Railway recruitment, Indian Railway, RRB Notification
Indian Railway is one of the largest employer in the world, with more than 1,40, 00, 000 employees. RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is the recruiting authority for Indian Railways. RRB/RRC (Railway Recruitment Cell) releases notification on regular basis, informing candidates about the current job opening.
Railway Jobs are divided into 4 groups: Group A, Group B, Group C & Group D. Each group of has different eligibility criteria and selection process under RRB Recruitment. High designations in Traffic Services, Accounts Services, Personnel Service and Railway Protection Forces are covered by Group A employees. These employees are recruited by UPSC IAS & IES exam.
No special examination is held for recruiting Group B officers under Railway Recruitment. They are recruited by promoting Group C candidates. Group C includes technical & non-technical posts. The technical positions are in electrical, civil, mechanical, signals and telecommunications etc. and the non-technical vacancies include station masters, ticket collectors, clerks, accounts assistants etc. Group D includes the lower positions.
There is no interview for group C and Group D posts under RRB Recruitment. The selection process under RRB Recruitment is based on Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, Medical Exam, Interview and lastly the merit. It is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India (GoI).
The below tables describes all the latest job openings that have been notified under RRB Recruitment. The last date to apply is different for each post.
|Post||Number of vacancies||Last date to Apply||Eligibility||Apply|
|ALP and Technician Grade III||23,801||To be out soon||10th||Click Here|
|ALP and Technician Post in RRB Bhopal||326||To be out soon||10th||Click Here|
|Technical cadre & loco pilot in RRB Patna||1271||To be out soon||10th + ITI Certification||Click Here|
|ALP & Grade 3 technical post in RRB Bangalore||1172||To be out soon||10th + ITI Certification||Click Here|
|Various posts in NER Gorakhpur||177||To be out soon||12th||Click Here|
|Group ‘C’ posts for Southern Railway Zone||1666||To be out soon||10th + ITI Certification||Click Here|
|Recruitment for Ticket Collecter||-||To be out soon||10th||Click Here|
|Posts in RRB Chennai||1666||To be out soon||10th||Click Here|
|ALP & Technician Posts at RRB Ahmadabad||546||To be out soon||10th||Click Here|
|ALP & Grade III posts at RRB Thiruvananthapuram||294||To be out soon||10th||Click here|
|Posts in Southern Railway||146||January 25, 2017||10th||Click here|
|JSE & JNE Posts||54||February 8, 2017||Diploma in Engineering||Click here|
|ALP & Grade III Posts in RRB Jammu and Srinagar||475||To be out soon||Graduation Degree||Click here|
|Vacancies in North Western Railway||388||January 29, 2017||10th||Click here|
RRB Zonal Portals
Indian railways is divided into various zones. All the zonal boards release separate vacancies for various posts. The various zones are mentioned in the following table. Candidates have to apply separately for all the regional posts under RRB Recruitment.
|Railway Zone||Head Quarter||Divisions||Website|
|Central Railway||Mumbai||Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapur||http://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|East Central Railway||Hajipur||Danapur, Mughalsarai, Dhanbad, Sonpur, Samastipur||http://www.ecr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|Eastern Railway||Kolkata||Howrah I, Howrah II, Sealdah, Malda, Asansol, Chitaranjan, Kolkata Metro||http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|East Coast Railway||Bhubaneshwar||Khurda Road, Waltair, Sambhalpur||http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|Northern Railway||Baroda House, New Delhi||Delhi I, Delhi II, Ambala, Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpur||http://www.nr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|North Central Railway||Allahabad||Allahabad, Jhansi, Agra||http://www.ncr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|North Eastern Railway||Gorakhpur||Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varansi, DLW||http://www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|North Frontier Railway||Maligaon, Guwahati||Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukhia||http://www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|North Western Railway||Jaipur||Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer||http://www.nwr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|Southern Railway||Chennai||Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Trivendrum||http://www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|South Central Railway||Secundrabad||Secundrabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Vijaywada, Nanded||http://www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|South Eastern Railway||Garden Reach, Kolkata||Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Shalimar||http://www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|South East Central Railway||Bilaspur||Bilaspur, Nagpur, Raipur||http://www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|South Western Railway||Hubli||Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, RWF/YNK||http://www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|Western Railway||Mumbai CST||BCT, Vadodara, Ahemdabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, Bhavnagar||http://www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in/|
|West Central Railway||Jabalpur||Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota||http://wcr.indianrailways.gov.in/.|
RRB Recruitment Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility of a candidate varies according to the posts under RRB Recruitment. Candidates willing to apply for technical cadre post must be 18 years as minimum and 33 years maximum. While for non-technical cadre posts, age criteria is defined as 18-30 years. Age relaxation is applied as per the norms of GoI.
