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  • Written by Harshitha A
  • Last Modified on 16-05-2022
  • Written by Harshitha A
  • Last Modified on 16-05-2022

About Exam

Exam Brief

Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Bank (APCOB) came into existence on August 4, 1963, and has been releasing many job opportunities for deserving candidates through its official website, i.e., apcob.org. APCOB announces many different vacancies to fill the empty positions. These positions go by many names, such as Staff Assistant (SA), Assistant Manager (AM), and so on, and talented aspirants are selected for these positions in different departments of central banks across the state.

APCOB also conducts many exams to analyse candidates’ performance for the advertised positions, such as written test and interview. APCOB has 378 branches in 13 districts of the state and the 1959 Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperative Societies (PACCS) for the development of agriculture.

Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Bank Jobs 2022 –Highlights

One of these positions that APCOB releases the recruitment notification for is Probationary Office (often widely referred to as PO). Becoming a PO is every candidate’s dream come true; however, this requires months of preparation, unyielding dedication, unceasing willingness to achieve goals.

The key—here—is to get one’s hands on the detailed preparation material, a well-articulated study plan, and well-thought-out exam-taking strategies. In this comprehensive article, we have discussed all these crucial aspects of helping aspirants score the highest possible marks in the APCOB exam. 

But before we dive into the details, let us first take a look at the overview:

Name of the organization Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Limited (APCOB)
Number of vacancies 243
Name of post Assistant Manager & Staff Assistants
Starting date of application November 26, 2021
Closing date of application December 3, 2021
Job category Andhra Pradesh Government Jobs / Bank Jobs
Job location Andhra Pradesh
Application process Online Application
Official Website www.apcob.org
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Brochure

The brochure for this exam is not available on the official website. The brochure will be updated once it is available.

Official Website Link

https://www.apcob.org/

Number of Posts/Vacancies

243

Embibe Notice Board/Notification

Test

Latest Update

APCOB has published the sixth provisional list of shortlisted candidates appointed to the Staff Assistant post. Candidates can check out the APCOB Result using the steps given on this page.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

The candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in the online exam. The online exam/test is held in English. All eligible candidates who pay the required fee and submit their applications on time will be invited to take the online examination.

Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank PO Merit List

It is important to review the merit list after receiving the qualifying marks for an exam. The APCOB merit list indicates your position in the selection process. The merit list will include candidates' names, grades, exam roll numbers, and other information.

Prepare for the next level of the selection process by downloading the merit list. It will be made available on the official website following the announcement of the APCOB Manager result 2022.

Stages of Exam

There are two stages in the recruitment process for the APCOB manager post. There are written tests and interviews.

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

There will be a penalty for incorrectly marked objective test answers. To arrive at a corrected score for each question for which the candidate provided an incorrect answer, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty. There will be no penalty if a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is marked by the candidate.

APCOB exam pattern for the Manager is available here. So, use the exam pattern and APCOB Manager syllabus for better preparation. It will give an idea about the exam structure and the type of questions asked in the exam.

APCOB Manager (Officer Scale 1) Exam Pattern

Sectional Subjects Total Number of Questions Marks for Each Section
Reasoning 35 35
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude / Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
For Specialised Posts
(specialization
concerned)
30 30
Total 130 Questions 130 Marks

Exam pattern details - Total time

The exam will be of objective type questions. The duration of the exam is 1 hour. The time duration for specialized posts is 80 minutes.

Exam Calendar

Events Important Dates
Release of Official Notification November 26, 2021
Commencement of Application Process November 26, 2021
Last Date to Apply December 3, 2021
Online Exam Dates December 2021
Interview To Be Released

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Now let's take a look at the APCOB detailed syllabus section-by-section. Candidates must cover all of these topics to achieve the highest possible score in the exam.

APCOB Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

The section on reasoning ability is all about practice. Candidates will find it very easy to score well in this section if they understand the fundamental concepts. The detailed syllabus for the reasoning ability section is provided below.

