RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment 2021

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Railway Recruitment Board is one of the top recruitment bodies in the country which is providing a huge number of vacancies for millions of aspirants. Working for Railway Recruitment Board is a dream position for many aspirants as the railways provide security for the candidates. Railway Recruitment Board releases a huge number of opportunities every year. The RRB is all set to release the notification for the Paramedical Staff posts like Staff Number, Lab Assistant, Pharmacist, etc.

  • The vacancy details will be released along with the detailed notification. In the previous notification, a total number of 1937 vacancies have been released for RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment. We are expecting the same number of vacancies.
  • The vacancies are released across various zones.
  • Before applying for the recruitment check the details of eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, etc.
  • You can get the complete details regarding the RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment based on the previous year’s notification. Go through the below article for more details.

RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment Overview

Recruiting Body

RRB

Post

Paramedical Staff – 

  • Nurse Staff 
  • Pharmacist Grade III
  • Health and Malaria Inspector Grade III
  • Lab Assistant Grade II

Number of Vacancies

1937+ (Expected)

Application Start Date

To be Notified

Last Date to Apply

To be Notified

Admit Card Release Date

To be Notified

CBT Date

To be Notified

Result Date

To be Notified

Qualification

Graduates Government Jobs

Download RRB Staff Nurse Recruitment Notification PDF

RRB Paramedical Staff Vacancy 2021

The vacancy details across zones will be released along with the detailed notification. In the previous cycle, a total number of 1937 vacancies were released. Check the post-wise vacancies which are mentioned below.

Cat. No

Name of the post

Total Vacancies

1

Dietician

4

2

Staff Nurse

1109

3

Dental Hygienist

5

4

Dialysis Technician

20

5

Extension Educator

11

6

HEALTH And MALARIA INSPECTOR GRADE III

289

7

Lab Superintendent Grade III

25

8

Optometrist

6

9

Perfusionist

1

10

Physiothe-Rapist

21

11

Pharmacist Grade III

277

12

Radiographer

61

13

Speech Therapist

01

14

Ecg Technician

23

15

Lady Health Visitor

02

16

Lab Assistant Grade II

82

Total

1937

How to Apply for RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment 2021?

The candidates must submit the application form before the last date. The application dates will be with the detailed notification. Below are the steps to apply for the recruitment.

Step 1: Click on the direct link mentioned above. (Link will be active soon)

Step 2: Fill in all the necessary details like name, father’s name, address, educational qualification, etc.

Step 3: Attach the required documents like SSC Certificate, Category Certificate, etc.

Step 4: Upload your recent passport size photograph. You can use the PrepForSure Cropping Tool which helps you to upload Your Image & Signature in specific dimensions.

Step 5: Pay the required fees and click on the submit button.

Step 6: Download and take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Below are the category-wise application fee details.

Sl. No

Candidate Categories

Fee

1

For all candidates except the fee concession categories mentioned below.

Note: Out of this fee of `500/- an amount of Rs 400/- shall be refunded to their bank account duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in CBT.

500/-

2

For candidates belonging to SC / ST / Ex-Servicemen / PwBDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class

Note: This fee of `250/- shall be refunded to their bank account duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in CBT

250/-

RRB Paramedical Staff Selection Process(Expected)

The official selection process will be released for detailed notification. Below are the stages of the selection process as per the previous year’s notification.

  • Computer Based Test
  • Document Verification

RRB Paramedical Staff Eligibility Criteria 2021(Expected)

The candidates should know the details of the eligibility criteria before applying for the recruitment. The eligibility criteria details will be released soon with a detailed notification. However, the aspirants can check the eligibility criteria of the previous year’s notification. Below are the details.

Age Limit

Below are the post-wise lower and upper age limit for the recruitment.

