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Railway RRB JE Exam 2021 - Complete Details

About Railway RRB JE Exam

Indian Railways is the biggest public sector organisation in India and also one of the world’s largest employers. It conducts the RRB JE Recruitment for selection of candidates for the post of Junior Engineer in various departments.

RRB JE 2021 Notification

Indian Railways releases the notification announcing vacancies for various posts like Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer – IT (JE-IT), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). Information like dates for submission of Online Application, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fees, Exam centres, etc. are provided in the notification.

RRB JE 2021 Important Dates

StagesExam Dates
Online Registrations BeginsTo be declared
Online Registrations EndsTo be declared
First Stage CBTTo be declared
Second Stage CBTTo be declared

RRB JE 2021 Exam Pattern

First Stage CBT Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Mathematics303090 mins
General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
General Awareness1515
General Science3030

Second Stage CBT Exam

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Awareness1515120 mins
Physics & Chemistry1515
Basics of Computers and Applications1010
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control1010
Technical Abilities100100

RRB JE 2021 Mock Test

RRB JE 2021 Mock Test Series has the following features

  • 15 Mock Tests for Railways RRB JE in the latest pattern with detailed solutions
  • GK Supplement & Online Tests on All Topics with Detailed Solutions

RRB JE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

  • Minimum: 18 years
  • Maximum: 33 years

Educational Qualifications

The post wise Education Requirements are provided below -:

Post NameMinimum Qualification
Junior Engineer (JE)Diploma/Degree in Engineering in relevant disciplines to be given in the detailed notification which will be published soon.
Junior Engineer (IT)PGDCA/B.Sc/B.Tech/BCA in Computer Science or IT. DOEACC ‘B’ Level course of 3 years or equivalent from a recognised university.
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)45% marks in the Bachelor’s Degree (Science) with Physics and Chemistry

RRB JE 2021 Vacancy

The RRB JE 2021 Vacancies would be announced by Indian Railways along with the notification. The below table contains the vacancy number for the previous RRB JE Recruitment -:

Post NameVacancy
Junior Engineer (JE)12,844
Junior Engineer (IT)29
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)227
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)387

RRB JE 2021 Application Process

Prerequisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should,

  • photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
  • signature (with black ink)
  • left thumb impression (on white paper with black or blue ink)
  • a handwritten declaration (on white paper with black ink) (text given below)

ensuring that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

  • Un-Reserved Category – ₹500
  • SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/PwBDs/Women/Minorities/Transgender/EBC – ₹250

Steps to Apply for RRB JE Exam Online

  • Go to the Regional RRB website from where you wish to apply for the RRB JE posts.
  • Click on RRB Online Application Link
  • Fill the RRB JE Online Application Form (Go through the notification for details of the procedure)
  • Make the Online Payment of Application Fees
  • Take a Print out of the Application form

RRB JE Syllabus 2021

Having sufficient knowledge about the exam syllabus will serve you well in competitive exam preparation. The RRB JE Syllabus is as follows

RRB JE 1st Stage


Data interpretation, Pipes and cistern, Trigonometry, Clock and calendar, Permutations and combinations, Square root, Probability, Mensuration, Time and Work, Speed, distance and time, Partnership, Allegation and mixture, Average, Elementary statistics, Ratio and proportion, Problems on age, Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest, Geometry, Percentage, HCF and LCM, Algebra, Number system

General Science

Physics - Up to 10th standard syllabus, Chemistry- Up to 10th standard syllabus

Reasoning and General Intelligence

Mathematical operations, Alphabetical and number series, Jumbling, Statement- assumptions and argument, Seating arrangement, Syllogism, Ranking and order, Puzzles, Input and output, Similarities and differences, Decision making and conclusions, Inequality, Direction and distance, Blood relations, Analytical reasoning, Coding and decoding

General Awareness

Indian economy, Indian history and culture, Geography, Environmental issues, Railway budget, Current affairs, Indian Constitution, General knowledge on railways, Indian polity, United Nations Organization (UNO), Committees and heads, Awards and Honours, Sports, Static general knowledge.

RRB JE 2nd Stage

The General Awareness and Physics-Chemistry section syllabus would be similar to the CBT-1 exam.

Basics of computer applications

Web browsers, Internet and email, Websites, Computer virus, MS Office, Different data representation, Operating system, Storage device, Networking, Computer architecture, Input and output devices.

Basics of environment and pollution control

Acid rain, Waste management, Global warming, Ozone depletion, Environmental basics, Effects of environmental pollution and solutions, Water/noise/air pollution and their effects

Technical abilities Syllabus for CBT-2

Civil engineering

Steel structures, Valuation, Structural analysis, Projections, Highway planning, Hydraulics, General civil engineering, Errors and adjustments, Concrete structures, Structure engineering, Construction, Costing and curves, Coordinate system, Engineering drawing, Building materials, Estimating, Environmental engineering, Hydrology, Mechanics, Soil mechanics.

Electronics engineering

Energy bands, Microcontroller and microprocessor, Junctions, Tunnel, Digital signal processing, EMFT, Control system, Electronic circuits and devices, Diodes, Recombination and generation of the system, Wireless communication, Digital and analogue circuits, Basics of signals and systems.

Electrical engineering

Control and power systems, Signals and systems, Circuit theory, Electrical and electronic instruments, Machines, Basics of power electronics and circuits, Measurements and circuits system, Analogue and digital electronics.

Computer science engineering

Web technology, Web programming, System programming, Network communication, Languages, DBMS, Computer Fundamentals, Computer networks, Operating systems, MS Office, Software engineering.

Metallurgical and chemical assistant

Polymers, Instrumentation and measurement, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Basic concept of fuel, Environment and pollution control, Applies chemistry, Computers

Mechanical engineering

Thermodynamics cycles, Power engineering, Heat transfer, Power engineering, Metrology and inspection, I.C engine cycles, Fluid mechanics, Casting, Engineering Mechanics, Kinematics of Machines, Machine tool operations and machining, Steam tables

Information technology engineering

SAD, UNIX, Software engineering, System engineering, MS Office, Operating system, Network and data communication, Computer organization and fundamentals, DBMS, C++/ C/ Java.

Measurement and instrumentation engineering

Transducers, Industrial instrumentation, Process instrumentation, Flow measurement, Mechanical measurement, Basics of the measurement system, Circuits, Analog and digital electronics

Exam Date

To be announced

Total Vacancies

To be announced


What is the age criteria for RRB JE Exam?

Minimum age 18 years, maximum age 33 years.

What are the stages in RRB JE Exam? +

There are two stages in RRB JE Exam, both are Computer-based tests.

What is the number of vacancies for RRB JE 2021? +

The number of vacancies will be announced with the official notification which is yet to be released.

What is the application fees for RRB JE? +

The application fees are as follows:
Un-Reserved Category – ₹500
SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/PwBDs/Women/Minorities/Transgender/EBC – ₹250

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