RRB Recruitment 2024: Eligibility, Online Form, Vacancies & Selection Process

Railway Recruitment Board 2024 ( RRB )

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Updated on May 31, 2024 13:22 IST

RRB Recruitment 2024: The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) conduct RRB recruitment for various posts such as Non-Technical Popular Categories, Para-Medical Categories, Ministerial and Isolated Categories, Various Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, various posts of Jr. Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent and CMA, ALP and Technicians, etc. The RRBs have announced a large number of vacancies and we have discussed RRB Recruitment 2024 for various exams in this article.

Q:   Is there any qualifying marks in RRB Group D exam?

A:

Yes, there are qualifying marks in RRB Group D exam. The qualifying marks for your and EWS categories are 40 and 30 for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC, and ST. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2 per cent for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them. Besides the cut off marks, candidates are required to secure the qualifying as per their categories to qualify the exam. For each correct answer in RRB Group D exam, candidates score one mark. 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers. The category-wise RRB Group D qualifying marks is given below.

Category

Qualifying marks (In per cent)

UR

40

EWS

40

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

30

SC

30

ST

30

 

Q:   How to prepare for RRB NTPC and which book is the best for preparation?

A:
The tips and tricks to prepare for RRB NTPC exam are given below: a) Understand the exam pattern and syllabus b) Practice the previous years' question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam/li&get; c) Solve mock tests to improve speed and accuracy d) Identify the strengths and weakness and work towards improving the weaker areas/li&get; e) Refer to a good book and clear the concepts of each topic Questions asked in the RRB NTPC exam are generally of the school level. Candidates can brush up on the topics prescribed for Science subjects from the NCERT books of Classes 7 to 10. The books that candidates can refer to for RRB NTPC exam are given below: Mathematics Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal Fast Track by Rajesh Verma NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11 Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav General Intelligence and Reasoning Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indus Sijwali Lucents General Intelligence and Reasoning General Knowledge Lucents General Knowledge Manorama Yearbook.
 

Q:   What is RRB Group D selection process?

A:
RRB Group D selection process comprises CBT, PET/PST, document verification and medical exam. The transgender candidates are given relaxation in the PET. CCAAs trained in railway establishment are given due weightage of marks obtained in their NCVT exam in preparation of final merit list after the conduct of CBT. Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PER, candidates are called for document verification as per their merit and options. In case of two or more candidates secure same marks, their merit position is determined by age criteria i.e., older person is placed at higher merit and in case age is same, then alphabetical order (A to Z) of the name is taken into account to break the tie. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates. All candidates clearing the DV are called for medical exam. RRBs/RRCs only recommend names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered only by the respective Railway Administrations.
 

RRB Recruitment 2024: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria vary as per the posts. RRB Eligibility Criteria for various exams are given below:

Exam Eligibility criteria

RRB Group D

Age Limit: 18 to 33 years

Educational Qualification: The minimum education qualification for candidates applying to the technical departments is Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Signal & Telecom departments) and catering wing of Railways will be a Class 10 pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by the National Council for Vocational Training or a Class 10 pass plus ITI.

RRB NTPC

Age Limit: The age limit for the undergraduate post is 18 to 30 years. The age limit for the graduate post is 18 to 33 years.

Educational Qualification:

For undergraduate posts, candidates must have passed Class 12

For graduate posts, candidates must have passed the graduation

RRB JE

Age Limit: 18 to 33 years

Educational Qualification 

JE Post: An applicant must have three years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or BSc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute.

DMS: Applicants need to complete a three-year Diploma in Engineering from any govt. recognized university or equivalent.

JE (IT): Candidates must have PGDCA / BSc (Computer Science)/ BCA/ BTech (Information Technology)/ BTech (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent.

CMA: Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 55 per cent marks

RRB ALP

Age Limit: 18 to 28 years.

Educational Qualification:

ALP: Must have passed Class 10/SSLC & ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering.

Technician: Completed Class 10/SSLC plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10+2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering

Q:   My age is 36 years. Can I prepare for Railways Group D?

