Engagement of Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961, over Central Railway.

Opening of Online Application Date : 23/12/2019
Time of closing of Online Application : 22/01/2020

ONLINE applications are invited from interested candidates for engagement of Act Apprentices for imparting training under the Apprentices Act 1961 in the designated trades at Workshops/Units in the jurisdiction of Central Railway against 2562 slots. 

Applications complete in all respects should be submitted only ONLINE till 17:00 hrs. of the closing date.

1. Candidates should note and take cognizance of the fact that this is a Centralized Notification for engagement of Act Apprentices under the Apprentices (RRC/CR) has been nominated as nodal agency for obtaining ONLINE applications from candidates and preparation of their merit list. Candidates can submit their applications ONLINE only on RRC’s website 

2. After preparation of merit list, the same will be advised to respective Divisions/Units on Central Railway. Document verification will be held in opted Divisions/Units, as per the Cluster as mentioned in the Candidate’s applications. 

3. Candidates must note that no centralized merit list will be formed. 


4.1 Selection will be on the basis of merit list prepared in respect of all the candidates who apply against the notification. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of percentage of marks in matriculation (with minimum 50% aggregate marks) + ITI marks in the trade in which Apprenticeship is to be done. The panel will be on the basis of simple average of marks in the 
matriculation and ITI. For the purpose of calculation of percentage of matriculation, marks obtained by the candidates in all subjects will be reckoned and not on the basis ofmarks of any subject or a group of subjects like best of five etc.For the purpose of calculation of percentage of ITI marks, average marks mentioned in consolidated statement of marks for all semesters of the trade applied / marks mentioned in the Provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT / SCVT, will only be reckoned.For the purpose of calculation of percentage of marks of SSC of candidates from Board of Secondary Education Andhra Pradesh, Board of Public Examination, Kerala etc RRC will take midpoint of range of grades obtained by the candidates. After obtaining midpoints of all the attempted subjects according to grades awarded, average will be calculated treating each subject is out of 100 marks, as there is no standard method or multiplying factor for calculation of average of matriculation for such Boards.

4.2 In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate with older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, then the candidate who passed matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first. 

4.4 A final merit list will be prepared cluster/unit wise, trade wise and community wise, equal to the number of slots in the descending order of percentage of marks obtained by the candidate, as stated above. 

4.5 Candidates finally enlisted would be subject to verification of original testimonials uploaded and production of medical certificate as per annexure attacheh

5.During submission of ONLINE application, a Registration number will be issued to each applicant. Candidates are advised to preserve/note their Registration Number for further stages of engagement process/correspondence with RRC. 

NOTE-I: To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit ONLINE application much before the closing date, to avoid possible inability/failure to log on to the website of RRC on account of heavy load on the internet or website jam during last days.

NOTE-II: RRC does not accept any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their application within the last day on account of aforesaid reason or any other reason.


9.1 An Ex-servicemen candidate selected under the reservation provided for them is to be placed in the appropriate category viz. UR/SC/ST/OBC to which he belongs. Ex-servicemen, their children and children of Armed Force personnel will be engaged for Apprenticeship as per details mentioned below: 

a)Children of deceased/disabled Ex-servicemen including those killed/disabled during peace time. 

b) Children of Ex-servicemen 

c) Children of Serving Jawans 

d) Children of Serving Officer 

e) Ex-Servicemen 


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 also possess National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by the National Council for Vocational Training or Provisional Certificate issued by National Council for Vocational Training / State Council for Vocational Training.


11.1 Application fees (Non-refundable) – Rs. 100/-

11.2 Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway as part of online application process as under: Once the online application is complete in all respects at RRC/CR’s website, candidates will be directed to payment gateway of SBI’s website to make payment. 
Once the payment is successfully done, candidates will be redirected to RRC/CR’s website to complete the application process and download the application form.  In case the candidates tried to make payment before and come across some issues like loss of internet connection due to which the fee amount has been deducted from their Account/Debit/Credit Card but still unableto download the application, please click on “Verify Payment” button to reconfirm the same from the Payment gateway. 

