RRB – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019 – 1,03,769 Vacancies

Dear Railways Aspirants,

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) has finally announced the RRC Level – 1 ( Group D) Recruitment Notification for the year 2019.

The Total Number of Vacancies available for the RRB – RRC Level 1 – 2019 Recruitment is 1,03,769 Vacancies.

Online applications are invited by RRBs on behalf of RRCs from eligible Indian Nationals and other nationals as brought out at Para 4 of this CEN for various posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various units of Indian Railways. Applications complete in all respect should be submitted ONLINE to the chosen Railway Recruitment Board till 23.59 hrs of 26.04.2019.

Candidates should ensure that they possess/fulfill all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post(s) as on the closing date of online registration i.e. as on 12.04.2019.

CANDIDATES WAITING FOR FINAL RESULTS OF PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION SHOULD NOT APPLY.

Before filling up the online application, candidates are advised to thoroughly read all the instructions and information in the CEN contained in this notification and available on the websites of RRBs.


Important Dates – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

Date of Publication 23.02.2019
Opening of online registration of Applications 12.03.2019 at 17.00 hrs.
Closing of online registration of Applications 12.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee through:
(a) Online (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/UPI) 23.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
(b) SBI Challan 18.04.2019 at 13.00 hrs.
(c) Post Office Challan 18.04.2019 at 13.00 hrs.
Final submission of Applications 26.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
Computer Based Test (CBT) Tentative schedule September-October 2019

Railway Group D Vacancies 2019 – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

Railways Zone Vacancies
Central Railway 9345
East Central Railway 3563
East Coast Railway 2555
Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro 10873
North Central Railway and DLW 4730
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO 4002
North Western Railway 5249
Northeast Frontier Railway 2894
Northern Railway, DMW, and RCF 13153
South Central Railway 9328
South East Central Railway 1664
South Eastern Railway 4914
South Western Railway and RWF 7167
Southern Railway and ICF 9579
West Central Railway 4019
Western Railway 10734
Total 103769

Age Limit – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

The age limit to apply for the RRB Group D 2019 [ RRC Level 1 Posts] will be considered as on 1st July 2019.

  • Maximum Age: 33 Years
  • Minimum Age: 18 Years
The upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not Later Than)
UR OBC – Non-Creamy Layer SC/ST For All Communities / Categories
02.07.1986 02.07.1983 02.07.1981 01.07.2001

No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.  


Educational Qualification – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

Cat. No Designation Dept Medical Standard Minimum Educational Qualification
1 ASSISTANT (WORKSHOP) MECHANICAL C1 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
2 ASSISTANT BRIDGE ENGINEERING B1
3 ASSISTANT C&W MECHANICAL B1
4 ASSISTANT DEPOT (STORES) STORES C1
5 ASSISTANT LOCO SHED (DIESEL) MECHANICAL B1
6 ASSISTANT LOCO SHED (ELECTRICAL) ELECTRICAL B1
7 ASSISTANT OPERATIONS (ELECTRICAL) ELECTRICAL B2
8 ASSISTANT POINTSMAN TRAFFIC A2
9 ASSISTANT SIGNAL & TELECOM S and T B1
10 ASSISTANT TRACK MACHINE ENGINEERING B1
11 ASSISTANT TL & AC ELECTRICAL B1
12 ASSISTANT TL & AC (WORKSHOP) ELECTRICAL C1
13 ASSISTANT TRD ELECTRICAL B1
14 ASSISTANT WORKS ENGINEERING B1
15 ASSISTANT WORKS (WORKSHOP) ENGINEERING C1
16 HOSPITAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL C1
17 TRACK MAINTAINER GRADE IV ENGINEERING B1

Selection Procedure – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

The entire recruitment process shall involve Computer Based Test(s), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification and Medical Examination.

The exam shall be a Computer Based Test (CBT). Railway Administration reserves the right to conduct the CBT in either single or multi-stage mode. Candidates qualifying in the CBT shall have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET). It will be followed by Document Verification and Medical Examination.

Normalization of Marks: Marks will be normalized for CBT involving multiple sessions. Marks will be normalized as per the formulae are given in Para 15.0 & 15.1 of this Notice. Though Railway Administration reserves the right to modify the formula/adopt different formula based on technical considerations.

There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in the CBT. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.


Computer Based Test – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

Exam Duration in Minutes No. of Questions (Each of 1 Mark) from Total Number of Questions
General Science Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness and Current Affairs
90* 25 25 30 20 100

*The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC (Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-30%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of shortlisting a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage.


PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TESTS (PET) – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for PET is as under:

Male candidates Female candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down, and Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance. Should be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down, and Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

Application Fee – RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019

ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit card or UPI.

OFFLINE fee payment through

(i) SBI Challan Payment mode in any branch of SBI.

(ii) Post Office Challan Payment mode in any branch of Computerized Post

SL. No. Candidate Categories Fee
1 For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below at Sl.No.2.

Out of this fee of RS 500, an amount of RS 400 shall be refunded in due course duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in CBT.

Rs.500/-
2 For PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class.

*This fee of RS 250 shall be refunded in due course duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in CBT.

Rs.250/-*

Aspirants can check the Official Notification & Application Link of the RRC Level 1 Recruitment Notification 2019 – RRB from the official website of all the RRB & RRC or from the links that are provided below. 


 RRB Ahmedabad | RRB Ajmer | RRB Allahabad | RRB Bangalore | RRB Bhopal | 

RRB Bhubaneshwar | RRB Bilaspur | RRB Chandigarh | RRB Chennai | 

RRB Gorakhpur | RRB Guwahati |  RRB Jammu | RRB Kolkata | RRB Malda | 

RRB Mumbai | RRB Muzaffarpur | RRB Patna | RRB Ranchi | RRB Secunderabad | 

RRB Siliguri | RRB Thiruvananthapuram


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