Railway Apprentice Recruitment 2023

Apply Online for 25 Apprentice VacanciesIndian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC ), East Zone, Kolkata invite applications for engagement as Apprentice Trainees for FY 2023-24 under Apprenticeship Act-1961 (as amended in 2014) as a measures of skill building initiative for the nation as detailed below. Railway Apprentice Recruitment 2023.

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Eligibility Criteria



Computer Operator and
Programming Assistant


Matriculation with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from recognized Board and ITI

12 Month

Important Dates:-

Commencement of Online application by Candidates                                                        :- 14-06-2023

Last date of applying online application                                                                                 :- 29-06-2023


  • Cut-off date – The cut-off date for all qualifications and age criteria will be 01-JUNE-2023.
  • Candidates are advised to apply through the portal: https://www.apprenticeshipindia.gov.in.
  • Candidates are advised to ensure before applying that they are confortable & interested to work at Kolkata.
  • Age Criteria – Candidates should have completed 15 years and should not have
    completed 25 years as on 01.06.2023. (Relaxation to SC/ST-5 yrs., OBC-3 yrs.,
    Ex-Serviceman-10 yrs., Differently abled-10 yrs)
  • Place of work will be in Kolkata only. (Anywhere in Kolkata) Salient features :
  • Selection will be based on the merit list prepared on the basis of percentage of
    marks. There will be no written test or viva. Applicants are advised to fill up
    marks and to attach supportive documents for all the educational/Technical
    qualifications starting from matriculation (year-wise Mark-sheets along with PassCertificates).
  • Final selection of applicants would be subject to verification of original testimonials.
  • Applications incomplete in any form will summarily be rejected.
  • Candidates engaged as Apprentices will be released after the tenure of Apprenticeship training. Candidates will have no right to claim for regular employment in IRCTC in any form.

Reservation : Reservation as per Govt. of India guidelines to be followed/ applicable.
i. There will be a reservation to the extent of 4% for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
and 10% for Ex-Servicemen. Person with Disability (PwD) who wants to avail the
benefit of reservation must produce a disability certificate issued by a Competent
Authority (i.e. Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Government
including on specialist in the particular field for assessing disability).
ii. The Applicants who want to avail the benefit of reservation of Ex-servicemen and
Armed Forces Personnel and in case of children of Ex-servicemen and children of
Armed Forces personnel, they must submit Discharge certificate or Armed Forces
Serving Certificate respectively (as the case may be) of his/her parents at the time
of verification.
iii. For SC slots, when the prescribed number of persons belonging to the SC is not
available, it will be filled by ST Applicants. If ST Applicants are not available, they
will be filled by SC Applicants. If the prescribed training slots for SC/ST Applicants
cannot be filled even in the above given manner, then the training slots so lying
unfilled will be filled by the persons not belonging to the scheduled castes or the
scheduled tribes i.e. Unreserved Applicants. Similarly, the seats remaining unfilled
by OBC applicants will be filled by Applicants of reserved category.
iv. The Applicants, who want to avail the benefit of reservation of SC/ST, must submit
his/her Caste certificate in the prescribed format at the time of verification.
v. OBC Applicants are required to submit OBC Caste Certificate with Non-Creamy
layer certificate valid for the year 2022-2023. Certificates should indicate Caste,
Date of Issue etc. and bear the Seal of the Issuing Authority. OBC Certificate
should be issued within last ONE YEAR.
Note : PwD– Persons with Disability, the percentage of disability should not be less
than 40%.
Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) :
Candidates who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC/ST/OBC-NCL
and whose family has gross annual income below Rs. 8.00 Lakhs (Rupees Eight Lakhs
Only) are to be identified as EWS for benefit of reservation for EWS. The income shall also
include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business and profession etc. for
the financial year prior to the year of Application.
The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an income and
asset certificate issued by Competent Authority. The income asset certificate issued by
any one of the following authorities only be accepted as candidate’s claim as belonging to
EWS :-
a. District Magistrate/Addl District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/1st
class Stipendiary magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/
Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.
b. Chief Presidency Magistrate/Addl Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency
c. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
d. Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally
The candidates applying against the vacancies reserved for EWS must possess Income
and asset Certificate as on closing date of registration of application for this notification.

Mode of Selection:
i. Selection will be based on the merit list prepared and interested to work at Kolkata.
ii. In case of two applicants are having the same marks the applicants having older age shall be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also same, then the applicants who passed matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first. There will be no written test or viva.
iii. Final selection of applicants would be subject to verification of original testimonials.
iv. Candidates in the Stand-by list will be offered to join only on receipt of details of absentees and rejected candidates from the Merit list.
v. The offers will be issued strictly in the order of Merit.
vi. The tentative schedule will be advised through e-mail only. Applicants are advised
to be in readiness at short notice to report to concerned office for
Document/Certificate Verification.

Documents to be Submitted:
Applicants are required to submit the self-attested scanned copy of the following
documents –
(i) 10th Standard Mark Sheet and Certificate.
(ii) ITI Standard mark sheet.
(iii) National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT or Provisional National Trade
Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT.
(iv) Certificate for proof of date of birth (Standard 10 or its equivalent certificate or
mark sheet indicating date of birth or School Leaving Certificate indicating date of
(v) 12th Standard Mark Sheet and Certificate, if any.
(vi) Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificate, if any.
(vii) Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC Applicants.
(viii) OBC Certificate should not be issued earlier than ONE YEAR.
(ix) Disability certificate, in case of PwBD Applicants.
(x) Discharge Certificate/Serving Certificate, in case of applicants applied against
Ex-Servicemen quota.
(xi) Recent Colour photograph (size 3.5 cm x 4.5cm) not later than three months
from the date of application, along with a soft copy in JPG/JPEG format, 100 DPI,
size of the file should be between 20 kb – 70kb) with clear front view of the
Applicants without cap and sunglasses.
(xii) Applicants may reject the applications for submitting old/unclear photograph or
for any significant variations between photograph submitted in the application
form and the actual physical appearance of the applicants. Applicants are advised
to keep two additional copies of the same photograph ready with them and carry
the same at the time of Document/Certificate Verification.
Note :- Candidates are advised to submit original documents along with 2 sets of
self-attested photocopies on the day of Document verification.
Important Instructions:
i. The decision of IRCTC in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of
the applications and mode of selection etc. shall be final.
ii. No correspondence for engagement will be entertained.
iii. Canvasing in any form will disqualify the candidature and no correspondence will
be entertained in the matter.
iv. Candidature of the Applicants shall be cancelled if he/she fails to produce the
required original testimonials for verification or any other discrepancy noticed.
v. No daily allowance/conveyance allowance or travelling allowance will be paid to the
applicants called for document verification
vi. After selection for engagement, request of applicants to change the trade will not
be entertained.
vii. Applicants will be trained only for the Trade in which they have been selected.
viii. Applicants selected for training will not be allowed to with draw from training
except for reasons, which are beyond their control.