RRB Exam : Easy and Essential Information

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is a government organization in India. In 1985 it was renamed as Railway Recruitment Board,  initially, it was known as Railway Service Commission (RSC). Indian Railway is the biggest recruiter in the country.

 

The candidate recruitment is done in railways by the Railway Recruitment Board and Railway Recruitment Cell (RRCs). Railway Recruitment Boards are responsible for recruitment of all the Group C (Technical & Non-Technical) posts and Group D posts.

 

 

RRB: Objectives

  • To formulate the policy of the recruitment procedures.
  • To monitor the activities of all Railways Recruitment Boards
  • To organize and evaluate the performance of the management information system for monitoring the work done by Railways Recruitment Boards.

There are 21 railway recruitment boards situated in different parts of the country. They are as follows:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Ajmer
  3. Allahabad
  4. Bangalore
  5. Bhopal
  6. Bhubaneswar
  7. Bilaspur
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Chennai
  10. Gorakhpur
  11. Guwahati
  12. Jammu & Kashmir
  13. Kolkata
  14. Malda
  15. Mumbai
  16. Muzaffarpur
  17. Patna
  18. Ranchi
  19. Secunderabad
  20. Siliguri
  21. Thiruvanthapuram

The following are the Exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

  • RRB Group D
  • RRB NTPC
  • RRB ALP
  • RRB JE

The Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs) conducts the RRBs Group D exam for different posts like Track maintainer, Helper/ Assistant Pointsman, etc.

 

Highlights of the Exam: RRB Group D 

Exam Name RRB Group D
Organizing Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs)
Exam Level National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Selection process 3 Stages
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in

The official notification of the Group D exam is generally released in the month of February :

Exam Event Tentative Month
Group D Notification February
Group D Exam Yet to announced
Group D Exam Yet to announced

 

RRB GROUP D

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality 

The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for RRB Group D, the candidate must be either of the following :

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates must be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates must a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

 

2. Age Limit

The Group D  Age limit is minimum is 18 years and the maximum is 33 years.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years

 

3. Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed Matriculation or its equivalent from a recognized State Board/ University/Institute or NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.
  • ITI is not mandatory for Group D recruitment.

 

Exam Pattern for Group D: The Group D Exam consists of 4 Stages :

Exam Type
Stage 1 Computer-Based Examination (CBE)
Stage 2 Physical Endurance Test (PET)
Stage 3 Document Verification
Stage 4 Medical Examination

 

Group D EXAM: Stage 1-This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Duration Type Negative Mark
General Science 90 minutes Objective (MCQ) Yes
Mathematics Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Awareness & Current Affairs Objective (MCQ) Yes

 

Group D EXAM: Stage 2 -Physical Endurance Test (PET).

Physical Endurance Test (PET) is conducted to assess the candidates physical fitness on the basis of heights parameters and the candidate has to go through PET(race) which is followed by a biometric and technology-aided identification test.

 

Group D EXAM: Stage 3 – Document Verification

After the candidate has cleared the CBE and PET, they are called for document verifications.

 

Group D EXAM: Stage 4 – Medical Examination

The shortlisted candidate who qualifies for the CBE, PET, and has gone through the document verifications process is called for a detailed medical examination and is examined medically by the Medical Boards constituted by the CAPFs to check their physical and medical fitness.

 

 

RRB ALP

RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) exam:  ALP and Technician exam is conducted by the board to recruit Assistant Loco Pilot and Technician for different railway zones of the country.

