Railway Group D Exam Eligibility Criteria

Railways Recruitment Group D 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates before applying for any post under Railways Recruitment Group D 2019 exam must ensure their eligibility. There are some eligibility criteria prescribed by the Railways recruitment board (RRB) in which if a candidate fails his/her application will automatically get cancelled. Some of the very important eligibility requirements required by the Railway recruitment board are: Age criteria, Nationality, Educational Criteria, Physical efficiency test and medical standard test.

Railways Group D Educational Criteria

A candidate is required to be 10th pass or ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by Government. This educational qualification is for different number of posts that come under railways recruitment board, those are the following: Assistant pointsman, Assistant Bridge, Track maintainer Grade IV, Hospital attendant, Assistant (Signal and Telecom) along with various other posts. Complete details on post parameters is given below in the table:

Name of the PostEducational Qualification
Railways Group D Candidates should have requisite minimum educational qualifications from recognized Board/NCVT/SCVT

Note: Diploma/ Degree holders in Engineering applications are not accepted to apply for any post.

Railways Recruitment Group D Age Criteria

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) has released official notification for the candidates who want to become a part of Indian railways under Group D posts. The age limit for the Railways Recruitment Group D posts is 18 to 33 years of age as on 01.07.2019. A Candidate should not bear earlier than 092:07.1986 and after than 01.07.2001(both dates inclusive). For detailed table related to the age criteria please refer below:

PostAge Criteria
Railways Group D Minimum age - 18 Years / Maximum age - 33 years

Railways Recruitment Group D Age Relaxation

Other than the general candidates there are certain community of candidates who enjoy the age relaxation provided by Government. The relaxation in upper age limit which is provided to certain group of communities like OBC (Non creamy layer), SC/ST, PwBD, women candidates who are widowed/divorced etc for Railways Recruitment Group D 2019 Exam. Candidates who want to seek the age relaxation need to present the valid certificates at the time of document verification. The candidates who fall under this category can refer the below table:

Sl. NoCOMMUNITY/CATEGORIESRELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT (Or) MAXIMUM UPPER AGE
1 OBC-Non Creamy Layer(NCL) 3 Years
2 SC/ST 5 Years
3 Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation UR 33 Years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years OBC-NCL 36 Years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years SC/ST 38 Years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
4 PwBD UR 10 Years OBC-NCL 13 Years SC/ST 15 Years
5 Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 UR 38 Years of age OBC-NCL 41 Years of age SC/ST 43 Years of age
6 Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells). UR 40 Years of age OBC-NCL 43 Years of age SC/ST 45 Years of age
7 Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Cooperative Societies and Institutes. UR 33 Years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower. OBC-NCL 36 Years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower. SC/ST 38 Years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
8 Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. UR 35 Years of age OBC-NCL 38 Years of age SC/ST 40 Years of age
9 Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship. UR 33 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum three years. OBC-NCL 36 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum three years. SC/ST 38 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) NO. RRC-01/2019 9 | P a gApprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum three years.
10 Candidates who have commenced Act Apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years UR 35 Yrs of age OBC-NCL 38 Yrs of age SC/ST 40 Yrs of age

Railways Recruitment Group D Medical Standard

Candidates will be called out for Document verification, Physical efficiency test and medical test who will qualify the Railways Recruitment Group D 2019 Exam written examination. Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible for the post they opted for. Any alternative appointment shall not be given to any candidate if he/she fails in the medical standard test for the opted post, Therefore, it is advised to the candidates to be very careful while filling out the application for the desired post. Medical test will be there to test the candidate’s medical fitness needed for the opted post in Railways Recruitment Group D exam. Complete details on Medical standard test is provided in the table.

Sl. NoMEDICAL STANDARDGENERAL FITNESSVISUAL ACUITY
1 A-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses(no fogging test) Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc.
2 A-3 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Myopic vision etc.
3 B-1 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D), Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc. CENTRALISED EMPLOYMENT NOTICE (CEN) NO. RRC-01/2019 7 | P a g
4 B-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Binocular Vision etc.
5 C-1 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required. 6 C-2 Physically fit in all respects Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.

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