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Introduction – RRB Exam

The Indian Railways conducts recruitment exams for employment in various departments like NTPC, Group A, B, C, D and other various positions. RRB recruitment is a highly competitive annual process. It is a national level exam. Various notifications are released by the Indian Railways every year for vacancies. Interested candidate must choose their preferred field of career and then follow the notifications for that post.

RRB Recruitment: Highlights

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam Various exams
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Depends on vacancies
Exam Levels CBT and Physical Tests
Application Mode Online
Mode of Examination Offline
Post Name/Purpose of the exam For recruitment of candidates as various positions in departments of Indian Railways
Official Website rrbcdg.gov.in

RRB Recruitment: Exam Dates

Exam Dates 2024

Events Dates
Notification Release RRB NTPC: July - September 2024
RRB JE: July - September 2024
RRB Group D: October - December 2024
Exam Dates RRB NTPC: TBA
RRB JE: TBA
RRB Group D: TBA

Eligibility Criteria

Although the specific eligibility for different exams may vary according to their notification, there are some common factors which are enlisted below.
Particulars Details
Educational qualifications Under Graduate Degree in the field of the vacancy department
Nationality Indian
Age 18-36
Medical Standards As specified in the notification, varies for different departments
Domicile Not of importance

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RRB Recruitment: Syllabus

Each RRB exam has different syllabus because of difference in the kind of positions available. Here are the subjects candidates need to prepare for RRB exams.

RRB Group D Syllabus

Here are the subjects candidates need to prepare for RRB Group D exam.
Subjects Topics
Mathematics
General Intelligence / Reasoning
General Awareness and General Science
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Personalities
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports




RRB NTPC Syllabus

Subjects Topics
Mathematics All the Chapters mentioned in Mathematics (RRB Group D Syllabus)
General Intelligence / Reasoning
  • All the Chapters mentioned in General Intelligence and Reasoning (RRB Group D Syllabus) + Following Chapters
  • Jumbling and Interpretation of Graphs
  • Maps
  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Statement – Conclusion
  • Statement – Courses of Action (Analytical Reasoning)
General Awareness
  • Art and Culture of India
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at large
  • Famous Personalities of India and World
  • Flagship Government Programs
  • Flora and Fauna of India
  • Games and Sports
  • General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std)
  • General Scientific and Technological Developments of India
  • History of India and Freedom Struggle
  • Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Literature
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Monuments and Places of India
  • National and International Current Events
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
  • Transport Systems in India
  • UN and Other Important World Organisations and Basics of Computers

RRB Group C Syllabus

Subjects Topics
Mathematics All the Chapters mentioned in Mathematics (RRB Group D Syllabus)
General Intelligence / Reasoning All the Chapters mentioned in General Intelligence and Reasoning (RRB Group D Syllabus)
General Awareness and General Science
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Personalities
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports

RRB JE Syllabus

Subjects Topics
Mathematics
  • All the Chapters mentioned in Mathematics (RRB Group D Syllabus) + Following Chapters
  • Bar-Diagram
  • Factors and Simplification
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Histogram
  • Instalments
  • Investment
  • Number Systems
  • Pictorial Graph
  • Pie-Chart
  • Polynomials
General Intelligence / Reasoning
  • All the Chapters mentioned in General Intelligence and Reasoning (RRB Group D Syllabus) + Following Chapters
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Figural Classification
  • Input-Output
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Space Visualization or Space Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Word Building
General Awareness
  • Banking
  • Current Affairs
  • Current Events
  • Environmental issues concerning India and the World
  • Finance Marketing
  • General Awareness on Railways
  • General Scientific and Technological Developments
  • Indian Culture
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian History including the freedom struggle
  • Indian Polity and Constitution
  • Rail Budget
  • Sports





RRB Recruitment: Exam Pattern

RRB recruitment exams have different exam patterns depending on the stage of exam and kind of exam. Here are exam patterns for RRB exams.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern

Subject Total number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Science 25 25 90 Minutes (120 Minutes for the PwD Candidates)
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness and Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC (CBT-1) Exam Pattern

Subject Total number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC (CBT-2) Exam Pattern

Subject Total number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 35 35 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120

RRB Group C Exam Pattern

Subject Total number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 75 75 60 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs

RRB JE Exam Pattern

Subject Total number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
CBT – 1 Mathematics 30 90 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
General Awareness 15
General Science 30
CBT – 2 General Awareness 50 120 minutes
Physics and Chemistry 50
Basics of Computer and Applications 10
Basics of Environment and Pollution control 10
Technical Abilities 100

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RRB Recruitment: Books

Candidates looking to crack the various RRB recruitment should refer to the books given below to give themselves a good start in their preparation. Candidates should not restrict themselves to these books and should look for more books in their fields.

