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Railway Technical Cadre Recruitment Examination application and selection process details

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Indian Railway technical cadre exam is conducted by various RRBs (Railway Recruitment Boards) to recruit Group 'C' officers in technical categories at divisional level including Civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, signal and telecommunication etc.

The related vacancies are advertised by Boards in Employment News / Rojgar Samachar and on their websites.

The tests are designed according to the educational standards required for the post. There are no Interviews in most cases, however there may be some variations in exam pattern depending upon job profiles.For some categories, written test may be followed by an Oral test (Viva) and for others a skill test or psychological test may also be conducted as required by the posts Job profile. All questions are multiple-choice objective type.

More than one written test may be conducted (Preliminary and mains exam) if the number of applicants is large.

After selection, The successful applicants are called for counselling and scrutiny of original documents for verification and a panel of names is then recommended to zonal railway / production unit, depending on the number of vacancies. The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination before appointment.


Age and qualification Criteria

The aspirants need to be in age group of 18-27 yrs and should be graduate in any of Civil, signaling, electrical, mechanical, telecom, electronics and communication etc. More details are published in official advertisement issued by the Railway recruitment boards.



Syllabus and selection process of technical cadre exam is according to the job profiles in various posts. Main content of exam are General English, arithmetic ability, General knowledge, Analytical and quantitative skills and Knowledge in the subjects covered in minimum educational qualifications. The written exam generally lasts for 90 minutes. 


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