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RITES Recruitment 2021: Eligibility, Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card & Result

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Feb 17, 2021

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Limited is an engineering company backed by the Government of India. It was established in 1947, and its main aim was to provide consultation to rail transport services to operators in India and abroad. After that, the company has expanded its business from rail transport service consultation to other planning and consultation of many other infrastructures such as ports, airports, highways, and urban planning.

Various vacancies for different engineering posts have been announced by RITES recently. Candidates aspiring to work in such a diversified government company can visit for the latest recruitment updates and notifications.

RITES Highlights

RITES Recruitment 2021: Highlights

RITES has announced the recruitment of various Managers & Diesel loco maintenance staff from existing railway staff along with fresh recruitment of 170 engineers on a contractual basis. This is the best opportunity for aspiring Engineers to start their career & gain experience by working in such a reputed enterprise.

Name of Organisation Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES)
Type of Organisation Government Company
Number of Vacancies 170
Name & Number of Posts Graduate Engineer (Civil) - 50 Graduate Engineer (Electrical) - 30 Graduate Engineer (Mechanical) - 90
Nature of appointment Contractual basis for 1 year (extendible)
Experience required Minimum of 2 years
Mode of Application Online form
Application fees Rs.600/- + taxes (For General / OBC candidates) Rs.300/- + taxes (For EWS / ST / SC / PWD candidates)
Official site RITES

RITES Recruitment 2020-21: Important Dates

The official notification for the RITES recruitment 2020 was published on 5 November 2020 and other important dates are as follows:

Date of Official notification 05-11-2020
Starting date for submission of online form 05-11-2020
Last date of online form submission 26-11-2020
Last date of online fee payment 26-11-2020
Date of declaration of merit list To be notified later
Date of personal interview To be notified later
Date of medical examination To be notified later
Date of final selection To be notified later
RITES Vacancy

RITES Recruitment 2020-21: Number of Vacancies

The total number of vacancies for Graduate Engineers is 170 including reserved and unreserved ones. The company has reserved a certain number of vacancies for the candidates belonging to the reserved category as per the government’s norms. More information about the same can be interpreted from the following table:

Vacancy no. Post name Vacancies for each category
14/20 Engineer (Civil) 22 5 10 9 4 50
15/20 Engineer (Electrical) 11 3 8 2 6 30
16/20 Engineer (Mechanical) 46 9 21 11 3 90

The company has also reserved 2,1 & 3 vacancies for PWD candidates on a horizontal basis for the post of Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer & Mechanical Engineer respectively.

RITES Eligibility

RITES Recruitment 2021: Eligibility criteria

Dynamic candidates who want to become a part of RITES must fulfill the eligibility criteria as required by the company as below:

Educational qualifications:

Name of post Minimum required qualification & experience
Civil Engineer BE/ B.Tech/ BSc (Engineering) Degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of working experience in construction supervision.
Electrical Engineer BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) Degree in Electrical/Electrical & Electronics Engineering with minimum 2 years of working experience in one or more of Electrical engineering fields such as general
Mechanical Engineer BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Engineering) Degree in Mechanical/Production/ Industrial/ Automobile Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of working experience in Quality Assurance/production/manufacturing/maintenance & operations.

All the candidates belonging to the General / EWS category and candidates belonging to the reserved category applying for unreserved posts must have at least 60% aggregate marks in their minimum qualifying degree and candidates applying for reserved posts must have at least 50% aggregate marks in their minimum qualifying degree.

The experience shall be calculated as on 1st November 2020.

Age limits:

All the candidates applying for the engineering posts must also fulfill the age limit as stated by RITES in its official notification. The candidate’s age should not be more than 40 years (as of 1st November 2020) i.e. candidates born on or after 1st November 1980 are eligible to apply for this post.

RITES Application Process

RITES Recruitment 2021: How to apply

Candidates fulfilling the above-mentioned eligibility criteria and willing to apply for these posts may follow the following steps to submit their online application form:

  1. First of all, the candidate must fill the application form available in the career section of the official website or may go follow this direct registration link.
  2. In the registration form, select the vacancy no. & name of the post you are applying for and fill up your basic details and hit the submit button.
  3. After registration, you’ll receive your registration no. with password on your registered mobile number and email id.
  4. Now click on Applicant login and login using your registration details.
  5. Fill up the application form carefully and pay the application fees as applicable as per your category.
  6. Take a print-out of this filled application form along with the fee receipt.
RITES Selection Process

RITES Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern & Selection process

All the applications received shall be screened and shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test. Based on the performance of candidates in the written test, they will be called for a personal interview.

Final selection of candidates shall be done based on the following weightage parameters:

  • Experience - 5%
  • Written test - 60%
  • Interview - 35% (Technical proficiency - 25% & Personality communication - 10%)

The candidates will also have the option to choose the interview language i.e. Hindi / English.

The appointment of selected candidates is solely dependent upon their medical fitness fulfillment as per the company's policy.

RITES Syllabus

RITES Recruitment 2021: Syllabus

The syllabus of the written test is not mentioned in the official notification by RITES, but it can be anticipated by analyzing previous years’ papers. The paper contains questions from 5 different subjects i.e. General English, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and concerned post related subject (i.e. Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering).

