RRB Technician Notification 2024 Out: Check Eligibility Criteria

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RRB Technician Notification 2024 Out: Check Eligibility Criteria

RRB Technician Notification 2024 has been issued by the Railway Recruitment Board on 8 March 2024. Online applications for the RRB Technician Recruitment 2024 are invited from the eligible candidates to recruit for 9144 vacancies of Technician Grade 1 Signal and Technician Grade 3 positions. This presents a golden chance for individuals aspiring to join the Railway Department as Technicians.

Online applications can be submitted from 9 March to 8 April 2024. Interested and eligible candidates should submit their application in the stipulated time frame by visiting the official regional website of the RRB.  Candidates are advised to submit their Online RRB Tech Applications 2024 well in advance of the last date to avoid any technical issues at the last minute. 

RRB Technician Recruitment 2024  

RRB Technician Notification 2024 has been issued with all the recruitment-related details and candidates should read these details carefully before submitting their application. This article details eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, exam syllabus, vacancy etc. Scroll down this page to get updates on RRB Technician 2024 Recruitment. 

RRB Technician Exam 2024: Overview

RRB Technician 2024 Exam Date will be announced soon by the RRB. Below we are providing a concise summary of the RRB Technician Recruitment 2024 which consists of all the important details about recruitment. Check this table before applying:-

Railway Technician Exam - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Railway Recruitment Board

Post Name

RRB Technician 

Vacancies

9144

Application Dates

9 March to 8 April 2024

Application Mode

Online 

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test

Selection Process

  • CBT
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

RRB Technician Important Dates 2024

RRB Technician Application 2024 can be submitted by 8 April 2024. Below we are providing a table with all the important dates related to RRB Technician 2024 Recruitment:-

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

8 March 2024

Application Start Date

9 March 2024

Last Date to Apply

8 April 2024 

Dates for Correction in Application 

9 to 18 April 2024 

Exam Date

To Be Announced

Admit Card Release Date

To Be Announced

Answer Key

To Be Announced

Result/Final Selection

To Be Announced

Railway Technician 2024 Recruitment: Important Links

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) issued the RRB Technician Notification PDF on 8 March 2024, disclosing 9144 openings for Technician positions (Grade I Signal and Grade 3). The online registration process is now live on the official website. Here is a table featuring crucial links related to the RRB Tech Recruitment 2024:

Official Website

RRB Technician Notification PDF 2024

RRB Technician Apply Link

Railway Technician Admit Card 2024 (Inactive)

RRB Technician 2024 Answer Key (Inactive)

Railway Technician Result 2024 (Inactive)

RRB Regional Websites 

Candidates are required to submit their applications through the respective regional websites, where all essential details such as admit cards, results, and other recruitment related will be made available. To facilitate access, we have provided the regional links in the table below for your convenience:-

RRB Technician 2024 Vacancy

A total of 9144 vacancies have been announced for the RRB Technician position. Post-wise vacancy distribution has been announced by the RRB. Check the table below to check post-wise vacancies:-

                                        RRB Technician Vacancy 2024

Post 

Vacancy 

Technician Grade I Signal 

1092

Technician Grade III

8052

Total 

9144

RRB Technician Eligibility Criteria 2024 

If you are one of those who are going to appear in the RRB Technician 2024 Exam then you should check the eligibility criteria first which consists of nationality, age limit and educational qualification. Check this section carefully to know if you are eligible to apply or not for RRB Tech Recruitment 2024:-

Nationality

Candidates desiring to apply for the RRB Technician position must be Indian citizen. Additionally, individuals meeting the following nationality criteria are also eligible to apply:

  • A subject of Nepal;
  • A subject of Bhutan;
  • Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before 1 January 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement;
  • Individuals of Indian origin who have permanently settled in India after migrating from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries including Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia or Vietnam.

