RRB recruitment 2018 group C, D posts: Over 1.5 crore candidates applied so far

In the preliminary registration of RRB application form, candidates have to provide educational qualification along with other details such as name, father's name, date of birth, community, email ID and mobile number.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2018 2:18 pm
rrb recruitment, railways recruitment, railway jobs RRB recruitment 2018: All those who are interested and fit to apply can register themselves at the official website – indianrailways.gov.in.

RRB recruitment 2018: In the Indian Railways mega recruitment drive for filling 89000 jobs in group C and D categories, till now, about 1.5 crore candidates have registered. “Primary registration is done by candidates with their name and address. The next step is the application where they fill up other details and pay the fee,” said a senior official. In March, applications were invited by the by the Railway Recruitment Board for over 89000 posts — 26,502 vacancies for group C and 62,907 group D vacancies. The last date for submission of applications is March 31.

In the preliminary registration of RRB application form, candidates have to provide educational qualification along with other details such as name, father’s name, date of birth, community, email ID and mobile number.

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will tentatively conduct the exam during April and May, 2018. After releasing the notification for the vacancies, the railways made many changes with respect to criteria, age and educational qualification, after protests by job aspirants in several states.

RRB 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.

Pay scale

The initial salary offered is Rs 19,900 (Level 2 of 7th CPC pay matrix) plus other allowances as admissible.

RRB recruitment 2018: Selection procedure

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

RRB 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.

RRB recruitment 2018: Selection procedure

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.

RRB recruitment 2018: Important dates

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)

With inputs from PTI

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      Mar 16, 2018 at 2:48 pm
      please give a
      1. Ganesh Prajapat
        Mar 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm
        It will be My second compe I've exam I am so confused
        1. Ramesh Chhabra
          Mar 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm
          whether test/ interview of D Group will be held as per prescribed schedule?
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            Gaurav Kumar Das
            Mar 15, 2018 at 12:19 pm
            What is the next step??
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