A:
You are not eligible to apply for the upcoming RRB Group D exam cycle. This is due to the age criteria of the RRB for the Group D exam. The age limit for the Indian Railways Group D exam is 33 years. The educational requirement states that applicants must hold a National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) or have completed the equivalent of grade 10 or higher. However, if you belong to a category like OBC, SC, ST, or PwBD, you may get some age relaxations of up to 5 years. In that case, you can prepare for the Group D exam.
 

Q:   What are the qualifications to write RRB NTPC exam?

A:
RRB NTPC exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for various non-technical level posts in Indian Railways. The educational qualification is prescribed by RRBs for undergraduate and graduate posts. The educational qualification for undergraduate posts is that candidates must have Class 12 from any recognised board. The educational qualification prescribed for graduate posts is that candidates must have passed graduation from a recognised university. Candidates must adhere to the educational qualification prescribed for the exam or else their candidature will be cancelled.
 

Q:   Can I apply for the RRB Group D exam? I have -3.5 sight.

A:
You can follow the given below RRB Group D Eye standards :- Near vision: Sn/ 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for color vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc. Distant vision: 6 / 9, 6 / 9 with or without glasses (power of lenses should not exceed 2D). You may be eligible for B-2 or C-2 category.
 

RRB Exam Dates 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of RRB 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

10 Jan '23

RRB Group D PET Begins

03 Jan '23

RRB Group D PET Admit Card Released

22 Dec '22 -

23 Dec '22

RRB Group D Result 2022

Railway Recruitment 2024 : Application Form

RRB application form needs to be filled and submitted online only. The RRB Application Fee 2024 which can be paid both online and offline is INR 500 for all candidates except fee concession categories while it is INR 250 for PwBD, Female, Transgender, Ex-Servicemen, SC, ST, Minority Communities, and Economically Backward Class. The RRB Application Form comprises the following steps:

  • Registering for the exam
  • Verification of email ID and mobile number through OTP
  • Filling out the application form
  • Payment and Bank Account Details
  • Scribe for PwBD candidates
  • Entering detailed educational qualification
  • Choose the exam language
  • Fill in the details of the photo identity card
  • Entering bank account details for the refund
  • Uploading photograph and signature
  • Uploading SC/ST certificate
  • Submitting the application form

Also Read: RRB ALP application form

Q:   What is the application fees for RRB Group D exam?

A:

The application fees for RRB Group D exam are INR 500 for all candidates except the fee concession categories. For PwBD/Female/Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen/SC/ST/Minority Communities/Economically Backward Class, the application fees are INR 250. The application fee can be paid online and offline. On appearing in CBT, candidates belonging to reserved categories are given full refund of application fee. Those belonging to unreserved categories are given partial refund of application fee. RRB Group D application fee can be paid online using Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/UPI. The application fee can be paid offline by using SBI Challan or post office challan.

 

Q:   Which one is better RRB NTPC or RRB Group D?

A:
RRB Group D is the entry-level job in the Indian railway while RRB NTPC comes under the category of group C jobs, which are next to Group D posts. For RRB Group D posts, the educational qualification required is a Class 10th pass. For RRB NTPC undergraduate posts, candidates must have passed Class 12th. The posts announced under RRB Group D are Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical and S&T departments), Pointsman, etc. The posts announced under RRB NTPC are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, and Station Master.
 

Q:   How much application fees is refunded for RRB Group D exam?

A:

Candidates who appear in the CBT exam are refunded their application fees. Candidates belonging to SC / ST/ ExSM/ PwBD/ Female/ Minority/EBC/Transgender categories will be entitled to get a full refund of their examination fees, which is INR 250. Whereas candidates belonging to General/EWS/OBC categories receive a partial refund of their examination fees, which is INR 400 after deducting the bank charges. To get the refund of application fee, candidates need to update their bank accounts. While, filling the application form candidates need to provide the details of their bank accounts inorder to get the fee refund.

 

Railway Recruitment Vacancies 2024

The number of vacancies is released category-wise for various railway zones. The vacancies announced by RRBs are provisional and may be increased or decreased depending on the actual needs of Indian Railways. Also, the examination authority reserves the right to cancel RRB vacancies at any stage of recruitment. On completion of all stages of the recruitment process, RRBs are allotted to the candidates based on merit, medical standard, and vacancy position.

