RRB Full Form, Check what are RRB NTPC, ALP, JE and other exams

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RRB Full Form: RRB  stands for Railway Recruitment Board.  It was crated in 1942 as the Railway Service Commission and later renamed as the Railway Recruitment Board in 1985. It has the responsibility for conducting recruitment examinations for one of the largest employers in the World i.e. Indian Railways. The full form of RRB is often not known to many.

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The RRB conducts examinations like ALP, NTPC, etc. The space below has the detailed RRB ALP Full Form and other details. 
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Table of Content

  1. RRBs in India
  2. RRB NTPC: What is the full form of RRB NTPC?
  3. RRB JE: What is the full form of RRB JE?
  4. RRB ALP: What is the full form of RRB ALP?
  5. RRB Group D: What is RRB Group D Exam?

RRBs in India

There are now 21 RRBs operating across India. The railway board's headquarters are in New Delhi.

The following are the 21 Railway Recruitment Boards:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kolkata
  • Malda
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Secunderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Thiruvananthapuram
Candidates who intend to sit for any RRB test can obtain an application form from any regional RRB.

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RRB NTPC: What is the full form of RRB NTPC?

Non-Technical Popular Categories is the full form of NTPC. The Railway Recruitment Board holds this exam all over India to recruit students for positions such as Commercial Apprentice, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master, and so on.
To take this exam, you must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university, and for some positions, you must have completed 12th grade.

The RRB NTPC is hiring for the following positions:

  • Junior Clerk cum Typist,
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist,
  • Junior Time Keeper,
  • Trains
  • Clerk,
  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk,
  • Traffic Assistant,
  • Goods Guard,
  • Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk,
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist,
  • Junior Account Assistant cum Typist,
  • Senior Time Keeper,
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Station Master
Before the pre-COVID-19, the Railway Board had announced 35,208 openings for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) recruitment. There were 1.26 crore individuals that applied for this exam.

Also Read:
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RRB JE: What is the full form of RRB JE?

The full form JE is Junior Engineer.
The RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam is held by the Railways Recruitment Board in order to recruit individuals with scientific and engineering backgrounds to fill various technical positions in the Indian Railways.

The RRB JE Exam is held in order to fill the following positions:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Engineer (IT)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a recognized university is the minimum educational requirement for the RRB JE test.
There are several steps to the RRB JE Recruitment Process. There are a few stages that are designed expressly for certain types of jobs.

The following are the stages of the selection process:

  • Preliminary Exam (Computer Based Test)
  • Main Exam (Computer Based Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Fitness Test
  • Final Selection
Also Read:
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RRB ALP: What is the full form of RRB ALP?

Assistant Loco Pilot is the full form of ALP.
The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam is held by the Railway Recruitment Board to recruit candidates for the Ministry of Railways.

The following qualifications are required for the RRB ALP exam:

  • Candidates must have completed matriculation and a course in the corresponding trade at an Act Apprenticeship Industrial Training Institute certified by NCVT or SCVT.
  • Those with an AICTE-recognized diploma in Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical/Automotive Engineering are also eligible to take the exam.

RRB Group D: What is RRB Group D Exam?

RRB Group D Exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board to recruit eligible and interested cadidates to posts of Helper/Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV and so on. Candidates should be 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT to be eligible for RRB Group D Exam.

Also read the following blogs related to RRB Group D Exam:
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RRB Group D Salary RRB Group D Exam Pattern


What is the full form of RRB?

 RRB stands for Railway Recruitment Board.

What is the work of the Railway Recruitment Board?

It is mandated to recruit candidates for Railways - posts like Junior Engineers, Assistant Loco Pilot, Non-technical and popular category, Group  C/Group D.

What is RRB exam eligibility?

The age limit for RRB Exams varies from 18 to 32- 33.

Is RRB exam easy?

RRB Exams have a high level of competition. Each year lakhs of candidates appear for the examination. 

What are few exams conducted by RRB?

RRB conducts examinations for Assistant Loco Pilot, Non-Technical and Popular Category, Group C/Group D, and other positions in Indian railway divisions and offices.

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