Syllabus for LDCE-Group B Traffic Dept (AOM/AO/ATM) Paper I


  • Hierarchical set up and line of control of Operating department at the Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board level.
  • Objective and set up of control offices.
  • Functions of Control Organization pertaining to Train Ordering, Punctuality, Maintenance of Operating Statistics, Wagon & Loco stock management, Blocks(Engg, Traction Distribution etc.) management, Management during Accident, Unusual situations/Circumstances & Disaster Management.
  • Duties and responsibilities of Chief Controller, Dy. Chief Controllers, Section Controllers, TNCs, Recorders and their co-ordination with Lobbies, Stations and Yards.
    Freight Train Operations(FTO), Freight Train Ordering principles with or without co-ordination with Lobbies.
  • Special Instructions during abnormal conditions of working & during emergencies like Cyclone, Civil Disturbances, Accidents etc.
  • Daily Performance Reporting from Yards/Sheds to Area Sub-control, Area Sub-control to Divisional Control Office and from Divisional Control Office to Zonal Control Office an from Zonal Control Office to Railway Board.
  • Basic and important Documents/Registers maintained in Control Office and their basis.
    Power Control Organisation – Engine and Crew scheduling.
  • Factors affecting Engine and Wagon utilisation and methods of improvements.
    Working pertaining to issue of Caution Orders from Nominated and Notice stations.
  • Laison/Co-ordination with Control Establishments of other departments like Engg, TRD, Traction Control, Signalling Control etc.
  • Functioning of Crew and Guard Lobbies.
  • Integrated Lobbies.
  • Shunting operations in Yards and Road side stations.
  • Working of Marshalling Yards and Transhipment Points.
  • Causes of Yard and section congestion and remedial strategies.
  • All india Marshalling Order and Railway-wise Marshalling Orders-Principles and Procedures.
  • Rules regarding Carriage of Explosives and General goods.
  • Priority Schedule.
  • Indent Allotment and supply of Freight stock at stations.
  • Wagon Stock Management for loading and unloading operations.
  • Imposition of Operating Restrictions on wagon loading and acceptance of Wagon Indents.
  • Observance of Civil ban, Carriage of contraband goods etc.
  • Important documents/registers maintained in Yards and Stations.
  • Familiarity with G&SR, Accident Manual, Operating Manual, Block Working Manual, Red Tariff, IR Act 1989 etc.
  • Crew Management.
  • Engine utilization aspects.
  • Engine Crew and Train Crew Schedule.
  • Rules regarding outstation and Home Sation rest etc. to ensure observation of 10 hour rule or rules applicable from time to time.
  • Movement of Dead Locomotives.
  • Management of maintenance Schedule of Locomotives.
  • Shed and Traffic Outage of Locomotives.
  • Wagon Turn Roud (WTR) & factors affecting optimum utilization of the wagon fllet and method of improvement.
  • Running of unit trains and formation of Captive rakes.
  • Block Train operations.
  • Nominated day loading.
  • Rationalization scheme of movement of freight traffic for avoiding congestion by specific routes.
  • Merry-Go-Round System.
  • Engine-On-Load System.
  • Mini Rake System.
  • Supervision and control over movement of Special type of Stock, ODC consignments.
    Maximum Moving Dimensions.
  • Wagon Census.
  • Uses of Computer.
    • Freight Operations Information System(FOIS).
    • Coaching Operations Information System(COIS).
    • Rake Management System(RMS).
    • Terminal Management System(TMS).
    • Computerised Train Charting.
  • Relevant rules and Important Policy guidelines.
  • C&W Examination for Intensive, Round Trips, Premium and Close Circuit Rakes.
  • Sidings and TxR Depots Including POH&ROH Depots and their functions.Supply of Coaches/Wagons to C&W Shops for POH and special repairs.
  • Working of Travelling Traffic Cranes for handling heavy consignments at intermediate stations.
  • Detaching of Sick Wagons at enroute stations and their repair and clearance.
    Interchange Transactions- Junction returs of Inter Railway Interchange Traffic.
  • Weighment of Rakes.
  • Permissible Axle loads & Heavy Haul Operations.
  • Payload to Tare Ration of Wagons.
  • Operating Statistics
  • Definition, meaning and methods of compilation of the Fundamental and Derived Units.
    Analysis of the Operating Statistics.
  • Important Operating Efficiency Indices, their meaning and uses.
  • Operating Ratio.


  • Contain question on subject of interest as well as importance. The question shold test the candidate’s knowledge which is acquired through general observation/general reading without a specific study of any test book. The paper should also contain questions of national importance. The standard of question paper should not be more than that of matriculation level.

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