PNB SO Exam Date 2023 & Admit Card Out for 240 Specialist Officers
1. PNB SO 2023 Notification
PNB SO ( Scale 1) notification was released. The recruitment board of Punjab National Bank announced 240 posts on 24-05-2023 in PNB Specialist Officer ( Scale -1). There are 200 vacancies for the post of PNB SO Credit Officer and 7 posts for PNB SO IT Officer. The starting date for applying for the PNB SO 2023 notification was 24-05-2023 and was till 11-06-2023. The tentative date for the 2023 PNB SO Officer is 02-7-2023. Do check the official notification by clicking on the link below.
The recruitment board Punjab National Bank is one of the important exams. The post for Credit Officer and IT officer in PNB SO ( scale-1) There are many departments in PSB SO
- Officer Credit
- Officer Industry
- Officer Civil Engineer
- Officer Electrical Engineer
- Officer Architect
- Officer Economic
- Manager Economics
- Manager Data Scientist
- Sr. Manager Data Scientist
- Manager Cyber security
- Sr. Manager Cyber security
Here in this blog, we are specifically focusing on the posts related to Credit Officers and IT officers. The PNB SO ( Scale-1 ) 2023 notification has a Credit Officer post, manager security and Specialist Manager- Cyber Security. In total, there are 207 posts for the credit department and IT department. To understand the interview exam process, syllabus, important dates, eligibility criteria, previous year cutoff and all additional information read the blog.
|Officer Credit||Corporate Credit Verticals,|
MSME/ Retail Credit Verticals,
Trade Finance Verticals,
Finance and Taxation Division.
|Officer-Industry||Techno Economic Viability Study & work related to credit/ advances of the Bank.|
|3.||Officer-Civil Engineer||All construction/renovation-related works of Bank’s buildings. |
Maintenance of the Bank’s buildings.
Procurement of goods/ works/ services required for completion of the job.
|4.||Officer-Electrical Engineer||All construction/renovation-related works of Bank’s buildings. /Maintenance of the Bank’s buildings. |
Procurement of goods/ works/ services required for completion of the job.
|5.||Officer-Architect||All construction/renovation-related works of Bank’s buildings / Maintenance of Bank’s buildings/ Procurement of goods/ works/ services required for completion of the job.|
|6.||Officer-Economics||Providing Strategic Inputs/field functionaries and incorporating the same in Bank’s Growth Strategy/Explaining vital trends of industries/ Recommending appropriate strategies to top management. |
Benchmarking Bank’s performance vis-a-vis industry/ study sectoral trends bank’s business levels/Balance sheet analysis and suggest the right mix of business to maximise returns in synchronisation.
|7.||Manager-Economics||Analyse & evaluate economic/financial developments/indicators at national & international levels and assess their impact on various markets, asset classes/operations of the bank.|
Carrying out a detailed study of opportunities Providing relevant information and valuable inputs to the management for interaction with regulators/ investors/Groups of Analysts/ Investment Banks/ Rating Agencies, etc. Tracking macroeconomic development and industry information with a focus on monetary and fiscal policies. Find reliable, accurate & good-quality information in a timely manner. Continuous analysis of economy-related data provided by Ministry/ RBI/ SEBI/ World
|8||Manager-Data Scientist||Implement AI / MI / Natural Language Processing models. Creation/ Deployment of predictive/ prescriptive modelling to increase and optimise customer experience / Revenue generation. Develop |
processes and tools to monitor and analyse the model performance.
