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Railway Recruitment Board Paramedical Services Recruitment


In July 1942, a Railway Service Commission with one Chairman and two members was established for recruitment of eligible candidates as Staff for the then North West Railway. These Commissions were introduced in later years in other railway zones with main functions of recruiting eligible candidates for class III positions and to give advice to General Managers for dealing subordinate staff on disciplinary matters. In 1985 Railway Service Commissions were renamed as Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), and in the year 1998, all the RRBs came under the direct control of Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB), to streamline the working of RRBs. At present, there are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards in the country. Drona provides required information on RRBs form the exam point of view. 

Positions and Eligibility

S.no Post Education Qualification Grade pay Age limit
1 Staff Nurse (i) B.Sc General Nursing or Nursing and Midwifery from any School of Nursing which is recognised by the Indian Nursing Council.

(ii) Candidates must have a valid registration with Indian Nursing Council for practice as General Nurse/Midwife.

9300-34800 +

GP 4600

2 Health & Malaria



B.Sc Chemistry and a) Diploma in Health/Sanitary Inspector of 1-year duration (OR) (b) National Trade Certificate (NTC) of a 1-year course in Health/ Sanitary Inspector which is awarded by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), which comes under Ministry of Labour and Employment. 9300-34800+

GP 4200

3 Pharmacist – III Intermediate in Science stream or its equivalent, with a 2 years Diploma in Pharmacy and the candidates must have registration with the State Pharmacy Council OR Pharmacy Council of India. (Proof to be attached) 5200-20200+

GP Rs. 2800

4 ECG Technician Higher Secondary, i.e., 10+2 from any recognised Board / University with a certificate course in ECG Technician of one year course from any recognised institution. 5200-20200+

GP 2400

5 Radiographer Higher secondary with Chemistry & Physics and a two-year Diploma in X-Ray Technician/ Radiography/Radio Diagnosis Technology from any recognised institution. Or Science

graduates having a two-year Diploma in X-Ray Technician/Radiography /Radio Diagnosis Technology will be preferred.


GP 2800

6 Lab Assistant Gr II “Matriculation with Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT) O R

Medical Lab Technology Certificate Course from an institute recognised by a State Govt./ University or the Technical Board of Govt./Central Govt Authority.


GP 2000

7 Lab Superintendent


B.Sc with Life Science/Bio-Chemistry / MicroBiology or B.Sc with Chemistry and Biology as main or optional or subsidiary subjects or its equivalent with a Diploma in Medical Lab Technology (DMLT) or its equivalent degree OR a B.Sc in Medical Technology (Laboratory) from any recognised University or institution. 9300-34800

GP 4200

8 Hemodialysis


B.Sc with a Diploma in Haemo

dialysis or candidates must have two years satisfactory in-house Training

Candidates experienced in

Haemodialysis work in any reputed

institution (Proof needs to be attached)


GP 4200

9 Cardiology


Higher Secondary, i.e., 10+2 in

Science subjects with a certificate course or Diploma in Cardiology Lab

Investigations having Holter, ECG,

& TMT. Candidates trained

in Echocardiography are preferable


GP 2400

10 Audiologist

cum – Speech


(I)B.Sc with a Diploma in Audio &

Speech Therapy or 2 years

experience in speech therapy field.


GP 2800

11 Physiotherapist Intermediate and a Degree/Diploma

in Physiotherapy from any recognised University or Institution


GP 4200

12 District



Post Graduate in Social work/Sociology/Community Education or its allied subjects with similar course contents or a graduation in one of the above-mentioned disciplines with a 2-year Diploma in the Health Education from any recognised University 9300-34800+
GP 4200
13 Dietician BSc in Science with a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from any recognised Institution with three months internship training from a Hospital OR BSc Home Science and MSc Home Science from any recognised Institution. 9300-34800

GP 4200

14 Ophthalmic


cum Optician

B.Sc in Optometry or a 3 or 4-year Diploma in Ophthalmic Technician and the aspirant must have a valid Registration with the respective Council/Licensing body. 5200-20200+

GP 2400

15 Male Field Worker Intermediate in science stream 5200-20200+ GP 1900 18-30
16 Dental Hygienist B.Sc.(Biology) Or its equivalent from any recognised university. (b) A two years Certificate/Diploma course in Dental Hygiene from any Indian Dental Council recognised university with two years experience as Dental Hygienist. 9300-34800+GP 4200


17 Optometrist B.Sc. in Optometry or a Three or four-year Diploma in Ophthalmic Technician. 9300-34800+ GP 4200 18-33
18 Audiometry Technician B.Sc. and Diploma in Audio

Therapy and two years

experience in the related field.

