In this article you will see Posts available for recruitment through RRB NTPC, Questions for Expert recommendation for post preference in RRB NTPC, RRB NTPC Post Preference for Conservative Male/Female Candidates, RRB NTPC Post Preference for Radical Male/Female Candidates, Preference in RRB NTPC according to Medical conditions , Example to explain selection process for RRB NTPC.

Post Preference RRB NTPC

RRB NTPC Result – Mains Examination 


Candidates who appeared for RRB NTPC Mains examination are now invited to fill fresh preferences. The notification has been released by Railway Recruitment Board.The decision has been taken due to the implementation of seventh pay commission. Since its  introduction, some posts that came under RRB NTPC 2017 have undergone changes including better pay scale and incentives. The candidates who wish to change their preferences should not let go this opportunity.



RRB NTPC Preferences : Result Status for all Regions

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RRB Jammu
RRB Kolkata
RRB Malda
RRB Mumbai
RRB Muzaffarpur
RRB Patna
RRB Ranchi
RRB Secunderabad
RRB Siliguri
RRB Thiruvananthapuram

RRB NTPC Post Preferences – Previous Updates

Online Application Process for recruitment of candidates for 18252 NTPC posts has started from December 26th 2015 and will go on till 25th January 2016. While filling the application forms for the above posts, most students are getting confused on: “How to fill preference for posts in RRB”, “which RRB to choose for filling up the form”, “which post is better for female candidates”, “Which post has least competition and more chances of selection. ” If you are faced with similar dilemmas,  this article will help you get the answers of the above questions.

Indian Railway is comprised of 21 RRBs (Railways Recruitment Board) in 17 railways zones like NR, NWR, ECoR and so on.

RRB NTPC: Eye-Vision.How to check 6/6, 6/9, 6/12, 6/18 Explained.

Posts available for recruitment through RRB NTPC Graduate Level examination.

Vacancies in the following 9 posts will b filled through RRB recruitment: (Click on the post name to read job profile, vacancy in RRBs, Salary, Promotion opportunities and stages of examination.)

Category No. Name of the RRB NTPC posts No.  of  Vacancies
1 Commercial Apprentice (CA) 703
2 Traffic Apprentice (TA) 1645
3 Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 127
4 Goods Guard 7591
5 Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA) 1205
6 Senior Clerk-cum-Typist 869
7 Assistant Station Master (ASM) 5942
8 Traffic Assistant 166
9 Senior Time Keeper 4
Total 18252

As specified in the official notification there would be no interviews for selected candidates and you will be given the post based on the preference you had filled in the application form. This makes filling of preference order a very important task, as it can have an impact on your entire career. RRBs will choose candidates based on their online exam score and other test(typing, aptitude test). These RRBs will post cutoff depending on their total vacancies.

Click here to see RRB NTPC Syllabus Pattern and Books for preparation 

Post Preferences for RRB NTPC Application form 

If you do not wish to wait for 3-4 days, please read the preferences divided based on following categories of applicants:

  • Conservative Candidates: Wants safety and a comfortable job. Do not want any more tests after the initial examination.
  • Radical Candidates: Wants more money, do not care about job conditions. Can give more tests after initial examination.

The preferences below have been evaluated on the basis of gender, work conditions, salary, location, number of vacancies and promotional opportunities.

RRB NTPC Post Preference for Conservative Male Candidates

Post Preference
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 1
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 3
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 4
Goods Guard 5
Junior Accounts Assistant/ Typist (JAA) 7
Senior Clerk cum Typist 6
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 2
Traffc Assistant 8
Senior Time Keeper 9

RRB NTPC Post Preference for Conservative Female Candidates 

Post Preference
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 1
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 6
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 3
Goods Guard 9
Junior Accounts Assistant/ Typist (JAA) 5
Senior Clerk cum Typist 4
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 2
Traffic Assistant 7
Senior Time Keeper 8

RRB NTPC Post Preference for Radical Male Candidates 

Post Preference
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 4
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 2
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 6
Goods Guard 3
Junior Accounts Assistant/ Typist (JAA) 8
Senior Clerk cum Typist 7
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 1
Traffc Assistant 5
Senior Time Keeper 9

