Allahabad bank was founded in 1865 by a group of Europeans at Allahabad. The bank was nationalised in 1969 and its business crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark in March 2007.
The Bank has invited applications from eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers. Mentioned below are the details for the same.
Name of the post: Probationary Officer
Total Number of Vacancies: 1500 seats
Age Limit: 21 years of age (min) and 30 years of age (max)
Eligibility criteria: For recruitment as probationary officer in Allahabad bank, a candidate should satisfy the following conditions:
(i) a citizen of India,
(ii) a subject of Nepal,
(iii) subject of Bhutan,
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
(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 Government 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 certificates have been issued to him by the govt of India.
Educational qualification: Graduate from a recognised University or any equivalent exam recognised as such by Govt of India with 2nd class (with minimum of 55% marks in graduation, 45% in respect of SC/ST/VH/HI/OH candidates). Candidates whose result is awaited are not eligible and should have passed qualified exam on the said cut off date.
Computer qualification (if required): Essential computer qualification like diploma in computer operation from NIIT, SSI, Aptech, CMC, Doeacc course/certificate (O/A/B/C) level etc.
a) Fee Payment Challan available on Bank’s website from Feb 1, 2011
b) Payment of application fee/ postage – Feb 1, 2011 to Mar 1, 2011
c) Opening date for online registration – Feb 1, 2011
d) Closing date for online registration – Mar 1, 2011
e) Tentative date of written test – Apr 17, 2011
Pay Scale: Basic Pay: Rs 14,500-25,700
DA, HRA, CCA etc. will be paid as per Bank’s rules in force from time to time depending upon place of posting. Medical, LTC, Defined Contributory Retirement Benefit, Gratuity etc will be admissible as per Bank’s rules.
Application Fee: The detail of fees to be paid by SC/ST/PC/Ex-servicemen is Rs 50 and for General/OBC candidate is Rs 400.
How to apply:
• The candidates need to first check if they are eligible to apply for the post of probationary officer in Allahabad bank and then apply online through www.allahabadbank.in from Feb 1, 2011 to March 1, 2011. No other means or mode of application will be accepted by the bank.
• Candidates should have a valid and active personal e-mail ID during the currency of this recruitment project. Bank will be sending intimation for call letters for Pre-Examination Training, Written test, Interview etc. through the recorded e-mail ID.
• Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website www.allahabadbank.in and click on the Home Page and open the link Recruitment. Thereafter, open the Recruitment Notification and take a print of the entire recruitment notification, including the fees payment challan.
• They should then fill in the fees payment challan in a clear and legible handwriting in block letters.
• The next step is to go to the nearest Allahabad Bank branch with the fees payment challan and pay, in cash, in the designated Account No. 50048377141 and obtain receipt with journal number mentioned on it.
• The detail of fees to be paid by SC/ST/PC/Ex-servicemen is Rs 50 and for General/OBC candidate is Rs 400.
• Requisite Application fee may be paid at any branch of the Allahabad Bank only in Current A/C No. 50048377141
• Obtain both i.e. the Candidate’s & Examination Hall Copy of the Fee Payment Challan duly receipted by the Bank with (a) Branch Name & Code Number, (b) Journal number, (c) Date of Deposit & amount filled by the Branch Official
• Candidates are now ready to Apply On-Line by re-visiting the Recruitment link on the Bank’s website and going to the option click here to apply On-Line under Allahabad bank clerical (SWO ‘A’) Recruitment project-2011-12 to open up the appropriate on-line Application Format.
• Carefully fill in the details from the Fees Payment Challan in the On-Line Application Form at the appropriate places. Fill in all other required information. Ensure that all biodata details are correctly filled in. Click the Submit button. Retain your Registration No. and Password for further reference safely. After applying On-line, candidates must retain the print out of application form for future reference.
• Examination Hall copy of the Fee Payment Challan is required to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written test. Without the Examination Hall copy of the Fee Payment Challan, the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the written test. Candidates are advised to keep the candidate’s copy of the Fee Payment Challan safely for future use.
• The name of the candidate or his/her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change / alteration found may disqualify the candidature
• There is a provision to modify the submitted On Line Application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct their details in the On Line Application, if any. This modification facility will be available upto 17.03.2011. After this date, no modification will be permitted. Candidate should take utmost care while filling in the On-Line Application after submitting the online application the candidate should keep a print out copy of the application for future references.
• The written test will comprise Objective Tests on
(a) Test of Reasoning Ability
(b) Quantitative Aptitude
(c) General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
(d) Computer Knowledge
(e) English Language
• 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 have to pass in each of the Objective test separately. Candidates are also required to score a minimum 40% cut-off (35% for SC/ST/OBC) marks in aggregate to be considered for being called for interview. Bank reserves the right to vary cut-off marks.
• There will be separate cut-off marks for reserved category candidates with relaxed standards.
• Other details regarding the written test will be given in the ‘Information Booklet’ which will be available in the Bank’s website along with the Call Letter for the Written Test.
Depending upon the number of vacancies only a certain number of candidates from among those who qualify by ranking sufficiently high in merit on the basis of aggregate marks in the written test will be called for the interview. The candidate has to secure minimum passing marks in the interview.
Final selection will be made on the basis of aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written test & Interview taken together and will be strictly according to the descending order of merit.
Merely satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle a candidate to be called for written test / Interview The Bank also reserves the right to shortlist candidates to be considered for interview on the basis of qualification, work experience, age or any other suitable criteria. The Bank reserves the right to alter, modify or change any of the other terms and conditions spelt out in this advertisement, including selection criteria for passing/method and procedure for selection.
Exam Centres: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Nagpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Siliguri, Varanasi.
Exemption for SC/ ST candidates: 5 years
Paper Writer: Candidates who are blind/ low vision or locomotor impaired in both hands and both arms can use own scribe at their cost during the written examination.
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the written examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
a) His/ her own cost.
b) The academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade lower than the stipulated eligibility criteria.
c) The scribe should be from any discipline. The scribe should possess 60% or lesser marks.
Advertisement Number: REC/01/2011-12
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