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RRB (Railways) 2017 SSE/JE – Doubt & Solution

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“I am from Electronics and communication engineering, What education qualification should I fill in RRB application form ?

I am from Electrical & electronics engineering, What education qualification should I fill in RRB application form ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind nowadays. 
Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”

Original Question : 

“I think VLSI design engineering, control engineering, telecommunication engineering, digital electronics engineering, analog electronics engineering, embedded system engineering, power electronics engineering, radio engineering, robotics engineering etc are sub-stream of electronics engineering. Electronics & communication engineering is eligible as degree in electronics and hence track machine post. Many students in this forum are confused. Please enlighten them. This is my request to you. Thanking you sir.”
Asked by : joyonto

Hello joyonto & all,

“Electronics and Communication may eligible under Electronics engineering but it would surely be eligible under Sub stream of Electronics engineering.” 

Earlier nearly 10-15 years ago there was no Electronics and communication engineering, there was only Electronics engineering. Communication section was separated from Electronics engineering and named as Telecommunication engineering. 

When you go through the notification you will find that even 40-45 years old candidates can apply for RRB recruitment in some special cases, such as Sr. section engineer age limit is 20-34 years plus 15 year for SC/ST PH candidates, means total maximum age for such candidate is 49 years. So those candidates must have studies Electronics engineering during their period not Electronics and communication engineering. So that Electronics engineering option belongs to them because they did their engineering in Electronics engineering only.

If Electronics and communication engineering is eligible under Electronics engineering then why RRB made such extensive list of eligibility ? Once think. Selecting wrong education qualification may lead you in trouble at the time of document verification. 

There is no course at the bachelor stage of engineering with name :

VLSI design engineering,
Digital electronics engineering,
Analog electronics engineering,
Embedded system engineering,
These are master degree courses, specialized courses under electronics engineering and obviously one who is going to do master must have completed bachelor stage.

Control engineering and 
Power electronics engineering comes under Electrical engineering.

Telecommunication engineering and
adio engineering (earlier it was known as radio and television engineering) comes under Communication engineering.

Robotics engineering comes under Mechanical engineering.

RRB Bangalore Notice related to Education Qualification

As per this Notice :

A candidate having diploma/degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering can not fill education qualification as Electrical Engineering.
A candidate having diploma/degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering can not fill education qualification as Electronics Engineering.


For more details visit RRB Bangalore official website : http://www.rrbbnc.gov.in/EE-II.HTML

# Although this notice is for ALP, Technician posts but rules would be same for all Technical posts.

Here we are providing classification of education qualification for RRB SSE(Sr. section engineer) and JE(Junior engineer) recruitment. Classification provided below as per RRB education qualification. 

Degree in Main Stream :


Degree in Sub Stream :


Tabulated form of main stream & sub stream of all branches of engineering applicable for RRB 2015 Recruitment on the basis of education qualification.

Education Qualification Main Stream Sub Stream
Education Qualification Main Stream Sub Stream
Degree in any Engineering Disipline A candidate with any engineering degree can apply for Chief depot material superindent post.
Degree in Automobile Engineering Degree in Automobile Engineering.
Degree in Civil Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering. Degree in Construction engineering / Environmental engineering / Transportation engineering etc.
Degree in Electrical Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering. Degree in Electrical & electronics engineering / Electrical instrumentation & control engineering / Power electronics / Power engineering etc.
Degree in Electronics Engineering Degree in Electronics Engineering. Degree in Electronics & communication engineering / Electronics instrumentation & control / Electronics & electrical engineering etc.
Degree in Industrial Engineering Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
Degree in Machining Engineering Degree in Machining Engineering.
Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Degree in Manufacturing Engineering.
Degree in Mechanical Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Degree in Mechatronics Engineering Degree in Mechatronics Engineering.
Degree in Production Engineering Degree in Production Engineering. Degree in Production & industrial engineering etc.
Degree in Tool & Die Making Engineering Degree in Tool & Die Making Engineering.
Degree in Tool & Die Machinig Engineering Degree in Tool & Die Machinig Engineering.

