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About Punjab State Cooperative Exam

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank, established on 31st August 1949 at Shimla vide registration No. 720, is a principle financing institution of the cooperative movement in Punjab. In 1951 its Head Office was shifted to Jalandhar, from where it moved in 1963 to Chandigarh. In the cooperative banking structure, the position of the Punjab State Cooperative Bank is extremely important as the whole credit system revolves around it.

It has 17 branches and 1 extension counters in Chandigarh. There are 20 District Central Cooperative Banks having 802 branches all over Punjab, mostly in rural areas of the State

Punjab State Cooperative Exam Notification

Online applications are invited for filling up various posts on regular basis for Clerk Cum Data Entry Operators & Steno Typists in the Punjab State Cooperative Bank Limited and various District Central Cooperative Banks in the State of Punjab. Read more about the exam in the blog.

Punjab State Cooperative Exam Important Dates

EventsDates
Notification Release Date28th April 2021
Online Application Start Date29th April 2021
Last Date to Apply Online04th June 2021
Last Date For Fee Payment04th June 2021
Admit Card Release DateTo Be Notified Soon
Written ExaminationTo Be Notified Soon

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Exam Pattern

Sr. No.SubjectsMarks
1.Computer application15
2.Reasoning ability15
3.Quantitative aptitude15
4.General Awareness and Banking25
5.Punjabi15
6.English15
Total100

To qualify in the written examination, candidates of all categories except the SC category would be required to score at least 40% minimum marks. For SC category candidates, the minimum qualifying marks will be 35%.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Syllabus

Syllabus for written examination to be held for the posts of Clerk-cum Data Entry Operator and Steno-Typist:-

1. COMPUTER APPLICATION

Basic computer operations, classification of computers, input devices, output devices, Computer hardware and software, the memory of the computer, storage, processing of data, number system and computer languages, operating systems, networking, internet and email, maintenance and security.

2. REASONING ABILITY

This section judges the candidate on their reasoning abilities and mental aptitude. Mentioned below are the various categories across which questions can be asked: Verbal Number Series, Alphabet  Series, Test of Direction Sense,  Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy, Decision Making, etc. 

Non-Verbal:

Non-Verbal Series, Mirror Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures etc

3. QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE

This section checks the quantitative and mathematical skills of the candidate. The questions asked in the entrance exam are from the following categories:

Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary  Method, Percentage, Time and  Distance, Time and  Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound  Interest, Mensuration (2D and 3D), Algebra, Data Interpretation.

4. GENERAL AWARENESS AND BANKING

This section tests the candidate on their awareness of the world around them. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories: Current  Affairs  (National and  International),  Major  Financial/Economic  News,  Budget and Five  Year  Plans,  Who's  Who,  Sports,  Economy and  Geography with special reference to Punjab,  Awards and Honours,  Science -  Inventions and  Discoveries, Abbreviations,  History and culture with special reference to  Punjab,  International and National Organisations.

The questions regarding the banking and Cooperative Societies Act will be general in nature.

5. PUNJABI

ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ ਅਤੇ ਅਖਾਣ, ਦਿੱਤੇ ਹੋਏ ਵਾਕਾਂਜਾਂ ਸੁਬਦਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸੁਧ ਕਰਨਾ, ਵਾਕਵਟਾਂਦਰਾ (ਵਾਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦਿੱਤੀਆਂ ਹੋਈਆ ਹਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਬਦਲਣਾ), ਵਿਸਰਾਮ ਚਿੰਨ੍ਹ ਲਗਾਉਣਾ, ਅਗੇਤਰ, ਪਿਛੇਤਰ, ਬਹੁ ਆਰਥਕ ਸਬਦ, ਸਮਾਨਆਰਥਕ ਸਬਦ, ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਸਬਦ, ਬਹੁਤੇ ਸਬਦਾਂ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਇੱਕ ਸਬਦ, ਲਿੰਗ-ਪੁਲਿੰਗ, ਇਕਵਚ਼ਨ-ਬਹੁਵਚਨ ਆਦਿ।

6. ENGLISH

The candidates are gauged on the language abilities and understanding of  English grammar in this section. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories: Error correction, Tenses, Sentence rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with modals, articles and  prepositions, etc., Comprehension, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms

Note: - The above syllabus is indicative of the broad pattern of the examination, there may be some deviation in the allocation of marks/weightage across different topics mentioned.

Punjab State Cooperative Exam Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

Minimum Age: 18 years 

Maximum Age: 37 years. 

(The Upper Age Limit shall be 42 years in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste category OR already employed in the service of another Cooperative Institution of Punjab. However, the upper age limit for the candidates employed in The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd. Chandigarh and those employed in the service of District Central Cooperative Banks of Punjab shall be 47 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit for Ex-serviceman candidates shall be as per Punjab Govt. rules.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION / ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for each category of post will be as per The Punjab State Cooperative Financing Institutions Service Rules, 1958 & The Punjab State Cooperative Financing Institutions Service (Common Cadre) Rules, 1970-71 and as ammended from time to time, which is reproduced as under:-

Name of the PostEligibility Criteria
Clerk-cum- Data Entry Operator

Graduation (2nd Division) (any stream), OR

Post Graduation pass (any stream) AND

Diploma/ Certificate (Minimum 6 months) in Computer from an Institute having ISO Certification

AND

Should have passed Punjabi Language examination of Matriculation standard.

Steno-typists

Graduation (2nd  Division) (any stream) OR

Post Graduation pass (any stream) AND

Diploma/ Certificate (Minimum 6 months) in Computer from an Institute having ISO Certification

AND

Punjabi and English Short hand speed @ 80 w.p.m. and transcription @ 20 w.p.m.

AND

Should have passed Punjabi Language examination of Matriculation standard.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Application Process

Steps To Apply Online:

1. New Registration: Click on the New Registration button, Fill Email ID and Password. Login details and OTP will be sent to your email ID. After verifying OTP, your Email ID will be registered. Your Email ID will be your Login ID. 

2. Login: Login using registered Email ID and password. 

3. Fill in Basic Details: Fill in your basic details like Father's name, Gender, D.O.B, Domicile and correspondence address and permanent address etc. Note that reservation benefits will be given only to the candidates with Punjab domicile. Domicile and category once selected will not be changed. 

4. Upload Photo and Signature: Upload Photo and Signature images. Only JPEG image formats are allowed. The dimension of the photo file must be a maximum of 300 (width) x 300 (height) pixels and the file size must be a maximum of 50 KB. Dimension of the signature file must be a maximum of 300 (width) x 90 (height) pixels, the file size must be a maximum of 50 KB. 

5. Fill in Academic Details: Fill in your academic details. While filling up academic details, if the board name or University name does not appear in the drop-down list, you may choose “Any other Board” or “Any other University” and then fill the board name or university name in the text box. Kindly verify the details carefully when a preview is shown. 

6. Apply for a Post: Select Post to be applied. The application fee will be charged as per your category/subcategory. You can pay the application fee online only. A candidate can apply for more than one post using the same Login ID. A candidate can’t apply for the same post more than once. Candidates will be sent SMS on successful payment of a fee. 

7. Print Receipt and Application Form: After successful fee payment, you can print your Fee Receipt and Application Form. You will be required to produce a printed copy of your application form at the time of counselling. 

Application Fees

Non-Refundable application fee Rs.1400/- for all categories other than SC. For SC candidates fee is Rs.700/-.

Punjab State Cooperative Bank Vacancy

Name of the PostNo. of Posts
Clerk-cum- Data Entry Operator739
Steno-typists10

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