RRB 2016 - Recruitment Process
ONLY single online application (i.e., common for all the 09 notified categories) is required to be submitted by the candidate. There shall be a common CBT (Computer Based Test) for all the notified 09 categories of posts followed by qualifying Skill (Typing) Test or Aptitude Test, wherever applicable and Document Verification.
The date, time and venue of the CBT/online examination, aptitude test and skill test will be fixed by the RRB and will be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of the examination/aptitude test/skill test and change of center/venue will not be entertained under any circumstances.
Selection is made strictly as per merit. There will be a common CBT (examination) for all the notified categories of individual RRBs.
(I) For posts of Cat. No. 1, 2,3 & 4(CA,TA, ECRC & Goods Guard) merit will be drawn on marks obtained in CBT (II)
For the posts of Cat No: 5,6 & 9 (Sr.Clerk Cum Typist, JAA, Sr.Time Keeper) Typing Skill Test of qualifying nature
(marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit) shall be conducted for which the number of
candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for. The candidates should be able to type
30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only with disabling editing tools and spell check facility.
For guidelines of those who appear for skill test in Hindi, KrutiDev and Mangal font shall be made available for skill
test on Personal Computer. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the typing skill test based on
performance in CBT (III) For the posts of Cat. No. 7 & 8 (ASM, Traffic Assistant) Aptitude Test shall be conducted for
which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for. The merit will be drawn only for the
candidates qualifying in the aptitude test, with 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in the CBT and 30% weightage
being given to the marks obtained in aptitude test. Short listed candidates will be called for verification of original documents.
In addition to the no. of vacancies, 50% extra candidates shall also be called for all the categories unless otherwise specified as standby
candidates merely to avoid shortfall in empanelment. During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates.
No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.
Stages of Examination: (a) Common single stage CBT for all notified categories, (b) Followed by verification of documents for Cat. No.-1, 2, 3 & 4 (Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, ECRC & Goods Guard) (c) Typing skill test of qualifying nature followed by verification of documents for Cat. No. 5, 6 & 9 (JAA, Sr.Clerk, Sr.Time Keeper). Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be extended to PWD candidates having disability of more than 40%. Such candidates are required to bring typing skill test exemption certificate to the Type Test centre issued by competent medical board as per Annexure-VIII. (d) Aptitude Test followed by verification of documents for Cat. No. 7 & 8 (ASM & Traffic Assistant (e) Candidates called for Aptitude Test for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant are required to bring Vision Certificate to Aptitude Test centre from an Eye Specialist on prescribed proforma as per Annexure-IX, failing which they will not be allowed to appear in the Aptitude Test.
The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages as indicated in Para 16.
The standard of questions for the single stage CBT (Computer Based Test) will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning. The Question paper for single stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions. For Aptitude Test, candidates are advised to visit websites of RDSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in Directorates- Psycho Technical Directorate ->Candidates Corner for question patterns & other details.
There shall be negative marking
in CBT (Computer Based Test)/ Examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.
Candidates should read the instructions on the e-call letter carefully and follow them scrupulously.
Failure to comply with the instructions may lead to cancellation of their candidature. Mock/Practice tests
will also be made available on RRBs website to the candidates to acquire familiarity with the online examination process.
NOTE-I:Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the
same inside the Examination Premises. If any candidate is found to possess mobile phone, blue-tooth or any other means of
wireless communication, in working or switched off mode, his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith and he/she will
be debarred from RRB examinations besides legal action as deemed fit.
Selection is made strictly according to merit on the basis of CBT/online examination (AND Aptitude Test, Typing skill test of qualifying nature wherever applicable).
Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT/online examination and Aptitude Test/ Typing Skill Test , wherever applicable, candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for document verification in the main list. In addition, 50% extra candidates are also called as standby unless otherwise Specified (refer para 1.07.02). However, they are considered for empanelment only if there is shortfall in empanelment from the main list. During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates. No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.
Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration,
final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.
RRBs at their discretion may hold additional CBT and/or skill test /aptitude test if considered necessary for all or for a limited number of candidates as may
be deemed fit by RRBs. 8.13 Railway Recruitment Board is only recommending the names of successful candidates to Zonal Railways/Production Units.
The process of appointment thereof is managed by the Chief Personnel Officer of Railway/Production Unit concerned.