The recruitment process in railways is managed by the RRB (Railway Recruitment Board). Young aspirants from all over the country apply for the competitive examination of RRB. All recent posts in the railway department are available on the online portal of the railway.

In general, the job posts of Indian railways are divided into groups. Candidates can apply for a post in Railway Group D if the qualification matches. A post in railway group B is generally not accessible as the examinations are rarely held. 

A post in railway Group A can be accessed by a promotion mainly. To get hold of that post you have to work on junior level and best across the best of your work. People also get it as a post in railway through IES and through the post in railway through UPSC

Different Posts in RRB

There are different types of exams with unique exam patterns. Here, the vital information about the different examination is given in the tabular form. If you are concerned about how many types of post in Indian railways are active, the following table can help you. 

Post Name

Exam Name 

Vacancies 

Exam Date

Salary

Accounts Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Train Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Typist, Junior Typist, Goods Guard, Station Master, Senior Clerk, Commercial Apprentice

RRB NTPC- 2019-20

35208

2020 (Exam dates not notified)

Rs. 19900 to Rs. 35400 (Depending on the posts) 

Track Maintainer, Helper/ Assistant in departments, Assistant Pointsman  

RRB/RRC Group D 2019-20 Level 1 Posts

103769

2020 (Exam dates not notified yet)

Rs. 18000 (Level 1)

Stenographer, Chief Law Assistant, Junior Translator, TGT, PRT, PGT

RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI)  2019-20 Exam 

1665

2020 (Exam dates not notified yet)

Rs. 19900 to Rs. 47600 (depending upon the post)


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The salary scale offered comes with additional benefits fo different posts in railway jobs. So, if you are thinking about what the different post in railway, you need to know that there are both technical and non-technical jobs. All the aspirants would get to know about the exam patterns of the upcoming railway examinations, job profiles and selection process in this article, which has been mentioned below in detail. 

RRB NTPC 2020 Exam pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is well structured and it has two levels of test. One can get a post in railway NTPC by cracking this examination. To know the details of the CBT 1st stage, you can refer to the following table:

Subjects

Number of Questions and Marks allotted (1 mark each)

Duration

General Awareness 

40 

1.5 hours

 

(The PwD candidates will get 2 hours)

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Mathematics

30 

So, the total mark for the examination is 100 and there will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions. Negative marking will be present in case of the aforesaid examination. For a set of 3 wrong answers, 1 mark will be deducted. The aspirants who will be shortlisted according to the merit will be eligible to appear for the CBT 2 examination.

 Information regarding the CBT-2 examination of RRB NTPC  2019-20 examination is given in the tabular form below:

Subjects 

Number of Questions and Marks allotted (1 mark each)

Duration

Mathematics 

35

1.5 hours

 

(2 hours for PwD candidates)

General Awareness

50 

Reasoning and General Awareness

35

The CBT 2 examination will have 120 questions and the total marks allotted will be 120. The negative marking will be present as the CBT 1 examination.

RRB NTPC Selection Process 2020

The RRB NTPC Selection Process includes a two-stage written examination. Both the 1st and 2nd stage of the examination is computer-based in nature.

  • A student needs to get shortlisted in both the CBT 1 and 2 examination to be eligible for the recruitment. 
  • The educational qualification and the marks obtained in 10+2 or Graduation will be considered in case of shortlisting. 
  • A process of document verification and medical examination would be carried out for each aspirant before recruitment. 

Job Profile of RRB NTPC 2020

The RRB NTPC Job Profile for the under-graduate students who crack the exam can get placed in the junior clerical posts and keeper.  The graduated aspirants can get placed in the posts of senior clerk, goods guard, and keeper. 

RRB/RRC Group D Level 1 Exam Pattern 2020

The RRB/RRC Group D 2019-20 Level 1 Exam is another upcoming test that will be taken and the aspirants can get the jobs of assistant officers for different sections of Indian Railways. Here the examination pattern is mentioned in detail. The following table gives the details of the CBT examination.   

Subjects

Number of questions and Total Marks

Duration 

General Science

25

1.5 hours

 

(2 hours for PwD candidates)

General Intelligence and reasoning 

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

Mathematics 

25

The questions for the CBT test for RRB/RRC Group D 2019-20 Level 1 will come in the MCQ pattern. The negative marking and other norms will be the same as the CBT 1 examination of the EEB NTPC examination.

The second phase of the RRB/RRC Group D 2019-20 Level 1 examination will be a physical test. The details of activities that both male and female aspirants need to do are given in the table below:

Male  Candidates 

Female candidates

All male candidates must have the ability to lift a weight of 35 Kg and take it to a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes. Putting down the weight is not allowed. <

A female candidate needs to lift a 20 Kg weight and travel to 100 meters in 2 minutes. Putting down the weight is not allowed. 

