Railway RRB ASM

Marks and Exam Pattern

RRB ASM Prelims Exam Pattern


Name of the Subjects

Total Number of Questions / Total Number of Marks Time      

General Awareness

100 / 100 90 mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning


Arithmetic Ability




RRB ASM Mains Exam Pattern


Type of the Examination Name of the Subjects


Descriptive English Comprehension


Selection Procedure

The selection for RRB ASM will be based on 3 stages:

  1. Prelims

  2. Mains

  3. Interview

The Railway RRB ASM Syllabus comprises of the following subjects:

       1. General Awareness

       2. General Intelligence & Reasoning

       3. Arithmetic Ability

The detailed syllabus of each section is provided below.

General Awareness

This Section is very important for RRB NTPC Exam. The Questions from this section is based on the following topics.

    • Current Affairs -National and International

    • History -India And World

    • General Science

    • Indian Economy

    • Indian Geography

    • Indian Constitution

    • Indian Culture and Heritage

    • Indian Polity

    • Science and Technology Etc.

     General Science

General Intelligence & Reasoning

The Questions from this section is based on the following topics. 

    • Analogy

     • Non-Verbal Reasoning

     • Puzzle

     • Decision-making

     • Arranging words in Meaningful order

     • Clock and Calendar

     • Series

      • Word formation

      • Classification

      • Judgment

      • Venn diagram

      • Missing Number

      • Directions & Distances

      • Ordering & Ranking

      • Blood Relations 

      • Coding- decoding

Arithmetic Ability

The Questions from this section is based on the following topics. 

    • Percentages

     • Pipes and cisterns

     • Profit and loss

     • Time and work

     • Simplifications

     • Boats and streams

     • Mensuration

     • Averages

     • Time and distance

     • Problems on ages

     • Interest

     • Data interpretation etc.



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RRB ASM Vacancy list 2018

This year, There are the total of 50, 000 (tentative) vacancies for the post of Assistant Station Master in the Indian Railways

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

You should be a Graduate from a recognised University / Institution to apply for this recruitment drive.

Age Limit 

  • Minimum Age: 18 years

  • Maximum Age: 32 years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years

  • OBC: 3 years

  • PWD: 10 years


How to Apply?

RRB ASM Application Process Exam

You can apply for RRB ASM Exam through Online mode only. To apply for RRB ASM exam, follow these steps

  1. register through the official website of Railway Recruitment Board.

  2. You need to pay the Application fee online using a Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking / Cash Cards / Wallets or other online payment methods.

  3. Fill the personal and qualification details in the application form i.e. name, DOB, community, Email ID, mobile etc.
  4. Make sure you use a valid email ID, which you have to keep active until the final declaration of results.

  5. Keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification. You will have to upload these during filling the form.

  6. Submit the Application Form.

  7. Take out a Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.


RRB or Railway Recruitment Board conducts a common exam to recruit Assistant Station Manager (ASM). This is a common exam to recruit for Assistant Station Master posts in various units of Indian Railways. Once selected, you will be hired as an Assistant Station Master in the Indian Railways.


The RRB Result for all exams that it holds comes out within 1-2 months of the exam date. Similarly, the RRB ASM Result 2018 will be announced after the exam takes place. RRB ASM Results can be found in the Official Website of the Indian Railways.

Job Profile and Salary

Assistant Station Master (ASM) Salary and Perks

The post of Assistant Station Master (ASM) is a respectable one.

The initial pay is around Rs. 8,560/- and the pay scale which an Assistant Station Master (ASM) is entitled to Rs. 5,200/- to 20,200/-. The Grade Pay set by the Railway Recruitment Board is Rs. 2,800/-

Hence, you can say that a newly appointed Assistant Station Master gets a total pay of Rs 11,360/- along with House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance (TA).

ASM Job Description

The Assistant Station Master or the ASM is the one who’s in charge of running and monitoring trains at a station. ASM is responsible for operating that signals that ensure that everything is done in the way they are meant to following all the rules and regulations.

Shift: An Assistant Station Master has to work in shift bases, however, the working period is 8 hours per day.

No. of Assistant Station Master at one station: 

Generally, each station will be having only one ASM, though bigger railway stations may have more than one Station Masters.

Career Path and Future Growth: 

Assistant Station Master is a good post to start your career with. Your performance and the number of years you put in the job will be the judge of how far you go. After you are recruited by the Railway Recruitment Board for the ASM Post, As an Asst Station Master will be having the following career path.

  1. Assistant Station Master
  2. Station Master
  3. Station Superintendent
  4. Assistant Operations Manager
  5. Divisional Operations Manager

Admit Card

The Admit Cards for Railway’s RRB Exams are released just a couple of weeks before the Exam. You can find your RRB ASM Admit Card on Official Website of Indian Railways as soon as the exam conducting body releases the call letters.

RRB ASM 2018 Application Fee

  • General/OBC – Rs 500/-
  • SC/ST/PWD/Female – Rs 250/-
  • Fee Should be Paid through SBI Challan or Post Office Challan

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