Candidates should have requisite qualifications from recognized Institute before the last date of application submission. Candidates whose results are awaited, need not apply for RRB Recruitment.
Those candidates who have been debarred from RRB examinations permanently or for a specified time which is not yet completed, need not apply for RRB Recruitment.
Reserved category candidates need to enclose the required set of certificates in the prescribed format for applying under RRB Recruitment.
RRB Online Registration
Employment notices for all jobs under RRB Recruitment are published on websites, local/national newspapers, and employment news. Before moving to the RRB Online Registration, go through the content of employment news.
For applying under RRB Recruitment, candidates should have a valid email ID and mobile number as all the communications are done on that. It should be noted that multiple applications from a candidate will result in rejection of the RRB Online Application Form.
Select RRB for which you wish to submit the RRB Online Application Form and “Continue”. Check the vacancy before applying for Railway Recruitment.
A recent passport sized colored photograph of size 3.5 CM X 3.5 CM in jpg/jpeg (100 DPI, 20KB – 50KB) format of candidate and scribe have to be uploaded. Candidates belonging to SC/ST who wants to avail facility of free travel, have to keep a scanned copy of their certificate (50 KB – 100 KB, jpg/jpeg format).
There are 5 stages in RRB Online Registration
- Preliminary Stage: Basic details of candidate and disability status has to be mentioned.
- Activation Stage: At this stage, validation of email id & mobile number and generation of RRB Registration Number is done.
- Post Preference Stage: It is the stage where choice of posts, selection of language of exam, scribe details, educational details and communication address details is entered.
- Uploading of Documents: Scanned copies of photographs and SC/ST caste certificate has to be uploaded.
- Modification Stage: Payment of RRB Online Application Form along with editing is done at this stage.
RRB Recruitment Medical Fitness Test
Candidates should meet the medical fit standards before filling the RRB Online Application Form. For the appointment, candidates will have to pass the requisite medical fitness test. It is conducted to ensure that candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties. The medical standards for different categories under RRB Recruitment are mentioned below:
|A-1||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses (must clear fogging test) and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.|
|A-2||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.|
|A-3||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 2D). |
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
|B-1||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 4D). |
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
|B-2||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Field of Vision.|
|C-1||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.|
|C-2||Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, Nil with or without glasses. Near Vision, Sn: 0.6 combined with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.|
Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. It is commonly referred as clarity of vision.
RRB Recruitment Process
All the candidates have to appear for online Computer Based Test (CBT). RRB fixes cutoff for each category and qualifying candidates will be called for further rounds of RRB recruitment process.
For the post of Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC) and Goods Guard, there is no further round of RRB Recruitment. Candidates will be called for Document Verification and considered for appointment & other joining formalities including medical test.
All those candidates who have applied under RRB Recruitment for the post of Junior Account Assistant, Senior Clerk and Senior Time Keeper will have to undergo for Typing Test after qualifying CBT. A merit list will be published on the basis of marks secured in CBT who have qualified Typing Test. As per the merit number, candidates will be called for Document Verification.
Under RRB Recruitment, Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant aspirants are required to appear in Aptitude Test after clearing RRB Online Test/ CBT. Qualified candidates will be called for Document Verification. A weightage of 70% (CBT marks) and 30% (aptitude test marks) is considered for preparing merit list.