Railway Recruitment 2018 – Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) 2018 Notification, 26,502 ALP & Technician posts : Apply online

Railway Recruitment 2018

Railway department is going conduct test for Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians this time under Railway Recruitment 2018. Indian Railways under latest RRB recruitment 2018 is going to recruit 26,502 candidates for different posts of ALPs and Technicians for all main cities of India like Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and more. RRB examination for the recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board year. Through this recruitment railways is giving a golden opportunity to all desiring candidates to fulfil their dreams to join this largest and prestigious Government Sector.

रेलवे रिक्रूटमेंट डिपार्टमेंट ने हाल ही में रेलवे भर्ती 2018 के अंतर्गत असिस्टेंट लोको पायलट  एवं टेक्निशंस की भर्ती के लिए नोटिफिकेशन जारी किया है| अगर आप भी रेलवे में नौकरी करना चाहते है तो यह आपके लिए यह बहुत अच्छा अवसर है. रेलवे रिक्रूटमेंट बोर्ड इस बार कुल 26,502 पोस्ट्स के लिए आवेदन मंगवाया है| इसमें 17,673 पदों पर Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) की भर्ती की जाएगी और 8,829 पोस्ट्स पर टेक्निशंस की भर्ती की जाएगी| ऑनलाइन आवेदन करने की अंतिम तारीख 5 मार्च 2018 है|

Railway Recruitment 2018 Vacancy Details

As per notification, total of 26,502 posts are to be filled this year through RRB Recruitment 2018. Out of total posts 17,673 vacancies are for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and 8,829 posts are for Technician vacancies. More details on vacancy for Railway Recruitment 2018 are given below:

Railway Recruitment 2018 Vacancy Details

Exam Conducting Agency Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Exam Name Railway Recruitment ALP & Technician Exam
Total Number of Vacancies 26502
Name of Posts Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP) & Technician
Mode of Examination Online Mode
Examination Level Center Government Jobs
Pay Scale 19,900

Posts Wise RRB Vacancies Details:

Assistant Loco Pilot Vacancy Details

General (UR) 9230
Schedule Casts (SC) 2694
ST 1387
OBC/BC 4362
Total 17,673

Technician Posts

General (UR) 4563
Schedule Casts (SC) 1363
ST 738
OBC/BC 2162
Total 8829

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Railway recruitment 2018 : city wise vacancies details:

1. Ahmedabad – 164
2. Ajmer – 1221
3. Allahabad – 4694
4. Bangalore – 1054
5. Bhopal – 1679
6. Bhubaneshwar – 702
7. Bilaspur – 945
8. Chandigarh 1546
9. Chennai – 945
10. Gorakhpur – 1588
11. Guwahati – 422
12. Jammu-Srinagar – 367
13. Kolkata – 1824
14. Malda – 880
15. Mumbai – 1425
16. Muzaffarpur – 465
17. Patna – 454
18. Ranchi – 2043
19. Secunderabad – 3262
20. Siliguri – 477
21. Thiruvananthapuram – 345

Railway wise summary of Vacancies

Railway Recruitment 2018

Many candidates gets confused about rules and regulations followed by RRB department for recruitment process. So here in this post we are going to explain each and every details of latest RRB recruitment 2018 strictly according to Railway Recruitment Notification 2018 covering all important details like railway recruitment 2018 apply online details, start date, last date, number of vacancies (area wise) and how to apply etc. Candidates please read this post till the end to clear all your doubts regarding this latest railway vacancies 2018.

Railway Recruitment 2018

Indian Railways is one of the biggest government sector not only of India but also of world. There is no other department than Indian Railway where such huge number of employees work in government sector. This is because Indian Railways network is very huge and to operate such a huge network, manpower is also required in bulk. That is why the department hire staff through railway recruitment board or RRB recruitment notifications every year for various posts. As per the latest recruitment notification of Indian Railways, every candidate is allowed to submit only a single application which will be common for all posts – ALP & Technicians.

Railway Recruitment Notification 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification was released on 3rd February 2018 and applicants were allowed to apply for latest railway vacancies from the same day of release of notification. In Notification released, 26,502 vacancies were declared for two posts (ALP & Technicians). Interested candidates can apply for Railway exam by applying online for the examination. We have also given Official notification link mentioned below using which candidates can get more details.

Railway Recruitment Exam Dates 2018

Railway Recruitment 2018 exam will be conducted in two stages which are : First Stage CBT and second stage CBT. First stage CBT is expected to be conducted in the month of April-May 2018. Then dates for second stage CBT will be finalized after the qualified candidates list is prepared based on first Stage CBT. Till now there is no date deceleration by Railway Recruitment Board for second stage CBT exam. The detailed Exam Dates for Railway Recruitment Exam 2018 has been discussed below.

