Railway Recruitment 2020-21 – Check Latest Updates, Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Result for RRB NTPC, RRB Group D and Other Railways Exams

The Indian Railways is one of largest Public Sector recruiter in the country. Indian Railways announces lakhs of jobs for graduates, 10+2 and matric pass candidates every year. The Railways receive crores of application forms against the released vacancies. 

The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) are responsible for the recruitments of the railways. 

RRBs have the responsibility of conducting recruitment for all Group C (Technical and Non-Technical) posts. Whereas, RRCs are given with the responsibility of conducting exams for Group D recruitment. 

There are total 21 RRBs and 16 RRCs. Recruitment to Group A and B posts in Indian Railways are done through Civil Services and Engineering Services Exam (ESE).

Railway recruitments are done for Non-Technical Popular Categories, Para Medical Categories, Ministerial and Isolated Categories, Various Posts in level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, various posts of Jr. Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent and CMA, ALP and Technicians, etc. Besides, the different railway zones also conduct individual recruitments for various posts as per their requirements.

Latest Updates on Railway Recruitment 2020-21

A mega recruitment drive is being conducted by the Indian Railways in three phases from December 15, 2020 onwards.

The First Phase of Computer Based Test for Ministerial and Isolated Categories is being conducted from December 15 to December 18, 2020.

The First Phase of Computer Based Test for RRB NTPC is scheduled to be conducted from December 28, 2020 till January 13, 2021.

The third recruitment is the RRB Group D exam, which will be conducted from April to June end 2021.

Vacancy Details

The vacancy details for Railway Recruitment 2020-21 for various posts/profiles are as provided below:


RRB NTPC exam is conducted for various Non-Technical Popular Categories such as Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. 

A total of 35,208 vacancies will be filled through this recruitment exam. RRB NTPC vacancy is divided into graduate and undergraduate posts. 

Undergraduate posts 

Name of the postLevel in 7th CPCTotal vacancies
Junior Clerk cum Typist24300
Accounts Clerk cum Typist2760
Junior Time Keeper211
Trains Clerk2592
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk34940
Total 10,603

Graduate posts 

Name of the postLevel in 7th CPCTotal vacancies
Traffic Assistant488
Goods Guard55748
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk55638
Senior Clerk cum Typist52854
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist53147
Senior Time Keeper56
Commercial Apprentice6259
Station Master66865
Total 24,605

RRB Group D 

A total of 1,03,769 vacancies have been announced. The category-wise RRB Group D vacancies are as provided below:

CategoryNumber of vacancies


RRB JE recruitment is conducted for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent(DMS), and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). 

RRB vacancy for the JE post was revised from 14,033 to 13,487. The post-wise RRB JE vacancies are as provided below:

PostOld VacancyUpdated Vacancy
Junior Engineer13,03412,844
Junior Engineer (Information Technology)4929
Depot Material Superintendent456227
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant494387

Important Dates

The Important dates regarding the various posts in RRB Recruitment 2020-21 is as provided below:

RRB ExamsNotification & Application DatesExam Dates
RRB Group DStart: 12- Mar-2019End: 12-Apr-201915-Dec-2020 onwards
RRB NTPCStart: 01-Mar-2019End: 31-Mar-201928-Dec-2020 onwards
RRB ALP  To be notifiedTo be notified
RRB JETo be notifiedTo be notified

Eligibility for various Railway Recruitment 2020-21

The eligibility criteria for RRB Recruitment vary according to the posts, which is tabulated below:

ExamEligibility criteria
RRB Group DAge Limit: 18 to 33 yearsEducational Qualification: Passed Class 10th from Institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
RRB NTPCAge Limit: The age limit for undergraduate post is 18 to 30 years. The age limit for graduate post is 18 to 33 years.Educational Qualification:For undergraduate post, candidates must have passed Class 12thFor graduate post, candidates must have passed graduation.
RRB JEAge Limit: 18 to 33 yearsEducational Qualification JE Post: An applicant must have three years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute.DMS: Applicants need to complete a three-year Diploma in Engineering from any govt. recognized university or equivalent.JE (IT): Candidates must have PGDCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent.CMA: Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks.
RRB ALPAge Limit: 18 to 28 years.Educational Qualification:ALP: Must have passed Class 10th/SSLC & ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering.Technician: Completed Class 10th/SSLC plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10+2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering. 

RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Application Process

To apply for RRB Recruitment 2020-21, keep the following documents ready and follow the below provided steps:


  • Read the instructions carefully so that the candidates understand all the information in RRB notification to prevent any mistakes while filling the application form.
  • candidates must keep the scanned documents such as photograph, signature, SC/ST Certificate (if applicable) and scribe photograph (wherever applicable) in JPEG format ready.
  • Candidates are suggested to check the post parameter table and vacancy table to ascertain the vacancies notified and then decide the post for which they wish to apply.
  • Candidates are advised to have a valid mobile number and email ID which should be kept active throughout the recruitment process.

Steps To Apply For RRB Recruitment 2020-21

To Apply for RRB Recruitment 2020-21, the candidates need to do a one time registration mandatorily after which the candidates can proceed to fill the application form.

Step 1: RRB Registration

  • Visit the rrb official website
  • Select the Railway to which you wish to apply.
  • Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox.
  • Click on ‘New Registration’
  • Enter name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, Aadhaar Number, SSLC/Matric Registration Number, Year of passing, mobile number and email ID.
  • Candidates with ITI/NAC qualification can enter registration number/year of passing for ITI/NAC qualification instead of SSLC/Matric.
  • Before submitting the registration form, ensure and confirm that all the information is correct since it cannot be changed later.
  • The email ID used for registration must be unique.

