South Western Railway notifies 2 Group ‘C’ vacancies against Cultural Quota 2013-14

South Western Railway issued notification inviting applications for recruitment.

Created On: Dec 30, 2013 18:38 IST

South Western Railway issued notification inviting applications for recruitment to 2 Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band 1 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900 against Cultural Quota in the disciplines of Classical Instrumental – Mridangam (Carnatic styles) and Light music (vocal) for the year 2013 -2014. Interested candidates should send their applications till 28 January 2014.

Important Dates:

Last Date for receipt of applications: 28 January 2014

12 February 2014 [For residents of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram,

Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahul and Spiti Districts and Pangi Sub-division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshdweep Islands and for candidates residing abroad).

Vacancy Details:

Total Vacancies: 2 posts

Quota: Cultural Quota

Group: Group ‘C’ categories

Pay Scale: Pay Band - 1 of Rs. 5200 - 20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1900

Sl. No.: 1

Discipline: Classical Instrumental – Mridangam (Carnatic Style)

No. of Post: 1 post  

Sl. No.: 2

Discipline: Light Music (Vocal)

No. of Post: 1 post  

Eligibility Criterion:

Educational Qualifications: Matriculation or equivalent  

Professional Qualifications:

For Classical Instrumental – Mridangam (Carnatic Style): Degree / Diploma / Certificate in Classical Instrumental – Mridangam (Carnatic Style) or its equivalent.

For Light Music (Vocal): Degree / Diploma / Certificate in Light Music (Vocal) or its equivalent.

Desirable: Experience in the field and performance given in AIR/Doordarshan etc with prizes won at National level.

Age limit: (as on 1 January 2014)  

Minimum: 18 years

Maximum: 35 years

[Serving Railway employees who have put in a minimum of 3 years of service will be given relaxation of age to the extent of service rendered, subject to the age limit not exceeding 40 yrs.]

Recruitment Process: The recruitment will be done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written test followed by assessment of talent in the relevant field.

Candidates found eligible will be called for written test and those qualifying the written test will be allowed to appear for

the practical demonstration.

(A) Written Test: 50 marks: will have multiple choice objective type questions.

 (B) Assessment of talent in the relevant field: 50 marks

(i) Practical demonstration: 35 marks

 (ii) Testimonials / Prizes etc.: 15 marks

Total: 100 marks

Candidates selected for appointment will have to pass the requisite medical fitness standards prescribed for the post.

Examination Fees: Non-refundable examination fees of Rs. 100 have to be paid in the form a crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of FA & CAO, South Western Railway, Hubli and payable at Hubli.

Details of the IPO should be mentioned at the appropriate place on the application form.

Candidates should fill their personal details in the space provided for the purpose in the IPO.

Candidates belonging to SC / ST community, female, Ex-servicemen, PWD, Minority and candidates belonging to Economically Backward classes are exempted from payment of examination fees.

How to Apply: Interested eligible candidates should send their signed, filled in application form with their recent passport size photograph, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer, pasted in the space provided for the purpose on the application, along with attested copies of required documents / certificates / testimonials and fee IPO in original to ‘The Assistant Personnel Officer / HQ, Personnel Department, South Western Railway Head Quarters, New Zonal Office Building, Opposite Rail Nagar, Gadag Road, Hubli-580 020’ so as to reach the concerned authority on or before the prescribed last date.

On the envelope, carrying the applications, candidates should super scribe, “Application for Group ‘C’ post against Cultural Quota for the year 2013 - 2014”


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