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How do Railways Recruit in India ?

Railways recruitment are divided into 4 categories named as Groups

Group A (gazette posts): Top job profiles in Railways are recruited via Civil Services UPSC and Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) Exam via UPSC , Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Examination

Group B (gazette posts): Group C and D employees are promoted in this category

Group C : 12th Pass and above can apply for Group C , Railways Recruitment Board notify and advertise every years , Railways recruitment Board conducts merit based competitive exam followed by medical test and Interview.

Group D : 10th pass and above and in some cases 8th pass candidate can apply , RRB notify and advertise every year for these positions .

What are different categories of jobs in Railways ?

Railway jobs are catagorised in three different category 1. Technical 2. Non Technical Popular category 3. Para Medical

What is minimum qualification in Technical Category Group C jobs ?

1. Junior Engineer (Signal)
Junior Engineer (Telecommunication)
Junior Engineer (drawing, design, estimation)
Three Year Diploma in
(a) Electrical /Electronics/Information Technology /Communication Engineering
(b) Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical/Electronics/ Information Technology/ Communication Engineering from a recognized University/Institute

2. Sr. Section Engineer (Signal)
Sr. Section Engineer (Telecommunication)
Sr. Section Engineer (Drawing, Design & Estimation)
Four years Bachelor’s Degree in
(a) Electrical / Electronics /Information Technology/Communication Engineering or M.Sc. Electronics
(b) Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical/Electronics/ Information Technology/ Communication Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.

What are few different positions in Railways ?

Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk
Qualification: Degree in any discipline
Accounts Clerk
Qualification: Matriculation
Jr. Accounts Assistant
Qualification: Degree: English typing 30 wpm, Hindi typing 25 wpm
Probationary Assistant Master Railways Station
Qualification: Degree/ Diploma in Traffic & Management preferred
Trainee Assistant
Qualification: Matriculation and Driver (Elect/ Diesel) Cert. from ITI
Qualification: Mechanic Dip in Elect. Engg. (DH/ Elect.)
Qualification: Mechanic Dip in Mech. Engg. (DH/ Mech)
Apprentice Signal Inspector (Gr. I)
Qualification : B.E. (Elect/ Electro/ Telecom)
Apprentice Signal Inspector (Gr. III)
Qualification : Dip. (Mech/ Elect/ Electro/ Telecom) or B.Sc. (Physics)
Skilled Artisan
Qualification : Matriculation and ITI Cert.
Stenographer (Eng)
Qualification : Matriculation and proficiency in Eng. Stenography 80 w.p.m. Eng. Typing 40 w.p.m.)
Trainee Electrical
Qualification: BE (Mech/ Elect/ Foreman Electro)
Apprentice Inspector Apparent. Permanent way Inspector (Gr.lll)
Qualification: Dip. (Civil/ Mech/ Electro)
Apprentice Train Examiner
Qualification: Degree
Qualification: Degree
Law Asst.
Qualification : Degree in Law
Statistical Astt.
Qualification : MA/ M.Sc. with Eco/ Stats/ Maths

What is the Railways Exam Pattern and Syllabus?

100 marks optional question with 4 options containing one correct answer, 90 min ( 1hr 30mins) are given , 1 Marks from correct answer .25 negative marking on incorrect answer .

The questions are from four section :

1. Arithmetic Ability – 20 questions
2. Reasoning & General Intelligence – 25 questions
3. General Awareness – 30 Questions
4. General Science - 25 questions

Arithmetic Ability Syllabus:

Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables etc.), Time & Work, Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains etc.), Pipe & Cistern, Profit & Loss, Margins & Discounts, Simplification, Speed Calculation, Averages, Problems on Age, Linear/ Quadratic Equations, Simple/ Compound Interest, Area & Volume.

Reasoning & General Intelligence Syllabus:

Analogy, Equality/Inequality, Classification of Odd pair, Syllogism, Alphanumeric Series, Decision Making, Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix etc), Statement Argument, Statement Conclusion, Statement Interference, Problem Solving, Eligibility Test, Verbal & Visual Analysis, Arithmetical Reasoning, Sitting /Circular Arrangements, Puzzles/Complex Arrangement.

General Awareness Syllabus:

Indian Economy, Indian History, Indian Geography, Indian Railways (Facts & Figures, History), Indian Polity, Indian Culture & Heritage

General Science:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies

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