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Railway Recruitment Exams

Railway Recruitment Exams in India conducted for technical and non-technical positions. The positions are:

  • RRB JE
  • RRB Group D
  • RRB ALP and Technicians
  • RPF Constable Recruitment

Important Dates

Railway Recruitment Exams 2020EventImportant Dates
RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Category) ExamComputer Based Test(CBT)-1March 28,2020
RRB JE ExamNotificationTo be announced
RRB ALP/TechnicianNotificationTo be announced
RRB Group DComputer Based Test(CBT)-1To be announced
RPF Constable ExamNotificationTo be announced


RRB NTPC exam is the most popular exam among graduates because of its generalised nature of the examination. This exam is conducted to recruit the non-technical staff for the railway departments. It includes the following position-Clerks, Goods Guards, Accountants, Traffic Assistants, Commercial-cum-train clerk and the post of Station Master. 

The exam comprises of four stages - Stage 1 -CBT, Stage 2- CBT, Stage 3- skill test and stage 4 -Document Verification (DV).

The syllabus includes-

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning, candidates are assessed based on their ability to think logically.
  • The Mathematics section to assess a candidate’s calculative skills.
  • The General Awareness to assess a candidate’s knowledge regarding the current affairs. 


RRB ALP/Technician exam is conducted to recruit the candidates for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot and technicians. Assistant Loco pilot means the assistant driver of the train.

The RRB ALP exam is conducted in four-stages. The RRB ALP Exam Stages are :

  • Stage 1 - CBT 1
  • Stage 2 - CBT -2
  • Stage 3 - Document Verification
  • Stage 4-  Medical Examination


RRB Group D is one of the largest exams in the world in terms of the number of applicants. The RRBs on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells conduct the RRB Group D exam across the nation. The RRBs issue a centralised notification for the posts  of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant Pointsmen and other posts. The RRB Group D exam comprises three stages. Stage 1 -CBT, Stage 2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Stage 3- Document Verification and Stage 4 - Medical Examination.

The syllabus of the exam is:

  • The Mathematics section assesses a candidate's calculative skills. 
  • The General Intelligence and Reasoning test a candidate's logical reasoning ability.
  • RRB Group D syllabus for General Science covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of Class 10 level of CBSE.
  • RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness covers topics from Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.


RRB JE exam is conducted to recruit the junior engineers in various railway departments. This exam is very popular among the engineering graduates and the number of applicants in this exam is very high. The following are the four positions for which the recruitment notification was released.

  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and
  • Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

The RRB JE exam has a four-stage selection process. The four-stages of the exam are:

  • Stage 1 - CBT 1
  • Stage 2 - CBT 2
  • Stage 3 - Document Verification
  • Stage 4 - Medical Examination


Railway Protection Force (RPF) recruitment exam is conducted by the Ministry of Railways to recruit candidates for the force. Railway Protection Force does various tasks in addition to the security in the trains and Railway Property.

The RPF recruitment exam is conducted for two positions, they are:

  • Constables
  • Sub-inspectors


The RPF constable recruitment exam is conducted to recruit males and females for the constable duty in the force. The RPF constable exam is a four-stage exam. The age limit for the RPF Constable exam is 18 years to 25 years. The minimum educational qualification required for the RPF Constable exam is SSLC/Matric.