The following table contains common subject-wise topics for the RITES written exam for Engineering posts:

General English General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning
  • Comprehension passage
  • Spot the error
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Shuffling of sentence parts
  • One word substitutions
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Spellings
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms
  • Improvement
  • Cloze passage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Geography
  • General Politics
  • Current events
  • Sports and Games
  • Indian Constitution
  • Economic Scene
  • History
  • Awards and Honors
  • Culture
  • Time & Speed
  • Investment
  • Pictorial Graph
  • Statistical Charts
  • Simplification
  • Geometry
  • Bar Graph
  • Problem On Ages
  • Pie Chart
  • Data Interpretation
  • Fundamental Arithmetical operations
  • Algebra
  • Number Systems
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Profit & Loss
  • HCF & LCM
  • Area
  • Percentages
  • Number Ranking
  • Syllogistic Reasoning
  • Embedded Figures etc.
  • Problem Solving
  • Directions
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Mirror Images
  • Arrangements
  • Blood Relations
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Number Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Judgment
  • Decision Making
  • Analogies
  • Visual Memory
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Alphabet Series

Topics of respective post’s subject:

Civil Engineer Electrical Engineer Mechanical Engineer
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Concrete Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Steel Structures
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Construction
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Estimation, Costing, and Specifications
  • Environmental Studies
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying
  • PSC Structures
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis
  • Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Electrical Basics.
  • Instruments.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Microprocessor.
  • Electrical Measurements & Measuring.
  • DC Machine, AC Machine & Transformer.
  • Control System.
  • Generation, Transmission & Distribution of Electrical Power.
  • Power Electronics & Drives.
  • Network theory.
  • Circuit Theory.
  • Analog Circuits/ Electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering Materials.
  • Mechanics.
  • Mechanical Measuring Instruments.
  • Engineering Drawing & Design/Design Calculation.
  • Thermal Engineering/ Power Plant Engineering.
  • Manufacturing Processes(Drilling, Milling, Boring)/ Manufacturing Technology.
  • Manufacturing Processes/ Heat & Surface Treatment, Heat & Mass Transfer.
  • Theory of Machine.
  • Production Design.
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics.
  • Metrology and Measurements/Tolerance Limits, Fits.

RITES Recruitment 2021: Exam Center

During the application form you’re allowed to choose two preferred exam centers from the below-mentioned centers:

  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Delhi or Gurgaon
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
RITES Admit Card

RITES Recruitment 2021: Admit Card

The notification of the Admit Card for the written test is not published yet by RITES, but it will soon be published on the website, a week or two before the written test.

The candidates are required to keep the self-attested copies of the following documents along with a copy of the application form with them during the time of personal interview:

  • 2 recent passport size color photographs
  • 12th Certificate (HSC) as the proof of date of birth.
  • Certificates / Marksheets of all the educational qualifications (Xth, XIIth / Diploma (all semesters), Graduation (all semesters))
  • Category Certificate in the prescribed format by Govt. of India (for reserved categories)
  • ID proof & Address proof (Passport, Voter ID, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, etc)
  • PAN Card
  • For proof of their last Salary / CTC, the candidates shall have to submit their last Form no.16 / Salary slip / Earning Card / Appraisal letter / any other suitable document.
  • Any other document in support of your candidature
  • PWD Certificate as per the latest format (if applicable).
RITES Result

RITES Recruitment 2021: Results

The final result of RITES recruitment 2020 will be published shortly on the official website - Candidates should keep their eyes on the website regularly for more updates regarding the recruitment results.

How to Check RITES 2021 Results?

Follow these steps to check the RITES results:

  1. Visit the RITES official site -
  2. Select the result option under the career tab.
  3. Search for the result of your applied post and download the PDF file.
  4. Open the downloaded file and search for your roll number in the file using the search function (Ctrl+F).
  5. If you have passed the exam, your roll number will be there in the list of selected candidates.
  6. Also, take a printout of the same for future references.

RITES Recruitment 2021: Salary & Remuneration

Pay, allowances, and perks for the post of Engineers at RITES are as follows:

Name of Post Engineer
Basic Pay Rs.19,860/- with 1% to 3% increment annually
Allowances 65% in Non-metro cities, 70% in Metro Cities other than Mumbai/Bangalore, and 75% for Mumbai/ Bangalore
Other perks The company would provide Employee’s Medical & Accidental Insurance and would also contribute towards PF @ 12%


Ques. What is the in-hand salary of an Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) at RITES?

Ans. The basic pay of an Engineer on a contractual basis is Rs.19,860/- with other allowances, which comes out to be Rs.35,152/- per month for metro cities.

Ques. Can last year’s Engineering students with relevant experience apply for this job?

Ans. No, the notification mentions that the post requires a minimum of 2 years of experience post completion of a qualifying degree. That means you must have a minimum of 2 years of working experience in a relevant field after completion of Graduation to apply for this job.

Ques. I have a query regarding the recruitment process at RITES, what should I do?

Ans. You are advised to go through the FAQs given on the RITES websites under the career section. If the query remains unsolved, you are advised to contact RITES at their official email address

You must strongly include the following in the email along with your query:

  1. Vacancy number
  2. Registration number / Roll number
  3. Full name of applying candidate in capital letters.
  4. Valid email address as given in the application

RITES will not respond to the mails missing any of the above-mentioned information or having irrelevant queries.

Ques. I am facing issues with Fee payment, what should I do?

Ans. If money is deducted from your bank account, you should wait for 24-48 hours as sometimes it may take time to reflect the transaction in the system.

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