Railway is one of the biggest sectors, employing millions of people. There millions of aspirants apply for different positions or vacancies in the railway sector. Every year, the Railway Recruitment Board comes up with vacancies for different posts, and one such is the stationmaster. It is the most decent job falling under the railway sector and employees thousands of people for the position. However, to get the job, one needs to be eligible enough by undergoing the test. Once the RRB group d result is out, the candidate can further interview and other selection processes.

To take up the exam, you need to fulfill the RRB group d eligibility, clear all your doubts. Before you take up the job, you must understand the responsibilities and other aspects of the job.

Assistant station master is the most crucial post in railways, is responsible for handling the train movement, and handling other job responsibilities. They are responsible for checking the arrival and departure of trains on time.

Since the railway is a vast sector, you will need to ensure that all the technical and non-technical staff carry out the work smoothly. In other words, they are the ones who run the railway. Over the years, the requirement for ASM has steadily increased, giving more work to aspirants.


Around 60% of vacancies are filled through direct RRB, and 15% is reserved for OBC, SC/ST category. The recruitment process is done through examination, where the candidate needs to undergo the RRB NTPC exam. Once the exam is done, you will be called for the interview. The employer will check your communication skills, management skills, and mental preparation for the job.

Stationmaster job is quite hectic and sometimes may need to work overtime. You need to keep track of every train passing or halting at the station. Make sure it arrives and leaves in time.

Pay Scale

Since the job of the assistant stationmaster is quite hectic, it is compensated with the pay scale. The pay scale is reviewed under the seventh pay commission. The basic pay during the appointment is around Rs 29,000/-. Furthermore, the ASM will also draw DA, HRA, TA, etc. The amount may differ year by year.  The pay scale will increase with your experience and post. If your post rises to the senior stationmaster, you will enjoy higher pay along with respect.


Like every government job, the ASM will undergo the training session, where he/she will get a complete idea about the job and other essential concepts of the job. The training would be eight to ten months and will be a hardship, helping you prepare for the same. The training is held at the Zonal Training School of every Zonal Railway. Once the training ends, you will be promoted to a permanent job.

Skills Required

One of the critical skills ASM should have is patience to perform the assigned task. Other than this, punctuality, commitment, and discipline are essential skills. Besides, you also need to carry computer skills to manage data of railway arrivals and departure. Communication skill is the most important one because you will need to keep communicating with subordinates and higher officials.

The ASM position is vital, and you need to maintain a good understanding of the job nature and process. As mentioned earlier, an ASM job is demanding, and you need to prepare yourself for the same mentally.

Every year, 6000 vacancies are released for assistant stationmaster to fill the job by the railway board. To get through all the participants, you need to prepare yourself well throughout the exam and training session. Training is the most important part of the job, to begin with. Training prepares you for the challenges and job responsibilities you will have.

Once you prepare your mind for the job and undergo recruitment, you will have a peaceful career in the government job.

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