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SBI Clerk JA Eligibility

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SBI Clerk JA Eligibility

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Prospective candidates of SBI Clerk JA, should satisfy the SBI Clerk JA Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualifications, Age Limit, and, Nationality to apply for the position of SBI Clerk JA.

Educational/Academic Qualifications Nationality/Citizenship Age Limit
Graduation Degree from a university or institution recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019

Note: No Minimum Percentage/CGPA unless specified in the Notification.
A candidate must be either:

  • A Citizen of India,
  • A Subject of Nepal,
  • A Subject of Bhutan,
  • A Tibetan Refugee,
  • A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Migrated from specific countries – Check Nationality section below.

✦ Non-Indian Citizens mentioned above should have an intention of permanently settling in India
✦ A certificate of eligibility has to be issued by the Government of India for non-citizens

A candidate:
✦Born between 02.01.1992 and 01.01.2000
(Both Dates Inclusive)
✦Age Limit
: 2028 years. Age-Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Others as mentioned in below sections

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The SBI Clerk JA eligibility criterion are described in detail in below sections:

A candidate applying for the position of SBI Clerk JA must be either:

  1. a Citizen of India or
  2. a Subject of Nepal or
  3. a Subject of Bhutan or
  4. a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  5. 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 favor a Certificate of Eligibility has been issued by the Government of India

  • A candidate must have been born between 02.01.1992 and not later than 01.01.2000 (both dates inclusive)
  • Refer to the table below for relaxation of upper age limit for certain categories.

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr.No. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
3 PWD (Gen) 10 years
4 PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
5 PWD (OBC) 13 years
6 Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
7 Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ ST) subject to max. age of 50 years.
8 Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

  • Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2020.

  • Those who are in the final year/ semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.01.2020.

4% horizontal reservation has been provided to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as per section 34 of “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”. The post is identified suitable for the Persons with under noted categories of disabilities as defined in the Schedule of RPWD Act 2016:

A) Visual Impairment (VI):

Only those Visually Impaired (VI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply.
(a) Blindness

    i) Total absence of sight; Or
    ii) Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; Or
    iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 10 degree.

(b) Low Vision

    i) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; Or
    ii) Limitation of the field vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.

B) Hearing Impairment (HI):

(a) Deaf:- means person having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both Ears;
(b) Hard of hearing:- means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears.

C) Locomotor Disability (LD):

A person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both, including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy Cured, Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy and Acid Attack Victims. Orthopedic ally challenged persons are covered under loco motor disability with following bench mark:

a. OA – One arm affected (Right or Left)
b. OL – One leg affected (Right or Left)
a. OAL – One arm & One Leg affected
d. BL – Both legs affected but not arms

Persons with OA and OAL category should have normal bilateral hand functions.

*Locomotor Disability: A person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both, including-

    (a)“Leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from-

      (i) Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
      (ii) Manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
      (iii) Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall construed accordingly;

    (b)“cerebral palsy” means a Group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth;

    (c)“Dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;

    (d)“Muscular dystrophy” means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue;

    (e)“Acid attack victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.

D) ‘d’ & ‘e’: Only those persons, who suffer from any one of the following types of disabilities, are eligible to apply under this category:

    a. “Specific Learning Disability” (SLD) means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia.

    b. “Mental Illness” (MI) means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete
    development of mind of a person, specially characterised by sub normality of intelligence.

    c. “Autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) means a
    neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand relationships and relate to others,
    and is frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviours.

    d. “Multiple Disabilities” means multiple disabilities amongst LD, VI, HI, SLD, MI & ASD.

Use of Scribe & compensatory time:
The facility of scribe would be allowed to a person who has disability of 40% or more if so desired by the person and is meant for only those persons with disability who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

✶ Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of scribe in the examination should carefully indicate the same in the online application form.

✶ Both the candidate and the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format with passport size photograph of the scribe at the time of online examination.

✶ Such candidates who are eligible to use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.

✶ Candidate will have to arrange his/ her/ their own scribe at his/ her/ their own cost.

✶ Any candidate who is not eligible to use scribe as per guidelines, as referred above, uses scribe in the online examination shall be disqualified to participate further in the recruitment process.

✶ Any candidate who is usng scribe should ensure that he is eligible to use scribe in the examination as per the guidelines mentioned above.

✶ Any candidate using scribe in violation of the above guidelines shall stand disqualified and can be removed from service without notice, if already joined the Bank.

✶ Scribe will be allowed to be used as per the guidelines issued vide Office Memorandum F.No.16-110/2003-DDIII dated February 26, 2013 of Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, New Delhi and clariffcation issued by Government of India, Ministry of Financial, Deptt. of Financial Services vide letter No. F. No. 3/2/2013-Welfare dated 26.04.2013.

Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Servicemen who fulfil the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85/ Estt(SCT) dated 27th October, 1986 as amended from time to time.

Disabled Ex-Servicemen: Ex-Servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union were disabled during war or in peace time but their disability being attributable to Miliary service, shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen.

Dependents of Servicemen killed in Action: Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service (a) war (b) warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) Serving with peace-keeping mission abroad (e) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation (f) Frost-bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government (g) Dealing with agitating Para- Military forces personnel (h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. The reservation available to such candidates shall be as mentioned under point no. c which is given under the vacancy table (SBI Clerk Vacancies).

For the purpose of this reservation, the member of the family would include his widow, son and daughter or near relations who agree to support his family. The relaxation in upper age and educational qualifications available to Ex- servicemen will not be available to dependents of Servicemen killed in action.

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