RRB NTPC(Exam-Detail)

Railway Recruitment Control Board is a government organisation in India. It was set up in 1998 in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi.


Exam Detail

Eligibility criteria:

There are three areas in which you should ensure your eligibility to sit for the Railway Recruitment Board’s NTPC 2016 exam:

Medical Fitness

Age Limit

Education Qualification

These are detailed as below:

Medical Fitness:

The medical fitness criteria are essential for the Railway Recruitment Board vacancies in 2016 for Non Technical Popular Categories (Graduate). The most important criteria in the medical test, along with being physically fit in all respects, are the Visual Acuity Standard or eye-sight. There are two different criteria as detailed below:

Applicable Posts

Eyesight Criteria

Commercial Apprentice, Enquiry – cum – Reservation Clerk, Junior Accounts Assistant – cum – Typist, Senior Clerk – cum Typist, Sr. Time Keeper

Distance Vision : 6/9, 6/9 without glasses
Near Vision : Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses
Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision

Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Traffic Assistant

Distance Vision : 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses
Near Vision : Sn: 0.6, 0.6, with or without glasses when reading

Age Limit:





Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

02.01.1974 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1971 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1969 to 01.01.1998

Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried

02.01.1981 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1979 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1976 to 01.01.1998

Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labor and Substitutes

02.01.1976 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1973 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1971 to 01.01.1998

Working in Quasi – Administrative Offices such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes

Relaxation upto length of service rendered, subject to a maximum relaxation of upto 5 years. The range can be calculated as follows:
( 02.01.1984 minus length of service ) to 01.01.1998
In case of maximum relaxation (where length of service is greater than 5 years) the range of birth date will be: 02.01.1979 to 01.01.1998

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

02.01.1979 to 01.01.1998

Ex-Servicemen provided you put in more than 6 months service after attestation.

Eligible range of date of birth can be calculated as below:
( 02.01.1981 minus extent of service rendered in Defense) to 01.01.1998


02.01.1984 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1981 to 01.01.1998

02.01.1979 to 01.01.1998

Educational Qualification:

There are two eligibility criteria on the basis of educational qualification for recruitment through the RRB NTPC exam 2016. While the graduation requirement remains the same across various posts, some posts require the candidate to be proficient in computer typing in English or Hindi language. The details are as below:

Irrespective of the criteria you meet from a or b above, you should have the mark sheet of the final exam of the degree course at the time of applying to sit for the RRB NTPC 2016 examination.

Note: persons with more than 40% disability may be exempted from the Typing Test, provided they bring the Typing Skill Test Exemption Certificate to the Type Test Center.

  • You should have completed graduation from a recognized Board / University / Institute AND have the result of the final examination available at the time of application.
  • Graduation through non formal / distance education : In case, you have a degree through non formal / distance education, then you need to meet either of the two criteria mentioned below, in addition to those discussed for candidates who have completed their graduation through regular mode:
    • You should have completed 12 years of schooling through an Examination conducted by a Board / University, OR
    • You should have passed an entrance test by the University to enroll for a 3 year degree program through distance / non formal education AND you should not have been below 18 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission to this course.

RRB NTPC Selection procedure -

  • Stage 1 CBT
  • Selection procedure will be made strictly according to maerit on the basis of stage 2 CBT and aptitude test, Typing skill test.
  • based on the performance in the CBT/online test and aptitude test / typing skill test candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for documentisation in the main list.

Appointment of the candidates will be provided after the successful completion of medical fitness test which is to be conducted by the Railway Administration.

  • Selected candidates must satisfy certain vision standards.
  • There are specific distance and near readings.


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