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Indian Railway Exam Coaching Institute Ernakulam, Kerala

Indian railways which comprise the chief mode of organized transportation system is the nation’s single largest undertaking with a route length of over 63 thousand kilometers spread over 6853 railway stations. Indian Railways is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railway.Making a small beginning in April 1853 when the first ever railway train in India commenced its journey from Mumbai to thane, a stretch of only 34 kilometers, Indian railways emerged to be Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest railway system under a single management.
 

As on march 31, 2011 the Indian railway had a vast network of 7083 stations spread over a route length of 64024 kilometers.As on march 31, 2011 about 23 percent of the route kilometer, 34 percent of running track kilometer and 34 percent of total track kilometer is electrified, this is the second biggest electrified system in the system, the first being commonwealth of Independent states. As of January 2014, it transported over 30 million passengers daily (over 10 billion on an annual basis). In 2011, IR carried over 8,900 million passengers annually or more than 24 million passengers daily (roughly half of which were suburban passengers) and 2.8 million tons of freight daily.
 

Indian Railways is the world’s ninth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees.
The Indian railway system is now divided into 17 zones. Each zone is headed by a general manager, who is responsible for the railway board for all the zonal affairs such as operation and maintenance of zonal railways and the financial matters pertaining there to.

Sl.NoZoneDate of creationHeadquarters
1Southern           14.04.1951Chennai                   
2Western            05.11.1951Mumbai (church gate)      
3Cebtrak            05.11.1951Mumbai (Victoria terminus)
4Northern           04.04.1952New delhi                 
5Eastern            01.08.1955Kolkata                   
6South Eastern      01.08.1955Kolkata                   
7North- Eastern     14.04.1955Gorakhpur                 
8South Central      02.10.1966Secunderabad              
9North East Frontier15.01.1958Maligaon (Guwahati)       
10North- Central     06.07.2002Allahabad                 
11East- Central      06.07.2002Hajipur                   
12North- Western     10.10.1996Jaipur 
13East- Coast        06.07.2002Bhubaneswar               
14South- Western     01.11.1996Hubli
15West- Central06.07.2002Jabalpur
16South- East central06.07.2002Bilaspur
17Metro rail         2010kolkata 

 

The largest civilian employer in the world, the Indian railways employ nearly 1.5 million people. A career with the railways is both secure and rewarding as this is a recession-proof sector with excellent growth prospects. So We Success Academy thought of providing Railway Exam coaching classes with help of professionals at affordable and cheaper fees. Apart from the classroom coaching, the students are also given study material that consists of   Fundamental Booklets apart from Class Exercises & Mocks Tests. The focus is on developing students’ speed and accuracy with the help of fast-paced learning sessions that will eventually help them in clearing the examination.

Programme Highlights:

  • Expert and Experienced faculty team working for upliftment students with individual care and attention.
  • Comprehensive and detailed study materials accordingly prepared as per the latest updates of Railway which include General awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English.
  • Shortcuts and quicker method approaches in Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.
  • Daily Practice Sessions in a way to improve speed in competitive exams.
  • Individual Mock test series and chapter wise test in a way to improve students knowledge.
  • Well established library with banking reference books, other competitive books and study hall which is opened from 7 am to 8 pm (for girls timings till 5.30pm)
  • Special training for Psychological test and Technical sessions by experts.
  • 60-70 classroom sessions covering all the subject areas viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Knowledge
Indian Railway network is known to be the largest network in the world. Government releases many projects to provide one job opportunities to make one’s career in the field of Railways. The Indian railways are broadly divided and sub-divided into zones, divisions and departments, each controlling a particular function .Indian Railways is divided into 17 Zones, each of these zones is further divided in divisions with a total of 68 Divisions. . Every division has a certain number of technical and non-technical departments, which form the base structure on which the railways function. Technical departments include civil, technical and mechanical engineering, signalling and telecom, and several others dealing with similar disciplines, while the non-technical departments include general services such as accounts, personnel management, Railway protection Force (RPF) or security and traffic services, among others. Each department has staff at various levels. The highest are the Group A officers, while the lowest in rank are the Group D staff members.
 Each zone is headed by a General Manager (GM). Similarly, Each division is also headed by a separate Divisional Railway Manager (DRM). Going down in the hierarchy, there are divisional officers belonging to various departments such as engineering, electrical, mechanical, accounts, personnel etc. These officers report to the DRM that contacts the Railway ministry directly. Further, there are station masters that control the flow of train traffic through their specific stations.
 
The officers in Indian railways are divided in Four Grades – Grade – A, Grade – B, Grade – C and Grade – D Officers.

Group A

Grade A officers are the highest level officers in Indian railways. Recruitment in Grade A is done through Civil Services Examination and Combined Engineering Services Examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).

Civil Service Examination

Through Civil Services exam, Group ‘A’ personnel are recruited for Following services :-
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service,
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service,
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service,
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Combined Engineering Service

Through Combined Engineering Services Exam, Group ‘A’ personnel are recruited for Following services :-

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Stores Service,
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers,
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers,
  • Railway Service of Signal Engineers

UPSC SCRA Exam 

Group A officers are recruited by UPSC.Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers personnel are also recruited through UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination.

Group B

Group ‘B’ Officers are promoted directly from Group ‘C’.