Cat. No

Name of the post

Age Limit

1

Dietician

18 – 33 years

2

Staff Nurse

20 – 40 years

3

Dental Hygienist

18 – 33 years

4

Dialysis Technician

20 – 33 years

5

Extension Educator

22 – 35 years

6

HEALTH And MALARIA INSPECTOR GRADE III

18 – 33 years

7

Lab Superintendent Grade III

18 – 33 years

8

Optometrist

18 – 33 years

9

Perfusionist

21 – 40 years

10

Physiothe-Rapist

18 – 33 years

11

Pharmacist Grade III

20 – 35 years

12

Radiographer

19 – 33 years

13

Speech Therapist

18 – 33 years

14

Ecg Technician

18 – 33 years

15

Lady Health Visitor

18 – 30 years

16

Lab Assistant Grade II

18 – 33 years

Educational Qualification

Below are the post-wise educational qualifications required for the candidates to attend the recruitment.

Cat. No

Name of the post

Educational Qualification

1

Dietician

B Sc (Science) with Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (one year course) from a recognized institution plus 3 months internship training in a hospital. (OR) B.Sc Home Science plus M.Sc Home Science (Food and Nutrition) from a recognized institution.

2

Staff Nurse

Certificate as Registered Nurse and Midwife having passed

3 years course in General Nursing and Midwifery from a school of Nursing or other institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council

(OR)

B.Sc (Nursing).

3

Dental Hygienist

(a) Degree in Science (Biology) from a recognized university or equivalent

AND

(b) Diploma / Certificate Course (2 years) in Dental Hygiene from an institute recognized by the Dental Council of India

AND

(c) Registered with Dental Council of India as Dental Hygienist

AND

Two years experience as Dental Hygienist. 

4

Dialysis Technician

B.Sc., plus

(a) Diploma in Haemodialysis

(OR)

Two years satisfactory in-house Training / Experience in Haemodialysis work in a reputed institution

5

Extension Educator

Graduation in Sociology / Social Work / Community Education disciplines with 2 years diploma in Health Education from a recognized University.

6

HEALTH And MALARIA INSPECTOR GRADE III

B.Sc. having studied Chemistry as a Main / Optional subject in any branch of Chemistry while undertaking the course. Plus

(a) One year Diploma of Health / Sanitary Inspector

(OR)

(b) One year National Trade Certificate (NTC) in Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment,

Government of India, New Delhi.

7

Lab Superintendent Grade III

B.Sc with Biochemistry / MicroBiology / Life science / B.Sc with Chemistry and Biology as main or as optional / subsidiary subjects or equivalent plus Diploma in Medical Lab technology (DMLT) or equivalent

(OR)

B.Sc in Medical Technology (Laboratory) from a recognized institution.

8

Optometrist

B.Sc in Optometry or Diploma in Ophthalmic Technician (the course should be of 3 to 4 years duration). The candidate should have Registration with the concerned Council /

Licensing body.

9

Perfusionist

B.Sc with Diploma in Perfusion Technology

(OR)

B.Sc and Three years experience in Cardiopulmonary Pump Technician in Reputed

Recognised Hospital.

10

Physiothe-Rapist

(i) Bachelors' Degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized University and

(ii) Two years practical experience in Physiotherapy from the Government / Private

Hospital with at least one hundred beds.

11

Pharmacist Grade III

10+2 in Science or its equivalent, with Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948

(OR)

Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharma) from a recognized University or equivalent and Registered as a Pharmacist under the

Pharmacy Act,1948

12

Radiographer

10+2 with Physics and Chemistry and Diploma in Radiography / X Ray Technician / Radio Diagnosis Technology (2 years course) from a recognized Institute.

Science graduates with Diploma in Radiography / X Ray Technician / Radio Diagnosis Technology (2 years course) shall be preferred.

13

Speech Therapist

(i) B.Sc and Diploma in Audio and Speech

Therapy and(ii) 2 years experience in the related field.

14

Ecg Technician

10+2 / Graduation in Science having Certificate/Diploma/Degree in ECG Laboratory Technology / Cardiology / Cardiology Technician / Cardiology Techniques of a reputed institution.

