RRB-SSE/JE - General Instructions


(i) Computer based (ONLINE) examination for SSE, JE & CMA across India will be held between 22nd August 2015 and 5th September 2015 (on the same day by all participating RRBs.)

(ii) As the examination is to be held by all RRBs simultaneously, candidates can submit ONLINE application to any one RRB only, separately for SSE and / or JE group.

2 (a) Their admission to the examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

(b) Mere issue of e–Call Letter to candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally accepted by the RRB.

(c) RRBs conduct verification of eligibility conditions, with reference to original documents, only after candidates have qualified in all the stages of examination. RRBs may reject the applications of candidates at any stage of recruitment process in case the candidates are not fulfilling the requisite criteria, and if appointed, such a candidate(s) are liable to be summarily removed from service.

(d) Before applying for any post, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including educational qualification(s) and medical standard(s) (Refer Para nos. 3 & 9 of General Instructions). Candidates should ensure that they have requisite Educational/Technical qualifications from recognized Board/University/Institute as on the date of submission of the application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination NEED NOT apply.

3 Candidates who have been debarred for life from all RRB/RRC examinations or candidates who have been debarred for a specified period which is not yet completed need NOT apply in response to this Centralized Employment Notice. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.

4 Candidates submitting more than one application with different particulars like name/Father's Name/ Community/photo (face)/ educational and/ or Technical qualification will be summarily rejected & also debarred from RRB examinations(refer Para No.13.05 of General Instructions). A candidate will also be debarred from examinations of all RRBs for a specified period/or lifetime if (i) the candidate submits applications for a particular post to more than one RRB, (ii) the candidate submits multiple applications for the same post and category, (iii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different community for the same post & category, (iv) the candidate submits multiple applications with different photo (face) and different name for same post & category and (v) the candidate submits multiple applications with different documents for the same post & category.

5 Signatures of the candidates on TEMPLATE and other prescribed places should be identical, either in English or Hindi, and must be in running hand and not in block/capital or disjointed letters. Signatures in different style or language, at the time of application, ONLINE examination and document verification etc., may result in cancellation of candidature.

6 Candidates should note that only the Name, Father's Name and Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the RRBs

NOTE:- In case candidate has changed his name then gazette notification or any other legal document as applicable should be submitted at the time of document verification. Such candidates should indicate their changed name in the application. However other details should match with the Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Date of such change should be prior to the date of application.

7 Preference for post(s) and /or Railway(s)/Unit: Candidates should give their order of preference of Category of post(s) and / or the Railway(s)/Unit while applying. RRB will allot the post and the Railway/ Unit to the selected candidates as per the preference of the candidates subject to merit and vacancy position. However, RRBs reserve the right to allot even non-preferred Post and/or Railway/Unit subject to merit and vacancy position.

8 Selection by RRB does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in the Railways. The function of the RRB is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the Zonal Railway/Production Unit concerned who in turn issues the offer of appointment letter subject to availability of vacancies and candidates being found medically fit and satisfying all eligibility criteria.

9 Ordinarily, a railway servant shall be employed throughout his service on the railway or railway establishment to which he/she 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.

10 Selected candidates will have to undergo training wherever training is prescribed for the post.

11 Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay of the Pay Band plus Grade Pay plus other allowances as admissible at that time. During training period only stipend will be paid as applicable. Candidates may have to give security deposit and execute indemnity bond wherever necessary.

12 Free Second Class Railway Pass as admissible will be issued to candidates belonging to SC/ST communities when they are called for ONLINE examination/document verification, provided they upload valid caste certificate along with ONLINE application.

13 Selected male candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineers' Unit of Territorial Army.

14 Female candidates are also eligible for all the posts. However, it may be noted that some categories involve duties which are arduous in nature and call for working in shifts at odd hours, at road side station and also away from headquarters.

15 The number of vacancies indicated in this Centralized Employment Notice is provisional and may increase or decrease or even become NIL depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration. The Administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded.

16 Serving Defence Personnel likely to be released within one year of the closing date (i.e. 26.07.2015) can also apply against Ex-Servicemen vacancies.

17 Any subsequent change(s) in the terms and conditions of this Centralised Employment Notice as per extant rules will stand good. RRBs reserve the right to incorporate any subsequent changes/modifications/ additions in the term & conditions to recruitment under this Centralised Employment Notice as necessitated and applicable.


Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Ex-Servicemen (Ex-SM) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) for the categories (posts), wherever applicable and admissible and as communicated by the Indenting Railways/Production Units under extant rules, has been taken care of (as per the vacancy table).

NOTE-I: - While all candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community/group will be considered. For this purpose SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure-3 (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure-4 (for OBC candidates) at the time of Document Verification. Further, in case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer)' mentioned in Column.3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, and further revision if any received till the closing date of this Centralized Employment Notice.

NOTE-II: - Vacancies for Ex-Servicemen and Persons with Disability (PWD) wherever given in the above vacancy table are not separate but included in the total number of vacancies. In case of Persons with Disability (PWD), if any vacancies which are reserved for them cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under that category of Disability or for any other sufficient reason such vacancy/vacancies shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as “Backlog Reserved Vacancy”.

NOTE-III: - Candidates applying against reserved vacancies (SC/ST/OBC) and/or seeking age relaxation must submit requisite caste certificate in the prescribed format from the competent authority (The Certificates, as applicable should be submitted during document verification). Otherwise, their claim for reserved status (SC/ST/OBC) will not be entertained and the candidature / application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (Un-reserved) category, will be considered under General(UR) vacancy only.

NOTE-IV: - Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who fulfill required educational qualification/Technical qualifications can also apply against UR vacancies. They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates. No age relaxation will be allowed to such SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against UR vacancies. However candidates have to indicate their actual community in the application.


(a) AGE LIMIT: The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2015. The upper age limit is relaxable as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates:

(b) By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

(c) By 3 years for OBC candidates.

(d) No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.

(e) For 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.

(f) By 5 years for candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

(g) By 10 years for UR Persons with Disabilities (PWD), 13 years for OBC Persons with Disabilities and 15 years for SC&ST Persons with Disabilities (PWD).

(h) Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried shall be 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.

(i) For serving Group ”C” and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes, the upper age limit will be up to 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells). For those working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and institutes, the relaxation in upper age limit will be up to the length of service rendered, subject to a maximum of 5 years.

(j) The date of birth for candidates for different age groups should be between the dates given below (Both dates inclusive):

















For categories listed in Para 2.04 to 2.08. Age relaxation as indicated will be applicable.








Candidates should have requisite Educational/Technical qualifications (as indicated in the vacancy table) from recognized Board/University /Institute as on the date of submission of the ONLINE application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply. Candidates who have obtained diploma/degree through distance mode except AMIETE & AMIE are not eligible to apply.


(a). No examination fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/ Persons with Disability (PWD)/ Women/Minorities and Economically Backward Classes having annual family income less than ` 50,000/-

NOTE: - Minorities mean Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians (Parsis) (further revision if any received till the closing date of this Centralized Employment Notice). Minority candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish 'minority community declaration' affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper at the time of document verification to the effect that they belong to any of the above minority communities. If the affidavit is not produced at the time of document verification, the candidature will be rejected.

Economically Backward Classes candidates means those whose annual family income is less than ` 50,000/-. They have to submit income certificate at the time of document verification in the prescribed format as given in Annexure-7 on the letter head of the issuing authority.

(b) For Unreserved/OBC Male candidates not coming within the purview of minority/economical backward classes/PWD/Ex-Servicemen, examination fee is ` 100/- for all categories.

(c) The examination fee is non-refundable. It should be paid ONLINE using internet banking or debit/credit cards (service charges apply for all banks which will be borne by the candidates) or can be paid through challan in any branch of SBI or computerized Post Office Pay-In-Slip (service charges apply). If the fee is paid through a challan in SBI or Pay-In-Slip in Post Office the receipt should be preserved. The same can be produce at the time of Document Verification.

(d) Applications not accompanied with examination fee, wherever required, will be summarily rejected.


(a) Candidates can apply for a particular post to any one RRB only through ONLINE application mode by visiting the website of RRB concerned. The websites of RRBs (refer Para no.16 of General Instructions). Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the instructions available on the website of RRB and in this notification. The onus is on the candidate to prove that all the information provided/ submitted by him/ her in the application is true.

