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How to apply

RRB 2016 - How to Apply

  • Candidates can apply for a post(s) to any one RRB only through ONLINE application mode by visiting the website of RRBs concerned (Refer Para no.16 of General Instructions). Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the instructions available on the website of RRB and in this notification. The onus is on the candidate to prove that all the information provided/ submitted by him/her in the application is true.

  • Candidates are required to go to the link provided for filling ONLINE application and fill up the personal details/BIG-DATA, fee paid etc. carefully. They are also required to exercise their option/preference for category(categories), Post(s), Railway/Production Unit & Cities for test centre.

    NOTE -I: Multiple posts and other requirements have been notified in this Notification. The candidates are required to indicate their category wise, Post-wise and Railway/PU-wise preferences very carefully. Options once exercised in the ONLINE Application shall be final and no request for change shall be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to be careful in exercise of option for category(categories), post(s) and Railway(s)/PU(s).

    NOTE-II: - Candidates should ensure that their Name, Father's Name, Date of Birth should exactly match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also to debarment. In case any candidate has formally changed the name, then gazette notification or any other legal document, as applicable should be submitted at the time of Document Verification. Such candidates should indicate their changed name. However other details should match with the matriculation certificate.

    NOTE-Ill:Candidates are advised to indicate their personal mobile no. and personal valid e-mail IDs in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire recruitment process for communicating them. Candidates are further advised to visit website(s) of RRBs frequently to get the latest information or any changes about this notification. The communication with the candidates will be made through SMS & e-mail only.

  • The examination fee (unless exempted) should be paid ONLINE using internet banking or debit cards (service charges apply for all banks, which will be borne by the candidates) or can be paid through challan in any branch of SBI or computerized Post Office Pay-In-Slip. If the fee is paid through a challan at SBI branch, the receipt should be preserved. At the time of Document Verification, the same can be called for verification. After making payment of fee, relevant details are required to be filled in the prescribed column of the ONLINE application.
    NOTE: For candidates who opt to pay examination fee through "SBI challan" or "Computerized Post Office Pay-In-Slip (Service Charges apply)" mode, should note that these modes will be deactivated at the end of working hours of 22.01.2016.

  • The candidates have to exercise their option for 5 (five) cities in order of preference for examination centre from the list of cities mentioned in para-16 under heading "Tentative Exam Cities", through drop down menu while filling up on line application. Efforts will be made to accommodate preferences for cities as far as feasible. However, RRBs reserve the right to allot exam centres in other cities also depending upon exigencies.

  • Photograph: A colour photograph of size 3.5 cm X 3.5 cm (not older than three months from the date of application), with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses, should be uploaded. The photo should be in JPG/JPEG format-100 DPI. The size of the uploaded photograph should be between 15kb-40 kb. Candidates may note that RRBs may, at any stage, reject the applications for uploading old/unclear photograph along with application or for any significant variations between photograph uploaded along with on line Application and the actual physical appearance of the candidate. Candidates are advised to bring one copy of the same photograph along with Hall Ticket/e-Call Letter and original valid Photo ID at the time of CBT in exam centre. They are also advised to keep 5 (five) copies of the same photograph for further use in Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test/Document Verification. (Refer to Para 7.03 & 7.04). Photostat/scanned copy of the photograph is not permitted. Applications will be rejected where photographs are not clear, are smudged, with cap, goggles, pictures of animals/things, etc. or where the face is not recognizable.

  • During submission of ONLINE application, a Registration Number will be issued to each applicant. Candidates are advised to preserve/note their Registration Number for further stages of recruitment process / correspondence with RRB concerned.

    NOTE-I: ONLINE Applications without photo of candidate, not having requisite fee (if applicable) are liable to be rejected.

    NOTE-II: In case the application is rejected, candidates will be able to view their status ONLINE on the website of RRBs concerned along with the reasons for rejection(s). SMS and e-mail alerts shall also be sent to the candidates on their registered mobile number and e-mail ID, as indicated in their ONLINE application. Candidates whose application/candidature is rejected will NOT be intimated by post. Candidates are advised to provide only their own Mobile Number / e-mail ID so that they receive such communications. Communications with the candidates will be done through SMS & e-mail only.

    NOTE-Ill:To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date since there may be a possibility of inability/failure to log on to the website of RRB concerned on account of heavy load on the internet or website jam during last days.

    NOTE-IV: RRBs do not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within closing date on account of aforesaid reasons or any other reason."

    SC/ST candidates who want to avail the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass) for CBT (examination)/ aptitude test/typing skill test / Document Verification should upload their caste certificate (as per Annexure -1) issued by the competent authority. At the time of obtaining reservation and traveling, the Reservation Clerk and/or Ticket Checking Staff will ask for the original SC/ST certificate for verification of genuineness of the candidate.
    NOTE: Candidates need NOT send any application printouts or Certificates or copies to RRB concerned by post. The candidature of the candidates will be considered only on the strength of the information furnished in the ON-LINE Application.


    To ascertain their eligibility as on the date of submission of application, candidates are required to produce all original documents at the time of document verification as indicated below:

    (I) Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate or Equivalent Certificate (Proof for Date of Birth and Matriculation Qualification).

    (II) Degree Certificate /Semester wise Mark sheet. (111) Caste Certificate for SC/ST -Annexure-I.

    (IV) Caste Certificate for OBC (Not older than one year from the date of document verification) - Annexure-II.

    (V) Non creamy layer declaration by OBC candidates -Annexure-111.

    (VI) Original discharge certificate for Ex-servicemen.

    (VII) Income Certificate for Waiving Examination Fee for Economically backward classes - Annexure-IV.

    (VIII) Minority community declaration on Non-judicial Stamp Paper -Annexure-V

    (IX) Medical Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) -Annexure-VI (A), VI (B) & VI (C). (X) Legal document in case of formal change of name as mentioned in Note-II of Para-5.02.

    (XI) NOC from serving employees. (XII) Receipt of payment if made through a challan at SBI branch or Pay-in-slip at computerized post office.

    (XIII) Self Certification by the Transgender candidates.
    NOTE-I: - Candidates who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved /or seek age-relaxation must submit the requisite/relevant certificate in original from the competent authority, in the prescribed format at the time of Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-SM/PWD status will not be entertained and their candidature/ applications will be considered under General (UR) category, if eligible. All such candidates shall have to satisfy the eligibility norms of a UR candidate. {Refer to para 1(B) also}. The formats of the certificates are annexed. Certificates obtained in any other format will not be accepted.
    NOTE-II: -All Certificates should be either in English or in Hindi only. Where certificates are not in English / Hindi, self attested translated version (In Hindi /English) should be produced wherever /whenever required. NOTE-III: - Candidates are required to bring latest OBC certificate issued by competent authority as perAnnexure-II duly indicating creamy layer status and issued within one year from the date of document verification.