THE RUBBER BOARD USER MANUAL for accessing the Online

for accessing the
Online Recruitment Website
Firstly, check the validity of your e-mail address by logging in to the e-mail website. Send a test
mail to the same mail address (both ‘from’ mail-id and ‘to’ mail-id will be same). See if it was
received promptly.
Ensure that the mail IN box is not full, if full, mails may be bounced.
Check that incoming mails are not blocked by SPAM filters etc. This might happen when
corporate e-mail addresses are used or when certain anti-virus programs are installed or for
any other reason. Hence check the SPAM /JUNK mail box also to see if there is any reply.
1. Visit Rubber Board’s website at and click the link ‘Careers Online’
at the top right corner to access the home page of Online Recruitment Website. Read the
NOTIFICATION & GUIDELINES thoroughly before filling up the applications.
Click the link on the left of
‘Post Name’ (below ‘PostCode’)
notification for that post.
2. Click on ‘Login’ link in ‘Online
Recruitment Website’.
3. First time users have to
proceed to User Registration
by clicking the ‘New User’ link
4. Fill up the New User Registration form using a
valid e-mail address.
Use capital & small letters, numbers and
special characters in password. Repeat the
password to confirm it.
Communications, Call Letter, Admit Card
etc., will be sent by e-mail only.
Keep the password safe. DO NOT
COMMUNICATE IT to any one for safety
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5. Now registration is confirmed and
a popup is displayed. Click ‘OK’.
6. Login to the e-mail site and check
for the ‘Computer generated
Activation Mail’ containing the
Login-Id, password and activation
Click on the link for
‘Confirmation’ provided inside
the mail to activate the user
DO NOT REPLY to this
activation mail. DO NOT
forward it either.
Click the ‘Resend ActivationLink’ link in the login screen to
resend the activation mail in
case it was not received.
7. Go back to the website login page and login using the Login-ID and password.
Use ‘Online-Application’ link to fill
up the application and ‘SAVE’ it.
Make corrections if needed. Login
again to make corrections if logged
out from the website. Applications
will be received only when they are
Recheck the Post Code & Location of Posting (such as Northeast, Andamans etc.) before filling
up the application, as those cannot be altered AFTER SAVING the application.
Choose the category correctly, if the post is reserved and reservation benefits are claimed.
Provide qualifications, starting from 10th standard onwards. If qualification is equivalent, check
the ‘Equivalent’ box after choosing the advertised qualification which is the nearest.
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Tick the check box ‘Continuing’ if employed currently.
Furnish mobile number (10 digits) correctly to receive SMS messages.
details carefully. Corrections cannot be made in the application after online submission. Hence
In case of minor corrections, provide documents during the document verification before the
interview, when called for. Hence DO NOT request any correction in online application.
8. Use the
‘Download’ link
for Status
(Show Status),
downloading or
printing the
Application, Call
Letters or Admit
9. Registered users can recover password
using the ‘Forgot Password’ link provided
in the login screen. Hence DO NOT
10. Visit the home page of Online Recruitment Website periodically and click the ‘Application Status’
link in to see the status of the latest position.
11. Users once registered may submit applications in response to as many advertisements as they
desire using the same Login-Id and password. Existing users need not register again in future.
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for accessing the
Online Recruitment Website
1. General Instructions
2. User Registration and Activation
3. Filing Application Online
4. Online Status Enquiry, Call Letter & Admit Card
5. Eligibility Criteria
6. Age Relaxation
7. Reference Date & Due Date
8. Qualifications
9. Candidates employed in Government /Public Sector
Correspondences shall be addressed to:
The Secretary,
Rubber Board, P.B.No.1122, Sub Jail Road, Kottayam 686 002, Kerala
Phone: ++91 (481) 230 1231; Fax: 257 1380;
Please quote Application-No / Roll-No. in all correspondences
The contents of this website are informatory in nature. You are advised to
verify the details from the Rubber Board’s office or from the notice published in the
‘Employment News’.
Amendments or changes, particularly in the case of change of due date, etc., if
any will be advertised in the ORA website. Shortlist as well as Rank List of selected
candidates will also be published in the ORA website.
