How RRB Works:
Railway Recruitment Board calls for application
from eligible candidates through
Employment News (A publication of the Government of India).
The employment notification is also published on the Internet
web site. The applications are scrutinized for eligibility.
The eligible candidates are called for a written examination
with call letters being sent a month in advance of the date
of the examination. In most of the categories of jobs, there
is no interview after the written examination. In some categories,
there will be a second stage written examination. In categories
related to operational safety, there will be a psychological
The application-details furnished by successful
candidates are verified and they are called for counselling
and scrutiny of original documents. A panel of names is then
recommended to competent authorities to the extent of vacancies.
The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination
before appointment. The results of selection at every stage
will be made available on the Notice Board of RRB/Patna in
through the Internet website to the successful candidates through
The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the
rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway
Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs
for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC),
Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), etc.
Ex-servicemen are also entitled for reservation as per the rules.
The entire computerized recruitment system functions impersonally
without fear or favour. There is no scope for corruption, influence
or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices
and unfair means are dealt with strictly.
The overall policy guidelines for all Railway
Recruitment Boards in India are laid down by Railway Recruitment
Control Board, New Delhi.