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Detailed Centerlisd Employment Notice CEN 01/2019 रेलवे भर्ती मार्च 2019

रेलवे भर्ती मार्च 2019

28 फरवरी 2019 रेलवे रिक्रूटमेंट बोर्ड्स (RRBs), रेलवे रिक्रूटमेंट सेल (RRCs), रेलवे कोच फैक्ट्री, कपूरथला, चितरंजन लोकोमोटिव वर्क्स (CLW), मुंबई मेट्रो रेल कारपोरेशन लिमिटेड (MMRCL), चेन्नई मेट्रो रेल, साउथ ईस्टर्न रेलवे, वेस्ट सेंट्रल रेलवे, रेल व्हील फैक्टरी, आदि ने 132000 रिक्तियों के बारे में अधिसूचना जारी किया है जो रेलवे में नौकरी की तैयारी कर रहे उम्मीदवारों के लिए सुनहरा अवसर है. 10वीं/12वीं/स्नातक पास उम्मीदवारों के लिए घोषित इन नौकरियों के लिए आप समय रहते आवेदन कर सकते हैं अन्यथा आप इतने बड़े अवसर से वंचित हो सकते हैं.

Railway+Recruitment+Boards
IMPORTANT DATES & TIME 

Date of Publication in RRB websites
28.02.2019
Opening of online registration of Applications
01.03.2019 at 16.00 hrs.
Closing of online registration of Applications
31.03.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee through:
(a) Online (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/UPI)
05.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
(b) SBI Challan
05.04.2019 at 15.00 hrs.
(c) Post Office Challan
05.04.2019 at 15.00 hrs.
Final submission of Applications
12.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
1 st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
Tentatively scheduledbetween
June to September 2019

Dates for CBTs and other stages of recruitment process shall be intimated from time to time through the websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) as listed at Para-20.0 of this Notice. 

ONLINE applications are invited by RRBs from eligible Indian Nationals and other nationals as brought out at Para 4 of this CEN for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) i.e. 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 in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE to the chosen Railway Recruitment Board till 23.59 hrs. of 12.04.2019.

DETAILS OF VACANCIES AT A GLANCE 

A. Under Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination and Age between 18 to 30 Years as on 01.07.2019.

Sl.
No.
Name of the post Level in 7 th CPC Initial pay (Rs.) Medical Standard Total Vacancies (All RRBs)
1
Junior Clerk cum Typist
2
19900
C-2
4319
2
Accounts Clerk cum Typist
2
19900
C-2
760
3
Junior Time Keeper
2
19900
C-2
17
4
Trains Clerk
2
19900
A-3
592
5
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
3
21700
B-2
4940
Grand Total
10628

B. Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent and Age between 18 to 33 Years as on 01.07.2019.

Sl.
No.
Name of the post Level in 7 th CPC
Initial pay (Rs.)
Medical Standard Total Vacancies (All RRBs)
1
Traffic Assistant
4
25500 A-2 88
2
Goods Guard
5
29200 A-2 5748
3
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
5
29200 B-2 5638
4
Senior Clerk cum Typist
5
29200 C-2 2873
5
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
5
29200 C-2 3164
6
Senior Time Keeper
5
29200 C-2 14
7
Commercial Apprentice
6
35400 B-2 259
8
Station Master
6
35400 A-2 6865
Grand Total
24649

Note: Reservations for SC, ST, OBC (Non Creamy Layer), EWS, PwBD, ExSM and Relaxations in age for various eligible categories will be applicable as per details contained in this CEN. 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS - ONLINE REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION 

1) Candidates should ensure that they possess/fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post(s) as on the closing date of online registration i.e. as on 31.03.2019.CANDIDATES WAITING FOR FINAL RESULTS OF PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION SHOULD NOT APPLY. 

2) Before filling up the online application, candidates are advised to thoroughly read all the instructions and information in the CEN available on the websites of RRBs. 

3) Candidates are advised to visit only official websites of the RRBs as indicated at Para 20.0 of this CEN and be very careful about fake websites and job racketeers.

4) Candidates should have their own mobile number, valid & active personal email id and keep them active for the entire duration of recruitment as RRBs shall send all recruitment related communications only through SMS and email till the recruitment is completely over. RRBs will not entertain any request for change of mobile number and email address at any stage. 

5) Applications are to be submitted ONLINE ONLY and through the RRB websites ONLY as listed at Para 20.0. One application ONLY is required to be submitted to the selected RRB for all its notified posts in this CEN for that selected RRB. Candidates can apply to only one RRB. Application to more than one RRB, will lead to rejection of all the applications. Any attempt to submit more than one application by a candidate against this CEN shall result in disqualification and debarment. 

