Date :18 Apr, 2018

Posted By:Team - Jitin Chawla's


Indian Railways, called as the 'Lifeline of the Nation' with a history of 150 years is known to be the largest railway network in Asia and world's largest railway system under a single management, which offers various career growth opportunities to their employees. Indian Railways is Indian state – owned network which is operated and control by the Ministry of Railway, Government of India. Indian Railways is divided into 4 zones – Northern Railways, Eastern Railways, Southern Railways and Western Railways. It keeps recruiting more employees throughout the year From the Low Level to the Top Level. Every Year around Lakhs number of vacancies is released by the Indian Railways of every region in which large number of candidates applied for and some of them deserving and suitable candidates get job in Railways.

Recruitment in Indian Railways

The Indian Railway has two boards such as Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) and it releases many recruitment notifications for both gazette and non-gazette Posts. The Indian Railway releases various group A, Group B, Group C and Group D vacancies. The posts and recruitments carried for groups are converse as follows and the recruitment examinations are carried by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).Those who want to make a career in Indian railways need to pass the Combined Civil Services Examination, conducted by UPSC or an allied examination by the Railways Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

·         Group 'A' Posts: Group ‘A’ posts is carried out by UPSC-selected through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.Besides Engineering Service Examination, a Special Class Railway Apprenticeship Examination (SCRA) is also held for the selection of mechanical engineers. HSC or equivalent with PCM, is the minimum qualification for SCRA exam. 

·         Group 'B' Posts: Group B post are not for direct recruitment it’s provide opportunities for Group C employee they can apply for these posts.


·         Group 'C' Posts: Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Master, Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.

·         Group 'D' Posts: These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Cleaner, Gunman, Peon etc.

The railway category normally has two sections for selection like technical cadre and the non-technical cadre.

Technical Cadre:a)Technical Cadre appoints graduates for technical sections such as Technical, Mechanical, Civil, Telecom, Signaling and many more. b) The eligibility condition is that the applicant must be between 18 to 30 years with a Graduate Degree and Typing Skill. c) Age of candidates should not be less than 18 years and not more than 33 years along with a 10 +2 Math Physics, ITI, Diploma or Degree in computer science engineering, electrician and data networking.

For Non- Technical Category:a)Civil Services Exam is conducted for selection in Grade C services which include Assistant Station Master, Clerks, Ticket Collector and more. b) The eligibility condition is that the applicant must be between 18 to 30 years with a 10th/ 12th/Graduation Certificate. c) In both these categories SC and ST have a relaxation of up to 5 years and OBC for 3 years.

Railway Recruitment Board Sr. Section Engineer (SSE):Through RRB SSE Recruitment, the board wants to hire skilled and willing applicants for Senior Section Engineer vacancy. Job seekers who have completed B.E./B.Tech Degree in relevant discipline with good academic records from well recognized University / Institute can apply for RRB SSE Vacancies. To apply RRB SSE Jobs, the age of contenders should be between 18 to 32 years. Willing candidates need to submit online application through official web portal to apply for Railway Recruitment Board SSE Jobs. Contenders are informed that the recruitment authority of the organization will be conducted Preliminary and Mains Exam. After that, shortlisted aspirants will be called for Aptitude test. So, aspirants who are going to apply for RRB Senior Section Engineer Recruitment and want to avail this opportunity they may press below.


Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot Technician Recruitment: Aspirants who want to get RRB ALP Technician Jobs they can apply of Railway Recruitment Board ALP Technician Exam. Through this exam various vacancies fill by the organization. Contenders who have Matriculation / 12th / ITI qualification they are eligible to apply for RRB ALP Technician Vacancies. Participating applicants who want to crack this exam easily they are advised to go through RRB ALP Technician Syllabus and Exam Pattern. For the easiness of contenders, we are giving some significant link. Job seekers can avail complete detail by hitting the suitable link.

Railway Recruitment Board  Assistant Station Master (ASM): Railway Recruitment Board is going to appoint willing aspirants for RRB Assistant Station Master Recruitment in various zones. Aspirants who have Graduate Degree or its equivalent qualification in relevant discipline and want to secure career in Indian Railway can apply for RRB ASM Jobs. In order to fill these vacancies, online applications are invited by the concerned authority of the organization. The age of applying candidates for upcoming RRB ASM Vacancies should not be above 18 years and maximum age should be 32 years. Every year, large numbers of contenders apply for Railway ASM Recruitment. Therefore to crack RRB Assistant Station Master Exam is very difficult. So, job hunters who want to qualify in this exam easily they need to start their exam preparation. We are sharing a direct link for RRB Assistant Station Master Vacancies. Candidates may hit at suitable link and get the details.

Other Job Prospects in Indian Railway

Career in Indian Railway after 10th:Trackman, Helper, Assistant, Points Man, Cleaners, Gunman, Peon etc.

Career in Indian Railway After 12th:After the completion of 12th Standard you can apply for the Railways department job posts under the non-technical fields are Lower Division, Clerk, Station Master, Railway Constable, Engine Driver, Track man, Store Keeper, Signal Maintenance, Railway Ticket Collector, Railway Constable, Railway clerk, Assistant Loco pilot, Helpers, Goods guards, Typist etc.

Career in Indian Railway After Graduation:Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, ECRC, Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant, Sr. Clerk cum Typist, Jr. Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Assistant Station Master (ASM) etc.

Remuneration in Indian Railways

Candidates with qualifications ranging from 10th standard to engineering graduates can find job openings in the varied operations of the Indian Railways. Remuneration of each and every employee in Indian railways is fixed by the Government, and they can earn a monthly pay according to the pay scale of Govt. of India. The pay scale follows the pattern of all other civil services and it will be revised from time to time. This pay scale keeps on revising from time to time. The monthly pay scale constitutes Basic + Grade pay + DA (90%). Besides, they also get attractive incentives including contributory provident fund, gratuity, and medical facilities and free/concession railways passage etc.They are also provided with a range of benefits and allowances like housing facilities, medical expenses and out- station allowances, as well as concession railway passes for their immediate family members and dependents.

At this time railway recruitment board issued many vacancies and recruitment notifications in railway department so as a job seeker it’s a good chance to make your career in Indian railways. Vacancies like Good guards, Traffic apprentice, Station Master are notified by the railways department on regular basis. Apart from these vacancies there are many other vacancies in many departments which are issued by Indian railway recruitment board on regular basis.