Age Limit 

Candidates who want to apply for the post of RRB Technician 2024 position should check the age limit. Check the age limit in the below table:-

                                      RRB Technician Age Limit 2024 

Post 

                                        Age Limit

Prescribed age in normal course (as on 01.07.2024)

Age to this CEN (as on 01.07.2024)

Technician Grade 1 Signal

18 to 33 years

18 to 36 years

Technician Grade 3

18 to 30 years 

18 to 33 years

Relaxation Age 

The upper age limit is varied for the candidates belonging to different categories. Below you can check the category-wise relaxation in upper age:-

                                                RRB Upper Age Limit 

Category

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

Ex-servicemen 

  • UR & EWS - 03 years
  • OBC - 06 years
  • SC & ST - 08 years

PWD

  • UR & EWS - 10 years
  • OBC - 13 years
  • SC & ST - 15 years

Individuals currently employed as Group 'C' Railway Staff or former Group 'D' Railway Staff, along with Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways, are eligible to apply if they have a minimum of three years of service, whether continuous or in broken spells.

  • UR & EWS - 40 years of age
  • OBC - 43 years of age
  • SC & ST - 45 years of age

Candidates involved in quasi-administrative roles within the railway organization, such as positions in railway canteens, institutes & cooperative societies are eligible to apply.

Up to the length of service rendered 

(or)

5 years, whichever is lower.

Female candidates who are widowed, divorced, or legally separated from their husbands but have not remarried are eligible to apply.

  • UR & EWS - 35 years of age
  • OBC (NCL) - 38 years of age
  • SC & ST - 40 years of age

Educational Qualification

In this section, we are detailing about post-wise RRB Technician Educational Qualification:-

Post name 

Educational Qualification 

RRB Technician Grade 1 Signal

For the RRB Technician Grade 1 Signal, candidates must possess one of the following educational qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics/Electronics/Computer Science/Information Technology/Instrumentation from a recognized University/Institute, 

OR

A B.Sc. degree in a combination of any sub-stream within the basic streams of Physics, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Technology, or Instrumentation from a recognized University/Institute.

 OR

  • Three years Diploma in Engineering in the above basic streams or in a combination of any of the above basic streams, 

OR

A degree in Engineering in the mentioned basic streams or a combination of any of the specified basic streams.

RRB Technician Grade 3

For the RRB Technician Grade 3, the required educational qualification is:

  • Completion of Matriculation/SSLC plus an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) qualification from recognized institutions affiliated with NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training) or SCVT (State Council for Vocational Training) in the relevant trade.

OR

Completion of Matriculation/SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship in the relevant trades.

RRB Technician Application Process

The application process for the RRB Technician position commenced on 9 March 2024. Interested candidates can submit their applications online through the official regional RRB website. To streamline the process and prevent last-minute complications, it is advisable to complete the RRB Technician Application Form well before the deadline. Applicants are also granted a window for corrections from 9 to 18 April 2024. Here are the steps to ensure a smooth application process:

Step 1: Visit the respective RRBs website, accessible through the provided links in the table above.

Step 2: Navigate to the application section on the homepage dedicated to RRB Technician Recruitment.

Step 3: Provide the required information and finalize the registration process.

Step 4: Thoroughly fill out the RRB Technician application form.

Step 5: Upload all necessary documents, including a photograph and a signature, in the specified format.

Step 6: Make the online payment of the application fee according to your category.

Step 7: Submit the application form and ensure to keep a printed copy of the final submission for future reference.

Application Fees 

To successfully complete the application process, candidates must submit the application fee within the specified time frame. Additionally, a separate Examination Fee is required for each Pay Level, and this must be paid independently. Refunds for the examination fee will only be processed for candidates who participate in the Computer-Based Test (CBT), as indicated earlier. The payment of fees is exclusively accepted through online modes, including Internet banking, debit/credit cards, or UPI. Candidates are responsible for covering all applicable service charges associated with the online transaction. Review the table below to understand the category-wise application fee:

RRB Technician Application Fee

Category

Application Fees

SC/ST/EWS/Ex-Serviceman/Transgender/Minorities and Female Candidates 

Rs. 250

Others (For all candidates except those falling under categories eligible for fee concession)

Rs. 500

Note:- It is crucial to note that the fee payment can only be made online, and no alternative methods of payment will be entertained. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee will not be considered and will be promptly rejected. No appeals or representations against such rejections will be entertained.