 

Highlights of the Exam

Exam Name RRB ALP and Technician Exam
Organizing Body Railway Recruitment Boards
Exam Level National Level Exam
Exam Mode Online
Frequency Once a year
Selection process 4 Stages
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in

The official notification of the ALP and Technician exam is generally released in the month of December :

Exam Event Tentative Month
ALP Notification December
ALP Exam 1 Yet to announce
ALP Exam 2 Yet to announce
ALP Result Yet to announce

 

RRB ALP

 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality 

The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the exam, the candidate must be either of the following :

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates must be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates must a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

2. Age Limit

The age limit s given below is in the bracket of 18-28 years

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years

3. Educational Qualification

Post Qualification
Assistant Loco Pilot Must have passed Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering
Technician Must have passed Matriculation/SSLC plus ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10+2 with Physics & Maths or Diploma/Degree in Engineering

 

Exam Pattern for ALP & Technician Exam: It consists of 4 Stages :

Exam Type
Stage 1 Computer Based Test (CBT)-1
Stage 2 Computer Based Test (CBT)-2
Stage 3 Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
Stage 4 Document Verification & Medical Examination

 

ALP & Technician EXAM PATTERN: Stage 1-This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Mark Number of Questions Duration Type Negative Marking
Mathematics 30 marks 30 1 hour 30 minutes ( 2 hours for PwBD candidates) Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 marks 25 Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Awareness 15 marks 15 Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Science 30 marks 30 Objective (MCQ) Yes
Total 100 marks 100

 

ALP & TECHNICIAN EXAM PATTERN: Stage 2- This is an objective computer-based examination.
Paper 1
Subject Mark Number of Questions Duration Type Negative Marking
Mathematics 25 marks 25 90 minutes Objectives(MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 marks 25 Objectives(MCQ) Yes
Basic Science & Engineering 40 marks 40 Objectives(MCQ) Yes
General Awareness & Current Affairs 10 marks 10 Objectives(MCQ) Yes
Paper 2
Relevant Trade 75 marks 75 60 minutes Objectives(MCQ) Yes
Total 175 marks 175 2 hours 30 min

 

ALP & TECHNICIAN EXAM: Stage 3

  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CABT): This test is only for the candidate who has applied for the post of RRB ALP.
  • Candidates need to score a minimum of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.

 

ALP & TECHNICIAN EXAM: Stage 4

 

Document Verification and Medical Examination (DV & ME): Based on the performance of the candidate in CBT-1 and also on the performance of both the  CBT-2 & CABT (as applicable)  the candidates are called for this process of document verification.

 

The shortlisted candidate who qualifies for all the above tests are called for a detailed medical examination and are examined medically by the Medical Boards constituted to check their physical and medical fitness.

 

RRB JE

 

RRB JE (Junior Engineer) exam:  This exam is conducted to recruit the Junior Engineer for the various technical posts in Indian Railways. Following are the post under the RRB JE for various railway departments:

  • Junior Engineer (JE)
  • Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
  • Depot Material Superintendent(DMS)
  • Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CME)

 

Highlights of the Exam 

Exam Name RRB Junior Engineer (JE)
Organizing Body Railway Recruitment Boards
Exam Level National Level Exam
Exam Mode Online
Frequency Once a year
Selection process 3 Stages
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in

The official notification of the RRB JE exam is generally released in the month of December :

Exam Event Tentative Month
JE Notification December
JE  Exam 1 Yet to announce
JE Exam 2 Yet to announce
JE Result Yet to announce

 

RRB JE

 

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality 

The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the exam, the candidate must be either of the following :

Candidates must be a citizen of India

Candidates must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.

Candidates must be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.

Candidates must a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

 

2. Age Limit

The age limit is given below is in the bracket of 18-30 years

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years

 

3. Educational Qualification

The candidate should be Bachelor’s in Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University or its equivalent.

 

Exam Pattern: The RRB JE consist of 3 Stages 

Exam Type
Stage 1 Computer Based Test (CBT)-1
Stage 2 Computer Based Test (CBT)-2
Stage 3 Document Verification & Medical Examination

 

RRB JE EXAM PATTERN: Stage 1-This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Mark Number of Questions Duration Type Negative Marking
Mathematics 60 marks 20 60 minutes Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 marks 25 Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Awareness 10 marks 10 Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Science 20 marks 20 Objective (MCQ) Yes
Total 75 marks 75

 

RRB JE EXAM PATTERN: Stage 2-This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Mark Number of Questions Duration Type Negative Marking
General Awareness & Current Affairs 10 marks 15 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for PwBD Candidates) Objectives(MCQ) Yes
Mathematics 5 marks 15 Objectives(MCQ) Yes
Basics Science & Engineering 40 marks 10 Objectives(MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 marks 10 Objectives(MCQ) Yes

 

RRB JE EXAM: Stage 3

 

Document Verification and Medical Examination (DV & ME): Based on the performance of the candidate in CBT-1 and also on the performance of both the  CBT-2, the candidates are called for this process of document verification.

