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Canara Bank Recruitment (PO) 2012 at

Canara Bank Recruitment (PO) 2012 at

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Recruitment Project – 1/2012 – Probationary Officers

Recruitment Cell, Personnel Wing
Head Office, 112, J C Road, Bangalore – 560002



Canara Bank, a leading Public Sector Bank with Head Office in Bangalore and pan India presence with over 3500 branches, invitesON-LINE APPLICATIONS, from candidates who are qualified and holding a valid Common Written Examination-PO/MT-2011-12 score card issued by IBPS, for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer in Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

Eligible candidates, who are having valid IBPS CWE-PO/MT-2011-12 Score Card are requested to apply ON-LINE through Bank’s website No other means / mode of Application will be accepted.

Please read this advertisement carefully and ensure your eligibility before paying fees / submitting on-line application.

Important Dates
Event Date
Payment of Application Fee / Intimation Charges From 30.01.2012 to 15.02.2012
[both days inclusive]
Opening Date for on-line registration in Website 30.01.2012
Closing Date for on-line registration in Website 15.02.2012


Post [Scale] Age [Years] Min – Max No. of Posts for
SC ST OBC UR Total of which PWD
Probationary Officers [JMGS–I] 21 – 30* 303 152 545 1000 2000 28 28 25

* for relaxation in upper age limit, refer Point No. 6


(a) The number of posts and the reservations provided are provisional and may vary according to actual requirement of the Bank, subject to availability of suitable candidates.

(b) 3% of the total posts @ 1% each for VC, HI & OC candidates are reserved for the Persons with Disabilities. It is clarified that it may not be possible to employ Persons with Disabilities in all Offices / Branches of the Bank and they will have to work in the posts identified by the Bank as suitable for them.

(c) As the reservation for PWD candidates are on horizontal basis, the selected candidates will be placed in the appropriate category to which the candidate belongs.

(d) The above reservation is inclusive of shortfall / backlog reservation.

(e) The selected candidates will be posted any where in India, depending on the requirement of the Bank.


IBPS – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Mumbai; CWE-PO/MT-2011-12 – Common Written Examination for the posts of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees 2011-12; TWS – Total Weighted Standard Score; GD – Group Discussion; JMGS-I – Junior Management Grade Scale I; SC-Scheduled Caste; ST-Scheduled Tribe; OBC – Other Backward Class; UR – Un Reserved; PWD – Persons With Disabilities; VC-Visually Challenged; HI-Hearing Impaired; OC-Orthopaedically Challenged.


All the eligibility [qualification, age etc] shall be computed as on 01.07.2011 (inclusive).

Post Code-1: Probationary Officers [JMGS-I]:

a) Qualification:

-  Graduation with 60% marks [SC/ST/PWD candidates – Graduation with 55% marks].


-  Should have valid IBPS Score Card obtained in Common Written Examination [CWE] for Probationary Officers [POs] / Management Trainees [MTs] 2011-12 with the following scores;

IBPS CWE-PO/MT 2011-12 – Individual Subjects
Particulars IBPS Score cut-off for category
Unreserved SC/ST/OBC/PWD
Test of Reasoning [TR] 24 & above 21 & above
Test of English Language [EN] 24 & above 21 & above
Test of Quantitative Aptitude [QA] 24 & above 21 & above
Test of General Awareness [GA] 24 & above 21 & above
Test of Computer Knowledge [CK] 24 & above 21 & above
Descriptive Paper on English [DP] 24 & above 21 & above
IBPS CWE-PO/MT 2011-12 – Total Weighted Standard Score
Candidates belonging to Category IBPS TWS Score
Unreserved [UR] 156 & above
Other Backward Class [OBC] 146 & above
Scheduled Caste [SC] 146 & above
Scheduled Tribe [ST] 136 & above
Persons With Disabilities [VC/HI/OC] 106 & above

Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted in to percentage and indicate the same in online application, besides indicating the CGPA / OGPA in the on-line application.

