Odishatv Bureau

The Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) in Dhanbad, formerly known as Indian School of Mines, recently invited applications from Indian Nationals for appointment for non-teaching post - Junior Assistant.

Candidates can apply for 73 Junior Assistant positions (UR-25 SC-11ST- 6 OBC-21 EWS-10). Of the total positions, 2 posts are reserved for Divyang persons, if found suitable while up to 2 vacancies may be filled up on compassionate ground, if suitable candidates are available, it read.

Other Important Details

- Candidates need to have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised university with at least 55% marks.

- Proficiency in the use of variety of computer office applications, M.S Word, Excel, Power-point.

- Having typing speed of either 40 w.p.m. in English or 35 w.p.m. in Hindi on computers.

The requirement of typing speed mentioned in the Recruitment rules will not apply in the case of Divyang persons who are certified as being unable to type by the IIT (ISM) Hospital/ Medical Board.

Method of Recruitment for the post of Junior Assistant: Part-A: Screening Test (Qualifying nature):

The candidates eligible on the basis of their educational qualification and age will be called to appear in the Screening Test (objective type) – 100 marks – for shortlisting the candidates for Main Examination. On the basis of the performance of the candidates in the screening test, 10 times of the total number of vacancies (i.e. 730) shall be shortlisted for the next round of the selection process.

If the number of reserved category candidates in the shortlisted candidates' list is not adequate (i.e. approximately 10 times the number of vacancies for the respective category), the cut-off marks for such reserved category/categories may be lowered below the cut-off for the UR category, subject to obtaining the minimum qualifying marks.

Part-B: Trade Test (qualifying nature) The candidates shortlisted on the basis of the screening test will be called to appear in the Trade Test
comprising of Typing speed and skill test on Computer. In the typing speed test, the candidates will be given a matter for typing and they will be required to reproduce the same on the computers. 

In the skill test the candidate’s skill to format (alignment, font size, font-type, indentation, uppercase to lowercase or lowercase to upper case, sentence case) insert page number, pictures, shapes, hyperlinking, creation and formatting of table etc. in a Word-file will be tested. 

Part-C: Main Examination:

Step I: Written Test - 80 marks
Step II: Computer Proficiency Test (MS-Word, Excel & Power Point) - 20 marks
Total - 100 marks

The candidates after appearing in the Trade Test will be called to appear in the Written Test, Computer Proficiency Test. The answer sheets of candidates qualified in the Trade Test will only be evaluated.

The final merit list of candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Written Test and Computer Proficiency Test. The Selection Committee shall decide the minimum qualifying marks/standards for the aforesaid tests, which shall be final.

Official Notification

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