Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SyndicateBank Asst. Manager Rural Development (AMRD) Recruitment


                              
                              SyndicateBank
 (A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA UNDERTAKING)
HEAD OFFICE: MANIPAL-576 104

 Advt. No.PD/HRDD/REC/01/2011

Recruitment of Asst Manager Rural Development (AMRD) in JMGS-I (2011-12)

Syndicate Bank, a Premier Nationalised Bank, invites applications from Indian citizens for recruitment of 750 AMRD.


OPENING DATE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

 15.02.2011

LAST DATE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION
(Including for candidates from far-flung areas )

  09.03.2011

DATE OF WRITTEN TEST

 15.05.2011


                   NAME OF THE POST/VACANCIES:

Post
Code  No.
Post
Scale


No. of Vacancies  #
TOTAL
SC
ST
OBC

GEN

01
Asst. Manager (RD)
JMGS-I
750
112
56
202
380
             
                Note: 1) AMRD Post is not identified for PWD candidates. Therefore no post is
                              reserved for them.
                        
                          2) Candidates willing to serve in Rural/Semi Urban branches only need apply


                         #   State/UT-wise distribution of vacancies

State code.
Vacancies in States/
Union Territories


No of vacancies
11
Andhra Pradesh
135
12
Arunachal Pradesh
01
13
Assam
04
14
Bihar
13
15
Chhattisgarh
05
16
Delhi
05
17
Gujarat
12
18
Goa
10
19
Himachal Pradesh
05
20
Haryana
20
21
Jammu &  Kashmir
01
22
Jharkhand
10
23
Karnataka
220
24
Kerala
50
25
Maharashtra
35
26
Meghalaya
02
27
Madhya Pradesh
20
28
Mizoram
01
29
Nagaland
01
30
Orissa
30
31
Punjab
12
32
Rajasthan
07
33
Sikkim
01
34
Tamil Nadu
35
35
Uttarkhand
10
36
Tripura
01
37
Uttar Pradesh
75
38
West Bengal
20
39
A&N Island
03
40
Chandigarh
01
41
Lakshadweep
02
42
Puducherry
03
Total
750


Abbreviations used:         

SC      - Scheduled Caste       ST - Scheduled Tribe              OBC   - Other Backward Classes
GEN   - General Category     


                Pay Scale, Allowances and Perquisites as applicable
Scale
Pay Scale
Gross per Month (appx)
 JMGS - I
` 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700
` 21199/-

                  
In addition, Quarters facility (in lieu of HRA) Conveyance, Medical Aid, LFC and retirement benefits are admissible as per the rules of the Bank.

 Note: Candidates belonging to Reserved Category, including Persons with Disabilities, for which no reservation has been announced, are free to apply for vacancies announced for General category.

The number of vacancies and also the number of reserved vacancies is provisional and may vary according to actual requirements of the Bank.

A candidate can apply for vacancies in more than one State/Union Territory in the order of preference but not more than 3 States/Union Territories subject to Knowledge of Official/Regional Language of the State/UT to which the candidate applies.

 1.   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: NATIONALITY/ CITIZENSHIP:


A candidate must be either i) a Citizen of India or ii) a subject of Nepal or iii) subject of Bhutan or iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st  January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or 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, Ethiopia 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 interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the Government of India has issued the necessary eligibility certificate to him/her.

 2.  MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (As on 01.01.2011)

                                                         
FOR SC/ST/OBC Candidates
  FOR General Candidates

Graduate with minimum 50% marks in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agriculture Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agriculture Marketing and Co-Operation from a University recognized by the Govt. of India.

OR

Post Graduate Degree in any of the above disciplines

Graduate with minimum 55 % marks in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agriculture Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agriculture Marketing and Co-Operation from a University recognized by the Govt. of India.

OR

Post Graduate Degree in any of the above disciplines

(1) Knowledge of Official/Regional Language of the State/UT to which the candidate applies is essential. (i.e., to Read, write & speak)

(2)  Computer Proficiency is essential


(1) Knowledge of Official/Regional Language of the State/UT to which the candidate applies is essential. (i.e., to Read, write & speak)

(2)   Computer Proficiency is essential


Note:

1.    The candidates should have studied as regular students.

2.    In addition to the qualification, the Candidates should have working knowledge in Computers.


a) The educational qualification prescribed for the post is the minimum. Candidates must possess the educational qualifications as on 01.01.2011 (inclusive).



b) Candidates must specifically indicate the percentage of marks obtained calculated to the nearest two decimals in the relevant field of the online application. Where no percentage of marks is awarded by the University, but only CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage.

c) Candidates who are awaiting their results of the qualifying examination OR who have not passed the qualifying examination on or before 01.01.2011 are not eligible.  In other words, the result of the qualifying examination should have been announced by the Board/University on or before 01.01.2011.


