Indian Railways Technical Recruitment Guide

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Railway recruitment Board invites online application for recruitment for various technical and engineering posts in Indian Railways. We have provided all information like posts, pay scale, eligibility, exam pattern and sample papers.

How to Apply:

  1. Candidates need to visit their RRB website.
  2. Click on Apply online / Online Application.
  3. Register yourself by clicking New Registration.
  4. Fill all details including your personal details and post you want to apply for.
  5. There will be examination fees ( Rs. 100) for General and OBC category students. No fees for SC/ST candidates. This fees can be paid online by Credit card / Debit card or by printed challan which can be downloaded.
  6. All admit cards will be available online.

Posts, Salary and Eligibility Criteria:

Age criteria for senior level posts: 20 to 35 years
Salary (Pay Band) for all senior posts: 9300-34800 + GP-4600
Age criteria for Junior level posts: 18 to 35 years
Salary (Pay Band) for all junior posts: 9300-34800 + GP-4200

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Eligibility for Senior level Railway posts:

S. N. Post Educational Eligibility
1. Sr. Section Engineer  


B.E. / B. Tech Degree in Civil Engineering

2. Sr. Section Engineer/ Bridge
3. Sr. Section Engineer (Works)
4. Sr. Section Engineer Drawing (Civil)
5. Sr. Section Engineer Estimator
6. Sr. Section Engineer (Reaserch) Engineering
7. Sr. Section Engineer (Workshop) Civil / Electrical / Mechanical Degree
8. Sr. Section Engineer  (Mechanical) (Workshop) 4 year degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Manufacturing / Machining / Instrumentation & Control/ Tools & Machining / Tools & Die Making / Automobile / Production Engineering
9. Sr. Section Engineer Mechanical
10. Sr. Section Engineer Carriage & Wagon
11. Sr. Section Engineer / Dsl Mechanical
12. Sr. Section Engineer / Dsl Electrical
13. Sr. Section Engineer / Dsl (A)
14. Sr. Section Engineer / Loco
15. Sr.Section Engineer J&T (Jig & Tools) / (Drawing/ Design & Drawing) Mechanical
16. Section Engineer / Drawing
17. Sr.Section Engineer (Design) Mechanical
18. Sr.Section Engineer (Engg Workshop)
19. Sr. Section Engineer S&T Workshop
20. Sr. Section Engineer / Mechanical/ Dy. Car/ BG & MG
21. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical/ Electrical (GS) 4 year degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics Engineering
22. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical Operations
23. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical Maintenance
24. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical (TRD)
25. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical (TRS)
26. Sr.Section Engineer Electrical /RS
27. Sr.Section Engineer (Drawing/ Design&Drawing) Electrical
28. Sr.Section Engineer (Signal) B. E. / B. Tech in Electrical / Electronics / Information Technology / Communication Engineering or M.Sc Electronics
29. Sr.Section Engineer (Telecommunication)
30. Sr.Section Engineer Drawing/ S&T
31. Sr. Section Engineer (Research) Instrumentation
32. Sr. Section Engineer (Track Machine) 4 year degree in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering
33. Sr. Section Engineer (Printing Press) Graduation degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Printing Engineering or Printing technology
34. Sr. Section Engineer / Melt. Graduation in Mechanical / Metallurgical / Foundry Engineering
35. Chief Depot Material Superindent BE / B.Tech in any stream

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Eligibility for Junior level railway posts:

S.N. Post Educational Eligibility
1. Junior Engineer (P-Way) 3 year diploma / B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering
2. Junior Engineer (Works)
3. Junior Engineer (Bridge)
4. Junior Engineer Drawing/ Drawing & Design (Civil)
5. Junior Engineer Estimator / Sr. Estimator
6. Junior Engineer (Design) Civil
7. Junior Section Engineer (Reaserch) Engineering
8. Junior Engineer (Mechanical Workshop) 3 year diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Manufacturing/ Mechatronics / Industrial / Machining / Instrumentation & Control / Tools & Machining / Tools & Die Making / Automobile / Production Engineering
9. Junior Engineer (W/Shop) Engine Development
10. Junior Engineer Mechanical
11. Junior Engineer Carriage & Wagon (Open Line)
12. Junior Engineer Mechanical
13. Junior Engineer Mechanical (MWT)
14. Junior Engineer (Research) Mechanical
15. Junior Engineer Diesel Mechanical
16. Junior Engineer Diesel Electrical
17. Junior Engineer Loco
18. Junior Engineer (Drawing/Design/ Designing & Drawing) Mechanical/ Mechanical Design
19. Junior Engineer J&T (Jig & Tools)
20. Junior Engineer Not Suitable. (Design) Carriage & Wagon
21. Junior Engineer Electrical/ Electrical General 3 year diploma or degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics Engineering
22. Junior Engineer Electrical/ TRD
23. Junior Engineer (Electrical)
24. Junior Engineer (Electrical/TRS)
25. Junior Engineer (RS)
26. Junior Engineer (Design) Electrical
27. Junior Engineer (Drawing/Design/ Design & Drawing) Electrical
28. Junior Engineer (Signal) 3 year diploma or degree in Electrical / Electronics / Information Technology / Communication Engineering
29. Junior Engineer (Telecommunication)
30. Junior Engineer Drawing/ Drawing & Desing/ Signal / S&T B.Sc (Computer Science) / BCA / PGDCA  / DOEACC “A” level course of three years duration
31. Junior Engineer Not Suitable. / Estimator (S&T)
32. Junior Engineer Not Suitable. Drawing
33. Junior Engineer S&T Workshop
34. Junior Engineer (Research) nstrumentation
35. Junior Engineer (IT)
36. Junior Engineer (Track Machine) 3 year diploma Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering
37. Junior Engineer Engg. Workshop
38. Junior Engineer Plant Diploma in Mechanical / Electronics / Productions / Automobile / Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering
39. Junior Engineer (Printing Press) Minimum 10th passed with ITI diploma in Printing Technology
40. Junior Engineer / Melt Diploma in Engineering. The Candidate should have a minimum 5 years experience of operating / handling of at least 20 ton capacity Electrical Arc Furnace in Melt Shop
41. Depot Material Superindent Engineering diploma in any stream
42. Chemical Metallurgical Assistant BE / B.Tech in Metallurgy / Chemical Engineering or M.Sc in Chemistry /Applied chemistry

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Railway Recruitment Process:

1. Written exam: Question paper type: Multiple choice question. Question paper will include 60 questions from General awareness, General science, Arithmetic and reasoning and 90 questions from technical ability.

Total maximum time: 120 minutes (2 hours)

Exam Pattern: There will be negative marking. For every incorrect answer 1/3 mark of respected question will be deduct.

2. Medical Fitness Test: After written exam candidates with merit will be called for medical fitness.

3. Document verification process

RRB Syllabus:

Written exam Syllabus: Question paper will include questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning, General Science and Technical Ability.

Technical Ability Syllabus:

Syllabus Topics for Senior Posts: Basic concepts of science (class XII standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronics; Computers; Environment & Pollution Control; Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Drawing / Graphics.
Syllabus Topics for Junior Posts: Basic concepts of science (class X standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronics; Computers; Environment & Pollution Control; Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Drawing / Graphics.
Syllabus Topics for Junior Engineer (IT): MS Office; Computer fundamentals & organization; C , C++ & Java language; Information systems; DBMS; System programming; Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication; Web technology & programming; Software Engineering; Environment & Pollution Control.
Syllabus Junior Engineer (Printing Press): Mathematics & Science including Physics, Chemistry, Environment & Pollution Control of class X standard; Printing techniques; Printing materials; Paper & Ink technology; Digital technology & Imaging; Control Application in Printing; Printing surface preparation; Offset Printing; Color science; Flexo & Gravure; Newspaper printing; Basic concepts of Computers.
Syllabus Chemical Metallurgical Assistant: Basic concepts of Fuel; Material Science; Polymers; Thermodynamics; Applied Chemistry; Computers; Instrumentation & Measurement; Environment & Pollution Control.

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Written Exam Centres:

  • RRB Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vododara
  • RRB Ajmer: Ajmer, Jaipur, & Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota
  • RRB Allahabad: Lucknow
  • RRB Bangalore: Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli
  • RRB Bhopal: Bhopal
  • RRB Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar & Cuttack
  • RRB Bilaspur: Bilaspur, Raipur &
  • RRB Chandigarh: Chandigarh
  • RRB Chennai: Chennai, Trichy, Selam & Port Blair
  • RRB Gorakhpur: Gorakhpur & Lucknow
  • RRB Guwahati: Guwahati
  • RRB Jammu -Srinagar: Jammu
  • RRB Kolkata: Kolkata & Port Blair
  • RRB Malda: Malda
  • RRB Mumbai: Mumbai
  • RRB Muzaffarpur: Muzaffarpur
  • RRB Patna: Patna
  • RRB Ranchi: Ranchi
  • RRB Secunderabad: Secunderabad & Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Tirupati
  • RRB Siliguri: Siliguri
  • RRB Thiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram

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