Also Read:

RRB Group D vacancies

RRB NTPC vacancies

RRB Recruitment Exam Pattern 2024

RRB exam pattern is different for various posts. Before beginning with the preparation, candidates must check the RRB Exam Pattern to gain an understanding of the overall structure. It highlights the marking scheme, total marks, weightage of topics, etc.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern

There will be 2 CBT mode examinations under NTPC and the details are given below:

Sections

Maximum allotted marks

Total time

General Awareness

40

90 minutes

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

90 minutes

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern

NTPC CBT 2 exam comprises General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Check the given below table for more details.

Sections

Maximum allotted marks

Total time

General Awareness

50

90 minutes

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120

90 minutes

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

According to the RRB ALP exam pattern, the first stage of CBT is divided into four sections: Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness and Current Affairs. The test paper will have 75 objective-type questions and the duration of the test is 60 minutes. There is a negative marking of 1/3 for wrong answers.

The second stage of CBT is divided into two parts: A and B. Part A comprises questions from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Basic Science and Engineering and General Awareness and Current Affairs. Part B comprises relevant trade-related questions. Total number of questions in the test will be 175.

The CBAT of RRB comprises five test batteries. Candidates have to score 42 marks in the test battery.

RRB JE CBT 1 Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in two stages and details for the same are given below:

Topics

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

General Awareness

15

15

General Science

30

30

Total

100

100

RRB JE CBT 2 Exam Pattern

The details of the RRB JE CBT 2 exam are given below:

Topics

No. of Questions

Total Marks

General Awareness

15

15

Physics and Chemistry

15

15

Basics of Computers and Applications

10

10

Concepts Related to Environment and Pollution Prevention

10

10

Total

150

100

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 

The structure of the RRB Group D Exam Pattern for CBT is given below.

Sections

Number of questions

General Science

25

Mathematics

25

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

Total

100

Also Read: 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 

RRB JE Exam Pattern

RRB Recruitment 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for various exams is given below:

Exams Selection Process

RRB Group D

CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification and Medical Examination

RRB NTPC

1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable to the posts) and Document Verification/Medical Examination

RRB ALP

First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) (conducted for Assistant Loco Pilot) and Document Verification

RRB JE

First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Document Verification and Medical Examination

Read More:

RRB Recruitment 2024 FAQs

Candidates can read RRB Recruitment 2024 FAQs below.

Q:   What is RRB NTPC salary?

A:

RRB NTPC salary is different for different posts. The starting basic salary range offered to undergraduate posts is INR 19,900 to 21,700. While, the graduate post employees are offered RRB NTPC salary in the range of INR 25,500 to INR 35,400. The monthly basic salary for Junior Clerk cum Typist is INR 19,900 while it is INR 35,400 for Station Master and Commercial Apprentice. Candidates are also entitled to Dearness Allowance (DA), Travel Allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), pension benefits, and medical reimbursements. The post-wise RRB NTPC salary is given below:

RRB NTPC Salary for Undergraduate Posts

Posts

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (In INR)

Junior Clerk cum Typist

2

19,900

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

2

19,900

Junior Time Keeper

2

19,900

Trains Clerk

2

19,900

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

3

21,700

RRB NTPC Salary for Graduate Posts

Posts

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (In INR)

Traffic Assistant

4

25,500

Goods Guard

5

29,200

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

29,200

Senior Clerk cum Typist

5

29,200

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

5

29,200

Senior Time Keeper

5

29,200

Commercial Apprentice

6

35,400

Station Master

6

35,400

 

Q:   What is the job profile for RRB Group D?

A:

The recruitment of RRB Group D includes various technical and non-technical posts. The job profiles differ as per the hierarchy level of different railway departments. Candidates who join RRB Group D based on their performances are promoted to higher posts. Also, candidates become eligible for departmental examinations after three years of service. The job profile of RRB Group D is given below:

  • Candidates appointed to the post of RRB Group D are responsible for partial or complete disassembly of the item
  • Candidates are assigned to inspect the damaged, defective or worn parts
  • Candidates are responsible for repair or replacement of damaged parts
  • Candidates are responsible for testing, and trial run prior to returning the item to its full operating level
 

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