Recruitment Process

(i) The recruitment process for the post(s) notified in this Centralized Employment Notification is based on Single stage examination followed by verification of original documents.

(ii) Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of ONLINE (Computer Based) examination.

(iii) The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The questions paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages as indicated in Para 16.

(iv) The standard of questions for the ONLINE (Computer Based) examination will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and Technical Ability. The Question paper will have 150 questions, out of which 90 questions will be of Technical Ability & General Science and 60 questions from General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The technical portion of 90 questions shall cover basic concepts of Science and Engineering from all the branches/disciplines of educational qualifications, prescribed for respective categories in column 17 of vacancy table.

Category as per Notification

Indicative Syllabus for Technical Ability & General Science

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 53, 54

Basic concepts of science (class XII standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronics; Computers; Environment & Pollution Control; Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Drawing / Graphics.

26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

Basic concepts of science (class X standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical; Electronics; Computers; Environment & Pollution Control; Instrumentation & Measurement and Engineering Drawing / Graphics.

51 : 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.

52 : Chemical Metallurgical Assistant

Basic concepts of Fuel; Material Science; Polymers; Thermodynamics; Applied Chemistry; Computers; Instrumentation & Measurement; Environment & Pollution Control.

(v) There shall be negative marking in ONLINE (Computer Based) examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.

(vi) Candidates should read the instructions on the back side of e-call letter carefully and follow them scrupulously. Failure to comply with the instructions may lead to cancelation of candidature.

(vii) Duration:- Duration of the examination will be 120 minutes.

NOTE-I: - Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Premises. If any candidate is found to possess mobile phone or any other means of wireless communication, in working or switched off mode, his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith and he/she will be debarred from RRB examinations.

(viii) Based on the performance of candidates in the ONLINE examination (wherever applicable) candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for document verification in the main list. In addition, 30% extra candidates are also called as standby.

However, they are considered for empanelment only if there is shortfall in empanelment from the main list. During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates. No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.

(ix) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.


Candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:

(i) A-3: Physically fit all respects. Visual Standards-Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (Power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

(ii) B-1: Physically fit in all respects, Visual Standards-Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn.0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

NOTE-III: - To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date since there may be a possibility of inability/failure to log on to the website of RRB concerned on account of heavy load on the internet or website jam during last days.

NOTE-IV: - Railway Recruitment Board(s) (RRBs) do not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within the last day on account of aforesaid reasons or any other reason.

(iii) B-2: Physically fit in all respects Visual standards-Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Field of Vision.

(iv) C-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards-Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

(v) C-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, Nil with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6 combined with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Note: (i) Before indicating option(s) for categories in ONLINE Application, the applicant must ensure that he/she fulfills the prescribed medical standards for that category/post. (ii) Candidates qualifying in examinations for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination(s) will not, under any circumstances, be considered for any alternative appointment. (iii) Candidates who do not fulfill the prescribed medical standards need not apply. (iv)The above medical standards (Criteria) are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general. (v) For Ex-Servicemen different standards pply.


This Centralized Employment Notice contains some vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen irrespective of their community. However, Ex-Servicemen may also apply against vacancies not earmarked for them, even for which they will be granted age relaxation and fee exemption as indicated in Para 2 & 4 of General Instructions respectively.

(i) The term "Ex-Servicemen" means 'a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union, but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps, the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces; and

(ii) Who has retired from such service after earning his/her pension or

(iii) Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributed to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension or

(iv) Who has been released otherwise than on his own request as a result of reduction in such establishment or

(v) Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than on his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes persons of the Territorial Army of the following categories: (a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service (b) Pensioners with disabilities attributable to military service and (c) Gallantry award winner.

(vi) For vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen, an Ex-serviceman with 15 years active service in the Armed Forces with matriculation will be considered eligible to apply for the posts for which the minimum qualification is a University Degree.

Explanation: The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex- Servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under Central Government in Group 'C/D' will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex- Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group 'C/D' under Central Government. However, such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Govt. jobs.

(vii) Ex-Servicemen are required to clearly indicate all required particulars including community in the ONLINE Application and produce all documentary proofs including Community certificates in the prescribed format during document verification.


(i) The suitability of a post for persons with disability has been indicated against each post, under the column 'suitable for PWD'. Persons with disability may apply against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC, for those posts which have been identified as suitable for persons with disabilities.

(ii) Concessions: (i) Persons with disabilities are exempted from payment of examination fee irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not. (ii) Relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit is applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs. In addition, candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST are eligible for normal relaxation of 3 and 5 years respectively.

(iii) Definitions of Disabilities: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of recruitment are given below: (a) Blindness: 'Blindness' refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: (i) total absence of sight; or (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lens; (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse: (b) Low vision: "Person with low vision" means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. (c) Hearing impairment: "Hearing Impairment" means lose of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. (d) Loco Motor disability: "Loco Motor Disability" means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy. (e) Cerebral Palsy: "Cerebral Palsy" means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, pen-natal or infant period of development. (f) All the cases of orthopedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of "Loco Motor disability or cerebral palsy."

