Railway Recruitment 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 is going to be carried out to recruit candidates for the post of Technicians & Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP). Railway Recruitment Board conducts this exam every year providing candidates a golden chance to grab a job in the prestigious Government Sector.

To apply for both the posts - ALP & Technicians, a single application is to be submitted by all the candidates who wish to appear for the Railway Exam 2018.

Railway Recruitment Board Notification 2018

The official notification for Railway Recruitment 2018 was released on 3rd February 2018. According to the official notification released, a total of 26,502 vacancies have been declared by Railway Recruitment Board. Candidates who look forward to appear for the exam, can apply online for the examination. Candidates can read the official notification for Railway Recruitment 2018 by clicking on the link mentioned below.

Check Railway Recruitment Board Notification 2018

Railway Recruitment Mock Test Series 2018

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Railway Recruitment 2018 Apply Online

The online application for Railway Recruitment 2018 for the post of ALP and Technicians commenced from 3rd February 2018. The Online Application Process ended on 31st March 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Fee

The Online Application window for Railway Recruitment started from 3rd February 2018 and will end on 31st March 2018. Candidates need to pay Rs. 500/- as application fee (UR & OBC) for Railway Recruitment 2018. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class are needed to pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.

It is now been declared by the Government that the application fee of Rs. 400/- will be refunded for Unreserved Candidates appearing for Railway Recruitment Exam and the complete exam fee of Rs. 250/- will be refunded for candidates belonging to reserved category.

Railway Recruitment Vacancy 2018

A total of 26,502 posts will be filled through Railway Recruitment 2018. About 17,673 vacancies are released for the post of Loco Pilot (ALP) and around 8,829 vacancies are declared for the post of Technicians. Complete Details of vacancy for Railway Recruitment 2018 is mentioned below.

Serial Number Cities Number of Vacancies
1. Ahmedabad 164
2. Ajmer 1221
3. Allahabad 4694
4. Bangalore 1054
5. Bhopal 1679
6. Bhubaneshwar 702
7. Bilaspur 945
8. Chandigarh 1546
9. Chennai 945
10. Gorakhpur 1588
11. Guwahati 422
12. Jammu-Srinagar 367
13. Kolkata 1824
14. Malda 880
15. Mumbai 1425
16. Muzaffarpur 465
17. Patna 454
18. Ranchi 2043
19. Secunderabad 3262
20. Siliguri 477
21. Thiruvananthapuram 345
Total 26,502

Railway Recruitment Exam Dates 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 Computer Based Test is tentatively going to be held in the month of April-May 2018. Dates for second stage of CBT has not yet been announced by Railway Recruitment Board. The complete schedule of Railway Exam 2018 is as follows:

Events Dates
Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification 3rd February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment 2018 Online Application 3rd February 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Form Closes 31st March 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 First Stage CBT To be notified soon
Railwaya Recruitment 2018 Second Stage CBT To be notified soon

Railway has also released official notification for Railway Goup D Recruitment 2018. The Online Application began from 10th February 2018. Candidates can know the detailed information including application procedure, examination fee, exam dates, syllabus etc. for Railway Group D Recruitment 2018 by clicking on the link mentioned below.

Click to know more about Railway Recruitment Group D 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern

Railway Recruitment Exam Pattern 2018 comprises of two stages of CBT or Computer Based Test. Let's have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.

First stage of CBT

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Comprises of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • Negative Marking will be applicable. For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted. Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.
Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 75 Questions in total 60 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

Second Stage of CBT

PART-A

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
Serial Number Sections Number of Questions Duration
1. Mathematics 100 Questions in total 90 minutes
2. Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

PART-B

  • Qualifying Marks: 35 % (Applicable to all candidates and no relaxation)
  • This paper is qualifying in nature and will have questions from the trade syllabus as prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)
Subject Number of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 Questions 60 minutes

Computer Based Aptitude Test (for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • Candidates require a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • There will be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The ALP merit list will be made only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT

Document Verification

TECHNICIAN POST

Based on the performance of candidates in Part Aof the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT

ALP POST

Based on the performance of candidates in both Part A of the Second Stage CBT and Computer Based AT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT.

Note: Candidates attempting to submit application more than once will be disqualified or debarred from the examination.

Railway Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to appear for Railway Recruitment 2018 exam revolves around two pre-requisites:

  • Candidates need to hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP and their engineering discipline(Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits): post of Assistant Loco Pilot
  • Those, candidates who have passed out with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard are eligible for Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts namely Post 70 and Post 71 respectively.
  • A candidate is needed to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

The eligibility criteria for Railway Recruitment 2018 has been changed by Railway Railway Recruitment Board. The age limit for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot, Technicians and Level 1 posts have been increased. Let's have a look at the change in upper age limit of these posts:

Posts Notified Upper Age Limit (Unreserved) Revised Upper Age Limit (unreserved) Revised Upper Age Limit (OBC-Non Creamy Layer) Revised Upper Age Limit (SC) Revised Upper Age Limit (ST)
Assistant Loco Pilot & Technicians 28 years 30 years 33 years 35 years 35 years
Level 1 Posts 31 years 33 years 36 years 38 years 38 years

For recent update on age limit for Railway Recruitment 2018 for the post of ALP, Technician and Group D, click on the link mentioned below.

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Railway Recruitment 2018 Admit Card

Those candidates who have successfully registered for Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam will be issued Admit Card for first stage of CBT. Admit Card will be issued separately for Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. Admit Card for Stage 2 CBT will be issued to candidates who will be clearing Stage 1 CBT of Railway Recruitment 2018.

To login on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board, a candidate is needs to have:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Date of Birth/Password

Railway Recruitment 2018 Result

Railway Recruitment Board will be declaring the result for Stage 1 and Stage 2 CBT after the examination for the same has been concluded. Result will be declared for Stage 1 CBT first. Candidates who will clear Stage 1 CBT will be permitted to give Stage 2 of Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam. Result for Stage 2 CBT will will be released after the examination for the same will be concluded.

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