BSNL JAO (Junior Accounts Officer) Recruitment, Exam Pattern, Insights, and Details

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is a government-owned and India’s oldest Telecommunication provider with the total subscriber of 93 million, making it India’s 5th largest internet service provider in India. Spread all across India except Mumbai and Delhi with 2 lakhs employees and net worth of 70,000 crore. JAO (Junior Accounts Officer) is a written exam paper conducted by BSNL every year. The job is to keep the journal entries up to date with full transactions and records and maintaining the account receivables and account payables along with invoices. The minimum qualification required to apply for the position of BSNL JAO is M.COM, CA, and ICWA, CS from a recognised college. The age varies between 20 to 30 years with the age relaxation for OBC is 3 years, SC/ST is 5 years, PWD is 10 years, PWD+OBC is 13 years and for PWD+ST/SC is 15 years. The salary is expected to be between Rs.16,400 to Rs.40,500 and depends on the location, allowances and much more. In 2020, 1000+ are the expected vacancies for BSNL JAO while in 2019, 996 vacancies were there. To Prepare well, candidates are advised to attempt BSNL JAO Exam previous year question papers.

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Key Highlight
of BSNL Junior Accounts Officers
Exam Level
Application form
OC/OBC - Rs 1000 ST/ SC - Rs 500
Age Limit
20 years to 30 years Age Relaxation OBC is 3 years SC/ST is 5 years PWD is 10 years PWD+OBC is 13 years PWD+ST/SC is 15 years.
Divided into Paper I and Paper II
Important Dates
Online Registration for BSNL JAO 2020 September. Online Registration BSNL JAO 2020 October. BSNL JAO Exam will be held in November 2020

Exam Pattern:

The BSNL JAO 2020 exam is held in two papers which will comprise of 300 questions:

Paper I consists of 150 questions for 150 marks with the time limit of 3 hours:

  • General Awareness: Having the knowledge of what’s happening in the country as well the world with the knowledge of sports, economy, current affairs, awards & honors, scientific research, history along with important dates.
  • General English: Having a complete understanding of grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, synonyms-Antonyms, reading comprehension, and para jumbles.

Paper-II consists of 150 questions of 300 marks with the time limit of 3 hours:

  • Financial Management/ Cost Accounting/ Tax & Commercial Law: The candidate must have the knowledge of advanced accounting, auditing, an overview of financial management & financial statements, financial management in public sector enterprise and bare facts.

Note: The results declared will be decided on the basis of performance in the online competitive examination 2020 and further it will be based on the merit list prepared by BSNL Authority will vary on the basis of the category (SC/ ST/OBC/General/PWD) and the state they belong to.

Exam Syllabus: BSNL JAO Exam

Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude 

Problems on Ages, Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Number Systems, Pipes and Cisterns, H.C.F. and L.C.M, Profit and Loss, Data Interpretation, Average, Percentages, Time and Work, Mixture and Allegation, Boats and Streams, Simple & Compound Interest, Discounts

General English 
Adverb & Conjunctive, Adjective, Noun & Pronoun, Verb, Synonyms, Degree (Positive, Comparative & Superlative), Preposition, Interrogative Sentence, Phrases & Idioms, Spelling Mistake detection, Mood & Voice, Antonyms, Infinitive & Gerund, Tense, Spotting of Error

General Awareness 
Economics, Everyday Science, Scientific Research, National/International Organizations, Institutions, History, Polity, Constitution, Sports, Art & Culture, Geography, Telangana State-related Questions

Tips and Tricks: BSNL JAO Exam

With people applying for BSNL JAO 2020 in lakhs, it became really difficult to crack but all you need to do is follow these tricks and tips to succeed:

·You must also have full knowledge of financial as well as insurance marketing.
·Take Mock tests online to know your Strengths and Weakness.
·You must also have the full knowledge of English like Sentence Structuring, Grammar, conjunctions, and so on for that learn and practice along with it take Mock Tests every now and then.
·Have full knowledge of financial accounting and its dimensions.
·Must have full knowledge of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
·Should be aware of what is happening in the world i.e. Current Affairs should be strong.
·Solve previous year’s question papers in order to know what to expect and it will test your speed as well as accuracy.
·Wrong answers will fetch you -0.25 marks and the right answers will fetch you +1 marks.
·Prepare yourself with the timing of the exam so that you will able to finish well in time.
·Do not be anxious and before going to the examination hall eat properly, have proper sleep and just relax.


The cut-off of BSNL JAO 2020 varies from PWD/ST/SC/OBC to General and will be given on the basis of expected 1000 seats from 300 questions including Paper I & Paper II:

The OC category will have 37% advantage in BSNL JAO 2020

The SC/ST/OBC category will have 30% advantage in BSNL JAO 2020

For General candidate of BSNL BSNL JAO 2020: 285 out of 450 marks

For OBC candidate of BSNL BSNL JAO 2020: 256 out of 450 marks

For SC candidate of BSNL BSNL JAO 2020: 193 out of 450 marks

For ST candidate of BSNL BSNL JAO 2020: 143 out of 450 marks

For PH candidate of BSNL BSNL JAO 2020: 199 out of 450 marks

This means a person has to score a minimum of 285 out of 450 in Paper I along with Paper II in order to secure himself BSNL JAO 2019-20 for the General category. OBC need 256 marks to get into BSNL JAO

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