A candidate must possess a bachelor's degree in Economics and Sociology from a recognised University and must also possess a good knowledge of Hindi in Devnagri script:
Provided that preference will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following qualification :
(i) Master's or Higher Degree in Economics or Sociology or Social Welfare ;
(ii) A recognised Degree or Diploma in Social Service, Applied Sociology, Social Science, Social Technique, Social Work or Social Service Administration;
(iii) A degree in Law;
(iv) Practical experience of prohibition and Social Uplift.
A candidate who has: served in the territorial army for a minimum period of two years, or obtained a "B" certificate from the National Cadet Corps, shall, other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.