 

The shortlisted candidate who qualifies for all the above tests are called for a detailed medical examination and are examined medically by the Medical Boards constituted to check their physical and medical fitness.

 

RRB NTPC

 

RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) exam:  This exam is conducted to recruit the candidates for various Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) graduate and undergraduate in different Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. Following are the post under the NTPC:

Undergraduate Post Graduate Post
Accounts Clerk cum Typist Goods Guard
Junior Clerk cum Typist Traffic Assistant
Junior Time Keeper Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk Senior Clerk cum Typist
Train Clerk Senior Time Keeper
Senior Accounts Clerk cum Typist
Commercial Apprentice and Station Master

 

Highlights of the Exam: NTPC

Exam Name RRB NTPC
Organizing Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Exam Level National Level Exam
Exam Mode Online
Frequency Once a year
Selection process 3 Stages
Official Website indianrailways.gov.in

The official notification of the NTPC exam is generally released in the month of February :

Exam Event Tentative Month
NTPC Notification February
NTPC  Exam 1 End of this year
NTPC Exam 2 Yet to announce
 NTPC Result Yet to announce

 

rrb ntpc

 

Eligibility Criteria 

1. Nationality

The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for NTPC, the candidate must be either of the following :

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates must be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates must a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

2. Age Limit

The age limit for NTPC is given below :

For undergraduate: 18-30 years

For Graduate: 18-33 years

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years

3. Educational Qualification

Category Qualification
Undergraduate Candidates must have passed class 12th from recognized Board/Institute
Graduate Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.

 

Exam Pattern for NTPC: It consists of 4 Stages

Exam Type
Stage 1 Computer Based Test (CBT)-1
Stage 2 Computer Based Test (CBT)-2
Stage 3 Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
Stage 4 Document Verification & Medical Examination

 

RRB NTPC  EXAM: Stage 1 – This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Total Questions Total Marks Duration Type Negative Mark
Mathematics 30 30 mark 90 minutes Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30 mark Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Awareness 40 40 mark Objective (MCQ) Yes
Total 100 100 marks Objective (MCQ) Yes

Note: Time limit for PWD is 120 minutes.

 

RRB NTPC  EXAM: Stage 2 – This is an objective computer-based examination.
Subject Total Questions Total Marks Duration Type Negative Mark
Mathematics 35 35 mark 90 minutes Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35 mark Objective (MCQ) Yes
General Awareness 50 50 mark Objective (MCQ) Yes
Total 120 120 marks Objective (MCQ) Yes

Note: Time limit for PWD is 120 minutes.

 

NTPC EXAM: Stage 3:

 

This is a Computer Based Aptitude Test ( CBAT). This is applicable only for candidates who have applied for Traffic Assistant and Station Master. They have to qualify the following points :

 

  • Qualifying Marks: Minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.
  • No relaxation in the minimum T-Score is allowed.
  • The question paper for the CBAT is in Hindi and English.
  • There is no negative marking in CBAT.
  • Merit lists are declared amongst the candidate who qualifies in CBAT, with 70% weightage of marks in CBT Exam-2 and 30% weightage of marks in CBAT.

Typing Skill Test (TST) :

  • This test is qualifying in nature
  • The candidate should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English and 25 words per minute (WPM) in Hindi.

 

NTPC EXAM: Stage 4 

 

Document Verification and Medical Examination (DV & ME): Based on the performance of the candidate in CBT-1 and also on the performance of both the  CBT-2 and the CBAT/TST (as applicable ), the candidates are called for this process of document verification.

 

The shortlisted candidate who qualifies for all the above tests are called for a detailed medical examination and are examined medically by the Medical Boards constituted to check their physical and medical fitness.

 

 

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