HP State Cooperative Bank (HPSCB) Clerk & Steno Typist Recruitment 2021 : Apply Now

HP State Cooperative Bank (HPSCB) Clerk & Steno Typist Recruitment 2021 : Apply Now

Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Ltd. invited online applications from desirous and eligible candidates for filling up of the post of Junior Clerk and Steno/Steno-Typist on Regular Basis through IBPS, Mumbai. The desirous candidates should read detailed Instructions for Recruitment and Apply online.

Starting Date to Apply Online : 05/06/2021

Last Date to Apply Online Applications: 02/07/2021

Detail Of Posts : Total Posts – 149

Sr. No.Name of PostNo. of Posts
1.Junior Clerk
(Under Direct Recruitment Quota)
103 ( UR=31, SC=15, ST=03, OBC=13,
EWS=09, Ex-SM=19, IRDP/BPL=07, WFF=02)
HP State Cooperative Bank (HPSCB) Clerk & Steno Typist Recruitment 2021 : Apply Now

Junior Clerk Under 15% Quota reserved for trained Secretaries of PACS and employees of other Cooperative Societies)

Sr. No.Name of PostNo. of Posts
1.Junior Clerk (PACS Quota)33 ( UR=08, SC=05, OBC=03, EWS=03,
Ex-SM=08, PH=01, IRDP/BPL=04, WFF=01,)
Sr. No.Name of PostNo. of Post
1.Junior Clerk
under OCS Quota)
08 ( UR=04, OBC=02, EWS=01, Ex-SM=01)

C. Steno-Typist

Sr. No.Name of PostNo. of Posts
1.Steno-Typist05 ( UR=03, SC=01,EWS=01)

Essential Qualifications :

Junior Clerk (Under Direct Recruitment Quota)

  • 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 Matriculationand 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition shall, however, not apply to Bonafide Himachalis.

Junior Clerk ( PACS) Quota) :

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Should be below 45 years of age as on 01.01.2021.
  • All employees of PACS who are covered under the definition of “trained Secretaries” are eligible for the posts.
  • Candidate should not be directly or indirectly a defaulter of his/her society

Junior Clerk (Under OCS Quota)

  1. 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. 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.
  3. Should be below 45 years of age as on 01.01.2021.
  4. 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.
  5. Candidate should not be directly or indirectly a defaulter of his/her society.

Steno /Steno Typist :

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Concession :

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.

Salary :

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 + admissible allowances 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 Limit :

  1. Candidate should be above 18 years and below 45 years of age.
  2. The candidates born between 01.01.2003 and 02.01.1976 (both days inclusive) are eligible. In the case of SC/ ST candidates upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years and in case of Ex-Servicemen and other reserve categories, there will be usual relaxation in the upper age limit for recruitment on the pattern of State Government. Relaxation in upper age limit (As per the relevant provisions of Bank’s Service Rules)

Application Fee :

  1. General/ OBC/ Ex-Servicemen / WFF / Physically Handicapped = Rs. 1000/-
  2. SC/ST/IRDP/ Antodaya/ EWS Category = Rs. 800/-
  3. Female candidates of All Categories = Rs. 800/-

Pattern of Online Examination :

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

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination):-

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

ParticularsNo. of QuestionsMarks & Duration
1. English Language3030 (20 Minutes)
2. Numerical Ability3535 (20 Minutes)
3. Reasoning3535 (20 Minutes)
Total100100 (60 Minutes)

NOTE – Candidates up to 10 times of vacant posts in the Jr. Clerk category and 20 times of vacant posts 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:

ParticularsNo. of Questions & DurationMarks
1. Reasoning40 (30 Minutes)20
2. Numerical Ability40 (30 Minutes)20
3. English40 (30 Minutes)20
4. General Awareness50 (30 Minutes)25
Total170 (120 Minutes)85

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):

ParticularsNo. of Questions & DurationsMarks
1. Reasoning40 (30 Minutes)20
2. Numerical Ability40 (30 Minutes)20
3. English40 (30 Minutes)20
4. General Awareness50 (30 Minutes)25
Total170 (120 Minutes)85

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

NOTE – 1: Candidates up to 3 times of vacant posts in the case of Jr. Clerk ( Direct Recruitment) & Jr. Clerk (Under PACS/OCS quota) categories will qualify to appear for scrutiny of documents.

NOTE – 2: Candidates up to 6 times of vacant posts in the case of Steno/Steno-typist category will qualify to appear for skill test of steno typing /typing. After the skill test, the candidates upto 3 times of vacant posts will qualify to appear for scrutiny of documents.

Syllabus :

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

Total marks for Phase-I (Preliminary Examination):

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

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 be 85 % and marks for Evaluation of documents shall be 15 %. Accordingly, the Phase-II (Main Examination) shall be of 85 marks and Evaluation of documents of candidates declared successful in Phase-II (Main Examination), shall be of 15 marks as per the laid down criteria.

Merit of written examination/test:

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

Duration of written Test:

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

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