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Recruitment Procedure

The overall policy guidelines, duties and detailed rules and regulation regarding the recruitment procedure followed in RRB's have been laid down by the Railway Recruitment Control Board, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi. The selection process is based on merit and is computerized, thus making it transparent and fair. There is no scope of influence or discretion in the process. Candidates trying to use influence or unfair means or those not having necessary qualification at the time of application or those giving wrong information are disqualifies from the selection and are liable for any other action under extant rules.

 i) Calling for Application

The RRB calls for eligible application for recruitment to the advertised post of group 'C' through Employment Notices advertised in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar. Brief indicative advertisement regarding the EN are given in some local newspaper and two national dailies and on the Internet website. The Employment Notice issued by RRB contains the Application Format (in A-4 size) and interalia; other information/details regarding age limit and relaxation provisions in age limits for specified categories, educational qualification, scale of pay, no. of vacancies, the number of vacancies reserved for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen, amount and form of examination fees, whom to apply, closing date for receipt of application, warning against convassing, the stages of examination for recruitment to various posts, the training period after recruitment, the medical standard required for various posts or other type of irregularities or mistakes which would lead to disqualification of candidates or make them liable for any other action under the extant rules etc. Candidates are advised to read all the provisions of the Employment Notice and the application form carefully before filling the application form and strictly adhere to the closing date for receipt of application in RRB.

ii) Selection Procedure

(i) The applications are scrutinized for eligibility. The eligible candidates are called for a written examination  with call letters sent a month in advance of the date of examination Indicative advertisement for the written examination are given in the Employment News, some local dailies and also on the Internet website. Candidates are advised to carefully note:

"Beware of unscrupulous persons who may misguide the candidates with false promises of getting them selected for the job, on illegal consideration. The recruitment process in the RRB exams is fully computerised and selection is based purely on the merit of candidates."

(ii) The results of selection at every stage are published in the Employment News, some local dailies and two national dailies, on the internet website and advised to successful candidates through post.

(iii) The application details of successful candidates are verified and candidates are called to appear in RRB office with their original documents. The application details are again verified with original documents by the Northern Railway/RCF, Kapurthala authorities as the case may be before the appointment of candidates by these authorities to various posts.

(iv) A panel of candidates selected in order of merit is recommended to the Northern Railway Headquarters, Baroda House/ Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, as the case may be, to the extent of vacancies for the particular post. The candidates will be asked to appear for medical examination  which will be conducted by Railway medical authorities.



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