Vocational Guidance->Fire Services

(Ministry of Home Affairs), Nagpur conducts All India Entrance Examinations Sub-Officers Course.

Seats:  There are a total of 24 seats (12 for each course including 2 seats reserved for SC/ST candidates).

The Entrance Examination is held for one day only during September at Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, New Delhi and Nagpur Centres. The exact Venue and the time of examination is intimated individually to eligible candidates by post. The examination is conducted in two sessions on the same day covering General English and General Knowledge in the First session and General Science and Mathematics in the second Session. The question paper is printed bilingually (Hindi and English) and the same can be answered by the candidates in either Hindi or English. The duration of each Sub-Officers Course is 25 weeks of which 21 weeks will be conducted at the college and 8 to 9 weeks as honorary extended period of practical attachment at major fire stations in the country at the discretion of the college. The question paper is objective type and of the level of Higher Secondary (10+2).


(a)    Educational Qualifications: Minimum H.S.S.C (10+2) or its equivalent qualifications preferably with Science subjects. Candidates must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend instructions, both in Hindi and English.

(b)    Age: Candidates applying for All India Entrance Examination should be between 18 to 23 years of age as on 1st January. Upper age limit is relaxable up to 28 years for SC/ST candidates. Upper age limit for candidates serving in the recognised Fire Services is 27 years ( Relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates). Candidates are required to produce relevant documents as proof of  Caste for obtaining age relaxation.

(c)    Physical Standards: (i) Height: Not less than 165 cms. (160 cms for candidates belonging to hilly regions such as Gurkhas, Garhwalis, Assamese, Nagal and tribes etc. (ii) Weight: Not less than 50 kgs. (iii) Chest: Not less  than 81 cms. Normal with minimum expansion of 5 cms.

(d)    Medical Examination: Candidates selected for the Sub-officers course based on the overall merit list are medically examined by the college Medical Officer. All those found medically unfit are not granted admission.

Last date: July. In service candidates should apply through proper channels. Candidates serving in recognised Fire Services will have to undergo their training at their own expense, provided they are selected in all respects.

Grant of Admission: Admission is granted based on the overall order of merit on the basis of written examinations. Results will be Communicated Individually to the selected candidates only by post.

All communications should be addressed to the Director, National Fire Service College, Nagpur 440001 (Maharashtra).

 DIRECTORATE OF LOCAL BODIES, Harayana, SCO No. 128-29, sector 8-C, Chandigarh offers admission to the private candidates who want take up Fire Service as their career for training as Fireman at Harayana State Fire Lighting Centre at Rozkameo (near Sohna) Distt. Gurgaon. Prospectus/application forms can be had on Payment of requisite charges from the Headquarter or the Training Centre and other Fire Stations.

Eligibility: Matric with Science (Phy, Chem). Physical Standard: Height 5.7”, Weight 54 Kg. No relaxation whatsoever. Chest 32”-34”, Eye Sight 6/6, Age: between 17 to 30 years. Candidates must be Stout enough knowing swimming. Last date: September.



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