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Railway Recruitment Control Board

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Railway Recruitment Control Board
रेलवे भर्ती नियंत्रण बोर्ड
Ministry of Railways
Industry Railways
Founded April 27, 1998; 19 years ago (1998-04-27)
Headquarters India
Area served
Services Indian Railway Staff Recruitment and Selection
Owner Government of India (100%)
Parent Ministry of Railways through Railway Board (India)

Railway Recruitment Control Board is a government organisation in India. It was set up in 1998 in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi.[1][2]


  • Formulation of policy in regard to recruitment procedures.
  • To monitor the activities of all Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) including expenditure incurred for recruitment.
  • To evaluate the performance of RRB's and advise them on priorities as required.
  • To organise a management information system for monitoring work done by RRB's.

Railway Recruitment Boards[edit]


Railway Recruitment Boards are organisations under the Government of India that manage the appointment of new employees to work in Indian railways.[3] There are 21 boards situated in different parts of India:

  • Ahemadabad
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Banglore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kolkata
  • Malda
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Secunderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Thiruvantha-puram


In 1942, a Service Commission with a Chairman and two members was established for recruitment of Subordinate Staff on the then North West Railway was known as Railway Service Commission.


In 1945, the Services Commissions were set up at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Lucknow. In 1948, the Indian Railway Enquiry Committee reviewed working of commissions.In 1949, due to financial constraints a ban was imposed on recruitments on Indian Railways thus numbers of commissions was reduced to one centrally located at Bombay.In 1953-54 when Economic conditions of Indian Railway improved, four service commission were again set up at Bombay, Madras, Allahabad and Calcutta. In 1956, the Estimates committee generally approved the method of recruitment by the constitution of the Railway Service Commissions. In 1983, to cater to the needs of areas which were being neglected due to locations of the existing commissions, seven more commissions were set up viz, at Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhuvneshwar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar with sitting at Leh and Trivendrum. In 1984 two more service commissions were set up at Malda and Gorakhpur. In January, 1985 Railway Service Commissions have been renamed as Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). At present 19 Railway Recruitment Boards are functioning.[4]

RRB NTPC[edit]

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit Commercial apprentice, Goods guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master etc. all over India. After releasing answer keys; rrb ntpc declares result after some months. Which can be checked on different 21 official zone websites.[5]

RRB Group D[edit]

Railway Recruitment Cell conducts competitive examination for the post of Group D (Trackman, Gang Man, Potter, Gate Man etc) in Railways. The Group D recruitment is conducted including divisional level like RRC Chennai, RRC SCR and RRC SER etc. Last RRC Group D Exam was conducted in 2015 and all Railway Recruitment Cell had declared the RRB Group D Results [6] division wise.


  1. ^ "About Railway Recruitment Board Of Indian Railway". Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Railway Recruitment Control Board | Central Government | Consultants / Recruiters |". Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Railway Recruitment Board in India". 
  4. ^ "rrcb". rrcb. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  5. ^ "RRB NTPC". Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "RRC Group D Results"

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