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IRTS Exam

Indian Railway Traffic Service Exam

 
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What is IRTS Exam?

The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is civil service or a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) India. The exam is held for the recruitment of Department of Indian Railways.

The Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is an organized Group 'A' service of the Government of India. The central service is responsible for managing the Transportation Operations and Commercial wings - of the Indian Railways.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality:

    Candidate must be a citizen of India

  2. Educational Qualification:

    Candidates applying for the exam should have to fulfill the following requirements:

    • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the recognised Universities.
    • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. Such candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
    • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
    • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the University  they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  3. Age Limit :

    Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.

    The upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates belonging to the following category:

    • 5 years - SC/ST
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
    • 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
    • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
    • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
  4. Number of attempts:

    The maximum number of attempts restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. In case other eligibility conditions apply:

    • General candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
    • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts.