TISS Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship 2014 : Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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Name of the Organisation : Tata Institute of Social Sciences (tiss.edu)
Name of the Fellowship : Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows Scheme 2014
Location : India

Website : http://www.tiss.edu/

Update :
Last date for Submitting Applications Extended to December 15, 2013

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Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellows Scheme :
PMRD Fellows Scheme to invites talented young professionals with a desire to participate and initiate a larger change.

Eligibility Criteria:
The eligibility criteria for selection as a PMRD Fellow shall be the following :

Essential criteria :
** Age between 22-27 years at the time of application. For candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the maximum age limit will be 32 years.
** At the minimum a graduate from a recognized university/institute with a four-year degree course, including those like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Engineering, Law, Medicine etc., or a post-graduate from a recognized University/ Institute (in case of a graduate holding degree of a course duration of three years or less). Those with degree from universities outside India that are recognised by Association of Indian Universities can also apply. Only those candidates who have completed all requirements and received degree are eligible to apply.
** At least 50% marks in the aggregate or equivalent grade at the graduate or Post-graduate level, whichever is qualifying.
** Physical fitness, certified by Government Medical Hospital due to the arduous nature of work involved.

Desirable criteria :
** Knowledge of local language and customs.
** Work experience in related fields.
** Excellence in extra-curricular activities like art, culture, sports etc. at High School/College level.
** Leadership role in College/ High School/ Work Place.

Reservation :
15% seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15% for Scheduled Tribes.

Application Details :
Applications are sought through an open advertisement across the country. All candidates fulfilling the criteria shall appear for an online test scheduled on Sunday, 15th December 2013 from any of the 40 centres across the country. Those wishing to apply should fill an online form with an application processing fee of Rs. 750. Candidates from SC and ST categories with income below the level stipulated by the GoI are required to pay Rs. 250.

Application Process :
** Candidates are not required submit mark sheets, degree certificates, reference letters and fitness certificate along with the application.
** Only those candidates finally selected are required to submit mark sheets and degree certificates. The Selection Committee reserves the right to seek additional information from persons listed as references, employers, etc.
** Fill the application and submit it online. The applicant will receive an acknowledgement of its receipt. All information asked for must be provided. Make sure to review the application for its completeness. Incomplete applications will be automatically rejected. Those giving wrong information in the online application form but get through AICAT will be rejected at the time of verification before final selection. Anyone found to have given wrong information and false certificates are liable for immediate dismissal and penal action at any stage of selection process or fellowship.
** Refer to the list on the left, for location of assessment centres.

Apply Online

Three stage assessment process includes :
All India Competency Assessment Test (AICAT) (Online) : December 28, 2013
AICAT is an assessment of their understanding and orientation, and problem-solving abilities in a positive manner. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their performance in the AICAT.
Written Test + Personal Interviews : Jan 16/17, 2014

Shortlisted candidates will be tested using tools like essay writing & interview to ascertain their motivation, leadership, professional skills and pro-poor orientation.

Selection Schedule :
6th Nov, 2013 : Announcement Inviting Applications Online Application process opens
30th Nov, 2013 : Last date of submission of completed application
28th Dec, 2013 : All India Competency Assessment Test (Online)
19th Dec, 2013 : Announcement of merit list based on the All India Competency Assessment Test (AICAT) separately for GN, SC, ST groups for progression to final stage of selection. Short-listed candidates must indicate preferred location from the list – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, Bhopal, Raipur, Allahabad, Guwahati – for appearing in the final stage of selection.
5th & 6th Jan, 2014 : Final Stage of Selection Written test (issues focused) followed by Personal Interview
16th Jan, 2014 : Publication of 1st Merit list of 140 candidates (merit list as per reservation norms); 13th January 2014, 2nd merit list to fill vacant positions.

Those accepting the offer must also indicate the option of starting training program at TISS Mumbai campus in the 1st cohort (starting 17th February 2014) or 2nd cohort (starting 12th May 2014).

Contact Support :
For technical support : 8377067647
For application form guidance : 022-25525252 (8AM – 8PM)

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Last Date : December 15, 2013

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Comments

  1. I had applied for PMRDF fellowship successfully on 9th Dec. After few hours, I received a mail stating that my payment which was earlier successful, now been declined and would be returned in 7-10 business date. I emailed my credentials to verify my candidature. Still waiting for reply.
    Is my candidature still vaild and would be able to appear in online test to be held on 28th Dec?

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    Date : 2013-12-10 20:41:55
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    Amount : 770.00
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    Status : SUCCESS

    SIR I HAVE PAID THE FEES AND THE APPLICATION FORM SHOWS AN ERROR. I CALLED THE HELP LINE THEY ASKED ME TO WAIT FOR 24 HOURS AND EVEN AFTER WAITING MY APPLICATION SHOWS THE SAME ERROR . I HAVE SENT A MAIL REGARDING THE SAME PROBLEM . TODAY WHEN I CALLED THE HELPLINE MOST OF THE NUMBERS ARE SWITCHED OFF AND THE TOLL LINE GOT CONNECTED AND THE EXECUTIVE IS ASKING ME MAKE PAYMENT AGAIN OFF LINE AND UPDATE THE CHALLAN. HOW CAN I GO ON A SUNDAY AND FILL THE FORM WHEN ITS THE LAST DAY.

    KINDLY HELP AS I AM KEEN TO TAKE THE EXAM.
    THANKING YOU.

    1. The only ones you can get real help in this case is the officials in the organization.
      You were right in contacting them.

  3. As the application date is extended to 15th, is there any change in AICAT and written test date? Or they are still 15th Dec and 5th January?

    1. AICAT – All India Competency Assessment Test (Online) : Dec 28, 2013
      Written Test + Personal Interviews : Jan 16/17, 2014

    1. Th eligibility is “At the minimum a graduate from a recognized university/institute with a four-year degree course, including those like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Engineering, Law, Medicine etc., or a post-graduate from a recognized University/ Institute (in case of a graduate holding degree of a course duration of three years or less)”

    1. The last date has been extended to 15.12.2013. Please note that age should be between 22-27 years at the time of application.

  4. I have submitted my application in online but I kept present address in permanent address by mistake. I already send mail to concerned web site. But I didn’t get any reply. Is it problem for my future proceedings? Is there any way to make it correct?

    1. I could not find any options to edit the application through online. You can contact via helpline given under support contact details above.

    1. The advertisement does not seem to contain about syllabus of the fellowship. Please look into the official website for details.

  5. What will be the difficulty label for the DI and Inference questions. Inference questions will be of objective or subjective?

    1. The advertisement does not seem to contain about details of inference questions. But please note that the mock test available in the website seems to contain about subjective and objective.

    1. I could not find any details related to cut off in the posted advertisement. Please visit the official website for details.

    1. You may be able to know about job details from the respective organisation during the programme or once it is completed. Date of written test is 5th January 2014.

    1. I could not find details to to cancel or deactivate the online payment. However those giving wrong information in the online application form but get through AICAT will be rejected at the time of verification before final selection. Anyone found to have given wrong information and false certificates are liable for immediate dismissal and penal action at any stage of selection process or fellowship.

    1. I could not find any post or vacancy relevant to PMRDF. However you too try checking in the above given list.

    1. The SYLLABUS for AICAT examination is :
      1. Reading Comprehension,
      2. Data Interpretation,
      3. General Awareness,
      4. Logical Reasoning,
      5. Knowledge About National Programmes and Schemes.
      Each of the above will be having 20 questions for 20 marks.
      Total marks are 100 for 100 questions.

    1. Just you click submit button with already available details. You will be able to enter into the mock test.

    1. I think you will be in a position to miss any one of the exams. Or wait and watch as again any one of the exam may get postponed like before:)

  6. The SYLLABUS for AICAT examination is :
    1. Reading Comprehension,
    2. Data Interpretation,
    3. General Awareness,
    4. Logical Reasoning,
    5. Knowledge About National Programmes and Schemes.
    Each of the above will be having 20 questions for 20 marks.
    Total marks are 100 for 100 questions.

    Thank you INDIAN JOB TALKS for providing this valuable platform for the discussion.

  7. What is the test is like is it an aptitude test like CAT etc or something else. What is the total duration of the programme including the one year working clause?

    1. Three stage assessment process includes :
      All India Competency Assessment Test (AICAT) (Online) : 15th December 2013
      AICAT is an assessment of their understanding and orientation, and problem-solving abilities in a positive manner. Applicants will be shortlisted based on their performance in the AICAT.
      Written Test (Issue based) : 5th January 2014
      Personal Interview : 5th & 6th of January 2014

      Shortlisted candidates will be tested using tools like essay writing & interview to ascertain their motivation, leadership, professional skills and pro-poor orientation.

      Also it is given as the selected Fellows shall undergo an orientation training of three months duration

    1. The test aims to assess the competency on the following aspects:

      Reading Comprehension
      Data Interpretation & Inference
      General Awareness
      Logical reasoning
      Knowledge about National Programmes and Schemes

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