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Railway Jobs After Graduation

Railway Jobs After Graduation: Indian Railways is the backbone of the country consisting of approx 12 lakh employees all over India. It is the fourth largest network in the world connecting North to South and East to West. To work in the Indian railways is the dream of many people preparing for government job exams. Many of you might be confused about how to get a job in the railway? What are the jobs in the railways that you can apply for? What are the railway jobs after graduation? Check out the jobs in railway, eligibility, and other details. This one is the best career option for candidates who want to serve in the Indian Railways. The candidates must go through the details regarding the railway jobs after graduation and study plan for railway exams for both males and females.

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How To Get Railway Jobs After Graduation?

The youth of India has been looking forward to working in the railways. Now, you might wonder what can be the first step towards getting a job in the railways. There are many railway jobs for 10th pass, 12th pass, and graduate students. Railway Recruitment Board or RRB is the organization that conducts examinations for recruiting to various posts in railways. There are 21 zones under RRB that release region-wise notifications for exams. 

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There are 2 types of railway jobs after graduation. One is technical and the other is non-technical. To get a railway job you must appear for various railway examinations as per the eligibility criteria. If you have a sports quota, you might be eligible to get recruited directly. Keep reading the article for further information. To get a job in Railways, you have to complete your diploma in engineering, bachelor/master engineering in any streams like Civil engineering, Mechanical Engineering, ECE, EEE. Other engineering graduates are also eligible to apply for the vacancies in Indian Railway.

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What are the various Railway Jobs After Graduation?

Firstly, you must know the types of jobs available on railways. You can apply for lakhs of vacancies depending upon the post. The various railway jobs are divided into 2 categories:

  1. Technical Railway Jobs- The technical jobs include RRB ALP(Assistant Loco Pilot) & Technicians, RRB JE (Junior Engineer)
  2. Non-Technical Railway Jobs- The non-technical jobs include RRB NTPC (Non-technical popular categories), Railway Group D, RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories, RRB Paramedical Categories jobs and RPF SI

Read below to know the post-wise eligibility criteria for all exams.

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Eligibility Criteria For All Railway Jobs

The eligibility criteria for all railway jobs various as per the examination and posts. Check out below:

  1. RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) & Technicians

The railway Assistant loco pilot or technician job requires you to have technical knowledge. The educational qualifications required to appear for RRB ALP/technician exams is given below. The last recruitment notification for RRB ALP was released in 2018.

Name Of Post Qualification
Loco Pilot (ALP) 10th/12th standard + ITI in the relevant trade
10th/12th standard + Diploma in the relevant trade
10th/12th + Degree In Engineering
Technicians 10th/12th + ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the relevant trade.

Railway ALP Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

RRB ALP Scale of pay- Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of 19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.

RRB ALP/Technician Selection process: 

For the post of ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot):-

  1. First stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT)
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT).
  4. Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

For the post of Technician:

  1. First stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT)
  3. Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

2. RRB JE (Junior Engineer)

Railway Recruitment Board releases the recruitment notification for the posts of Junior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant in various railway zones. The last recruitment notification for RRB JE was released in 2019.

RRB JE Educational qualifications

  • Junior Engineer: Diploma/Degree in Engineering in relevant discipline.
  • Junior Engineer (Information Technology): PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA / B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent from recognised university/ institute.
  • Depot Material Superintendent: Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline.

RRB JE Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 33 years

RRB JE Selection Process

  1. First Stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

3. RRB NTPC (Non-technical popular categories)

RRB releases the notification for the recruitment under the Non-Technical Popular Categories to recruit various posts for undergraduates and graduates. The last notification was released in 2019 where 1.26 crore applications from undergraduate and graduate candidates were received by the railways from all over India.

