Monday, 16 July 2012

Railway Recruitment Board invites applications for various posts - March 2012 - GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS


1.01 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. The requisite technical qualification (Degree, Diploma etc as the case may be) obtained through Distance learning mode, except AMIETE, IS NOT considered eligible. 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.

1.02 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 Centralised Employment Notice. Their candidature will be rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.

1.03 Candidates should fill up the application in his/her own handwriting and must sign as well as put his/her left hand thumb impressions at the prescribed places. Applications should be filled either in English or in Hindi. Application should be in a good quality A4 size bond paper (80 GSM) using one side only. Employment news or any Newspaper cuttings should not be used as application. The candidates purchasing printed application from the market should ensure that it conforms to the prescribed format published in the Centralised Employment Notice. The candidates can also make photocopy of the application format as given in the Employment News/Rozgar and then fill up the details, they can also download the application format from the website of the RRBs the detailed centralized employment notice has also been displayed on the notice board in the office of RRBs. The candidates should send their application sufficiently in advance before the closing date. RRBs will not be responsible for any postal delay/wrong delivery at any stage of the selection process.

1.04 The candidates are required to sign in English or in Hindi in the prescribed places provided in Application Form and in Information Sheet. The signatures on Application Form, Information Sheet, Answer Sheet, Question Booklet and other places should be identical. The signatures must be in running hand and not in block capital or disjointed letters. Signatures at the time of application, written examination and document verification in different style or language may result in cancellation of candidature.

1.05 Candidates shall refer Para-16 given below for submission of Single / Separate Applications to the RRB concerned.

(a) The candidates have to submit single application as instructed (Para-16) for combined categories, duly mentioning the order of priority of categories in the space provided in the Item No.1 of Application Form (Annexure-1). Candidate will only be considered for the posts indicated in the Application Form. It is compulsory for the candidates to give the priority of categories. Once choice is made, it is final & cannot be changed.

(b) Common examination will be conducted for such combined categories i.e., the candidate will be writing a single examination for all the categories within such combined category as per his/her choice of priority. A single roll number will be allotted to such candidates in combined category covering all the categories he/she has applied for.

(c) After the selection process, the category allotted by RRB to the candidate is final. Request for change in category will not be entertained.

(d) One envelope should contain one application only. Candidates should however note that the RRBs may hold written examination for more than one group in a single session. 1.06 Candidates submitting more than one application for the same category will be summarily rejected and also debarred from RRB examinations as per para-14.03 given below.

1.07 Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate as on the date of submission of applications will only be accepted by the RRB.

1.08 Serving Defence Personnel likely to be released within one year of the closing date (i.e. 09-04-2013) can also apply against Ex-Servicemen vacancies.

1.09 Vacancies of Ex-Servicemen and Persons with Disability (PWD) wherever given in the above table are not separate but included in the total number of vacancies. In case of Persons with Disability (PWD), if any vacancies which reserved for them cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under that category of disability or for any other sufficient reason such vacancy/vacancies shall not be filled and shall be
carried forward as “backlog reserved vacancy”.

1.10 The number of vacancies indicated in this Centralised Employment Notice is provisional and may increase or decrease or even become Nil depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration. The Administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fees paid by the
candidates will not be refunded.

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

1.12 Selection by RRBs does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in Railway. The function of the RRBs is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the Zonal Railway concerned / 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

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

1.14 Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay in the pay band plus grade pay 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.

1.15 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 at Annexure 3 (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure 4 (for OBC candidates). 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.3601 2/22/9-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004, further revision if any received till the closing date of the Notification. The OBC candidates should enclose self declaration of non-creamy layer status in the proforma as given in


Candidates who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved and / or seek age-relaxation must submit requisite certificate from the competent
authority and self declaration of non-creamy layer status in case of OBCs, in the prescribed format along with the application form itself. Otherwise, their claim for reserved status will not be entertained and the candidature /applications of such candidates fulfilling all eligibility conditions for General(UR) category will be considered under General (UR) category only.

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

1.17 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 /document verification provided they submit valid caste certificate.

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

1.19 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 station also away from headquarters.

1.20 Any subsequent changes in the terms and conditions of this Centralised Employment Notice as per extant rules will stand good. RRBs reserves the right to consider/ incorporate any subsequent changes / modifications / additions in the terms & conditions to recruitment under this Employment Notice necessitated and applicable.

1.21 A candidate shall be free to apply to more than one RRB but he / she will be doing so at his / her own risk as the examination will be held by all RRBs on the same date. Examination for more than one Category may also be held simultaneously based on administrative convenience.


The lower and upper age limit indicated will be reckoned as on 01-07-2012. The upper age limit is relaxable as under subject to submission of requisite certificate.

2.01 By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

2.02 By 3 years for OBC candidates.

2.03 For Ex-Servicemen, up to the extent of service rendered in defence plus 3 years provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.

2.04 By 5 years to candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989.

2.05 By 10 years for Physically Handicapped candidates (15 years for SCs / STs and 13 years for OBCs).

2.06 For the serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Railway Staff and casual labour /substitutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be upto 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken) spells. For those working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Railway Co-operative Societies and Railway Institutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be upto the length of service rendered subject to maximum 5 years.

2.07 Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from the husband but not remarried shall be relaxed up to 35 years for Unreserved, 38 for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.

2.08 No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.

Sl.No. Age Group UR OBC SC/ST Lower date of birth for all REMARKS
1 18 to 33 02.07.1979 02.07.1976 02.07.1974 01.07.1994 For categories listed in para 2.03 to 2.08. Age relaxation as indicated will be applicable.
2 20 to 35 02.07.1977 02.07.1974 02.07.1972 01.07.1992 For categories listed in para 2.03 to 2.08. Age relaxation as indicated will be applicable.
3 18 to 35 02.07.1977 02.07.1974 02.07.1972 01.07.1994 For categories listed in para 2.03 to 2.08. Age relaxation as indicated will be applicable.



3.01 No examination fees for SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / Physically Handicapped / Women / Minorities / Economically backward classes candidates having annual family income less than Rs. 50000/-.

3.02 For Unreserved Male / OBC Male candidates (who is not coming within the purview of minority/Economically backward communities) Examination fee of Rs. 60/- for each application. Candidates should send separate application for each group as mentioned in para-16 as given below with separate IPO / DD as examination fee. Candidates should send separate application for each RRBs.

3.03 The examination fees are non-refundable. It should be paid in the form of a crossed Demand Draft valid for a period of Six months to be drawn at the main branch of any of the Nationalized Banks, or in the form of Crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of “Assistant Secretary, or Deputy Secretary or Secretary or Member Secretary or Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board concerned. The Bank Drafts/Indian Postal Orders should be payable at the place where the Railway Recruitment Board concerned is situated as mentioned in the para-15 given below. The Indian Postal Order/Bank Drafts should not be obtained earlier to the date of issue of this Centralised Employment Notice or after the closing date of receipt of application.

3.04 The candidates should write the Centralised Employment Notice No., Name of the post applied for, Category Number of the post and their name and postal address on the reverse side of the Bank Draft/Front side at the space provided in the Indian Postal Order.

3.05 Remittance of examination fees in any other form except Bank Draft/Indian Postal Order will not be accepted.

3.06 The particulars of Bank Draft/Indian Postal Order submitted as examination fees should also be indicated at the prescribed place in the application form. (Item No. 5(a) of Information Sheet)

3.07 An application not accompanied with Bank Draft/Indian Postal Order of requisite amount wherever required towards examination fees will be summarily rejected.

3.08 Minorities mean Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis). For claiming waiver of examination fee., Minorities candidates should furnish “self-declaration” as mentioned in Annexure-8 along with the application form. At the time of document verification such candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish ‘Minority Community declaration’ affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper that he / she belongs to any of the above Minority community. If the affidavit is not produced during the document verification the candidature will be rejected.

