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IRMS Exam 2022

Indian Railways Management Services is the newly added Class A Services in Indian Railways. The Class A Engineering Vacancies in Indian Railways were recruited by the Engineering Services Examination. Now, the authorities have decided the recruitment for class A services would be done through IRMS. Union Public Service Commission has released the official notice that 50% of the vacancies will be recruited through UPSC CSE Examination and for the remaining vacancies, they will be opting the method of departmental up-gradation. The tentative number of vacancies released in this notice is 150. The notice has been given below for reference.

IRMS Departmental Information

Indian Railway Management Service has issued the gazette notification in which IRMS has decided to unify eight existing services of Indian Railways. There will be just two departments that are Railway Protection Force and Medical Service Department for the Indian railways. The gazette Notice is issued by the ministry of railways.

The services that are being merged are Indian Railway Service of Engineers, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers, Indian Railway Stores Service, Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Railway Personnel Service and Indian Railway Accounts Services. Now there will be only two departments, Railway Protection Force and Medical Service Department.

This was proposed to be done under the then railway minister, Piyush Goyal. The Unification will be happening at all levels that are from Junior Scale to Higher Administrative Grade. The news have been out on 10th february 2022, thursday. The unification has been finalised after two years.

IRMS Exam 2022

Date Name of Event
24th December 2019 Cabinet announced merger of 8 departments
2020 vacancies of ESE and CSE were withdrawn by Railways
5th August 2020 Minister of Railways along with Chairman, Members and DGs of Railway Board, interacted with representatives of various services.
12th August 2020 a letter signed by 5 General Secretaries of Indian Railways Service of Engineers Association was send to Minister of Railways and Railway Board stating that recruitments of IRMS should be done through ESE
17th August 2020 UPSC notified date of ESE 2021 Prelims exam and Mains Exam

IRMS Services

The following mentioned Group A services from UPSC Civil Services and Engineering Services are proposed to be through IRMS.

Civil Services (CSE)

  • Indian Railway Accounts Services
  • Indian Railway Personnel Services
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Services
  • Indian Railway Traffic Services

Combined Engineering Services (ESE)

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineer
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineer
  • Indian Railway Services of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineer
  • Indian Railway Stores Service which is Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Telecommunication, Electronics Engineering Posts

IRMS Exam 2022 Vacancy

Name of Category No. of Vacancies
SC (15%) 22
ST (7.5%) 11
OBC (27%) 40
EWS (10%) 15
UR 77
PH (4%) 06
Total 150

IRMS Exam 2022 Detailed Information

(1) Any vacancy in any of the grades specified in Schedule I after the commencement of these rules shall be filled in the following manner, namely:-
(a) 50 per cent of the vacancies in the grade of Junior Time Scale shall be filled by direct recruitment through Civil Services Examination conducted by the Commission on the basis of the educational qualifications and age-limit specified by the Government in consultation with the Commission.
(b) 50 per cent of the vacancies in the Junior Time Scale shall be filled by promotion through selection, in the manner specified in Schedule II.
(2) The appointment in the grade of Junior Time Scale shall be made in consultation with the Commission.
(3) The appointment in the grades of Senior Time Scale and above of the Service shall be made by promotion from amongst the officers in the next lower grade possessing minimum qualifying service and in the manner as specified in Schedule II.
(4) The selection of officers for promotion shall be made by selection except in the case of promotion to post of Non Functional Selection Grade which shall be on the basis of seniority subject to suitability on the recommendation of the committee constituted for this purpose in accordance with Schedule-III.
(5) The selection in each case under sub-rule 3 shall be on the recommendation of the Departmental Promotion Committee except in case of post in Apex, HAG+ and HAG. Selection in these cases shall be governed by Railway Board Resolution regarding norms for selection of officers for appointment to these posts, issued from time to time with the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

