The full form of TC is “Ticket Collector“. Most commonly known as TTE (Travelling Ticket Examiner)/ TTI (Traveling Ticket Inspector) is one among the front-line staff of Indian Railways having a first-level interface with the passengers. The role of a Railway Ticket Collector (TC) is addressing the grievances of passengers who have reserved a ticket or birth in the train to travel comfortably. Having an interaction with a Ticket Collector is quite common in a train journey. You have shown him or her your ticket, otherwise, you’ll be subjected to a penalty that is more than the amount of the ticket. According to law, you may also get imprisonment. So, it is better to be careful and get the ticket to travel legally.
Eligibility to become a Railway TC
- The minimum educational qualification needed to become a railway ticket collector is 10th class pass with 50% marks from a recognized central or state board. If one has completed their diploma or 12 classes they can also apply for the same post.
- Graduates can also apply for the post and the age limit is between 18 to 25 years. Along with basic education, the applicants must clear the Railway recruitment board (RRB) examination.
- They need to appear for a competitive exam where one has to answer 150 questions in general knowledge, aptitude, mathematics and general English.