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RRB Group D Eligibility

RRB Group D Eligibility 2019

Prospective candidates of RRB Group D (RRC) 2019, should qualify as per the RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualifications, Age Limit and Nationality to apply for the RRB Group D – Railway Recruitment cell (RRC) 2019. The eligibility criterion are described in the below sections.

Academic Qualifications
Nationality Age Limit
Educational Qualifications for
RRB (RRC) Exam
Candidates should be 10th Pass or ITI
from Institution recognized by NCVT / SCVT
or equivalent or National Apprenticeship
Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.


Candidates should be 10th Pass plus
National Apprenticeship (NAC) granted
by NCVT or 10th Pass plus ITI from
Institution recognized by NCVT / SCVT.
A candidate must be either:

  • A Citizen of India,
  • A Subject of Nepal,
  • A Subject of Bhutan,
  • A Tibetan Refugee,
  • A Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
    Migrated from specific countries
    – Check Nationality section below.

✦ Non-Indian Citizens mentioned above
should have an intention of permanently
settling in India
✦ A certificate of eligibility has to be
issued by the Government of
India for non-citizens

Age Limit
(as on 01.07.2019)
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Age: 33 years

Age Relaxation:
SC/ST – 5 years
OBC – 3 years
PwD – 10 years

shape Eligibility

The RRB ALP and Technicians eligibility criterion are described in detail in below sections:
A candidate must be either –

    (i) A citizen of India or
    (ii) A subject of Nepal or
    (iii) A subject of Bhutan or
    (iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
    (v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African
    Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia
    and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

A candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a Certificate of Eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit: 18 to 33 years. The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2018.
✦ The relaxation in upper age limit / maximum upper age for the following categories/communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

S.No Community/
Relaxation in
Upper age limit
Maximum upper age
1 SC/ST candidates 5 years
2 OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
3 Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put innot less than 6 months continuous service
after attestation
UR 33 Years plus Number of
years of service rendered in
Defense plus 3 years
(Non-Creamy layer)
36 Years plus Number of
years of service rendered in
Defense plus 3 years
SC/ST 38 Years plus Number of
years of service rendered in
Defense plus 3 years
4 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) UR 10 Years
PWD OBC-Non Creamy Layer 13 Years
PWD SC/ST 15 Years
5 Candidates ordinarily been
domiciled in the State of
Jammu & Kashmir during the
period from 01.01.1980 to
UR 38 Years
(Non-Creamy layer)
41 Years
SC/ST 43 Years
6 Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’
and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes
in Railways who have put in minimum of 3 years service
(continuous or in broken spells)
UR 40 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer 43 Years of age
SC/ST 45 Years of age
7 Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the
Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative
Societies and Institutes
UR 33 Years plus length of
service rendered or 5 years,
whichever is lower.
(Non-Creamy layer)
36 Years plus length of
service rendered or 5 years,
whichever is lower
SC/ST 38 Years plus length of
service rendered or 5 years,
whichever is lower.
8 Women candidates, who are widowed,
divorced or judicially separated from
husband but not remarried.
UR 35 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age
9 Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for
which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act
UR 33 Years plus extent of
Apprentice Training
undergone by them under
the Apprentice Act 1961.
(Non-Creamy layer)
36 Years plus extent of
Apprentice Training
undergone by them under
the Apprentice Act 1961.
SC/ST 38 Years plus extent of
Apprentice Training
undergone by them under
the Apprentice Act 1961.
10 Candidates who have commenced
Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship
Act before attaining the age of 25 years
UR 35 Years of age
OBC- Non Creamy Layer 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age

Date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below: (Both dates inclusive) Refer to the table below for Relaxation of Upper age limit & Lower age limit: categories.

Relaxation of Upper age limit & Lower age limit:

Upper limit of
Date of Birth
(Not earlier than)
Lower limit of
Date of Birth
(Not later than)
Creamy Layer
SC/ST For all
Candidates belonging to community/categories in the table at para 5.1 shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable

Note. The date of birth limits for SC/ST & OBC-NCL given in this table includes community age relaxation.
02.07.1986 02.07.1983 02.07.1981 01.07.2001

Candidates should have the Educational/Technical qualifications indicated against the notified posts in the CEN from recognized Board/NCVT/SCVT as on the closing date for submission of the ONLINE application.Refer to Annexure-A [Annexure A] for the prescribed qualification against each of the posts.