APCOB Syllabus for Reasoning Ability
Analytical Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
Number Series Verbal Reasoning
Letter and Symbol Series Logical Reasoning
Verbal Classification Matching Definitions
Essential Part Making Judgments
Puzzles Logical Problems
Logical Deduction Statement and Conclusion
Data Sufficiency Theme Detection
Cause and effect Statement and Argument
Analogies Data Interpretation

 

APCOB Syllabus for English

English is one of the most critical sections of any banking exam. By covering all of the important topics listed in the table below, candidates can increase their overall score by scoring the highest in this section:

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APCOB Syllabus for English
Active and Passive Voice Fill in the blanks
Para Completion Data Interpretation
Idioms and Phrases. Spelling Test
Substitution Sentence Arrangement
Error Correction (Underlined Part). Spelling Test
Transformation Sentence Completion.
Antonym Homonym
Direct and Indirect speech Sentence Arrangement
Joining Sentences Passage Completion.
Theme Detection. Prepositions
Topic rearrangement of passage Sentence Improvement
Error Correction (Phrase in Bold) Spotting Errors
Synonym Word Formation

 

APCOB Manager Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates taking the APCOB PO/Manager examination will experience a quantitative aptitude section. This section is similar to the APCOB staff assistant's numerical ability section but with broader concepts and topics.

APCOB Manager Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Pipes and Cisterns Races and Games
Partnership Quadratic Equations.
Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F. Ratio and Proportion
Compound Interest Odd Man Out
Numbers and Ages Mixture and allegation Stocks and Shares
Probability Computation of Whole Numbers
Problems on Trains Square Roots
Averages Mixture and Allegations
Percentages Partnership Business
Volume and Surface Area Time and Distance
Decimals and Fractions Simple Equations
Relationships between Numbers Boats and Streams
Percentages Profit and Loss
Interest Indices and Surds
Discount Simplification and Approximation
Problems on Numbers Bar & Graphs
Odd Man Out Problems on Trains
Compound Interest Areas
Mixtures and Allegations Volumes
Numbers and Ages Races and Games
Averages Line charts, Tables
Mensuration Simple Interest
Permutations and Combinations Time and Work Partnership.

 

APCOB Syllabus for Specialised Posts

Agriculture Horticulture Veterinary Fisheries
Agricultural Meteorology
Food Technology
Horticulture
Agronomy
Animal Husbandry
Entomology
Extension of Agriculture
Plant Genetics
Genetics
Soil Science
Agricultural Economics
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Agriculture Engineering
Sericulture
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Processing of Horticulture Crops
Horticulture Business Management
Remote Sensing
Entrepreneurship Development
Seed Production
Etc.,
Veterinary Parasitology.
Introduction and Importance of Statistics
Veterinary Anatomy in General and Osteology
Livestock in India
Introductory Animal Husbandry
Osteology
Scope and Importance of Biochemistry
Etc,
Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity, and Disaster.
Ornamental Fish Production and Management.
Aquaculture Engineering.
Coastal Aquaculture and Mariculture
Principles of Aquaculture.
Taxonomy of Finfish.
Freshwater Aquaculture.
Anatomy and biology of Finfish.

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

In terms of study material for bank PO preparation, candidates must have appropriate notes to study from in order to simplify their understanding capabilities. These are a few points to keep in mind when taking notes for self-study:

Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

  • Up to 30 tables can be learnt.
  • Applicants are advised to learn up to 20 cube roots and 50 square roots.
  • Remember how to convert percentages to fractions up to 1/25.
  • Learn the fundamental concepts of introductory chapters like percentage, average, and ratio - proportion. It will help you answer questions from previous math chapters as well as DI questions.
  • Speed and accuracy are the two most essential factors in this segment.

Logical Reasoning Preparation Strategy

  • Except for a few chapters, this section contains no short tricks or tips. Practice is the only way to succeed in this section.
  • Go over the fundamentals of alphanumeric series, syllogisms, inequality, direction sense, blood relations, order, and ranking.
  • Finish as many sectional tests as possible.

English Language Preparation Strategy

  • Learn the grammar rules from any basic book and then practise as many questions as you can. Do not try to remember the rules. Simply go over them again.
  • Every day, read the Hindu or another reputable newspaper for vocab/comprehension and write down new terms.
  • Every day, practise one set of cloze tests, reading comprehension, and parajumble sentences.

Exam Taking Strategy

  • Before starting the exam, divide the time for each section by your strengths.
  • It's best to start with the reasoning and aptitude sections. Try to solve these two portions.
  • If you have saved time, try answering questions from the left.
  • Make it a habit to practise previous year papers and mock tests every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve last year's papers because many of the questions are the same.
  • To take the exam with confidence, enter the exam room with a well-thought-out plan and strategy.
  • Don't get stuck on a single question; if you can't answer any of them, move on to the next. Don't waste time on a single query.

