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HPSCB RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021

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The Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Ltd. (HPSCB) released a notification for the recruitment of Junior Clerk (Jr. Clerk) and Steno/Steno-Typist through IBPS Mumbai on its website.

HPSCB 2021 OVERVIEW:

TopicDetails
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank
Post nameJunior Clerk (Jr clerk) and Steno/Steno Typist
No. of vacancies149
Registration date5th June 2021
Application submission last date2nd July 2021
CategoryGovernment Jobs
Job LocationHimachal Pradesh
Selection ProcessWritten Exam-Interview
Official websitehpscb.com

HPSCB IMPORTANT DATES 2021:

EventsDates
Commencement of online registration of application5th June 2021
Closure of registration of application2nd July 2021
Closure for editing application details2nd July 2021
Last date for printing application17th July 2021
Online Fee Payment5th June 2021 - 2nd July 2021
Online ExaminationAugust 2021
ResultAround 15 days after the examination

HPSCB ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 2021:

PostEducational QualificationAge limit
Junior Clerk (Direct recruitment)10+2 with 50% marks/ Graduate/ above of a recognized University, provided that the candidate must have passed Matriculation & 10+2 from any School/Institution situated in Himachal Pradesh. This condition doesn't apply to Bonafide Himachalis.-
Junior Clerk (PACS Quota, i.e. Quota reserved for Trained Secretaries of PACS)10+2 with 50% marks/ Graduate/ above of a recognized University, provided that the candidate must have passed Matriculation & 10+2 from any School/Institution situated in Himachal Pradesh. This condition doesn't apply to Bonafide Himachalis.Should be below 45 years of age as of 01.01.2021.
Junior Clerk (OCS Quota, i.e. Quota Reserved for Employees of Other Societies & employees of PACS)10+2 with 50% marks/ Graduate/ above of a recognized University, provided that the candidate must have passed Matriculation & 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition doesn't apply to Bonafide Himachalis.Should be below 45 years of age as of 01.01.2021.
Steno/Steno typist (Direct Recruitment)10+2 with 50% marks/ Graduate/ above of a recognized University, provided that the candidate must have passed Matriculation & 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. This condition doesn't apply to Bonafide Himachalis.-

HPSCB APPLICATION FEE 2021:

CategoryFee (non-refundable)
GENERAL/ OBC/ EX-SERVICEMEN / WFF / PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPEDINR 1000
SC/ST/ IRDP/ BPL/ANTODAYA /EWS CATEGORYINR 800
FEMALE CANDIDATES OF ALL CATEGORIESINR 800

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Log in with your registration number & password to complete the application form.
  • Enter your personal details, educational qualification & other details.
  • Further, select the examination centre as per the options available in the drop-down menu.
  • Upload your recent Photo and Signature as per the specification that is given below in this page.
  • Preview the Application Form before submitting it.
  • Once you have submitted it, upload the handwritten declaration & left-hand thumb impression.
  • Once you are done with uploading all the required documents, pay the application fee.
  • Pay the application fee as per your category & take a printout of the filled-in HPSCB Application Form 2021.

HPSCB ONLINE APPLICATION LINK:

The online registration on the official link has been started on 5th June 2021. The interested candidates can apply from the below link, which will be active till 02nd July 2021.

To apply online to HPSCB, click here.

HPSCB ADMIT CARD 2021:

The candidates need to visit their official website & download the admit card online. The candidates should also take a printout of the Admit Card.

Candidates must get their Valid Photo ID card along with the admit card. Also, a recent passport size photo & thumb impression (in the presence of invigilator only) of the candidate should be attached in the given space on the admit card.

HPSCB VACANCY 2021:

A total of 149 vacancies for Junior Clerk and Steno Typist has been made available in HPSCB this year.

