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RRB Exams – The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Exams. RRB recruitment is a highly competitive annual process. RRB NTPC 2019-20 Recruitment is specially for the candidates who are having Graduate Degree from any recognised unversity.

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RRB Exam Highlights
Title Details
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC)
RRB Exams RRB NTPC
RRB ALP
RRB JE
RRB Group D
Exams Level National
Exams Purpose Selection of candidates to the various posts in Group C and D categories.
Title Details
Exams Frequency Once a year (but based on vacancy)
Exams Language RRB NTPC & Group D: 15 different languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
RRB ALP: 12 languages- Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Manipuri, Konkani
Official Website Indian Railways Website

RRB Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before applying for the different RRB posts, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s) and medical standards.

  • The Railway exam eligibility set by RRB for different exams may vary, but the common factors of RRB eligibility criteria always include nationality, age limit, and educational qualifications.
  • The average age limit for the various exams is at 18 minimum and about 32-33 years at maximum.
  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.
  • Candidates must have the requisite educational qualifications in order to pass the recruitment process for the various RRB Exams
  • Every candidate going through the RRB Recruitment process has to pass a medical test in order to fill in the vacancies in the Indian Railways

  • Examination Eligibility criteria
    RRB Group D Age Limit: 18 to 33 years
    Educational Qualification: Passed Class 10th from Institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
    RRB NTPC Age Limit: The age limit for undergraduate post is 18 to 30 years. The age limit for graduate post is 18 to 33 years.
    Educational Qualification: For undergraduate post, candidates must have passed Class 12th
    For graduate post, candidates must have passed graduation.
    RRB JE Age Limit: 18 to 33 years
    Educational Qualification: JE Post: An applicant must have three years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute.
    DMS: Applicants need to complete a three-year Diploma in Engineering from any govt. recognized university or equivalent.
    JE (IT): Candidates must have PGDCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent.
    CMA: Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks.
    RRB ALP Age Limit: 18 to 28 years.
    Educational Qualification: ALP: Must have passed Class 10th/SSLC & ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering.
    Technician: Completed Class 10th/SSLC plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10+2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering.


    RRB exam dates
    RRB Exams Notification & Application Dates Exam Dates
    RRB NTPC 2020
    Start: 1st March 2019 – 31st March 2019
    15th December Onwards
    RRC/RRB Group D 2020 Level 1 Posts
    1st March 2019 – 31st March 2019 15th December Onwards
    RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI) 2020 Exam
    1st March 2019 – 31st March 2019 15th December Onwards
    RRB JE 2019 CBT-1
    2nd Jan 2019 – 31st Jan 2019 From 22nd May till 2nd June 2019 onwards
    Rescheduled Cancelled Exam Dates - 26th to 28th June 2019
    RRB JE 2019 CBT-2
    2nd Jan 2019 – 31st Jan 2019 28thAugust to 1st September 2019
    RRB Paramedical 2019 Exam
    4th March 2019 – 2nd April 2019 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019

    RRB Group D Exam Pattern (CBT) - Detailed Analysis of Exam

    All those candidates who filled RRB Group D registration forms and received the admit cards have to appear for the RRB Group D CBT test. The computer - based test of RRB Group D exam is conducted for 90 minutes. A total of 100 questions are asked and there is a negative marking of $1/3$ marks for each wrong attempt in the CBT.

    RRB Group D SubjectsNumber of questions in each sectionTime duration
    General Science 34 60 minutes
    General Intelligence & Reasoning 3090 minutes
    Mathematics 25 90 minutes
    General Awareness & Current Affairs 20 90 minutes
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    General Intelligence & Reasoning: Candidate’s logical reasoning ability is tested through the General Intelligence & Reasoning section. Topics covered from this section in RRB Group D syllabus are as mentioned below:

  • Alphabetical and Number Series: Directions, Jumbling
  • Coding-Decoding: Relationships, Classification
  • Syllogism: Conclusions and Decision making, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
  • Analogies: Similarities-Differences, Analytical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency: Mathematical operations, Venn Diagram

  • Mathematics For Mathematics RRB Group D Syllabus candidates are required to know maths till 10th standard. This section tests candidates calculative skills. The topics covered in the RRB Group D syllabus Mathematics are as mentioned below:

  • Number system
  • BODMAS
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • HCF/LCM
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Square root, Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion, Calendar & Clock
  • Time & Work/Time & Distance
  • Simple & Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Mensuration
  • Algebra, Age Calculations, Pipes & Cistern

  • General Awareness & Current Affairs: Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance. Preparation from the beginning itself is important in order to obtain a good score in this section


    General Science: This section checks candidates knowledge in basic terminologies and concepts of Science. The topics covered in Railway Group D syllabus for general science includes general Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences. The level of questions asked in the RRB Group D exam for this section is of Class 10 standard CBSE.



