CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) No.02/2018
th (Recruitment for Various Posts in Level 1 of 7 CPC Pay Matrix)
CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) No.02/2018
Date of publication: 10.02.2018. Date & Time of Closing: 1 2.03.2018 up to 23.59 Hrs.
Computer Based Test (CBT): Tentatively scheduled during April and May, 2018.
Railway Recruitment Boards invite ONLINE applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of various
th posts in Level 1 of 7 CPC Pay Matrix for the vacancies in various units of Indian Railways. Applications complete in
all respect should be submitted ONLINE ONLY to any one of the Railway Recruitment Boards before 23.59 hrs of
Candidates should ensure that they possess/fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post(s) as on the closing
date for submitting application. CANDIDATES WAITING FOR RESULTS OF PRESCRIBED
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION SHOULD NOT APPLY.
1) Applications are to be submitted ONLINE through RRB websites ONLY listed at Para 20.0 of this CEN.
One application ONLY is required to be submitted to the selected RRB for all its notified posts in this CEN.
Candidates can apply to only one RRB. Any attempt to submit more than one application by a candidate against
this CEN shall result in disqualification and debarment.
2) Eligibility of the candidates will be considered only on the strength of the information furnished in the
ONLINE Application. Candidates need NOT send printouts of application or Certificates or copies to RRBs
concerned by post. If at any stage of recruitment or thereafter, it is found that any information furnished by the
candidate in his/her application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information or
the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post(s), his/her candidature will be rejected forthwith.
3) Candidates are required to go through the vacancy table, ascertain their eligibility and then exercise options for
the RRBs and post(s) within the RRB chosen as per their eligibility. The selection of RRB once exercised
shall be final.
4) Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the prescribed medical standards for the post(s) they are opting for.
Candidates who are found medically unsuitable for the opted post(s) shall not be given any alternative
5) Scale of pay:
Level 01 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of ₹18000/- plus other allowances admissible at that time.
6) Age (as on 01.07.2018): 18 – 31 Years – Refer para 5.1 for age relaxations.
7) Stages of Exam: There shall be a Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates qualified in the CBT shall have to
undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Marks will be normalized in the CBT.
rd 8) Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in the CBT. 1/3 of the marks allotted
for each question shall be deducted for wrong answer.
9) Electronic gadgets like Mobile phones, bluetooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, wrist watches or any other
communication devices or pen/pencil are strictly NOT allowed inside the exam hall. Any infringement of this
instruction shall entail summary rejection besides legal action including debarment from future examinations.
10) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones etc. to
the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safe keeping cannot be assured.
11) Candidates should have their own mobile number and valid & active personal email id and keep them
active for the entire duration of recruitment as RRBs shall send all recruitment related communications
only through SMS and email till the recruitment is completely over. RRBs will not entertain any request
for change of mobile number and e-mail address at any stage.
12) Before filling up of the online application, candidates are advised to thoroughly read the entire instructions and
information in the CEN available on the websites of RRBs.
Candidates are advised to visit only official websites of the RRBs indicated at Para 20.0 of this CEN and
be very cautious about fake websites and job racketeers.
1.0 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1.1 Admission to all stages of recruitment process shall be purely provisional, subject to the candidates satisfying
the prescribed eligibility conditions.
1.2 Mere issue of e-call letter to the candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally accepted by
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARDS
1.3 RRBs conduct verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidates
have qualified in all the stages of examinations and are shortlisted for Document Verification. RRBs may reject
the candidature of any applicant at any stage of recruitment process in case the candidate is found to be not
fulfilling the requisite criteria and if appointed, such a candidate shall be removed from service summarily.
1.4 Before applying for the post(s) against this notification, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all
the eligibility norms including age, educational qualification(s) and medical standard(s). Candidates should
ensure that they have requisite qualifications from recognized Board/Institute as on the date of Closure for
submission of the application for this CEN. Those awaiting results of the final examination for the
prescribed qualification are not eligible and hence should not apply.
1.5 Candidates attempting to apply with minor changes of information and/or facts to more than one RRB and/or
multiple applications to the same RRB will be summarily rejected and such candidates will be debarred from all
future examinations of RRB.
1.6 Candidates who have been debarred by any RRB/Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) either for life or for a
specified period which is not yet completed should NOT apply for this notification. Their candidature will be
rejected during any stage of recruitment as and when detected.
1.7 Candidates should enter their Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth as recorded in the
SSLC/Matriculation Certificate only. However, candidates with ITI/NAC qualification alone can enter
these details as per the ITI/NAC certificates.