RRB Technician 2024 Selection Process

Candidates aspiring to apply for the RRB Technician Recruitment 2024 need to familiarize themselves with the three essential stages in the selection process leading to their potential hiring. The selection process for RRB Technician posts consists of the following stages:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT),
  • Document Verification, and
  • Medical Examination.

RRB Technician Exam Pattern

Before you are going to appear in the Examination of RRB Technician 2024, you should be familiar with the examination pattern and prepare yourself accordingly. Examination patterns for both positions of Technician are different. Check this section carefully to examine the RRB Technician Exam Pattern for both posts:-

  1. There will be 100 questions of 100 marks will be asked in the examination.
  2. For each incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 1/3rd of the assigned marks.
  3. Marks normalization will be applied for Computer Based Tests conducted in multiple shifts.
  4. The minimum pass percentages for eligibility are as follows:
  • UR & EWS: 40%
  • OBC (NCL): 30%
  • SC: 30%
  • ST: 25%
  1. In case of a shortage, a relaxation of 2% is applicable for PwBD candidates. 
  2. The marks obtained in the Computer Based Test (CBT) will be taken into account for shortlisting candidates for the subsequent stages in the recruitment process.

RRB Technician Grade I Exam Pattern 

                                  RRB Technician 2024 Exam Pattern (Grade I)

Subject 

No. of Questions 

Marks 

Duration 

General Awareness

10

10

90 minutes (30 minutes extra for candidates eligible for scribes) 

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

15

15

Basics of Computer & Applications 

20

20

Mathematics

20

20

Basics Science & Engineering 

35

35

Total 

100

100

90 minutes 

RRB Technician Grade III Exam Pattern 

                                  RRB Technician 2024 Exam Pattern (Grade III)

Subject 

No. of Questions 

Marks 

Duration 

Mathematics

25

25

90 minutes (30 minutes extra for candidates eligible for scribes) 

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

25

25

General Science

40

40

General Awareness

10

10

Total 

100

100

90 minutes 

RRB Technician Exam Syllabus 2024

RRB Technician Syllabus varies for both the posts and candidates who are going to appear in the examination this year should check the syllabus carefully. Below we are detailing RRB Tech 2024 Syllabus for both positions:

                                  RRB Technician 2024 Exam Syllabus (Grade I)

Subject 

Syllabus 

General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, Indian Polity and constitution, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc. 

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Relationships, Syllogism, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Analytical reasoning, Conclusions and decision making, Mathematical operations, Similarities and differences, Classification, Directions, Statement-Arguments and Assumptions, etc.

Basics of Computer & Applications 

Architecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices, Networking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux; MS Office; Various data representation; Internet and Email; Websites & Web Browsers; Computer Virus.

Mathematics

Number system, BODMAS rule, Rational and irrational numbers, Quadratic Equations, Similar Triangles, Arithmetic Progression, Pythagoras Theorem, Trigonometrical Ratios, Heights and distances, Surface area and Volume;  Co-ordinate Geometry, Sets: Sets and their representations, Empty set, Finite and Infinite sets, Equal sets, Subsets, Subsets of a set of real numbers, Universal set, Venn diagrams, Union and Intersection of scts, Difference of scts, Complement of a set, Properties of Complement; probability occurrence of events, Statistics: Measures of Dispersion: Mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data; Range, exhaustive events, mutually exclusive events

Basics Science & Engineering 

Physics fundamentals- Units, Measurements, Mass, Weight, Density, Work, Power, and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature; Electricity and Magnetism- Electric Charge, Field, and Intensity, Electric Potential and Potential Difference, Simple Electric Circuits, Conductors, Non-conductors/Insulators, Ohm's Law and its Limitations, Resistances in Series and Paralel of a Circuit and Specific Resistance, Relation between Electric Potential, Energy, and Power (Wattage). 