RRB NTPC Post Preference for Radical Female Candidates

Post Preference
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 4
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 2
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 3
Goods Guard 7
Junior Accounts Assistant/ Typist (JAA) 6
Senior Clerk cum Typist 5
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 1
Traffc Assistant 8
Senior Time Keeper 9


Post Preference in RRB NTPC according to Medical conditions 

As mentioned above many posts in Indian Railways require high level of physical fitness especially eyesight and Indian Railways takes eye vision of candidates seriously.  If you don’t posses required eyesight standards then you would not be able apply for certain posts.

  • ASM, TA, GG, T.Asst: Distance vision: 6/9, 6/9 without eyeglasses.
  • All Other posts: Distance vision should be 6/12, 6/18 with OR without eyeglasses.

Near Vision for all positions: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without eyeglasses and must pass test for Colour, Binocular, Night Vision &  Field of Vision.

RRB NTPC: Eye-Vision.How to check 6/6, 6/9, 6/12, 6/18 Explained.

Note : In the online application you will be required to state whether you fulfill required eye vision condition.


If you don’t fulfill necessary vision standards there is no need to worry. Choose ‘No’ and it will remove ASM, TA and GG posts from the preference list. So our recommendation for all candidates out here is to get their eyesight checked and and make sure whether they meet required eye vision standard. If you enter wrong information you risk getting debarred from the entire process.

For those candidates who have applied for ASM & TA posts will be required to submit a certificate issued by eye specialist for aptitude test.

Example to explain selection process for RRB NTPC: 

Gopi is a graduate, living in Mumbai. His parents live in Uttar Pradesh. He wants to apply for the posts of Assistant Station Manager (ASM) and Traffic Apprentice (TA) and wants to work somewhere in Central/North India.

He goes through the list of posts and he sees that Goods Guard has more vacancies than ASM and TA and he wonders whether more vacancies mean better chances of selection.  So he applies to Secunderabad RRB with the following preference :

Gopi managed to score 100 in the RRB NTPC examination. Secunderabad RRB has fixed 85 as cutoff for ASM post.

1st Scenario: Since ASM was Gopi’s first preference and his score is greater than 85, he will be called for Aptitude test, which if he manages to clear, he will be called for document verification.

2nd Scenario: Gopi was weak in Aptitude (the competition was strong) and therefore he couldn’t clear Aptitude Test. Now he will be considered for this other preferences. The cutoff for TA was 79 and he cleared it. Now he will be considered for TA post.

There are 95 general vacancies for TA in Secunderabad RRB. If his score is in top 95, he will be selected as TA after document verification (No Aptitude Test in TA).
3rd Scenario: Gopi wasn’t among the top 95 general candidates and hence he wasn’t selected as TA. He will now be considered for CA post and the process will be repeated as stated above.

Friends we hope the above information help you make sound decision for post preference in RRB NTPC application form. We wish you all the very best for the exam. If you have answered the questions above for expert recommendation for post preference, please wait for 3-4 days for receiving it.



  1. SIR i got selected for the psycho test but i am not medically fitted to go with A2. how will i get medical certificate it must be C1. clear my confusion.and is this must to bring my medical certificate to the psycho test???

  2. i dont hav fitnes in vission bt i am called for aptitute test for asm.. if i dont apear in that xam should i be terminated for other post preff also? my score 70 sc quota rrb guwahati

  3. I have been selected for RRB NTPC psycho test. My preference TA>ASM>ECRC>GG. My friend’s pref ASM>TA>ECRC>GG. Suppose, both are selected but he gets less. Then who will be prioritised first for ASM. All I want to know, what be preferred -Merit or Preference?

  4. Sir
    What is the best job ta or sm for men?
    Pls give me answer as soon as possible.
    And also give reason

  5. Sir i got 83 (raw score) in RRB Alahabad in GENERAL categ. please give me idea for post prefrances. what should i fill. in orderwise…// Plz reply as soon as possible…

    Thanks in Advance..

