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Introduction to railway recruitment via rrb recruitment

We are going to tell you about most interesting and valuable facts about Railway Jobs. Many of you dream about Job in Indian Railway because the glimpse of ‘Indian lifeline’ surely attracts you. But before you were going to apply for Railway recruitment, you should know about the facts and precious information about railway sector. This knowledge definitely helps you to find your dream job in Railway.

  • Indian Railway network is fourth largest railway network in the world.
  • Indian Railways is a state-owned railway company, which manage rail transport in India.
  • It is owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways.
  • Mr Suresh Prabhu is current Railway Minister of India.
  • Railways first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane.

From reports, Indian Railways run on average 14000 passenger trains daily in 2015-16. Mail or Express trains, most common type, run at the average speed of 50.9 km/hr. There is mainly Broad Gauge Railway network running in India but also in small sketches of its network use metre and narrow gauges. Indian Railway is world’s 8th biggest employer and approx 1.400 million employees are currently working in this network. You can apply for various posts at every education level in Railway Jobs via RRB recruitment. RRB recruitment notifications for both fresher and experienced candidates under various departments and then you can apply for the post which is suitable to your qualification.

Organisational Structure

The head management runs this network is Railway Board which is also called Ministery of Railways. It reports to the Parliament of India through the Ministry of Railways headed by the Railway Minister of India. India Railway Board RRB was founded on 16 April 1853. Railway Board headquarter is located in Rail Bhavan, Raisina Marg, New Delhi — 110011. The board is headed by a Chairman who reports to the Minister of Railways. Mr A.K. Mittal is current Chairman of Indian Railway Board. The Railway board has five other members in addition to the chairman. The General Managers of the Zonal Railways and the production units report to the board. The New projects and financial statement of Railway are announced in Railway Budget every year. It was presented by Railway Minister in Parliament before Union Budget till 2016 but Indian Government approved Rail Budget and General budget Merger on 21 September 2016 and ends 92 years old practice of this presentation for India’s largest transportation system.

Types of Zones and Passenger Service in Railway

There are 17 Zones in Indian Railway or we can say Indian railway is divided into 17 Zones which are comparatively subdivided into Divisions. Each Zone on Indian Railway is made up of certain numbers of divisions and also have divisional headquarters. The total numbers of division in Indian railway are sixty-eight. Below you can see different Zones of Indian Railway and their headquarters in the table:

Railway zone
Abbr.
Zone HQ
Railway Divisions

Northern Railway
NR
Delhi
Delhi, Ambala,Firozpur,Lucknow NR,Moradabad

North Eastern Railway
NER
Gorakhpur
Izzatnagar,Lucknow NER,Varanasi

Northeast Frontier Railway
NFR
Guwahati
Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia

Eastern Railway
ER
Kolkata
Howrah,Sealdah,Asansol,Malda

South Eastern Railway
SER
Kolkata
Adra,Chakradharpur,Kharagpur,Ranchi

South Central Railway
SCR
Secunderabad
Secunderabad,Hyderabad,Vijayawada, Guntakal,Guntur, Nanded

Southern Railway
SR
Chennai
Chennai, Tiruchirappalli,Madurai,Palakkad, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram

Central Railway
CR
Mumbai
Mumbai,Bhusawal, Pune,Solapur,Nagpur

Western Railway
WR
Mumbai
Mumbai WR,Ratlam,Ahmedabad, Rajkot,Bhavnagar, Vadodara

South Western Railway
SWR
Hubballi
Hubballi,Bengaluru,Mysuru,

North Western Railway
NWR
Jaipur
Jaipur,Ajmer,Bikaner,Jodhpur

West Central Railway
WCR
Jabalpur
Jabalpur,Bhopal,Kota

North Central Railway
NCR
Allahabad
Allahabad, Agra,Jhansi

South East Central Railway
SECR
Bilaspur
Bilaspur,Raipur,Nagpur SEC

East Coast Railway
ECoR
Bhubaneswar
Khurda Road,Sambalpur,Waltair

East Central Railway
ECR
Hajipur
Danapur,Dhanbad,Mughalsarai,Samastipur, Sonpur

Kolkata Metro
MTP
Kolkata
NA


Trains are classified by their average speed in Indian Railway. Superfast trains has less stops than a slower one trains like Mail Express or Local Trains. Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express, Gatimaan Express , Duranto Express, AC Express and Tejas Express are the major High speed trains in India and also known for their better facilities from other trains. India Railway also operates tourist trains like Palace on Wheels, Maharaja Express, The Golden Chariot, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Fairy Queen which are known for world class facilities and luxury. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway,Kalka-Shimla Railway and Nilgiri Mountain Railway are narrow gauge operating railway that runs in hilly region of India famous for its natural beauty and sight seeing. UNESCO declared these lines combinely as world Heritage site.

