Central Railway Recruitment 2016-17 for Hindustani Classical Singer (Culture Discipline)

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Central Railway Recruitment
Central Railway Recruitment 2016-17

Central Railway, Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Mumbai invites ONLINE applications from the following for filling up Two Group ‘C’ posts, in VII CPC scale level 3/2 (erstwhile Pay Band Rs. 5200-20200 plus Grade Pay Rs. 2000/1900/-), against Cultural Quota, of Hindustani Classical Singer (Male/Female) for the year 2016-17 over Central Railway. The posts are open to all regardless of Community and there is no reservation for any community. Further, only the candidates qualified in the Written Test shall be called for Practical Demonstration.

Job details

  • Name of posts: Hindustani Classical Singer (Culture Discipline)


  • Educational qualification: Passed 10 + 02 examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate from a recognized Board, affiliated to COBSE/India or its equivalent. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/Ex-servicemen or where the candidates possess higher qualification i.e. Graduation/Post Graduation etc from a Recognised University.
  • Essential: Diploma/Degree/Post Graduation in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music only from recognized University or equivalent approved Board or Institutions such as Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Bhatkhande Music School / Prayag Sangeet Vidyalaya.
  • Desirable:  
    • All India Radio Grade Certificate in Classical / Light vocal (B,B High, A and higher)
    • Three years experience in Hindustani Classical & Light Vocal preferably in Doordarshan/All India Radio/Reputed Musical Group (i.e. the Group which has performed at various platforms with Artist/ Artists of National Calibre or a Group consisting of Artists, who have either performed in All India Radio/Television/Television & Film Industry)/Television channels with necessary documentary proof.
    • Certificate in Individual Award Winning performance in Hindustani Classical and Light Vocal at State/National level Competition/ Performances.
  • Age limit:  18 to 29 years (as on 01/01/2017)
  • Examination Fee: Rs. 500/- for General category (Non-Refundable) and Rs. 250/- with a provision for refunding the same to those who are found eligible as per notification and actually appear in the Written Test. Candidates in this category should check their eligibility thoroughly before applying. Fee in respect of candidates who are ineligible, but still apply, shall not be refunded. ((for candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / Persons with Disability / Women / Minorities and Economically Backward Class).  Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway as part of online application process.

Selection Process

  • The recruitment will be based on the Written Test, followed by a Practical Demonstration. The eligible candidates will be called for Written Test and those who qualify in the Written Test will be called for Practical Demonstration.

Exam pattern & Syllabus

  • Hindustani Classical Singer Written exam pattern & Syllabus:
    • Total Marks: 100 Marks
    • Timing: 60 Minutes (1 Hour)
    • General Awareness, Mathematics, Mental Ability & Music: 50 Marks
    • Talent Test in the relevant field with Practical Demonstration: 35 Marks
    • Confirmation of Talent by Testimonials/Certificates/Awards: 15 Marks 
Note: Written Test consisting of Objective Type Questions (Minimum 40% marks are required for qualifying for Practical Demonstration).  There will be negative marking in the test and 1/3rd of the marks allotted for the question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

See Also: Syndicate Bank PGDBF Course 2016-17 for 400 Probationary Officers

How to apply:

  • Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for above said posts.
Important dates:
  • Advertisement No.: RRC/CR/03/2016 
  • Online application start from: 20/12/2016 (Started 11:00 AM) 
  • Last date for online application: 03/01/2017 (till 05:00 PM) 
  • Tentative date of written examination: 28/01/2017

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