Pharmacist Vacancy in Ministry of Defence, Ferozepur Cantonment Board

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The Ministry of Defence of the Government of India oversees the autonomous Ferozepur Cantonment Board, which carries out both mandatory and optional duties in accordance with the Cantonments Act, 2006’s regulations. The Cantonments Act specifies the Board’s statutory and optional responsibilities for things like education, public health, sanitation, roads, street lighting, water supply, and birth and death registry. The Cantonment Board has eight wards for administrative and civil representational purposes. The Cantonments Act of 2006 gave rise to a number of additional regulations, including the CBAR-2020, Cantonment Fund Servant Rules of 1937, Cantonment Land Administration Rules of 1937, and Cantonment Property Rules.

The Ferozepur Cantonment Board is accepting online applications from qualified applicants for direct hiring for the below-listed categories of post(s). Candidates who are interested and meet the requirements may apply online at (Information Recruitment). To avoid crowds on deadline days for online application submission, candidates are urged to apply well in advance. Applications submitted through any other method will be automatically and summarily rejected.

Post: Pharmacist

No. of Post: 1 (UR)

Minimum Qualification:

1. Should have passed Senior Secondary Part II Examination with Science or its equivalent from a recognized university or institution, and

2. Should possess a degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy from a recognized university or institution, and

3. Should be registered as Pharmacist with the State Govt./ Central Govt. Pharmacy Council set up under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

(i) Candidate should have passed subject of Punjabi at Matric Level standard. If the candidate has not passed, (s)he will be given one year time to pass the subject.

(ii) Candidate must fulfil the minimum qualification. Candidates possessing the higher qualification can also apply for the said post(s), however, (s)he shall not be given any weightage for the same. Candidates are thus advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they fulfil minimum qualification criteria. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.

(iii) In respect of equivalent clause, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent as per the requirement of the advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/ letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (letter/ order No., date, name and designation of the Authority) under which it has been so treated otherwise the candidature is liable to be rejected at any stage of the recruitment process.

Eligibility Criteria:

a. The candidate must be a citizen of India,
b. The candidate must fulfil the minimum qualification as stipulated in the examination
c. The candidate should not have been barred from appearing in any Govt. examination by any Govt. authority/ Court.
d. There should be no criminal case pending/ contemplated against the candidate and (s)he should not have been convicted in any criminal case in past.

Important Dates:

Commencing date & last date for submission of online application, date for download of admit cards and date of written examination (likely to be within 45 days from the last date for submission of online application) shall be published separately on the website/ portal. Therefore, the candidates are advised to visit and regularly for all updates/ amendments.

Mode of Selection: Written Test

Pay Scale: Level-08 (₹ 29,700- 94,100/-). In case there is any change in the pay scale during the recruitment process, the same will be published on

Age Limit: Age limit for above mentioned post(s) is 21-30 years as on the last date of receipt of the online application. Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Birth Certificate/ Matriculation Certificate or equivalent valid certificate issued prior to the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Ferozepur Cantonment Board and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Application Fees:

CategoryFees in Rs.Portal Fees
General/ Unreserved300/-(a) ₹ 200/-
(b) ₹ 59/- for one time editing the
already filled application.
SC/ ST100/-
Ex- Servicemen,
Departmental Candidates, PH

Admit Card: Applications will be scrutinized, and admit card for only eligible candidates would be intimated online at the website/ portal The interested candidates are advised to visit and regularly. No admit card will be sent by post or any other channel.

Written test: The candidate must bring following documents at the examination hall/ center, failing which they shall not be allowed to appear in the written exama.

a. Valid Photo Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID Card/ PAN Card/ Other such ID proof issued by the Govt.)
b. Original Admit Card

Date, time and venue of written test: The written test will be conducted in the Ferozepur Cantonment only. The date and time shall be published on and/or The interested candidates are advised to visit and regularly for all updates/ amendments.

Admission/ Appearance to be purely provisional: The candidates must note that their admission/ appearance at any stage of the examination shall be purely provisional and does not confer any right to appointment. If it is found that the information provided by them is false/ fabricated/ forged/ tampered, their candidature shall be liable to be rejected.

Minimum qualifying marks: (1) General/ EWS- 50%, (2) OBC/SC/ ST- 45%. The competent authority may, in its full discretion, may relax the minimum qualifying marks for each category. In case no candidate fulfils the minimum qualifying marks criteria as fixed, the vacancy may be left unfilled for the that category or categories, as the case may be.

Scheme of the written test: The written test will be conducted in offline mode and shall consist of 100 Nos. of Multiple-Choice Questions. The candidates shall have to mark correct answer on the OMR sheet. Duration of the written test shall be 90 minutes. There shall be no negative marking The syllabus of written test shall be as under-

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks AllottedSyllabus
Professional Ability
7070Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Biotechnology and
Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmaceutical
Inorganic Chemistry, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry,
Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutics,
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, etc.
General Awareness1010Geography, Indian Parliament, Indian Economy, Famous Books
and Authors, Chemistry, Inventions in the World, Famous Days
and Dates, Sports, Basic Computer, Environment, Indian
Culture, Zoology, Indian History, Indian Politics, Physics,
Botany, etc.
General Arithmetic,
General Intelligence,
and Reasoning
1010Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Judgments,
Analogies, Spatial Orientation, Analysis. Relationship
Concepts, Statement-Conclusion, Observation, Arithmetical
Reasoning and Figural Classification, Non-Verbal Series,
Syllogistic Reasoning, Discrimination, Problem Solving,
Coding and Decoding, Decision Making, Arithmetic Number
Series, Visual Memory, etc.
General Aptitude1010Probability, Areas, Time and Distance, Averages, Problems on
L.C.M and H.C.F, Simplification and Approximation, Time and
Work Partnership, Numerical Problems, Volumes Profit and
Loss, Simple Interest, Pipes and Cisterns, Ratio and Proportion,
Permutations and Combinations, Boats and Streams, Indices and
Surds, Simple Equations, Quadratic Equations, Races and
Games, Mixtures and Allegations, Problems on Trains,
Compound Interest, Mensuration, Numbers and Ages,
Percentages, etc.
Total 100100