6) Candidates are required to go through the Post Parameter Table and Vacancy Table and ascertain their eligibility. Only thereafter, the candidates should exercise options for the RRBs and post(s) within the chosen RRB as per their eligibility. The selection of RRB once exercised shall be final. 

7) Eligibility of the candidates will be considered only on the strength of the information furnished in the ONLINE Application. Candidates need NOT send printouts of application or Certificates or copies to RRBs concerned by post. If at any stage of recruitment or thereafter, it is found that any information furnished by the candidate in his/her application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post(s), his/her candidature will be rejected forthwith. 

Candidates can modify the application particulars except RRB chosen, Email ID and Mobile Number, even after submission of application, but within the last date of submission of application, by paying modification fee. However, after the last date for submission of application (12.04.2019), RRBs shall not entertain any representation for modification of the information furnished in the application. 

8) Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the prescribed Medical Standards for the post(s) they are opting for. It is to be noted by the candidates that in case the candidate is found to be medically unsuitable for the opted post at the time of appointment, alternate appointment shall not be given. 

9) Center/City allocation for CBTs will depend upon technical and logistical feasibility. Candidates may have to travel to other Cities/States for attending CBTs. Request for Change of Exam Centre shall NOT be allowed under any circumstances. 

10) To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to register and submit ONLINE application much before the closing date since there may be a possibility of inability/failure to log on to the website of RRB concerned on account of heavy load on the internet or website during last days of online registration. 

RRBs do not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to register and/or submit their application within the last day on account of aforesaid reasons or any other reason. 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS - EXAMINATION PROCESSES 

1) Malpractices: Any candidate found using unfair means of any kind in the examination/CBT, sending someone else in his/her place to appear in the examination, attempt to impersonate will be debarred from appearing in all the examinations of all the RRBs/RRCs (Railway Recruitment Cell) for lifetime. He/she will also be debarred from getting any appointment in the Railways, and if already appointed, will be dismissed from service. Such candidates are also liable for legal prosecution. 

2) Banned items: Electronic gadgets like mobile phones, blue tooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, wrist watches or any other communication devices or pen/pencil, wallet/purses, belts, shoes and metallic wears including ornaments etc. are strictly NOT allowed inside the exam hall. Any infringement of this instruction shall entail summary rejection besides legal action including debarment from future examinations. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones etc. to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safe keeping cannot be assured. 

3) Stages of Exam: There shall be two stage Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by Skill Test (Computer based Aptitude Test for Station Master and Traffic Assistant, Typing Skill Test for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper). Subsequently, there will be document verification and medical examination. 

For Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice, there shall be two stage CBT followed by document verification and medical examination. 

4) Call Letters: Candidates will have to download the City and Date Intimations, e-Call Letters and Travel Authority (wherever applicable) from the links provided on the official websites of RRBs. 

5) Normalization of Marks: Marks will be normalized for all the stages of exam involving multiple sessions. Marks will be normalized as per the formulae given in Para 14.0 &14.1 of this Notice. 

6) Short Listing for Various Stages: RRB wise short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT shall be done at the rate of 20 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration). The short listing for 2nd Stage CBT will be based on the merit of the candidates in 1st Stage CBT. The short listing for Skill Tests such as Computer based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test shall be to the extent of 8 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration) based on the merit of the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT. 

7) Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answer in CBTs. Deduction of 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be made for each wrong answer. 
DETAILED CEN 

1.0 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 
  • 1.1 Admission to all stages of recruitment process shall be purely provisional, subject to the candidate satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. 
  • 1.2 Mere issue of e-Call letter to the candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally accepted by the RRB. 
  • 1.3 RRBs conduct verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidates have qualified in all the stages of examinations and are shortlisted for Document Verification. RRBs may reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of recruitment process in case the candidate is found to be not fulfilling the requisite criteria and if appointed, such a candidate is liable to be removed from service summarily. 
  • 1.4 Before applying for the post(s) against this notification, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including age, educational qualification(s) and medical standard (s). Candidates should ensure that they have requisite educational / technical qualifications from recognized Board / University / Institute as on the closing date for online registration i.e. 31.03.2019. Those awaiting results of the final examination for the prescribed qualification are not eligible and hence should not apply. 
  • 1.5 Applications of candidates who are attempting to apply with minor changes of information and /or facts to more than one RRB and/or multiple applications to the same RRB will be summarily rejected and such candidates will be debarred from all future examinations of RRB and RRC. 
  • 1.6 Candidates who have been debarred by any RRB/RRC either for life or for a specified period which is not yet completed, should NOT apply for this notification. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected. 
  • 1.7 Candidates should enter their Name, Father's Name and Date of Birth as recorded in the SSLC/Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate ONLY. 
In cases of name change, candidates should indicate their changed Name only in the ONLINE application. However, other details should match with the Matriculation or Equivalent certificate. Date of such change should be prior to the date of registration of ONLINE application. 

