RRB Recruitment 2017: Apply for 4528 vacancies of Engineers

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Mar 28, 2017

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The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) has released notification to hire 4528 Senior Section Engineers (SSE). It will conduct the recruitment for its 21 RRB zones. Eligible candidates can apply online for these vacancies by visiting the official website of the respective RRB zone.

Earlier, the RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) released the SSE notification in 2015. This year, the RRB will release the detailed notification in the month of June 2017. The online examination will be in the months August-September 2017. Interested candidates should visit the RRB website or respective RRB zone website to apply online for RRB SSE recruitment on or before the last date (in the month of July 2017).

Important Dates

RRB has released the schedule for RRB SSE 2017 and the table below gives the schedule for RRB SSE entrance exam:

Publication of recruitment advertisement  June 2017
Starting of online registration June 2017
Ending of online registration June-July 2017
Payment of fee (Last Date) August-September 2017

RRB SSE Eligibility 2017

Only those candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the RRB are allowed to apply for RRB SSE recruitment. RRB recruitment 2017 has given the eligibility criteria in SSE recruitment 2017 notification. Applicants who want to apply for RRB SSE 2017 must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification  4 years Bachelor Degree (B.E/B.Tech) from any recognized University
Age Limit Minimum: 20 years. Maximum: 34 years.
Experience Not required

Application Process for RRB SSE Recruitment

Eligible candidates for can apply online on the official website in July 2017. The Indian Railway SSE Application Form 2017 will be available from the official site www.indianrailways.gov.in. Eligible candidates should fill the RRB SSE Form 2017 before the last date.

The following steps should be followed to fill RRB SSE Recruitment form:

Step 1: Visit the Official Website of respective RRB zone or www.indianrailways.gov.in.

Step 2: Find the link for RRB SSE Recruitment 2017.

Step 3: Download and read the Indian Railway recruitment notification carefully.

Step 4: Click on the online application.

Step 5: Carefully fill the RRB SSE application form.

Step 6: Upload your scanned signature and photograph.

Step 7: Pay the application fee (if applicable).

Step 8: Submit and download the application form.

Step 9: Take a print of the Application form for future reference.

Application Fee

  • For general category candidates: Rs.100/-.
  • SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ Women/ Minorities/ PHC candidates – No Application Fee.

Indian Railway Recruitment 2017 Admit Card

Candidates can download Admit Cards for RRB SSE Posts from the official website. RRB will release admit cards for RRB SSE exam few days before the test. It is mandatory to carry the Admit card on the day of the test.

Details on the RRB SSE Admit Card 2017:

  • Candidate Name and Photo
  • Candidate DOB and Signature
  • Registration Number
  • RRB SSE Exam Date, Venue and Exam Time
  • Instructions for the RRB SSE Exam

Note: Applicants who fail to carry their Admit Card with an ID Proof will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Selection Process

The selection process of RRB SSE involves following three phases.

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview and document verification
  3. Medical fitness test

Phase 1: Online Exam

An online examination will be the first step in the recruitment process. The following table gives information about the online exam pattern:

Exam Mode Online
Type of Questions Objective Multiple Choice Questions
Language of the paper English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages
Duration 2 Hours
  1. General Awareness
  2. Arithmetic
  3. General Intelligence
  4. Reasoning
  5. General Science
  6. Technical Ability
Number of questions 150
Negative Marking 1/3 marks to be deducted for each wrong answer

Note: Of 150 questions, 90 questions will be from Technical Ability and General Science subjects and 60 questions will be from the General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Phase 2: Interview and Document Verification

RRB will call the successful candidates for an interview and document verification. For document verification round, candidates need to carry original and photocopies of following documents:

  • Matriculation/ High School Examination Certificate
  • Diploma/ Degree Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Medical Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
  • NOC from serving employees
  • Minority declaration form

Phase 3: Medical Examination

A medical fitness will be for candidates, who are recommended for appointment after the above rounds.

Job Profile and Pay Scale for RRB SSE

The India Railways is a big organization which runs many sub-divisions like north railway, west railway, south railway etc. The RRB handles around 16 units. So, getting a chance to work with Indian Railways is a great opportunity for all the job aspirants.

The RRB SSE engineers get pay scale in the following scale:

Pay Band and GP (In Rs.)-9300-34800 and GP-4600

Type of work in the Railways depends on the type of post applied. The following table gives information about the Job Profile of Senior Section Engineers (SSE)

The Engineering Wing Type of Work

It is a field job of 24 hours.

Railway Track maintenance.

Maintenance & new Construction of Railway Bridges

Maintenance & new Construction of Railway Buildings.

Drawing,design & Estimation.

Research works in RDSO or any other Railway Research Institute.

Mechanical Engineering Wing

Railway Manufacturing and Maintenance Factory

Goods & Passenger Trains maintenance at nominated depots

Engine maintenance

Railway Manufacturing and Maintenance Factory

Drawing & design

Electrical Engineer

Maintenance of electricity supply at posted section

Maintenance of Locomotives in workshops

Maintenance of Locomotives in workshops.

Railway Manufacturing and Maintenance Factory


Signal-related trains running.

Railway communication system.

RRB SSE Recruitment Result 2017

Candidates can check their RRB SSE recruitment 2017 results at official website.  The RRB will provide the Result date in its detailed advertisement. So candidates are advised to visit the official website site regularly for SSE 2017 Results.

Zone Wise official Websites

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the respective zone website to get recent news about the RRB SSE exam. The following table gives information about the 21 RRB zone wise Official Websites:

RRB Website Address
Ahmedabad www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in.
Ajmer www.rrbajmer.org.
Allahabad www.rrbald.nic.in.
Bangalore www.rrbbnc.gov.in.
Bhopal www.rrbbhopal.gov.in.
Bhubaneswar www.rrbbbs.gov.in.
Bilaspur www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in.
Chandigarh www.rrbcdg.gov.in.
Chennai www.rrbchennai.gov.in.
Gorakhpur www.rrbgkp.gov.in.
Guwahati www.rrbguwahati.gov.in.
Jammu – Srinagar www.rrbjammu.nic.in.
Kolkata www.rrbkolkata.gov.in.
Malda www.rrbmalda.gov.in.
Mumbai www.rrbmumbai.gov.in.
Muzaffarpur www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in.
Patna www.rrbpatna.gov.in.
Ranchi www.rrbranchi.org.
Secunderabad rrbsecunderabad.nic.in.
Siliguri www.rrbsiliguri.org.
Thiruvanantha puram www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in.

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