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Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group ‘D’ 2018 : Exam Pattern | Syllabus

The Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the recruitment notification for Group D posts announcing a whopping 62,907 vacancies. This is a great  opportunity for all those who are aspiring to work in the Indian Railways. Here, we bring to you the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for the exam.

Railways RRB Group ‘ D ‘ Recruitment 2018 : Selection Procedure

The selection process of the RRB group ‘ D ‘ recruitment comprises of the following three stages:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT) : This would be an online test of 90 minutes and will have 100 multiple choice questions.
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) : In this, a candidate’s physical capabilities will be tested by means of some tasks. These would be different for men and women.
  • Document Verification
Railways RRB Group ‘ D ‘ Recruitment 2018 : Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern : Computer Based Test

Section Type No. of Questions Total Duration
Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Objective 100 90 Minutes

 

There will be negative marking for incorrect answers in the CBT. 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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Category-wise Minimum Qualifying Marks in CBT

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories:

  • Unreserved – 40%
  • OBC – 30%
  • SC – 30%
  • ST – 30%

This percentage of marks for eligibility would be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Exam Pattern : Physical Efficiency Test

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET; the number would be two times the community-wise total vacancy of the posts notified against RRBs. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature.

Physical Efficiency Test For Women

  • 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 
  • Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

Physical Efficiency Test For Men

  • 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
  • Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance

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Railways RRB Group ‘ D ‘ Recruitment 2018 : Detailed Syllabus for CBT

Syllabus : 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 and Trigonometry
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Squares & Square Roots
  • Age Calculations
  • Calendars & Clocks
  • Pipes & Cisterns

Syllabus : General Intelligence and reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling

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  • Venn Diagrams
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

Syllabus : General Science

The syllabus under this covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10 standard level.

Syllabus : General Awareness on Current Affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

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Hope this helps.

All the best!


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