Selection Procedure

RRB calls for applications from  eligible candidates through "Employment News" (A publication of the Government of India). The employment notification is also published on the Internet web site as well as leading newspapers of different areas. The applications are scrutinized for eligibility. Eligible candidates are called for a written examination with call letters being sent a month in advance of the date of the examination. Examinations are generally held at Lucknow or Gorakhpur depending upon number of candidates, It may be held at others locations as well.

If number of candidates is large, the candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam are called for the main written exam, and the merit list is prepared based entirely upon the result of the main exam. In most categories of jobs, there is no interview after the written examination. For a very few specific categories there is a viva after the written exam, while for certain other categories there is a skill test. For categories related to operational safety, there will be a psychological test.

The application details furnished by successful candidates are verified and they are called for counselling and scrutiny of original documents. A panel of names is then recommended to zonal Railway / Production unit to the extent of vacancies. The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination before appointment.

The results of selection at every stage will be made available

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The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), etc. Ex-servicemen are also entitled for reservation as per the rules.

The entire computerized recruitment system functions impersonally without fear or favour. There is no scope for corruption, influence or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices and unfair means are dealt with strictly.

Appointments: Appointments are made by respective zonal Railways /Production units.
Average No of selections per year: 200 group ‘C’ staff.

The overall policy guidelines for all Railway Recruitment Boards in India are laid down by Railway Recruitment Control Board, New Delhi.


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