Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024: Apply for 550 Act Apprentices

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Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024 – Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, invites Online applications in the prescribed format for the engagement of Act-Apprentices for imparting training in the Technical Training Centre, Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) under the Apprenticeship Act, 1961, for the following trades. There are 550 Rail Coach Factory Vacancies to be filled in this recruitment. Candidates with the ITI qualification can apply for this job. The selection process is based on the merit list. Interested and eligible candidates can apply on (www.rcf.indianrailways.gov.in) the official website, on or before 09 April 2024. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below.

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RCF Recruitment Notification 2024:

Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, announced 550 apprentice vacancies. The Age limit is  15 – 24 Years. The RCF Kapurthala Recruitment selection process will be based on a merit list. The working location will be in Kapurthala. The online application submission is active till 09 April 2024. For more details, visit https://rcf.indianrailways.gov.in/. Before applying for the post, candidates carefully read the job details below. The details mentioned below are the education qualification, age limit, age relaxation, application fee, selection process, and application process. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for Rail Coach Factory Careers through postal mail on or before the last date.

Rail Coach Factory: It was established in 1986 at Kapurthala in the Indian state of Punjab. It is a coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) produced a record number of coaches in the financial year 2013-2014. The factory also manufactures 120 Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) coaches.

Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024 Details:

Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024 for Act Apprentices:

Job Role  Act Apprentices
Job Category Punjab Govt Jobs
Qualification ITI/10th
Experience Freshers
Total Vacancies 550 Posts
Stipend As per rules
Selection Process Merit
Application Process Online
Job Location Kapurthala (Punjab)
Last Date 09 April 2024

RCF Kapurthala Recruitment – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Apprentices:

  • The Candidates must have passed the 10th class examination or its equivalent (under the 10+2 examination system) with a minimum of 50% marks, in the aggregate, from a recognized Board and possess a National Trade Certificate in the notified trade issued by the National Council for Vocational Training.
  • Procedure for calculating %age of marks where cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is applicable.
  • Suppose a candidate has a CGPA of 7.4; first, he will Multiply 1.4 by 9.5, and his %age will come to 70.3% (i.e.7.4 x 9.5).
  • Then, in the column “Maximum marks in Xth Class,” the student should fill in 1000 marks.
  • Similarly, in the Column “Marks obtained in Xth Class”, He/She will put 700 marks.
  • When marks obtained by the candidate in matriculation are 70% &in ITI are 80%, then the % age of both the examinations will be (70+80)/2=75%.
  • Trades: Fitter, Welder (G&E), Machinist, Painter (G), Carpenter, Electrician, AC & Ref. Mechanic

Age Limit(As on 31 March 2024):

  • The candidates should have completed 15 years of age and should not have completed 24 years of age

Age relaxation of Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala Vacancy:

  • The upper age limit is relaxable by 05 years in the case of SC/ST candidates and 03 years in the case of OBC candidates.
  • For Persons with Disability, the upper age limit is relaxable by 10 years.
  • The upper age limit is relaxable by up to an additional ten years for ex-servicemen

Total RCF Vacancies: 550 Posts

Post-wise vacancies:

Post Name -Rail Coach Factory Recruitment Vacancy
Fitter 200
Welder (G&E) 230
Machinist 05
Painter (G) 20
Carpenter 05
Electrician 75
AC & Ref. Mechanic 15

Category-wise Vacancies:

Post Name -Rail Coach Factory Recruitment Vacancy
UR 279
SC 83
ST 41
OBC 147
PwD 16
Ex. SM 16

Stipend: 

  • As per extant rules &directives issued by the Railway Board occasionally.

Rail Coach Factory Vacancy 2024 Selection Process:

  • Selection will be based on a merit list of all candidates who apply against the notification.
  • The merit list will be prepared based on a percentage of marks in matriculation (with a minimum 50% of aggregate marks) + ITI marks in the trade in which apprenticeship is to be done.
  • The panel will be based on a simple average of marks in the matriculation and ITI.
  • For the percentage of matriculation, marks obtained by the candidates in all subjects will be reckoned and not based on marks of any subject or a group of subjects. For calculation of the percentage of ITI marks, marks mentioned in the provisional/final certificate will be reckoned.
  • In the case of two candidates having the same marks, the older candidates would be preferred. In case the dates of birth are also the same, then the candidate who passed the matriculation exam earlier shall be considered first.
  • A final merit list will be prepared trade-wise and community-wise, equal to the number of slots in the descending order of the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate, as stated above

Application Fees:

  •  Rs.100/-
  • No fee is required to be paid by SC/ST/PWDIWomen Candidates.

