Last time, in 2014, the RRBs had announced the recruitment in January. The exam was held in June; this year, the Boards are planning for the Computer based test during April-May 2018.
There's no examination fee for SC, ST, Ex-Serviceman, PWDs, Female, Transgender, Minorities, Economically backward class; however this year candidates shall have to pay Rs 500 as exam fee. Candidates coming under the purview of fee exemption categories shall have to pay refundable fees of Rs 250.
The sanctioned strength for railways is close to 15 lakh but the total manpower as on 1 March 2017 is 13 lakh. On 29 October 2017, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had said his ministry is looking to invest over US $150 billion over the next five years which would help create one million additional jobs. 'The government's moving aggressively on the rail track and safety maintenance programme alone would create 2 lakh jobs,' he had said on 5 October 2017.
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