RRB Exams

The RRB Exams are conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. RRB recruitment is a highly competitive annual process. This article will give you all the important information about the upcoming railway exams such as RRB exam dates, RRB Eligibility, RRB Notification, RRB Admit Card, etc.

The Railway entrance examinations are held for the selection of technical and non–technical cadres in the Indian Railways. Details regarding all the examinations conducted by RRB are given in RRB official Website (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/).

Table of Contents:

 

  1. RRB Exam Pattern
  2. RRB Syllabus
  3. RRB Eligibility
  4. RRB Preparation

 

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In this article, the following RRB Exams are discussed:

 

  1. RRB NTPC
  2. RRB ALP
  3. RRB JE

 

RRB Exam Pattern

In this section, a brief idea about the RRB Exam pattern for various exams is discussed. The Railway Recruitment Board Exam pattern is set by the board itself.

The RRB Exam pattern for various RRB exams is given below.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The RRB Exam Pattern for NTPC is as follows:

The RRB exam NTPC CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2019 is as follows:

 

RRB Exam – NTPC CBT I Exam Pattern
Sections Maximum Marks Total Duration
General Awareness 40 90 minutes
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Total 100

The RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern 2019 is as follows:

 

RRB Exam Pattern – NTPC CBT II
Sections Maximum Marks Total Duration
General Awareness 50 90 minutes
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total 120

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

As the RRB ALP Exam details have not yet been published for the 2019-20 exam, aspirants can refer to the RRB ALP Exam pattern 2018-19 as a reference.

The RRB Exam Pattern for ALP 2018-19 is as follows:

 

RRB Exam – ALP Exam Pattern
RRB ALP Exam Maximum no.of Questions Duration
1st stage CBT 75 60 min
2nd stage CBT- PART A 100 90 min
2nd stage CBT- PART B 75 60 min

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The RRB JE Exam pattern is given in brief below:

 

RRB Exam Pattern JE (CBT- I)
Subjects No of Questions Marks for Each Section
Stage – I Stage – I
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100
Time in minutes 90  

The exam pattern of CBT Stage – II is given in the table below:

 

RRB JE Exam Pattern (CBT- II)
Subjects No of Questions Marks for Each Section
Stage – I Stage – I
General Awareness 15 15
Physics & Chemistry 15 15
Basics of Computers and Applications 10 10
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 10 10
Technical Abilities 100 100
Total 150 100
Time in minutes 120  

Candidates should regularly visit the official website of RRB for any changes related update on RRB JE exam.

 

RRB Exams Syllabus

The Syllabus for RRB exams gives the complete idea about the important topics covered for various exams conducted by the RRB.

RRB NTPC Syllabus

The RRB NTPC syllabus has the following topics:

 

  1. General Awareness
  2. Mathematics
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Candidates can refer Static GK page for general awareness preparation.

The RRB Exam NTPC Syllabus is given below:

 

General Awareness Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning
Number Systems Analogies National and International Current Events
Decimals Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Games and Sports
Fractions Coding and Decoding Art and Culture of India
LCM and HCF Mathematical Operations Indian Literature
Rations and Proportions Similarities and Differences Monuments and Places of India
Percentage Relationships General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std)
Mensuration Analytical Reasoning History of India and Freedom Struggle
Profit and Loss Syllogism Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
Elementary Algebra Jumbling Indian Polity and Governance
Geometry and Trigonometry Statement – Courses of Action UN and Other Important World Organisations

For detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

 

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RRB ALP Syllabus

The RRB Exam ALP syllabus contains various topics related to different concepts.

The RRB ALP syllabus is given below:

RRB Exam ALP CBT 1 Syllabus:

 

Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning General Science General awareness on current affairs
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, Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level. Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics

RRB Exams ALP CBT 2 Syllabus:

 

Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning Basic Science & Engineering General awareness on current affairs
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. Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling. 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. Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

For detailed RRB ALP Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

RRB JE Syllabus

The RRB Exam JE syllabus is given below in brief:

CBT 1 RRB JE syllabus

 

Name of Subject RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 1st Stage
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 and Clock, Pipes and 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
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
General Science Chemistry, Physics and Life Sciences up to 10th Standard CBSE

CBT 2 RRB JE syllabus

 

Name of Subject RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 2nd Stage
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
Physics and Chemistry Up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus and relevant basics
Basics of Computer and Applications The 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 effects of environmental pollution and control strategies; Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control; Waste Management, Global warming; Acid rain; Ozone depletion.