Group C

Group ‘C’ officers are recruited by 19 Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) that operate under the control of Railway recruitment control board (RRCB).
These Railway recruitment boards are the prime recruiting agencies for zonal railways, production units etc. They ask for applications for various Group ‘C’ vacancies through Technical and Non-Technical cadre exams.
Group ‘C’ technical services include Civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, signal and telecommunication etc.Non -technical services include, Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket Collectors, Train Clerks, etc.
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  • Technical Cadre Examination


Indian Railway technical cadre exam is conducted by various RRBs (Railway Recruitment Boards) to recruit Group ‘C’ officers in technical categories at divisional level including Civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, signal and telecommunication etc.
The tests are designed according to the educational standards required for the post. There are no Interviews in most cases, however there may be some variations in exam pattern depending upon job profiles.For some categories, written test may be followed by an Oral test (Viva) and for others a skill test or psychological test may also be conducted as required by the posts Job profile. All questions are multiple-choice objective type.
More than one written test may be conducted (Preliminary and mains exam) if the number of applicants is large.
After selection, The successful applicants are called for counselling and scrutiny of original documents for verification and a panel of names is then recommended to zonal railway / production unit, depending on the number of vacancies. The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination before appointment
 

  • Non-Technical Cadre Examination


Indian Railway Non-technical cadre exam is conducted by various Railway Recruitment Boards for recruitment of Group ‘C’ officers in Non-technical categories. Various non-technical job categories include Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket-Collectors, Train Clerks, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice etc.Selection process mainly consists of Written tests and may vary according to the nature of job profiles. The successful applicants have to pass a medical test to finalize the appointment.

  • RPF Sub-Inspectors / Constables Examination


RPF (Railway Protection Force) Sub-inspectors and Constables exam is conducted annually at national level by RPF Central selection board to recruit Sub-Inspectors and Constables for Executive and fire branch. The tests are held at locations under control of zonal railways. Successful candidates have to pass a medical test before finalizing appointment.
 
The selected candidates are recommended to the zonal railways and the provisional appointment is made form zonal railways headquarters. Various RRBs are given as below along with their Websites

 RRBs atWebsite
Ahmedabadwww.rrbahmedabad.gov.in
Ajmerwww.rrbajmer.org
Bangalorewww.rrbbnc.gov.in
Allahabadwww.rrbald.gov.in
Bilaspurwww.rrbbilaspur.gov.in
Bhopalwww.rrbbpl.nic.in
Bhubaneswarwww.rrbbbs.gov.in
Chandigarhwww.rrbcdg.org
Chennaiwww.rrbchennai.net
Gorakhpurwww.rrbgkp.gov.in
Guwahatiwww.rrbguwahati.gov.in
Jammu & Srinagarwww.rrbjammu.nic.in
Kolkatawww.rrbkolkata.org
Maldawww.rrbmalda.gov.in
Mumbaiwww.rrbmumbai.gov.in
Muzaffarpurwww.rrbpatna.gov.in
Patna
Ranchiwww.rrbranchi.org
Secunderabadwww.rrbsec.org
Thiruvananthapuramwww.rrbthiruvananthapuram.net


 Group D

The Group D posts are filled at the divisional level. Group D

The scheme of Railway Examinations(technical/Non-technical) generally consists of three stages:

               1. Written Examination (for some of the posts Written Examination is conducted in two phases,i.e.., Preliminary and Main)

                2. Psychological Aptitude test and /or Interview

               3. Skill Test or Proficiency Test.

The first stage of Examination Scheme comprises WRITTEN TEST which consists of a composite Test Paper of Multiple Choices Objective Questions which Include three or four subjects, Reasoning, General Knowledge, Mathematics, and English. For some technical posts, questions are also asked from the area of specialization. Only those candidates are eligible for the admission to the second stage of the examination Scheme who secure minimum qualifying marks in the Written test.

The second stage may consist of oral test or personality test or interview and /or psychological aptitude test. The psychological aptitude test is of qualifying nature only. However, it is made compulsory for some of the technical grade posts.

 
For the posts of clerical cadre and stenographer, skill test or proficiency test is also organized. After clearing the first and/or second stage(s) candidates are required to appear in the Typing Test and /or stenography test.

Model Syllabus(technical)


General Awareness:  History, Geography, General Science, Economy, Current Affairs, State General Knowledge, Computer and Information Technology etc..

Arithmetic Ability: Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions ,Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Average, Pipes & Cisterns, Problems on Trains, Boats & Streams, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Menstruation (2D and 3D),Algebra, etc

Reasoning Ability/General Intelligence:

Verbal Section: Analogy, Classification(Odd man Out), Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning etc
Non-verbal section: Series Completion, Analogy, finding any missing figure and classification.etc

Technical Ability – This is generally the questions that include the knowledge of the candidates about the profession and some technical questions which may be tricky


Model Syllabus(non-technical)


General Awareness:  History, Geography, General Science, Economy, Current Affairs, State General Knowledge, Computer and Information Technology etc..

Arithmetic Ability: Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions ,Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Average, Pipes & Cisterns, Problems on Trains, Boats & Streams, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Menstruation (2D and 3D),Algebra, etc

Reasoning Ability/General Intelligence:

Verbal Section: Analogy, Classification(Odd man Out), Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning etc
Non-verbal section: Series Completion, Analogy, finding any missing figure and classification.etc
 

1. Technical

Age and Qualification Criteria:

The aspirants need to be in age group of 18-27 yrs and should be graduate in any of Civil, signaling, electrical, mechanical, telecom, electronics, and communication etc. More details are published in the official advertisement issued by the Railway recruitment boards.
                           

2.Non- Technical

Age and Qualification Criteria:

The aspirants need to be in age group of 18-27 yrs. The qualification criteria vary according to job profiles. For some categories like Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Clerk Grade I, Guards, etc. the required qualification is a degree from a recognized University while for other lower categories it’s merely matriculation.