Promotion from Group D to C

  • Prescribed percentage (as given below) in nominated Group C categories are to be filled by promotion of Group D employees on selection on the basis of a written exam.
  • Group D staff who complete 3 years of regular service on Dec 31 will be considered  promotion if they apply.  The minimum service condition  does  not  apply  to  Scheduled  Castes  and  Scheduled  Tribes  candidates.
  • Technical : APWI(25%), Keyman/Keymate(33 1/3%, skilled posts in S&T(50%), Fireman A(25%)
  • Non technical : Account Clerk(25%),, Personnel Branch Clerk(25%),Commercial Clerk(33 1/2%), TC(33 1/2%), Train Clerk(33 1/2%), Timekeepers(33 1/2%),Fuel checkers(33 1/2%), Store clerks(33 1/2%), Markers(100%).
  • 33 ½% quota of posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Train Clerks, Office Clerks and other categories of Clerks like Stores Clerk etc. are earmarked for promotion of Railway servants in the categories carrying grade Pay of Rs. 1800 for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists; the Group C categories being suitably linked with specified categories in Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 on the basis of broad affinity of work. (Ref 2)
  • Marks are given for written test – 85 marks and record of service- 15 marks.
  • Question paper shall contain questions to test knowledge of one’s work.
  • Written  test  should  consist  of  one  paper  of  3  hours  duration  divided  into  two  parts  -  Part  'A'  to  test  the  working  knowledge  of  the  Railway  servant  of  the  English  language  and  Part  'B'  his  general  standard  of  intelligence  and  proficiency  through  questions  in  Arithmetic,  General  Knowledge  mainly  pertaining  to  Railway  matters  and  matters  immediately  pertaining  to  the  work  he  has  been  acquainted  with  during  his  Railway  service.
  • Paper may be set in Bilingual in Hindi/English and may be answered in Hindi also.
  • Panel is formed on the basis of seniority from those who qualify.
  • No viva-voce.
  • Assessment  under  the  heading  Record  of  Service  will  be  based  on  entries  in  the  Service  Book/personal  file  regarding  academic/  technical  qualifications,  awards/  punishments,  etc.
  • Regular selections will be held for promotion from Group C to D every year by 31st March.
  • For  promotions  to  Group  'C'  posts  in  the  Ministerial  cadre,  Group  'D'  staff  will  be  required  to  possess  a  typing  speed  of  30  w.p.m.  in  English  or  25  w.p.m.  in  Hindi.  Promotions  may,  however,  be  allowed  on  provisional  basis  and  the  concerned  staff  given  two  year's  time  from  the  date  of  promotion,  to  qualify  the  prescribed  typewriting  test.


  • The  standard  of  training  imparted  to  the  Group  'D'  railway  servants  selected  for  Group  'C'  posts  should  be  the  same  as  for  direct  recruits  for  the  same  Group  'C'  categories.
  • In  the  case  of  failures  in  the  first  attempt  such  employees  may  be  given  second  -  chance  to  qualify.
  • All  allowances  like  Dearness,  Compensatory  and  House  Rent  Allowances  will  be  allowed  to  them  at  the  scales  applicable,  had  the  stipend  been  treated  as  pay.



mahendra singh…

Sun, 14/07/2013 - 17:14

dear lal sir OR KSP SIR plz suggest me jab group d se group c me exam dene ke liye minimum 3 year ki service chahiye or apne kaha ki gdce ke liye koi bi apply kar sakta h to gdce se group d se group c me entry hoti h kya exam ke bad plz sir guide me i am totaly confused i am selected for trackman in jaipur division

Hello every rrb rrc aspirants

                                          RRB&RRC both are danda nakka dannuku nakka...........They select candidates upto medical exam after that they rject candidates without any particular reason......In rrb candidates passing typingtest also rejected..........rrc  select candidates who pass in both Exam & pet but candidates who qualify in these both also rejected without any notifications any particular reason.........And both boards RRB RRC take so long time (ie)If a boy studying 6std when he passes +2 exam then only 1stage exam results will be published..........LAZY PEOPLE TRAIN LAZY ..BOARD CELL ALSO VERY LAZY..........

Both rrb&rrc will not publish the marks of selected notselected candidates mark.............All depts like ssc publish marks...........but railway are NOT GENUINE IN PUBLISHING RESULTS MARKS....It is duty of board to publish marks...... But RRB RRC not publishing any marks.....Question may arise take long long long long long duration to publish results..........If they are genuine means then publish the marks why they donot publish marks with cutoff.............


Tue, 06/08/2013 - 10:30

Dear sir
I am working as a tracman in engineering /const deptt. My education is MA. How and by which i can got promoted in high cadar although i joined in dated 15-06-2013
Plz suggest me any departmental exam without coplete 3 year

Pradip Kumar Maji

Wed, 14/08/2013 - 18:11

What is the rule for selection of pannel in 25% DPQ for tech. gr. III from helper (group D to groupC) in Electrical (G) department after qualifying written examination?wheatheris it merit basis or seniority basis of qualifying candidate?

