RRB GROUP-D

RRB GROUP-D

Course Description

Overview

RRB Group D is a national-level exam conducted by the RRBs on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC). RRB Group D exam is an excellent career opportunity after Class 10 who wish to join the Indian Railways. The recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the various posts in Level-1 of the seventh CPC pay matrix such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, and many more.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for RRB Group D will be calculated on terms of nationality, educational qualification, and age limit. Only those candidates will be selected for RRB Group D recruitment process who fulfills the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.

Nationality

A candidate must be either:

A citizen of India, or

A subject of Nepal, or

A subject of Bhutan, or

Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Education Qualification

The candidates who had completed their High School (Class 10) from an institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or held National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) provided by NCVT are eligible to apply for RRB Group D Recruitment Exam.

Age Limit

The candidates who fall in the age group of 18 to 33 years are eligible to apply for RRB Group D exam. Age relaxation is provided as per the norms.

Medical Standards

Medical StandardVisual Acuity
A-2 Distant vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging test)
Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc
A-3 Distant vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D)
Near vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass the test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, myopic vision, etc. 
B-1 Distant vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)
Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc. 
B-2 Distant vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)
Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for binocular vision, etc
C-1 Distant vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses
Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
C-2 Distant vision: 6/12 with or without glasses
Near vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required

Exam pattern

RRB Group D CBT-1 Exam Pattern 2022
SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Science252590 Minutes  
Mathematics2525
General Intelligence & Reasoning3030
General Awareness and Current Affairs2020
Total100100

Note:

*The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

The section-wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variation in the actual question paper. There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC(Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-30%. This percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of a shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of shortlisting a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT 1 exam, candidates shall be called for PET Three times the community wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs/RRCs. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this ratio as required to ensure the availability of an adequate/reasonable number of candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualified in nature. The criterion for PET is as under:

Male candidatesFemale 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.

Syllabus

The syllabus for the RRB Group D exam is as follows:

1. 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, trigonometry, elementary statistics, square root, age calculations, calendar and clocks, pipes and cisterns.

2. General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, completion of number and alphabetical 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.

3. General Science: The syllabus under this section covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

4. General Awareness and Current Affairs: General awareness on current affairs in science and technology, sports, culture, personalities, economics, politics, and any other subject of importance.

Note: The above-mentioned syllabus is indicative and not exhaustive. Candidates are advised to check the official notification for the detailed syllabus of the RRB Group D exam.

Application fee

S.NoCategoryFee
1For GEN/OBC 
Out of this fee of Rs 500 an amount of Rs 400 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.
Rs. 500/-
2For SC/ST/PWD/Women/Ex-Sm/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward 
This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1 stStage CBT.
Rs. 250/- 

How to apply

To apply for the RRB Group D exam, you can follow the below-given steps:

1. Visit the official website of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for the region you want to apply for. For example, if you want to apply for RRB Mumbai, visit www.rrbmumbai.gov.in.

2. Click on the link provided to apply for RRB Group D exam. The link will be available on the homepage of the website.

3. Read the instructions carefully and click on the “New Registration” link.

4. Fill in your basic details like name, date of birth, email ID, and mobile number. After filling in all the details, click on the “Submit” button.

5. After submitting the basic details, you will receive a registration number and password on your registered mobile number and email ID.

6. Log in using your registration number and password and fill in the online application form carefully. Enter all the details asked in the application form such as personal details, educational qualifications, etc.

7. Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature in the prescribed format and size.

8. Pay the application fee online using debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ UPI or other online payment methods.

9. After completing the payment process, click on the “Submit” button.

10. Download and take a printout of the submitted application form for future reference.

Note: Before submitting the application form, make sure to check all the details carefully. Also, keep a copy of the application form, fee payment receipt and all the necessary documents required for future reference.

RRB GROUP-D FAQ's

  • What is the RRB Group D exam?
    The RRB Group D exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to recruit candidates for various Group D posts in Indian Railways.
  • What is the eligibility criteria for the RRB Group D exam?
    The eligibility criteria for the RRB Group D exam is as follows: – Age Limit: 18-33 years (age relaxation applicable for reserved categories) – Educational Qualification: 10th pass or ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
  • How can I apply for the RRB Group D exam?
    You can apply for the RRB Group D exam online by visiting the official website of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for the region you want to apply for.
  • What is the selection process for the RRB Group D exam?
    The selection process for the RRB Group D exam consists of a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Document Verification (DV).
  • What is the exam pattern for the RRB Group D exam?
    The exam pattern for the RRB Group D exam is as follows: – Computer Based Test (CBT): 100 marks, 90 minutes, multiple choice questions (MCQs) on Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness on Current Affairs. – Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Qualifying in nature, consists of various physical tasks like lifting weights, running, etc. – Document Verification (DV): Based on the merit list of candidates who have cleared the CBT and PET.
  • Is there negative marking in the RRB Group D exam?
    Yes, there is negative marking in the RRB Group D exam. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty.