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  • Railway Recruitment Posts offered
  • Book of Indian Railways Current Affairs
  • Railway Current Affairs 2017 Questions and Answers
  • Indian Railway Zones

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Railway Current Affairs

Indian Railways Latest News & Updates

  • Finance Ministry to aid Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh for rail safety
  • Government unveils first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme
  • Indian Railways to introduce Tri-Netra to check collisions
  • Union Government inks loan pact with World Bank for Eastern Freight Corridor
  • Railway ministry inks MoU for Smart Railway Stations
  • Okha-Kanalus, Porbandar-Wansjaliya sections of Gujarat become Green Train Corridors
  • Indian Railways launches Yatri Mitra Sewa to help elderly, differently-abled
  • Indian Railways launches cleanliness drive Swachhta Saptah
  • Indian Railways launches insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket
  • Railway Ministry launches maiden Agartala to Delhi broad gauge train service
  • India’s first Green Rail Corridor launched in Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Railways to install TRI-NETRA to reduce train accidents
  • Railway Ministry launches project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings
  • Lifeline Express: World’s first hospital on a train completes 25 years of service
  • Union Railway Ministry launches Nivaran portal, an online grievance redressal system
  • Indian Railways launches Janani Sewa, optional catering Scheme on pilot basis.

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Railway Recruitment Posts offered to candidates

  • Gazetted: Group ‘A’ and ‘B’)
  • Non-Gazetted: Group ‘C’ and ‘D’)

Group ‘A’ Posts: Group A posts is carried out by UPSC – appointed through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.

Group ‘B’ Posts: These posts are not open to directly. The Group B posts link Section Officers Grade – upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ railway employees on deputation basis.

Group ‘C’ Posts: Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Masterm Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.

Group ‘D’ Posts: These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Safaiwala, Ganman, Peon etc.

Book of Indian Railways Current Affairs 2017

Name of booksAuthor Name
Upkar Railway Recruitment Board ExaminationKhanna &V erma
Traffic Apprentice Editorial boardPratiyogita Darpan
ArthmaticR.S. Aggarwal
Quicker Reasoning TestUpkar publication
English GrammarWren & martin
Railway Recruitment Board ExamUpkar Publication
Special class Railway ApprenticeUpkar publication
Verbal & non verbal BookR.s Aggarwal
Railway Recruitment Board Examination Technical cadre BooksUpkar Publication

Railway Current Affairs

Ques 1. First underground railway (Metro Railway) started in which year?

  1. 1982
  2. 1989
  3. 1984
  4. 1992

Answer: C

Ques 2. Shatabdi Express train introduced in

  1. 1984
  2. 1988
  3. 1990
  4. 1985

Answer: 2

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Ques 3. At which of the following place Diesel Component Works is established?

  1. Jamshedpur
  2. Patiala
  3. Perambur
  4. Warangal

Answer: 2

Ques 4._______Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?

  1. Central Railway
  2. Northern Railway
  3. Eastern Railway
  4. Western Railway

Answer: 3

Ques 5. The railway station situated in the extreme south is

  1. Chennai
  2. Cochin
  3. Kanyakumari
  4. Trivandrum

Answer: 3

Ques 6. A platform surrounded by rail lines from all the four sides, is called

  1. Dock platform
  2. Passenger platform
  3. Island platform
  4. Goods platform

Answer: 3

Ques 7. Indian Railways Nationalised in which year ?

  1. 1952
  2. 1950
  3. 1951
  4. 1954

Answer: 2

Ques 8. In which year Research, Design and Standard organization was established?

  1. 1953
  2. 1957
  3. 1956
  4. 1967

Answer: 2

Ques 9. Railway Staff College is situated at

  1. Mumbai
  2. Secundrabad
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Vadodara

Answer: 4

Ques 10. Where is the Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated?

