PNB SO Syllabus 2024 – Punjab National Bank SO Syllabus with new changes

Updated On : 8 February 2024 by Ashok Nayak

PNB SO Syllabus PDF

PNB SO 2024 Syllabus has been released. So now you can download Punjab National Bank SO Syllabus PDF from here. Punjab National Bank SO exam syllabus includes the topics from which questions will be asked in PNB SO 2024 question paper. So study these to prepare for Punjab National Bank SO and score high marks.

PNB SO Syllabus 2024 – Punjab National Bank SO Syllabus with new changes
PNB SO Syllabus 2024 – Punjab National Bank SO Syllabus with new changes

PNB SO Exam Pattern 2024
  • The examinations are conducted in two parts.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • There will be 200 questions in the exam.
  • There is negative marking in the exam. One-fourth of the marks awarded for that question will be deducted as penalty.
Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsNumber of MarksDuration
Part I
Reasoning2525120 Minutes
English Language2525
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Part II
Professional Knowledge100100



  • For each question which is answered incorrectly by the candidate, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at the correct score.
  • Candidates must qualify all tests in Part-I. Part-II i.e. Professional Knowledge Test will be assessed only for those candidates who qualify each paper of Part-I. The minimum qualifying marks in each individual examination will be decided by the Bank on the basis of collective response of the candidates.


PNB SO Syllabus
Part I – 

Reasoning –

  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogisms
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Direction and Distance
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Input-Output
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Analogies
  • Number Series
  • Statement and Assumptions


English Language –

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Error Spotting
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction/ Improvement
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • For Jumbles
  • Grammar (Parts of Speech, Tenses, Voice, Narration, etc.)
  • Fill in the Blanks


Quantitative Aptitude –

  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Simplification and Approximation
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Algebra
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometry
  • Data Interpretation (Tables, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts, etc.)
  • Probability
  • Average
  • Measurement


Part II – 

Professional Knowledge –

PNB SO Professional Knowledge Syllabus will vary as per the post applied by the candidate

For banking exams – 

  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Banking Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing in Banking
  • Risk Management,
  • Financial Institutions
  • Indian Economy etc.


For other exams – 

  • Importance of Banks and Credit in the Economy
  • The Role of Commercial/Corporate Credit
  • Classification of Commercial Borrowers
  • Role and Importance of the RBI
  • Borrower Legal Due Diligence
  • Structural Elements of Credit Facilities
  • Commercial/Corporate Credit Products
  • Key RBI Guidelines for Credit Facilities
  • Credit Risk and its Components
  • Measuring Credit Risk
  • Credit Assessment Framework
  • Credit Underwriting
  • Introduction to the Basel Accords on Banking Supervision
  • Understanding Objectives, Providers, and Uses of Credit Ratings
  • Understanding Global Credit Ratings from External Credit Rating Agencies
  • “Understanding National Credit Ratings from Indian External Credit Rating Agencies”
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Accounting Concepts and Principles
  • Financial Statements Structure and Composition
  • Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Project Appraisal
  • Working Capital Management
  • Priority Sector lending
  • Retail Loans
  • Documentation
  • Types of Charges
  • Credit Monitoring
  • Fair Practices on Lender’s Liability
  • Exposure Norms
  • Non-Fund based credit Facilities.


PNB SO Syllabus Selection Process

Selection will be based only on online written examination followed by personal interview or personal interview, depending on the application response received for each post.

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