Selection, primary document verification and appointment: Depending upon the outcome of the written test, the Competent Authority shall prepare a merit list and the candidate(s) securing the highest merit shall be selected provisionally, subject to primary verification of the relevant original documents. Selection of candidate(s) shall, in no way, confer any right of appointment. The selected candidate must produce relevant original documents and two sets of self-attested documents at the time of document verification. Candidates will be disqualified in case of non-verification of documents or any difference in details as mentioned in online form.
Following is the list of documents to be produced at the time of verification/ scrutiny of documents:

1. Computer generated application for duly signed by the candidate,

2. Proof of date of birth,

3. Matriculation Certificate,

4. Proof of address,

5. Documents are required in minimum qualification, Caste/ Category certificate, if applicable.
Subsequent to successful primary verification of the documents, the selected candidate(s) may be appointed provisionally subject to verification of the character and antecedents, medical fitness test, further verification of the relevant certificates/ documents (educational, caste/category etc.) and any other verification as deemed fit by the Competent Authority. The requisite fee in this regard shall be borne by the candidate. The provisionally appointed candidate shall also have to notify the fact to the Board in accordance with the section 37(4) of the Cantonments Act, 2006.
The Competent Authority may prepare a waiting list in order to deal with situation of vacancy that may arise due to non-acceptance of the offer of appointment by the selected candidate or candidate(s) not joining the post after acceptance of appointment or the candidates not being found eligible for appointment after verification of documents or due to resignation of selected candidate(s) within one year of appointment or found medically unfit or any other reason, as the case may be. However, the candidate(s) listed in such waiting list, shall have not right of selection and/ or appointment.

Resolution of tie cases: In case more than one candidate secure equal aggregate marks, tie would be resolved by implementing the following methods one after another.

a. Date of Birth, older candidate will be placed at higher merit,
b. Alphabetical order in the first name of the candidate

Service Rules: The service of the appointed candidate(s) shall be governed under the provisions of the Cantonment Board Employees Service Rules, 2021 as amended from time to time, along with the relevant directions/ orders as issued by the appropriate authority from time to time, if any. The candidate(s) so appointed shall be on a probation for a period of 02 years.

General Instructions:

a. Candidates are required to visit website/ portal and regularly to check the latest updates, corrigendum(s), downloading of admit card, time and date of written test and other relevant information regarding the recruitment process.
b. The candidate applying for the recruitment should ensure that (s)he fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to recruitment. Their admission to all the stages of the recruitment shall be purely provisional.
c. Only the applications received through online mode shall be considered. Applications sent by email, post, by hand or any other mode shall not be accepted and summarily rejected. No representation will be entertained in this regard.
d. The vacancy advertised is provisional and is likely to be permanent. The appointing authority reserves the right to increase or decrease vacancies. In case the vacancy position is reduced to any number, the appointing authority/ Board is not liable to compensate the applicant for any consequential damage/ loss.
e. The appointing authority/ Board reserves the right to cancel a part or entire process of examination due to administrative reason(s) and in case of unfair means, cheating or other irregularities/ malpractice noticed. The appointing authority/ Board also reserves the right to cancel or set up a new examination center and divert the candidates to appear at that examination center if required.
f. No representation on any grounds for non-appearance for the written test by the candidates will be entertained and his/her candidature will not be considered in such an eventuality.
g. No correspondence in regard to the appointment will be entertained.
h. TA/ DA will not be admissible for appearing in the written test/ document verification etc.
i. TA/ DA and other facilities will be paid to the PwBD candidates for appearing in the written exam as per existing Govt orders.
j. The candidates should have valid/working email ID and a valid/working mobile number. The applicants are advised not to change the email ID and mobile number during the recruitment process. They are also advised not to give mobile number and email ID to any unknown person to avoid any complication.
k. The candidates should scrupulously follow the instructions given by the Canter in charge, invigilators and all examination functionaries at every stage of the recruitment process, failing which his/ her candidature will be cancelled.
l. The appointing authority/ Board reserves right to cancel or modify the advertisement/ detailed notification or part of it any stage.
m. Use of or possession of calculator, laptop, mobile phones, other digital/ electronic devices/ gadgets at the examination hall is not allowed. If a candidate is found to be violating this condition, (s)he may be debarred from the examination and legal proceedings can also be initiated against such candidate.
n. Candidates are advised not to bring any of the above gadgets/ devices at the examination center as no arrangements for keeping these items would be available at the centers.
o. Candidates are required to be present well in advance on the date and venue before the commencement of written test. Any delay in presence will be marked as absent.
p. The Cantonment Board reserves right to place reasonable limit on the total number of candidate to be called for any stage of exam (written test etc.).
q. Certificates/ Degrees must have been obtained from the appropriate Boards/ Universities as approved by the competent agencies.
r. Final result will be published on
s. The candidate shall not be deemed to be disqualified for the reasons under section 37 of the Cantonments Act, 2006.
t. All disputes shall be subject to Ferozepur jurisdiction only.


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