However we try to make the information of this post accurate and valid. If you find any discrepancy, please let us know. You may directly contact to the RRB helpline for exact information. Their helpline email id is : sseje2015@rrbonlinereg.in

Many candidates said that RRB is not answering our emails so that we created this post in order to help candidates in filing RRB application form. Final decision is solely depends upon the applicant.

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  1. Sir what we have to read in technical section..i completed BE eee..pls reply..am going to apply sse in 2018 notification.

  2. Hello sir..I am in my final year of B. Tech in Mechanical stream. Actually I wanted to ask after how many years is the RRB SSE exam conducted?? Will the exam be held in the year 2017?? Please clear my doubt sir as soon as possible. Thank you in advance..

  3. hello sir
    i have done btech ECE and sallected for DV as ALP.in alp application form i fill engineering in electronics .
    is any problem to get qualify

  4. Can Metallurgical Engineering student give RRB(SSE) exam with Mechanical Branch?
    Metallurgical Engineering Branch can be considered as sub-stream of Mechanical?

    Please sir Reply as soon as possible so that i can prepare for the same instantly(2 months left)…!!

    • Hello Bipul,

      Most probably you would eligible for RRB SSE & JE exam under Mechanical Engineering.
      For exact info please file an RTI regarding this to RRB board.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  5. Sir I have selected for medical for ALP post
    I have applied on the base of diploma in electronics engineering. And just before my document verification I have passed my BE in ECE so I didn’t show my BE. Degree in document verification
    Is there any problem will occur about not showing my degree

  6. Sir I am selected in rrb mumbai SSE but my degree is in environmental engineering is it is a sub stream of civil engineering or not

  7. I have completed my B.tech in mechanical engineering.
    Am I eligible for the post of JE? I am selected and called for document verification for the post of JE.

  8. Sir… i m studying in b.tech marine engg.. sir Pls suggest me that can i appear in sse exam.. if yes Then which stream i can choose…

  9. Sir… i m studying b.tech marine engg… sir Pls suggest me that which stream can i choose… sir Can i appear for sse exam for any post… suggest me…

    • Hello amit,

      Yes you can apply under Mechanical engineering as sub stream of Mechanical engineering.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  10. Sir

    Whether part time B.E eligible for RRB ( i completed SSLC, Diploma and BE Part time )

  11. Sir..
    I have cleared the online written exam of rrb sse 2015 siliguri and have recently received a documemt verification date my query to you is that i have filled up and submitted the online application form for the above mentioned on 3rd july 2015 whereas my wbut final sem results where published on the 17 th of july 2015 so will i face any trouble at my document verification process…is there any threat to my candidature.
    Plz reply soon

  12. Hello sir,
    I filled in form as degree in combination of substeam in basic stream of eletronics.
    I got cleared in SSE written exam. I have DV for carriage and wagon post. AM i eligible for this dept with Electronics and communication eng degree.

    • Hello Amit,

      It’s totally depends upon your DV examiner. If he passes you than you are pass. No one will check your DV after that.
      Don’t worry much about it. Everything will be olright.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  13. Sir, I selected alp of Bangalore for DV 14/10/2015 to 30/10/2015 .my qualification is diploma in electrical & electrons but I filled online application form as diploma in electrical ( there is not show E&E option in online when applied) so ..I qualified or not?

  14. Dear sir, i have completed Electrical & Electronics Engineering But i had selected my education qualification as degree in electrical engineering in RRB application for both SSE & JE .If i selected means is there any problem during document verification.? kindly let me know.

