The post of TTE stands for ‘Ticket Travel Examiner’ and is a promotional post within the organizational hierarchy of the Indian Railways. Any candidate who wants to be TTE in Indian railways must first become a Ticket Collector/Ticket Examiner with the Railways. Being one of the largest employer in the world with 1.4 million employees; Indian railways has been structured into different zones and recruitment for respective RRB’s are done separately.
Several Ex-servicemen from armed forces seek to be part of Indian Railways as a TTE. Considering this, the central government has relaxed certain norms and limits for them. According to different RRBs, Ex-servicemen with 15 years of active service in armed forces are considered for norm relaxation. More information about how ex-servicemen can apply for TTE post with Indian Railways is given below.
Eligibility for TC/TE Examination
Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India
Age Limit: The general age limit for post of TTE Exam is 21-30 years. For ex-servicemen the limit has been relaxed as per central government norms i.e., up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification to apply for TTE Exam is matriculation with minimum 50% marks.
Physical Fitness: Candidate must be physically fit in all aspects as deemed necessary by the RRB. For eye vision, the distance vision must be 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses and near vision must be of 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading.
The Selection Process
Because of minimum educational qualification requirements, TTE Exam of the Indian Railways is one of the most competitive examinations in the country. Therefore, the selection processes is quite extensive and tough; it consists of a written test followed by a personal interview round.
The written test consists of 150 questions that range from different subjects like general English, mathematics, general knowledge, mathematical reasoning, comprehensive English, current affairs and other questions related with railway.
After clearing the written exam, personal Interview is conducted by the board members for screening final candidates.
Candidates selected in personal interview will be sent for medical examination. The candidates who clear the medical round will be sent for training as a TE / TC, post completion of which they will be inducted in ranks of Indian Railways.
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