RRB Recruitment 2024: Over 2 Lakh Railway Vacancies Announced!

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the notification for the RRB Recruitment 2024, announcing over 2 lakh vacancies across various posts. This is a massive recruitment drive, offering a golden opportunity for candidates aspiring to join the Indian Railways.

The notification includes details on the exam calendar, eligibility criteria, application process, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the RRB Recruitment 2024.

Important Dates

Release of Official NotificationMay 2024
Start of Online ApplicationJune 1, 2024
Last Date for ApplicationJune 30, 2024
Admit Card ReleaseAugust 2024
Examination DatesSeptember to November 2024
Result DeclarationDecember 2024

Available Posts

The RRB Recruitment 2024 covers a wide range of posts across different categories, including:

  • Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
  • Technician
  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Senior Section Engineer (SSE)
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Traffic Apprentice
  • Goods Guard
  • Station Master
  • Clerk-Cum-Typist
  • Ticket Examiner
  • Track Maintainer
  • Helper/Assistant

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria vary depending on the post applied for. Here’s a general overview:

  • Educational Qualification:
    • ALP/Technician: Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI/Act Apprenticeship in relevant trade or Diploma/Degree in Engineering.
    • JE/SSE: Diploma/Degree in Engineering in relevant discipline.
    • Clerk/Typist/Station Master: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.
    • Track Maintainer/Helper: 10th pass or ITI from recognized institutions.
  • Age Limit:
    • ALP/Technician/Track Maintainer/Helper: 18 to 30 years
    • JE/SSE: 18 to 33 years
    • Clerk/Typist/Station Master: 18 to 32 years
    • Age relaxation is applicable as per government norms.
RRB Recruitment 2024: Over 2 Lakh Railway Vacancies Announced!

Application Process

The application process for RRB Recruitment 2024 is entirely online. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the respective RRB regional websites.
  2. Registration: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link and register by providing basic details such as name, email address, and mobile number.
  3. Fill Application Form: Log in with your credentials and complete the application form with personal, educational, and contact details.
  4. Upload Documents: Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and relevant academic documents in the prescribed format.
  5. Pay Application Fee: Pay the application fee online using a debit card, credit card, or net banking. The fee amount varies depending on the category.
  6. Submit Application: Verify all details and submit the application form. Take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Application Fee

General/OBCINR 500
SC/ST/PwD/Women/Ex-SM/Minorities/EBCINR 250

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Selection Process

The selection process involves multiple stages, including:

  1. Computer-Based Test (CBT): Conducted in two phases – CBT 1 and CBT 2 for some posts.
  2. Skill Test: For specific posts like ALP and Typist.
  3. Document Verification: For shortlisted candidates.
  4. Medical Examination: To ensure candidates meet the medical standards for the posts.

Exam Pattern

The CBT is the primary stage of the selection process. Here’s a general exam pattern:

  • CBT 1:
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Number of Questions: 100
    • Sections: Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness on Current Affairs
  • CBT 2 (for specific posts):
    • Duration: 120 minutes
    • Number of Questions: 150
    • Sections: General Awareness, Physics and Chemistry, Basics of Computers and Applications, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control, Technical Abilities (relevant to the post)

The RRB Recruitment 2024 is a significant opportunity for candidates looking to build a career in the Indian Railways. With over 2 lakh vacancies, this recruitment drive is one of the largest in recent times.

Candidates should carefully follow the application process, meet the eligibility criteria, and prepare diligently for the exams. For more details, visit the official RRB regional websites and stay updated with the latest notifications.

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