RRB Assistant Station Master Recruitment 2016 : 5942 Posts

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Indian Railways have announced a Bumper vacancy for its ongoing Recruitment Project 2016. A total of 18000 vacancies have been advertised under the Indian Railways Recruitment 2016. However the Bulk of vacancies are shared by Goods Guard and Assistant station Master posts.

In this post, we will discuss in Detail the Job Profile, Salary, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Study Material and everything, you need to know about the Assistant Station Master Exam. and In our upcoming post, we will share the Details of Goods Guard post

It is worth mentioning here that this RRB Recruitment 2016, is a must apply for all those who are graduates and looking for Government Jobs in India. There are 9 categories (Posts) for which vacancies are advertised. As we mentioned above, the post which gets the maximum attention of Job Seekers in "Assistant Station Master"

This RRB Assistant Station Master Recruitment in 2016 is being conducted after a very long time, the last Recruitment for this post was held way back in 2012. Now, with the development of Railways Projects and extension of railways line even to hilly areas Like Train to Kashmir, there is heavy requirement of man power in Indian Railways.

Applicants must note that Online Registration for Indian Railways Recruitment 2016, will start from 26th Dec and will commence on 26th Jan, 2016. Meanwhile the Official Notification, will be published in Employment Newspaper Dated 26th Dec, 2015.

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Indian Railways Assistant station Master Recruitment

Indian Railways invites online applications from the eligible Indians, willing to seek employment in Railways for the below mentioned post

Post: Assistant Station Master

No, of Vacancies: 5942 Posts

Pay Scale: Rs 5200 - Rs 20200 (Grade Pay : Rs 2800)

Note: With the Implementation of 7th Pay Commission in 2016, the Salary of ASM will be revised and the expected salary for ASM will be Rs 33000 (Approx). 

This is just a prediction and exact salary will be known, after the Govt announces the exact status of 7th Pay commission implementation

What is the Job Profile of Assistant Station Master ?

An Assistant station Master posts in Indian Railways is a Group C Non-Gazatted posts and this is a Entry Level posts in Railways.

The Job Profile of ASM is given as under

  1. Assistant Station Master is in charge of Trains running at station. In short, he looks after the Trains Activity at the station
  2. He is one, who gives the signals to Trains, following the rules and guidelines as Laid down
  3. An ASM, will have to work in shifts, however the working schedule of 8 hours per day.
Here is the Future Scope and Promotions for ASM

Assistant station Master  (Entry Level)


Station Master 


Station Superintendent


Assistant Operations Manager


Divisional Operations Manager (Top Level)

What is the Eligibility Criteria for Assistant station Master ?

If you feel that this can be your dream Jobs in Railways and willing to apply for the post of ASM, then you should meet the below mentioned eligibility conditions

1) Applicant must be an Indian Citizen

2) Age Limit: Applicants maximum age should not exceed 33 years (For General Candidates Only). However, there is age relaxation for reserved category.

3) Educational Qualification: Only Graduates can apply for the post of Assistant station Master in Railways

Selection Process: The Selection Process for the Recruitment of Assistant Station Manager in Railways, comprises of only Written test, and it will be a Computer Based Online test.

The Written test, will have two stages : Prelims and Mains Exams

Prelims Exam: The Prelims Exam is a common Exam for all the posts. The Exam pattern comprises of 100 Objective type Questions to be completed in a composite time of 90 Minutes

Here is the section wise break up of Prelims Exam

1) Airthmatic Ability: 25 Marks
2) General Science: 30 Marks
3) General Intelligence 25 Marks
4) General Knowledge : 20 Marks

It is worth mentioning here that Prelims exam is only a Qualifying (Screening) Exam, and marks obtained in this exam, will have no bearing on the final merit.

Mains Exams: Successful candidates in the Prelims exam, will be called for Mains exam. For Mains Exam, candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:15 the no. of vacancies. The Mains Exam have the weightage of 70% in the final Merit

Aptitude test : Those who are successful in the Mains Exam will be called for an Aptitude test, that is Qualifying in nature. The aptitude test carries weightage of 30% in the final Merit

Final Merit : The Final Merit comprises of  Marks obtained in the Mains Exam (70%) and Aptitude test (30%) taken together. 

Books for Railway Assistant Station Master Exam

Now, you know the Exam Pattern, syllabus and Selection process for the Recruitment of Assistant Manager post, now its time to know to Books and Study Material for the exam.

The Syllabus for ASM Prelims is some what similar to SSC CGL Exam, but the section wise weightage and duration is different. In this section, we are discussing some of the Best Books for Assistant station Master

These Books have proved their Merit is the previous Railway Exams, and coevered the Entire length and breadth of Syllabus. Moreover these books are recommended by the Toppers of Previous Railway Exams, 

You can buy these Books at Discounted Rates from Amazon. Plus amazon is offering 30 Day Replacement guarantee.

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Updates ?

We will update this page, when the Official RRB Recruitment 2016 Notification, will be announced. ie on 26th Dec, 2015.

In our upcoming post, we will share the Free Study Material. Previous years paper and sample paper for ASM Exam. If you have any queries, you can ask us through the comments section below
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  1. Frds please send correct link in RRB Assistant Station Master Recruitment 2016, the vacancy is Total No. of Vacancies: 18252

    1) Goods Guard: 7591 Posts
    2) Assistant station Master: 5942 Posts
    3) Jr. Accounts Assistant cum Typist: 1205 posts
    4) Commercial Apprentice: 703 posts
    5) Traffic Apprentice: 1545 posts
    6) Sr Clerk cum Typist : 869 posts
    7) Inquiry cum Reservation clerk: 127 posts
    8) Traffic Assistant: 166 posts
    9) Sr. Time Keeper: 04 posts

    like that .... Pls send correct link (new registration ) This is my mailid navanirose@gmail.com...... pls send

  2. Dear sir ,maine graduation BCA se complete kiya hai to kya mai assistant station master post ke liye apply kar sakta hu

  3. Hello,

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    Please let me know free study material, previous years paper and sample papers for West Bengal.

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    1. yes u can apply ,asst.station master is a shift based job but for female they will take care of it


  9. sir, please kindly inform me the advantages and disadvantages to female candidates

  10. hello sir, which is the most suitable to females in railway?

  11. what is the syllabus of main exam? Is it same as preliminary exam?

  12. Hi please suggest the best books which has solved question papers and study material for preparation for the post of Assistant station master..Kindly mail to mariaiddhll@gmail.com


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