In cases of name change, candidates should indicate their changed Name only in the ONLINE application.
However, other details should match with the Matriculation or Equivalent certificate. Date of such change (or)
application for such change should be prior to the date of submission of ONLINE application.
Gazette Notification or any other legal document as applicable for such cases should be submitted at the time
of Document Verification (DV).
1.8 Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi, and must be in
running hand writing and not in block/capital or disjointed letters. Signatures in different style or language at
the time of CBT, PET and DV etc. may result in cancellation of candidature.
1.9 Dates of examinations will also be published on the websites of participating RRBs. Thereafter, e-Call letters
for the CBT, PET and DV (as applicable) should be downloaded ONLY from websites of the RRBs concerned.
The exam centre, date and shift indicated in the call letter shall be final.
1.10 Vacancies indicated in the CEN are provisional and may increase or decrease or even may become NIL in total
or in specific communities/posts/units at a later stage depending upon the actual needs of the Railway
Administration. Also, additional posts if required by the railway(s) may also be included at later stage. RRBs
reserve the right to introduce additional CBTs and/or PET, additional DV etc. without assigning any reason.
The Railway Administration also reserves the right to cancel the notified vacancies at its discretion and such
decision will be final and binding on all. In the event of cancellation of notified vacancies, the examination fee
paid by the candidates will not be refunded except for candidates of exempted categories who have attended
the examinations. Refer para 7.0 for fee exempted categories.
1.11 On completion of all stages of recruitment process, RRBs shall allot post & Railway as per the option of the
candidates ONLY subject to merit, medical standard and vacancy position. Once candidates have been
empanelled as per their merit/choice, they will forfeit the right to be considered for any other post/category.
However RRBs also reserve the right to allot post/Railway/Unit not opted by the candidates, if considered
necessary in administrative interest, subject to the candidate(s) meeting the requirements of the post
1.12 Selection by RRB does not confer upon the candidates any right of appointment in the Railways. The function
of the RRB is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the concerned authorities of the Zonal Railway
who in turn issue the offer of appointment letter subject to availability of vacancies and satisfying all eligibility
criteria including antecedents and character.
1.13 Selected candidates have to execute Security and/or Indemnity Bond wherever necessary.
1.14 Ordinarily, a Railway servant shall be employed throughout his/her service on the Railway or Railway
establishment to which he/she is posted on first appointment and shall have no claim as a right for transfer to
another Railway or another establishment. In the exigencies of service, however, it shall be open to the
Competent Authority to transfer the railway servant to any other department or Railway or Railway
establishment including a project in or out of India.
1.15 Selected candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineers’ Unit of
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1.16 Free Sleeper Class Railway Pass admissible to SC/ST candidates will be part of e-call letter when they are
called for various stages of selection viz. CBT /PET /DV (as applicable) as per the details of valid caste
certificate furnished in ONLINE application.
At the time of obtaining reservation and travelling, the Reservation Clerk and/or Ticket Checking Staff will ask
for the original SC/ST community certificate for verification of genuineness of the candidate. Any attempt to
misuse this travelling authority shall lead to rejection of candidature at any stage of the selection process
including debarment for future examinations.
1.17 RRBs reserve the right to incorporate any subsequent changes/ modifications/ additions in the terms &
conditions of recruitment under the CEN as necessitated and applicable.
1.18 RRBs may share, with the consent of the candidates, the scores obtained by them in RRB exams with other
Ministries/Departments/Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) and Private organizations, for recruitment in their
organizations. Candidates may give their consent for the same, or otherwise, in the ONLINE application.
1.19 To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much
before the closing date since there may be a possibility of inability/failure to log on to the website of RRB
concerned on account of heavy load on the internet or website during last days.
RRBs do not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within the
last day on account of aforesaid reasons or any other reason.
The RRB wise and Railway wise summary of vacancies for various posts is furnished below for immediate
reference. Further, the parameters(Qualification, Medical standard and Suitability of the post for PWD etc) of
various posts included in the CEN is at Annexure A and the RRB, Railway and post wise vacancy for all the
notified posts is at Annexure B.
Opening Date & Time for On-Line Registration and submission of Application
10.02.2018 at 10.00 hrs
Closing Date & Time for submission of On-Line application
12.03.2018 at 23.59 hrs
Last Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee
Online payment (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card)
12.03.2018 at 22.00 hrs
SBI Bank Challan
12.03.2018 at 13.00 hrs
Post Office Challan
10.03.2018 at 13.00 hrs