Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank Ltd which is a leading Cooperative Bank in the country and the Apex Cooperative Bank in Himachal Pradesh, invites ONLINE applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts of JUNIOR CLERK and STENO/STENO-TYPIST in the Bank on REGULAR BASIS through IBPS, Mumbai. The desirous candidates should read detailed Instructions for Recruitment on Bank’s website www.hpscb.com. The last date for applying for these posts is 02.07.2021 Applications can be filled ONLINE in Recruitment Link on this website between 05.06.2021 to 02.07.2021 alongwith payment of requisite fee. Applications received by any other mode or after the due date will not be accepted.



RECRUITMENT FOR 149 POSTS OF JUNIOR CLERK AND STENO/ STENO-TYPIST IN THE BANK. The HP State Cooperative Bank Ltd., which is a leading Cooperative Bank in the country and the Apex Cooperative Bank in Himachal Pradesh invites ONLINE applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts of JUNIOR CLERK and STENO/STENO-TYPIST in the Bank on REGULAR BASIS. The desirous candidates should read detailed Instructions for Recruitment on Bank’s website www.hpscb.com. The last date for applying for these posts is 02.07.2021 Applications can be filled ONLINE in Recruitment Link on the website between 05.06.2021 to 02.07.2021 alongwith payment of requisite fee.

* Including backlog in the respective vacancies. **No. of Posts to be filled up may vary depending on actual requirement at the time of final selection and may accordingly increase or decrease. Short name: UR- Unreserved, Gen.-General, SC-Scheduled Caste, ST-Scheduled Tribe, OBC- Other Backward Class, EWS-Economically Weaker Section, EX-SM- Ex-Servicemen, PH- Physically Handicapped, WFF-Ward of Freedom Fighter, IRDP- Integrated rural development programme, PACS- Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies of H.P., OCS- Other Cooperative Socieites of Himachal Pradesh. Page 3 of 22 x Only Bonafide Himachali will be eligible for the posts reserved under Society (PACS/OCS) quota. x Candidates belonging to all reserved categories should be bonafide Himachalis only. x The reserved category candidates belonging to other states will be treated as GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates. x The selection shall be through an online examination followed by evaluation of documents as per laid down criteria. x Please note that in case the number of candidates applying for any category of posts is large, the examination will be held in two phase system of examination i.e. Preliminary and Main Examination. In case the candidates applying for any category of posts is not upto the expected number of candidates, only single main examination will be held. Bank’s decision in this regard shall be final. For the posts of Steno/Steno-Typist, the Skill test shall be conducted at Bank’s level at a later stage. x All the posts will be filled on regular basis in the pay scale having Pay Band of Rs. 10300- 34800/- plus Grade Pay of Rs. 3200/-. x Eligibility criteria and other relevant details are given on Bank’s website www.hpscb.com and desirous candidates may go through the same to ascertain their eligibility before applying for the post. Please note that fee once remitted is non-refundable in any case.

Note-1:- In case of posts of Jr. Clerks under Society quota, Experience certificate in support of experience should be issued by the concerned Assistant Registrar, Cooperative Societies of H.P. with authentic certification based on record of concerned society and only such experience certificates shall be valid. In case experience quoted in application form while applying online for the post turns out to be false later on during scrutiny of original certificates and record, the candidature shall be Page 5 of 22 treated cancelled/rejected summarily irrespective of his/her qualifying the online examination. Therefore, while applying for the posts reserved under society quota, the candidate should invariably ensure that he/she possesses a valid prescribed experience. Note-2:- Explanation with regard to PACS and other societies: (as clarified under RCS, HP Letter No.5-233/99-Coop.(C&M) dated 19.06.2001) 1) Primary Agricultural credit societies (PACS) include: i) Cooperative Multipurpose Societies ltd. ii) Gram Service Cooperative Societies Ltd, 2) Other Cooperative Societies (OCS) include: i) Fruit Growers and Marketing Society Ltd. ii) Marketing and consumer cooperative societies Ltd. iii) Coop. Consumer Store. iv) Thrift & Credit Society Ltd. v) All other Cooperative Societies registered under HP Cooperative Societies Act, 1968. 3) Clarification for Trained secretaries of PACS: i) Those who have completed 5 years continuous service in PACS from the date of his/her joining in the Cooperative Society (as clarified vide RCS, HP letter No.5-510/98-Coop. (C&M) loose dated 25.06.2014 ii) Trained Secretaries also include Assistant Secretaries/Managers/Assistant Managers of PACS having 5 years continuous service (as clarified under RCS, HP Letter No. 5233199- Coop.(C&M) dated 19.06.2001) ¾ Candidates belonging to all reserved categories should be bonafide Himachalis only. ¾ The reserved category candidates belonging to other states will be treated as GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates. ¾ An Ex Serviceman will be as defined by the Department of Personnel, Govt. of HP and should belong to H.P.. ¾ The wards of Ex-Servicemen are not eligible for the posts advertised for Ex Servicemen. ¾ The certificate of IRDP/B.P.L./Antodaya issued by a competent authority will not be valid if it is more than 6 months old and that of OBC should not be more than one year old. Further, they should be issued on the latest prescribed format. ¾ SC/ST/OBC and other reserved category candidates are eligible to apply against unreserved category/general category posts but they will not be eligible to get benefits of age relaxation, 5 % concession in requisite qualification and fee concession. ¾ Candidates belonging to OBC Category will have to submit a certificate from competent authority that he/she is not from Creamy Layer Category. Date of issue of such certificate should not be of more than one year old from the date of applying. Page 6 of 22 ¾ Please note that in case the number of candidates applying for any category of posts is large, the examination will be held in two phase system of examination i.e. Preliminary and Main Examination. In case the candidates applying for any category of posts is not upto the expected number of candidates, only single main examination will be held. Bank’s decision in this regard shall be final. For the posts of Steno/Steno-Typist, the Skill test shall be conducted at Bank’s level at a later stage. ¾ Candidate will be allowed to participate and register separately for the post of Jr. Clerk and Steno/Steno-typist. 

Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before applying for the posts has to be submitted at the time of evaluation of documents. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the marks-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute and web based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process. 

(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in 10+2 calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application, wherever applicable. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for evaluation of documents, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the Board/University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms. (3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on 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%. (4) The candidates may ensure that they should have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated within Himachal Pradesh. In case they have passed Matriculation and 10+2 from any School/Institution situated outside the Himachal Pradesh, they must possess certificate of being bonafide Himachali while applying for the ibid posts.

Pattern of online Examination: The online examination for the above posts (Jr. Clerk & Steno/Steno-typists) will be conducted in two phase pattern of examination i.e. Phase-I ( Preliminary examination) and Phase-II (Main Examination) through IBPS, Mumbai. 

Duration of written Test: The duration for phase-I (Preliminary examination) shall be 1 hour and for Phase-II (Main examination) the duration shall be of 2 hours as mentioned above. 

Application Registration: 1. Candidates to go to the Bank’s website www.hpscb.com click on the option "APPLY ONLINE" which will open a new screen. 2. To register application, choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. 3. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify/ get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission. 4. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON. 5. 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/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. 6. Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button. 7. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point "C". 8. Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form. 9. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT. 10. Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct. 11. Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment. 12. Click on 'Submit' button. 13. Candidate shall not be allowed to appear in the online examination without Admission card/ Call letter and other required documents for identity verification. 14. The name of the candidate or his/her father/husband and the Date of Birth shall be indicated in the application form as it appears in the 10th/ 12th class mark sheet / certificate as well as on the valid Identity Card. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.