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November 15, 2009

BSNL JAO Exam-2009: Notification, Eligibility & Forms

BSNL JAO Notification Form
BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.) has just issued recruitment notification for BSNL JAO Exam 2009 for 1000 Junior Accounts Officer (JAO) positions and this blog post tries to sum up the same, while a subsequent blog post gives you BSNL JAO Exam pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books to help you prepare for the same.

Category-wise BSNL JAO vacancies of these 1000 positions are as below:
Open: 453, OBC: 253, SC: 195, ST: 99

Before going further, a small primer on what is BSNL:
BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) is a very prestigious public sector telecommunication company in India, having India's largest telecom market share of 24% and is the world's 7th largest Telecommunications Company. It has the status of Mini Ratna, a status assigned to best performing public sector companies in India. More about BSNL can be known from this About us page of BSNL website.

The world is getting smaller – thanks to the telecommunication companies like BSNL. And telecommunication industry in India is growing: at 110.01 million connections Indian Telecom Industry is the fifth largest and fastest growing in the world. It is all set to become the second largest telecom market globally by 2010. There is hence huge need of work force to meet these growing demands and the current recruitment notification for JAO is one of many such notifications (like for JTO, MT, DGM etc.) for meeting these employee requirement.

BSNL JAO Salary:
Minimum pay scale being offered by BSNL for these JAO position is Rs.20,500/- aprox excluding HRA, perks, medical benefits, LTC etc.

BSNL JAO Exam Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: Min: 20 yrs, Max: 30 yrs as on 01.01.2010 (1st January of the year of examination). Age relaxations exist as per Govt. rule for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Educational Eligibility:
As on 31.12.2009, you need to be a Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), Cost & Works Accountant (ICWA) or a Master of Commerce (M.Com) from a recognized Institution/University.

If you have the above eligibilities, you can apply for the BSNL JAO Exam 2009.

How to apply for BSNL JAO Exam 2009:
There is no application fee for SC/ST/PH candidates. But if you do not belong to these categories, you need to pay the examination fee of Rs 1000/- in the form of demand draft/Pay Order. The DD/Pay order should be made in favour of “Accounts Officer (Cash), O/o CGM, NTR, New Delhi” payable at “New Delhi”.

Fill the BSNL JAO exam application form after going through the content in the BSNL recruitment notification, especially section-“13: List of enclosures to be submitted” in page-5. Send the same to the following address in an envelope with “Application for the post of Junior Accounts Officers in BSNL” marked in bold letters on the top of the envelope:
DGM(Admn.), O/o CGM Mtce.,
BSNL, Northern Telecom Region,
Room No. 257, 2nd Floor, Kidwai Bhawan,
New Delhi -110 001.

Last date for receiving your completed BSNL JAO exam form along with the enclosures in above address is 15th December, 2009 (Tuesday).

BSNL JAO Selection process:
BSNL JAO Selection process consists of a written exam on all-India level, which has two papers – Paper-1 with two sections: General English (100 marks) & General Aptitude/Awareness (50 marks) and Paper-2 (Financial Management / Cost Accounting / Tax and Commercial Laws ) with 300 marks – each paper of 3 hour duration.

Although the written test would be held in February/March 2010 at a national level, once if you are selected, you would be posted in one of the 26 telecom circles, based on the five options you selected while submitting the BSNL JAO application form.

I would cover more on how to prepare for BSNL JAO Exam with Exam pattern, Syllabus Sample papers & Books in my next post. Please go through the same.