Gazette Notification or any other legal document as applicable for such cases should be submitted at the time of Document Verification (DV). 
  • 1.8 Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical in all stages of recruitment process and must be in running hand and not in block/capital or disjointed letters. Signatures in different style at the time of CBT, Computer based Aptitude Test, Typing Skill Test, Document Verification, Medical examination etc. may result in cancellation of candidature. 
  • 1.9 Dates of examinations will also be published on the websites of participating RRBs. The e-call letters for CBTs, Computer based Aptitude Test, Typing Skill Test and document verification (as applicable) should be downloaded ONLY from websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards concerned. No call letter will be sent by post. The CBT Centre, date and shift indicated in the e-call letter shall be final. RRBs reserve the right to introduce additional CBTs / Typing Skill Test/ Aptitude Test and/or additional document verification etc., without assigning any reason. 
  • 1.10 Vacancies indicated in this CEN are provisional and may undergo any change (increase/decrease) or even become NIL in total or in specific Railways / Units / Communities / Posts at a later stage depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration. Also, additional posts if required by the Railway(s) may also be included at later stage. 
The Railway Administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at any stage at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded except for candidates who have attended the 1st Stage CBT. Please refer to the Para 7.0 for the amount of refund. 

1.11 Preference for Post(s) and/or Railway(s) / Unit(s): The options from the candidates for various posts for which they are eligible in the opted RRB, shall be taken during submission of ONLINE applications. 

On completion of all stages of recruitment process, RRBs will allot Post & Railway/Unit as per the option of the eligible candidates ONLY subject to merit, medical standard and vacancy position. Once candidates have been empanelled as per their merit/choice, they will forfeit the right to be considered for any other post/category within the same level of 7th CPC. 

Candidates with partial option will be considered only for the specific categories opted by them. In case, no option is given for certain posts, it would be considered as their unwillingness for the same. 

However, RRBs also reserve the right to allot Post/Railway/Unit not opted by the candidates, if considered necessary in administrative interest, subject to the candidate (s) meeting the requirements of the post allotted. 

In case of shortfall in empanelment of candidates or other exigencies, RRB reserves the right to utilize the extra list of candidates (standby list), if required, as per the merit and option of the candidates. 

1.12 Selection by RRB does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in the Railways. The function of the RRB is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the concerned authorities of the Zonal Railway/Production Unit who in turn will issue the offer of appointment letter subject to availability of vacancies and candidates satisfying all eligibility criteria including antecedents and character. 

1. 13 Selected candidates will have to undergo training, wherever prescribed, and during training period, only stipend will be paid as applicable. 

1.14 Selected candidates will have to execute Surety and/or Indemnity Bond wherever necessary at the time of joining in Railways. 

1.15 Ordinarily, a Railway servant shall be employed throughout his/her service on the Railway or Railway establishment to which he/she is posted on first appointment and shall have no claim as a right for transfer to another railway or another establishment. 

In the exigencies of service, however, it shall be open to the Competent Authority to transfer the Railway servant to any other department or Railway or Railway establishment including a project in or out of India.

1.16 Selected candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineers' Unit of Territorial Army.

1.17 Free Sleeper Class Railway Pass is admissible to SC/ST candidates only. SC/ST candidates who wish to avail free travel authority will have to indicate ‗Yes‘ in the relevant column in the ONLINE application and upload valid caste certificate. For such candidates, free Sleeper Class Railway Pass will be a part of e-call letter when they are called for various stages of recruitment viz. CBT, Computer based Aptitude Test, Typing Skill Test, document verification etc. as per the details furnished and uploaded in ONLINE application. It is the responsibility of the candidates availing free travel authority to give the correct name of the Railway Station in online application, failing which their travel authority may not be valid for travel and obtaining reservation.

At the time of obtaining reservation and traveling, the Reservation Clerk and/or Ticket Checking Staff will ask for the original SC/ST community certificate for verification of genuineness of the candidate. Any attempt to misuse this travelling authority shall lead to rejection of candidature at any stage of the recruitment process and debarment for future examinations conducted by RRBs/RRCs.

1.18 RRBs reserve the right to incorporate any subsequent changes / modifications / additions in the terms & conditions of recruitment under this CEN as necessitated and applicable.

1.19 RRBs may share, with the consent of the candidates, the scores obtained by them in RRB exams with other Ministries/Departments/PSUs and Private Organizations, for recruitment in their organizations. Candidates may give their consent for the same or otherwise while filling the ONLINE application.

