Andhra Bank was established in the year 1923 with a paid up capital of Rs 1.00 lakh and an authorised capital of Rs 10.00 lakhs. The bank has a mascot who is “friendly, intelligent and responsive.” Andhra Bank has more than 1600 branches with presence in The USA and The UAE. Andhra Bank has invited applications for the post of probationary officers and mentioned below are the details for the same.
Name of the post: Probationary Officer
Total Number of Vacancies: 450 seats
Age Limit: 21 years of age (min) and 30 years of age (max) as on Dec 31, 2010
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, Ethopia 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 Government of India.
Application from Serving Employees
Interested and eligible employees of Andhra Bank may apply online and send their application through proper channel. Such candidates, if selected shall resign from their present position from the bank and rejoin services afresh.
The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline with 1st class with 60% marks or equivalent CGPA from any University recognised by UGC or equivalent qualification recognised by the Government of India. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/ PWD relaxations in Educational qualifications to the extent of 5% is permitted.
Computer qualification (if required)
Candidates should have studied Computer Science as one of the subjects in school level or should possess a certificate of proficiency in MS Word/ MS Office from a recognised institute.
a) Opening date for online registration: Jan 25, 2011
b) Closing date for online registration: Feb 22, 2011
c) Modifications in On-line application can be made up to Feb 24, 2011
d) Tentative date of written test: May 29, 2011
Pay scale: Rs 14500- Rs 25700; CTC- Rs 22971 per month (Including total monthly emoluments inclusive of Basic, DA, CCA, HRA etc, at the start of the scale at metropolitan centres)
Officers are also eligible for other benefits like furniture, Leased Accommodation in lieu of HRA, Medical Aid, and reimbursement of hospitalisation expenses, LFC etc.
Application Fee: The fee to be paid by SC/ST/PWD candidate is Rs. 75 and for General/OBC candidate is Rs. 300.
How to apply:
1. Candidates are required to have a valid active personal e-mail ID which should be kept active for the duration of this recruitment project. Bank may send call letters for written test, interview etc, through the registered e-mail ID. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying online. Third party e-mail IDs are not permitted.
2. Applicants are required to apply online through bank’s website www.andhrabank.in only. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.
3. Application link on this website will be opened from Jan 25, 2011 to Feb 22, 2011 both days inclusive.
4. Candidate should 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 online application.
5. For payment of application fee, the candidate can directly credit amount in any Andhra Bank branch.
a) Take a Printout of the 'FEE PAYMENT CHALLAN' and fill it in a clear and legible handwriting in BLOCK LETTERS. Go to the nearest Andhra Bank Branch with the Fee payment Challan and pay, in Cash, the requisite Application Fee in the designated CBS account as given in the fee payment challan.
Obtain your receipt copy of the Application Fee Payment Receipt duly receipted by the Bank under ‘cash received stamp’ and signature with (a) Branch Name (b) Branch Code Number, (c) Transaction ID, (d) Date of Deposit (e) Amount filled by the branch official.
b) A candidate can even pay the amount through NEFT in any other bank. Wherever Andhra Bank branches are not available, the amount of fee can be remitted through NEFT in any bank. Obtain counterfoil/ challan/ fee payment advice.
6. After paying the online application fee, candidate can now apply online by visiting the bank’s website www.andhrabank.in
7. Candidates should carefully fill in the details from the Fee Payment Challan/ neft Receipt in the On-line application at the appropriate places. Candidates are advised to verify every particular given in the On-line application. 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. Make a note of the allotted system generated application registration number and password.
8. Information filled in on online application will be final. No further changes will be allowed except to the extent mentioned in clause 12.
9. After applying online, the candidate should take a print out of the system generated on-line application. They should not send this print out to the bank.
10. Affix your photograph at the appropriate place on the first page of the application print out and keep ready with the one set of 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.
11. Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability/ failure to log on the bank’s website on account of heavy load on internet/ website jam.
12. Please note that even if the date for online application registration is extended, the date for payment of application fee will remain unchanged ie, Jan 25, 2011 to Feb 22, 2011.
13. The bank does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within the last date on the account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the bank.
14. Applications once registered online will not be allowed to be withdrawn and/ or the application fee, postage charges once paid will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for any other examination.
15. Candidates should preserve the original counterfoil of the fee payment challan/ NEFT fee payment counterfoil/ challan/ advice and submit the same along with the call letter at the time of written test. Without the original counterfoil of the fee payment challan, NEFT receipt and the call letter for written test, the candidates will not be allowed to appear in the written test.
16. There is a provision to modify the submitted online application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct the details in online application, if any. This modification facility shall be available after 2 days of registration and upto Feb 24, 201. After the last date, no modifications will be permitted.
Selection procedure: All the eligible candidates have to appear in Entrance Exam conducted by the Bank.
1. The written examination will comprise of Objective and Descriptive questions:
|Sl. No.||Test||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Maximum Time Limit|
|1||Test of General Awareness||50||25|
|4||Test of Reasoning||75||100|
1. The candidates will have to qualify in each Objective type test as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of performance in each test subject to a minimum of 40% marks (35% in case of SC/ ST/ PWD candidates) in aggregate. There will be negative marking also.
2. Descriptive Test: The descriptive paper will be of 100 marks with 5 compulsory questions having internal choice. Candidates can give the answer in Hindi or English.
3. The descriptive test for the post of probationary officers is only of qualifying nature and the marks obtained therein shall not be reckoned for preparing the merit list.
4. The final selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in written test and interview. Accordingly list of selected candidates will be drawn in order of merit.
5. Candidate has to secure minimum marks of 40% (35% in case of SC/ ST/ PWD) in the interview to be eligible for selection to any of the posts.
Exam Centres: New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada.
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.
a) The scribe should possess fewer marks than the candidate appearing at the written examination and not more than 60% marks in his/ her own academic stream.
b) The scribe should not be a graduate of any stream but can be of any academic stream.
c) Both the candidate and the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. In case it later transpires that he/ she did not fulfil any of the laid down eligible criteria or suppressed the material facts, the candidature of the candidate will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written examination.
d) Such candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
Call Letters for Written Test: Call letters can be downloaded from Bank's website from May 3, 2011 to May 7, 2011.
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