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UCO Bank Apprenticeship Program 2024-25: A Golden Opportunity for Graduates

UCO Bank Apprenticeship Program 2024 Details –

UCO Bank, a leading public sector bank in India, has announced an exciting opportunity for recent graduates to kickstart their careers through its Apprenticeship Program for the year 2024-25. This program, conducted under the Apprentices Act 1961, offers a unique chance for young talent to gain valuable experience in the banking sector. Let’s dive into the details of this recruitment drive.

Key Information at a Glance

  • Advertisement No: HO/HRM/RECR/2024-25/COM-19
  • Online Application Period: July 2, 2024 to July 16, 2024
  • Application Website:

Important Points to Note

  1. Candidates can apply for engagement in one state only.
  2. Eligibility criteria must be met as of the eligibility date.
  3. Updates on the selection process will be available on the Bank’s website.
  4. All revisions/corrigendum will be hosted on under the careers section.
  5. No hard copy of application or documents needs to be sent.
  6. Call letters/advices will be sent via email only.

Vacancy Details

UCO Bank is offering a total of 544 apprenticeship positions across various states and union territories in India. The distribution of seats is as follows:

Major States with Highest Vacancies

  • West Bengal: 85 seats (SC: 19, ST: 4, OBC: 18, EWS: 8, UR: 36)
  • Uttar Pradesh: 47 seats (SC: 9, OBC: 12, EWS: 4, UR: 22)
  • Odisha: 44 seats (SC: 7, ST: 9, OBC: 5, EWS: 4, UR: 19)
  • Madhya Pradesh: 28 seats (SC: 4, ST: 5, OBC: 4, EWS: 2, UR: 13)
  • Maharashtra: 31 seats (SC: 3, ST: 2, OBC: 8, EWS: 3, UR: 15)

Other States and Union Territories

The remaining seats are distributed across other states and union territories, including Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, and more. Candidates are advised to check the detailed advertisement for the exact number of seats in their preferred state.

Total Vacancies by Category

  • SC: 82
  • ST: 37
  • OBC: 106
  • EWS: 41
  • UR: 278

Vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

  • Hearing Impaired (HI): 10
  • Orthopedically Challenged (OC): 1
  • Visually Impaired (VI): 1
  • Intellectual Disability (ID): 0

Note: The number of seats mentioned above are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirements of the Bank. Candidates can apply for engagement in one state only. Multiple applications from the same candidate will be rejected.

Eligibility Criteria (As on July 1, 2024)


Candidates must be either:

  1. A Citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Note: For categories 2, 3, 4 & 5, a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India is required.

Age Limit

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 28 years (as on July 1, 2024)
  • Candidates must have been born between July 2, 1996, and July 1, 2004 (both dates inclusive)

Age Relaxation for Various Categories

  1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer) (OBC-NCL): 3 years
  3. Persons With Benchmark Disability (PwBD):
  • SC/ST: 15 years
  • OBC: 13 years
  • UR/EWS: 10 years
  1. Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried:
  • Up to 35 years for UR/EWS
  • Up to 38 years for OBC
  • Up to 40 years for SC/ST
  1. Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Educational Qualification

  • Graduate degree from a recognized University/Institute approved by the Government of India or its regulatory bodies
  • The result of the qualification must have been declared on or before July 1, 2024
  • Candidates must produce Mark Sheets and Provisional/Degree Certificates issued from the University/Institute/College as and when required by the Bank

Language Proficiency

Candidates applying for training seats in a particular state should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking, and understanding) in any one of the local languages of that state. A language test will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Note: Candidates who have studied the local language in 10th or 12th standard and can produce mark sheets/certificates as evidence are exempt from the language test.

