Indian Railways To Begin Recruitment Process For 1.40 Lakh Jobs From Dec. 15
Indian Railways employees serve customers at a ticket office in Mughalsarai Junction station in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Indian Railways To Begin Recruitment Process For 1.40 Lakh Jobs From Dec. 15


The Indian Railways will start the recruitment process for 1.40 lakh jobs from Dec. 15 by conducting computer-based examinations, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Saturday.

The recruitment process will be conducted for:

  • 35,208 posts in non-technical popular categories—guards, office clerks, etc.
  • 1,663 posts for isolated and ministerial categories such as steno and teaches.
  • 1,03,769 for level-one vacancies, such as track maintainers and pointsman.

Around 2.42 crore applications have been received for these posts, Yadav said. The railway examinations were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.

"The computer-based exams will begin from Dec. 15 for the three categories of posts and a detailed schedule will be announced very soon," Yadav said. "We invited applications for recruitment in various categories for 1,40,640 posts. These were notified in the pre-covid period. Scrutiny of these applications was completed, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a computer-based examination could not be completed.”

Railway Recruitment Boards are committed to holding computer-based tests for all notified vacancies and have been actively assessing the ground situation amid the pandemic, according to an Indian Railways statement.

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