2.0 VACANCIES
  • 2.1 The Post Parameters (Qualification, Medical Standard and Suitability of the post for PwBD etc.) of various posts are included in this CEN at Annexure A.
  • 2.2 The RRB, Railway/Unit and post wise vacancies for all the notified posts including reservation of vacancies for SC, ST, OBC(Non creamy layer), EWS, ExSM and PwBD are at Annexure B.
  • 2.3 Candidates may please note that these vacancies may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration (Please refer Para 1.10 of General Instructions).
3.0 MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR THE POSTS

Candidates called for document verification will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical standards are outlined below:
Sl.
No.
Medical standard General fitness
Visual acuity
1
A-2
Physically fit in all respects
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.
Sl.
No.
Medical standard General fitness
Visual acuity
2
A-3
Physically fit in all respects
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.
3
B-2
Physically fit in all respects
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 test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.
4
C-2
Physically fit in all respects
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.

Note: The above medical standards are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general. The candidates are advised to read Chapter 5 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I which can also be accessed at www.indianrailways.gov.in.Candidates who have undergone Lasik surgery or any other surgery procedure to correct refractory error are not eligible for the post having Medical Standard A-2, A-3 and B-2. 

Different Medical standards shall apply to Ex-Servicemen as detailed in Para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I, which may be accessed at www.indianrailways.gov.in.

Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible as per the medical standards for the post(s) opted by them. In case of failure of the candidate to pass the prescribed medical fitness for the opted posts, he will not be considered suitable for empanelment for that post and no alternate appointment will be provided. 

4.0 NATIONALITY/CITIZENSHIP 

4.1 A candidate must be either: 
  • (a) a citizen of India, or 
  • (b) a subject of Nepal, or 
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
  • (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 
  • (f) Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above ,shall be a person ,in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 
4.2 A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India. 

5.0 AGE LIMIT 

5.1 The lower and upper age limit indicated for the post(s) in the Vacancy Table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2019. 

5.2 For 7th CPC Level-2 and 3 (Under Graduate Level Posts), the Date of Birth of candidates should be between the dates given below (both dates inclusive):
Age Group Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than)
Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than) for Under Graduate Posts
UR
OBC-Non
Creamy Layer
SC/ST For all community / categories
18 to 30 02.07.1989 02.07.1986 02.07.1984 01.07.2001

Notes:
  • i. The date of birth limits for SC, ST and OBC-NCL given in the above table includes community age relaxation.
  • ii. Candidates belonging to community/ categories in the table at Para 5.3 shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable.
5.2 However the relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities is given as indicated in the table below subject to submission of requisite certificates.
Sl.
No.
Community/categories
Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Under-Graduate posts
1
OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 Years
2
SC/ST 5 Years
3
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
UR
30 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
OBC-NCL 33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
SC/ST 35 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
4
PwBD UR 10 Years
PwBD OBC-NCL 13 Years
PwBD SC/ST 15 Years
5
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
UR
35 Years
OBC-NCL 38 Years
SC/ST 40 Years
6
Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells).
UR
40 Years of age
OBC-NCL 43 Years of age
SC/ST 45 Years of age
7
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes.
UR
30 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
OBC-NCL 33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
SC/ST 35 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
Sl.
No.
Community/categories
Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Under-Graduate posts
8
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried.
UR
35 Years of age
OBC-NCL 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age

5.4 For 7th CPC Level 4, 5 and 6 (Graduate level Posts), the Date of Birth of candidates should be between the dates given below (both dates inclusive):
Age Group Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
UR
OBC-Non
Creamy Layer
SC/ST For all community / categories
18 to 33 02.07.1986 02.07.1983 02.07.1981 01.07.2001

Notes :
  • i. The date of birth limits for SC, ST and OBC-NCL given in this table includes community age relaxation.
  • ii. Candidates belonging to community/ categories in the table at Para 5.5 shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable.
5.5 However the relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities is given as indicated in the table below subject to submission of requisite certificates.
Sl.
No.
Community/categories
Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Graduate Posts
1
OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 Years
2
SC/ST 5 Years
3
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation
UR
33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
OBC- NCL 36 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
SC/ST 38 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
4
PwBD UR 10 Years
PwBD OBC-NCL 13 Years
PwBD SC/ST 15 Years
5
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in theState of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
UR
38 Years
OBC- NCL 41 Years
SC/ST 43 Years
6
Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)
UR
40 Years of age
OBC- NCL 43 Years of age
SC/ST 45 Years of age
Sl.
No.
Community/categories
Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Graduate Posts
7
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co- operative Societies and Institutes.
UR
33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
OBC- NCL 36 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
SC/ST 38 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
8
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried.
UR
35 Years of age
OBC- NCL 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age

5.6 No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.

5.7 PwBD candidates applying against UR vacancies will be allowed age relaxation applicable for UR PwBD only.

5.8 If a candidate is eligible for relaxation of age on more than one ground, he/she would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations for which he/she is eligible.
5.4 Candidates should note that the date of birth filled in this application should be same as recorded in the Matriculation/SSLC/Xth Class or an equivalent certificate. No subsequent request for its change will be considered.

