How to get job in Indian Railway (5-Steps): A Complete Step by Step Guide in 2022

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How to get job in Indian Railway? Are you looking for a job in Indian Railways after graduation? In this case you are not alone. The craze for government jobs among Indian youth is huge and unparalleled. Every year millions of students apply for UPSC, IAS and other government sectors. Similarly, Indian Railways is one of the most popular public sector. There is a huge demand for Indian Railways. Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world. No matter what department you belong to (such as a doctor, teacher, engineer, etc.), Indian Railways always has an opportunity for you.

Every year millions of candidates apply for various positions in Indian Railways and thousands of candidates are selected as employees in the railways. If you want to build a career in railways, prepare yourself for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examiation. Good pay and job security attract thousands of candidates for its services. Railways in India are divided into two parts, one gazetted which is Group A and Group B, the other non-gazetted Group C and Group D. In today’s article we will share with you “How to get a job in Indian Railways”.

1. How to Get Railway Job After 10th?

There are many students who dream of joining Indian Railways after completing their 10th board exams. Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people and this number is increasing every year. There are also opportunities for those who are looking for a government job in the tenth grade. There are several positions for 10th pass students which are: ticket collector, train clerk, RPF constable, commercial clerk etc.

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2. How to Get Job in Indian Railway After 12th?

After completing the 12th board exam or intermediate exam, there are a lot of jobs available for students in Indian Railways. To join Indian Railways, candidates have to appear for a competitive examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). There are some positions in Railways for 12th pass students which are: Office Helper, RRB Loco Pilot, Goods Guard, Railway Clerk etc.

3. How to Get Job in Indian Railway After Graduation?

The youth of India getting curious about ‘’how can I get a job in Indian Railway?’’. There are many jobs that the Indian Railway releases every year for the 10th, 12th, and graduate students. There are two types of jobs in Indian Railways after graduation, one is technical and the other is non-technical.

According to government rules, candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria and participate in various examinations conducted by RRB. Technical jobs include RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) & Technician and RRB Junior Engineer. Non-technical terms include Railway Group D, RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Category), RRB Paramedical, etc.

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4. Advantage and Disadvantage of Indian Railway

As an employee, Indian Railways has many advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the benefits of Indian Railways:-

  • Railway employees will get free training to enhance their skills
  • They can avail subsidized food and snacks at any railway canteen across the country.
  • They can travel free of cost in railway along with their families
  • They get a residential quarter to stay.
  • Railway employees get free medical care in Railway hospitals.
  • They can also educate their children in the railways’ own schools and colleges.

Here are some of the disadvantages of Indian Railways:-

  • Being a transferrable job, they have to move from one place to another.
  • Career growth is not directly related to merit like in the private sector.
  • Promotion depends on their seniority.
  • It’s extremely competitive to get the jobs (But not impossible).

5. Eligibility and Exams

Before applying for an exam in Indian Railways, you need to meet the eligibility criteria for the exam. The primary eligibility criteria for railways is to have a bachelor’s / bachelor’s degree. Earlier we said that Indian Railways is divided into two sections, one technical and the other non-technical.

Technical and non-technical are divided into four groups, Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. The examinations in Group A are conducted by UPSC and the posts in Group A and Group B are Medical Staff, Engineering Staff, etc. and Group C includes Junior Engineer, Technician, Assistant Loco Pilot etc, and Group D includes laborers. Group C and D examinations conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)).


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