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Western Railway Recruitment 2021: Application & Selection Process


Western Railway Recruitment 2021: The Railway Recruitment Cell has released the Western Railway Recruitment 2021 notification on its official website. As per the latest notification, the RRC has announced 3591 vacancies for apprentice posts. The RRC Western Railway Recruitment application process will commence on May 25, 2021, at 11 AM. Candidates can apply for the said posts till June 24, 2021, at 5 PM. It is advised to all the applicants to submit their application form online before the last date to avoid submission failure at the last moment. The RRC West Railway merit list date has been published yet. To know more about the Railway Recruitment Cell’s Western Railway Recruitment 2021, candidates must scroll down and read this article.

Every year, the Railway Recruitment Cell offers vacancies for various posts in its departments. The conducting body has recently released 3591 vacancies for apprentice posts – Carpenter, Electrician, Electronic Mechanic, Painter, Pipe Fitter, Plumber, Draftsman, PASSA, Welder, Diesel Mechanic, Refrigerator AC Mechanic, etc. The application form will be available only on the official website. Candidates have to submit their RRC Western Railway application forms via online mode. Before filling up the Western Railway Recruitment Application Form, candidates must check the WR Apprentice eligibility criteria to decrease the chances of cancellation of their candidature. In this article, we have provided you with all the necessary information regarding Western Railway Recruitment 2021 including eligibility criteria, application form, exam date, selection process, admit card, and more. Read on to find out.

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Western Railway Recruitment 2021

Before getting into the details of WR Recruitment 2021, let’s have a look at the important dates:

Release of Western Railway NotificationMay 18, 2021
Beginning of Western Railway Application ProcessMay 25, 2021 (1100 hrs)
Last Date to Fill Up Western Railway Application FormJune 24, 2021 (1700 hrs)
Declaration of Western Railway Apprentice Merit ListTo be announced

Western Railway Apprentice Vacancy

The Western Railway Vacancy details are as under:

Name of the Division Number of Vacancies
Mumbai Division – BCT 738
Baroda Division – BRC 489
Ahmedabad Division – ADI 611
Ratlam Division – RTM 434
Rajkot Division – RJT 176
Bhavnagar Division – BVP 210
Parel Workshop – PL w/shop 396
Mahalaxmi Workshop – MX w/shop 64
Bhavnagar Workshop – BVP w/shop 73
Dahod Workshop – DHD w/shop 187
Pratap Nagar Workshop – PRTN w/shop 45
Sabarmati Workshop – SBI w/shop – ENGG 60
Sabarmati Workshop – SBI w/shop – Signal 25
Headquarter Office – HQ Office 83
Total 3591

Western Railway Apprentice Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before applying for Western Railway Recruitment 2021, candidates must check their WR eligibility criteria as per the Western Railway recruitment 2021 notification. It is mandatory for all the applicants to meet the WR Apprentice eligibility criteria specified by the officials as their candidature depends on that:

Age Limit as on 24/06/2021:

  1. The applicant should be at least 15 years old and should not have completed 24 years of age.
  2. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 3 years for OBC applicants.
  3. For Persons with Disability (PWD), the upper age limit is relaxed by 10 years.
  4. For Ex-servicemen, the upper age limit is relaxed by up to an additional 10 years.

Eligible Date of Birth for Different Communities:

Community/Category Candidates Born From Candidates Born Till
UR 25/06/1997 24/06/2006
SC/ST 25/06/1992 24/06/2006
OBC 25/06/1994 24/06/2006
PWD – UR 25/06/1987 24/06/2006
PWD – SC/ST 25/06/1982 24/06/2006
PWD – OBC 25/06/1984 24/06/2006
Ex-Servicemen – UR 24 years + Defence Service upto 10 years + 3 years 24/06/2006
Ex-Servicemen – SC/ST 29 years + Defence Service upto 10 years + 3 years 24/06/2006
Ex-Servicemen – OBC 27 years + Defence Service upto 10 years + 3 years 24/06/2006

WR Apprentice Educational Qualification:
Here are the important Western Railways Apprentice educational requirements specified in the Western Railway recruitment 2021 notification:

  1. Applicants should have already passed Matriculation or 10th Class examination with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board on the date of issue of this notification i.e. 18/05/2021.
  2. Applicants who failed in ITI should not apply.
  3. Engineering Graduates and Diploma holders are not eligible to apply for Apprenticeship in response to this notification as they are governed by a separate scheme of Apprenticeship.

How To Fill Up Western Railway Application Form For Apprentice Post?

Follow the steps as under to fill up the WR Application Form:

1st Step – Click on the direct link provided here – Click Here.

2nd Step – Click on the button that says “Click Here to Register“.

3rd Step  – A new page opens. Now fill in all the details like Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Email ID, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, etc.

4th Step – Now click on the “Next” button.

5th Step – Now enter all the necessary details in the specified fields.

6th Step  – Upload your Photograph, Signature & Valid ID Proof in the necessary fields.

7th Step  – Click on the “Submit” button.

