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State Bank of India (SBI) Associate Banks require 7740 Clerical Staff, 2012 recruitment

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Central Recruitment & Promotion Department, State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Mumbai invites on-line applications from Indian citizens for appointment of following Clerical Cadre posts in Associate Bank of State Bank of India. Candidates are requested to apply on-line through Bank’s website https://www.sbi.co.in or https://www.statebankofindia.com.


On line registration of applications from: 30th July, 2012

Last date for registration of online applications: 13th August, 2012

Payment of fees (off-line): 01st August, 2012 to 17th August, 2012

Payment of fees (on-line): 30th July, 2012 to 13th August, 2012

Dates of written examination: 07th October, 2012 and 14th October, 2012

Bank may conduct written test on more than two dates, if need be

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for appointment in Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India

Candidates can apply for vacancies in one Bank/State only and will have to appear for written test from a centre of that particular state

Bank wise vacancies

Bank wise vacancies (provisional)

SBBJ; SC 238; ST 182; OBC 280; General 700; Total 1400

SBH; SC 288; ST 158; OBC 510; General 924; Total 1880

SBM; SC 125; ST 52; OBC 216; General 407; Total 800

SBP; SC 295; ST 11; OBC 260; General 594; Total 1160

SBT; SC 295; ST 63; OBC 660; General 1482; Total 2500

Total; SC 1241; ST 466; OBC 1926; General 4107; Total 7740

The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Banks at the material time

Merit list will be drawn up bank wise, state wise and category wise

The vacancies of reserved category candidates are inclusive of backlog/ unfilled vacancies, if any

Pay Scale: Rs 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/1-19300/-

Emoluments: Selected candidates will be paid emoluments as applicable to award staff under various Rules/Awards/Settlement in force in the employer Bank from time to time

At present, the total starting emoluments of a clerical cadre employee payable are around Rs 14,200/- per month for graduates inclusive of DA and other allowances at the current rate in a metro city


Educational Qualification (as on 01st August, 2012): Minimum 12th standard (10+2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS); or

A degree (graduation level) from a recognised university

Candidates who have not passed 12th standard examination but have passed Diploma course after 10th standard are eligible for the captioned recruitment provided

Diploma course passed after 10th standard must be a full time course (Diploma course through correspondence are not eligible) with a minimum of two years duration

The Diploma course passed after 10th standard should be recognized/approved by the State Board of Technical Education of concerned State

The percentage of marks in 12th/ Diploma course shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all subjects by aggregate maximum marks of all subjects irrespective of optional/ additional optional subjects studied

Grace marks, if any, awarded by the board/university will be excluded for the purpose of calculation of percentage

The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the marksheet/provisional certificate or the date on which the result was posted on the website of the university/institution

Matriculate Ex-serviceman, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces as on 01st August, 2012 of the Union are also eligible for the post

Such certificates should be dated on or before 31st December, 2012

Candidate should be able to write and speak English fluently

Knowledge of local language will be an added qualification (some questions may be put in the local language at the time of interview, to ascertain the level of familiarity of the candidates with the local language)

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

Candidates born not earlier than 02st August, 1984 and not later than 01st August, 1994, both days inclusive are only eligible to apply

The upper age limit will be relaxed for SC/ST 5 years; OBC 3 years; PwD (General) 10 years, PwD (SC/ST) 15 years, PwD (OBC) 13 years;. Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (General 5 years, OBC 8 years, SC/ST 10 years); Ex-Serviceman/Disabled Ex-Serviceman Actual period of service rendered in defence services plus 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to maximum age of 50 years; Widows, Divorced women and women 9 years (subject to maximum judicially separated from their husbands age limit of 35 years for General and who are not remarried and 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of interview

Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under above items or in combination with any other item

Probation: The newly appointed employees will be on probation for a minimum period of 6 months

Before the probation period comes to an end, the performance of the newly recruited employees will be evaluated and the probation period of those employees whose performance fails to meet Bank’s expectation, may be extended

