Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Good news again for the students awaiting a job in the railway sector, as the South Eastern Railways and the South East Central Railway division have invited applications to fill up a huge number of vacancies for railway recruitment 2017-18. Interested and eligible candidates should apply online soon.

The details of each of the railway boards is given below.


South Eastern Railway has published a notification for the recruitment of 1785 Apprentice vacancies for the year 2017-18 for various trades. Candidates must submit their online application through the prescribed before January 2, 2018 for the recruitment.

Eligibility criteria:

Age Limit: Aspirants' age should be between 15 and 24 years as on January 1, 2018. However, the upper age limit is relaxable for up to 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years for OBC and 10 years for physically handicapped candidates.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed 10th Class from a recognized Board with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (excluding additional subjects) and possess an ITI Pass certificate (in the trade in which Apprenticeship is to be done) granted by the NCVT. Aspirants should satisfy the minimum standard of physical fitness as mentioned in the notification.

Application Fees:

Candidates will have to pay Rs 100 as application fee to apply for the examination through online mode from their account/debit card/credit card. However the SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

How to apply:

  • Candidates need to fill out the application form that is available at http://recruit-app.com/actapprenticers_ser_2017-18/
  • Go through the detailed instructions before filling the application form
  • Note that all relevant information must be filled in the application form, otherwise, the application can be cancelled
  • Candidates need to indicate the mobile number and valid e-mail ID which needs to be active over the entire process of selection
  • For detailed notification, check the official website ser.indianrailways.gov.in.

South East Railway Recruitment- No. of vacancies:

Total Number of vacancies - 1785

Kharagpur Workshop: 360 posts

Signal and Telecom Kharagpur Workshop: 87 posts

Track Machine Workshop/Kharagpur: 120 posts

SSE (Works) Engg/Kharagpur: 28 posts

Carriage and Wagon Depot Kharagpur: 121 posts

TRD Depot/electrical/Kharagpur: 40 posts

EMU Shed/Electrical/TPKR: 40 posts

Electric Loco Shed/Santragachi: 456 posts

Sr. DEE (G) Chakraoharpur: 93 posts

Carriage and wagon Depot/Chakraoharpur: 65 posts

Electric Loco Shed/Tata: 72 posts

Engineering Workshop/SINI: 100 posts

Railways Recruitment 2017: The various posts on offer are as follows-

Kharagpur Workshop-360 posts

Signal & Telecom Kharagpur Workshop- 87 posts

Track Machine Workshop/ Kharagpur- 120 posts

SSE (Works) Engg / Kharagpur- 28 posts

Carriage & Wagon Depot Kharagpur- 121 posts

TRD Depot/electrical / Kharagpur- 40 posts

EMU Shed/ Electrical/TPKR- 40 posts

Electric Loco Shed/ Santragachi- 456 posts

Sr. DEE (G) Chakraoharpur- 93 posts

Carriage & wagon Depot/ Chakraoharpur- 65 Posts

Electric Loco Shed/ Tata- 72 posts

Engineering Workshop/ SINI- 100 Posts


The railways will be hiring 745 candidates in apprentices Posts in Nagpur and Bilaspur Division. Railway Recruitment 2017, details of each of the division are as follows:


Electrician: 48 Posts

Fitter: 36 Posts

Diesel Mechanic: 46 Posts

Painter: 23 Posts

Carpenter: 19 Posts

Pipe Fitter: 20 Posts

Welder: 32 Posts

PASSA: 18 Posts

Secretarial Practice (SP): 10 Posts

Wire man: 11 Posts

Electronics Mechanic: 19 Posts

Power Mechanics: 04 Posts

Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance: 04 Posts

Upholsterer (Trimmer): 04 Posts

Bearer: 04 Posts


Motibagh workshop vacancies: 15 Posts

Fitter: 06 Posts

Welder: 09 Posts

Total number of posts: 313 Posts

Application Fees:

Candidates will have to pay Rs 100 as application fee to apply for the examination through online mode from their account/debit card/credit card. However the SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Selection Process:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit list which will be prepared on the basis of percentage of marks in 10th and ITI marks in the trade and later a medical examination will be conducted.

Age Limit: The candidates should be between 15-24 years of age as on November 25, 2017. However, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of OBC candidates and 10 years for PWD/Ex-servicemen.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50 per cent marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and also possess National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by the National Council for Vocational Training or Provisional Certificate issued by National Council for Vocational Training/State Council for Vocational Training.


Name of the Trade- Vacancies:

COPA: 86 Posts

Mechanic: 112 Posts

Stenographer: 33 Posts

Electrician: 40 Posts

Wireman: 40 Posts

Sheet Metal Worker: 13 Posts

Welder: 45 Posts

Plumber: 08 Posts

Mason: 08 Posts

Painter: 08 Posts

Carpenter: 08 Posts

Draughtsman: 08 Posts

Fitter: 05 Posts

Machinist: 05 Posts

Turner: 05 Posts

Surveyer: 08 Posts

Total No. of Posts: 432

Age Limit: Applicants’ age should be between 15 and 24 years as on January 1, 2018. Age relaxation is applicable to 05 years for SC/ ST, 03 years for OBC & 10 years for Ex-serviceman & PWD candidates as per rules.

Educational Qualification: Applicant should have passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent and passed ITI course in relevant trades from recognized institution.

Application Fee: Candidates should have to pay Rs.100/- through online by using internet banking credit card, debit card etc. No fee is required for SC, ST, PWD & Women candidates.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidates can apply online through the website http://www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in/ from November 28 to December 27, 2017 up to 6pm. Click here to see the full notification.

Instructions to Apply Online:

Before Applying, candidates should scan their photograph & Signature.

Log on to the website http://www.secr.indianrailways.gov.in/

Go to Recruitment & select the desired post.

Read all the notification & click on New Registration.

Fill all the details & submit the application form.

Save and take a print out of the application for future reference.