Railways RRB Exam

Introduction

Indian Railways is the recruiter of the most number of people in the world. India's rail network system is one of the most exhaustive in the world and many steps are being taken by the Government to increase the length and frequency of trains.

A notification has been issued to recruit over 18,000 people across the spectrum for non-technical jobs in Railway Recruitment Boards. Download the full RRB 2016 notificaiton here

Interested candidates can apply to the above jobs by filling an online application at any of the RRB websites. Click on any of the links given below and fill out the e-application form.


The list of Railway Recruitment Boards which are recruiting through this exam are given below

Ahmedabad

Mumbai

Chandigarh

Ajmer

Muzaffarpur

Chennai

Allahabad

Patna

Gorakhpur

Bangalore

Ranchi

Guwahati

Bhopal

Secunderabad

Jammu

Bhubaneshwar

Siliguri

Kolkata

Bilaspur

Trivendrum

Malda

Openings

Post NameNumber of Openings
Commercial Apprentice703
Traffic Apprentice1645
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerk127
Goods Guard7591
Junior Accounts Assistant-Cum-Typist1205
Senior Clerk-Cum-Typist869
Assistant Station Master5942
Traffic Assistant166
Senior Time Keeper4

Eligibility

To apply for these posts, a candidate must fulfill the following criteria.

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Candidate's age must be between 18-32 years.
  • Age limit relaxation for following categories: SC/ST 5 years, OBC 3 years, PWD 10 years, SC/ST+PWD 15years, OBC+PWD 13 years
  • Candidate must be a valid degree holder from a recognised university.

Exam Pattern

The first and most important step in railways recruitment is the online examination. For specific posts, there can be a typing or an aptitude test.

The online examination will consist of 100 questions divided across 4 sections as given below. The time duration is 90 minutes.

Section NameTotal QuestionsExpected Cut-offs
General Awareness40-5030-33
Arithmetic Ability25-3015
General Intelligent and Reasoning30-2515-12

Exam Syllabus

  • General Awareness:
    Current Affairs, First in the World, Capitals and Currencies, Sports, Books and Authors, Indian History, Important Days, History, Geography, Inventions and Discoveries, Awards and Honours.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning¬† Ability:
    Visual Reasoning, Directions, Verbal Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms, Number Series, Blood Relations
  • Arithmetic Ability:
    Arithmetic, Time and Distance, Mensuration and Geometry, Permutations and Combinations, Unitary Method, Ratio and Proportion, Age Calculation Problems, Simplification, Simple and Compound Interest

Important Dates

Last Date to Apply: 25th January 2016

Halltickets Distribution: One month to two weeks before examination

Examination Date: March-May 2016

Declaration of Result: June 2016