HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LTD.

VACANCIES : 149

The HP State Cooperative Bank Ltd., which is a leading Cooperative Bank in the country and the Apex Cooperative Bank in Himachal Pradesh, invites ONLINE applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts of JUNIOR CLERK and STENO/STENO-TYPIST in the Bank on REGULAR BASIS through IBPS, Mumbai.

 

Online applications are invited from the eligible candidates for 149 posts of Jr. Clerks andSteno/Steno-Typists as per the following schedule of activities:-

Activity Date
Opening date of submission of online application. 05.06.2021
Last date of submission of online application. 02.07.2021
Amount of Application Fee. CATEGORY FEE (non refundable)
  GENERAL/ OBC/ EX-SERVICEMEN / WFF / PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED Rs.1000/-
  SC/ST/ IRDP/ BPL/ANTODAYA/EWS CATEGORY Rs.800/-
  FEMALE CANDIDATES OF ALL CATEGORIES Rs.800/-
Date of downloading of Call Letters. Around 7 days before examination date
Date of online Examination. Proposed in the month of August, 2021. Exact date will be decided by the Bank keeping in view the prevailing situation. The candidates will be informed accordingly on Bank’s website so that they can download their call letters.
Date of declaration of result for Online Examination. Around 15 days after the conduct of the examination.

 

 

 

The category-wise breakup of the vacancies to be filled up is as under:

(Under Direct Recruitment Quota) Gen./UR SC ST OBC EWS Ex-SM (All categories PH (All categories) IRDP/B.P.L. (All categories) WFF (All categories) Total No. of posts*
31 15 3 13 9 19 4 7 2 103*
B). Jr. Clerks (under 15% Quota reserved for trained Secretaries of PACS and employees of other Cooperative Societies).
B(i) Junior Clerk (PACS Quota i.e. quota reserved for Trained Secretaries of PACS) Gen./UR SC ST OBC EWS Ex-SM (All categories) PH (All categories) IRDP/B.P.L. (All categories) WFF (All categories) Total No. of posts*
8 5 Nil 3 3 8 1 4 1 33*
B(ii) Junior Clerk (Under OCS Quota i.e. quota reserved for employees of Other Cooperative Societies and employees of PACS who are not covered under the definition of “Trained Secretaries” Gen./UR SC ST OBC EWS EX-SM (All categories) PH (All categories) IRDP/B.P.L. (All categories) WFF (All categories) Total No. of posts*
4 Nil Nil 2 1 1 Nil Nil Nil 8
C). Steno-Typist 3 1 Nil Nil 1 Nil Nil Nil Nil 5
Grand Total 46 21 3 18 14 28 5 11 3 149**

 

* Including backlog in the respective vacancies.

**No. of Posts to be filled up may vary depending on actual requirement at the time of finalselection and may accordingly increase or decrease.

Short name:

UR- Unreserved, Gen.-General, SC-Scheduled Caste, ST-Scheduled Tribe, OBC- OtherBackward Class, EWS-Economically Weaker Section, EX-SM- Ex-Servicemen, PHPhysicallyHandicapped, WFF-Ward of Freedom Fighter, IRDP- Integrated rural developmentprogramme, PACS- Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies of H.P., OCS- OtherCooperative Socieites of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Post-wise essential Qualification:-

Sr. No. Name of Posts Essential Qualifications*
1 Jr. Clerk* (Under Direct Recruitment Quota)

1. Educational Qualifications for Junior Clerks (Direct Recruits): 10+2 with 50% marks or Graduate or above of a recognised University.

Provided that the candidate should have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition shall, however, not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

2. Jr. Clerk* (PACS Quota i.e. quota reserved for Trained Secretaries of PACS)

(i) 10+2 with 50% marks or Graduate or above of a recognized University.