  6. I see the preference list in my number…. But my preference is ja/clerk/clerk rcf/ca/clerk……something… But there is no gg, ta, asm…. In my list… How can I change my preference to asm…. Pls help me frnds….

  7. Sir i have got 85.67 raw score from 17 jan 3rd shift (GENERAL CATEGORY) Secunderabad Zone. what should be my preference . Will i get CA >ASM>TA >GG ???? pls do acknowledge me as soon as possible!!!

  8. Sir I have scored 86 (SC category) from kolkata region. After normalization is there any chance for CA and TA POSTS

  9. Sir I have scored 88.67 from Gorakhpur RRB and my preference is CA>TA>JAA>GG>ECRC. So would I be called for CA, in the case of normalization mark.
    And what is the probability of getting other post i applied for.

  10. how i get CA which is my 4th or 5th preference
    and it is possible to get CA to me based on mark?
    coz i want to become CA. after normalization surely i get 100 above coz i attended 95%(108) qes with 93%(100) accuarcy

  11. For ur marks in allahabad zone u may get ASM post . I think you dont have any chance to get TA, CA, GOODS GUARD

  12. I got 84 marks (raw score) in rrb ntpc mains 19/2nd shift.And my preference is Goods guard>TA>CA>ECRC>JAACT>SCCT>STK>ASM.
    BUT now I do not want Goods guard job(if selected )and if rejected theGG JOB Will I be eligible for other posts.
    Thanks in advance

  13. Sir by mistakes I fill JAA post in first preference if I will not qualify typing test then I will be considered for next preference or not?

  14. i got 97.33 it is not a problem.let assum cutoff for CA is 90 TA is 85 GG is 80 ASM is 75 clerk is 70. but in application {while apply for job in 2015} i put GG>ASM>CLERK>TA>CA as my preference now the question is they will give GG to me or CA to me?. if i want CA mean what can i do? any chance to change my preference? if no mean how could i get CA?

  15. Sir, I got exact 100 marks (105 right and 15 wrong) on 17th Jan 2nd shift. Sir please clarify one that I fill preference ASM> enquiry cum reservation>TA>CA> and others. Please tell me what’s my chance to get any of these post? IS psychometric test is tough or we have to clear each and every section of this test? Please share information about it. You can mail me on

  16. Sir I don’t remember my post preference and I don’t have a copy of my application form……what should I do ????are they going to activate the link for application form again??

  17. Sir I didn’t give the proper preference if I get good score shall I compete for CA or based on preference

  18. I am general category student but I fill my form with obc category and cleared pre paper with general category marks so what happen after main rrb ntpc exam am I eligible for any post?

  19. Sir, I am from kerala . I was born and studied here. but I applied for RRB Chennai…. I know to speak and read Tamil fluently but no certificates to prove that… However nowhere in my school certificates or college certificates is any language mentioned. will there be any problem? If yes, how do i proceed?

  20. Purnendu
    1. He will not be called for CA
    2. If he has filled ASM also as his preference after CA, then definitely he will be called for ASM

  21. Sir,
    Let us assume, cut off for CA is 95 and cut of for ASM is 85. Gupi have scored 90. But his first preference ia CA. Then what will happen?? Will he be called for ASM or will be rejected as he has not qualified for his first preference?

  22. sir good evening, my preference is CG and ASM, if i were called as extra candidate in CG, whether i will be called for aptitude test in ASM…pls reply

  23. Rimil
    If A is getting his first preference, then he will get that otherwise he will get the ASM post.
    Even after that any post of ASM is left, B will also get it .

  24. Ankush
    As of now, it is not mandatory to have the application form.
    Still if you want you can contact RRB.
    They may guide you better.

  25. Sir
    I have already given my exam, but forgot to download the application form after the submission . so what should i do to get that form .
    Looking fr your positive revert.

  26. Sir, if A hv scored 75 marks & B 65 marks ..for ASM upper cut of being 75 & lower cut of 65. Who will b selected first for that post if A hv chosen it as 2nd preference & B hv chosen it as 1st preference..?

