Best RRB JE Computer Science Books

When it comes to government jobs for engineers, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is the best career path to go for. The Railway Recruitment Board has recently announced 13487 vacant seats this year for the position of Junior Engineer. The entrance examination will be held in stages. The first two stages are based on the computer-based test, while the next two stages include a medical examination and document verification.

Before focusing on the recommended books and study materials, let us look at the RRB JE exam pattern.

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RRB JE Stage-I CBT Pattern

Mathematics 30 30
Reasoning and General Intelligence 25 25
General Awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100 90 minutes


RRB JE Stage-II CBT Pattern

General Awareness 15 15  
Chemistry & Physics 15 15  
Basics of Computer Applications 10 10  
Basics of Pollution Control & Environment 10 10  
Technical Abilities 100 100  
Total 150 150 2 hours


Computer Science is an important part of your RRB JE exam syllabus, and you can obtain maximum marks in this section if you prepare well. The section covers 14 major topics.

Here is a look at RRB JE Computer Science and IT syllabus-

  • PC Software
  • C Language
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Data Structure using C++
  • Fundamentals of Data Base Management System (DBMS)
  • Software Engineering
  • Data & Network Communication
  • Java Programming
  • Web Technologies & Programming
  • System Analysis & Design
  • System Programming
  • Operating System using LINUX

The above-mentioned topics are further categorized into sub-topics, such as the following-

  1. PC Software
  • MS-Word
  • MS-Windows
  • MS- Excel
  • MS-PowerPoint

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  1. Computer Fundamentals
  • Evolution of computers
  • Software and hardware
  • Internet


  1. C Language
  • Control statements
  • Loop
  • Structure
  • Arrays
  • Pointers
  • Functions

  1. Computer Organization
  • Number system
  • Logic gates
  • Instruction sets
  • Flip-flops
  • Boolean Algebra
  • DMA

  1. Information System
  • Information concepts
  • Software & hardware
  • E-commerce
  • An overview of communications system


  1. Data Structure using C++
  • Data structures
  • Queue
  • Pointers
  • Stack
  • Sorting and searching algorithms

  1. DBMS Fundamentals
  • DDL
  • SQL
  • DCL & DML statements
  • Triggers and cursors

  1. System Programming
  • Assemblers
  • Background
  • Linkers and loaders
  • Compilers
  • Macro processors

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  1. Operating System using LINUX
  • Types, basic features, and architecture of LINUX/UNIX system
  • Unix structure & file system
  • Linux command for directories and files
  • Pipes and filters
  • Editing and creating files VI Editor
  • System administration- role
  • User account management


  1. Web Technologies & Programming
  • Intranet &internet
  • Software & hardware like Bus, LAN, Ethernet, Bridge, Routers, Gateways, Subnet, and Switches etc.
  • Proxy server and web server
  • Basics of HTML programming
  • Front page and Outlook Express
  • Internet Search Engine
  • Data encryption
  • Web caches

  1. System Analysis & Design
  • System components
  • Data dictionary
  • Data flow analysis
  • Application prototype

  1. Data & Network Communication
  • Digital data transmission
  • Digital-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion
  • OSI model
  • IP/TPC protocol
  • Cable modems and Standard modems

  1. Java Programming
  • Internet and Java
  • Data type- program structure
  • Typecasting
  • Variables and constant
  • Overloading
  • Thread class
  • Thread methods
  • Synchronization
  • Adding Applet to HTML file

  1. Software Engineering
  • Software processes
  • Design principles and concepts
  • Task network
  • CASE tool
  • Error tracking
  • SCM process

Best RRB JE Computer Science Books

While covering the entire syllabus, many of you may have trouble deciding which books to read from. To help you with that, we have compiled a list of best Computer Science books that are recommended by experts and RRB JE exam toppers.

  1. Railway Recruitment Board Exam CS & IT- Written by Chandresh Agarwal (Nandini Books Experts)
  2. RRB IT (CS) for Section and Junior Engineer Exam (Practice book cum self-study guide)
  3. RRB JE 2019: For Centralized Recruitment Exam and Practice Papers- by HAP Experts
  4. RRB Computer Science & Information Technology for Section and Junior Engineer Exam (Kiran Publishers)
  5. IT and Computer Science Handbook: Key Theory Concepts and Illustrated Formulae- by Made Easy Editorial Board
  6. IT and CS Handbook- Surbhi Mitra
  7. Information Technology & Computer Science (Objective)- G.K. Mithal

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Candidates, who had referred to these books for RRB Junior Engineer examination, have managed to score good marks in the Computer Science section. If you are looking to ace your competitive exam preparation, you should start with these books.

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