Pradeep Singh

The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) has released a fresh notification for engagement of Act Apprentices in Eastern Railway for the year 2019-20. Applications for the positions can be submitted online, only, by March 13, 2020.

Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian Nationals for engagement / training as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, in Workshops and Divisions of Eastern Railway, read the official notification.

Age Limit to Apply

The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years of age as on cutoff date for receiving application. The age as recorded in the Matriculation certificate or the Birth Certificate shall only be reckoned for the purpose.

No other document like horoscope, affidavits, birth extract from Municipal Corporation, service records and like will be accepted.

Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of OBC-NCL candidates and 10 years for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates.

Upper age limit is relaxable by additional 10 years for ex-serviceman up to the extent of service rendered in Defence Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of 06 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt. Service on Civil side after availing of the Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of their engagement.

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying need to have completed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and also should possess the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT.

However, for the following Trades the minimum educational qualification is 8th class pass from recognized School and the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT: Welder (Gas and Electric), Sheet Metal Worker, Lineman, Wireman, Carpenter and Painter (General).

Important Dates for RRC Recruitment 2020

Date of publication of notification on website: 27/01/2020

Opening date and time of online application: 14/02/2020 at 10:00 hrs

Closing date and time of online application: 13/03/2020 at 18:30 hrs

Probable date of display of list of selected candidates: 30/03/2020

Application Fee

Candidates applying under general and OBC categories will have to pay an application fee (non-refundable) of Rs100. However, SC/ST/PWBD/Women candidates have been exempted from the fee.

Go through the official website of RRC for the details of the Railway Recruitment: (