The Rubber Board is a statutory body corporate constituted under the Rubber
Act 1947 with its Head Office at Kottayam, Kerala. It functions under the Ministry of
Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. This is the Online Recruitment Website of the
There is no application fee applicable. The number of vacancies indicated is
provisional and may vary depending on the actual requirement. The Board reserves
the right not to fill up all or any of the posts.
The Board also reserves the right to conduct test or interview or both and also
to shortlist for interview only the optimum number of most eligible candidates from
among applicants possessing the requisite qualifications and/or experience as the
case may be. Test /interview centre would be allocated at the discretion of the
Board, based on the number of candidates and availability of facilities at the
respective locations.
Copies of any documents shall not to be uploaded/ sent to the Board unless
sought for. Duly signed print out of the application and documents to prove identity,
age, address, qualifications, relevant experience, community category, special
category, etc., have to be produced when appearing for interview or only when
communicated so by the Board.
All posts carry Dearness allowance and other benefits as applicable to Central
Government employees. Govt. of India introduced a New Defined Contribution
Pension Scheme replacing the existing System of Defined benefit Pension System.
The Scheme came into operation w.e.f. 01.01.2004 and is applicable to all new
entrants to Central Govt. service except to Armed Forces joining Govt. service on or
after that date.
1. General Instructions
Candidates can submit applications through online only. Applications
which are submitted not in accordance with the instructions given herein as
well as received from candidates through any other mode would be
summarily rejected.
Applicants are responsible to ensure correctness of the personal
information as well as secrecy of the password.
Read the notification thoroughly before filling the application form.
See that not applying again for the same Post-Code in the same Advt-Code.
If applying for multiple posts in the same advt., ensure that there are no
restrictions for one applicant to apply for those posts.
Check whether the post is un-reserved or reserved. If applying for posts with
reserved vacancies then make sure that it is suitable for the category/
community the applicant belongs to.
Find out if the candidate falls within the age limit or the relaxed limit, if
eligible for such relaxation.
Ensure that the applicant possess the required (i) qualifications and (ii)
years of experience (iii) and relevant experience specified for the post.
The Sector of Posting cannot be changed later on and to be opted carefully.
Keep the details such as Post-Code, Application No. and Roll No. handy for
further communication with the Board.
2. User Registration and Activation
Before applying for any post, candidates should register through the
‘Recruitments’ link provided in the official website of the Board A valid e-mail-ID (address) and a secure password have
to be provided by the candidate as user-name and password during the registration
process. An auto-generated e-mail containing the activation link will be sent to the
registered e-mail-ID of the applicant. Candidate then shall login to the e-mail
account and click the activation link to complete the user registration process.
Those who have completed registration and activation can apply by logging
in to their profile using the registered e-mail-ID and password.
‘Forgot Password’ option is provided in the login page to help recover the
password, in case of users already registered.
3. Filing Application Online
Name of the candidate in the application should be as in the 10th standard
certificate. Otherwise Gazette notification for change of name should be produced
for verification along with other certificates when sought for.
A recent photograph of the applicant (passport size or stamp size in colour or
black & white) in formal dress taken against a lighter background, clearly showing
the face and eyes and up to the shoulder shall be uploaded. Scanned image of the
specimen signature of the applicant put on a good quality white paper using blue
or black ink shall also be uploaded to appear horizontally at the centre of the box.
Specimen copy of the photograph of size 140 pixel (height) x 110 pixel (width)
and signature of 110 pixel (h) x 140 pixel (w) may be scanned and uploaded. The
file size should be 40kb or less. Any image editor software may be used to adjust the
size of images.
Tips: Search for and use any ‘free online image resizer’ to resize photo/ signature.
Applicant can save the application in ‘DRAFT’ mode clicking the ‘SAVE-ASDRAFT button. They can view, make corrections and rectify defects anytime after
saving it but before its submission. Saved draft application complete in all respects
shall be submitted by clicking the ‘SUBMIT’ button. Changes cannot be made
after its submission.
Tips: Save the application in draft mode. Before submitting it, view the DRAFT copy
(photo & signature will not appear) and ensure that the details furnished are correct.
Applicant may view the status of the application or print it using the ‘My
Applications’ link. After its submission, a soft copy of the application (in pdf format)
would also be sent to the registered e-mail address automatically. Print out of the
submitted application (not the saved copy marked ‘Draft’) may be duly signed and
kept ready which has to be produced at the time of interview along with the original
certificates, when called for.
