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PNB SO Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern, Check Details

PNB SO Syllabus 2024

The PNB (Punjab National Bank) has announced 1025 vacancies for the Specialist Officer for which Registration will close on 25th February 2024 and the exam date notified by the bank is March/April 2024 (tentative). Eligible and interested candidates should be familiar with the PNB SO Syllabus 2024 and the PNB SO 2024 Exam Pattern. Knowing the syllabus and exam patterns will aid candidates in preparing effectively for the examination. In the given post, we have discussed the PNB SO Syllabus 2024 and the PNB SO Exam Pattern 2024 in detail.

PNB SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The PNB SO Syllabus and Exam Pattern is released along with the official notification. The exam will comprise four sections viz. Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Professional Knowledge. Understanding the syllabus and Exam Pattern is the foremost step before beginning the preparation for the PNB SO Exam 2024. Here in this column, we have covered the topic-wise PNB SO Syllabus 2024.

PNB SO Syllabus: Overview

Here is a brief overview of PNB SO Syllabus 2024 highlighting all the important points.

PNB SO Syllabus 2024: Overview
Organization Punjab National Bank
Exam Name PNB SO Exam 2024
Post Specialist Officer
Vacancy 1025
Category Bank Job
Selection Process Online Exam, Interview
PNB SO Recruitment 2024 Exam Date March/ April, 2024 (Tentative)
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PNB SO Syllabus 2024

The section-wise PNB SO Syllabus 2024  must be known to all the candidates. The syllabus for all the sections like Reasoning, English, and Quant,  Professional Knowledge is given here.

PNB SO Syllabus 2024: Reasoning

  • Direction / Coded-Direction
  • Blood Relation / Coded-Blood-Relation
  • Inequality / Coded Inequality
  • Coding-Decoding (General + Coded)
  • Resultant (Miscellaneous)
  • Coded Series
  • Syllogism (General +Coded)
  • Data-Sufficiency (Two or Three statements)
  • Input-Output (Word or Number Based)
  • Circular/ Triangular/ Rectangular/ Square Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement (Single, Double, or Uncertain) + With Direction & Distance
  • Box-Based Puzzles (Certain + Uncertain)
  • Floor or Floor-flat-Based Puzzles
  • Comparison/ Categorized/ Order Ranking-Based Puzzle
  • Blood-Relation-based Puzzles
  • Day/ Month/ Year/Age-Based Puzzle
  • Logical Reasoning: Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Inference, Cause and Effect, Course of Action, Strength of Argument, and Statement and Conclusion

PNB SO Syllabus 2024: English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Phrase rearrangement
  • Word swap
  • Word rearrangement
  • Match the column
  • Connectors
  • Starters
  • Fillers
  • Word usage
  • Sentence-based Error
  • Phrase replacement
  • Spelling error
  • Error correction
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • One-word inference

PNB SO Syllabus 2024: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Average
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Data Interpretation (Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts, etc.)
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination

PNB SO Syllabus 2024: Professional Knowledge

This section will vary depending on the specific post and the chosen field or specialization. Here is the list of some general information that candidates should have.

  • For banking exams: Banking and Financial Awareness, Banking Operations, Financial Management, Marketing in Banking, Risk Management, Financial Institutions, Indian Economy, etc.

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PNB SO Exam Pattern 2024

Along with the PNB Syllabus 2024, the candidates must know about the PNB SO Exam Pattern 2024.

The selection will be based on either the Online Examination and the Personal Interview or the Personal Interview only, depending upon the number of applications received against each post.

The detailed exam pattern for the online exam is given below.

  1. The exam will be held in two parts.
  2. The total time duration for the exam is 120 minutes.
  3. There will be 150 questions of 200 marks in total.
  4. There is a negative marking in the examination. One-fourth of the marks will be deducted from that question whose answer is marked wrong by the candidate.
PNB SO Exam Pattern
Parts Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (Minutes)
Part I Reasoning 25 25 120
English Language 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part II Professional Knowledge 50 100
Total 150 200 120 Minutes

Note- Part II i.e. Professional Knowledge of the candidate will only be evaluated if a candidate qualifies the Part I of the Online Examination. And, the minimum qualifying marks for each subject will be decided by the bank later on.

The candidates who qualify for the online written examination will appear in the Interview round of 50 marks. The minimum qualifying mark for the interview round is 25 marks (i.e. 50%) (for SC/ST candidates 22.5 marks (i.e. 45%)).

Note: The merit list shall be prepared based on marks obtained in Part II (Professional Examination) of the Online Exam and the Interview.

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Where can I find details on PNB SO Syllabus 2024?

The detailed PNB SO Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern are listed in this article.

What are the sections asked in PNB SO Syllabus 2024?

The PNB SO Syllabus 2024 has sections like Quant, English, Reasoning and Professional Knowledge.

Is there negative marking in PNB SO Exam 2024?

Yes, there is negative marking in the PNB SO Exam.

What is the selection process for PNB SO 2024 ?

The selection process comprises of two stages Online Test and Interview.

What is the PNB SO Syllabus 2024 for Reasoning Ability?

The PNB SO Syllabus 2024 for Reasoning Ability is mentioned in the given post.