There is always a sense of excitement whenever State bank of India comes out with announcement. On Tuesday, this feeling came to the fore for many on hearing the release of SBI assistants & stenographers recruitment results.
Although IBPS has been mandated to conduct common written examinations for 20 public sector banks in the country, SBI & its associate banks do not participate. Instead they are permitted to fill their vacancies through a separate selection procedure of their own.
Inline with this decision, the country’s largest bank had advertised to fill 9500 vacancies (8500 assistants/clerks & 1000 stenographers) in the month of March 2012.The written examination was also held on May 27 and June 3.
The Final List
Since clerical positions exist in each state, category-wise & circle-wise list of vacancy status was also publicized. According to it, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow & Kolkatta had 601, 708, 846, 769 seats available.
Following the release of test results, personal interviews were attended by those shortlisted in September/October.
Now having completed all the processes, list of appointments (phase I) have been declared who shall join SBI in clerk cadre.Their roll nos. can be had by downloading the file from here (.pdf)
All successful candidate will be sent offer letters by post from local head office, says an official release.
Posts Increased & Phase II Results
The original notification pegs the intended no. of assistants to be recruited at 8500 but final list has over 18000 candidates chosen for that specific level.
So it’s highly possible for SBI to have increased the vacancies midway considering upcoming requirements. We were not able to reach any officials to confirm this but believe it to be the reason behind choosing so many people.
It is also not known on which states stood to gain most with this sudden doubling of posts.
More in waiting: The surprise doesn’t stop here as the bank has also mentioned of publishing phase II results very soon. Now the big question is – what is this phase II about?
Again, nothing much is mentioned about this move by state bank making candidates to guess.
But one thing to note in the final list is the no. of stenographer selections. Out of 1000 steno. openings, just 20 have been chosen. So will the remaining be part of phase II?