HPSCB Junior Clerk Recruitment 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern

The Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank (HPSCB) Ltd., is hiring 149 Clerical Staff to be deployed in its 190 odd branches across the state.

The last date to apply for the posts is 02-07-2021. The Bank plans to hold the online examination in August 2021. The exact date will be announced later. And, it rightly expects a high turnout for this recruitment. Hence an examination in 02 phases;

  • Phase I Preliminary and
  • Phase II Final.

Exam Pattern/Structure

The primary purpose of the preliminary examination is to shortlist the candidates. The bank expects candidates up to 10 times the vacant posts in the Jr. Clerk category to qualify to appear for the Main Examination Phase. Similarly, it is 20 times in the case of the Steno/Steno-typist category.

So, it is important for you to prepare well to pass the exam. Luckily, you have sufficient time to prepare. Knowing the syllabus upfront is another positive factor. Now, what about the structure of the exam.

Let us examine the same.

The question paper will be objective type with multiple choices of 05 alternate answers. There will be penalties for wrong answers. That is, 0.25% marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The question paper will be bilingual, in Hindi & English except for the English language.

You have to score 45% marks to qualify in the exams. Only qualified candidates will go to the next stage of the selection process.

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HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus: Phase I. Preliminary Examination

Features

  • 01-hour duration
  • 03 papers– English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • 100 questions; 100 marks
  • 0.25% Negative marks for every wrong answer
  • 45% cut off marks for qualification to appear for the Main Exam
Sr.NoPaperNo. of QuestionsMarks
01English Language3030
02Numerical Ability3535
03Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus: Phase II. Main Examination

It is expected that candidates up to 3 times the number of vacancies in the Jr. Clerk category will qualify to the next phase of the selection process, i.e., Scrutiny of documents.

For the Steno/Typist- Steno category, it is 6 times to qualify for the next phase (skill test) and 3 times the number of vacancies thereafter for Scrutiny of documents.

Features

  • 02-hour duration
  • 04 papers– Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, English and General Awareness
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • 170 questions; 85 marks
  • 0.25% Negative marks for every wrong answer
  • 45% cut off marks for qualification to appear for Scrutiny of Documents

(a) For the post of Jr. Clerk Direct Recruitment

Sr.NoName of the PaperNo. of QuestionsMarks
01Reasoning Ability4020
02Numerical Ability4020
03English4020
04General Awareness5025
Total17085
  • For the General Awareness paper, 25% of the questions will be about General Knowledge related to Himachal Pradesh.

(b) For the post of Jr. Clerk under PACS & OCS quota

Sr.NoName of the PaperNo. of QuestionsMarks
01Reasoning Ability4020
02Numerical Ability4020
03English4020
04General Awareness5025
Total17085
  • For the General Awareness paper, 25 questions out of a total of 50 will be about Banking including Co-operative Banking
  • And the remaining 25 questions will be related to General awareness and about Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge
  • Those qualified with 45% marks will go for Skill Test

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus: Evaluation of Performance

  1. Phase I. Preliminary Examination:
    • Only qualifying in nature
    • Your score will not be counted for the final selection
  2. Phase II. Main Examination (a) Direct Recruitment:
    • 85% Weightage for Written Examination
    • 15% Weightage for Scrutiny of Documents
  3. Phase II. Main Examination (b) Under Society Quota:
    • 85% Weightage for Written Examination
    • 15% Weightage for Skill Test

Final Selection

Final selection will be on the basis of marks scored in the Main Examination) and evaluation of relevant documents. The evaluation of documents will be based on the criteria laid down under Bank’s Service Rules.

A Waiting list of the candidates also will be drawn up to a minimum of one and up to 50% of the total vacant posts and got approved by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, HP. It will be valid for a period of one year from the date of approval.

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus: Examination Centers

A. Centers in Himachal Pradesh

  • Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Nahan, Solan, Una

B. Centers in the Other States

  • Chandigarh, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Jalandhar, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, New Delhi and NCR

HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus


The Syllabus of the exam is of 12th Standard as it is prescribed as the minimum qualification to apply for the post.

The topics are Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, English and General Awareness

Syllabus for the Preliminary Exam

Paper
English LanguageReading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Sentence Completion, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Fill in the blanks, Inference, Connectors, Vocabulary, Word Usage, etc
Numerical AbilityData Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart), Inequalities/ Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Simplification and Approximation, Percentages, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Problem on Ages, Data Sufficiency, Speed, Distance and Time, Work, Time and Wages, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture, and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns.
Reasoning AbilityAdvance Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Distance and Direction, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alphabet and Number Series and Chinese coding

Syllabus for The Main Exam

( Based on IBP Clerical Exam Syllabus)

Reasoning AbilityNumerical Ability/
Quantitative Aptitude
EnglishGeneral Awareness
AnalogyRatio and ProportionVocabularyCurrent Affiars
Statements & AssumptionsTime, Distance and SpeedReading ComprehensionStatic General Knowledge
SyllogismTime and WorkCloze TestEconomic and financial sector
Coding & DecodingMixture & AllegationsParaphraseLatest Reports and Data such as Budget
Blood RelationsAveragesSentence ImprovementGDP, Repo rate, Interest rate, tax rate, etc
Direct Sense testStocks and SharesFormation and ReconstructionBasics of Financial Institutions such as RBI, SEBI, IRDA, World Bank and IMF, their headquarters location
Series TestRatio and ProportionOne-word substitutionHead of these Orgnizations
Miscellaneous TestPercentagePara JumblesFinancial and Banking Abbreviations,
ClocksMatch-upsBanking & Financial Terminologies
Volume and Surface AreaFill in the blanksGovernment Schemes and Policies
LogarithmsMonetary Policy
Permutation and CombinationFor the post of Jr. Clerk Direct Recruitment
PartnershipsGK about Himachal Pradesh
Charts, Bar and GraphsFor the post of Jr. Clerk under PACS & OCS quota
Data InterpretationBanking including Co-operative Banking
AlgebraGK about Himachal Pradsh
Trigonometry
Profit and Loss
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Probability
Height and Distances
Partnerships

Important Links

Original NotificationCLICK HERE
Official WebsiteCLICK HERE

Hope the information in respect of the HPSCB Junior Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus will help you prepare and score well for the exams.


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