Latest Syllabus and Exam pattern of PNB SO/Management trainee 2020-21

Punjab National Bank (PNB) 2020 has announced the PNB SO recruitment 2020 process for the post of PNB SO Specialist officer (SO) 2020. The total number of vacancies are 535. It is conducted by PNB. The PNB SO recruitment 2020 for the post of Manager Risk, Manager Credit, Manager Treasury, Manager Law, Manager Architect etc. is offered for the selection of Specialist Officer (SO) under various branches of the bank. The recruitment of PNB SO 2020 is conducted into three phases Preliminary, Mains exam and Interview.

In the Section of PNB SO, We will discuss the topics mentioned below related to Official Notice and highlight of PNB SO 2020 notification on important updates followed by Important dates relates to Date of registration, exam dates, Result and final Interview. Compare to the last year the number of vacancies are also increased so get details in the table. Also, get details of Eligibility, application fees, exam pattern, syllabus, step to apply online application, Interview, result and many more.

Aspirants, who will to join for the post of Specialist Officer (SO) post can apply online form from the official website of PNB.

Important Date:

Starting Date for Submission of Online Application08-09-2020
Last Date for Submission of Online Application and Application Fees29-09-2020
PNB SO Prelims Admit CardOctober 2020
PNB SO Preliminary Exam DatesOctober-November 2020
PNB SO Pre ResultYet to be announced
PNB SO Mains Admit CardYet to be announced
PNB SO Mains Exam DateYet to be announced
PNB SO Mains ResultYet to be announced
Issuance of Call letter for InterviewYet to be announced
PNB SO InterviewYet to be announced
Provisional AllotmentYet to be announced


The total number of vacancy for the post of PNB SO are 535.


The following PNB SO Recruitment 2020 Eligibility is based on following criteria:

Nationality: a candidate must be either:-

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limits:

Minimum 25 to Maximum 35 years (Managers).

Minimum 25 to Maximum 37 years (Senior Managers).

Age relaxation as per rules for SC/ST/OBC/ PWDs/ Ex.-SM

Minimum Educational Qualifications: The following minimum educational qualifications are prescribed for the posts:

A minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's or Post Graduation degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.

Application Fees:

Application Fee for PNB SO Examination 2020 has to be paid in online mode from 05/08/2020 to 26/08/2020. Fee payable for various categories is indicated in the table below:

SC /ST/ PWDIntimation Charges onlyINR 175/-
GEN/ OBC/ EWSApplication fee including intimation chargesINR 850/-

Exam Pattern:

The detail of PNB SO exam pattern is based on preliminary exam. The detail of exam is discussed briefly in details below:

Serial NoSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.Reasoning5050      120 minutes
2.English Language5025
3.Quantitative Aptitude5050
4.Professional Knowledge5075


The syllabus of PNB SO Syllabus 2020 is categorized into four following section:

EnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningGeneral AwarenessCivic Law
GrammarMensurationPuzzlesBanking & Financial AwarenessDelhi Rent Control
VocabularyTime and WorkSeating ArrangementMonetary PoliciesLaw of Torts
Error SpottingAverage, Ratio, PercentagesDirections and DistanceEconomic TermsIndian Sale Goods Act
ComprehensionSpeed, Distance and TimeData SufficiencyCurrent AffairsSpecific Relief Act
Passage MakingMixture and AllegationsBlood RelationsFinancial & Economics NewsIndian Partnership Act
Jumble WordsPermutation and CombinationSyllogismStatic GKHindu Law
Fill in the BlanksData InterpretationCoding DecodingGovernment Schemes, Agreement & DealsIndian Contract Act
Sentence FramingProbabilityInequalityBanking terms, rates, processesMuslim Law

How to Apply:

  • Aspirants can visit the official website of PNB to apply online.
  • Candidates need to enter their basic qualifications and other details asked in the form and upload documents accordingly.
  • Candidates need to upload a set of documents, which includes a photograph, signature, handwritten declaration and thumb impression.
  • Candidates must verify the details carefully before making the final submission as no changes can be made in the form once the payment is complete.
  • The form will not be accepted until the online payment is complete. The application fee for this exam is INR 850 for Gen/OBC candidates and INR 175 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Candidates must also note that if any discrepancy is found in the application form, PNB SO holds the right to reject the application at any time during the recruitment procedure.

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