The selection process is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Communities (OBC), etc.
It starts with calling for applications from eligible candidates through Employment News" (A publication of the Government of India).
Scrutiny of applications and calling only eligible candidates for written examination.
Conduct written examination which consists of objective type questions.
List of candidates successful in the written examination/Interview is published through employment news, Internet and also separately advised to the candidates by post.
In respect of safety categories, a psychological test is also conducted to assess the suitability of the candidate for safety related jobs in Railways.
For certain categories a second stage written examination is also conducted.
Conduct viva-voce test cum-interview/Verification of documents for the candidates successful in the above examinations.
As per the policy decision of the Ministry of Railways, there will be interviews only in selected categories.
Recommend a panel of names for appointment in respective Railway Establishments.