Graduates and MPhil holders in India have started applying for porter jobs in Maharashtra. According to data from Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC), 984 graduates and 5 MPhil holders have applied for five porter (Hamal) jobs in Maharashtra.
The minimum educational qualification for the post is just fourth standard pass. "We have received applications from 2,424 candidates for the five 'hamal' posts. They include 5 MPhil holder, 9 PG diploma holders, 109 diploma holders and 253 with PG degree," MPSC Secretary Rajendra Mangrulkar said.
The exam for the class D post is likely to be conducted in August, he said. Among the applicants, 984 are graduates, 605 HSC (Class XII), 282 SSC (Class X) pass candidates, and 177 below SSC.
MPSC had advertised for these posts in December 2015. The age limit for the posts is 18-33 years. In the written test, candidates will be examined for their linguistic ability and basic maths skills.