RRB NTPC Selection Procedure

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016.

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RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2016:

Railway Recruitment Board had conducted non-technical popular categories recruitment for graduates in the month of March 2016. More than 80 lakhs candidates appeared for the RRB NTPC CEN 03/2015 Exam. RRB NTPC 2016 is conducted for the Job posts of Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk, Goods Guard, Junior Account assistant cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant. RRB is conducting RRB NTPC 2016 to recruit more than 18000 candidates across India.

RRB NTPC Results have been announced by Railway Recruitment Board on November 18th, 2016. Railway Recruitment Board will release RRB NTPC results & Cutoff zone wise.

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What to do after Results are announced?

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure: RRB NTPC Exam is been one of the biggest Exam of 2016. The Exam was conducted for a duration of more than 1 month. It is assumed that around 80 lakhs aspirants applied for the RRB NTPC Exam. This has also has a great effect on RRB NTPC Exam Result. There were some ambiguities. Exam was also postponed at certain examCenterss. But RRB timely managed the situation and Re exam was done within few days.

RRB NTPC Vacancies:

Post Vacancies
Commercial Apprentice (CA) 703
Traffic Apprentice (TA) 1645
Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC) 127
Goods Guard 7591
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA) 1205
Senior Clerk Cum Typist 869
Assistant Station Master (ASM) 5942
Traffic Assistant 166
Senior Time Keeper 4
Total 18252

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure After Results

After the Computer based Test Results are out, you will have to undergo with the next phase of the RRB NTPC selection procedure. There are a total of 9 posts in the RRB NTPC Recruitment viz.

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  1. Commercial Apprentice: Commercial Apprentices are multi skilled supervisors in the Commercial branch. A two year training is given to CA in different categories of working of Commercial branch. i.e. training in duties of commercial clerks, parcel clerks, goods clerks, catering, commercial inspectors. After the 2 year training ends, you will be posted as Chief Commercial/Parcel/Goods Clerk or Commercial inspector.
  2. Traffic Apprentice: Traffic Apprentice (TA) has a really exciting work profile.
    • Traffic Apprentices are appointed as multi skilled supervisors in Transportation(Operations) branch.
    • As a TA you will first have to undergo two years training in various categories of working in Traffic – i.e. as Station Master, Guard, Section Controller, Yard Master and Traffic inspector.
    • You might have to work independently as Station Master, Yard Master and Guard during the training period.
    • After successful completion of two years training you will be posted as either of the following: Station Master or Section Controller.
  3. Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk: 
    • As the name suggests, the Job of ECRC is to issue computerized reserved tickets for  passengers and also to respond to enquiries regarding any issue of the same
    • In simple words helping the passengers to plan their travel.
    • The best part is that the job is only indoor.
    • As such for ladies, it is one of the best  posts.
    • After selection you will be given a training for 45 days. 
  4. Goods Guard: Among all the posts mentioned, Goods Guard has the best defined work description. Just like a guard is responsible for managing a running train, similarly as a goods guard you will be responsible for  managing a running goods train. The job description includes
    • Vehicle Guidance (VG) – This is a written document incorporating information about number of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons and total tonnage. The VG is given by Station /Yard Master.
    • To conduct checks on entire train for any loose ends that might endanger its smooth running.
    • Verify that all doors of wagons are closed.
    • Ensure brake continuity with the Loco Pilot.
    • Ensuring that the train has sufficient brake power and signing the Brake Power certificate(BPC).
    • Monitoring the formation while it is in motion for any abnormalities.
    • Curate various train report. viz., Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports
    • Along with Loco Pilot/Assistant Loco Pilot identify and address minor troubles experienced while the train is moving.

    If selected you will have to undergo 45 days training in respective Zonal training institutes. Training module will consist of General Rules, Goods ,Coaching theory and Railway Commercial rules.

  5. Junior Account assistant cum Typist: As a Junior Accounts Assistant you will be appointed to work in Department of Finance and Accounts.
    • You will be in charge of Clearing Bills , Analyzing Railway Budget, Processing of  Purchase order and Verifying Stocks. The accounts department is tasked with the following:
    • Maintaining the accounts of the railway in accordance with prescribed rules .
    •  Internal check of transactions affecting the receipts and expenditure of railway.
    • Settlement of claims against railways.
    • Advising the administration involving railway finance.
    • Compilation of budgets in consultation with other departments and monitoring the budgetary control procedures as may be laid down in the relevant orders and Code rules from time to time.
    • To discharge other management accounting functions such as providing financial data for management reporting, assisting inventory management, participation in purchase/contracting decisions and surveys for major schemes in accordance with the relevant rules and orders.
    • Ensuring there are no financial irregularities in the transactions of the railway.
    • After selection you will be given a training for 45 days. 
  6. Senior Clerk cum Typist: As a Senior Clerk you will be appointed to General work in any of the Departments of the Indian railways.
    • The posts of Senior Clerk Cum Typist is not cadre specific.
    • You may be considered for posting in any of the department.
    • The maximum probability is that you will be posted in the  Personal Department, where you will be under the control of Senior Divisional Personal Officer responsible for human resource development of the cadre.
    • There are many other department such as Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Telecommunication and can be posted in these departments for clerical works.
    • The job is mainly indoors.
    • This is one of the best job for ladies in Indian railways.
    • You will mainly be assigning work to junior clerks and supervising it on a day to day basis
  7. Senior Time Keeper: 
    • As the name suggests, the Job of Senior Time Keeper is to assist the movement of trains by keeping the record of time.
    • Senior Time Keeper are trained for working in sync with the entire network.
    • In simple words helping in the streamlined movement of trains.
    • After selection you will be given a training for 45 days.
  8. Assistant Station Master: The assistant station master (ASM) is in charge of running of trains at his station of posting. As an ASM you will be operating the signals, ensuring that all tasks are completed as per the rule book.
  9. Traffic Assistant: 
    • As the name suggests, the Job of Traffic Assistant is to assist their seniors.
    • Traffic Assistant are trained for working as Traffic or Signal in charge.
    • In simple words helping in the streamlined movement of trains.
    • After selection you will be given a training for 45 days. 

All posts do not have the same recruitment process. The recruitment process for the above posts will be done in the following manner:

  • For post 1-4, only document verification will be done after the Computer based Test.
  • For post 5-7, skill test followed by document verification will be done after the Computer based Test.
  • For posts 8-9, aptitude test followed by document verification will be done after the Computer based Test.

Friends, this is it from our side regarding RRB NTPC Selection Procedure. If you have any queries/questions, regarding RRB NTPC recruitment notification 2016, feel free to ask them in the comments section below. We will be glad to answer them for you.


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