The Punjab National Bank (PNB), a renowned government-based bank with a wide network of branches across the country, has recently released the official notification for PNB SO Recruitment 2023. This recruitment drive aims to fill 240 vacancies for Specialist Officer (SO) positions. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website, pnbindia.in, until 11th June 2023. In this article, we will delve into the details of PNB SO Recruitment 2023, including important dates, vacancy distribution, application process, eligibility criteria, and more.

Important Dates for PNB SO Recruitment 2023

To stay updated with the PNB SO Recruitment 2023 schedule, candidates should take note of the following important dates:

  1. Last Date to Apply Online: 11th June 2023
  2. Last Date to Pay Application Fee: 11th June 2023
  3. PNB SO Admit Card 2023: To be notified
  4. PNB SO Exam 2023: 07th June 2023

Vacancy Details for PNB SO Recruitment 2023

Under the PNB SO Recruitment 2023 drive, a total of 240 vacancies are available for various Specialist Officer posts. The distribution of vacancies is as follows:

  • Officer-Credit: 200
  • Officer-Industry: 08
  • Officer-Civil Engineer: 05
  • Officer-Electrical Engineer: 04
  • Officer-Architect: 01
  • Officer-Economics: 06
  • Manager-Economics: 04
  • Manager-Data Scientist: 03
  • Senior Manager-Data Scientist: 02
  • Manager-Cyber Security: 04
  • Senior Manager-Cyber Security: 03

These vacancies provide ample opportunities for candidates from different educational backgrounds and professional expertise.

How to Apply for PNB SO Recruitment 2023

If you are interested in applying for the PNB SO Recruitment 2023, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the official website of Punjab National Bank, pnbindia.in.
  2. Locate and click on the “Register for PNB SO 2023” tab.
  3. Fill in the required personal and educational details on the application form.
  4. Upload a digitally scanned passport-size photo and signature in the specified format and size.
  5. Complete the online payment of the application fee using Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking.
  6. Download the generated application form for future reference.

Ensure that you submit your application before the closing date, 11th June 2023, to be considered for the selection process.

Application Fee for PNB SO Recruitment 2023

Candidates belonging to different categories are required to pay the following application fee for PNB SO Recruitment 2023:

  • SC/ST/PwBD category candidates: Rs. 50/- + GST@18% per candidate (only postage charges) = Rs 59/-
  • Other category candidates: Rs. 1000/- + GST@18% per candidate = Rs 1180/-

Please note that any bank transaction charges for online payment of application fees or intimation charges are to be borne by the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria for PNB SO Recruitment 2023

Before applying for the Specialist Officer post under PNB SO Recruitment 2023, candidates must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria, which are as follows:


Candidates must hold one of the following:

  • Indian Citizenship
  • Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, or Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

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Other eligibility criteria, such as educational qualification and age limit, will be specified in the official notification. Candidates should refer to the notification for detailed information.


  1. What is the total number of vacancies available for PNB SO Recruitment 2023?

    There are 240 vacancies for various Specialist Officer posts under PNB SO Recruitment 2023.

  2. What is the last date to apply for PNB SO Recruitment 2023?

    The last date to apply online for PNB SO Recruitment 2023 is 11th June 2023.

  3. What is the selection process for PNB SO Recruitment 2023?

    The selection process for PNB SO Recruitment 2023 consists of an online written exam followed by a personal interview.

  4. Can candidates from outside India apply for PNB SO Recruitment 2023?

    Yes, candidates who meet the specified criteria, including being a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or other eligible categories, can apply for PNB SO Recruitment 2023.

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Last Updated On : 28th Jan, 2023