Railways relaxes upper age limit for 90,000 jobs

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways on Monday relaxed the upper age limit by two years for all categories in one of the world’s largest recruitment drive for about 90,000 jobs.

“For the ongoing recruitment of Group C Level I & II posts, Ministry of Railways have decided to extend the relaxation in upper age limit,” the ministry said in a statement.

Further, the candidates would have the option to take the exam in regional languages like Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Bangla and others, it said.

“Last date of submission of application would be extended suitably,” it added.

Earlier, the ministry had invited online applications for 89,409 posts in Group C Level 1 (erstwhile Group D) like track maintainer, points man, helper, gateman, porter and Group C Level 2 categories like assistant loco pilots (ALP), technicians (fitter, crane driver, blacksmith, carpenter) through Railway Recruitment Boards websites.

For the Group C Level 1 posts, the upper age limit for unreserved community has been extended from 31 years to 33 years, for backward OBC community from 34 years to 36 years and for the SC/ST categories, it has been raised from 36 years to 38 years.

Similarly, for Group C Level 2 posts, the upper age limit for all communities have been raised by two years. For unreserved community, it is now 30 years, for OBC, it is 33 years and for the SC/ST communities, it is now 35 years.

Formal corrigendum is being issued on official websites of RRBs shortly along with the new last date of submission of application, said the press release.

This recruitment drive is open for candidates who have passed Class 10 and industrial training ITI for Group C Level I posts, and Class 10 and ITI or diploma in engineering or a graduation in engineering for Group C Level II posts.