Perform data-mining & hypothesis generation in coordination with divisions. Analyse the data trends & recommend action/ steps to the leadership of the business divisions or control divisions to improvise their performance/ Conduct analysis of respective businesses & provide insights with respect to leading and lagging indicators within the business to enable effective decision-making.
|9.||Senior Manager-Data Scientist||Implement AI / ML / Natural Language Processing models. Creation/ Deployment of predictive/ prescriptive modelling to increase and optimise customer experience, revenue |
Develop processes & tools to monitor and analyse the
model performance / Perform data-mining & hypothesis generation in coordination with divisions. Analyse the data trends and recommend action/ steps to the leadership of the business divisions or control divisions to improvise their performance. Conduct analysis of respective businesses & provide insights with respect to leading and lagging indicators within the business to enable effective decision-making.
|10.||Manager-Cyber Security||Shall be working in shift duties in Cyber Security Centre of Excellence / Cyber Security Analytics Centre/ SOC. Management Operation & monitoring of Cyber Security Operation Centre (C-SOC) & SIEM Solution, Analysis of Cyber Security Incidence Management, Monitoring of Perimeter Security Components such as Firewalls, NIPS, DDos WAF, ADC any other preventive detective cyber security components required for the organisation requirement.|
|11.||Senior Manager- Cyber Security||Should preferably work shift duties (including night shifts) in the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (CCoE)/ Cyber Security Analytics Centre /SOC. |
Job is related to the Management Operation & monitoring of Cyber Security Operation Centre (C-SOC) & SIEM Solution, Analysis of Cyber Security Incidence, OR
Management/ Monitoring of Perimeter Security Components such as Firewalls, NIPS, DDOS/ WAF, ADC, or any other preventive detective cyber security components/
Preparation of Cyber Security Policy, Creation of baseline Hardening documents, threat hunting, real-time monitoring and reporting to management and any other job allocated as per the organisation requirement.
2. About PNB SO Officer 2023 Exam pattern
The PNB SO Credit Officer and IT Officer 2023 exam was conducted on 02-07-2023 Candidates should attend the Online Written test, if they qualify then they can appear for the interview round or there can also be a direct interview. The online exam will be of objective type and there is a negative marking scheme for 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
2.1 Online Examination
|Parts||Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks*||Duration|
|PART I||Reasoning||25||25||120 |
|PART II||Professional Knowledge||100||100|
2.2 Personal Interview
The PNB SO (Scale -1) interviews are directly conducted by the PNB Bank. Candidates who qualified in the preliminary exam with minimum marks will be called for a personal interview round.
In addition, in PNB SO ( Scale-1 ) exams, candidates can be directly selected for a personal interview round without appearing in the preliminary exams.
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4. PNB SO Officer 2023 Exam Highlights
The recruitment board of Punjab National Bank engages qualified aspirants with various post notifications. It has recently released a specialist Officer notification, in which there are 200 posts for PNB SO Credit Officer 2023. Below are some highlights of PNB SO Credit. Officer.
|Organisation Name||Punjab National Bank|
|Name of the post||PBN SO ( Scale-1 ) Notification|
|Notification Release date||24-04-2023|
|No. of Posts for PNB SO||240|
|Selection Process||Preliminary Exam and Interview Round|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
5. PNB SO Officer 2023 Online Application & Fee
5.1 Prerequisites For Applying Online
Candidates are advised to scan all the required documents before starting the PNB SO Credit Officer and IT Officer 2023 online application. Scanned documents that need to be submitted are
- Photography Image
- Left Thumb Impression
- Hand-written declaration Image
- Proof of Age
- Caste /Certificate of Disability
- Documents related to Education (Marks sheet, Provisional/Final Degree, Certifications related)
- Mandatory work experience documents for Post -Qualification
5.2 Online Application
- Visit the official website www.pnbindia.in
- Look for “Click Here For New Registration” and click on it.
- A window will appear, enter the basic information Like Name. Contact number and Email ID.
- Click on the submit button. A provisional registration number with a password will be generated and sent to the registered number and email ID.
- Now log in with the generated provisional number and start entering all the required details.
- After filling in all the details upload the scanned documents mentioned in 5.1.
- Once all the documents are uploaded, click next for the payment option and click on submit the application.
- Take a Printout of the application.
