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NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY Recruitment Against Cultural Quota For Year 2018-19

Online applications are invited till 23.59 Hrs of closing date from willing candidates having minimum educational and cultural qualification as given in Para 2 below, for recruitment in GP Rs. 1900/2000 (Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC Pay Matrix Level — 02/03) against Cultural Quota 2018 —19 on North Central Railway in the following streams:

SN Stream Scale of Pay/Pay Matrix Level No of Post
1 Vocal-Light Classical PB-I, 25200-20200/- with correspo- nding Grade Pay-21900/2000 (Revi­sed Pay scale after 7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-02/03) 01
2 Keyboard Instrumental Music 01


  • The above quota is open to all candidates provided that they are fulfilling the prescribed norms
  • The candidates who applied against the notification no. CQ 2018-19 issued vide Employment News dated 05.01.2019 for “Recruitment against Cultural Quota (Open Advertisement), are advised to apply fresh against this notification, if they are otherwise eligible for the notified stream.

2-0 Qualifications:-

2-1 Essential:

2-1.1 Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of Intermediate or equivalent examination passed with 50% aggregate from any recognized Board/University. The condition of 50% marks is not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Ex. Servicemen and the candidates possessing higher qualification i.e. Graduation/ Post Graduation etc. from a recognized University. (Authority: RBE No.145/2014 dated 17.12.2014 & RBE 82/1995 dated 01.08.1995)
  • For Technical Posts -Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT (OR) Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed ActApprenticeship. 2-1.2 Possession of degree/diploma certificate in specified cultural stream from government recognized institution for which notification is issued.

2-2 Desirable:

2-2.1 Experience in the field and performances given on AIR/Doordarshan etc. 2-2.2 Prizes won at national level.

3-0 Age:- The candidate should be aged between 18 to 30 as on 01.07.2019. (i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1989 and not later than 01.07.2001)

3-1 Relaxation of Age: The upper age limit as mentioned in Para 3 above is relaxable as under subject to submission of requisite certificate.

Category Relaxation of Age
SC/ST 05 Years
OBC 03 Years
10 Years Provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs
Serving employees For the serving Railway staff and casual labours/substitutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be upto 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 43 years for OBC candidates and 45 years for SC/ST candidates, provided that they have put in a minimum of 3 years service.For those working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be up to the length of service rendered subject to maximum 5 years.
Windows/Divorced Judicially

separated women

Widows/Divorced/ judicially separated women who are not remarried, up to the age of 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates. (In this regard Hon’ble court order is necessary).
J&K – persons J&K – persons who had ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 up to 5 years.
3.2 Age relaxation to the candidates who have Course Completed Act Apprentices
Categories UR OBC-NonCreamy Layer SC/ST
Course      Completed     Act

Apprentices applying for the
posts    for             which    minimum

qualification                    is                 ITI / Course
Completed ActApprenticeship.

33 years + to
the extent of
period spent
on apprentice-
36 years + to the
extent to period
spent on
38 years + to the extent to period spent on apprenticeship
Candidates who are course Completed Act.Apprentices underApprenticeshipAct before attaining the age of 25 years. 35 years 38 years 40 years


4-0 Mode of Selection:- The Selection of the eligible candidates should be assessed on the following method:

  • Written Test

(Note: The written test will consist of objective type question) :      50 Marks

  • Assessment of talent in the relevant field on the basis of

4-1.1 Practical demonstration.                                                     : 35 Marks

4-1.2 Testimonials/Prizes etc.                                                        :15 Marks

Total: 100 Marks


8-1 Candidates can apply through ONLINE mode by visiting the website of Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the instructions available on the website. The onus is on the candidate to prove that all the information provided/ submitted by him/her in the application is true.

Important Link:
Click Here = NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY Recruitment Cultural Quota For Year 2018-19 Notice

Apply Here =

Before applying, candidates must have to read the official notification carefully about NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY Recruitment Cultural Quota For Year 2018-19, wherein the application form is accurate.

Date of issue: 26.01.2019  Closing date: 17.02.2019 up to 23.59 hrs.

Tentative date of Written examination: between 05 to 10 March, 2019


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