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Railway Recruitment Board is an organisation of Government of India, which works for the appointment of new employees to work in Indian railways. Railway Recruitment boards have several boards working for it appoint new employees and they are situated in different parts of India. There are 21 RBB’s and they are RRB Ahemadabad, RRB Ajmer, RRB Allahabad, RRB Banglore, RRB Bhopal, RRB Bhubaneswar, RRB Bilaspur, RRB Chandigarh, RRB Chennai, RRB Gorakhpur, RRB Guwahati, RRB Jammu and Kashmir, RRB Kolkata, RRB Malda, RRB Mumbai, RRB Muzaffarpur, RRB Patna, RRB Ranchi, RRB Secunderabad, RRB Siliguri and RRB Thiruvantha-puram.


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Group A posts is carried out by UPSC – appointed through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.
This posts are not open to directly. The Group B posts link Section Officers Grade – upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ railway employees on deputation basis.
Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Master, Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.
These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Safaiwala / Safaiwali, Gunman, Peon etc.
Indian Railways organizational structure is divided into 17 zones, which are further sub-divided into various city wise divisions.
✓ Central Railway (CR) – Mumbai✓ East Central Railway (ECR) – Hajipur
✓ East Coast Railway (ECoR) – Bhubaneswar✓ Eastern Railway (ER) – Kolkata
✓ North Central Railway (NCR) – Allahabad✓ North Eastern Railway (NER) – Gorakhpur
✓ North Western Railway (NWR) – Jaipur✓ Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) – Guwahati
✓ Northern Railway Railway (NR) – Delhi✓ South Central Railway (SCR) – Secunderabad
✓ South East Central Railway (SECR) – Bilaspur✓ South Eastern Railway (SER) – Kolkata
✓ South Western Railway (SWR) – Hubli✓ Southern Railway (SR) – Chennai
✓ West Central Railway (WCR) – Jabalpur✓ Western Railway (WR) – Mumbai
✓ Metro Railway, Kolkata – Kolkata
The Railway Exam Eligibility followed by RRB for Technical and Non Technical examination detailed below:-
Applicants who willing apply for non technical Railway exam should have degree from recognized board / Institute / University. Aspirants must have typing skills in English/Hindi on Computer/Typewriter.

Applicants who interested apply for technical Railway exam should have Pass in 1st year B.Sc (Physics), 10+2 with Physics and maths and ITI in Computer Networking / Data Networking / Electrician. Applicants with other education may also apply for railway exams.

Aspirants who apply for Non Technical Railway exam should have age between 18-33 years. Relaxation in upper age for special category aspirants would be extended as per government standard

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of following standards as mentioned below:
The candidate who has selected one of the regional languages as the medium of examination as mentioned in the Information Sheet of the Application Form (as given in the employment advertisement) will be supplied question booklet in English, Hindi, Urdu and regional language of the RRB concerned. Those who have not opted regional languages, as medium of examination will be supplied question booklet in English, Hindi and Urdu only.
The selection is made strictly as per merit. There will be a common Preliminary Examination for all the notified categories. Those who qualify for the Main(second stage) Exams will have the option to appear in the Main(second stage) Examinations as detailed in as given in the rrb employment notification.
In addition qualifying Skill Test(Typing Test ) will also be conducted for the post of Jr. Accounts Assistant cum Typist/Sr. Clerk Cum Typist. Aptitude test will also be conducted for the post of Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant. Short listed candidates will be called for verification of the original documents according to merit (incase of ASM & Traffic Assistant, the merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualifying in the aptitude test, with 70 % weightage being given to the marks obtained in the Main (second stage) Examination & 30 % weightage being given to the marks obtained in the aptitude test), availability of vacancies and reservation rules.
There shall be negative marking in written examinations and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @1/3 of the allotted marks for each question.
The standard of questions for the written examinations will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple answers and likely to include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and regional languages as indicated in para 15 given below and the duration of the examination will be 90 minutes with approximately 100 to 120 questions.
The Railway Recruitment Board, at its discretion may hold additional written test(s) and/or skill test/ aptitude test if considered necessary for all or for a limited number of candidates as may be deemed fit by Railway Recruitment Board.
The date, time and venue of the written examination and Skill Test/aptitude test will be fixed by the RRB and will be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of the examination/skill test/aptitude test and change of centre/venue will not be entertained under any circumstance. Stages of Exam Common Preliminary Examination (i.e. stage I) for all the notified categories. Main (second stage) Exam followed by Verification of documents for some of the categories. In addition 50% extra candidates shall also be called as standby candidates. They shall be considered for empanelment only if there is shortfall in empanelment from the main list. During document verification, the candidates will have to produce their original certificates. No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited. The appointment of selected candidates is subject to his/her passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificate and verification of antecedent/character of the candidate.
The candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carryout the duties connected with the post. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:

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.

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.

Note: (i) The above medical standards (Criteria) are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general. (ii) For Ex-Servicemen & PWD candidates different standards will apply. (iii) Candidates qualifying in examination (s)/for these post but failing in prescribed medical examination(s) will not any case be considered for any alternative appointment. (iv) Candidates who do not fulfill the prescribed medical standards need not apply


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