Tips: While submitting the applications, the system will cross check the age, relaxation
if permitted, category of the applicant, essential qualifications, etc. In case there is a
mismatch, a warning will be displayed and that application cannot be submitted. In
such case, applicant may verify the details entered with respect to that given in the
notification. If the applicant possesses an equivalent or higher qualification, then
the qualification/discipline/specialisation matching the notification maybe selected in
the table, the box given for equivalency (‘If equivalent, please specify’) may be checked
and the details of equivalent or higher qualification may be furnished to proceed with
submission. Applicant shall provide supporting documents to prove equivalency.
4. Online Status Enquiry, Call Letter & Admit Card
Generally, test centers will be allotted based on the communication address
provided by the applicant. The Board will try to allot the nearest centre wherever
possible considering the sector, availability of test centre, and the number of
candidates. Request for change of test centre will not be entertained after allocation.
Call Letter and Admit Card for written test/ interview can be downloaded once
the short listing of candidates and scheduling is complete. Candidates may login to
the website clicking the ‘Application’ link using their registered User-Name
(registered e-mail address) and password. In case the password was forgotten, use
the ‘Forgot Password’ option to recover it.
After logged in, the ‘My Applications’ link at the top right corner may be
clicked to know the (i) Status of the application (ii) Roll-Number allotted (iii) Date &
Time and Centre allotted for written test/interview (iv) and the Reasons, in case the
application was rejected. Applicants may download and print the Call Letter/
Admit Card using this menu.
In case the photograph is not appearing in the Admit Card generated, a copy of
the photograph shall be pasted in the space provided for while appearing for
written test / interview.
5. Eligibility Criteria
A person who is a citizen of India, satisfying the requirements of age, category,
qualifications and/or experiences prescribed and having good conduct is eligible to
Candidate belonging to the specific category only are eligible to apply for the
vacancies that are reserved.
Candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) but coming in the
‘Non-Creamy Layer’ category are entitled to age-relaxation/reservation applicable
as per rules. They should indicate their category as OBC-NCL. Other OBC applicants
may record their category as OBC-CL (Creamy Layer) and will be treated as general
Physically Handicapped persons of certain disability types having 40% or more
disability are also eligible to apply for the unreserved vacancies that are identified
as ‘Suitable for PH candidates of respective disability type’.
If the vacancy is reserved for persons with a specific disability type, candidates
with 40% or more disability of the specified disability types only are eligible to
apply. (PH of the specified disability types with less than 40% or of other disability
types are not eligible to apply to such reserved posts).
Persons with disabilities (PH) claiming the benefit of reservations/agerelaxation should attach a copy of Medical Certificate as specified in ‘The Persons
With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act
of 1995’ in support of their disability.
All candidates claiming age-relaxation/reservation should produce relevant
certificates in the format as prescribed by the Govt. of India and issued by the
Competent Authority. Proforma for such certificates are available at the home page.
6. Age Relaxation
Candidates below 18 years of age are not eligible to apply. Age shown in the
advertisement is the upper age limit prescribed for each post. Upper age limit is
not applicable to in-service (Rubber Board service) candidates.
Relaxation in upper age limit is allowed for the candidates as per rules of the
Government of India (5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates and 3 years in the case
of OBC candidates belonging to Non-Creamy Layer; and as applicable in the case of
Ex-servicemen, Physically Handicapped persons, widowed/divorced/judicially
separated but not remarried women).
Age relaxation is applicable for candidates belonging to the categories
SC/ST/OBC only if vacancies are reserved for that specific category (SC/ST/OBC) or
for PH candidates of the specified disability type in the case of posts reserved or
identified as suitable for persons with that disability type.
Physically Handicapped persons of certain disability types having 40% or more
disability applying for the unreserved vacancies that are identified as ‘Suitable for
PH candidates of respective disability type’ or vacancies reserved for them are
allowed a relaxation of 5/10 years in upper age limit.
In the case of Ex-Servicemen, age relaxation of actual number of years of
defence/military service plus 3 years is allowed subject to the maximum age-limit of
45 (UR), 50 (SC/ST ) and 48 (OBC) years respectively including both special and
community relaxations .