  15. Hi sir
    I have small doubt on gate 2016 application
    I completed my b.tech in 2011 yr
    At present I lost all documents corresponding my b.tech&also search in internet for my 4-2 marks list but that is not available.
    Then how to apply gate 2016
    Please sir reply must to my mail
    Please please sir

  16. Sir In case If an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer has selected the option as “Degree in Electronics Engineering”. Then will the candidature get rejected during Document Verification? Or are there any hopes? And Why only “Degree in combination….. of Electronics Engineering”? Why not “Degree in combination….. of Communication Engineering”? Because It doesn’t convince my wits as ECE should also be considered as a sub stream of a Communication Engineering- Branch!!!…

  17. Sir, the results of je and sse will sent to the candidates registered mail id for cen 01/2015. Is there any possibility of results with in one month?????????

    • Hello rajesh,

      Result may come soon this time because RRB is conducting online examinations this time but still we can’t say about how many month RRB will take for publishing result.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  18. Sir I am selected as SSE in Dsl/Mech in SCR region.Now I am presently working as PO in public sector bank .

    Now I have received the call letter for medical test.

    In that they have mentioned”If you are already in Govt/Quasi Govt.service ,you have to bring a certificate duly attested by First Class Executive Magistrate to the effect that you have severed connection with your employer only after completion of all formalities for appointment and successfully completed the medical examination”

    So can you please explain what I have to do……

    • Hello Ravikrishnan,

      Could you please first give me answer of these two questions :
      (1) Did you inform your bank about this exam before attending it ?
      (2) Does your bank allow attending any exam without their permission ?

  19. heloo sir i have registered for je exam in chennai circle i have not yet get my hall ticket till now wethere i get my hall ticket on mail id…………

  20. a very happy news embedded in wht wrote in RRB bangalore notice.plz read the last two line.it says degree in CERTIFICATE should match with the qualification prescribed for the post.it means one who gets selected in track machine post only, he/she may be rejected…..but in all other post,one is eligible nd will be selected even if he/she filled degree in electronics inspite of substream(bcoz substream qualiication is prescribed for all other post(except track machine) that is listed for us)).actually i enquired nd found that in alp,there is no substream case………only degree in electronics/electrical/ mechanical/automobile mentioned.so the notice came for them only

  21. ECE student can actually apply to Degree in Electronics Engg or to Degree in Telecommunication Engg. Because ECE student is meant to select either of them. As the option “Degree in E&TC Engg” was missing, then the aspirants from E&TC (ECE) are free to choose the either option between “Degree in Electronics Engg” and “Degree in Telecommunication Engg”; provided that they will be applicable to only those posts which come under the selected option as an educational qualification.
    Relax the substream stuff is for those who have completed degree in some specialized subject.

  22. Let me tell you all here that Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering is a SUPER STREAM of Electronics Engineering & a SUPER STREAM of Telecommunication Engineering both. Sub stream is when a post graduate applies for the same.

    Why it could not be “Degree in combination of substreams of main stream of ELECTRONICS/ TELECOMMUNICATION Engineering”?
    >> Because what would a ECE student select then! As courtesy this way it means that either of the blaa blaa combination of main stream of Telecommunication Engg is also an correct option.

  23. Sir should i go in formals for writing the exam
    plz plz tell sir

  24. sir iam done diploma in electrical and electronics engg but i had cleared 1st and 2 nd sem in second attemt so if there any problem in dv

    • Hello rupesh,

      There would be no issue. If you have cleared your essential education qualification before filling RRB application form.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  25. Dear sir
    I have completed diploma in electrical and electronics engineering but while applying for je I mentioned that my qualification as diploma in electrical engineering so I want to know am I eligeble for the post

  26. Dear sir
    I have done Bsc Electronic and
    Msc in Instrumentation Science ( Process Control and automation ) from Pune University Department.
    —-I have applied for the post of SE .
    —-Qualification selected in application form :Degree in combination of any sub stream in Basic in Instrumentation and control engineering.

    Is m I applicable for post ??????

