The Indian railways is The Back Bone Of India’s Economy and Largest monopoly of the Government of India. It have been the prime movers to the Nation and have the distinction of being one of the largest system in the World under the single management as it is Largest Railway System of Asia & seventh largest of the World. It also plays a key role in not only meeting the transport need of the country, but also a binding together dispersed area and promoting National Integration. As compared to Road Transport, the Railways have a large number of advantages. Therefore the Indian Railways are rightly occupied Place of Pride in the growth and Development of the Nation. On the whole Indian Railways ensures that travelling in India is a cherished experience for travelers. So if you are planning to join Indian railways, this article will guide you throughout the railways recruitment process. Get all Indian Railways jobs right here, along with important information, tips and guidance towards your upcoming Railway job.
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Why Should You Work In Indian Railways:- In India 70% of government Revenue is generated from railway sector, therefore it provide large number of job opportunities in this sector. A part from job security, they offer other benefits like good salary and allowances. Pensions are also given to retired workers.The government has also given an additional 2 years to people who are almost retiring. Another advantage of working in the railway sector,is that there are fixed hours of working which are not very long compared to the private sector.Under the Railways the government also provide various facilities like; sponsors its workers education etc.. A career with the railways is both secure and rewarding as this is a recession proof sector with excellent growth prospects.
What types of Jobs Does Indian Railways Offers:- The Indian Railways have been divided into several zones for the purpose of administration. There are several divisions and departments under each zone. Each division has a certain number of technical and non-technical departments. The Staff are classified into technical (Group ‘A’ and ‘B’) departments in Railway Jobs require civil, mechanical, electrical and telecommunication engineers and other professionals, and non-technical (Group ‘C’ and ‘D’) departments ,Group C comprise of the clerical staff, supervisors and skilled labor while unskilled and semi-skilled labor falls under the Group D class. Authorities deals with different groups & departments are as following:
Group A: The Group ‘A’ officers are recruited by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Railway officers of the highest rank belong to Group ‘A’.
Group B: There are no special examinations for the selection of Group B employees. Most of them are directly promoted from Group C.
Group C and Group D: Group C and Group D employees are recruited by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).Officers of the lowest rank belong to Group D.
What Educational Qualification Is Required To Apply For a Railways Job: According to Groups different Qualification is required which are as follow:
Group A: Graduation in any stream (for civil service); Degree in Engineering or M.Sc Degree (for engineering service); Degree in medicine- M.B.B.S (for medical service) from any recognised University. Besides Engineering Service Examination, a Special Class Railway Apprenticeship Examination (SCRA) is also held for the selection of mechanical engineers. HSC or equivalent with PCM, is the minimum qualification for SCRA exam.
- For Non-Technical Popular Categories(NTPC): Matriculation or Equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate. (Not applicable for SC/ST candidates and for the candidates of any category possessing higher qualification).
- For Technician Categories: Act Apprenticeship/ ITI. No other qualification including Diploma in Engineering /BE will be accepted as an alternative qualification. Act Apprenticeship/ITI certificate must be approved by SCVT / NCVT. Scouting/Guiding Qualification as in Para 4.0.
Group D: Passed Class-10th or equivalent. Scouting/Guiding Qualification as in Para 4.0.
What Will Be The Selection Procedure For a Railway Job: Selection procedure of Indian railways consists of 4 processes which are:
- Written Test: Written Test is conducted in the different examination centers where the knowledge of candidates about the English Language, General Knowledge, Mathematics is examine by the examination committee of Indian Railways.
- Medical Exam: Medical Exam or Medical Test is conducted to check the health and physically capabilities of candidates either he/she fit or not fit.
- Personal Interview: The purpose behind conducting Personal Interview to meet the candidate face to face and having a communication with him/her which can define the knowledge of that candidates and the ability of presentation.
- Merit List: At Last, after considering the all these 3 steps marks score, the Merit List is prepared which shows the Name of the selected, suitable and deserving candidate for the posts.
The Appointment Letter is given to the candidate to join this biggest network of Indian Railways and the initial Six months is the month of Training and after successfully completion of training, a candidate get permanent job.
Indian Railways Recruitment Exams: Various Railway recruitment exams are held by the respective authorities of Indian Railways to fill the Indian railways vacancies time to time. Some of the such exams are-
- SCRA Exam
- RNTC Exam
- RTCG Exam
- RPF Exams
- Some other posts comes under the Union Public Service Commission.
Is There Any Relaxation In Age /Selection Process: As per rules laid down by the government of India, there are always be relaxation for some special candidates. The candidate should be between 18-45 years of age to apply for the Railway Jobs, the rest is depends on the nature of posts or jobs. 3 years relaxation is given for OBC candidates and 5 years relaxation for SC/ST candidates.
Indian Railway zones & zonal headquarters and sub-divisions.
|Name of Zone||Abbreviation||Headquarter||Sub-Division|
|Central Railway||CR||Mumbai||Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Solapur, Nagpur|
|East Central Railway||ECR||Hajipur||Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur|
|East Coast Railway||ECoR||Bhubaneswar||Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair|
|Eastern Railway||ER||Kolkata||Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda|
|North Central Railway||NCR||Allahabad||Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi|
|North Eastern Railway||NER||Gorakhpur||Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi|
|North Western Railway||NWR||Jaipur||Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||NFR||Guwahati||Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangia, Lumding, Tinsukia|
|Northern Railway||NR||Delhi||Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad|
|South Central Railway||SCR||Secunderabad||Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur, Nanded|
|South East Central Railway||SECR||Bilaspur||Bilaspur, Raipur|
|South Eastern Railway||SER||Kolkata||Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi|
|South Western Railway||SWR||Hubli||Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore|
|Southern Railway||SR||Chennai||Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram|
|West Central Railway||WCR||Jabalpur||Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota|
|Western Railway||WR||Mumbai||Mumbai Central, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Vadodara|
Various Department Under Railway Ministry.
- Engineering Department
- Mechanical Engineering & Power (Transportation) Department
- Electrical Engineering Department
- Signal & Telecommunication Engineering Department
- Operating and Traffic (Transportation) Department
- Commercial Department
- Medical Department
- Safety Department
- Stores Department
- Accounts Department
- Personnel Department
- Security Department/ Railway Police Force (RPF)
What will be the Pay scale for different Groups:
|Group A (gazetted)||A railway position in highest scale ( ₹ 80,000 fixed) in Pay Band ‘4 (₹ 37,400-₹ 67,000) with GP (grade pay) ₹ 10,000 , ₹ 8,900 and ₹ 8,700 and Grade Pay ₹ 7,600 , ₹ 6,600 and ₹ 5,400 in Pay Band 3 (₹ 15,600-₹ 39,100 ) but not including the posts in Grade B and C|
|Group B (gazetted)||Railway posts in Pay Band-2 (9,300 -34,200 ) with GPs of 5,400 and 4,800 . Railways posts like Headmaster/Headmistress, Assistant Nuing Officer are categorized under PB-3 (15,600 -39,000 ) with GP of 5,400 and 6,600 .|
|Group C (gazetted)||All those posts with GP RS.2,800 , RS 2,400 , RS 2000 , RS 1900 and RS 1800 in PB-1 (RS 5,200- RS 20,200 ), and GP RS 4,600 and RS 4,200 in PB-2 ( RS 9,300-RS 34,800 )|