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RRB Railway Recruitment 2021: Application, Vacancy (new updates), Eligibility, Syllabus, & Result

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Jan 19, 2021

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  • Jobs are divided into 4 groups: Group A, Group B, Group C & Group D. Each group has different eligibility criteria and selection process under RRB Recruitment.
  • High designations in Traffic Services, Accounts Services, Personnel Service and Railway Protection Forces are covered by Group A employees.
  • These employees are recruited by UPSC IAS & IES Exam. 
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Latest: RRB Ajmer has Declared Final RRB JE Result 2019 for Panel 2 on April 22, 2020. A total of 48 candidates have been shortlisted for final recruitment. The result is available on the official website of RRB Ajmer at  Check RRB Result

  • No special examination is held for recruiting Group B officers under Railway Recruitment.
  • They are recruited by promoting Group C candidates. Group C includes technical & non-technical posts.
  • The technical positions are in electrical, civil, mechanical, signals and telecommunications etc. and the non-technical vacancies include station masters, ticket collectors, clerks, accounts assistants etc. Group D includes the lower positions. 
Notification: RRB NTPC 2020 Dates for CBT-1 are to be announced after finalisation of ECA(Exam Conducting Authority). The exam will be conducted by the end of this year. However, the hiring process of ECA has been further extended. The pre-bid conference is expected to commence in online conferencing, post this event the exam dates will be announced

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is the recruiting authority for Indian Railways and releases vacancies notifications on a regular basis, informing candidates about the current job opening. There is no interview for group C and Group D posts under RRB Recruitment. The selection process is based on the preliminary exam, mains exam, medical exam and interview for some positions. It is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways, Government of India (GoI). 

RRB Zonal Portals

Indian railways is divided into various zones. All the zonal boards release separate vacancies for various posts. The various zones are mentioned in the following table. Candidates have to apply separately for all the regional posts.

Railway Zone Head Quarter Divisions Website
Central Railway Mumbai Mumbai, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapur
East Central Railway Hajipur Danapur, Mughalsarai, Dhanbad, Sonpur, Samastipur
Eastern Railway Kolkata Howrah I, Howrah II, Sealdah, Malda, Asansol, Chittaranjan, Kolkata Metro
East Coast Railway Bhubaneshwar Khurda Road, Waltair, Sambhalpur
Northern Railway Baroda House, New Delhi Delhi I, Delhi II, Ambala, Moradabad, Lucknow, Firozpur
North Central Railway Allahabad Allahabad, Jhansi, Agra
North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi, DLW
North Frontier Railway Maligaon, Guwahati Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia
North Western Railway Jaipur Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer
Southern Railway Chennai Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Trivandrum
South Central Railway Secundrabad Secundrabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Vijayawada, Nanded
South Eastern Railway Garden Reach, Kolkata Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Shalimar
South East Central Railway Bilaspur Bilaspur, Nagpur, Raipur
South Western Railway Hubli Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, RWF/YNK
Western Railway Mumbai CST BCT, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, Bhavnagar
West Central Railway Jabalpur Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota

RRB Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility of a candidate varies according to the posts.
  • Candidates willing to apply for technical cadre post must be 18 years as minimum and 33 years maximum. While for non-technical cadre posts, age criteria is defined as 18-30 years.
  • Age relaxation is applied as per the norms of GoI.
  • Candidates should have requisite qualifications from recognized institute before the last date of application submission.
  • Candidates whose results are awaited, need not apply for the vacancies.
  • Those candidates who have been debarred from RRB examinations permanently or for a specified time which is not yet completed, need not apply for the exam..
  • Reserved category candidates need to enclose the required set of certificates in the prescribed format for applying for the positions.

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RRB 2021 Notifications and Registration 

Employment notices for all jobs under RRB Recruitment are published on websites, local/national newspapers, and employment news. Before moving to the RRB Online Registration, go through the content of employment news.

For applying, candidates should have a valid email ID and mobile number as all the communications are done on that. It should be noted that multiple applications from a candidate will result in rejection of the RRB Online Application Form.

Select zone for which you wish to submit the RRB Online Application Form and “Continue”. Check the vacancy before applying for Railway Recruitment.

