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Andhra Bank to recruit 400 Probationary Officers, 63 Specialist Officers

Recruitment of Probationary Officers/Specialist Officers 2012-13

Andhra Bank invites applications for the post of Probationary Officer/Specialist Officer from Indian citizens who have taken the common written examination for Probationary Officer cadre conducted by IBPS in September/November-2011/ for Specialist Officers on 11th March, 2012 and have a valid score card issued by IBPS

Candidates are requested to apply on line through Bank’s website

No other means/mode of application will be accepted

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Important Dates

Payment of application fees: 01st September, 2012 to 15th September, 2012

Opening date for online registration: 01st September, 2012

Last date for online registration (including for candidates from far-flung areas): 15th September, 2012


Probationary Officers; JMGS-I; SC 60; ST 30; OBC 108; Unreserved 202; Total 400

Age: Minimum 20 years, maximum 30 years as on 01st July, 2011

IT Officers; JMGS-I; SC 06; ST 03; OBC 11; Unreserved 20; Total 40

Rajbasha Officers; JMGS-I; SC 01; OBC 01; Unreserved 05; Total 07

HR Officers; JMGS-I; SC 01; ST 01; OBC 02; Unreserved 04; Total 08

Age: Minimum 20 years, maximum 35 years as on 01st December, 2011

Law Officers; MMGS-II; SC 01; ST 01; OBC 02; Unreserved 04; Total 08

Age: Minimum 21 years, maximum 40 years as on 01st December, 2011

Candidates can apply for posts for which they have a valid scorecard

Pay Scale: Officers in JMGS-I Rs14500-Rs 25700/-

Grade/cadre pay scale approximate total monthly emoluments inclusive of Basic, DA, CCA, HRA etc, at the start of the scale at metropolitan centres Rs 26,450/-

Officers in MMGS-II Rs19400-Rs 28100/-

Grade/cadre pay scale approximate total monthly emoluments inclusive of Basic, DA, CCA, HRA etc, at the start of the scale at metropolitan centres Rs 35,230/-

Officers are also eligible for other benefits like furniture, leased accommodation in lieu of HRA, Medical Aid, Reimbursement of hospitalization expenses, LFC etc

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either (i) a citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the group discussion/interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the Govt of India has issued the necessary eligibility certificate to him/her

Educational Qualifications: The educational qualifications prescribed for the post are the minimum

Candidates must possess the requisite qualifications as on 01st July, 2011 for the post of Probationary Officers and 01st December, 2011 for the Specialist Officer post

In addition to the educational qualification prescribed, candidate should have studied Computer Science as one of the subjects in school level or should possess a certificate of proficiency in MS Word/MS Office from a recognized institute

Probationary Officers JMGS-I: Graduate in any discipline from any university recognized by UGC or equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Govt of India

IT Officers JMGS-I: Degree/post graduation in CS/CA/IT/EC/ Instrumentation (or) degree with DOEACC ‘B’ level

Rajbasha Officers JMGS-I: PG degree in Hindi with English as a subject at degree level (or) PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at degree level

HR Officers JMGS-I: Degree plus PG degree or Diploma in personnel management/IR/HRD social work/ Labour Law (or) degree/diploma in Business Administration/ Management with specialization in HRD

Law Officers MMGS-II: Degree in Law (LLB)

Experience: 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or Law Officer in legal department of a reputed Bank or the Central/State Govt or PSU

Essential Requirement: Cut off marks (TWSS) of IBPS score to be obtained in the CWE conducted in September, 2011 for PO’s and in March, 2012 for Specialist Officers

Minimum score in each test


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Probationary Officers

Reasoning (TR); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

English Language (EN); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

Quantitative Aptitude (QA); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

General Awareness (GA); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

Computer Knowledge (CK); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

Descriptive Paper on English (DP); SC/ST/OBC/PWD 21; General 24

Specialist Officers

Reasoning; Reserved 21; General 24

English Language; Reserved 21; General 24

General Awareness (with special reference to the Banking Industry); Reserved 21; General 24

Quantitative Aptitude; Reserved 21; General 24

Professional Knowledge; Reserved 21; General 24

IBPS score (TWSS)