5.3 Application Fee
Application fee for PNB SO ( Scale-1) 2023 notification is given below:
|SC/ST/PwBD category candidates||Rs 59/- ( Rs. 50/- + GST@18% per candidate)|
|Other category candidates||Rs 1180/- ( Rs. 1000/- + GST@18% per candidate )|
6. PNB SO Officer 2023 Eligibility Criteria
6.1 Educational Qualification
|Name of post||Educational Qualification|
|PNB SO Credit officer||Candidates should be qualified Chartered Accountants from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/ Cost Management Accountants- (CMA) from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWA) /Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) from CFA Institute (USA) or should have a Full-time Post- Graduation Degree/ Diploma in Management with Finance as specialisation from any Institute/ College/ University recognized and approved by Govt. |
UGC with minimum 60% marks or Equivalent grade.
Desired work experience in Banks
|Officer-Industry||B.E./ B. Tech. in streams of Electrical/ Chemical/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Textile/ Mining/ Metallurgy from any Institute/ College/|
University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade
|Officer-Civil Engineer||B.E./ B. Tech. or equivalent in Civil Engineering from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade|
|Officer-Electrical Engineer||B.E./ B. Tech. or equivalent in Electrical Engineering from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade|
|Officer-Architect||B.Arch. or equivalent from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade|
|Officer-Economics/Manager||Full-Time Graduation Degree with Economics as a Main subject from University recognized/approved by Govt. bodies/ UGC|
|Manager/Sr Manage Data Scientist||Full-time degree in B.E./ B. Tech./ M.E./ M. Tech. in Computer Science from any Institute or 6-month Certification in Data Analytics/ Data Science/ Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning or Full time in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade|
|Manager-Cyber Security||Full time degree in B.E./ B. Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engineering or Full time degree in M.C.A. from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade.|
|Senior Manager- Cyber Security||Full-time degree in B.E./ B. Tech in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communications Engineering or Full-time degree in M.C.A. from any Institute/ College/ University recognized/ approved by Govt. bodies/ AICTE/ UGC with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade.|
6.2 Age Limit
|S.no||Posts||Minimum Age||Maximum Age|
|PNB SO Credit officer||21||28|
|9.||Senior Manager-Data Scientist||27||38|
|11.||Senior Manager- Cyber Security||27||38|
6.3 Age Relaxation
Candidates seeking age relaxation benefits should produce their certificates and all related documents at the time of document verification.
RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT :
|(i)||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 Years|
|(ii)||Other Backward Classes||3 Years|
|(iii)||Persons with Benchmark Disabilities||10 Years|
|(iv)||Officers like Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned including ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years of military service/ completion of the assignment||5 years|
|(v)||For members of those who died in the 1984 riots||5 Years|
7. PNB SO Officer 2023- Important Dates
PNB SO ( scale-1) 2023 notification was released by the recruitment board of PNB. There will be a preliminary examination and interview round. For more information about PNB SO Credit Officer and IT Officer 2023 Notification and Important dates do check the below table.
TSCAB Notification 2023: Important Dates
|PNB SO Notification 2023||24-4-2023|
|Apply Online Start Date||24-05-2023|
|Last Date To Apply||22-06-2023|
|Admit Card Release Date||24-06-2023|
|Prelims Exam Date||02-07-2023|
|Preliminary Exam Results||Yet to notified|
|Interview call letter||Yet to notified|
|Interview Round||Yet to notified|
|Final Results||Yet to notified|
8. PNB SO Officer Selection Procedure
The selection process of PNB SO ( Scale- 1) Credit officer and IT Officer is conducted by the requirement board of Punjab National Bank. There are preliminary exams and interview rounds for the 2023 PNB SO notification. In detail, there are two Scenarios to get selected for PNB SO (Scale -1) 2023 Exam notification.
Scenario I: Preliminary Exams and Interview Round
- There will be a written/online test for the interested aspirants who applied for the PNB SO online exam.
- Students who qualified in the online exam will be called for the interview round.
- The Interview round is conducted for 50 Marks.