Detailed Study plan

The detailed study plan for Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank is given below:

How should you prepare for the reasoning ability section?

Reasoning ability is very important in all online bank exams. This section is a scoring section that can quickly raise your overall score because it is easy to score in.

Reasoning questions also take less time if you read and answer them completely. In this section, one para question is usually composed of five sub-questions that are related to the main question, so if you solve the main question, the related sub-questions will be completed quickly.

How to prepare for the QA (Quantitative Aptitude) section?

It takes a long time to answer quantitative aptitude questions. With nearly 15 questions, data interpretation is one of the most important sections of quantitative aptitude.

As a result, applicants must be familiar with pie charts, line charts, bar charts, tabulation, and other similar tools.

How to prepare for the English language section?

The English language is a subject that receives high marks on the exam. The examiner is most concerned with testing the applicant's English knowledge and performance in the English language section. This section evaluates your vocabulary, communication skills, and spoken English. Everyone must have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of English.

Aspirants with strong English language skills will outperform others because this section is a critical component of all types of competitive exams, including government and bank exams.

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

The Managers (PO) notification of the Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank 2022 is expected to be released soon. More information about the recruitment and eligibility criteria can be found in the official notification or on the bank's website.

The recruitment notification PDF of Andhra Pradesh Cooperative Bank 2022 exam has been provided below for your reference: 

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

Opening Date for Online Registration of Application Important Dates
Starting Date for Online Registration of Application November 26, 2021
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee (Online remittance only through Net Banking/Debit Card) December 3, 2021
Date of Online Test December 2021

The Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank earlier released the call letter for online test that was conducted on September 26, 2021. 

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Exam Date

The APCOB has conducted the Manager and Staff Assistant exams on September 26, 2021. It will conduct other exams shortly.

Interview Date

Not yet to be released by the officials.

Result Date

Andhra Pradesh State Co-Operative Bank Limited has published the sixth list of provisionally selected candidates for Staff Assistant on its website. It has also released the result of Manager (Scale-I) post.

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

Important information to keep in mind before registration

Candidates should do the following before applying online:-

(i) scan their photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and sign across (with black ink)

- thumb impression of the left (on white paper with black/blue ink)

- a declaration written by hand (on white paper with black ink) (text given below) Assuring that all scanned documents meet the specifications outlined in Annexure III of the advertisement.

(ii) Capital letters will not be accepted as a signature.

(iii) The left thumb impression should be scanned properly and not smudged. (If a candidate does not have a left thumb, he or she may apply with his or her right thumb.)

(iv) The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows – “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

(v) The handwritten declaration mentioned above, must be written in the candidate's own handwriting and must be written entirely in English. If the application is written and uploaded by someone else or in a different language, it will be deemed invalid. (In the case of the visually impaired and who are unable to write, the declaration text will be typed and their left-hand thumb impression will be placed beneath the typed declaration, then the document will be submitted as directed.)

(vi) Keep the relevant information/documents on hand to complete an online application fee/intimation fee payment.

(vii) Have a valid personal email address and phone number that you should keep active until the end of the recruitment process. The bank may send an email to the registered email address with instructions on downloading call letters and other information for the examination. If an applicant does not have a valid personal email ID, they must create a new email ID, get the mobile number before applying online, and keep that email account and mobile number active.

A. Application Registration

  1. Applicants have to visit the bank's website (www.apcob.org) and select the "APPLY ONLINE" option, which will take them to a new screen.

  1. If the candidate cannot finish the application form in one sitting, the data already entered can be saved by selecting the "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Candidates are requested to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" function to double-check the details in the online application form and make any necessary changes before submitting it. Candidates who are blind or visually impaired should carefully fill out the application form and get the information validated before submitting it.

  2. Applicants are recommended to carefully fill out and verify the information on the online application because after hitting the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON, no changes will be possible or entertained.

  3. The candidate's name and their father's, husband's, and other relatives' names should be spelt accurately in the application, as they appear on mark sheets, certificates, and other forms of identification. Any change or alteration found may result in the candidate's disqualification.

  4. Click the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' buttons to validate your information and save your application.

  1. Candidates can then proceed to upload their photo and signature by the specifications outlined in the Guidelines for Scanning and Uploading Photographs and Signatures, which are detailed in point "C."

