East Coast Railway (EC Railway) 2022 Recruitment Notification. EC Railway has released official notification for the job openings of Sports Persons positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 07th February, 2022.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-

Sports Persons - 21 Posts

Job Location - Bhubaneshwar

Other Qualification Details :-

Applications are invited from eligible Sportspersons who are Indian nationals for recruitment against Sports Quota (Open Advt.) for the year 2021-22 in East Coast Railway for the vacancies indicated below:

1. Name of the Post: Sportspersons

2. No of Post: 21

3. Eligibility Norms:

(i) All the championships mentioned below should have been conducted under the aegis of recognized International / National / State Sports Federations and also recognized by the Railway Sports Promotion Board.

(ii) For recruitment of sports persons, on the basis of sports achievements in Junior National Championships, the age groups as mentioned against each discipline shall only be considered.

4. Pay Level and Grade Pay: 

a) Level-2/Level-3 (GP Rs.1900/-/ 2000/-)

b) Level-4/Level-5 (GP Rs.2400/-/ 2800/-)

5. Educational Qualification: 

a) A Degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.

b) 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent, with 80 words per minute in Shorthand (Hindi/English) for a duration of 10 minutes which will be transcribed in typing in 50 minutes for English and in 65 minutes for Hindi, for the post of Jr. Stenographer.

c) 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent examination. (OR) 10th pass from a recognized Board may also apply to be posted as Tech-III. However, the training period for such sports quota appointees will be 3 (three) years, unless they passes ITI qualification in the relevant Trades, in which case it will be 6 months.


Minimum 18 years and Maximum 25 years of age as on 01.07.2022. (Note: Matriculation or its equivalent certificate from recognized board should be submitted for date of birth proof). No age relaxation is allowed even for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Application Fee:

For all candidates except those mentioned in (ii) below Rs. 500/- (Five Hundred Only). An amount of Rs 400/- will be refunded to those who actually appear for the selection. SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Women, Minorities, and Economic Backward Classes. (whose family income is less than Rs.50,000/- per annum) Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred Fifty Only). The amount will be refunded to those who actually appear for the selection.

Other Terms and Conditions:

(i) Applications not fulfilling any of the terms and conditions given in this notification shall be summarily rejected.

(ii) Applicant should possess requisite educational qualification and sports achievements on the date of submission of application.

(iii) Discrepancies in the application submitted would render the candidate ineligible at any time during the selection.

(iv) Eligible applicants will be issued with call letters to their correspondence address, for the sports trials. East Coast Railway will upload the list of eligible and ineligible candidates in the website of East Coast Railway website address www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in for general information and viewing. Individual requests for change in dates / venue for trials etc. shall not be entertained under any circumstances. After trial, only the FIT candidates shall be considered for the next stage i.e. Interview. Candidates declared NOT FIT by the Trial Committee will not be assessed further by the Recruitment Committee.

(v) SC/ST candidates will be eligible for free rail travel in second class for attending Sports Trials / Interview.

(vi) Selected candidates have to pass the requisite medical fitness standards prior to appointment.

(vii) In the event of appointment as Clerk-cum- typist posts in Group-C railway service, candidates will be required to acquire typing proficiency of 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi within a period of four years from the date of appointment, and till such time, appointment will be provisional.

(viii) Decision of East Coast Railway in all matters relating to this recruitment shall be final.

(ix) The candidates applying for the posts should keep track of the Sports Trial date(s) which will be notified through the official website of East Coast Railway. In case applicant does not receive the call letter 5(five) days before the notified Sports Trial date(s) due to postal delay, the applicant should report to the Chairman/RRC in person for duplicate call letter at least one day before the Sports Trial date(s). Duplicate call letter will be issued on production of original photo Identity Card i.e. Aadhar Card, Voter Identity Card, PAN Card, Passport or Driving License.

(x) No other intimation of rejection, other than uploading the list in the above mentioned website, would be communicated to ineligible candidates.

