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 https://rites.com/vacancy/ for the latest recruitment updates and notifications.
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)|
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|
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|
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.
Dynamic candidates who want to become a part of RITES must fulfill the eligibility criteria as required by the company as below:
|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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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|
|Civil Engineer||Electrical Engineer||Mechanical Engineer|
During the application form you’re allowed to choose two preferred exam centers from the below-mentioned centers:
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:
The final result of RITES recruitment 2020 will be published shortly on the official website - https://rites.com/. Candidates should keep their eyes on the website regularly for more updates regarding the recruitment results.
Follow these steps to check the RITES results:
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 email@example.com.
You must strongly include the following in the email along with your query:
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.