A recent passport sized colored photograph of size 3.5 CM X 3.5 CM in jpg/jpeg (100 DPI, 20KB – 50KB) format of candidate and scribe have to be uploaded. Candidates belonging to SC/ST who want to avail facility of free travel, have to keep a scanned copy of their certificate (50 KB – 100 KB, jpg/jpeg format).

There are 5 stages in RRB Online Registration

  1. Preliminary Stage: Basic details of candidate and disability status has to be mentioned.
  2. Activation Stage: At this stage, validation of email id & mobile number and generation of RRB Registration Number is done.
  3. Post Preference Stage: It is the stage where choice of posts, selection of language of exam, scribe details, educational details and communication address details is entered.
  4. Uploading of Documents: Scanned copies of photographs and SC/ST caste certificate has to be uploaded.
  5. Modification Stage: Payment of application fees along with editing  is done in this stage.

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RRB Recruitment 2021 Medical Fitness Test

Candidates should meet the medical fitness standards before filling the RRB Application Form. For the appointment, candidates will have to pass the requisite medical fitness test. It is conducted to ensure that candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties. The medical standards for different categories are mentioned below:

Medical Standard Description
A-1 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses (must clear fogging test) and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
A-2 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
A-3 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 2D). 
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
B-1 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 4D). 
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
B-2 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power should not exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Field of Vision.
C-1 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
C-2 Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, Nil with or without glasses. Near Vision, Sn: 0.6 combined with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of the medical fitness of railway staff. It is commonly referred as clarity of vision.

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RRB 2021 Recruitment Process

All the candidates have to appear for an online Computer Based Test (CBT). RRB fixes cut off for each category and qualifying candidates will be called for further rounds of the recruitment process.

  • For the post of Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC) and Goods Guard, there is no further round after the CBT. Candidates will be called for document verification and considered for the appointment & other joining formalities including medical tests.
  • All those candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Account Assistant, Senior Clerk, and Senior Time Keeper will have to undergo for Typing Test after qualifying CBT. A merit list will be published on the basis of marks secured in CBT who have qualified Typing Test. As per the merit number, candidates will be called for Document Verification.

Under RRB Recruitment, Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant aspirants are required to appear in the Aptitude Test after clearing RRB Online Test/ CBT. Qualified candidates will be called for document verification. A weightage of 70% (CBT marks) and 30% (aptitude test marks) is considered for preparing the merit list.

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


andrea l
Can you tell me the exact link to apply for rrb je 2021 chennai location...the apply online page is not coming up..
abdul nazir

Hi Andrea, Notifications are released separateky for different zones and you need to apply in online mode at the official website of RRB respective zone i.e. Make sure to satisfy the eligibility norms before applying. Find more details at RRB and RRC recruitment.

mothe purushotham sai
Namasthey sir/madam here I want to say Is that I need to apply for the post in railways which the notifications has released now like RRB and RRC ,here I need to know that am I eligible for that job In the above notification and I need to say that I m completed my INTERMEDIATE and now I m DEGREE SECOND YEAR pursing. Kindly I need an answer for my question ,hope u will answer without fail. Thank you sir/madam
abdul nazir

Hi Mothe, There are different posts under RRB and RRC and the notifications are released zone wise. As you have passed 12th, you are eligible for various non technical posts. However, for technical posts, you need to have a UG degree in engineering or equivalent stream or as per the post requirement. Final year students are also eligible to apply. Find more details at RRB and RRC recruitment.

arunrao dt
Hi sir am completed diploma mechanical engineering what documents will be given for filling application
abdul nazir

Hi Arunrao, RRB and RRC registration is done in online mode for which no documents need to be updated. The only required things are colored passport size photograph in prescribed format of the candidate and document supporting reservation claim in order to avail free travel pass. document verification will be done at later stages of recruitment. Find more details at RRB and RRC recruitment.

amathi akhila
Namashkar Sir/Madam, i have passed graduate in B.Com at Hyderabad, Telangana now i am 33 years old i am interested in ticket collectors, clerks, accounts assistants, group c & d posts. i am eligeble to write exam or not?
abdul nazir

Hi Amathi, For technical as well as non-technical posts, the maximum age limit is 33 and 30 years respectively. You have not specified your date of birth and category as there is age relaxation applicable under the regulations of Govt. of India for reserved category candidates. Also eligibility norms varies with posts as well. To get more details visit RRB and RRC recruitment.