NOTE: - The candidates are advised to submit ONLINE application separately, One single application for SSE Category(ies) and/or another single application for JE category(ies), if eligible, for the post(s) of that RRB to which he/she wants to apply. Examination fee, if applicable, has to be paid separately.

(b) Candidates are required to go to the link provided for filling ONLINE application and fill up the personal details/BIO-DATA, fee paid etc. carefully. They are also required to exercise their option/preference for Category No(s), & Railway/Production Unit.

NOTE-I: - Multiple posts with different qualifications and other requirements have been notified in this Notification. The candidates are required to indicate their Post-wise and Railway-wise preferences very carefully. Options once exercised in the ONLINE Application shall be final and no request for change shall be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to be careful in exercise of option for post(s) and Railway(s)/PU(s).

NOTE-II: - Candidates should ensure that their Name, Father's Name, Date of Birth should exactly match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also to debarment. In case any candidate has formally changed the name, then gazette notification or any other legal document, as applicable should be submitted at the time of Document Verification. Such candidates should indicate their changed name. However other details should match with the matriculation certificate.

NOTE-III: - Candidates are advised to indicate their mobile no. and valid e-mail IDs in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire recruitment process.

(c) The examination fee (unless exempted) should be paid ONLINE using internet banking or debit/credit cards (service charges apply for all banks, which will be borne by the candidates) or can be paid through challan in any branch of SBI or computerized Post Office Pay-In-Slip. If the fee paid through a challan at SBI branch, the receipt should be preserved. At the time of Document Verification, the same can be called for verification. After making payment of fee relevant details are required to be filled in the prescribed column of the ONLINE application.

NOTE:- Candidates who opt to pay examination fee through “SBI Challan” or “Computerized Post Office Pay-In-Slip (Service Charges apply)” the mode will be deactivated at the end of working hours on of 23.07.2015.

(d) Candidates are required to take a print-out of blank “Template” provided on the link and affix their Signature (in English or in Hindi), Left Thumb Impression at appropriate place (Ridges of the thumb impression must be clearly visible) and paste a copy of the Photograph uploaded and self attest it. They are also required to copy the prescribed declaration in their own running handwriting (not in capital / spaced out letters), with blue or black ball point pen (not in pencil, fountain pen or gel pen), in the space provided to the extent possible. The filled in Template should be brought to the examination hall/ during Document Verification.

(e) Photograph: A colour photograph of size 3.5 cm X 3.5 cm (not earlier than three months from the date of application), with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses, should be uploaded. The size of the uploaded photograph should be between 15kb-20 kb. Candidates may note that RRBs may, at any stage, reject the applications for uploading old/unclear photograph along with application or for any significant variations between photograph uploaded along with Application Form and the actual physical appearance of the candidate. Candidates are advised to keep two additional copies and also a post card size copy of the same photograph ready with them for bringing along with e-Call Letter and valid Photo ID at the time of examination/ during Document Verification (Refer to Para 7.03 & 7.04).

(f) During submission of ONLINE application, a Registration Number will be issued to each applicant. Candidates are advised to preserve/note their Registration Number for further stages of recruitment process / correspondence with RRB concerned.

NOTE-I:- ONLINE Applications without photo of candidate, not having requisite fee (if applicable) are liable to be rejected.

NOTE-II: - In case the application is rejected, candidates will be able to view their status ONLINE on the website of RRB concerned along with the reasons for rejection(s). SMS and e-mail alerts shall also be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile number and e-mail ID, as indicated in their ONLINE application. Candidates whose application/ candidature is rejected will NOT be intimated by post. Candidates are advised to use thier personnel Mobile Number/ E-mail ID.

(g) ENCLOSURES TO BE UPLOADED ALONG WITH APPLICATION FORM: SC/ST candidates who want to avail the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass) for ONLINE examination/document verification should also upload their caste certificate (as per Annexure -3) issued from the competent authority. At the time of obtaining reservation and traveling, the Reservation Clerk and/or Ticket Checking Staff will ask for the original SC/ST certificate for verification of genuineness of the candidate.

NOTE:- No print-out/hard copy of application complete in all respect and/or SC/ST certificate needs to be sent to the RRB concerned.

Submit ONLINE application separately, one single application for SSE category (ies) and/or another single application for JE category (ies), if eligible, for the post(s) of that RRB to which he/she wants to apply. Examination fee, if applicable, has to be paid separately.