  2. Candidates can now proceed to fill out the rest of the Application Form.

  3. Before hitting the FINAL SUBMIT button, click the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form.

  4. Modify details as required, and then select 'FINAL SUBMIT' only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature, and other information you entered are correct.

  5. Navigate to the 'Payment' tab and complete the payment.

  6. Press the 'Submit' button.

B. Payment of Fees

Online Mode

  1. The payment gateway is integrated into the application form, and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

  2. Debit cards (Rupay/Visa/Mastercard/Maestro), Credit cards, Internet banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile wallets are all acceptable methods of payment.

  3. Please wait for the server’s information after submitting your payment information in the online application form. do not use the back or refresh buttons to avoid double charges.

  4. An e-Receipt will be generated upon successful completion of the transaction.

  5. A payment failure is indicated by the absence of a 'E-Receipt.' If payment fails, candidates should login again with their provisional registration number and password and repeat the payment process.

  6. Candidates must print a copy of the e-Receipt as well as the online Application Form, which contains fee information. Please keep in mind that if this is not possible, the online transaction may have failed.

  7. Credit Card Users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupees. If you use a foreign credit card, your bank will convert the amount to your home currency using current exchange rates.

  1. Once your transaction is complete; please close the browser window to ensure the security of your data.

  2. Following payment of fees, there is the option to print an application form containing fee information.

  3. Directives for Document Scanning and Upload
    An applicant should have a scanned (digital) image of his or her photo and signature that meet the requirements outlined below before applying online.

Photograph Image:

  • A recent passport-style colour photograph is needed.

  • Make sure the photograph is in colour and taken against a light background, ideally white.

  • Look at the camera with a relaxed expression.

  • If the photo is taken in the sunlight, stand in the shade or with the sun behind you to avoid squinting and harsh shadows.

  • If you're intending to use flash, be sure there's no "red-eye."

  • Make sure your eyeglasses don't reflect anything and that you can see your eyes clearly if you wear them.

  • Caps/hats, as well as dark-colored glasses, are prohibited. Religious headwears are allowed, but they must not obstruct vision.

  • The image size is 200 by 230 pixels (recommended).

  • The size of the file should be between 20 and 50 kb.

  • Make sure the scanned image isn't larger than 50kb. Change the scanner's parameters, such as the DPI resolution, the number of colours, and so on, while scanning if the file is larger than 50 kb.

  • The candidate must ensure that the photo is properly uploaded; otherwise, the candidate will not be allowed to take the exam.

  • The applicant must ensure that the photo uploaded is in the correct size and that the candidate's face is clearly visible.

Signature:

A handwritten declaration, a signature, and a thumb impression on the left hand:

  • The candidate must sign on white paper with a black ink pen.

  • The candidate must use black or blue ink to make an impression of his left thumb on white paper.

  • The applicant must write the declaration in English on white paper with black ink.

  • The applicant's signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration should be on their own.

  •  The signature will show up on the Call Letter as well as any other required documents.

  • The applicant/candidate will be rejected if the signature on the attendance sheet or Call letter, signed at the examination, does not match the signature uploaded.

  • Signatures and handwritten declarations in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

  • File type:- jpg / jpeg 

  • Dimensions:- 140 x 60 pixels (recommended) 

  • File Size: Between 10 KB – 20 KB

Hand written Declaration: 

  • The text of the handwritten declaration should be as specified in Point-iv under the heading

Essential Points to Consider Before Registering

  • Handwritten declarations will not be considered if written in CAPITAL LETTERS.

  • The declaration must be written in English by the applicant on white paper with black or blue ink.

  • The handwritten declaration should be signed by the applicant alone, not by anyone else.

  • Handwritten Declaration 

  • File type:- jpg/jpeg 

  • Dimensions:- 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e 10 cm * 5 cm (Width * Height) 

  • File Size:- must be in between 50 – 100 KB 

Important Points During Document Scanning: 

  • The scanner's resolution must be set to at least 200 dpi (dots per inch)

  • Set the colour to True Color.

  • Crop the images in the scanner to the edge of the left thumb impression/hand written declaration, then crop the image to the final size in the upload editor (as specified above).

  • The images have to be in JPG or JPEG format, with the filenames as image01.jpg/image01.jpeg.

  • You can see the image dimensions by listing the folder files or hovering your mouse over the file image icon.

  • Crop and resize are tools used for changing the size of an image.