Application Fees (non-refundable)

SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen (Intimation charges) Rs 50/-; OBC/General (Intimation charges plus application fee Rs 350/-)

Fee once paid will neither be refunded nor be adjusted against any future recruitment projects

Selection Procedure

All eligible candidates should apply on line before the last date for registration of

Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the written test and interview taken together

Merely satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle a candidate to be called for written test or interview

The written test will be of objective type consisting of; General Awareness; General English; Quantitative Aptitude; Reasoning Ability; Marketing Aptitude/Computer Knowledge

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be printed bilingual (English and Hindi)

There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the objective tests

1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests

The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level

Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate to be considered for interview

For SC/ST/OBC/PwD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation is available thereon

Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank

Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in the acquaint yourself booklet, which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test

Interviews: Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy

Call Letters: The candidates should download their call letter and an acquaint yourself booklet by entering his/her registration number and password/date of birth, after 24th September, 2012 from the bank’s website

No hard copy of the call letter/acquaint yourself booklet will be sent by post

Examination Centres: Andra Pradesh (Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam); Chandigarh (Chandigarh); Chattisgarh (Bilaspur, Raipur); Delhi (New Delhi); Goa (Panji); Gujrat (Ahmedabad, Rajkot); Haryana (Ambala, Karnal); Himachal Pradesh (Palampur, Shimla); Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu, Shrinagar); Jharkhand (Ranchi); Karnataka (Bangalore, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore); Kerala (Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram); Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal, Jabalpur); Maharashtra (Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune); Orissa (Bhubaneswar); Punjab (Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala); Pondicherry (Pondicherry); Rajasthan (Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur); TamilNadu (Chennai, Coimbatore 54, Madurai, Trichirapali); Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Varanasi); West Bengal (Asansol, Kolkata )

Pre Examination Training: The Associate Banks may arrange pre examination training at certain centres for a limited number of SC/ST/XS/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Govt of India

Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect while registering the application form

The concerned Bank has a discretion to conduct training at some additional centres or the Bank may delete some of the centres indicated for training

Candidates opting for pre-examination training can download their call letters for training after 07th September, 2012 by entering his/her registration number and password/date of birth

SBBJ (Bikaner, Udaipur); SBH (Secunderabad, Warangal, Aurangabad); SBM (Bangalore, Mysore); SBP (Chandigarh, Patiala); SBT (Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam)

All expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc will be borne by the candidates for attending the Pre-Examination Training programme at the concerned Pre-Examination Training Centre


How to apply for SBI Associates Clerical Recruitment ?

Candidates should have valid email ID

This will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc by e-mail

Fee Payment (off-line): Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature

Candidates to visit Bank’s website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in and open the appropriate online application format given under recruitment link

Candidates are advised to fill the application carefully

In the event of the candidate not able to fill the data in one go, he can save the data already entered

When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen

Candidate should note down the registration number and password

They can reopen the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed

This facility will be available for three times only

Once the application is filled complete, candidate should submit the data

Candidates to take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately

No change/edit will be allowed thereafter

The registration at this stage is provisional

Fee payment will be accepted from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within three working days at any branch of State Bank of India

System generated fee payment challan will be used for depositing fee

Once fee is paid, the registration process is completed

Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after three working days from the date of payment of fees

Candidate must ensure to furnish correct mobile number/e-mail address to receive the registration confirmation

Three days after fee payment candidate will also have a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details

The printout of the application and fee receipt should be retained with the candidate

It will have to be submitted at the time of interview, if called

Fee Payment (on-line): After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen

No change/edit will be allowed thereafter

The payment can be made by using Master/Visa debit/ credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen

Transaction charges for online payment will be borne by the candidates

On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated, which may be printed for record

If the online transaction is not successfully completed, the candidate will be required to register again and make payment online

The candidates are not required to send the application form to the Bank