NOTE: All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.07.2011.

The percentage marks in Graduation shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidates in all the subjects in all semesters / years, by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subjects, if any. This will be applicable for those universities also where class / grade is decided on the basis of honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

COMPUTER LITERACY: Operating & working knowledge in computer systems shall be an essential qualification, which a candidate must either possess or acquire within 6 months from the date of joining the Bank.

HINDI KNOWLEDGE: The candidates shall acquire working knowledge of Hindi, if not possessed already, before completion of probationary period.

b) Job Profile:

General Banking, House keeping, Supervisory functions etc and any other work assigned by the Bank from time to time.

3. Salary & Emoluments:

Scale Salary & Emoluments
JMGS-I 14500 – 600/7 – 18700 – 700/2 – 20100 – 800/7 – 25700

Dearness Allowance, HRA, CCA, Medical Aid, Hospitalization expenses, Leave Fare Concession etc. and Perquisites like Conveyance, Quarters, Furniture etc., depending on the place of posting shall be available as per rules.


Reservations for Persons with Disabilities:

Reservation is available for Persons with Disabilities under Section-33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act 1995:

  • Visually Challenged [VC]:

(i) Blindness refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely (a) Total absence of sight or (b) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 {snellen} in the better eye with correcting lenses; or (c) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
(ii) Low Vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

  • Hearing Impairment [HI] means loss of 60 decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

  • Orthopaedically Challenged [OC]  – All the cases of OC persons are covered under the category of Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy.

Locomotor Disability means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any forms of cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development.

Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services / posts who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability.


A candidate must be either i] a citizen of India or ii] a subject of Nepal or iii] a subject of Bhutan or iv] a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01.01.1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or v] a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A Candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Group Discussion / interview conducted by the Bank, but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India, is produced.


  1. Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates – by 5 years;

  2. Other Backward Classes candidates – by 3 years;

  3. Persons with Disabilities – by 10 years;

  4. All persons who are ordinarily domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K State during 01.01.80 to 31.12.89 – by 5 years;

  5. Persons (Children / Family members of those) affected by 1984 riots – by 5 years.

  6. Ex-servicemen, Commissioned Officers including those ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year i.e on or before 31.12.2012) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to Military service or on invalidment – by 5 years


  1. The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. 6 (iii) to 6 (vi)

  2. Persons eligible for age relaxation under 6 (iv) above must produce the domicile certificate at the time of interview from the District Jurisdiction where he / she had ordinarily resided or any other authority designated in this regard by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of J&K during the period from 01.01.80 to 31.12.89.

  3. Persons eligible for age relaxation under 6 (v) above must produce a certificate from the District Magistrate to the effect that they are eligible for relief in terms of the Rehabilitation Package for 1984 Riot Affected Persons sanctioned by the Government and communicated vide Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Financial Services communication No.F.No.9/21/2006-IR dated 27.07.2007.

  4. An Ex-servicemen who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-servicemen for his re-employment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases.

There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in the Officer Cadre.


Category Amount of Fees / Intimation Charges [Non-Refundable]
SC/ST/PWD 50/- [Intimation Charges only]
All Others 100/-


Kindly ensure the eligibility for the post, before paying the application fees / intimation charges as the same is not refundable.

The application fee / intimation charges can be paid by;

  1. Directly remitting the amount in any of the Canara Bank Branches OR

  2. Paying the amount through NEFT in any other Bank.

The procedure for payment of fee is mentioned below;

 1] Directly remitting the amount in any of the Canara Bank Branches:

  1. Take print-out of the Payment Challan from website [Click here to download Payment Challan]

  2. Fill the particulars viz, IBPS CWE-PO/MT 2011-12 Registration Number, Name, Date of Birth, Contact Phone No., Category, Amount deposited, Depositing Branch Name & City

  3. Submit the Fee Payment Challan & amount in any Canara Bank Branch.

  4. Collect the candidate’s copy of Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please verify that challan is properly signed & the details of Transaction Sequence No., Branch Name & DP Code Number, Deposit Date are noted in the challan by the Branch Authorities.

