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Bank of Maharashtra Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment Project 2012 for 457 job vacancies

Bank of Maharashtra Recruitment of 457 Probationary Officers

Bank of Maharashtra Probationary Officers Recruitment Project 2011-12

Recruitment Notification 2012

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 qualified candidates who hold a valid score card issued by IBPS, for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer

Important dates

Opening date for making on-line applications after payment of fees: 18th February, 2012

Last date for making on-line application and submission of application fees: 09th March, 2012

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Probationary Officer; JMGS-I; SC 69; ST 34; OBC 123; UR 231; Total 457

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

Maximum age, exclusive of relaxation for reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PwD) category

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

Candidates belonging to and applying under the reserved OBC category are required to submit a certificate regarding his/her community in the prescribed format form of certificate to be produced by other backward classes applying for appointment to posts under the govt of India and the certificate should contain the non-creamy layer clause based on the income for the financial year ending 31st March, 2011 or later

Candidates not producing the above certificate will not be considered under the OBC category

The selected candidate is liable to be posted, at the sole discretion of the Bank and as per its exigencies, at any of the Bank’s branches/offices, anywhere in Indi

Applications from serving employees: Subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria, existing employees of Bank of Maharashtra may apply online and then submit their applications through proper channel (HRM Departments of the Regional/Central Office under whose jurisdiction they work)

Such candidates, if selected, shall resign from their present positions in the bank and re-join the Bank’s service afresh

For those under Indemnity Service Bond obligations, the remaining incomplete service period contained in the Indemnity Service Bond earlier executed and subsisting will be carried over and added to the new employment

The selection process will involve a personal interview

The bank also reserves the right to alter the structure depending upon factors like number of eligible applications, etc multiple applications will not be allowed

A candidate may submit only one on-line application

Eligibility criteria (as on 01st July, 2011)

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 1st 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:  A graduate degree from a UGC recognised/AICTE Accredited University/Institution; preferably with a diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF) from the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF); 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 should have valid IBPS score card obtained in common written examination (CWE) for Probationary Officers [POs]/ Management Trainees [MTs] 2011-12 with the following scores

IBPS CWE-PO/MT 2011-12

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 Quantitative Aptitude (QA)- 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

Descriptive Paper on English (DP)- 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

Relaxation in upper age limit: SC/ST candidates by 5 years; OBC candidates by 3 years; PwD by 10 years; in the case of Ex-servicemen and commissioned officers, including ECO’s/SSCO’S who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment, other 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 being declared as invalid, by 5 years for selection through written test and interview and by 3 years plus period of service in armed forces for selection through interview only, subject to his not exceeding the age of 50 years; all persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.121989 by 5 years; persons (Children/Family members of those) affected by 1984 Riots by 5 years; persons who have completed 5 years service in RRBs by 5 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 by way of clear and legible photocopies of 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 and 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 December-2011

Candidates who have acquired Computer Awareness and Knowledge as part of the curriculum at the Degree level should indicate this fact in the application form and also highlight the computer subject in the relevant mark sheet, which should be attached to the application form

Applications not fulfilling this criterion and not submitting proof as stated above will be summarily rejected

Probation period: The selected candidate will be on probation for a period of 12 months (1 year) of active service from the date of his/her joining the Bank

Service Bond: The selected candidate will be required to execute a service bond undertaking to serve the Bank for a period of 2 years or to pay the Bank a sum of Rs 100000.00 should he/she leave the Bank before the completion of the 2 year service period

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 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PwD). 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

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.co.in under the link recruitment

Identity verification: The candidate should, while appearing for the personal interview produce for verification and submit photo copies of the following if required, original 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 group discussion/interview

Payment of non-refundable application fee and postage charges

Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website www.bankofmaharashtra.co.in and on the Home page open the link recruitment; thereafter, open the recruitment notification entitled Bank of Maharashtra Recruitment Project-2011-12 PO; 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 200/-; 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 No, 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-Bank of Maharashtra Probationary Officers Recruitment Project 2011-12

Account No-60091231081, 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

You are now ready to apply on-line by re-visiting the recruitment notification on the Bank’s website and going to the link on-line application for Probationary Officers 2011-2012 to open up the appropriate on-line application form format

Fill in the details from the recruitment application fee payment challan in the on-line application form at the appropriate place

Original of the receipted application fee challan should be attached to the system generated printed application form, which will have to be submitted only at the time of the personal interview

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 of Probationary Officers/ management Trainees) 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. Third party Email IDs are not permitted

Eligible candidates are required to apply only on-line through our website www.bankofmaharashtra.co.in. No other means/mode of application will be acceptable

A candidate can submit only one on-line application which can be made between 18th February, 2012 to 09th March, 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

Apply on-line: Go on to the Internet and to the Bank’s website www.bankofmaharashtra.co.in and on the Home Page under the link Recruitment, access the Recruitment Notification entitled Bank of Maharashtra Probationary Officer Project-2012

Print the recruitment notification and the recruitment application fee payment challan 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 postage charges

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 PO Recruitment-2012 to open up the appropriate on-line application form format

Fill in on-line the required details in the correct application form and submit the on-line application electronically not later than

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