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Railway Recruitment 2016, Information for Graduates & 10+2 pass, Highlights of Prospects in 2017

Dec 22, 2016 15:40 IST

Railway recruitment 2016 had its own share of views, discussions and searches throughout the year. Be it for any recruitment, or for any highly awaited result, railway recruitment continued to be in the light in the year 2016.

railway-recruitment-2016-highlightsRailway recruitment 2016 had its own share of views, discussions and searches throughout the year. Be it for any recruitment, or for any highly awaited result, railway recruitment continued to be in the light in the year 2016.

The year 2016 is coming to an end! But for government job aspirants it isn’t a mere ending; instead it is the beginning of a new year full of opportunities. If we take the trend of this year into consideration, the forthcoming year ought to bring massive job vacancies.

Indian railways have always been the favorite among govt job aspirants. The largest functioning govt body, Indian Railways, boasts of a large mass of employees. Railway recruitments are held throughout the year to select candidates against various vacancies. The recruitment notification is released as and when vacancies arise in various zones of Indian Railway.

RRB NTPC Exam / Result 2016: RRBs caught the limelight this year, from the beginning itself, for conducting the world’s largest online examination ever. The recruitment exam was held against 18252 vacancies in various RRB zones in the country. While a whopping total of 96 lakh candidates had registered in the recruitment process, no less than 50 lakh candidates had actually appeared for the exam. The first phase exam result for RRB NTPC exam is yet to be announced.

West Central Railway Recruitment: Railways once again grabbed the attention of aspirants by announcing more than 500 vacancies in Western Railway. Vacancies were notified in posts of Junior Engineer, Ticket Collector, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Asst Loco Pilot, Technician, Trade Apprentice and trainee.

Apprentice Jobs: If there’s one thing that hooks on every railway job aspirant, it is the recruitment of railway apprentice. Rail wheel factory had conducted recruitment for 192 apprentice posts in December. Likewise apprentice trainee recruitment was also conducted by Central Railway.

Recruitment under Sports and Culture Quota: Throughout the year, different zones engaged candidates through sports and culture quota recruitment process.

Prospects of Railway Jobs in the forthcoming year 2017

If we analyse the trends of previous year, few points can be guessed:

RRB NTPC recruitment process may get over and qualified candidates may join in their respective post.

Engineer graduate railway jobs may be advertised as all other recruiting bodies have recently announced massive recruitment for BE/ BTech pass outs.

Higher number of vacancies may be announced by Northern and Southern railways as recruitment in these zones were lesser this year

Like 2016, recruitment of apprentice will also be held by different railway zones

In a nutshell, 2017 will open up lucrative employment opportunity for ITI pass, diploma holders, graduate, 10+2 and 10th pass candidates

Current Recruitment Status of the Railway Jobs

Organisation Name

Recruitment Status

RRB Zones- NTPC Exam, 18252 vacancies

Result Awaited, Next phase exam and skill test/ aptitude test

Railway Recruitment Cell, Northern Railway, 270 Guard & ASM Vacancies

Ongoing till 20 January 2017

Central Railway, 3317 Apprentice Trainee Vacancies


Western Railway, 500 Apprentice & Other vacancies


Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd, 25 Accounts Assistant & Other Vacancies


South Western Railway, 21 Sports Quota Vacancies


Rail Wheel Factory, 192 Trade Apprentice Vacancies


Sports Quota Recruitment in Northern Railway                                             


Indian Railway Recruitment Procedure

Indian Railway follows a strict recruitment process to select candidates against the advertised vacancies. Railway job aspirants, if not aware, can go through the step by step selection process given below:

Release of official notification

Online registration, deposition of application fee,

Submission of hardcopy (if asked for, else ignore)

Completion of correction in applications (if any or if provided option by Indian Railways)

Final Submission of Applications

Download of Admit Cards for written exam (depends on the post for which recruitment is being done)

Written exam and result declaration of the same

Download of Interview Call Letter or intimation about skill test

Declaration of Final Merit List

Note: Recruitments will be done by individual zones of RRBs (Railway recruitment boards).


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