Provided that the candidate should have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition shall, however, not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

(ii) A minimum of continuous 5 years service as Secretary as defined in Rule 2(vii) of the H.P. Cooperative Societies Rules, 1971 of Primary Agriculture Credit Society. For a candidate possessing Graduate Degree, required experience shall be three years instead of five years.

(iii) Should be below 45 years of age as on 01.01.2021.

(iv) All employees of PACS who are covered under the definition of “trained Secretaries” are eligible for the posts.

(v) Candidate should not be directly or indirectly a defaulter of his/her society.

3. Junior Clerk* (Under OCS Quota i.e. quota reserved for employees of Other Cooperative Societies and employees of PACS who are not covered under the definition of “Trained Secretaries”

(i) 10+2 with 50% marks or Graduate or above of a recognised University.

Provided that the candidate should have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition shall, however, not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

(ii) A minimum of continuous 7 years service in a cooperative society. For a candidate possessing Graduate Degree, required experience shall be five years instead of seven years.

(iii) Should be below 45 years of age as on 01.01.2021.

(iv) All employees of other cooperative societies and employees of PACS who are not covered under the definition of “trained Secretaries” are eligible for the posts.

(v) Candidate should not be directly or indirectly a defaulter of his/her society.

4. Steno*/Steno typist* (Direct Recruitment)

(i) 10+2 with 50% marks or equivalent of a recognised University/Board or a Graduate or above.

Provided that the candidate should have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition shall, however, not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

(ii) Also pass in shorthand with a speed of 80 words per minute in English and 70 words per minute in Hindi in the skill test to be conducted by the Bank.

(iii) Also pass in type writing examination with a speed of 40 words per minute in English and 30 words per minute in Hindi typewriting in the skill test to be conducted by the Bank.

 

There will be Concession/grace of 5% marks for Candidates belonging to

SC/ST/IRDP/Antodaya category. Please note that this concession shall be applicable

only if post is earmarked for said particular categories.

 

 

Pattern of online Examination:

The online examination for the above posts (Jr. Clerk & Steno/Steno-typists) will be conducted intwo phase pattern of examination i.e. Phase-I ( Preliminary examination) and Phase-II (MainExamination) through IBPS, Mumbai.

 

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination):-

For all the posts i.e. Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment), Jr. Clerk (PACS/OCS quota) & Steno/Steno-Typist:-

Sr. No. Particulars No. of Questions Marks Duration Version
1. EnglishLanguage 30 30 20 min. Bilingual i.e. English and Hindi both except English Language Questions
2. NumericalAbility 35 35 20 min.
3. ReasoningAbility 35 35 20 min.
Total 100 100 60 min.

 

NOTE – Candidates up to 10 times of vacant posts in the Jr. Clerk category and 20 times of vacantposts in the Steno/Steno-typist category will qualify to appear for the Main Examination Phase.

 

Phase-II (Main Examination):-

For the post of Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment) & Steno/Steno-Typist:

Sr. No. Particulars No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 40 20 30 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 20 30 minutes
3. English 40 20 30 minutes
4. General Awareness* 50 25 30 minutes
Total 170 85 120 minutes

 

* General Awareness will also include 25% questions about H.P. General Knowledge.

 

For the post of Jr. Clerk under society quota (under PACS/OCS quota):

Sr. No. Particulars No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability 40 20 30 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 20 30 minutes
3. English 40 20 30 minutes
4. General Awareness* 50 25 30 minutes
Total 170 85 120 minutes

 

IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED:–

  1. For every wrong answer, 0.25% marks shall be deducted. In the online examination thequestion paper shall be of objective type multiple choice providing 5 alternates as answers. Thequestion paper shall be both in English and Hindi.

* Out of 50 questions of General Awareness, 25 questions will be from Bankingincluding Co-operative Banking and 25 questions will include question on generalawareness and question about H.P. General Knowledge.

