Frequently Asked Questions
01. How do I apply a job in Railways through Railway Recruitment Board ?
One has to go through the Centralised Employment Notices published from time to time in various National / Regional Newspapers and Employment News / Rozgar Samachar published by Publication Division, Govt. of India & Web site of various Railway Recruitment Boards. One has to apply within the validity of the said Employment Notice to the Concerned Railway Recruitment Board only.
02. How do I know about the details of the post for which recruitment is notified?
The Centralised Employment Notification (CEN) showing the name of the posts, qualification and other details are published in Employment /Rozgar Samachar from time to time. Indicative Notification retaliating to a CEN is also published in various national, regional and local newspapers indicating the brief of post(s) notified in the CEN inviting attention of prospective candidates to the particular issue of Employment News. This may also be seen on our website www.rrbranchi.gov.in in ‘Employment Notice’ sub-menu under ‘Recruitment’ main-menu at home page. Further, the entire CEN is also published in the website of Rojgar Samachar (Employment News).
03. How to get application form. Is there any laid down format for caste certificate, etc?
The application from in two pages is published in Employment News as a part of the Employment Notification. It is given in 1:1 form so that it can be directly photocopied in A4 size paper to use as blank application form. The proforma of other certificates like vision test, caste certificate, EBC certificates etc. are also published along with the Notification so that same can be followed for production while applying for a post. These can also be downloaded from this website in respective CEN link at ‘Employment Notice’ sub-menu under ‘Recruitment’ main-menu at home page. Further there is facility of On-line application in this website where an applicant can fill up the required information and takeout a print out of the filled in application in two pages.
04. What care I should take while filling-up the application form?
Read the employment notice carefully to know the rules and regulations, eligibility criteria etc. before filling-up the application form. Attach copies of all the required certificates duly attested by Gazetted officer. Ensure that proper fee in the form of IPO or Demand Draft is submitted along with the application. The Demand Draft should be from a Nationalized Bank with a validity of not less than 6 months. The IPO purchase date should not be prior to the date of notification. Make sure that you have filled-in all the required details in the application form. Make sure that the format of application form / caste certificate is same as notified. Make sure to affix a recent passport size colour photograph on the application form. Make sure to sign and put your Left Thumb Impression at predefined places on both the pages of application from.
05. Can I apply for more than one RRB?
Yes, one can apply to more than one RRB. But, as per the present system, the written examination for a particular post or group of posts is conducted simultaneously by all RRBs on the same date. So, the candidate at his/her risk may apply to more than one RRB.
06. What is the application fee for the various categories?
For SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen and Physically handicapped candidates, there is no application fee. Fee is also exempted for Women, Economically Backward Classes and Minorities.
For posts having below Grade Pay Rs.2800, Fee is Rs.40/-.
For the post having Grade Pay above Rs.2800, Fee is Rs.60/-
07. What is the mode of payment of application fee?
The application fee can be submitted in the form of IPO or Demand Draft.
The IPO purchase date should not be prior to the date of notification.
Cash/Money order or any other form of fee is not acceptable.
The Demand Draft should be issued by any Nationalized Bank only.
08. How should I send my application to RRB?
The application form should be sent either through ordinary post or dropped in the specific box provided at the office of RRB Ranchi. Applications sent through speed post, registered post, courier will not be acknowledged.
09. How do I know the schedule of the examination?
When an examination is scheduled to be held, the date and time of examination is notified in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar as well as in various National, Regional and Local Newspapers. Further, the exam schedule may also be seen on this website in ‘Examination Schedule’ sub-menu under ‘Recruitment’ main-menu at Home page. RRB also sends call-letters to eligible candidates by post for the examination scheduled and letters of rejection to the ineligible candidates. These are dispatched to the candidates one month before the scheduled date. This notification is also put up on the notice board of RRB/Ranchi.
10. What if I do not receive any communication from RRB for the examination?
The eligibility status of the application can be seen from “Eligible / Ineligible Candidate List for appearing in examination” link available below “Programme update” window at Homepage of this website or contact RRB Ranchi on telephone nos. listed in “Contact us” menu of this website. RRB also sets up special enquiry counter at the office of RRB one day prior to the date of Written Examination where duplicate/corrected call-letter is also issued to the candidates who have not received the same due to postal delay/missing. Fresh call-letter is also issued to candidates whose application has been rejected on wrong grounds. For this the candidate has to produce the required certificate on this day in support of his/her claim. The date(s) of enquiry counter operation is notified along with the Exam schedule.
11. How do I know the cause of rejection of my application?
This can only be seen in our website www.rrbranchi.gov.in against ‘Eligible/Ineligible candidate List for appearing in Examination’ sub-menu under ‘Recruitment’ main-menu at the Home page. The code of rejection and its detail can also be seen from ‘various causes of rejection’ link of the Home page. The cause of rejection of an applicant is also communicated through rejection letter to the applicant after the examination is scheduled to be held.
12. How do I know about the status of my application?
You can know the application receipt status in “Application Status” sub-menu under “Recruitment” main-menu or in “Programme Update” at Home Page of this website. The eligibility status of your application can be known one week in advance of the date of written exam from the same website at “Eligible / Ineligible Candidate List for appearing in examination” sub-menu under “recruitment” main-menu.
13. What is the minimum qualifying marks?
The minimum qualifying marks are as follows:
UR, UR(Ex-Serviceman) and UR(PH) – 40%
SC/OBC, SC/OBC(Ex-Serviceman) and SC/OBC(PH) – 30%
ST, ST(Ex-Serviceman) and ST(PH) – 25%
However, result is published as per merit according to the number of vacancies available against different communities.
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15. How do I know about the status of my application?
After the written examination / aptitude test / skill test, as applicable, the list of short listed candidates are published in Employment News /Rozgar Samachar and also in various National, Regional and Local Newspapers. Further, these results may also be seen on this website at the ‘Results’ sub-menu under ‘Recruitment’ main-menu at the Home page. Results are also displayed on the notice board of RRB, Ranchi. Candidates whose roll numbers are not in the list are deemed to be out of zone of consideration.
16. hat is the procedure for registering online application?
Click on the “ON LINE APPLICATION” button on home page of this website. This will open a form. Candidate has to fill up requisite information step by step and finally submit. Computer will generate the filled in application form in two pages in pdf format which either can be downloaded and then a print out is taken. The candidate is then required to paste one recent passport size photo, put signature and LTI on both pages at predefined places. Then send this application along with required fees and attested copies of required certificates to RRB, Ranchi.
17. What is the procedure for registering online application?
One has to go through the Employment Notifications published in Employment News / Rozgar Samachar and the Indicative Employment Notifications published in National/Local Newspapers published by various Railway Recruitment Boards from time to time. One can also follow the Employment Notifications (Subsequent to paper notification) uploaded in the website of Railway Recruitment Boards. If the desired post is notified one has to apply within the validity (by the closing date) of the said Employment Notice to the Concerned Railway Recruitment Board only.