NWDA Eligibility Criteria


National Water Development Agency Eligibility Criteria

NWDA Eligibility Criteria

NWDA has prescribed certain eligibility criteria for the 6 posts. It has been specified by the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) in its official notification. It is essential to know accurate information regarding the eligibility criteria so that you do not have to face any difficulty while filling the NWDA application form. We have provided the detailed eligibility criteria for Junior Engineer (Civil), UDC, LDC, Hindi Translator, Junior Account Officer, and Stenographer.

Educational Criteria

The National Water Development Agency has prescribed different educational qualifications for different posts. The posts mentioned in the notification are Junior Engineer (Civil), UDC, LDC, Hindi Translator, Junior Account Officer, and Stenographer. Detailed educational qualification for the National Water Development Agency has been provided in the table below.

PostsAcademic Qualification

Lower Division Clerk

i) 12th Class passed from a recognized Board

ii) A typing speed of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 w.p.m. in Hindi on computer

Knowledge of Computer operating systems, MS Word, Office, Excel, PowerPoint &Internet.

Upper Division Clerk

Degree of a recognized University. Knowledge of Computer operating systems, MS Word, Office, Excel, PowerPoint &Internet

Junior Engineer

Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a recognised University or equivalent

Junior Accounts Officer

i) Degree in Commerce from a recognized University/Institute.

ii) Three-year experience in Cash and Accounts in a Government Office/PSU/ Autonomous Body/ Statutory Body

iii) Candidates having CA/ICWAI/Company Secretary will be preferred

Stenographer

12th Class passed from a recognized Board/University. Skill (Shorthand) Test (on Computer) at the speed of 80 wpm

Hindi Translator

Master’s degree of a recognized University in Hindi with English/English with Hindi/any other subject as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level

Age Criteria

For the posts of Hindi Translator and Junior Accounts Officer, the age limit is 21 to 30 years. For the rest of the posts, you need to be between 18 and 27 years of age. Detailed National Water Development Agency age limit list is provided as follows 

Age Relaxation

PostsAge Limit

Lower Division Clerk, Junior Engineer, Stenographer, Junior Engineer

28-37 years

Hindi Translator, Junior Accounts Officer

21-30 years

In case you belong to the reserved category and seek age relaxation, there is good news for you, you can seek age relaxation as per the norms prescribed by the National Water Development Agency. You can deduce details about age relaxation from the table provided below.

CategoryAge Relaxation

For SC/ST candidates

5 years

OBC candidates

3 years

Physically Handicapped

10 years (15 years for SC/ST candidates and 13 years for OBC)

Ex-serviceman

Service rendered in Army/Navy/Air Force plus 3 years

Government employees including Departmental candidate

(i) 5 years for Jr. Engineer, Hindi Translator and Jr. Accounts Officer. (ii) Upto 40 years for UDC, Stenographer Gr-II and LDC (Minimum 3 years service has been rendered in Government Department/Autonomous Bodies)

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