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Instructions and Additional Information to Candidates for Recruitment by Selection
1. Citizenship :
A Candidate must be either :
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Note : The application of a candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be considered by the Commission and, if recommended for appointment, the candidate may also be provisionally appointed subject to the necessary certificate being issued in his favour by the Government of India.
2. Age Limits for UPSC Recruitment 2015 : The age limit for the post has been given in the advertisement. For certain age concessions admissible to various categories please go through the instruction regarding Concessions & Relaxations.
3. UPSC Recruitment Minimum Essential Qualifications 2015 : All applicants must fulfill the essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for various posts. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.
Note I : The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
Note II : In the event of number of applications being large, Commission will adopt short listing criteria to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable number by any or more of the following methods :
- “On the basis of Desirable Qualification ( DQ ) or any one or all of the DQs if more than one DQ is prescribed”.
- On the basis of higher educational qualifications than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
- On the basis of higher experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
- By counting experience before or after the acquisition of essential qualifications.
- By holding a Recruitment Test.
The candidate should, therefore, mention all his / her qualifications and experience in the relevant field over and above the minimum qualifications.
Note III :
|i. The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews, irrespective of whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by interview, will be UR - 50 marks, OBC - 45 marks, SC / ST / PH - 40 marks, out of the total marks of interview being 100.|
|ii. In cases where selection is made by Recruitment Test ( RT ) followed by interview, the candidate will have to achieve minimum level of suitability in their respective category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’. The minimum level of suitability in case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on case to case basis.|
4. UPSC Recruitment Application Fee :
- Candidates are required to pay a fee of 25/- ( Rupees Twenty five ) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa / master credit / debit card.
- No fee for SC / ST / PH / Women candidates of any community. No “fee exemption” is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.
- Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained.
- Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
5. Concessions & Relaxations :
- The upper age limit in case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs / SSCOs shall be relaxed by five years subject to the condition that on the closing date for receipt of applications the continuous service rendered in the Armed Forces by an Ex-Serviceman is not less than six months after attestation. This relaxation is also available to ECOs / SSCOs who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years as on closing date and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they will be released within 3 months on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment. Candidates claiming age relaxation under this para would be required to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma to the Commission.Note : Ex Servicemen who have already secured regular employment under the Central Govt. in a Civil Post are permitted the benefit of age relaxation as admissible for Ex- Servicemen for securing another employment in any higher post or service under the Central Govt. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation, if any for Ex-Servicemen in Central Govt. jobs.
- In order to qualify for the concession under (a) above, candidates concerned would be required to produce a certificate that they have been released from the Defence Forces. The certificate for Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs / SSCOs should be signed by the appropriate authorities specified below and should also specify the period of service in the Defence Forces :i. In case of Commissioned Officers including ECOs / SSCOs :
Army : Directorate of Personnel Service, Army Headquarters, New Delhi.
Navy : Directorate of Personnel Services Naval Headquarters, New Delhi.
Air Force : Directorate of Personnel Services, Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
ii. In case of JCOs / ORs and equivalent of the Navy and Air Forces :
Army : By various Regimental Record Offices.
Navy : Naval Records, Bombay.
Air Force : Air Force Records, New Delhi.
- Age Relaxation for Central Government Employees :The upper age limit is relaxable for Central / U.T. Govt. Servants up to 5 years as per instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time. ( 10 years for persons belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and 8 years for persons belonging to other Backward Classes in respect of the posts reserved for them ) in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Government of India. A candidate claiming to belong to the category of Central Government servant and thus seeking age relaxation under this para would be required to produce a Certificate in the prescribed proforma issued after the date of advertisement from his / her Employer on the Office letter head to the effect that he / she is a regularly appointed Central Government Servant and not on casual / adhoc / daily wages / hourly paid / contract basis employee.
The age relaxation will be admissible to such of the Government servants as are working in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where a relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the efficient discharge of the duties of the post(s) recruitment to which has been advertised. Decision in this regard will rest with the Commission.
- Age relaxation to persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989 :The relaxation in upper age limit of 5 years shall be admissible to all persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of J&K during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. The persons claiming relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate to this effect from the District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction they had ordinarily resided or from any other authority designated in this behalf by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. This relaxation shall remain in force upto 31.12.2015.
- Age Relaxation to Physically Handicapped ( PH ) Persons : Age relaxation of 10 years is allowed ( total 15 years for SCs / STs and 13 years for OBCs in respect of the posts reserved for them ) to blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons for appointment to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts / services. The persons claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate in prescribed proforma in support of their claims clearly indicating that the degree of physical disability is 40% or more. In any case, the appointment of these candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in accordance with the standards of medical fitness as prescribed by the Government for each individual Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts to be filled by Direct Recruitment by Selection.