Educational qualifications for recruitment/promotion of Post Graduate Teacher RBE 21/2016




RBE No.21/2016

No.E(P&A)I-2014/PS-5/PE-4  436/26/2/16

Dated 22.02.2016

Sub:- Educational qualifications for recruitment/promotion of Post Graduate Teacher.

Ref:-   Board’s  letter   No.E(P&A)I-87 /PS-5/PE-9   dated  4.10.1989   and Para No. 178 of IREM Vol-I (Revised Edition 1989).


The   minimum  qualifications for recruitment/promotion of Post  Graduate / Teachers working in Railway Schools  have been  laid. down in  Board’s  above  referred letter. The  issue of  updating these  qualifications  at  par with those  now laid down by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti for recruitment/promotion of PGTs in their  schools was under consideration of Board.

2.  It  has  been  decided  that   henceforth  the  essential   minimum qualifications  for recruitment/promotion  of PGTs in Railway Schools will be as under:


A Two years’  Integrated Post  Graduate   M.Sc  Course  of  Regional College of  Education of NCERT in the concerned  subject;


Master Degree from a recognized University with at least  50% marks aggregate in the  following subjects:

a)  PGT (English) –  English

b)  PGT (Hindi) – Hindi or  Sanskrit   with Hindi as one of   the subjects  at Graduate level.

c)  PGT (Maths)  – Mathematics/    Applied Mathematics

d)  PGT (Physics) – Physics I Electronics/  Applied Physics/  Nuclear  Physics, e)  PGT (Chemistry)  – Chemistry/   Bio Chem.

f)   PGT (Biology) – Botany/ Zoology/  Life Sciences/Bio   Sciences/ Genetics/   Micro
Biology/Bio Technology/ Molecular  Bio/Plant Physiology· provided   they   have studied  Botany and Zoology at Graduation  level.

g)  PGT (History)  – History

h)  PGT Geography – Geography

i)    PGT (Commerce) – Master’s   Degree  in Commerce.  However, holder  of Degrees of M.Com in Applied/Business  Economics shall not be eligible.

j)   PGT (Economics) – Economics/  Applied Economics/   Business Economics.

B.  B.Ed. or equivalent  degree  from  recognized  university

C.  Proficiency  in teaching  in Hindi and English media .

Desirable:  – Knowledge  of computer applications.

3. The  above  order will take effect from the date of  issue of  this   letter. Selection already initiated  would  be  conducted and   finalized based on the notifications already  issued.

4. The receipt of this  letter may kindly be acknowledged.

(S R Kajaujia)

Joint Director,  E(P&A)

Railway Board

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