8th Step – Pay the WR Apprentice Application Fee.

9th Step – Take the printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Western Railway Apprentice Application Fee

The application fee mentioned in the Western Railway recruitment 2021 notification is as given below:

  1. WR Apprentice application fee is Rs. 100 (non-refundable).
  2. SC/ST/PWD/Women applicants are exempted from paying any fee.
  3. Fee payment will have to be made in the online mode through the payment gateway.
  4. The payment can be made by using Debit Card/Credit Card /Internet Banking, etc.
  5. In case the applicant has made the payment but face issue like loss of internet connection due to which the applicant is unable to download the application through the fee amount has been deducted from their Account/Debit/Credit Card, please click on the “Verify Payment” button to reconfirm the same from the payment gateway.
  6. In case after completing the registration process, the online transaction is not successfully completed, please login again and make the online payment again.

Western Railway Apprentice Application Form: Documents To Be Uploaded

The Western Railway Apprentice selection process involves the following:

  1. Candidate’s Photograph (3.5 cm x 3.5 cm) taken not before three months from the date of application, JPG/JPEG format. The size of the file should be between 20 kb to 70 kb with clear front view of the applicants without cap and sunglasses.
  2. Candidates Signature (3.5 cm x 3.5 cm) in JPG/JPEG format. The size of the file should be between 20 kb to 30kb.
  3. SSC (Class 10) mark sheet or its equivalent.
  4. Consolidated ITI mark sheet of all semesters of the trade-in which applied/Provisional National Trade Certificate indicating marks.
  5. National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT or Provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT /SCVT.
  6. Any of the following ID Proof – Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving License, Pan Card or Voter ID.

Western Railway Recruitment Selection Process

Candidates must upload the following in the WR Application Form:

  1. There will be no written test or viva. Selection of candidates will be based on the merit list compiled by taking the average of the percentage of marks obtained by the applicants in Matriculation [with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks] and ITI examination giving equal weightage to both.
  2. In case two applicants have the same marks, the applicant older in age shall be given preference. In case the date of birth is also the same, then the applicant who passed the matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first.
  3. For the purpose of calculation of the percentage of SSC/Matriculation marks, total marks of all subjects as mentioned in the mark sheet /CGPA obtained by the applicants will be considered and not on the basis of marks of any subject or any group of subjects such as best of five.
  4. For the purpose of calculation of the percentage of ITI marks, average marks mentioned in the consolidated statement of marks for all semesters of the trade should be considered.
  5. In case of any discrepancy in the marks/CGPA entered in the online application found at the time of Document Verification, the candidature of the applicants will be rejected.

Note: Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested copy of the translation in English/Hindi.

Candidates have to produce the original copies of all documents along with 1 self-attested photocopy and two latest photographs on the day of Document Verification

Rejection Criteria At The Time Of Document Verification

Applicants are required to carefully fill in the correct details at the time of registration and bring all original documents at the time of Document Verification. If any application has the following shortcomings/irregularities, it will be rejected at the time of Document Verification:

  1. Applications without a scanned signature.
  2. Applications without a scanned photograph.
  3. Application with a scanned photo but wearing goggles or cap or a wig or coloured glasses or disfigured/small size or unrecognizable.
  4. Not possessing the prescribed Matriculation and ITI Qualification proofs for the relevant Trade on the date of submission of application.
  5. Applications of over-aged or under-aged applicants.
  6. Incorrect/incomplete applications.
  7. Multiple applications with minor changes of information and/or facts or varied details for the same trade.
  8. Applications without examination fee of Rs. 100.

Western Railway Apprentice Training Period & Stipend

Training Period: Selected candidates are required to undergo apprenticeship training for a period of 1 Year.

Stipend: After being shortlisted, candidates will undergo Apprenticeship training for 1 year. They will get a Stipend during the training at the prescribed rate as decided by the State Governments.

Western Railway Recruitment 2021: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Candidates must read the frequently asked questions on Western Railway Recruitment 2021 to clear out their doubts.

Q1: When can I fill the application form for Western Railway Recruitment 2021?
Ans. The application form will be available from May 25, 2021, on the official website.
Q2: Do I have to give an exam to be recruited for an apprentice post under Western Railway Recruitment?
Ans. No, the conducting body will prepare a merit list on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the Matriculation and ITI examination.
Q3: What is the last date to submit the Western Railway Recruitment Application Form?
Ans. The last date to apply online for Western Railway Recruitment 2021 is June 24, 2021, till 5 PM.
Q4: How many marks are required in Matriculation for Western Railway Recruitment 2021?
Ans. Candidates have to score at least 50% marks as an aggregate in Matriculation to be eligible for Western Railway Recruitment.
Q5: How many vacancies are announced for apprentice posts in Western Railway Recruitment 2021?
Ans. The conducting body has offered 3591 vacancies in total for apprentice posts.

So, now you are provided with all the necessary information regarding Western Railway Recruitment. We hope this detailed article on WR Recruitment helps you.

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