Recruitment to the Indian Railway Management Service will be done through a specially designed examination. It will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission from 2023.
The Ministry of Railways on Friday announced that recruitment to the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) will be done through a specially designed examination. It will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from 2023.
IRMS will be a two tier test – a preliminary screening followed by a main written test and interview. For screening of candidates for the second stage i.e. IRMS Main Written Examination, the qualified candidates will have to appear for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
IRMS (Main) Examination will have four papers of conventional essay type questions.
Part I will consist of Paper A for one of the Indian languages to be chosen by the candidate from among the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. It will be for 300 marks. Paper B will be English for 300 marks.
Part 2 will have Optional Subject 1 for 250 marks and Optional Subject 2 for 250 marks. This will be followed by Part 3, which will be a Personality Test of 100 marks.
The optional subjects to choose from are:
– Civil Engineering
– Mechanical Engineering
– Electrical Engineering
– Commerce and Accountancy
The syllabus for the aforementioned papers will be the same as for the Civil Services Exam.