Ministry of External Affairs Invites Application for Training Programme [Last Date 15 Jan 2019]

The last date of submission of application is 15th January 2019.

Ministry of External Affairs has invited applications from eligible candidates for its ‘Specialized Interpreters’ Programme under Atal Bhashantar Yojana for translation and interpretation from Hindi to Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

One candidate each shall be selected in the above foreign languages and selected candidates will be trained in a foreign language at Government cost in reputed language schools abroad.

These candidates shall also receive a monthly stipend during their training period. After the training, they shall be engaged as ‘Specialized Interpreters’ by Ministry of External Affairs for a five -years term.

Important Dates

Candidates shall be selected through a three-stage process which involves screening; written examination in the foreign language; and interview as per timelines below:

Deadline for submission of applications15 January 2019
ScreeningBy 25 January 2019
Written and oral exam31 January & 1 February 2019
Interview25-27 February 2019
Announcement of selected candidatesFirst week of March 2019

The timelines above are indicative in nature and the actual timelines might vary. Candidates shall be informed in case there any changes in the timelines above.

Eligibility Criteria

(i) Graduation/recognized diploma/their equivalent or higher degree in from UGC accredited universities with NAAC categorisation of ‘A’ or higher;

(ii) Score of 60% and above in all examinations from Class X onwards;

(iii) Proficiency in Hindi and English (Class XII level);

(iv) Age between 21-26 years as on 01.08.2019

Highlights of the ‘Specialised Interpreters’ Programme :

  • Selected candidates would be sent to Language Centres of Excellence abroad for specialized training at Government expenditure;
  • In addition to a monthly stipend in US Dollars, the candidates shall also have funded stay abroad, two return air passages from India, medical coverage etc during the training period;
  • Opportunity to work as `Specialised Interpreters’ for the Government of India for a period of at least 5 years on monthly salaries.

Application Process

Applicants may fill their application forms either in Hindi or English and submit the following along with their applications:

(i) Covering letter, clearly mentioning qualifications in the foreign language

(ii) CV

(iii) Self-attested photocopies of all academic certificates mentioned in the application form

iv) Self-attested proof of age (any two documents out of passport, driving license, PAN card, electoral identity card or any other Government issued card)

All communications shall be sent to the applicants by email and only those applicants who get selected to subsequent stages of the selection process would receive intimations.

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