AGE LIMIT (AS ON 01.01.2011)    
 Minimum
21 Years
 Maximum
30 Years


3.    RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT:  (In case of candidates belonging to the following categories)

i)
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates
by 5 years
ii)
Other Backward Classes candidates
by 3 years
iii)
All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J & K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989
by 5 years
iv)
In the case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) / Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered atleast 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or  on invalidment.
by 5 years
v)
The Children/Family members of those who died in the 1984 riots
 by 5 years

Note:


a)    In the case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the above categories, the age relaxation will be available on cumulative basis with any one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above. This cumulative age relaxation is available to SC/ST/OBC candidates only.

b)    Candidates claiming relaxation under 3 (i to ii) should enclose necessary certificate as documentary proof.

c)    Candidates eligible for age relaxation under 3 (iii) above must produce the Domicile Certificate at the time of interview from the District Magistrate in the Kashmir Division within whose jurisdiction he/she had ordinarily resided or any other authority designated in this regard by Govt. of J & K to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of J & K during 1stJan, 1980 and the 31st day of December 1989.



4.    RESERVATIONS:

A.   Reservation for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be provided as per Government guidelines.


5.          APPLICATION FEE  (INCLUDING POSTAGE CHARGES) (NON-REFUNDABLE) :


              
Name of the Post
For SC/ST
For all others (including OBC)
Asst Manager(RD)
`.50/-
`.300/-
           
The fee for SC/ST is towards postage only and for others the fee includes postal charges of `.50/-


Requisite Application Fee has to be paid at any of the Branches of Syndicate Bank, by means of a Payment Challan as per the format given in the Bank’s websiteThe payment at Syndicate Bank Branches will be accepted free of charge.

NOTE:

(i)   Demand Drafts, Cheques, Money Orders, Postal Orders, Pay Orders, Banker’s Cheques, postal stamps, etc., will not be accepted

(ii)   The payment towards application fee will be accepted by our Branches between 15.02.2011 and before the last date indicated herein above, i.e., 09.03.2011

(iii)  The Payment challan contains two parts. The first part will be retained by the Branch second part must be retained by the candidate.


(iv)  Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and fee once paid will NOT be refunded under any circumstances nor can it be held in reserve for any other future selection process.

6.   THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY FOR ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE TO SC/ST/OBC CANDIDATES IS AS UNDER:
 (a)   For SC/ST/OBC:

          District Magistrate/Additional Dist Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Dy. Commissioner/Dy.Collector/First Class Stipendary Magistrate/Sub-Division Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate/ Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar/Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides.


7.  SELECTION PROCEDURE: 

            Selection for the post of `Asst. Manager (RD)’ will be made on the basis of performance in written test and Interview. 

8.  WRITTEN TEST:


       (i)    Objective Tests (Duration : 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes)

Sl No.
Name of the Test
Medium of Exam
No. of questions
Max.
Marks
1
Test of Reasoning
English & Hindi
75
80
2
Quantitative Aptitude
English & Hindi
50
60
3
Test of General Awareness  
English & Hindi
50
60
4
English Language
English
50
00*
5.
Professional Knowledge
English & Hindi
50
100
                                                      TOTAL
275
300
* This test is only qualifying and carries no weightage. 

      
  Note: (a) Candidates have to pass in the Objective Tests and there will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective Test.   (b) Depending upon the number of vacancies, only those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the Objective Test will be called for Interview.  Mere eligibility/pass in the Test shall not vest any right in a candidate for being called for Interview.  (c) Final selection will be on the basis of the ranking accorded after adding the marks obtained in the written Test and Interview (d) The detailed information regarding the Written Test will be given in the booklet which will be sent to the eligible candidates along with the Call Letter for the Test. 


             The bank reserves the right to hold a second stage of written examination if required on the basis of the order of merit in the written examination of the first stage as referred to above. If the second stage of written examination is held, the subsequent process of interview and further process would be on the basis of order of merit secured in the second stage examination.


9.      INTERVIEW: Candidates who qualify in the Written Test shall be called for Personal interview in the order of their ranking as per the marks obtained by them in the objective test.



10.      Written Test Centres :

The written test will be held at the following centres and the address of the venue will be advised in the call letters.  The address of the venues and the contact Officials will be displayed in the Bank’s website also one week before the date of written test. List of written test centres with the centre codes are given below:

Centre Code
Name of Centre
Centre Code
Name of Centre
Centre Code
Name of Centre
21
AHMEDABAD
34
ERNAKULAM
47
AGRA
22
BENGALURU
35
KOLLAM
48
PANTNAGAR
23
HUBLI
36
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
49
BAREILLY
24
MANGALORE
37
KAVARATTI
50
DELHI
25
CHENNAI
38
PORT BLAIR
51
CHANDIGARH
26
COIMBATORE
39
GUWAHATI
52
FARIDABAD
27
TIRUCHIRAPALLI
40
KOLKATA
53
JALANDAR
28
MUMBAI
41
PATNA
54
AMBALA
29
PUNE
42
RANCHI
55
JAIPUR
30
NAGPUR
 43
BHUBANESHWAR
56
UDAIPUR
     31
HYDERABAD
 44
BHOPAL
57
PANAJI
32
VIJAYAWADA
 45
LUCKNOW


33
NELLORE
 46
MEERUT 




Note:   (i)   Request for change of Centre of Examination shall NOT be entertained.

