HP State Co-Operative Bank (HPSCB) Junior Clerk /Steno Typist Syllabus

HP State Co-Operative Bank (HPSCB) Junior Clerk /Steno Typist Syllabus

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.

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online shall be as follows:

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.

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.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED:–

  1. For every wrong answer, 0.25% marks shall be deducted. In the online examination the question paper shall be of objective type multiple choice providing 5 alternates as answers. The question paper shall be both in English and Hindi.
  2. The ibid recruitment process will consist of two stages i.e. online examination (Phase-I & Phase-II examination) and evaluation of documents as per the laid down criteria under Bank’s Service Rules. The candidates declared successful in Phase-II (Main Examination) in case of Jr. Clerk category and Phase-II (Main Examination) along with qualifying the skill test in case of Steno/Steno-typist category will be called for evaluation of relevant documents by the Bank at later stage as per the laid down criteria. Final selection will be on the basis of marks of Phase-II (Main Examination) and marks allotted on the basis of evaluation of relevant documents. The candidates declared successful in the online Phase-II (Main Examination) for the post of Steno/Steno-Typist shall have to pass the steno typing/ typing test to be conducted by the Bank at later stage.
  3. Final merit of the candidates applying will be decided on the basis of total marks obtained in the online examination and marks allotted to them on the basis evaluation of relevant documents as per the laid down criteria . Waiting list of the candidates will be prepared up to minimum one and up to 50 percent of the total vacant posts. Validity of such merit list will be one year from the date of approval of the same from RCS, H.P.
  4. Preference shall be given to the candidates possessing knowledge of Customs, traditions, languages and culture of the State and the test shall also include questions on the subject.
  5. Only those candidates who secure at least 45% marks in the Phase-II (Main Examination) will be shortlisted for evaluation of documents.

HP State Co-Operative Bank (HPSCB) Junior Clerk /Steno Typist Syllabus

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