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RRB Recruitment 2018 - Railway Recruitment Board

Important Dates for RRB Recruitment 2018

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Railway appointment, Indian Railway, RRB Notification

Indian Railway is one of the largest employers in the world, with more than 1,40, 00, 000 employees. RRB (Railway Appointment Board) is the appointing authority for Indian Railways. Check Railway Exam Question Paper  RRB/RRC (Railway Appointment Cell) announces notification on regular basis, informing aspirants about the present job opening.

Railway Jobs are divided into 4 groups: Group A, Group B, Group C & Group D. Each group of has various eligibility criteria and selection procedure under RRB Appointment. These employees are appointed by UPSC IAS & IES exam. High designations in Traffic Services, Accounts Services, Personnel Service and Railway Protection Forces are covered by Group A employees.

No special examination is held for appointing Group B officers under Railway Appointment. and the non-technical vacancies comprise station masters, ticket collectors, clerks, accounts assistants etc. They are appointed by promoting Group C aspirants. The technical positions are in electrical, civil, mechanical, signals and telecommunications etc. Group C comprises technical & non-technical posts. Group D comprises the lower positions. 

There is no interview for group C and Group D posts under RRB Appointment. The selection procedure under RRB Appointment is based on Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, Medical Exam, Interview and lastly the merit. It is subject to the rules and regulations allowed by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India (GoI).


Zonal Portals of RRB 2018

Indian Railways is divided into different zones. The different zones are mentioned in the following table. Aspirants have to apply separately for all the regional posts under RRB Appointment. All the zonal boards announce separate vacancies for different posts.

Railway ZoneHead QuarterDivisionsWebsite
Central RailwayMumbaiMumbai, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapurhttp://www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in/
East Central RailwayHajipurDanapur, Mughalsarai, Dhanbad, Sonpur, Samastipurhttp://www.ecr.indianrailways.gov.in/
Eastern RailwayKolkataHowrah I, Howrah II, Sealdah, Malda, Asansol, Chittaranjan, Kolkata Metrohttp://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/
East Coast RailwayBhubaneshwarKhurda Road, Waltair, Sambhalpurhttp://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/
Northern RailwayBaroda House, New DelhiDelhi I, Delhi II, Ambala, Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpurhttp://www.nr.indianrailways.gov.in/
North Central RailwayAllahabadAllahabad, Jhansi, Agrahttp://www.ncr.indianrailways.gov.in/
North Eastern RailwayGorakhpurIzzatnagar, Lucknow, Varansi, DLWhttp://www.ner.indianrailways.gov.in/
North Frontier RailwayMaligaon, GuwahatiKatihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukhiahttp://www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in/
North Western RailwayJaipurJaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmerhttp://www.nwr.indianrailways.gov.in/
Southern RailwayChennaiChennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Trivendrumhttp://www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in/
South Central RailwaySecundrabadSecundrabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Vijaywada, Nandedhttp://www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/
South Eastern RailwayGarden Access, KolkataKharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Shalimarhttp://www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in/
South East Central RailwayBilaspurBilaspur, Nagpur, Raipurhttp://www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in/
South Western RailwayHubliBangalore, Mysore, Hubli, RWF/YNKhttp://www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in/
Western RailwayMumbai CSTBCT, Vadodara, Ahemdabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, Bhavnagarhttp://www.wr.indianrailways.gov.in/
West Central RailwayJabalpurJabalpur, Bhopal, Kotahttp://wcr.indianrailways.gov.in/.

Eligibility Criteria of RRB Appointment 

  • Age relaxation is applied as per the norms of GoI.
  • Those aspirants who have been prohibited from RRB examinations permanently or for a specified time which is not yet finished required not apply for RRB Appointment.
  • Reserved category aspirants required to enclose the need set of certificates in the prescribed pattern for applying under RRB Appointment.
  • Aspirants should have requisite qualifications from recognised Institute before the last date of application submission.
  • Aspirants ready to apply for technical cadre post must be 18 years as at least and 33 years maximum. While for non-technical cadre posts, age criteria is defined as 18-30 years.
  • Aspirants whose results are awaited required not apply for RRB Appointment.
  • Eligibility of an aspirant varies according to the posts under RRB Appointment.

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Online Registration of RRB 2018

Employment notices for all jobs under RRB Appointment are published on websites, local/national newspapers, and employment news. Before moving to the RRB Online Registration, go via the content of employment news.

For applying for RRB Appointment, aspirants 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 an aspirant will result in rejection of the RRB Online Application Form.

Select RRB for which you wish to submit the RRB Online Application Form and €œContinue€. Check the vacancy before applying for Railway Appointment.

A recent passport sized coloured photograph of size 3.5 CM X 3.5 CM in jpg/jpeg (100 DPI, 20KB €“ 50KB) pattern of aspirant and scribe have to be uploaded. Aspirants belonging to SC/ST who seekings to avail the facility of free travel, have to keep a scanned copy of their certificate (50 KB €“ 100 KB, jpg/jpeg pattern).

There are 5 stages in RRB Online Registration

  1. Preliminary Stage: Basic details of aspirant and disability status has to be mentioned.
  2. Activation Stage: At this stage, validation of email id & mobile number and generation of RRB Registration Number is done.
  3. Post Preference Stage: It is the stage where the choice of posts, selection of the language of the exam, scribe details, educational details and communication address details are entered.
  4. Uploading of Documents: Scanned copies of photographs and SC/ST caste certificate has to be uploaded.
  5. Modification Stage: Payment of RRB Online Application Form along with editing is done at this stage.

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RRB AppointmentMedical Fitness Test 2018

Aspirants should meet the medical fit standards before filling the RRB Online Application Form. For the recruitment, aspirants will have to pass the requisite medical fitness test. It is organizeed to ensure that aspirants are medically fit to carry out the duties. The medical standards for various categories under RRB Appointment are mentioned below:

Medical StandardDescription
A-1Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses (must complete fogging test) and must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
A-2Physically 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 the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
A-3Physically 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 the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
B-1Physically 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 need and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
B-2Physically 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 a need and must pass a test for Field of Vision.
C-1Physically 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 a need.
C-2Physically 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 a need.

Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. It is commonly referred as the clarity of vision.


Appointment Procedure of RRB 2018

All the aspirants have to appear for online Computer Based Test (CBT). RRB fixes cutoff for each category and qualifying aspirants will be called for further rounds of RRB appointment procedure.

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 Appointment. Aspirants will be called for Document Verification and considered for recruitment & other joining formalities including medical test.

All those aspirants who have applied under RRB Appointment 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, aspirants will be called for Document Verification.

Under RRB Appointment, Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant candidates need to appear in Aptitude Test after completing RRB Online Test/ CBT. Qualified aspirants will be called for Document Verification. A weight of 70% (CBT marks) and 30% (aptitude test marks) is considered for preparing merit list.


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