  • If the file format and the size are not as specified, an error message will be displayed.

  • While filling out the online application form, the candidate will be given a link to upload the photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration.

Documents uploading Procedure:- 

  • While filling out the online application form, separate links will be provided to the candidate to upload the left thumb impression and handwritten declaration.

  • "Upload left thumb impression and handwritten declaration" using the provided links.

  • Browse to and select the location where the scanned copy of the thumb impression and handwritten declaration file was saved.

  • Click on the file to select it.

  • From the drop-down menu, choose "Open/Upload." If you do not upload your thumb impression and handwritten declaration as directed, your online application will be rejected. An error message will be displayed if the file size or format is not as specified.

  • You can evaluate the quality of the uploaded image by viewing a preview of it. If the image is smudged or unclear, it can be re-uploaded to achieve the desired clarity/quality.

Note:

(1) If the left thumb impression or handwritten declaration is not clear, the candidate application may be rejected.

(2) Candidates should double-check that the uploaded images are clear and that they were uploaded successfully. Suppose the left thumb impression or the handwritten declaration is not prominently visible, then an applicant may edit their application and re-upload their thumb impression / handwritten declaration before submitting the application form.

(3) Once the online registration process is successfully done, candidates are advised to print out their system-generated online application forms.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

Above 20 years - Under 28 years, i.e. candidates must have been born between June 2, 1993 and June 1, 2001. (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

SL.NO Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates 5 years
2. Backward Class Candidates 3 years
3. Physically Challenged – General Category Candidates 10 years
4. Physically Challenged – SC/ST Category Candidates 15 years
5. Physically Challenged – BC Category Candidates 13 Years
6. Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen (Belonging to BC Category)
For ex-servicemen/Disabled Ex-servicemen (Belonging to SC/ST Categories)
The actual length of service plus three years, up to a maximum of 45 years.
The actual period of service rendered plus six years, up to a maximum of 45 years.
The actual duration of service + 8 years, up to a maximum of 50 years.
7. Widows, Women who have been divorced or judicially separated from their husbands and have not remarried 9 years, with a maximum age limit of 35 years for general candidates, 38 years for BC candidates, and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
8. In-service candidates of Cooperative/Commercial bank. In the case of a person who has been in continuous service in any Cooperative/Commercial Bank and joined its service before the age of 28, the age restrictions shall be relaxed by the period of such service in the Cooperative/ Commercial Bank. (Maximum age limit are as follows: 33 years for general candidates, 36 years for BC candidates, and 38 years for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes)

 

Note: 

  1. Other than the combinations of age relaxation specified in the table above, no other combination of age relaxation will be acceptable.

  2. An Ex-serviceman, when first joined a government job on the civil side after availing of the benefits provided to him as an Ex-serviceman for his re-employment, including a job in any Public Sector Undertaking, no longer has Ex-servicemen status for employment prospects. 

  3. Only an ex-serviceman discharged from the services before January 1, 2021, is eligible to apply. No more pay protection will be extended to the employees who joined under EXS quota. 

  4. Above relaxations are available only if the candidates fulfill the various conditions prescribed in the Govt. of India orders and instructions in this regard. To claim age relaxation, reserved category candidates should submit a copy of the Community Certificate at the time of interview.

The aspirant must be a resident of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The methodology for determining the local candidate for the state of Andhra Pradesh will be as follows:

Definition of the state of Andhra Pradesh's local candidate:

(a) 'Local Area' (Local Candidate of the State of Andhra Pradesh) in accordance with the spirit of Presidential Order 1975: The thirteen (13) districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, PSR Nellore, Chittoor, YSR Kadapa, Kurnool, and Anantapur.

(b) Local Candidate – ‘Local Area’: 

(1) A candidate for direct recruitment is considered a local candidate in relation to the 'Local Area' if and only if the following conditions are met:

(i) If the applicant has studied for at least four consecutive academic years in an educational institution(s) in the 'Local Area' above, ending with the academic year in which he/she first appeared or first appeared for as the case may be SSC or equivalent examination.

or

(ii) If he/she has lived in the 'Local Area' above for at least four years immediately preceding the date of commencement of the SSC or equivalent examination in which he/she did appear, or, as the case may be, first appeared for the SSC or equivalent examination, and has not studied in any academic institution(s) during the entire or any part of the four successive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she did appear.

