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RRB NTPC Salary Structure, Pay Scale, Allowances & Benefits 2021

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Nov 12, 2020

The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Non-technical Popular Categories Exam for recruiting candidates for posts such as Goods Guard, Station Master, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Assistant etc. For the year 2020, there were a total 35,208 vacancies for the posts.

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There are different levels of posts and pays for the employees. The undergraduate post employees are offered a starting salary in the range of Rs. 19,000 to Rs. 21,700 while the graduate post employees are offered a salary in the range of Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 35,400. Additionally, the employees also receive certain allowances.

RRB NTPC Highlights

RRB NTPC Highlights 2021

Exam Name RRB NTPC 2021 Exam
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Post Non-Technical Popular Categories(NTPC)
Exam level National
Job Location India
Total Vacancies 35,208
Pay Level Level 2,3,4,5 & 6
Mode of Application Online
Exam category Undergraduate posts: Class 12 pass Graduate posts: Graduation
Mode of exam Online
Selection Process
  1. CBT Stage 1
  2. CBT Stage 2
  3. Typing skill Test/CBAT
  4. Document Verification /Medical Exam
Medium of Exam 15 Languages
Official website indianrailways.gov.in
RRB NTPC Salary

RRB NTPC Salary Structure

The salary structures of the undergraduate and graduate posts after the 7th Pay Commission have been given below level-wise:

RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts Salary after the 7th Pay Commission

Post Level in 7th CPC Initial Pay (INR)
Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 Rs. 19,000
Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 Rs. 19,000
Junior Time Keeper 2 Rs. 19,000
Trains Clerk 2 Rs. 19,000
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 Rs. 21,700

RRB NTPC Graduate Posts Salary after the 7th Pay Commission

Post Level in 7th CPC Initial Pay (INR)
Traffic Assistant 4 Rs. 25,500
Goods Guard 5 Rs. 29,200
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 Rs. 29,200
Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 Rs. 29,200
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 Rs. 29,200
Senior Time Keeper 5 Rs. 29,200
Commercial Apprentice 6 Rs. 35,400
Station Master 6 Rs. 35,400

Salary Structure for Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist and Train Clerk:

Basic Pay Rs. 19,000
Grade Pay Rs. 2800
Dearness Allowance (DA) 12 % of Basic pay (Rs. 2388)
Travel Allowance Rs. 2016
HRA (Depending on the Place or City) 8% of Basic pay (Rs. 1592)
Total Pay Rs. 28,696

Salary Structure for Accounts Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Goods Guard, Senior Time Keeper and Senior Commercial cum ticket Clerk:

Basic Pay Rs. 29,200
Grade Pay Rs. 2800
Dearness Allowance (DA) 12 % of Basic pay (Rs. 3504)
Travel Allowance Rs. 2016
HRA (Depending on the Place or City) 8% of Basic pay (Rs. 2336)
Total Pay Rs. 39,856

Salary Structure for Commercial Apprentice and Station Master:

Basic Pay Rs. 35,400
Grade Pay Rs. 4200
Dearness Allowance (DA) 12 % of Basic pay (Rs. 4248)
Travel Allowance Rs. 2016
HRA (Depending on the Place or City) 8% of Basic pay (Rs. 2832)
Total Pay Rs. 48,696

Salary Structure for Traffic Assistant:

Basic Pay Rs. 25,000
Grade Pay Rs. 2800
Dearness Allowance (DA) 12 % of Basic pay (Rs. 3060)
Travel Allowance Rs. 2016
HRA (Depending on the Place or City) 8% of Basic pay (Rs. 2040)
Total Pay Rs. 35,416
RRB NTPC Allowances

RRB NTPC Allowances

The employees are eligible to get the following kinds of allowances:

  • Pension Scheme
  • House Rent Allowances
  • Transport Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Medical Benefits
  • Other Special Allowances

The House Rent Allowances for the employees have been tabulated below for the different types of cities (after and before the 7th Pay Commission):

City Type HRA after 7th Pay Commission HRA before 7th Pay Commission
X Cities 24% 30%
Y Cities 16% 20%
Z Cities 8% 10%
  • The X Cities are the ones with a population of more than 50 lakhs.
  • The Y Cities have a population between 5 to 50 lakhs.
  • The Z Cities have a population of fewer than 5 lakhs.
RRB NTPC FAQs

RRB NTPC Salary FAQs

Ques. What is the basic pay for Undergraduate Posts Level 2?

Ans. The basic pay for Undergraduate Posts Level 2 after the 7th Pay Commission is Rs. 19,000.

Ques. What are the X Cities?

Ans. The X Cities are the ones that have a population of more than 50 lakhs such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata etc.

Ques. Are the employees offered medical benefits?

Ans. yes, the RRB NTPC employees can avail medical benefits as part of allowances, besides the salary.

Ques. What is the scope of promotion for a Goods Guard?

Ans. A Goods Guard can be promoted to the posts of Passenger Guard, Express Guard, Section Controller or Chief Controller.

Ques. What is the number of vacancies for the posts?

Ans. According to 2020 data, there were a total of 35,208 post vacancies.

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

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