RRB Group D is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, providing applicants with a fantastic opportunity to realize their ambition of working for the Indian Railways. RRB Group D is a gateway to several job posts like Level-1 of the seventh CPC pay matrix. It is a national-level exam. RRB Group D is a computer-based test followed by other stages once candidates clear the written round. The test covers Maths, General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness.
Posts available under RRB Group D:
|Exam Name||RRB Group D Exam|
|Full Form||RRB- Railway Recruitment Board |
RRC- Railway Recruitment Call
|Organiser||RRC undertaking of RRB|
|Exam Purpose||To choose candidates for various Level-1 positions in the CPC’s 7th pay matrix|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Basic Qualification||Secondary (class 10th) Passed/ ITI Passed|
|Age Limit||18 to 33 years|
|Exam Subjects||General Science|
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness and Current Affairs
|Selection Process||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
|Application Fee||General- INR 500/-|
PwBD/SC/ ST/ Females/Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward- INR 250/-
|Medium of Exam||Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu|
|Total Marks||CBT- 100 marks|
|Exam Time||1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)|
|Marking Scheme||For each correct answer in CBT, candidates score one mark|
1/3 of the marks are deducted for wrong answers.
|Post Types in RRB Group D||Non-gazetted positions according to Level 1 of the 7th CPC|
The Railway Recruitment Board will publish the RRB Group D official announcement on the RRB official website. Candidates can check the previous year’s notification for reference.RRB-Group-D-Notification
The important dates for the admit card publication, result, application form, answer key, etc., are highlighted in the RRB Group D dates for 2024. Read on for additional information about the RRB Group D dates in 2024.
|Release of Official Notification||November (Expected)|
|Start Date to Applying Online||To be Notified|
|Last Date for Applying Online||To be Notified|
|RRB Group D City Intimation||To be Notified|
|Admit Card||December (Expected)|
|Exam Date||To be Notified|
|Result Announcement||To be Notified|
The Railway Recruitment Boards will soon declare computer-based test (CBT) dates.
RRB Group D eligibility requirements detail the minimum age requirement, required education level, nationality, required medical training, etc.
Candidates who wish to apply for the RRB/RRC Group D test must be between the ages of 18 and 33. However, applicants who fall under one of the restricted categories are given some age relaxations. The age restriction for candidates falling under different categories is shown below.
|Category||The upper limit of Date of Birth||The lower limit of Date of Birth|
|SC/ST||July 2, 1981||July 1, 2001|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||July 2, 1983|
|Unreserved Category (UR)||July 2, 1986|
RRB relaxes the maximum age restriction for applicants from restricted categories by a specified amount. Look at the table below to learn more about the RRB Group D age relaxation.
|Category||Upper Age Limit|
|OBC-Non Creamy Layer||36 Years|
Candidates to apply for the RRB Group D test must meet the RRC Level 1 eligibility requirements in terms of Nationality or Citizenship. Only those applicants who meet the requirements may apply to take the RRB Level 1 test. To apply for the RRC Group D test, a candidate must:
A certificate of eligibility given by the Government of India is required for all interested candidates, except for the first scenario.
For the RRB Group D test in 2023, the Railway Recruitment Board has established a minimum level of educational qualification for applicants. The following are the prerequisites for RRB Group D.
A candidate will not be qualified to apply for the RRB Group D 2023 while they are awaiting the result.
Candidates must adhere to specific medical requirements to be eligible for RRB Group D. Candidates who cut for the Document Verification/DV must pass the Railway Administration’s medical fitness test. The following table lists the necessary medical requirements the Railway Board established for RRB Group D.
|Medical Standard||General Fitness||Visual Acuity|
|A-2||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging test)|
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses
Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision, etc.
|A-3||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).|
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Myopic vision, etc.
|B-1||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)|
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
Should pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision, etc.
|B-2||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).|
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and
Should pass the test for Binocular Vision etc
|C-1||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.|
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
|C-2||Physically Fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.|
Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.
Candidates who advance to the final phase of the selection process will be assigned to Level 1 positions in various departments. The people hired for Group D positions will be given fieldwork duties, including caring for locomotives, maintaining the track, maintaining supplies and railway carriages, etc. The Group D personnel will be qualified for promotion to Group C after three working years. Promotion will be determined via departmental exams.
