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Southern Railway Recruitment 2018 – 2652 Trade Apprentice Vacancies

Southern Railway Recruitment 2018: Southern Railway has issued a vacancy notification, to impart deserving candidates in the Apprenticeship training. On referring the official notification, 2652 vacancies are going to be filled through this recruitment. The selection process includes only document verification, whereas suitable persons are selected based on the educational qualification marks. The detailed information about Southern Railway Recruitment 2018 is available in the below section.

Southern Railway Recruitment 2018 – Highlights
Designation Trade Apprentice
No of Vacancies 2652
Qualification 10th & ITI
Selection Type Document verification
Application Offline
Last Date 11th April 2018
Job Type Temporary
Job Location India

Southern Railway Recruitment 2018

Southern Railway is one among the 17 Zones of the Indian Railways with its headquarters located at Chennai Central. It is the earliest Railway zone created in Independent India by the merger of three state railways namely the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway Company and the Mysore State Railway on 14th April 1951. Under Apprentices scheme, now Southern Railway has decided to intake 2652 citizens in various workshops/ units of its jurisdiction.

So this nodal agency will prepare the unit, trade & community wise final merit list, depending upon academic marks of appliers. If all the screening phases are over then in the order of merit placement will be made. If the designated candidate is minor, then his/ her guardian will be asked to sign the contract of apprenticeship as per rules. The period of training would be 1 year & 3 months for Medical Laboratory Technician and 1 year for other posts. More details about Southern Railway Recruitment 2018 are given below.

Trade Wise Southern Railway Apprentice Vacancies

Sl.No Designated Trade No of Vacancies
1 Fitter 587
2 Machinist 57
3 Turner 30
4 Welder (Gas & Electric) 456
5 Advance Welder 24
6 Electrician 734
7 Electronics Mechanics 112
8 Painter 64
9 Carpenter 154
10 Diesel Mechanic 104
11 Plumber 108
12 Wireman 68
13 Refrigeration and AC Mechanic 12
14 Electronics/ Information Technology 29
15 Instrument Mechanic 20
16 Draughtsman (Civil) 50
17 Fresher MTL (Radiology) 08
18 Fresher MTL (Pathology) 08
19 Fresher (Fitter) 27


Salary Details: Selected Apprentices will accept 70 to 90% minimum wage of Semi-skilled workers notified by the respective State or Union Territory.

  • First year of training – 70%
  • Second year of training – 80%
  • Third year of training – 90%

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Southern Railway Recruitment 2018

Educational Qualification: Aspirants who have completed the below educational qualifications are eligible to apply for Southern Railway Apprentice Vacancies.

  • Medical Laboratory Technician – 12th Pass
  • Carpenter, Painter, Welder & Wireman – 8th Pass
  • Other Trades – 10th Pass

Age Limit: As on the date of 12th March 2018, aspirants should satisfy the below age limit.

  • Minimum age – 15 years
  • Maximum age – 24 years

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Age Relaxation: Candidates who are claiming under the reserved category will be eligible for age relaxation as per the below details.

  • OBC – 3 years
  • SC/ ST – 5 years
  • PWD – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen – 3 years + service in Defence Force

Southern Railway Jobs Selection Process

Selection will be done on the basis of merit list prepared in respect of all the candidates who applied against the notification. The merit list will be prepared by the committee in accordance with the percentage of marks in matriculation plus ITI marks.

  • Document verification

How to Apply for Southern Railway Recruitment 2018

Processing Fee/ Cost of Application: The application fee mentioned below should be attached along with the application form in the form of postal order, which should be drawn in favour of the Work Shop Personnel Officer/ S&T Work Shop, Southern Railway-Podanur, Coimbatore-641 023 payable at Coimbatore.

  • General Category – Rs.100/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD/ Women – Nil
  • Fee payment mode – Offline

Procedure to Apply: All the applications must be submitted in the prescribed format. One passport size photo should be pasted in the application form duly attested by Gazetted Officer. This application form should be collected from the Chief Work Shop Managers Office/ S&T/WS/ Podanur, or Welfare Inspector/ S&T/WS/PTJ.

The duly filled in application form may be sent by ordinary post or dropped into the sealed box at S&T/ Work Shop/ Podanur. The application form should be superscribed as “Application for Apprenticeship Training Ex.ITI”/ Fresher.

The address for communication is mentioned as “The Work Shop Personnel Officer, Office of the Chief Work Shop Manager, Signal & Telecommunication Work Shop, Southern Railway – Podanur, Coimbatore – District Tamil Nadu – 641 023”.

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Reference Links
Official Notification Click here

Dates to Remember

Reference Links
Date of publication of advertisement 12th March 2018
Starting date to apply online 12th March 2018
Date & Time of closing online registration 11th April 2018 (17.15 hours)

Note: All the essential information in regard of Southern Railway Recruitment 2018 is updated in the above section. If the applicants require more information, refer the official notification linked here.

Updated: 4th April 2018 — 9:54 am

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