Are you still confused about the latest Indian Railways Recruitment 2016?With the recent notification of 18000 jobs under NTPC category, it is a wonderful chance of graduates to start a career in India`s largest public sector organization.For 9 positions, many conditions related to eligibility, medical fitness, eye sight, preferences etc., have been fixed by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).
Hence here is a compilation of answers for your common doubts on applying for these jobs in Indian railways.
The railways recruitment 2016 will remain open for registrations upto January 25th.You are required to submit applications through online mode only.
Age & Qualification
Q: I am 18 years old & have completed std.12.Am I eligible?
A: No.You must have completed degree at the time of applying.
Q: I am 31 years & have degree.Can I apply?
All individulas who have completed degree & are of age 18 – 32 years are eligible to apply for these jobs in Indian railways.
Age relaxed upto 32 yrs for OBC,Widows & Divorced women, 37 for SC/ST & 42 for PWD
Q: Are BE/ B.Tech/ MBA/ MCA/ MSc/ Pharmacy graduates permitted to apply?
A: Yes.Candidates with any degree are eligible.So Engineering, Arts, Science & Commerce degree holders are eligible to apply.
Q: Can a final year student or those waiting for results apply this 2016 railway exam?
A: Not eligible.
Q: I did my graduation through distance/ correspondence.What about me?
A: Even you are eligible to apply.
Q: Can I apply for any RRB?
A: Yes, you are free to apply for vacancies in any RRB.A person residing in Delhi can apply for Chennai RRB.
Q: Can I apply for another RRB with a different email id?
A: You should apply for any 1 RRB only & not send more than one application.
Q: Should I know the local language of the state?
A: Not at all required.
Q: I have changed my name.But my certificate has old name.What to do?
A: Register with your new name & remember to carry the original gazette notification or other legal document about the name change at the time of document verification.
Q: Can I fill individual application for each post?
A: No.You must submit one application only by mentioning your order of preference for all positions.
Q: What is vernacular language asked in the registration form?
A: In some states, marksheets are issued to candidates with their names writting in local language.This is called venacular language.
In such cases, applicants must choose ‘Yes’ under vernacular language & write their name similarly while registering.
Q: Is eye testing compulsory for these railway jobs?
A: Indian railways has set certain visual standard for all posts.So it would be better to an eye specialist & test your eyesight.Then verify if your results are within the limits.
If your vision is not within the specified readings, you wont be eligible to apply for any posts.
Q: Can I choose an exam centre in anothe state?
A: Yes.You must choose upto 5 different test centres from the list of cities in the application.Therefore, it is possible to select a centre in a different state as well.
Q: How to fill post preference in rrb railways recruitment application form? What are the best posts for boys & girls?
A: Based on the job profile & your interest, you need to fill post preferences.See our detailed article How to fill post preference for railway jobs (male & female list)
Q: Can i change my job preference after submitting the application?
A: Yes, you can modify any details even after submission before the end of last date.But an additional fee of Rs.100 must be paid.
Q: Does indian railways ask for NOC from current employees?
A: Yes.All those applicants who are currently working in State/ Central government depts or Public sector undertakings such as Banks, Insurance companies etc., must get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their current employer.
The NOC should be produced during document verification stage only.
Q: I am a girl of general category.Should I pay fees for railway recruitment?
A: No.Female candidates are completely exempted from paying fees irrespective of their categories.
Q: Should males of minority communities pay application fees?
A: Not required.All candidates who are classified as Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Zoroastrians/Parsis) need not deposit fees.
But they must submit 'minority community declaration' affidavit during document verification process.
Q: Where do i read more about this RRB NTPC recruitment?
A: See the article – Indian Railways RRB Recruitment 2016 Notification for detailed information on vacancies, job profiles, selection process & more.
We hope these answers would clarify your doubts about the jobs in railways.If you still have any, ask us through the comment box below & get it cleared.