RRB Books for General Awareness

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Arihant General Knowledge
  • NCERT Books – Class X, XII
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

RRB Books for Mathematics

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
  • NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
  • Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav
  • Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for Beginners by Mark Zegarelli

RRB Books for Logical Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  • Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by Vikas Publishing House

RRB Books for Basics of Computer and Application

  • JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information Technology by GKP
  • Objective Computer Science & Information Technology by G.K Mithal

RRB Recruitment: Salary and Benefits

RRB positions have various benefits along with basic salary pay, which are mentioned below.

Salary and Benefits for RRB Group D

Pay-Level of posts Level-1
Pay Matrix 7th CPC
Pay Scale Rs. 5,200-20,200
Basic Pay Rs. 18,000
Grade Pay Rs. 1,800
HRA 8% to 24%
DA Rs. 3,060
Travel Allowances Depend upon location
Gross Salary Rs. 22,500-Rs.25,380




RRB NTPC Salary and Benefits

Posts Salary
Junior Clerk cum Typist Rs. 19900/-
Accounts Clerk cum Typist Rs. 19900/-
Junior Timekeeper Rs. 19900/-
Trains Clerk Rs. 19900/-
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk Rs. 21700/-
Traffic Assistant Rs. 25500/-
Goods Guard Rs. 29200/-
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk Rs. 29200/-
Senior Clerk cum Typist Rs 29200/-
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist Rs 29200/-
Senior Time Keeper Rs 29200/-
Commercial Apprentice Rs. 35400/-
Station Master Rs 35400/-

RRB Group C Salary and Benefits

Posts Salary
Group C 19,900 to 35,400
Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper and Train Clerk 19,900
Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper 29,200
Commercial Apprentice and Station Master 35,400
Assistant Loco Pilot(ALP) 19,900
Technician ALP 19,900

RRB JE Salary and Benefits

Posts Salary
Pay Scale Band (Current Salary) INR 29300 – 34800
Grade Pay (Current Salary) INR 4,200
Pay Band (VI CPC) INR 29300 – 34800
Grade Pay (VI CPC) INR 4,800
Pay Band (VII CPC) INR 37200 – 139200
Grade Pay (VII CPC) INR 19,200
On Selection/Promotion, Entry Pay INR 72,600





Frequently Asked Questions – RRB Exams

Q.1: What are some good RRB books to prepare for the Reasoning section?

Ans.1: RRB books for reasoning section are as follows:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.
  • Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • New Approach to Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
Q.2: What are topics covered in RRB Syllabus?

Ans.2: The common subjects covered in RRB Syllabus are English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. However, RRB exams require candidates to be well versed in professional subjects as well.

Q.3: Which language is used in the RRB exam?

Ans.3: Apart from English and Hindi the RRB Exam recruitment are to be conducted using 13 languages. These 13 languages are Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil and Urdu.

Q.4: What is the RRB exam Age limit eligibility conditions?

Ans.4: A candidate must be at least 18 years of age to appear for any of the RRB exams but the upper age limit for different RRB exam is different for different posts. RRB NTPC Age Limit is up to 30 years, the RRB ALP age limit is up to 28 years and RRB JE upper Age limit differs as per the posts.

Q.5: Where can candidates find information on various RRB exams?

Ans.5: Candidates willing to appear for any of the RRB exams can find all the relevant news w.r.t. Railway Recruitment Board Exam, on the RRB official website.



