The Indian Railways is currently in the midst of a massive recruitment exercise, and among which is also Group D section of the board, where they plan to hire about 62907 people. The application window for RRB Group D recruitment has been closed, and as per many reports, the exams for the positions offered under the section can be held this month, and carried till next month. Indian Railways opened online application forms for Group D section on February 02, interested individuals were suppose to apply for the vacancies by end of March 2018. It is being known, that the recruitment facility for Group D posts has taken place after around 3 years, which is why there is massive opening in this section.
On Sunday, a Times Now report stated that, the examination for Group D posts will be held in the months of April and May. However sources, have suggested that considering the number of applications received by the board, the dates of the examination may be postponed. The board is expected to release the dates of the examination this month.
Reportedly, about 2.8 crore applications were received by RRB for its recruitment drives of ALP/ Technician and Group D posts in the month of March.
Even a SarkariExam.com mentioned that the railway Group D exam will be held between April – May 2018.
Under Group D, maximum job about 7832 is offered in Northern Region (Chandigarh), followed by South Central Railway (Secunderabad) with 6523 posts, Western Railway (Ahmedabad) with 6087 posts, East Central Railway (Patna) with 5981 posts, North Central Railway (Allahabad) with 4762 posts, North Western Railway (Ajmer) with 4755 posts and Central Railway (Mumbai) with 4625 posts.
Posts are also available in other areas like – West Central Railway (Bhopal) with 3522 jobs, North Eastern Railway (Gorakhpur) with 3388 posts, Southern Railways (Chennai) with 2979 jobs, Northeast Frontier Railway (Guwahati) with 2577 jobs, South Eastern Railway (Ranchi) with 2525 posts , Eastern Railway (Kolkata) with 2367 jobs, South Western Railway (Bangalore) with 2293 jobs, East Coast Railway (Bhubaneswar) with 1532 jobs and South East Central Railway (Bilaspur) with 1159 jobs .
With this, a total of 62907 vacancies are available in Group D.
In case if you are just 10th pass, then you can apply you are eligible for posts like Helper / Medical, Hospital Attendant, Assistant Pointsmam, GATEMAN and Porter / Hemal / Sweeper-cum-porter.
Remaining students who has done Industrial Training Insitute (ITI) recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT, are eligible for posts mentioned below.
Age limit for this appearing in Group D exams is between 18 years to 33 years.
There are three stages for appearing in Group D positions.
First stage is Computer Based Test. Under this, minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is 40% for unreserved and 30% each for OBC, SC and ST respectively. For every wrong answer, there will be negative marking.
About 100 questions will be asked from subjects like Mathematics, Generala Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness on Current Affairs, having duration period of just 90 minutes.
CBT will be conducted in 15 languages like Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
After clearing the first stage CBT, an individual is qualified for second stage which is Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
For PET, according to CareerPower.in report, male candidates should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down. A male should aslo be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in 1 chance.
As for female candidates, they should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down. Further, they should also be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in 1 chance.
In regards to a person with disabilities, then they are exempted for appearing in PET, as specified in Para 11.0 of the RRB Group D recruitment. However, once they have qualified first stage (CBT), then they will need to pass the medical examination prescribed for persons with disabilities.
When the above two stages are completed, then the last stage which is merely document verification and empanelling of candidates.
As per notification, Rs 18000 per month (Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix). Apart from this, each employee will get TA, DA, HRA as per current rule.
To ensure fair, transparent and competitive recruitment process, the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal last month stated that, they have come up with a policy which follows the law and the guidelines laid down by Hon’ble Supreme Court.