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Bank of Maharashtra Recruitment of 543 Bank Clerks 2012 Notification and Application Dates

Clerical Recruitment Project (543) 2011-12

Bank of Maharashtra, A Leading Listed Public Sector Bank with Head Office in Pune and all India network of branches invites on-line applications, from candidates qualified in common written examination conducted by IBPS in November/December-2011 and are holding a valid score card issued by IBPS, for recruitment in Clerical Cadre

Important dates for Bank of Maharashra Clerical Recruitment 2012

Commencemt Opening date for making on-line applications and payment of fees: 17th April, 2012

Last date for making online application and submission of application fees: 10th May, 2012

Date of interview will be informed separately

Details of vacancies

Vacancies: Since Clerical Cadre recruitment would be State/UT wise basis, it will therefore be necessary that candidates apply for vacancies of a State/UT from which they have appeared for the common written examination and in which they qualified

Maharashtra; SC 27; ST 25; OBC 71; General 151; Total 274
Punjab; SC 01; OBC 01; General 03; Total 05
Chandigarh; OBC 01; General 02; Total 03
Himachal Pradesh; General 02; Total 02
Haryana; SC 01; OBC 02; General 07; Total 10
Jammu & Kashmir; General 02; Total 02
Tamil Nadu; SC 02; OBC 04; General 09; Total 15
Kerala; OBC 01; General 04; Total 05
Delhi; SC 07; ST 03; OBC 13; General 27; Total 50
Uttarakhand; SC 01; General 05; Total 06
Uttar Pradesh; SC 04; OBC 05; General 11; Total 20
Madhya Pradesh; SC 06; ST 09; OBC 06; General 24; Total 45
Andhra Pradesh; SC 03; ST 01; OBC 05; General 11; Total 20
Chhattisgarh; SC 02; ST 04; OBC 01; General 08; Total 15
West Bengal; OBC 01; General 01; Total 02
Assam; ST 01; OBC 01; General 03; Total 05
Arunachal Pradesh; ST 01; General 01; Total 02
Sikkim (East Sikkim); General 01; Total 01
Nagaland; ST 01; General 01; Total 02
Meghalaya; ST 01; General 01; Total 02
Tripura; SC 01; General 01; Total 02
Karnataka; SC 02; ST 01; OBC 04; General 11; Total 18
Gujarat; OBC 01; General 04; Total 05
Rajasthan; SC 03; ST 02; OBC 04; General 11; Total 20
Mizoram; ST 01; General 01; Total 02
Manipur; ST 01; General 01; Total 02
Goa; OBC 02; General 06; Total 08
Total; SC 60; ST 51; OBC 123; General 309; Total 543

The number of vacancies indicated above and also the number of reserved vacancies is provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Bank

In case of non-availability of reserved candidates, the Bank reserves its right to Inter-change these categories as per Govt directives

Scale of Pay: Rs 7200/- to Rs 19300/-

DA, HRA, etc will be paid as per Bank’s rules in force from time to time depending upon place of posting

Medical, LTC, Contributory Pension Scheme under Defined Contributory Retirement benefit scheme-2004 of Central Govt, Gratuity etc will be admissible as per Bank’s rules

Service Bond: The selected candidate will be required to execute a service bond undertaking to serve the Bank for a period of 1 year or to pay the bank a sum of Rs 50000/ (Rs fifty thousand only) if, should he/ she leaves the Bank before the completion of the one year service period

Eligibility Criteria (as on 01st August, 2011): Candidates applying for post in a particular state should be proficient in the language of the State; know to read, write, speak and understand the language

Candidates should be proficient in the language, know how to read, write, speak and understand the language of the area for which vacancies are advertised and for which he/she desires to apply

Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either (i) a citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a 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 examination and/or interview but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Govt of India

Educational qualifications (as on 01st August, 2011): A pass with 60% marks in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent

SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EX-SM candidates a pass in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/ SSLC/10th std examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent; or a pass with 50% marks in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std of(11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-university or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Govt/UT administration

SC/ST/OBC/PwD/EX-SM candidates a pass in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern)/11th Std of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Govt/UT administration; or

Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Govt; and

Candidates should be qualified in the common written examination conducted by IBPS and should be holding a valid score card issued by IBPS

