Indian Railways Recruitment 2018: Application process begins to fill 3162 apprentice posts

Indian Railways Recruitment 2018: 3162 Trade Apprentices Posts in Northern Railways; Apply before 27th January 2018

Indian Railways Recruitment 2018: If you are looking to work with the prestigious Indian Railways , then this opportunity is for you. The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), Northern Railway has released a recruitment notification to fill 3162 apprentice posts. In a notification posted on the official website —, the board has announced the criteria and other details.

The eligible candidates can apply from today and the last date to submit a fully filled application form along with fees is January 27, 2018. The merit list will be out between February 15 and 28.


Education qualification: The candidate must have class 10 or equivalent exam (under 10+2 examination system) certificate with minimum 50 per cent marks from recognised Board. He/ she must have passed ITI in relevant trade recognised by the government.

Age limit: The candidates should be not less than 15 years and should not have completed 24 years of age as on January 27, 2018. There is age relaxation for reserved category.

Application fees: The application fee to apply for the post is Rs 100, which is non-refundable. The fee is to be paid only through online mode. The reserved category SC/ST/PH/Women candidates can apply for free.

Selection process: The selection of Act Apprentices is to be made on the basis of merit prepared taking into account the average of the percentage marks obtained by the candidate in both matriculation (with minimum 50% aggregate marks) & ITI examination giving equal weightage to both.

Indian Railways recruitment 2018, here’s how to fill the form

Step 1: Click on the “Engagement of Act Apprentice” link online application flashing on the official website

Step 2: Register by filling your name, community, category, mobile number, email ID and date of birth. Click on submit

Step 3: On successful registration candidate will get password for login by using Email ID.

Step 4: Enter the Application fee payment transaction ID, verify it and fill the form

Step 5: Pay the fees

Step 6: Save details

Step 7: Dashboard appears again containing application form, upload photo/ signature/ thumb impression and application details/ print.

Step 8: Upload necesssary documents like photo, signature, education certificates, etc

Step 9: After completion, submit it and take a print out.

Important Dates

Online Application Process Begins – 28th December 2017
Online Application Process Ends – 27th January 2018, 5PM
Merit List Expected between 15th February 2018 and 28th February 2018

Training Slots:

Candidates must check the availability of training slots in the cluster or unit they are applying to before submitting their application. “It should not happen that candidate select a Cluster or Unit where there is no training slot requirement for your ITI Trade. In such a situation their application may eventually become meaningless, as he would not be allowed to make any changes after the final submission.” Candidates can check the official advertisement here: 

Age Limit
The applicants must fall in the age bracket of 15 to 24 years as on 27th January 2018, age relaxation rules apply therefore eligible candidates must check the detailed notification. 

Educational Qualification
1. The applicants must possess a Class 10th or equivalent exam (Under 10+2 exam system) certificate with minimum 50% marks from a recognized Board. 
2. The applicants must possess and ITI Certificate in the relevant trade they are applying for.

Application Process & Fees
Eligible and interested candidates can visit and click on “Click here” hyperlink under the official notification.
Direct Link – 
Male candidates of Unreserved and OBC category need to pay an application fee of ₹100 online while female candidates and candidates from SC/ST/PH categories are exempted.

Selection Process
Candidates will be selected on the basis of a merit list prepared by taking into consideration the simple average of the percentage marks obtained by the candidates in Matriculation & ITI Trade certificate.

 Physical Fitness :A person shall be eligible for being trained under the Apprentices Act 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules 1992, if he/she satisfies the minimum standards of physical fitness as prescribed in the aforesaid Act and Rules and the standards prescribed for imparting training to the relevant trades which will be certified by a Railway Doctor.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website from 28-12-2017 at 11:00 hrs to 27-01-2018 up to 17:00 hrs.



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