Recruitment in Railway Services

                                                    Recruitment in Railway Services

As we know that railway is one of the big central organizations that is run by railway ministry of India which comes under the Central Government of India. So, for operating the Indian railway there is need of several numbers of employees. Without railway, we cannot imagine of physical communication inside the India at low cost whereas another medium available also but that is not applicable for mass level services. For example, car, aeroplane, bus and much more are mediums having its limitation so railway is ultimate medium to serve the nation. There are several categories of staff is classified in the railway department such as class A, class B, class and class D staff. By means of these four groups of staff whole railway department run in a proper manner. Now let us discuss the recruitment process by Indian railway in our country.

Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway networks and is the state-owned enterprise which is governed by the Ministry of Railways of Government of India. Recruitment in Indian Railways is done on the various Indian railway’s vacancies which are required to be filled. The Indian Railways recruitment is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. Many Universities such as Northcap University, Lovely Professional University, etc. have been training the students in preparing them to compete in such sectors.

Qualification criteria of Indian railways:

Technical category:

  • Age limitation is between 18 years and 30 years
  • Relaxation age for SC/ST candidates is 5 years and for OBC candidates 3 years.
  • Qualification: Any bachelor degree from any recognised University.

Non-Technical category:

  • Age limitation is between 18 years and 33 years.
  • Relaxation age for SC/ST candidates is 5 years and for OBC candidates 3 years.
  • Qualification: 10+2 with Physics and Maths/ITI/ Pass in 1st year B.Sc. (Physics).

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of various tests to be held by the organisation.

The selection process is bifurcated into four steps listed below:

  • Written exam: On the basis of total applications received, the candidates will be called for written exams such as RRB NTPC 2018. The written exam will consist of objective/ subjective type questions. The questions will be based on general Mathematics, English language, current affairs, General Knowledge, Science, Social Science. The candidates scoring at least 60 percent marks will be considered qualified in the written exam. The candidates belonging to reserved category are required to score at least 50 percent marks.
  • Psychological Aptitude Test: The candidates who successfully pass the written test will be called for a psychological aptitude test.
  • Documents Verification: This step consists of reviewing all the relevant documents before the corresponding authority. Candidates are only allowed for the next utmost step if this step is properly cleared
  • Personal Interview: The psychological aptitude test will be followed by an interview. This is the most important part as it inevitably decides one’s destiny(as we say it).
  • Medical Examination: The candidates with all clear records as per merit will be called for a prescribed medical exam.

The selected and medically fit candidates will be provisionally appointed based on the merit position and the availability of the vacancy subject to verification of antecedents and will be thereafter, required to undergo training as per the requirement of the post.

Selection tests can also have a number of downsides which you should be aware of if you are considering using testing as part of your recruitment strategy.

  • Selection tests are not infallible. Some tests, especially personality tests, are not considered reliable as they can be faked by savvy candidates. If you’re using selection testing as a screening tool, make sure you still use your own judgement in deciding whether a candidate will be suitable for your organisation.
  • Selection testing can add time to the recruitment process. With a scramble for the best employees, a time-consuming recruitment process could work against one.
  • Thus, by different vigorous processes, recruitment in railway sectors are being completed. The selected candidates serve the nation as well as the department with their all capability and efforts.

About Paresh Duseja

Informatics Assistant in Rajasthan Government

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