6.0 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have requisite minimum educational qualifications indicated for posts in Annexure-A of this CEN from recognized Board/University/Institute as on the closing date for ONLINE Registration. Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed minimum educational qualification SHOULD NOT apply.

7.0 EXAMINATION FEE

Candidates applying for the posts in this CEN have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:
Sl.
No.
Candidate Categories Fee (Rs.)
1
For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl. No. 2.
Out of this fee of Rs 500 an amount of Rs 400 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.
500
2
For PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class.
This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1stStage CBT.
250

7.1 Modes of Payment of Fee 

  • a. ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit cards or UPI. 
  • b. OFFLINE fee payment through 

  1.  SBI Challan Payment mode in any branch of SBI. 
  2.  Post Office Challan Payment mode in any branch of Computerized Post Office. 
7.2 Closing Date and Time of Fee Payment: 

The offline payment will be allowed till 15:00 hrs. of 05.04.2019 and Online payment will be allowed till 23.59 hrs. of 05.04.2019, for candidates who register successfully till 23:59 hrs. of 31.03.2019. After making payment, these candidates should submit their applications on or before 23.59 hrs. of 12.04.2019. 

All applicable service charges for fee payment through the mode of payment chosen shall be borne by the candidate. If the fee is paid through off line mode viz. Para 7.1 (b)i and ii above, the receipt should be preserved. The same should be produced on demand at the time of document verification. 

7.3 Minorities include Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians (Parsis) subject to revision / deletion / inclusion, if any, received till the closing date for ONLINE registration of application for this CEN. 

Candidates belonging to minority communities availing waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish, at the time of document verification ―Minority Community Declaration‖ affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that they belong to any of the above minority communities, failing which their candidature will be rejected. 

7.4 Economically Backward Class (EBC) candidates are those whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50,000. Such candidates should have valid income certificate on the date of application in the prescribed format or on the letter head of the issuing authority to this effect before filling the application and submit the same at the time of document verification, failing which their candidature will be rejected. Candidates having BPL Card and Izzat MST are also eligible for fee concession under EBC. The EBC candidates seeking fee concession should fill in the relevant Certificate/Card Number, issue date, issuing authority, place of issue and state in the ONLINE application. 

7.5 In case of online payment (Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking and UPI), the candidates should confirm if they wish to receive the refundable portion of examination fee (Rs 400/- or Rs 250/- as applicable) on attending 1st Stage CBT in the account from which they have made payment or alternatively provide the beneficiary account in which they wish to receive the refund viz. Beneficiary Name, Account Number, Name of bank and its IFSC Code. The refundable portion of examination fee shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable. The candidates who have made payment through SBI Challan or Post office Challan Mode should provide details of beneficiary account in which they wish to receive the refund viz. Beneficiary Name, Account Number, Name of bank and its IFSC Code. The responsibility to furnish correct bank account details lies on the candidates and RRBs will not entertain any correspondence from the candidate on this account.

7.6 The examination fee paid by the candidates whose application is incomplete or those who have not submitted their application or whose application is rejected, will not be refunded. 

8.0 VERTICAL RESERVATION 

8.1 This CEN provides for Vertical Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer (NCL) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), wherever applicable and admissible, and as communicated by the Indenting Railways/Production Units under extant rules, as mentioned in the Vacancy Table. 

8.2 All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered. 

8.3 For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure I (for SC/ST candidates) and at Annexure II (for OBC-NCL candidates) at the time of document verification. Further, in case of OBC-NCL candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that they do not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision, if any, received till the closing date for OLINE Registration of applications for this CEN. The candidates should ensure that they belong to the OBC- Non Creamy Layer (NCL) category while applying for the posts against this CEN. Such candidates should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during document verification. Further, in addition to the community certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format as per Annexure IIA has to be furnished by the candidates during document verification, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer. The certificate produced shall not be older than one year at the time of document verification. In case of not complying to these stipulations, their claim for reserved status (OBC-NCL) will not be entertained and the candidature / application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (Unreserved) category, will be considered under General(UR) vacancies only. 