IRMS Exam 2022 Probation

(1) Every officer on appointment to the Service, either by direct recruitment or by promotion in Junior Time Scale, shall be on probation for a period of two years: Provided that the Controlling Authority may extend the period of probation in accordance with the orders and instructions issued by the Government from time to time.
Provided further that any decision for any extension of period of probation shall be taken ordinarily within eight weeks after expiry of the previous period of probation and communicated in writing to the concerned officer together with the reasons for so doing within the said period.
(2) On completion of the period of probation or an extension thereof, officers shall, if considered fit for the permanent appointment, be retained in their appointment on regular basis and be confirmed in due course against the available substantive vacancy, as the case may be.
(3) If, during the period of probation or any extension thereof, as the case may be, the Government is of the opinion that an officer is not fit for permanent appointment, the Government may discharge or revert the officer to the post held by him prior to his appointment in the Service, as the case may be.
(4) During the period of probation or any extension thereof, the officers may be required to undergo such training and instructions and to pass such examination and tests (including examination in Hindi) as Government may deem fit, as a condition to satisfactory completion of probation.
(5) In all matters not specifically provided for herein, the probationers will be governed by the provisions of the Indian Railway Establishment Codes or Manuals as amended from time to time and other
orders in force issued by the Controlling Authority from time to time.

 IRMS Exam 2022 Non-Functional Up-gradation

(1) Whenever any Indian Administrative Service officer of the State or Joint Cadre is posted at the Centre to a particular grade carrying pay in a specific level in thepay matrix for which Nonfunctional upgradation is applicable, the members of this Service, who are senior to such Indian Administrative Service officer by two years or more and have not so far been promoted to that
particular grade, would be granted the same grade on non-functional basis from the date of posting of theIndian Administrative Service officer in that particular grade at the Centre.
(2) All the prescribed eligibility criteria and promotional norms including benchmark‘ for up-gradation to a particular level in the pay matrix shall have to be fulfilled at the time of screening for grant of higher level in the pay matrix.
(3) Grant of Non-Functional Up-gradation shall be made on the recommendations of the Departmental Screening Committee as specified in Schedule III.
(4) The terms and conditions for grant of Non-Functional Up-gradation shall be as per the instructions or orders issued by the Government on the subject from time to time.

Other Conditions of Service

The conditions of service of the members of the Service, in respect of matters for which no provision is made in these rules shall, unless the Government otherwiseorders, be the same as are applicable from time to time to officers of the OrganizedGroup – A‘ Central Service.

IRMS Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

The candidates must be any of the following to apply for IRMS Exam,

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention to settle permanently in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic

Age Limit

  • The candidates should be in the age group of 21 years old to 32 years old to apply for the IRMS Exam 2022.
  • The relaxations for the other categories for age limit has been given below in the table,

 

Name of Category  Upper Age Limit Relaxation 
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD/ Ex-Servicemen 5 years
Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir 5 years
Candidates who have worked in any government organization 5 years
Candidates who have worked in the government organization on a contractual basis for at least 3 years. Number of Years of Service

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have any of the following educational qualifications to apply for IRMS Exam 2022,

  1. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Engineering from a recognized institute.
  2. Cleared sections A and B from the Institutions of Engineers (India).
  3. A degree or diploma in Engineering from a foreign college or university. It must be equivalent to the degree in India.
  4. Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
  5. Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers after 1959 (London).
  6. Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III or Sections A and B of Aeronautical Society of India.

IRMS Exam 2022 Selection Process

The candidates would be finally selected through three stage process for IRMS Class A Service Posts. The three stages namely, Prelims, Mains and Interview. The screening would be done through prelims exam.

 

IRMS Exam 2022 Exam Pattern for Prelims

The maximum number of marks for the exam are 400. Out of this, 200 marks are for paper 1 and 200 marks are for paper 2. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd marks would be deducted in both the papers. The papers will be in two languages, Hindi and English.

The total duration for this exam would be for 4 hours. Out of these 4 hours, 2 hours would be for paper 1 and 2 hours for paper 2.

There will be 180 questions in the exam. 100 questions qould be asked for paper 1 and 80 questions would be asked for paper 2.

The marks obtained by the candidates in preliminary exam would be just for screening purpose and will not be considered for the final merit list.

Name of the Paper No of Questions Nature of Exam
Paper I: General Studies (Objective-type) 100 The score will be considered for Cut-off
Paper-II: General Studies-II (CSAT) (Objective-Type) 80 Qualifying Nature- Candidates will have to score 33% to qualify CSAT.

IRMS Exam 2022 Exam Pattern for Mains

  1. The IRMS Exam 2022 Mains would be descriptive.
  2. The exam would be of Three hours duration for each paper.
  3. The maximum marks for each paper 300 marks for each paper.
  4. The candidates shall score at least 25 percent in each paper for final selection.
  5.  The scores will be calculated out of a total of 1750 marks.

