The Railway Service Commission was started in 1942, in the North West Railway. Later, it was started in many railway zones. In 1985, it was renamed as Railway Recruitment Board. There are totally 21 Railway Recruitment Board and they are situated at Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Jammu and Srinagar, Kolkata, Malda, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Siliguri and Thiruvananthapuram Each RRB is headed by a Chairman. He is assisted by a Deputy Secretary, an Assistant Secretary and other Subordinate staff. These Recruitment Boards are under the control of Railway Recruitment Control Board, which was set up in 1998.
RRB is endowed with the duty of recruiting for Group C technical and non-technical posts. It also advices the General Manager on disciplinary matters relating to the employees. By these 21 RRBs, the workload was divided among the regional recruitment boards and so the selection process is quickened throughout India at the same time. Further, the candidates can contact the recruitment agency easily.
RRB has announced recruitment notification for Class III posts including Junior Engineer, Senior Sectional Engineer, Assistant Loco Pilots, non-technical posts of Commercial Apprentice, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant, Clerk, etc. The eligible candidates can apply online. The candidates are shortlisted through computer-based test. Later, they will go through Aptitude Test, Typing Test and Document Verification. The examination will check the candidate's knowledge on Mathematics, Science, general affairs and reasoning power.