Tuesday, 5 April 2016

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016 :17000 Posts of Junior Associates and Agricultural Associates

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016 notification has been out, inviting applications from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as (i) Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) (ii) Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State and for one post only. Under Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya) and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh candidates can apply for one District only. Candidates can appear for the test only once under this recruitment project. The candidates applying for vacancies, other than for Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir Valley & Ladhak , should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in official language of the State. The candidates applying for vacancies under special Recruitment drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir Valley & Ladhak should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in official language of the State and local language of the concerned District (mentioned in the vacancy table against each District). Test of knowledge of official and/or local language will be conducted as a part of the selection process.

Number of Vacancies:
Junior Associate (Customer support & sales): 10726 posts (State wise)
Junior Agricultural Associate: 3008 posts (State wise)

Abbreviations stand for : Gen - General Category; SC - Scheduled Caste, ST - Scheduled Tribe; OBC - Other Backward Classes; PWD - Person with Disability; VI - Visually Impaired; HI - Hearing Impaired;
OH - Orthopedically Handicapped; XS - Ex-Serviceman; DXS - Disabled - Ex- Serviceman/ Dependent of Ex-servicemen.

The reservation under various categories will be as per prevailing government guidelines.
(2) 4.5% of the total vacancies are reserved for Disabled Ex-servicemen and dependents of Servicemen killed in action, clubbed together. First priority in the matter of appointment will be given to the Disabled Ex-Servicemen and second priority will be given to dependents of defence personnel killed in action or severely disabled (with over 50% disability attributable to defence services).

Important Note:-
(i) Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC candidates belonging to ''Non-creamy layer''. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in ''CREAMY LAYER'', are not entitled for any relaxation/ reservation available to OBC category. They should indicate their category as General OR General (OH/VH/HI) as applicable.

(ii) The OBC category candidate should submit the OBC certificate on format prescribed by Govt. of India, having “Non-Creamy Layer'' clause issued during period 01.04.2016 to the date of interview (to the date of taking up the appointment, in case interviews are not conducted), if called for.

The bank is undertaking a Manpower Planning exercise and the above vacancies are provisional. Depending on the actual requirements of the Bank the said provisional vacancies may vary. Merit list will be drawn State wise [District-wise for candidates applying under special recruitment drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir & ladhak], category wise and candidates will be posted in the State/District for which they are applying and will not be entitled for inter/intra-state transfer in the first 5 years of service (8 years for candidates selected under special recruitment drive for Tura and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh). In addition Junior Agricultural Associates will be posted in rural/semi urban branches, on promotion to officer cadre also they will be continuing in branches/ Loan processing cells in rural/semi urban centre upto SMGS-V.

At the time of applying for the post, candidates are required to give option of a State in which they would like to be posted in the event of their selection. Candidature of the applicant will be considered against the vacancies in the State which he/she has opted. He/She will have to appear for the test of official and/or local language and interview at a centre (to be decided by the Bank) in that State at his/her own expenses.

In case of Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir Valley & Ladhak, candidates across the country will be eligible to apply. But, in their case also test of official and/or local language and interview will be held at a centre (to be decided by the Bank) in that State/District where they intend to join on selection. They will have to appear for such language test / interview at that centre at his/her own expenses.

The candidates who are already working in SBI in the clerical or officer cadre are not eligible to apply under this project. The candidates who were earlier employed in State Bank of India and resigned from the Bank while in clerical or officer cadre will also not be eligible to apply.

Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible to apply for the post. Candidates against whom there is/are adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 30.06.2016)
(i) For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
(ii) For Junior Agricultural Associates : Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

Those who are in the final Semester/ year of Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30.06.2016.

Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 30.06.2016.

Note (a) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing. (b) Matriculate Exservicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 30.06.2016. ( c) Candidates should be able to write and speak English.

Age Limit : (As on 01.04.2016)
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)

(i) Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of ninterview, if qualifying. No change in the category of any candidate is possible after registration of online application. No correspondence/email/ phone will be entertained in this regard.

Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) as per government guidelines. Candidates with following disabilities are eligible to apply as per the definitions given in the above act: a) Orthopaedically Handicapped b) Blindness c) Low Vision d) Hearing Impairment.

A person (OH/VI/HI) who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government. The certificate should be dated on or before last date of registration of application.
a) Only those OH candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum 40% and only those who fall in the following categories of the disabled are eligible to apply for the post
OA - One arm affected (Right or Left);
OL - One leg affected (Right or Left),
OAL - One arm & One Leg affected;
BL - Both legs affected but not arms,
b) Only those Visually Impaired (VI) 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) (i) Partially deaf (PD) (ii) Deaf (D).

Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Servicemen who fulfil the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85/ Estt(SCT) dated 27th October, 1986 as amended from time to time.

Disabled Ex-Servicemen: Ex-Servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen. Dependents of Servicemen killed in Action : Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service (a) war (b) warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) Serving with peace-keeping mission abroad (e) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation (f) Frost-bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government (g) Dealing with agitating Para- Military forces personnel (h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. The reservation available to such candidates shall be as mentioned under point no. 2 given under the vacancy table. For the purpose of this reservation, the member of the family would include his widow, son and daughter or near relations who agree to support his family. The relaxation in upper age and educational qualifications available to Ex-servicemen will not be available to dependents of Servicemen killed in action.

