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February 23, 2019 • 4:23 pm

RRB Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019- NTPC, ALP, JE |SSE, Group D

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RRB Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019 - NTPC, ALP, JE SEE, Group D

 

 

Hello Aspirants!!

 

Are you looking to make your career in Indian Railways and become a part of this prestigious organization?

 

To make your dream come true, the first step is to check the RRB Eligibility Criteria, to know whether you are eligible to appear in the exam or not.

 

Indian Railways recruits a large number of hard working candidates for various posts like RRB NTPC, RRB ALP, RRB JE & SSE, RRC Group D.

 

Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria includes factor like educational qualification, age limit and medical standards (for certain posts). Candidates who want to appear for these Exams should know all the essential eligibility criteria.

 

Here in this blog, we will provide you the complete details of the RRB Eligibility. So, fill your knowledge cart with these three essentials for RRB Exam Eligibility Criteria for the following Exams:

 

Railway Recruitment Board NTPC

Railway Recruitment Board ALP

Railway Recruitment Board JE | SSE

Railway Recruitment Cell Group D

 

 

Download Railway Exam study material and prepare for RRB NTPC, JE-SSE, ALP, Group C & D!

 

 

Essential Eligibility Condition Common for All Railway Exams

 

For RRB Online Application, the foremost eligibility condition is that every candidate must possess the Nationality / Citizenship. The candidate who aspires to apply for various posts of Indian Railways must fulfill the following conditions:

 

Must be the citizen of India.

Must be Subject to Nepal.

Must be Subject to Bhutan.

Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to be settled permanently in India.

A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

 

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2019

 

Railway NTPC Exam is conducted for various categories which are mentioned below.

 

1. Commercial Apprentice (CA).

2. Traffic Apprentice (TA).

3. Assistant Station Master (ASM).

4. Senior Clerk-Cum Typist.

5. Inquiry- Cum-Reservation.

6. Goods Guards.

7. Junior Accounts Assistant.

8. Traffic Assistant.

9. Senior Time Keeper.

 

The Eligibility Criteria for these categories includes 4 factors.

 

Age Limit.

Age Relaxation.

Educational Qualification.

Medical Fitness.

 

 

RRB NTPC Age Limit

 

The age limit for the candidates who want to apply for the Railway NTPC Exam should not be less than 18 years and not more than 32 years.

 

The age limit of the candidate is calculated as on 1st January 2018. This is common age limit criteria for all posts under Railway NTPC which are mentioned above.

 

 

Age Relaxation to Various RRB NTPC categories

 

As per the RRB Notifications issued by the Officials, the age relaxation is also provided to some reserved categories in the upper age limit. The details of the age relaxation as per the category are listed below.

 

Category Age Relaxation
General No Relaxation
OBC Category 3 years
SC / ST 5 years
Person with Disability (PWD-Unreserved) 10 years
Person with Disability (PWD- OBC) 13 years
Person with Disability (PWD- SC / ST) 15 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (UR) 3 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (OBC) 5 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (SC/ ST) 8 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (UR) 8 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (OBC) 11 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (SC/ ST) 13 years
Working in Quasi – Administrative Offices such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes Relaxation up to the length of service rendered, subject to a maximum relaxation of up to 5 years.
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
Ex-Servicemen, provided you put in more than 6 months service after attestation. Eligible range of date of birth can be calculated as below:(02/01/1981 minus extent of service rendered in Defence) to 01/01/1998

 

 

RRB NTPC Educational Qualification

 

The Educational Qualification for RRB NTPC Exam depends on as per the post you are applying for. Along with the basic qualification of Graduation Degree from recognized University, some posts of NTPC also require Typing Proficiency Skills and for this, the candidate must possess the Typing Certificate to apply for that post.

 

Below is the detailed analysis of the Educational Qualification based on the Railway NTPC posts. Check the below table.

 

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
Commercial Apprentice (CA) Candidate should possess a degree from Recognized University / Institute
Traffic Apprentice (TA) Candidate should possess a degree from Recognized University / Institute
Assistant Station Master (ASM) Candidate should possess a degree from Recognized University / Institute
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Degree from Recognized University / Institute + Typing Proficiency in either Hindi/ English or Computer is essential.
Enquiry Clerk Reservation Clerk Degree from Recognized University / Institute
Good Guards Degree from Recognized University / Institute
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist Degree from Recognized University / Institute + Typing Proficiency in either Hindi/ English or Computer is essential.
Traffic Assistant Degree from Recognized University / Institute
Senior Time Keeper Degree from Recognized University / Institute + Typing Proficiency in either Hindi/ English or Computer is essential.

