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.
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:
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 of Nepal.
Must be Subject of 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 2017
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. Enquiry- 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.
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 2017. 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.
|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 upto length of service rendered, subject to a maximum relaxation of upto 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 degree from Recognized University / Institute|
|Traffic Apprentice (TA)||Candidate should possess degree from Recognized University / Institute|
|Assistant Station Master (ASM)||Candidate should possess 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 is 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 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 2017, once the Notification relased by the officials, but to apply for the exam, first you need to check the Railway loco pilot eligibility, which depends on three factors.
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 minimum age of the aspiring candidate should be 18 to 30 years.
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.
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 inCivil 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)
|7||Ex-servicemen||Upto 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.
Railway Group D Educational Qualification
RRC Group D eligibility used to be as 10th pass or ITI or equivalent or National Apprenticeship by NCVT which has been changed now by Railway Recruitment Board.
As per the changes in RRC Group D eligibility, the minimum educational qualification for recruitment is 10th Pass plus ITI or 10th Pass plus National Apprenticeship by NCVT.
Check out the below mentioned official notice on RRC Group D Eligibility.
Railway Group D Age limit
The candidate’s age must be between 18 to 31 years. There are some age relaxations provided based on the category.
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 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.
For Female candidates: Female candidates should be able to run 400 metres in 3 minutes and 10 seconds in one chance.
For PWD candidates: PWD candidates are exempted from Physical Test.
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