Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is the central organization set up to fill most of the vacancies in various Railway regions. RRB conducts direct recruitment to may of the posts in the sector. But appointment to the Class I Railway Services is made through UPSC on the basis of the annual competitive exams. Following are the exams related to Railway jobs: 1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) 2. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) 3.Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) 4.Civil Services Examination 5.Indian Railway Service Stores (IRSS) 6.Combined Engineering Service Examination 7.Indian Railway Services of Engineers (IRSE).
Railways follow dual method for the recruitment to the posts of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers. About 50 percent of the posts are filled through the Combined Engineering Services Examination. The remaining 50 percent will be filled by UPSC through Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) Examination. UPSC conducts this exam every year.
Many of the Banks are recruiting candidates on a regular basis through written exams and interviews. Reserve Bank of India conducts Officers Grade ‘A’ / ‘B’ Examination. The State Bank of India, India’s largest bank is the major recruiter in this sector. Central Recruitment Board of SBI conducts Probationary Officers’ Exam and Clerks Grade Exams frequently. Details of SBI recruitment tests are available on www.statebankofindia.com
Apart from these, Central Council of Industrial Research and University Grants Commission (CSIR – UGC) jointly conduct National Eligibility Test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Applicants of Assistant Professorship in Research Organizations, Universities and Degree Colleges should clear CSIR- UGC NET. Details of this test can be availed from http://csirhrdg.res.in OR www.ugc.ac.in