The Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB) is one of the Scheduled State Cooperative Banks incorporated under the Orissa Cooperative Societies Act on 2nd April, 1948. Since its inception, the Bank has been playing a pivotal role in transforming the agrarian economy of the State by catering to the credit requirement of the farm families. The Bank leads the Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Odisha comprising 2709 PACS (including 212 LAMPS and 6 FSS) at the grassroots level, 17 District Central Cooperative Banks (with 323 Branches) at the middle tier. The Bank has facilitated enrollment of 53.69 lakh agricultural families from out of about 55 lakh agricultural families in the State covering 97.6% of the families. As a State partnered Bank, the OSCB has been implementing various plans and programmes of the State Government meant for agriculture production and productivity with rural development. The Bank has a network of 14 Branches spread across the State and it has been supporting the Central Cooperative Banks with its 323 Branches to consolidate the Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure.
OSCB Banking Assistant Exam 2022
Odisha State Cooperative Bank Limited (OSCB) has released an official notification on its website on 22nd December 2021. It has invited online applications from eligible candidates for filling Banking assistants and assistant managers (Grade 2) posts. The OSCB has declared a total of 725 posts for OSCB Recruitment 2021-22, out of which 423 are for Banking Assistant Grade-II officers. It will conduct a preliminary exam for recruitment on 13th March 2022. Continue reading this guide to know all relevant information regarding OSCB recruitment 2022, like important dates, application fees, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc., as mentioned on the OSCB Banking Assistant Recruitment Notification.
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OSCB Banking Assistant Recruitment Notification: Overview
The table below provides an overview of the OSCB Recruitment 2022 for candidates.
|Name of Organization||Odisha State Cooperative Bank Ltd. (OSCB)|
|Post Name||Banking Assistance Grade-II|
|Category||Banking Jobs in the District Central Co-op Banks|
|Official Site||OSCB (odishascb.com)|
OSCB Banking Assistant Recruitment Notification: Important Dates
|Notification Released Date||21st December 2021|
|Starting Date for Online Registration||29th December 2021|
|Last Date for Online Registration||17th January 2022|
|Date for Payment of Application Fee||29th December 2021 to 17th January 2022|
|Admit Card Release Date||24th February 2022|
|Online Preliminary Exam Date||13th March 2022|
|Online Mains Exam Date||Tentatively in April or May 2022|
OSCB Banking Assistant Vacancies 2022
The OSCB has declared 725 vacancies for recruitment in 2022, out of which 423 are for Banking Assistance and 182 for Assistant Manager. See the table below to know the vacancy distribution for the District Co-operative Central Banks in Odisha.
|Name of the Bank||Number of Vacancies|
The category-wise distribution for 423 vacancies is as follows:
- Unreserved: 214
- ST: 109
- Sc: 79
- SEBC (OBC): 21
OSCB Banking Assistant Exam 2022 - Eligibility Criteria
The candidate has to be a resident of Odisha State regardless of the geographical or operational area of the District Co-operative Central Banks.
To apply for OSCB Banking Assistance jobs, the candidate must possess a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. They must also have proficiency in computer applications.
Age Limit (as of 01.01.2020)
- Minimum: 21 years (not born before 02.01. 1988)
- Maximum: 32 Years (not born after 01.01.199)
OSCB Banking Assistant 2022 Selection Process
The selection process followed by the OSCB involves the following stages:
- Online Preliminary Examination
- Online Mains Examination
Prelims Exam Pattern
|Section||Maximum Marks||No. of questions||Duration|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 min|
Mains Exam Pattern
|Section||Maximum marks||No. of questions||Duration|
|General & Financial Awareness||40||40||30 min|
|General English||40||40||40 min|
|Numerical Ability||40||40||35 min|
Both prelims and mains are computer-based MCQ exams. Each question will have 4 options.
The OSCB follows a negative marking scheme, in which it will deduct 0.25 marks for each wrong answer and give 1 mark for every correct answer. However, there is no deduction in case of unanswered questions.