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Railway Recruitment Boards Recruitment 2015-16 for 18252 Assistant Station Master & other Posts

Railway Recruitment Boards invited applications for 18252 Assistant Station Master & other Posts. The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 25 January 2016.

Dec 23, 2015 09:40 IST

Railway Recruitment Boards Jobs Notification: Railway Recruitment Boards invited applications for 18252 Assistant Station Master & other Posts. The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 25 January 2016.

Important Date:

Date of Publication of Advertisement: 26 December 2015

Last Date of Submission of Application: 25 January 2016

Railway Recruitment Boards Vacancy Details

Total Number of Posts: 18252 

  • Commercial Apprentice: 703
  • Traffic Apprentice: 1645
  • Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk: 127
  • Goods Guard: 7591
  • Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist: 1205
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist: 869
  • Assistant Station Master: 5942
  • Traffic Assistant: 166
  • Senior Time Keeper: 04

Eligibility Criteria for Assistant Station Master & other Posts: Details in this regard can be found from the websites of all participating RRBs.

Post Name


Age Limit

Commercial Apprentice

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Traffic Apprentice

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Goods Guard

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist

Bachelor's Degree + Typing proficiency

18-32 yrs

Senior Clerk-cum-Typist

Bachelor's Degree + Typing proficiency

18-32 yrs

Assistant Station Master

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Traffic Assistant

Bachelor's Degree

18-32 yrs

Sr. Time Keeper

Bachelor's Degree + Typing proficiency

18-32 yrs

How to Apply for the Railway Recruitment Boards Assistant Station Master & other Posts 2015

Eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format and send the applications along with other necessary documents so as to reach on or before 25 January 2016.

Application Fees for Railway Recruitment Boards Assistant Station Master & other Posts

General & OBC: Rs 100

SC/ST/ Others: NIL

Admit Card for Railway Recruitment Boards Assistant Station Master & other Posts

Details in this regard can be found from the official website.

Result of Railway Recruitment Boards Assistant Station Master & other Posts

Details in this regard can be found from the official website.

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About RRB 18252 Post Vacancy

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) under Ministry of Railways notified recruitment for 18252 posts of Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk, Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant and Senior Time Keeper. The posts are vacant at various Zonal Railways/ Production Units on Indian Railways.

Usual Process of RRB Recruitment

RRB calls applications from the eligible applicants through "Employment News" (A publication of the Government of India) for various Technical and non-technical categories as well as Para medical posts in Group 'C' cadre, as per indent(s) submitted by Chief Personnel Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway. Normally, the employment notification is published on the Internet website). Indicative notification is also given through prominent National & Local dailies for wide circulation. Candidates are advised to consult only the official website of RRBs. They should beware of fake website put-up by unscrupulous elements/ touts.

The applications, as received in response to such notification, are scrutinized for eligibility and the eligible candidates are called for a written examination. The call letters for the same are sent generally one month in advance of the date of the examination.

Examinations are held in various schools/ colleges/Institutes falling under the respective boards depending upon the number of candidates. The examinations can also be held at the locations outside the concerned divisions. If numbers of candidates are large, the candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam are called for the main written exam, and the merit list is prepared based entirely upon the result of the main exam.

In most categories of jobs, there is no interview after the written examination. For a very few specific categories there is a viva (Interview) after the written exam, while for certain other categories there is a skill test like typing test or stenography test. For categories related to operational safety like Assistant Station Master, Assistant Loco Pilot there will be an aptitude test.

The application details furnished by successful candidates are verified and they are called for counselling and scrutiny of original documents termed as document verification. A panel of names is then recommended to Zonal Railways to the extent of vacancies. The candidates are required to pass the prescribed medical examination conducted by the Railways before appointment.

About Centralized Employment Notice No. 03/2015

The indicative Centralized Employment Notice No. 03/2015 illustrates the recruitment of 18252 Non Technical Popular Categories (Graduates).

The participating Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Channdigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu-Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri and Thiruvananthapuram.

All the candidates who are holding a graduate degree or its equivalent and are between 18-32 years of age are eligible to apply to the posts. The age limit is relaxable as per various categories. Candidates who are eligible are required to apply to the posts through the prescribed format along with other necessary documents.

Candidates can apply online through official website of the respective railway recruitment board and fill-in the applications as per the instructions mentioned there. Please note that that a single candidate can apply for the vacant position at one RRB itself. Duplicate applications will lead to rejection of all the applications. Only online mode of application is acceptable, no other means of application would be entertained.

The last date for receipt of online applications is 25 January 2016. There would be no examination fee for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen/ Women/ Minorities/ Transgenders/ Persons with Disabilities and Economically Backward Classed. For UR/ OBC male candidates not coming within the purview of exempted categories, as above examination fee is Rs. 100/-

After filling-in the applications, the same would be scrutinized by the respected concerned members of RRBs. Shortlisted candidates would be sent a call letter to appear for the written examination/ test.

Exam Pattern of RRB Centralized Employment Notice (CEN) No. 03/2015

For the advertised posts, Common CBT (Examination) has been scheduled to be conducted tentatively during March-May- 2016. There shall be penalty (negative marking) in CBT/ Examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @1/3 of the marks allotted for each question. The question paper shall be of Objective Multiple Type.

The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and other local languages. The standard of questions for the single stage CBT (Computer Based Test) will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the post. Question would be related to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The exam would be of 90 minutes duration for 100 marks.

All the electronic gadgets like: mobile phones, pagers, laptops, calculators or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the examination premises. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. Preparation for this exam can be done through online mock test papers which are available on the internet.

Result of RRB Centralized Employment Notice (CEN) No. 03/2015

Candidates who would qualify the test would be notified via result declared on the official website or through employment news paper or on the notice board. After getting selected in the examination the selected candidates are called for typing test/ skill test/ medical examination and document verification. Document verification requires the verification of all the original copy of documents.

The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), Ex-servicemen and Persons with disability (PWD). Those who will be selected in respective vacancies are assured to receive the best pay band plus grade pay along with allowances and other benefits as per policies.

The entire recruitment system functions impersonally without fear or favour. There is no scope for corruption, influence or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices and unfair means are dealt with strictly. After following the entire recruitment procedure RRB recommends the name of the candidates and the appointments are made by respective Zonal Railways after following due procedure including medical examination prescribed for the respective category.

The overall policy guidelines for all Railway Recruitment Boards in India are laid down by Railway Recruitment Control Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India, New Delhi.


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