The Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in India, with job opportunities available for a range of educational qualifications. The employees of the Indian Railways may work under different departments such as engineering, manufacturing, finance, catering and tourism, signalling and telecommunication, personnel, etc. Each of these sectors has various job posts, usually categorized as group A, B, C, and D levels. There are entrance exams that you need to clear to become part of the India Railways.
|Stream of Study at 12th:
||Students interested in joining the Engineering sector in Indian Railways have to choose the science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the major subjects.
You can choose your stream of study for 11th and 12th grade based on the job you want to pursue.
- Pursue B.E/B.Tech for 4 years (any specialization)
- Pursue B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for 3 years
Note: The majority of openings in railway technical departments require a minimum of 55% in BE or BTech.
There are four different paths you can take to join the Indian Railways:
- Group A Level: If you have a bachelor's degree in engineering (B.E/B.Tech), medicine (MBBS), or any other appropriate field, you can apply for group A positions.
- Group C: For Group C, the ALP or technician must have a 10th or equivalent, the ticket collector must have a 10+2 or equivalent, and the goods guard or Assistant Station Master must have a graduation or equivalent.
- Group D: Porters, gatemen, trackmen, and other members of the crew make up group D. Vacancies for Group D railway jobs are published on the RRB website as well as in all of the major national media.
- Group B: The railway promotes group C cadre to group B, hence there is no application process and no exam to be part of group B posts. When an employee has worked for the railway in group C for a certain period of time, he gets promoted to group B.
Indian Railways Jobs after completion of 12th grade:
If you have completed your secondary education and want to work for the railways, you will need to take an entrance exam. The exam you will need to take is the RRB Exam, which stands for Railway Recruitment Board exam.
The Indian Railways have the following job openings for people without a undergraduate degree:
- Ticket Examiner or Ticket Checker (aka Ticket Collector)
- RRB Loco Pilot
- Goods Guard
- Railway Information Department
- Railway Driver
- Railway Clerk
- Railway Constable
Indian Railways Jobs after completion of B.E/B.Tech:
Railway job opportunities for final-year B.Tech (or BE) students have grown in recent years. Many state governments, as well as central government departments, hire people in technical departments for which BTech final year students are allowed to apply. The majority of openings in railway technical departments require a minimum of 55% in BE or BTech.
Following your B.E/B.Tech, you can appear for the following exams:
- RRB ALP
- RRB JE SSE
- RRB NTPC
- RRC Group D Exam
- UPSC conducts the Indian Services Examination (IES)
- Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Engineering Graduates and B.Tech Final Year Candidates can apply for the following railway jobs: (There are many more job titles than those listed here)
- Indian Railways Traffic service
- Indian Railways Personnel service
- Indian Railways Store service
- Indian Railways Electrical engineer
- Sr. section engineer
- Junior engineer
- Chief Depot Material Superintendent
- Depot Material Superintendent etc
- Indian Railway Service of Engineers
- Central Engineering Service
- Assistant Executive
Indian Railways Jobs after completion of MBBS:
The Indian Railways industry has various career prospects for MBBS graduates under the age of 32 (age relaxation for OBC/SC/ST). They can apply for IRMS: Medical Service after passing UPSC's Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE). MBBS graduates will be recruited as Group A (Class I) staff.
Below is a list of department wise job responsibilities as described by MRVC but can be referred to for other railways systems:
Material Management Department is responsible for making available various items required by different departments of MRVC for day-to-day functioning.
Indian Railways has several branches, each of which annually recruits thousands of individuals for various positions through several recruitment exams. To ensure that you receive the correct information at the appropriate time so that you can apply for the exam by the deadline. Here are some tips for doing so:
- Sign up for some of the most popular job alerts.
- Every day, look through the classified ads in the newspaper for job openings.
- Keep yourself updated via the Indian Railways website (Indian Railways: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/).