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UPSC and railway recruitment board mainly take care of recruitment in railway.In railways, posts are categorized into groups like Group-A, Group-B, Group-C and Group-D.Recruitment process of one group posts differ from the other.

Here we are trying to make you aware about which posts comes under which group and the recruitment process followed for every group to select the candidates.

Group-A Posts:

  • These Group-A posts are recruited by union public service commission.Examinations that are to be conducted for the Group-A are civil service examination, Engineering service examination and combined medical examination.
  • Posts that come under Group-A: Indian railway service of engineers, Indian railway service of mechanical engineers, Indian railway service of electrical engineers, Indian railway service of signal engineers, Indian railway store service, Indian railway medical service, Indian railway traffic service, Indian railway account service, Indian railway personnel service, protection force(post of assistant security officer), Railway board secretariat service.

Group-B Posts:

For Group-B posts there is no direct recruitment. These posts will be upgraded from the Group-C. They are recruited by RRB.

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    179Northeast Frontier Railway01-07-2015Junior Engineer, Senior Section Engineer14426-07-2015Graduation More Details
    170MMRCL30-06-2015Accountant, Engineer, Manager11612-07-2015Graduation, 10 th, BE/ B.Tech More Details
    165North Central Railway30-06-2015JTBS15027-07-201510 th More Details
    161RRB29-06-2015Junior Engineer, Senior Section Engineer238626-07-2015Engg Diploma, BE/ B.Tech More Details
    155Rail Wheel Factory25-06-2015Trade Apprentice Trainee19215-07-201510 th, ITI More Details
    146North Western Railway23-06-2015Group C, Group D5420-07-201510 th, ITI More Details
    80NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY05-6-2015Trade Apprentice Trainee13304-07-201510 th, ITI More Details
    30RCIL30/04/2015District Manager5012/05/2015BE/ B.Tech, MBA, MCA More Details

    Group-C Posts:

    Technical and non-technical cadre posts comes under Group-c.

    Technical cadre:

    Posts that come under Technical cadre: station master,signal and mechanical inspectors, motormen and drivers.

    Non-Technical cadre:

    • Generally non-technical cadre employees have to take of works like ticket collection, ticket issuing, accounts works, file management and various administration works.
    • Posts like clerks, typist, stenographers and cashier come under non-technical cadre.
    • Different competitive examinations are conducted for the recruitment of non-technical cadre

    Group-D Posts:

    • Group-D posts are porter, Gateman, parcel porter, helper, track-man, Safaiwala, Gangman, Khalasi, peon in various departments like traffic, civil engineering, mechanical, electrical and S&T.
    • These are recruited by RRB by conducting written test and followed by Physical Efficiency test.  
    • The recruitment process is done to fill the vacancies in various divisions.It also provides additional facility for the candidates by providing reservation through sports quota.