Recruitment Process

Railway Recruitment Board calls for application online from eligible candidates through official website of RRBs. The applications are scrutinized for eligibility. The eligible candidates are called for a computer based test (CBT) with city intimation being uploaded 10 days in advance and call letters being uploaded 04 days in advance of the date of the CBT. There is no interview after the CBT examination. In some categories, there will be a second stage written examination. In ministerial categories and NTPCs there will be skill test (Stenography test/Translation test/Performance test/Teaching skill test/Typing test) and in categories related to operational safety, there will be a aptitude test.

The application-details furnished by successful candidates are verified and they are called for document verification and medical examination. A panel of names of the suitable candidates is then recommended to competent authorities to the extent of vacancies. The results of selection at every stage will be made available on the Notice Board of RRB/Patna at the official website RRBs.

The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of the posts for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), Economically Weaker Section (EWS) etc. Persons with benchmark disabilities (PwBD) and Ex-servicemen are also entitled for reservation as per the rules. The entire computerized recruitment system functions impersonally without fear or favour. There is no scope for corruption, influence or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices and unfair means are dealt with strictly.

The overall policy guidelines for recruitment in railway are laid down by Railway Recruitment Control Board, New Delhi.

All eligible candidates desiring to apply for the posts of Railway Recruitment Boards are requested to
have Aadhaar Card available with them as it will be needed to establish their identity in future vacancies.
The contents of this site should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of the law.


Candidates attempting unfair means shall be disqualified and debarred as well as legal action shall be initiated against them.