Probationary Officer; SC/ST/PwD 141; General/OBC 151

IT Officers; SC/ST/PwD 120; General/OBC 120

Rajbasha Officers; SC/ST/PwD 90; General/OBC 96

HR Officers; SC/ST/PwD 114; General/OBC 124

Law Officers; SC/ST/PwD 113; General/OBC 121

Upper Age Relaxation: SC/ST candidates-5 years; OBC candidates-3 years; PwD-10 years; persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K state during 01st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989-5 years; in the case of Ex-service commissioned Officers, including ECO’s /SSCO’s, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six months from the last date for receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment (The relaxation in upper age-limit is not available to serving commissioned officers)-5 years; persons (children/family members of those) affected by 1984 riots-5 years

Application Fee (including postage/intimation charges) Non-refundable: SC/ST/PwD/Ex-SM Rs 20/-; General/OBC Rs 100/-

The fee for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-SM is towards postage/ intimation charges only

Requisite application fee may be paid through CBS at any of the branches of Andhra Bank, by means of a payment challan as per the format given on the Bank’s website

Through NEFT at any bank branch

Demand drafts, cheques, money orders, postal orders, pay orders, banker’s cheques, postal stamps, etc, will not be accepted

The payment towards application fee through CBS/NEFT can be made between 01st September, 2012 and 15th September, 2012

The CBS fee payment challan/NEFT receipt contains two parts

The first part will be retained by the branch

The candidate’s copy of the fee payment challan/NEFT receipt must be retained with the candidate after the necessary details such as transaction ID/ NEFT UTR Number, branch code etc are filled in by the bank official

Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances nor can it be held in reserve for any other future selection process

Selection Procedure

Selection procedure will be by way of group discussion and/or interview

Bank reserves the right to decide as to whether group discussion and interview should be held or only a process of interview may be prescribed depending upon the number of applications received

Group Discussion/Interview: Depending upon the number of vacancies, and number of applications received for each post, the bank reserves the right to call only those candidates who have sufficiently high IBPS score in the stipulated common written examination for group discussion and or interview

Mere submission of applications does not entail an applicant to be called for group discussions and or interview

The total marks for interview will be 35

The minimum qualifying marks for the interview would 40% for general and OBC category and 35% for SC/ST/PwD category

The group discussion/interview will be held at different centres as decided by the bank depending on the number of applications received which will in turn be communicated to the candidates shortlisted for group discussion/interview

Request for change of centre of group discussion and/interview shall not be entertained

Bank reserves the right to cancel any of the centres and/or add some other centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc

Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres other than the one he/she has opted for

Candidates can apply for the post of Probationary Officer as well as for Specialist Officer provided they hold a valid score card for the respective category

Such candidates should apply for each post separately by paying requisite fee

Probation/Bond: The candidates selected as Probationary Officers/Specialist Officers in JMGS-I/MMGS-II will be required to execute a service bond undertaking to serve the bank for a minimum period of 3 years or to pay the Bank a sum of Rs 2,00,000/-

All Officers recruited to JMGS-I will be on probation for a period of two years

Law officers recruited with prior experience of not less than two years in other Public/Private Sector Banks will be on probation for a period of one year

Law officers joining without prior experience will be on probation for a period of two years

Before applying for the post, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned in this advertisement

Decision of the bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which scrutiny of such eligibility is to be undertaken, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of group discussion/interview, selection and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate

No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained by the bank on this behalf

Mere invitation by the bank for the group discussion/interview shall not imply that the bank has been satisfied beyond doubt about the candidate’s eligibility

Candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria and who do not produce the photocopies as well as the originals of all the documents required to be submitted and as advised in this notification as well as in the interview call letter, for any reason, whatsoever, shall not be permitted to participate in the group discussion/interview, even though they may have obtained the desired level of score in the written examination and have been called for interview

How to apply

Candidates are required to apply online through website

No other means/ mode of application will be accepted

Application link on website will be opened from 01st September, 2012 to 15th September, 2012 both days inclusive

Candidates should ensure that their personal email ID (as specified in the online application form while applying for common written examination CWE conducted in September-2011/March-2012) is kept active during the currency of a recruitment project

