Indian Railway

Railway exams are highly competitive and sought-after examinations that open the doors to a rewarding career in the Indian Railways.The Indian Railways shall be undertaking recruitment examinations to select suitable candidates for employment across diverse departments, including NTPC, Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, and other assorted positions. The Indian Railways consistently issues many notifications annually to announce job vacancies. Interested individuals must ascertain their desired career field and subsequently keep up-to-date of the reports on their preferred position. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) shall publish notifications about various regions.

RRB Recruitment

RRB recruitment refers to the process conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to select eligible candidates for various job vacancies in the Indian Railways. The RRB is responsible for overseeing the recruitment process, including releasing job notifications, application acceptance, conducting examinations, and finalising the selection of candidates.

The RRB conducts recruitment for a wide range of positions in different departments of the Indian Railways, such as Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, and more. These positions may include station manager, clerk, ticket collector, engineer, technician, and various other places across different levels and fields.

The RRB recruitment process typically involves multiple stages, including a written examination, physical fitness test (if applicable), document verification, and sometimes a personal interview. The candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria specified in the job notification, which may include educational qualifications, age limit, and other relevant requirements.

Exams in RRB

  • RRB Group D
  • RRB NTPC
  • RPF (RAILWAY PROTECTION FORCE)

 

Essential Details about RRB Examination

Conducting Body

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC)

Exams Level

National

Exams Purpose

Selection of candidates for the various posts in Group C and D categories.

Exams Frequency

Once a year (but based on vacancy)

Exams Language

RRB NTPC , Group D & RPF : -  15 different languages which are English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu

Official Website

indianrailways.gov.in

RRB Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023

 

Exam

 Eligibility

RRB Group D

 Age Limit: 18 to 33 years

 Educational Qualifications: A Class 10 pass plus an ITI or a National Council for Vocational Training-issued National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) are both acceptable.

RPF

 Age Limit: - Constable : 18-25 years 

 Sub Inspector : 20-25 years

 Educational Qualification: Constable : Matriculation (10th)

 Sub Inspector : Graduation

RRB NTPC

 Age Limit: Undergraduate post : 18 to 30 years and for the graduate post is 18 to 33 years.

 Educational Qualification: Undergraduate Posts: Class 12th

 Graduate Posts: Graduation

 

Selection Process For RRB 2023 

RRB Group D selection process:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

 

RPF selection process:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification (DV)

 

RRB NTPC selection process:

  • First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Typing Skill Test/Computer-Based Aptitude Test (as applicable)
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination

 


RRB Exam Pattern 2023

RRB Group D

 

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Science

25

25

90 Minutes

 

Mathematics

25

25

General Intelligence & Reasoning

30

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

20

Total

100

100

 

Physical Efficiency Test

 

Male candidates

Female candidates

Should be able to lift and carry 35 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down ; and

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

Should be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down; and

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

 

RRB JE

 

RRB exam

Subjects

Marks

Time Duration

CBT – 1

Mathematics

30

90 minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

General Awareness

15

General Science

30

CBT – 2

General Awareness

15

120 minutes

Physics and Chemistry

15

Basics of Computer and Applications

10

Basics of Environment and Pollution control

10

Technical Abilities

100

RRB ALP

CBT 1

 

Divisions

Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Arithmetic

20

20

Reasoning

25

25

General Awareness

10

10

General Science

20

20

Total

75

75

 

CBT 2

 

Part A

Total Questions

Basic Science and Engineering

40

Mathematics

25

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

10

                                        Part B

 

Test of Relevant Trade

75

Total

175

 

RRB NTPC

Computer Based Test Stage 1

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning 

30

30

General Awareness

40

40

Total

100

100

 

Computer Based Test Stage 2

 

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Mathematics

35

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

35

General Awareness

50

50

Total

120

120

 

Typing Test

The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer.

RRB Exam Syllabus

RRB Group D Syllabus

Mathematics

  1. Number System
  2. Decimals
  3. LCM
  4. Ratio & Proportion
  5. Mensuration
  6. Time & Distance
  7. Profit & Loss
  8. Geometry & Trigonometry
  9. Square Root
  10. Calendar & Clock
  11. BODMAS
  12. Fractions
  13. HCF
  14. Percentages
  15. Time & Work
  16. SI- CI
  17. Algebra
  18. Elementary Statistics
  19. Age Calculations
  20. Pipes & Cisterns

General Intelligence and reasoning

  1. Reasoning
  2. Analogies
  3. Coding-Decoding
  4. Relationships
  5. Jumbling
  6. DI & Sufficiency
  7. Similarities & Differences
  8. Classifications
  9. Statement- Argument & Assumptions
  10. Alphabetical Series
  11. Mathematical Operations
  12. Syllogisms
  13. Venn Diagram
  14. Conclusion
  15. Decision Making
  16. Numerical Series
  17. Analytical Reasoning
  18. Directions

General Science

The syllabus under this shall cover questions from the below subject and the level of questions would be 10th standard level (CBSE).

