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.