RRB Exams

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RRB Exams

The Indian Railways roughly employs close to 1.3 million people across levels and posts who cater to 23 million passengers on a daily basis. The recruitment of employees is carried out through several RRB exams which range from non-technical roles to management-level positions. Along with UPSC exams, government Bank PO exams and NDA exam, it makes up the Highest Paying Government Jobs in India and offers job security, perks and other benefits. In this blog, we have collated a list of most popular RRB exams which you must know about!


The RRB exam for Non-Technical Popular Categories [NTPC] comprises of the following categories:

  • Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist
  • Senior Time Keeper
  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Trains
  • Clerk
  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Traffic Assistant
  • Goods Guard
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Station Master

The following table lists down the essential information regarding eligibility, syllabus, and stages of this RRB exam:

Eligibility Applicants must be citizens of India, Nepal or Bhutan

Age: 18-30 years

Education: 12th or Bachelor’s degree holder [depending on the post]

Stages CBT-Stage 1
CBT Stage 2
Skill / Aptitude Test
Document Verification
Medical Examination
Syllabus Mathematics; General Awareness; General Intelligence & Logical Reasoning

RRB Exams: RRB/RRC Group D Level 1

103,769 vacancies were advertised for the RRB exams-RRB/RRC Group D Level 1 in the year 2019. The posts and their respective departments are:

Posts Department
Assistant (Workshop) Mechanical
Assistant Bridge Engineering
Assistant C&W Mechanical
Assistant Depot (Stores) Stores
Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel) Mechanical
Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical Electrical
Assistant Operations (Electrical) Electrical
Assistant Pointsman Traffic
Assistant Signal & Telecom Signal & Telecommunication (S & T)
Assistant Track Machine Engineering
Assistant TL & AC Electrical
Assistant TL & AC (Workshop) Electrical
Assistant TRD Electrical
Assistant Works Engineering
Assistant Works (Workshop Engineering
Hospital Assistant Medical
Track Maintainer Grade IV Engineering

Note: Find the official notification here.

Apart from the number of vacancies, it is also important to understand the eligibility criteria in order to appear for this RRB exam. Tabulated below are the prerequisites that must be fulfilled by applicants:

Age 18-33 yearsRelaxation: SC/ST-05 years & OBC-03 years
Education At least 10th standard qualified


ITI from institutions recognized under the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)/ State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) or equivalent 

National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT

RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories

For miscellaneous posts recruitment, Indian Railways conducts the RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories exam. The details of which have been mentioned below:

Junior Stenographer/ Hindi
Junior Stenographer/ English
Junior Translator/ Hindi
Staff and Welfare Inspector
Chief Law Assistant
Lab Assistant Grade III Chemist and Metallurgist
Fingerprint Examiner
Head Cook
Senior Publicity Inspector
Publicity Inspector
Post Graduate Teacher/ Biology (English Medium) (Male)
Post Graduate Teacher/ English (Male)
Post Graduate Teacher/ English (Female)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Geography (English Medium) (Female)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Physics (Male)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Physics (Female)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Political Science (Female)
Post Graduate Teacher/ Computer Science
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Computer Science
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Home Science (Female
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Hindi (Female)
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Social Science (Female)
Physical Training Instructor (English Medium) (Male)
Physical Training Instructor (English Medium) (Female)
Assistant Mistress (Junior School)
Music Mistress
Dance Mistress
Laboratory Assistant/ School

The following table lists the general eligibility criteria implemented under this exam

Age 18-30 to 18-45 depending on the post
Education 10+2 to Post-graduation depending on the post

RRB Paramedical

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To recruit individuals under various paramedical posts, Indian Railways conducts the RRB Paramedical Exam. Specific posts have given a rundown below.

Speech Therapist
Staff Nurse
Lady Health Visitor
Dental Hygienist
Dialysis Technician
Pharmacist Grade III
Extension Educator 
Health And Malaria Inspector Grade III
Lab Superintendent Grade III
ECG Technician
Lab Assistant Grade II

While specific eligibility criteria may differ, the general age and educational qualification related conditions are:

Age 18-33 in general but may be different depending on the post
Education Varies according to the specific qualifications required

RRB Exams: RRB JE, CMA, and DMA

Not restricted to just the above-mentioned posts, the four posts under this section are as follows: 

Junior Engineer [JE]
Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant [DMA]

Furthermore, there are specific conditions as to the age and education regarding the above posts which have been delineated in the following table.

Age 18-33 yearsRelaxation: SC/ST-05 years & OBC-03 years
Education JE: Diploma/Degree in engineering in relevant disciplines

Depot Material Superintendent: Diploma/Degree in engineering in any discipline

JE [IT]: PGDCA/B.Sc Computer Science/BCAI B.Tech (Information Technology)/BTech (Computer Science)/DOEACC ‘B’ Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognised institution

Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant: Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry and at least a minimum of 45% marks.

Hence, the RRB exams open the doors to innumerable career opportunities across various sectors. As discussed, you need to satisfy certain criteria, having a bachelor’s degree being the most important, in order to apply for the posts. So, if you are wondering what to do after 12th and are in need of educational counselling then consult the experts at Leverage Edu who through a psychometric test will gauge through your skills and will recommend the most suitable course for you!

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