8.4 EWS (Economically Weaker Section) Reservation 

Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC- NCL and whose family gross annual income is below Rs. 8 Lakh (Rupees eight lakh) are to be identified as EWS for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application. Also candidates whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of family income: 

  • i. 5 acres of agricultural land and above; 
  • ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above; 
  • iii. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities; 
  • iv. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities. 
The property held by a ―Family‖ in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status. 

The term ―Family‖ for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years. 

The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure III shall only be accepted as candidate‘s claim as belonging to EWS: 

a) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner 

b) Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate 

c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and 

d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides. 

The candidates applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must possess Income and Asset Certificate as on closing date of registration of application for this CEN. Accordingly, they have to fill up the certificate number, date of issue of the certificate, issuing authority, district and state of issue in the online application. Further, these candidates are also required to produce valid Income and Asset Certificate during document verification. In case of non-compliance to these stipulations, their claim for reserved status under EWS will not be entertained and the candidature / application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (UR) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancies only. 

8.5 Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS who fulfill required minimum educational qualification can also apply against UR vacancies. They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates. No age relaxation will be allowed to such SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against UR vacancies. However, candidates have to indicate their actual community in the application. 

8.6 Community/EWS status as on the closing date for ONLINE Registration of application for this CEN shall only be considered for availing reservation benefits if eligible and any change in the community/EWS status of the candidate thereafter shall not be entertained. 
9.0 HORIZONTAL RESERVATION: 

9.1 This CEN provides for horizontal reservation for Ex-Servicemen (ExSM) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) irrespective of their community. 

9.2 Vacancies for ExSM and PwBD wherever given in the vacancy table are not separate but are included in the total number of vacancies. 

9.3 Wherever vacancies for PwBD are shown separately without any community wise allotment, those vacancies are separate and not part of regular vacancies. 

9.4 ExSM candidates may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked ExSM vacancies. Even for these posts they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption as applicable for ExSM. 

9.5 PwBD candidates of a particular disability may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) which are not having separate earmarked PwBD vacancies subject to condition that the post should have been identified suitable for that disability. Even for these posts they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption as applicable for PwBD. 

9.6 If regular PwBD vacancies cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under the type of disability for which vacancy is reserved or for any other sufficient reason, these shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as backlog vacancy to the next recruitment cycle. 

However, for the backlog PwBD vacancies indicated in the CEN, if candidates of specified disability for which vacancies reserved are not available, these can be filled by candidates of other disabilities for which the post is suitable. In case of non- availability of any PwBD candidate of the disabilities for which the post is identified as suitable, the vacancies will be filled by regular (those who are not PwBD) candidates in order of merit. 

10.1 EX-SERVICEMEN (ExSM) : 

10.2 The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps, the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces and 

  • a. Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his/her own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; (or) 
  • b. Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or) 
  • c. who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; (or) 
  • d. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than on his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service; (or) 
  • e. Personnel of Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or) 
  • f. Personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to 14th April 1987; (or) 
  • g. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army; (or) 
  • h. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension w.e.f. 01.02.2006. 
10.3 Persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen are eligible to apply for re- employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but such persons shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union. 

Accordingly, such serving Defence personnel to be released within one year from the closing date of ONLINE Registration of applications for this CEN (i.e. on or before 31.03.2020 can also apply, both for vacancies earmarked for Ex-Servicemen and for posts not reserved for them. However, they should possess the prescribed educational qualifications as on the closing date of registration of online applications for this CEN i.e. 31.03.2019. 

10.4 Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured civil employment under Central Government in Group C & D (including PSUs, autonomous bodies/statutory bodies, nationalized banks etc.) after availing of the benefits given to Ex-Servicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group C/D under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Government jobs. 

10.5 If an Ex-Serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex-Servicemen for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex-Serviceman as soon as he/she joins any civil employment, should give self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the date wise details of application for various vacancies, including this CEN, for which he/she had applied for, before joining the initial civil employment. The acknowledged copy of this declaration along with no objection certificate (NOC) from the civil employer should be produced during document verification failing which they will not get benefit of reservation for Ex- Servicemen. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the Ex-Servicemen. 

10.6 The Medical standard of Ex-Serviceman will be according to Para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I, which may be accessed at www.indianrailways.gov.in.
11.0 PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES (PwBD) 

11.1 The suitability or otherwise of a post for PwBD has been indicated against each post, under the column ―Suitability for Persons with Benchmark Disability‖ with details of sub disability in Post Parameters Table (Annexure A). 