Both community and special relaxations are also applicable for women
candidates who are widowed/ divorced/ judicially separated and not re-married,
subject to the maximum age limit of 35 (UR), 40 (SC/ST) and 38 (OBC) for the posts
having grade pay less than Rs.4200.
7. Reference Date & Due Date
Age as well as completed years of experience for the selection will be
calculated as on the Reference Date given in the advertisement. Due date and time
for closing of online submission is given in the advertisement. Applicants are
required to submit the applications duly completed in all respects well before the
due date & time fixed for each advertisement, after which the link will be disabled.
8. Qualifications
Candidates shall posses the prescribed academic qualifications as on the
reference date. In case the applicant possess a qualification not same but equivalent
to the prescribed one, relevant order of such acceptance by the Govt. of India or any
of its departments or agencies or recognized universities set up in India shall be
produced by the applicant when called for.
9. Candidates employed in Government /Public Sector
Those employed in departments, autonomous bodies, public sector
undertakings, body corporate, societies, universities setup under the Government of
India / State Governments/ Union Territories shall furnish a ‘No Objection
Certificate’ from the current employer at the time of the interview.
Candidates who are found guilty of the following items of misconduct shall be
liable for disqualification, for being considered for a particular post or department
from applying to Rubber Board either permanently or for any period OR the
invalidation of their answer scripts or products in a written/practical test OR the
initiating of criminal or other proceedings against them OR their removal or
dismissal from office OR imposing of any other disciplinary action against them if
they have been appointed OR any one or more of the above.
(i) Submitting applications with false information such as bogus address, name,
uploading of image other than that of the applicant etc. Making of any false
statement in the application form or any document produced in connection with
selection or suppression of any material fact relevant to the selection from Rubber
(ii) Production of any false or tampered document before Rubber Board or the
tampering with any document produced before Rubber Board in connection with a
selection after their production.
(iii) Any improper behaviour in connection with any interview or examination held
by Rubber Board. Tampering with any answer book in an examination conducted by
Rubber Board or writing, anything in such answer book in any manner which in the
opinion of the Board would lead to the identification of the candidate against the
instructions contained in the answer book.
(iv) Any attempt to prefer any false complaint before Rubber Board about a rival
candidate in a selection.
(v) Making any false allegation against the Chairman or any other Member of the
Selection Board or any Expert or Examiner who assist Rubber Board or any official
of Rubber Board in connection with a selection.
(vi) Any attempt by or on behalf of candidates applying for selection by Rubber
Board to influence the Chairman or any Member of the Selection Board or the
Experts or Examiners who assist Rubber Board OR to canvass support of their
selection. Any attempt to influence the staff of the Office of Rubber Board to do any
undue favour to them OR to divulge any information which is to be kept secret until
it is officially released under the Orders of Rubber Board.
(vii) Any other conduct which in the opinion of Rubber Board is likely to affect the
fair selection of candidates by the Board.
1. Terms and Conditions
This website is hosted by the Rubber Board, under the Ministry of Commerce
& Industry, Government of India. These terms and conditions shall be governed by
and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these
terms and conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of India.
2. Privacy Policy
The Board does not collect personal information for any purpose other than
to respond to the applicants. If the applicants choose to provide the Board with
personal information like filling out a ‘Feedback’ form with an e-mail address or
postal address, and submitting it to the Board through the website, that information
is used to respond to messages, and to help them get the information they have
requested. This website never collects information or creates individual profiles for
commercial marketing.
3. Hyperlinking Policy
We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our
website's pages must load into a newly opened browser window of the user. We do
not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and no
prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us
about any links provided to our site so that you can be informed of any changes or
updations therein.
4. Copyright Policy
Contents of this website may not be reproduced partially or fully, without
prior written permission from Rubber Board. If referred to as a part of another
website, the source must be appropriately acknowledged. The contents of this
website cannot be used in any misleading or objectionable context.
Suggestions & feedback may be sent to the technical support group:
Dy. Director,
EDP Division, Rubber Board, P.B.No.1122, Kottayam 686 002, Kerala
Phone: ++91 (481) 257 5402; Fax: 257 1380
230 1231 ext 333/325;