Railway recruitment 2012 form, details and information

Serving the people of the country – What other better way than working in the Indian Railways

About Indian Railways

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Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway system all over the world. It would be a great offer to serve in such an organization, which caters to around 18 million people for travel on day-to-day basis. It is the second largest employer in terms of commercials or utilities. It would be a wonderful privilege to work with the railways thereby offering services indirectly to various people.

Railway Jobs

The jobs in railways are open in wide areas. They are available from a clerical cadre to managerial positions. So, the qualification of people also varies accordingly. A person who has passed 10th Standard and a person who has done his engineering or a management graduate have opportunities in Indian railways.

Railway recruitment is conducted every year to fill the vacant posts in the Indian railways. The railway recruitment is managed by individual boards of each state in India. There are 19 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) set up to cater to the railway job vacancies. They are also known as Railway Recruitment Cell alternatively. Some of the RRBs have been named as Railway Recruitment Cell. Each of the RRB functions in their respective state. Each state is attached to one of the RRB. The posts in those states are filled up in accordance with the RRB.

To monitor the activities of these boards, Railway Recruitment Control Board was instituted in the year 1998. The Railway Recruitment Control Board is under the Railway ministry. This Control Board evaluates the railway recruitment board. It also provides suggestions and gives advice to improve the services of the railway recruitment board.

Railway jobs and recruitment information

The vacancies in Indian Railways are announced every year in newspapers such as Employment News and also on the official website of Indian Railways. An applicant, who wishes to join Indian Railways, has to fill up the application form online or physically apply in the Railway Recruitment Cell. The railway jobs are divided into different groups, A, B, C and D. There will be an entrance examination held to qualify for any of these group jobs. Each group will have different qualifications and different eligibility to apply for the job. Railway Jobs are technical and non technical as well. Engineers, Diploma holders, Graduates in Commerce, Arts field, undergraduates, all of them have opportunities in Indian Railways. Also, there are opportunities for Hotel Management graduates in the sector of Catering services. The catering services are offered in trains such as Shatabdi Express, Rajadhani Express and for passengers travelling in First Class AC coaches. Also, there is scope for people who are interested in public relations, for Corporate Relations or for the Customer Grievance Cell. The competitive examination is held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the RRB. A minimum pass mark is necessary to qualify for the next stage of the examination. After the examination is cleared, there will be a group discussion and interview, or interview alone to get into a career in the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Recruitment 2012 – Jobs in various departments

The various departments where an individual can find a place in the Indian Railways are –

  • Accounts
  • Civil Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Computers and Information Systems
  • Corporate Relations
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Land and Amenities
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pay Commission
  • Planning
  • Railway Electrification
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Telecommunication
  • Traffic Transportation
  • Tourism and Catering
  • Vigilance

Under the Safety wing, there is a separate unit constituted which is called the Railway Protection Force. Below is the detail about the same.

Railway Protection Force

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This wing of the Indian Railways is associated with the protection and safeguarding of Railway property. They are entitled to protect the passengers and their belongings. The jobs in the RPF are thus involved in protecting people, their belongings, safe guarding the railway tracks and railway stations. Individuals interested in a career in this wing of Indian Railways have to write a written competitive examination and those who qualify in the written will be called for a personal interview.

Railway recruitment 2012 procedure for the selection of applicants

The vacancies in railway jobs 2012 are announced through Employment News, newspaper and also on the websites of the RRBs. Each RRB will announce the railway jobs as available in their purview. Individuals looking for an aspiring career in Indian Railways should look into the websites of the RRBs. A list of the RRBs and their websites is provided below as an Annexure. The application form has to be in a format that has been specified and instructed by the board. The process is as follows in steps:

  1. Eligibility criteria check for all applied
  2. To list the eligible candidates
  3. Announcement of dates of exams and the centers for the candidates
  4. Intimation to shortlisted candidates at least one month before the actual exam date.
  5. Listing the rejected candidates with reason for rejection on the website
  6. Selected candidates are called for second round of the process. It may be interview; skill set tests, basic test of aptitude, written etc as per the guidelines.
  7. Documents Verification

Applicants who clear the levels of the exam are called for verification of their docs. Original documents are cross verified with submitted documents. Documents required are listed below lucidly.

  •  Proof of DOB (Birth Certificate)
  •  Certificates related to education
  •  Caste certificate wherever applicable
  •  NOC certificates for candidates already working in the Railways
  •  Ex-Service men (EXS) Discharge certificate has to be produced.

The names of successful candidates are sent for various medical examinations and a thorough verification of all certificates stated above. After the tests and verification the appointment order is issued.


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The list of RRBs and their websites are –

1. Ahmedabad – http://www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in/

2. Ajmer – http://www.rrbajmer.org

3. Allahabad – http://www.rrbald.nic.in/

4. Bangalore – http://www.rrbbnc.gov.in/

5. Bilaspur – http://www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in/

6. Bhopal – http://www.rrbbpl.nic.in

7. Bhubneswar – http://www.rrbbbs.gov.in

8. Chandigarh – http://www.rrbcdg.org/

9. Chennai – http://www.rrbchennai.net/

10. Gorakhpur – http://www.rrbgkp.gov.in/

11. Guwahati – http://rrbguwahati.gov.in/

12. Jammu and Srinagar – http://www.rrbjammu.nic.in/

13. Kolkata – http://www.rrbkolkata.org/

14. Malda – http://www.rrbmalda.gov.in

15. Mumbai – http://www.rrbmumbai.gov.in/

16. Patna – http://www.rrbpatna.org/

17. Ranchi – http://www.rrbranchi.org/,

18. Secunderabad – http://www.rrbsec.org/

19. Thiruvananthapuram – http://www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.net

Published By Girish Raghav

Have questions/comments regarding this govt job vacancy? Post it below!




  2. Nikhil says:

    I am very much interested in working in Railway as a ‘safety officer’….
    Completed Diploma in Industrial Safety Management .

  3. roopa m says:

    respected sir,
    in am an mba graduate willing to work in railways can you give me the information ragarding the jobs suitale for mba in railways. i have Done finance and HR

  4. Padmashree.P says:

    Dear sir,
    I am Currently working in Private company as admin from past 4 years. I want to apply for job in railway department. Kindly let us know.
    Thank You,

  5. deepak sikarwar says:

    i am deepak sikarwar ,electrical & electronic engineer


    Dear sir,
    I am Currently working in Finance company as admin from past 2 years. I want to apply for job in railway department. Kindly let us know.

    Thank You,

  7. Reka gorakh Deokate says:


  8. aalam says:

    hiiiiiiii help me ?

  9. Bhushan Bhere says:

    I am Complete Diploma in Computer Programming & I am Graduate in B.A.

  10. k.arun says:

    hi this is arun wrote a railway exam on this month 10th june so wen ill get result or this exam plz send me reply sir

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