RRB NTPC 2022 Post Preference: Check RRB NTPC Level 2,3,4,5,6 Post Details

RRB Non Technical Popular Categories 2022 ( RRB NTPC )

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Anangsha Patra
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Updated on May 13, 2022 18:50 IST

Wondering which post is better in the RRB NTPC exam?. Read this article to know which post is better in terms of job profile, salary, vacancies, etc. 

RRB NTPC 2021 Post Preference: Which post is better?

RRB NTPC Post Preference: Which post is better?

RRB NTPC Post Preference: Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) conducts RRB NTPC exam to select candidates for various Non-Technical Popular Categories undergraduate and graduate posts. The recruitment is done for different pay levels-2,3,4,5 and 6Candidates who have completed Class 12 are eligible to apply for various undergraduate posts such as Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk. While candidates who have passed graduation can apply for Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Assistant cum Typist, Station Master, etc. A total of 1.25 crore applications have been received against 35,208 vacancies. The selection of candidates for the RRB NTPC exam is done based on the first stage computer-based test (CBT), second stage CBT, typing skill test/computer based aptitude test (as per posts), and document verification/medical examination.

To know which post is better in RRB NTPC, let us have a look at the job profile, salary, vacancies, etc. of various posts.

RRB NTPC Latest Update

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has released RRB NTPC Stage 2 answer key for Level 4 & 6. Along with the answer key, response sheet, question papers and objection tracker have also been made available. The last date to download the question paper and raise objections is May 18. RRBs has also announced RRB NTPC stage 2 exam date for Level 2, 3 and 5. The stage 2 exam for Level 2, 3 and 5 will be conducted on June 12. The details related to exam city and date will be released 10 days before the exam. The admit card will be released four days before the exam.

Also Read:

RRB NTPC Answer Key 2022

RRB NTPC Exam Date 2022

RRB NTPC Post Preference: Important Factors

Candidates must consider the following factors while indicating RRB NTPC post preference in the application form:

Number of Vacancies

This is an important factor for entering RRB NTPC post preference. The higher the vacancies better are candidates chances of getting selected.

Choice of Railway Zones

Every Railway has a different number of vacancies for different posts and zones. So, while filling your RRB NTPC post preference in the application form candidates should know about the zone-wise RRB NTPC vacancies. If there are fewer vacancies in the home zone, candidates should look for neighboring zones with higher vacancies.

Post-Wise Eligibility

While selecting RRB NTPC post preference, candidates must check the eligibility for different posts. Candidates must choose the posts they are eligible.

Required Medical Standard

Candidates must check the medical standards required for each post. They must ensure that all the medical standards of the post are fulfilled by them.

Work Profile

Candidates should take into consideration the working style and preference before choosing RRB NTPC Post preference.

Order of Filling RRB NTPC Post Preference

The order of filling the RRB NTPC post preference for graduates and undergraduate posts is given below.

RRB NTPC Graduate Posts

Sr. No Name of the post Order of Preference For Male Candidates Order of Preference For Female Candidates

1

Traffic Assistant

8

7

2

Goods Guard

7

8

3

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

5

4

Senior Clerk cum Typist

4

4

5

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

3

3

6

Senior Time Keeper

2

2

7

Commercial Apprentice

2

3

8

Station Master

1

1

RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts

Sr. No. Name of the post Order of Preference For Male Candidates Order of Preference For Female Candidates

1

Junior Clerk cum Typist

3

3

2

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

1

1

3

Junior Time Keeper

4

4

4

Trains Clerk

5

5

5

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

2

2

RRB NTPC Post-Wise Vacancies

The post-wise vacancy break-up of RRB NTPC is given below.

Name of the post Total Vacancies (All RRBs)

Junior Clerk cum Typist

4300 

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

760

Junior Time Keeper

11 

Trains Clerk

592

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

4940

Traffic Assistant

160 

Goods Guard

5748

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5638

Senior Clerk cum Typist

2854 

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

3147 

Senior Time Keeper

6

Commercial Apprentice

259

Station Master

6865

RRB NTPC Level 4 Post Details 

The Level 4 in RRB NTPC is of Traffic Assistant and this post comes under graduate-level post. RRB NTPC salary for Level 4 is INR 25,500. The salary structure for RRB NTPC Level 4 is given below.

Basic Pay

INR 25,500

Grade Pay

INR 2800

DA ( Currently 12 per cent Of basic Pay)

INR 3060

Travel Allowance ( Fixed Currently)

INR 2016

HRA ( Varies according to Place – Minimum 8  per cent of basic )

INR 2040

Total Pay

INR 35,416 

What is Level 2 in RRB NTPC?

RRB NTPC Level 2 exam is conducted for candidates who have qualified the CBT 1. Level 2 in RRB NTPC is divided into three sections-General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning.The test carries a total of 120 questions. The duration of the test is 90 minutes (120 minutes is given to PwBD candidates). The total marks allotted to the test is 120. 

What are Level 2 posts in RRB NTPC?

The level 2 in RRB NTPC include the following posts:

  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • 'Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Trains Clerk

RRB NTPC Level 5 Post Details

The posts in Level 5 in RRB NTPC include Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper. The level 5 NTPC post in RRB NTPC is INT 29,200. RRB NTPC Level 5 salary is given below.

Basic Pay

INR  29,200

Grade Pay

INR 2800

DA ( Currently 12% Of basic Pay)

INR 3504

Travel Allowance ( Fixed Currently)

INR 2016

HRA ( Varies according to Place –  Minimum 8 % of basic )

INR 2336

Total Pay

INR 39,856 

RRB NTPC Level 6 Post

RRB NTPC Level 6 posts include Commercial Apprentice and Station Master. The basic pay for Level 6 post in RRB NTPC is INR 35,400. RRB NTPC salary 2022 for Level 6 post is given below.

Basic Pay

INR 35,400

Grade Pay

4200

DA ( Currently 12% Of basic Pay)

4248

Travel Allowance ( Fixed Currently)

2016

HRA ( Varies according to Place –  Minimum 8 % of basic )

2832

Total Pay

48,696 

RRB NTPC: Which Post is Better As Per Vacancies?

For the undergraduate-level posts, more vacancies have been announced for Commercial cum Ticket Clerk. While for graduate-level posts, more vacancies have been announced for Station Master. RRB NTPC vacancy break-up for both graduate and undergraduate level posts is given below:

Undergraduate posts 

Name of the post

Level in 7th CPC

Total vacancies

Junior Clerk cum Typist

2

4,300

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

2

760

Junior Time Keeper

2

11

Trains Clerk

2

592

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

3

4,940

Total

 

10,603

 Graduate posts 

Name of the post

Level in 7th CPC

Total vacancies

Traffic Assistant

4

88

Goods Guard

5

5,748

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

5,638

Senior Clerk cum Typist

5

2,854

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

5

3,147

Senior Time Keeper

5

6

Commercial Apprentice

6

259

Station Master

6

6,865

Total

 

24,605

RRB NTPC Post Preference: Required Medical Standards

To be eligible for RRB NTPC Recruitment, candidates need to fulfill the required prescribed medical standards. The fitness of candidates for the applied posts is verified at the time of medical examination. Those found unfit are disqualified from the recruitment process. All candidates should be physically fit. The required medical standards for various posts are given below.

Medical standard

Post

Visual acuity

A-2

Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Station Master

 

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging test)

 

Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, and Myopic vision.

A-3

Trains Clerk

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D)

Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, and Myopic vision

B-2

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

 

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)

Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.

C-2

Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper

Distant Vision: 6/12, Nil with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.

Also Read: NTPC vs RRB NTPC: Know Difference in Full Forms, Posts & Selection Process

RRB NTPC: Which Post is Better in Terms of Salary?

In the undergraduate-level posts, the maximum salary is offered to the post of Commercial cum Ticket Clerk. In the graduate-level posts, the maximum salary is offered to Station Master and Commercial Apprentice. The post-wise salary break-up of RRB NTPC is given in the table below.

Salary for graduate-level post

Name of the post

Level in 7th CPC

Initial pay (Rs.)

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

Salary for undergraduate-level post

Name of the post

Level in 7th CPC

Initial pay (Rs.)

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

Also Read: RRB NTPC salary

RRB NTPC: Which Post is Better in Terms of Job Profile?

Candidates can check below the post-wise job profiles under RRB NTPC exam.

Post

Job Profile

Assistant Station Master (ASM)

The duty of ASM is in charge of running of trains at his duty station. Other duties are to operate the signals, to make sure that all the tasks are being completed as per the rules mentioned.

Goods Guard

Goods guard is responsible for managing a running goods train.

Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist

The role of a Junior Accounts Assistant is to work in the department of accounts and finance

Senior Time Keeper

The duty of a senior timekeeper is to support the movement of trains by having the time record.

Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC)

The duty of ECRC is to provide computerized reserved tickets for passengers and also take action to inquiries concerning any issue of the same.

Traffic Assistant

They will be trained to work as a signal or traffic in charge.

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FAQs Related to RRB NTPC Post Preference

Q: Can I change post preference in RRB NTPC?

A: You can make changes in RRB NTPC Post Preference Change before the third stage of recruitment process, i.e. Psycho-Aptitude Test, Typing Test, etc.

Q: How can I know post preference in RRB NTPC exam?

A: The number of vacancies are different for different posts. So, while filling RRB NTPC post preference candidates must know the vacancies for that zone.

Q: Which are the most preferred posts in RRB NTPC exam?

A: The most preferred posts in RRB NTPC exam are Station Master, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist, Goods Guard.  

Q: How to enter post preference in RRB NTPC exam?

A: Every railway has different vacancies for different posts. So, while filling RRB NTPC post preference in the application form, candidates should first check the vacancies for that zone. If there are fewer vacancies in the home zone, candidates should look for the neighbouring zones with higher vacancies. Candidates will be given the post based on the preference they have filled in the RRB NTPC application form.  

Q: What parameters should I check while filling RRB NTPC post preference?

A: The factors that candidates should consider while filling RRB NTPC post preference are number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, choice of zone, job profile, salary, required medical standard.

Q: What is RRB NTPC career growth for undergraduate posts?

A: RRB NTPC career growth for undergraduate posts is given below:
Name of the Post Promotion
Junior Clerk cum Typist Senior Clerk, cum Typist → Assistant Station Master.
Accounts Clerk cum Typist Senior clerk cum typist → Chief Trains Clerk → Assistant Station Master to Goods Guard (GG)
Junior Time Keeper Senior Time Keeper → Senior Time Keeper Grade II → Senior Time Keeper Grade I
Train Clerk Senior Train Clerk → Chief Train Clerk
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk → Chief Commercial cum Ticket Clerk → Deputy Station Master

Q: What is RRB NTPC career growth for graduate posts?

A: RRB NTPC career growth for undergraduate posts is given below:
Name of the Post Promotion
Goods Guard Passenger Guard → Express Guard → Section Controller → Chief Controller
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk  Chief Train Clerk → Assistant Station Master
Traffic Assistant Senior Traffic Assistant
Junior Account Assistant Account Assistant → Junior Accounts officer → Senior Account officer → Deputy Accounts officer → Chief Accounts officer → Financial Advisor
Senior Time Keeper Senior Time Keeper Grade II → Senior Time Keeper Grade I
Senior Clerk cum Typist Chief Train Clerk → Assistant Station Master
Station Master Station Superintendent → Assistant operation → Divisional Operation Manager

Q: What is the order of undergraduate post preference in RRB NTPC exam?

A: RRB NTPC post preference for undergraduate posts is given below:
Name of the post Order of Post Preference (Male Candidates) Order of Post Preference (Female Candidates)
Junior Clerk cum Typist 3 3
Accounts Clerk cum Typist 1 1
Junior Time Keeper 4 4
Trains Clerk 5 5
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 2 2

Q: What is the order of RRB NTPC post preference for graduate posts?

A: The order of RRB NTPC post preference for graduate posts is given below:
Name of the post Order of Post Preference (Male Candidates) Order of Post Preference (Female Candidates)
Traffic Assistant 8 7
Goods Guard 7 8
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 5
Senior Clerk cum Typist 4 4
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 3 3
Senior Time Keeper 2 2
Commercial Apprentice 2 3
Station Master 1 1

Q: What is the medical standard for Station Master in RRB NTPC exam?

A: The medical standard for Station Master in RRB NTPC exam has been categorised under A-2. Under the A-2 medical standard category, candidates must be physically fit in all aspects and should have a near vision of 0.6 with or without glasses and pass the test for colour vision, night vision, binocular vision, myopic vision. Candidates also need to clear the distant vision by 6/6 or 6/9 without glasses. 

Q: What is the job profile of Junior Time Keeper selected through RRB NTPC exam?

A: Junior Time Keeper helps the Senior Time Keeper in keeping the records regarding the arrival and departure of trains. 

Q: What is the job profile of Station Master selected through RRB NTPC?

A: Station Master selected through RRB NTPC Exam is responsible for managing, supervising, and controlling the activities of the trains in his jurisdiction. They also ensure the smooth arrival and departure of trains.

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for RRB NTPC exam?

A: A total of 35,208 vacancies have been announced for RRB NTPC exam.    
About the Author
Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial

A mass communication and journalism post-graduate, Anangsha has worked as a reporter and sub-editor and enjoys working in the education domain.

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I have forgotten the roll number of RRB NTPC. I have only registration number. How do I check my score card?

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Firstly go to the official site, Now at the homepage, search for the NTPC CEN and go on forgot Registration Number link. Click on this link and wait. Now enter Name, DOB, Registered Email ID & Mobile No along with that follow the steps as asked. Hopefully there you'll get your roll number.

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