South Eastern Railway Apprentice Recruitment Notification

Date of Notification 29.11.2023

Last Date of receipt of Application :28.12.2023 ( 17.00 Hrs)
1 Online applications are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian nationals for 
engagement/training as Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, as amended from time to time, in Workshops and other establishments of South Eastern Railway. Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of 
the same would be entertained. 



(i) The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 
24 years of age as on 01.01.2024. The age as recorded in the Matriculation certificate or 
the Birth certificate shall be reckoned for the purpose only.

(ii) Upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates, 3 years in case of 
OBC candidates and 10 years for Physically Handicapped candidates

.(iii) Upper age limit is relaxable by additional 10 years for ex-serviceman upto the extent of 
service rendered in Defence Forces plus 03 years provided they have put in a minimum of 
06 months service at a stretch, except Ex-servicemen who have already joined the Govt.  Service on Civil side after availing of the Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of their engagement.


Matriculation (Matriculate or 10th class in 10+2 examination system) from a recognized Board with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (excluding additional subjects) and an ITI Pass 
 (in the trade in which Apprenticeship is to be done) granted by the NCVT/SCVT.

A person shall be eligible for being trained under the Apprentices Act,1961 and the 
Apprenticeship Rules,1992, as amended from time to time, if he or she satisfies the minimum standards of physical fitness as prescribed in the aforesaid act and rules and the standards 
prescribed for imparting training to the relevant trade which will be certified by a Railway Medical Doctor on the prescribed format given at Annexure-II . 


Application fees (non-refundable) – Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred only). 
No fee, however, is to be paid by the SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates. 
The payment of fees will have to be made online through ‘Payment Gateway’ while filling up the online Application Form. The payment can be made by using Debit Card/Credit 
Card/Internet Banking/UPI/e-Wallets. 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 log in fresh and attempt again. 


4.1 Selection will be on the basis of merit list prepared (Trade-wise) in respect of all the 
candidates who apply against the notification in respective trades. The merit list in each trade will be prepared percentage of marks obtained in Matriculation with minimum 50% 
(aggregate) marks. For the purpose of calculation of percentage of matriculation, marksobtained by the candidates in all subjects will be reckoned and not on the basis of marks of any subject or group of subjects. 

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

4.3 Shortlisted candidates, thus enlisted in respective trades, will be called for document 
verification to the extent of 1.5 times of the notified vacancies. 

4.4 A final merit list will be prepared trade wise, 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 document verification of original testimonials and being found fit in appropriate medical examination as per Medical Proforma (Annexure-II). 

4.6 The candidates finally engaged will be provided Stipends at the prescribed rate as per the provision. 

4.7 In the event of the OBC vacancies notified above remaining unfilled, the same shall be filled up from among the UR candidates. The unfilled SC vacancies, if any, shall be filled up by the ST candidates, if available and vice-versa. And if such arrangement is not being possible, the unfilled reserved vacancies shall be filled up from the UR candidates (Rule 5 of the Apprenticeship Rules,1992). 

4.8 The earmarking for PWD and ESM have been calculated @ 3% of the total slots in the given establishment. The quota vacancies in the said categories are included in the overall vacancies and hence are not to be filled up outside the notified vacancies. 

4.9 The candidates who want to avail the benefit of reservation of ESM and Armed Forces Personnel, must produce discharge certificate / serving certificate ( as the case may be) of his/her parent at the time of document verification. 

The candidates selected against ESM and PWD will be placed in the appropriate categories viz. UR/SC/ST/OBC to which they belong to. Reservations to ESM, their children & children of Armed Forces Personnel shall be engaged for Apprenticeship as per details mentioned below :-
Children of deceased/disabled ESM including those killed /disabled during peace time. 

a) Children of Ex-Servicemen 
b) Children of serving jawans 
c) Children of serving Officers 
d) Ex-Servicemen. 
Unfilled ESM vacancies would be made good from other candidates. 


5.1 The candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting the link on the official website of South Eastern 
Railway They must go through the detailed instructions before filling up the online applications. All relevant items must be carefully filled up by the candidate himself. The particulars like the Name, Date of Birth, etc must match with the same that have been recorded in the Matriculation certificate. 

5.2 The candidates should fill the relevant columns regarding their community (SC/ST/OBC) and physical disability, if any, and upload the necessary certificates in the formats given in the Annexure to this notification. There would be 03 options for exercising preference for 
choosing the Training establishments (Annexure- 1) depending on the disciplines/trades in which the candidate has obtained the ITI qualification. The candidates should carefully exercise their preferences for the same. However, the allotment of the Training establishment is strictly as per merit and available vacancies in respective communities. Efforts will, however, be made to accommodate the candidates in the next preferred establishments, though there cannot be any claim for allotment of a particular training unit in favour of a candidate. The candidates not exercising any option can be given any of the vacant slots in the given community after all such slots are filled up by the candidates who have exercised their preferences. 

5.3 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 processes will be made through these media. 

5.4 Scanned photograph – Candidates are required to upload their good quality and contrast colour photograph, not more than 3 months old, at the space provided in the online Application Form. The scanned photo should be in the JPG/JPEG format and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application Form. The photograph should be clear, without cap or sunglasses and should have defined edges. The candidates should also keep 3-4 copies of the same photograph for future purposes. 

5.5 Scanned signature – The candidates are required to upload their full signature at the space provided in the online Application Form, which is to be of JPG/JPEG format and within the specified file size as mentioned in the Application Form. The application submitted without signature will be summarily rejected. 

5.6 All other relevant columns of the Application Form should be filled up by the candidate. The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) /South Eastern Railway reserves the right to reject the applications which are incomplete in any manner. 

5.7 The candidates are advised to take a print out of the filled in online Application Form after all details have been filled and the Form has been confirmed to have been submitted. The printout needs to be brought along at the time of Document Verification to establish the proof of having applied. 

5.8 HELP DESK :- For any problems in submitting the applications online or printing of the application, candidates may click on the Help Desk button appearing on the right hand corner of the application web page. For response to their queries, they must provide their e-mail IDs. 

6.1 Training in Railway establishments under the Apprentices Act, 1961 does not, by itself, confer any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default. However, 20% of the vacancies notified to be filled up in erstwhile Gr.D category posts (Grade Pay -Rs.1800/-) shall be filled up by giving preference to the Course Completed Act Apprentices trained in railway 
establishments and possessing National Apprenticeship Certificates granted by NCVT, subject to such candidates found suitable in other aspects and they having scored the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination. 

6.2 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 reveals to be not conforming, his engagement will be terminated forthwith. All Annexures in the given formats for claiming fees 
exemption must be uploaded. 

6.3 The South Eastern Railway administration does not take any responsibility for sending replies to the candidates not selected or not called for. 

6.4 In matters of determining the eligibility and admitting the candidature of the applicants, the decision of the RRC/SER shall be final. 

6.5 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 beware of touts and racketeers trying to deceive by false promises of securing selection as apprentice through influence or by use of unfair and unethical means. If they come across such occurrences, they are advised to bring it to the notice of the Chairman, Railway Recruitment Cell, South Eastern 
Railway, 11, Garden Reach Kolkata-700043. 

They can also inform the same to the Sr.DGM, 
South Eastern Railway, 11, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700043.

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