The official RRB Notification is announced by the Railway Recruitment Board to conduct various Railway Exams. To keep the behemoth that the Indian Railways are running, the RRB recruits candidates by conducting a series of exams for various technical and non-technical posts.
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Every year thousands of RRB/RRC vacancies are released through Railway Recruitment Board notification for various examinations. The Railway Board has not yet announced the notifications for RRB 2023 recruitments. The main Railway exams conducted by the RRB are:
- RRB ALP
- RRB JE
- RRB NTPC
- RRB Group D/RRC Level 1
These exams play a vital role in the selection of candidates who will go on to play a crucial role in the Indian Railways. It is when the RRB notification of these exams are released that the recruitment process will begin. In this article, we will discuss in detail the Railway Recruitment Board Notification of all the above-mentioned exams.
Aspirants of RRB Railway Exams can check the important links:
|RRB Notification related links
|RRB Exam Admit Card
RRB Notification 2023
The article will talk about the RRB Notification in detail and will provide essential information about the content of RRB Notification.
- Exam Dates
- RRB Syllabus
- RRB Salary
- RRB Eligibility
- RRB Online Registration
Candidates willing to appear for any recruitment examination under the Government of India can go through the Government Exam Notification page latest updates and information pertaining to different examinations.
RRB Exam Dates
The Exam Dates of all RRB examinations are decided by the conducting body itself. The Railway Recruitment Board also releases a detailed exam calendar for the upcoming RRB exams through an official RRB Notification. The RRB Exams are conducted every year and at most times within days of each other. Candidates can also visit the RRB Exam dates page for important dates of all other RRB examinations.
|As they say, prepare best for tomorrow by doing your best today. Gear up your preparation for next RRB notification with the followings-
Below given are the briefs of the exam dates as prescribed in the official RRB Notification of important examinations of RRB.
RRB NTPC Exam Date
The RRB Notification for 2023 NTPC exam is not released by the Railway Board.
The Railway Recruitment Board carry forwarded the RRB NTPC Exam 2019 to 2020, the notification for which was released in February 2019.
As per the latest updates, the important dates related to RRB NTPC 2019-2020 have been announced. The exam is scheduled in December 2020. Aspirants appearing for the Railway Non-Technical and Popular category exam can take Free RRB NTPC Live Course Online to give an edge to their preparation.
As per the RRB Notification for the Railway Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam, the dates for the same are given below:
|RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Dates
|Date of Notice Publication in RRB Websites
|February 28th 2019
|Opening of online registration of Applications
|March 1st 2019 at 16.00 hrs
|Final Submission of Applications
|April 12th 2019 at 23.59 hrs
|RRB NTPC CBT I Admit Card
|To be notified
|1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
|December 28th 2020 onwards
Detailed RRB NTPC Exam dates can be checked in the given link.
*Note: Dates for CBTs and other stages of the recruitment process shall be intimated from time to time through the websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB). Candidates are advised to visit the official website to stay updated regarding any information about RRB Notification.
The board has announced that a refund will be provided for the candidates who appeared in the first stage CBT which was held from 28th December 2020 to 31st July 2021 in 7 phases. The last date to submit the bank details – 7th September 2021.
RRB JE Exam Date
The RRB Notification clearly prescribes the exam dates for Railway Junior Engineer exam. The exam date for RRB JE 20231 is yet to announced by the Railway board.
The last RRB notification released for JE exam was for the year 2018. The important dates regarding the RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam for the year 2018-19 are given in the table below:
|RRB JE Exam Dates 2018- 2019
|Date of Issue of RRB JE Notification
|December 29th 2018
|Opening of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam
|January 2nd 2019 at 10:00 hrs
|Complete closure of all online application process
|February 7th 2019 at 23:59 hrs
|1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT – I)
|May 22nd 2019
|2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II)
|August 28th 2019
|RRB JE 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) Result
|November 1st, 2019
To know more in detail about the RRB JE Exam Date, visit the linked article.
For important information on RRB result for various RRB exams check the link provided.
RRB ALP Exam Date
The RRB Notification 2023 for RRB ALP is not yet announced by the Board.
Details for the last exam conducted i.e. RRB ALP 2018 are provided. The exam dates for RRB (Assistant Loco Pilot) ALP, as per the RRB Notification 2018-19, is given in the table below:
|RRB ALP Exam
|Commencement of Online Application Form
|3rd February 2018
|Last Date to Apply Online for RRB ALP
|31st March 2018
|RRB ALP Exam Date (CBT 1)
|From 9th August 2018
|RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 2
|21st, 22nd, 23rd January 2019
|RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 3
|10th May 2019
For detailed RRB ALP Exam Dates visit the link given.
Also, check the RRB ALP Notification page for relevant information about Assistant Loco Pilot Exam.
RRB Group D Exam Dates
The RRB Notification for Group D exam 2023 is still to be announced by the Railway Board.
The notification for RRB Group D 2019-20 released on 23rd February 2019. Check the table below for RRB Group D exam dates 2019-2020.
|RRB Group D Exam Date 2019-2020
|RRB Group D Exam Events
|RRB Group D Exam Dates
|RRB Group D Notification
|February 23rd, 2019
|RRB Group D Online Application started
|March 12th, 2019
|RRB Group D Registration Last Date
|April 12th, 2019
|RRB Group D Application Final Submission
|April 26th, 2019
|RRB Group D Exam Date CBT 2019-20
|RRB Group D Result 2020
|To be Notified
Check RRB Group D detailed information on RRB Group D notification page.
