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11/05/2017

Change RRB NTPC Post Preference of Railway ASM, Guard Posts

Link to Change RRB NTPC Post Preference Order - Railway Post Preference changes of ASM, Goods Guard, CA/ TA, Sr Clerk & JAA posts against CEN 03/2015. Yet another Good as well sad news for all RRB NTPC aspirants waiting for RRB NTPC Mains exam result. RRB NTPC candidates will be once again allowed to refill post preference order in Railway Non-Technical vacancy due to increase in Grade Pay of ASM post. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) have finally decided to let candidates re-exercise their post preference based on RRB NTPC Revised Vacancy.

Update: Link to change RRB NTPC Post Preference is live.

While candidates are waiting for RRB NTPC Result, Railway is busy in making its RRB NTPC recruitment process more complex. After revising Railway NTPC Vacancies, they have now allowed candidates to change their RRB NTPC Post preference. More details are provided below...

RRB NTPC Post Preference Change Official Notice

Finally the much awaited Notice from Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) published on respective website about change in Post Preference order.

Consequent upon the implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) after the publication of CEN-03/2015, the post of Assistant Station Master (ASM) notified with Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- has been upgraded & merged with the post of Station Master (SM) in Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-. Similarly, the Grade Pay of the post of Traffic Assistant notified at Rs. 2000/- has been enhanced to Rs. 2400/-.

All the candidates who have appeared in the 2nd Stage CBT during 17th to 19th January, 2017 are accordingly hereby advised to exercise option of filling fresh preferences. The exercise of the option must be made within the period from 08.05.2017 to 14.05.2017 through the link provided on the websites of respective RRBs.

Since couple of days, many candidates are asking whether they can change preference of posts in RRB NTPC 03/2015 or not. Good news for RRB NTPC candidates, according to latest information, candidates can change post preference order before conducting 3rd Stage i.e. Aptitude/ Psycho & Typing test. So the candidates of RRB CEN 03/2015 will also get a chance to revise their preference order of Railway Non-Technical posts.

Link to Change RRB NTPC Post Preference

Attention of candidates is drawn to important instructions relating to Change in Post Preference. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) have decided to offer an opportunity to candidates to exercise their revised option before announcing 2nd Stage exam result and conducing Psycho/ Aptitude Test and Typing test in view of increase in Grade Pay for the post of Assistant Station Master.

"The Candidate before filling up of fresh preferences for NTPC (Graduate) posts against CEN-03/2015 should ensure that they fulfill the medical criteria of that posts keeping in mind that no alternate Employment will be given in case the candidate is found medically unfit for the post as per para- 9 of CEN 03/2015."

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RRB Ahmedabad Post Preference Change
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RRB Ajmer Post Preference Change
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RRB Allahabad Post Preference Change
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RRB Bangalore Post Preference Change
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RRB Bhopal Post Preference Change
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RRB Bhubaneswar Post Preference Change
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RRB Bilaspur Post Preference Change
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RRB Chandigarh Post Preference Change
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RRB Chennai Post Preference Change
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RRB Gorakhpur Post Preference Change
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RRB Guwahati Post Preference Change
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RRB Jammu Post Preference Change
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RRB Kolkata Post Preference Change
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RRB Malda Post Preference Change
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RRB Mumbai Post Preference Change
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RRB Muzaffarpur Post Preference Change
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RRB Patna Post Preference Change
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RRB Ranchi Post Preference Change
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RRB Secunderabad Post Preference Change
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RRB Siliguri Post Preference Change
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RRB Thiruvananthapuram Post Preference Change

Some candidates are not happy with this move while many candidates are getting this as opportunity to correct their mistake they made in filling post preference while applying RRB NTPC 03/2015 online application form. They have now chance to fill fresh RRB NTPC post preference order once again.

Why Change in RRB NTPC Post Preference?

It's now clear, RRB NTPC 2nd Stage applicant now can change their post preference order for Railway Non-Technical posts. Here are some of the reason behind changes in post preference order allowed by Railway Recruitment Board.

Despite clearly mentioned in Para 5.02 Note-I of RRB CEN 03/2015 Notification, "Options once exercised in the Online Application shall be final and no request for change shall be entertained." However, RRB is going to allow changes in Post Preference order, why so?

