The Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) under the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is an excellent platform for 12th pass candidates to start with their careers. The salary scales from Rs. 19,000 to Rs. 21,700 for the undergraduate posts under RRB NTPC while it hovers between Rs. 25,500 to Rs. 35,400 for the graduate posts.

This year, the recruitment is going on for 35,000+ vacancies for different posts. Hence, there are a lot of opportunities and positions that students can attempt each year. Even 12th pass students can attempt this exam, and if they are successful, they can avail themselves packages of more than 20K and job security. Mentioned below are the eligibility and salary packages of the RRB NTPC exam.

RRB NTPC – Eligibility, Age Relaxation, Compensation and Benefits

This section has highlighted all the details like – eligibility, age relaxation, salaries, and benefits of various posts under the RRB NTPC exam.

  • Exam: RRB NTPC
  • Conducting Body: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
  • Post Category: Non-Technical Popular Categories
  • Examination Level: National
  • Total Vacancies: 35,208
  • Location: India
  • Category: Undergraduate Posts: 12th Pass, Graduate Posts: Graduation (in any field)
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Official Website: indianrailways.gov.in

RRB NTPC – Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the candidates for the RRB NTPC 2021 recruitment mainly depend on a few factors.

Age Limit: The age limit for the recruitment process is divided into two categories:

  1. 18 to 30 years for undergraduate posts.
  2. 18 to 33 years for graduate posts.

Nationality: To be eligible for the RRB NTPC posts, the candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal / Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who has been living in India since 1st January 1962 or before.

Educational Qualification:

  1. Goods Guard  – 7th CPC Level: 5, Qualification: Degree in any field from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.
  2. Station Master7th CPC Level: 6, Qualification: Degree in any field from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.
  3. Jr. Clerk and Typist7th CPC Level: 2, Qualification: 10 + 2 or equivalent diploma with an aggregate of at least 50% or above and proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  4. Sr. Clerk and Typist7th CPC Level: 2, Qualification: Degree in any field from a recognized university or equivalent qualification and proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  5. Jr. Accounts Assistant Cum Typist7th CPC Level: 5, Qualification: Degree in any field from a recognized university or equivalent qualification and proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  6. Accounts Clerk and Typist7th CPC Level: 2, Qualification: 10+2 or equivalent diploma with an aggregate of at least 50% or above. Proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  7. Jr. Timekeeper7th CPC Level: 5, Qualification: 10+2 or equivalent diploma with an aggregate of at least 50% or above. Proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  8. Sr. Time Keeper7th CPC Level: 5, Qualification: Degree in any field from a recognized university or equivalent qualification. Proficiency in computer typing in English / Hindi Language.
  9. Train Clerk7th CPC Level: 2, Qualification: 10 + 2 or equivalent diploma with an aggregate of at least 50% or above.
  10. Commercial and Ticket Clerk 7th CPC Level: 3, Qualification: 10 + 2 or equivalent diploma with an aggregate of at least 50% or above.

RRB NTPC – Age Relaxation

The age relaxation for the upper age limit in the RRB NTPC exam is dependent on the categories. The following table showcases brief information about relaxation for different categories.

  • Relaxation for General Category: Zero Relaxation
  • OBC: 3 years
  • SC / ST: 5 years
  • PwD (Unreserved): 10 years
  • PwD (OBC): 13 years
  • PwD (SC / ST): 15 years
  • Widows / Divorced Women (Unreserved): 3 years
  • Widows / Divorced Women (OBC): 5 years
  • Widows / Divorced Women (SC / ST): 8 years

RRB NTPC – Post Wise Salary Structure

The salary structure differs according to the posts and levels of the employee. Here is a detailed layout of the initial salary and allowances for different positions of both the undergraduate and graduate posts.

Salary Details for Undergraduate Posts

Salary Details of Graduate Posts

RRB NTPC – Allowances

The employees under RRB NTPC are provided with the following allowances:

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Medical Benefits
  • Pension Scheme
  • Other Allowances

Detailed Post Wise Pay Structure

The complete salary structure for different posts, including various allowances, are as follows:

Jr. Clerk cum Typist / Train Clerk / Jr. Timekeeper / Accounts Clerk cum Typist

  • Base Salary: Rs.19,000
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,800
  • Dearness Allowance: 12% of Base Salary
  • HRA: 8% of Base Salary
  • Travel Allowance: Rs. 2,016
  • Total: Rs. 28,696

Traffic Assistant

  • Base Salary: Rs. 25,000
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,800
  • Dearness Allowance: 12% of Base Salary
  • HRA: 8% of Base Salary
  • Travel Allowance: Rs. 2,016
  • Total: Rs. 35,416

Senior Accounts Clerk cum Typist / Senior Time Keeper / Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk / Jr. Account Assistant cum Typist / Goods Guard

  • Base Salary: Rs. 29,200
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,800
  • Dearness Allowance: 12% of Base Salary
  • HRA: 8% of Base Salary
  • Travel Allowance: Rs. 2,016
  • Total: Rs. 39,856

Station Master / Commercial Apprentice

  • Base Salary: Rs. 35,400
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 4,200
  • Dearness Allowance: 12% of Base Salary
  • HRA: 8% of Base Salary
  • Travel Allowance: Rs. 2,016
  • Total: Rs. 48,696

After 12th, most students are confused about what to do. They find it difficult to decide whether to try for jobs or studies. Studies are always alright as it helps one gain knowledge and get groomed for the future. A graduation or post graduation degree is always handy for jobs. But if students have an opportunity to be a part of Indian Railways that too after 12th, why not try? The above information gives a clear picture about the prospects of the jobs under RRB NTPC for students to plan accordingly.

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