J&K PO Exam

J&K Bank functions as a universal bank in Jammu and Kashmir and as a specialised bank in the other states of the country. The bank is the only private sector bank that has been designated as an agent of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for banking business. In addition to this, J&K bank collects central taxes for Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Important Dates

Submission of online applications >April 2020 (Extended due to Covid-19)
Date of preliminary exam To be announced later
Result of preliminary exam To be announced later
Date of Mains exam To be announced later


In order to apply for the J&K Bank PO exam, you must the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • You must be between 18 and 30 years of age (Relaxation for candidates belonging to reserved categories)
  • Should have scored 60% marks or above in graduation and post-graduation exams
  • The degree should be from a recognised university or institute. (UGC/AICTE)

Application fee

The fee which needs to be paid while filling up the application form for the J&K Bank PO exam is Rs.1,000 for candidates belonging to the general category and Rs.800 for those belonging from the reserved categories. The payment of the fees can be made online.

How to apply for J&K Bank PO exam

You can apply for the J&K PO exam online. You need to visit the official website of the bank, register the application, pay the fees and upload the necessary documents like photo, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration.

J&K Bank PO – Exam Pattern

The J&K PO exam comprises of two phases – the preliminary and the main exam. The pattern of both the preliminary and main exam are listed below:

Preliminary Exam

Name of the Section Number of Questions Total marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Main Exam

Name of the Section Number of Questions Total marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 60 minutes

Note: There is a penalty for every wrong answer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I make the payment of the application fees using credit card?
  2. Yes, payment of the application fees can be done using the credit card.

  3. Do I need to take a printout of the system generated online application form after submitting the application?
  4. Yes, taking a printout of the system generated online application form after submitting the application is recommended. It can be used for future reference.

  5. Do I need to sign a bond at the time of joining, if selected for the job?
  6. You need to talk to the bank officials regarding this.

  7. What is the age relaxation offered to ex-servicemen?
  8. Ex-servicemen are offered a relaxation of 5 years.

  9. Will the learner’s driving license be accepted as valid ID proof?
  10. No, learners driving license will not be accepted as valid ID proof.

News About J&K PO Exam

  • PO Mains exam conducted by J&K Bank

    J&K Bank conducted the online Mains examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) at various centers across the union territory and other parts of the country. As per the statement released by the bank, around 3500 candidates appeared in the exam. The exam was conducted smoothly with adequate arrangements being made particularly in view of the mid-winter cold conditions prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir. The examination process was conducted by IBPS, Mumbai. It must be noted here that the bank had advertised for 350 posts for which preliminary exams were held last month. The bank is going to conduct the examination for the post of banking associates next. It is scheduled to be held in the month of January 2021. Eligible candidates can download the call letters from the bank’s website by visiting the ‘Careers’ link.

    1 February 2021

  • Notification issued by J&K High Court to cancel the selection process for various job posts

    A notice has been issued to the government by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which states the cancellation for the selection process for the posts of probationary officers and banking associates in the Jammu and Kashmir Bank. The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been ordered by the bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey to postpone the date of availability of the link which is used for the online registration of candidates and a fresh notification was issued on 1 June for 350 probationary officers and 1500 banking associates vacancies.

    The candidates had challenged the notification which was issued by the bank notifying that the selection process which was supposed to be conducted was cancelled and have also challenged the fresh notice of recruitment.

    3 July 2020

  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank releases notification regarding vacancy of banking associate and PO

    Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Tuesday released the notification for recruitment of Banking Associate and Probationary Officers (POs). The bank has announced a total of 1850 vacancies. Of the total number of vacancies, 1500 are for the post of banking associate while 350 are for the post probationary officer. To be eligible, a person must be between 20 and 32 years of age and must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university. As per the bank, aspirants can apply for the vacancies on the bank’s official website from June 20 onwards.

    It must be noted here that those candidates who had already applied pursuant to notification dated 06 October 2018 will be eligible for the new recruitment process without any change in their eligibility criteria. The bank in the notification stated that candidates belonging to Ladakh will be notified separately.

    4 June 2020

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