 

 

RRB NTPC Medical Fitness Criteria

 

The candidates selected for appointments at various RRB NTPC posts should pass the Medical fitness test, to ensure that they are medically fit to carry out the duties. The most important Eligibility criteria are the Visual Acuity Standards or eye-sight.

 

The Medical Fitness Criteria depends upon the posts you are going to apply for. Check the below table to know in detail.

 

RRB NTPC Posts Eyesight Criteria
Commercial Apprentice, Enquiry – cum – Reservation Clerk, Junior Accounts Assistant – cum – Typist, Senior Clerk – cum Typist, Sr. Time Keeper Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses.Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses. Must pass a test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.
Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Traffic Assistant Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6, with or without glasses when reading.
 

 

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot Eligibility

 

The candidates can apply for RRB ALP recruitment 2018-19, as the Notification has been released by the officials, but to apply for the exam, first, you need to check the Railway loco pilot eligibility, which depends on these factors.

 

Educational Qualifications.

Age Limit.

Medical Standards.

Question Paper Language

Signature 

 

 

Railway Loco Pilot Educational Qualification

 

 The candidate needs to complete the ITI (approved by NCVT/SCVT) in any specific trade to apply for this post.

 Candidates who have completed diploma in engineering are also eligible and should have completed minimum 10th standard from recognized board.

 

 

Railway Loco Pilot Age Limit

 

The age limit for the Assistant Loco Pilot Posts has been revised in recent updates. You can check the maximum age limit to be eligible for RRB ALP Posts in the table below:

 

Category

Revised Age Limit for Assistant Loco Pilot

UR

30

OBC

33

SC

35

ST

35

 

 

Railway Loco Pilot Medical Standards

 

The Medical Standards required for RRB ALP Exam requires Loco running men to have the highest standard of medical fitness.

 

This medical standard has to be maintained from the period of joining and up to the end of the career as Railway driver.

 

 

Railway Loco Pilot Language

 

The question paper will be provided in 15 languages i.e. Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

 

 

Railway Loco Pilot Signature

 

Now the candidates can make the signature in any language apart from the Hindi & English.

 

 

RRB Junior Engineer/ Senior Section Engineer Eligibility Criteria

 

Railway Recruitment Board recruits eligible Engineers for the posts of RRB Junior Engineer, Senior Section Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Chief Depot Material Superintendent.

 

Candidates should first fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by the Board to apply for both Railway Junior Engineer eligibility & Senior Section Engineer Eligibility Criteria.

 

 

RRB JE | SSE Educational Qualification

 

The candidates should possess the qualification as follows.

 

S.No. Name of the Post Educational Qualifications
1 Sr Section Engineer/ Sr Section Research Engineer Four years Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/ Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics/ Manufacturing/Mechatronics/ Industrial/ Machining/Instrumentation & Control/ Tools & Machining/Tools & Die Making/ Automobile/Production Engineering/ M.Sc Electronics/Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
2 Chief Depot Material Superintend Degree in Engineering in any discipline from a recognized Institution OR approved by AICTE.
3 Junior Engineer Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Manufacturing/Mechatronics/ Industrial/ Machining/Instrumentation & Control/ Tools & Machining/Tools & Die Making/ Automobile/Production Engineering (or)B.Sc in Civil Engineering of three years duration(or)(b) a combination of any sub-stream of basic streams ofCivil Engineering from a Recognized University/ Institute.
4 Depot Material superintend Diploma in Engineering in any discipline from a recognized Institution (or) approved by AICTE.
5 Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant Degree in Metallurgy/ Chemical Engineering from Recognized Institution approved by AICTE(or)M.Sc Degree in Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry from Recognized University.

 

 

RRB JE| SSE Age limit

 

The age limit of the candidate applying for Junior Engineer post should be between 18-25 years of age and for Senior Section the age limit is 20- 34 years.

 

 

RRB JE|SSE Age Relaxation

 

S.No. Category Age Relaxation (in years)
1 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3
3 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10
4 Persons with Disabilities (OBC) 13
5 Persons with Disabilities (SC/ST) 15
6 Widows, Divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from Husband but not remarried

38 (UR)

38 (OBC)

40 (SC/ST)

7 Ex-servicemen Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
8 Serving Group “C” and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes

40 (UR)43 (OBC)

45 (SC/ ST)

 

 

Railway RRC Group D Eligibility

 

The candidates who are willing to appear for the RRC Group D exam must fulfill all the RRC Group D eligibility conditions given below.

