Junior Translators (CSOLs) Exam 2013 Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the detailed eligibility requirements you must fulfill in order to appear for the Junior Translators (CSOLs) Exam 2013.

Nationality criteria

You should be either of the following:
(a) a citizen of India
(b) a subject of Nepal
(c) a subject of Bhutan
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
(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(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided you belong to one of categories (b), (c), (d) and (e), the Government of India should have issued a certificate of eligibility in your favour. In such a case, you will be admitted to the exam, but you will be offered a job only after you receive the said certificate.

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Age criteria

You must not be more than 30 years of age as on 1 August, 2013 (i.e. not born before 2 August, 1983.)
The SSC accepts only the date of birth as recorded in your matriculation/ secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate only, for determining your age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
The upper age limit is relaxed from 3-15 years for certain categories of applicants like SC/ ST, OBC, PH, ex-servicemen, central government civilian employees, candidates from J&K etc.


Educational criteria

Interested candidates must essentially have:
(I) (a) Master’s degree in Hindi or English with English or Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level. The degree should be from a recognized University or equivalent.
OR
(b) Master’s degree in any subject other than Hindi or English with Hindi or English medium and English or Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level. The degree should be from a recognized University or equivalent.
OR
(c) Master’s degree in any subject other than Hindi or English with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject or either of the two as medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level;
AND
(II) Recognized diploma or certificate course in translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa
OR
Two years experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice-versa in Central or State Government Offices including Government of India undertakings.

Additional qualifications that would be preferred, but not mandatory:
(i) Knowledge of any one language other than Hindi mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Constitution at the level of matriculation from a recognized Board or equivalent.
(ii) Degree or diploma in translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa from a recognized University.


Note: Any degree obtained through open Universities/ distance education mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, if such degrees had not been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of educational qualification.
You will be eligible even if you have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and present documentary evidence from the Board/University by 1 August, 2013.
When called for interview, you will be required to produce original copies of certificates such as mark sheets, provisional certificate, etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01.08.2013 failing which your candidature will be cancelled by the SSC.

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