RECRUITMENT AGAINST SPORTS QUOTA (OPEN
ADVERTISEMENT) FOR THE YEAR 2022-23
(Employment Notice No.RRC/03/Sports/2022, Dated: 03-12-2022)
Applications are invited online from eligible sportspersons in the prescribed format from
Indian Citizens, for recruitment to Posts in Level-2 to Level-5 in 7th CPC Pay Matrix on
Southern Railway, against Sports Quota through Open Advertisement scheme for the
year 2022-23 in the following Discipline/Events.
Opening date and time for receipt of applications ONLINE 03-12-2022 at 09.00 Hrs
Closing date and time for receipt of applications 02-01-2023 at 23.59 Hrs
05 Posts in Level 4/5 of VII CPC Pay Matrix.
16 Posts in Level 2/3 of VII CPC Pay Matrix
Note: (i) No post is exclusively reserved for any community such as OBC, SC & ST
(ii) The applications of the candidates should be submitted ONLINE only.
(iii) Candidates applying for more than one Sports Discipline/Event should
submit separate applications for the respective Sports Discipline/Event.
Examination fee has to be paid separately for each Sports Discipline/Event
AGE LIMIT: 18 to 25 Years as on 01-01-2023 i.e. is the sportspersons should
have been born between 02-01-1998 and 01-01-2005.
Note: No age relaxation (Upper or Lower) shall be permissible.
The Candidates should note that only the following certificates enclosed will be
accepted as documentary proof of Date of Birth.
10th Std/Matriculation/Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent
certificate/Mark Sheet indicating Date of Birth, Or
School Leaving Certificate / Transfer Certificate indicating date of Birth.
Level – 2 Rs. 19,900/-
Level – 3 Rs. 21,700/-
Level– 4 Rs. 25,500/-
Level – 5 Rs. 29,200/-
Sportsperson must possess the minimum educational qualification, as applicable
to the post to which the sportsperson is to be appointed.
The minimum educational qualification required for recruitment in the Railways
(i) For post in Level 2 / 3 of 7thC P C Pay Matrix– 12th Pass (+2 stage)
(ii) For post in Level 4 / 5 of 7thC P C Pay Matrix– Graduation
Note :- In terms of Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)-II/2007/RR-1/38 (3000863)
dated 31.08.2017 (RBE No,114/.2017) dated 31.08.2017 issued as PBC
No.153/2017 dated 08.09.2017 Educational Boards / Schools set up by the
Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) is not recognized.
As per Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2021/RR-1/41 dated 29.09.2021,
issued as PBC No.157/2021 dated 05.09.2021 certificates/degrees issued
from Jharkhand State Open School, Ranchi is not recognized for purpose of
employment/promotion in Railways.
Persons, if appointed in the category of Clerk cum Typist should acquire typing
proficiency of 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi within a period of 4 years
from the date of appointment and till such time their appointments to this category
will be provisional.
Specific Level in Pay Matrix and place of posting will be decided by the Southern
Railway administration at the time of offering appointment to the selected
candidates based on the following.
(a) Availability of Posts
(b) Educational Qualifications
(c) Sports achievements and (d) Minimum qualifying marks obtained in the
CATEGORIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS / EVENTS
Category – B
World Cup (Junior / Youth / Senior Category), World Championships
(Junior/ Senior Category), Asian Games (Senior Category)
Commonwealth Games (Senior Category), Youth Olympics Champion
Commonwealth Championships (Junior / Senior Category), Asian
Championships / Asia Cup (Junior / Senior Category), South Asian
Federation(SAF) Games (Senior Category), USIC (World Railway)
Championships (Senior Category), World University Games
MINIMUM NORMS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SPORTSPERSONS:
The minimum sports norms for recruitment of sportspersons in Level-2 to Level-5 in 7th
CPC Pay Matrix for both Individual events and team games shall be as under:
(Note: These provisions shall be read along with notes given below this Para)
Level-4 & 5
At least 3rd position in the World Cup (junior/Youth/
senior category) / World Championships (Junior/
senior category) /Asian Games (Senior Category) /
Commonwealth Games (Senior Category) / Youth
Olympics / Champion Trophy (Hockey). (Category-‘B’)
Level-2 & 3
(a) Represented the Country in the World Cup (junior/
Youth/senior category)/World Championships
(Junior/senior category) /Asian Games (Senior
Category)/ Commonwealth Games (Senior
Category) / Youth Olympics / Champion Trophy
(Hockey) (Category – B)
(b) At least 3rd position in the Commonwealth
Championship (Junior/Senior)/Asian Championship
(Junior/senior) /Asia Cup (Junior/senior)/South
Asian Federation Games (Senior)/USIC (world
Railways) championships (senior)/World University
(c) At least 3rd position in Senior/Youth/Junior National
(d) At least 3rd Position in National Games organised
under the Aegis of Indian Olympic Association.
