The Railway Recruitment Board Secunderabad is a division of Railways that deals with the appointment of new employees into the organization. It is a government organization that was set up in the early 1940s in order to handle the recruitment section of Indian Railways. There are twenty one branches of the Railway recruitment board in various states of India. RRB Secunderabad is currently in charge of recruitment for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Formerly known as Railway recruitment control board, RRB got its new name in the year 1985. Every year, a number of positions in the Indian railways are advertised by the respective RRBs to which eligible candidates can apply and appear for the recruitment process. RRB Sec also advertises respective posts annually and for some specific posts, bi-annually. The applications can be filled by candidates looking for a job in the Railways either through an online registration process or by submitting a direct application to the RRB Scr office.
RRB Secunderabad Admit Card
For all the vacancies in the Indian railways, the railway recruitment board issues admit cards. The posts can be both technical and non-technical posts. The technical and other executive posts see lakhs, in fact close to one crore, applicants every year. Of these very few candidates are actually selected for the jobs. This is the reason why the written tests and the interview process are so difficult and require a great deal of preparation. A few examples of posts in the railways include Traffic Apprentice (TA), Station Master(SM), Guards, Goods guard, etc. A lot of posts are also from the engineering department.
After the issuance of admit card, candidates appear for a written examination from which a fraction of them are selected for the next step which is usually the technical and personal interview. But in some cases, for engineering posts, more than one written examination has also been conducted in the past. The cutoff marks for the written tests are high as the number of applicants sitting in the exam is pretty high.
RRB Sec Results
The results of the respective examinations are declared on the official website of RRB Secunderabad. Candidates can login using their registration numbers and find out whether they have been selected for the next step in the recruitment process. The results are usually declared within a month of the date of the written exam.
Railway Recruitment Board Secunderabad Results 2016
In the year 2016, nearly 20,000 non-technical posts were advertised on the official site of RRB Sec. More than 80 lakhs of candidates had applied for these posts through the online registration process. The applicants can check the status of their application by visiting the RRB Secunderabad website. The information regarding the examination date and examination centres is also provided on the website.
Cutoff Marks for the non-technical posts, 2016
The expected cutoff of the exam has been predicted by a lot of online websites but the official cutoff is declared only by the Railways recruitment board. The syllabus for the exams often includes general topics such as general aptitude, reasoning and logic, quantitative aptitude etc. A lot of information is released by the RRB Secunderabad itself and the candidates can visit other websites also which provide this information. The cutoff depends on the overall performance of all the candidates and often changes from year to year. It is only declared after the examination is over and before the results have been announced.
RRB NTPC Syllabus
According to the Railway recruitment board Secunderabad (and other RRBs), the syllabus and pattern of the written examination have been changed for the current year, 2016. The candidates need to be aware of this change and the corresponding details are available on the official website.
The syllabus now includes four sections which will be tested in the exam. They are listed as below:
- General Science
- General Awareness
- General Intelligence/Reasoning
The paper is totally of 100 marks of which 30 marks belong each to Arithmetic or math and General Intelligence or reasoning bringing the total to 60 marks. Of the remaining 40 marks, 15 are for General Science and 25 are for General Awareness bringing the total to 100 marks. For every wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
The detailed syllabus and contents of each sub section is listed below:
- Arithmetic or Math: Number system, Time and distance, Basic algebra, HCF/LCM, Time and work, Profit and loss, Ratio and proportion.
- General Science: Biology, Physics, Chemistry.
- General Awareness: Current events, History, Indian politics, Indian constitution, Science and technology, Important governing bodies, Important governing posts, Authors, Literature, Awards etc.
- General Intelligence or Reasoning: Decision making, Verbal problems and solutions, Similarities and differences, Nonverbal series, judgment etc.
RRB Scr Exam Pattern for Various Posts
The following is the exact recruitment process listed step by step:
- Preliminary written test
- Main written exam
- Typing test or Skill test
- Aptitude test
- Document verification
- Medical fitness test
After getting qualified in all the above mentioned steps, the candidate is awarded the final call letter. The exam pattern has been changed and the new pattern is effective from 2016.
For non-technical posts like Assistant Station master, Assistant Loco pilot, motor man etc. a physiological test is also required so that the general health of the potential candidate can be properly evaluated.
RRB Railway Jobs Pay Structure
The pay structure in the Indian railways varies from post to post. The entire pay structure is divided into various groups A, B, C, D etc. Overall, the pay is handsome in the railways and owing to its nature of being a government job, a lot of candidates are interested in the jobs offered by the railway recruitment board or the RRB. There has been an increase in the pay structure in all the groups listed above after the implementation of the 6th pay commission. Of the four groups, the lowest pay scale is of the group D and it progresses up to group A which is the group with the highest pay grade.
Along with monthly stipulated salary there are many other benefits that are offered by Indian railways which are listed as below:
- Dearness Allowance (DA)
- Transport Allowance
- Allowance when there is night duty
- Mileage allowance beyond 8 km
- Conveyance allowance
- Special allowance to Railway school teachers
- Overtime Allowance
Other benefits like life insurance and medical insurance are also provided by the organization.
Indian Railways Career
A career in Indian railways is a very attractive option for a lot youngsters looking for good job security and challenging work environment. Since it is a central government organization, the state government has no role in the day to day functionality of the organization and the center has complete autonomy of the railways. This helps in maintaining a structure for the organization without having to delve into the day to day matters and modifications of the state governments.
The scope of career growth in Railways is very high which is what pulls in so many candidates towards this company every year. With proper guidance and hard work, the career ladder can be easily climbed by the employees of Indian railways. It is the biggest organization of the world by number of employees so it is a matter of pride for a lot of people who apply for a job in the Indian railways.
Even for candidates who have not been able to pursue higher education and have studied only until secondary school, there are a lot of options in the Indian Railways. Some of the posts that require only Std 12th as eligibility are as follows:
Store keeper, Railway clerk, Motor man, Goods guard, Station Master, Assistant station master, Track man, Signal Maintenance, Helpers, Railway constable, Typist, Ticket Collector, lower division clerk etc.
There is life long job security and safety even for the families of the employees of the railways which makes it one of the best organizations to work for in the country.
Preparation for RRB Secunderabad Exams
As with any exam, proper preparation and research will help the candidates in acquiring the highest possible marks in the written test. Having a general know-how of things and being updated with day to day news plays a huge role in clearing the written test. General awareness is one of the most important subjects in the Railway’s exam.
While many books are available with a comprehensive study material, nowadays even the internet is a great option for preparation of the railway exams. A lot of information has been provided by different websites pertaining to the syllabus and pattern of the exam. They also have mock test papers and previous examination papers for practice so candidates can prepare themselves in the best possible way.
All in all, RRB Secunderabad has been conducting the recruitment process in a very organized and structured manner and the candidates who are successful in clearing these exams are awarded with wonderful jobs in the Indian Railways with a flourishing and growing career.