  • This CEN provides for Vertical Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer(NCL), wherever applicable and admissible, and as communicated by the Indenting Railways under extant rules, as mentioned in the vacancy table.

  • All candidates, irrespective of community may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfillment of parameters for UR candidates. However against the vacancies earmarked for specific communities (SC/ST/OBC-NCL), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.

  • For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates should furnish at the time of document verification Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure-I (for SC/ST candidates) and Annexure-II (for OBC-NCLcandidates).

    [Click Here] for Annexure-I
    Click Here[] for Annexure-II

  • In case of OBC-NCL candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision if any received till the closing date of this Centralized Employment Notice.

    The candidate should ensure that he/she belong to the OBC- Non Creamy Layer category while applying for the posts against this notification. Such candidate should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during DV. Further, in addition to the community certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format has to be furnished by the candidate during DV, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer.

    Otherwise, their claim for reserved status (OBC-NCL) will not be entertained and the candidature / application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for General (Un-reserved) category, will be considered under General (UR) vacancy only.

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL who fulfill required Educational Qualification/Technical Qualifications can also apply against UR vacancies.

  • They will however, have to compete with the UR candidates and will not be eligible for any relaxation including age to such SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against UR vacancies. However, candidates have to indicate their actual community in the application.

  • Community status as on the closing date of CEN shall only be considered for availing reservation benefits if eligible and any change in the community status of the candidate thereafter shall not be entertained.
  • This CEN provides for horizontal reservation for Ex-Servicemen (ExSM), Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAA) trained in Railway Establishments and Person With Disabilities(PWD) irrespective of their community.

  • Vacancies for ExSM, CCAA trained in Railway Establishments and PWD wherever given in the vacancy table are notseparate but are included in the total number of vacancies.

  • Wherever vacancies for PWD are shown separately without any community wise allotment, those vacancies are separate and not part of regular vacancies.

  • ExSM candidates may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked ExSM vacancies. Even for these posts, they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption.

  • PWD candidates may also apply against regular vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked PWD vacancies but the post must have been identified as suitable for their disability. Even for these posts, they are eligible for age relaxation and fee exemption

  • In case of Persons with Disability (PWD), if vacancies reserved for them cannot be filled due to non-availability of suitable candidates under that category of Disability or for any other sufficient reason, such vacancy/vacancies shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as backlog vacancy.

  • However, for the backlog vacancies indicated in the CEN, if candidates of specified disability for which vacancies are indicated, are not available, these can be filled by candidates of other disabilities for which the post is suitable. In case of non-availability of any PWD candidates, the post will be filled by regular (those who are not PWD) candidates.

  • CCAA candidates trained in Railway Establishments may also apply against vacancies of any post(s) without separate earmarked CCAAvacancies. Even for these posts, they are eligible for age relaxation.
  • Ex-Servicemen (EXSM):

    The term Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or non-Combatant) in the regular Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union but does not include a person who has served in the Defence Security Corps., the General Reserve Engineering Force, the Lok Sahayak Sena and the Para Military Forces.

    a. Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; (or)

    b. Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or)

    c. Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; (or)

    d. Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than on his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity;and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service;(or)

    e. Personnel of Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension; (or)

    f. Personnel who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to 14th April 1987; (or)

    g. Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army; or

    h. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension w.e.f. 01.02.2006.

    Reservation of Ex-Servicemen:

  • Persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-Servicemen are eligible to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex- Servicemen but such persons shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

  • Accordingly, such serving Defence personnel to be released within one year of the last date of the CEN (on or before 12.03.2019) can also apply, both for vacancies earmarked for Ex-Servicemen and for posts not reserved for them.

  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured Civil employment under Central Government in Group’C’ & ‘D’ after availing of the benefits given to Ex-Servicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex – Servicemen for securing another Civil employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C/D’ under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex – Servicemen in the Central Government jobs.

  • If an Ex-Serviceman applies for various vacancies before joining any Civil employment, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex – Serviceman for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex -Serviceman as soon as he joins any Civil employment, should give self declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the details of application against this CEN. The acknowledged copy of this declaration along with NOC from the civil employer should be produced during DV failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled. Further, this benefit would be available only in respect of vacancies which are filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation is applicable to the Ex – Servicemen.

