RRB Technician Recruitment 2024: Check their salary, eligibility, job role and more

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The Railway Recruitment Board has opened the online registration window for recruitment of Technician Grade I (Signal) and Grade III (Various), today on its official website at rrbapply.gov.in.
Candidates can register themselves and apply for the recruitment process through the RRB recruitment portal. The last date to apply is April 8,2024 11:59 PM.
Vacancy details
The recruitment drive aims to fill a total of 9,144 vacancies of various posts of Technician in the Indian Railways.Here’s an overview-

Post Name Posts
Technician Grade 1 Signal 1092
Technical Grade 3 (Blacksmith/Bridge/Carriage and Wagon/Crane Driver/Diesel Electrical/Diesel Mechanical/Electrical/ TRS/EMU/Fitter/Permanent Way Refrigeration and AC/Riveter/S&T/Track Machine/Turner/Welder/others 8052

RRB Technician Eligibility 2024
Candidates applying for Grade 1 Signal and Grade 3 positions must meet specific eligibility criteria outlined by the official authorities. These criteria differ between the two posts under RRB Technician Recruitment 2024, as detailed below:
Qualification for Technician Grade 1 Signal:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Instrumentation from a recognized University/Institute, or
  • B.Sc. in a combination of any sub-streams of Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Instrumentation from a recognized University/Institute, or
  • A degree in engineering in any of the aforementioned core streams, or a combination thereof, or
  • A three-year engineering diploma in any of the mentioned fundamental streams, or a combination thereof.

Qualification for Technician Grade 3:

  • Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the trade of Forger and Heat Treater, Foundryman, Pattern Maker, or Moulder (Refractory), or
  • Matriculation/SSLC plus completion of a Course Apprenticeship in related trades.
  • For further details, please visit the provided link.

Application fee
The application fee for RRB Technician posts is Rs. 250/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minorities/EBC/PwD categories, and Rs. 500/- for other categories.
RRB Technician 2024 Salary structure
The RRB Technician holds a position with a respectable salary structure. This structure varies based on the grade and level of the technician. For Technician Grade 1, at Pay Matrix Level 5, the initial pay is INR 29,200, while for Technician Grade 3, at Pay Matrix Level 2, the initial pay is INR 19,900. Additionally, candidates can calculate their tentative marks using the RRB Technician Answer Key provided.
Alongside their salary, RRB Technicians are entitled to various perks and allowances. These include Dearness Allowance, Medical Allowance, Travel Allowance, Educational Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Railway Duty Pass, Festival Bonus, City Compensatory Allowance (CCA), and Special Allowance.
The monthly salary for an RRB Technician amounts to INR 19,900, along with additional allowances and increments. This salary increases gradually along with the basic pay and other allowances.
RRB Technician job role
The RRB Technician Job Profile outlines several key responsibilities that candidates should be aware of prior to applying. These include the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of railway rolling stock such as locomotives and waggons. Technicians also inspect and test rolling stock for safety compliance, troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues, and disassemble and reassemble components as needed. Routine maintenance tasks, record-keeping for maintenance activities, and adherence to safety protocols are all part of the job. In addition, technicians work with team members to ensure the safe and efficient operation of railway rolling stock.
RRB Technician Recruitment 2024: Exam pattern and syllabus
The first stage of selection is the computer-based-test (CBT) exam for both Grade I and Grade III applicants separately. Here’s an overview of the exam pattern and syllabus-

  • Pattern & Syllabus of CBT for Pay Level-5 post i.e., Technician Gr I Signal-

(i) Total Duration: 90 minutes & Total Questions: 100
(ii) There shall be negative marking @1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
(iii) Normalization of marks will be done for CBT held in multiple shifts.
(iv) 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.
(v) The marks scored in CBT shall be counted for shortlisting of candidates for further stages of this recruitment process.
Details and topics of exam can be found on the official notification.


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