Selection to Group B Services

Vacancies  in  Group  'B'  are  filled  by  promotion  on  the  basis  of  selection  of  eligible  Group C employees by General Manager. Selection Board consists of 4 HoDs including CPO and HoD of the department concerned. 70% vacancies are filled through  a process of selection primarily based on seniority and 30% through a selection test known as Limited Departmental Competitive Examination(LDCE).

Salient features of LDCE and Selection are given below:




Eligible Grade

GP 4200

GP 4200

Service requirements

Min 3 years in the 4200

Min 5 years in the 4200

Who can appear the selection

Only those who are called as per seniority and vacancy available

All employees in concerned department who fulfill the above condition

Method of selection

Primarily seniority. Written test and viva-voce has to be passed.

Purely on the basis of written test and viva-voce(standard of written exam higher than that for Selection)

SC/ST Reservation




Employees empanelled through selection will rank above those through LDCE

1. Chapter 2 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual
2. Railway  Board's  letter  No.  E(GP)/2005/2/69  dated  5.1.06