- Whereas the minimum qualification mark for the PNB SO interview round is 45 %. i.e. 22.50 marks for SC/ST Candidates and 50% which is 25 marks for Other Candidates.
- Final call letters will be allotted to the selected students.
Scenario II: Shortlist students after the interview
- Students are selected based on the documents and eligibility criteria that are submitted.
- Then a personal interview will be conducted for 50 marks.
- Where the minimum marks to qualify are 45% i.e. 22.50 for SC/ST candidates & 50% i.e. 25% for other candidates.
- Therefore, the candidates who qualified in the interview shall be shortlisted through merit or directly with interview marks for subsequent post appointment.
9. PNB SO Officer Syllabus 2023
The 2023 PNB SO ( scale -1 ) exams are conducted for 240 posts, of which 200 posts are for Specialist Credit officers. Candidates looking for the PNB SO 2023 Exam syllabus can check the below table.
10. PNB SO Officer Vacancy 2023: Category-Wise
2023 PNB SO Officer Vacancy Posts according to the Job posts :
|Post Code||Name of the Post||No. of vacancies|
|09||Senior Manager-Data Scientist||02|
|11||Senior Manager- Cyber Security||03|
2023 PNB SO Job vacancy according to the reserved categories for reservations :
|Name of the Post||No. of Posts||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||UR||PwBD|
|Officer-Credit in JMG Scale-I||200||30||16||54||22||78||02||02||02||02|
|Officer-Industry in JMG Scale-I||08||01||01||02||00||04||00||00||00||00|
|Officer-Civil Engineer in JMG Scale-I||05||01||00||01||00||03||00||00||00||00|
|Officer-Electrical Engineer in JMG Scale-I||04||01||00||01||00||02||00||00||00||00|
|Officer-Architect in JMG Scale-I||01||00||00||00||00||01||00||00||00||00|
|Officer-Economics in JMG Scale-I||06||01||00||01||00||04||00||00||00||00|
|Manager-Economics in MMG Scale-II||04||01||00||01||00||02||00||00||00||00|
|Manager-Data Scientist in MMG Scale-II||03||00||00||00||00||03||00||00||00||00|
|Senior Manager-Data Scientist in MMG Scale-III||02||00||00||00||00||02||00||00||00||00|
|Manager-Cyber Security in MMG Scale-II||04||01||00||01||00||02||00||00||00||00|
|Senior Manager-Cyber Security in MMG Scale-III||03||00||00||01||00||02||00||00||00||00|
11. PNB SO Officer Cut-Off: Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks
The expected Cut of marks for the 2023 PNB SO Officer (Scale -1 ) is given below. Students can have a look, it helps in understanding how to prepare for the 2023 PNB SO exam. This cutoff is prepared with the significance of the previous year’s marks. Below is the table:
|Category||Expected Cut Off|
12. PNB SO Officer 2023 Salary Structure
The salary structure of PNB SO (Scale-1) is given below.
|Department||Grade||Scale of Pay|
|Credit Officer||JMGS -I||36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840|
|Officer-Civil Engineer||JMGS I||36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840|
|Officer-Electrical Engineer||JMGS I||36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840|
|Manager-Data Scientist||MMGS II||48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810|
|Senior Manager-Data Scientist||MMGS III||63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230|
|Manager-Cyber Security||MMGS II||48170-1740/1-49910-1990/10-69810|
|Senior Manager- Cyber Security||MMGS III||63840-1990/5-73790-2220/2-78230|
13. PNB SO Officer Salary Benefits and Allowances
The PNB SO Credit Officers and PNB IT Officers will be bound to receive amazing benefits and allowances from the PNB cooperation. Candidates selected for the posts will get a starting salary of Rs36000 to Rs.46,430.The sanctioned allowances for the employees of PNB are mentioned below, they are as per the 2023 PNB SO notification. Here have a look
- Dearness Allowance
- City Compensatory Allowance
- House/Rent Allowance
- Provides leased accommodation
- Leave Concession
- Medical allowance
- Retirement benefits
- Provident Fund
Along with this, the PNB employee also has facilities like:
- Fixed Salary and Allowances
- Fixed Working Hours
- Job Security and Timely Promotions
- Opportunity to learn a lot about the Banking Sector
- Loan Facilities
- Enhanced Standard of Living.
