RRB Recruitment: Central Railway calls applications under 21 Sports Quota Posts

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Dec 1, 2016

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Shivani Tiwari

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The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) invites applications from candidates who are looking for jobs under the Sports Quota, in Central Railway. In total, there are 21 Sports Quota job openings in India, regardless of any community in Level 5/4 and Level 3/2 for the year 2017.

Applications for this post will be invited through the online mode. So, without missing this opportunity, candidates can apply for the sports quota posts before December 6, 2016. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before start filling online application form.

RRB Recruitment: Exam Dates

The recruitment for the Railway Exam is underway. It will close on December 6, 2016. Candidates must make sure they do not miss upon these dates. The RRB result will be declared on the official website of RRB.

Online Application Opening Date November 22, 2016
Online Application Last Date December 6, 2016

RRB Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are instructed to check their eligibility before applying for the RRB 2017. In case a candidate fails to fall under these criteria, will not be allowed to apply for RRB Recruitment. Below are the RRB Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should be an Indian citizen.
  • Those who want to apply must pass HSC/ 12th/ Graduation Degree from recognised university.
  • Candidate’s age should be in between 18 to 25 years as on January 1, 2017 but age relaxation will only be provided to reserved category candidates.

RRB Recruitment: Discipline Wise Vacancies

Candidates who wish to earn a high income, along with a secured job, then the Indian Railways is the best place to be. So, all the interested candidates can apply for different sports quota vacancies. The following table shows the name of the game and total no. of posts for the same:

Name of the game Total no. of posts
Diving/ Swimming (Men) 2
Cricket (Men) 1
Hockey (Men) 2
Hockey (Women) 2
Tennis (Men) 1
Athletics (Men) 1
Athletics (Women) 2
Basketball (Women) 1
Snooker (Men) 1
Cricket (Men) 1
Cricket (Women) 1
Football (Men) 2
Kho – Kho (Men) 1
Table Tennis Singles (Men) 1
Tennis Singles (Men) 1
Weightlifting (Women) 1

RRB Recruitment Rules

Following points shows the minimum sports norms for sportsperson recruitment against sports quota for both team and individual:

  • Candidate should represent the country in any championships/ events


  • Candidate must achieve any 3rd position in any championships/ events


  • Candidate must achieve any 3rd position in Senior/ Youth/ Junior National Champions.


  • Candidate must achieve any 3rd position in National Games organised under Indian Olympic Association


  • Candidate must achieve any 3rd position in All India University Championship organised under Association or Indian Universities


  • Candidate must achieve a 1st position in Federation Cup Championships.

RRB Recruitment: How to apply?

The process to apply for RRB Recruitment is very easy to follow. Candidates must note that the application form of the Railway Exam is to be filled online. One must complete each step very carefully and accurately. Here the few easy steps to complete the registration process.

  • Open the official website of RRB
  • Search and click on RRB Official Advertisement 2017 for Sports Quota
  • Check your eligibility
  • Click on the application form.
  • Fill the application form along with all the required details
  • Upload the required documents and pay the application fees (if required).
  • Candidates can also download the hall ticket and admit card from the official RRB website.
  • After that, candidates can click on submit button
  • Take a printout of the application form for further use

Which documents to upload?

Candidates should upload the following list of documents at the time of filling online application form:

  1. Mark sheet of Graduation degree
  2. Mark sheet of 10th class
  3. Mark sheet of 12th class
  4. RRB 2017 Admit card
  5. RRB 2017 Hall Ticket
  6. RRBB Score Card

RRB Recruitment: Application Fees

Candidates must pay the application fee of RRB Exam while filling the application form. The fee is different for candidates from different categories. Candidates can read all the important details below:

  • General category candidates can get the RRB recruitment form after submitting the application fees of INR 500 through Online Payment Gateway i.e. (Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking etc).
  • SC/ ST category candidates, Ex- Servicemen, Woman candidates, Persons with Disability, Minority candidates and candidates belong to backward classes can get the RRB recruitment form after submitting 250 INR.
  • Application fees of those candidates will be refunded who are eligible for the sports quota and present in the selection process.
  • Candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria before applying to RRB examination because application fees of ineligible candidates will not be refunded.

RRB Recruitment: Selection process

RRB has declared various vacancies for Railway Recruitment in RRB Bangalore, RRB Patna, and RRB Kolkata etc. Candidates who secured good marks in the written examination, are eligible to participate in the selection process.

RRB Selection process comprises of two steps, i.e. Trial and Interview. Candidates who clear the written examination, will be called for the trial process. The questions in the RRB Recruitment examination will comprise of sections such as Reasoning, General English, General Awareness, Arithmetic, and Technical Subject.

Candidates who cleared the trial process will then be called for an interview, that will be conducted by authorities. Candidates should be physically present at the time of interview, otherwise their seats will be forfeited.

Candidates should bring the following list of documents at the time of interview:

  1. Date of Birth Original certificate
  2. Educational Qualification certificates
  3. Sports related certificates

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