RRB JE 2019 Posts and Grade Pay

2019-05-09 | Team PendulumEdu

As per the announcement made by the railway recruitment board, 13487 vacancies are available for RRB JE. The official declaration was made on 29th of December, with 14033 vacancies. On revision, it was stated that a total of 13487 posts will be available. The applications for the RRB JE exams began on 2nd of January, 2019 and closed on 31st January, 2019. The exam date has been announced by RRB, the exam for CBT-I is going to take place on 22nd May, 2019.

Here is an overview of available posts and respective salary structure.

Available vacancies/posts

Number of vacancies

Junior engineer


Junior engineer (IT)


Depot material superintendent


Chemical and metallurgical assistant


Total vacancies


The selection for RRB JE is carried out in three stages:

  1. CBT 1
  2. CBT 2
  3. Document verification and Medical Examination

Pay scale of Junior Engineer after 7th pay commission:

As per the 7th CPC matrix, the pay scale decided for Junior engineers, (in information technology, Depot material superintendent, and chemical& metallurgical assistant) is decided as follows:

Basic pay is Rs.35400/- with several other allowances in addition to it. Given below is the total salary structure as provided by RRB.

Salary structure of JE (junior engineer) as per the 7th CPC matrix


Pay scale

Pay band

Grade pay

Junior engineer









Rs. 35400-Rs. 112400




Rs. 4200

Depot material superintendent

Chemical and metallurgical assistance

In addition to this, an RRB engineer will receive other benefits and allowances with varying amount according to the official rules of the area in which they are posted. (For example, the house rent allowance depends upon the population of the city in which a JE is posted)

The list of allowances offered to the Junior Engineer and respective amount of the same are as follows:


Class A

Class B

Class C

Basic pay

13,500 Rs.

13,500 Rs.

13,500 Rs.

Dearness allowance

16,875 Rs.

16,875 Rs.

16,875 Rs.

House rent allowance

4050 Rs.

2700 Rs.

1350 Rs.

Other allowance

4000 Rs.

4000 Rs.

4000 Rs.

Salary in hand

38,425 Rs.

37,075 Rs.

35,725 Rs.

Specific deductions

2000 Rs.

2000 Rs.

2000 Rs.

Final pay

36,425 Rs.

35,075 Rs.

33,725 Rs.


The transport allowance, City compensatory allowance, Railway duty pass, educational allowance, medical facilities and several other allowances are offered as well.

Calculation of house rent allowance:


House rent allowance

Cities with population density greater than 50 lakhs

24% of the basic pay

Cities with population density between 5 and 50 lakhs

16% of the basic pay

Cities with population density lesser than 5 lakhs

8% of the basic pay


As soon as one gets selected for RRB JE, the training process begins. The career trajectory of an RRB JE recruit takes the following path:

  1. Junior engineer
  2. Senior section engineer
  3. Assistant divisional manager
  4. Divisional engineer
  5. Senior divisional engineer

For details on Career Path and life of Railways Junior Engineer, Read Career Path of a Railway Junior Engineer


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