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Railway Commercial Apprentice Salary, Job Profile And Career Growth

Railway Commercial Apprentice Salary

Railway jobs are aspired by lakhs of candidates throughout the country as it offers a good pay scale and perks. One such job that doesn’t get enough attention by the aspirants is Commercial apprentice in railways. You can get posted as a commercial apprentice by sitting for the RRB NTPC examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. The previous vacancies for RRB NTPC were released in 2019. RRB NTPC Stage 1 was successfully conducted by the railways across all regions of RRB from 28th December 2020 to 31st July 2021 in 7 phases. Let’s take a look at the total in-hand and gross salary for Railway commercial apprentice or CA as per the 7th pay commission. Know about the Railway commercial apprentice Salary, Job Profile, and career growth.

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Dates: 9th & 10th May 2022 [Level 4 & 6]

Railway (RRB NTPC) Commercial Apprentice Vacancy & Pay

The initial pay for the station master is 35400 where the total vacancies are 259.

RRB NTPC Station Master 

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (Rs.)

Total Vacancies (All RRBs)

6 35400 259

Railway Commercial Apprentice Salary as per 7th Pay commission

The training period for CA or commercial apprentice in railways is 80 days. A Commercial Apprentice (CA) is trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Commercial branch. Less than 100 days of training is given to Apprentices (CA) in different categories of working of Commercial branch. i.e. training in duties of commercial clerks, parcel clerks, catering, goods clerks and commercial inspectors.

Training Period
80 Days (Less than 100)
Salary During Training Grade Pay Rs. 2800/-
After Training Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-
1st Salary Rs. 40,000/- plus (Approx)
Bond 5 Years Bond

After training, Apprentices will be posted as Commercial Supervisor/ Goods Supervisor/ Parcel Supervisor/ Commercial Inspector in various departments of railways. The basic pay for a commercial apprentice is Rs 35,000 initially. The total in-hand salary including the allowances offered will be approx Rs 56,000 varying according to the city. 

Basic Pay
Rs. 35,400/-
II. Grade Pay 4200/-
III. DA (Currently 34% Of Basic Pay) 12,036/-
IV. Travel Allowance ( Fixed ) 2016/-
V. HRA ( Varies according to Place)- Minimum 2832/-
Total Pay (I) + (II) + (III) 56,484/-

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Job Profile of Commercial Apprentice (CA)

  • CA act as a Supervisor/ Inspector in Commercial departments.
  • CA take care of the collecting revenue.
  • The commercial apprentice is responsible for commercial activities or goods transferred in the railways.
  • They are multi-skilled supervisors and have to work as a six in one taking responsibilities of all the commercial work.
  • They are posted as Commercial Inspectors, Goods Supervisor, Parcel Supervisor, Rates and Claims Inspector in Railways.
  • Their work includes inspection of activities on the railway stations according to the department posted in.

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Career growth

They are eligible for promotion through the Limited Departmental Competitive exam to become Assistant Commercial Manager (Group-B ) after 5 years of service. The career growth further has been depicted below.

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Commercial Apprentice Educational Qualifications

For RRB NTPC Commercial apprentice post, the minimum educational qualification required is a graduate degree.

Railway Commercial Apprentice Age Limit

The age of the candidates at the time of applying for the RRB recruitment must be between 18 to 33 Years.

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Medical Standards

The medical standards required to be eligible for this post are B-2. Candidates must satisfy the medical criteria given below to be eligible for the appointment.

Visual acuity
1 B-2 Physically
fit in all
Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses
(Power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses
when reading or close work is required and must
pass test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.

Commercial Apprentice Selection Process

The selection process for Commercial Apprentice is done through the RRB NTPC examination. It will include 4 stages with 2 online computer based examinations followed by typing skill test and Document verification.

  • 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination.

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