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The Ministry of Railways, Government of India, has released a centralized employment notice for the recruitment of Technician Grade-Signal and various categories of Technician Grade-III. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before the closing date.

Advertisement No. : CEN No. 02/20241

Vacancy Details

Total Vacancy

The total number of vacancies is 9144, divided as follows:

  • Technician Grade-Signal: 1092
  • Technician Grade-III: 8052

Pay Scale

The pay scale for the vacancies is as follows:

  • Level-5 (29200 CPC)
  • Level-6 (19900 CPC)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should be aged between 18 to 36 years as on October 1, 2024. A relaxation of three years in age is provided as a one-time measure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Educational Qualifications and Experience

Specific educational qualifications are prescribed for each post; candidates should refer to Annexure-A of detailed notification available at official websites of RRBs for detailed information.

Important Dates

  • Opening Date of Application: March 9, 2024
  • Closing Date for Submission Including Payment of Fee: April 8, 2024 (23:59 hours)
  • Dates for Modification Window for Corrections in Application Form with Payment of Modification Fee: April 9,2024 to April18,2024

Selection Procedure

The recruitment process consists of the following stages:

(i) A Computer-Based Test

(ii) Document Verification (DV)

(iii) Medical Examination (ME)

Information regarding the examination schedule and venues will be provided to eligible candidates in due course through the RRB websites, SMS, and email.

Only those who attend CBT will get a refund of their examination fees as mentioned in the detailed advertisement.

How to Apply 2

Applications must be submitted ONLINE through the official website. Applicants are required to submit their applications exclusively through an online mode on any of the official websites of the RRBs. Each applicant can apply to only one RRB for a specific pay level. A single online application should be submitted by an applicant for any or all the notified posts in that pay level for which they are eligible and interested. Once an RRB is selected, the choice is final. If a candidate applies to more than one RRB for the same pay level, all the applications for that pay level will be rejected.

Application Fee

For all candidates except the fee concession categories – Rs.500/-. Out of this fee an amount of Rs.400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges on appearing in CBT.

For the candidates belonging to fee concession categories i.e. SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically Backward Class – Rs.250/- This fee of Rs. 250/- is refundable with bank charges deducted upon appearing in CBT.


Candidates are advised to regularly visit the official RRB websites for authentic information and updates on various stages of the recruitment process or any changes in the notification.

List of RRB Websites

  • Ahmedabad: www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in
  • Ajmer: www.rrbajmer.gov.in
  • Prayagraj: www.rrbald.gov.in
  • Bengaluru: www.rrbbnc.gov.in
  • Bhopal: www.rrbbhopal.gov.in
  • Bhubaneswar: www.rrbbbs.gov.in
  • Bilaspur: www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in
  • Chandigarh: www.rrbcdg.gov.in
  • Chennai: www.rrbchennai.gov.in
  • Gorakhpur: www.rrbgkp.gov.in
  • Guwahati: www.rrbguwahati.gov.in
  • Jammu-Srinagar: www.rrbjammu.nic.in
  • Kolkata: www.rrbkolkata.gov.in
  • Malda: www.rtbmalda.gov.in
  • Mumbai: www.rtbrnurnbai.gov.in
  • Muzaffarpur: www.rtbrnuzaffarpur.gov.in
  • Patna: www.rtbrnatna.gov.in
  • Ranchi: www.rtbranchi.gov.in
  • Secunderabad: www.rtbranchi.gov.in

Pattern and Syllabus of Computer Based Tests (CBT)

Computer-Based Test (CBT) Pattern and Syllabus for Pay Level-5 Post, Technician Gr.I Signal

