Public Service Commission and
Disciplined Forces Service Commission


Frequently Asked Questions

Before Applying

Answer: No, you can  apply only for one post on one form.

Answer: No. Simply enter the details in the application form. However, the original certificates should to be produced during interview.

Answer: No. All qualifications should be obtained by the closing date of the advertisement. Furthermore, exams for which results are not yet known need not be indicated in the application form.

Answer: Yes. You may do so, provided the information is relevant to the post applied for.

Answer: Yes, all qualifications should be mentioned chronologically.

Answer: You will be required to certify same at the time of interview.

Answer: If you have any equivalence certificate you may enclose a photocopy with the application form.

Answer: An applicant is required to fill in an application form in person.

Answer: Posts are advertised on local newspapers of wide circulation. Advertisements are affixed at the following places:

On the Notice Board of the Public Service Commission, At the Enquiry Counter of the Ministry of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms at the Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis; In all Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB); and In all Labour Offices. Further they are also broadcast on the public radio channels. You may also view Advertisements on the homepage of this website.

Answer: Whenever a post is advertised, the closing date and time are clearly specified on the advertisement. No late applications are considered.

Answer: Unless, otherwise specified, posts are opened to Mauritian Nationals only.

Answer: The age limit is 18 years and not more than 45 years. The age limit is normally specified in the advertisement.

After Applying

Answer: Yes, it is important that you notify the PSC for any change in address.

Answer: Acknowledgement letters are sent for all applications forms received and for on-line applications made, acknowledgement by e-mail would be sent (provided e- mail address is specified).

Answer: No need to do so. Once you are selected for an interview, the Office will contact you.

Regarding Interview

Answer: Yes, it is important that you inform the PSC of such cases, as early as possible.

Answer: Yes, provided you have valid reasons, you have to inform the Office immediately if you are not able to attend an interview.

Answer: There can be various reasons for an applicant not being convened for an interview. The applicant may

(i)            not  possess all the required qualifications specified in the advertisement.

(ii)           not meet the age criterion (e.g. overage)

(iii)          not have attained the required standard or pass level at a prior examination  (written, practical Physical Measurement Test, Physical Aptitude Test) organized by the PSC/DFSC for the post applied for.

(iv)         may not be among the best qualified candidates for the post.

Answer: Make sure that you have understood the requirements of the Scheme of Service and the exact nature of the post for which you are applying. Be appropriately dressed and punctual for the interview. Answer questions in an audible, convincing and articulate manner. Avoid irrelevance and tendency to give lengthy answers to questions.

After Interview

Answer: Yes a reasonable delay may be applied for with justifications. You may consult the Ministry/Department concerned in this respect.

Answer: When an offer of employment is made, it is made normally on a temporary basis for a period of time in order to assess the suitability of the candidate for the post. If a candidate opt for another offer of employment, his/her temporary employment of the initial post will lapse and he/she cannot revert to the former post again.