Training of Probationers


  • Probationers of all services except Indian Railway Medical Services (IRMS) shall undergo two years Probationary training as per schedules of training laid down by Railway Board from time to time. 
  • Probationers shall undergo sandwich type of training on line and at the various Railway Institutes and Institute of repute outside the Railways (as applicable) for the first two years, except in the case of Indian Railway Medical Service.
  • The Probationers of all the services other than Indian Railway Medical Service shall undergo 8 weeks Foundational Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara, at the first available opportunity after joining the Railways, in which they will be introduced to various facets of Railway working.
  • After attending the Foundational Course, the probationers shall undergo field training in sheds, Depots, Yards, Workshops, Divisional Office, Headquarters Office, Production Units, etc. and specialize training in other Railway Training Institutions und Institutes of repute outside the Railways (as applicable) .
  • After adequate field training, probationers of all services excepting Indian Railway Medical Service shall undergo 6 weeks Induction Course at Railway Staff College, Vadodara.
  • The induction course shall be different for probationers of different services. In the Induction Course they shall be given detailed knowledge regarding the working of their own Department, interaction with allied Department and financial rules, procedures etc.
  • While probationers of Indian Railway Service of Engineers(IRSE), Indian Railway Traffic Service, (IRTS) Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS), Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) and Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) shall undergo Induction Course during two years probationary training, the probationers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE) shall undergo Induction Course from working post in the 3rd year of their probation.
  • No Probationer shall be confirmed in junior scale unless he/she has successfully passed all the examinations prescribed after completion of institutional training as well as all the departmental examinations prescribed.

Monitoring/Co-ordination of Probationary Training

Two years probationary training of following services be centrally co-ordinated/monitored by the Institute/Railway as indicated against each :  


Institution/Railway for centrally coordination/monitoring of probationary training

Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE)

Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune.

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

Railway Staff College, Vadodara.

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)


Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)


Indian Railway Stores Services (IRSS).


Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineer (IRSME) (both Engineering Graduates recruited as probationers and Special Class Railway Apprentices).

South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur.

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)

Indian Railways Institute of Engineering & Tele-Communications, Secunderabad.

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE).

Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik.

Extension of Probationary Period

  • The Ministry of Railways may, if it is so, deem fit in any case extend the period of probation for a maximum period of one year.


1.   Indian Railway Establishment Manual Rules 101-110


plz. sir bata dijiye sambalpur division me a.l.p. post ke liye medical 21/01/2014 hua that par unako training par kab bheja jayega ?

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