 

  1. SYLLABUS

The level of examination and syllabus for examination shall be in accordance with the minimum levelof educational qualification criteria provided for the post. The minimum level of educationalqualification for the post of Jr. Clerks/ Steno/Steno-Typist is 10+2 with 50 % marks.

  1. Total marks for Phase-I (Preliminary Examination):

The Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) will be of 100 marks which shall be qualifying in nature. Themerit obtained by candidate in Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) will not be considered whilepreparing final merit list.

  1. Total marks for Phase-II (Main Examination) & Evaluation of documents:

As per the provisions of Bank’s Service Rules, the marks for Phase-II (Main Examination) shall be85 % and marks for Evaluation of documents shall be 15 %. Accordingly, the Phase-II (MainExamination) shall be of 85 marks and Evaluation of documents of candidates declared successful inPhase-II (Main Examination), shall be of 15 marks as per the laid down criteria.

  1. Merit of written examination/test:

The overall minimum qualifying marks in the online examination shall be 45% of total marksprescribed for written test, meaning thereby that merit of written exam/test shall not slide down below45% marks in any case.

  1. Duration of written Test:

The duration for phase-I (Preliminary examination) shall be 1 hour and for Phase-II (Mainexamination) the duration shall be of 2 hours as mentioned above.

 

Junior Clerks total emoluments:

All the posts will be filled on regular basis in the pay scale having Pay Band of Rs. 10300-

34800/- plus Grade Pay of Rs. 3200/-.

 

Name of post: Junior Clerk, Pay Scale: 10300-34800, Total Emoluments: Rs. 35863 + admissibleallowances Per Month.

 

Steno/Steno-Typist total emoluments:

All the posts will be filled on regular basis in the pay scale having Pay Band of Rs. 10300-

34800/- plus Grade Pay of Rs. 3200/-.

Name of post: Steno/Steno-Typist, Pay Scale: 10300-34800, Total Emoluments: Rs. 35863 +admissible allowances Per Month.

 

Age (As on 01.01.2021)

Candidate should be above 18 years and below 45 years of age.

The candidates born between 01.01.2003 and 02.01.1976 (both days inclusive) are eligible. In thecase of SC/ ST candidates upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years and in case of Ex-Servicemenand other reserve categories, there will be usual relaxation in the upper age limit for recruitment onthe pattern of State Government. Relaxation in upper age limit (As per the relevant provisions ofBank’s Service Rules) shall be as under:-

Sr. No. Category /Sub-category Remarks /Age relaxation
1. SC 5 Years
2. ST 5 Years
3. Ex-Serviceman For reserved vacancies under Ex-SM quota; an ex-serviceman shall be eligible if his age at the time of joining military service or training prior to the commission, as the case may be, does not exceed the upper age limit prescribed for ibid posts, however, present age of candidate must be less than 58 years. For un-reserved vacancies; if actual age of candidate less his approved military services does not exceed the prescribed maximum age for the post in question by more than 3 years.
4. Physically Handicapped 5 years
5. OBC 5 Years
6. Ward of Freedom Fighter (WFF) 5 Years
7. Candidate already in Government Service 5 Years only to employees of H.P. Government

 

 

 

EXAMINATION CENTRE:

The list of Examination Centers in Himachal Pradesh:

Sr. No. Name of District Exam Venue
1 Bilaspur Bilaspur
2 Hamirpur Hamirpur
3 Kangra  Kangra
4 Kullu Kullu
5 Mandi Mandi
6 Shimla Shimla
7 Sirmour Nahan
8 Solan Solan
9 Una Una

 

The list of Examination Centers outside Himachal Pradesh

Sr. No. Name of District Exam Venue
1 Chandigarh Chandigarh
2 Ambala Ambala
3 Yamuna Nagar Yamuna Nagar
4 Jalandhar Jalandhar
5 Mohali Mohali
6 Pathankot Pathankot
7 Patiala Patiala
8 New Delhi and NCR New Delhi and NCR

 

 

Enquiry
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.