144800 candidates to appear in J&K Bank online recruitment test

JAMMU: J&K Bank is all set to hold the online examination for the post of Probationary Officers & Banking Associates, scheduled on 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th of April 2019 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 JK Bank, Parvez Ahmed in a statement issued to the media.

Notably the bank had earlier scheduled the test in middle of February but had to reschedule it due to the prevailing circumstances at that time.

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 37500 for the post of Probationary Officer and 107300 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), 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 the Bank has assisted TCS and IBPS in creating additional infrastructure in the State to accommodate majority of the candidates. In Ladakh, he said, 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.

The Chairman and CEO also 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.


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