Important Dates

RRB Recruitment 2018 Important dates

Railway Recruitment 2018 Notification 3rd February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment 2018 Online Application 3rd February 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Form Close Date 5th March 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 First Stage CBT April-May 2018
Railway Recruitment 2018 Second Stage CBT To be notified soon

Railway Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of Railway Recruitment 2018 exam such as educational qualifications, age limits and others are explained below in details. Candidates only fill the right information while applying of latest RRB recruitment 2018, because your application may be cancelled by the department at any time if any information provided by you is found wrong. Check below for more eligibility details railway vacancies:

Age limits:

Age limits for RRB vacancies 2018 will be calculated as per 01.07.2018. A candidate age must be between 18 to 28 years to be eligible to apply for Assistant Loco Pilots and Technicians posts. Relaxation in upper age limits for persons from reserved categories are explained as below:

Serial No. Category Upper Age Limit
1 SC / ST 33 Years
2 OBC 31 Years
3 Person with disabilities (General) 38 Years
4 Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 43 Years
5 Person with disabilities(OBC) 41 Years

Educations qualifications

Educational qualifications for Railway Recruitment 2018 are different as there are two different posts. As per the RRB official notification 2018, aspirants who want to apply for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) posts must be holding a hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2). Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits.

For Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts, candidates must have passed out 12th class with Physics and Maths.

RRB recruitment 2018 selection process

Selection process for Railway recruitment 2018 will be a four step procedure for Assistant Loco Pilot vacancies. RRB department will conduct computer based tests. Then Computer Based Aptitude Test will be taken and finally Document Verification will be done.

  1. First stage CBT – This test will be conducted Tentatively in the months of April and May, 2018.
  2. Second Stage CBT – This second level exam for latest railway vacancies 2018 will be informed later on at official website of RRB.
  3. Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for ALP vacancies)
  4. Document Verification

Medical Standards for RRB recruitment 2018:

It should be noted that railway recruitment board also conducts medical fitness test for assistant loco pilot and Technician posts in railway. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the major criteria considered by the department because it is must as per the job duties under the posts. Please check below for more details:

Railway Recruitment 2018 Medical Standards Details

How to apply for Railway recruitment 2018:

  • Open RRB recruitment 2018 official website given below :


  • Click on Apply Link
  • Click on new registration
  • Enter your details (Name, Father Name, Mother Name, D.O.B etc)
  • Click Submit
  • Pay fee online
  • Take print for future reference

Railway Recruitment 2018 Admit Card

All candidates after successfully applying for Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam will be issued railway recruitment board admit card for first and second stage of CBT (Computer Based Test). Please not that RRB Admit Card for both Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT will be issued separately. Only those applicants who clears/qualify Stage 1 CBT will be allowed Admit Card for Stage 2 CBT of Railway Recruitment 2018. Admit cars will be available to download two to three weeks before the exam.

To login on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board, a candidate is supposed to have following details which he/she had got at the time of online registration:

  1. Registration Number/Roll Number
  2. Date of Birth/Password

The admit card for Railway Recruitment Board 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

  • For Stage 1 CBT
  • For Stage 2 CBT

All candidates must go through the guidelines provided on the official website of Railway before downloading his/her admit card.

Railway Recruitment 2018 Application Fee

The Online Application for Railway Recruitment is started from February 3, 2018 and will be open to apply till last date 5th March 2018. Candidates need to pay application fee for latest railway vacancies as per their applicable category. General (UR) and OBC candidates must have to pay Rs. 500/- as application fee for Railway Recruitment 2018. The fee is half for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class. They all are required to pay Rs. 250/- as application fee.

Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam Pattern

According to RRB, Exam Pattern for Railway Recruitment 2018 will be comprising of two stages CBT or Computer Based Test(CBT-1 & CBT-2) which will be common for both RRB Assistant Loco Pilots vacancies and Technician posts. Then another test will be organized named Computer Based Aptitude Test which will only be taken for ALP vacancies and then finally Document Verification. Before starting to prepare, all applicants must need to have information on Railway Recruitment 2018 or RRB Exam Pattern. So let’s have a look at both these stages of CBT in detail.

First Stage CBT (Common for ALP/Technician)

S.no Section/Topic/Subject Total Questions Time Duration
1 Mathematics 75 One Hour
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs

Second Stage CBT – Part A

S.no Section/Topic/Subject Total Questions Time Duration
1 Mathematics 100 1 hour and 30 minutes
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning
3 General Science
4 General awareness on current affairs

Computer Based Aptitude Test ( Only for Candidates who have opted for ALP)

Above two tests are compulsory for all candidates applying for RRB recruitment 2018 but this test is applicable to those candidates only who have opted for Assistant Loco Pilot posts in Indian Railways. More details about the test are given below:

RRB recruitment department will shortlist candidates from above two tests and will call only selected candidates for Computer Based Aptitude Test. The test will be only qualifying in nature. Every ALP candidate needs to score at least 42 mark. No relaxation will be provided in this test for reserved category candidates.

Railway Recruitment 2018 Result

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will declare result for examinations according to the exam stages. Result of Stage 1 and Stage 2 CBT will be released after the examination for the same has been conducted. Firstly result for Stage 1 CBT first is to be declared and candidates who qualify will be permitted to attend give Stage 2 of Railway Recruitment 2018 Exam. Similarly, result for Stage 2 CBT will be announced after the examination process for the same has been conducted.

Here we have provided complete important information on Railway Recruitment 2018, candidates are requested to read each and every point so as to avoid any confusion while apply for these latest railway vacancies 2018. For any information, you can right in comment box below.

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