How to get jobs in Railway Recruitment

Indian Railway is Biggest employer in India and it recruit through Railway Recruitment Board(RRB). All 17 Zones of Indian Railway is managed by Railway Recruitment Board. Some posts of India railway comes under Union Public service Commission otherwise Railway Recruitment Board recruit for all posts. RRB recruit technical and non-technical staff through recruitment exam as per the syllabus decided  according to the various positions and posts. There are four groups in Indian Railway Recruitment Board which are Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D. All positions are divided in these groups recruitment. Recruitment board issued recruitment notification and advertisement in various newspapers and official website to announce open recruitment. In Railway Recruitment various positions are required special qualification and training so Railway Recruitment Board appoints technical staff by its different written examination from non-technical staff. Railway Recruitment Boards held written exams and interview to recruit technical staff in different zones

Various Posts in Railway Job

Group A

In ‘Group A’ there are various types of position and services recuited through Railway Recruitment Exams appointed by Union Public service Commission such as Civil-Service Examination, Engineering Service Examination, and Combined Medical Examination.

  • India Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • India Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • India Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Store Service
  • Indian Railway Medical Service
  • India Railway Traffic Service
  • India Railway Accounts Service
  • India Railway Personnel Service
  • Post of Assistant Security Officer; Group ‘A’ in railway Protection Force
  • Railway Board Secretariat Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)

Group B

There is interesting thing in Railway Recruitment board that ‘Group B’ posts are not directly recruited, actually these posts are upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ posts, and the posts of Group ‘C’ are managed as follows.

Group C

There are total 19 railway recruitment boards for recruitment of Group C posts. Group ‘C’ posts are categorized into Technical and Non-Technical staff like Assistant Station Masters, Drivers, Motormen, Guards, Signal and Mechanical Inspectors.  You will see major recruitment of Group C from Railway Recruitment board because most of the post are upgraded for ‘Group B’ after employee gain experience and promoted through defined standards of RRB.

Technical Cadre: The Station Master, Signal and Mechanical Inspectors, Motormen and Drivers are some major posts which come under the technical cadres in railway. And also there are lots more posts includes in Technical Cadre

Non-Technical Cadre: There are also various Non-Technical work in railway like Ticket collection, Ticket issuing, Accounts works, File management and various administration works which is managed by  Non-Technical Cadre.

Group D

Railway Recruitment Board recruit for Group ‘D’ posts include porter, Gateman, parcel porter, helper, track-man, Safaiwala, Gangman, Khalasi, peon in various departments like traffic, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and S& T. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and written test are appointed by RRB for recruitment of Group D posts.

Qualification required For Railway Jobs

In India, Railway provides maximum number of oppourtunites of job for candidates who cleared 8th, 10th , 12th, Graduation, Engineering, MBA, ITI and much more. Indian Railway is one of the largest government sector in India and highest numbers of employees are working in this sector. In Railway Jobs 2017 you will find various classifications like Group A & B Gazetted and Group C & D Non-Gazetted positions. If you want to apply for the various post, basic qualifications needed is 10th standard . Candidates will be shortlist from the Physical Efficiency Test (EST) and Written Test by Railway recruitment board. . In Railway Jobs you can also Apply online for various posts in open recruitment from Railway Recruitment Board based on specific qualification needed. If you have high level qualification, you will apply directly for Jobs on a various post like Assistant Manager, Director, Junior Engineer, Sports Quota, Apprentice Trainee, Station Master, Ticket Collector and more.

How to Prepare for Railway Jobs

Friends if you have dream to get a Job In Indian Railway you must need to prepare as we are going tell you. For ‘Group A’ Railway Jobs you have to prepare for various competetive tests appointed by Union Public Service Commission like Civil-Service Examination, Engineering Service Examination, and Combined Medical Examination. The competitive exam have four sections which are General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. Basically it will be a computer-based exam of 100 marks in which duration is 90 minutes . Also there will be negative marking for wrong answers. It means if your answer is wrong or in correct 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted. So be carefull in these types of Exams. Also prepare Current Affairs Questions of the last six months and find major and important facts about Union Budget and Rail Budget of that year when you are applying.

How to apply for Railway Recruitment

Applicants can follow the below steps for ease of Online Application Submission of Railway Upcoming Vacancies.

  1. Visit the Indian Railways official website www.indianrailways.gov.in
  2. Check for the latest RRB Recruitment Notifications.
  3. Select on your desirable Notification.
  4. Read the all instructions carefully.
  5. Then click on the Online Application.
  6. Fill the details without any mistakes.
  7. Then upload your recent photograph and signature.
  8. Scan the required copies of documents.
  9. Check all filled details once before submit.
  10. Make sure with all details and click on submit button.
  11. Make a printout of RRB Registration Form for future use.

Metro Railway Jobs

Jobs in Metro Railway are also a good option if you are looking for secure future and good Pay scale. There are various divisions of Metro railway in India where you can find your ideal job. The Major Jobs in Metro railway divisions in India are  Chennai Metro Rail Ltd Recruitment, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Jobs, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Recruitment, Kochi Metro Rail Jobs, Kolkata Metro Rail Recruitment, Konkan Railway Recruitment, Gurgaon MetroRail Recruitment, Mumbai Metro Railway Jobs , Jaipur Metro Rail Recruitment, Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad Jobs , Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited , Chandigarh Metro Rail Recruitment , Patna Metro Rail Recruitment , Surat Metro Railway Jobs , Vijayawada Metro Rail Recruitment , Visakhapatnam Metro Rail, Lucknow Metro Railway Jobs, Guwahati Metro Rail Recruitment , Srinagar Metro Railway Jobs, Bhopal Metro Rail , Indore Metro Rail ,  Bhubaneswar & Cuttack Metro Railway Recruitment , Ludhiana Metro Rail Jobs , Pune Metro Rail, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Jobs.

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