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Recruitment to the non-technical categories in Class III services, i.e., Clerks, Assistant Station Masters, Ticket Collectors, Train Clerks, Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guards etc., is done through direct recruitment to these categories by a competitive examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards. These Boards are located at Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chandigarh, Jammu, Gorakhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Thiruvanthapuram, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Mumbai, Bhopal, Malda, Ranchi, etc. The Boards advertise the vacancies through a combined advertisement in Newspapers/ Employment News and conduct both written examinations and interviews.The employment notification is also published on the web sites of the railway boards as well as leading newspapers of different areas.
If number of candidates is large, the candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam are called for the main written exam, and the merit list is prepared based entirely upon the result of the main exam. In most categories of jobs, there is no interview after the written examination. For a very few specific categories there is a viva after the written exam, while for certain other categories there is a skill test. For categories related to operational safety, there will be a psychological test.
A comprehensive view of the kind of posts, their educational qualifications required, pattern of examination, etc. is mentioned below.

COMMERCIAL APPRENTICE
Minimum Educational Qualification: A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

TRAFFIC APPRENTICE
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

ENQUIRY cum RESERVATION CLERK
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

GOODS GUARD
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

JUNIOR ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT cum TYPIST
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent. Preference will be given to persons with I and II Div. Honours & Masters Degree.
Typing proficiency @ 30 wpm in English or @ 25 wpm in Hindi.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , Qualifying Typing Test, followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

SENIOR CLERK cum TYPIST
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Typing proficiency @ 30 wpm in English or @ 25 wpm in Hindi.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , Qualifying Typing Test, followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

ASSISTANT STATION MASTER
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Desirable Qualification: Diploma in Rail Transport & Management, Transport Economics, Multimodal Transport.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Single stage written exam , followed by Aptitude Test & verification of documents. No Interview.

TRAFFIC ASSISTANT
Minimum Educational Qualification:A Degree in any discipline or its equivalent.
Desirable Qualification: Diploma in Rail Transport & Management, Transport Economics, Multimodal Transport.
Age Limit : 18 -33 years.
Exam Pattern : Single stage written exam , followed byAptitude Test & verification of documents. No Interview.

COMMERCIAL CLERK
Minimum Educational Qualification:Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. SC /ST / Ex.S /PWD candidates who have passed matriculation can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them.
Candidates who possess higher qualification can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them in matriculation.
Age Limit : 18 -30 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

ACCOUNT CLERK cum TYPIST
Minimum Educational Qualification:Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. SC /ST / Ex.S /PWD candidates who have passed matriculation can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them.
Candidates who possess higher qualification can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them in matriculation.
Typing proficiency @ 30 wpm in English or @ 25 wpm in Hindi.
Age Limit : 18 -30 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by typing test & verification of documents. No Interview.

TICKET EXAMINER / TICKET COLLECTOR
Minimum Educational Qualification:Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. SC /ST / Ex.S /PWD candidates who have passed matriculation can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them.
Candidates who possess higher qualification can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them in matriculation.
Age Limit : 18 -30 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by verification of documents. No Interview.

JUNIOR CLERK cum TYPIST
Minimum Educational Qualification:Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. SC /ST / Ex.S /PWD candidates who have passed matriculation can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them.
Candidates who possess higher qualification can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them in matriculation.
Typing proficiency @ 30 wpm in English or @ 25 wpm in Hindi.
Age Limit : 18 -30 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followed by typing test & verification of documents. No Interview.

TRAINS CLERK
Minimum Educational Qualification:Matriculation or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks. SC /ST / Ex.S /PWD candidates who have passed matriculation can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them.
Candidates who possess higher qualification can apply irrespective of marks obtained by them in matriculation.
Age Limit : 18 -30 years.
Exam Pattern : Two stage written exam , followedby verification of documents. No Interview.

Nature of Exam-
The written examination for selection to the above mentioned posts consists of questions from the following subjects: Arithmetic, General Ability, General English, and General Awareness. There are multiple choice objective type questions.The duration of the examination will be 1½ to 2 hours with approximately 100 to 120 questions.

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