Railway Recruitment (RRB) - ASM, ECRC, Traffic Apprentice, Commercial Apprentice -Total 6829 Vacancies for Graduates

Posts available and Eligibility

Cat No

Name of the Post

Pay Band and GP

Medical Std

Educational Qualification



GP 4200

C 1

Degree from recognized University or its equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport will be an additional desirable qualification.



GP 4200

A 2

Degree from recognized University or its equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport and Management from the Institute of Rail Transport will be an additional desirable qualification.



GP 2800

C 1

Degree from recognized University  or its equivalent.



GP 2800

A 2

Degree from recognized University  or its equivalent.


Jr.  Accounts
Assistant cum Typist

GP 2800

C 1

Degree from recognized University or its equivalent. Preference to persons with I & II Divisions, Honours
& Master Degree. Typing proficiency in English/Hindi on Computer/Typewriter is essential.


Sr. Clerk cum Typist

GP 2800

C 1

Degree from recognized University or its equivalent.
Typing proficiency in English/Hindi is essential.


Assistant Station Master (ASM)

GP 2800

A 2

Degree from recognized University or equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport & Management, Transport Economics, Multimodal Transport(Containerization) awarded by Institute of Rail Transport, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi will be desirable qualification.



GP 2000

A 2

Degree from recognized
University or equivalent. Diploma in Rail Transport & Management, Transport Economics, Multimodal Transport(Containerization) awarded by Institute of Rail Transport, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi will be desirable qualification.

Age on 01.07.12 should be 18 - 33


Last date : 11.06.2012

For candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul & Spiti districts and Pangi sub-division of Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshwadeep islands and for candidates residing abroad, the closing date for receipt of applications by posts will be 26.06.2012 up to 17.30 Hrs.

See Books for preparing RRB exams here.

RRB Exam

  • Dates of all examinations and results are published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar, local dailies and in the website of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs).
  • Call letters for written examinations are sent to candidates by ordinary post.
  • The candidates whose applications are rejected are also intimated through post along with the cause of rejection.
  • The details of provisionally eligible as well as ineligible candidates for a particular post are also put on the website of the Railway Recruitment Board concerned at least one week prior to the written examination for that post.


  • The function of the RRBs is to recommend names of suitable candidates to the Chief Personnel Officer of the Zonal Railway concerned / Production Unit who in turn issues the offer of appointment letter subject to the availability of vacancies and candidates being found medically fit and satisfying all eligibility criteria.


  • Emoluments on initial appointment will be minimum pay in the pay band plus grade pay plus other allowances admissible at that time. During training period only stipend will be paid as applicable.

SC/ST Candidates

  • Free Second Class Railway Pass as and when admissible will be issued to the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities when they are called for written examination /document verification provided they submit valid caste certificate.

General conditions

  • Selected male candidates who are finally appointed are liable for active service in Railway Engineer’s Unit of Territorial Army.


  • Female candidates are also eligible. However, it may be noted that some categories involve duties, which are arduous in nature and call for working in shifts at odd hours, at road side station also away from headquarters.

Serving employees

  • For the serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Railway Staff and casual labour /substitutes, the relaxation in upper age limits will be upto 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken) spells.


  • No examination fees for SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / Physically Handicapped / Women / Minorities / Economically backward classes candidates having annual family income less than Rs. 50000/-.
  • For Unreserved Male / OBC Male candidates (who is not coming within the purview of minority/Economically backward communities) Examination fee of Rs. 60/- for each application.
  • Candidates should send separate application for each RRBs.
  • The examination fee is non-refundable.
  • It should be paid in the form of a crossed Demand Draft valid for a period of Six months to be drawn at the main branch of any of the Nationalized Banks, or in the form of Crossed Indian Postal Order drawn in favour of “Assistant Secretary, or Deputy Secretary or Secretary or Member Secretary or Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board concerned.
  • The candidates should write the Centralised Employment Notice No., Name of the post applied for, Category Number of the post and their name and postal address on the reverse side of the Bank Draft/Front side at the space provided in the Indian Postal Order.

