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SBI Clerk JA Instructions

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SBI Clerk JA Instructions is a comprehensive guide pertaining to various aspects of the SBI Clerk Junior Associate Test day and Test Centers of the Online examinations. Candidates are strongly advised to read the instructions carefully to get acquainted with all the elements of the SBI Clerk Junior Associate Recruitment process.

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1. ID – requirements:Candidates will have to invariably produce and submit the requisite documents such as valid call letter, a photocopy of photo-identity proof bearing the same name as it appears on the online submitted application form etc. at the time of examinations (Preliminary & Main).

2. Call letter to be Submitted:Candidates should write their Roll No. & Registration No. on the photocopy of photo identity proof. Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the examination if they do not bring the call letter along with the photo identity proof in original and a photocopy. Candidates will be required to put their left thumb impression clearly and sign clearly in the respective spaces provided on the call letter in the presence of the invigilator in the examination hall. Candidates should hand over the call letter along with the photocopy of the photo identity proof duly stapled together to the invigilator in the examination hall, when he/she collects the call letters.

3. Punctuality in Attendance: Candidates should be present at the examination hall before the time given in the call letter. Candidates arriving late will not be permitted to enter the Examination Hall. No query in this connection shall be entertained.

4. Compliance with Instructions: Candidates should scrupulously follow the instructions given by test administrators and the invigilators at all the stages of the examination for which they have been called. If any candidate violates the instructions they will be disqualified and may also be asked to leave the examination hall.

5. Items not allowed inside the examination center:

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
  • Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
  • Any watch/Wrist Watch, Camera, etc.
  • Any metallic item
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.
  • Other items like Goggles, Handbags, Hair-pin, Hair-band, Belt, Cap, etc.
  • Any ornament like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge, brooch etc. should be thoroughly checked.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means for hiding communication devices like camera, blue tooth devices etc.

6. Candidates cannot leave their seat unless allowed.

7. Use of Stationery: Candidates should bring stationary such as pencils, eraser and a ball point pen to the examination hall.

8. Rough work to be done on the sheet provided: You should do all the necessary rough work on sheet provided only. After the test is over, you should hand over the sheet, given for rough work to the invigilator before leaving the room. Any candidate who does not return or is found to attempt to take or pass on the questions or answers inside or outside the examination hall will be disqualified and the SBI may take further action against him/her as per the rules.

9. Travelling Allowance not admissible: No travelling allowance or other expenses in connection with the examination will be paid.

10. The possibility for occurrences of some problem in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include the conduct of another examination if considered necessary.

11. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations and police complaints.

(a) Candidates are cautioned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered/fabricated and they should not suppress any material information while filling up the application form.

(b) At the time of examination, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of:

    (i) using unfair means during the examination or

    (ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or

    (iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or

    (iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for selection or

    (v) obtaining support for his/her candidature by any unfair means, such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, will also be liable:

    • To be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate.

    • To be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination or recruitment conducted by Bank.

(c) The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel his/ her candidature.

(d) Use of Mobile phones, Pagers, Calculator or any Such Devices:

    i) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination/interview is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

    ii) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers etc. to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.

    iii) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination premises.

The post is identified suitable for person with benchmark disability as under:

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):

Locomotor Disability*including cerebral Palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy. Orthopedically challenged persons are covered under locomotor disability with following bench mark:

OA-One arm affected (Right or left); OL- One leg affected (Right or left); OAL-One arm& one leg affected; BL-Both leg 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 characterised 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.

Use of Scribe & compensatory time:
The 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 and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, New Delhi and clarification 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 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 as well as 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.

✶ The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/her 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 using 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.

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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