Odishatv Bureau

The North Central Railway (NCR) had released a fresh notification regarding the engagement of Apprentices and invited applications for the same. Candidates now need to brace up as the last date to apply for the positions is September 1, 2021.

Those eligible and interested can apply for the engagement of 1664 Act Apprentices with job locations across the country.

Before you start applying for the Railway Apprentice positions, got through the details:

Education Qualification: Candidates need to have completed Matriculate or 10th Class in 10+2 examination system with minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate from recognised Board.

For Trade Welder (Gas & Electric), Wireman and Carpenter, the minimum educational qualification for a candidate is 8th Class Pass from recognised School and the National Trade Certificate/ ITI Certificate in the notified trade issue by NCVT/ SCVT.

Technical Qualification: Candidates must have ITI certificate/ National Trade Certificate affiliated to NCVT / SCVT in relevant trade (applying for) like fitter, welder, carpenter and others.

Training Period: Once selected, candidates will have to undergo apprenticeship training for a period of one year.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit to apply for the positions is 15 years while the upper age limit for the same is 24 years.

Application Fee: Candidates need to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs 100. NO fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWD/Women applicants.

Selection Process

Selection of the eligible Applicants for imparting training under the Apprentice Act, 1961 will be based on the merit list which would be prepared to take the average of the percentage of marks obtained by the Applicants in both Matriculation [with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks) and ITI examination giving equal weightage to both. 

Further, for trades where the minimum educational criteria is 8th pass + ITI, the merit list will be prepared by taking the average of marks scored in 8th and ITI (in the trade in which Apprenticeship to be done) marks. Shortlisted candidates, thus enlisted, will be called for document/ certificate verification to the extent of 1.5 times of the notified vacancies. 

In case of two applicants having the same marks, the applicants having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, then the Applicants who passed Matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first. There will be no written test or viva.  

The final merit list will be prepared Unit wise, Trade wise and Community wise equal to the number of slots in the descending order of percentage of marks obtained by the candidate.

To know more details of the Railway Recruitment 2021 for Apprentice engagement, go through the Official Notification.