1.47 laKh candidates to appear in J&K Bank recruitment test

J&K Bank is all set to hold the online examination for the post of probationary officers and banking associates scheduled on April 22, 24, 25 and 26 in centers across the state at multiple locations under the aegis of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

This was informed by the chairman and CEO J&K Bank Parvez Ahmed in a statement issued to the media here on Saturday.

Outlining the criterion involved for the recruitment, the chairman informed, “A notification for recruitment of probationary officers and banking associate posts was released on 6th October, 2018 with qualification criteria of 60 percent marks and 30 years age for Probationary Officers and 55 percent and 32 years for Banking Associates i.e. Clerks which was subsequently on the requests of a large number of candidates revised to 50 percent marks and 35 years. The Bank received approximately 1.47 lakh applications comprising of 37,500 for the post of Probationary Officer and 1,07,300 for the post of Banking Associates.”

“The tests are being conducted online by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which is the nodal agency for conducting written tests for recruitment in all nationalized Banks & State Bank of India in the country.

IBPS is an agency of repute and immaculate track record whose governing board comprises of nominees from government organizations such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Ministry of Finance- Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the public sector banks. The arrangements for Online Conduct have been done by the IBPS in association with Tata Consultancy Services,” added Parvez Ahmed.

The chairman informed that so as to facilitate maximum number of candidates bank has assisted TCS and IBPS in creating additional infrastructure in the state to accommodate majority of the candidates. All this was done within a very short span of time. In Ladakh said the Chairman, “On the request of DC Leh infrastructure was created at Leh on fast track basis to accommodate Leh candidates with in the division keeping in view the inclement weather and poor road connectivity.”

Wishing success to the candidates, the Chairman and CEO cautioned the candidates and their parents not to fall prey to the vested interests in the society who were misguiding the public in general and applicants in particular by making false offers. The Chairman said, “The Bank has maintained highest level of efficiency and transparency in the conduct of examination which is being organized as per the preset timelines for a specific number of already decided posts and has dispensed with the interview for the posts of clerks and the merit list finalized by the IBPS will be the selection list”.