1273 Apprentice Post Vacancy – West Central Railway


Last Date

Last Date to apply to West Central Railway: 23rd January, 2018

Advt No.01/2018
West Central Railway
Jabalpur, India

DRM’S Office Personnel Department, Jabalpur, West Central Railway has given a notification for the recruitment of Act Apprentice vacancies for the year 2018-19. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.


1.Name of the Post- Apprentice
No of Post- 1273


Candidates should possess 10th Class or equivalent & ITI (Relevant Trades)

1273 Apprentice Post Vacancy - West Central Railway 1About West Central Railway

The West Central Railway with its headquarters at Jabalpur comprises of Jabalpur and Bhopal divisions of erstwhile Central Railway and Kota division of erstwhile Western Railway. The formal gazette notification announcing the formation of this new zonal railway was issued on 4th July 2002 by the Ministry of Railway, Govt. of India. eographical extension of WCR on Indian Railways Map - Jabalpur Division- Itarsi (excluding) - Manikpur (excluding) Double line Non-electrified BG Sec.; Bina (excluding) - Katni Double line Electrified BG Sec.; Katni - Singrauli (excluding) Single line Non-electrified BG Sec.; & Satna - Rewa Single line Non-electrified BG Sec.
Bhopal Division- Khandwa (excluding) - Itarsi Double line Electrified BG Sec.; Itarsi - Bina Double line Electrified BG Sec.; Bina - Guna Single line Electrified BG Sec.; Guna - Gwalior (excluding) Single line Non-electrified BG Sec.; Ruthiyai - Maksi (excluding) Single line Non-electrified BG Sec. Kota Division- Nagda (excluding) - Mathura (excluding) Double line Electrified BG Sec; Kota - Ruthiyai (excluding) Single line Electrified BG Sec.; Kota - Chanderiya Single line Non-electrified BG Sec. In the north-south direction the zone has Bina (Including)-Bhopal-Itarsi (Including section of Delhi- Chennai trunk route. In addition important freight corridor of New Katni On-Line and branch line sections of Katni-Singrauli, Satna-Rewa, Jukehi-Kymore, Bina-Guna-Kota, Kota - Chanderiya (excluding) and Maksi (excluding Guna-Gwalior (excluding are also within the jurisdiction of this new zonal railway-West Central Railway caters to 39 districts (24 districts of M.P., 13 of Rajasthan and 2 of U.P.). It has a total route kilometers of 2997 kms. (Track kilometres-6295 kms.) of which 1627 route kms. are electrified. (Electrified Track kilometres-3972 kms.) Out of total route Km. of WCR, 2185 km (about 73 %) of its route falls in the State of M.P., 758 km (about 25 %) falls in Rajasthan and rest 54 km. comes under the jurisdiction of U.P.

Important stations served by this railway include Jabalpur, Bhopal & Kota of A1 Category Stations, Habibganj, Itarsi, Bina, Vidisha, Hoshangabad, Katni, Satna, Saugor, Maihar, Pipariya, Damoh, Sawai Madhopur,Bharatpur of A Category Stations and Ganjbasoda, Harda, Guna, Narsinghpur, Madanmahal, Gangapur city, Ramganj Mandi , Baran, Chau Mahala, Shri Mahabirji etc. . West Central Railway has a fair balance of passenger and freight traffic. On the freight side the most important originating traffic is of cement which is loaded in Satna-Rewa cluster of Jabalpur division. Lakheri, Dadhdevi, Morak stations of Kota division. Other originating commodities handled include bauxite, limestone, dolomite and clinker on Jabalpur division, LPG and POL on Bhopal division fertifilizer on Kota and Bhopal divisions, deoiled cake on Bhopal and Jabalpur divisions and food grain on Bhopal division. In Financial Year 2016-17, the daily average loading of this Railway is about 1585 wagons, the annual originating revenue earning loading is approximately 36.45 million tonnes (amounting to approximately to Rs. 3253.22 crores). On the passenger side this railway deals with 608 no. of mail express and 143 no. of passenger trains including 9+2 pairs of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains , 2 pairs of Jan-Shatabdi trains, 5 pairs of Garib Rath, 8 pairs of Duronto Exp. & 2 pairs of Suvidha Exp. Approx. 134.36 million (FY 2016-17) passengers originate their journey every year on this railway giving a passenger earning Rs. 3004.41 crores actual (FY 2016-17). After accounting for other coaching earnings including parcel traffic of Rs. 145.85 crores actual (FY 2016-17) the overall total annual earning of this railway comes to Rs. 9878.29 crores actual (FY 2016-17). Operating ratio of WCR in 2016-17 was 73.90% West Central Railway has two major marshalling yards at New Katni Jn. And Itarsi Jn. It also has three electric loco sheds at New Katni (having holding of 188 Locomotives), Itarsi ( with holding of 189 Locomotives), and Tuglakabad (holding of 227 Locomotives), with a total fleet of 604 electric locomotives (as on Jan. 2017) and two diesel loco sheds at New katni (having holding of 229 Locomotives), and Itarsi ( with holding of 170 Locomotives), with a total fleet of 399 diesel locomotives (as on Jan. 2017) to keep the traffic moving on its routes, To keep the fleet of nearly 1003 locomotives in good fettle all the time is a mammoth task and a challenge which is successfully met by this railway. In addition there is a Coach Rehabilitation Workshop at Bhopal and a Wagon Repair Workshop at Kota which are engaged in the activity of heavy repairs to passenger coaches and POH of goods wagons especially of oil tank wagons. Coach Rehabilitation Workshop, Bhopal has re-furbished Model rakes having state-of-the-art features and passenger facilities/comforts for Mahamana Express (inaugurated on 22 Jan 2016). Prioritizing safety in operations, West Central Railway became the first zone of Indian Railways to eliminate all its unmanned level crossings by 31 Aug, 2015.

Application Fee

Candidates should pay Rs.100/-+70/-(+18% GST)
No fee for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Women candidates.

Important Dates

Starting Date to Apply Online: 24-12-2018
Last Date to Apply Online: 23-01-2019 till 12:00 PM

Age Limit (as on 31-12-2018)

Minimum Age: 15 Years
Maximum Age: 24 Years
Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.


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