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From engineers to management graduates all made a beeline to JK Bank recruitment test

From engineers to management graduates all made a beeline to JK Bank recruitment test
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Wajahat Shabir

Srinagar: Waiving an admit card with his left hand, Zahid Manzoor a B.Tech student like thousands of other students’ was waiting for his turn to enter the exam venue as Jammu and Kashmir Bank had organized a written test to select fresh Probationary Officers and Banking Associates.
In a serpentine queue outside one such examination centre in Srinagar scores of engineers, commerce, medical and arts graduates were trying their luck to enter the banking sector.
Mehraj-u-Din was one such aspirant. He hails from South Kashmir. He like other students reached the exam venue in the early morning fearing that situation turning volatile can ruin his hard work.
“I have worked hard for this job. I received tuition for this course. This is the first time I am sitting in an exam which will test my reasoning and mathematical abilities. I hope I am able to finish my exam on time and will see what I can do in the final moments,” he said while waiting anxiously to enter the venue where he was scheduled to appear in the written test.
Zahid, another aspirant though an engineer, said, “I never thought that I will try to work in a bank. I had a dream of becoming an Engineer but till date I have not able to find any job,” he added.
“Though I am good at math, but I have to take care of English which can give me a tough time. We are thankful to Jammu and Kashmir Bank for creating jobs unlike government, which has failed to generate employment in the state,” said a dejected Zahid.
Few steps away from Zahid, was a science graduate, he said that I have no knowledge whatsoever about math but have studied reasoning from books’.
“I took lessons from one of my friends who too was preparing for the exam,” he said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Banking exam was not just limited to boys alone. There were girls’ that too in huge numbers as well.
“I am fully prepared for the exam. I took lessons’ from online sources, practiced by mock test and watched videos from YouTube. One needs to be extra hard working because there is a lot of competition now a day,” said Nahid, a girl aspirant.
Notably, 144800 candidates are appearing in JK Bank online recruitment test conducted by IBPS.
J&K Bank is conducting the online examination for the post of Probationary Officers and Banking Associates scheduled on 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th 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).
A notification for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Banking Associate posts was released on 6th October, 2018 with qualification criteria of 60% marks and 30 years age for Probationary Officers and 55% and 32 years for Banking Associates i.e. Clerks which was subsequently on the requests of a large number of candidates revised to 50% marks and 35 years. The Bank received approximately 1.47 lacs 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), Ministry of Finance- Government of India, 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.”


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