Railways Technical Cadre Exam Pattern



The selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of written examination. In addition, Aptitude/skill test/interview can also be conducted wherever applicable.

The Railway Recruitment Board at its discretion may hold additional written test(s)/skill test(s) and/or interview if considered necessary.

The syllabus for the written examination is generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

The questions are of objective/subjective nature on General Knowledge, General English, General Arithmetic, analytical and quantitative skills.

Also included are questions on knowledge of subjects covered as a part of minimum educational/technical qualification for the posts, subject to minor variations.

The written examination consists of one sitting of about 90 minutes duration. The questions for the Aptitude Test are mainly asked to test the perception, analytical and reasoning power of the candidates, relevant to the safety categories.

Final selection is based on the total marks obtained in the written examination and interview, wherever provided, plus based on qualification in aptitude/ skill test/ vision test etc., as required. The appointment of selected candidates is subject to passing the requisite Medical Fitness Test conducted by the Railway Administration.

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