After the ongoing protests in Bihar and Kerala, the Indian Railways has extended the upper age limit for all categories by two years.
The railways in an official release states that for the exams of Assistant Loco Pilots and Loco Pilot, the upper age limit for the unreserved category has been revised to 30 years from 28 years. For OBCs it has been changed to 33 years from the earlier 31 years. The age relaxation for SC and ST categories has been fixed at 35 years from the present 33.
For the Group D exams for the unreserved category, the upper age limit has been decided at 30 years from 28 years. For OBCs, the age limit has been revised to 36 years from 34 years, for SC and STs it has been lifted from 36 years to 38 years.
It has also been decided that the question paper will get published in regional languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odiya, Telugu, Bangla, and others will be available for candidates to take the exam. The candidates from Kerala demanded that they should be allowed to take the exam in Malayalam while those from Bihar turned to violent protests over the reduction of age limit.
Recently, railways announced one of the largest recruitment processes for 89409 posts in Group C and D categories.
The national transporter is hiring around 90,000 employees for group C and D categories.