Brief Explanation of RRB vs RRC

RRB VS RRC: The jobs of railway recruitment fall into the category of central government. It is the dream of every Indian to work in the Railways, I will say that if you’re planning to do a job in Railways it will be a wisest decision that you will make, because it may guarantee a secure life and getting settled down in future. But every vision is not achievable easily and the case is same in this department also. The competition very high, every year lakhs of candidates apply for thousand jobs so you can imagine how much you have to prepare for the entrance examination in the post you’re looking for is a dream.

The difference between RRB vs RRC are mentioned below-


Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

RRB works under Indian Railways. It was founded on 27/4/1998. It is managed and controlled by Ministry of Railways i.e. government of India.

RRB exams are being conducted for 21 regional boards (rural). It includes Ahmedabad, Ajmer Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi, Siliguri etc.

It mainly conducts exams for group C. The candidate should be at least 10th or 12th passed or have an ITI certificate.

Posts like senior section engineer, Jr engineer, assistant Loco pilot etc. all these exams are conducted by RRB.

About salary-new employees get a grade pay which ranges from ₹2800 to 4800 and it will increase over time.

It formulates the policies for recruitment procedures. All the expenses incurred by different activities are monitored under RRB.

Every year RRB conducts for the exams- RRB assistant loco pilot (ALP), RRB Jr engineer(JE), RRB senior section engineer(SSE), RRB non-technical jobs(NTPC), STATION MASTER.

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Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC)

It works under Indian Railways, RRC conducts examination for railway recruitment zones like Central Railway i.e. zonal headquarters in Mumbai, Eastern Railway i.e. zonal headquarters in Kolkata, East coast railway i.e. zonal headquarters in Bhubaneshwar, southern railway i.e. Chennai etc.

RRC mainly focuses on group D railway jobs and exams for the same. The announcement was made in the Railway budget of 2005-06. It is supervised by Deputy Chief personnel i.e. who is appointed by an assistant personal Officer along with 10 staff in group C and D.

Recruitment requirement for workshops/divisions/production units falling under the territorial jurisdiction for the zonal railway will be put together for the process of recruitment.

Salary-new employee gets grade pay from ₹1800 to ₹2400. It will increase time to time.

Exams like for Trackman, helper, goods guard etc. are conducted by RRC.

A person should be at least 10th or 12th passed as per the job specifications.

Following recruitments are handled by RRC-

  • In southern railway and integral Coach factory for recruitment of group D.
  • Again in southern railway but against Scouts and Guides quota for group D.
  • Again in southern railway for scouts and guides but for the group C.
  • For cultural quota- group C recruitment in southern railway.


Schedule for Recruitment for Group D

S. No.EventsMonth
1.Issue of NotificationJuly
2.Last date of receipt of application30th Sept.
3.Scrutiny of applicationJan/Feb
4.Issue of call letter for Written TestMarch/April
5.Written TestMay/June
6.Physical Efficiency Test  (PET)Sept./Oct.
7.Medical Test/Document VerificationNov./Dec
8.Declaration of Final panelDecember


Currently, 62,907 approx. jobs for group D have been announced by the Railway Department.

Candidate should keep in mind that if he or she got is applying for more than one category of posts then also only one application has to be submitted.

In selection procedure candidate is to go from PET i.e. physical efficiency test, followed by the written test. After clearing that, the medical examination will be there and document verification.


NOTE: This article gives you a brief explanation of what is railway recruitment board and what is railway recruitment cell. Candidate will get a brief idea about what is different between these two. For examination point of view, we suggest that you go to official website and check for the post you’re looking for to apply. We will bring more detailed article in respect to these two fields soon enough. If you have any doubt a problem, please feel free reply back in comment section and allow us to help you further.

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