Railway Accounts Department Examinations

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions - Appendix 3 examination


FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Appendix 3 IREM examination

1.      Why Qualifying examination for promotion to the rank of section officer (a/cs), inspectors of station accounts and inspectors of stores accounts is called as “Appendix 3 IREM “ examination ?

Ans: Details of the said examination is available in “Appendix 3 of IREM – Indian Railways Establishment Manual “ (Available at the end of article).     The examinations of Accounts Dept are as follows.
Appendix 1 of IREM
IRAS probationary officers
Appendix 2 of IREM
Qualifying examination for promotion above accounts clerks of the   accounts department up   to and   including the rank of accounts assistants
Appendix 3 of IREM
Qualifying examination for promotion to the rank of section officer (a/cs), inspectors of station accounts and inspectors of stores accounts 
Appendix 4  of IREM
Promotion to and  confirmation the rank of stock verifiers 

2.      At what intervals, the examination is conducted?

Ans:   Every year  

3.      What is the eligibiligy for appearing the Examination ?

              Ans:  He or she should have passed the Appendix 2 examination and completed 5 years continuous service in a Railway Accounts office or completed 3 years continuous service in a Railway Accounts office, if he/she is a graduate.

4.      How many chances is a candidate permitted to avail ?

Ans: Normally 3 chances. However 10 chances may be permitted subject to the permission granted by the following officers.

Chances
Permission granted by
1 to 3
Normal
4 to 5
FA& CAO
6
General Manager
7 to 10
Railway Board
5.      Is absence from the examination counted as a chance availed ?

           Ans: Yes. Absence from the examination shall be counted as a chance/attempt for this purpose.

6.      What are the passing marks for the examination ?

Ans:
Paper
General category
SC/ST category
Advanced Book keeping
40 %
30%
General Rules & Procedures
40%
30%
Optional Paper  with Books
40%
30%
Optional Paper without books
40%
30%

Note: 45% for general category and 35% for SC/ST category in aggregate in both papers of Optional subject

7.      What is the combination of Optional subjects in the examination ?

Ans:   OPTIONAL SUBJECTS - APPENDIX-3 (IREM) Examination

                       for SO(A) group  - Eight choices
First Optional
Second Optional
General Expenditure
Books & Budget
General Expenditure
Stores Accounts
General Expenditure
Workshop Accounts
General Expenditure
Establishment & PF Accounts
Books & Budget
Stores Accounts
Books & Budget
Workshop Accounts
Books & Budget
Establishment & PF Accounts
Traffic Accounts
Traffic Statistics & Traffic Book

Note: General Expenditure and Books & Budget is popular choice among candidates.  But the final selection depends on the candidates exposure in the working /interest /advice of seniors etc.

             for TIA group  - No choice
First Optional
Second Optional
Station Accounts
Traffic Accounts

  
            for ISA group  - No choice
First Optional
Second Optional
Stores Accounts
General Procedures
 followed in office of COS

8.    What is the eligibility criteria (marks) for claiming exemption ?

Ans:  60% . A candidate who fails in the examination but shows marked excellence in any subject by obtaining not less than 60 per cent of the maximum marks of that subject will be exempted from further examination in that subject in subsequent examinations. 

Examples are

1.  Optional paper with books - 65 marks (i.e., above 60 marks)           } Candidate declared is
     Optional paper without books - 62 marks (i.e., above 60 marks)     } exempted in that subject

2.  Optional paper with books - 65 marks (i.e., above 60 marks)           } Not exempted 
     Optional paper without books - 58 marks (i.e., below 60 marks)     }

        9.  Click the links below for details.


Single Examination pattern


10. Railway Codes Suggested for Optional Subjects.



ü  Frequently asked question is “WHICH CODES ARE REFER FOR WHICH OPTIONAL”

ü  Here is the answer.  

ü  Related Manuals, GCC- General Conditions of Contract  and Finance Compendium (for General Expenditure)  also helpful for attempting optional papers.


Optional
Railway Code
Railway Code
Railway Code
Books & Budget
Accounts Code Volume One
Finance Code Volume One
Finance Code Volume Two
General Expenditure
Accounts Code Volume One
Finance Code Volume One
Engineering Code
Stores Accounts
Stores Code Volume One
Stores Code Volume Two

COS office – General procedures
Stores Code Volume One
Stores Code Volume Two

Workshop Accounts
Rolling Stock Code


Traffic Accounts
Accounts Code Volume Two
Traffic Code

Station Accounts
Accounts Code Volume Two
Traffic Code

Traffic Statistics & Traffic Book
Accounts Code Volume Two
Traffic Code

Establishment & PF Accounts
Establishment Code Volume One
Establishment Code Volume Two