 

As per the latest notification, the eligibility criteria for the RRB Group D has been changed for the educational qualification, age limit, question paper language, and signature. check out the latest eligibility criteria below:

 

 

Railway Group D Educational Qualification

 

As per the latest notification, the educational criteria for the RRB Group D has been changed. The candidates who want to apply for Level-1 (RRB Group D) examination must possess class 10th or ITI or its equivalent qualification from the recognized board or institute.

 

Recent changes in Minimum Qualification Limit for the wives and widows of the employees

 

The board has scrapped the rule of mandatory minimum educational qualification for the wife or the widow of the employee for the Level-1 job on compassionate grounds. Previously, the minimum qualification was class 10th.

 

As per the board "These appointments can be made provided the appointing authority is satisfied that the duties of the post against which the appointment is being made can be performed with help of some on-job training."

 

These jobs on compassionate grounds are given to wives or widows of employees who died during service or retired as medically unfit.

 

 

Railway Group D Age limit

 

The age limit for the RRB Group D posts has been extended by 2 years in recent updates. The maximum age limit for the different categories is shown below:

 

Category

Revised Age Limit for Assistant Loco Pilot

UR

33

OBC

36

SC

38

ST

38

 

 

RRC Group D Age Relaxation

 

The Age Relaxation for RRC Group D Post is same as RRB JE – SSE Age relaxation.

 

 

Railway Group D Physical Test Eligibility

 

There are some physical Standards set by the Board for the post of RRC Group D.

 

For Male Candidates: Male candidates should be able to run 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance and should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.

For Female candidates: Female candidates should be able to run 400 meters in 3 minutes and 10 seconds in one chance and should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.

For PWD candidates: PWD candidates are exempted from Physical Test. 

 

 

Railway Group D Language

 

The question paper will be provided in 15 languages i.e. Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

 

 

Railway Group D Signature

 

Now the candidates can make the signature in any language apart from the Hindi & English.

 

 

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  • Dipesh
    i have done 12 from pcb stream with 72 % marks am i elligible for assistant loco pilot vacancy in rrb if not than what post can i apply in railway
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Dipesh Kumar Singh,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can Apply for Group D exams as it essential to have technical Degree or Diploma for RRB ALP/Technician Posts.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Padmaraj
    sir my name is padnaraj im a pure science student in 12th can i apply for rrb, ttc post and can i know when is the notification be updated
    Eduncle Team
    Hello Padmaraj,   There is no official notification published for Railway TC vacancies. As soon as the RRBs publish the CEN, we will update the same on Eduncle.   Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle for the latest Railway Job updates, news, and notifications for Railway Jobs.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Debjeet Chakraborty
    I am in last semester(final year) in diploma in electrical engineering. Can i apply for ALP??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Debjeet,   You can apply for ALP after completing your degree. As the Education qualification is SSLC certificate or matriculation plus ITI Diploma/Degree or Diploma in Engineering.   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Nikshith
    Sir i have completed my 12 th now for what post can i apply in rrb
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Nikshith,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for RRB group D vacancies in Indian Railways.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Prabhu
    I have completed BE mechanical engineering...can i apply for group D or group C or JE
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Prabhu,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can Apply for RRB JE, RRB ALP as well as for Group D exams.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Salina
    Sir am +2 holder can i apply for alp???
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Salina,   Greetings from Eduncle!   No, you can not apply for RRB ALP Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Rudra
    very nice post sir i like it
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rudra, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. Kindly stay tuned with us for latest Information related to Railway Exams. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shivalika
    Nice post .. :) I am a final year bcom student.. so can you suggest some relevant govt jobs available for me ?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Shivalika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You have wide career options after completing the Graduation. You can prepare for SSC CGL, IBPS Exams, Railways RRB Exams and many more.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Md Juyel Islam
    I have completed diploma in automobile engineering.can you please suggest me relevant govt jobs?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Juyel,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for various government sector jobs: Railway Jobs, Defense Jobs, Bank Jobs or you can apply for various government companies like BHEL, ONGC, IOCL etc.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Riya
    Can bcom graduates apply for any post?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Nidhi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for RRB NTPC, RRB Group D and other railway vacancies.   You can check the detailed information regarding the latest Railway Jobs and apply accordingly as per the required eligibility conditions.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Anis
    sir, i have completed B.sc(SOFTWARE)...and 12th qualification with major in maths computer...can i apply for ALP,technicions post?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Anis,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can not apply for RRB ALP & Technician posts, if you have completed ITI or diploma in engineering in relevant field.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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