  27. sir i have done b.e in electronics and communication but for rrb sse exam 2015 i have selected b.e in electronics..so i am worried..shall i attend the exam or shall i quit it..pls give me suggestion

    • Hello spoorthi,

      Attending exam or not its your personal decision.
      About personal decision we are silent.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  28. sir, i have done BE in electronics and communication engineering. I have selected the educational qualification as degree in electronics engineering for rrb bangalore. Will my candidature be rejected for sse 2015?

  29. sir, i completed b.tech in civil engineering. I mentioned “Degree in civil engineering” in education qualification for both sse and je 2015. is it correct or not? is there anything wrong? please reply me.

    • Hello suraj,

      A candidate who have completed diploma/degree in civil engineering can only apply in civil engineering.
      If he/she did diploma/degree in construction engineering / Environment engineering / Transportation engineering would not be eligible in civil engineering.
      He/she would be eligible in sub stream of civil engineering.
      For more details please read above article completely.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  30. sir, i have completed my diploma in computer engineering and then engineering degree in computer science and engineering. And i am applied for SSE signal as well as telecommunication.But i am confuse whether am i eligible or not

    • Hello sachin,

      In RRB application form first you have to fill your education qualification and as per your education qualification you will see a list of posts for which you are eligible.
      If you have seen SSE signal and SSE telecommunication in that list and filled then you are surely eligible.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  31. abhishek chauhan

    hello sir i have done b.tech in electronics and communication engg. but i applied for JE .
    please tell me sir there is any problm.

    • Hello abhishek,,

      A candidate with BE/B Tech degree can apply for both posts i.e., SSE & JE.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  32. I am a electronics engineer and filled this form for the post of Sr. section engineer telecommunication. I just wanted to know that in the technical section questions will be asked from electronics only or along with technical questions of electrical & IT department also can be asked , as people from these departments can also fill the form for the same post.
    please clear my doubt.
    thanks in advance

  33. Hello Sir, I have completed my B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunications. What should I select in Educational qualification-
    1. Degree in a combination of any sub stream of basic streams in Electronics engg.
    2. Degree in a combination of any sub stream of basic streams in Communication engg.?
    Also, where can I know about other PSUs’ vacancies? Thanks.

  34. Sir,
    I have 2 questions…

    1. I am a B.E graduate in EEE ..I had applied for sse post ,shall I apply for je post also.If else how to apply.
    because I had open a new registration for applying JE post..there one column named”already applied for SE”.I had given “yes”.then it asks for the reg no. and date of birth. when I gave, it shows error…correct me if I am wrong.

    2. I had applied for SSE in Chennai rrb, can I able to change to Trivandrum rrb..???If else what s the procedure..
    I had tried in “modify application ” even though I couldn’t able to change the rrb.

    Thank you

    • Hello kabeer,

      Yes, same as you applied for SSE.
      Have you applied for SSE
      Select – Yes
      Get Details
      Select – Clear

      Again fill all the details.
      Your SSE form now completed.

      Modification at this time would not be advisable by us.
      Bcz it takes few days to proceed and you have no time for this.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  35. i am b.tech cse student, as latest notification on rrb recruitment am i eligible only for je or both je and sse?
    and the post number?

    • Hello mohan,

      B tech candidates are eligible for both SSE and JE posts.
      When you will fill form on the 2nd stage of form posts for which you are eligible will automatically appear. So no need to worry abt posts.
      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  36. sir,

    i have selected the education qualification degree in instrumentation and control engineering but my degree in instrumentation engineering so my question is that at the time of document verification there will problem come or not pls. advice

    because i have already modified the application once and again will modified then application may be canceled as per your comment. so pls advice what should i do.

  37. Sir,I am prefer local language to write RRB exam ,is their exam paper will be in English and local language or only in local language.