  1. Test Format: The CBT is unique for each pay level. For the Technician Gr.I Signal post at Pay Level-5, the test duration is 90 minutes, and it comprises 100 questions. The PwBD candidates are allotted an additional 30 minutes.
  2. Marking Scheme: Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 1/3rd of the mark allotted to that question. Marks will be normalized if the CBT is conducted in multiple sessions.
  3. Passing Criteria: The minimum percentage required to pass varies based on the category of the candidate: UR & EWS – 40%, OBC(NCL)/SC – 30%, ST – 25%. This criterion may be reduced by 2% for PwBD candidates if necessary.
  4. Selection Process: The scores obtained in the CBT will be considered for shortlisting candidates for the subsequent stages of the recruitment process.
  5. Syllabus: The CBT will consist of objective-type questions from the following areas:
    • General Awareness: Current affairs, Indian geography, culture, history, freedom struggle, polity, constitution, economy, environmental issues, sports, scientific and technological developments.
    • General Intelligence And Reasoning: Analogies, alphabetical and number series, coding and decoding, mathematical operations, relationships, syllogism, jumbling, Venn diagram, data interpretation and sufficiency, conclusions and decision making, similarities and differences, analytical reasoning, classification, directions, statement – arguments and assumptions.
    • Basics Of Computers And Applications: Architecture of computers, input and output devices, storage devices, networking, operating systems like Windows, Unix, Linux, MS Office, various data representations, internet, email, websites & web browsers, computer virus.
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    • Mathematics: Topics include the number system, rational and irrational numbers, the BODMAS rule, quadratic equations, arithmetic progression, similar triangles, Pythagoras theorem, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometrical ratios, heights and distances, surface area and volume. Sets: Discussions on sets and their representations, empty set, finite and infinite sets, equal sets, subsets of a set of real numbers, universal set, Venn diagrams, union and intersection of sets, difference of sets, complement of a set, and properties of complement are included. Statistics: Measures of dispersion such as range, mean deviation variance, and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data are covered. The concept of probability is also explored, including the occurrence of events, exhaustive events, and mutually exclusive events.
    • Basic Science and Engineering: Fundamental physics concepts like units, measurements, mass, weight, density, work, power, energy, speed, velocity, heat, temperature are discussed. Topics related to electricity and magnetism such as electric charge, field intensity, electric potential, potential difference, simple electric circuits, conductors, non-conductors/insulators, Ohm’s law and its limitations, resistances in series, parallel of a circuit, specific resistance, relation between electric potential, energy, power (Wattage), Ampere’s law, magnetic force on moving charged particle, flux, magnetic field conductors, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, electromagnetic flux, magnetic energy, magnetic induction are included. Electronics Measurements: Basic electronics, digital electronics, electronic devices circuits, microcontroller, microprocessor, electronic display systems principles, range extension methods, cathode ray oscilloscope, LCD, LED panel, transducers are also covered.
  6. Subject-wise Break-up of questions and marks: The tentative distribution of questions is as follows: General Awareness – 10 questions (10 marks), General Intelligence and Reasoning – 15 questions (15 marks), Basics of Computers and Applications – 20 questions (20 marks), Mathematics – 20 questions (20 marks), Basic Science & Engineering – 35 questions (35 marks).

CBT Pattern & Syllabus for Technician Gr III (Pay Level-2)

  1. Duration & Questions: The total duration of the CBT is 90 minutes, consisting of 100 questions.
  2. Negative Marking: Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 1/3rd of the marks.
  3. Normalization: Marks will be normalized for CBT conducted in multiple shifts.
  4. Pass Percentage: The minimum pass percentage for eligibility is as follows: UR & EWS – 40%, OBC (NCL) – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%. This percentage may be reduced by 2% for PwBD candidates if required.
  5. Marks Weightage: The marks scored in CBT will be considered for shortlisting candidates for further stages of this recruitment process.
  6. Syllabus: The CBT for Pay Level-2 posts i.e., various Categories of Technician Gr III, will consist of objective type questions with multiple choice answers covering the following subjects:
    • Mathematics: Topics include Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
    • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Topics include Analogies, Alphabetical Numerical Series, Coding Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation, Sufficiency, Conclusions, Statement – Arguments, Assumptions etc.
    • General Science: The syllabus covers Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, of 10th standard.
    • General Awareness: This section covers current affairs, science, technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics, and other subjects of importance.
    • Subject-wise break-up of questions and marks: The table below provides a tentative subject-wise break-up of questions and marks for the CBT of Technician Gr III:
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks per Section
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
General Science4040
General Awareness1010

Reference and Notification Links

  1. https://www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in/Images/Detailed%20CEN%2002-2024%20-%20English.pdf ↩︎
  2. https://www.rrbapply.gov.in/#/auth/landing ↩︎


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