Instructions to fill out application form

  • Application Form should be in a good quality A4 size bond paper (80 GSM) using one side only.
  • Application should be sent by ordinary post to reach concerned RRB before last date.
  • A candidate shall be free to apply to more than one RRB but he / she will be doing so at his / her own risk as the examination will be held by all RRBs on the same date.
  • The application form should be filled up by the candidate in his/her own handwriting, with blue or black ballpoint pen (not in pencil, fountain pen or gel pen) dated ,  signed and put his/her left hand thumb impressions at the prescribed places.
  • The signatures must be in running hand and not in block capital or disjointed letters.  Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/High School Examination Certificate .
  • Only international numerical i.e. 1, 2, 3 etc. should be used.
  • The application form should be filled up in English or in Hindi only.
  • Applications signed in capital letters/spaced out letters will be treated as invalid.
  • The candidate’s Name, Address with Pin Code, Date of Birth, Father’s Name and nearest Railway Station should be written legibly in English in bold capital letters, even if the candidate fills up the application form in Hindi.
  • The candidates should sign in the space provided in the box below the photograph. One identical extra colour photograph should be enclosed with the application, indicating candidate’s name and category number on the reverse of the photograph.
  • In item No.9 of application form, the candidates should indicate any clear visible mark of identification on their body like a mole on the nose, cut-mark on the forehead in the left side or a scar mark below the left arm, etc
  • The candidate should copy the paragraph at item No. 12 of the Information Sheet in English/Hindi in their own running handwriting (not in capital/spaced out letters).
  • The candidates should put their Left Hand Thumb impression at the designated places in the Application Form and in the Information Sheet


  • One envelope should contain one application only.
  • The envelope containing the application should be clearly super-scribed “Application for the Post/s of _________________________Category No./s __________ Centralised Employment Notice No.    of RRB/       , Community (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-SM)”.


  • The following enclosures as applicable to each individual candidate should be firmly stitched along with the application in the given order.
  • Application form in the prescribed format.
  • Information sheet in the prescribed format.
  • A valid Indian Postal Order or the Bank Draft for the amount as prescribed in the Centralised Employment Notice. Wherever required.
  • One copy of identical passport size colour photograph firmly stitched to the application (apart from one copy pasted on the form).
  • Self-Attested Photostat copy of caste certificate form competent authority in the case of SC/ST candidates.
  • Disability Certificate in prescribed format by persons with disabilities.
  • Declaration for visually handicapped candidates.
  • Self attested copy of discharge certificate of Ex-serviceman.
  • Income certificate in prescribed form for waiver of exam fee for Economically backward candidates.
  • Self - declaration of Minority community for waiver the examination fees.

Download the application here

See Books for preparing RRB exams here.

See RRB website for more details


Madhusudhanan M (not verified)

Sat, 18/08/2012 - 13:31


I have applied for the post of  goods guard(CEN 03/2012) in rrb thiruvananthapuram.  Till date I have not got any information. How to know that my application is accepted/rejected.

jamuna (not verified)

Sun, 26/08/2012 - 20:05


I'm doing my final year in computer science of engineering,I m in my final year please tell me what are the exams to be written so that I can get into railways and what are the books required to prepare for the examination...Please guide me and help me out.

Please send me the answers to my mail id please..


with regards 

sathish (not verified)

Tue, 28/08/2012 - 15:10


Hi Sir,

My name sathish, I forgot to write my  name and category number on the reverse of the photograph,

( One identical extra colour photograph should be enclosed with the application) can you please tell me my application status weather they are going to reject or considering.


Please reply sir.



Himanshu (not verified)

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 10:49


Thanks for such imp. suggestion.

Please let me know that which book is suitable for written exams.

I mean there are lots of book on the link given by you & all of them are for some special purpose.