(iv) Degree of disability for relaxation: Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation of conditions in respective community in services / posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of relaxation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority (Medical Board, Constituted either by Central or State Government). Annexure -9 may be taken for Guidance.

(v) Competent authority to issue disability certificate: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government, The Central / State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing Loco Motor / Cerebral Palsy / Visual / hearing disability, as the case may be.

(vi) Assistance of scribe: Visually Handicapped candidates / candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral Palsy can avail the assistance of SCRIBE for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the SCRIBE, candidates will have to inform the RRBs in advance as per Annuxure-10. Engagement of SCRIBE will be subject to the following conditions: (a) The candidates will have to arrange their own SCRIBES on their own cost. (b) Separate Admit Cards/e-Admit Cards will be issued to SCRIBES accompanying the candidates. (c) Admit cards/e-Admit Cards should contain the particulars and photograph of the SCRIBE duly signed by him/her. (d) The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her. (e) Candidates opting for SCRIBE will be supplied with Annuxure-10 by RRBs; the same should be filled up and sent to RRB within the date specified by RRBs, so that RRBs can issue Admit Cards/e-Admit Cards for SCRIBE also.

(vii) All one eyed candidates and VH candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped persons and the provision for engaging SCRIBE shall not be applicable to them.

(viii) All selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.


Candidates serving in any Central / State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings may apply directly to the RRBs, duly informing their Administration. The last date for submission of ONLINE applications will not be extended on any account. The shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC) from the employer during Document Verification without fail. Otherwise their candidature will be cancelled.

NOTE: - Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the RRB concerned withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application/candidature will be liable to be rejected/cancelled.


(i) No Candidate should attempt impersonation or take the help of any impersonator at any stage of the selection process. Such candidates will be debarred for life from appearing in all RRB examinations as well as debarred from any appointment in Railways. In addition, legal action may also be taken against candidate.

(ii) Any candidate found using unfair means in the examination or sending someone else in his/her place to appear in the examination will be debarred from appearing in all the examinations of all the RRBs for lifetime. He/she will also be debarred from getting any appointment in the Railways. Such candidates are also liable for prosecution.

(iii) Furnishing of any false information to the RRB or deliberate suppression of any information at any stage will render the candidate disqualified and debarred from appearing at any selection or examination for appointment on the Railways or to any other Government service and if appointed the service of such candidate is liable to be terminated.

(iv) Any material suppression of facts or submitting of forged certificate / caste certificate by a candidate for securing eligibility and / or obtaining privileges, including free travel for appearing in the examination shall lead to rejection of his / her candidature for the particular recruitment for which he/she has applied. Further, he / she will also be debarred from all examinations conducted by all RRBs all over the country for a period of TWO years and legal action can be initiated, if warranted.

(v) A candidate will be debarred from examinations of all RRBs for a specified period/lifetime if (i) the candidate submits multiple applications with different community, (ii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different photo (face) and (iii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different documents.


(i) The entire Centralised Employment Notice along with all Annexure will also be available on the websites of RRBs.

(ii) RRBs reserve the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of the process of recruitment, if any irregularity / deficiency are noticed in the application.

(iii) RRBs reserve the right to conduct additional examination / document verification at any stage. RRBs also reserve the right to cancel part or whole of any recruitment process at any stage for any of the categories notified in this Centralised Employment Notice without assigning any reason thereof.

(iv) The decision of RRBs in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of ONLINE applications, penalty for false information, issue of free Rail Passes, mode of selection, conduct of ONLINE examination, allotment of examination centers, selection, allotment of posts to selected candidates etc., will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained by the Railway Recruitment Boards in this regard.

(v) Ordinarily, a railway servant shall be employed throughout his service on the railway or railway establishment to which he is posted on first appointment and shall have no claim as of right for transfer to another railway or another establishment. In the exigencies of service, however, it shall be open to the Competent Authority to transfer the railway servant to any other department or railway or railway establishment including a project in or out of India.

(vi) Railway Recruitment Boards will not be responsible for any inadvertent errors.

(vii) Any legal issues arising out of this Centralised Employment Notice shall fall within the legal jurisdiction of respective Central Administrative Tribunals under which the RRB concerned is located.

(viii) In the event of any dispute about interpretation, the English version will be treated as final.

(ix) The ONLINE (Computer Based) examination is tentatively scheduled to be held between 22nd August 2015 and 5th September 2015 at locations indicated at Para 16. However, RRBs reserve the right to change the date of examination without any notice. RRBs also reserve the right to change / delete exam towns based on the response and exigencies and may hold the ONLINE (Computer Based) examinations anywhere in the country and the centres allotted by RRBs will be final and binding.