3.09 Economically backward classes mean the candidates whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50000/-. They have to submit income certificate at the time of applying in the prescribed format on the Letterhead of the issuing authority as mentioned in



4.01 The application format as per Annexure-1 & 2 should be filled up by the candidate in his/ her own handwriting, with blue or black ballpoint pen (not in pencil, fountain pen or gel pen) dated and signed. Only international numerical i.e. 1, 2, 3 etc. should be used. The application form should be filled up in English or in Hindi only, strictly observing all the instructions given in this Centralised Employment Notice. The candidates should affix
his/her normal signature in English or in Hindi in the application form. Applications signed in capital letters/spaced out letters will be treated as invalid.

4.02 The candidate’s Name, Address with Pin Code, Date of Birth, Father’s Name and nearest Railway Station should be written legibly in English in bold capital letters, even if the candidate fills up the application form in Hindi.

4.03 Photographs: One recent (not earlier than three months from the date of application) colour photograph of size 3.5cmx3.5cm with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses should be pasted on the application form in the space provided. Xerox copy of photographs is not permitted. The candidates should sign in the space provided in the box below the photograph. One identical extra colour photograph should be enclosed with the application, indicating candidate’s name and category number on the reverse of the photograph. Candidates may note that the RRBs may reject at any stage for pasting old/unclear photograph on the application or for any significant variations between photograph pasted in the application and the actual physical appearance of the candidate.

4.04 In item No.9 of application form, the candidates should indicate any clear visible mark of identification on their body like a mole on the nose, cut-mark on the forehead in the left side or a scar mark below the left arm, etc. The application form of the candidate is liable to be rejected if he/she does not indicate clear identification mark or identification mark column not filled up.

4.05 The candidate should copy the paragraph at item No. 12 of the Information Sheet in English/Hindi in their own running handwriting (not in capital/spaced out letters), otherwise their applications will be rejected.

4.06 The candidates should put their Left Hand Thumb impression at the designated places in the Application Form and in the Information Sheet. The Thumb impressions must be clear and complete. Ridges of the Thumb impressions must be clearly visible.

4.07 Applications, which are illegible, incomplete, unsigned, signed in capital letters, not in prescribed format. Without colour photo of candidate, not having IPO/DD or having IPO/DD purchased before date of issue and after closing date of Centralised Employment Notice are liable to be rejected.

4.08 The envelope containing the application should be clearly super-scribed “Application for the Post/s of _________________________Category No./s __________ Centralised Employment Notice No. 01/2012 of RRB/ , Community (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-SM)”. If the post and category number is not indicated on the top of the envelope containing application, the same will not be entertained.

The following enclosures as applicable to each individual candidate should be firmly stitched along with the application in the given order:

5.01 Application form in the prescribed format (as given in Annexure-1).

5.02 Information sheet in the prescribed format (as given in Annexure-2)

5.03 A valid Indian Postal Order or the Bank Draft for the amount as prescribed in the Centralised Employment Notice. Wherever required.

5.04 One copy of identical passport size colour photograph firmly stitched to the application (apart from one copy pasted on the form).

5.05 Self-Attested copy of Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or an equivalent Certificate indicating date of birth.

5.06 Self-Attested copy of educational and/or professional qualification prescribed for the post being applied.

5.07 Self-Attested Photostat copy of caste certificate form competent authority in the case of SC/ST candidates (as given in Annexure-3) and OBC candidates (as given in Annexure-4). Self-declaration from OBC candidates regarding non-creamy layer status in the proforma as given in Annexure -5.

5.08 Disability Certificate in prescribed format by persons with disabilities (as given in Annexure-9).

5.09 Ex-Servicemen candidates should submit self attested Photostat copy of the discharge certificate. They should also enclose the appropriate certificate issued by the competent authority for the equivalence of their educational / technical qualifications.

5.10 No Objection Certificate from the competent authority, if already employed in Railways or any Government department / public sector undertakings.