  5. Log on to bank website for applying on-line.

 2]  Paying the amount through NEFT in any other Bank [If the candidate opts for payment through other Banks]:

  1. Fill the NEFT challan as required by the bank with Beneficiary details as under;

-  Name of the Account: Canara Bank Recruitment Project – 1/2012

-  Account Number : 1173201002243

-  Payee Bank : Canara Bank, South End Road Branch, Bangalore

-  IFSC Code : CNRB0001173

  1. Make payment

  2. Collect NEFT Payment Receipt. Please check that receipt is properly signed & the details of NEFT UTR No., IFSC Code of the Sending Branch, Name of the Sending Bank, City, Deposit Date, Amount etc are noted in the challan by the Branch Authorities. Kindly write IBPS CWE—PO/MT 2011-12 Registration Number, Name, Date of Birth, Category on the back of the NEFT Receipt.

  3. Log on to bank website for applying on-line.

After on-line registration, candidates are requested to write their Registration Number on the back of the Payment Challan / NEFT Receipt.

The application fee / intimation charges should be paid between 30.01.2012 and 15.02.2012 (both dates inclusive)

Even if the last date of registration changes due to technical reasons, the valid dates for payment of application fee / intimation charges will not be changed.

Payment of fee by Demand Draft / Cheque / Money Orders / Postal Orders etc will not be accepted and such applications will be summarily rejected.


The selection for the post of Probationary Officers is on the basis of Score obtained in stipulated CWE for PO/MTs + Group Discussion + Interview.

The GD and Interview will be held at major centres across the country.

Depending upon the number of vacancies, Bank reserves the right to shortlist requisite number of candidates based on the CWE score, academics of the candidates, as decided by the Bank and only those shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The centre & address of the venue, time & date for Group Discussion and Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter and candidates have to attend for the same at their own cost. The details of shortlisted candidates for Group Discussion and Interview will be hosted in our website. Request for change of Centre will not be entertained. However, the Bank reserves its right to change/add/cancel the date, time, centre, venue of the Group Discussion and / or Interview and to call the candidates for the Group Discussion and / or Interview at any other Centre or hold supplementary selection process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The total marks allotted for Group Discussion are 100 and for Interview are 100. Candidates have to secure minimum marks as decided by the Bank at each level of selection process and only those candidates will be considered for preparation of final rank lists.

The final rank lists shall be prepared on the basis of TWS scores obtained by the candidates in the stipulated CWE for PO/MT + Group Discussion + Interview, with the following weightage;

Total Weighted
Standard Score (CWE)
Interview Total
50% 20% 30% 100%

The final selection for the post of Probationary Officer is on the basis of rank lists drawn based on the Total Marks calculated as above (out of 100 marks).

Mere eligibility / admission to the GD / Interview / pass in GD / Interview does not imply that the Bank is satisfied beyond doubt about the candidates’ eligibility and shall not vest any right in a candidate for selection. The Bank would be free to reject the candidature of any candidate at any stage of the recruitment process, if he / she is found to be ineligible and / or furnished incorrect or false information / certificates / documents or has suppressed any material facts and the fees paid by the ineligible candidates shall be forfeited. If appointed, such a candidate may be summarily removed from the services of the Bank.

The Bank reserves the right to change the selection procedure / hold supplementary selection process, if necessary. The change, if any, shall be intimated to the candidates through our website / email in advance.


While appearing for the GD and Interview, the candidate should produce photo identity such as PAN Card / Passport / Driving Licence / Voters Card / Bank Pass Book with Photograph / Photo embossed Credit Card for verification. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate will not be allowed for GD and Interview.


The selected candidates will be on probation for a period of two years (24 months of active service) from the date of joining, as per the rules of the Bank.