The RRB Group D test is held by the Railway Recruitment Board for the positions of helper, track maintainer, and assistant under many technical jobs. The applicants must go to the RRB’s official website to complete the RRB/RRC Group D application form. Candidates must log in and provide information such as their date of birth, registration number, and security code to check the progress of their RRB Group D application.
Before beginning to complete the RRB Group D application form, applicants should have a copy of the following papers on hand:
Applicants must follow the following steps to complete the RRB Group D application form:
Step 1: Select the Railway region you wish to apply for by opening the official website. Candidates should review the vacancy table before applying for the position.
Step 2: Select “New Registration” from the menu.
Step 3: To finish the registration procedure, provide your name, parents’ names, phone numbers, email addresses, Aadhar numbers, etc.
Step 4: Once the candidates’ information has been input, the Registration ID will be produced. The registered email address and mobile number will get the OTP.
Step 5: Next, input the OTP into the appropriate text box after retrieving it, and then click the “Validate” button. The applicants won’t be able to update their mobile number or email address after the validation process is complete.
Step 6: Select “Apply/Edit” from the menu on the screen.
Step 7: The candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements before submitting. Before you complete the final submission, the candidates must accurately complete the information.
Step 8: After submission, applicants can make changes to the form (if necessary) by paying INR 100 in modification costs. Please be aware that the application can only be modified twice.
Step 9: The candidates must select a specific position from a list of posts for which they will take the exam after submitting the eligibility requirements form. Candidates may select as many positions as they like to apply for it. The candidates should press the button to confirm their choice.
Step 10: Candidates should select the Payment tab option after submitting the preference form.
Step 11: Only once the candidates have completed the payment may they add their signatures and images.
Step 12: Candidates should ensure that their photos are scanned before uploading them; otherwise, the commission will reject their application.
Step 13: You will have the option to “Fill in additional details” after completing a successful payment; choose it.
Step 14: The candidates should make sure they submit the signatures and photos in the appropriate format before choosing “Final Submit.” The candidates should double-check the signature and photo previews.
Step 15: For your future use, do not forget to print off the RRB Group D Level 1 online application form.
Below are the sizes and dimensions for submitting a photo, a signature, and a certificate:
|Particulars||Size and Format|
|Photograph||JPEG image of size 20 to 50KB|
|Signature||JPEG image of size 10 to 40KB|
|SC/ST Certificate||JPEG image of size 50 to 100KB|
|Scribe Photo||JPEG image of size 20 to 50KB|
The following highlights the RRB Group D application costs for applicants in the general and reserved categories:
|Category||Application Fees (INR)|
|SC/ST, Ex-servicemen, PwBD, Female, Transgender, Minorities & Economically Backward Class||250|
|Unreserved Category (UR)||500|
On the official website, the RRB Group D DV admit card has been made available. Candidates must obtain it from the relevant regional websites if they want to take the exam between February 13 and March 26, 2023. The 2023 RRB Group D PET admit card will be made available. The date of the RRB Group D test will be revealed. It is available for download from the relevant regional websites for the exam applicants.
How to Download Admit Card?
Candidates can use the processes listed below to get an RRC Level 1 hall ticket:
Step 1: Visit the appropriate Railway Recruitment Board official websites for each zone.
Step 2: You may get the link to the RRB Group D Exam E-Admit Card on the home page.
Step 3: When you click the link, you will be sent to the login page.
Step 4: When you enter your User ID and password, the RRB Group D admission card is shown.
Step 5: Download the admission card and print it off for future use and reference.
Candidates taking the RRC Group D test in 2023 must enter the test center with either their admit card or RRC level 1 hall ticket and one of the listed documents.
One of these papers (original or photocopy), together with the RRB Group D Admit Card, must be provided by the applicants to establish their identification.
