Clerical Recruitment [Assistants and Stenographers] in SBI 2012
(In modification of Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2011-12/05 dated 27-12-2011)
(Written Examination postponed from 18-03-2012 TO 27.05.2012 and 03.06.2012)
  • On-line Registration will start from : 05.03.2012
  • Last Date for Registration of Online Applications : 26.03.2012
  • Payment of Fees : 07.03.2012 to 31.03.2012
Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment in Clerical Cadre in State Bank of India.Candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only. They can additionally apply for the post of Stenographer (English/Hindi), if they have the knowledge of Stenography.

All candidates - One time EDIT option to change the choice of STATE and EXAMINATION CENTRE due to the revised vacancy position. SC/ST candidates have the option to change their choice of PRE-EXAM TRAINING CENTRE. Candidates can additionally apply for the post of Stenographer (English/Hindi), if they have the knowledge of Stenography.All Ex-Servicemen & PWD Candidates who have applied under Special Recruitment Drive - to furnish their XS and/or PWD status, if not indicated earlier.


Note: Vacancies shown here above are inclusive of vacancies already advertised vide our
advertisement no.CRPD/CR/2011-12/05 dated 27.12.2011 (I.e. vacancies for clerical posts
under special recruitment drive for SC/ST/OBC Category and under regular recruitment
for North Eastern Circle). 

The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement
of the Bank. Merit list will be drawn up State-wise, Category-wise and candidates will be
posted in the State from where he/she is appearing for the written test and will not be
entitled for inter/intra-state transfer in the first 10 years of service. Candidates applying for
vacancies in Lakshadweep will have to appear at the examination centres mentioned
against Kerala circle. However, selected candidates will be posted in Lakshadweep and
will not be entitled for inter/intra-state transfer in the first 10 years of service.
The salient features are given here in below:
1. Scale of Pay: 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/

2. Emoluments: The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at
Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs. 14,177/- per month for Graduates inclusive of D.A.
and other allowances at the current rate. Allowances may vary depending upon the
place of posting.
Stenographer will be eligible for special pay of Rs.800 per month (under review).

3. Educational Qualification (as on 01.12.2011)
i) Minimum 12th Standard (10 + 2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of
aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS).
ii) 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:
(a) 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
(b) The Diploma course passed after 10th standard should be recognized / approved by
the State Board of Technical Education of concerned State.
(c) 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.
(d) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, 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 of the Union are also
eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.12.2011.
(e) Should be able to write and speak English fluently.
(f) Knowledge of local language will be an added qualification.

4. Age: (As on 01.12.2011)
i. Minimum Age : 18 years ; Maximum Age : 28 years (as on 01.12.2011). Candidates
born between 30.11.1983 & 01.12.1993 are only eligible to apply

5. Definition:
Ex-Serviceman : Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Servicemen who fulfil the
revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85/
Estt(SCT) dated 27th October, 1986 as amended from time to time.
Disabled Ex-Servicemen: Ex-Servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the
Union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be
treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen.
Dependents of Servicemen killed in Action : Servicemen killed in the following operations
would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service (a) war (b)
warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any
other country (c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment
viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) Serving with peace-keeping mission abroad (e) Laying
or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between
one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation (f) Frost-bite during
actual operations or during the period specified by the Government (g) Dealing with
agitating Para-Military forces personnel (h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations
in Sri Lanka.
NOTE: 1) (i) Candidates, who are released / retired from Armed Forces, are required to
submit a certificate as per Proforma ‘A' attached to this advertisement, (ii) The candidates,
who are still serving in Armed Forces and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen
category will be required to submit a certificate (Proforma ‘B’) from the competent
authority showing his/her date of completion of the specific period of engagement
(SPE) along with declaration (Proforma ‘C’). Such candidates whose SPE is completed
on or before 28.02.2013 only are eligible to apply under this recruitment. They will also
be required to submit the release letter along with a self-declaration at the time of
joining the Bank that he/she is entitled to the benefits admissible to Ex-Servicemen in
terms of Govt. of India rules, (iii) Those candidates, who have already completed their
initial period of engagement and are on extended assignment, are required to submit
certificate as per Proforma ‘D'. If selected, such candidates mentioned in (ii) and (iii)
above, should get released and join the Bank on or before 30.04.2013. These certificates
are required to be submitted at the time of interview invariably.
2) Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central
Government in Group C &. D will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed
for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in
Group ‘C’/’D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be
eligible for the benefits of reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
3) The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as Ex-Servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.
4) An Ex-Serviceman who has once joined a Government job on the civil side after
availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, his ExServiceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases.

