Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure

Candidates who are sponsored by the Sainik Boards / concerned agencies, will be called for Written Test, subject to their meeting notified criteria. Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the Written Test only.

 For the post of Security Guard and Fireman, candidates whose names are sponsored by Sainik Board and who have applied based on the initial screening will only be considered for Physical Test. They have to qualify the Physical Test by achieving “Satisfactory Standard” of the physical parameters as indicated below and thereafter they will be called for Written Test.

Q  The place of Written Test centre is Bangalore.  The date and time of the Written Test will be intimated to the short listed / eligible candidates by e-mail (to the email id provided in the Application Format by the candidate). The same will also be hosted on the HAL Website ( The Tentative Date for conduct of Written Test will be 24.03.2024 (Sunday).


Q  The Written Test will be of 2 ½ hours duration. The test will be in 3 parts, comprising of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). Part-I will consist of 20 questions on General Awareness, Part-II will consist of 40 questions on English & Reasoning. Part-III will consist of 100 questions on the concerned Discipline. Each question carries 1 mark each and there is no negative Marking.


Q  Candidates will have to appear for Written Test at their own cost, on the date, time & venue, which will be mentioned in their   Admit Card.


Q  Candidates are required to bring Admit Card & One of the Original Photo Identity Card viz. Voters ID Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport, PAN Card, ID Card (by Central / State Govt. / PSU for their employees), ID Cards (by Govt. Agencies authorised), ID Cards (by College / Institute where last studied) along with Xerox copy of the Photo ID Card self-attested, to prove their identity before the Invigilator, failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the Written Test.


Q  Selection of candidates in the Written Test is provisional and is subject to document verification as indicated above in terms of age, prescribed educational qualification, date of birth, experience, disability, sub-disability, caste (wherever applicable).


Q  Candidates qualifying in the Written Test will be called for Document Verification in the Order of Merit, wherein candidates will be required to produce Testimonials/Documents in support of Age, Qualification; Caste/Tribe/Class; Experience and other advertised eligibility criteria. Inability of the candidates to produce the requisite documents at the time of Document Verification shall render them liable for non-consideration of their candidature. No undertaking for production of documents in respect of eligibility criteria with regard to Age; Qualification & Experience on a later date will be allowed. 


Q  In case of rejection of candidates during the Document Verification process on account of non-availability of requisite documents/testimonials, not meeting the advertised criteria with respect to Age, Qualification, Experience, etc. additional candidates will be called for Document Verification in the order of Merit (Discipline /Category wise). The number of additional candidates called for Document Verification will be limited to the number of candidates rejected.


Q  Candidates qualifying in the Document Verification Stage as above will be issued the Provisional Offers of Engagement and they are required to undergo Pre-employment Medical examination. No relaxation in Health Standards will be allowed. On satisfactory receipt of Medical Report from the Company’s Doctor as per the medical standards prescribed by HAL, Verification of Character and Antecedents from the concerned Authorities, Final Offer of Engagement will be issued as per the rules of the Company.


Q  Engagement of selected candidates is subject to Verification of Caste (wherever applicable) and Character & Antecedents from the concerned Authorities, as per the Rules of the Company.


Q  Candidates attending the Document Verification would be reimbursed Travelling Allowance (TA), i.e Sleeper Class/II Class Train Fare/Bus Fare by the shortest route, subject to production of proof of travel (Original onward journey ticket and Photostat copy of return journey ticket), failing which TA will not be paid. In case the candidate travel by other modes of transport, he will be reimbursed the fare limited to the shortest route by train or actual expenses, whichever is less, on production of proof. It may be noted that no Travelling Allowance will be paid to candidates called for Written Test. However, if the Written Test and the Document Verification are held at one and the same Station and on the same/adjacent days, the candidates who qualify the Document Verification stage would be paid Travelling Allowance, as per their entitlement, for one journey to and from the place of selection.