Railway Eligibility Criteria 2018 RRB/RRC Exam Qualification, Age Limit

Railway Eligibility Criteria

Dear Candidates here in the below section we are providing you all compulsory information regarding Railway Eligibility criteria for Railway Recruitment Board/ Railway Recruitment Cell Examination, you should have visit below.

Railway Technical Cadre/ Non Technical Cadre Examination Railway Eligibility Criteria involve nationhood, limit of age & qualification.  The Indian railways are generally divided & sub-divided into zones, divisions and departments, every controlling a special action. Each partition has a few numbers of technical & non-technical departments, which form the base fabrication on which railways operates.

Railway Exam Eligibility Criteria

Technical departments include civil, technical, mechanical engineering, signaling, telecom, and several others dealing with similar disciplines, while the non-technical departments include general services such as accounts, personnel management, RPF or security and traffic services, among others. Job seekers who are eligible to apply for Railway Technical Cadre/ Non Technical Cadre Examination should ensure their Eligibility before apply.

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Railways Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria:


Applicant should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification:

Job seekers who eligible apply for technical Railway examination must have Pass in first year B.Sc (Physics), 10+2 with Physics and Maths and ITI in Computer Networking / Data Networking / Electrician. Candidates with other education can also apply for railway examinations.

Age Limit:

Listed below are the technical categories along with their age limits.

Age Limit
Assistant Driver (Electrical / Diesel)/Data Entry Operators/ Skilled Fitters/ Apprentice Fireman 'A'/ Apprentice Wireless or Telecom Maintainer/Health Inspector Grade IV/Axle Unit Operators/Wheel Unit Operators/Electrical Signal Maintainer
18-30 yrs
Apprentice Mechanic (Mechanical/Electrical Diesel)/ Apprentice Signal Inspector/Apprentice Permanent Way Inspector/Depot Store Keeper/Raj Bhasha Sahayak / Apprentice Inspector of Works/Trainee Junior Draftsman (Electrical)/Apprentice Permanent Way Mistry/ Appr. Train Examiner Grade IlI/Appr. Jr. Engineer (Telecommunication/Works)
18-33 yrs
Train Examiners, Health Inspector
18-30 yrs
Apprentice Assistant Chargeman (Electronics/Mechanical)/Apprentice Senior Draftsman (Electronics/Mechanical)
18-32 yrs
Assistant Programmer/Diesel Foreman (Mechanical/ (Electrical)/Law Assistant /Pharmacist/Trainee Chargeman 'B' (Electrical/Electronics)
20-32 yrs
Staff Nurse
20-40 yrs
Teachers Grade I-IV
Below 45 yrs
Age Relaxation:

There is five years age relaxation for SC/ ST applicants, three years relaxation for OBC applicants and ten years relaxation for PWD job seekers.

Railways Non Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility Criteria:


Applicant should be a citizen of India

Following table shows the Railway Non Technical Exams Eligibility Criteria:

Traffic Apprentice/Commercial Apprentice
18-30 yrs
Assistant Station Master/Trainee Guard/Goods Guard
18-30 yrs
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk
Graduation (preference to those knowing typing with 30 wpm speed)
18-30 yrs
Office Clerk/Accounts Clerk
Matriculation with minimum 50% marks. Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English or 25 wpm in Hindi
18-30 yrs
Junior Accounts Assistant
Graduation. Typewriting proficiency of 30 wpm in English
18-30 yrs
Graduation. Minimum Typing speed of 40 wpm in English
18-30 yrs
Matriculation or Equivalent (with certificate of 80 wpm in English/Hindi Stenography and 40 wpm in English/20 wpm in Hindi Typewriting speed)
18-33 yrs
Typist (English/Hindi)
Matriculation (with Typewriting peed of 40 wpm in English/25 wpm in Hindi)
18-30 yrs
Train Clerk/Statistical Clerk/Goods Clerk/Coaching Clerk/Ticket Collector/Commercial Clerk
Matriculation (with 50% marks)
18-30 yrs
Age Relaxation:

There is five years age relaxation for SC/ST aspirants, three years relaxation for OBC candidates and ten years relaxation for PWD aspirants.

Selection Process of Non Technical and Technical Posts:

The Ministry of Railways and RRB conducts written examination to fill various Non Technical and Technical posts. The examinations are designed according to the educational standards required for the post. For few categories, written examination can be followed by interview & for others a skill test or psychological test can also be conducted as required by the posts Job profile. All questions are multiple-choice objective type.

More than one written exam can be conducted (Preliminary and mains exam) if the number of candidates is large. Written exam includes questions on Arithmetical Aptitude, General responsiveness, and General English. Questions on logical and analytical reasoning will also be included in the exam. English will be the just mode of instruction for the Technical Cadre examination.

Last selection on volition post is based on the total marks obtained in written test and interview, wherever provided, plus clearing Aptitude/ skill test/ vision exam etc. as required. The deputation of appointed applicant is subject to his passing requisite Medical Fitness Test conducted by the organization.

Applicants applying for RTC / NTC Examination must ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions. To obtain other important information connected to Railway examination you required to connect with us regularly or book mark on this web page.


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