6. Reservation for Persons with Disability (PWD):
Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons under Section 33
of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) as per government guidelines. Candidates with
following disabilities are eligible to apply as per the definitions given in the above act:
a) Blindness b) Low Vision c) Hearing Impairment d) Locomotor Disability or Cerebral
Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/ posts who suffer from
not less than 40% of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of
reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board duly
constituted by Central or State Government.  The certificate should be dated on or
before last date of registration of application i.e. 26.03.2012.
Candidates falling in the following categories of the disabled may apply for the posts :
Sr.No. Name of the post Categories of the Disabled suitable for the post
OA - One arm affected (Right or Left) – (a) impaired reach; (b) weakness of grip; (c) ataxia
BL – Both legs affected but not arms, OL – One leg affected (Right or Left), PD – Partially
D – Deaf, B – Blind, LV – Low Vision

7. The blind candidates/low vision candidates and candidates who are locomotor impaired
in both hands and both arms and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral
palsy can use own scribe at their cost during the written examination. In all such cases
where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

8. Probation period: The newly appointed assistants/stenographers 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.

Fee once deposited will neither be refunded nor be adjusted against any future recruitment
projects. The fee sent through Indian Postal Order, Bank Drafts, Cheques, Currency Notes
etc. will not be accepted. Such applications will be treated as without fee and will be
summarily rejected. Candidates also have an option to make online fee payment as
detailed under item 15.

10.Selection Procedure:
All eligible candidates should apply on-line before the last date for registration of
a. 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.
b. The written test will be of Objective type consisting of (i) General Awareness
(ii) General English (iii) Quantitative Aptitude (iv) Reasoning Ability (v) Marketing
Aptitude / Computer Knowledge. The questions in objective tests, except for the test
of General English, will be printed bilingual i.e., English & 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  (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon).
for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be
decided by the bank.
c. Candidates qualified in the written test for recruitment in clerical cadre in the bank
and opted for appointment as stenographer will be called for skill test in stenography.
The candidate will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English/Hindi at the speed
of 100 w.p.m. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer in 40 minutes in
case of English Stenography and in 55 minutes in case of Hindi Stenography. Visually
impaired candidates will be required to transcribe the matter in 70 minutes for
English Shorthand Test and in 95 minutes for Hindi Shorthand Test. Candidate should
score minimum 50% marks to be qualified.
Candidates will be required to appear for the skill test at the venue identified by the
Bank. The venue for skill test will be advised to the candidates in due course.
i) 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.
ii) 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.
Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by
the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/
OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon. Final selection will be made on the
basis of candidate’s performance in the written test and interview taken together. Skill
test for Stenography will be qualifying only.

11.Date of written examination: 27.05.2012 and 03.06.2012(Sunday)
(Bank reserves the right to change the date of examination. Bank may conduct the
examination on more than two dates, if need be.)


should have valid email ID. This will help him/her in getting call letter/interview
advices etc. by e-mail)

i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under
guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature.
ii) Candidates to visit Bank's website or
and open the appropriate Online Application Format.
iii) 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, registration
number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the
screen. Candidate should note down the registration number and password. Email
& SMS indicating the Registration number and Password will be sent. 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.
iv) Fee Payment  :  Fee payment  wi l l  be accepted  f rom 2nd working day af ter
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. (For example: If one has registered on 12.01.2012, then he/she will be able to
deposit the fee from 14th to 17th January, 2012, considering 15th is a non- working
day). Once fee paid, the registration process is completed.
v) Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after two working
days from the date of payment of fees. Please ensure to furnish correct Mobile
number / e-mail address to receive the registration confirmation.
Note: There is also a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee
details, after three days of fee payment.

I. FOLLOW STEPS i) to iii) GIVEN UNDER OPTION-I ABOVE. However fee payment
challan will not be generated and fee payment will have to be made online through
payment gateway available thereat.
II. 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
III. 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.
IV. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be
generated; you may take its printout for your record.
V. If the online transaction has not been successfully completed, then please register
again. Candidates may then revisit Online Application link and fill in their application
details again and make payment online.
Note: There is also a provision to reprint the eReceipt and Application form
containing fee details, at later stage.
- The printout of the application form must not be sent to the Bank

Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image
of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below .
• Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
• The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white,
• Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
• If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself
in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
• If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
• If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be
clearly seen.
• Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed
but it must not cover your face.
• Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
• Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
• Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the
file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI
resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning

• The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
• The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
• The signature will be used to put on the Attendance Sheet.
• If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination,
does not match the signature on the Attendance Sheet/Hall Ticket, the applicant
will be disqualified.
• Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
• Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
• Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB
• Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
• Set Color to True Color
• File Size as specified above
• Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use
the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
• The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is :
image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the
folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg
format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture
Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by
using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB(photograph)
& 20KB(signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for
the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to
upload his photograph and signature.


Challan Reprint after Submit (for OFFLINE payment mode candidates)

Application Reprint after Payment

Ereceipt Reprint