Thursday, March 1, 2012

Clerical Recruitment (Assistant & Stenographers) in State Bank of India

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment in Clerical Cadre in State Bank of India.
Candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only. They can additionally apply for the post of Stenographer (English/Hindi), if they have the knowledge of Stenography.


This advertisement is in modification of our earlier advertisement CRPD/CR/2011-12/05 dated 27.12.2011
The vacancy position stands revised.

Revised Vacancies:
Assistants - 8500 (Inclusive of 3100 vacancies already advertised vide
our advertisement dated 27.12.2011).
Stenographers (English) - 900, Hindi - 100

The date of examination stands postponed from 18.03.2012
Revised Dates of Written Examination : 27.05.2012 and 03.06.2012
Bank may conduct written test on more than two dates, if need be.
On-line Registration will start from : 05.03.2012
Last Date for Registration of Online Applications : 26.03.2012
Payment of Fees : 07.03.2012 to 31.03.2012

Guidelines for Candidates who have Registered between  28.12.2011 TO 20.01.2012
All candidates - One time EDIT option to change the choice of STATE and EXAMINATION CENTRE due to the revised vacancy

position. SC/ST candidates have the option to
change their choice of PRE-EXAM TRAINING CENTRE. Candidates can additionally apply for the post of Stenographer (English/Hindi), if they have the knowledge of Stenography.All Ex-Servicemen & PWD Candidates who have applied under Special Recruitment Drive - to furnish their XS and/or PWD status, if not indicated earlier.

Educational Qualification (as on 01.12.2011)

i) Minimum 12th Standard (10 + 2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of
aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS).
ii) A degree (Graduation level) from a recognised university
Candidates who have not passed 12th standard Examination but have passed Diploma
course after 10th standard are eligible for the captioned recruitment provided:

(a) Diploma course passed after 10th standard must be a full time course (Diploma
course through correspondence are not eligible) with a minimum of two years duration.

(b) The Diploma course passed after 10th standard should be recognized / approved by
the State Board of Technical Education of concerned State.

(c) The percentage of marks in 12th/ Diploma Course shall be arrived at by dividing the
marks obtained by the candidate in all subjects by aggregate maximum marks of all
subjects irrespective of optional/additional optional subjects studied. Grace marks,
if any, awarded by the Board/University will be excluded for the purpose of calculation
of percentage. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date
appearing on the mark sheet/provisional certificate or the date on which the result
was posted on the website of the university / institution.

(d) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, 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 01.12.2011.

(e) Should be able to write and speak English fluently.

(f) Knowledge of local language will be an added qualification.

Age: (As on 01.12.2011)

i. Minimum Age : 18 years ; Maximum Age : 28 years (as on 01.12.2011). Candidates
born between 30.11.1983 & 01.12.1993 are only eligible to apply.

Application Fees and / or Intimation Charges (Non-refundable)

SC/ST/PWD/XS                              OBC/General
Intimation                                          Intimation Charges+
Charges                                            Application Fee

Assistant Rs. 50/-                             Rs. 350/-
Assistant and Stenographer (Hindi only) Rs. 50/-      Rs. 500/-
Assistant and Stenographer (English only) Rs. 50/-    Rs. 500/-
Assistant and Stenographer
(Both Hindi & English) Rs. 50/-        Rs. 650/-

Selection Procedure:

All eligible candidates should apply on-line before the last date for registration of

a. Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the written test and
interview taken together. Merely satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle a
candidate to be called for written test or interview.

b. The written test will be of Objective type consisting of (i) General Awareness
(ii) General English (iii) Quantitative Aptitude (iv) Reasoning Ability (v) Marketing
Aptitude / Computer Knowledge. The questions in objective tests, except for the test
of General English, will be printed bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th
marks 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).
for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be
decided by the bank.

c. Candidates qualified in the written test for recruitment in clerical cadre in the bank
and opted for appointment as stenographer will be called for skill test in stenography.
The candidate will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed
of 100 w.p.m. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer in 40 minutes in
case of English Stenography and in 55 minutes in case of Hindi Stenography. Visually
impaired candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 70 minutes for
English Shorthand Test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand Test. Candidate should
score minimum 50% marks to be qualified.
Candidates will be required to appear for the skill test at the venue identified by the
Bank. The venue for skill test will be advised to the candidates in due course.

.Date of written examination: 27.05.2012 and 03.06.2012(Sunday)

(Bank reserves the right to change the date of examination. Bank may conduct the
examination on more than two dates, if need be.)

Guideline for Candidatess who have Registered in response to our earlier advertisement No.
CRPD/CR/2011-12/05 DATED 27.12.2011.

Candidates who have registered their application online between 28.12.2011 and
20.01.2012 for the post of assistant for vacancies advertised earlier (submitted the
application online as well as paid application fees/intimation charges) need not apply
again but have the following edit options in respect of their already registered
• Option to change the choice of STATE and EXAMINATION CENTRE (if they desire so)
• Option to change their ‘choice of Pre-examination Training Centre’ if they have earlier
opted for Pre-Examination Training.
• XS/PWD candidates who have applied under special recruitment drive but not
mentioned their XS/PWD status, to mention this status.
Already registered candidates who wish to apply for the post of Stenographer also
need to apply afresh citing the earlier registration number. They have to pay the additional
fees applicable for the additional posts applied for.

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