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RPF Sub-Inspectors/Constables Exam and RPSF Constables

Basic Information regarding Exam
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) Central Selection Board invites application from unmarried Indian male eligible candidates for the posts of

A: Sub- Inspector in the Executive Branch and Fire Service Branch; and from unmarried male an female eligible candidates for the posts of B: Constables.

Age limit
Age Limit: Between 20 and 25 years for Sub-Inspectors. 18 to 25 years for Constables. Relaxation of upper age limit is as per rules.

Minimum Educational Qualification
(i) For Executive Branch: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a recognised University;
(ii) For Fire Service Branch:Must have passed Intermediate/Higher Secondary (10 + 2) with Science and Sub.Officers Course or its equivalent Diploma in Science or Fire Fighting;
(iii) For Constables: High School or equivalent. Read more…

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Technical and Non Technical Cadre Examinations

Basic Information regarding Exam
The management cadre of the Indian Railways consists of Class I and Class II Gazetted Officers. Direct recruitment to the Class I Railway services is made through the Union Public Service Commission on the basis of annual competitive examinations. Recruitment to the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and the Indian Railways Accounts Service (IRAS) is done on the result of the Civil Services Examination and that to the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), Indian Railway Services of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and Indian Railway Store Service (IRSS) is made on the basis of the combined Engineering Service of Mechanical Engineers, there is a dual method. Approximately 50 per cent of the candidates are recruited through the Combined Engineering Services Examination. The remaining 50 per cent are recruited as special class Apprentices for which the UPSC conducts a separate competitive examination every year.

So far as the recruitment to Class II services is concemed, the entire Class II service is manned by personnel promoted from subordmate ranks from Class III by a process, of selection on the basis of merit. Class III service is composed of literate class of employees, both technical and non-technical. These cover a large number of categories such as Clerks, Station Masters, Ticket Collectors, Guards, Drivers,Workshop Chargemen, Foremen, etc. Read more…

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Vocational Course in

Basic Information regarding Exam
A two-year job-linked vocational course (full-time) in “Railway Commercial” at the +2 1evel had been introduced from the academic year 1991-92, as a Pilot Project. The Vocational Course in “Railway Commercial” is recognised by the Central Board of Secondary Education. On successful completion of the course, the students will normally be appointed directly as Commercial Clerks / Ticket Collectors on the Indian Railways after passing the medical examination, etc., subject to their attaining the minimum standards in the +2 examination.

The Vocational Course is conducted in 9 selected schools located at Delhi, Mumbai (2 schools), Chennai, Calcutta (2 schools), Secunderabad, Guwahati and Gorakhpur. Each of the selected school has only one section for the Vocational Course. The number of students admitted in each school shall not exceed 40.

Course Contents:
Subjects: The subjects for the Vocational Course in “Railway Commercial” are as under:

1. English
2. A second language offered by the school OR Business Studies OR Economics
3. General Foundation Course
4. Railway Commercial Working (Theory and Practical)
5. Economics
6. Accountancy Read more…

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Institute of Rail Transport (Diploma Courses)

Basic Information regarding Exam
The Institute of Rail Transport (IRT) conducts every year 1 year Diploma Courses in:

A) Rail Transport and Management: The Ministry of Railways have recognised this Diploma as an additional desirable qualification for recruitment to the Category of Assistant Station Masters, Traffic/Commercial Apprentices and Supervisory grades in the Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Signal Engineering Departments.

This course is also very useful to Railway Employees and Employees of Trade Industry and Government connected with Railways such as Steel and Coal, Port Trust, Food, Fertilizer, POL, Cement, Non-ferrous Metal Industries and Export, etc.

B) Transport Economics and Management: The Ministry of Railways have recognised this Diploma as an additional desirable qualification for recruitment to posts in the Commercial (including Marketing), Operating, Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering Departments. This course is also likely to benefit fresh University Graduates desiring specialisation in Transport Economics and Management and seeking employment opportunities in the related fields and those who are already working in any Organisation/Ministries dealing with Transportation and desiring to upgrade their knowledge, etc., to improve their prospects in their respective Ministries and Enterprises. Read more…

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