Mode of Payment:  

  • The payment can be made by using a debit card/credit card, Internet Banking/SBI Challan etc
  • RCF/Kapurthala will not accept application fees in Cash/Cheque/Money order/Demand Draft etc

How to Apply for Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for RCF Recruitment online on or before 09 April 2024, 24.00 hrs.

For More Details: Click here.

To Apply: Click here.


Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024 for Sport Quota Posts: (Expired)

Job Role Sport Quota Posts
Job Category Punjab Govt Jobs
Qualification 10th Pass/ ITI/NAC
Experience Freshers
Total Vacancies 15 Posts
Salary Pay Level 1
Selection Process Merit
Application Process Offline(Postal)
Job Location Kapurthala (Punjab)
Last Date 19 February 2024

RCF Kapurthala Recruitment – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Sport Quota Posts: 10th Pass OR ITI OR equivalent OR NAC (National Apprenticeship Certificate granted by NCVT.

Minimum Sports Qualification:



  • Represented the Country in any of the following Championships events:
    • World Cup (Junior/Youth/Senior category)
    • World Championships (Junior/Senior Category)
    • Asian Games (Senior Category)
    • Commonwealth Games (Senior Category)
    • Youth Olympics
    • Champions Trophy (Hockey) OR
  • Represented the country in any one of the following:-
    • Commonwealth Championships (Junior/Senior)
    •  Asian Championships/Asia Cup (Junior/Senior)
    • South Asian Federations (SAF) Games (Senior)
    • USIC (World Railways) Championships/(Senior)
    • World University Games OR
  • Represented a State or equivalent unit and obtained at least 3rd Position in Senior/Youth/Junior National Championships. OR
  • Represented a State and obtained at least 3rd Position in National Games Organized under aegis of  Indian Olympic Association, OR
  • At least 3rd Position in the All India Inter University Championship organized under the aegis of the Association of Indian Universities. OR
  • At least 3rd position in Federation Cup Championships (Senior category). OR
  • Represented a State of the equivalent unit, except in Marathon and Cross country, with at least 8th position in Senior National Championships only.

Age Limit(As on  01 July 2024):

  • The age limit will be 18 to 25 years

Age relaxation: No age relaxation (upper or lower) shall be permissible for recruitment through Open Advertisement.

Total RCF Vacancies: 15 Posts

  • Basket Ball – 2 Posts
  • Wrestling (Men)- 4 Posts
  • Cross Country – 3 Posts
  • Football (Men) – 6 Posts

Salary: 

  • The Pay scale for the Sports Quota Posts will be Level 1.

Rail Coach Factory Vacancy 2024 Selection Process:

  • The selection process includes interviews.
  • The mode of recruitment will be as follows:-
    • The eligible candidates will be informed by post for trial.
    • Recruitment will be done based on Trial; the candidates declared fit by Trial Committee will be considered for the next stage i.e, the Interview stage.

Application Fees:

  • For General – Rs.500/-
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST /Ex-Servicemen/Persons with Disability/Women Minorities and Economic Backward Class:  Rs.250/-

Mode of Payment:  Candidates are advised to deposit the requisite Fees for application in favour of PFA/RCF/KXH’s Online Account No. 65035290377, IFSC Code SBIN0050540 of State Bank of India before the closing date and a copy of the fee.

How to Apply for Rail Coach Factory Recruitment 2024?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for RCF Recruitment by sending the application with the relevant documents is to the address mentioned below on or before 19 February 2024, 17.00 hrs.



Candidates can download the application form from the official website on A-4 size good quality paper may be typed neat & clean one side.

The application must be filled out by the candidate in his/her handwriting and signed, affixing a passport-size photograph with a clear face on the space provided, and one should be attached duly attested. The applicant will attach the attested photocopies of Educational and Sports achievements. EWS candidates should also attach the attested copy of the caste certificate on the certificates. SC/ST/OBC proper format.

For More Details & Application Form: Click here.

Postal Address:

The General Manager (Personnel)
Recruitment Cell,
Rail Coach Factory,
Kapurthala-144 602.

Note: Candidate superscribes clearly on the Envelope “RECRUITMENT AGAINST SPORTS QUOTA FOR THE YEAR 2023-24 IN LEVEL-1.

Important Dates:

  • Opening date and time for submission of applications: 20.01.2024 at 9.00 hrs
  • Closing date and time: 19.02.2024 at 17.00 hrs

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