A Career in Indian Railways After 10th – 12th

A job in India Railways

The Indian Railways is a very important part of Indian communication. Getting into the Indian Railways is not an easy job, because one has to clear exams to get posted with railways. But it is definitely not an impossible task to achieve. If you badly want a career in railways and willing to devote your maximum time preparing for Indian Railway Exams, You can achieve it.

Indian railways is such a vast network and it needs a large man force to run smoothly. It offers jobs for almost every educational level. So if you just completed your 10th-12th and are looking for a job. Try for Indian Railways.

Getting into Railways after 10th 

After the 10th boards, you can apply for the post of Ticket Collector in Indian railways. For this, the interested candidates need to appear for the entrance exams conducted by Railway Recruitment Board by different zones of railways.

10th pass can also appear for the position of Commercial Clerk, Accounts Clerk cum typist, ticket examiner, train clerk, junior clerk.

To apply for these, you need to have 50 percent of marks in the entrance exam, as well as in your matriculation. The age limit for all these positions varies from 18 – 30 years. For reserved categories, age relaxation is given as per government rules.

Getting into railways after 12th

Teenagers who don’t want to go for higher studies, can apply for government sector jobs after completing their 12th standard. Indian railways recruits 12th passed for various positions, and offers,

  • Good salaries
  • Subsidised meals
  • Study leave
  • Free travel
  • Jobs for relatives and other kinsmen
  • Secure employment
  • Hospital and medical care
  • Pension

Here are the jobs that 12th pass candidates can apply for; Lower division clerk, railway ticket collector, station master, railway constable, engine driver, signal maintenance, and typist.

According to the Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA), candidates should have passed 12th with 1st class or 2nd class with mathematics, along with Physics or Chemistry as the main subject. The age limit is minimum 17 years and max. 21 years.


With medical benefits and pay scales of 7000 to 74000, attracts candidates to the railway jobs. Candidates must understand the pros and cons of career right after their 12th, and work accordingly. The article guides you to the positions available with Indian railways for 10th-12th pass. But, education and career growth move parallel, higher the education, higher the growth of career.

Decision is your, all the best.

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    • Yes, you can achieve a job in railways, just keep looking for the jobs with your educational qualification. Subscribe to Opennaukri to get regular updates on new jobs.

    • Hi Sanjana,

      Railways recruit candidates through written exam, the syllabus for the same is announced with vacancies. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Current Affairs/General Knowledge are commonly asked in railways and other competitive exams.

  1. hi bro….,,,

    i am 10th grade
    i want to become a railway officer so that i need ur help
    which type of books i want to read & in raily which feild is best in that???/

  2. Sir I’m interested in ticket collector job and I’m doing 12th now my age is 16can I apply for this and what is the better post in railways

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