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Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) Bank PO Recruitment 2012 Notification (325 Probationary Officers 100 Agriculture Officers)

Oriental Bank of Commerce, a leading Public Sector bank invites applications from Indian citizens for the posts of Probationary/Agriculture Officers

The candidates have to apply online only after ensuring that they are eligible in all respects

Important Dates

Opening date for online registration: 10th July, 2012

Closing date for online registration (including from far flung areas): 28th July, 2012

Payment of application fee: 10th July, 2012 to 28th July, 2012


Probationary Officer: JMGS-I; 325

Agriculture Officer: JMGS-I; 100

Reservation: SC 63; ST 36; OBC 113; General 213; Total 425

Pay Scale: Rs 14500-25700/-

DA, HRA etc and other allowances and perquisites shall be as per bank rules

Age Limit: Minimum 21 years

Maximum 30 years as on 01st July, 2011 (Probationary Officer); 01st December, 2011 (Agriculture Officer)

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

Eligibility Criteria (as on 01st July, 2011 (Probationary Officers), 01st December, 2011 (Agriculture Officers)

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) and (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/interview conducted by the Bank 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 Qualification

Probationary Officer: A degree from recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Govt of India

Agriculture Officer: Degree in Agriculture / Horticulture / Animal Husbandry / Veterinary Science / Dairy Science / Agricultural Engineering / Fishery Science / Pissiculture / Agriculture Marketing Co-operation

Field experience of agriculture work and agricultural credit desirable but not essential

All educational qualification should be from a recognized University/Institution

Candidates applying for the above posts should also have obtained the following scores in the Common Written Examination for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees conducted by IBPS in 2011 and for Specialist Officers conducted by IBPS in March, 2012 and should be holding a valid score card issued by IBPS

Cut-off in Individual Tests

Probationary Officer

Reasoning; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

English Language; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Quantitative Aptitude; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

General Awareness with special reference to the Banking Industry: 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Computer Knowledge; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Descriptive Paper on English; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Agriculture Officer

Reasoning; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

English Language; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Quantitative Aptitude; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Professional Knowledge; 24 and above (Unreserved); 21 and above (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

Total Weighted Standard Score

Probationary Officers; 120 (Unreserved); 105 (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)

Agriculture Officers; 112 (Unreserved); 104 (SC/ST/OBC/PwD)

Candidates can apply only for the post for which he/she holds a valid scorecard for the stipulated CWE

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria for both the posts can apply for both the posts

However, separate application along with requisite fee has to be submitted for each post

The basic knowledge in operating computer systems in Windows mode, knowledge of MSWord/ Office, Spread Sheets like MS-Excel and Internet and Email familiarity is an essential qualification which a candidate must either possess before joining the bank services or acquire the same within a period of six months of joining the bank, in case the candidate is selected for appointment

For this purpose, the candidate is required to submit a certificate in support of this computer related qualification

The candidature of candidates not fulfilling the above criteria will be summarily rejected and they will not be permitted to participate in the personal interview and further selection process

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit: SC/ST 5 years; OBC 3 years; PwD 10 years; Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) 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 one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment -5 years; Persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K state during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989-5 years; Persons affected by 1984 riots-5 years

Selection Procedure

Personal Interview: A personal interview of 50 marks shall be conducted to assess the personality traits having bearing on interpersonal relations, adaptability, courtesy etc and communication skills

The minimum qualifying marks for the personal interview would be 40% marks (35% marks for reserved category candidates)

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 for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees held in September/November 2011 and for Specialist Officers held in March, 2012 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 standard score shall be called for a Personal Interview in the ratio of 1:3 for General/ Unreserved candidates and 1:5 in case of candidates belonging to the reserved categories

Candidates passing the personal interview will be ranked in a descending order on the basis of the total of weighted score obtained in the written test conducted by IBPS and 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

Appointment of the short listed/selected candidate is subject to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank

Such appointment and confirmation in the services of the Bank will also be subject to receiving satisfactory references from respectable referees, police verification of antecedents, caste/ class verification and other compliances

Application Fee (including intimation charges) (non-refundable): General/OBC Rs 100/-; others Rs 20/-

Candidates can pay application fees/ intimation charges through any of the Bank’s CBS branches/NEFT through any other Bank

Please note that cash, cheques, money orders, postal order, postal stamps etc will not be accepted

The CBS fee payment challan/NEFT eeceipt 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

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD categories must submit at the time of interview attested photocopy of certificate regarding caste/disability issued by the competent authority without which their application will be rejected

Probation Period: The selected candidate will be on Probation for a period of 24 months (2 years) from the date of his/ her joining the Bank

Personal Interview Centres: The personal interview will be tentatively held at major centres of the country

The Bank reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres, 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 while registering for CWE for POs/MTs - 2011 and/ for Specialist Officers-2012

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

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 for verification and submit photo copies, if required, of the original call letter, fee payment receipt, photo identity such as PAN Card/Passport/Driving License/Voters card/ Bank passbook with photograph and copy of the application made to IBPS for the written examination

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

How to apply: Candidates are required to apply online through website

No other means/mode of application will be accepted

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 respectively) is kept active during the currency of the recruitment project

Bank may send call letters/ intimations for Interview etc to the registered e-mail ID

Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website and click on the link Recruitment of Probationary/Agriculture Officers 2012

Thereafter, open the recruitment notification entitled Oriental Bank of Commerce Probationary / Agriculture Officers Recruitment roject-2012

In case a candidate chooses to pay fees through branches of the Bank, the 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 CBS Branch of the Bank with the fee payment challan and pay, in cash, the appropriate application fee in CBS Account Number 12371171000065 with Sector-32 Gurgaon Branch in the name and style of OBC Probationary/Agriculture Officers’ Recruitment Project-2012

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 Numbers-12371171000065 with Sector-32, Gurgaon Branch (IFSC Number ORBC0101237) in the name and style of OBC Probationary/Agriculture Officers’ Recruitment Project-2012

Obtain the Applicant’s counterfoil copy of the application fee payment challan/ NEFT receipt duly authenticated by the Bank with (a) Branch Name and Code No, (b) Transaction ID/Scroll number (in case of payment through CBS) NEFT UTR Number (in case of payment through NEFT) (c) 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 Oriental Bank Probationary/Agriculture Officers’ Recruitment Project-2012 to open up the appropriate online application format

Enter the registration number /roll number and password issued for CWE for POs/MTs- 2011 and for Specialist Officers 2012

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

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

Without original fee payment challan/NEFT receipt the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the Interview

Candidates are also advised to keep a photocopy of the fee payment challan/NEFT receipt

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

Candidates should not submit a printout of the application/fee payment receipt (CBS challan/ NEFT receipt) to the Bank at this stage

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

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

One copy of the application form along with a set of the prescribed documents is to be brought along and submitted when invited for the personal interview

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

The applicant should sign and affix his/her photograph on the printout of application and keep the same ready for submission if selected for 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; copy of the online application submitted for the stipulated common written examination; copy of the online application submitted to the Bank

If selected for interview, candidates serving in Govt/Public Sector Undertakings (including Banks and Financial Institutions) will be required to submit their applications accompanied by a No Objection Certificate from their employer, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered

The candidate is also required to bring along the original documents for verification when invited for the personal interview


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