Details Available in the Admit Card
|Roll number||Reporting time||Registration number|
|Date of birth||Test center code||Shift|
|Date of exam||Community||Exception (if any)|
|Space for a photograph to be affixed at the exam center||Candidate’s left thumb impression (1 and 2)||Candidate’s signature|
|Space for self-declaration||Barcode||Chairman’s signature|
While filling out their application forms, candidates would be required to select RRB Group D test locations for 2023. RRBs often assign test locations based on the preferences stated by the applicants. Candidates are sent to the next available center if there are not enough seats in one particular center. The list of test cities for the RRB Group D CBT exam is available below for candidates to review.
|Region||RRB Group D Exam Centres|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Prodattur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vuzuabagran|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar, Naharlagun|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur|
|Delhi/ NCR||Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari, Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi|
|Haryana||Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar|
|Himachal Pradesh||Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar Una|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur.|
|Rajasthan||Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal|
|Tripura||Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaypur|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Krishnagar, Siliguri|
The four CBT portions are General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs, following the RRB Group D test schedule. 100 total points are awarded for the CBT. Candidates who pass the CBT are invited to the PET. Candidates that pass the PET are contacted for a document check. Assuming they pass the PET, applicants are ultimately chosen based on how well they performed in the CBT. After receiving criticism from the student groups, RRBs decided to withdraw the CBT 2 test from the RRB Group D exam pattern. For RRB Group D, the railway boards only administer a single-stage CBT test.
General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs comprise the four components of the RRB Group D CBT test format. The test lasts 90 minutes in total (120 minutes for qualified PwBD applicants who are accompanied by the scribe). There are 100 objective multiple-choice questions on the test paper in total. Below is a breakdown of the RRB Group D CBT pattern’s structure.
|Sections||Number of questions||Duration|
|General Awareness and Current Affairs||20||1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
Candidates who pass the CBT must take the PET. Three times as many candidates are chosen at this round as there are open positions. Candidates must pass the qualifying PET to be considered. Candidates are invited to the PET based on how well they performed in the CBT. Both the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and qualifying requirements must be met to qualify. The following is the PET course syllabus:
To fill 1,03,769 openings for the positions of Helper/Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade IV, and Assistant Points-man in Indian Railways, RRB will hold the RRB Group D Level 1 test. The curriculum is covered in the section below.
View the RRB Group D Maths questions’ topical distribution in the area below.
|Decimals & Fractions||1-2|
|LCM & HCF||1-2|
|Ratio and Proportion||2-3|
|Time and Work||3-4|
|Time and Distance||2-3|
|Simple and Compound Interest||1|
|Profit & Loss||1-2|
|Geometry and Trigonometry||1|
|Calendar & Clock||1|
Here, in the part below, you can see how the questions on general reasoning and intelligence are distributed according to topics:
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Analogies||2-3|
|Alphabetical and Number Series||3-4|
|Coding and Decoding||2-3|
|Data Interpretation and Sufficiency||1-2|
|Conclusions and Decision Making||1|
|Statement-Arguments and Assumptions||4-5|
Here, in the section that follows, you can see how the General Science questions are distributed by topic:
The following section lists the topics that make up the RRB Group D General Awareness curriculum.
|General Awareness and Current Affairs||Sports||2-3|
Candidates will receive three calls for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) depending on how well they perform in the Computer-Based Test (CBT), which makes up the majority of the RRB Group D vacancies in the community.
To guarantee that there are enough/reasonable applicants available for all of the advertised positions, the Railways Board has the right to increase or decrease this percentage as necessary. It is required to pass the RRB Group D Physical Efficiency Test (PET), and the test will only be qualifying in nature. The following are the requirements for RRB Group D PET:
|The ability to lift and carry 35 kg for 100 meters in two minutes without stopping is required of candidates.||The ability to lift and carry 20 kg for 100 meters in two minutes without stopping is required of candidates.|
|Candidates must be able to complete a 1000-meter run in 4 minutes, 15 seconds.||Candidates should be able to complete a 1000-meter run in 5 minutes and 40 seconds.|
Candidates are summoned for document verification based on their performance in the CBT and choices, provided they qualify in the PET.
On December 22, 2022, the RRB Group D results for various regions were made public. On December 23, 2022, the results for a few further regions were made public. In the RRB Group D Phase 1 test, 100 questions totaling one mark were administered. Negative marks were given on the test as well for incorrect responses. A penalty of one-third of the marks allotted to a given question is applied. RRB Group D Phase 1 results determined who qualified for the exam, and those individuals were invited to the PET. The RRB Group D CBT scorecard was made public on December 27, 2022. The scorecard showed the PET shortlisting status, normalized grades, and percentile score. The qualifying applicants’ roll numbers were included in the RRB Group D result in PDF.