RRB/RRC Group D Level 1 Selection Process 2020

The examination is taken in two phases. The 1st phase is a CBT examination and the second phase is a physical examination. The RRB/RRC Group D Selection Process includes the following:

  • All the aspirants must score above the general cutoff according to their casts. 
  • The aspirants are advised to check the authentic cut-off marks from the official websites.  
  • An aspirant must crack both the CBT and PET (physical test) to get recruited to the job posts.
  • Document verification will be thoroughly done before an aspirant is recruited for the post. 

Job Profile

The job role for the aspirants cracking the RRB/RRC Group D 2019-20 Level 1 examination can be the assistant officers for the electrical, mechanical, stores, traffic, and engineering section. 

Examination Pattern for the Ministerial and Isolated Categories

The examination pattern for the MInisterial and Isolated categories has 2 stages. Generally, the candidates have placed in Group D. A post in railway group C requires higher qualifications for a candidate. Details about the CBT examination is given in the tabular form below:

Subjects

Number of questions and Total Marks

Duration 

Professional Ability

50

1.5 hours

 

(2 hours for PwD candidates)

General Insurance and Reasoning

15

General Awareness

15

>Mathematics

10

General Science 

10

The norms of the CBT examination will be the same as mentioned in the case of the above examination. the aspirants must go through the Annexures- X to XX to know about the syllabus of professional ability. Negative marking will be present in this examination. All the aspirants have to be aware of the syllabus as per the standards of the Ministerial and Isolated Categories. The translation test will come under the main examination.

The details of the examination for MI stage 2 are given below in detail. The examination is given by the stenographers and the teachers. The detailed information is given in the tables given below:

For Junior Stenographers

Part 

Subject

No of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

1

General Awareness

1 to 50

100 

90 minutes

2

English or Hindi language 

51 to 100

100

An aspirant has to attain questions from both the papers mandatorily. The paper will be taken compositely. Each aspirant must get the minimum qualifying marks in both the papers. 

Skill test table:

English

10 minutes 

50 minutes 

80 WPM 

Hindi

10 minutes 

65 minutes 

80 W

The aspiring stenographers will be judged on the full mistakes and half mistakes they make. All the aspirants must check the norms from the official websites.

For Teachers

Two phases of the professional efficiency test will be commenced for the teachers. Details about them are mentioned below:

Teaching Skill test: The teaching skill test is taken to determine the teaching ability of an aspirant. The things that are checked are:

  • Teaching Ability
  • Methodology
  • Content Expertise
  • Case study incorporation
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Creativity
  • Motivation Quality
  • Leadership

Performance test: The performance test is taken to determine the expertise of the soft skills for the performing art teacher. Things that are checked are:

  • Level of creativity
  • Coordination
  • Energy level
  • Observation skill
  • Aesthetic Sensibilities 

Selection Process for the MI posts

In the first phase of the RRB MI Exam, a CBT examination will be taken. The second phase for Ministerial and Isolated Categories examination will be a professional skill test.  The candidates have to keep the following points in mind as well

  • An Aspirant must get the minimum cutoff in case of the CBT examination according to the caste.
  • Get the required percentage of PT and TST.
  • Crack the medical test and g through the document verification process successfully.   

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Job profile

All aspiring candidates cracking the MI examination can get placed in the posts of teachers, stenographers, translators, etc.  

As an aspirant, you will get a chance to appear for the above-mentioned examinations in the current year. The information mentioned above will help you to give the examination properly. Nowadays, one can directly get a post on the railway through SSC CGL too. There are different types of posts in the Indian Railway and the aspirants can get an excellent job profile for themselves. 

One of the primary things that an aspirant needs to do is to gather the idea regarding the different posts in Indian Railway. Thorough research on the internet can help an aspirant to know about the different posts of the railway. Questions related to this might be asked in the interviews. 

Moreover, a clear idea about the post in a railway job can help a candidate to study with ease. It ensures that he/she studies only the necessary things which not only save time but enhance the quality of studies too. Different types of posts in railways are made as the vast network can be handled easily and it helps to serve the country. 

FAQ's

What is the full form of RRC?

The expanded form of the RRC is Railway Recruitment Cell. It is the recruitment for the various posts of Level 1 of Track Maintainer Grade IV, Helper/ Assistant in Electrical, Assistant Pointsman, S & T Departments, Mechanical, etc. 

 

What is the age limit to apply for RRB JE Post?

Candidates from the General category must have an age limit ranging from 18-32 years to apply for RRB JE. The maximum age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST category candidates. OBC categorized aspirants have to be 18-36 years of age. Age relaxation of 12 years is applicable for candidates belonging to the PwD category.

What are the different posts offered under RRB JE 2020 Recruitment?

The different posts offered under RRB JE is Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer Information Technology, Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) & Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

How many stages are there in the RRB Group D Selection Process?

RRB Group D Selection process involves four stages and those are as follows:

  1. Computer Based Test
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

What is the salary of Goods Guard?

The  of the Goods Guard is INR 29,200. The highest salary given by the Railway is INR 35,400 for the post of Assistant Station Master (ASM). Along with the salary, candidates will get the perks & allowances also like- Dearness Allowance, Medical Benefits, Travel Allowance, Food Coupon, etc.

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