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RRB Exam Pattern

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: in 15 languages (Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.
Subject No of Questions Marks Duration
Math 75 Questions in total 75 Marks 90 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs

RRB Exam Pattern

Part -A

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • Will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions: bilingual (Hindi/English)
  • There will be negative Marking as for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
Subject No of Questions Marks Duration
Math 100 Questions in total 100 Marks 90 Minutes
Generala Intelligence & Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs

Part -B

  • Qualifying Mark: 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 Director General of Employment & Training (DGET)
Subject No of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 Questions in total 60 Minutes

The eligibility criteria of Railway Recruitment 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

Railway Recruitment Board has changed the Eligibilty Criteria for Railway Recruitment 2018. The Upper Age limit has now been changed from 28 years to 30 years for the post of ALP and from 30 years to 33 years for the post of Level 1 Posts (Unreserved Category).

Candidates must hold Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP and their engineering discipline(Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering , Mechanical Engineering ,Automobile Engineering with the combination of various streams in the respective Engineering Traits): post of Assistant Loco Pilot.

Candidates who have passed out with Physics and Maths in 12th Standard are eligible for Technician Grade III Signal and Technician Grade III Telecommunication posts namely Post 70 and Post 71 respectively. A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India. Community Notified Age Limit Revised Age Limit UR 28 years 30 years OBC 31 years 33 years SC 33 years 35 years ST 33 years 35 years

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Railway Group D Exam Pattern

The RRB Group D selection will be based on 3 stages as follows:
1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
3. Document Verification

1. Computer Based Test
The CBT will be the first stage of selection that will be based on the following pattern:

Railway Group D syllabus for Computer
Based Test (CBT)
The Computer Based Test will comprise of four subjects.
• Mathematics
• General Intelligence and Reasoning
• General Awareness and Current Affairs
• General Science

The major topics in the syllabus are as follows:

Railway Group D Syllabus – Mathematics

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage: 7-10 Qs
  • Topics: BODMAS, Approx Value, Square Root, Percentage, Fractions, Reciprocals of Numbers, Decimals and Surds and Indices

 

(2) Data Interpretation

  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Topics: Tabular Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph.

 

(3) Algebra

  • Weightage: 3-4 Qs
  • Topics: Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions

 

(4) Percentages

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.

 

(5) Number System

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers

 

(6) Averages

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.

 

(7) Ratio and Proportion

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional

 

(8) Mixture Problems

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.

 

(9) Mensuration

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Areas & volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi Circle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.

 

(10) Time and Work

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern

 

(11) Speed Time and Distance

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains.

 

(12) Interest

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI.

 

(13) Profit and Loss

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked Price and Mixture Problems.

 

(14) Number Series

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term.

 

(15) Geometry

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords. Basic Qs on different types of Quadrilaterals.  and Co-ordinate Geometry

 

(16) Trigonometry

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances, Max and Min value, Circular Measure of Angles.

 

(17) Probability

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: very basic problems on probability.

 

Railway Group D Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

(1) Analogy

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Analogy can be Letter based, Letter and Number based, Meaning Based, GK based, Image Based and based on members of a group.

 

(2) Series

  • Weightage: 3-5 Qs
  • Topics: Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.

 

(3) Coding and Decoding

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Topics: Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy.

 

(4) Puzzles

  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Topics: Quant based puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar.

 

(5) Direction and Distance

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Route & network based problems.

 

(6) Blood Relation

  • Weightage: 1 Qs
  • Topics: General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation problems.

 

(7) Alphabet and Word Test

  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd one, Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word formed, Word cannot be formed)

 

(8) Venn Diagram

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism.

 

(9) Missing Number

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Matrix & diagram related problems.

 

(10) Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice (Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.

 

(11) Classification

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based, General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based.

 

(12) Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments.

 

Railway Group D Syllabus – General Awareness & Current Affairs

(1) Current Affairs

  • Weightage: 5-6 Qs
  • Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations. National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations.

 

(2) Geography

  • Weightage: 5-9 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.)

 

(3) History

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence History.

 

(4) Polity

  • Weightage: 3 Qs
  • Topics: Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.

 

(5) Economics

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory, Economic Reforms.

 

(6) Miscellaneous Topics

  • Weightage: 6-8 Qs
  • Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment,

 

Railway Group D Syllabus – General Science

Topics Weightage
Biology 7-9
Physics 4-6
Chemistry 5-6
Earth Sciences 1-2
Environmental Sciences 1-2
Astronomy and Space Technology 1-2
Computers and Mobile Technology 1-2
Inventions and Discoveries 1-2
Nutrition 1-2
Military Technology 1-2
Diseases 1-2

 

Mathematics

S. No Lesson Weightage Topics
1 Simplification 7-10 Qs BODMAS, Approx Value, Square Root, Percentage, Fractions, Reciprocals of Numbers, Decimals and Surds and Indices
2 Data Interpretation 4-5 Qs Tabular Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph.
3 Algebra 3-4 Qs Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable, Quadratic Equation,
Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions
4 Percentages 2-3 Qs Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
5 Number System 2-3 Qs LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers
6 Averages 1-2 Qs Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.
7 Ratio and Proportion 1-2 Qs Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional
8 Mixture Problems 1-2 Qs Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.
9 Mensuration 2-3 Qs Areas & volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi-Circle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.
10 Time and Work 1-2 Qs Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern
11 Speed Time and Distance 2-3 Qs Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains.
12 Interest 1-2 Qs Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI.
13 Profit and Loss 2-3 Qs Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked Price and Mixture Problems.
14 Number Series 1-2 Qs Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term
15 Geometry 1-2 Qs Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords. Basic Qs on different types of Quadrilaterals and Co-ordinate Geometry
16 Trigonometry 0-1 Qs Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances, Max and Min value, Circular Measure of Angles.
17 Probability 0-1 Qs very basic problems on probability.

 

General Intelligence and Reasoning

S. No. Lessons Weightage Topics
1. Analogy 2-3 Qs Analogy can be Letter based and Number based, Meaning based, GK based, Image based and based on members of a group.
2. Series 3-5 Qs Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.
3. Coding and Decoding 1-3 Qs Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy
4. Puzzles 4-5 Qs Quant based puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar.
5. Direction and Distance 0-1 Qs Route & network based problems.
6. Blood Relation 1 Qs General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation problems.
7. Alphabet and Word Test 0-1 Qs Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd one, Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word formed, Word cannot be formed)
8. Venn Diagram 2-3 Qs Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism.
9. Missing Number 1-2 Qs Matrix & diagram related problems.
10. Non-Verbal Reasoning 1-2 Qs Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice (Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.
11. Classification 1-2 Qs Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based, General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based.
12. Verbal Reasoning 1-2 Qs Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments.

 

General Awareness and Current Affairs

S. No Lesson Weightage Topics
1. Current Affairs 5-6 Qs Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations. National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations.
2. Geography 5-9 Qs Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.
3. History 2-3 Qs Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post-Independence History.
4. Polity 3 Qs Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.
5. Economics 2-3 Qs Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory, Economic Reforms
6. Miscellaneous Topics 6-8 Qs Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment, Banking Awareness, Science & Technology, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies.
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