General Guide lines:
- Any Indian citizen above 12 years of age can appear for the ASOC examination.
- The ASOC examination is conducted by Wireless Monitoring Stations, W. P. C. Wing, DOT, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India, at different locations, in different parts of India, several times per year.
The following documents must accompany the application form after payment of the fee online or by Demand Draft:
1. An attested copy of birth certificate or school leaving certificate.
2. Certificate in support of nationality in the prescribed Performa, indicated in Appendix III
3. 4 passport size photo graphs signed and named on back.
4. Four Copies of Personal Details of Applicant.
5. If the applicant is between 12 to 18 years of age, a No Objection Certificate from Parent / Guardian / Head of Institution is to be included.
6. Applicants over 18 years of should submit a self attested photocopy of an identity proof and an address proof. (EPIC / Driving Licence / Passport).
7. Demand draft of ₹ 1080 drawn from any Nationalised Bank in favour of ‘Amateur Radio Convention And Conference Samity’ payable at Kolkata. This can also be paid by NEFT or IMPS in favour of ‘Amateur Radio Convention And Conference Samity’ in the Esplanade Branch of IDBI Bank Account No. 1270104000026381; IFSC Code: IBKL0001270. This fee includes the WPC Wing Examination Fee.
The exam is of Multiple choice Objective Type.
Restricted Grade : 1 hour exam; General Grade : 2 hour exam
Restricted Grade: Basic Electronics, Rules & Regulations
General Grade: Basic Electronics, Rules & Regulations, Morse Code at 8 wpm.
If you have a Degree or Diploma in Electronics, you will be exempted from Section A (Basic Electronics) of the exams, and will appear in Section B (Rules & Regulation) and Morse Code.
After the examinations, the results will be sent to the successful candidates by the Wireless Monitoring Station. A letter will be sent from Ministry of Communications & IT, New Delhi to the candidates asking them to send the photos, choice of callsigns and to pay the licence fee.
Once it is done, the licence will be issued.
The whole process takes several months.