Eastern Railway 2023 Recruitment for Apprentices - 3115 Posts - Check Notification

Candidates who are seeking for Government Jobs in India can check out this latest Recruitment Notification of "Eastern Railway" for the opening positions of Inspector of Apprentices - 3115 Posts. Applications are invited from below mentioned qualification carrying personnel's for 3115 Positions.

Online Applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian Nationals for training in Workshops and Divisions of Eastern Railway as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time. Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of applications would be entertained.

The online link will be live on the official website of RRC-ER from 27/09/2023 onwards and would remain live upto 26/10/2023. The candidates should click on the live link and fill up their application forms as per instructions of this notification.


Organization NameEastern Railway
Job NameApprentices
Total Vacancy3115
SalaryCheck Notification
Job LocationHowrah, Malda, Asansol 
Official websiteer.indianrailways.gov.in

The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from recognized Board and should also possess the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT.


i. Application fees (non-refundable) is Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred) only. No fee, however, is to be paid by the SC/ST/PwBD/Women candidates).
ii. The payment of fees will have to be made online through ‘Payment Gateway’ available with online Application Form while filling up the online Application Form. The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking etc. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidate. At times, there may be server issues because of huge rush, which may affect the online payment system. In such scenario, the candidate needs to login fresh and attempt again.
iii. During submission of online application, a registration number will be issued to each applicant; candidates are advised to reserve/note their Registration Number.


i. Selection of a candidate for training slot of a unit of Eastern railway will be on the basis of merit prepared in respect of all eligible candidates who apply against the notification. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of data/details filled up by candidates in the online application form. The formula given below in Para 5 iii will be followed for determining the merit. If any candidate fills up wrong details, then his/her candidature will be cancelled as soon as the discrepancy comes in the notice of Railway Administration.
ii. The Select list for Document Verification (DV) will be on the basis of average of marks in the Matriculation and ITI.  The formula given below in para 5 iii will be followed for determining the merit. Merit list will be prepared trade/unit/community wise. Candidate must note that no centralized merit list will be formed.
iii. Merit list will be drawn for eligible candidates taking the average of percentage marks obtained by the candidates In both matriculation (with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks) and ITI examination giving equal weightage to both.
For example – A candidate secured 80.58% marks in Matriculation examination and 91.68% marks in ITI, then marks considered for selection will be 1⁄2 [80.58 + 91.68] = 86.13.

NOTE: - In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the candidate who passed the matriculation examination earlier shall be considered first.
iv. Candidates to the extent of 1.5 times the notified training slots in the respective communities, as per merit prepared in view of above formula, will be called for Document Verification (DV) of unit, to cater to absenteeism and rejection etc.
v. However, the opportunity for training will be given to candidates who are selected as per merit order of their respective community, in the ratio of 1:1 of notified training slots, subject adhering to other prescribed criteria as per railway rules, for example – medical fitness in required category and rules for verification of a candidate etc.
vi. A candidate will get selected for training in ONLY one unit of Eastern railway as per procedures mentioned above, based on the comparative community wise merit position of candidate and as per available training slots in his/her trade.
vii. In case of any dispute, the decision taken by Railway Administration will be final.


i. Before applying, the candidates should ensure that he/she fulfils all the eligibility criteria. If at any later stage, the particulars furnished by the candidate are revealed to be not conforming with the eligibility criteria, his engagement will be terminated forthwith. All annexures in the given formats for claiming fees exemption, reservation, age relaxation, etc. must be submitted at the time of verification of documents.
ii. The candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting the link provided on the Notice Board of official website of RRC/ER Kolkata. They must go through the detailed instructions before filling up the online applications.
iii. All relevant fields/boxes must be carefully filled up by the candidate. The particulars (including spellings) must match with the details available in the Matriculation certificate like name, father’s name, date of birth etc.
iv. The candidates should fill the relevant columns regarding their community as per the government issued certificates for SC/ST/OBC/EWS and physical disability.
v. Candidates can apply for any unit of Eastern Railway for training as Act Apprentice Trainee as per notified training slots of units of Eastern Railway through this notification. However, they would have to exercise options for giving preference to units for training.
vi. However, a candidate will get selected for training in ONLY one unit of Eastern Railway as per procedures mentioned in Para 5 of this notification, based on the comparative community wise merit position of candidate and as per available training slots in his/her trade.
vii. The candidates are advised to indicate their mobile numbers and valid e-mail IDs which need to be kept active over the entire process of selection, since communication for further selection process will be made through these media. No letter will be sent by post from RRC/ER.

The selection is purely merit based and the Railway does not appoint any facilitation centre/coaching centre for the said selection. The candidates are advised to be aware of/avoid unscrupulous elements promising selection. If they come across such occurrences, they are advised to bring it to the notice of the SDGM/ER and local police with copy to this office.

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Last Date to Apply : 26 October, 2023

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