The selected candidates for the post of Probationary Officers have to deposit a sum of 25,000/- at the time of joining as Security Deposit. Candidates have to serve for a minimum period of 2 years. If the candidate after appointment leaves the Bank for any reason before 2 years, the security deposit will be forfeited.


Candidates are requested to read the contents of the advertisement and ensure their eligibility before applying.

The eligible candidates are required to apply ON-LINE through bank’s website The guidelines for filling on-line application are as follows;

  • Candidates should have a valid personal e-mail id (the same email id registered with IBPS CWE-PO/MT 2011-12). This e-mail id should be kept functional till completion of this recruitment project. All the communication will be sent to the candidates on this e-mail id only.

  • Candidates should have remitted the requisite fee in any branch of Canara Bank OR Candidates should have remitted the requisite fee in any other Bank through NEFT and should have details of payment made.

  • Please note that without valid payment details, on-line registration of application will be summarily rejected. For details of payment, check Point No.7.

  • Candidates are required to visit the Bank’s website à Careers à Recruitment page and click on the link “Recruitment Project – 1/ 2012 – Probationary Officers” and apply for the post. Alternatively, candidates can click the link “Recruitment” scrolling in the “Announcement” column.

  • The link for registration of application will be open on our website on the dates indicated at the top of this advertisement.

  • After filling in all the required particulars, candidates shall submit the application on-line.

  • Candidates should take utmost care to furnish the correct details while filling in on-line application. Submission of incorrect / false information in the online application will render the candidature invalid.

  • Retain a copy of the final on-line application print out along with Registration Number & Password safely for your records.

  • The name of the candidate or his / her father / husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates / mark sheets. Any change / alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

Candidates need not send Application Print / Documents at this stage.

If shortlisted for Group Discussion and Interview, at the time of Group Discussion / Interview, candidates have to submit the following documents / certificates;

  1. Print-out of On-line application submitted to the Bank with Photo & Signature affixed at appropriate place

  2. Copy of On-line application submitted to IBPS

  3. Payment Challan / NEFT Receipt, Print-out of GD and Interview Call Letter

  4. IBPS Score Card

  5. Proof of Date of Birth along with proof of certificate for age relaxation, if any

  6. Certificates and Marklists from SSC / SSLC / X std, 10+2 / PUC / Intermediate, Graduation, Post Graduation (if any) etc

  7. Caste Certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC category candidates & Medical Certificate in case of PWD candidates

  8. Any other relavent documents

Originals of the documents should be presented for verification. Candidates will not be allowed to take up Group Discussion and Interview with out production of the documents.


The candidates who have been shortlisted [as mentioned in Point No. 8] will only be called for the Group Discussion and Interview and their details and schedule for Group Discussion and Interview will be made available in Bank’s website All the communications viz, call letters for Group Discussion / interview etc., will be sent only to the registered e-mail given by the candidate. Request for sending to different e-mail id subsequently will not be entertained. Alternatively the call letter for Group Discussion and Interview can be downloaded from the Bank’s website.

Bank will not take responsibility for late receipt / non-receipt of call letter / any communication e-mailed due to technical reasons or whatsoever to the candidate. Hence candidates are requested to keep track of their application status by visiting Bank’s website as well as checking of their registered e-mail account from time to time during the recruitment process.


Candidates should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered, fabricated or suppress any material information while registering the application and submitting the certified copies / testimonials.

At the time of Group Discussion/interview/during selection process, if a candidate is or has been found guilty of using unfair means or impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person; or misbehaving in the GD / interview hall or taking away any documents from the venue; or resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for the selection; or obtaining support of his/her candidature by any means, such a candidate may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, shall be liable

  1. to be disqualified from the GD / interview / selection process for which he / she is a candidate

  2. to be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period from any examination or selection held by the Bank.