    RRB NTPC CBT Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of:

  • First Stage of CBT – Prelims
  • Second Stage of CBT – Mains
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Selection
  • SectionsMax Marks
    General Awareness 40
    Mathematics 30
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
    Total 100
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    Mathematics:

  • Number Systems, Time and Work
  • Decimals, Time and Distance
  • Fractions, Simple and Compound Interest
  • LCM and HCF, Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportions, Elementary Algebra
  • Percentage, Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Mensuration, Elementary Statistics

  • Reasoning:

  • Analogies, Venn Diagrams
  • Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Puzzle
  • Coding and Decoding, Data Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Operations, Seating Arrangements
  • Similarities and Differences, Statement – Conclusion
  • Relationships, Statement – Courses of Action
  • Analytical Reasoning, Decision Making
  • Syllogism, Maps
  • Jumbling, Interpretation of Graphs

  • General Awareness:
  • National and International Current Events, Common Abbreviations
  • Games and Sports, Transport Systems in India
  • Art and Culture of India, Indian Economy
  • Indian Literature, Famous Personalities of India and World
  • Monuments and Places of India, Flagship Government Programs
  • General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std), Flora and Fauna of India
  • History of India and Freedom Struggle, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, General Scientific and Technological Developments of India
  • Indian Polity and Governance, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at large
  • UN and Other Important World Organisations, Basics of Computers


  • RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern

    The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of:

  • First Stage of CBT – Prelims
  • Second Stage of CBT – Mains
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Selection
  • SectionsMax Marks
    General Awareness 50
    Mathematics 35
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
    Total 120
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    Qualifying for both tests is necessary to move on to the next stages of the RRB NTPC Exam. For the preparation of the general awareness section of the RRB NTPC exam, candidates can refer to various Static GK topics (link given above).
    Typing Test for RRB NTPC Exam:

  • The typing test for the RRB NTPC Exam is a skill-based exam which is of qualifying nature and thus will not be counted towards the final merit list. The test is conducted for the following posts:
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist
  • Senior Time Keeper
  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Other important points to keep in mind for the skill test are as follows:
  • The typing test shall be conducted for the number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a personal computer without the aid of any editing and spell checking tools.
  • RRB NTPC Exam – Medical Examination Phase:

    Candidates will have to pass requisite physical fitness test conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that they are medically fit to carry out duties connected to the post opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. To know more about the criteria to pass the Medical Examination stage, you can visit the RRB NTPC Eligibility page.

    RRB NTPC Exam – Document Verification Page

    Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification. Also, candidates equal to 50% (may increase or decrease at the sole discretion of RRBs) of the number of vacancies for various posts will be called for document verification.




    RRB JE $1^{st}$ Stage CBT Exam Pattern

    The entire recruitment process shall involve: 1st stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd stage CBT, and Document Verification/ Medical Examination as applicable. Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of CBTs.

    SubjectsNumber of questions Duration
    Mathematics 30 1.5 hours
    General Intelligence & Reasoning 251.5 hours
    General Awareness 15 1.5 hours
    General Science 30 1.5 hours
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    Mathematics: Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern


    General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


    General Awareness & Current Affairs:

    Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance. Preparation from the beginning itself is important in order to obtain a good score in this section


    General Awareness: Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and Constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc.


    General Science: Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)



    RRB JE $2^{nd}$ Stage CBT Exam Pattern

  • Short listing of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT exam shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in the 1st Stage CBT Exam.
  • Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for 2nd Stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific category(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.
  • Virtual calculator will be made available on the Computer Monitor during 2nd Stage CBT.
  • There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • SectionsNo of QuestsDuration
    General Awareness 152 Hours
    Physics & Chemistry 152 Hours
    Basics of Computers and Applications 102 Hours
    Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 102 Hours
    Technical Abilities 1002 Hours
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    General Awareness: Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments etc.


    Physics and Chemistry Up to 10th standard CBSE syllabus


    General Awareness & Current Affairs: Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance. Preparation from the beginning itself is important in order to obtain a good score in this section


    Basics of Computers and Applications Architecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices, Networking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux; MS Office; Various data representation; Internet and Email; Websites & Web Browsers; Computer Virus.


    Basics of Environment and Pollution Control: Basics of Environment; Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies; Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control; Waste Management, Global warming; Acid rain; Ozone depletion.


    Technical Abilities: Questions on the Technical abilities will be framed in the syllabus defined for 7 Exam Groups.
    1. Civil & Allied Engineering-JE
    2. Electrical & Allied Engineering-JE
    3. Electronics & Allied Engineering-JE
    4. Mechanical & Allied Engineering-JE
    5. Computer Science and Information Technology-JE
    6. Printing Technology-JE
    7. Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)



    RRB ALP Exam Pattern

    The RRB ALP exam has 2 stages-

  • CBT $1^{st}$ stage
  • CBT $2^{nd}$ stage - Part A & Part B
  • The $1^{st}$ stage CBT will be a common exam for ALP/Technician whereas the $2^{nd}$ stage CBT will be only for ALP Exam.

    RRB ALP ExamMaximum no.of QuestionsDuration
    $1^{st}$ stage CBT 75 60 min
    $2^{nd}$ stage CBT- PART A 10090 min
    $2^{nd}$ stage CBT- PART B 75 60 min
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    Mathematics: Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.


    General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


    General Awareness & Current Affairs:Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.


    General Science: Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.


    RRB ALP Syllabus CBT 2

    There are two parts of the syllabus for the CBT 2 Exam. The part B of the Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 syllabus is a bit different from the other sections of the ALP Exam. But, aspirants must be updated with the latest news on ALP for any changes to be notified. Important Pointers related to Part B – CBT 2 exam:

  • Qualifying Marks for CBT 2 Part B is 35 % (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)
  • This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director-General of Employment & Training (DGET).
  • Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade.
  • Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2).
  • The Assistant Loco Pilot CBT 2 syllabus is given below:

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    Mathematics:Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.


    General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Clocks, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


    General Awareness & Current Affairs: Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance. Preparation from the beginning itself is important in order to obtain a good score in this section


    Basic Science & Engineering Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.


    General awareness & current affairs: Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.