Eastern Railway (RRC ER) 2021 Recruitment Notification. Eastern Railway has released official notification for the job openings of Act Apprentice positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 03rd November, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :- 

Act Apprentice - 3366 Posts

Job Location - West Bengal

Other Qualification Details :-

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 Divisions of Eastern Railway. Applications must be submitted online and no other mode of submission of the same would be entertained.

i. Candidates should note and take cognizance of the fact that this is a Centralized Notification for engagement of Act Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961 for Eastern Railway Units and Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway (RRC/ER) is the nodal agency for processing of ONLINE applications from candidates and preparation of their merit list.

1. Post Name: Act Apprentice

2. No of Posts: 3366

3. Trade-wise, Unit-wise and Community-wise Breakup of Slots:

a. Howrah Division: 659

b. Sealdah Division: 1123

c. Asansol Division: 412

d. Malda Division: 100

e. Kanchrapara Workshop: 190

f. Liluah Workshop: 204

g. Jamalpur Workshop: 678

4. Educational Qualification:

a. The candidate must have passed 10th class examination or its equivalent (under 10+2 examination system) with minimum 50% marks, in aggregate, from a government recognized Board and also should possess the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT.

b. However for the following Trades, the minimum educational qualification is 8th class pass from recognized School and the National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by NCVT/SCVT:

i. Welder (Gas and Electric)

ii. Sheet Metal Worker

iii. Lineman

iv. Wireman

v. Carpenter

vi. Painter (General)

c. The candidate should have already been in possession of the prescribed qualification on the date of issue of notification.

5. The candidates finally engaged will be provided stipend at the prescribed rate as per extant provisions

6. Notice No.RRC-ER/Act Apprentices/2020-21


The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years of age as on last date for receiving application.

Application Fee:

Application fees (non-refundable) is Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred) only. No fee, however, is to be paid by the SC/ST/PWBD/Women candidates).

Important Dates:

1. Date of publication of notification on website: 01.10.2021

2. Opening date and time of online application: 04.10.2021 10.00 AM

3. Closing date and time of online application: 03.11.2021 06.00 PM

4. Probable date of display of list of selected candidates: 18.11.2021 

Other Important Terms And Conditions :

i. The candidates finally engaged will be provided stipend at the prescribed rate as per extant provisions.

ii. This notification is purely for apprenticeship training. Training in Railway establishments under the Apprentices Act, 1961 does not by itself confer any right, whatsoever, for appointment in railway services by default.

iii. Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils all the eligibility criteria. If at any later stage, the particulars furnished by the candidate are revealed to be not conforming with the eligibility criteria, his/her engagement will be terminated forthwith

iv. Candidates must check their eligibility with regard to medical fitness for a particular trade, before applying for it.

v. This is to clarify that physical fitness required for Candidates, including PwBD Categories is guided by Act Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 and other relevant rules.

vi. In accordance with Railway Board letter No.E(MPP)/2009/6/14, candidates have to bring a medical certificate at the time of document verification in a prescribed format as per Apprentice Act, 1961 and para 4 of Apprenticeship rules, 1992(as amended from time to time). 

vii. The medical certificate should be signed by Government authorized doctor (Gaz.), not below the rank of Asst. Surgeon of Central/State Hospital. 

viii. The format of such certificate will be as uploaded in the website of Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway – www.rrcer.com. 

 ix. The vacancies and terms & conditions of this notification are subject to change in view of change of rules. Breakup of PwBD vacancies will be notified as per relevant rules and vacancies. 

x. The candidature of candidates is purely provisional at every stage and it is liable to be cancelled if any irregularity is found at any stage. Mere issue of a call letter for document verification doesn’t confer any right/claim for apprenticeship training. 

xi. The Eastern Railway administration does not take any responsibility for sending replies to the candidates not selected or not called for. Only the list of candidates coming in the merit list after passing all stages will be issued.

xii. After final submission of online application, no candidate will be allowed to do any type of correction/alteration online.

xiii. In matters of determination of eligibility and admitting the candidature of applicants, the decision of RRC/ER shall be final.

xiv. Legal Jurisdiction:- For any legal disputes, the jurisdiction will be Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata. 


Railway Recruitment Cell, Eastern Railway, 56, C.R.AvenuenKolkata – 700 012

Selection Process :-

i. Selection will be on the basis of merit prepared in respect of all eligible candidates who apply against the notification. 

ii. For the trades for which only class 10th pass is the minimum qualification, a separate merit list will be drawn for candidates eligible taking the average of the percentage marks obtained by the candidates in both matriculation (with minimum 50% (aggregate) marks) and ITI examination giving equal weightage to both. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate having older age shall be preferred.

a. In case the dates of birth are also same, the candidate who passed the matriculation examination earlier shall be considered first.

iii. For the trades for which class 8th pass is the minimum qualification, the merit list would be prepared for all eligible candidates, including those having qualification of matriculation and who opt for these trades, based on the average marks obtained both in class 8th standard and ITI examination, as indicated in (a) above.

a. In case of two candidates having the same marks, the candidate having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, the

candidate who passed the 8th class examination earlier shall be considered first.

b. If a candidate secured 80.58 % marks in Matriculation examination and 91.68% marks in ITI, then marks considered for selection will be ½ [80.58 + 91.68] = 86.13. 

iv. Candidates enlisted as explained above will be called for Document Verification to the extent of 1.5 times the notified vacancies in the respective communities per their merit order.

Steps to Apply :-

i. The candidates are required to apply ONLINE by visiting the link provided on the Notice Board of official website of RRC/ER Kolkata (www.rrcer.com). 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, Father’s name, etc. must be identical with the same what have been recorded in the Matriculation or equivalent certificate.

ii. The candidates should fill up the relevant columns regarding their community (SC/ST/OBC/EWS), Ex-Serviceman and Physical Disability. 

iii. Candidates should apply for one unit while filling up the application form. However, the allotment of the training establishment is strictly as per merit and available vacancies in respective trade of units and communities.

iv. The candidates are advised to indicate their mobile numbers and valid e-mail IDs in the application form which they need to be kept active during the entire process of selection, since communication for further selection process will be made through these media and also through notice board of website of RRC ER Kolkata.

v. Closing date and time of online application: 03.11.2021 06.00 PM

Official Notification