[NEW] Sarkari Job Railway Recruitment 2000+

Indian Railways (IR) is a state-owned enterprise in India that is owned and operated by the Government of India via the Ministry of Railways. On this page, you will get updates on the latest Sarkari job railway recruitment.

Indian Railways is primarily a government agency that provides commercial services. As a public-sector job, it attracts a lot of attention for its job stability – from candidates with no college degrees for smaller roles to candidates who have to crack some of the country’s most prestigious examinations to be hired into its higher up positions.

Currently Active Sarkari Job Railway Openings

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Act Apprentices – 1201Eastern RailwayCLICK HERE
Assistant Software Engineer
(ASE), Assistant Data Analyst
(ADA) – 150

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Organization Name: Indian Railways
Official Website: indianrailways.gov.in

Sarkari Job Railway Recruitment

About Indian Railways

The origins of Indian Railways can be traced back to the first track laid between Bombay and Thane in the mid-nineteenth century.

Over the next century and a half, the railways grew into a massively networked system with over 60,000 kilometres of track, 8,000 stations, and over 100,000 kilometres of track including broad and narrow gauges, as well as metro lines.

Indian Railways is primarily a government agency that provides commercial services. As a public-sector job, it attracts a lot of attention for its job stability – from candidates with no college degrees for smaller roles to candidates who have to crack some of the country’s most prestigious examinations to be hired into its higher up positions.

Groups / Class and their Recruitment

The Indian Railways’ organisational structure has been divided into 17 zones, i.e. Central Railway, Northern Railway, South Eastern Railway, and so on, for ease of administration and thus recruitment. Every zone is led by a General Manager (GM), who reports to the Railway Board, which is overseen by the Ministry of Railways.

Every zone has ten Functional Branches, or departments, that are in charge of the railways’ major functional categories, such as personnel, maintenance, safety, traffic, and telecommunications.

The Indian Railways also includes six production units, the Central Organization for Railway Electrification Allahabad, the Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO Lucknow), a railway staff college, workshops, and other public-sector undertakings such as the IRCTC.

As one might expect, railway employees can range from non-specialized, or non-technical, positions such as helpers and porters to highly administrative, or specialised engineering, roles as officers in one of the railway system’s functional areas.

As a result, the recruitment process is divided into personnel selection responsibilities between the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), which is in charge of hiring lower grade staff (also known as Class III or IV), and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts exams to control hiring into higher grades (Class I).

Group A Class (Sarkari Job Railway)

The highest grade available for recruitment is Group A (Gazetted Officers), which is assigned to one of the ten departments/functional branches of each railway zone. They are made up of non-technical, technical, and medical services. The table below depicts the various departments, as well as what constitutes the Grade A recruitment process for each functional branch.

All candidates must be Indian citizens, Nepal citizens, Bhutan subjects, or people of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of settling in India.

Railway Job (Group A) Notification: For exam dates each year, it is recommended that you consult the UPSC Calendar. Vacancies and exam dates are also advertised in all national newspapers and on the Indian Railways website.

Average Salary for Group A Railway Jobs: A Class 1 (Group A) officer can earn between INR 80,000 and INR 90,000 per month, plus benefits such as HRA, medical, transportation, and so on.

Group B Class (Sarkari Job Railway)

Officers in Group B are not recruited directly. The system is based on candidates who are already in Group C positions being promoted. In the Civil Engineering department, for example, 70% of the posts are filled through a selection process involving a written test and an interview with non-ministerial Group C staff from the same department. 30 percent of positions are filled by Group C employees who have passed a departmental competitive exam after serving a minimum of 5 years in the same grade (Source). Employees in Group C can be gazetted or non-gazetted (if they do not have any administrative responsibilities).

Average Salary for Group B Railway Jobs: Salaries can range between INR 50,000 and INR 50,000 plus perks.

Group C Class (Sarkari Job Railway)

In 1985, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) was renamed after the Railway Service Commission, which was established in 1942 to facilitate personnel selection.

There are currently 21 RRBs in charge of technical and non-technical recruitments for the Indian Railways’ various zones, production units, RRB NTPC, and other areas.
The table below lists some of the Group C technical and non-technical positions, as well as their eligibility requirements, tests, age limits, and salaries.

Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal and Telecommunication Engineers, Commercial apprentices, Traffic apprentices, Senior Time Keeper, and a plethora of other jobs are also part of the Group C cadre of railway jobs. Candidates for positions requiring safety standards, such as Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant, or Assistant Loco Pilot, must pass an online aptitude test.

Railway Job (Group C) Application and Notification: To be called for testing, candidates must pay a small fee and fill out an online application. Qualifying for the test does not result in automatic assignment. Duties are assigned based on zonal needs. Vacancies are advertised on the Indian Railways RRB websites, as well as the websites of each of the 21 RRBs, and in all national newspapers.

Group D Class (Sarkari Job Railway)

Group D includes positions such as Trackman, Gateman, Helpers, Porter, and so on. They must be between the ages of 18 and 31/33 (with age relaxation for OBC/SC/ST) and have Indian citizenship. A minimum of a 10th standard pass or an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) certificate from either the National Council for Vocational Training or the State Council for Vocational Training is required for education qualifications.

Candidates must pass a computer-based test (CBT), a physical efficiency test (PET), and document verification depending on the position. The RRBs supervise the selection process at the divisional or zonal levels.

Railway Job (Group D) Application and Notification: Vacancies are advertised on the websites of the Indian Railways RRBs, as well as in all national newspapers.
The average salary for a Group D Railway job is INR 18,000 per month.

As you might expect, the process is time-consuming and necessitates the rigorous screening of over a million candidates to fill positions at various levels. These positions are not available on a regular basis and are only advertised every few years. Simply keep an eye out for the next advertisement (for example, RRB Chandigarh Employment Notices are available here) and avoid falling for swindlers who promise an entry for a fee.