Candidate. Welcome to our site. This page is intended to guide you
in how to apply and participate in our examinations. These guidelines
are in line with the present rules & policy guidelines governing
RRB examinations, which are subject to change. You must note that
in the event of such changes the changed rule/policy guideline will
prevail, and the guidelines contain herein shall accordingly stand
If you intend to apply for any vacancy
advertised by the RRB you must consult the relevant Employment
Notice in the Employment News published by the Ministry of Information
& Broadcasting, New Delhi. This employment notice gives all
the details and terms & conditions governing the recruitment.
Remember, if you buy an application form from a vendor and rely
on his information about the examination, you may miss-out on
details which you must note before you apply.
Before applying, satisfy yourself that
you are fully eligible in all respects to apply against any of
the advertised vacancies. The Employment Notice published by the
RRB lays down requisite qualifications in respect of age, medical
standards, educational qualifications and other pre-requisites.
Make sure you satisfy them before you apply, to prevent the disappointment
of not receiving the call letter for the examination, or being
disqualified at a later stage for lack of essential qualifications.
Make sure your application form conforms
fully to that published in the relevant Employment Notice.
Whether you apply on printed form or manuscript,
ensure that the paper used is of good quality and of reasonable
thickness. The same should apply to all testimonials and certificates
you attach to your application.
Fill up the application form in clear
and legible hand-writing. Make entries carefully avoiding overwriting/corrections.
You must include the attested copies of
documents in support of the requisite qualifications, proof of
age and community. If you are an unreserved candidate, you must
submit the requisite fees through a suitable instrument as advised
in the Employment Notice. Copies of photographs as specified in
the Employment Notice have also to be included.
Please ensure that all such documents
are in good condition, clear and legible and attached firmly to
the application form. Do not include more than one application
inside one envelope, whether it be your own or of a fellow applicant.
Such applications are liable to be rejected.
You should clearly inscribe the name of
the Post, Category and Employment Notice at a proper place on
the face of the envelope before posting.
In the event of fulfilling the conditions
of eligibility led down for the post, you will be issued a call
letter well in advance of the day of examination.
The call letter will also have a set of
guidelines (enclosed) on to how to answer a question paper of
multiple choice objective type. You must read these instructions
carefully so that you have a good idea of the nature of the written
examination before you actually appear for it.
If you do not receive your call letter
within a reasonable time before the date of examination, you can
obtain a duplicate one only from RRB/Kolkata's premises on specified
dates which shall be notified in the Employment News. Remember,
you shall be given a duplicate call letter only if you are eligible
in all respects and had originally been sent a call letter which
did not reach you or contained errors.
You should examine the call letter to ensure
all details pertaining to your candidature, identity, address
etc. have been correctly depicted. If any modifications are required,
a duplicate call letter will be issued as stated above.
Please ensure that you preserve your call
letter carefully, and bring it along with you for appearing in
the examination. Remember, unless you have the original call letter
with you, you will not be admitted to the examination premises.
Please ensure that you arrive at the examination
venue well in time. Read the name of the venue and its full address
carefully, and report only to that venue. RRB may select venues
for the examination which have similar sounding names and located
close to each other.
Please ensure you report at the right venue
for the examination as shown in your call letter.
Remember that RRB will not entertain applicants
who come late beyond the stipulated time.
The answer sheet is a thicker sheet to
which a thinner carbonless copy is firmly attached. Do not remove
or tamper with the carbonless copy or make any separate entries
The answer script known as OMR (Optical
Mark Reader) sheet will generally be found inside the question
paper booklet. However, it could also be supplied separately.
On receipt of the question papers and OMR sheets, ensure the following:
a) Open the seal(s) only as directed in the question paper booklet.
b) Read all the instructions on the face of the question paper
booklet and its reverse very carefully. Similarly, read the instructions
given on the face of the OMR sheets or its reverse carefully.
Ensure full compliance of these instructions.
The question paper booklet and OMR answer
sheet will require you to make entries with regard to your candidature.
Some of these data must be entered in format readable by a computer
scanner. Make sure that such entries are made very carefully.
Any mistake may render your answer sheet invalid for evaluation.
If the questions require some rough work,
you will generally find provision for rough work made at the bottom
of each page of the question paper and the inside sheet of the
last page. Do not use any other space for doing the rough work
except this space.
Above all , ensure that the selected answers
are not marked in any way in the question paper. Remember any
kind of mark including tick marks, circles, dots etc. against
the answers may render your candidature liable for rejection.
Select your answer to each question carefully
and then darken the appropriate circle against each question number.
Remember, once you have darkened an answer circle it is final
and no change of answer is possible.
At present all RRB examinations require
a passage to be written in one's own running handwriting in the
question paper booklet or OMR answer sheet. Such passage is given
in the question paper booklet with clear instructions that reproduction
of the same in one's own hand writing is compulsory. Make sure
you do so in the space provided. Failure to do so will render
your candidature liable for rejection.
At the end of the examination do not leave
the hall without handing over the question paper booklet issued
to you and the OMR sheet along with its carbonless copy undisturbed.
Remember, if you do not return these documents intact to the invigilators
at the end of the examination, your candidature will be rejected
and you may also become liable for further punitive action as
may be deemed fit by the RRB.
TO APPEAR IN INTERVIEW/VERIFICATION OF TESTIMONIALS
Should you be provisionally selected for
appearing in interview/verification of testimonials, make sure
you present yourself at the RRB premises on the appointed date
by 09.00 hours.
You must carry all the original documents
in support of your candidature including requisite qualifications,
proof of age and community. These must match with the attested
copies of such certificates previously submitted to the RRB at
the time of applying.
Carry spare certificate duly attested
copies of certificates in case of need. Also carry spare photographs
in case of need.
Ensure that there are no discrepancies
in your name, father's name, date of birth etc. in the certificates
and if such is the case, than necessary affidavits correcting
the mistake should be carried along with you in original.