5.11 Income certificate issued on the Letter head in the prescribed format as shown in the Annexure-7 for economically backward classes for waiver off Examination fees for  RRB Examination.

5.12 Self attested Photostat copy of requisite certificates in case of candidates claiming any other type of age relaxation.

5.13 Self - declaration of Minority community notified by Central Government for Minority community candidate for waiver the examination fees as given in Annexure-8.

Candidates are requested to read all instructions thoroughly before sending their applications to the RRBs. Otherwise; their applications are likely to be rejected on one or more of the following reasons. In case the application is rejected, the candidate will be intimated by business post. The list of rejected candidates along with reasons of rejection shall also be displayed on the website.

6.01 Applications received before the date of publication of the Notification and application received after the closing date of Centralised Employment notification.

6.02 Passage not copied in the Information Sheet (or) copied in capital letters.

6.03 Application without signatures (or) signatures done in capital letters (or) different type of signatures at different places of the application.

6.04 Left hand thumb impression not affixed / blurred / smudged on the application form and Information Sheet.

6.05 Copies of requisite certificates not enclosed. { (i) Certificate for date of birth i.e., Matriculation / High School Exam or Equivalent certificate, (ii) Educational and / or professional certificate, (iii) Community Certificate for SC / ST / OBC, (iv) Discharge certificate for Ex-Servicemen candidates, (v) Disability certificate for Persons with disabilities (vi) Income Certificate by Economically backward classes candidates for waiver of examination fees, (vii) ‘Minority self-declaration’ by Minority candidates for waiver of examination fees etc., (viii) Selft declaration for OBC candidates}

6.06 Fee - postal order /DD not enclosed or less fee enclosed or invalid IPO/DD i.e. IPO/DD purchased before date of issue of and after closing date of Centralised Employment Notice.

6.07 Identification marks column not filled up.

6.08 Do not possess the prescribed qualification for the post on the date of application.

6.09 Over aged or under aged or Date of Birth not filled or wrongly filled.

6.10 Double or multiple applications submitted for the same post in the same RRB

6.11 Application without colour photo or photo with cap, wearing goggles, disfigured, unrecognizable, or scanned or Xerox copy.

6.12 More than one application in single envelope.

6.13 Candidate’s name is figuring in the debarred list.

6.14 Incomplete/illegible application.

6.15 Application not in the prescribed format.

6.16 Category/post not filled up or incorrectly filled.

6.17 Application addressed to other RRBs.

6.18 Application filled in a language other than English/Hindi.

6.19 Any other irregularities, which are considered invalid by the RRB.


7.01 The candidates who have elected one of the regional language as the medium of examination will be supplied question booklet in English, Hindi, Urdu and regional language of RRB concerned. Those who have not opted regional languages, as medium of examination will be supplied question booklet in English, Hindi and Urdu only.

7.02 The selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of written examination. Short listed candidates will be called for verification of the original documents according to merit, availability of vacancies and reservation rules.

7.03 There shall be negative mark in written examinations and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @1/3 of the allotted marks for each question.

7.04 The syllabus for the written examination will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple answers and likely to include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning and Technical Ability for the post. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and
Local language as indicated in Para-15 given below and duration of the examination will be 2 hours with 150 questions.

7.05 Any Railway Recruitment Board concerned, at its discretion may hold additional written test(s) and/or interview/skill test if considered necessary for all or for a limited number of candidates as may be deemed fit by Railway concerned Recruitment Board.

7.06 The date, time and venue of the written examination will be fixed by the RRB concerned and will be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of the examination, change of centre/venue will not be entertained under any circumstance.

7.07 The Stages of examination are Single stage examination followed by verification of original documents. Based on the performance of candidates in the examination, the candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for document verification in the main list. In addition 30% extra candidates are also called as standby candidates and they are considered for empanelment only if there is shortfall in empanelment from
the main list. During document verification, the candidates will have to produce their original certificates. The candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.