(2) A direct recruitment candidate who is not considered a local candidate under subparagraph

(i) If the applicant has studied at an educational institution(s) in that state for at least seven consecutive academic years, beginning with the academic year in which he/she first appeared for SSC or equivalent examination, he/she will be considered a local candidate in reference to:

A. If the candidate has studied in the Local Areas for the maximum number of years out of the seven-year term;

or

B. If his/her study times in the above-mentioned local regions and other areas are similar, and he/she has last studied in the above-mentioned local area for such equal periods;

(ii) If he/she has not studied in any educational institution(s) in the Local Area during the whole or any part of the Seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the SSC or equivalent examination, but has resided in the state during the whole of the said period of seven years, he/she will be considered a local candidate in relation to:

(a) Local Area mentioned above if he/she has resided in the Local Areas for a maximum period out of the said period of seven years; 

or 

(b) Where the periods of applicants residence in the Local Area and other areas are equal, if he/she has most recently resided in the Local Areas during such equal periods;

(3) (a) Any period of interruption of study that is the cause of a candidate's failure to pass any examination shall be disregarded in calculating the consecutive academic years during which he has studied.

(b) The question of whether a candidate for direct recruitment to any post has resided in the local area shall be determined using the places where the candidate actually resided rather than the residence of their parents or guardian.

(c) If the allegation for local candidature is based on education, the candidate must produce a certificate from the Educational Institution(s) where he/she studied during the 4/7 year period in the 'Local Area'. If it is based on residence, a certificate from a revenue department officer not lower than the rank of a mandal revenue officer/Tahsildar in independent charge of a mandal stating that he/she has resided in the districts of 'Local Area' must be obtained.

(d) If, on the other hand, a candidate has lived in more than one mandal / district during the relevant 4/7 year period but within the districts of the 'local area,' separate certificates from the Mandal Revenue Officers exercising jurisdiction in respect of different areas of the 'local area' must be obtained.

Education Qualification

Graduation from a recognised institution with an aggregate of 40% or higher.

Note: The percentage of marks in graduation is calculated by dividing the candidate's aggregate/total marks into all subjects.

1) Telugu language proficiency is required.

2) English knowledge is required.

3) Candidates with computer knowledge will be given preference.

Educational Qualifications for the Candidates with Specialisation:

Specialisation Educational Qualification
Agriculture Job applicants must be a graduate of a recognised university with a grade point average of 40% or higher and hold a B.Sc (Agri.)/M.Sc (Agri.).
Horticulture Job applicants must be a graduate of a recognised university with a GPA of at least 40% and a B.SC (Horti.)/M.Sc (Horti.).
Veterinary Job applicants must be a graduate of a recognised university with a GPA of at least 40% and a B.VSc/MVSc.
Fisheries Job applicants must be a graduate of a recognised university with a GPA of at least 40% and a B.F.Sc/M.F.Sc.

Number of Attempts

Candidates can attempt as many times as they like until they meet the age requirements or are notified by the authority.

Language Proficiency

The question paper will be in English.

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

The APCOB Hall tickets are only available online, according to the authority. Candidates can obtain their call letters by visiting the official website and entering their registration number and password. Candidates are advised to keep their application form with them to download the APCOB Manager admit card without difficulty.

The admit card contains the candidate's name, photograph, exam centre name, allotted roll number, and exam instructions. Candidates must ensure that the information on the admit card pertains to them in any case.

Late reporting at the exam centre, i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for examination, will be denied the opportunity to take the exam.

How to Get APCOB Manager Exam Hall Ticket

Step 1: Visit APCOB's official website.
Step 2: Navigate to the "Career" tab.
Step 3: Find the Manager Hall Ticket link.
Step 4: Fill in the application registration number and date of birth on the next screen that appears.
Step 5: Verify the information you've entered and click the submit button.
Step 6: Then, on your device's screen, you will see a call letter.
Step 7: Download it and print it for future reference.

List of Exam Centres

(i) The examination will be held online at the following towns:

No Examination Centres
1. Anantapur
2. Guntur
3. Kadapa
4. Kurnool
5. Nellore
6. Ongole
7. Rajahmundry
8. Srikakulam
9. Tadepalligudem
10. Tirupathi
11. Vijayawada
12. Visakhapatnam
13. Vizianagaram

 

(ii) The Bank, on the other hand, reserves the right to cancel any of the examination centers and/or add new ones, depending on the response, administrative feasibility, and so on.