Ampere's Law, Magnetic Force on Moving Charged Particle and Long Straight Conductors, Faraday's Law, and Electromagnetic Flux,  Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Induction; Magnetic Field, Electronics and Measurements- Basic Electronics, Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microprocessor, Electronic Measurements, Range Extension Methods, Microcontroller, Measuring Systems and Principles, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope, LED Panel, LCD, Transducers.

                                  RRB Technician 2024 Exam Syllabus (Grade III)

Mathematics

Number system, Decimals, BODMAS, Fractions, Mensuration, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Percentages, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Profit and Loss, Calendar & Clock, Square Root, Age Calculations, Pipes & Cistern etc

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Alphabetical and Number Series, Mathematical operations, Syllogism, Relationships, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and decision making, Jumbling, Classification, Similarities and differences, Directions, Statement-Arguments, Analytical reasoning and Assumptions etc.

General Science

The syllabus for this section will encompass Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences at the 10th standard level.

General Awareness

General Science: General Awareness: on current affairs in science & technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics and any other subject of importance.

RRB Technician 2024 Admit Card

The RRB Technician Admit Card 2024 will be accessible online through the respective regional RRB websites for each stage of the examination. Typically, RRBs issue admit cards for each examination stage approximately four to five days before the scheduled exam date. To access the RRB Technician admit card, candidates need to enter their user ID and password.

The process for obtaining the RRB Technician Admit Card 2024 from the official regional website involves the following steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website and locate the section for RRB Technician Admit Cards 2024.

Step 2: Enter your application ID or username along with your password.

Step 3: Upon submission of your credentials, you will be able to download your admit card.

Step 4: Save and print the RRB Technician Admit Card 2024.

Step 5: Print the admit card and create additional copies for future reference.

RRB Technician Answer Key 2024

The official RRB Technician answer key is typically released within a month after the exam. Alongside the answer key, candidates can access their response sheets and question papers categorized by series. This facilitates candidates in cross-verifying their marked answers. Furthermore, there is a provision for candidates to raise objections to the answer key through the designated objection-raising window. Once the board uploads the answer key, a direct link to download the PDF will be provided below for your convenience.

RRB Technician Answer Key PDF 2024 Link (Inactive)

RRB Technician Result 2024 

Upon the completion of the examination, the Railway Recruitment Board typically releases the RRB Technician Result individually on each regional website. Results for each stage of the selection process will be made available separately. Once declared by the RRB, we will provide you with a direct link to download the RRB Technician Result PDF 2024.

RRB Technician Result PDF 2024 Link (Inactive)

RRB Technician 2024 Exam Cut-off 

RRB shortlists eligible candidates for the subsequent stage of the selection process (examination) by publishing the RRB Technician Cut-off Marks. Candidates scoring equal to or above the minimum qualifying marks will have their names and roll numbers announced.

RRB Technician cutoff marks will be disclosed along with the result. Several factors contribute to determining the RRB Technician cut-off marks, including the number of applicants, available vacancies, exam difficulty level, and the overall performance of the candidates.

Once the cut-off marks are published, we will provide you with the direct link to download the RRB Tech Cut-off Marks PDF 2024:-

RRB Technician Cut-off Marks PDF 2024 (Inactive)

RRB Technician 2024 Salary

Candidates selected for the RRB Technician positions will receive an appealing salary package, coupled with allowances and job stability. Refer to the table below for a comprehensive overview of the salary structure:

                                            RRB Technician Salary 2024

Post name

                                            Salary 

Pay Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay in Rs

Technician Grade 1 Signal

Level 5

29,200/-

Technician Grade 3

Level 2

19,900/-

FAQ

The last date to submit applications is 8 April 2024.

You can apply online on the official RRB website by following the detailed steps provided in the article.

A total of 9144 vacancies are announced by the RRB.

Yes, there is an age limit. The age criteria vary for Technician Grade 1 Signal and Technician Grade 3 positions. Please refer to the article for detailed information.

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