PNB (Punjab National Bank) conducts an SO exam every year to recruit the special officers for its branches in India. The posts include various managers and senior manager positions. The exam is conducted on a national level. The application and the exam modes are online.
Every year, PNB releases an official notification for the exam which includes the eligibility criteria. The interested candidates must go through all the criteria mentioned thoroughly and apply only if they are eligible for the exam. Since the 2021 notification is expected to be out soon, we have provided a detailed list of all the specifications needed to be followed to be eligible for each post of PNB SO recruitment.
Here are all the details of the PNB SO recruitment summarised in a table.
|Exam Name||PNB SO Recruitment 2021|
|Full Form||Punjab National Bank Specialist Officer Recruitment 2021|
|Conducted by||Punjab National Bank|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Vacancy||To be announced|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Exam Date||November 2021|
Since the official dates are not out, we have given a list of tentative dates.
|Beginning of Application Process||September 2021|
|End of Application Process||October 2021|
|Release of Admit Card||November 2021|
|Exam Date||November 2021|
|Result Releasing Date||December 2021|
In case you fall into the category of deserving candidates and meet the required criteria, then you can apply.
Note: Candidates apart from the Indian Citizen must have the authorization letter signed by a competent officer in the Government of India.
Candidates applying to these posts must have at least these educational qualifications to be eligible to apply for PNB SO 2021.
|PNB SO Post||Required Educational Qualification|
|Manager, Risk||Completed a bachelor/Masters degree in Math/ Statistics/ Economics/ or FRM/ PRM/ DTIRM/ MBA/CA, etc. with at least 60% marks|
|Manager, Credit||CA/ICWA/MBA or a PG degree/diploma. They must have received a degree or diploma with minimum 60% aggregate from an AICTE approved institute only|
|Manager, Treasury||MBA (Finance) or equivalent degree; Candidates CA/ ICWA/CFA/CAIIB/ PGPBF minimum of 60% in aggregate.|
|Manager, Law||Graduation with a law degree or 5 years integrated course from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% in aggregate.|
|Manager, Architect||UG degree in Architecture from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% aggregate.|
|Manager, Civil||B.E./ B. Tech Course in Civil Engineering with at least 60% in aggregate.|
|Manager, HR||2 years PG Degree/Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/HR/ HRD/ HRM with not less than 60% marks|
|Manager, Economics||PG Degree in Economics with 60% marks or CGPA from the recognized University|
|Senior Manager, Risk||UG/PG degree in Math/ Statistics/ Economics/ or FRM/ PRM/ DTIRM/ MBA (Finance)/ CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ PGPBF PGPBF minimum of 60% in aggregate.|
|Senior Manager, Credit||CA/ICWA/MBA or PGDM (specialization in Finance) or Similar PG degree/ diploma from any AICTE approved institute. Candidates with scores lesser than 60% in aggregate will not be considered.|
The minimum age limit for the post of PNB SO Managers and Senior Managers varies from each other. The age relaxations will be applicable based on the norms set by the Indian government.
|PNB SO Post||Age Limit|
|Manager, Risk||25-35 years|
|Manager, Credit||25-35 years|
|Manager, Treasury||25-35 years|
|Manager, Law||25-35 years|
|Manager, Architect||25-35 years|
|Manager, Civil||25-35 years|
|Manager, HR||25-35 years|
|Manager, Economics||25-35 years|
|Senior Manager, Risk||25-35 years|
|Senior Manager, Credit||25-35 years|
|PNB SO Post||After Work Qualification|
|Manager, Risk||Minimum 1 year of work experience in PSU/ Banks/ NBFC/ Corporate High-Value Credit.|
|Manager, Credit||Minimum 1 year of work experience in PSU/ Banks/ NBFC/ Corporate High-Value Credit.|
|Manager, Treasury||Minimum 1 year of work experience as officer in banking of the treasury of a bank or of working with Primary Dealer.|
|Manager, Law||Minimum 2 years of work experience as law officer in PSU/State or Central Govt./ Legal Department of Scheduled Commercial Bank.|
|Manager, Architect||Minimum 1-year experience in planning, devising and supervising the execution of residential projects along with interiors.|
|Manager, Civil||Minimum 1-year experience in Residential buildings|
|Manager, HR||Minimum 2 years of experience as an officer|
|Manager, Economics||Minimum 2 years of experience as an officer|
|Senior Manager, Risk||Minimum 3 years of post-qualification experience|
|Senior Manager, Credit||Minimum 3 years of post-qualification experience|
Punjab National Bank gives certain age relaxation to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. The exact details related to their age relaxation is mentioned below:
|Relaxation in age to SC/ST candidates||5 Years|
|Age relaxation for OBC candidates||3 Years|
|Age relaxation for PwD category candidates||10 Years|
|Age relaxation for Ex-Servicemen||5 years|
|Children/Family members of those who died in the 1984 riots also get age relaxation||3 Years|
Ques: Is the work experience mandatory for the PNB SO recruitment?
Ans: Yes, the work experience specified for each post is mandatory for the PNB SO Recruitment.
Ques: Is there any relaxation in educational qualification for the reserved categories?
Ans: No, the required minimum educational qualification is the same for all the categories.
Ques: Is there no limit to the number of attempts?
Ans: No, PNB doesn’t cap the number of attempts. If you fall within the eligible age-group, you can attempt any number of times.
Ques: Is a Correspondence in MBA eligible for PNB SO?
Ans: No, for the posts that demand an MBA, the candidate must have a full-time degree and not a correspondence one for PNB SO 2021.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.