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Punjab State Cooperative Bank Recruitment 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more

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The Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam acts as a recruitment procedure to enrol eligible and befitting prospective Punjab State Cooperative Bank employees across various cities and towns. This exam strives to test your skills, in turn deciding your future employment at Punjab State Cooperative Bank. Thousands dream of clearing the Punjab State Cooperative Bank examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously scheduled dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 At A Glance

TopicDetails
OrganizationPunjab State Cooperative Bank
Vacant PostsSenior Managers/ Managers/ Information Technology Officers/ Clerk-Cum-Data Entry Operators/ Steno Typists
Total Vacancies856
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessSteno Test, Written Test
LocationPunjab
Official Websitehttps://pscb.in/Recruitment.aspx

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Notification

As per the recent advertisement, Punjab Police has announced a few important details about the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam 2021. You can view it here.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Dates 2021

You can find all the information regarding important dates here in the table below:

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Notification Date28 April 2021
Start Date for Online Application29 April 2021
Last Date for Online Application4 June 2021
Admit Card Release10 days before the exam
CDEO Exam Date13 Aug 2021
Manager Exam Date13 Aug 2021
Senior Manager Exam Date14 Aug 2021
IT Officer Exam Date14 Aug 2021
Steno Typist Exam Date14 Aug 2021
Final ResultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for Punjab State Cooperative Bank Posts

  • Educational Qualification:
PostsEducational Qualification
Senior ManagerPostgraduate degree /MBA/CA with 50% marks from any recognized university
ManagerPostgraduate degree /MBA/CA with 50% marks from any recognized university
Information Technology OfficerPostgraduate degree /MBA/CA with 50% marks from any recognized university/ 55% marks in B.E./ B. Tech./ B.Sc. Engineering degree from a recognized University in fields of Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Communication Engineering
Clerk-cum-Data Entry OperatorGraduation (2nd Division)/ Post Graduation in any stream/ Diploma/ Certificate of minimum 6 months in Computer from an institute with an ISO Certification
Steno-typistsGraduation (2nd Division)/ Post Graduation in any stream/ Diploma/ Certificate of minimum 6 months in Computer from an institute with an ISO Certification/ Punjabi and English short-hand speed at 80 w.p.m. and transcription at 20 w.p.m
  • Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 37 years

Note: Age will be calculated as of 1 January 2021.

Age Relaxation

CategoryM
SC/ST/OBCUp to 5 years
Employed in another Cooperative Institution (Punjab)Up to 5 years
Candidates employed in the Punjab State Cooperative Bank (Chandigarh)/ employees of District Central Cooperative Banks (Punjab)Up to 10 years

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
SCINR 700
All OthersINR 1400

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Application Form

It had been notified that the Punjab State Cooperative Bank online applications are available from the following dates:

28 April 2021 to 4 June 2021

You could apply for Punjab State Cooperative Bank recruitment 2021 here.

Steps to Apply for Punjab State Cooperative Bank Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the Punjab State Cooperative Bank application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

You can find more about the number of vacancies below:

PostsVacancy
Senior Manager40
Manager60
Information Technology Officer7
Clerk-cum Data Entry Operator739
Steno-typists10
Total856

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for Punjab State Cooperative Bank entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the official site.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Selection Process

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Steno Test
  • Written Test

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern for the Punjab State Cooperative Bank 2021 written exam is:

Question TypeDurationMarking Process
MCQs120 minutes25% of the total marks assigned to a question to be deducted for a wrong answer or multiple selected answers/ No negative marking for unanswered questions

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Syllabus

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam 2021 syllabus looks something like this:

SubjectSyllabus
Computer ApplicationBasic computer operations, Computer hardware and software, memory of computer, storage, number system and computer languages, operating systems, networking, internet and email, maintenance and security
Reasoning AbilityNumber Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures
Quantitative AptitudeNumber System, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Algebra, Data Interpretation
General Awareness and BankingNational and International Current Affairs, Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five-Year Plans, Sports, Economy and Geography with special reference to Punjab, Awards and Honors, Science - Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, History and culture with special reference to Punjab, International and National Organizations
English LanguageError correction, Tenses, Sentence rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with modals, articles and prepositions, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Result

The results for the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Cut-offs

As per previous years' trends, the exam cut-offs look like this:

SubjectsMarksCut off
Computer Application157-8
Reasoning Ability156-8
Quantitative Aptitude155-6
General Awareness & Banking2510-12
Punjabi155-7
English155-6
Total Marks10060-70

The official cut off list for 2021 is yet to be released.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Job Profile

Here’s what the Punjab State Cooperative Bank recruitment posts primarily include:

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Manager:

  • Developing and promoting attractive products to get more customers
  • Addressing customer problems
  • Supervising clerical work
  • Processing loans

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Clerk:

  • Ensuring KYC conformity of account holders
  • Serving as a head cashier and maintaining cash
  • Monitoring various NPA’s
  • Acting as a single-window operator during cash operations

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Recruitment Salary Details

Here's how the Punjab State Cooperative Bank employment pay scale looks like:

Post NameSalary (INR)
Senior Managers35,000
Managers29,000
Information Technology Officers25,500
Clerk-Cum-Data Entry Operators21,700
Steno Typists19,900

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs, you are good to go!

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021:

  • Every topic is equally important in the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam, so never skip any topic.
  • Study the economic trends, history, geography, and polity from India as well as an international perspective.
  • Practice last years question papers from the official website.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for Punjab State Cooperative Bank:

For more previous years question papers, visit the official Punjab State Cooperative Bank website.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 Books

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
Banking AwarenessN K Gupta
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR S Aggarwal
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Computer AwarenessSoumya Ranjan Behera
General Awareness for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Your mind should be fresh while sitting down to study. There should be as few distractions as possible.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centres around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the Punjab State Cooperative Bank exam 2021 details will help you inch closer to your dream employment. Make sure you note down your application number and pay the application fee in time.

Arrange for proper internet connectivity and a working mobile/PC to successfully register yourself and submit your online application form. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam 2021 exam with flying colors!