Railway – Eligibility Criteria

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Age Limit

The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.01.2016. The upper age limit is relax-able as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates:

  • By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • By 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against UR category.
  • For Ex-Servicemen, up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
  • By 5 years for candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
  • By 10 years for UR Persons with Disabilities (PWD), 13 years for OBC Persons with Disabilities and 15 years for SC&ST Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried shall be 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • For serving Group “C” and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes, the upper age limit will be up to 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells). For those working in Quasi Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and institutes, the relaxation in upper age limit will be up to the length of service rendered, subject to a maximum of 5 years.

The date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below (Both dates inclusive):

Age Group Upper Date of Birth Lower Date of Birth for all
UR OBC SC / ST
18 – 32 02-01-1984 02-01-1981 02-01-1979 01-01-1998

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have requisite Educational qualifications (as indicated in the vacancy table) from recognized Board/University /Institute, including degrees obtained through non formal/distance education, provided he/she has completed 12 years of schooling through an Examination conducted by a Board/University OR has passed an entrance test conducted by the University AND is not below 18 years of age on 1st July of the year of admission to the course AND the degree so obtained is of 3 years duration as on the date of submission of the ONLINE application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply.

Examination Fee: Rs 100/-

No examination fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/ Persons with Disability (PWD)/ Women/Minorities/Transgender and Economically Backward Classes having annual family income less than Rs 50,000/.

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