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How to Become a District Basic Education Officer? Know Eligibility, Salary, Selection Process & Jobs

Mar 11, 2019 18:21 IST

The post of District Basic Education Officer is common in various state governments which acts as a Government representative in the area of Basic Education and works at district level. The post of District Basic Education Officer is a Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) post. In majority of cases, the candidates for the post of District Basic Education Officer are being selected by the State Public Service Commission (State PSCs) of the concerned state.

The selection of candidates for District Basic Education Officer posts is being done through the State Level Civil Services Examination conducted every year by the State Public Service Commission. The work functions of District Basic Education Officer includes overseeing all district level administrative services in the area of basic education; appointment, attendance,  promotion, inspection and taking punitive actions in case of irregularities against the basic education teachers in the government schools falling in the district region; implementation of policies and programmes in the are of basic education, etc.

Required Eligibility Criteria to become a District Basic Education Officer?

To become a District Basic Education Officer a candidate needs to be a Graduate in any discipline from any recognised university or institution in the country.

Required Age Limit to become a District Basic Education Officer?

To become a District Basic Education Officer a candidate’s age must fall into the age bracket of minimum 21 years and maximum 40 years in the year of examination. However the candidates from reserved category get relaxation in upper age limit as per the rules and regulations laid down by the Government.

Selection Criteria for District Basic Education Officer

The selection of candidates for District Basic Education Officer posts is done through the State Civil Services Examination being conducted every year. The exam comprises three phases namely – Preliminary Examination (Objective Type and Multiple Choice Questions), Main Written Examination (Conventional Type Questions) and Interview (Personality Test).  The Main Written Exam consist the questions from compulsory subjects (General Hindi, General English and General Knowledge) and options subjects e.g. Agriculture, Chemistry, Engineering, Forestry, Horticulture, Physics, Veterinary Science, Botany, Computer Application Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology, etc.

Salary Structure for District Basic Education Officer

The salary structure for District Basic Education Officer is given as per the Sixth Pay Commission is as per the Pay Band -3 Rs. 15600 – Rs.39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 5400/-. However, the Pay could be as per the Seventh Pay Commission in some states if it has been implemented in the concerned state.

Where to Get Jobs Updated for District Basic Education Officer?

The post of District Basic Education Officer is an administrative position in the area of Basic Education in any State Government and works at district level. The selection of candidates for District Basic Education Officer posts is being done through the State Level Civil Services Examination conducted every year by the State Public Service Commission. The notification for State Level Civil Services Examination is being published in Employment News and Newspapers from time to time. You can stay updated with these notifications through the various government job portals and mobile applications providing government job updates.

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