15

Lady Health Visitor

12th (+2 stage) from a recognized Board/University with multipurpose workers course from Institutes recognized

by Central/ State Governments

16

Lab Assistant Grade II

12th (10 + 2 stage) in Science plus

(a) Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)

(OR)

(b) Certificate Course in Medical Lab. Technology at par with ) Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)subject to the fulfillment of (i) The course has been done from the institution which is recognized by a University or Technical Board of State Government/Central Government authority;

(ii) The duration of the course is at least 01 year; (iii) During the course the candidate should have done the training on a full-time basis; and (iv) At the end of the course, there should be a system of examination which has been successfully passed by the candidate.

RRB Paramedical Staff Posts Medical Standards

As per the RRB selection process, candidates who are called for the document verification will have to pass the medical test in order to be recruited for the various Paramedical posts The RRB conducts the medical fitness test to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to do their duties.

Visual Acuity is the most important criteria the board looks at while conducting the examination of the Railway Staff. Thus, the different medical requirements against the medical standards for different categories is listed as below –

Medical Standard 

General fitness 

Vision Standards

B-1

Candidates who are physically fit in all respects

  • Distance Vision has to be 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses and the power of lenses not to exceed 4D
  • Near Vision has to be Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required 
  • Must pass the Colour Vision test, Binocular Vision test , Night Vision test and Mesopic vision test 

C-1 

Candidates who are physically fit in all respects

  • Distance Vision has to be 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses 
  • Near Vision has to be Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

C-2

Candidates who are physically fit in all respects

  • Distance Vision has to be 6/12, nil with or without glasses 
  • Near Vision has to be Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required

RRB Paramedical Staff Syllabus (Expected)

Syllabus is the most important criteria while preparing for a competitive exam. Below is a subject-wise syllabus for RRB Paramedical Staff exam. 

RRB Paramedical Staff Professional Ability Syllabus

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Nursing Foundations
  •  Psychology
  • Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 
  • (Adult including Geriatrics)- I
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
  •  Nursing Research & Statistics
  • Management of Nursing Services and Education

RRB Paramedical Staff General Awareness Syllabus 

  • Knowledge of Current affairs
  • Indian geography
  • Culture and history of India including freedom struggle
  •  Indian Polity and constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Environmental issues concerning India and the World
  • Sports
  • General scientific and technological developments etc

RRB Paramedical Staff General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  •  Mathematical operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

RRB Paramedical StaffGeneral Science Syllabus

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  •  Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)

RRB Paramedical Staff Exam Pattern(Expected)

Below is the detailed exam pattern of RRB Paramedical Staff Recruitment 2021.

Subject

Number of questions

Marks allotted

Duration

Professional ability

70

70

90 Minutes

General Awareness

10

10

General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning

10

10

General science

10

10

Total

100

100

  • A total number of 100 questions are asked.
  • The examination is conducted for 100 marks.
  • There shall be negative marking in CBT (Computer Based Test/Examination) and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer is ⅓.

RRB Paramedical Staff Exam Dates

Knowing the exam dates helps the candidates for the prior preparation. Check the important dates and events for the recruitment from the below-mentioned table.

Event

Date

Application Start Date

To be Notified

Last Date to Apply

To be Notified

Admit Card Release Date

To be Notified

CBT Date

To be Notified

Result Date

To be Notified

RRB Paramedical Staff Admit Card 

Admit card is a crucial document. Make sure to download the RRB Paramedical Staff Admit card within the time period allotted by the Board. Below are some simple steps mentioned that will help you download the admit card hassle-free. Kindly download the admit card as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute hassles. 

Step 1: Go to the official website of RRB and click on the Admit card link given there

Step 2:Log in with your credentials such as : Registration Number/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth.