Applicants to verify the RRB Group D result should follow the actions listed below:
Step 1: Go to the regional RRB’s official website.
Step 2: Locate and click on the pertinent Group D Exam Result link on the webpage.
Step 3: To view the list of applicants who have been shortlisted, click the Download link on the RRB Group D Result Page.
Step 4: The PDF of the Selection list will open in a new tab. Use the search tool (Ctrl + F) to look up your roll number in the list.
Step 5: If you are chosen, your name will appear on the list. For later use, download and store your RRB results.
Details Available in the Scorecard
The roll numbers of the selected applicants are included in the RRB Group D result in PDF. The information on the RRB Group D scorecard is as follows:
Railway Recruitment Board Group D Cut-off published on RRB official websites. The RRB Group D test is mandated by the Railway Board to fill positions in the various departments of the Indian Railways. The RRB Group D Cut-off Marks vary based on the applicant’s area of study and classification.
Following the announcement of the RRB Group D results, the RRB Group D cut-off is made public. The minimum passing score for the RRB Group D test is 2023, and candidates must acquire this level to be considered. Candidates can apply for the test if they want to work for Indian Railways and the Central Government.
To determine your RRB Group D cut-off score, follow these steps:
Step 1: First, go to the regional RRB’s official website for the one you applied for.
Step 2: To learn more, click RRB Group D Cut Off 2023.
Step 3: Type your login information. (If required)
Step 4: On the screen will be a list of the qualifying scores for the state for which you have applied.
Step 5: RRB Group D cut-off should be saved and downloaded for future use and to be safe.
Candidates should be aware that in addition to meeting the minimal requirements set by the Railway Recruitment Board, they must also achieve the Railway Group D cut-off score. The minimal requirements for each category are listed below:
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Marks (%)|
|ST (Scheduled Tribe)||30%|
|SC (Scheduled Caste)||30%|
|Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer)||30%|
|EWS Economically Weaker Section||40%|
Since Indian Railways is a centrally managed organization, its employees are paid and given perks as per the most recent pay commissions. The 7th Pay Commission of the federal government, which is periodically amended, states that the average compensation for RRB Group D positions varies from 3 LPA to 5 LPA.
Each Group D position has a set entry-level grade pay, and the base pay for any Group D post is Rs. 18000 per month. The table below contains specific information on the pay scale for RRB Group D Posts.
|Group||Pay Band||Grade Pay||Grade Pay – Entry Level|
In addition to the base pay, the overhead benefits and allowances are the finest part of railway work. The list of allowances that RRB Group-D personnel are eligible for is as follows:
Jobs in RRB Group D do not require a desk. The final candidates chosen for RRB Group D 2023 will be assigned to one of Indian Railways’ seven following departments:
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Yes, the government sector will fill around 1.0 Lakh positions for the following posts:
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Of course, applicants need a fully functional mobile number and email Id. Applicants also need to fill in the application form discreetly. They must provide valid personal details and educational qualifications without making any errors. If they fail to do so, they won’t be allowed to sit for the exam.
It has a vast syllabus to cover. The exam covers four sections, namely, General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, & General Awareness & Current Affairs. The test is for 90 minutes, wherein candidates get a plus one for answering correctly and a minus 1/3 for reply wrongly.
Each part carries weightage. The highest weightage is of the General Intelligence & Reasoning segment since it has 30 points to procure. The General Science & Maths parts are equally important as both carry 25 points each. The General Awareness & Current Affairs part consists of 20 marks, which are no less
Until the applicant exceeds the upper age restriction, they are eligible to sit for the RRB Group D test. The RRB does not specify a set amount of tries. If an applicant meets the qualifying requirements, he or she may attempt as many times as necessary.
Both are the same, therefore. The RRC is an organization that oversees RRB and is in charge of holding tests for Level 1 non-gazetted positions of the 7th CPC.
Yes, the RRB Group D CBT Exam has a minimum passing score. To qualify, applicants must receive at least 40% of the possible exam points in the General and EWS Category.
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