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RRB Full Form: Know about all the exams under RRB

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:34 PM IST


Know the full form of RRB at Also, get details about all major railway exams their recruitment process, all important jobs by Indian Railways, and much more
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Full-Form of RRB: This post will go over all you need to know about RRB. Candidates will learn what RRB stands for, what RRB is, what RRB examinations are held for, and how many RRBs are operational in India.

What exactly is RRB?

Railway Recruitment Board is the full name of the Board. The Railway Recruitment Control Board is governed by the Ministry of Railways.

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The Railway Recruitment Board, formerly known as the Railway Service Commission, was created in 1942. The Railway Service Commission was renamed the Railway Recruitment Board in 1985.
The Railway Recruitment Board holds exams 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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The following examinations are held by the Railway Recruitment Board:

  • RRB JE
  • RRB Group D

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.

RRB NTPC – What is RRB NTPC Full Form?

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.

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RRB JE – What is RRB JE Full Form?

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 2021 Exam was 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

RRB ALP – What is RRB ALP Full Form?

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.
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RRB Group D – What is RRB Group D Full Form?

The Railway Recruitment Board, on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cell, conducts the RRB Group D exam. RRB Group D test is held by RRB to hire suitable candidates for various vacancies in Indian Railways departments, such as Helper/Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, in Level 1 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

The following educational qualifications are required for the RRB Group D or RRC Level 1 exam:

  • The board expects candidates to have a minimum education qualification of 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) awarded by NCVT in order to be eligible for the RRB Group D examination.

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