ANNOUNCED: Selection Procedure
of ZFI Fellows 2016
(for Prelims 2017)
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TERMS OF ZFI FELLOWSHIP 2016
1. Selection Procedure
Candidates for ZFI Fellowship, 2016 will be selected on the basis of a
written test and interview. The schedule of written tests is as under
14th May 2016: Srinagar
Vitasta School of Law & Humanities, Near Mahindra showroom, Pohru
Crossing Nowgam, Bye Pass
Srinagar, Kashmir 190015
21st May 2016: Mallapuram/ Kozhikode
Malabar Dental College & Research Centre, Manoor Chekanoor Road, Edappal,
28th May 2016: Kolkata
University campus at 17, Gorachand Road, Kolkata-700014 (behind Lady
01st June 2016:
Venue will be God’s Grace School - North Campus, Abul Fazal Enclave - D Block, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025.
for other locations will be communicated on this website in due course.
In centers other than Delhi interview may be held the same afternoon.
Please keep checking this website.
Final selection lists will be declared on 5th June 2016 evening at
Short listed candidates at Delhi centre will be interviewed the next day
from 10 am at CISRS House, 14 Jangpura-B, Mathura Road, Opp. Rajdoot
Hotel, New Delhi 110014.
Candidates at other centres listed above will be interviewed in the same
city. Exact venue of interview in Srinagar, Mallapuram/ Kozhikode and
Kolkata will be uploaded on this website.
2. HOW TO APPLY
(a) Technical Graduates (medicine, engineering, chartered accountancy,
law, and the like) and Post graduates in any field, aged 19-27 years (as
on 01 Sept of the year in which the UPSC Prelim Exam will be held for
which the selection procedure is organized) are eligible to apply.
Applications are to be submitted online only. The deadline for online
application expires three days before the respective exam dates. No
monetary allowance is admissible for appearing at the test and
3. Selection Procedure
Candidates have to appear (in English medium only) for written test of 1
hr 15 minutes and interview as follows:
(i) General Studies, Aptitude, CSat 100 Marks
(on the pattern of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam)
(ii) Essay - 150 words 50 Marks
(B) Interview 50 Marks
Please paste one passport size recent photograph on a printout of the
email information that's received by you from ZFI in respect of the
selection procedure and also sign this paper. This will be your admit
Also bring a Govt issued ID proof (Aadhar Card, Election Card, Passport
or Driving License).
After selection of candidates, they are required to follow the following
a) To report to ZFI office at CISRS House, 14 Jangpura-B, Mathura Road,
New Delhi 110014 at 10 am 23rd June or another date to be notified to
the selected candidates. Coaching classes are likely to start from 1st
Depositing the Originals
b) To deposit all their original mark sheets plus certificates and
degrees with ZFI - from matriculation to post-graduation. These will be
returnable on or after 31 May of the year that falls two years after the
year during which the selected ZFI Fellow joins ZFI.
c) If, for any reason, a candidate needs that any or all of the
degrees/certificates be returned to him/her earlier, then the entire
amount incurred on his/her coaching & residence by ZFI shall be refunded
by him/her to ZFI before any of the degrees/mark sheets/certificates can
be returned to him/her. Also, for this purpose, application shall be
emailed to ZFI in prescribed form.
d) Please bring 2 passport size recent photographs and
e) A copy of the Govt issued ID proof (Aadhar Card, Election Card,
Passport or Driving License) duly signed by yourself.
i) In New Delhi, the ZFI Fellows will have to compulsorily live in the
accommodation provided by ZFI.
ii) For accommodation, to be provided by ZFI, each male ZFI Fellow will
have to pay ZFI at the subsidized rate of Rs. 2,000/- per month. Full
amount of Hostel charges for 20 months (Rs.40,000/-) will have to be
deposited through bank draft payable in New Delhi in advance at the time
of registration before joining the Fellowship.
iii) In the gentlemen's hostel, the kitchen is equipped with gas
cylinder, cooking utensils and a cook. The cooking material has to be
jointly and mutually funded by the ZFI Fellows through the Monitor to be
nominated by ZFI.
iv) Lady ZFI Fellows will be provided food in the hostel itself against
6. Security Deposit:
In addition, at the time of registration before joining, each candidate
will have to deposit a bank draft of Rs. 25,000/- favoring ZAKAT
FOUNDATION OF INDIA payable at New Delhi as security deposit, returnable
not earlier than 31 May of the year that falls two years after the year
during which the selected ZFI Fellow joins ZFI. Behind the bank draft
please write the candidate's full name & parent's names. Out of this
amount suitable deduction may be made in case of any default by the
Each ZFI Fellow will have to file an affidavit with ZFI on the
prescribed format which will be sent to selected candidates after
declaration of result of written test and interview.
8. Financial Assistance for Coaching
Taking into consideration the candidate's and his/her financial
capacity, ZFI will sponsor the coaching fees to the maximum extent of
ninety percent of the net amount payable by ZFI to any coaching
institute. The balance amount will be deposited in advance (with the ZFI)
by the ZFI Fellow. In case the ZFI agrees also to sponsor the Test
Series, this percentage will come down to eighty (for Test Series).
9. ZFI's decision is final
By applying for ZFI Fellowship the candidate is presumed to
unconditionally accept and solemnly affirm that he/she fully agrees to
abide by all these rules and those other rules which the ZFI may make in
future and that in all matters the decision of ZFI shall be final and
binding on him/her.
10. Sanction against non-compliance:
In case a candidate, after his/her selection, ever refuses to comply
with any of these requirements, his/her security in the form of bank
draft shall be forfeited in addition to any other fine/penalty leviable
by ZFI none of which shall be questioned in any
11. Welcome on board:
The selected ZFI Fellows are required to select the coaching institutes
as per their optional subject and inform the details through email at
within ten days. The candidates are taken under the joint guidance and
supervision of Zakat Foundation of India, Aishabai Trust and Interfaith
Coalition for Peace in order to help them properly prepare for the
Preliminary, Mains, and Interview for Personality Test for the UPSC
Civil Services Examination. They are expected to treat themselves not as
guests of ZFI. Instead, they would do their best to ensure that this
short association of 20 months or so turns into an asset for both.
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ZFI selects and sponsors the
coaching of a limited number of 'ZFI Fellows,' the academically
meritorious and financially deserving candidates with total devotion
for appearing for the highly competitive Civil Services examination
conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India (UPSC).
Candidates are selected after an
extensive application, test and interview process.
The Civil Services offer about 1250 positions a year, out of a pool of
11,00,000 yearly candidates - i.e. 0.11% success rate.
Candidates are selected after an extensive application, test and interview process.
Candidates gain admission to premier coaching institutes of Delhi such as Vajiram, Synergy, Sri Ram, Ensemble, Interactions. Their fee is paid by ZFI directly to the institutes. They are provided
accommodation at ZFI's hostels.
Cost to support one ZFI Fellow for 1 competitive cycle is
more than INR 1,50,000/- (or US $3000/-). This includes tuition, housing and personal expenses.
Even smaller contribution from you would go a long way to supplement this effort.