7.08 The appointment of selected candidates is subject to his/her passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificate and verification of antecedent/character of the candidate.

The candidates recommended for appointment will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:

a. A-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/6, 6/ 6withoutglasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses (must clear fogging test) and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

b. A-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance vision: 6/9, 6/
9withoutglasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass test for
Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

c. A-3: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9,6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

d. B-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9,6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision.

e. B-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/9,6/12 with or without glasses (power not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Field of Vision.

f. C-1: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12,6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

g. C-2: Physically fit in all respects. Visual Standards - Distance Vision: 6/12, Nil with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn: 0.6 combined with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Note:(i) Candidates qualifying in examination(s) for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination(s) will not in any case be considered for any alternative appointment (ii) Candidates who do not fulfill the prescribed medical standards need not apply. (iii) The above medical standards (Criteria) are indicative and not exhausive and apply to candidates in general. For Ex-Servicemen and PWD Candidates different standards will apply.

This employment notice contains some vacancies reserved for ex-servicemen irrespective of their community. However, ex-servicemen may also apply against other vacancies not earmarked for them for which they will be granted age relaxation and fee exemption as indicated in paras 2.03 & 3.02 respectively.

9.01 The term Ex-Servicemen means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defense Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces; and

9.02 Who has retired from such service after earning his/her pension or

9.03 Who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension or

9.04 Who has been released otherwise than on his own request as a result of reduction in such establishment or

9.05 Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement otherwise than on his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes persons of the Territorial Army of the following categories:

(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service

(b) Pensioner with disabilities attributable to military service and

(c) Gallantry award winner.

9.06 For vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen, an Ex-serviceman with 15 years active service in the armed forces with matriculation will be considered eligible to apply for the posts for which the minimum qualification is an University Degree provided the relevant certificate issued by the military authority is attached with the application.

The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen may be permitted to apply for reemployment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-Servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union. Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under Central Government in Group ‘C’/‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/’D’ under Central Government. However, such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen in the Central Govt. jobs.

9.07 Ex-Servicemen are required to clearly indicate all required particulars including community in the application form and enclose all documentary proof including Community Certificates in the prescribed format, as required.


10.01 3% of vacancies have been kept reserved against Physically Handicapped quota pending further orders except the Categories wherever indicated as suitable under the column ‘Suitability for Persons with Disability’. If decision is taken to fill up these vacancies for PWD candidates, a separate notification will be issued later. However those candidates coming under Persons with Disabilities can submit application for the post indicated as suitable under the column ‘Suitability for Persons with Disability’. However, persons with disabilities indicated as suitable, may also apply as normal candidates against the vacancies earmarked for their respective community i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC for those posts, which have been identified as Suitable for Persons with Disabilities, even if no separate vacancies are earmarked for them.

10.02 Concessions: i) Persons with disabilities are exempted from payment of examination fees irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or identified as suitable for PWDs. ii) Relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit - applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified as suitable for PWDs. In addition, the candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST are eligible for normal relaxation of 3 and 5 years respectively.

10.03 Definitions of Disabilities: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of recruitment are given below:

(a) Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely: (i) total absence of sight; or (ii) visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lense; (iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse; (b) Low vision: “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. (c) Hearing impairment: “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. (d) Locomotor disability: “Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the
movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy. (e) Cerebral Palsy: “Cerebral Palsy” means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, perinatal or infant period of development (f) All the cases of orthopedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of “Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.”

10.04 DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RESERVATION: Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/posts who suffer from not less than 40 per cent of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority as given in Annexure-9.

10.05 COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/State Government may constitute Medical Board(s) consisting of at least three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor/cerebral/visual/hearing disability, as the case may be.

10.06 All selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authority at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment. Selection does not imply appointment in Railways.

Candidates serving in any Government Department or Public Sector Undertaking including Railways should apply through proper channel or should apply directly to the RRB, with NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer to avoid delay. The last date of receipt of applications in the office of Railway Recruitment Board will not be extended on account of any delay in transmitting the application by the concerned office. Advance copy of the application without no objection certificate will not be entertained. Applications received after closing date and time will also not be accepted.