Terms of Engagement

Duration of Training

One year from the date of contract


  • Monthly stipend of Rs. 15,000/- (including subsidy amount, if any, by the Government of India)
  • UCO Bank will pay Rs. 10,500/- into the apprentice’s account monthly
  • Government share of Rs. 4,500/- will be directly credited to the apprentice’s bank account through DBT mode

Training Hours

As applicable to the clerical staff of the Bank

Eligibility Restrictions

  • Candidates should not have undergone apprenticeship earlier with UCO Bank or any other organization
  • Candidates with training or job experience of one year or more after completing educational qualifications are not eligible

Status of Apprentices

  • Apprentices are trainees and not considered workers or employees of the Bank
  • Provisions of labor laws do not apply to apprentices
  • No entitlement to benefits available for Bank employees

Post-Training Employment

  • No right to claim employment in the Bank after completion of training
  • Bank has no obligation to offer regular employment during or after the apprenticeship period

Selection Process

Initial Screening

The Bank will examine whether candidates fulfill the required eligibility criteria

Written Test (if applicable)

  • In case of a high volume of applications, the Bank may conduct a written test
  • Details of the written test will be communicated on the Bank’s website
  • Candidates must register for the written test to participate

Personal Interview

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview
  • Minimum qualifying marks will be as decided by the Bank (5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PwBD candidates)

Merit List

  • State-wise and category-wise merit lists will be drawn based on interview/written test marks
  • In case of tie, candidates will be ranked according to their age in descending order

Document Verification

  • Candidates will need to produce original certificates for educational qualifications, age, category, etc.
  • Failure to produce required documents will result in cancellation of candidature

Medical Fitness

Engagement of selected candidates is subject to being declared medically fit as per Bank requirements

Wait List

A state-category wise wait list will be maintained for one year from the date of result or the next engagement exercise, whichever is earlier.

How to Apply

  1. Register and complete your profile on the NATS portal: (Student Register/Student login)
  2. Prepare necessary documents as per the list available on the NATS portal under the “Student Register” section
  3. Fill in Basic Information, Education Details, Communication Details, Training Details, and Bank Details to complete your profile
  4. Refer to the Student Manual available on the NATS portal for detailed instructions
  5. Search for UCO Bank Apprenticeship Engagement and apply
  6. Check application status from the application management section

Important Notes for Applicants

  • Ensure correct name as it appears in official documents/certificates
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Only the last valid (complete) application will be considered in case of multiple submissions
  • False information may lead to disqualification and legal consequences

General Information

  1. The Bank reserves the right to alter, modify, or change eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions
  2. Candidates must produce original certificates during document verification
  3. The Bank’s decision regarding eligibility, selection process, and engagement will be final and binding
  4. Caste certificates, EWS certificates, and disability certificates must be produced in the prescribed format
  5. No reservation for Ex-servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen in this engagement
  6. The Bank is not responsible for any injury or losses incurred during the selection process
  7. No reimbursement for travel expenses will be provided
  8. Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification
  9. Apply well before the closing date to avoid technical issues
  10. Keep a close watch on the Bank’s website for updates
  11. Any dispute arising from this process will be subject to the jurisdiction of Courts in Kolkata


The UCO Bank Apprenticeship Program 2024-25 presents an excellent opportunity for recent graduates to gain valuable experience in the banking sector. With 544 positions available across various states and categories, this program offers a stepping stone for young professionals looking to build a career in finance.

Key Takeaways

  1. Apply online between July 2-16, 2024
  2. Eligibility: Graduate degree, age 20-28 years (with relaxations for specific categories)
  3. One-year training period with a monthly stipend of Rs. 15,000
  4. Selection through screening, possible written test, and personal interview
  5. Opportunity to work with a leading public sector bank

Don’t miss this chance to kickstart your career in banking. Visit the NATS portal, complete your profile, and apply for the UCO Bank Apprenticeship Program today. Remember to regularly check the Bank’s website for updates and announcements throughout the selection process.

Disclaimer: This post is based on the official advertisement released by UCO Bank. Candidates are advised to refer to the original notification on the Bank’s website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.