Railway Group D recruitment 2018 for 62,907 posts: Eligibility criteria changes


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The Railways has announced one of the world’s largest recruitment processes for 89,409 posts in Level 1 and Level 2 categories. Since recruitment is taking place after four years, the Railway Ministry has introduced a slew of changes in the recruitment process. As far as Group D vacancies are concerned, the minimum qualification for its 62,907 vacancies has been relaxed. Also, the registration date has been extended too 31st March 2018.

In this article, we will guide you how to apply for various Group D vacancies and will highlight all the changes in eligibility, application fees etc.

RRB recruitment 2018: Vacancy details

Total vacancies: 62,907

Designation

Helper- 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate / 10th pass + ITI / 10th pass + National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Track Maintainer- 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate / 10th pass + ITI / 10th pass + National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Hospital Attendant- 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate / ITI / National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Assistant Pointsman- 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate / ITI / National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Gateman- 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate /ITI / National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Portar/Hamal/ Sweeper cum Portar – 10th pass/ 12th pass/ Graduate / ITI / National Apprentice Certificate Holder

Railway Group D 2018 Application Fee

The Online Application for Railway Group D Recruitment starts from 10th February 2018 and will end on 31st March 2018. Candidates must pay Rs. 500/- as application fee (UR & OBC) for Railway Group D Exam 2018. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class are required to pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.

Railway Group D Recruitment Vacancy 2018

A total of 62,907 posts are to be filled through Railway Group D Exam 2018. Let’s have a look at the detailed Vacancy for Railway Recruitment Group D.

Serial Number Cities Rly UR SC ST OBC TOTAL EX. SM CC AA* VH OH HH
1. Ahmedabad WR 3056 901 477 1653 6087 1216 1216 1 95 175
2. Ajmer NWR 2493 704 360 1198 4755 860 860 0 9 1
3. Allahabad NCR 2533 736 352 1141 4762 952 950 0 15 4
4. Bangalore SWR 1184 346 167 596 2293 457 457 3 13 8
5. Bhopal WCR 1772 493 296 961 3522 702 702 0 1 0
6. Bhubaneshwar ECOR 783 245 158 346 1532 305 305 0 3 0
7. Bilaspur SECR 587 168 87 317 1159 232 232 0 2 2
8. Chandigarh NR 3955 1174 590 2113 7832 1547 1547 0 18 11
9. Chennai SR 1550 431 332 666 2979 597 597 0 12 8
10. Gorakhpur NER 1686 500 276 926 3388 676 676 0 5 3
11. Guwahati NFR 1304 384 193 696 2577 515 515 0 0 8
13. Kolkata ER 1155 355 203 354 2367 473 473 0 0 1
15. Mumbai CR 2321 675 393 1236 4625 924 924 5 47 45
17. Patna ECR 3016 899 450 1614 5981 1198 1198 0 25 14*
18. Ranchi SER 1240 426 197 662 2525 503 503 0 0 0
19. Secunderabad SCR 3254 1016 530 1723 6523 1288 1288 53 71 71
Total 31889 9453 5061 16502 62907 12445 12445 62 316 351*

* : Includes 2 HH Backlog Vacancy

** : Vacancies under CCAA are applicable to Apprentices trained in Railway Establishments only

Railway Group D Exam Dates 2018

Railway Group D 2018 CBT exam dates will be released soon by Railway Recruitment Board. The deatiled Exam Dates for Railway Recruitment Group D Exam 2018 has been discussed below.

Events Dates
Railway Recruitment Group D 2018 Notification 10th February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment Group D 2018 Online Application 10th February 2018
Railway Recruitment Group D 2018 Application Form Closes 31st March 2018

Railway Group D 2018 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for Railway Group D 2018 constitutes of one stage of CBT or Computer Based Test followed by PET. Let’s have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.

First stage of CBT
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -30%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: English Only
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions in total 90 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs
Second Stage : PET

Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is necessary for all the candidates if they want to get selected through Railway Group D Recruitment Exam.

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down
Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in 1 chance Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in 1 chance

The persons with disabilities as specified in Para 11.0 are exempted from appearing for PET. However, after qualifying in the CBT, such candidates will have to pass the medical examination prescribed for Persons with Disabilities.

Third Stage: Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates will be called for document verification.

Note: Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled. Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi.

Railway Group B 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of Railway Recruitment 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • Candidates must hold the degree of 10th Pass OR ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent OR National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT for the post of Helper/Medical, Hospital Attendant, Assistant Pointsman, Gateman, Porter/ Hamal/ Sweeper cum portar
  • For Reamaining Other Posts 10th pass plus NAC granted by NCVT OR 10th pass plus ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT.
  • A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.
Category Notified Revised
UR 31 years 33 years
OBC 34 years 36 years
SC 36 years 38 years
ST 36 years 38 years

Railway Group D 2018 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully applied for Railway Group D Recruitment 2018 Exam will be issued Admit Card for first stage of CBT. Admit Card will be issued separately for CBT and PET. Admit Card for PET will be issued to candidates who have successfully cleared CBT of Railway Recruitment Group D 2018.

To login on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board, a candidate is supposed to have:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Date of Birth/Password

The admit card for Railway Recruitment Group D 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

  • For CBT
  • For PET

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