Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam : Recruitment of the non-technical cadre in Class III (or Group C) services in the Indian railways are done through the Non-technical Cadre Examination conducted every year by the different Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) situated across the country.
These Boards are located at Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Chennai (Madras), Trivandrum, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Mumbai (Bombay), Bhopal, Malda, Ranchi, etc.
These Examinations are conducted for the positions such as Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket-Collectors, Train Clerks etc.
The Boards advertise Non Technical vacancies of the respective zones of the Indian railways, through newspapers and the Employment News and conduct both written examinations and interviews. Recruitment is made in the lowest grades to these categories and prescribed qualification is generally matriculation.
For some posts like Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Clerk Grade I, Guards, etc., prescribed qualification is a degree from a recognized University.
Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam Conducted By Railway Recruitment Boards in India basically comprises of the following subjects:
1. General English (and/or Hindi)
3. General Knowledge
4. General Intelligence
The test will be mainly of Objective Type.
Candidates are expected to possess a broad knowledge of current events and matters of general interest particularly relating to India, including Indian Railways.
Depending upon the number of vacancies and merit list, candidates are called for interview. Final selection is based on the total marks obtained in the written examination and interview.
The syllabus for Railway Non Technical Cadre Examf the above mentioned subjects are given as under:
Questions on General English are designed to test the candidate’s correct usage of prepositions, words and phrases.
Questions on Mathematics are designed to test accuracy and rapidity.
Candidates are expected to possess a broad knowledge of current events and matters of general interest, particularly relating to India, including Indian Railways.
The questions are designed to test the candidate’s power of reasoning and his ability to draw conclusions.
The candidate selected may be absorbed depending on vacancies available after successful completion of prescribed training as per the rules.
The final appointment of the candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in appropriate Medical Classification of Railways. They may be considered in due course for promotion to higher grades including supervisory levels according to rules/orders in force from time to time.
Eligibility Criteria for the Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam is given below:
|Traffic Apprentice/Commercial Apprentice||Graduation||18-30 yrs|
|Assistant Station Master/Trainee Guard/Goods Guard||Graduation||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|
|Clerk-cum-Typist||Graduation. Minimum Typing speed of 40 wpm in English||18-30 yrs|
|Stenographer(English/Hindi)||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|
Application Procedure for Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam is as follows: Candidates can apply for the Non Technical Cadre Examination of Railway recruitment Boards in India, through the application forms published in the daily Newspapers or Employment News by the respective RRBs.
RRB advertises vacancies in Employment News (a Government of India publication), and also on the website of Indian Railways.
The applications received go through a primary screening.
Eligible candidates are called for a written exam.
The call letters are sent out a month in advance of the date of the examination