The State Bank of India (SBI) announced the results of its Clerk 2016 preliminary examination on Friday. Candidates, who have qualified for the main examination will have to download their call letters from the state-run banks’s official website .
How to download call letters:
1) Go to the official website
2) Click on the link leading to the ‘career’ section of the website
3) Check the latest announcements and click on the fourth dot at the bottom
4) Now click on ‘call letter for candidates qualified for Main exam’ to go to the login page
5) Enter the required details like registration number/roll number and password/date of birth
6) Click on login
7) Your call letter will be displayed on the screen if you have cleared the preliminary exam
Click here to directly go to the log-in page to download call letter.
The call letters will be online from June 17 to June 26. The main exam will be conducted on June 25 and June 26 as per information on the site.
The preliminary exam was held between May 22 and June 5 for the recruitment of 18,000 junior associates and junior agricultural associates in the state-run bank. Lakhs of students applied for the exam from across the country.
Those who have qualified in the preliminary will be allowed to appear in the main, which is the second stage of the exam.
The preliminary exam was of qualifying nature and its score will not be included in the final selection of the candidates for the job after the interview. The final merit will be prepared on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the main examination and the interview taken together.
PIL against recruitment notification
In May, a bench of the Madras high court issued a notice to the Centre and the bank’s chairperson (central recruitment and promotion) over a public interest litigation seeking to quash the notification for the recruitment the associates.
Justice R Mahadevan and justice SS Sundar also sought the Centre’s explanation within two weeks on the PIL filed by S Gurukrishna Gokul, an aspirant.
In his PIL, Gokul opposed the recruitment notification on the ground that it did not allow those to apply for the exam who had failed to repay a loan or those who had an adverse report in the Credit Information Bureau Limited or Cibil.
He said the conditions would prevent a large number of economically and socially backward candidates from applying for the posts. In his plea, he contended that if such candidates get selected for the job they would be in a position to repay the loans.
He also opposed the notification saying that the application for the posts had been invited only by online registration without giving wide advertisements in newspapers, which is against the dictum of the Supreme Court.
Gokul’s PIL was heard by a bench of justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao and justice SS Sundar on June 7. They said that the SBI could proceed with the recruitment process as several candidates had already filed their applications and would be adversely affected if the examinations were cancelled.
However, they also said that their final judgement, which is still pending, would have “an impact on the results of the entire recruitment process.”
Note: Visit SBI official website regularly for latest updates.
(With inputs from Aditya Iyer)