(ii)    Bank reserves the right to cancel any of the centres and/or add some other centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres other than the one he/she has opted for.
     

11. Pre-Examination Training – SC/ST/Minority Communities Candidates
     
      It is proposed to impart free Pre-Examination Training to a limited number of candidates on first come first serve basis belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai centres at the discretion of the Bank. An eligible candidate who wishes to avail Pre-Examination Training should fill in the relevant column in the online application.  All expenses regarding traveling, boarding, lodging, etc, for attending the pre-examination training programme at the Training Centre will have to be borne by the candidate.  The pre-examination training will be tentatively imparted between 02.05.2011 and 07.05.2011.



12.  GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


 (a) Before applying for the post, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility norms mentioned in this advertisement.  Decision of the Bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which scrutiny of such eligibility is to be undertaken, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of examination, interview, selection and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained by the bank on this behalf.

(b)  In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled.  If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated.

(c) Candidates belonging to OBCs but coming in the “CREAMY LAYER” are not entitled to OBC reservation.  They should indicate their category as “Gen” or “Gen Persons With Disabilities” as applicable.  OBC Certificates in the format as prescribed by the Govt. of India and issued by the Competent Authority, inter alia, specifically stating that the candidate does not belong to the Socially Advanced Sections excluded from the benefits of reservations for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under Govt. of India, i.e., carrying ‘CREAMY LAYER’ clause based on income issued recently (i.e., issued on or after 01.04.2010) should be submitted at the time of interview.

(d)  The candidates will have to appear for written test and interview at their own expense. However, unemployed eligible SC/ST outstation candidates attending the interview will be reimbursed to and fro second class ordinary train/bus fare by the shortest route on production of evidence of travel.

(e)  Candidates serving in Government/Public Sector Undertakings (including banks) should send their application through proper channel and produce a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature may not be considered. 

(f)   Any request for change of address will not be entertained. 

(g) Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Udupi.                  .

(h)  In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of version other than English, English version will prevail.

(i)   No candidate is permitted to use calculator, telephones of any kind, pagers or any such other instruments during the written examination/selection process.

(j)   The candidates will appear for the written examination at the allotted centres at their expenses and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/ losses, etc., of any nature.

(k)  The Bank may at its discretion hold re-examination wherever necessary in respect of a centre/venue.

(l)   Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank.  Such appointment will also be subject to the Service & Conduct Rules of the Bank.

(m) Banking is a versatile activity, which needs all round grooming of the selected candidates. Accordingly, the Probationary Officers, recruited/selected in the Bank, will be required to acquire overall knowledge of various facets of banking for which the Bank will provide necessary on-the-job/theoretical training at its Branches/Offices including Staff Training College,  so as to enable candidates recruited perform/undertake all type of banking activities expected of AMRDs.

(n) All Candidates must submit the xerox copies of the prescribed certificates in support of their educational qualification, experience, date of birth, caste, etc. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ Category are required to submit an attested copy of their caste certificate/certificate of handicap issued by the competent authority as specified at Sr.No.06 in addition to other certificates as specified above.  Candidates will have to produce original caste certificate/relevant certificates at the time of interview, failing which his/her candidature will be cancelled.

   (o) A recent, recognizable passport size photograph should be firmly pasted on the computer generated application and should be signed across by the candidate. Three copies of the same photograph should be retained for use at the time of written examination and interview. Candidates are advised not to change their appearance till the recruitment process is complete. Failure to produce the same photograph at the time of the written test/interview may lead to disqualification.
 
    (p)  Canvassing in any form will be treated as disqualification.
     

   Action against candidates found guilty of misconduct :

Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered, fabricated or should not suppress any material information while with, filling up the application form.

At the time of written examination/interview, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of

(i)            using unfair means during the examination
or
(ii)           impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person
or
(iii)          misbehaving in the examination hall or taking away the question booklet/answer sheet from the examination hall
or
(iv)         resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature by selection
or
(v)          obtaining support for his/her candidature by any means.

Such a candidate, in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, shall be liable:

a.    to be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate
b.    to be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination or recruitment conducted by Bank.
The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity in the written test.  If as per the laid down procedure it is suspected that the responses have been shared and the scores obtained are not genuine/valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.

