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Q.1. How do I know about the details of the post for which Recruitment is notified?

The notification showing the name of the post, qualification vacancy details etc. can be seen on this website as well as Employment News/Rozgar Samachar, Local Dalies of it's Zonal jurisdiction. Indicative notification drawing attention to the detailed notification is also published in National Newspapers.


Q.2. What is the frequency of holding examinations

As per existing rules the vacancy notification would be published once in 2 years.  But this is subject to modifications.




Q.3. How to get application form? Is there any laid down format which is to be adhered to?

The application form and format for different certificates required such as for SC, ST, OBC etc. are published in the Employment notification and can also be downloaded from this site (click forms link on the home page).

  Q.4. Why my computer is unable to open the PDF Files (downloads section)?
You require PDF reader to open these files. First Download a PDF Reader (link provided at the bottom of the "Forms Download" page). After downloading you have to installs this PDF Reader in your computer. Then try again to open these PDF files, it should open. then from there you can save the file or print the file directly.
If still you are unable to open these files try downloading from a different computer or repair your Operating System / Net Browser.

Q.5. What care I should take while filling up the application form?

Detailed Employment notification must be read carefully before filling up the form.  Attach all the attested copies of the relevant and required certificates, ensure that proper fee is submitted through IPO or Demand Draft/Pay Order from a Nationalised bank. Make sure that you have filled in all the required details in the application form in the format prescribed.


Q.6. What is the amount and mode of payment of application fee?

The Examination fee for un-reserved, ex-servicemen and OBC candidates is Rs. 40/- (Rs. Forty) only.   Candidates belonging to SC/ST are fully exempt from payment of examination fees.  The application fee can be submitted in the form of IPO or Demand Draft/Pay Order.  IPO/DD/Pay Order should not be of a date prior to the date of notification.  The Demand Draft should be from a Nationalised bank with a validity of not less than 6 months. Cash/ Money Order or any other form of fee is not acceptable. Employment Notification should be referred to for finding in whose favour the DD/IPO/Pay Order should be drawn.


Q.7. How should I send my money to Railway Recruitment Cell?

The duly filled in application form alongwith copies of relevant certificates and photograph, complying with the requirements as laid down in the Employment Notification should be sent either through ordinary post or dropped in the specific box provided at Railway Recruitment Cell's office.  Application sent through Speed Post, Registered post, and Courier etc. will not be acknowledged.


Q.8 How do I know the schedule of the examination and the center allotted?

The schedule of examination would be published in the News papers of Zonal jurisdiction, Employment notice and on this Website.  Railway Recruitment Cell also sends call letters to the eligible candidates under UPC for the examination.  The Call letters are sent to the candidates before 1 month of the scheduled date.


Q.9. What If I do not receive any communication from Railway Recruitment Cell for the  examination.

You can know the status of your application on this website or contact Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway, Kolkata on Tel. Nos. listed in "CONTACT US" section of this website.  As per schedule published in Newspapers and on website a special enquiry counter is also made operational prior to the date of written examination to facilitate candidates.



Do not get involved with any Self claimed mediator / touts.  The selection procedure is fully computerized, full proof and not open to manipulation.  Result is based strictly on merit in conformity with Government guidelines.



IMPORTANT: RRC-ER has not appointed any agents or coaching centres for acting on its behalf. Candidates are warned against any such claims being made by persons / agencies. Examination conducted by RRC-ER would be multiple-choice objective type and OMR answer sheets are being used and computer evaluation is being resorted to. Candidates are selected purely as per merit. 

Please beware of unscrupulous elements and do not fall in their trap. Any information on such elements or complaints may be addressed to either Dy.CPO(Rectt.) E.Rly. on the address below, or, SDGM/ E.Rly.Headquarters, 17, N.S. Road, Fairlie Place,  Kolkata-700-001.


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