PostNo. of vacancies
Junior Clerk (Direct Recruitment)103
Junior Clerk (PACS Quota, i.e. Quota reserved for Trained Secretaries of PACS)33
Junior Clerk (OCS Quota, i.e. Quota Reserved for Employees of Other Societies & employees of PACS)8
Steno/Steno typist (Direct Recruitment)5

HPSCB VACANCY RESERVATION LIST 2021:

PostGen./URSCSTOBCEWSEx-SM (All categories)PH (All categories)IRDP/B. P.L. (All categories)WFF (All categories)Total No. of posts*
Jr. Clerk (Under Direct Recruitment Quota)3115313919472103*
Junior Clerk (PACS Quota i.e. quota reserved for Trained Secretaries of PACS)85033814133*
Junior Clerk (Under OCS Quota i.e. quota reserved for employees of Other Cooperative Societies & employees of PACS who are not covered under the definition of “Trained Secretaries”4002110008*
Steno-Typist3100100005*
Grand Total462131814285113149*

*Including backlog in the vacancies respectively.

**No. of Posts to be filled up differs depending upon actual requirement at the time of final selection & may accordingly increase or decrease.

HPSCB SELECTION PROCESS 2021:

Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank will recruit the aspirants via two phases of examination, i.e., Preliminary Examination & Main Examination.

HPSCB EXAMINATION SCHEME / PATTERN 2021:

The online exam for the above posts (Jr. Clerk & Steno/Steno-typists) will be conducted in a two-phase manner, i.e., Phase-I ( Preliminary examination) and Phase-II (Main Examination) through IBPS, Mumbai. Only those candidates who manage to secure at least 45% marks in Phase-II (Main Examination) will be shortlisted to evaluate documents.

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)-

The Prelims examination will consist of 100 marks which are qualifying only in nature. The points obtained by the candidate in Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. Marking scheme and duration of exam for all posts, i.e., Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment), Jr. Clerk (PACS/OCS quota) & Steno/Steno-Typist is described below:

SubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marksDuration
English Language303020 mins
Numerical Ability353520 mins
Reasoning Ability353520 mins
Total10010060 mins

Phase-II (Main Examination)-

For Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment) & Steno/Steno-Typist, General Awareness will also include 25% of questions about Himachal Pradesh's General Knowledge. For Jr. For Jr. Clerk under society quota (under PACS/OCS quota), out of 50 questions of General Awareness, 25 questions will include questions on general awareness, and 25 questions will be from Banking including Co-operative Banking and questions about H.P. General Knowledge.

Marking scheme and duration of exam for all posts, i.e., Jr. Clerk (Direct Recruitment), Jr. Clerk (PACS/OCS quota) & Steno/Steno-Typist is described below:

SubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marksDuration
Reasoning402030 mins
Numerical Ability402030 mins
English402030 mins
General Awareness502530 mins
Total17085120 mins

Important- As per the Bank’s Service Rules provisions, the marks for Phase-II (Main Examination) shall be 85 %, and marks for evaluation of documents will be 15 %. Accordingly, Phase-II (Main Examination) will be 85 marks. The evaluation of candidates' documents declared successful in Phase-II (Main Examination) shall be 15 marks per the laid down criteria.

HPSCB SYLLABUS 2021:

The syllabus and level of examination shall be of a minimum level of educational qualification criteria provided for the post accordingly.

Reasoning Ability- Problem Solving, Syllogism, Input-Output, Decision Making, Inequality, Visual Memory, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Analogies, Data Sufficiency, Clocks & Calendars, Number Series, Blood Relations, Mirror Images, Coding-Decoding, Direction sense, Cubes and Dice, Alphanumeric Series, Seating Arrangements, Puzzles, Embedded Figures, etc.

English- Sentence Improvement, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Fillers, Idioms & Phrases, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Cloze Test, etc.

Numerical Ability- Number System, Percentages, Average, Ratio and Proportions, Decimal & Fractions, Simplification, Quadratic Equation, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed, and Distance, Problems on Train, Boats and stream, Time and work, HCF & LCM, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple & Compound Interest, Problems on Ages, Mensuration, Data Interpretation etc.

General Awareness- Current Affairs–National & International, Banking Awareness, Cooperative Banking, HP General Knowledge, Sports News, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Appointments, Budget and Five Year Plans, Countries & Capitals, Important Financial & Economic News, Summits & Conferences, Important Days, etc.

