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Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC)

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC) - Facts every aspirant should know

The Railway Recruitment instrument panel could be a government organization in India. it had been founded in 1998 within the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi.

Details about Railway Recruitment Board

The national transporter, Indian Railways, is that the biggest recruiter within the country. each year Indian Railways announce lakhs of jobs for graduates, 10+2, and Matric pass candidates. Against the vacancies, the Railways receive crores of application forms. The recruitments of the railways are handled by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs). RRBs are mandated with the responsibility of conducting recruitment to any or all Group C (Technical and Non-Technical) posts. RRCs are given with the responsibility of conducting exams for Group D recruitment. there's a complete of 21 RRBs and 16 RRCs. Recruitment to A and B posts in Indian Railways is finished through the Services and Engineering Services Exam (ESE). Railway recruitments are in deep trouble Non-Technical Popular Categories, Para-Medical Categories, Ministerial and Isolated Categories, Various Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, various posts of Jr. Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, and CMA, ALP and Technicians, etc. Besides, the various railway zones also conduct individual recruitments for various posts as per their requirements. during this article, we've got discussed the varied RRB exams.

Railway Recruitment Control Board


Civil Service and Engineering Recruitment Agency

  • Group C
  • Group D


Indian Railways


April 27, 1998; 23 years ago



Area served



Indian Railways

  • Civil Service¬†Staff Recruitment and Selection
  • Engineering¬†Staff Recruitment and Selection


Ministry of Railways , Government of India




List of Railway Exam in India

  • RRB JE
  • RRB NTPC¬†
  • RRB Group D
  • RRB ALP and Technician
  • Assistant Station Master (ASM)
  • ECRC
  • Section Engineers
  • Goods Guard
  • Assistant Manager
  • Sports Persons
  • Railway Services Grades
  • Railway Engineer
  • Traffic Apprentice
  • Traffic Assistant
  • SCRA Exam
  • Ticket Checker(RRB TC)


ALP & Technician

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts computer based examination for recruitment of ALP & Technician posts. RRB has released centralized notification 01/2018 for total 26502 vacancies. RRB ALP & Technician Recruitment 2018 will be held in two stages followed by Aptitude Test (if applicable) and Document Verification. First Stage CBT was scheduled in the month of May and June 2018. The second CBT was held in January 2019 and psychology test was held on 10th of June. The document verification started from July in various zones and still going on. The final empanelling is supposed to be completed in December of 2019.


Overview of RRB ALP 



Name of Exam

Railway Recruitment Board Assistant Loco Pilot

Commonly known as


Conducting Body

Railway Recruitment Board

Purpose of Exam

To recruit Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians in Indian Railways


Once a year

Application Mode


Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test

Recruitment Process

For ALP¬†‚Äď Two stage CBT followed by CBAT and Document Verification
For Technicians¬†‚Äď Two stage CBT followed by Document Verification

Level of exam

National Level

Application Fee

Rs. 250 for reserved categories
Rs. 500 for unreserved categories

Official website




Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit Commercial apprentice, Goods guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master etc. all over India.


RRB NTPC 2023 Highlights

Exam name


Conducted by 

Railway Recruitment Boards( RRBs)

Exam level


Stages of exam 

1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination

Exam category

Undergraduate posts: Class 12 pass

Graduate posts: Graduation

Mode of exam


Total vacancies


Official website




Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts RRB JE exam to recruit Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) for Indian Railway all over India.


RRB JE recruitment 2023 details

RRB JE 2023 Recruitment Details


RRB JE Recruitment 2023

Exam name

Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer Exam ‚Äď RRB JE

Name of the Posts

Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (IT), Depot Materials Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant

Centralised Advertisement number

Not notified

Exam Conducting Authority

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)

Job Category

Government Job (Central Government)

Exam level

All India Level

RRB Exam Vacancies

Not notified

RRB Exam Selection process

RRB JE CBT-I, RRB JE CBT-II, Document Verification and Medical Examination


List of RRB Boards in India

  • RRB Ahmedabad
  • RRB Ajmer
  • RRB Allahabad
  • RRB Bangalore
  • RRB Bhopal
  • RRB Bhubaneswar
  • RRB Bilaspur
  • RRB Chandigarh
  • RRB Chennai
  • RRB Gorakhpur
  • RRB Guwahati
  • RRB Jammu and Kashmir
  • RRB Kolkata
  • RRB Malda
  • RRB Mumbai
  • RRB Muzaffarpur
  • RRB Patna
  • RRB Ranchi
  • RRB Secunderabad
  • RRB Siliguri
  • RRB Thiruvananthapuram


Frequently Asked Question ‚Äď RRB Exams

Q. What are topics covered in RRB Syllabus?

Ans. The common subjects covered in RRB Syllabus are English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. However, RRB exams require candidates to be well versed in professional subjects as well.

Q. Which language is used in the RRB exam?

Ans. Apart from English and Hindi the RRB Exam recruitment are to be conducted using 13 languages. These 13 languages are Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam,  Marathi, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.

Q. What is the RRB exam Age limit eligibility conditions?

Ans. A candidate must be at least 18 years of age to appear for any of the RRB exams but the upper age limit for different RRB exam is different for different posts.  RRB NTPC Age Limit is up to 30 years, the RRB ALP age limit is up to 28 years and RRB JE upper Age limit differs as per the posts.

Q. What is the educational qualification?

A. The educational qualification is class 10, 12 and graduation.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in the exam.

Q. Who issues the letter of appointment?

A. The letter of appointment is issued by the respective railway zones.

Q. Is it is mandatory to qualify the document verification?

A. Yes, it is mandatory to qualify the document verification.

Q. Why is the medical test done?

A. The medical test is done to check the fitness of candidates for a particular post. 


Website : http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

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