If i want to promote Group D to Group C (Non technical post) in Railway, What are the suitable post through Group D Selection. because i don't want to work in Workshop. I think workshop Employee will promote in Workshop Only. 

Please Help me sir.

deo shankar

Tue, 15/10/2013 - 20:51

sir my one staff who is in SC category has joined under me as trolleyman on 23/10/2012 in pay scale of 5200-20200 , gpay rs.1800. can he is eligible for promotion in technician- III GPAY Rs.1900 in october'13 he is not completed minimum period of service  of 3 yrs. in lower grade



Tue, 24/12/2013 - 12:34

sir  i am selected group d post mechenical khalasi (c/w helper) sir muje departmental exam k bare me batao meri catagery-ST h parmotion k liye konsi post k liye eligible hu qullification-B. COM 50% please help


mera je ka document verification 13 march ko hai. maine BE pass kiya hai. lekin after 12th without diploma. so kya document verification main muze reject karenge? document verification ke baad aur kya procedure rahegi? pls muze batayiga.


Sun, 20/04/2014 - 10:33

sir, my education is MCA ..and my category is SC..... .i am planning to join group D post and later on group C trough promotion ..

PLEASE suggest me which post of group D will be suitable for me and do i need to serve the minimum period of service which is 3 year....

and if not then do i need to apply for any promotion to get promoted from group D to C .....or i will be automatically get promoted because of my

qualification  please help me sir ...and please reply on [email protected]


First of all you have to understand that your qualification does not give any edge over others in Railway promotions. Because you have degree you can just write exams for Graduate level posts as and when they are called. 

Sumedh Gaikwad

Sat, 19/07/2014 - 22:26

Hello sir,
i am sumedh gaikwad joining 13th mar 2014
on post H/kh at panvel Ac tss in the basis of largess scheme my education is HSC + ITI in Fitter & i am from sc,
can i eligible for group c post end of year 2014
if yes which posts i can get to apply.
tc, guard or which other posts can i apply.

hi Sumedh you are eligible for the promotion test, as per the rules .

there is no minimum service for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe people . for others there should be minimum service of 3 years .

I wish you all the very best


Thu, 24/07/2014 - 15:08

Dear Sir,
I got safaiwala post in medical department in group d. Can i got promotion? And which post can they gave me.
My category obc and when i gave department exam. I passed B.a with computer knowledge.
Please gave reply.
Email- [email protected]


Thu, 14/08/2014 - 14:37

Sir i had selected as trackman. my educational qualification is diploma in mechanical engineering with 80.09%. can i eligible for JE/p-way through promotion

Ritesh Bisht

Wed, 27/08/2014 - 22:13

Respected sir,
Can you tell me when Rrb Allahabad ALP written test result going to come and what will be the expected cut off for General candidate.

Thanking you.

prasad naik

Mon, 15/09/2014 - 16:21

i have completed 9 years service in SBC/swr now i transfer from SBC division to Mysore workshop/swr can i eligible for rankers (general category) quota from group d to c


spandan mh

Tue, 23/09/2014 - 22:02

Sir, I have cleared my alp written examination from RRB GHY,now for the aptitude test and medical fitness i have a vision of 6/6 left,6/9 right and 6/6 both.Will I be able to appear in the upcoming test.If not and any alternative please suggest.I am a Junior engg.of electrical.


Sir, I Want to know the minimum eligibility/ Qualification and Qualifying service as a technician grade III Belong to SC/ST Community candidates. For applying the departmetal JE. Vacancies.


Mon, 24/08/2015 - 17:22

earlier i was working as Tele/Kh. (G.P. 1800) S & T in Delhi division but after successfully qualifying in LDCE Stenographer Grade -III (G.P. 2400) exam I have been promoted and  posted as CA in Delhi division. Sir, will you please tell me the Pay Fixation in my case. I am mentioning my earlier basic pay along with g.p. and present basic pay along with G.P.: 


Earlier         - Tele helper/kh.        G.P. 1800/-           Basic Pay - 7860/-

NOW            - Stenographer grade -III     G.P. - 2400/-           Basic pay(after fixation with increment w.e.f. 01/07/2015) -  8980/-


Sir, please clarify pay fixation in my case. 


Vikas Mehta

M: 8527645476

Rohini U. Parab

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 18:15


      At present I am working as Khalasi, in Matunga workshop, since last 2 and half years, I am Passed ITI , now I want to study further for departmental promotions  diploma/degree in Electrical/Mechanical. Now I get admission in Yashwantrao Mukt vidyapith  university, Khopoli, Please suggest me that whether this university is recognized  for railway promotions.

Please suggest me recognized universities for the same


I have applied in group D on the basis of my 10th. But I also pursuing vocational deploma of electrical engineering which will complete in month of May. 

If I get selected in group D. In future is there any chances to get promotion.

Please update me.

Thank you.

Sir I have appeared in group d exam and I am a hearing handicap, if I qualify what will be the future promotional opportunities for me. Although I have done my MCA should I submit all my documents uptill PG during joining.


Thu, 14/03/2019 - 23:26

Sir, i have got selection in up police and in railway group D but I am unable to decide which one is the best job. I have completed my diploma in electrical engineering. Please suggest me Which job should I join?