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Railway Recruitment Exam Eligibility Criteria

Railway Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria 

Sr. No


Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates 

5 years


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates

3 years 


Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation

Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years


All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in the state of J & K during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years


Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years 


Persons with Disabilities (PWD)




PWD (Gen) –10 years


Candidates who are serving Group 'C' and Erstwhile Group 'D' Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in  minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)

SC-ST–45years of age

OBC–43years of age

Gen–40 years of age


Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes

Up to the length of service rendered (or) 5 Years, whichever is lower


Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried

SC-ST–40 years of age

OBC–38 years of age

Gen–35 years of age


Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the  posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship

Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961


Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years

SC-ST–40 years of age

OBC–38 years of age

Gen–35 years of age

Education Criteria

  • Candidates need to hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP and their engineering discipline(Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits): post of Assistant Loco Pilot.
  • Those, candidates who have passed out with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard are eligible for Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts namely Post 70 and Post 71 respectively.
  • A candidate is needed to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India

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