Candidates with specified cut off marks (TWS) awarded by IBPS need apply

Candidates should have valid IBPS score card obtained in common written examination (CWE) for Clerical Recruitment 2011-12 with the following qualifying scores

Test of Reasoning (TR); Unreserved 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

Test of English Language (EN); Unreserved 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

Test of Numerical Ability (NA); Unreserved 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

Test of General Awareness (GA); Unreserved 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

Test of Computer Knowledge (CK); Unreserved 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

A certificate for having completed a course in Computer Awareness and Office Automation for duration of minimum 100 hours from a reputed Computer Training Institute, which will be waived where Computers is a part of the curriculum at the Graduation/Post-Graduation Level

Age Limit (as on 01st August, 2011): Minimum 18 years, maximum 28 years

Relaxation in Upper Age: SC/ST candidates 5 years; OBC 3 years; PwD candidates 10 years; Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989-5 years; Ex-Servicemen (in addition to the actual period of service rendered in Defence services subject to max. age of 50 years-3 years; Widows, Divorced women & women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General and 40 years for SC/ST candidates)-9 years

Selection Procedure: Through a personal interview or any other mode of selection to be decided by the competent authority

When called for the personal interview, the candidate must attach to the system generated printed on-line application form, proof of educational qualifications by way of clear and legible photocopies of 10th/SSC, HSC passed with required percentage of marks

In case of graduates, university final degree passing (Convocation) Certificate (Provisional degree passing certificate will be accepted only in case of those candidates who have passed the degree final examination and the university has not conferred the degree on the applicant)

Year wise/Semester wise mark sheet for each year/semester in respect of each of the examination passed from the concerned College and University, and

Computer Course passing certificate in support of the stipulation of having completed the Computer Awareness and Office Automation course for duration of minimum 100 hours

The requirement of having completed the Computer Awareness and Automation Course will be waived in case of those Graduates having Computer Awareness or Knowledge as part of the curriculum at the degree level and this fact should be indicated in the application form and also evidenced by duly highlighted entry of the subject in the relevant mark sheet

Copy of on-line application form submitted to IBPS for applying for the written test and score card issued by IBPS in February/March-2012

The candidate will ensure to provide proof of having the work experience that he/she claims to possess

Candidates must specifically indicate the class/division obtained calculated to the nearest two decimals in the relevant column of the application

Where no percentage of marks is awarded by the university, but only CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage, besides indicating the CGPA/OGPA in the application

The result of the qualifying examination; Matriculation/SSC/SSLC/HSC/Graduation or equivalent to stipulated educational qualification, as the case may be, should have been awarded by the university on or before 01st August, 2011

Candidates should have obtained the specified IBPS score in each test and in aggregate in the common written examination

Candidates should be able to produce the valid score card in support of the scores mentioned in the online application form if called for further selection processes such as Psychometric test and/ or Interview

Probation: The selected candidate will be on probation for a period of six months of active service from the date of his/her joining the Ban.

Selection Methodology

Personal Interview: A personal interview of 50 marks shall be conducted to assess the candidates academic record, power of expression, clarity of thought, qualities of leadership, extra curricular activities, hobbies, general demeanor, behavior, communication skills, suitability for the post, etc

The minimum qualifying marks for the personal Interview would be 40% marks (35% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PwDs) candidates not clearing the personal Interview will not be considered for final selection

The short listing of the candidates for personal Interview will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the written test conducted by IBPS and the total weighted score obtained as per the valid score card Issued by IBPS

Depending on the number of vacancies, only those candidates who are qualified in the common written examination conducted by IBPS and possess a valid score card issued by IBPS and rank sufficiently high in the order of merit based on the total weighted score shall be called for a personal Interview in the ratio of 1:3 or as decided by the Bank against the vacancies stipulated

The Bank reserves its right to call for the Interview candidates otherwise than in the above ratio at its sole discretion

Candidates passing the personal Interview will be ranked in a descending order on the basis of the weighted score obtained in the written test conducted by IBPS, and in personal Interview under the respective SC/ST/OBC/General category

Subject to the vacancies available under the respective category, only those candidates who pass the personal Interview will be short listed for selection in the order of the merit rank obtained by them under the respective category

Centres for Personal Interview: The personal Interview will be held at selected centers of the country

