Instructions on Recruitment in KRCL (Konkan Railway) 1Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd., has notified its recruitment policies vide above referred letters.
These policies are compiled below.

A) Zone of Eligibility
i) Landloser candidate
Definition – whose land was acquired for Konkan Railway Project irrespective of the percentage
of land lost such person himself / herself, spouse (wife / husband), son, unmarried daughter,
paternal grandson and paternal unmarried granddaughter only are eligible.
• KRCL gives first preference to landlosers for recruitment in various Group-C & erstwhile
Group-D posts.
• As per existing policy, one employment is offered for one land acquisition. For this
purpose, the total land belonging to the owner(s) in all survey numbers is considered as
one land acquisition. In case of more than one job seekers, job is offered on first cum first
serve basis.
• Restriction of one job for one land acquisition is relaxed in case of SC/ST landloser family.
Since there is no limitation on number of eligible SC/ST landloser candidates, therefore,
SC/ST landloser candidates are always considered against the SC/ST reserved point
irrespective of their merit position.
• For erstwhile Group-D post, zone of eligibility will be limited to landloser candidates

ii) Other than landloser candidate
It has been experienced in previous recruitments that sufficient number of eligible landloser
candidates are not becoming available for empanelment especially for Group-C posts, due to
which, posts remained vacant which is affecting train operations. It is decided that first preference for recruitment on KRCL will be given to eligible landloser candidates. If landloser candidates are able to secure minimum qualifying marks prescribed for the posts then they will be given priority for recruitment. If sufficient number of landloser candidates are not able to secure minimum qualifying marks, shortfall will be made good from other candidates of KRCL route states i.e. Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka. In this situation, two list will be made; one for landlosers and another for other than landlosers following reservation rules, etc.

B) Recruitment procedure
Except Senior Section Engineer (SSE) for all Group-C, recruitment will be on Computer Based Test and then document verification and medical examination as per the prescribed standard. For the post of Commercial Assistant and Passenger Assistant, Computer Based Test qualified candidates will be called for interview and document verification. For the post of Assistant Station Master and Assistant Loco Pilot, Aptitude Test will be part of recruitment process.
Group-D Computer Based Test, Physical Efficiency test, Document verification and Medical examination.

i) Question pattern and duration of examination
For categories other than SSE, recruitment will be made through Computer Based Test. For
recruitment in SSE, separate procedure order will be issued. For Junior Engineer, duration of
examination will be two hours and number of questions 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Other than Junior Engineer duration of examination will be 90 minutes for 100 MCQs.

ii) Negative marking
For each wrong answer, 1/3rd mark will be deducted.

iii) Minimum qualifying marks
All Group-C post (UR – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%)
Erstwhile Group-D category (UR – 40%, OBC/SC/ST – 30%)

Note : Above mentioned is the minimum qualifying marks. In case more than required number
of candidates are able to secure minimum qualifying marks than cutoff may be more than the
qualifying marks as the case may be.

iv) Educational Qualification
Minimum educational qualification for various posts are attached as Annexure-I.