Railway Recruitment 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 will be held to recruit candidates to the post of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians. Railway Recruitment Board conducts this examination every year giving candidates a golden opportunity to fulfill their dreams of joining the prestigious Government Sector. According to Railway Recruitment Notification 2018, a single application is to be submitted (common to all posts – ALP & Technicians) by all candidates who wish to apply for the mentioned posts.

Railway Recruitment Notification 2018

Railway Recruitment Notification 2018 was released on 3rd February 2018. According to the Notification released, a total of 26,502 vacancies was declared. Candidates who wish to apply for the exam can do so by applying online for the examination. Aspirants can read the official notification by clicking on the link mentioned below.

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Railway Recruitment Apply Online

Railway Recruitment Board invites Online Application for the post of ALP and Technicians from 3rd February 2018. The Application Process will close on 5th March 2018. Candidates who wish to apply online can do the same by clicking on the link mentioned below.

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Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Fee

The Online Application for Railway Recruitment starts from 3rd February 2018 and will end on 5th March 2018. Candidates must pay Rs. 500/- as application fee (UR & OBC) for Railway Recruitment 2018. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class are required to pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.

As per the notification released by Railway Recruitment Board recently, a total of Rs. 400/- will be refunded to candidates belonging to unreserved category who appear in the exam. rs. 250/- will be refunded to candidates belonging to reserved categories if they appear in the exam. The initiative is taken by the Railway Recruitment Board to ensure maximum participation of candidates.

Railway Recruitment Vacancy 2018

A total of 26,502 posts are to be filled through Railway Recruitment 2018. Around 17,673vacancies are declared for the post of Loco Pilot (ALP) and around 8,829 vacancies are declared for the post of Technicians. Detailed vacancy for Railway Recruitment 2018 is mentioned below.

Serial Number Cities Number of Vacancies
1. Ahmedabad 164
2. Ajmer 1221
3. Allahabad 4694
4. Bangalore 1054
5. Bhopal 1679
6. Bhubaneshwar 702
7. Bilaspur 945
8. Chandigarh 1546
9. Chennai 945
10. Gorakhpur 1588
11. Guwahati 422
12. Jammu-Srinagar 367
13. Kolkata 1824
14. Malda 880
15. Mumbai 1425
16. Muzaffarpur 465
17. Patna 454
18. Ranchi 2043
19. Secunderabad 3262
20. Siliguri 477
21. Thiruvananthapuram 345
Total 26,502

Railway Recruitment Exam Dates 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 CBT is scheduled tentatively in the month of April-May 2018. Dates for second stage CBT has not yet been declared by Railway Recruitment Board. The deatiled Exam Dates for Railway Recruitment Exam 2018 has been discussed below.

Events Dates
Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification 3rd February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment 2018 Online Application 3rd February 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Form Closes 5th March 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 First Stage CBT April-May 2018
Railwaya Recruitment 2018 Second Stage CBT To be notified soon

Railway Recruitment Board recently released official notification for Railway Group D Recruitment Exam 2018. Around 62,907 vacancies are declared to filled through this exam. Candidates can read the detailed notification and selection procedure for Railway Recruitment Group D Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.

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Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for Railway Recruitment 2018 constitutes of two stages of CBT or Computer Based Test followed by Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Let’s have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.

First stage of CBT

 

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

 

Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.

Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 75 Questions in total 60 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

Second Stage of CBT

PART-A

 

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

 

Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions in total 90 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

PART-B

 

  • Qualifying Mark: 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)

 

Subject Number of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 Questions 60 minutes

Computer Based Aptitiude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

 

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

 

Document Verification

TECHNICIAN POST

Based on the performance of candidates in Part Aof the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT

ALP POST

Based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT.

Note: Candidates attempting to submit application more than once will be disqualified or debarred from the examination.

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Railway Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of Railway Recruitment 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

Railway Recruitment Board has changed the Eligibilty Criteria for Railway Recruitment 2018. The Upper Age limit has now been changed from 28 years to 30 years for the post of ALP and from 30 years to 33 years for the post of Level 1 Posts (Unreserved Category).

  • Candidates must hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP and their engineering discipline(Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits): post of Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Candidates who have passed out with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard are eligible for Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts namely Post 70 and Post 71 respectively.
  • A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.
Serial No. Category Upper Age Limit
1 SC / ST 38 years
2 OBC 33 years
3 Unreserved Category 30 years

Railway Recruitment 2018 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully applied for Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam will be issued Admit Card for first stage of CBT. Admit Card will be issued separately for Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. Admit Card for Stage 2 CBT will be issued to candidates who have successfully cleared Stage 1 CBT of Railway Recruitment 2018.

To login on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board, a candidate is supposed to have:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Date of Birth/Password

The admit card for Railway Recruitment BOard 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

  • For Stage 1 CBT
  • For Stage 2 CBT

All candidates must go through the guidelines provided on the official website of Railway before downloading his/her admit card.