Selection Process

  • Selection will be a two stage process. The steps involved in selection are listed below:

  • Stage I
  • Step 1: Online Test
  • Step 2: Short listing of candidates

  • Stage II
  • Step 1: Shortlisted candidates submit their essays
  • Step 2: Personal Interview (of shortlisted candidates who have submitted essays)
  • Step 3: Result declaration of selected candidates

  • Information about Online Test

  • • Nature of Online Test: It will consist of multiple choice objective type questions.
  • • Medium: The medium of examination will be English and wherever feasible Marathi translation of questions and optional answers will be provided
  • • Total Marks: 100. Each question will carry 1 mark
  • • Duration: 60 minutes
  • • Composition of the Online Test:

Sr. No. Topic No. of Qs Description
1 General Awareness 50 India and Maharashtra focused questions on current affairs, general knowledge, social issues, and economics.
2 Reasoning 10 Reasoning ability.
3 English Language 15 Sentence formation, basic grammar.
4 Information Technology 10 Windows 7, MS Office 2010, Internet.
5 Quantitative Aptitude 15 Data interpretation, arithmetic, algebra, basic geometry.

  • Shortlisting Candidates for Stage II:

  • • The total marks shall be out of 100.
  • • Top 150 candidates shall be called for interviews.
  • • Shortlisted candidates shall submit 1 audio-visual essay and 2 written essays.The Essays can be in Marathi, Hindi or English
  • • Topics of essays will be conveyed to shortlisted candidates via email and website.
  • • Shortlisted candidates submitting all 3 essays will be called for personal interview. Shortlisted candidates not submitting essays will not be eligible to appear for interview.

  • Final Selection:

  • • Following marking system will be applied for the final selection of the Fellows - Online Test marks out of 100 will be converted to out of 15 marks + Essays 30 marks + interview 50 marks   + relevant post-graduation degree or professional degree or diploma 5 marks
  • • List of 50 selected candidates will be published along with the waiting list of 10 candidates
  • • Vacancies created due to failure of selected candidates to accept the offer letter within stipulated time will be filled from the waiting list

  • Please Note:

  • • The candidate invited for interview should bring along with him/her one photocopy each and the original copies of all mark sheets, experience letters and other credentials along with the   original copy of the proof of identity.
  • • The date and time of the interview shall be communicated to shortlisted candidates through email.
  • • No travel expenses made for attending the interview shall be reimbursed.