Apply for 1271 Technical Cadre and Loco Pilot posts in RRB Patna

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Dec 28, 2016

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RRB Patna announces a recruitment notification to fill 1271 posts in various departments. RRB Recruitment notification for recruiting Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III posts was published on Employment News section. Job seekers who’re passionate about working in Railway Jobs can grab this chance.

Interested candidates can apply through online application mode. RRB has not provided any clear guidelines about the exam dates, syllabus structure and the examination pattern. However, from the analysis of the papers from previous years, a brief about the syllabus and the exam pattern is drawn below.

RRB Patna Recruitment: Vacancy Details

Name of Organization- Railway Recruitment Board

Post- Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III Posts

Number of Posts- 1271 vacancies

Mode of RRB Patna Application Form- Online mode

Official Website-

Job Location- India

Pay Scale- Selected candidates for RRB Recruitment 2017 will get the monthly pay band as per the norms of GoI.

RRB Patna Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for technical cadre and loco pilot post must be of 18 years as minimum and 28 years as maximum age. Candidates should have matriculation & ITI certification from recognized Institute before the last date of application submission. Candidates whose results are awaited, are ineligible to apply for RRB Recruitment.

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.

How To Apply for RRB Patna Recruitment?

For applying under RRB Recruitment, candidates should have a valid email ID and mobile number as all the communications are done through the same. It should be noted that multiple applications from a candidate will result in rejection of the RRB Online Application Form.

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of RRB Patna
  • Download the latest notification for recruitment for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician Grade III posts
  • Click on the “Apply Online” for filling up the RRB Patna Application Form.
  • 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

  1. Preliminary Stage: Basic details of candidate 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 choice of posts, selection of language of exam, scribe details, educational details and communication address details is 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.

RRB Patna Recruitment: Exam Pattern

From the analysis of the previous years’ papers, the exam pattern for Railway Recruitment has been deduced by the experts. The online objective based exam is a 90 minutes’ duration test. A total of 120 questions are asked in English and Hindi languages. The sections from which the questions will be asked are as follows:

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
General Awareness 25 25
Arithmetic 20 20
General Intelligence 05 05
Reasoning 10 10
General Science 30 30
Technical Ability 30 30
Total 120 120

It should be noted that there will be negative marking in the question paper. For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd mark will be deducted from the total marks obtained by the candidate. Candidate thus should not make any random guesses while solving the question paper.

RRB Patna Recruitment: Selection Process

All the candidates have to appear for an online Computer Based Test (CBT). RRB fixes cutoff for each category and qualifying candidates will be called for skill test and document verification. Interview is the final step for selection of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technician Grade III candidates.   

Final Selection to the posts will be strictly in order of the Common Merit Lists prepared on the bases of the Candidates’ respective Performance and Sufficient High Marks secured in the Optical Mark Recognition Based Written Test / Computer Based Online Recruitment Test.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.