Railways Technical Cadre Examination 2013
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts recruitment of the technical categories in class III through a Civil Services Examination. It is located at Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Malda, Ranchi, etc.
RRB usually advertises its vacancies in Employment News / Rojgar Samachar, Newspaper or Website. The Board conducts both written Examinations and Interviews.
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All the positions are filled on the basis of written tests and interviews. Sometimes, more than one round of Tests & Interviews might be held to make the final selections. Aptitude and/or translation tests are held to determine the rankings of the candidates in the merit list.
All questions are multiple-choice objective type questions. The tests are designed according to the educational standards prescribed for the post. If the number of applicants is large, qualifying tests are held in two stages: preliminary stage and main stage.
For a few specific categories, the written exam is followed by a viva, and for certain other categories a skills test is conducted. For operational safety category, a psychological test is conducted. After the tests, the application details furnished by the candidates are verified.
The successful applicants are called for counseling and scrutiny of original documents .A panel of names is then recommended to zonal railway / production unit, depending on the number of vacancies. Finally, the qualifying candidates are required to pass a medical examination before their appointment.