Age (as on the date prescribed in the notification)
  1. Minimum Age : 18 years and Maximum Age : 28 years (as on the date prescribed in the notification).
  2. The upper age limit will be relaxed as under : Maximum age limit: 28 years
Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (eligible for reservation) 3 years
3 Persons With Disability  (GEN) 10 years
4 Persons With Disability  (SC/ST) 15 years
5 Persons With Disability  (OBC) 13 years
6 Resident of Assam State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 15.08.1985 Maximum age shall be 33 years
7 Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of J & K State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 Gen:5 yearsOBC:8 years

SC/ST:10 years

8 Ex-servicemen, Disabled Ex-servicemen The maximum age may be enhanced by the number of years of service put in by the candidates in the Armed Forces plus 3 years, provided that the maximum age in these cases do not exceed 45 years
9 Displaced persons from East Pakistan who have migrated to India on or after 01.01.1964 Maximum age shall be 33 years
10 Existing employees of the Company 5 years

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview.

iii. Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under above items or in combination with any other item.

Educational Qualification: (As on the date prescribed in the notification)

Graduate from a recognized University


Pass in HSC / equivalent (12th pass) examination with 60% marks (50% for Ex-servicemen, SC/ST & PwD) and knowledge of Regional Language i.e. Language of the State of Recruitment is essential.




Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Serviceman who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms NotificationNo.36034/5/85/Estt (SCT) dated 27th October 1986 as amended from time to time.


Disabled Ex-Serviceman:

Ex-Serviceman who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union disabled in operation against the enemy in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Serviceman.

Dependents of Serviceman killed in Action:

Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service (a) war (b) warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) Serving with peacekeeping mission abroad (e) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation (f) Frost-bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government (g) Dealing with agitating Para-Military forces personnel (h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. Note: The candidates are required to submit the appropriate certificates in support of the above at the time of Interview.


Reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) 

Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) as per government guidelines. Candidates with following disabilities are eligible to apply as per the definitions given in the above act:

  1. a) Blindness b) Low Vision c) Hearing Impairment d) Locomotors Disability or Cerebral Palsy Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/posts who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government. The certificate should be dated on or before last date registration of application i.e. 28/11/2014 . Candidates falling in the following categories of the disabled may apply:

OA-One arm affected (Right or Left) – (a) impaired reach (b) weakness of grip (c) ataxia BL- Both legs affected but not arms, OL – One leg affected (Right or Left), PD- Partially deaf, D- Deaf, B- Blind, and LV- Low Vision.

Use of Scribe

The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

  • The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
  • The scribe may be from any academic stream.
  • Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the examination.
  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
  • The same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. In addition the scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the examination . If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.
Guidelines for candidates

(i) with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

(ii) Visually Impaired candidates

  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of examination.
  • The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination. These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time

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