Union Public Service Commission
Special Class Railway Apprentices
An examination for selection of candidates for appointment
as Special Class Apprentices in Mechanical Department of Indian Railways will be
held by the Union Public Service Commission on 31st July, 2011 in accordance
with the Rules published by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) in the
Gazette of India dated the 26th March, 2011
AGARTALA GANGTOK PANAJI GOA)
AHMEDABAD HYDERABAD PATNA
AIZAWL IMPHAL PORT BLAIR
ALLAHABAD ITANAGAR RAIPUR
BANGALORE JAIPUR RANCHI
BAREILLY JAMMU SAMBALPUR
BHOPAL JORHAT SHILLONG
CHANDIGARH KOCHI SHIMLA
CHENNAI KOHIMA SRINAGAR
CUTTACK KOLKATA THIRUVANAN
DEHRADUN LUCKNOW THAPURAM
DELHI MADURAI TIRUPATI
DHARWAR MUMBAI UDAIPUR
DISPUR NAGPUR VISHAKHAPATNAM
The centres and the date of holding the examination as
mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centres of their
choice for examination, the Commission may, at their discretion, allot a
different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. Candidates
admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or
places of examination.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :
A candidate must be either:-
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the
intention of permanently settling in India. or (e) 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 or from
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.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is
necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may
be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him
by the Government of India.
Age Limits : (a) A candidate must have attained the
age of 17 years and must not have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August,
2011, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not
later than 1st August, 1994.
Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit
according to physical standards for admission to Special Class Railway
Apprentices, Examination, 2011 as per Regulations given in Appendix-II of the
rules for the Special Class Railway Apprentices, Examination, 2011 published in
Gazette of India dated 26th March, 2011.
Must have passed in the first or second division, the
Intermediate or an equivalent Examination of a University or Board approved by
the Government of India with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects
Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination. Graduates with Mathematics
and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as their degree subjects
may also apply
Note I : Candidates who are not awarded any specific
division by the University/ Board either in the intermediate or any other
examination mentioned above will be considered educationally eligible provided
their aggregate of marks falls within the range of marks for first or second
division as prescribed by the University/Board concerned.
Note II : Candidates who have appeared at an
examination the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at the
examination but have not been informed of the results, may apply for admission
to the examination. Candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying
examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination,
if otherwise eligible but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and
subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the
requisite qualifying examination along with the detailed applications which will
be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the results of the
written part of the examination.
(a) Candidates applying Online (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH
candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced
fee of Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty Only) either by remitting the money in any Branch
of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master
(b) Candidates applying Offline (through Common Application
Form) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a
single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of the
requisite denomination (NOT postage stamps) must be obtained from the post
office and affixed on the application form in the space provided therein. The
stamp may be got cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of
the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark
partially overflows on the application form itself but within the space provided
on the form.
The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and
distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of issue.
Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of
India's High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may
be for credit to account head "051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees"
and attach the receipt with the application.
How to Apply:
(a) Candidates may apply Online by using the website
http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online
applications are available on the above mentioned website.
(b) Candidates may also apply offline in the Common
Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations which can be
processed on computerised machines.
This application form along with an Information Brochure
containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card
and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated
Head Post Offices/ Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III
of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 30/- (Rupees thirty only). Form
should be purchased from the designated head Post Offices Post offices only and
not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one
examination. Candidates who wish to apply offline must use the form supplied
with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use
photocopy/reproduction/ unauthori-sedly printed copy of the Form. Since this
form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the
application form correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer
to detailed instructions given in Appendix- II(B) of this Notice. The candidates
should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their
Application Form Number and the name of the examination.
The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of
Rs. 6/- on the Acknowledgement Card and send the same along with application
form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite
amount his/her acknowledgement card will not be despatched and Commission will
not be responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement card by the applicant. The
duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card should then be
mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. You
should also write the name of examination viz. "Special Class Railway
Apprentices' Examination, 2011" on the envelope before despatching it to
"Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069".
Important : All
communications to the Commission should invariably contain the following
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Application Form Number.
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
5. Complete postal address as given in the application.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF
(a) ONLINE: The Online Application can be filled upto
25th April, 2011
till 11.59 P.M. after which the link will be disabled.
(b) OFFLINE: (i) The completed Offline Application
Form must reach the Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on or before
25th April, 2011.
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS :
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking)
for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF
CANDIDATES : In case of any guidance/information/clarification
regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's
Facilitation Counter near gate 'C' of its campus in person or over Telephone No.
011-23385271/ 011- 23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and
Mobile Phone Banned
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are
not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including
ban from future examinations. (b) Candidates are advised in their
own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers
to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping can not be
Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items
to the Examination Hall, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured.
Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and
women candidates are encouraged to apply