Posts for Graduates under RRB NTPC with Payscale

S. No. Name of the post Level in 7th CPC Initial pay (Rs.)
1 Traffic Assistant 4 25500
2 Goods Guard 5 29200
3 Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 29200
4 Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 29200
5 Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 29200
6 Senior Time Keeper 5 29200
7 Commercial Apprentice 6 35400
8 Station Master 6 35400

RRB NTPC age limit

  • For Undergraduate level: Age between 18 to 30 Years
  • For Graduate level: Age between 18 to 33 Years

RRB NTPC Educational Qualifications

For Under Graduate Posts: Candidates must pass Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination.
For Graduate Posts: Candidates with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent will be eligible to apply.

RRB NTPC Selection Process

  1. The RRB NTPC stage 1 consists of 40 questions from General Awareness, and 30 each from Mathematics & General Intelligence & Reasoning with 90 minutes time duration.
  2. The RRB NTPC stage 2 contains 50 questions from General Awareness and 35 each from Mathematics & General Intelligence & Reasoning with a time duration of 90 minutes.
  3. The typing test will be held to check the typing skills of the candidates for the mentioned posts.

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4. Railway Group D

The railway recruitment board conducts the RRC Level-I (Group-D) Recruitment for various group D posts in railways.

Railway Group D Pay Scale – Different posts carry different pay levels and allowances as admissible as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

Railway Group D educational qualifications- 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
Railway Group D age limit- 18 to 33 years.

Railway Group D Selection Process

The recruitment process involves the following stages of examination:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination.

The pattern of the written exam is given below:

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Science 25 25 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 25 25
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
4 General Awareness On Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

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5. RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories

The RRB Ministerial and isolated categories include various other categories under the railways. Some of the posts included under this recruitment are:

  • Junior Stenographer
  • Junior translators
  • Staff and welfare inspector
  • Chief law assistant
  • cook
  • Lab assistant
  • publicity inspector
  • PGT
  • TGT
  • Physical training instructor
  • Assistant mistress

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories qualifications- Vary as per the posts.

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories Age Limit- It will vary from 18 to 45 depending upon the post you applied.

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories Selection Process

  • Single Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stenography Skill Test (SST)/ Translation Test (TT)/Performance Test (PT)/Teaching Skill Test (TST) (as applicable)
  • Document verification and medical examination.

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6. RRB Paramedical Categories jobs

The RRB Paramedical categories include various Paramedical Posts i.e. Dietician, Staff Nurse Dental Hygienist, Dialysis Technician, Extension Educator, Health & Malaria Inspector Grade III, Optometrist, Perfusuionis, etc. 

The Educational Qualifications, age limit, and pay scale varies as per the post.

RRB Paramedical categories Selection Process

There is a single-stage Computer Based Test (CBT). The Question paper for Single Stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions.

Subject Number of questions Marks allotted
Professional ability 70 70
General Awareness 10 10
General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and
10 10
General science 10 10
Total 100 100

7. RPF (Railway Protection Force) SI

Direct recruitments are done by Indian railways for the post of Sub Inspector in the Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force

RPF SI Educational Qualification: Graduation from the recognized university

RPF SI Age Limit: 20 to 25 years

RPF SI Selection Process

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Document Verification (DV).

RPF SI Exam Pattern

Section No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 50 50
Arithmetic 35 35 90 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Overall 120 120 1.5 Hours

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Where to get information about railway jobs?

Candidates can regularly visit SSCADDA or the official zonal railway websites to get information about the latest jobs and vacancies.

Name of RRBs Official Website

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What are the railway jobs after graduation?

The railway jobs after graduation that you can apply for include RRB NTPC, RRB JE, RRB ALP, RRB Paramedical, RRB Ministerial & Isolated categories, RPF SI etc.

Which degree is best for a railway job?

Railway jobs are available for 10th, 12th, and graduate students depending upon the pay level and group. For a higher level of posts in railways, you must have a graduate degree.

How can I get a job on the railway?

You can get a job in railways by appearing for various exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board for different categories.

Where can I get all notifications about government jobs in railways? 

You can get all the notifications about government jobs in railways at SSCADDA, or the Adda247 app.

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