  1. Lucknow
  2. Bangalore
  3. Agra
  4. Pune

Answer: 1

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Ques 11. Read the Following Railway Headquarters and Identify which is False ?

  1. South-Central Railway – Secunderabad
  2. Central railway – Bhopal
  3. South Railway – Chennai
  4. North Railway – New Delhi

Answer: 2

Ques 12. First Indian train was started?

  1. From Calcutta to Delhi
  2. From Mumbai to Thane
  3. From Mumbai to Surat
  4. From Mumbai to Madras

Answer: 2

Ques 13. First Train Started in India?

  1. 1851
  2. 1852
  3. 1853
  4. 1854

Answer: 3

Ques 14. In which Governor-General’s reign railway lines in India were established?

  1. Lord William Bentick
  2. Lord Cornwallis
  3. Lord Kenning
  4. Lord Dalhousie

Answer: 4

Ques 15. A station where the rail lines end, is called

  1. Junction station
  2. way-side-station
  3. block station
  4. Terminal station

Answer: 4

Ques 16. In the begining First Train of India Travelled ?

  1. 33 km
  2. 36 km
  3. 34 km
  4. 46 km

Answer: 3

Ques 17. What is the position of the Indian Railway in the world according to the length of rail lines?

  1. Sixth
  2. Tenth
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

Answer: 4

Ques 18. The length of North-Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR)?

  1. 4300 Km
  2. 3700 Km
  3. 4290 km
  4. 5298 km

Answer: 2

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Ques 19. The headquarters of North-Eastern railway is situated at

  1. Mumbai (V.T)
  2. Guwahati
  3. Gorakhpur
  4. New Delhi

Answer: 3

Ques.20. North-Eastern frontier Railway (NEFR) established in which year ?

  1. 15th Jan, 1958
  2. 13th June, 1956
  3. 22nd Jan, 1959
  4. 14th August, 1962

Answer: 1

Ques.21. Headquarters of North -Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR) is located at

  1. Calcutta
  2. Maligaon (Guwahati)
  3. Chennai
  4. Gorakhpur

Answer: 2

Ques.22. In which of the following cities, the first sub-way train was started?

  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Calcutta
  4. Chennai

Answer: 3

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Ques 23. General Manger is responsible for

  1. Railway Board
  2. Railway Ministry
  3. Both railway Board and Railway Ministry
  4. None of these

Answer: 1

Ques.24. The headquarters of South-Central Railways is situated at

  1. Mumbai (V.T)
  2. Chennai
  3. Secundrabad
  4. Mumbai (Central)

Answer: 3

Ques.25. The headquarters of Northern Railway is at

  1. New Delhi
  2. Guwahati
  3. Gorakhpur
  4. Mumbai (V.T)

Answer: 1

Ques 26. The headquarters of South Railways is situated at

  1. Calcutta
  2. Chennai
  3. Delhi
  4. Mumbai

Answer: 2

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Ques 27. In which institution the training of electric work is being given?

  1. Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  2. Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering
  3. Railway Staff College
  4. Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering

Answer: 2

Ques 28. Who invented the railway engine?

  1. Pascal
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. James Watt
  4. George Stephenson

Answer: 4

Ques 29. Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Insttitue situated?

  1. Nasik
  2. Baroda
  3. Jamalpur
  4. Pune

Answer: 3

Ques 30. Metro Railway is functioning in which of the following Indian States?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. West Bengal
  4. Tamil Nadu

Answer: 3

Railway Recruitment Boards are present in various parts of the country in cities including following venues

S. No.Places
7.Kolkata etc.

These boards are responsible for issuing various Railway notifications regarding railway recruitments in various departments and for various profiles.

S. No.Railway Zones in IndiaOfficial website URL
2.West Central Railwaywcr.indianrailways
4.South Western
5.South Eastern
6.South East Central
7.South Central
9.Northeast Frontier
10.North Western
11.North Eastern
12.North Central
15.East Coast
16.East Central

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