(xi) Candidates may download recruitment notification and application form available on East Coast Railway website address www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in

Selection Process :-

Selection will be based upon performance in sports Trials and Sports Achievements. Certificate (Sports & Educational) Verification will be done by a duly constituted Recruitment Committee of this railway. The venue & date for Trials and Certificate Verification will be intimated to the eligible candidates.

1. Distribution of Marks: Maximum marks which can be awarded by the Trial Committee for performance during Trial and Recruitment Committee during Interview Stage

2. (i) Candidates who are found FIT in the Trial will be considered for the next stage of recruitment. Candidates securing 25 Marks or more against Game skill, physical fitness and coach’s observation during Trial, are treated as FIT candidates.

(ii) The Recruitment process is based purely on the merit of the candidates as per vacancies, in a particular discipline, notified. Canvassing in any form will attract disqualification. In case more than one sports persons score the same mark, preference would be given to the younger candidate to decide the merit.

(iii) The Railway Administration has all rights reserved to fix any date, as deemed suitable, change of place or postponement of Trials/Interview at its own convenience, which can also be cancelled due to unforeseen exigencies against which no claim will be accepted.

Steps to Apply :-

Closing Date: 07.02.2022 Closing Time: 1800 Hrs.

(i) The notification with the application form are available in East Coast Railway website www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in. Candidates should carefully read the instructions before filling up application form. Application Form should be made on a good quality white A-4 (210x297 mm) size paper using ONE SIDE ONLY. The candidate should use the same format as available in the website.

(ii) The candidate has to fill up required information in his/her own handwriting using blue / black ball point pen. The application should be filled either in English or Hindi but not in any other language. Application filled in any language other than Hindi/English and having any change in the format of application will lead to rejection of application summarily.

(iii) One recent passport size photograph (4cm x 5cm) should be affixed on the application form without fail. The Photo may preferably be not older than 3 months as on the date of applying. The photo should clearly reveal the full face and should be taken without wearing cap and goggles/coloured glasses. Photo should be new, sharp and clear, with light background, suitable for scanning and printing. Do not put any mark or signature on the front side of the affixed photograph. The photograph should be neatly and firmly pasted in the prescribed space, and not stapled or pinned. Photograph should not be attested.

(iv) One loose extra photograph with name, date of birth, and signature of the candidate written on the backside should be attached along with the application form.

(v) Candidates are required to sign in English or in Hindi in the prescribed places provided in the application form.

(vi) While filling up of the application, candidates have to ensure that the signatures and two marks of physical identification (like a mole on the nose, cut-mark on the fore head in the left side or a scar mark below the left arm etc)are clearly given without fail. Candidates should also give two left thumb impressions (LTI) in the application form. If the LTIs are not clear and are smudged, the application will be liable to be rejected.

(vii) Applicant should write on the top of the envelope containing the application as follows: “Application against Sports Quota (Open Advertisement) recruitment for the year 2021-22.”

(viii) Candidate should clearly indicate the specific sports discipline, event, and position applying for as given in Para-1.2 above. (e.g, Hockey, Men, Full Back/ Forward/Half/ Goalkeeper etc).

(ix) Candidates should send their applications so as to reach at the address mentioned below at para 3.3 on or before the closing date and time. Railway administration shall not be responsible for any postal delay. Candidates intending to apply for a particular category should send their applications to the respective address. Applications received at the address not pertaining to that category will be rejected. Late applications would be summarily rejected.

(x) Candidates should note that only Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate is to be considered.

(xi) Only international numerical like 1,2,3 etc should be used.

(xii) Candidate should write his/her name, father’s name / husband’s name in capital letters as given in educational Certificate.

(xiii) Candidates should indicate Religion, Gender (Male/Female), Community (UR/SC/ST/OBC), Serving Employee and other information in the relevant columns of the application form.

(xiv) Selected candidates are likely to be posted anywhere on East Coast Railway after successful completion of all pre-appointment formalities, including training wherever prescribed.

(xv) Before applying for a post, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other criteria stipulated for the post. The Railway Administration would be free to reject any application not fulfilling the requisite criteria at any stage of recruitment and if erroneously appointed, such candidate is liable to be summarily removed from service even after appointment.

Official Notification