Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) Clerical Recruitment 2012 - 1500 Vacancies for Clerks

Recruitment of 1500 Clerical Staff-2012

Indian Overseas Bank, a leading Public Sector Bank with headquarters in Chennai having geographical presence all over India and abroad invites on-line applications from Indian Citizens for the post of Clerks, who have taken the Common Written Examination (CWE) for Clerical Cadre post conducted by IBPS in November/December-2011 and obtained a valid CWE-CLERK 2011-12 score card issued by IBPS and who meet the eligibility criteria

Candidates are requested to apply only through online between 29th June, 2012 and 14th July, 2012 through Bank’s website

No other means/mode of application will be accepted

Important Dates

Opening date for online registration: 29th June, 2012

Closing date for online registration: 14th July, 2012

Payment of application fee/intimation charge: 29th June, 2012 to 14th July, 2012

Tentative date of interview: August/September, 2012


Andhra Pradesh: SC 13; ST 05; OBC 22; General 45; Total 85

Assam: SC 01; OBC 01; General 03; Total 05

Bihar: OBC 01; General 04; Total 05

Chhattisgarh: SC 01; ST 03; General 06; Total 10

Delhi: SC 05; ST 02; OBC 09; General 18; Total 34

Goa: General 02; Total 02

Gujarat: SC 05; ST 12; OBC 21; General 42; Total 80

Haryana: SC 01; OBC 01; General 04; Total 06

Himachal Pradesh: General 03; Total 03

Jammu and Kashmir: General 01; Total 01

Jharkhand: SC 02; General 03; Total 05

Karnataka: SC 13; ST 05; OBC 22; General 45; Total 85

Kerala: SC 09; OBC 25; General 61; Total 95

Madhya Pradesh: SC 01; ST 02; OBC 01; General 06; Total 10

Maharashtra: SC 03; ST 02; OBC 08; General 17; Total 30

Arunachal Pradesh: General 02; Total 02

Sikkim: General 04; Total 04

Andaman: General 03; Total 03

Orissa: SC 04; ST 06; OBC 03; General 17; Total 30

Punjab: SC 09; OBC 07; General 15; Total 31

Rajasthan: SC 04; ST 03; OBC 05; General 13; Total 25

Tamil Nadu: SC 138; ST 07; OBC 196; General 387; Total 728

Uttar Pradesh: SC 30; ST 01; OBC 39; General 75; Total 145

Uttrakhand: SC 07; ST 01; OBC 05; General 27; Total 40

West Bengal: SC 05; ST 01; OBC 05; General 12; Total 23

Chandigarh: SC 01; General 02; Total 03

Puducherry: SC 01; OBC 02; General 07; Total 10

Total: SC 253; ST 50; OBC 373; General 824; Total 1500

Since Clerical Cadre recruitment would be on State/Union Territory-wise basis, it will therefore be necessary that candidates apply for vacancies of a State/Union Territory from which they have appeared for the Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS for Clerical Cadre post in November/December-2011 and in which they have qualified

Change in the preference of the State/Union Territory applied will not be permitted

Selection of a State/Union Territory by a candidate would be construed as total willingness of the candidate to serve in any place within the State/Union Territory

It is clarified that it may not be possible to employ Physically Challenged candidates in all Offices/ Branches of the Bank and in case of selection they have to work in the post identified by the Bank as suitable for them

Selected candidates need to serve at the Rural Branches at least for a minimum period of 5 years or at the place identified at the discretion of the Bank

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 Interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate issued by the Govt of India, is produced

IBPS Score: Candidates should be holding a valid CWE-CLERK 2011-12 score card issued by IBPS and should have obtained a minimum score or above in each test components and total weighted standard score (TWSS) as mentioned below in the Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS for Clerical cadre post in November/December, 2011

Candidates should be able to produce the original score card in support of the scores mentioned in the on-line application form, if called for Interview

Common Written Examination

Test on Reasoning [TR]; General 24 and above; Reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) 21 and above

Test on English Language [EN]; General 24 and above; Reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) 21 and above

Test on Numerical Ability [NA]; General 24 and above; Reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) 21 and above

Test on General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry [GA]; General 24 and above; Reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) 21 and above

Test on Computer Knowledge [CK]; General 24 and above; Reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) 21 and above

