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Job profile of the post of Depot Material Superintendent advertised by RRB

By on September 24, 2014

The RRB has advertised 53 and 105 vacancies of the Chief Material Superintendent and Material Superintendent to fill through competitive examined with eligibility of Degree and Diploma in any branch of Engineering. With prevailing un-employment situation and clamor for Govt. job, no one is interested in job profile. One should always remember that joining Indian Railways is going to be a life long association and there are many talented candidates for him job profile does matter. Knowledge of job profile does help in peeping into your future in Railways and if it is to your liking, then opening full throttle to prepare for the examination. Knowing the job profile will also help you to avoid any future regrets.

Study Material on Environment and Pollution Control for SSE/JE by RRB

Stores Cadre Post

The posts  are cadre post of Stores Department. Stores department is responsible for procurement of stores for Mechanical, Electrical and S&T department of Railways and  its storage and issue to different units. You will be posted in a Railway and from there headed to any of the stores depot attached to  the workshop or locomotive maintenance shed. You may find out the location of these units on the website of the Railway and can be sure of your posting.

Job Profile

You will be made incharge of one of the ward of the stores depot after field experience and training. Your duties will be indenting of material, receipt, storage and issuance. The task  does not demand high technical skill except understanding the specification of material and ensuring paper work for quality and quantity. Thus, the job satisfaction may be restricted. The need for having technical knowledge of this post is felt necessary due to the technical nature of the material, understanding specification, qualitative storage, etc. Same is the recruiting system for IRSS having a cadre from different streams of Engineering like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical etc. Therefore, Stores management of Indian Railways  is of technical competency. The medical category is only C1 which may be of help to many.

Work Profile

Thither is a stability of posting and very few transfers. Working hours are fixed without requiring extra hours of work and most importantly, there is no emergency call  beyond office hours.

Promotion Prospects

SSE gets entitled to promotion to the post of Asstt. Material Manager after 5 years of working on confirmation through LDCE which is rather a tough competition for 30% of the total vacancy on the basis of selection. Balance 70% posts are filled up through seniority cum suitability, and your turn comes after 15-20 years of service.

The normal channel for promotion of JE is to SSE and then as mentioned above, but he also becomes eligible for LDCE examination similar to 5 years of experience after confirmation. There are individuals who passed the LDCE competition on their first attempt, but such chances are only 1%. There is no issue for promotion from JE to SSE which is based on seniority and suitability.Screenshot - 24-09-2014 , 20_58_23




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  1. nishant says:

    i am filling form for je in rrb ranchi there i have done my btech in ece and elligible for the post of signal but rrb ranchi is having zero post for obc category ,
    and i am not getting post for signal but as per rule i am elligible for 4 ur category post.

    any one having the solution please reply soon


    Sir can you suggest any book for chief material depot… Will be very helpful

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      Before answering your question, I would like to know the syllabus you are preparing for the said examination?


        Sir, I am also unable to get the syllabus for the same. Need help in that area also.

        • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

          Read para 2 of this post https://www.railelectrica.com/job-opportunities-in-rail-transport/get-ready-for-your-preparation-for-sseje-rrb-competitive-examiantion/
          You have to study
          General Science and Technical Ability: 90 Marks
          General Awareness: 20 Marks
          Arithmetic: 20 Marks
          General Intelligence and Reasoning: 20 Marks
          For general awareness, there are many subjects like Basic concept of science XII, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental and pollution control, Measurement and instrumentation, Drawing etc. Some of the study material is posted by me and if you want, you may go through that.

          • PINAKI MOHAN SUTRADHAR says:

            Thank you sir for ur reply. As material depot post is not specific like electrical, civil etc. So I am confused what to study in engg section. If you can provide previous year question paper, I can get some idea. Also any specified book for that. Worried about the technical part.

  3. Mank says:

    Can a B.Tech (computer science and engineering) graduate get a job for the post of chief depot material Superintendent(GP-4600) on compassionate grounds in Railway

  4. pravoo sahoo says:

    sir in c 1 catagory the limit of eye power myopia is not mentioned only 6/12 and 6/12 is mentioned is the limit is -4D or what i have eye power of -4.25D ,,,,sir please help

  5. amit yadav says:

    Sir what is the promotion aspects of CDMS, and till which post a person can get if he joins indian railways as CDMS?
    what are the post which a person gets when he is promoted fron CDMS?