Paper

Name of Subject

Total marks

Nature of paper

Paper A

Compulsory Indian language

300

Qualifying

Paper B

English

300

Qualifying

Paper I

Essay

250

Merit

Paper-II

General Studies I

250

Merit

Paper III

General Studies II

250

Merit

Paper IV

General Studies III

250

Merit

Paper V

General Studies IV

250

Merit

Paper VI

Optional I

250

Merit

Paper VII

Optional II

250

Merit

List of Optional Subjects for UPSC Mains

The list of optional subjects that can be opted for UPSC Mains Exam,

Agriculture

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Anthropology

Civil Engineering

Commerce and Accountancy

Economics

Geology

History

Law

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Science

Philosophy

Psychology

Public Administration

Sociology

Botany

Geography

Physics

Chemistry

Management

Political Science and International Relations

Electrical Engineering

Mathematics

Statistics

The list of options for literature subjects is

Assamese Bengali Bodo

Hindi

Kannada

Kashmiri

Malayalam

Manipuri

Marathi

Punjabi

Sanskrit

Santhali

Telugu

Urdu

English

Konkani

Dogri

Maithili

Gujarati

Nepali

Odia

Sindhi

Tamil

IRMS Exam 2022 Interview

  • In the Interview round, the following skills of the candidates will be assessed for Suitability, Mental caliber or Mental alertness, Leadership Qualities, Initiative & Intellectual Curiosity, Mental & Physical energy, and Other social traits and interesting current affairs.
  • The total marks for the interview are 200.
  • The candidates who would be passing the prelims exam and mains exam would only be called for the Interview.
  • The Interview stage is the final stage of the selection process for the IRMS Exam.

IRMS Exam 2022 Physical Standards

The standards about Height and Chest has been given below in the table format,

Height Chest girth fully expanded Expansion
152 cm 84 cm 5 cm (men)
150 cm 79 cm 5 cm (for women)

The standards about Vision has been given below in the table format,

Better Eye (Correct Vision) Worse Eye
Distant vision 6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9
Near Vision J1 J2
Types of corrections permitted Spectacles, CL and Refractive surgery* like Lasik, ICL, IOL etc

IRMS Exam 2022 Appointment Method

Grade of the Duty Name of Post Appointment
Apex By promotion and shall be governed by Railway Board‘s Resolutions are issued from time to time with the approval of ACC
HAG+ General Manager By promotion and shall be governed by Railway Board‘s Resolutions are issued from time to time with the approval of ACC
HAG Principal Chief Manager By promotion and shall be governed by Railway Board‘s Resolutions are issued from time to time with the approval of ACC
Senior Administrative Grade Cheif Manager By promotion on the basis of selection.
Non-Functional Selection
Grade
(NFSG)
Deputy Cheif Manager By placement on the basis of seniority subject to suitability.
Junior
Grade
Deputy Chief Manager By promotion on the basis of selection.
Senior Time Scale Senior Manager or
Divisional Manager
By promotion on the basis of selection.
Junior Time Scale Assistant Manager 50 percent by direct recruitment through the Civil Services Examination as per age, educational qualifications, and other conditions as notified by the Central Government or Union Public Service Commission from time to time.

IRMS Exam 2022 Sanctioned Vacancies

Grades of duty post Designation @ Railways No. of Sanctioned Vacancies
Apex 07
HAG+ General Manager 59
HAG Principal Chief Manager 139
Senior
Administrative Grade
 Chief Manager 791
Non-Functional Selection
Grade
Deputy Chief Manager 2325 (30%)
Junior
Administrative Grade
Deputy Chief Manager 2325 (70%)
Senior Time Scale Senior Manager or
Divisional Manger
1395
Junior Time Scale Assistant Manager 450

IRMS Exam 2022 Salary

Grades of duty post Designation @ Railways Pay Scale
Apex level 17
(Rs. 225000)
HAG+ General Manager level 16
(Rs.205400-
224400)
HAG Principal Chief Manager level-15
(Rs.182200-
224100)
Senior
Administrative Grade
 Chief Manager level 14
(Rs. 144200-
218200)
Non-Functional Selection
Grade
Deputy Chief Manager level 13
(Rs. 123100-
215900)
Junior
Administrative Grade
Deputy Chief Manager level 12
(Rs. 78800-
209200)
Senior Time Scale Senior Manager or
Divisional Manger
Level 11
(Rs. 67700-
208700)
Junior Time Scale Assistant Manager Level 10
(Rs. 56100-
177500)