RRB JE Eligibility - Age Limit, Citizenship, Education & Medical Qualification

RRB JE Eligibility– The RRB eligibility criteria, as set by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), consists of age limit, educational qualification, medical verification and citizenship. The application for the RRB JE Exam can only be completed once the eligibility criteria for the same has been fulfilled.

The Railway JE exam is conducted for the recruitment for the post of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (IT), Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), and Depot Material Superintendent. Candidates can know further details on RRB JE exam page.

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The RRB conducts different exams to recruit candidates for various posts like Junior Engineers, Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP), technician, NTPC under the Indian Railway Ministry. Candidates can check the details regarding other RRB exams in the linked article.

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RRB Exam Eligibility – JE 2019

Candidates must go through the RRB JE eligibility criteria carefully while filling the application for the RRB JE. The salient points regarding the RRB Junior Engineer eligibility are as follows:

  1. The minimum age required to apply for RRB JE Recruitment is 18 years.
  2. Only those candidates who have a background in engineering can apply for the exam.
  3. A candidate must pass a Medical Test conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

This article will give details in terms of Age-limit, Educational Qualification, Citizenship and Medical/ Documentation Certification.

RRB JE Eligibility – Nationality

As per the RRB Exam eligibility regarding nationality, a candidate must belong to the following categories:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.

RRB JE Age Limit

The JE eligibility conditions set for lower and upper age limit for different categories is highlighted in the table given below-

Category RRB JE Age Limit
Minimum Age Maximum Age
General 18 Years 33 Years
OBC 18 Years 36 Years
SC/ST 18 Years 38 Years

The relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities is given in the table below. The RRB JE Age limit relaxation will be applied in accordance with the submission of requisite certificates.

RRB JE Exam - RRB JE Upper Age Relaxation

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RRB Exam Eligibility – Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have the following educational qualifications in order to satisfy the RRB JE eligibility. The candidates who do not have these qualifications cannot apply for the RRB JE.

RRB JE Educational Qualifications
RRB JE Posts Educational Qualifications
JE An applicant must have three years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute
DMS Applicants need to complete a three-year Diploma in Engineering from any govt. recognized university or equivalent.
JE (IT) All applicants need to possess PGDCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent.
CMA Bachelors degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks

Important information that candidates need to keep in mind are:

  • Candidates who are yet to get their degree are not eligible to apply
  • Candidates in their last semester cannot apply
  • Candidates can not apply for multiple RRB JE posts. Only a single post can be selected during the application process.

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RRB JE Eligibility Criteria – Medical Fitness

Candidates to meet the Railway JE eligibility will have to pass requisite physical fitness test conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that they are medically fit to carry out duties connected to the post opted by them.

The medical standards requisites to meet RRB exam eligibility set by the RRB are outlined below:

RRB JE Exam - RRB JE Medical Fitness Standards

RRB JE Recruitment 2019

The RRB JE Exam will examine individuals for their abilities to be fit for different jobs provided by the Indian Railways in various states. These job posts are for Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (IT), Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), and Depot Material Superintendent.

Check RRB Result to know the list of candidates shortlisted for various Railways RRB exams.

A general overview of the RRB JE Recruitment for 2019 is given in the table below:

RRB JE Recruitment 2019 Exam Overview
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board
Job Post Non-Technical Popular Categories
No of Vacancies 13487
Job Location Across India
Qualification Degree in Engineering
Mode of Examination Online
RRB JE Recruitment Official Notification RRB JE Notification 2019 – Download PDF

To know more in detail about the RRB JE Recruitment process, visit the linked article

Candidates must go through each eligibility criterion to properly understand whether they meet all the required standards set by the RRB and should also keep their relevant documents in hand during verification in order to avoid any last-minute hurdle.

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Frequently Asked Questions – RRB JE Eligibility

Q.1. Minimum Qualification for a candidate to fulfill RRB JE Eligibility?

Ans. A degree or a three-year diploma in the field of Civil Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering, OR a degree or diploma with combination of Civil Engineering from a Recognized University, OR a degree or diploma in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, automobile, tools and die, etc.

Q.2. Minimum and Maximum age of a candidate to meet Railway JE Age-Limit eligibility is?

Ans. candidates appearing for RRB JE exam must not be less than 18 years of age for all categories and the maximum age limit eligibility is 33 years for the General category, 36 Years for OBC category and 38 years for SC/ST category students.

Q.3. Candidate in their final year of Graduation, waiting for their degree or diploma certificate can apply for RRB JE Exam?

Ans. No, Candidates waiting for Final results of the prescribed educational qualification are not eligible to apply for the RRB JE exam.

Q.4. What is RRB JE Pay Scale for JUnior Engineer, JE-IT, Depot Material Superintendent
& Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant?

Ans. Scale Of Pay for JE, IT-JE, DMS & CMA is – Level 06 (RSRP 7th CPC Pay Matrix.) with initial pay of Rs. 35400/-, plus other allowances admissible at that time.

Q.5. Is there any Negative Marking in RRB JE Exam?

Ans. Yes, candidates shall lose marks for incorrect answers in Computer Based Tests. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted.


  1. Can a degree holder with B. Tech in mechanical apply for RRB JE exam?

    1. Hi,
      Yes, candidates with an Engineering degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for RRB JE Exam.

  2. To write RRB ntpc exam after btech,should qualify gate ??

    1. Hi,
      The educational qualification required for NTPC exam as mentioned in the notification is a Graduation Degree from a government recognized university. Check RRB NTPC Notification for further details.

  3. i am doing bsc in information technology can i apply for rrb je

    1. Hi,
      Yes, you can apply for RRB JE Exam.

  4. I done an engineering in btech (fashion technology) can I eligible for RRB JE ?

    1. Hi,
      Candidates with Engineering degree in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical stream can apply for RRB JE exam

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