 

RRB Exams Eligibility

The RRB Exams Eligibility determines the number of candidates who can write the RRB Exams.

The RRB Eligibility criteria are different for various RRB exams.

RRB Exam NTPC Eligibility

The RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria, which is set by the Railways Recruitment Board, is as follows:

 

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

The table gives a brief idea about the RRB NTPC Eligibility:

 

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria
RRB NTPC Nationality A citizen of IndiaA subject of NepalA subject of BhutanA Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in IndiaA 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.
RRB NTPC Age Limit 18 years to 30 years
RRB NTPC Educational qualification Degree from a Recognized University or equivalent

 

RRB Exam ALP Eligibility

The table gives a brief idea about the RRB ALP Eligibility:

 

RRB ALP Eligibility Criteria
RRB ALP Nationality A citizen of IndiaA subject of NepalA subject of BhutanA Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in IndiaA 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.
RRB ALP Age Limit 18 years to 28 years
RRB ALP Educational qualification Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT(OR)Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship(OR)3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering(OR)Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI.

 

RRB Exam JE Eligibility

 

RRB JE Eligibility Criteria
RRB JE Nationality A citizen of IndiaA subject of NepalA subject of BhutanA Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in IndiaA 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.
RRB JE Age Limit General- 18 years to 33yearsOBC- 18 years to 33yearsSC/ST- 18 years to 38 years
RRB JE Educational qualification 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer EngineeringORB.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute

 

 

RRB Online

The RRB Online application process is almost the same for all the exams. The application process varies only during the selection of the desired RRB Exam.

Steps for RRB Exam online application is given below:

 

  1. Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of the desired exam on the official website.
  2. Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Aadhaar number, State, Community, SSLC/Matric Roll number, year of passing SSLC/Matric, mobile number and email-id and then submit for registration.
  3. Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm that all the information furnished above are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.
  4. On submitting the registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details.
  5. In Part 1 of the application page, provide the details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Ex-SM, PWD, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.
  6. On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e Bank (online->net banking/credit card/debit card & offline->Other Modes->Bank Branch for challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process.
  7. In case of online payment, you will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details.
  8. In the Part II application page, fill in the details of Scribe (Applicable to eligible PWD Candidates only), Detailed Educational Qualification, Choice of Exam Language for First and Second stage CBT
  9. Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your colour photograph of the dimensions mentioned.
  10. Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.
  11. Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload a scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).
  12. Candidates have to confirm the declaration of terms and conditions in the application.
  13. The entire application shall be displayed and the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

 

RRB Preparation

The RRB Exam is one of the most sought-after exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Candidates trying for various posts under the Indian railways can appear this exam.

The RRB Exams need a lot of preparation to score well.

For details on RRB JE preparation, refer to the linked article.

The top 5 RRB Preparation tips are given below:

 

  1. Understand the exam to be applied in every possible manner whether it is NTPC, ALP or JE.
  2. Understand the topics and concepts required for each exam.
  3. Practice previous year’s question papers for an overall idea about the exam pattern, marking scheme, etc.
  4. Be calm and stress-free before the exam and during the RRB Preparation.
  5. Have proper RRB books and study materials required for the respective exams and practice free Online Quiz.
  6. Practice RRB Mock Tests on a regular basis.

For details on RRB NTPC preparation, refer to the linked article.

 

RRB

The full form of RRB is Railway Recruitment Board. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts exams for various posts like Junior Engineer (JE), Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), Paramedical, Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI) and Level 1 Group D Posts.

Candidates trying to get into these posts can appear for the various RRB Exams like RRB NTPC, RRB ALP, and RRB JE.

The official website of Railway Recruitment Board is www.rrbcdg.gov.in/