Indian Railway

About Railway

Railway Recruitment Control Board is a government organisation in India. It was set up in 1998 in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi.

In 1942, a Service Commission with a Chairman and two members was established for recruitment of Subordinate Staff on the then North West Railway was known as Railway Service Commission.

In 1945, the Services Commissions were set up at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Lucknow. In 1948, the Indian Railway Enquiry Committee reviewed working of commissions.In 1949, due to financial constraints a ban was imposed on recruitments on Indian Railways thus numbers of commissions was reduced to one centrally located at Bombay.In 1953-54 when Economic conditions of Indian Railway improved, four service commission were again set up at Bombay, Madras, Allahabad and Calcutta. In 1956, the Estimates committee generally approved the method of recruitment by the constitution of the Railway Service Commissions. In 1983, to cater to the needs of areas which were being neglected due to locations of the existing commissions, seven more commissions were set up viz, at Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhuvneshwar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar with sitting at Leh and Trivendrum. In 1984 two more service commissions were set up at Malda and Gorakhpur. In January, 1985 Railway Service Commissions have been renamed as Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). At present 19 Railway Recruitment Boards are functioning.


Educational Qualification: (AS ON 01.07.2017)

Indian citizens of the age group 18-31 can apply. The relaxations in the upper age limit for reserved category and ex-servicemen categories is applicable as per the government rules.

The opportunity is also open for those who have a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India (subjects of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugees, etc.)

Candidates are required to have completed the respective educational or technical training. Candidates awaiting their final results are not eligible.

Selection Process

A computer-based test will be conducted by RRB. Candidates will have to appear for a 90 marks paper, that will have negative marking. After that, the selected candidate will be called for a medical test. Shortlisted candidates would then be provisionally allotted on the basis of the verification of the documents.