Please tell us that which one is good for the preliminary exam(written)





Guest (not verified)

Sat, 15/09/2012 - 17:13

Hello Sir,

Good evening. Sir i applied for RRB sec for ASM  in the month of June. the date mentioned as 28.10.12,is that final ? because in some sites details are not showing correctly...will u pls confirm this ,,,and the center will be secunderabad or HYD.i need to submit the reservation forms...so im kindly requesting you to pls confirma the EXAM DATE AND TIMINGS ALSO......


Thanking you  sir,


azhar uddin (not verified)

Sat, 29/09/2012 - 16:38

sir plz can u possiblyb tell me the regarding info abt cet no 03/2012 as i applied for asm in rrb bhopal....til yet no news recieved...
plz inform me abt the exam date time.. and date of receivng rolll no

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 29/09/2012 - 18:39

I have a certificate of diploma in rail transport and management. How it will help?

Will any numbers add in the total or they call first for document verification?

Is there any benefit for those candidate who's father is working in railways?

(CEN 03/2012)

Guest (not verified)

Wed, 03/10/2012 - 18:29


                         Please provide the latest information about CEN 03/2012??



rg (not verified)

Sat, 06/10/2012 - 12:26

can anyone confirm for sure the postponement of Cen 3/2012 Written Exam was to be held on 28/10/2012?
becouse only rrb ahmedabad has mentioned about it on its notice for Cen 1/2012
no other rrb has mentioned it or put any notice as per my knowledge.
if anyone has seen any other notice by any rrb please share the details of the notice or the web link of it

it will take a time of 12- 24 months. RRB process are too slow. You have 2nd stage main exam once u clear the first stage, then you will be having cetrificate verification. Once u through with all these process, u will be receiving the appointment letter from the CPO of the zone. Then again you will be having a medical test and cetrificate verification from the respective zone too. If god favours and if you have patience you will get sucess. All the best

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 13/10/2012 - 21:10

salary package for traffic apprentice post is around 27000... so as soon as we get appointed do we get the same package or do we get less at starting.

Guest (not verified)

Sat, 13/10/2012 - 21:16

sir once v write examination , the minimum time to get the job might take around 6 months. is there any possibilities to get the job around 2 months. tel me any way through which v get early as possible

Sir, I too applied for the vacancy posts as per the Employment Notice 03/2012 on the Graduation basis. But I did not receive my hall ticket or rejection letter. Please tell me what to do.
Waiting for your reply,
Varahagiri Venkata Sudhakar

Sanjeev Kumar Roy

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 19:14


I have applied for ASM under GDCE in july 2012 & now i am posted as trackman in NF RLY. Would you please tell me when the examination will commence.

Nandish B.C

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 12:02

  Dear sir/madam,

  i am persuing 7th sem BE(elctronics),i would like know to if there will be any  appropriate posts in railways after my graduation.since i am from electronics and communication domain,are there any jobs specific to this domain???.What are the eligibility criteria that are to be cleared by me.Also i would like know benefits that i may avail since i am an SC candidate..My study course will end up in 2013 april,so which is the best time for me to apply for the jobs..

thank u..


Jayesh Kanojiya

Sat, 06/07/2013 - 09:36


I have applied for Junior engineer signal post after writing the exam if result of exam get delayed for more than one year

then i can reappear for next year RRB notification for same post

please guide me


Tue, 23/07/2013 - 09:55



  I applied for rrb -ECRC,ASM, TRAFFIC APPRENTICE, COMMERCIAL APPRENTICE under notification 03/2012.I got the admit card for main (2nd stage) written examination.I would like to know the pattern ofexamination and also the syllabus of the exam.plz help me.

             thank u.

Dear Sir,

i have given the exam of ca ta goods guards asm in RRB Ahmedabad on 18/08/2013.

I just want to know apprx. what would be the merit of this exam for general category?

I am awaiting for your reply.



Prashant Singh

sathish kumar G

Mon, 21/10/2013 - 21:22

Sir, i have been selected in main exam and called for ASM psychology test and typing test. Now I have 2 doubts,

1) will they provide system for typing test? They were asking to bring typewriter machine by our own. But I'm familiar with the system only