Srinagar: Winding the first phase of its massive recruitment drive, J&K Bank today concluded the online-examination for the posts of Probationary officer (PO) and Banking Associate (BA) smoothly and successfully in which around 117000 candidates appeared at 52 centers set up in Jammu, Kashmir, Leh, and outside the state.
More than 144000 aspirants had applied for the online tests that were held directly by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai – an agency of impeccable track record – with technical expertise from the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
In five-shifts every day, out of 37512 applicants, 30198 candidates appeared in the online tests for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) on 22 nd April while as out of 107198 aspirants, 86683 candidates appeared for the post of Banking Associate (BA) on 24 th, 25th, and 26th of April 2019 across the state and outside. The centers included numerous educational institutions and training institutes across the state besides the bank’s Corporate
Office, Zonal headquarters and other offices.
Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed, who personally oversaw the examinations online from the bank’s corporate headquarters expressed happiness over the smooth and successful conduct of the overall exams.
Chairman said, “Given the huge number of applications we received and the kind of massive infra-structural arrangements that were required to conduct these examinations online in J&K, I really think that the team J&K Bank has really pulled off a great feat with exceptional competence and required patience.”
Commending the teamwork and flawless execution, he said, “I really feel proud to see that every staff member took pains to ensure that every candidate is treated with compassion and made comfortable while conducting the examination in a fair and transparent manner. I believe that the candidates must have found it one of their best experiences of the Brand J&K Bank”, he added.
The chairman who looked visibly satisfied, asserted, “The recruitment drive for POs and BAs is part of our larger strategy to augment our resource base further by hiring the best available talent in the state and sustain the organizational momentum towards excellence in business besides creating right-mix of experience, energy, and innovation in our HR base.”