    • Hello Tirupathaiah,

      Paper would be in hindi, english and some other languages too. It is mentioned in the notice clearly.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  38. Sir i have done BE (ECE) what should I choose as my educational qualification in RRB 2015-2016 recruitment. and what are the post i am eligible

    • Hello divya,

      You need to choose “Degree in combination of sub stream of basic stream of electronics”.
      Posts for which you are eligible will automatically appear on 2nd stage of form filling as per your education qualification.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  39. Please tell me
    I done B.E. In electrical and electronic engineering

    Which stream I want to select in the field of education In RRB

    • Hello manjanna,

      You need to choose “Degree in combination of sub stream of basic stream of electrical”.

      Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

  40. Md Imran Ashrafi

    sir. i have done B TECH in mechanical engg. my quation is can i apply for junior engg post if i have not done Deploma .

  41. yes sir…..u r ri8……ECE as substream of electronics is safest.i m sorry abt some information.But i got a reply from RRB,where they have written ECE graduate is eligible for SSE track machine post(actually i mailed them if electronics and communication graduate is eligible for SSE track machne post).actually sir ,nobody can deny ECE graduate has not studied ELECTRONICS completely.u can check the syllabus electronics(theory plus practical) and ECE engineering,there is no difference in syllabus,except ECE has to study communication bit additional(therefore it would hv been injustice if simple electronics has more post than ECE).but power “electronics”(deals with 3or 4 layer semiconductor devices),medical electronics(BE courses r available 4 these subjects) do come under substream of electronics.radio and television engineering comes both under substream of communication and also electronics.syllabus of radio engineering covers almost all the syllabus for electronics except microprocessor,power electronics and control system.control engineering is a substream of both electrical nd also electronics,just like mechatronics(BE) is substream of mechanical as well as electrical.i blv so after extensively reading the syllabus.what all i want to say ,how ECE student can be punished for studying extra subject(communication),ater all they have studied all the subjects that electronics engineering student studies.but your concern is also correct sir

    • Hello joyonto,

      At the time of document verification.
      The person who would sitting there to check your documents will do everything as per instruction.
      If for a particular post only Electronics engineering is applicable but not Sub stream of Electronics engineering.
      Even after qualifying exam you would be disqualified for that post.
      RRB recruit in 20-30 various kind of posts of SSE and nearly same for JE. In which every kind of post is mix of almost all branches of engineering.
      So there must be some rule for a particular post and education qualification for this.
      I don’t think they will go into research for every candidate.

      I tried to give you better & safer solution.
      Rest depends upon applicant. Final decision always depends upon an applicant.

      • Sir, one of my friend selected in SSE track machine post.She is from ECE,but she has given her qualification as “degree in electronics”.on the document verefication day,the officer told her selected qualification is ok and evrythng completed fine.But now she is now upset seeing substream issue in many websites(actually many websites towards substream and many towards electronics).So i would like to ask u sir,if she can consider herself safe as DV officer okays to her,or there is possibility that her candidature may be rejected in future due to qualification she choosed

        • Hello disha,

          RRB examination is centralized but Recruitment is RRB based.
          If an RRB clear you in document verification then it doesn’t matter what you have filled in your application form.
          What I wrote is for clearing doubt and justifying why RRB provided such an extensive list of education qualification.

          Let me explain you a little :
          When you fill any PSU application form there is written that education qualification is Electrical engineering and related sub-stream which are allowed in this Electrical engineering mentioned in a separate table. Those sub category/group are applicable under Electrical engineering like Electrical and electronics engineering, Power engineering etc.
          But what if a PSU/Govt organization put Electrical engineering and Electrical and electronics engineering in two separate category of education qualification.
          Being an Electrical and electronics engineer, what would you choose ?
          Electrical engineering and Electrical OR electronics engineering ?

          I just provided the above information for keeping an applicant in safe side.
          Rest depends upon applicant, he/she can choose whatever they want.

    • Sir..I don’t have a btech…I completed my 10+2 intermediate ..am I eligible????

      • Hello Abhi,

        You are not eligible for Technical posts in railways but you are eligible for non technical posts as per your education qualification.

        Feel free to ask if you need any help in future & join us @ Google+ / Facebook for getting regular updates.

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