11.3 After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the online application. No change/edit will be allowed thereafter. 

11.4 The payment can be made by using debit card / credit card / Internet Banking / SBI Challan etc. by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates. 

11.5 On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt with the date entered by the candidate will be generated, which should be printed and retained by the candidate. 

11.6 If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please login again and make payment online. 

11.7 No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates. 


12.1 Only Loco motor or Cerebral palsy (OH) who suffers from not less than 40% of relevant disability and Hearing Handicapped (HH) having 60 decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequency are eligible to Apply.

a) Blindness 

“Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following condition, namely: 

i) Total absence of sight, or 

ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/2000 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lens; 

iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse. 

b) Low vision (VH) 

a) “Person with low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive corrections but who uses or is 
potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. 

12.4 Person with Disability (PWD) who wants to avail the benefit of reservation must produce a disability certificate issued by a competent authority (i.e. Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government including one specialist in the particular field for assessing disability). Disability certificate should be strictly as per the annexure-III / IV / V / VI attached. 

12.5 Other than abovementioned Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates should not apply as PWD, and, they will not be eligible for such Concessions/facilities. 


13.1 Candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting Detailedinstructions for filling up ONLINE applications will be available on the Website. 

13.2 Candidates are required to log on to the RRC/CR website provided for filling ONLINE applications and fill up the personal details/BIO-DATA etc carefully. 

NOTE-I: Candidates should be in possession of Aadhaar Card. At the time of registration, candidates have to fill 12 digit Aadhaar Card number. The candidates not having Aadhaar number and have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar Card can enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID Printed on the Aadhaar Enrolment slip. This provision is applicable to the candidates of all states and Union Territories except the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam. Applicants from these states can enter in the online application form, their voter ID number, valid passport number, driving license number or any other valid Government identity card at the time of online applicationCandidates have to produce original Aadhaar card or document mentioned above, at the time of document verification.

NOTE-II: Candidates should ensure their name, father’s name, date of birth should exactly match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. 

Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also debarment.

NOTE-III: Candidates are advised to indicate their active mobile number andvalid e-mail ID in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire engagement process as all important messages will be sent by email/SMS which will be treated as deemed to have been read by the Candidates.

13.3 Candidates have to choose only one cluster and within that cluster he can Give units in order of preference. 

13.4 Candidates trying to submit more than one application with different particulars like Name/Father’s name/Community/Photo (face)/ educational and/or technical qualification etc. or with different Email ID/Mobile Number are informed that all such applications will be summarily rejected. 

13.5 Candidates have to keep printouts of their Online application. If found eligible, he/she will be called for Document Verification and the print out of Online application is required to be produced at the time of Document Verification. 


14.1 Candidates are required to upload their colour photograph (size 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm taken not later than three months from the date of application in colour, JPG/JPEG format, 100 DPI, size of the file should be between 20 kb-70 kb) with clear front view of the candidate without cap and sunglasses. Candidates may note that RRC may, at any stage, reject the applications for uploading old/unclear photograph or for any significant variations between photograph uploaded in the Application Form and the actual physical appearance of the candidate. Candidates are advised to keep two additional copies of the same photograph ready with them for bringing at the time of Document Verification. 

15. SCANNED SIGNATURE/SOFT COPY OF IMAGE OF SIGNATURE Candidates are also required to upload their signature (size 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm, JPG/JPEG format, 100 DPI, size of the file should be between 20 kb - 30kb). 

16.5 Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates, wherever applicable, as mentioned in Para 8.5 above. 

16.6 Disability certificate, in case of PWD candidate. 

16.7 Discharge certificate / Serving certificate, in case of candidates applied Against Ex-Servicemen quota. Production of original documents, as stated above, on the day of document verification is mandatory without which they will not be allowed to appear in The document verification. Certificates in languages other than English or Hindi should be accompanied by an attested translation in English/Hindi. 


17.1 The ONLINE application, complete in all respect, can be submitted through ONLINE process to RRC up to 22/01/2020 till 17.00 hrs. No physical copy of the application is required to be sent to RRC. Even if it is received, no cognizance will be given to it

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