Railway recruitment 2018: In February, the Indian Railways had notified about a golden opportunity, inviting aspirants to apply for various group C and D posts. The last date for submission of applications was extended to March 31, so that those who missed getting themselves registered can get another chance to do so. Applications are invited for over 89000 posts — 26,502 vacancies for group C and 62,907 group D vacancies.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will tentatively conduct the exam during April and May, 2018. After releasing the notification (CEN 1-2018 and CEN 2-2018), many changes with respect to criteria, age and educational qualification were also introduced. In a note published on the official website, the candidates who could not choose the exam language of their choice can modify it by selecting the modify exam language tab in the menu.
GROUP C vacancy details
Total posts: 26,502
Assistant Loco Pilot: 17,673
Various posts of Technicians: 8829
Educational qualification: Aspirants should possess the relevant educational/technical qualifications from recognised institute/university.
The initial salary offered is Rs 19,900 (Level 2 of 7th CPC pay matrix) plus other allowances as admissible.
The selection shall be done through 4 stages which will be common for ALP and Technician.
— First stage: CBT
— Second stage: CBT
— Computer-based aptitude test
— Document verification
GROUP D vacancy details
Total vacancies: 62,907
Track Maintainer Grade IV (Trackman
Helpers in electrical/engineering/mechanical/signal and telecommunication department
Education qualification: The minimum qualification required for vacancies of trackmen, helpers etc in Group D Level 1 recruitment was class 10 pass certificate along with an Industrial Training Institute or equivalent certificate. But now, the latter has been made optional. Now, even if the aspirants do not possess the technical certification, they can apply if they have passed class 10.
The selection will be done on the basis of a Computer Based Test (CBT). The qualified ones will then have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
Examination fee refund
Also, according to the new rule, the RRB will be refunding a part of the fee deposited by candidates belonging to all categories – both who have applied and who are planning to apply. Rs 400 out of the examination fee of Rs 500 will be refunded to general category candidates and a full refund of the Rs 250 examination fee will be provided to reserved category candidates. It should be noted that the refund will only be done after the candidates have appeared for the first stage CBT examination.
Last date of application – March 31, 2018
Last date of online payment – March 31, 2018
Last date of SBI challan – March 31, 2018
Last date post office challan – March 29, 2018
Exam date – April/May 2018 (tentative)
At present, around 1.5 crore people have registered for these posts, officials said. “Primary registration is done by candidates with their name and address. The next step is application where they fill up other details and pay the fee,” a senior official told PTI.