What Are RRB Groups? All type of Railway Groups explained here

Indian railways are the largest and most widely used network for travel in our country its enormous range varies from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in the south and from Gujrat to the Northeast which connects the entire country and is also a cheap medium to travel within the country. The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is the prime organizer for the examination for the hiring process in which various categories are defined like Group A, Group B which are the gazette officers, Group C and Group D which are known gazette according to the ranks of the employees.

Managing such a vastly spread network requires a huge amount of manpower which consists of employees and labourers for which the Railway ministry and Government India is giving vacancies to the youth of the country to be a part of this department and make a glorious carrier in it. The Indian Railways is the largest organization in terms of employees and is also a major government organization.

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Detailed description of the various Groups recruitment in the examination

The recruitment process for Group A The highest ranked officers are employed in this category their recruitment is done by the authorities of the UPSC. The process basically consists of an examination which needs to be passed first and then it is followed by a Group discussion.  The Civil Service Examination and the Combined Engineering Services organize the complete hiring process.


The services which are included in the examination are-

  • The Indian Railway Account service
  • The Indian Railway Traffic Service
  • The Indian Railway Professional Service
  • The Indian Railway Protection Forces


These are the prime services given under the examination and the Combined Services Exam leads to the recruitment of the officer rank candidates into the following category:

  • Railway services of Engineers
  • The store services for the railways
  • Services of Mechanical Engineers of the Railways
  • Services of Electrical Engineers of the Railways


Recruitment process for Group B- The major selection process for this group category is based upon the primarily based process which is done for more than 50% of the candidates and the remaining candidates are selected through the Limited Department Competitive Examination is also known as LDCE selection process. These groups officers are the ones which are promoted from Group C recruits and they are eligible because they have a graduation degree from recognized university or institute.


Recruitment process for group C-  This category has a large number of candidates who appear for the examination as the posts are offered on numerous designations. The railway publishes the required qualification for group C which is a candidate must have passed their 12th with at least 50% of marks or have graduated with the same scoring marks from a recognized university. This group consist of 2 categories which are Technical and Non-Technical The technical category mainly consists of Civil, Electrical and telecommunication signal etc. posts whereas the non-technical category consists of Assistant Station master, Clerks, Ticket collectors, Traffic Apprentice etc.

The post’s which are provided to this group’s candidates are-

  • Indian Railways Station Master
  • Ticket collectors
  • Clerks
  • The Commercial Apprentice
  • The Traffic Control Apprentice
  • Engineering posts (for the Civil Engineer’s Electrical Signal and Telecommunication)

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Recruitment process for Group D- Candidates in this category are the highest compared to other category due to large number of posts which needs a lot of manpower to operate for the given posts. The candidates must be eligible according to the norms for various posts which will be for 8th pass 10th pass and 12th pass candidates respectively.

The post offered for the candidates of this category are –

  • Assistant Point’s Man
  • Gunman
  • Trackman
  • Cleaners/Sweepers
  • Peon


The following is a table representation of job qualification for various posts:


Post NameQualification
Commercial ApprenticeA degree of graduation in any field from a recognized university or institute
Traffic ApprenticeGraduate degree in any field from a recognized university or institute
Enquiry or reservation clerk(ECRC)Degree of graduation from a recognized or affiliated university
Goods GuardA degree from a recognized university or institute
Junior Accounts Assistant or a TypistTyping efficient in Hindi English on a computer & a degree from a recognized university
Senior Clerk or a TypistDegree from a recognized university also Typing proficiency in Hindi, English on a computer
Assistant Station Master(ASM)Degree in any discipline from a recognized University
Traffic AssistantDegree in any discipline from a recognized University Or Institute
Senior Time KeeperA Degree in any discipline from a recognized University Or Institute and Typing efficient in English, Hindi on computer

Note- if the candidates have any other doubt in their mind regarding the details of the recruitment groups and selection process they can log into the official site of the RRB examination site and find the answer to their queries.

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