Step 2: Verification of email ID and mobile number through OTP:

  • On submitting the primary details, the registration number and password are displayed.
  • OTPs are also sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details.
  • Candidates need to enter the OTPs to proceed to fill the application form and make fee payment.

Step 3: Filling the application form:

  • Firstly, provide the details of educational qualification, community (UR/OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS,Gender, Religion, Ex SM, PwBD, CCAA, Minority, Economically Backward, Class and Age Relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.
  • After that the candidates need to indicate his/her priority/preference of the posts.
  • On completion of application details, candidates will be redirected to the payment page.
  • Choose the payment mode – Bank (Online Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI and Offline Challan) or Post Office Challans and complete the payment.
  • Enter all the relevant information on the qualification as required in the application form.
  • Choose the language of the examination from the drop down list of languages.
  • After that the candidates will have to fill the details of a valid Photo ID card in the application form.
  • The photograph to be uploaded should be of size 35mmX45mm or 320 x 240 pixels in JPEG/JPG format.
  • The signature to be uploaded should be of 50mm x 20mm or 140 x60 pixels in JPEG/JPG Format and Size of file should be between 10KB-40KB.
  • In the end, candidates have to confirm the declaration. After confirming the above declaration and submission of application, candidates may save the file as PDF and take printout of the application form.

RRB Recruitment 2020-21 – Selection Process


RRB NTPC Exam pattern is divided into 4 stages which are:

  • First stage CBT
  • Second stage CBT 
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
  • Typing Skill Test

In First stage CBT, the test consists of three sections namely – General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The total marks of first stage is 100.

In Second stage CBT, the total marks is 120  and 1/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. 

CBAT: This stage comprises different test batteries consisting of five to six tests. There is no negative marks for this test.

Typing skill test: Candidates are given to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Computer. Candidates cannot use editing tool and spell check facility. 

RRB Group D

RRB Group D Exam is divided into 2 stages CBT and PET.

The CBT will be conducted in 15 languages. The exam consists of four sections which are – General Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The duration of the test is 90 minutes and 120 minutes will be given to PwBD candidates. 

The test paper will have 100 objective type multiple-choice questions.

For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted.

PET is conducted for candidates qualifying the CBT. In PET, male candidates will have to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes. They should run for a distance of 1000 meters in 2 minutes, 4 minutes and 15 seconds. 

Female candidates should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes. They should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds.


The RRB JE Exam will be conducted in 2 stages.

The first stage CBT of RRB JE consists of  four sections. The paper will have 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. Duration of the test is 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes).

The second stage CBT consists of sections – General Awareness, Physics & Chemistry, Basics of Computers and Applications, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control and Technical Abilities. Total marks of the test is 150 and the duration of the test is 120 minutes (2 hours).

RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Admit Card

RRB admit card 2020 for various exams are released online on the respective websites of Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)  around four days prior to the commencement of the CBT.

The candidates can download the admit card by logging in with user ID and password.

Steps To Download RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Admit Card 

To download RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Admit Card, follow the below provided steps:

Step 1: Visit the respective RRB official websites.

Step 2: Click the admit card link on the home page

Step 3: Enter user ID and password

Step 4: The admit card will appear on the screen

Step 5: Download and take its printout

The RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Admit Card consists of details such as – Candidate’s name, Photograph, Signature, Correspondence address, Roll number, Registration number, Date of exam, Venue of exam, Reporting time, General instructions, etc.

The candidates need to carry the RRB admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre without which they will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

In case of any discrepancies, the candidate should inform the examination authority by sending email.


The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) declares RRB result for different exams on the respective official websites. 

RRB results are declared in the form of merit lists in PDF format. The merit lists contain the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates can download the scorecard by logging in with the required credentials.

Steps To Check RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Result 

To check RRB Recruitment 2020-21 Result, follow the below provided steps:

Step 1: Visit the respective websites of RRB

Step 2: Click the result link on the home page

Step 3: The roll numbers of qualified candidates will appear on the screen

Step 4: Check your roll numbers in the list

The result of various stages is declared after normalising the marks of candidates. The normalisation of marks is done since the exam is conducted in multiple sessions. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are the posts filled through RRB exam?

A. The posts that are filled through the exam are Non-Technical Popular Categories, Para Medical Categories, Ministerial and Isolated Categories, Various Posts in level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, various posts of Jr. Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent and CMA, ALP and Technicians. 

Q. Is there any limit in the number of attempts?

A. No, there is no capping in the number of attempts.

Q. Who issues the letter of appointment?

A. The letter of appointment is issued by the respective railway zones.

Q. Is it is mandatory to qualify the document verification?

A. Yes, it is mandatory to qualify the document verification.

Q: In how many shifts the exam will be conducted?

A: The exam will be conducted in three shifts. 

Q: When are the admit cards released?

A: The admit cards are released four days before the exam.

Q. My photograph/signatures seem not to be invalid. Why the application form has been rejected.

A. Candidates were required to upload the photograph as per the format given by RRBs. If it is not in the format then the application form has been rejected.

Q. Is there any provision to modify or re-upload a valid photo for my application form?

A. No, there is no provision to modify or re-upload a valid photo for your application form.

Q. Can I check the RRB result offline?

A. No, the result will be available online only. 

Q. Is the scorecard released on the same day of result?

A. Yes, the scorecard is released on the same day. 

Q. Are there any qualifying marks in the exam?

A. Yes, there are qualifying marks in the exam for different stages of RRB recruitment.

Q. What details will I find in the result?

A. The result will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates.

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