Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination, 2010

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

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The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination, 2010 on 19th December, 2010 for recruitment to the Special Class Apprentices in the Mechanical Department of Indian Railways. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.


(a) Age Limits: Not less than 17 years and not more than 21 years on 1st August, 2010.

The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.

(b) Educational Qualifications :

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.

For further details, please refer Para 3(III) of Commission’s Notice for Examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.

(c) Physical Standards:

Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix-ll of the Rules for the Special Class Railway Apprentices' Examination, 2010 published in the Gazette of India dated 28th August, 2010.

How To Apply

(a) Candidates, who wish to apply offline, must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post
Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-lll of the Notice throughout the country against cash payment of Rs.20/- (Rupees Twenty only).

Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s "FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL" over Telephone No.011-23389366/Fax N0.011-23387310.

(b) Candidates can also apply Online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned Website.


(a) Candidates applying Offline (through Common Application Form) are required to pay a fee of Rs.50/- (Rupees Fifty only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only.

(b) Candidates applying Online are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs.25/- (Rupees Twenty Five 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 Credit/Debit Card.

(c) All Female candidates/SC/ST and Physically Handicapped candidates are exempted from payment of Fee. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee).

Address and last date for receipt of applications :

(a) Common Application Form All offline applications must reach the "Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069" either by hand or by Post / Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 27th September, 2010.

However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice published in the Employment News dated 28.08.2010, the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed) Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 04th October, 2010.

(b) Online

The Online Applications can be filled upto 20th September, 2010 till 11.59 P.M. after which the link will be disabled.

Contact Details

Tel: 011 – 2338 5271 / 2338 1125
Website: www.upsc.gov.in

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