Probationary Officers PO in Associate Banks of State Bank of India

ADVERTISEMENT NO. CRPD/PO/AB/2011-12/02
RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN ASSOCIATE BANKS OF STATE BANK OF INDIA
WRITTEN EXAMINATION : 07.08.2011 (SUNDAY)
PAYMENT OF FEES : FROM 02.06.2011 TO 23.06.2011
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL START FROM : 04.06.2011
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ON-LINE APPLICATIONS : 25.06.2011
Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

VACANCIES : Probationary Officers (POs)
SR. BANK VACANCIES VACANCIES (PWD)
NO. SC ST OBC GEN TOTAL VH OH TOTAL
1 SBBJ 147 90 265 498 1000 12 20 32
2 SBH 213 106 382 715 1416 21 21 42
3 SBM 128 64 228 423 843 12 13 25
4 SBP 180 205 337 606 1328 22 23 45
5 SBT 60 30 108 202 400 6 6 12
TOTAL 728 495 1320 2444 4987 73 83 156
Note: Above mentioned vacancies include Backlog vacancies as mentioned below :
Bank ST OBC VH OH
SBBJ 16 --- --- 2
SBP 115 13 4 5
(i) Vacancies for OH & VH category candidates are reserved horizontally. Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank. There will be one common written test for all 5 Associate Banks. Candidates should indicate 3 Banks in order of preferences in the on-line application. Preferences given once cannot be changed.
1. ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA : (AS ON 01/06/2011)
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications :
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised College / University
(B) Age Limit : As on 01.06.2011
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.06.2011 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.06.1981 and not later than 01.06.1990 (both days inclusive)
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates Upper age is relaxable by
(1) 3 years in the case of OBC candidates.
(2) 5 years in the case of : i) SC/ST candidates. ii) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or /on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment iii) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989.
(3) 10 years for VH/OH (Gen); 13 years for VH/OH (OBC) and 15 years for VH/OH (SC/ST) candidates.
NOTE : CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.
2. Notes for Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates :
OH/VH Candidates who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability should posses disability certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government. Issued on or before last date of online
submission of application :
a) Only those OH candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:
BL - Both legs affected but not arms
OA - One arm affected (R or L) - (a) Impaired reach;
(b) weakness of grip;
(c) ataxia
OL - One leg affected (R or L)
MW - Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance
b) Only those Visually handicapped persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions are eligible to apply.
i) Total absence of sight.
ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.
c) Candidates having low vision as defined in Chapter I, Para 2 (u) of The persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, protections of rights and full participation) Act 1995.
d) At the time of written examination, only blind/low vision candidates and those candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use own scribe/writer at his/her own cost. In all such cases where a scribe/writer is used, the following rules will apply :
i) The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer at his/her cost.
ii) Scribe/writer must be essentially one grade lower in educational qualification than the minimum eligibility educational qualifications of the candidate (i.e. graduation in this recruitment). Thus the qualification of scribe/ writer should not be more thanXII standard pass.
iii) Both the candidate as well as the scribe/writer will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe/writer fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe / writer as mentioned above. Further, in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfil any of the laid-down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written test.
iv) Only those candidates who use a scribe/writer shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes and/or part there of for every hour of the examination provided that the candidate uses scribe /writer for both the objective & descriptive test.

SELECTION PROCEDURE :
(a) Phase-I - Written Examination : Combined duration 3 Hrs. (Objective & Descriptive Type Tests -- Max. Marks - 250)
The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours max. marks 200 and will consist of :
i) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
ii) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
iii) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
iv) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The duration of descriptive type test will be 1 hour max. marks - 50 and the test will be of "Test of English Language (Comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)" Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who are adequately high in percentile ranking in each of all the four objective tests and have scored overall aggregate 40% and above in case of General category and aggregate 35% and above in case SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The qualifying marks for descriptive test will also be overall aggregate 40% for General category and overall aggregate 35% for SC/ST/OBC/ PWD category. The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidates in objective and descriptive tests.
(b) Phase-II : Group Discussion & Interview :
Max Marks - 50 (GD - 20, Interview - 30)
The aggregate marks of objective and descriptive test will be arranged in descending order and the candidate who have qualified in both the written tests will be called for group discussion and interview depending upon the vacancies in each category, subject to maximum of 3 times of the vacancies.
(c) Final Selection
The marks of group discussion & interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The candidates will have to qualify in Phase I and Phase II separately. Marks obtained by the candidates in Written Test out of 250 marks (maximum) are nomalized to 75 and marks obtained in GD/Interview out of 50 are normalized to 25, final merit list is arrived at after totalling the normalized marks as above with an aggregate of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Phase I & Phase II marks after normalisation will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualifed in both the phases separetely & depending on the vacancies, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each catagory. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase II and thereafter the list of
candidates finally selected will be available on the Banks's website in addition to publication in Employment News / Rozgar Samachar

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