The very first thing you candidates need to know, Railway is providing an option to change post preference for its own interest. To avoid dispute, RRBs is allowing change in post preference order in the name of candidates' interest. RRBs has already done this by conducting 2nd Stage CBT (Mains) exam to hide paper leakage matter.

Although increase in Grade Pay of ASM (Station Master) from Rs. 2800/- to Rs. 4200/- might be one of the reason to allow change in post preference order. But RRBs had this information already, they could have mention it in RRB NTPC 03/2015 recruitment notification or just after the 1st State exams. If increase in ASM Grade pay were the sole reason to change post preference order, they must had notified about it before conducting 2nd Stage CBT and could have settled it much earlier. This is just another excuse, they are doing this for their own interest. Now coming to the point, check out the sole reason and the hidden truth of post preference why Railway is allowing candidates to change RRB NTPC Post Preference order.

As you all know, Railway Board's proposals to decrease RRB NTPC vacancies against CEN 03/2015 have been accepted which results in revision of RRB NTPC vacancies. Vacancies through RRB NTPC have been completely changed in many RRBs by more or less. Hence, now it is necessary to allow candidates changed their post preference order based on revised vacancies. Check out the below picture containing a part of RTI Reply.
Change RRB NTPC Post Preference, Railway Post preference change, ASM Post preference


Hence it's proved, Railway is going to provide another chance to change post preference order for their own interest and because of revision/ decrease/ abolishment of some posts not because of increase in ASM's Grade pay.

They looks conscious now and making several changes in RRB NTPC recruitment process. RRB is not going to make anymore mistake now which leads Selection Process in Court. To avoid any upcoming legal dispute, RRB finally decided to change RRB NTPC Post preference order once again.

Effect of Changes in Post Preference

RRBs won't have to face any difficulty in allowing candidates to change their post preference as they already called 15 Times candidates from each category UR/ OBC/ SC/ ST for RRB NTPC Mains exam. So, it's easy for RRBs to recruit candidates for Railway Non-Technical Graduate posts after conducting ASM Psycho Test and RRB Typing Test.

1. Cut-off Marks for ASM (Station Master) will go sightly higher. Because, many candidates will put ASM above GG in post preference order.

2. Candidates medically unfit for A-2 category posts (SM/ GG/ TA) will put these posts at last to get selected for remaining posts i.e. CA, ECRC, Sr Clerk and Jr. Accounts Asst (JAA) posts.

3. Cut off Marks for Goods Guard (GG) will be slightly lower now. Because candidates will prefer ASM over Goods Guard.

4. Cut off Marks for ECRC too will be slightly lower. Because, ECRC is still Rs. 2808/- Grade pay posts.

5. It won't affect RRB NTPC Selection process.

Things to Consider before Changing RRB NTPC Post Preference

Unlike SSC/ IBPS where candidates are shortlisted based on candidates' final marks only, it's different situation in RRBs. Preference order of posts is as important as candidates' marks for Merit list preparation. It means, if you choose wrong post preference, you won't be selected despite having enough marks. Post preference is no doubt on of the most important factor in RRB NTPC selection procedure.

One important thing, Candidates should always fill all the posts according to their eligibility to be considered for those posts otherwise they will no be considered for the post for which they had not given preference.

One more thing - Never give preference for which you are not eligible (Not being medically fit, Eye sight issue, Color blindness etc.) otherwise you may be selected for that post and later on your candidature may be cancelled for being ineligible and this will be biggest disappointment.


As official notification has finally out form Railway regarding changes in RRB NTPC Post preference order of ASM, Goods Guard, TA, CA, Sr Clerk and JAA posts against CEN 03/2015. Re-filling of posts in Railway vacancies is not a good news for candidates who are currently waiting for RRB NTPC 2nd Stage exam result while many candidates are happy with this change.

At last, if you have done good in examination and getting marks and already put post preference order properly, don't think of change in RRB NTPC Post preference order. But candidates with slightly low score or average score will have to suffer because cut-off marks for ASM post will go high which was earlier known as low cut-off posts in previous RRB recruitment.