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An examination for selection of candidates for appointment as Special Class Apprentices in Mechanical Department of Indian Railways will be held by the Union Public Service Commission.

Friday, 14 October 2011

About Special class Railway apprentice Exam

The Government of India may at their discretion alter or modify the periods and
courses of training.
2. The practical and theoretical training referred to above will be given in a Railway
Workshop for four years of their apprenticeship. Special Class Railway Apprentice
must pass within this period the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
from from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi). The apprentices will be granted
a stipend of Rs. 9100/- per month during the 1st and 2nd years and Rs. 9400/- per
month during the 3rd year and first six months of 4th year and Rs 9700 for last six
months of 4th year. During the apprenticeship, the candidates will be required to
undergo both theoretical and practical training. There will be in all Eight Semester
Examinations passing each of which is compulsory. If unsuccessful at any of these
examination, they will be depending on their performance, be asked to sit for and pass
in supplementary examination or reverted to the next lower batch or removed from
Note : Except as provided for in paragraph 4 below or in cases of discharge or dismissal
due to insubordination, intemperance or other misconduct or breach of agreement a
week’s notice of discharge from apprenticeship will be given.
3. After the completion of 4th year of training referred to in paragraph 2 above, the
apprentices will be listed in order of merit on the results of the examination held and the
reports of the apprentices received during the period of apprenticeship. Successful
apprentices will be appointed on probation for 18 months in the Indian Railway Service
of Mechanical Engineers.
Note : An apprentice will be considered to have obtained the qualifying standard if he/
she obtains a minimum of 40 per cent marks in the aggregate in all the examinations
held during the Eight Semester Examination of his/her training and 60 percent marks
in the reports of the Director Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical
Engineers, Jamalpur and of the Chief Works Manager, Jamalpur Workshop provided
that in each of the Eight Semester Examination he/she has obtained a minimum of 40
percent marks in the aggregate and minimum of 40 percent marks in all the subjects.
4. Unsuccessful apprentices will be discharged from their apprenticeship, one month’s
notice of discharge being given along with the intimation that the apprentice has been
5. After successful completion of 4 years apprenticeship, the apprentices will be
appointed as probationers in the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
subject to the proviso given below in Para 6. Particulars as to pay and general conditions
of service of officers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers have been
given in Appendix-IV of the Rules published in Gazette of India.
6. The period of probation will be 18 months. The appointment and pay as probationers
will commence from (a) the date of completion of 4 years of the apprenticeship or (b)
the actual date of completion of training whichever is later :
Provided however, that those Special Class Apprentices who could not pass Bachelor
of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi) within 4 years of their
apprenticeship will be deemed to have been appointed as probationers only from the
date when they pass in full in all the Eight Semester.
Note : (i) The retention in service of probationers and their grant of annual increments
are subject to satisfactory reports on their work being received at the end of each year
of probation.
(ii) The services of probationer may be terminated on three months notice on either


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