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RRB Technician Recruitment 2024: Apply for 9144 Vacancies

Last Date : 08 April 2024

RRB Technician Recruitment 2024: The Railway Recruitment Board has announced an Employment notification for the Technician posts. There are about 9144 vacancies available for the RRB Technician Vacancies. Candidates with B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc/Diploma/ITI/SSLC qualifications are eligible to apply for RRB Technician Careers. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from 09 March 2024 to 08 April 2024. The detailed eligibility and selection process for RRB Technician Jobs are explained below;

RRB Technician Recruitment 2024 Details

Job Summary

Job Role Technician Grade I Signal/Technician Grade III
Organization Name Railway Recruitment Board
Job Type Govt Jobs
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc/Diploma/ITI/SSLC
Total Vacancies 9144 Posts
Salary Rs. 19,900-29,200/-
Experience Freshers
Job location Across India
Submission of Online Applications 09 March 2024
Last date 08 April 2024
CBTs October and December 2024(Tentative)
Document Verification February 2025

RRB Technician Jobs – Detailed Eligibility:

Education Qualification:

Technician Grade I Signal:

  • Bachelor of Science In Physics Electronics/ Computer Science / Information Technology/ Instrumentation from a recognized university OR BSc. in a combination of any sub-steam of basic steams of Physics Electronics/Computer Science technology fom a recognized University/Insitute (oR)
  • Three years Diploma in Engineering in the above basic streams or a combination of any of the above basic streams (oR)
  • Degree in Engineering in the above basic seams or a combination of any of the above basic streams

Technician Grade III:

  • Matriculation SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVTISCVT in the trade of Forger and Heat Treater/Foundryman/Pate Mater/Moulder (Refractory)/Fitter/Fitter (Structural)/Welder/Carpenter/Welder/Plumber/Pipe Fitter/Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)/Material Handling Equipment cum Operator Crane operator/operator Locomotive and Rail Cranes/Electrician/Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics/Wireman Electronics Mechanic Mechanic Power Electronics/Mechanic Diesel/Mechanic (Repair and Maintenance of Heavy Vehicles)/Mechanic Automobile (Advanced Diesel Engine)/Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)/Tractor Mechanic /Painter/Electrician/Wireman/Machanic/Machinist/Machinist (Grinder)/Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/Fitter Electrician /Electronics Mechanic Instrument Mechanic/Mechanic Mechatronics/Welder Machinist/Tumer/Operator Advanced Machine Tool/Welder (Gas and Electric)/Gas Cutter/Welder (Structural Welder (Pipe)/Welder (TIG MIG) (OR) 
  • Matriculation SSLC plus Course CompletedActApprenticestipin the trades mentioned above.

Age Limit(As on 01 July 2024):

  • Technician Grade I Signal: 18 – 36 Years
  • Technician Grade III: 18 – 33 Years

Age Relaxation:

S.No Community/Category Relaxation
1 SC/ST candidates 5 Years
2 OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates 3 Years
3 Ex-servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months of service after attestation Up to the extent of service rendered
in Defence plus 3 years
4 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) UR 10 Years
PWD OBC-Non Creamy Layer 13 Years
PWD SC/ST 15 Years
5 Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 Years
6 Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells) UR: 40 Years

OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 43 Years

SC/ST: 45 Years

7 Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the
Railway organizations such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative
Societies and Institutes
Up to the length of service rendered
(or) 5 Years, whichever is lower
8 Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. UR: 35 Years

OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 38 Years

SC/ST: 40 Years

9 Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship. Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone

by them under the Apprentice Act 1961.

10 Candidates who are Course Completed Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years UR: 35 Years

OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 38 Years

SC/ST: 40 Years


  • Technician Grade I Signal: Rs. 29,200/-
  • Technician Grade III: Rs. 19,900/-

No.of. RRB Technician Vacancies: 9144 Posts

  • Technician Grade I Signal: 1092 Posts
  • Technician Grade III: 8052 Posts

Selection Process of RRB Technician Recruitment

  • The recruitment process shall comprise of the following stages:
    • ComputerBased Test
    • Document Verification (DV) and
    • Medical Examination (ME)


  • Total Duration: 90 min & Total Questions: 100
  • There shall be negative marking @1/3rd for each wrong answer.
  • Normalization of marks will be done for CBT held in multiple shifts.
  • The minimum pass percentage for eligibility: UR & EWS – 40%, OBC(NCL) – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%.
  • These percentages may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage.
  • The marks scored in CBT shall be counted for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of this recruitment process.

For Technician Grade I Signal:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
General Awareness 10 10
General Intelligence & Reasoning 15 15
Basic of Computers and Applications 20 20
Mathematics 20 20
Basic Science and Engineering 35 35
Total 100 100

For Technician Grade III:

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Science 40 40
General Awareness 10 10
Total 100 100

Document Verification

  • Shortlisting candidates for DV and Medical Examination shall be done RRB-wise at the rate of 1:1 of the vacancies for that RRB. It will be based on their merit in CBT.
  • Normalisation of marks will be done for CBTs held in multiple shifts. The shortlisted candidates for DV shall be informed through official RR websites as well as via SMS and email (to their registered mobile number and email ID) to download their E-call letters for appearing in DV.
  • If two or more candidates secure the same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria, i.e., an older person shall be given higher seniority.
  • Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing the requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates

Medical Examination

Standards Of Medical Fitness:

Medical standard General fitness Vision standards
A-1 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distant Vision: 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test (must not accept+2D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 without glasses
  • Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic Vision, etc

RRB Technician Syllabus

CBT – Technician Grade III:
  • Mathematics: Number system, BODMAS; Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion; Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.
  • General Science: The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level
  • General awareness on current affairs In Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.
CBT – Technician Grade I Signal:
  • The syllabus for second-stage CBT as the same as the First Stage CBT and additionally includes the following
  • Basic Science and Engineering: The broad topics that are covered under this shall be Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.

Websites of RRBs Participating in CEN No. 01/2024:

Application Fees:

  • For all candidates: Rs. 500/- (Out of this fee of Rs.500/- an amount of Rs, 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in the CBT
  • SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/PwBD/Female/Transgender/Minorities/EBC:  Rs. 250/- This fee will be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in the CBT

Modes Of Fee Payment :

  • Only ONLINE fee payments through internet banking, debit/credit cards, or UPI will be accepted.
  • The candidate shall bear all applicable service charges.
  • The fee can be paid by the candidates only through ONLINE.
  • There will be no option to pay fees through any other mode.

How to apply for RRB Technician Recruitment 2024?

The Railway Recruitment Board announced notification to recruit 9144 RRB Technician Posts. Interested candidates can apply for this job on or before 08 April 2024.

Important Dates of RRB Technician Vacancy

  • Publication of Notification in Employment News – 10 February 2024
  • Submission of Online Applications – 09 March 2024 – 08 April 2024 (23.59 hrs)
  • Dates for Modification window for corrections in application form with payment of modification fee: 09 April 2024 – 18 April 2024
  • The Computer Based Tests (CBTs) are tentatively scheduled for October and December 2024.
  • The shortlist for Document Verification will be released in February 2025.

Please Note: The Centralised Employment Notice for the next cycle of recruitment to the post of Technicians is provisionally planned for issue in April 2025.

Important Links

Official Notification Click Here
Apply Online Click Here
Short Notification Click Here

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