5200-20200+ GP 2400


19 X-Ray


10+2 with Physics & Chemistry

and Diploma in Radiography/ X

Ray Technician/ Radio Diagnosis

Technology (2 years course) from

Recognised institution. Science

graduates with Diploma in

Radiography / X-Ray Technician/

Radio Diagnosis Technology (2

years course) shall prefer.


GP 2800

20 Cath Lab


B.Sc and a Diploma from any reputed Cardiac Lab in a cardiac Professional Cath Lab work or two years in-house training/ candidates must have experience in reputed Cardiac Cath Labs. 9300-34800

GP 4200

21 Janitor in



Bachelor Degree in Health/Hospital Management from any recognised University with 2 years working experience in a reputed Hospital regarding administration and maintenance of the Hospital 5200-20200

GP – 2800

22 Receptionist

in Medical


A Bachelor Degree in Hospital or Health Management from any recognised University and (ii) 2-year experience as a Receptionist in a Hospital of repute. 5200-20200

GP – 2800



  • Five years of relaxation on upper age limit for SC/ST candidates.
  • Three years for the OBC candidates on upper age limit.
  • However, there will be no age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates who are applying for unreserved vacancies.
  • For Ex-Servicemen who had a minimum of six months service after their attestation, the upper age relaxation will be equal to the period of service rendered in Defence plus three years.
  • For Jammu & Kashmir candidates who had Domiciled during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 five years will be given.
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) will be given a maximum of ten years of upper age relaxation (But 15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC)
  • The upper age limit for Divorced women or Widows and women judicially separated from husband from husband and not remarried shall be 38 years for OBC, 35 years for Unreserved, and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • For the candidates who are serving Group ”C” or Group ‘D’ positions in Railway Staff, Casual Labour and their Substitutes having a minimum of 3-year service, the upper age limit will be 45 years for SC/ST candidates, 40 years for Unreserved candidates, and 43 years for OBC candidates.
  • For the candidates who are work in Quasi-Administrative offices of Railway organisation such as Co-operative Societies, Railway Canteens, etc., will be given Relaxation on upper age limit equal to the length of the service subject to a maximum of 5 years.


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How To Apply

Aspiring candidates can apply to any of the notified RRB posts but separately, based on their choice and upon their eligibility. Candidates must apply ONLINE by visiting the official website of the concerned RRB. RRB also releases notifications such as RRB group D, RRB technicians, RRB engineers, and RRB Stenographers  on need basis. SSC and UPSC are also important recruiters  of eligible candidates into various government services.

Before applying, aspiring candidates have to go through the instructions and must ensure their eligibility. Candidates need to enter all the basic details that are asked for and should pay the requisite fee before final submission.

Selection Procedure

There will be a Single stage written examination that will be followed by the verification of the original documents of selected candidates. Candidates will be selected based on their performance in the examination. The Question papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. UPSC releases similar type of notification namely UPSC combined medical services.

For positions like Physiotherapist, District Extension educator, there will be an interview for the candidates who will qualify the written exam. The selected candidates must submit their certificates related to education, experience, caste, etc., for verification. There will be a medical test for the selected candidates before their posting.

Examination Pattern

Written Examination

The questions paper for this exam will be set in Hindi, English, Urdu and other local languages that are listed in the notification. The standard of questions will be in the conformity of the minimum education and technical qualifications that are prescribed for the posts. The Questions asked will be of objective type, and there will be ⅓ negative marking will be generally asked from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Science and Technical Ability.


For the posts like Physiotherapist, District Extension educator, there will be an interview. The interview board assess the suitability of the candidates to the position.

Document Verification

The candidates qualified in the written exam/Interview their to submit their education, category, experience, certificates, etc. The recruitment board will verify the genuineness of these certificates and ensure eligible candidates are selected.

Medical Test

The selected candidates need to undergo a medical test prior to their joining in the position. The medical officer will verify the physical standards that are mentioned in the notification which is required for the candidates to continue their duties in the position satisfactorily.


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