Indian Railway Job: Online applications invited for around 90,000 posts

Ministry of Railways has announced o­ne of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) & Level II Categories. o­nline applications have been invited for the Group C Level II posts like Assistant Loco Pilots, Technicians (Fitter, Crane Driver, Blacksmith, and Carpenter) and Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts like Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman, Porter. This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class Xth / ITI / equivalent to join Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has published a notification no. CEN 01/2018 for Group CLevel II Categories posts for the candidates in the age group of 18-30 years who have passed Class X and have an industrial training certificate (ITI) or equivalent.

The notification no. CEN 02/2018 about Group C Level I (Erstwhile Group D) posts for candidates in the age group of 18-33 years and who have passed Class X / industrial training certificate (ITI) / equivalent. The notifications have already been uploaded o­n RRB Websites. The relaxation of age is as follows:

 CEN 01/2018 – Asst. Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician(age in years)
Community Notified Revised
UR 28 30
OBC 31 33
SC 33 35
ST 33 35
CEN 02/2018 – Level-1 (erstwhile Group D) (Age in years)
Community Notified Revised
UR 31 33
OBC 34 36
SC 36 38
ST 36 38


Examination fees were levied to discourage non-serious candidates who applying and do not appear for the exam. This would save the Railways substantial amount of resources spent o­n setting up infrastructure to enable candidates to appear for exams.Examination fees for recruitment were fixed at Rs. 500/- for non-exempted candidates.  It is now decided that Rs. 400/- will be refunded to those candidates who appear for the exam. To enable refund of this amount, candidates will be required to submit details of their bank accounts o­nline. This facility will be executed shortly. Exempted categories like SC / ST / Divyang / Ex-servicemen / Women / Minorities / Economically Backward Classes will be charged Rs. 250/-. The whole of this amount will be refunded to those candidates from these categories who appear for the exam. These fees will ensure o­nly serious candidates appear.

Educational Qualifications: Minimum educational qualifications for all Level I posts were class 10th or ITI or equivalent till July, 2017.  In July, 2017 for many of these Level I posts, criteria was changed to class 10th and ITI or equivalent. This was not known the people in advance and was unfair to candidates who had been preparing over the past years for this recruitment. Candidates would have got a chance to acquire the required certifications and qualifications had they been given adequate advance notice. Therefore, it has now been decided that for this exam, criteria will be class 10th or ITI or equivalent, again.  This will enable more candidates to apply for the posts and ensure wider participation. In addition, Railways has planned further training programmes to ensure better skills for staff.

Language: Question papers to candidates will be provided in 15 languages – Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. This will ensure opportunities for candidates across India.

Signature:Candidates can now make signature in any language instead of o­nly in Hindi or English. This will adequately reflect the diversity and plurality of India.

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