The Bank reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres other than the one opted for by him/her, to pre-pone/postpone/reschedule the Interview dates and/or to add to or delete or modify/ change the centre and the venues and/or to cancel the personal Interview on account of technical or administrative exigencies or any other reason

The intimation for the purpose of Interview etc would be sent to the eligible candidates only through e-mail at the e-mail address given by them in the application form

A list of all such candidates alongwith details such as date, time and venue of the Interview will also be hosted on the Bank’s website www.bankofmaharashtra.in under the link Recruitment

Candidates are advised to keep track of the status of their candidature by visiting the bank’s website from time to time

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

Identity Verification: The candidate should, while appearing for the personal Interview produce originals for verification and submit photo copies of the following if required; original interview call letter; original fee payment receipt; Photo identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voters Card; Copy of the application made to IBPS for the written examination; Original score card issued by IBPS

If the identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the Interview

Payment of Fee: Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website www.bankofmaharashtra.in and on the Home Page open the link Recruitment

Thereafter, open the Recruitment Notification titled Bank of Maharashtra Clerical Recruitment Project 2011-12

Take a print of the entire recruitment notification, including the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan

Fill in the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan in a clear and legible handwriting in Block Letters

Go to the nearest Bank of Maharashtra Branch with the application fee challan and pay, in cash, the appropriate application fee as indicated below

General/OBC Rs 150/-; SC/ST/PwD Rs 50/-

Obtain the Applicant’s counterfoil copy of the application fee payment challan duly receipted by the Bank with (a) Branch Name, (b) Branch Code Number (c) 6 to 10 Digit Trans Journal Number, and (d) Date of Deposit filled in by the Branch official duly signed

If application fee is paid through NEFT at any NEFT enable Bank

Fill the NEFT voucher/challan of that Bank with Beneficiary details as follows

Name of the Account-BOM Clerical Recruitment Project-2011-12, Account Number-60093624604, Payee Bank-Bank of Maharashtra Main Branch Pune, IFSC Code- MAHB0001150

Make Payment, Collect NEFT payment receipt from the Bank where you have made the payment

Please check that receipt is properly signed and the details of NEFT, UTR Number, IFSC code of the sending Bank branch, city name, Deposit date, Amount etc are noted in the challan by the Branch authorities, and keep with you for submission the original itself at the time of personal interview if invited for

Payment of application fees by any other mode except by the above stated mode will not be accepted

Demand draft/bankers cheques/Indian postal orders received towards payment of application fees will not be Encashed

How to apply

Candidates must possess his/her own valid personal E-mail ID (as mentioned in the online application form while applying for CWE) for recruitment in clerical cadre which should be valid for the entire duration of this recruitment project

In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID

Eligible candidates are required to apply only on-line through our website www.bankofmaharashtra.in

No other means/ mode of application will be acceptable

A candidate can submit only one on-line application which can be made between 17th April, 2012 to 10th May, 2012 (both days inclusive)

The candidate should also keep the particulars of their application fee paid details, educational qualifications, work experience details, and other personal details ready before applying as these details are required to be entered in the on-line application

On-line: Go to the Internet and to the Bank’s website www.bankofmaharashtra.in and on the Home Page under the link Recruitment, access the Recruitment Notification titled BOM Clerical Recruitment Project 2011-12

Print the Recruitment Notification and the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan (attached to this notification) and make payment of the prescribed application fee at any Bank of Maharashtra Branch, or through NEFT as spelt out under Payment of Non-Refundable Application Fee and Intimation Charges above

After making payment of the application fees re-visit the Bank’s website and the recruitment notification

Click on the appropriate alongside link on-line application for clerical recruitment-2011-2012 to open up the appropriate on-line application format

Fill in on-line the required details in the correct application form and Submit the on-line application electronically not later than 10th May, 2012

Make a note of the allotted system generated application registration number and password

After applying on-line, take two (2) print-outs of the duly filled in computerized system generated application form

The candidate is required to download a copy of the application form and keep ready with the one set of the prescribed documents to be brought along and submitted only when invited for the personal interview

Ensure to also bring along the original documents for verification when invited for the Personal Interview

The other print-out is to be retained by the applicant for future reference

The last date for making payment of application fees at any Bank of Maharashtra Branch (prior to applying on-line) is 10th May, 2012