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RRB Railway Recruitment 2020: Application, Vacancy (new updates), Eligibility, Syllabus, & Result

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Oct 21, 2020

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RRB JE CBT 2 exam will be conducted on multiple days from August 28 – September 1, 2020. Candidates will view the answer keys by logging in with their registration number and password. Fake railway recruitment news alert- Check here for details.

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  • RRB Isolated and Ministerial post application status can be checked. the link is live now. Check here
  • RRB isolated and Ministerial posts application status for 2020 exam will be available from today. Check details here
  • There is 1.40lakhs vacancies in 3 categories in Indian Railways. The CBT to fill up the vacancies will be conducted from December 15, 2020. Check details here
  • Central railways will be running special trains for NDA aspirants on September 4, 5, and 6, 2020 according to a tweet by Piyush Goyal. 23 trains will be run in all back and forth, carrying the candidates for NDA-i and II.
  • 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). 

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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 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 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 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 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.


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.

sourajit mukherjee
Where can we find the RRB JE civil previous year technical question papers?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. You can check RRB’ practice papers and last year question papers here.

koyena biswas
Are the exams for RRB SSE and JE conducted every year or only when there are vacancies?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. There is no fixed criteria regarding whether RRB recruit JE or SSE will be conducted every year or not .  The number of vacancies announced in an year is based on the availability of vacancies.

karan rathod
What is the departmental exam in Indian Railways? Can an ALP apply for a junior engineer position through the departmental exam?
kavita rani

Hi Karan. General Departmental Competitive Examination is a Departmental examination taken by the Railways to appoint eligible candidates as Station master, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum ticket clerk, etc. In case an ALP meets the minimum eligibility criteria, he can apply for Group B post in engineering department, but through service commission directly, rather than through departmental vacancies.

mizna harmain
What are the differences between the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC)?
kavita rani

Hi Mizna. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) appoints candidates for Group C while the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) looks after appointing deserving candidates for the Group D posts.  The RRB exam is taken to shortlist candidates for several posts and aspirants across the country can apply for these posts through the different modes of the application process. Refer to the link mentioned here to get more details.