Bank may send call letters for group discussion/interview etc to the registered e-mail ID

Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website click on the link recruitment

Thereafter, open the recruitment notification entitled Andhra Bank Recruitment Project PO’s and Specialist Officers 2012-13

In case a candidate chooses to pay fees through branches of the bank, candidate should take a printout of the fee payment challan, fill in the fee payment challan in a clear and legible handwriting in block letters, go to the nearest Andhra Bank branch with the fee payment Challan and pay, in cash, the appropriate application fee in CBS Account Number 117911100000991 with Pattabhi Bhavan branch in the name and style of Andhra Bank Recruitment Project PO’s and Specialist Officers 2012-13

In case a candidate chooses to pay fees through NEFT, go to the nearest branch of any bank and pay, in cash, the appropriate application fee in account number 117911100000991 with Andhra Bank, Pattabhi Bhavan branch in the name and style of Andhra Bank Recruitment Project PO’s and Specialist Officers 2012-13

Fill in the NEFT receipt in a clear and legible handwriting in block letters

Obtain the applicant’s counterfoil copy of the application fee payment challan/NEFT receipt duly authenticated by the bank with; branch name and BIC Number, transaction ID/scroll number (in case of payment through CBS), NEFT UTR Number (in case of payment through NEFT), date of deposit and amount filled by the branch official

Candidates are now ready to apply online by re-visiting the recruitment link on the Bank’s website and going to the sublink titled online application for Andhra Bank Recruitment Project PO’s and Specialist Officers 2012-13 to open up the appropriate online application format

All the fields in the online application format should be filled up carefully

Carefully fill in the details such as fee payment details from the CBS challan/ NEFT receipt in the online application form, scores obtained in stipulated CWE etc at the appropriate places and submit the same online

Take a printout of the system generated online application form to be submitted at the time of interview, copies of which may also be retained for your reference

Registration number and password generated should also be retained for future reference

Original fee payment receipt CBS challan/NEFT receipt will have to be submitted with the call letter at the time of interview

Without original CBS challan/NEFT receipt the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the group discussion/interview

Candidates are also advised to keep a photocopy of the fee payment challan for future use

The name of the candidate or his/her father/husband etc should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/marksheets

Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature

The application printout along with the fee payment receipt and required copies of documents should be kept ready for submission if shortlisted for group discussion/interview

Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying

No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected

The applicant should sign and affix his/her photograph on such printout of application and keep the same ready for submission if selected for group discussion and/interview along with copies of required documents; original fee payment receipt (CBS challan/NEFT receipt); valid IBPS scorecard for the stipulated examination; attested copy of school leaving certificate or any other document showing proof of age acceptable to the bank; attested copies of mark sheets/certificates in support of educational qualification; attested copy of certificate of computer course, as applicable; caste/PwD any other related certificate as applicable; photo identity proof; no objection certificate from previous employer

It is for the candidate to ensure that he/she has met with the eligibility criteria and complied with the requirements and adhered to the instructions contained in this advertisement as well as in the application form

Candidates are, therefore, urged to carefully read the advertisement and complete the application form and submit the same as per instructions given in this regard

Call Letters: Call letters for the interview will be sent to the shortlisted/eligible candidates only through email at the email address given by them in the application form while registering for common written examination (CWE) in September-2011/March-2012

A list of all such candidates along with details such as date, time and venue of the interview will also be hosted on the bank’s website

Candidates are requested to regularly visit the Bank’s website and keep track of the status of their candidature from time to time

Kindly note that no other mode of communication pertaining to the interview process other than mentioned above, will be followed

Candidate has to affix his/her photograph on the call letter

Candidate has to bring this call letter along with original fee payment receipt and requisite enclosures while attending the group discussion/interview without which they will not be allowed to take up the interview

The bank reserves the right to reject any application/candidature at any stage or cancel the conduct of interview/process without assigning any reason

Government guidelines on reservation in recruitment shall be applicable

Decision of the bank in respect of all matters pertaining to this recruitment would be final and binding on all candidates

Detailed advertisement can be viewed at website


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