14. PNB SO Officer 2023 Exam Centre
EXAMINATION CENTRES – Online Examination (Tentative List)
|State /UT / NCR||Online Examination Centre|
|Andhra Pradesh||Vijayawada, Vizag|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar|
|Bihar||Purnea, Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Biharsharif|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Hissar, Gurugram, Ambala|
|Himachal Pradesh||Hamirpur, Mandi, Shimla, Solan|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar|
|Kerala||Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Mohali, Patiala, Pathankot|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Varanasi, Sitapur|
|West Bengal||Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri, Hooghly, Bardhman|
15. PNB SO Officer Preparation Tips 2023
PNB SO 2023 Exams are conducted by the PNB recruitment department. The exam shall be very easy when the candidates are prepared in a strategic manner. Here are a few tips for the 2023 PNB SO Credit Officer and PNB IT Officer posts exams.
- Analysing the Subject, students are advised to check the complete syllabus. So that it becomes easy to understand and read the important topics.
- Practice, Practising regularly helps improve the speed and accuracy of the exams.
- Daily Revision makes it easy to remember the topic and content that was read.
- Mock Exams, attending regular mock exams improves efficiency and helps in understanding the weak areas that need to be focused on to learn.
- Making your own notes is a trick or a golden rule for students. Taking down notes While studying makes it easy to refer back again.
16. PNB SO Officer 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter
The admit cards for the PNB SO Credit Officer and IT Officer 2023 exam will be released 1 week before the exam dates. The admit card for the preliminary exam will be released on 24-6-2023. Students are also notified about the call letters for the Interview round, the link will be updated here in the blog. Students are suggested to continuously check the blog to get regular updates.
17. PNB SO Officer Prelims 2023 Result
PNB SO 2023 exam dates are yet to be announced. The results of the PNB SO Credit officer will be released after one month of exam commencement. The exam was conducted on 02 July, 2023 So the results will be released in August/September. The link for the PNB SO 2023 exam results will be updated immediately in this blog.
18. PNB SO Officer Interview Process
Candidates qualified in the written/Online test i.e. online exam of PNB SO 2023 will be called for the Interview Round. If the students are qualified in the Interview process also students are qualified for the posts of PNB SO officers.
However, the Final Score of the candidates is considered from both the online exam and interview round. Based on that the aggregate marks a merit list is prepared. Candidates selected in both the online exams and interview rounds will be short-listed for the allotment process.
1. What is the duration of the PNB SO Scale-1 Examination?
Ans. The PNB SO Credit Officer exam shall be conducted for 2 hrs for 200 marks. It is conducted by the PNB recruitment board.
2. What is the fee for the 2023 PNB SO Scale-1 Exam?
Ans. The examination fee for the 2023 PNB SO Scale-1 notification is Rs 59/- for SC/ST/PwBD category candidates and Rs1180/- for other category candidates.
3. What is the qualification for a 2023 PNB SO credit officer?
Ans. Candidates appearing for PNB SO Credit officer should be graduates with minimum marks of 60% and should be qualified CA/ CMA/CFA or Postgraduates in management with finance as their Specialisation.
4. What is the Salary of a 2023 PNB Credit Officer?
Ans. The basic pay for a PNB SO credit officer is Rs 36000/-. Furthermore, with all the allowances and benefits the salary structure of a PNB SO credit officer is 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.
5. Is PNB a government bank Job?
Ans. Yes, the Punjab National Bank( PNB ) is a Public Sector Bank. It is managed by the PNB board department and functions under the Government of India. In April 2020, the Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United Bank of India were merged into PNB.