RRB Patna- Recruitment, Vacancies – Complete Details

Vacancies for various posts such as the Junior Engineer (JE), CMA, DMS are released by the Railway Recruitment Board or RRB Patna for Danapur Railway Division in the East Central Railway Zone. A computer-based test will be conducted for carrying out the recruitment. The candidates who are interested in applying for these posts should check whether they meet the required eligibility criteria and then apply for the same. 

RRB Patna: Recruitment Overview

The table given below shows the overview regarding RRB Patna Recruitment-

Authority conducting the recruitmentRailways Recruitment Board Patna
Total Number of vacancies334
Job Location Patna
Different Posts 1. Junior Engineer (JE)2. CMA3. DMS
Application ModeOnline 
Official Website of the Boardhttps://www.rrbpatna.gov.in/ 

Vacancies for Various Posts

The total number of vacancies are divided on the basis of the category of candidates, which are given as follows-

Category of candidatesTotal Number of Vacancies
General Category143
Scheduled Tribe (ST)24
Scheduled Caste (SC)57
Other Backward Classes (OBC)75

Eligibility Criteria for RRB Patna Recruitment

Educational Qualifications-

The educational qualifications differ according to the different posts for which vacancies are available. The same has been given below post-wise.

  • Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) – Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Chemistry and Physics as subjects. A minimum of 45% is mandatory.
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) – Degree or Diploma in Engineering
  • Junior Engineer (JE) – Diploma/Bachelor’s in Engineering from a recognized university.

Age Limit

The age criteria have been given below-

  • Maximum Age Limit – 33 years of age
  • Minimum Age Limit – 18 years of age
  • The age criteria can be relaxed for the reserved category of candidates.

Selection Process for Railway RRB Patna

The selection process comprises of two parts:-

  • Written Exam
  • Interview

The details for the above are as follows-

Through the official website and Employment News, the Railway Recruitment Board, Patna invites applications from interested and eligible individuals. The received applications are evaluated in accordance with the official Notifications’ eligibility requirements. The Board sends a call letter to all eligible applicants inviting them to take the written examination. A month before the examination, the call letter will be sent. There is no interview for the majority of the role. In some situations, if the number of qualified applicants in the written examination is insufficient, a second stage written exam will be held. The successful candidates’ application data are checked, and they are required to present original documents for inspection. Prior to the appointment, the incumbents must also undergo a medical examination. The Board publishes the results of each step on its official website or sends them to the successful candidates by postal mail.

The selection process is fully merit-based and conducted in accordance with RRCB or Ministry of Railways norms and regulations. It comprises the reservation of jobs for particular groups, such as SC, ST, OBC, and ex-servicemen. The recruitment is done through a computerized system that works impersonally and without fear or favor. The concerned Board members of RRB or Ministry of Indian Railways make the final appointments to the successful candidates.

Exam Pattern

Computer Based Test 

All qualified applicants must take a Computer Based Test on the stated date(s), time(s), and location(s) as specified in the e-call letter, which may be downloaded from the RRB’s websites. Candidates will be informed about the e-call letter download via websites and personal email correspondence. The exam pattern, as well as the duration, has been given in detail in the table below-

Name of the SubjectTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Science2525
General Awareness and Current Affairs2020
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030

The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes. However, the candidates who belong to the PwBD category are allowed 120 minutes.

Each right answer will give you 1 mark each. However, there will be negative marking for every wrong answer, and one-third of the marks will be deducted.

Minimum Percentage marks for Eligibility in various categories are given as follows- Unreserved – 40%, Economically Weaker Section – 40%, OBC – 30%, ST – 30% and ST – 30%. This percentage can be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates.

Syllabus and Pattern

The exam will be a multiple-choice exam, and questions will be asked from the following topics in each subject which are given as below-

General Science – The topics here include the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences of CBSE 10th Standard.

Maths – BODMAS, Fractions, Decimals, LCM, HCF, Number System, Percentages, Mensuration, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Square Root, Elementary Statistics, Geometry and Trigonometry, Calendar & Clock, Age Calculation, Pipes & Cisterns, etc.

General Awareness on Current Affairs – The awareness should be on sports, personalities, cultures, Politics, Economics, Science and Technology, etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning – Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Jumbling, Analogies, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Similarities and Differences, Classification, Conclusions and Decision Making, Syllogism, Directions, Statement- Arguments and Assumptions, etc. 

Application Procedure 

The candidates who are interested can apply online after meeting the eligibility criteria. The detailed procedure to apply has been given below-

  1. Firstly visit the official website of the Railways Recruitment Board Patna.
  2. There will be a notification under the recruitment section on the website
  3. Click on the link and fill the form
  4. After filling the application, submit and pay the application fees
  5. Take a printout of the same for future use.

Application Fees 

The following is the application fees for Railway RRB Patna Recruitment

  • General/Unreserved Category – Rs. 500/-
  • ST/SC/PwD/Women/Minorities/Ex-Servicemen/Transgender and Economically Backward Classes- Rs. 250/-

Admit Card – RRB Patna

The admit card is released a few days before the exam. The procedure to download the admit card has been given below-

  1. Firstly visit the official website of the Railways Recruitment Board Patna.
  2. On the home page of the official website, there will be a section of the latest and important notices.
  3. There will be a notification related to the RRB Patna Admit Card.
  4. There will be an option to download the admit card there.
  5. For downloading the admit card, basic details such as application or registration number will be required to be filled.
  6. After filling in the details, click on the submit button, and the Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Download the Admit Card and take a printout of the same for future use.

RRB Patna Results 

The results of the RRB Patna Recruitment are announced online, or it is also sent through post to the respective candidates. The detailed procedure for downloading the result has been given below –

  1. Firstly the candidates should visit the official website of the Railways Recruitment Board Patna.
  2. On the home page, there will be a notification for RRB Patna Results. Click on the same. 
  3. In the notification, a link for the result will be there. Click on that link. 
  4. Upon opening the link, you will be required to fill in details such as Registration Number and Admit Card number, and other login details. 
  5. After filling in the details, click on submit. The result will be displayed on the screen.
  6. The result can be downloaded, and a printout of the same can be taken by the candidates for future purposes.


We hope the article has given you the required information regarding the RRB Patna Recruitment, including the vacancies for different posts, the selection process, application procedure, eligibility, and also the admit card and the results related to it. For any queries, contact us at Oliveboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the selection process for the RRB Patna Recruitment?

The selection process comprises two parts, namely the Written Exam and the interview.

What is the total number of vacancies for RRB Patna Recruitment?

The total number of vacancies are 334

What are the minimum and maximum age limit that the candidates are required to have for being eligible?

The maximum age limit is 33 years, and the minimum age limit is 18 years.

How can the application for the Railway RRB Patna recruitment be made?

The application for the RRB Patna Recruitment is made only through online mode and not offline.

How many years of age relaxation is given to SC/ST candidates?

Age relaxation of 3 years has been given to SC/ST candidates.

What are the application fees that are required to be paid for applying?

For unreserved category fees of Rs. 500 is to be paid. However, for others, fees are Rs. 250/-.

What is the total duration of the Computer Based Test?

The total duration of the exam is 90 minutes. However, the candidates who belong to the PwBD category are allowed 120 minutes.

What are the total marks for the Computer Based Test?

Total marks are 100, which is bifurcated as for general science -25 marks, for maths – 25 marks, general awareness, and current affairs – 20 marks, and general intelligence and reasoning – 30 marks.


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