HPSCB RESULT 2021:

To select candidates, the HPSCB will use the final merit list prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in the online Phase-II (Main Examination) and subsequent evaluation of relevant documents according to the criteria laid out. If two/ more candidates receive equal marks, candidates with higher academic qualifications and those from the state of H.P. will be given preference.

HPSCB MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS 2021:

The least qualifying marks in the online examination overall shall be 45% of the total marks prescribed for the written test, meaning that the merit/points of the written exam must not slide off below 45% marks in any case.

HPSCB JOB PROFILE:

  • Bank clerical tasks handle consumers and their commercial transactions.
  • Assist bank customers as the agents.
  • Respond to bank clients' inquiries about financial transactions.
  • Customers' deposits & loan payments are processed/ accepted.
  • After examining & authenticating customers' signatures on checks, make payments to bank customers.
  • Before making payments to consumers, double-check the availability of funds.
  • Prepare all deposits & payments in the bank's computer systems and record them.
  • Customers should be educated about bank products & services.
  • Assist the administrative department with their responsibilities.
  • Physically verify the cash & compare it to the bank records.

HPSCB POSTS' SALARY:

If you are eager about the overall salary of the HPSCB Junior Clerk and Steno Typist, here's what it looks like

  • Junior Clerk- Pay Scale= 10300- 34800, Total Emoluments: Rs. 35863 + admissible allowances Per Month.
  • Steno/ Steno Typist- Pay Scale= 10300-34800. Total Emoluments: Rs. 35863 + admissible allowances Per Month.

HPSCB PREPARATION TIPS 2021:

  • To nurture your skills and knowledge, take online practice exams.
  • Practice in a quiet environment away from distractions to improve your preparation.
  • Make a list of all the basic concepts you’ll need later for revision.
  • Achieve great possible rank by practicing HPSCB previous paper.

HPSCB PREVIOUS YEARS' QUESTION PAPER:

Click here to view English Model Question Paper.

Click here to view Numerical Ability Old Question Paper.

Click here to view Reasoning Ability Previous Year Paper.

Click here to view General Awareness Previous Question Paper.

HPSCB BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

For Quantitative Aptitude-

Sl. NoName of BooksAuthor/Publication
1.Data InterpretationArun Sharma
2.Quantitative AptitudeRS Aggarwal
3.Magical Book on Quicker MathematicsM Tyra
4.Quantitative Aptitude and ReasoningR.V Praveen
5.Shortcuts in Quantitative AptitudeDisha Experts
6.The Pearson Guide to Quantitative AptitudeNishit K. Sinha

For Reasoning Ability-

Sl. NoName of BooksAuthor/publication
1.A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalArihant Publication
2.Modern Approach to Verbal ReasoningRS Agarwal
3.Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
4.Test of ReasoningEdgar Thorpe
5.Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003- till dateKiran Prakashan

For English-

Sl. NoName of BooksAuthor/Publication
1.Objective EnglishSP Bakshi
2.English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
3.Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
4.Wren and Martin High School GrammarS.Chand
6.Advanced English Grammar with AnswersMartin Hewings
7.General EnglishA.K Thakur

For General Knowledge-

Sl. NoName of BooksAuthor/Publication
1.Objective Banking & Financial AwarenessDhankar Publication
2.Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective)Sangram Keshari Rout
3.General/Banking/Financial Awareness with Current Affairs for Bank ExamsDisha Experts
4.Daily Current Affairs-

HPSCB STUDY PLAN 2021:

  • Read books even in your leisure time to improve your English vocabulary & fluency. This will benefit the candidate's performance in both the written exam & group discussions.
  • Take a free HPSCB junior clerk mock test to determine the level of preparation required.
  • As we've always overheard, "Practice Makes a man Perfect" will help you manage your time and learn & become satisfied with the structures of questions.
  • For the interview, keep all of your original documents and attested copies in a waterproof folder.

Amid a pandemic, offer yourself a schedule so that you may get through the exam and be at ease in the vicinity of the HPSCB examination!

To view the official Notification of HPSCB, click here.