Total Weighted Standard Score (TWSS): General Category TWSS - minimum 120; reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM) TWSS - minimum 105

Educational Qualification (as on 01st August, 2011): A pass with 65% marks (60% for SC/ST/PC/EXSM) in HSC of 10+2 (10+2+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination recognized by Central/State Govt or UT Administration; or

A pass with 60% marks in Diploma in Banking (55% for SC/ST/PC/EXSM) recognized by Central/State Govt or UT Administration; or

A degree with a minimum of 50% of marks (45% for SC/ST/PC/EXSM) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Govt

For Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above examination qualification, a pass in service (Departmental) examination which is recognized as equivalent to civil examination not below the rank of Higher Secondary School Examination

Educational qualification prescribed above is minimum and should have been acquired on or before 01st August, 2011

All educational qualifications mentioned should be from recognized University/Central/State/UT Administration and the results should have been declared on or before 01st August, 2011

Proper document from the Board/University for having declared the results on or before 01st August, 2011 has to be submitted at the time of Interview

Knowledge to read, write and speak the official language of the State/Union Territory for which the candidate has applied is essential

Should be able to write and speak English fluently

Computer Literacy: Apart from relevant qualification for the above post, computer literacy shall be an essential qualification, which the candidate must either possess or acquire within six months of joining the Bank

Percentage of Marks: Candidates are advised to only enter percentage of marks (calculated to the nearest two decimals) in the online application form

The fraction of percentage will be ignored and will not be rounded off to the next highest integer; 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%

Where no percentage of mark is awarded by the University, but only CGPA/OGPA is awarded, candidates are advised to convert the same into percentage and enter only the percentage of marks

A copy of the conversion formula notified by the Board/University for converting grades into percentage has to be submitted at the time of Interview

Age (as one 01st August, 2012): Minimum age 18 years; maximum age 28 years

Relaxation of age for reserved category as per Govt guidelines

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: SC/ST candidates 5 years; OBC candidates 3 years; Physically Challenged category candidates 10 years; Ex-servicemen- 3 years (in addition to the actual period of service in the Defence forces, subject to a maximum age of 50 years); Widows, Divorced women and Women judicially separated from their husbands, who have not remarried (subject to a maximum of 35 years for General, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates)- 9 years; Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (certificate to this effect from the competent authority to be produced at the time of interview)-5 years

Emoluments: Pay Scale Rs 7,200-19,300/- plus DA, HRA, etc will be paid as per Bank’s rules in force from time to time depending upon the place of posting

Probation Period: On appointment, candidates will be on probation for a period of six (6) months of active service from the date of joining as per the rules of the Bank

On successful completion of the Probation, and found if suitable, they will be confirmed in the services of the Bank

Selection Process

Interview: Mere eligibility/pass in the stipulated CWE conducted by IBPS for Clerical Cadre posts, shall not vest any right in a candidate for being called for Interview

Depending upon the number of vacancies (State/Union Territory- wise), only those candidates who have been issued a valid score card in the Common Written Examination (CWE) for Clerical cadre posts conducted by IBPS in November/December, 2011 and who rank sufficiently high in the order of merit based on the total weighted standard score (TWSS) as per the cut-off marks (State/Union Territory- wise) decided by the Bank will be called for the Interview

The Interview will carry 50 marks

Minimum qualifying marks in the Interview will be 22.50 marks for general category and 20.00 marks for SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM candidates

Final selection will be made State/Union territory-wise, on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates in the Common Written Examination (CWE) for Clerical Cadre posts conducted by IBPS in November/December, 2011 and interview and will be strictly according to the merit ranking

The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PC/EXSM will be given relaxation in marks as per extant Govt guidelines

The Bank reserves the right to change the selection procedure, if necessary

Application Fee/Intimation Charges: SC/ST/PC/EXSM Rs 20/-; all others (including OBC) Rs 100/-

Candidates should ensure their eligibility before paying the fee/applying/attending the written test/interview

Application fee/ Intimation charge have to be paid in cash only at Branches of Indian Overseas Bank before applying online

The payment of application fee/intimation charge should be made between 29th June, 2012 and 14th July, 2012 (inclusive of both dates) and the last date for applying online is 14th July, 2012