  27. Kuldeep
    pehle jo tumne 1 no par ASM chuna hai, agar woh available hoga to wo milega.
    Agar asm fill ho gaya hai fir 2 no. par senior Clerk agar available hoga to wo milega.
    Agar senior Clerk bhi fill ho gaya hai, fir 3 no. par jo bhi fill kiya hai, agar available hoga to wo milega
    Agar wo bhi fill ho gaya hai, fir 4 no. par traffic apprentice, agar available hoga to wo milega

  28. Sir m Janna chata hu ki mane 1 no p asm 2 no. P senior Clark 4 no p traffic aprantice k liya choice diya yadi m top ta cut off score karta hu too kya m 4 no choice post LA sakta hu

  29. Ramya
    you might have to submit an affidavit for it.
    Better you contact RRB and resolve this issue as soon as possible

  30. Ranjith,
    You may be required to give an affidavit at the time of document verification regarding that discrepancy.
    That is generally done in such cases. So do not worry

  31. sir .am applied rrb ntpc post in bangalore region…when am filling the application online am done spelling mistake in my mother name ….savithri insted of savihri ….is any problem at the time of document verification…if problems occurs what is the solution plese tell me .sir i kindly request to you sir…please

  32. Sir each zone Qution paper will be conducted saparate or all zones qition paper equal .plz answer me sir.

  33. Sir i am rrb banglore apply all zones qution paper equal or not equal . to the prepare own qution paper to own zone to can yes or no.

  34. My Name sake chiranjeevi ,sir i am applied for rrb banglore . This zone will be exam
    competetion how much sir.

  35. You all having same problem so write a mail to rrb ntpc. raise your ticket to solve admit card Problem

  36. I applied for I applied for RRB kolkata, Exam language Bengali ,I added all the exam centers of westbengal ( kolkata, greater kolkata etc) . But when I downloaded the admit card it is showing exam center as NOIDA, UP. How is this possible?? Is this any way out of this … Please reply..Thanks in advance.

  37. Contact rrb ntpc first


    Railway Recruitment Board Kolkata

    Metro Railway A.V.Complex,

    Chitpur, Opp. To R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital,

    R. G. Kar Road,

    Kolkata-700 037

    Phone No: 033-25430108

    E-Mail :

  38. I applied for I applied for RRB kolkata, Exam language Bengali ,I added all the exam centers of westbengal (1. kolkata, 2. greater kolkata etc) . But when I downloaded the admit card it is showing exam center as NOIDA, UP. How is this possible?? Is this any way out of this … Please reply..Thanks in advance.

  39. I applied for RRB SILIGURI, I added all the exam centers of westbengal (1. kolkata, 2. greater kolkata etc) . But when I downloaded the admit card it is showing exam center as NOIDA, UP. How is this possible?? Is this any way out of this .. I allready raised a Ticket for this in the portal. Please reply..Thanks in advance.

  40. sir by mistake i applied CA post in SCR AND ECoR REGIONS does my application accepted or rejected i dont know please tell me

  41. Will I be able to change my postpreference now? Only after reading this article I came to know abt posts…

  42. I am from chandrapur. by mistake I have filled up form from I am getting tenced becz.all my frnds filled from Mumbai region….what should I do now….is compitituon is more in secunderabad as com paired to other…

  43. Yes you may have if any posts from A2 are alloted to you. You will be rejected in Medical and that will render your application unfit for even C1 category posts.

  44. I am full fill even make payment also rrbmumbai form but now I want to little bit changes in my application so how to change ?

  45. No it is not possible. Since the pattern of examination has changed. Previously there was no single test for all the posts together. You can still try your luck and if you find anything share it with other applicants too.

  46. Dear VAIBHAV,

    I better know that there is no Delhi RRB, i just want to know that for which of the 16 RRB zone my joining will be held in delhi if i will selected.


  47. Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA)
    Senior Clerk-cum-Typist
    Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC)
    Assistant Station Master (ASM)
    Commercial Apprentice (CA)
    Traffic Apprentice

    In order of preference. if you wanna read job profile for these click here

    Scroll down to see RRB posts and click on them for Job profile.
    For preparation tips we will post articles soon

  48. If your registration process is complete you cannot change it and we advice you to not even try and fool the RRB. Prepare for the exam and give your best onkar.

