Railway Recruitment Board


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Railway recruitment board every year conducts various recruitment examination to hire the capable and talented applicants on reputed positions of Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Enquiry-cum-Reservation-Clerk, Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant-Cum-Typist, Senior Clerk-Cum-Typist, Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant, Senior Time Keeper and others. Every year huge number of applicants participated in the examination and gets hired by the RRB. The organization selects the candidates through:

Preliminary Examination

Main Examination

Skill Test (Typing Test)

Aptitude Test

Document Verification

Medical Fitness Test

Applicants who appear the railway examination they should well get ready for the exam. Applicants must not lose the assurance during preparation. Other than there is a physiological test is taken for the aspirants of technical department categorized for Motor man, Assistant Station Master and Assistant Loco Pilot.

Preliminary Examination

SNo Name of the test No of questions Maximum marks Duration 1 Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes 2 Numerical Ability 40 40 Total 80 80

Main Examination

SNo Name of the test No of questions Maximum marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 40 50 Composite time of 2 hour
2 English Language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria

Contenders who are willing to apply for Railway Technical Cadre / Non Technical Cadre Exam must have knowledge about Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria. Aspirants here in the below section we are providing you complete details about Eligibility criteria for RRB/RRC Exam; you must have a look below. Railways Technical Cadre / Non Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria includes nationality, age limit and minimum education Qualification Required. Candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for Railway Exam can apply through proper channel.

The Indian railways are generally divided and sub-divided into zones, divisions and departments, each controlling a particular task. Every division has a certain number of technical and non-technical departments, which form the base structure on which railways operates.

Technical departments include civil, technical and mechanical engineering, signalling and telecom, and several others dealing with similar disciplines, while the non-technical departments include general services such as accounts, personnel management, Railway protection Force (RPF) or security and traffic services, among others. Candidates who are willing to apply for Railway Technical Cadre / Non Technical Cadre Exam must ensure their Eligibility before apply.

Railways Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria

Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria

Categories Age Limit
Assistant Driver (Electrical / Diesel)/Data Entry Operators/ Skilled Fitters/ Apprentice Fireman ‘A’/ Apprentice Wireless or Telecom Maintainer/Health Inspector Grade IV/Axle Unit Operators/Wheel Unit Operators/Electrical Signal Maintainer 18-30 yrs
Apprentice Mechanic (Mechanical/Electrical Diesel)/ Apprentice Signal Inspector/Apprentice Permanent Way Inspector/Depot Store Keeper/Raj Bhasha Sahayak / Apprentice Inspector of Works/Trainee Junior Draftsman (Electrical)/Apprentice Permanent Way Mistry/ Appr. Train Examiner Grade IlI/Appr. Jr. Engineer (Telecommunication/Works) 18-33 yrs
Train Examiners, Health Inspector 18-30 yrs
Apprentice Assistant Chargeman (Electronics/Mechanical)/Apprentice Senior Draftsman (Electronics/Mechanical) 18-32 yrs
Assistant Programmer/Diesel Foreman (Mechanical/ (Electrical)/Law Assistant /Pharmacist/Trainee Chargeman ‘B’ (Electrical/Electronics) 20-32 yrs
Staff Nurse 20-40 yrs
Teachers Grade I-IV Below 45 yrs


Applicant should be a citizen of India

Educational Qualification:

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.

Age Relaxation:

There is 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST candidates, 3 years relaxation for OBC candidates and 10 years relaxation for PWD candidates.

Railways Non Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria

Categories Qualification Age
Traffic Apprentice/Commercial Apprentice Graduation 18-30 yrs
Assistant Station Master/Trainee Guard/Goods Guard Graduation 18-30 yrs
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk 1 Graduation (preference to those knowing typing with 30 wpm speed) 18-30 yrs
Office Clerk/Accounts Clerk Matriculation with minimum 50% marks. Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English or 25 wpm in Hindi 18-30 yrs
Junior Accounts Assistant Graduation.Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English 18-30 yrs
Clerk-cum-Typist Graduation. Minimum Typing speed of 40 wpm in English 18-30 yrs
Stenographer(English/Hindi) Matriculation or Equivalent (with certificate of 80 wpm in English/Hindi Stenography and 40 wpm in English/20 wpm in Hindi Typewriting speed) 18-33 yrs
Typist (English/Hindi) Matriculation (with Typewriting peed of 40 wpm in English/25 wpm in Hindi) 18-30 yrs
Train Clerk/Statistical Clerk/Goods Clerk/Coaching Clerk/Ticket Collector/Commercial Clerk Matriculation (with 50% marks) 18-30 yrs