Guidelines for RRB ExamRRB GUIDELINES

Here are certain guidelines for RRB exam and tips for the prospective candidates in the form Dos and Don’ts, which will help any Indian railway job applicants to avoid committing certain common mistakes, often leading to the cancellation of their candidature.


DO’s for RRB Exam

  • Read the Employment Notice and the instructions contained therein carefully.
  • Check, whether if you satisfy all the requirements of qualification, age, caste, vision etc., as required for the post in question.
  • Please ensure that the application form exactly matches the proforma given in the Employment Notice. Use only a good quality paper of A-4 size for the application.
  • Fill up each column of the application form neatly, clearly and legibly, as per the given instructions.
  • Check, whether the attested copies of all the relevant certificates/documents have been attached with the form.
  • Fill up the application form only in your own handwriting.
  • Submit only one application for one post, as required in the Employment Notice.
  • Do not forget to enclose the POSTAL ORDER/DEMAND DRAFT of the requisite amount, where applicable.
  • Check, whether you have addressed your application- to the correct RRB.
  • Check, whether your debarred period has expired on the crucial date, if you have been debar from by any RRB from appearing in the RRB exams.
  • Check whether your application form is complete in all respects so that it is not summarily rejected by the RRB.
  • Visit our railway zonal websites to know the status of your application and your eligibility.
  • Reach the venue of the examination in time with the call letter issued by this RRB.
  • Read the instructions printed on the call letter and ensure the compliance thereof.
  • Paste only a recent passport size photograph on the upper portion of call letter which should matche the one pasted on your application form.
  • The candidate should send the application duly filled in, along with required documents by ORDINARY POST ONLY. Forms sent through speed post /courier/registered post ( with or without AD ) will not be acknowledged.

Don’ts for RRB Exam

  • Do not submit more than one application for the same post. follow the best guidelines for rrb examination while applying
  • Never misuse the free traveling authority issued with the call letter.
  • Do not attempt impersonation in the examination, as it will not only lead to the cancellation of your candidature, but also debarring you for life time from appearing in all the RRBs examinations.
  • Do not carry the prohibited articles, such as, Mobile phone, calculator and books etc in the examination center.
  • Do not hazard with guess while answering the questions as there will be negative marking for each wrong answer.
  • Do not give more than one answer to a question, as that will be treated as a wrong answer.
  • Do not ticks mark the answers in the question booklet.
  • Do not attempt away any unfair means in the rrb examination.
  • Do not take along the original/duplicate answer sheet or the question book as that will entail a criminal action against you, apart from cancellation of your candidature.
  • Do not leave the rrb examination hall till you are permitted to do so.

Guidelines for RRB Examination


  • Signing in Capital letters in specimen column or not signing
  • Not affixing Left Thumb Impression in the Application form and Information Sheet.
  • Declaration to be written in the space provided in the Information Sheet left out or Declaration is not in running hand-writing.
  • Identification marks not filled up in the Application Form
  • OBC certificate without non-creamy layer certification or OBC certificates older than one year from the date of closure of Employment Notices.
  • No self-declaration enclosed by OBC candidates.
  • No vision certificate enclosed with the application by the candidates applying for ASM/ALP.
  • No proof of date of birth/educational qualification/community/medical certificate for PWD enclosed in the application.
  • Double/Multiple application submitted for the same post.

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