Indian railways conduct the recruitment of Group A, B, C, D posts. The Railway Recruitment Board(RRB) handles the recruitment of Group C and the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) handles the recruitment of Group D posts.
The RRB exam is conducted for various posts and aspirants across the country apply for these posts through the different modes of the application process. However, the RRC exam is a group D exam which is not conducted for the post of Officers in Railways.
Group A and Group B posts are for higher designations like Traffic Services, Accounts Services, Personnel Service and Railway Protection Forces. The recruitment is done through UPSC, IES Exam.
This article is about the comparison of RRB and RRC in terms of functionalities, recruitment and other important aspects.
Difference between RRB and RRC
The major differences between the Railway Recruitment Board and Railway Recruitment Cell are listed below:
|Major Differences||RRB Exam||RRC Exam|
|Name of the authoritative body||Railway Recruitment Board||Railway Recruitment Cell|
|Number of zones across India||21||16|
|Recruitment Category||Group C||Group D|
For complete details on the RRB eligibility criteria, check the Exams article.
|Number of govt. vacancies||60,349
For details on RRB vacancies, refer to the linked article.
|Salary||Basic pay – Rs, 19900/- to Rs. 35,000/-
For details on RRB salary, check the links below:
PB 1 – Rs 15,600/- Rs 60,600/-
PB 2 – Rs. 29900/- Rs. 104400/-
PB 3 – Rs.46800/- Rs. 117300/-
PB 5 – Rs. 112200/- Rs. 20100/-
For details, check RRB NTPC syllabus
For details, check RRB ALP syllabus
For details, check RRB JE syllabus
|RRC Group D
The above information was a comparison of relevant details related to the recruitment and job opportunities under respective organizations.
The RRB exam is an annual recruitment that is conducted for recruiting candidates to various posts in the Indian Railways, this comprises both Officer scale and Group C scale. Aspirants must check the official notification released by RRB for recruitment details.
The information given above shall prove to be helpful for aspirants looking forward to applying for the upcoming RRB exam or RRC exam 2020.
Aspirants having the 10th certificate can also prepare for the Group D post under RRC. For aspirants having a graduation degree, major Group C posts under the RRB exam are a better option as the growth opportunities are comparatively better for these posts with a higher pay scale, perks, and other benefits.
To know more about other government exams, refer to the linked article.