The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examinations), test of official and/or local language and subject to Government of India approval, interview

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination :
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows :

Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above. The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests. The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level. Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

NOTE: Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in the 'Acquaint Yourself' booklet,
which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test.

Phase – III: Interview (subject to Govt. of India approval)
Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon.

Note: Interview call letters will be uploaded on the Bank's website after declaration of result of online test.
Candidates will have to download the same from our website. No hard copy of interview call letter will be sent by post.

Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held) /before final selection (if interview is not held). Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified.

Final Selection
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

The examination will be held in the month of May/June 2016 (Tentatively). The Tentative List of examination centres is provided under Point No. :17 Candidate should choose the name of the Centre where he/she desires to take the examination. NO REQUEST FOR CHANGE IN THE CHOICE OF EXAMINATION CENTRE WILL BE ENTERTAINED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. BANK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD OR DELETE ANY CENTRE OR ALTER EXAMINATION CENTRE/ DATE AT ITS DISCRETION.

The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around
Rs.20950.00 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at the current rate (Junior Agricultural HRA and superannuation benefits) . Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. They will be
eligible for reimbursement of various perquisites, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension
Scheme (Defined Contribution Benefit Scheme), Medical, Leave fare and other facilities, as per the
instructions of the Bank as may be issued from time to time.

11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540 .
8. PROBATION PERIOD: Selected candidates will be governed by the terms and conditions of the Service Regulations of the Bank in force at the time of joining. The newly appointed Junior Associates/ Junior Agricultural Associates will be on probation for a Minimum period of 6 months. 15 prescribed e-lessons will be required to be completed by newly recruited Junior Associates/ Junior Agricultural Associates during the probation, for getting confirmed in the Bank, failing which their probation will be extended till completion of the same. 15 prescribed e-lessons (for confirmation) will include role-based e-lessons. Further, before the probation period comes to an end, the performance of the newly recruited employees will be evaluated and
the probation period of those employees whose performance fails to meet Bank's expectation, may be extended.

Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in. After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking.

Pre-requisites for Applying Online
Candidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/ advices etc. by email.

i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature.
ii) Candidates to visit Bank's website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in and open the appropriate
Online Application Format, available in the 'careers with us' link.
iii) Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can reopen the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.
iv) After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen.
v) The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.
vi) On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record. The printout of the application form is not to be sent to the Bank.
vii) If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online.
viii) There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage. (Registration helpdesk email ID: sbirect@ibpsorg.org)

Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given in Annexure-I. Online application will not be registered unless candidates upload photo and signature as specified.

Note :
a. In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate's application may be rejected.
b. In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his application and re-upload his photograph or signature.
12. The Bank, at various stages, may capture thumb impression of the candidates in digital format for biometric verification of genuineness of the candidates and in case of any candidate found to be not genuine apart from taking legal actions against him/her, his/her candidature will be cancelled. As such they are advised not to apply any external matter like Mehandi, Ink etc. on their hands.

The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself “booklet by entering their registration number and password / date of birth, from (I) 11.05.2016 (Tentatively) for preliminary examination (ii) 17.06.2016 (Tentatively) for main examination from the Bank's website. NO HARD COPY OF THE CALL LETTER / ACQUAINT YOURSELF BOOKLET WILL BE SENTBY POST.

i) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the application.
ii) On-line registration of application & fee payment will be available from 05.04.2016 to 25.04.2016.
iii) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility only at the time of interview/ joining (if interviews are not conducted), if qualifying.
iv) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
v) SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of SBI.
vi) Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/ appearance by a candidate in examination and/ interview will be summarily rejected/ candidature cancelled.
vii) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include the conduct of another examination if considered necessary.
viii) Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions are advised to submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of joining the Bank, failing which their candidature may not be considered.
ix) In case of selection, candidates will be required to produce proper discharge certificate from the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
x) Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of India will have to be submitted by the SC/ST candidates, if found suitable for final selection.
xi) A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation under OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 01..04.2016. OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2016 to the date of interview/ taking up the appointment, if found suitable for.
xiii) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices, viz. call letters/ advices etc.
xiv) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his /her being declared medically fit as per the Medical Standard requirement of the Bank concerned. Such appointment will also be subject to the service and conduct rules of the Bank.
xvi) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause/dispute.
xvii) The Bank reserves the right to hold any other test wherever deemed necessary. The joining in the Bank after selection will be subject to medical fitness as per medical standard of the Bank and satisfactory completion of KYE (know your employee) formalities.
xviii) Admission to examination will be purely provisional without verification of age / qualification / category
(SC/ST/PWD/XS) etc. of the candidates with references to documents.
xix) The candidate will have option to answer test questions in Hindi or English except in General English paper.
xx) The candidates will have to appear for the tests at their own cost.
xxi) The new recruits must have flair for marketing and will be required to make customer calls and provide banking services, advisory services and cross sell products etc. inside and outside Bank premises. The duties involve extensive outdoor travelling. Depending upon requirement, there will be flexible working hours and working in shifts.
xxii) As record for this project will not be maintained after one year of declaration of result of online test, the information/data regarding this project will not be available thereafter.

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