(iii) Candidates will be assigned to a centre of their choice as much as possible; however, the bank reserves the right to assign the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has chosen.

(iv) The candidate has to appear for the examination at his/her own risk and expense at an examination centre, and the bank will not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind.

(v) No request for a change of examination centre will be considered.

(vi) If an adequate number of applicants do not choose a specific centre for the online examination, APCOB reserves the right to allot any other adjunct centre to those candidates.

(vii) The possibility of some problem in administration occurring cannot be completely ruled out, which may impact test delivery and/or result generation. In this regard, APCOB's decision is final. Candidates who refuse to accept such a change will have their candidacy for this exam revoked.

Cut-off

Cut off

Expected Cut-off

Manager of the Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Bank Cut-off marks is simply the minimum qualifying marks that individuals must achieve in order to advance to the next round of the selection process. As a result, obtaining marks higher than the established cut-off is critical.

In general, the cut-off marks will be determined by the recruitment board based on a variety of factors such as the number of applications received versus the number of vacancies, the number of category-specific candidates who took the exam, the difficulty of the question paper, and other factors.

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

Process for Obtaining Scores:

The online examination scores are obtained using the following procedure:

A. After applying a penalty for incorrect answers, the number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is used to calculate the corrected score.
B. To arrive at the equated scores, the corrected scores obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to account for the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions.
C. Individual test scores and total scores are reported with decimal points up to two digits.

Cut-offs are applied in two stages:

i. Scores in individual tests 
ii. Total score

Qualifying in the Online Test/Examination: 

Candidates must pass all the exams. The bank will determine the passing score in each of the tests on the performance of all competing candidates in each test taken together to a minimum required level. Candidates must also achieve a certain percentage of total marks. There is a 5% relaxation for candidates who are SC/ST/BC/PC/EXS. The bank will determine the minimum percentage marks on aggregate.

Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank PO Result Declaration

The APCOB exam Result will be published on their official website. From the APCOB result, candidates can check whether they are qualified for the final round, which is nothing but a final interview. The applicants who are qualified are advised not to wait until the last minute and begin preparing for the last round of an interview as soon as possible.

Steps to Download APCOB Manager Scale-1 Result?

Step 1: Visit the official website @ www.apcob.org.
Step 2: On the homepage, look for the result link.
Step 3: Now click on the APCOB staff assistant manager result 2022.
Step 4: After that, enter your roll number and press the submit button.
Step 5: Your result will be displayed on the screen.
Step 6: Finally, print the results for future reference.

Cut-off Score

As decided by the management of the Bank, the minimum aggregate cut-off mark is 50% of the online test marks for OC candidates and 45% for BC/SC/ST/ExS/PC candidates.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the few, most frequently asked examination-related questions:

Q1. How many vacancies were there for the APCOB Recruitment 2022?
A. A total of 243 positions were available for APCOB Recruitment 2022.

Q2. What is the minimum age to apply for a manager position in APCOB Recruitment 2022?
A. To apply for the manager position in APCOB Recruitment 2022, candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 28.

Q3. What is the duration of the APCOB Recruitment examination?
A. The duration of this examination is one hour.

Q4. How many questions were there in the APCOB Recruitment examination?
A. The total number of questions asked in the exams was 100.

Q5. What educational qualifications are required for the APCOB recruitment in 2022?
A. To be eligible to apply for APCOB 2022, a candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognised board with a grade point average of 40% or above.

Dos and Donts

These are the few, most frequently asked examination-related questions:

Q1. How many vacancies were there for the APCOB Recruitment 2022?
A. A total of 243 positions were available for APCOB Recruitment 2022.

Q2. What is the minimum age to apply for a manager position in APCOB Recruitment 2022?
A. To apply for the manager position in APCOB Recruitment 2022, candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 28.

Q3. What is the duration of the APCOB Recruitment examination?
A. The duration of this examination is one hour.

Q4. How many questions were there in the APCOB Recruitment examination?
A. The total number of questions asked in the exams was 100.

Q5. What educational qualifications are required for the APCOB recruitment in 2022?
A. To be eligible to apply for APCOB 2022, a candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognised board with a grade point average of 40% or above.

