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Eligibilty Criteria

PNB SO Eligibility 2022: Nationality

The applicant must have any one of the following nationalities to apply for PNB SO Recruitment 2022:

  • A Citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • The subject of Bhutan
  • A refugee from Tibet who migrated to India before 01 January 1962to permanently settle in India
  • A person of Indian origin who moved from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries (mentioned in the notification pdf), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. The moving intention was to settle in India permanently.

PNB SO Eligibility 2022: Age Limit

The age limit for PNB Specialist Officers varies for different posts. The PNB SO Age Limit is discussed below in detail:

Name of the Post PNB SO Age Limit
Manager - Risk 25 years to 35 years
Manager - Credit 25 years to 35 years
Manager - Treasury 25 years to 35 years
Manager – Law 25 years to 35 years
Manager - Architect 25 years to 35 years
Manager - Civil 25 years to 35 years
Manager - HR 25 years to 35 years
Manager – Economic 25 years to 35 years
Senior Manager - Risk 25 years to 37 years
Senior Manager - Credit 25 years to 37 years

PNB SO 2022 Age Relaxation

Punjab National Bank offers age relaxation for various reserved categories as given below:

Categories Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwBD 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen 5 Years
Children/Family members of those who died in the 1984 riots 3 Years

PNB SO Eligibility 2022: Educational Qualifications

The PNB SO Educational Qualification involves two types- one is an essential educational qualification, and the other is a desired educational qualification for PNB SO. Both the types of educational qualifications for the PNB SO are tabulated below:

Post Educational Qualifications
Manager - Risk
  • Essential: Bachelor/Masters in Math/ Statistics/ Economics/ or FRM/ PRM/ DTIRM/ MBA (Finance)/ CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ PGPBF minimum of 60% in aggregate.
  • Desirable: Certificate Examination in Risk in Financial Service, IIBF Certification Course in Risk Management, NIBM
Manager - Credit
  • Essential: CA/ICWA/MBA or PGDM (with specialization in Finance) or equivalent post-graduation degree/diploma from any AICTE-approved institute.* minimum of 60% in aggregate.
  • Desirable: Certificate in Commercial Credit, Moody‟s Analytics
Manager - Treasury
  • Essential: MBA-Finance or equivalent from a recognized university/institute/CA/ ICWA/CFA/CAIIB/Diploma in Treasury Management/ PGPBF minimum of 60% in aggregate.
  • Desirable: Certificate Treasury Dealer Course, IIBF Certificate Course in Treasury Management, NIBM.
Exam Pattern

The PNB SO Exam Pattern is tabulated below:

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Reasoning 50 50
English Language 50 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Professional Knowledge (Relevant to the Post) 50 75
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks

PNB SO 2022 Interview

The candidates who score the required aggregate in the written exam are shortlisted for the interview. This is in accordance with the bank's decision. 35 marks are allocated for the interview and the candidates must score a minimum of 40% to be selected.

The final result will be a combination of the mark scored in the objective exam and interview. The candidate who does not score above the quantifying mark in the main exam will be barred from the interview. Candidates with sufficient scores will be provided provisional allotment.

Section Important Topics
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Data-Sufficiency
  • Input-Output
  • Logical
  • Order-Ranking
  • Alphabet/ Number Based Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Test
  • Word Swap
  • Error Correction
  • Phrasal verb/ Idiom
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Connectors
  • Vocabulary
  • Starters
  • Usage
  • Column Based
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Series – Wrong Series and Missing Series
  • Simplification
  • Approximation
  • Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation – Pie Line, Radar, Table, and Bar
  • Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number System
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Speed Time Distance
  • Boat & Stream
  • Trains
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Average & Ages
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Partnership
Professional Knowledge Variable as per the post

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