To be a part of the RRB Recruitment process, candidates must go through the eligibility criteria set for these exams. The eligibility criteria set for these exams by the RRB may vary for different exams, but the common factor will be as follows:
- Nationality: A candidate should be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal and Bhutan. A Tibetan refugee who settled in India before 1962 is also eligible.
- Age Limit: The minimum age of application is set at 18 years while the maximum is at 33 years
- Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed 12th and must possess a legitimate college degree. For select posts, they must have a background in science.
To get more detailed information, visit the RRB Eligibility page. Candidates can also check the separate and detailed RRB eligibility for JE, ALP, Group D and NTPC exam from the given link.
Given below are a few links that give the detailed eligibility of various other Government exams, interested candidates can check the pages:
|SSC Eligibility Criteria
|IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
|UPSC CAPF Eligibility Criteria
|RBI Grade B Eligibility
|IBPS RRB Eligibility Criteria
|SBI Eligibility Criteria
The Railway Recruitment Board being a Central Government organisation is a dream job for many, also because it offers job security and lucrative pay packages even at the initial level.
With the reforms of the 7th Pay Commission in full swing across different sectors of the government, candidates can expect a good salary along with a host of other perks.
In accordance with the Railway Recruitment Board Notification, the salary structure for each exam is discussed in detail below:
RRB NTPC Salary
According to the RRB Notification about the NTPC Exam, the PayScale for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), both Graduate and Undergraduate Posts, which is as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix is shown in the table given below:
|RRB Salary FOR NTPC Undergraduate Post Pay Scale
|Name of the Posts
|Initial Pay (Rs.)
|Junior Clerk cum Typist
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist
|Junior Time Keeper
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
The below table outlines the vacancies for Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent as on July 1st 2019.
|RRB Salary For NTPC Graduate Posts Pay Scale
|Name of the Posts
|Initial Pay (Rs.)
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
|Senior Clerk cum Typist
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
|Senior Time Keeper
Candidates can also check the NTPC Salary page for details on the perks and allowances allowed to NTPC employees.
RRB JE Salary
According to the RRB Notification, the salary for Junior Engineer will depend upon the location of the job posting. The Indian Railways have divided cities into 3 classes in which candidates will receive their salary according to the class of the city they have been posted. The three classes are as follows:
- Class A: Metropolis
- Class B: Metropolis + Other Big Cities
- Class C: Village + Small Cities
The RRB salary structure for Junior Engineer according to their job location is given in the table below:
|RRB Salary Structure For JE Post
|Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic)
|House Rent Allowance
|4050 (30% of Basic)
|2700 (20% of Basic)
|1350 (10% of Basic)
|Salary in Hand
For further information on RRB JE Salary, check the link provided.
RRB ALP Salary
As per the Railways Notification for ALP post, in addition to the basic pay, candidates are entitled to other benefits such as DA, HRA, Travel Allowance etc. The breakdown of the RRB salary structure for Assistant Loco Pilot in accordance with the RRB Notification is given below:
|RRB ALP Salary/Allowances
For a detailed breakdown of RRB ALP Salary, visit the link given.
RRB Group D Salary
The RRB Group D Pay Scale i.e. the basic salary of candidates selected in RRB Group D recruitment as set by RRB is rupees 18000/- per month.
The RRB Group D house rent allowance for different posts varies as per the city posted. The table given below explains the percentage of HRA allowed, depending on the job location of the candidate.
|HRA in RRB Group D Salary
|Category of Cities
|HRA (after 7th Pay Commission)
|X Tier I
|Y Tier II
|Z Tier III
Know RRB Group D Salary in detail here.
Candidates willing to appear for other government exams can check the following links for detailed salary structure of various examinations:
|Bank Employees Salary
|RBI Grade B Salary
RRB Online Registration
The RRB Notification prescribes the online registration process for respective RRB exams in detail. Candidates applying for any exams conducted by Railway Recruitment Board can follow these steps to fill in the RRB online registration form:
- Go to any of the zonal RRB websites that you wish to apply.
- Now click on the link labelled ‘New Registration’.
- Choose the RRB Zone for which you want to apply.
- Enter the details asked and click on the ‘Check Availability’ button.
- Next, fill up the registration form by filling up personal details and click on the ’Continue’ button.
- After filling up the details, a box will appear which consists of all the details filled by you. Click on the ‘I have verified and confirmed that all the details furnished by me are correct’ box or if you wish to change or review the details’, then tick on the ‘red box’.
- An OTP is sent on their registered email id and mobile no to generate the registration number.
- Login using the registration number you have received along with your date of birth and enter the captcha (if any).
- Now, fill up the first part of the application form and click on the “Save” button.
- Upload your photograph and the signature as prescribed in the RRB Notification.
- Select the mode and make the payment of the amount mentioned in the RRB Exam Notification.
- Submit your application form and keep a print of the same for any future reference.
Check the RRB Apply Online process in detail for a careful application form filling for the next recruitment.
As per the RRB Notification, the application fee for all the exams conducted by the Railway Board is same. The details of RRB application fee is mentioned in the RRB Apply online page, check the link given above.
The females and reserved category candidates are exempted to pay any application fee for any RRB exam while the unreserved category candidates have to pay the fees as mentioned in the RRB Notification.
Candidates interested to fill the application forms for other examination under the Government of India can check the following links:
|SSC Apply Online
|IBPS Apply Online
|FCI Apply Online
|SBI Online Application
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Aspirants who are willing to appear for various Railway Recruitment Examinations can check RRB Full Form of different examination on the given link.
Candidates can check the difference between RRB & RRC exams in the given link.