  1. Candidates have to register on-line through Bank’s website only. No other means of applications shall be entertained.

  2. Calling / admission to the Group Discussion / interview is purely provisional without verification of age / qualification / category etc. of the candidates. Mere receipt of call letter for Group Discussion / interview does not imply that the Bank is satisfied about the candidate’s eligibility. Candidates should ensure their eligibility before applying / attending the Group Discussion / interview. Bank reserves right to reject ineligible candidate’s applications at any stage and the fee paid by ineligible candidates shall be forfeited.

  3. The Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the fee once paid will not be refunded on any account nor would this fee be held in reserve for future examination / selection.

  4. Applications which are incomplete in any respect will be rejected and the fee will be forfeited.

  5. Candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion and interview at their own expenses.

    However, outstation SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities category candidates called for Group Discussion and interviewfor JMGS-I posts will be paid II class to & fro train fare or actual expenses incurred, whichever is less, by shortest route on production of proof of travel.

    The above concession will not be admissible to SC/ST/Persons with Disabilities category candidates who are already in service in Central / State Government, Corporations, Public Undertakings / Local Government, Institutions and Panchayats etc.

  6. Candidates serving in Government / Public Sector Undertakings (including Banks) are required to produce a “No Objection certificate” from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered.

  7. Candidates willing to serve anywhere in India only should apply for the post of Probationary Officer.

  8. Decision of the Bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of GD and interview, selection and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate. Further, the Bank reserves right to stall / cancel the recruitment partially / fully at any stage during the recruitment process at its discretion, which will be final and binding on the candidate.

  9. No correspondence or personal enquires shall be entertained by the Bank.

  10. Bank may, at its discretion, hold re-examination / re-group discussion / re-interview wherever necessary in respect of a centre / venue / specified post or candidate/s.

  11. The shortlisted candidates are required to submit all the documents pertaining to Age, Qualification, Experience, Caste etc at the time of GD / interview. These documents will be verified with originals at the time of GD / interview. If any candidate is found ineligible while verifying the documents, he / she shall not be allowed to take up GD / interview.

  12. Candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC / Persons with Disabilities categories should keep ready an attested copy of certificate issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India. In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain a clause that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer section excluded from the benefits of reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil post & services under Government of India. OBC caste certificate should not be more than one year old.


    I) For Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes: (i) District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / First Class stipendary Magistrate / City Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate (not below the rank of First Class stipendary Magistrate) / Taluk Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner (ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate (iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar (iv)Sub-divisional officer of the Area where the candidate and or his family normally resides.

    II) For Persons with Disabilities: Authorised certifying authority will be the Medical Board at the District level consisting of Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer in the District and an Orthopedic / Ophthalmic / ENT Surgeon.

    III) Prescribed Formats of SC, ST, OBC, PWD certificates can be downloaded from Bank’s Candidates belonging to these categories are required to produce the certificates strictly in these formats only.

  13. An Ex-serviceman candidate has to produce a copy of the discharge Certificate / pension payment order and documentary proof of rank last / presently held (substantive as well as acting) at the time of interview. Those who are still in defence service should submit a certificate from a competent authority that they will be relieved from defence services, on or before 31.12.2012.

  14. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank & receiving satisfactory report from referees / police authorities.

  15. Appointment of selected candidates for the posts of Probationary Officer are subject to the Service and Conduct Rules of the Bank.

  16. Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated in Bangalore.

  17. Canvassing in any form will be treated as disqualification.

  18. The Bank / IBPS shall not be responsible for an application being rejected which is based on wrong information provided in any advertisement issued by an unauthorized person / institution.

  19. In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in versions other than English, English version will prevail.

  20. No candidate is permitted to use Calculator, Cell Phone, Pager or any other instruments in the GD / Interview hall / during selection process.

Candidates in their own interest are advised to register on-line and submit their applications well in time before the last date for submission, to avoid the possibility of dis-connection / inability / failure to log on the Bank’s website on account of heavy load on internet / website jam. The Bank does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reasons beyond the control of the Bank.

Date: 28.01.2012
Place: Bangalore
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