  • The Medical standard of Ex-Serviceman will be according to para 534 of Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM) Volume I, which may be accessed at www.indianrailways.gov.in.
  • The suitability or otherwise of a post for PwBD has been indicated against each post, under the column “Suitability for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities” with details of Sub-disability in

    Benchmark Disabilities:
    As per The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 (effective from 19th April, 2017), the
    Benchmark Disabilities are as under:

      (a) Blindness and low vision;
      (b) Deaf and hard of hearing;
      (c) Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
      (d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
      (e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.

    Definition of Specified Disabilities as provided in the Schedule of RPwD Act, 2016 is available as Annexure A-1 [Click Here].

    [Click Here] for Definition of Specified Disabilities

    Degree Of Disability For Relaxation And Component Authority For Issue Of Disability Certificate:

    Only such persons would be eligible for relaxation in conditions / reservation in posts who suffer from not less than 40 percent of relevant benchmark disability.

    Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability issued by the Competent Authority as per the form V, VI and VII of rule 18(1) under chapter 7 of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 dated 15.06.2017.

    Refer revised formats of Annexure-V(A) [Click Here], V(B) [Click Here] & V(C) [Click Here]

    The existing certificates of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (since repealed) shall continue to be valid for the period specified therein.

    Assistance of Scribe:

    Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates / candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy / candidates with one arm / candidates with muscular weakness can avail the assistance of SCRIBE for writing answers on their behalf. For engaging the scribe, candidates will have to indicate the same while filling ONLINE form. Engagement of SCRIBE will be subject to the following conditions:

      a. Candidates will have to arrange for the scribe on their own.
      b. Separate e-admit card will be issued to scribe accompanying the candidates.
      c. The candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct on the part of the scribe brought by him/her during the examination.
      d. The scribe so arranged should not himself/herself be the candidate for the notification for which the candidate is appearing. Also, same scribe should not be engaged for more than one candidate and to this effect the Scribe and the Candidate shall give a declaration. Any violation, if detected at any stage will render both candidate & scribe disqualified.

    Candidates opting for scribe will have to provide additional details as per Annexure-V(D) [Click Here] for Scribe during submission of ONLINE application form, so that RRBs can issue e-admit card for Scribes and the same shall be signed by both Candidate and Scribe. Change of Scribe is not permissible at the exam venue and hence it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure availability of Scribe for the exam. However, under exceptional circumstances, the change may be allowed duly recording reasons and filling the relevant details including photograph of the Scribe.

    Candidates availing the assistance of a Scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of examination.

    All one eyed candidates and candidates whose visual degree of disability is less than 40% shall not be considered as Visually Handicapped persons and the provision for engaging Scribe shall not be applicable to them.

    Selected PWD candidates will be subjected to medical examination by Railway Medical Authorities at the time of appointment and only those conforming to the medical standards as laid down in the Indian Railway Medical Manual and other extant provisions, as the case may be, will be eligible for appointment.

    When vacancies are reserved for PWDs and full panel for PWDs cannot be made with the minimum qualifying percentage marks of each category, viz., UR, SC, ST, OBC-NCL, a relaxation of up to 2% marks in the minimum qualifying marks prescribed for the community will be allowed.

    Railway Act Apprentices

    • The vacancies to be filled from among the Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAAs) trained in Railway Establishments and possessing National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) is separately indicated in the vacancy table. This will be in the nature of horizontal reservation as in the case of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and Ex-Servicemen. However, unlike in the case of PWDs, there will be no carry forward of the unfilled vacancies, to be filled by this mechanism. In case of shortfall, the vacant slots shall be filled from others in the combined merit list.

    • The last date for submission of application against this CEN shall be the cut off date for completion of Apprenticeship. A candidate shall be considered to have completed the Act Apprenticeship training, only if he has appeared in the NCVT examination before the last date of CEN and result for which might not have been declared. However, the candidate should submit the NAC certificate issued by NCVT during document verification failing which he shall not be eligible for reservation as CCAA (trained in Railway Establishments) under this provision.

    • The course completed Act Apprentices will be eligible to apply for any RRB irrespective of the Railway Establishment in which they have been trained subject to fulfilling other eligibility conditions.

    No Objection Certificate (NOC)
    Candidates serving (including those undergoing induction training/probation) in any Central/State Government Department including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings may apply directly to the RRBs duly informing their Employer. Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

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