Hi sir I have passed 10 th class I have any jobs in railways My age is 19

HI Kuamrpemmugari

The minimum age required to apply for the RRB and RRC is 18 years. You need to first check the eligibility criteria of the exam for which post you want to apply. Visit on our official website of RRB and RRC Recruitment for more details.

kajal shukla
hlo sir i m 12th pass and when rrb requirements

Hi Kajal

The minimum age required for the RRB is 18 years and the maximum age is 3e years for the technical post and for non-technical post you need to be between 18-30 years. For more information about the RRB Exam Eligibility visit on our website.

rohit rawat
Hlw sir I am 12th students as a fresher
arvind kumar

Hi Rohit, Greetings. RRB JE CBT 2 exam will be conducted on multiple days. You can apply for the posts offered to 12 th pass. For more details visit: RRB AND RRC

vasu k
Hello sir/Madam .I have Diploma in Computer Science Eng Completed Any RRB jobs?

Dear Vasu K

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to apply for RRB Technical Cadre posts after completing your Diploma in Engineering and you must be between 18-33 years of age. For more details, kindly go through this link – RRB Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2020

kanala vinay kumar
arvind kumar

Hi Kanala, RPF recruitment date has not been released yet. For details visit: RRB RECRUITMENT

sir i m bca finished(2014 )any railway job
arvind kumar

Hi Bhuvaneshwari, there are various railway jobs for graduate students. For details visit: RRB RECRUITMENT

yathish s t
Hi Sir, Is there any suitable post for MBA Finance background,
arvind kumar

Hi Yathish, there are different posts available but MBA is not a mandatory criteria. For details visit: RRB RECRUITMENT

namrutha am
hello sir i am completed my 12th im commrce student shall i apply for the railway job sir
arvind kumar

Hi Namrutha, you are eligible and you can apply for the job. For details visit: RRB RECRUITMENT 2020

smily rana
Hello.. I have completed my 12th boards and secured 71.8%. Am i eligible?
arvind kumar

Hi Smily, you are eligible for RRB recruitment exam. For details visit: RRB RECRUITMENT 2020

swarna supriya
Hello sir.I have completed my 12th boards in MPC And secured 90% Am i eligible?If yes then for which group am i suitable for?

Hello Swarna,

Yes, you will be eligible for a few posts. To check the posts you’ll be eligible for, kindly visit – RRB NTPC Eligibility.

nafisa khatoon
How are Group D staff recruited in Indian Railways, and are degree engineers allowed to sit for diploma engineers recruitment exams of Indian railways?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Vacancies in the Indian Railways are filled either by recruitment by Recruitment agencies such as UPSC or RRB or through promotions. Yes, degree engineers are eligible to give diploma engineers recruitment exams of Indian railways.

ibashisha mukhim
Is there any ladies quota for the mechanical group in the RRB JE?
kavita rani

Hi Ibashisha. 33 percent sub-quota is introduced for women in the Indian railways.

sheetal chib
What are the different bank recruitment exams in India?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Some of the exams that can be given to foray into the banking sector include SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, etc.

sunny pandey
What is the best post in RRB NTPC?
kavita rani

Hi Sunny. Railway Recruitment Board takes Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to appoint deserving candidates for various posts including Commercial apprentice, Goods guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master, etc.

karan rathod
What is the eligibility to give a railway recruitment board exam after a BTech?
kavita rani

Hi Karan. The minimum eligibility criteria to give the RRB JE Recruitment exam is 18 years. The candidates having a background in engineering are eligible to apply for the exam. Detailed eligibility criteria is mentioned here.

sourajit mukherjee
What are some good books for RRB junior and senior engineer posts?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Some of the books that can be referred include Lucent's General Knowledge by Lucent Publication, Pratiyogita Darpan by Upkar Publication, Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe / Pearson, etc.