(e) At least 3rd Position in All India Inter University
Championships organised under the Aegis of
Association of Indian Universities (OR)
(f) First position in Federation Cup Championship
Additional acceptable sports achievements eligibility norms for certain
(a) In Cricket (Men) (i) Quarter finalist in Senior / U-23 / U-19 All India Inter State Elite Group
Championship and All India Inter State Championships ii) Participation in Senior/U-23 /
U-19 All India Senior Inter Zonal Championship may be considered in Level 2 / 3 of 7th
CPC Pay Matrix.
(b) The domestic tournaments of BCCI for under-25 is eligible from 2021-22 onwards.
(c) In Cricket (Women) at International level representation of Main Indian Seniors
Team in a Test Match or in a limited Over’s One Day International Match or in a
Twenty –20 Over’s Match shall also be considered for Recruitment against the post
in Level 2 / 3 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.
(d) In Cricket (women) at National Level, following sports achievements in 4 days /One
day limited over’s/ Twenty-20 Over’s Women Cricket Championships organised
under the aegis of BCCI may also be considered for recruitment against the post in
Level 2 of 7TH CPC Pay Matrix
(e) In Hockey (Men) participation in International Tournaments (senior or junior) of
four or more nations may also be considered and Semi finalists in senior national
Championships may also be considered for Level 2/3 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix.
(f) In the game of Volleyball certificates issued by Volleyball Federation or its affiliated
units after 25.06.2020 will not be considered for recruitment. However, Certificates
issued under Aegis of Association of Indian Universities and the International
Federations will be taken into consideration.
(g) All the championships mentioned above shall be conducted under the aegis of
recognized International/National Sports Federations and also recognized by
Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).
(h) For Recruitment of Sportspersons, on the basis of sports achievements in Junior
National Championships, Age groups as mentioned below shall only be considered
PERIOD OF RECKONING SPORTS ACHEIVEMENTS:-
The recognised Sports achievements should be in the current and/or immediate
previous two financial years and sportsperson should be an active player. For this
purpose, the period should be counted from the date of notification.
Note: (i) The sports achievements on or after 01-04-2020 shall only be considered for
(ii) For this purpose the concluding day of the championship shall be taken into account.
(iii) The specific Event / Position played in the particular game, if applicable should be
mentioned in the online application without fail.
PROCEDURE FOR RECRUITMENT:
The candidates, who apply in response to this notification and are found eligible for
consideration for appointment against sports quota, will be assessed based on their
performance during the trial as detailed below:
(i) For Game Skill, Physical Fitness and Coach’s observation during trials : 40 Marks
(ii) For assessment of recognised sports achievements as per Norms : 50 Marks
(iii) Educational Qualification : 10 Marks
(a) Candidates, who secured 25 marks or more in the trial only will be considered FIT
(b) Minimum qualifying marks for recruitment duly Observing the Criteria as mentioned
in Para 5 above shall be as follows.
(c) The offer of appointment shall be given purely on the basis of Merit and availability of
vacancies. In case more than one sportsperson score the same marks, preference
will be given to younger candidate to decide the merit.
(d) The sportsperson who can be fitted in the Southern Railway team will only be
considered for recruitment.
(e) If no valid applications are received for recruitment of 5 posts in Level 5/4,
these five posts will be downgraded to Level 2/3 and utilized for recruitment of
suitable candidates found in the discipline of advertised events for this Level.
(f) Candidates having sports norms for higher levels in Pay Matrix of 7th CPC and
applied against the vacancies for lower levels can be considered. An undertaking
will be obtained from such sportspersons that he/she will not claim for higher level in
pay matrix after joining Railways.
Fee for all candidates except the Fee concession categories
mentioned below at S.No 2
** : Rs 400 will be refunded duly deducting bank charges on
appearing in the Trials : Rs 500/-
For Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/ Ex. Servicemen/
Persons with Disabilities / candidates belonging to Minority*
community and candidates belonging to Economically Backward
** : Rs 250/- will be refunded duly deducting bank charges on
appearing in the Trials : Rs 250/-
HOW TO APPLY:-
Application in the prescribed format, complete in all respects along with all the
enclosures should be uploaded ONLINE.
Decision of the Railway Administration in all matter relating to recruitment will be
final and binding on the candidate.
RRC Notification Click here
Application Click here