RRB Eligibility

Candidates willing to join the Indian Railway Services can apply for the RRB exam through the official website. The exam is held for the selection of eligible candidates to various technical and non-technical positions and is conducted by the Railway Authorities under the Central Government of India. 

The Railway Recruitment Board has officially invited applicants for the various vacancies available in 2019. 

Some of the RRB exams conducted by the Railway Authorities are:

  2. RRB ALP
  3. RRB JE

To know more about RRB notifications, candidates can visit the official RRB website.

Being a central government exam, RRB is the aim of many aspiring candidates. It is because of the high salary package and after retirement stability, many youngsters apply for the RRB exam to join the Indian Railway Services.  

Like all government exams, aspirants should carefully go through the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

In this article, we will discuss the various eligibility criteria for RRB exam.

RRB NTPC Eligibility

Candidates must fulfil the following eligibility conditions before applying for the exam:

  • Nationality: 
  1. A candidate must be an Indian citizen or a subject of Nepal and Bhutan.
  2.  Any person having an Indian origin and has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam are also eligible to apply. 
  3. A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1st January 1962 for permanent settlement can also apply for the exam.
  • Educational Qualification:

The educational qualification varies as per the posts. To know more refer to the table below:

RRB NTPC posts Educational Qualification
Commercial Apprentice Candidate should have a degree from a recognized university or its equivalent.
Station Master
Goods Guard
Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk
Traffic Assistant
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist A degree from a recognized University or its equivalent is required to be eligible.

Typing proficiency in English / Hindi is essential.

Senior Clerk Cum Typist
Senior Time Keeper
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate is required. 
Trains Clerk
Accounts Clerk Cum Typist 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate with a typing proficiency in English /

Hindi is essential.

Junior Clerk Cum Typist
Junior Time Keeper
  • Age Limit: Candidate aged between 18 years-33 years are eligible.

The nationality conditions for RRB JE and RRB ALP are the same. To know about the educational qualification and age criteria, refer to the table below:

RRB JE Educational Qualification Age limit
3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering


B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute

For General & OBC category: 18 years – 33 years

For SC/ST category: 

18 years – 38 years

RRB ALP Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT is required


Candidate should have a Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship


Candidate must possess 3 years diploma  course in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering 


Candidates must be between 18 years to 28 years of age.

A large number of candidates appear for the exam every year, therefore; the level of competition is high. It is due to the vast syllabus, candidates often it difficult to qualify the exam at the very first attempt. Regular practice and proper guidance can help the candidate to get a clear idea about the exam.

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