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RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022: The Railway Recruitment Cell has considered the protests of aspirants against the Level 1 Recruitment process and has postponed the written examination, scheduled for February 23, 2022. Candidates are given 3 weeks’ time, i.e. till February 16, 2022, to raise their concerns through existing channels. A high power committee will receive the grievances of candidates, examine them and submit the recommendations by March 4, 2022. Later the RRC Level 1 exam dates will be announced on the official website.
The RRC Level 1 Recruitment for 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/ Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in other departments of Indian Railways is on hold. Candidates can find the direct link to view the notification related to the postponement of the RRC Level 1 exams. Read the article to know about RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022.
|Name of the Examination||RRC Level 1 Exam|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC)|
|Job Type||Government Job|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
It is essential for you to know the important dates for RRC Group D/ Level 1 2019 exam before you start filling out the RRC Group D/ Level 1 application form. Check out the important dates from the table below.
|Beginning of Online Registration||March 12, 2019|
|Last Date for Online Registration||April 12, 2019|
|Last Date for Submission of Application||April 26, 2019|
|Closing Date of Offline Payment||April 18, 2019|
|Closing Date of Online Payment||April 23, 2019|
|Final Submission of Application Form||April 26, 2019, at 23:59 hrs|
|City Intimation Slip|
|Release of RRC Group D Admit Card|
|RRC Level 1 exam|
The conducting body has announced that the Level 1 exams, scheduled from February 23, 2022, onwards have been postponed. The committee will announce the revised RRC Level 1 CBT Exam Dates on the official website and we will update the same here. Check the RRC Level 1 Postponement Notice here.
Before applying for the exam, candidates must check the Railway Group D recruitment drive eligibility criteria. RRC Level 1 post aspirants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
In order to appear for the examination, a candidate must be either:
a. a citizen of India, or
b. a subject of Nepal, or
c. a subject of Bhutan, or
d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
f. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India
Candidates applying for the RRC Group D 2019 shall be a 10th pass or shall hold a degree in ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT or an equivalent course or shall obtain the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.
Candidates applying for the RRC Group D Recruitment drive have to be 18 to 33 years of age as on July 1 2019. There is relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved categories:
SC/ST: 5 years
OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 3 years
Ex-Servicemen: 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) UR: 10 years
PwD OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 13 years
PwD SC/ST: 15 years
Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989: 43 years of age.
Applicants will have to get through the requisite medical fitness tests(s) in order to go forward with the Document Verification process. Medical tests are conducted to let the Railway Administration know that the applicants are medically fit to carry out the duties related to the post(s) opted by them. When it comes to medical fitness, visual acuity standard is one of the important criteria that play a major role. Medical requirements against different medical standards for various categories are mentioned as below:
|Medical Standard||General Fitness||Visual Activity|
|A-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (no fogging test). Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Mesopic vision, etc.|
|A-3||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass the test for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Myopic vision, etc.|
|B-1||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Mesopic vision, etc.|
|B-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Binocular vision, etc.|
|C-1||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.|
|C-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.|
Category-wise vacancies for RRC Group D posts are as follows:
|Railway||Category-wise Vacancy||Total Vacancy|
|Central Railway||UR- 3597 SC- 1398 ST- 759 OBC- 2656 EWS- 935||9345|
|East Central Railway||UR- 1369 SC- 555 ST- 325 OBC- 956 EWS- 358||3563|
|East Coast Railway||UR- 1034 SC- 412 ST- 198 OBC- 653 EWS- 258||2555|
|Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro||UR- 4926 SC- 1461 ST- 775 OBC- 2619 EWS- 1087||10873|
|North Central Railway and DLW||UR- 2080 SC- 678 ST- 317 OBC- 1175 EWS- 474||4730|
|North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO||UR- 1570 SC- 615 ST- 307 OBC- 1107 EWS- 403||4002|
|North Western Railway||UR- 2132 SC- 814 ST- 384 OBC- 1393 EWS- 526||5249|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||UR- 1119 SC- 449 ST- 226 OBC- 809 EWS- 291||2894|
|Northern Railway, DMW, and RCF||UR- 5144 SC- 2017 ST- 1031 OBC- 3644 EWS- 1317||13153|
|South Central Railway||UR- 3663 SC- 1432 ST- 722 OBC- 2577 EWS- 934||9328|
|South East Central Railway||UR- 797 SC- 219 ST- 115 OBC- 366 EWS- 167||1664|
|South Eastern Railway||UR- 1933 SC- 738 ST- 361 OBC- 1305 EWS- 482||4914|
|South Western Railway and RWF||UR- 2745 SC- 1138 ST- 557 OBC- 2006 EWS- 715||7167|
|Southern Railway and ICF||UR- 4363 SC- 1353 ST- 787 OBC- 2118 EWS- 958||9579|
|West Central Railway||UR- 1596 SC- 633 ST- 308 OBC- 1080 EWS- 402||4019|
|Western Railway||UR- 4287 SC- 1647 ST- 812 OBC- 2914 EWS- 1074||10734|
|Total||UR- 42355 SC- 15559 ST- 7984 OBC- 27378 EWS- 10381||103769|
Follow the steps to apply for the Railway RRC Group D exam:
You can pay the RRC Level 1 application fees in both the online as well as offline modes. Online fees payment can be done through Debit Cards, Credit Cards, or Net Banking. In case of paying offline, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and therefore, you will be required to log in again after 60 minutes and check for confirmation of payment status.
You can check for the category-wise application fees below:
|General||Rs 500/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 400/-)|
|OBC||Rs 500/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 400/-)|
|SC/ST||Rs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)|
|Female||Rs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)|
|PwD||Rs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)|
|Ex-Servicemen||Rs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)|
Candidates who are eligible for the examination fee refund should provide the details of the beneficiary account:
RRC Group D/ Level 1 involves a three-tier selection procedure:
The RRC Level 1 exam pattern for CBT is tabulated below:
|Topics||No. of Questions|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
The total time duration for RRC Group D CBT is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).
1/3rd of the marks will be deducted in case of any wrong answer.
The minimum qualifying marks for CBT for various categories are:
OBC (Non-creamy layer): 30%,
These percentages of marks can be relaxed by 2% for PwD candidates in case of a shortage of PwD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
Candidates who qualify in the CBT will be called for PET. The PETis qualifying in nature. Passing the PET is mandatory so as to go forward with document verification. Criteria for PET are as below:
|Male Candidates||Female Candidates|
|Run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in a single chance||Run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in a single chance.|
|Lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in a single chance without putting the weight down.||Lift and carry weight of 20 kg for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in a single chance without putting the weight down.|
Candidates will be called for the document verification process based on their performance in the Physical Efficiency Test. In case of two or more candidates securing the same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e the older person shall be given preference. Documents required for the verification process are mentioned below:
The RRC Grade- D Level- I 2019 Recruitment exam has the below-mentioned RRC Group D Syllabus for all the sections:
The syllabus of general science will cover Physics, Chemistry, and Life Science of 10th standard level (CBSE).
RRC Group D Recruitment for General Awareness
This section will have topics on current affairs in Science and Tech, Sports, Culture, Economics, Politics, Personalities, etc.
The RRC Level 1 admit card will be made available on the official website of RRB about 10 days before the CBT or other stages. Note that the hall ticket will not be sent to you by post. You need to download it online from the prescribed website.
Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination hall without which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. It is mandatory to bring the following documents along with RRC Group D hall ticket:
As mentioned above, the link for registration and filling up of application began on March 12, 2019 on the following RRB’s official websites:
|Name of RRB||Official Website|
Below are the frequently asked questions with answers about RRC Level 1 recruitment
Q1. When was the RRC Level 1 notification released?
A. The RRC Level 1 notification was released on February 23, 2019.
Q2. What is the total number of vacancies announced for RRC Level 1 Recruitment?
A. The total number of vacancies for which notification is released is 1,03,769.
Q3. What are the posts announced for RRC Level 1?
A. The posts annnounced for RRC Level 1 recruitment are Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant, Pointsman, Level- 1 Posts, Helper/Assistant.
Q4. When will the RRC Level 1 exam be conducted?
A. The conducting body had scheduled the RRC Level 1 exams from February 23, 2022. However, the exams are postponed due to several reasons and the revised dates are not yet announced.
Q5. What is the full form of RRC?
A. The full form of RRC is Railway Recruitment Cell. It handles the recruitment process for various posts of Group D.
Now you know everything about RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022. Check your eligibility on the RRC Level 1 Official Notification and apply for the exam at the earliest. Then start your preparation. Once you have finished the entire syllabus, you can take a free Railway Mock Test on Embibe to shape up your preparation.
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