SRINAGAR: About 48, 000 candidates are expected to appear in J&K Bank’s online test that began on Saturday for the posts of Relationship Executive (RE).
A release issued here by the bank said the online test were held at 163 centres set up in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh regions of the state on the first day.
The examination is being conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai with technical expertise from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
“In four-sessions today, more than 13,000 candidates appeared for the online tests that will continue on 6th, 12th and 13th of this month. Around 48,000 candidates have applied for the posts and are expected to appear for the examinations,” it said.
For “smooth and efficient conduct” of these tests, the bank has established Command Centre at its Corporate Headquarters here, the handout said, adding special supervisory teams have been constituted to monitor the arrangements at examination venues.
Senior officers of bank’s Human Resources Division (HRD), Technology and Information Systems Division (T&ISD, and personnel from TCS were monitoring the process and progress of the examination online from the Command Centre, it said.
It said the bank’s Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad also visited the Command Centre and expressed satisfaction over the smooth conduct of the examination on day one.
“Given the kind of infra-structure we have in the state to conduct online examinations on such a large scale, it is a huge task to be accomplished with competence and patience. And I feel glad to see our staff organizing this huge exercise meticulously with a keen sense of duty,” he was quoted as saying in the handout.
“The recruitment drive for REs is part of the bank’s multi-pronged strategy of expand-consolidate-innovate where-in expansion of bank’s footprint further within J&K and outside is followed by regular consolidation of systems and processes, besides creating a right-blend in HR base simultaneously i.e. right-mix of experienced and energetic, knowledgeable and innovative people,” he said.
Satisfied with the “successful conduct” of online exam on day one, the bank’s Senior President HRD Abdul Rauf Bhat, as per the handout, said, “We are grateful to all the institutions, state agencies for their support that made this valuable exercise successful today.”
“Also, I congratulate my colleagues in the bank for smooth conduct of exams on first day and hope we accomplish the assigned task with diligence and commitment,” he added.
Meanwhile, the specially-constituted teams headed by officers from senior management visited the centres throughout the day, the handout said. It said the bank has already made a link available to candidates for demo or mock test on its website.