RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Recruitment 2019-Apply Online for 700+ Vacancies

RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) is a Government Board of India. It aims in fulfilling recruitment needs of new employees in the Indian railways. Indian Railways is one among the biggest recruiter in the country. It mainly focuses on expanding the railway workforce.

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Recruitment | RRB has announced more than 1.3 lakh vacancies this year. The candidates can start filling the RRB NTPC Application from 28th February 2019.

  • The total number of vacancies for RRB NTPC Commerical Apprentice Recruitment is more than 700
  • Secondly, around 50-70,000 people apply for this post every year
  • The Commercial Apprentice is the best post in RRB NTPC (males & females)
  • The posts that come under Commercial Apprentice are: Passenger Guard, Express Guard, Section Controller, Chief Controller

RRB NTPC Commerical Apprentice Recruitment: Highlights

The table given below expands on RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Recruitment main highlights. The necessary information regarding the exam and CA are inside the table:

Name of the exam RRB NTPC
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board
Total Commercial Apprentice Vacancies 700+
Application Form Filling stars on 28th February 2019
Exam Date To be notified yet
Mode of Application Online
Salary 9300-34800
Grade Pay 4200
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Eligibility

The candidates who want to apply for the RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice must be eligible for it. The eligibility of the candidate is measured in terms of Age-Limit, Qualification, Citizenship and Physical Fitness:

  • The candidate’s minimum age should be 18 years and maximum 30 years
  • Secondly, the age-relaxation for different categories vary
  • Moreover, the candidates must have a graduation degree from a recognized educational institute
  • The candidates who are waiting for their results are not eligible to apply for the exam
  • Also, the candidates must have a good typing proficiency
  • There are chances that the preference can be in the court of experienced candidates

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RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Vacancy and Salary

The RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Vacancy and Salary are given below. All candidates must have a fair look on the important details:

  • The total RRB NTPC vacancies are more than 1.3 lakhs
  • Most importantly, the vacancies of RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice are more than 700
  • The posts that are a part of Commercial Apprentice are: Passenger Guard, Express Guard, Section Controller, Chief Controller

The following the approx vacancy category-wise:

  • General- 3964
  • OBC- 1721
  • SC- 1229
  • ST- 665

The RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice salary is as follows:

Training Period 80 Days (Less than 100)
Salary During Training Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
After Training Grade Pay Rs.4200/-
1st Salary Rs.40,000/- plus (Approx.)
Bond 5 Years Bond

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Syllabus

The syllabus of RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice is given below in the table. The marking scheme is also there:

Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Arithmetic Ability 30 30
Reasoning & General Intelligence 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 30 30
Total 120 120

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice Job Profile

The posts that include in RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice are Passenger Guard, Express Guard, Section Controller, Chief Controller.

Job Profile: 

Commercial Apprentices are expertise supervisors who are skilled in multiple varieties of work and handling in the Commercial branch. There is a training period of two years which is given to CA in different categories of working of Commercial branch i.e. training in the responsibilities of commercial clerks, parcel clerks, goods clerks, and catering, commercial inspectors. Once the 2 year training is completed, the person will be positioned as Chief Commercial/Parcel/Goods Clerk or Commercial inspector


As a commercial apprentice, it is possible that the person might have to work in shifts. So, it all depends on the work process in a specific field. Therefore, the person must be ready for all kinds of work environment and processes.

Work Load & Pressure:

The work load of Commercial Apprentice is a little high because they have to manage several things and the responsibilities are strong. So, the person has to be well-managed himself and dutiful towards the work for smooth running of various things.

With time, the person gets used to the work surroundings and culture. Most importantly, the person will get a lot to learn in this field. Eventually, the person enjoys their work.

  • The person needs to be on his feet
  • Secondly, the shift systems are available
  • Also, the job is mildly dangerous and the person needs to be having a conscious presence of mind to run things smoothly
  • Besides that, the person is not handling a team (any kind)
  • Moreover, the person should maintain good communication skills in order to communicate during the requirement
  • Also, the working hours would be 9-10 per day

The Promotion:

  • First of all, the post of commercial Apprentice/ERC has the possibility to go up to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager. It sure takes time as well experience.
  • Parcel/Goods Supervisor
  • Moreover, the candidate can also appear for  Limited  Departmental  Competitive  Examination (LDCE) to acquire promotion into Gazetted ranks (Group B) such as
    1. Assistant Commercial Manager
    2. Divisional  Commercial Manager
    3. Senior Divisional  Commercial Manager

Work Benefits & Security

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice has many perks and securities provided by the govt. itself. So, the following points will clear on the benefits and security of this post:

  • First of all, the candidate will get Dearness Allowance on the total pay
  • Also, the candidate will get house allowance
  • Moreover, govt. will also provide transport allowance to the employee
For Other Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Notification Please Check, below Link
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