  49. can i change my registration from alllahabad to chennai. i had registered with allahabad but now i want to apply for chennai.

  50. Dear VAIBHAV,

    I belongs to Delhi and want to work in Delhi region for the entire job period. For that which Railway zone I should appy for?
    Plz acknowledge asap, i will be very thankful to u.


  51. sir i applied for rrb mumbai. i hv done bsc maths hons. and hv spectacles of .75 for both eyes. right now i m doing msc maths. so kindly suggest me about rrb job which will be good for me. i m preparating for banking so i hv no idea about rrb. so plz guide me

  52. Sir i wanna change my zone from mumbai to chandigarh, till now i didn’t submitted the final application, plz suggest how do i change my zone after primary registration???

  53. Sir, while doing payment for modify application its giving as your transaction has not succeeded. Please help me out.

  54. Sir,
    if i am not eligible for first preference cut off marks means they allow me for second preference or not?
    please reply sir

  55. I applied for rrb. Thiruvanathapuram ,I don’t know to read/write malayalam(regional language) but I can speak out is it a problem to get recruitment up

  56. Thats amazing Manas. Can you please share how you did it. So that it benefits other subscribers of this thread. Maybe you can send us how you did it on and we can publish an article on how to change zone or modify application with your name,

  57. Sir modify option k andar kha pe hai rrb zone ka option link? Because i didnt get option …direct stage one option is opening there..plz sir help me

  58. Sir i want to change my zone rrb bilaspur to rrb bhopal can i change? I talked with rrb enquiries they told me yes u can modify your application .so sir there is any option in modify option to change rrb zone?

  59. See if the modify application button is still available. If it is then go ahead and do it, if its not available you cannot change it.

  60. Sir i applay odisha i got a registration no. but i have non complite of my second phase registration (payment and photo upload).i want to change of my zone secunderabad is it possible or not plz help me…..

  61. Email kis. Mail or krenge plz bta dijiye Ki exam k samy language Hindi me exam de skte. H kya.ya fir modify k option. Se change Ho skta h plzz

  62. If the form has already been submitted, you cannot change it. You need to get in touch with your RRB. Send them an email and/or give them a call.

  63. Sir I fillup my form .
    And by mistake I click English language.but I want to change my language.plz tell me sir.

  64. sir ,
    bhopal me two region hai to priority kaise dena hai for ex-ta ke liye do region hai or first choice hai to no. 1,2 dena hoga ya 1,1 karna hoga .

  65. sir plz zone wise cutoff bataye. . .
    secndrabad ya ahemdabad ya kolkata
    kolkata ka jarur se bataye
    2)kisi ko job lagne k baad zone change kar transfr ho sakta hai ya jis zone me laga usi zone me life time rehna hoga??????
    plz plz plz replyyy. . .

  66. Sir, After modifying the gender in primary registration wil i get new registration id or the same id which i got earlier.

  67. Thank you for pointing it out Prateek. It will help other students too. and sorry for the wrong suggestion.

  68. Vaibhav sir mene kal acche se notification read kiya usme clear likha h ydi koi medical me fail hota h to other post ke liye chance nhi milega…
    (ii) Candidates qualifying in examinations for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination will not, under any circumstances, be considered for any alternative appointment.

  69. I ve applied for the post of ntpc graduate without knowing the priorities. Shall I change those priorities again. Please help me….

  70. Matlab Pahle ASM ke apti me bulayenge ydi usme fail hua….
    to Fir JAA ke typing me bulayenge ydi usme bhi fail hue…..
    To Fir TA ke liye bulayenge lekin A-2 medical me bahar ho jayegye….
    To Fir finally CA ke C-1 medical pass krke selected hoyenge …
    Esa hoga kya??????

  71. Matlab Pahle ASM ke apti me bulayenge ydi usme fail hua….
    to Fir JAA ke typing me bulayenge ydi usme bhi fail hue…..
    To Fir TA ke liye bulayenge lekin A-2 medical me bahar ho jayegye….
    To Fir finally CA ke C-1 medical pass krke selected hoyenge …
    Esa hoga kya???