Job Profile & Salary

Job Description

  • Before the end of the two-year probation period, he or she may be asked to perform any type of bank-related activity, such as a clerk or assistant position. This is done to familiarise them with the bank's various working procedures.
  • They are trained during their probation period to have practical knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing, billing, and investment. This is accomplished by entrusting them with a variety of tasks, such as scrolling, posting, account preparation, and so on.
  • After successfully completing the probation period, he/she is assigned to any bank branch as an Assistant bank manager to handle daily customer transactions such as passing a cheque, issuing a draught, managing cash, and so on.
  • He or she must work to expand the bank's business by managing finance, cash flow, loans and mortgages etc.
  • Another responsibility of the PO officer is to act as a public relations officer, handle customer complaints, and address various customer-related issues such as discrepancies in accounts, the rectification of erroneous charges, and investigate complaints about the bank's services.
  • Based on their personal skills and aptitude, he/she can be assigned more responsible work such as planning, budgeting, marketing, loan processing and approval, investment management, and so on once he/she has become accustomed to the bank environment and gained sufficient experience on the bank's working procedures.
  • A bank PO's job also includes managerial tasks like supervising clerical work, making decisions for the benefit of the bank, managing cash balances, and so on.
  • All work done by the bank clerk must be verified by the PO. All of the bank's transactions involve the roles of maker and checker. In cash transactions, for example, if the clerk is the maker, the PO is the checker; in the case of loans, he/she is usually the maker, and the bank manager is the checker. The checker bears the responsibility for any losses.
  • He/she takes care of the related loan documents and performs on-site visits of the loan taking parties as and when required.
  • A bank PO issues ATM cards, cheque books, demand drafts etc.
  • A PO is expected to be up to date on all of the bank's latest developments. They are required to read all circulars and be aware of all the bank's management decisions.

Post list & Vacancies

APCOB has not released the vacancies for the Probationary Officers 2022 exam yet. However, for your reference, we have provided you with the total number of APCOB vacancies released by the bank for the year 2021:

Posts Vacancy
Clerk/Staff Assistants (Kadapa DCCB Bank) 75
Assistant Manager & Clerk (Nellore DCCB Bank )  65
Assistant Manager & Clerk (Kurnool DCCB Bank)  17
Assistant Manager & Clerk (Anantpur DCCB Bank ) 86

Salary Structure

APCOB Manager Job Profile

As an APCOB Manager, you will be responsible for the following responsibilities. You will be notified and detailed about the job role once the positions have been assigned. Shortlisted aspirants will be evaluated on their performance in the following tasks, according to the APCOB Manager job profile:

  • Development of the department.
  • Safety and health of the workers.
  • Manage the department's overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
  • Plan and carry out systems that enable the department's mission and goals to be met in an efficient and effective manner.

APCOB Manager In-Hand Salary

The Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank limited determines the APCOB Manager salary. Candidates chosen for the position will be paid a monthly stipend of approximately Rs.60943/-. Along with the basic pay and allowances, the candidates' in-hand salary is significantly increased. After completing the probation period, the candidates will be eligible for raises.

The first four increments will be released after every two years of service, with the first two being Rs.1990/- each and the following two being Rs.2220/- each, and the fifth stagnation increment of Rs.2220/- will be granted two years after the fourth stagnation increment.

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For Banking Jobs

  • SBI PO Exams: This exam is held by the State Bank of India to recruit Probationary Officers (PO). Candidates with a bachelor's degree in any field are eligible to take this exam.

  • IBPS PO/Management Trainee Exams: The Institute of Bank Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a national level Bank PO exam called the IBPS PO CWE for the purpose of hiring PO and MT in public sector banks.
  • IBPS Clerk Exams: Except for SBI, this clerical entrance exam is held to recruit clerks in public and private sector banks.

  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD): NABARD organises this admission exam for graduates interested in working as development officers and other positions in the bank.

  • RBI Grade A and Grade B Exams: The Reserve Bank of India conducts an entrance exam for graduates in order to recruit Grade A and B officers.

  • ICICI PO Exams: The ICICI Bank PO Exams are for Indian Nationals seeking a position as a Probationary Officer. ICICI Bank Probationary Officers recruitment includes a one-year selection training programme.

For Insurance Positions

G.I.C/ L.I.C Competitive Exams: Another exam for graduates to get jobs in Life Insurance and General Insurance Companies, such as L.I.C Officers' Exam, G.I.C Officers' Exam, L.I.C Development Officers' Exam, G.I.C Assistants Exam, and so on.

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After qualifying in the written examination candidates should prepare for the interview.

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