RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice: Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects 2022

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Indian Railways is one of the largest organizations that provide recruitment to thousands of candidates in various Railway departments by conducting examinations like RRB NTPC & RRB Group D. Lakhs of candidates appear every year for these Railways Examination which are conducted by RRB (Railway Recruitment Board).

In this article, we are going to provide you Job Profile, Salary Structure, Selection Process, Eligibility criteria and other important information regarding the Commercial Apprentice Profile under RRB NTPC.

Also Check: Railway Station Master Salary (In Hand, Gross), Work Profile, Career 2022 (

RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Important Dates

RRB NTPC CBT-2 is going to conduct RRB NTPC Tier 2 Exam on 9th & 10th May 2022 for Level Pay 4 & 6. The total vacancies of RRB NTPC are revised from 35,208 to 35,281 out of which the total vacancies of Commercial Apprentice for 2022 are 259. The below table shows the important dates of RRB NTPC 2022.

Events Dates
Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) – Online Application  1-3-2019
  Apply Online – Last Date 31-3-2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee

4-4-2019 (23.59 hrs)

Final submission of Applications 12-4-2019 (23.59 hrs)
Applications Status 21-9-2020 to 31-9-2020
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 1- Stage I 28-12-2020, to 13-1-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 2- Stage I 16-01-2021 to 30-1-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 3- Stage I 31-1-2021 to 12-2-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 4- Stage I  15, 16, 17, 27 February and 01, 02, 03 March 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 5- Stage I  4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 27 March 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 6- Stage I 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 April 2021
RRB NTPC 7th Phase Exam Date 2022  23, 34, 26, 31 July2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result 2022 30th March 2022
RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Date (Stage II) Pay Level 6- 09th & 10th May 2022

Eligibility Criteria for RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice

The Educational Qualification required for RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice is Graduation Degree from any Discipline from any Recognized University or Equivalent and the Age limit is from 18-30 years while relaxation is provided to the Reserved candidates of up to 5 years for SC/ST Candidates.  

Selection Criteria for RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice

The Selection Procedure for RRB NTPC-Commercial Apprentice is basically a four-step process in which the steps of the examination are described below:

  • Stage 1: Computer Based Test 1 (CBT-Online)
  • Stage 2: Computer Based Test 1 (CBT-Online)
  • Stage 3: Document Verification
  • Stage 4: Medical Examination 
Post Name Medical Standard General Fitness Visual Acuity
Commercial Apprentice B-2 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
  • Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.

Salary for RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice

Commercial Apprentice is a Level-6 Job Profile under the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Railways generally provide lucrative salaries to their employees and it is one of the topmost profiles provided through the RRB NTPC Exam in the Indian Railways along with the Stationmaster Profile. The salary Structure of a Commercial Apprentice is given below in the table: 

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (Rs.)

6 35400

Other Benefits: 

The other benefits Provided to the Commercial Apprentice are:

  1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  2. Travel Allowance (TA)
  3. House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  4. Pension Benefits
  5. Medical Reimbursements

The House Rent Allowance (HRA) of all government employees will be calculated based on the cities they are posted and as per the criteria mentioned below in the table:

Category of Cities HRA Before 7th Pay Commission HRA After 7th Pay Commission
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%

 The Net Pay for the profile of a Commercial Apprentice is around 48,500 INR and the Salary Slip for Commercial Apprentice Profile is given below.

RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice: Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects 2022

Note: The Salary Slip of the Commercial Apprentice is of 2019 and since then the DA has been revised to 34% which increases the Gross Salary.

Job Profile for RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice

The Job Profile of RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice is basically a multiskilled Supervisor Profile in Commercial Department, who performs the following Duties:

  1. They are in charge of Commercial Duties and Inspection work in Indian Railways.
  2. Sometimes, they are in charge of Collecting Revenue.
  3. Commercial Apprentice works as Goods Supervisor, Parcel Supervisors, Rates & Claims Inspector, Commercial Inspectors etc.
  4. They are also responsible for Goods transferred by Indian Railways.
  5. Training Period: The training period for the RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice is of 80 days in which supervisorial and inspectional training is given to the candidates and then after 80 days they are appointed to the following given Posts in Indian Railways.
  • Commercial clerks
  • Parcel clerks
  • Goods clerks
  • Catering Inspectors
  • Commercial Inspectors

Career Growth RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice

Commercial Apprentice in Indian Railways is a lucrative profile and along with that, it has great career growth. The career growth of a Commercial Apprentice is given as:

 RRB NTPC Commercial Apprentice: Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects 2022

Here we end up our article on Railways Commercial Apprentice Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects. If you have any queries buzzing in your mind, please feel free to write them in the comments section below.

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