AP State Cooperative Bank Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013

AP State Cooperative Bank Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013

Applications are invited for Appointment to the post of Staff Assistant in The A.P. State Cooperative Bank Ltd., ( APCOB ), Hyderabad 2013 – 2014.

APCOB Vacancies for Staff Assistant : 130 ( post ).

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Note :

APCOB Recruitment 2013 Staff Assistant Pay Scale & Emoluments :

a) The Scale of Pay for the post of Staff Assistant at present is Rupee 7200 – 400/3 – 8400 – 500 / 3 – 9900 – 600/4- 12300 – 700/7 – 17200 – 1300/1 – 18500 – 800/1 – 19300 ( 20 stages ) plus six stagnation increments of Rupee 800/- each tri-annually and seventh stagnation increment will be released after two years of release of Sixth Stagnation Increment.

b) Approximate Gross emoluments at the minimum of scale of pay is Rupee 14,774/- ( as at August 2013 ) plus other allowances applicable such as Medical Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, etc., and other benefits such as Contributory PF, Medical Reimbursement, Leave Encashment, LTC, Annual Medical Check up reimbursement, etc.

Note :

c) The pay scales to the Staff Assistant cadre is on par with IBA scales extended to clerical cadre.

d) Other allowances and perquisites admissible as per the rules of the Bank. The existing pay scales are due for revision w.e.f.1.11.2012.

Eligibility for APCOB Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013 :

Domicile / Nativity :

i) Candidate should be a domicile of Andhra Pradesh and should have been residing continuously for 5 years or more in Andhra Pradesh prior to 1st September, 2013.

ii) Among the total vacancies, 42% ( Fair Share ) will be filled up from the persons hailing from Telangana Region as per merit-cum-roster, duly adopting the fair share to the Telangana Region in tune with the spirit of Presidential Order, 1975 and the GOs / Rules issued by Government of Andhra Pradesh, thereon – this would be subject to the disposal of the Writ Petition WP No.10776/2013, before the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

APCOB Recruitment Educational Qualification ( as on 1st September 2013 ) :

Any Graduate from a Recognized University.

1) Proficiency in Telugu language is desired.

2) Knowledge of English is required.

3) Preference will be given to candidates with computer knowledge ( as per assessment at the time of interview ).

Age Limit for APCOB Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013 :

Above 18 years – Below 28 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 02.09.1985 and later than 01.09.1995 ( both dates inclusive )

Relaxation of upper age limit :



Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled tribe Candidates 5 years
2 Backward Class Candidates 3 years
3 Physically Challenged – General Category Candidates 10 years
4 Physically Challenged – SC / ST Category Candidates 15 years
5 Physically Challenged – BC Category Candidates 13 years
6 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual  period  of  service  rendered  in defense services + 3 years (8 years for disabled  ex-serviceman  belonging  to SC / ST ) subject to the  maximum age of 50 years
7 Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 9 years (subject to a maximum age limit of 35 years for General and 38 years for BC & 40 years for SC / ST candidates )

Note :

1. No other combination of age relaxation other than specified in the table above, will be applicable.

2. An ex – serviceman who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, including a job in any Public Sector Undertaking, ceases to enjoy ex-servicemen status for further employment.

3. 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 benefit of reservation for Ex – Servicemen in Central Government jobs. The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of ‘ex-servicemen’ may apply for reemployment one year before the completion of the specified term of engagement ( from the last date of application ) and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

Selection Procedure for Staff Assistant Recruitment in APCOB 2013 :

The selection of the candidates shall be made on the basis of the Online Test/Examination and interview. The Online Test / Examination will be conducted in English. All the eligible candidates who apply with the requisite fee and whose applications are received in time will be called for the Online test / Examination, which will comprise the following :

A. Online Test / Examination : 175 marks & Interview – 25 marks

B. There shall be Negative Marking for wrong answers ( 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer )

C. Online Test question contents would be as under : Objective type of test.

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100 Minutes


English Language




Numerical Ability




General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry




Computer Knowledge






D. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter for examination from the AP State Cooperative Bank Website : www.apcob.org.

Qualifying in the Online Test / Examination :

a) Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective test. The passing marks in each of the test 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 % marks on aggregate to be considered for interview. For SC / ST / BC / PC / EXS candidates 5% relaxation is available thereon. Minimum % marks on aggregate will be decided by the Bank.

b) Marks obtained in the Online test will be reckoned for shortlisting for interview. Accordingly, candidates will be called for interview. Depending upon the number of vacancies, only those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the Online test will be called for the interview in the ratio of 1:5. Mere eligibility / pass in the test shall not vest any right for being called for interview. The list of candidates shortlisted for interview, will be made available on APCOB website : www.apcob.org.

c) Final selection will be on the basis of the ranking accorded, after adding the marks obtained in the Online test / Examination and interview.

Test / Examination ( on – line mode ) :

(i) The examination will be conducted online in venues in the following places across the State :

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1. Amalapuram


2. Anantapur


3. Bhimavaram


4. Cheerala


5. Chittoor


6. Eluru


7. Gooty


8. Gudlavalleru


9. Gudur


10. Guntur


11. Hyderabad


12. Kadapa


13. Kakinada


14. Kanchikacharla


15. Karimnagar


16. Khammam


17. Kodad



(ii) The Bank, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and / or add some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

(iii) As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his / her choice however the Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he / she has opted for.

(iv) Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his / her own risks and expenses and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

(v) No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.

APCOB Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013 Important Dates 2013 :

Opening Date for APCOB Online Registration of Application

19th September, 2013

Closing date for APCOB Online Registration of Application

9th October, 2013

Dates for Payment of APCOB Application Fee ( Online remittance through Net Banking / Debit Card ) From 19th September, 2013 to 9th October, 2013
Dates for Payment of APCOB Application Fee ( Offline remittance ) From 21st September, 2013 to 14th October, 2013
Tentative d ate of APCOB Online test

17th November, 2013

APCOB Staff Assistant Recruitment 2013 Application Form :

a) Candidates have to register Online through Bank’s website : www.apcob.org only between 17th September, 2013 and 7th October, 2013. No other means / mode of applications shall be entertained.

b) Candidates should have a valid personal e-mail id. In case, candidate is not having valid email id, he / she should create a new email id. This email id should be valid for the duration of this process.

c) Log on to Bank’s website : www.apcob.org and go through the detailed advertisement and ensure candidate’s eligibility to apply for the said post.

d) Before applying Online candidates are required to have a scanned ( digital image ) of his / her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below. Candidates are required to upload a scanned copy of his / her photograph as also a scanned copy of signature while making the online application.

e) Candidates are required to visit the Bank’s website : www.apcob.org and apply for the post Online, by filling the particulars required therein.

f) All the mandatory fields ( marked with ) should be filled in, otherwise the system will not accept the application.

g) After filling in all the required particulars in the application, candidates shall submit the application on-line. Click “submit” button and the online application will be registered. A Registration Number and Password will appear for your online registration immediately on the screen. This can be used only for taking print out of the online application registered by the candidates, for their records / production at the time of interview.

APCOB Application Fee including Bank and other Charges ( Non – Refundable ) :

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1. SC / ST / PC / EXS ( intimation charges )

Rupee 50/-

2. General / BC ( application + intimation charges ) Rupee 400/-

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