  72. The only way to do it would be to contact the RRB from which you have filled the form. We would recommend writing a mail to RRB and they hear your part of the story out.

  73. Ydi kisine pref 1)Asm 2)JA 3)TA 4)CA diya h…. Nd result me sari post ka cutoff clear kiya ho… Lekin 1st prefence ASM ke aptitude ya medical me fail ho jaye to 2nd post ke liye eligible rahega ya recruitment processes se bahar ho jayega…..????

  74. Sir, I have completed my registration successfully. But while filling the application from by mistakenly I have selected gender as male. how to change from male to female. Please help me out.

  75. sir if I apply Mumbai rrb and my first preference Mumbai western railway and second central railway if I not selected western railway qualify list and If I qualify central railway so railway bord consider my name or not pleas give answer vabhav ji I confused

  76. Sir I live in Delhi and want to work in Northern Railways for that should I appy for rrb Allahbad? Plzz Rply

  77. sir if I applied mumbai rrb and give prefreanc first western railway then central railway if I not selected in western railway and I qualified to central railway cut off so can rrb board select me central railway

  78. Ranjeet we are really sorry about this. We cannot help you on this. This issue is under Railway’s jurisdiction

  79. You cannot modify the application. Whats done is done. Start preparing. Secunderabad also has the highest number of seats. So more chances of selection. Al the best

  80. I applied to secunderabad bt i know in secunderabad zone compitition is more so i want to change my zone to low competition pls give me sollution sir

  81. Gudmrng sir,
    Im belongs to secunderabad bt in secndrbd zone more competition than other zones pls tell me a zone where competition is low ?

  82. Sir I have filled forms in four RRBs and later came to know that multiple application to different RRBs will be rejected. I havd tried to fill another form with different Email Id and phone number that is showing your detail already registered. I have sent email to them they are simply telling multiple application will be rejected. They are no providing remedial measure.

  83. is dis necessary if we fill location maharashtra so that is dis necessary dat we have to go for xam in maharashtra


  85. iam a female candidate.i have already applied..but now i came to see this post how to fill preference..can i change my application

  86. Kya Lasik surgery of eyes allowed hai rrb ke medical test me…koi batayega ..agr Kisi ko pata hai to….plz…:(

  87. I want to apply for RRB Allahabad and I live in Lucknow.
    Can you please tell me about the exam centres, where the exam will be conducted?

  88. sir I want to apply for goods gard post ,but confuse to select rrb .is there is a better chance for selection if rrb have large number vacant ?? ( like Allahabad or ahamdabad …) is I select the rrb which have small number vacant?? plzzz reply ..sir

  89. sir plz suggest me to choose a railway zone to apply..i am from odisha.category st. and plz decribe me the seat reservation quata process

  90. some post are not showing in the preference list for a candidate applying to other than his home state ??why….any one havin idea

  91. hi frnds…i m OBC CREAMY LAYER candidate…usually i m applying in UR category..but in RRB appl fist page in the column of RESERVATION CATEGORY thr s one option like OBC CREAMY LAYER.. wat i shud select…pls reply frnds

  92. Vinay the syllabus will be same for all the posts. There is one and only ONE examination for all the posts. We will post the syllabus for RRB soon.

  93. hello sir,
    we have same syllabus for all posts in ntpc rrb (or)seperate syllabus for seperate posts explan me clearly

  94. Can you explain on what basis you reduced the petefrence number of TA than other post as TA GP is 4200 .
    And for Radical student on what basis you given ASM more wiatage than CA and TA.

  95. Sir,
    I am living in kerala.but i would like to apply on more vaccancy rrb’s like mumbai or kolkata. My doubt is whether i applied to another rrb it is must that i have to know the regional language of that rrb region?? Also if i applied another rrb regoin can i write the online exam on my hometown?? Please reply.
    Thank you.

  96. I have applied through rrb Allahabad, but till date haven’t made payment, and now i want to edit few details like i want to change my exam centre that i have opted previously.
    so can i make changes in centre…??
    remember i haven’t made payment till date.what should i do now.

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