single, Double, Double Sentence
Sentence Based Error Sentence Correct, Sentence Incorrect
Vocabulary Misspelt, Synonyms, Antonyms
Cloze Test Blank, Replacement
Error Detection Identify the Correct Part/Identify the Incorrect Part
Sentence Improvement Single/Multiple Option
Word Swap 3/4 words
Word Rearrangements 3/4 words
Sentence Rearrangements
Para Jumbles
Idioms & Phrases as Fillers/Usage/Replacement
Word Usage Single, Multiple

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HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 for Mains Exam

More or Less, the syllabus for the HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 for the Mains Exam is similar to the Clerk Syllabus but the difficulty level would increase. In addition to three sections (Reasoning, Numerical Ability & English), the General Awareness section is added in the Mains Level of Examination.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus for General Awareness (Mains)
Topics Sub-Topics
General Awareness National Current Affairs, International Current Affairs, State Current Affairs, Sports News, Central Government Schemes, Agreements/MoU, Books & Authors, Summits & Conferences, Defense News, Science & Technology News, Static Awareness, Important Days, Obituaries, Important Appointments, Important Awards & Honours, Union Budget 2024-25, Economic Survey 2024-25, Ranks/Reports/Indexes
Financial Awareness Banking and Financial Awareness, Including Cooperative Banking, Recent RBI Circulars Questions, Business & Economy Related News,
Himachal Pradesh

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Where can I get the detailed HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024?

Candidates can get the detailed HPSCB Junior Clerk Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern in the given article.

What is the Exam Pattern for the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024?

The Exam Pattern for the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024 includes two stages i.e. Preliminary & Mains Examination.

When will the HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024 prelims conducted?

The tentative date for HPSCB Junior Clerk 2024 prelims is May 2024

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