Benchmark Disabilities: - As per The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 (effective from 19thApril, 2017), the Benchmark Disabilities are as under:- 

  • (a) Blindness and low vision; 
  • (b) Deaf and hard of hearing; 
  • (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; 
  • (d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; 
  • (e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability. 
Definition of Specified Disabilities as provided in the Schedule of RPwD Act, 2016 is as mentioned below: 
11.2 Definition of Specified Disabilities: 

1. Physical disability: - 

A) Locomotor disability (a person‘s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both), including- 

(a) ―Leprosy cured person‖ means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from— 

(i) loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity; 

(ii) manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity; 

(iii) extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression ―leprosy cured‖ shall be construed accordingly; 

(b) ―cerebral palsy‖ means a group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth; 

(c) ―dwarfism‖ means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 

feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less; 

(d) ―muscular dystrophy‖ means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes, which prevent them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue; 

(e) ―acid attack victims‖ means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance. 

B) Visual impairment— 

(a) ―blindness‖ means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, after best correction— 

(i) total absence of sight; or 

(ii) visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; or 

(iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree. 

(b) ―low-vision‖ means a condition where a person has any of the following 

conditions, namely: - 

(i) visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 or upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; or 

(ii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree upto 10 degree. 

C) Hearing impairment— 

(a) ―deaf‖ means persons having 70 dB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears; 

(b) ―hard of hearing‖ means person having 60 dB to 70 dB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears 

D) (1) ―speech and language disability‖ means a permanent disability arising out of conditions such as laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes. 

(2) Intellectual disability, a condition characterized by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behaviour which covers a range of every day, social and practical skills, including— 

(a) ―specific learning disabilities‖ means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia; 

(b) ―autism spectrum disorder‖ means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person‘s ability to communicate, understand relationships and relate to others, and is frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviours. 

(3) Mental behaviour— ―mental illness‖ means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person, specially characterized by sub normality of intelligence. 

(4) Disability caused due to— (a) chronic neurological conditions, such as— 

(i) ―multiple sclerosis‖ means an inflammatory, nervous system disease in which the myelin sheaths around the axons of nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and affecting the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other; 

(ii) ―Parkinson‘s disease‖ means a progressive disease of the nervous system 

marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. 

(b) Blood disorder— 

(i) ―Haemophilia‖ means an inheritable disease, usually affecting only male but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding; 

(ii) ―Thalassemia‖ means a group of inherited disorders characterized by reduced or 

absent amounts of hemoglobin. 

(iii) ―Sickle cell disease‖ means a hemolytic disorder characterized by chronic anemia, painful events, and various complications due to associated tissue and organ damage; ―hemolytic‖ refers to the destruction of the cell membrane of red blood cells resulting in the release of hemoglobin. 

(5) Multiple Disabilities (more than one of the above specified disabilities) including deaf, blindness which means a condition in which a person may have combination of hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication, developmental, and educational problems. 

(6) Any other category as may be notified by the Central Government. 

11.3. Degree of Benchmark Disability for Reservation and Competent Authority for Issue of Disability Certificate: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/ reservation in posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability issued by the Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017. Refer Annexure V (A), Annexure V (B) and Annexure V(C) for the revised formats. The existing certificates of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (since repealed) shall continue to be valid for the period specified therein. 

11.4 Assistance of Scribe: Visually Impaired (VI) candidates/candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy/muscular dystrophy/candidates with Locomotor disability (one arm)/Intellectual disability (Autism, specific learning disability and mental illness) can avail the assistance of scribe for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe, candidates will have to indicate the same while filling ONLINE application form. Engagement of scribe will be subject to the following conditions: 

(a) Candidates will have to arrange for the scribe on their own. 

(b) The qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination. 

(c) The scribe so arranged should not himself/herself be the candidate for the CEN for which the candidate is appearing. Also same scribe should not be engaged for more than one candidate. The scribe and the candidate shall give a declaration to this effect. Any violation, if detected at any stage, will render both candidate and scribe disqualified. 

(d) Candidates opting for scribe will have to provide additional details for scribes during submission of ONLINE application form as per Annexure V(D), so that RRBs can issue e-Call Letter for scribe and the same shall be signed by both candidate and scribe. Scribe should produce original and valid ID proof at CBT Center and bring passport size photograph. 

(e) Separate e-Call Letter will be issued to scribes accompanying the candidates. 

(f) The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her during the examination. 

(g) Candidates availing the assistance of a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of not less than 20 minutes for every hour of examination. 

(h) Candidates who wish to avail services of scribe but are unable to furnish the details of scribe at the time of ONLINE application, may avail the services of scribe by filling up necessary details in Format given at Annexure V(D) at the CBT center duly complying the conditions stipulated for scribe. The change of scribe may also be allowed in emergency duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details including pasting of photograph of the new scribe as per Annexure V(D). 

