Recruitment of Probationary Officers | Oriental bank of commerce : 2010


Oriental bank of commerce, a leading listed public sector bank invites on-line applications from Indian citizens for 322 posts of probationary officers:

Name of the Post: Probationary Officer
Pay Band: Rs. 14500 – 25700
Number of Vacancies: 322


Scheduled Caste: 53
Scheduled Tribe: 23
Other Backward Classes: 85
General: 161

Note: As the reservation for persons with disabilities is on horizontal basis, the selected candidates will be placed in the appropriate category (viz., SC, ST, OBC, General, etc.) to which they belong.

Visually Impaired: 3
Hearing Impaired: 3
Orthopedically Challenged: 3

NOTE: The number of posts and vacancies as above are tentative and may change as per requirement of the bank.


Educational Qualification

Minimum 60% marks for Science graduates (55 % for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate from a recognized University
Minimum 55% for graduates in other streams (50% for SC/ST/PWD) in aggregate from a recognized University
Note: Candidates with additional qualifications as MBA, CA, CFA , MCA etc. shall be preferred.

Computer Knowledge

The basic knowledge in operating computer systems in Windows mode, knowledge of MS Word/Office, Spread Sheets like MS-Excel and Internet & Email familiarity is an essential qualification


Minimum age – 21 years & Maximum age – 30 years as on 01.10.2010 i.e. applicants should have been born between 30.09.1980 & 01.10.1989

NOTE: The interested eligible employees of oriental bank of commerce may also apply through proper channel


The selection will be made on the basis of performance of candidate in written test and interview.

Written Test
Objective Tests (Duration – 135 Min)

Name of Test: General Awareness
Number of Questions: 50
Medium of Exam: English & Hindi
Name of Test: Test of English
Number of Questions: 50
Medium of Exam: English
Name of Test: Quantitative Aptitude
Number of Questions: 50
Medium of Exam: English & Hindi
Name of Test: Reasoning
Number of Questions: 75
Medium of Exam: English & Hindi

Note: The candidates shall be required to qualify in each objective test as per cut-off marks determined on the basis of Group Performance in each test subject to minimum 40% marks (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates) in aggregate out of 200 marks of the objective test. Wrong answers given in the objective test will result in negative marks.

Descriptive Test:

It will consist of 4 questions out of which the candidates are required to attempt 3 questions only. The test will be of 60 marks (i.e. 20 marks for each question).. However, the test will be only qualifying and the marks obtained therein shall not be reckoned for preparing the merit list.

Written Test Centre’s

The written test for Probationary Officers will be scheduled at the following centres and the address of the venue will be advised in the call letters:
Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi

Application fee (including postage charge) (non-refundable):

For SC/ST/PWD candidates – Rs. 50/- (for postage)
For all others (including OBC) – Rs. 400/- (350 + 50 for postage)
Requisite Application Fee may be paid at any of the branch of the Oriental Bank of
Commerce only in Current A/c No. 00071011002154 from 11.10.2010 to 10.11.2010


  • The Bank is free to reject any application, at any stage of the recruitment process, if the candidate is found ineligible for the post.
  • Only candidates willing to serve anywhere in India need apply.
  • Any dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of courts situated at NCT of Delhi.
  • Use of calculators, mobile phones, pagers or any other instruments during the written examination is strictly prohibited.
  • Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  • All candidates will have to produce, if called for interview, originals as well as attested photocopies of their educational and experience certificates as well as caste certificate, certificate of handicap or any other certificate in support of their eligibility, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates serving in Government/Public Sector Undertakings (including banks) must produce a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer if called for interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered.
  • Any request for change of address will not be entertained.
  • In case of any dispute on account of interpretation in any version other than English, the English version shall prevail.
  • Candidates will appear for the written examination at the allotted centres at their own expense and risk and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/losses etc. of any nature.
  • Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their being declared medically fit as per the requirements of the Bank. Such appointment will also be subject to the Service & Conduct Rules of the Bank.


  • Application fee may be paid in cash at any of the Bank’s Branches. After payment, the candidate must collect the payment receipt; the particulars thereof are to be quoted in the application and the original receipt must be produced along with the call letter at the time of the written test.
  • Candidates are requested to apply on-line between 11.10.2010 and 10.11.2010 only through
  • Bank’s website No other means/mode of application will be accepted.

Guidelines for filling application areas under:

  • Candidates should have a valid email id. This will help him/her in getting call letter/ interview advices etc. by email.
  • Candidate must ensure that on deposit of fee, the branch issues him a receipt which should invariably mention under-noted items:
  • Receipt No. (ii) Branch Name (iii) Branch Code No. (iv) Date of deposit and (v) Amount
  • The payment of fees should be made on or before 10.11.2010. This date will be same for the candidates belonging to far-flung areas.
  • Applications once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the application fee/ postage once paid shall not be refunded nor shall it be held in reserve for any other examination.
  • Candidates should keep a copy of the Application Printout and Payment Receipt (Receipt No.) for their record. An ‘Information Handout’ will be sent to the candidates along with the call letter for written test.
  • Candidates serving in Government / Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector Undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if any other admissible, will not be paid.
  • Original payment receipt will have to be submitted with the call letter at the time of written examination.

Call letters for the written examination

All eligible candidates will be issued call letters by the Bank at the correspondence address given by the candidate in the application form. An eligible candidate who does not receive the call letter by 20.12.2010 may contact the Bank’s Office at the following address for respective centre indicating his/her name, address, details of payment, etc. for taking remedial action. The duplicate call letters can be downloaded from the banks web-site between 20.12.2010 and 25.12.2010.

Opening date for on-line registration: 11.10.2010
Closing date for on-line registration: 10.11.2010
Date of written examination: 26.12.2010



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