Indian Railways Recruitment Notification 2017

At, we have some good news to share about the latest recruitment issued by Indian Railways. This year they have come out with a  notification for large numbers and it is open for the entire country. Vacancies are listed zone wise so candidates should apply for the jobs according to their respective railway zone. There are a total of 235527 vacancies in the entire country for different  posts, if you think you are eligible for any of the available posts then apply to it on or before last date on official site that is Please find below the complete details of the Indian Railway Recruitment 2017.

RRB Railway Recruitment Notification 2017

In the Indian Railway system, recruitment is done through the famous Railway Recruitment Board it also comes under the purview of the Railway Ministry of India which was formed in 1998 to perform recruitment procedures to recruit new employess for the India Railways. The the RRB’s headquarters is in New Delhi, it is further divided into 21 RRB’s located in different cities of India. Below, the readers can find the latest RRB Railway Recruitment 2017 issued by various railway zones recently.

More than 50000 Jobs in Indian Railways

As per the information we got from our sources we had come to know that in this year Indian Railways is planning to recruit candidates in big numbers, upwards of 50000. For the exact number of vacancies you have to wait for the official notification which will be released soon and we will update the information on our site so please keep an eye on the article.

RRB Railway Recruitment Notification 2017

Zone Name Number of Vacancies Name of Post
Central Railway Recruitment 2017 2326 ITI Apprentice
Konkan Railway Recruitment 2016 57 ALP (Mechanical Department)
Western Railway Recruitment 2017 444 Trade Apprentice
North Eastern Railway Recruitment 2017 133 Trade Apprentice
RRB ALP Recruitment 2017 26567 Assistant Loco Pilot & Technician Grade 3

List of Railway Zones

  • East Central Railway Zone (ECR):
    Date of Formation: October 01, 2002
    Total route KMs: 3628
    Headquarters: Hajipur
    Divisions: Danapur, Dhanbad, Mughalsarai, Samastipur, Sonpur
  • North Western Railway Zone (NWR):
    Date of Formation: October 01, 2002
    Total route KMs: 5459
    Headquarters: Jaipur
    Divisions: Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur
  • East Coast Railway Zone (ECoR):
    Date of Formation: April 01, 2003
    Total route KMs: 2572
    Headquarters: Bhubaneswar
    Divisions: Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Visakhapatnam
  • North Eastern Railway Zone (NER):
    Date of Formation: 1952
    Total route KMs: 3667
    Headquarters: Gorakhpur
    Divisions: Izzatnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi
  • West Central Railway Zone (WCR):
    Date of Formation: April 01, 2003
    Total route KMs: 2965
    Headquarters: Jabalpur
    Divisions: Jabalpur, Bhopal, Kota
  • South Eastern Railway Zone (SER):
    Date of Formation: 1955
    Total route KMs: 2631
    Headquarters: Kolkata
    Divisions: Adra, Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi
  • Northern Railway Zone (NR):
    Date of Formation: April 14, 1952
    Total route KMs: 6968
    Headquarters: Delhi
    Divisions: Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow, Moradabad
  • Central Railway (CR):
    Date of Formation: November 05, 1951
    Total route KMs: 3905
    Headquarters: Mumbai
    Divisions: Mumbai, Bhusawal, Pune, Sholapur, Nagpur
  • South Western Railway Zone (SWR):
    Date of Formation: April 01, 2003
    Total route KMs: 3177
    Headquarters: Hubli
    Divisions: Hubli, Bangalore, Mysore
  • Eastern Railway Zone (ER):
    Date of Formation: April 1952
    Total route KMs: 2414
    Headquarters: Kolkata
    Divisions: Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Malda
  • South East Central Railway Zone (SECR):
    Date of Formation April 01, 2003
    Total route KMs: 2447
    Headquarters: Bilaspur
    Divisions: Bilaspur, Raipur, Nagpur
  • North Central Railway Zone (NCR)
    Date of Formation: April 01, 2003
    Total route KMs: 3151
    Headquarters: Allahabad
    Divisions: Allahabad, Agra, Jhansi
  • Southern Railway Zone (SR):
    Date of Formation: April 14, 1951
    Total route KMs: 5098
    Headquarters: Chennai
    Division: Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Palakkad, Salem,Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Northeast Frontier Railway Zone (NFR):
    Date of Formation: January 15, 1958
    Total route KMs: 3907
    Headquarters: Guwahati
    Divisions: Alipurduar, Katihar, Rangie, Lumding, Tinsukia
  • Western Railway Zone (WR):
    Date of Formation: November 05, 1951
    Route KMs: 6182
    Headquarters: Mumbai
  • South Central Railway Zone (SCR):
    Date of Formation: October 02, 1966
    Total route KMs: 5803
    Headquarters: Secunderabad
    Divisions: Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Guntur,Nanded, Vijayawada

RRB Recruitment 2017

A total of 26567 vacancies have been announced by the various Railway boards  in the country for Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and Technician Grade-III posts. Interested candidates in these vacancies and those who are looking for government jobs in India can apply for them on or before the final date of registration process.


