Mumbai: Railway Recruitment Board, RRB has recently released massive vacancies in Indian Railways. The ongoing recruitment is for Group C and D posts. Considering the requests of many candidates, Piyush Goyal, Minister, Railways, has revised the eligibility criteria again. As per the latest updates, the eligibility criteria for 62,907 posts of Group D and also for Group C now includes candidates who have passed Class 10, have ITI certificates or NCTVT degrees. The online application for Group D under CEN 02/2018 close on March 12, 2018. This comes after RRB had extended the upper age limit for ALP and Technicians (CEN 01/2018) vacancies and Group D (CEN 02/2018) posts were extended from present 28 years to 30 years. Subsequent relaxation to reserved category is also applicable.
The list of COE courses of and Equivalent NCVT Trades, as well as Equivalence of Restructured (Model ITI) Pattern and Conventional Pattern of CTS, is now available on the regional website of RRBs at the online application window. Candidates can also check them from the link provided here. The other change in the examinations being conducted by RRB is the introduction of regional languages as a medium of examination. For all those candidates who are yet to fill the form, the option of choosing a regional language would be available on the apply online screen. Candidates who have filled the applications already are requested to log in and exercise the option if so desired. Useful Link | RRB Recruitment 2018: How and where to apply for 62,907 Group D posts
The recruitment drive for around 90,000 posts has generated a strong buzz amongst aspirants. The last time RRB had recruited in these massive numbers was in 2015 when it had issued a notification for about 80,000 vacancies for non-technical popular categories. As many as 90 lakh candidates (approximately) had applied for the examination. Such was the massive turnout of the examination that RRB had decided to conduct a second level of Computer Based Test to further shortlist the numbers to a manageable number. The results of the examination were finalized last year. Reportedly, many applicants had applied for the examination but not appeared in the examination.
This time around, RRB has decided not to extend the exemption of fees to reserved categories. Instead, as per the new notification, candidates from the reserved category would now be required to make a fee payment (exempted amount of Rs. 250 instead of the Rs 500 fee for general category) at the time of filling the online application form. Railways, however, would return the fee amount if the candidates appear for the examination. Indian Railways would also provide a pass for reserved category candidates to travel to the examination centres, if required. Remaining details, dates and other instructions for ALP, Technicians and Group D posts as advertised by RRB remain the same.