RRB Recruitment Rules - General Guidelines


RRB Recruitment Rules

General Guidelines about Recruitment Process:

  • Before applying for any post, the candidates should ensure that he/she fulfills all the eligibility norms. The candidate should have the requisite Educational/ Technical qualifications from recognized University/Institute as on the closing date of submission of the application. Those awaiting results of the final examination need not apply. RRB may reject the applications of candidates at any stage of recruitment process in case the candidate is not fulfilling the requisite criteria, and if appointed, such candidates are liable to be removed from service summarily.

  • The candidates who have been debarred for life from all RRB examinations or the candidates, who have been debarred for a specified period which is not yet completed, need not apply in response to this Employment Notice. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.

  • Serving Defense Personnel likely to be released within one year of the closing date can also apply against Ex-Servicemen vacancies.

  • Vacancies of Ex-Servicemen and persons with disability are not separate but included in the total number of vacancies

  • Dates of all examinations and results are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and local dailies. These are also given in the website of the Railway Recruitment Board. Call letters for written examinations are sent to candidates by post (Under Certificate of Posting). The candidates whose applications are rejected are also intimated through post along with the cause of rejection. The details of eligible as well as ineligible candidates for a particular post are also put on the website of the Railway Recruitment Board at least one week prior to the written examination for that post. RRB will not be responsible for any postal delay/ wrong delivery of call letters / Rejection letters. RRB does not intimate candidates who are not selected in written examination or any other test.

  • Selection by RRB does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in Railway. The function of the RRB is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the concerned Zonal Railway / Production Unit who in turn issues the offer of appointment letter subject to the availability of vacancies and candidates being found medically fit and satisfying all eligibility criteria.

  • Selected candidates will have to undergo training wherever training is prescribed for the post.

  • Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay of the grade plus other allowances admissible at that time. During training period only stipend will be
    paid as applicable. Candidate may have to give security deposit and execute indemnity bond wherever necessary.

  • While all candidates irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, however against the vacancies earmarked for specific community (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community/ group will be considered. For this purpose, SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the formats given in the Annexure attached to the Employment Notices. Further, in case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specially indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Col.3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.36012/22/9-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004. OBC certificates should be current as on the date of closure of the employment notices.

  • The OBC candidate should enclose self declaration of non-creamy layer status in the proforma as given in Annexure attached to the Employment Notices. The candidates who indicate their community as SC or ST or OBC in their application form but do not enclose the caste certificate in the prescribed format will not be considered as eligible to appear for the examination.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC who fulfill required educational qualification/technical qualifications can also apply against UR vacancies. They will, however, have to compete with the UR candidates. No age relaxation will be allowed to such SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against UR vacancies.

  • Free Second Class Railway Pass as and when admissible will be issued to the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities when they are called for written examination or Aptitude Test/Skill test/document verification provided they submit valid caste certificate.

  • Selected male candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineer’s Unit of Territorial Army.

  • Female candidates are also eligible. However, it may be noted that some categories involve duties which are arduous in nature and call for working in shifts at odd hours, at road side stations also away from headquarters.

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