Recruitment of a large number of Group C employees at IRCTC

The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC – A Government of India Enterprise, Mini Ratna) in East Zone, Kolkata, is inviting applications for the engagement of Apprentice Trainees for FY 2023-24 under the Apprenticeship Act-1961 (as amended in 2014). This initiative aims to enhance skill-building opportunities for the nation. The details are as follows:

Sl. No.TradeNo. of CandidatesEligibility CriteriaDuration
1Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA)25Matriculation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board and ITI certificate affiliated to NCVT/SCVT in COPA trade12 Months

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Important Information:

  • Cut-off date: The cut-off date for all qualifications and age criteria is 01-JUNE-2023.
  • Candidates should apply through the portal:
  • Candidates should ensure that they are comfortable and interested in working at Kolkata before applying.
  • Age Criteria: Candidates should be 15 years old and not have completed 25 years as of 01.06.2023. (Relaxation for SC/ST – 5 years, OBC – 3 years, Ex-Servicemen – 10 years, Differently abled – 10 years)
  • The place of work will be in Kolkata only (anywhere in Kolkata).

Salient Features:

  • The selection of candidates will be based on a merit list prepared according to the percentage of marks obtained. There will be no written test or viva conducted. Applicants are advised to provide accurate marks information and attach supporting documents for all educational and technical qualifications, starting from matriculation. These documents should include year-wise mark sheets and pass certificates.
  • The final selection of applicants will be subject to the verification of original testimonials.
  • Incomplete applications in any form will be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates who are engaged as Apprentices will be released after the completion of the Apprenticeship training period. It’s important to note that such candidates will not have the right to claim regular employment in IRCTC in any form.

Important Dates

Commencement of Online application by Candidates14th June 2023
Last date of applying online application29th June 2023

Mode of Selection:

  1. The selection process will be based on a merit list, which will be prepared to evaluate the candidates. This selection method aims to identify the most qualified individuals who are genuinely interested in working in Kolkata.
  2. In the event that two applicants achieve the same marks, the candidate who is older in age will be given preference. If their dates of birth are also the same, the applicant who passed the matriculation exam earlier will be considered first. This hierarchical approach ensures fair selection without the need for a written test or viva.
  3. The final selection of applicants will be contingent upon the verification of their original testimonials. This step is crucial to validate the authenticity and accuracy of the candidates’ provided information.
  4. Candidates on the standby list will have the opportunity to join the program if there are any vacancies due to absentees or rejected candidates from the merit list. This ensures that all available positions are filled efficiently.
  5. Offers will be issued strictly in order of merit, giving priority to those with higher rankings on the merit list. This ensures a transparent and merit-based selection process.
  6. The applicants will be informed about the tentative schedule through email communication. It is important for applicants to be prepared to report to the concerned office promptly for document and certificate verification when notified. Being ready at short notice is crucial to ensure a smooth verification process.

General Instructions:

  1. It is essential for applicants to ensure that their name, father’s name, and date of birth match exactly as recorded in their Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any discrepancy found during the Document Verification process will result in the cancellation of the candidature and debarment from further consideration.
  2. Applicants must provide details of their registration made on the portal.
  3. During the Document/Certificate Verification process, applicants are required to present their original documents.
  4. For candidates belonging to the OBC category, it is mandatory to submit their OBC Certificate issued within the last one year. The certificate should be in the prescribed format enclosed with the application.
  5. Applicants claiming against the EWS Quota are required to submit their EWS Certificate as supporting documentation.

Documents to be Submitted:

Applicants are required to submit self-attested scanned copies of the following documents:

  1. 10th Standard Mark Sheet and Certificate.
  2. ITI Standard mark sheet.
  3. National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT or Provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT/SCVT.
  4. Certificate for proof of date of birth (Standard 10 or its equivalent certificate or mark sheet indicating date of birth or School Leaving Certificate indicating date of birth).
  5. 12th Standard Mark Sheet and Certificate, if applicable.
  6. Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificate, if applicable.
  7. Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC applicants.
  8. OBC Certificate should not be issued earlier than ONE YEAR.
  9. Disability certificate, in case of PwBD applicants.
  10. Discharge Certificate/Serving Certificate, in case of applicants applied against Ex-Servicemen quota.
  11. Recent Colour photograph (size 3.5 cm x 4.5cm) taken within the last three months from the date of application. The photograph should have a clear front view of the applicant without cap and sunglasses. A soft copy in JPG/JPEG format is required, with a resolution of 100 DPI and a file size between 20 kb – 70 kb.
  12. Applicants may reject applications that contain old/unclear photographs or significant variations between the photograph submitted in the application form and the actual physical appearance of the applicants. It is advised that applicants keep two additional copies of the same photograph ready and carry them during the Document/Certificate Verification process.

Note: Candidates are advised to bring the original documents along with two sets of self-attested photocopies on the day of Document Verification.



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