Step 3:Download the admit card 

Step 4:Remember to attach the same photograph attached while registering for the RRB Staff Nurse Recruitment

Step 5:Print and save for future reference

RRB Paramedical Staff Salary 

Candidates who are recruited by the board will be offered great benefits and perquisites with the salary. The salary for the post of RRB Nurse Staff is governed by the Pay Matrix as per the Central Pay Commission. In addition to Pay, they will also be eligible for DA, HRA and Transport Allowance, and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time. The details of the initial salary is as mentioned below-

Name of the post

Level as per 7 th CPC

Initial Pay (Rs.)

Dietician 

7

44,900

Staff Nurse

44,900

Dental Hygienist

6

35,400

Dialysis Analysis

6

35,400

Extension Educator

6

35,400

Health and Malaria Inspector Grade III

6

35,400

Lab Superintendent Grade III

6

35,400

Optometrist 

4

25,500

Perfusionist

6

35,400

Physio-therapist

6

35,400

Pharmacist Grade III

5

29,200

Radiographer

5

29,200

Speech Therapist 

5

29,200

Egg Technician

4

25,500

Lady Health Visitor

4

25,500

Lab Assistant Grade II

3

21,700

RRB Paramedical Staff Cut-off 

Cut-off marks are the benchmark that is set by the recruiting or governing body for the particular competitive exam. Only those candidates who secure the minimum set cut-off marks can move to the next phase of the selection process. Cut-off marks vary from year to year depending on a lot of factors such as vacancies, number of candidates appearing, difficulty level of exams etc. 

The cut-off marks for RRB Paramedical Staff is released every year by RRB on its official website. While the RRB is yet to release the RRB Paramedical staff cut-off for the current year. Candidates can find below the category-wise expected cut-off of Computer Based test – Stage I

Category wise Cut-off of CBT – Stage I

Category

Qualifying Percentage

Qualifying Marks

General

40%

40

EWS

40%

40

OBC (Non-creamy layer)

30%

30

SC

30%

30

ST

25%

25

RRB Paramedical Staff Answer Key 

Candidates can note that the RRB Paramedical Staff Answer key is expected to be released by the Board within 2-3 weeks of the examination. The candidates can go through the answer key and estimate or calculate their scores. The direct link to download the official answer key will be available here soon.

How to Prepare for RRB Paramedical Staff Exam 2021

RRB provides great opportunities to candidates who want to make their career across different departments in the Indian Railways. The selection drive comprises a competitive exam that may seem to be difficult to crack. However, a good preparation strategy can do wonders and help the candidates ace the exam with flying colors. Candidates need to carefully go through the Exam syllabus to understand each of the topics that are needed to be covered. It is important to answer with concentration and carefully as marks will be deducted for wrong answers. Here are some tips to prepare well – 

  • Candidates can practice reading books which will help them in conceptualizing the descriptive examinations. 
  • It is also important to read newspapers daily to stay updated or else you can refer to the PrepForSure Current Affairs to get news at your fingertips.
  • For reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude, applicants should solve problems from different books or take up the PrepForSure test series for best preparation. 

Recommended Books for RRB Paramedical Staff 2021

Given below are some of the expert-recommended books for your reference. Applicants can avail these books through online sites or the nearest stationery. You can find many more books online but these are some of them shortlisted just for you.

Book

Section

Author/Publisher

RRB Staff Nurse Examination

  • General English
  • Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs

Sura’s

RRB Staff Nurse Exam Book

  • Professional Ability
  • General Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science 
  • General Awareness 

Dr. K. Satish Kumar/ Sakthi Publishing house

Popular Master Guide RRB Staff Nurse

  • Professional Ability
  • General Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science 
  • General Awareness 

R.Gupta

A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal

  • Reasoning Ability

Arihant/B.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

NCERT IX & X Books

(History, Civics, Geography)

  • General Awareness

NCERT

RRB Paramedical Staff Result

The step by step process to download your results for RRB Paramedical Staff is mentioned below. The link to check your results will be updated soon after the organization releases it. 

Step 1 : Go to the official website of RRB 

Step 2: Go to the result page by clicking on the “Result link” provided in the sidebar

Step 2: Log in with your credentials. 

Step 3: Download and print your scorecard and print for future reference

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