Exam Detail

RTCGRailway Technical Cadre Exam

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:1 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Stream-: Civil Services
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 60

Railway Technical Cadre Exam acronym as RTCG is conducted every year by the different Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) situated across the country for the recruitment of the technical cadre in the Indian railways on national basis to admit young candidates in Indian Railways. RRB's are responsibile for Railway Recruitment in India. Due to its National level approach this Railway Exam is taken by most of the eligible aspirants on the priority basis.

Railway Technical Cadre Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification

Educational qualification for the various post in Technical departments include civil, technical and mechanical engineering, signaling and telecom, and several others dealing with similar disciplines vary with the post.


The aspiring candidates should be between the age group of 18 years to 27 years.

Railway Technical Cadre Exam Pattern

The written examination consists of one sitting of about 90 minutes duration. The questions for the Aptitude Test are mainly to test perception, analytical and reasoning power of the candidates relevant to the safety categories.

If the number of applicants is large, qualifying tests are held in two stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Main Exam
  • For a very few specific categories, the written exam is followed by Either a verbal (oral) test, or A skills test
  • For categories related to operational safety, the basic written test is followed by  A psychological test
  • After these selection procedures medical examinations of the candidates is conducted and, a panel of names is then recommended for the requirement, depending on the number of vacancies.

Exam Test Centres

Most of the major cities of the Countries are made the test centers of this exam. For further and detailed information one can see the advertisement in the Employment News.

How to Apply for Railway Technical Cadre Exam

Candidates can apply for these Railway Recruitment Exams in India, through the application forms published in the daily Newspapers or Employment News by the respective RRBs.

  • For Maths RS Aggarwal & Rajesh Verma
  • For English SP Bakshi & Wren & Martin
  • For Reasoning RS Aggarwal
  • For GK & Static the Lucent & Arihant
  • For Current Affairs the Hindu & Indian Express



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