RRB JE Application Fee

The Registration process for Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer exam concluded on January 31, 2019. However, candidates who have registered can still submit their forms till February 7, 2019. The last day to pay the fee via online mode is February 5, 2019 while the offline payment can be done till February 4, 2019. The online payment can be done through the debit card, credit card or the net-banking mode. On the other hand, candidates can pay the offline fee through two methods, Post Office Challan and SBI Challan.

The amount for the SC, ST, Transgender, Women, PwDs, Economic Backward class and Minority candidates is Rs. 250, while candidates from other categories need to pay Rs.500. In order to pay the fee online, candidate need to visit the official website of any RRB and login through the required credentials. Afterwards, they need to select a payment gateway of their choice and fill in the required fields. The Online Fee Status is displayed right after the candidate is done with the payment.


The Offline modes of paying the fee are through the SBI Challan and the Computerized Post Office. A candidate needs to be patient when it comes the payment status in the offline mode, as it takes as much as 2 hours for payment in the SBI Challan mode, and up-to 48 hours in case of the Post Office mode. A pay-in slip is generated through these two methods and a candidates need to keep it securely for future references. Candidates also get a refund of their fee if they appear for the RRB JE Computer Based Test(CBT). The refund amount for the SC, ST, Transgender, Women, PwDs, economic backward class and minority candidates is Rs. 250. While, candidates from other categories get a refund of Rs. 400. The refund is applicable for both online and offline modes.

RRB JE Fee payment

The Railway Recruitment Boards(RRBs) started a Recruitment Drive this year to fill vacancies for the posts of Depot Material Superintendent(DMS), Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant(CMA) and various Junior Engineer(JE) designations. The notification was published in the form of a Central Employment Notification(CEN 03/2018). This notification was published on December 28, 2019. This drive covers 13427 vacancies, out of which around 95% of the vacancies are for the Junior Engineer posts.

When RRB conducted the exams for engineering posts in 2014, it also included posts related to the Senior Section Engineer designation. But this time around, RRB decided to only conduct exams for the Junior Engineer posts. The same change was applied to the post of Depot Material Superintendent, in the 2014 recruitment, when the exams were also conducted for the post of Chief Depot Material Superintendent.

Railway Recruitment Boards(RRBs) oversee major recruitment processes in the Railways. They were set-up to organise various recruitment drives and manage the funds commissioned for these drives. The RRBs notify these drives by publishing Central Employment Notifications(CEN) on their official website and in various Newsletters. Right now, the RRBs are conducting three major recruitment drives, namely, the RRB Auto Locomotive Pilot(ALP), which comes under CEN 01/2018, the RRB Group D, which comes under CEN 02/2018 and then the latest recruitment drive is the RRB Junior Engineer, which comes under CEN 03/2018. Overall, RRB recruitment drives cover more than 1 Lakh 40 Thousand vacancies.