11.5 All one eyed candidates and candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Impaired persons and the provision for engaging scribe shall not be applicable to them. 

11.6 Selected PwBD candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of document verification and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment. 

11.7 When vacancies are reserved for PwBDs and full panel for PwBDs cannot be made with the minimum qualifying percentage marks of each category, viz., UR, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, a relaxation of up to 2% marks in the minimum qualifying marks prescribed for the community will be allowed for the PwBD candidates. 
Special Note for all Ca ndidates s ee k ing res e rva tion/re la x a tion bene fits : 

All the candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwBD/ExSM must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/CEN. They should be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/CEN. 

12.0 NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC) FOR SERVING EMPLOYEES: 

12.1 Candidates serving (including those undergoing induction training/probation) in any Central/State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings may apply directly to the RRBs duly informing their Employer. Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer during document verification, failing which their candidature will be cancelled. 

12.2 Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the RRB concerned withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application/candidature will liable to be rejected/cancelled. 

13.1 RECRUITMENT PROCESS: 

Only single ONLINE application (common to all the notified posts in opted RRB) has to be submitted by the candidate through the link provided on the official websites of RRBs. The recruitment process shall involve 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of above mentioned recruitment stages. The date, time and venue for all the activities viz. CBTs, Typing Skill Test/Computer based Aptitude Test, Document Verification, Medical Examination or any other additional activity as applicable shall be fixed by the RRBs and shall be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances. 

13.2 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) - Common for all notified posts of this CEN 01/2019.

Exam Duration in Minutes
No. of Questions (each of 1 mark) from Total No. of Questions
General Awareness Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning
90
40
30
30
100

The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe. 

The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer. 

The 1st Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM shall continue to be considered only against OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM for all subsequent stages of recruitment process. 

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to: 
a. Mathematics: 

Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc. 

b. General Intelligence and Reasoning: 

Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs etc. 

c. General Awareness: 

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc. 

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS- 40%, OBC (Non creamy layer) -30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them. 

13.2 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT):

Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 with graded difficulty level. All posts falling within same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT. If candidates are eligible for more than one level of 7th CPC posts as per their educational qualifications, they have to give common 1st stage CBT and corresponding 2nd stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC as per the table given in Para 13.6.Shortlisting of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 1st Stage CBT and the options for various posts exercised by them keeping in view the educational qualification of the candidate i.e. 10+2 or Graduate. Total no. of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific category(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

The examination duration and number of questions for 2nd stage CBT are indicated below:

Exam Duration in Minutes No of Questions (each of 1 mark) from Total No of Questions
General Awareness Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning
90
50
35
35
120


Details of various RRBs, their Website Address are indicated below:
Name o f RRB
W e b s i te A dd ress a nd T e l e phon e N u m b ers
Name o f RRB
W e b s i te A dd ress a nd T e l e phon e N u m b ers
(1)
(2)
(1)
(2)
Ahmedabad
Guwahati
www.rrbguwahati.gov.in Phone: 0361 – 2540815
Phone: 079 - 22940858
Ajmer
www.rrbajmer.gov.in Phone: 0145 - 2425230
Jammu – Srinagar
www.rrbjammu.nic.in Phone: 0191 – 2476757
Allahabad
www.rrbald.gov.in Phone: 0532 –2224531
Kolkata
www.rrbkolkata.gov.in Phone: 033 – 25430108
Bangalore
www.rrbbnc.gov.in Phone: 080 - 23330378
Malda
www.rrbmalda.gov.in Phone: 03512 – 264567
Phone: 080 - 23334147
Mumbai
www.rrbmumbai.gov.in Phone: 022 – 23090422
Bhopal
www.rrbbpl.nic.in Phone: 0755 - 2746660
Muzaffarpur
www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in Phone: 0621 – 2213405
Bhubaneswar
www.rrbbbs.gov.in Phone: 0674 - 2303015
Patna
www.rrbpatna.gov.in Phone: 0612 – 2677680
Bilaspur
www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in Phone: 07752 – 247291
Ranchi
www.rrbranchi.gov.in Phone: 0651 - 2462429
Chandigarh
www.rrbcdg.gov.in Phone: 0172 - 2730093
Secunderabad
www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in Phone: 040 – 27821663
Chennai
www.rrbchennai.gov.in Phone: 044 – 28275323
Siliguri
www.rrbsiliguri.org Phone: 0353 – 2663840
Gorakhpur
www.rrbgkp.gov.in Phone: 0551 – 2201209
Thiruvananthapuram
Phone: 0471-2323357
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