Application for online registration will be available in our Bank’s website between 29th June, 2012 and 14th July, 2012 only

Even if the date for online application is revised the date for payment of application fee/ intimation charge will remain unchanged

For the purpose of locating the branch address for remitting fee, candidates may log on to our Bank website wherein provision is available for locating address of the Branches

How to apply: Eligible candidates are required to apply on-line only through our Bank’s website and no other means/mode of application will be acceptable

Candidates are advised to follow the following sequence of steps while applying on-line

Candidates are required to have a valid personal e-mail ID (as specified in the on-line application form while applying for common written examination (CWE) for Clerical Cadre post conducted in November/ December, 2011 by IBPS)

It should be kept active for the duration of this recruitment process

Under no circumstances, he/she should share/mention e-mail ID to/of any other person

Candidates are required to log on to our Bank’s website and click Careers column (available at the bottom of the Bank’s website), then the careers page will open

Candidates are required to go through the detailed advertisement by clicking the Advertisement (English) or Advertisement (Hindi) available under the title Recruitment of 1500 Clerical Staff 2012 in the Careers Page and ensure candidate’s eligibility before applying for the said post

Candidates are required to take a print out of blank Payment Receipt/Challan available as an Annexure to this notification

Before applying online the candidate has to remit the application fee/intimation charge as applicable to the candidate with the filled up payment receipt/challan in any of Indian Overseas Bank branches by means of cash only and collect candidate’s copy of payment receipt/challan for the application fee/ intimation charge paid as mentioned above

Please ensure that the following information has been correctly entered (1) Name, (2) Category, (3) IBPS CWE Clerk 2011-12 Registration Number, (4) Branch Name and Code Number, (5) Transaction ID, (6) Date of deposit and amount paid in the payment receipt/challan

After remitting the application fee/ intimation charge, the candidates are required to revisit our Bank’s website, open the career page and click Apply Online link available under the title Recruitment of 1500 Clerical Staff 2012 for online registration

Log in with the registration number or roll number and password pertaining to IBPS CWE-Clerk 2011-12 for applying online and fill up the required details provided in the online application form

After filling up all the details, candidates shall submit the application online

The candidates should then take a printout of the system generated on-line application form

The registration number and password generated should also be retained for future reference

Candidates are advised to fill their particulars on line by themselves correctly

The name of the candidate or his/her father/husband etc should be spelt correctly in the on-line application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets

Any change/ alteration found may disqualify the candidature

Candidates should submit the candidate’s copy of payment receipt/challan along with the Interview Call Letter and all other documents as advised in this notification at the time of Interview failing which the candidate will not be admitted for the Interview

Interview Centres: The Interview will be held at major centres across the country and address of the same will be advised in the interview call letters

The Interviews will be held at different centres on different dates as decided by the Bank and will be communicated to the candidates shortlisted for Interview

Request for change of Interview centres and Interview dates shall not be entertained

Bank reserves the right to change/add/cancel the date, time, centre, venue of the Interview and to call the candidates for the Interview at any other centre or hold supplementary selection process for particular date/time/centre/venue/set of candidates at its discretion, under any circumstances, if any

The change, if any, shall be intimated to the candidates well in advance

Call Letters (Interview): Only those candidates who have met with all the eligibility criteria mentioned in this notification and who have obtained a valid IBPS CWE-Clerk 2011-12 score card and who are shortlisted for appearing in the Interview will be intimated by email at the address (as specified in the on-line application form while applying for CWE for Clerical cadre post conducted in November/December, 2011 by IBPS); or may download the call letter from the Bank’s website

The names/registration number of the candidates who are finally short-listed for Interview will also be available on the Bank’s website

Bank will not take responsibility for non-receipt of intimation regarding call letter/any communication due to technical reasons or whatsoever to the candidates

Candidates are requested to keep track of their application status by visiting the Bank’s website from time to time

Candidates in their own interest are advised to register on-line and submit their application well in time before the last date for submission, to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on to the Bank’s website on account of heavy load on internet/ website jam

The Bank does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reasons beyond the control of the

The version of the detailed advertisement given in the Bank’s website shall be treated as final and shall supersede any other versions for all purposes

Accordingly, the candidates are advised to visit Bank’s website for detailed advertisement

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