Every year, thousands of job vacancies are released by the Government of India so that people across the country can apply for these jobs. Every job that is issued by the government has different eligibility criteria depending on the field of work. One such government organization that posts information about such job vacancies in the Railway Recruitment Control Board of India. RRB or Railway Recruitment Board was set up in the year 1998 by the Ministry of Railways, New Delhi.
The objective behind the formation of this board was to monitor the activities of the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) located in various cities and manage the expenditure incurred for the recruitment. The other tasks handled by the board was to develop a management information system to monitor the work done by RRB’s, forming the policies that are necessary to conduct fair and legit recruitment procedures and to evaluate the performance of all the RRB’s and suggest them to set their priorities as needed.
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) of India and RRB NTPC
Railway Recruitment Boards are the organizations that are set up by the government to manage and control the recruitment process of new employees for work in Indian Railways. 21 boards are located in different parts of India:
- RRB Ahemdabad
- RRB Ajmer
- RRB Allahabad
- RRB Bangalore
- RRB Bhopal
- RRB Bhubaneswar
- RRB Bilaspur
- RRB Chandigarh
- RRB Chennai
- RRB Gorakhpur
- RRB Guwahati
- RRB Jammu and Kashmir
- RRB Kolkata
- RRB Malda
- RRB Mumbai
- RRB Muzaffarpur
- RRB Patna
- RRB Ranchi
- RRB Secunderabad
- RRB Siliguri
- RRB Thiruvanthapuram
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts a computer-based examination, after which the selected candidates are recruited for the ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) and Technician posts. In 2019, there were about 35,277 vacancies that were available across the 21 RRB locations. The exam took place between June to September 2019, and the notice for the same released on 28th February 2019. RRB conducts the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit Commercial apprentice, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, and Assistant Station Master, among other posts all over India.
How to Apply for Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) NTPC
Step 1. Click here to visit the official website for the recruitment form application.
Note: The application process for 2019-2020 has closed, but you can still visit the website to prepare for the upcoming exams.
Step 2. You can choose from the options given to you, and you can apply for the city of your choice, and the post can be selected as well.
Step 3. Select “Click here to Apply” button
Step 4. Click the “New Registration” button to begin the application form process
Step 5. Fill out the given sections of the application form. These are personal details, uploading photograph and signature, education qualification.
Step 6. Pay the application fee for the Railway NTPC exam.
Step 7. Click on the “Submit” button to complete the application form.
Step 8. Print the application form for future use.