East Coast Railway Recruitment 2024 – Scouts & Guides Quota Posts

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East Coast Railway Recruitment 2024: East Coast Railway has announced notification for Scouts & Guides Quota posts. There are 04 openings for this post. Candidates with the 10th/ITI/NAC/12th qualification can apply for East Coast Railway careers. Interested and eligible candidates can apply by post on or before 29 February 2024. The detailed eligibility and selection process for East Coast Railway Jobs are explained below. Interested candidates can also try Southern Railway Recruitment & East Central Railway Recruitment.

East Coast Railway Jobs

East Coast Railway has advertised for Scouts & Guides Quota posts. This new vacancy from East Coast Railway is for freshers. If you want to know more details regarding the job, like Salary, Age, mode of application, examination, selection, Application fee, important dates, and job location, you can find it below. You can check the official notification below if you still have any doubts.

East Coast Railway Careers

The selection process will be based on the exam. The age limit for the Scouts & Guides Quota post is 18-33 years. The candidates are offered a grade pay of Rs. 1800 – 1900/- (Grade Pay). Candidates with requisite qualifications from recognized universities/boards/institutions must only apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply by post on or before 29 February 2024. For more details, visit https://eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/

East Coast Railway Recruitment

East Coast Railway Recruitment 2024 for Scouts & Guides Quota Posts:

Job Role Scouts & Guides Quota Posts
Job category Govt Jobs
Qualification 10th/ITI/NAC/12th
Total Vacancies 04 Posts
Salary Rs. 1800 – 1900/- (Grade Pay)
Experience Freshers
Job Location Bhubaneswar
Last Date 29 February 2024

Detailed Eligibility – East Coast Railway Jobs:

Scouts & Guides Quota:

Scouting/Guiding Qualifications:

  • A President Scout/Guide/Rover/Ranger OR Himalayan Wood Badge (HWB) holder in any section.
  • Should have been an active member of a Scouts organization for the last 5 years. The “Certificate of Activeness” should be as per Annexure-III and
  • Should have attended two events at the National level OR All Indian Railways’ level AND Two events at the State level

Educational Qualifications:

Erstwhile Gr.D (Level-1): 

  • 10th standard or ITI or equivalent from a recognized Board. (OR)
  • National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT. For the post in Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecom Department and Catering Wing of Railways
  • The minimum qualification is a 10th pass plus a National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or a 10th pass plus ITI.

Group-C (Level-2):

  • 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. (50% marks in the aggregate will be required for NTPC categories. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/Ex-servicemen candidates and candidates possessing higher qualifications like Graduation/Post Graduation.). (OR)
  • A pass in Matriculation or its equivalent from a recognized Board and having ITI certificate for the posts in Technical Categories.

Age Limit ( As on 01 July 2024):

  • 18 to 30 years for Level-2 posts
  • 18 to 33 years for Level-1 posts

Age Relaxation of East Coast Railway careers: 

  • SC/ST candidates – 5 years
  • OBC – Non Creamy layer candidates – 3 Years
  • Ex. Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation – Up to the extent of service rendered in Defense plus 3 years
  • Other as per Govt rules


  • Erstwhile Gr.D (Level-1): Rs. 1900/- (Grade Pay)
  • Group-C (Level-2): Rs. 1800/- (Grade Pay)

No of Vacancies: 04 Posts

  • Erstwhile Gr.D (Level-1): 02 Posts
  • Group-C (Level-2): 02 Posts

Selection Process of East Coast Railway Jobs:

  • The candidates who apply in response to the Notification and are found eligible will be called for Written Examination.
  • Candidates to the extent of only 5 times of the vacancies, who have scored a minimum of 35% marks in
    the Written Test, shall be shortlisted for document verification for awarding marks on certificates.
  • The merit list of Written Test shall be criterion for shortlisting of the candidates for document verification (DV).

Written Test:

  • The written test will consist of 40 objective question (40 marks) & 1 essay type question (20 marks) relating to Scouts and Guides Organization and its activities and General Knowledge for Group-C and erstwhile Gr.D posts.
  • There will be negative marking in the written test and 1/3rd of marks allotted for the Objective Type Question will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Written test shall be of duration of 60 minutes.

Marks on certificates – 40 Marks

  • Participation/Service rendered in National events/National Jamboree (including All Indian Railway Events): 10 Marks
    • First Two certificates (i.e. minimum eligibility qualification) – Nil
    • One additional event- 07 Marks
    • Two or more additional events – 10 Marks
  • Participation/Service rendered in State events/Rallies: 10 Marks
    • First Two certificates (i.e. minimum eligibility qualification) – Nil
    • One additional event – 07 Marks
    • Two or more additional events – 10 Marks
  • Specialized Scout/Guide course organized at National/State/All Indian Railways level: 10 Marks
    • One Course – 07 Marks
    • Two or more Courses – 10 Marks
  • Participation in District Rallies: 10 Marks
    • One certificate – Nil
    • Two certificates – 07 Marks
    • Three certificates – 10 Marks

Application Fees:

  • Rs. 500/- (Will be refunded to those who appear in the written examination)
  • SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Women, Minorities, and Economic Backward Classes – 250/- (The amount will be refunded to those who appear in the written examination)

Application fees mode: Demand Draft/Pay Order from any Nationalized Bank, or crossed Indian Postal Order from any Post Office drawn in favour of “Principal Financial Adviser, East Coast Railway, payable at Bhubaneswar”.

How to apply for East Coast Railway Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates must send the Application form with relevant documents to the mentioned postal address on or before 29 February 2024.

For more details: Click here.

Application Form: Click here.

Postal Address:

Assistant Personnel Officer (HQ),
2 Floor,
South Block,
Rail Sadan, Chandrasekharpur,
Odisha — 751017.


  • Applicant should write on the top of the envelope containing the application as follows: “Application against Scouts and Guides Quota Recruitment for the year 2023-24 for Group-C or Erstwhile Gr.D .”
  • Alternatively, candidates can drop their applications directly in Drop Box placed at the office premises

Important Dates of East Coast Railway Careers:

  • Last date: 29 February 2024
  • Last date for residents of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep: 14 March 2024
  • Tentative date of examination: 2nd Week of March 2024

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