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RRB exam - Instructions to fill Application form

  • The candidate should have the requisite Educational/Technical qualifications from recognized University/Institute as on the closing date of submission of the application.
  • Candidates should fill up the application in his/her own handwriting and must sign as well as put his/her left hand thumb impressions at the prescribed places.
  • Applications should be filled either in English or in Hindi.
  • Application should be in a good quality A4 size bond paper (80 GSM) using one side only.
  • The candidates are required to sign in English or in Hindi in the prescribed places provided in Application Form and in Information Sheet.
  • The signatures must be in running hand and not in block capital or disjointed letters.
  • Signatures at the time of application, written examination and document verification in different style or language may result in cancellation of candidature.
  • The candidates have to submit single application as instructed (Para-16) for combined categories, duly mentioning the order of priority of categories in the space provided in the Item No.1 of Application Form.
  • Common examination will be conducted for such combined categories i.e., the candidate will be writing a single examination for all the categories within such combined category as per his/her choice of priority. A single roll number will be allotted to such candidates in combined category covering all the categories he/she has applied for.
  • After the selection process, the category allotted by RRB to the candidate is final. Request for change in category will not be entertained.
  • One envelope should contain one application only. Candidates should however note that the RRBs may hold written examination for more than one group in a single session Candidates submitting more than one application for the same category will be
  • summarily Rejected
  • Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate.
  • Serving Defence Personnel likely to be released within one year of the closing date (i.e. 09-04-2013) can also apply against Ex-Servicemen vacancies..
  • The number of vacancies indicated in this Centralised Employment Notice is provisional and may increase or decrease or even become Nil depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration.
  • Dates of all examinations and results are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also indicated in local dailies. These are also given in the website of the Railway Recruitment Board concerned.
  • Call letters for written examinations are sent to candidates by business post. The candidates whose applications are rejected are also intimated through post along with the cause of rejection. The details of provisionally eligible as well as ineligible candidates for a particular post are also put on the website of the Railway Recruitment Board concerned at least one week prior to the written examination for that post.
  • Selection by RRBs does not confer upon candidates any right of appointment in Railway.
  • The function of the RRBs is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the Zonal Railway concerned / Production Unit who in turn issues the offer of appointment letter subject to the availability of vacancies and candidates being found medically fit and satisfying all eligibility criteria.
  • Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay in the pay band plus grade pay plus other allowances admissible at that time. During training period only stipend will be paid as applicable.
  • Free Second Class Railway Pass as and when admissible will be issued to the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities when they are called for written examination /document verification provided they submit valid caste certificate.
  • Selected male candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineer’s Unit of Territorial Army.
  • Female candidates are also eligible. However, it may be noted that some categories involve duties, which are arduous in nature and call for working in shifts at odd hours, at road side station also away from headquarters A candidate shall be free to apply to more than one RRB but he / she will be doing so at his / her own risk as the examination will be held by all RRBs on the same date.
  • Examination for more than one Category may also be held simultaneously based on administrative convenience.
  • For the serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Railway Staff and casual labour /substitutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be upto 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken) spells.
  • No examination fees for SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / Physically Handicapped / Women / Minorities / Economically backward classes candidates having annual family income less than Rs. 50000/-.
  • For Unreserved Male / OBC Male candidates (who is not coming within the purview of minority/Economically backward communities) Examination fee of Rs. 60/- for each application. Candidates should send separate application for each group as mentioned in para-16 as given below with separate IPO / DD as examination fee. Candidates should send separate application for each RRBs.
  • The examination fee is non-refundable. It should be paid in the form of a crossed Demand Draft valid for a period of Six months to be drawn at the main branch of any of the Nationalized Banks, or in the form of Crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in¬†favour of “Assistant Secretary, or Deputy Secretary or Secretary or Member Secretaryor Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board concerned.
  • The candidates should write the Centralised Employment Notice No., Name of the post applied for, Category Number of the post and their name and postal address on the reverse side of the Bank Draft/Front side at the space provided in the Indian Postal Order.

Instructions to fill out application form

  • The application format as per Annexure-1 & 2 should be filled up by the candidate in his/her own handwriting, with blue or black ballpoint pen (not in pencil, fountain pen or gel pen) dated and signed.
  • Only international numerical i.e. 1, 2, 3 etc. should be used.
  • The application form should be filled up in English or in Hindi only.
  • Applications signed in capital letters/spaced out letters will be treated as invalid.
  • The candidate’s Name, Address with Pin Code, Date of Birth, Father’s Name and nearest Railway Station should be written legibly in English in bold capital letters, even if the candidate fills up the application form in Hindi.
  • The candidates should sign in the space provided in the box below the photograph. One identical extra colour photograph should be enclosed with the application, indicating candidate’s name and category number on the reverse of the photograph.
  • In item No.9 of application form, the candidates should indicate any clear visible mark of identification on their body like a mole on the nose, cut-mark on the forehead in the left side or a scar mark below the left arm, etc.
  • The candidate should copy the paragraph at item No. 12 of the Information Sheet in English/Hindi in their own running handwriting (not in capital/spaced out letters),
  • The candidates should put their Left Hand Thumb impression at the designated places in the Application Form and in the Information Sheet.