The candidates applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format On-line or by Post. Detailed instructions as in Annexure, may be referred to for postal applications and on-line applications respectively.
Payment of application fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.
The candidates submitting application offline (paper mode) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)"only. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation stamp partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage.
After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities. Application with CRFS not cancelled by the post office will be rejected outright.
As Department of Posts is in the process of phasing out CRF stamps, and there may be shortage of CRF stamps, candidates are advised to apply on-line. The candidates submitting application form online (computer based) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of SBI Challan or Online payment through Net banking or any credit/debit cards only. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Fee paid by modes other than CRFS for off-line applications and other than through SBI Challan /Net banking/credit and debit cards as indicated above in case of online application will not be accepted and the applications of such candidates will be rejected forthright and the payment made shall stand forfeited. Candidates submitting their application online shall make their payment through the State Bank of India as per instructions.