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      A person joining as CDMS can rise to the level of JA grade post called Dy.Controller of Stores in HQ. If you are able to qualify the Limited departmental competitive examination held almost every two years for filling 30% of the posts ( a tough competition), you can reach to JA grade level and if you compete through regular promotion based on seniority, you will go upto Senior Stores Officer i.e. Senior Scale.

      • sagar says:

        SIR , How much time it takes for DMS to promote to CDMS if he is already a graduate.?? Is the promotion based on seniority or any exam…?? plz reply sir

  6. ram says:

    sir. i’m studying for attend the exam of icf depot superintendent. what is the syllabus of that exam… and what is the study materials sir….

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      The syllabus is same and can find the previous year question paper on the mock drill examination on this website to have the idea of standard and syllabus.

  7. keerthika says:

    Sir could u pls provide dms model question paper ?!

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      There is no separate model paper for dms. You may go through model paper on this website. Search Mock drill/previous year question bank.

  8. niharrika says:

    I have applied recently in rrb. The priority given to me was Depot material superitentent. So what kind of paper will be given to me ?will i be writing JE paper too ?I did my BTech IT.. I dont know what kind of portions will be asked in my paper.. Somebody pls help

  9. pravoo sahoo says:

    sir in c 1 catagory the limit of eye power myopia is not mentioned only 6/12 and 6/12 is mentioned is the limit is -4D or what i have eye power of -4.25D ,,,,sir please reply

  10. ashish says:

    what is cutoff for depot material superintendent in rrb kolkata?

  11. ganesh says:

    dear sir , i got a call letter from rrb mumbai for depot manager superintendent..but problem is i have done B.tech IT and advertisement says qualification should be diploma in any discipline.. I am B.Tech graduate after 12th pls tell me sir whether i am eligible…

  12. tamilselvan says:

    Dear sir,
    Tis is tamizhselvan , i have done diploma electrical and ba economics . Am i eligible for chief depot material superintendent , i espect ur reply sir

  13. Ryshav das says:

    Sir, thanks for all the information you have provided. I have been selected as SSE in electrical gs section in RRB kolkata. Its been more than 1 month the result of document verification has been declared. When will i get the call for character verification? Sir if i am posted in kolkata, which are the places in kolkata where i might be posted?

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      RRB Kolkata recruits for KGP, Asansol, Sealdah and Howrah Division; and you may get posting in ER or SER. The time taken may be around six months from the time the panel is published.

      • Ryshav das says:

        Thank you sir.. Will it be appropriate if i visit DRM office of kolkata and enquire about further procedure? Or wait till the post arrives? Sir is electrical gs a station job? Means 24hrs in station?

        • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

          Which DRM office youu want to visit? You can find out the information from the CPO office of ER. If not, than you can visit SER. But purpose will not serve. You can wait and it will certainly come.

        • Swarup saha says:

          I am also selected in rrb kol as sse gs through rrb siliguri.r u same?

  14. Swarup saha says:

    I am also selected in rrb kol as sse gs through rrb siliguri.r u same?

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      quarry not clear. write with some back up information

      • Swarup saha says:

        Sir,i am selected in rrb kolkata in gs category.it is 4 month after final result,bt i have nt got medical letter now.when i will get it.?have anyone got it?

        • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

          Difficult question. But you will certainly get the call letter. There is no urgency in the department and it take its own time.

  15. manas says:

    Now i am servicing in alp e.coast railway.i got selection in je in eastern railway.i will Pay service bond or not

  16. akash shaw says:

    Sir have completed btech in electrical i want to work in rrb but the problem is i have high myopia problem, -10 in both my eyes. So sir plz reply am i eligible for SSE/JE post or any other technical post in rrb

  17. Hemalata Dasare says:

    Which trade should I opt for techician vacancy among wireman,electrician and electronics mechanics so that I will be assigned post 71(telecommunication only not S & T) as this field being safe for girls?

  18. Sindhu says:

    Sir in rrb for DMS which medical standard is required(from A1 to C2)

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      It is mentioned on the advertisement. You may visit rrb website and the old advertisement for the post of sse/je and you may be able to see it there.

  19. Rahul says:

    Is it possible between SSE drawing and SSE estimate in civil engineering to get mutual transfer as both belongs to same qualification and criteria according to recruitment notification

    • Mahesh Kumar Jain says:

      there is no issue except the seniority fixation for which there will be a loss if there is a change of division or zone.