13.          HOW TO APPLY


(i)   Candidates are required to apply online through website www.syndicatebank.in  No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.

(ii)  Candidates are required to have a valid personal e-mail ID. It should be kept active during the currency of this recruitment project. Bank may send call letters for written test, interview, etc.,. to the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, he/she should share/mention e-mail ID to/ of any other person.

(iii)  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 on-line.

(iv) Applicants are first required to go to the Bank’s website ‘www.syndicatebank.in’ and click on the link “Recruitment”.

(v)   Thereafter, open the Recruitment Notification entitled “SYNDICATE BANK AMRD RECRUITMENT PROJECT-2011-12”.

(vi)  Take a Print of the entire Recruitment Notification, including the ‘FEE PAYMENT CHALLAN’

(vii) Fill in the Fee Payment Challan in a clear and legible handwriting in BLOCK LETTERS.

(viii)    Go to the nearest Syndicate Bank Branch with the Fee payment Challan and pay, in Cash, the appropriate Application Fee


(ix)      Obtain the Applicant’s Counterfoil Copy of the Application Fee Payment Challan duly authenticated by the Bank with (a) Branch Name & BIC No, (b) Transaction ID/Scroll number, (c) Date of Deposit & amount filled in by the Branch Official.


(x)       Candidates are now ready to Apply Online by re-visiting the Recruitment Link on the Bank’s website and going to the sublink titled ONLINE APPLICATION FOR SYNDICATE BANK AMRD RECRUITMENT PROJECT-2011-12” to open up the appropriate Online Application Format. All the fields in the online Application format should be filled up carefully.


(xi)      Carefully fill in the details from the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan in the Online Application Form at the appropriate places.

(xii)  Original counterfoil of the Fee Payment Challan will have to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written test. Without original counterfoil of the Fee Payment Challan the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the written test. Candidates are also advised to keep two photocopies of the Fee Payment Challan. One photocopy has to be submitted at the time of Pre-Exam training and the other may be retained by the candidate for future use.
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(xiii) The name of the candidate, 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.

(xiv)  CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT SUBMIT A PRINTOUT OF THE APPLICATION / CHALLAN TO THE BANK AT THIS STAGE

 (xv)  The Application printout along with the Xerox copy of the challan and required copies of documents should be kept ready for submission if selected for Interview.

(xvi) Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying.  No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected.

Note: There is provision to modify the submitted online application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct the details in on-line application, if any. This Modification facility shall be available after 2 days of registration & up to 11.03.2011. Modification will be allowed only 3 times. After the last date, no modification will be permitted.


The candidate should apply online through website www.syndicatebank.in  only. No other mode of application will be accepted. Provision has been made for candidates to download a challan for payment of application fees. The candidate should make payment of application fees at any branch of Syndicate Bank by such computer-generated challan only and take acknowledgement on the counterfoil. Once payment is made, the candidate should enter name of the Branch, Branch Code and date of payment made, in application and take a printout of the application. The applicant should sign and affix his/her photograph on such printout of application and kept ready for submission if selected for interview along with copies of required documents mentioned below:

1.    Xerox copy of authenticated challan;

2.    Attested copy of School leaving certificate or any other document showing proof of age acceptable to the Bank.


3.    Attested copies of Mark sheets / certificates in support of Educational Qualification;

4.    Attested copy of certificate of Computer Course, as applicable;


5.    Caste any other related certificate as applicable.

If selected for interview, candidates serving in Government / Public Sector Undertakings (including Banks & Financial Institutions) will be required to submit their applications accompanied by a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered.

It is for the candidate to ensure that he / she has met with the eligibility criteria and complied with the requirements and adhered to the instructions contained in this advertisement as well as in the application form. Candidates are, therefore, urged to carefully read the advertisement and complete the application form and submit the same as per instructions given in this regard.

14.       CALL LETTERS FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION

The  date  of  the  Written  Examination  is  TENTATIVELY  FIXED  AS 15.05.2011. However, it will be intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue for the Examination, well in advance of the date of the Written Examination.


Call letters for the written test will be sent by post to the eligible candidates to the address given in the application form.


  
          PROCEDURE FOR DUPLICATE CALL LETTERS FOR ATTENDING TEST:
Eligible candidates, who do not receive the written test call letter by 09.05.2011, may download the Duplicate Call Letter from our bank’s website http://www.syndicatebank.in/  by entering his / her details, between the following dates;
Dates for downloading Duplicate Test Call Letter
From 10.05.2011 to 14.05.2011
Candidate has to affix his/her photograph on the call letter. Candidate has to bring this call letter along with original Payment Challan while attending the written test.
Note: Candidates have to submit original Payment Challan along with Test Call Letter while attending the written test, without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination.