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  • RRB Technical Exam Eligibility
  • RRB NTPC Eligibility
  • RRB Age Criteria
  • Railway Exam Details
  • RRC Group D Eligibility
  • RRC Age Limit
  • RRC Exam Details

Candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for Railway Exam can apply through proper channel. The Indian railways are generally divided and sub-divided into zones, divisions and departments, each controlling a particular task. Every division has a certain number of technical and non-technical departments, which form the base structure on which railways operates. For RRB details about Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria 2018, check below section of this page that is

Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria

Railways Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria:

RRB Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must hold Bachelor Degree in relevant discipline with good academic records from well recognized University/ Institute. Hindi Type writing on Computer and Typing Skill in English language is desirable in RRB eligibility 2018.

Age Limit For Railway Jobs:

Categories Age Limit
Assistant Driver (Electrical / Diesel)/Data Entry Operators/ Skilled Fitters/ Apprentice Fireman 'A'/ Apprentice Wireless or Telecom Maintainer/Health Inspector Grade IV/Axle Unit Operators/Wheel Unit Operators/Electrical Signal Maintainer 18-30 yrs
Apprentice Mechanic (Mechanical/Electrical Diesel)/ Apprentice Signal Inspector/Apprentice Permanent Way Inspector/Depot Store Keeper/Raj Bhasha Sahayak / Apprentice Inspector of Works/Trainee Junior Draftsman (Electrical)/Apprentice Permanent Way Mistry/ Appr. Train Examiner Grade IlI/Appr. Jr. Engineer (Telecommunication/Works) 18-33 yrs
Train Examiners, Health Inspector 18-30 yrs
Apprentice Assistant Chargeman (Electronics/Mechanical)/Apprentice Senior Draftsman (Electronics/Mechanical) 18-32 yrs
Assistant Programmer/Diesel Foreman (Mechanical/ (Electrical)/Law Assistant /Pharmacist/Trainee Chargeman 'B' (Electrical/Electronics) 20-32 yrs
Staff Nurse 20-40 yrs
Teachers Grade I-IV Below 45 yrs

Age Relaxation:

There is 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST candidates, 3 years relaxation for OBC candidates and 10 years relaxation for PWD candidates.

Railways Non-Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria:

RRB NTPC Qualification Needed and Age Limit:

Category Qualification Age
Traffic Apprentice/Commercial Apprentice Graduation 18-30 yrs
Assistant Station Master/Trainee Guard/Goods Guard Graduation 18-30 yrs
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk Graduation (preference to those knowing typing with 30 wpm speed) 18-30 yrs
Office Clerk/Accounts Clerk Matriculation with minimum 50% marks. Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English or 25 wpm in Hindi 18-30 yrs
Junior Accounts Assistant Graduation. Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English 18-30 yrs
Clerk-cum-Typist Graduation. Minimum Typing speed of 40 wpm in English 18-30 yrs
Stenographer(English/Hindi) Matriculation or Equivalent (with certificate of 80 wpm in English/Hindi Stenography and 40 wpm in English/20 wpm in Hindi Typewriting speed) 18-33 yrs
Typist (English/Hindi) Matriculation (with Typewriting peed of 40 wpm in English/25 wpm in Hindi) 18-30 yrs
Train Clerk/Statistical Clerk/Goods Clerk/Coaching Clerk/Ticket Collector/Commercial Clerk Matriculation (with 50% marks) 18-30 yrs

Railway Recruitment Age Limit Relaxation:

There is 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST candidates, 3 years relaxation for OBC candidates and 10 years relaxation for PWD candidates.

Selection Process Of Railway Examination For Non Technical And Technical Posts:

The Ministry of Railways and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts railways exam to fill various Non Technical and Technical posts. Railway Exams 2018 are designed according to the educational standards required for the post. For some categories, written test may be followed by interview and for others a skill test or psychological test may also be conducted as required by the posts Job profile. All questions are multiple-choice objective type.

More than one written test may be conducted (Preliminary and mains exam) if the number of applicants is large. RRB Exam Details includes questions on Arithmetical Aptitude, General responsiveness, and General English. Questions on logical and analytical reasoning will also be included in the examination. English will be the only mode of instruction for the Technical Cadre exam.

RRC Eligibility Criteria

RRC Group D Positions:

  • Trackman
  • Helper
  • Porter
  • Khalasi
  • Safaiwalas
  • Asstt Pointsman
  • Hospital Attendant
  • Peon
  • Sanitary Cleaner
  • Vendor
  • Helper-II (Mech)
  • Helper-II (S&T)
  • Helper-II (Elect)
  • Gr. ‘D’ (Engg.)
  • Gr. ‘D’ (Store)

RRC Qualification:

Candidates who wish to apply for Group D Posts they must have completed 10th Standard or ITI or equivalent qualification in concerned discipline with good academic records from well recognized Board / Institute.

RRC Age Limit:

Age of candidates should not be less than 18 years and not more than 33 years.

Railway Recruitment Age Limit:

Category Relaxation (in years)
Domiciled in J & K 5
PWD (Unreserved) 10
PWD (OBC) 13
PWD (SC/ST) 15
Serving Railway Staff (UR) Up to 40
Serving Railway Staff (OBC) Up to 43
Serving Railway Staff (SC/ST) Up to 45
Employees of Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railways Length of service  rendered to max 5 yrs
Widows, Divorced Women (UR) Up to 35
Widows, Divorced Women (OBC) Up to 38
Widows, Divorced Women (SC/ST) Up to 40
Act Apprentices Up to extent of training

RRC Exam Process:

Final selection on desire post is based on the total marks obtained in RRC Exam and interview, wherever provided, plus clearing Aptitude/ skill test/ vision test etc. as required. The appointment of selected candidate is subject to his passing requisite Medical Fitness Test conducted by the Railway Administration.