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Life Sciences

General Awareness and Current Affairs

  1. General Awareness and Current Affairs in Science & Technology
  2. Sports
  3. Culture
  4. Personalities
  5. Economics
  6. Politics and any other subject of importance.

 

RRB JE Exam Syllabus

 

RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 1st Stage

Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

General Science

Number systems 

Analogies

Knowledge of Current affairs

Chemistry

Pipes and Cisterns

Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

General scientific and technological developments

Physics

Calendar and Clock

Directions

Sports

Life Sciences

Age Calculations

Analytical reasoning

Environmental issues concerning India and the World

 

Square Root

Similarities and Differences

Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy

 

Elementary Statistics

Conclusions and Decision Making

Indian geography

 

Trigonometry

Classification

culture and history of India including freedom struggle

 

Algebra Geometry

Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

 

Profit and Loss

Venn Diagram

 

Simple and Compound Interest

Syllogism

 

Time and Distance

Jumbling

 

Time and Work

Mathematical operations

 

Ratio and Proportion

Alphabetical and Number Series

   

LCM & HCF

Coding and Decoding

   

Percentage

     

Mensuration

     

Fractions

     

Decimal

     

BODMAS

     



RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 2nd Stage

General Awareness

Physics and Chemistry

Basics of Computer and Applications

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

Knowledge of Current Affairs

Up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus and relevant basics

The architecture of Computers

Adverse effects of environmental pollution and control strategies, their effect and control

Indian geography

 

input and Output devices

Ozone depletion

General scientific and technological developments

 

Storage devices

Acid rain

Sports

 

Networking

Global warming

Environmental issues concerning India and the World

 

Websites & Web Browsers

Waste Management

Indian Polity and constitution

 

Computer Virus

Air, water and Noise pollution

culture and history of India including freedom struggle

 

Internet and Email

 

Indian Economy

 

Various data representation

 
   

Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux

 
   

MS Office

 

 

RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

Maths

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

General Intelligence And Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Relationships
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn Diagrams, 
  • Puzzle
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement- Conclusion

General Awareness

  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • History of India and Freedom Struggle
  • UN and Other important World Organizations
  • Physical Social and Economic Geography of India and the World
  • General Scientific and Technological Developments including the Space and Nuclear Program of India
  • Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
  • Basics of Computers and Computer Applications
  • Monuments and Places of India
  • Games and Sports
  • Art and Culture of India
  • Indian Literature
  • Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system
  • General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)
  • Abbreviations
  • Transport Systems in India
  • Indian Economy
  • Flagship Government Programs
  • Flora and Fauna of India
  • Famous Personalities of India and the World
  • Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc

 

RRB ALP Exam Syllabus

Stage 1

Subjects

Topics

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 Science

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

General awareness & current affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics,

 

Stage 2

 

Subjects

Topics

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.

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.


How To Prepare For Railway Recruitment Examinations?

Preparing for railway recruitment examinations requires a systematic approach and diligent effort. Here are some steps to help you effectively prepare for railway recruitment examinations:

Understand the Exam Pattern: Start by familiarising yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus for the specific railway recruitment examination you are preparing for. Understand the sections, marks distribution, and time allocation for each team. This will give you an idea of what to expect in the exam.

Gather Study Materials: Collect relevant study materials, including textbooks, previous years' question papers, and study guides designed for railway recruitment exams. These resources will provide comprehensive coverage of the syllabus and help you practise different types of questions.

Make a Study Plan: Create a study plan that suits your schedule and allows for systematically covering all subjects. Divide your time wisely, giving more attention to challenging topics or sections you are weak in. A well-structured study plan will ensure you cover the entire syllabus within the available time frame.

Focus on General Awareness: General Awareness is crucial in railway recruitment exams. Stay updated with current affairs, national and international news, sports, awards, and important events. Read newspapers, magazines, and online resources regularly to enhance your knowledge and improve your performance in this section.

Practise Mock Tests: Use mock tests and previous years' question papers to practise under exam-like conditions. This will help you familiarise yourself with the exam format, improve your time management skills, and identify improvement areas.

Improve Speed and Accuracy: Railway recruitment exams often have a time constraint. Practice solving questions within the given time limit to improve speed and accuracy. Work on your problem-solving skills and develop strategies to quickly and accurately solve different questions.

Revise Regularly: Regular revision is essential to retain your learned information. Set aside dedicated time for revision, especially for crucial formulas, concepts, and shortcuts. This will reinforce your knowledge and help you recall information during the exam.

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