Contents

Introduction

Exam Highlights

Exam Dates 2024

Eligibility Criteria

RRB Syllabus – Group C, Group D, NTPC and JE

RRB Exam Pattern – Group C, Group D and JE

Exam Pattern for RRB NTPC – CBT 1 and CBT 2

RRB Books for General Awareness, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Basics of Computer Application

RRB Recruitment: Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits – Group C, Group D, NTPC and JE

Frequently Asked Question – RRB Exams

Aptitude Test Categories

Age Problems
Age Problems – Present Age, Current Age, Average Age
Average Problems
Average Problems – Average Squares, Natural Numbers, Even Numbers
Blood Relations
Blood Relations – Father, Mother, Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, Uncle, Aunt
Boats and Streams
Boats and Streams – Speed Boat, Speed Stream, Upstream, Downstream
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect – Reasoning, Statements, Independent Causes
Classification
Classification – Choose the Odd One, three of the following four, alike in a certain way
Coding-Decoding
Coding and Decoding – Alphabetical Order, Series, First and Third letters
Comparison
Comparison – Sequence, Age, Elder, Younger, Taller, Shorter and Marks
Compound Interest
Compound Interest – Interest Payable, Amount, Simple Interest
Coordinate Geometry
Coordinate Geometry – Coordinates of a Point, x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, y3, Formulas
Cube and Dice
Cube and Dice – Faces of a Cube, Faces of a Dice, Number of Cubes, Sides Painted
Data Interpretation
Data Interpretation – Qualitative and Quantitative DI Methods
Direction Sense Test
Direction Sense Test – East, West, North and South
Embedded Figures
Embedded Figures – Question Figure, Answer Figure
Figure Series
Figure Series – Question Figure, Answer Figures
Fractions
Fractions – Numerator, Denominator, Types of Fractions
Friday Math's Puzzle
Friday Math's Puzzle – Bodmas Rule, Simplification, Math Tricks
LCM and HCF
LCM and HCF – Basic Concepts, Examples, Methods, Shortcuts, Math Tricks
Mensa Reasoning Puzzles
Mensa Reasoning Puzzles – How to Solve and Reasoning Concept
Mensuration
Mensuration – Triangle, Cylinder, Volume, Total Surface Area
Mirror Images
Mirror Image – Lateral Inversion, Types of Mirror Images, Original Image
Mixtures and Alligations
Mixtures Alligations – Ratio, Quantity, Litres of Milk and Water
Number Problems
Number Problems – Fraction, Natural and Prime Numbers
Number Series
Number Series – What Number Should Come Next?
Order, Ranking and Position
Order, Ranking, Position – Left End, Right End, Answer, Explanation
Partnerships
Partnerships – Total Profit, Business, Investment
Pattern Completion
Pattern Completion – Question Figure, Answer Figure
Percentage Problems
Percentage Problems – Total Marks in Examination, Net% Change
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English Study Material

Active and Passive Voice
Active and Passive Voice – Rules, Sentence Conversion, Verb, Tense
Alphabet Test
Alphabet Test – Meaningful English Word, Arrangement, Letters
Cloze Test
Cloze Test – Old Pattern and New Pattern of Cloze Test
Direct and Indirect Speech
Direct and Indirect Speech – Rules, Examples, Usage in Sentences
Error Spotting – Rules and Tips to Solve Spotting Errors
Error Spotting – Rules and Tips to Solve Spotting Errors
Fill in the Blanks
Fill in the Blanks – Types, Paragraph, Excerpt
Idioms and Phrases
Idioms and Phrases – Common Idiom and Phrase, Meaning and Examples
Multiple Meaning Words
Multiple Meaning Words or Homonyms – Examples, Question and Answer
One Word Substitution
One Word Substitution – A list of 190+ One-Word Substitutions
Para Jumbles
Para Jumbles – Reading, Paragraph Jumble, Right Sequence
Phrase Replacement
Phrase Replacement – Grammatically Correct Phrases and Sentences
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension – Examples, Question, Answer and Explanation
Sentence Completion
Sentence Completion – Types, Examples and Suitable Approaches
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Improvement – Grammar and Vocabulary Based Grammatically Corrected Sentence
Sentence Rearrangement
Sentence Rearrangement – Approaches, Sentence after the Rearrangement
Spelling Correction
Spelling Correction – Choose the Correctly Spelt Word, Spell Check, Correct Word
Synonyms and Antonyms
Synonyms and Antonyms – Same Meaning Words and Opposites
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