Candidates have the option to fill up and submit their application online, wherever such facility is provided by the respective RRB. For this, they should visit the website of the RRB concerned and fill up their detailed Bio-data in the application format & information sheet and upload the applicable scanned documents on the website.


13.01 The entire Centralised Employment Notice along with all Annexures will also be available on the website of RRBs. Candidates can print the application forms and Information Sheet along with annexures and use for sending applications to RRBs.

13.02 All Enclosures should be either in English or in Hindi only. Where certificates are not in English/Hindi, self attested translated version (In Hindi/English) should be enclosed. The applications without the requisite enclosures will be rejected. Any of the above enclosures sent separately will not be entertained.

13.03 RRBs reserves the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage in the process of recruitment if any irregularity / deficiency is noticed in the application.

13.04 RRBs may hold written examination anywhere in the country. The Centers allotted by RRBs will be final and binding.

13.05 RRBs reserves the right to conduct additional written examination/document verification at any stage. RRBs also reserves the right to cancel part or whole of any recruitment process at any stage for any of the categories notified in this Centralised Employment Notice without assigning any reason thereof.

13.06 The decision of RRBs in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, issue of free Rail Passes, penalty for false information, mode of selection, conduct of written examination, allotment of examination center, selection, allotment of posts to selected candidates etc. will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained by the Railway Recruitment Boards in this regard.

13.07 Candidates finally selected are liable to be posted anywhere on Indian Railways, if required.

13.08 The Railway Recruitment Boards are not responsible for any inadvertent error.

13.09 Any legal issues arising out of this Centralized Employment Notice shall fall within the legal jurisdiction of respective Central Administrative Tribunals under which the concerned RRB is located..

13.10 In the event of any dispute about interpretation, the English version will be treated as final.


14.01 No Candidate should attempt impersonation or take the help of any impersonator at any stage of the selection process. Otherwise the candidates will be debarred for life from appearing in all RRB examinations as well as the debarred from any appointment in Railways, in addition, legal action will be taken against the candidate.

14.02 Any material suppression of facts or submitting forged certificate/caste certificate by a candidate for securing eligibility and/or obtaining privileges including free travel for appearing in the examination shall lead to rejection of his/her candidature for the particular recruitment for which he/she has applied. Further, he/she will also be debarred from all examinations conducted by all RRBs all over the country for a period of 2 years and legal action can be initiated, if warranted.

14.03 A candidate will be debarred from examinations of all RRBs for a specified period/life time if (i) the candidate submits multiple applications for the same post and category; (ii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different community for the same post & category; (iii) the candidate submits multiple applications with different photo (face) for same post & category and (iv) the candidate submits multiple applications
with different documents for the same post & category.

14.04 Any candidate found using unfair means in the examination or sending someone else in his/her place to appear the examination will be debarred from appearing in all the examinations of all the RRBs for lifetime. He/she will also be debarred from getting any appointment in the Railways. Such candidates are liable to be prosecuted by lodging FIR.

14.05 Furnishing of any false information to the RRB or deliberate suppression of any information at any stage will render the candidate disqualified and debarred from appearing at any selection or examination for appointment on the Railways or to any other Government service and if appointed the service of such candidate is liable to be terminated.

14.06 WARNING:
Beware of Touts and job racketeers trying to deceive you by false promises of securing job in Railways either through influence or by use of unfair and unethical means. RRBs has not appointed any agent(s) or coaching center(s) for action on its behalf. Candidates are warned against any such claims being made by persons/agencies. Candidates are selected purely as per merit. Please beware of unscrupulous elements and do not fall in their trap. Candidates attempting to influence RRB directly or indirectly, shall be disqualified and legal action can be initiated against them.

Note:- In instructions wherever ‘OBC’ is mentioned it includes OBC Minorities.

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