Name of RRB Number of Vacancies
RRB Guwahati 538
RRB Ajmer 771
RRB Chandigarh 1161
RRB Patna 1271
RRB Bangalore 1172
RRB Kolkata 2038
RRB Secunderabad 2839
RRB Bhubaneswar 1538
RRB Muzaffarpur 1153
RRB Thiruvananthpuram 294
RRB Gorakhpur 78
RRB Mumbai 4155
RRB Ahmadabad 546
RRB Jammu 475
RRB Bhopal 326
RRB Ranchi 2621
RRB Siliguri 345
RRB Bilaspur 1680
RRB Malda 373
RRB Allahabad 1527
RRB Chennai 1666


In case of any queries you can contact the respective RRBs at the contact details given below:


Name Contact Details
RRB Mumbai Phone : 022 –
RRB Bhopal Phone :0755 –
RRB Kolkata Phone : (033) – 2543 0108 (033) –
RRB Siliguri Phone.
RRB Ajmer Phone :
RRB Gorakhpur Phone : 0551 –
RRB Bilaspur Phone :07752 –
RRB Thiruvanantha puram Phone:
RRB Bangalore Phone :080 –
RRB Guwahati Phone :0361
RRB Ahmedabad Phone : 079 –
RRB Ranchi Phone : 0651 – 2462429/
RRB Bhubaneswar Phone :0674 –
RRB Patna
RRB Allahabad Phone : 0532 –
RRB Chennai Phone : 044 –
RRB Secunderabad Phone.
RRB Malda Phone : 03512 –
RRB Chandigarh Phone : 0172 – 2793414 /
RRB Jammu – Srinagar Phone : 0191 –
RRB Muzaffarpur Phone : 0621 –

Railway Recruitment 2017

Recruitment in the Indian Railways is categorized into 4 groups: A,B,C and D. A group posts need higher educational qualifications and also give out the highest pay. The degree of educational qualification keeps getting lower from Group B to Group D where there is no need for higher secondary education which also means that the pay is low. Candidates are requested to choose the group according to their respective educational qualification.

Group A Posts: This group includes posts like Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), Indian Railway Medical Services, Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), IAS allied services, Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF), Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS), Engineering Service Examination (ESE), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineer (IRSSE), Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Stores Services (IRSS) and Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA). Examinations of all these posts are conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Group B Posts: Recruitment for all group B posts is done by RRB Railway Recruitment 2017 and all are gazette posts like Junior Engineers, Depot Material Superintendent, Section Officers etc. and also those who are in Group C posts are promoted to Group B posts according to one’s performance & experience.

Group C Posts: Recruitment for these posts are also carried out by Railway Recruitment Boards and it includes various technical & non-technical posts like a commercial apprentice, engineering posts in civil, mechanical, signal and telecommunication depts., clerk, traffic apprentice, ticket collector, railway posts etc. You can also check out job for this in our RRB Railway Recruitment 2017 article.

Group D Posts: In this group, posts are very low level like safaiwala, tracker, trackman, gunman, peon etc and recruitment for this group is carried out by the RRC.

Upcoming Railway Jobs 2017

Under the Indian Railways there are a lot of manufacturing entitites which are also government owned and are also managed by the Ministry of  Railways . So you can check the websites of the following Corporations if you are looking for Jobs that are similiar to Railway Jobs.

List of Railway Companies

  • RCIL  RailTel Corporation of India Limited  (RailTel)
  • RLDA Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA)
  • CRIS The Centre for Railway Information Systems
  • PRCL Pipavav Railway Corporation Ltd
  • Eastern Railway
  • MRVC  Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd
  • CONCOR Container Corporation of India Ltd.
  • RITES Rail India Technical and Economic Service
  • NWR Railway
  • BWEL Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co. Limited
  • IRFC Indian Railway Finance Corporation (भारतीय रेल वित्त निगम)
  • RVNL Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
  • NCR Railway
  • DFCCIL Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
  • IRCON Ircon International Limited {इरकॉन इंटरनेशनल लिमिटेड}(IRCON)
  • BCL
  • KRCL Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd
  • IRCTC Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation
  • BSCL  RRB 

List of Metro Railway Projects

Project Name City Name
Kanpur Metro Kanpur
Kochi Metro Kochi
Mumbai Metro Mumbai
Thiruvananthapuram Light Metro Thiruvananthapuram
Noida Metro Rail Corporation Noida, Jewar &Greater Noida
Kozhikode Light Metro Kozhikode
Delhi Metro Delhi – NCR
Chennai Metro Chennai
Patna Metro Patna
MetroLink Express Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad Ahmedabad &Gandhinagar
Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Gurgaon
Bhopal Metro Bhopal
Lucknow Metro Lucknow
Vijayawada Metro Vijayawada
Varanasi Metro Varanasi
National Capital Region Metro National Capital Region
Jaipur Metro Jaipur
Pune Metro Pune
Nagpur Metro Nagpur
Namma Metro Bangalore
Chandigarh Metro Chandigarh Tricity
Allahabad Metro Allahabad
Guwahati Metro Guwahati
Bhubaneswar Metro Bhubaneswar &Cuttack
Hyderabad Metro Hyderabad
Indore Metro Indore
Kolkata Metro Kolkata
Meerut Metro Meerut
Visakhapatnam Metro(Vizag Metro) Visakhapatnam
Navi Mumbai Metro Navi Mumbai
Agra Metro Agra

Official link

You can always contact us in the comments section below, incase you need any further information. Please make sure to visit the official link to get the complete details of the recruitment notification.

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