RRC Railway Recruitment 2019

PUBLISH DATE 15th March 2019

Indian Railways has released RRC Level 1 Notification 2019 for 1 lakh railway jobs. 10 per cent of about 10,000 of the jobs are reserved for EWS candidates. Check if you are eligible to apply under EWS Category.


Mumbai: Railway Recruitment Board, RRBs have released the RRC CEN 01/2019 notification for 1 lakh jobs in Indian Railways. The jobs are for Level 1 posts in various RRCs or Railway Recruitment Cells. The online application process started yesterday and would continue for a month. The age limit for different posts varies but ranges from 18 to 35 years of age. About 10,000 posts are reserved for the EWS or Economically Weaker Section candidates. Check out if you are eligible.

Please note that EWS Category reservation is only for candidates who are not covered under the SC/ST/OBC – NCL category. The eligibility criteria for EWS category is provided below and explained. Also, candidates would also be required to submit Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority to avail the same. Also, Read | RRC Level 1 Notification 2019: Check eligibility, age limit, vacancy details and how to apply for 1 lakh posts

RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2019: EWS Category eligibility explained

Candidates should have a family gross annual income which is Rs 8 lakh. Family for this includes the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.

Also, candidates or their family should also not own or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of family income:

i. 5 acres of agricultural land and above;

ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above;

iii. Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;

iv. Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

Again, for this the term family remains the same as above. Kindly note that property in different cities/ locations are also included in the same and would render the candidate ineligible.

The income would be considered for the financial year 2018-2019. Candidates who fall under the category can find the annexure in the detailed CEN 01/2019. The online application closes on April 12, 2019.

RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2019: Age Limit, Educational Qualification and Eligibility here

Indian citizens who are 18-33 years of age are eligible to apply. Minimum educational qualification requirements are

Candidates ought to be either 10th pass, or

ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (equivalent), or

National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT

Please note, the age would be calculated as on July 1, 2019. Please note, the extension to the upper age limit as per government of India rules is applicable. Also, Indian Citizen also includes candidates who has the certificate of eligibility issued by GOI.

RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2019: Vacancy Details

A total of 1, 03, 769 vacancies have been notified. These are across 17 categories of Assistant (workshop) mechanical, assistant bridge engineering, assistant c & w mechanical, assistant depot (stores) stores, assistant loco shed (diesel) mechanical, assistant loco shed (electrical) electrical, assistant operations (electrical) electrical, assistant pointsman traffic, assistant signal & telecom, assistant track machine engineering, assistant TL & AC electrical, assistant TL & AC (workshop) electrical, assistant TRD electrical, assistant works engineering, assistant works (workshop) engineering, hospital assistant medical and track maintainer grade. Break up of RRC and category wise vacancy is provided in the table below.

RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2019: How to apply

The online application process for RRB CEN 01/2019 would commence on the regional RRB websites at 5 pm today. Once the link is activated, candidates interested and eligible are required to fill the online application forms. Candidates would have to select the RRC they wish to apply for. The detailed vacancy for each RRC is available in the official notification

Candidates would require a mobile number and an email address to register for and apply for the Level 1 posts. Candidates who are waiting for their results are not eligible to apply. Step by step process for filling online application form would be available on the online form.

Please note, only online applications would be accepted. Also, the last date to apply online is April 12, 2019. Fees can be paid both online and offline. Also, applications without fees would be rejected.

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