Indian Railway is one of the foremost employers in India. Administrating a parallel budget with around 1.6 million employees on payroll, Indian railways offer one of the most demanding job opportunities in recent times. Being a Government sector job with lucrative perks and accommodation, railway jobs are much aspired among the youngsters in India.
Indian Railways have four grades of employments on offer. The Grade-A recruitments are conducted by Union Public Service Commission of India (UPSC). Grade-C and Grade-D are recruited by different Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) across zonal levels in India. The Grade-B is filled up by on-job promotions from Grade-C. The recruitment procedures in Indian Railways are almost similar to any other sector recruitment procedures. You have to clarify the written test prior to appearing before the Interview Board. Cracking a Railway job interview is not as easy as it seems. You have to appear with your full potential for delivering your best efforts to get selected for one of the promising job opportunities.
Interviews may be somewhat full of nervousness for a fresher. But with a systematic approach and profuse groundwork can help you to ease your pressure for interview. With so many aspirants in hand the RRB selects candidates on 1:10 ratio for Interview. You need to be completely focused for marking your positions among these best-10s. Always you might not have enough time to be understood before the board as there are other candidates waiting out side the interview hall. So you have to clear your stance with a single attempt. Normally railway job interviews for Grade-C & Grade-D do not last more than 15-20 minutes because of the volume of the candidates. But your first 10 second counts the most. These first 10 seconds makes a strong appeal about your capabilities for such jobs.
All you need to be completely formal and normal with your presentation. You need to wear a strong self confidence and polite attire. You should be humble while submitting your answers. Make yourself adequately prepare with mock sessions. Expand your knowledgebase about Indian railways and its operations. Have a look through the recent Rail Budget. Read news and reviews concerning your subjects. Have a thorough understanding of current affairs.
The foremost requirement is that you should show what you are before the panel of Interview. You should override their confidence on you. There might be situations where you may be put in difficult circumstances. My advice is that you stay calm. Although time is limited with you while on interview, you can always use your judgmental powers to supersede the situations. All Interview panel want a standard leveled competitive person for selection. They want to explore you to ascertain that you are the person where their search is over. So don’t be panic and keep a smooth flow with confidence and humbleness. Lastly, I would prefer to say that when ever you are before the panel, keep one thing in mind; it’s the job for which you are there and you ought to come out with that!