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Eligibility for the Exams:
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Candidate Age Limit:
(a) A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st January, 2016, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than nd January, 1984.
(b) The upper age limit is relatable as follows.
(i) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
(iv) Upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities
with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January, 2016 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2016)otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of EC/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years Military Service as on 1st January, 2016 and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that 6 they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on 3 months notice on selection from the date of receiptof offer of appointment.
(vii) Upto a maximum of ten years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopedically handicapped candidates.
(viii) The ad hoc Doctors appointed after 1.10.1984in the Ministry of Railways will be granted relaxation in age to the extent of the period of service rendered by them as ado Doctors in Railways, in the light of the Supreme Court’s orders dated the 24th September, 1987 on the Writ Petitions (Nos. 822, 875, 180 & 200 of 1987 with Nos. 370, 298 & 73 of 1987 with Nos. 1165, 1328, 1619, 1735, 1275, 1457, 1087, 1034, 1263, 1294, 1327, 1349, 1370, 1353, 1400, 1451, 1504, 1564, 1650 & 1609 of 1986 and with Nos. 845 of 1986) filed by some ad-hoc Doctors of the Railways. The Ad-hoc Doctors claiming the relaxation in upperage limit under this provision shall be required to obtain a certificate of eligibility to this effect from the Ministry of Railways and produce the same along with the Detailed
Application Form by candidates who are declared qualified for Personality
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3(II) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, physically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.
The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.
The age concession under Para 3(II) (b)(v) and (vi)will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on their own request.
Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under para 3 (II) (b) (vii) above, a physically handicapped candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated to thephysically handicapped candidates by the Government.
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