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RRB Group D Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

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RRB Group D Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
September 6, 2021
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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. There are Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) to conduct the exam on behalf of the RRCs. Speaking of the Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs), they look after every aspect of the exam. They also release dates for the exam. Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the cells have postponed the exam date 2021 for some time. The RRBs are in charge of making an exam, city, date, and mock test link available for download.

Candidates who wish to join Indian Railway jobs must appear for the exam.

Table of Contents

Exam Details
Abbreviation RRB Group D
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose for various posts in RRC Level 1
Location all over India
Chairman Erhard R. Chorle

As you can see from the above table, the exam takes place all across India. It is a much-awaited opportunity for those who would like to enter the government sector. RRB Group D is a computer-based test followed by other stages once candidates clear the written round. The test covers topics of Maths, General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness. Also, the syllabus of RRB Group D is vast and needs a lot of practice. Therefore, applicants have no choice but to prepare a few months before the exam date. For solid preparations, they can go through online mock tests.

Posts available under RRB Group D:
  • Helper/Assistant
  • Pointsman
  • Track Maintainer Grade-IV
  • Assistant Pointsman
  • Hospital Assistant
  • Assistant Works
  • Engineering
  • Assistant Track Machine

About RRBs

Railway Recruitment Boards are committees that the Indian government manages on its own. The boards take the responsibility to bring new people to  Indian Railways. There are 21 boards in total, conducting varied kinds of government exams. Every board has a different system to follow. To get into the government sector, applicants can practice the previous year’s RRB Group D question papers.

RRB Group D Exam News/Notifications

Applicants who have registered themselves for the exam are awaiting the orders of the RRBs. Also, they are hoping they soon release the exam date for 2021. To know more about the exam, you can visit here: Railway Recruitment Board (rrbcdg.gov.in).

The Railway Recruitment Boards have announced tentative dates as follows:

  • The notification related to the exam date came out in July 2021.
  • The online application is likely to be out in July-August 2021.
  • The exam is probably going to happen in September 2021.
  • The result will be declared once the exam conducting authority takes the exam.

 

RRB Group D Exam Dates

Events Dates
Notification July 2021
Online Application Form July-August 2021
Exam Date September 2021
Result Date will be told soon

The Railway Recruitment Boards will soon declare dates for this computer-based test (CBT). The exam was earlier going to take place from April to June 2021 but got postponed due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in India. The board requests candidates to not miss out on important events related to the exam.

Notification

As you can see from the table, the RRBs notified some updates concerning the exam in July 2021. Also, they expected candidates not to skip a day to check any latest updates about the exam.

The Online Application Form 2021

The RRBs told applicants they would release the application form in July and August 2021.

The Exam Date 2021

The test is likely to happen in September 2021. For more information, candidates can keep checks on the RRB official website.

The Result Date of RRB Group D

The result of RRB Group D will be out and informed once the exam takes place.

 

RRB Group D Exam Application Fee

The Application Form of RRB Group D

Since the exact date is not out, candidates have to wait and keep checking the website. Also, they need to register themselves the moment they notice the application link.

The Application Fee for the national level exam

There are different fees for the following categories. Take a close look at the fee structure mentioned below.

Categories Application Fees
Unreserved Students and Male Students from the OBC category 100
Women/SC/ST/PWD students The RRBs exempt them from paying the application fee

 

  • Candidates can make the payment via online or offline mode.
  • They can also pay through the net banking/debit card/credit card/Visa Master Card facility.
  • Applicants who are from the general and OBC categories have to pay INR 100. In contrast, female, SC, ST, and PWD students are free from the payment process.

 

Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning to go for RRB Group D must meet the following standards. Here are some factors the RRBs keep in mind:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Qualification
  • Medical Tests

Nationality

Candidates are eligible only if they are citizens of India, Nepal, or Bhutan. Moreover, applicants who are Tibetan refugees and have been living in India since 1962 are eligible.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply is 18 years, and the maximum is 33 years. Any candidate below or above the given age limits is not allowed to sit for the exam. Also, candidates have to fill their exact DOBs as mentioned on their 10th-grade mark sheets. Apart from that, categories belonging to the reserved category is entitled to have some relaxation as follows:

The Minimum Education Qualification

The minimum education qualification is to pass in the 10th grade. The RRB boards verify candidate documents carefully. Also, they have the power to reject applications in case aspirants fail to meet any of the eligibility requirements.

Medical Tests

Candidates are required to pass the RRB Group D medical tests that will confirm their physical fitness. Following are the requirements candidates need to fulfil:

  • Candidates have to score well in tests of Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, etc.
  • Applicants also must score 6/9 in the distant vision test and 0.6 in the near vision one.

 

Vacancies

Before we discuss the employment opportunities, you must know RRB Group D is a computer-based exam. The exam consists of 100 questions in aggregate. Once candidates manage to clear the exam, they have to submit their documents for verification. After that, they have to appear for the medical examination. Finally, they can apply for the government job they have been thinking about for years.

Candidates can check the number of seats reserved as per the categories:

For the Unreserved and OBC Categories

As you can view from the below table, there are around 3.5k positions reserved for the general category. Whereas 1.3 k for OBC students for Central Railway jobs.

Railway Unreserved Students OBC Students
Central Railway 3.5K approx 1.3k
East Central Railway 1.3K 555
East Coast Railway 1.0k 412
North Central Railway & DLW 2.0k 678
Northeast Frontier Railway 1.1k 449
South Central Railway 3.6k 1.4k
South Eastern Railway 1.9k 738
South Western Railway & RWF 2.7k 1.1k

For the SC, ST, and EWS Categories

For Central Government jobs, 1.3k job openings are reserved for the ST category, 759 for the ST category, and 935 for students from a weak background.

Railway Scheduled Caste Students Scheduled Tribe Students EWS (Economically Weaker Section)
Central Railway 1.3k 759 935
East Central Railway 555 325 358
East Coast Railway 412 198 258
North Central Railway & DLW 678 317 474
Northeast Frontier Railway 449 226 291
South Central Railway 1.4k 722 934
South Eastern Railway 738 361 482
South Western Railway & RWF 1.1k 557 715

 

Salary

The Railway Recruitment Board takes the exam on a national level. Around one crore applicants appear for the exam.

Salary depends on the post you choose. You get 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per annum in the first place. RRB Group D offers a respectable job that carries several employee benefits. Group D has entry-level positions in the government sector. Also, they promote their employees to Group C if they score well in their departmental exams. Apart from that, the Group D employees also get benefits like medical facilities, travel allowance, etc.

 

RRB Group D Exam Syllabus

The test consists of 4 sections, namely, General Science, Maths, General Intelligence & Reasoning, & General Awareness & Current Affairs. The exam also comprises 100 questions. The General Intelligence & Reasoning section carries maximum weightage comparatively. Therefore, candidates must give extra time to this section. The test is for 1.5 hours, which is 90 minutes in total. Every correct answer has one mark; on the other hand, you get a minus 1/3 for every incorrect response.

Here is the exam structure the RRB Boards follow:

Subjects The total number of questions Total Marks
General Science 25 25
Maths 25 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness & Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

While looking at the table, you can make out which section has maximum marks. The weightage of the General Intelligence & Reasoning section is the highest of all. Candidates must start from the GI & R segment followed by the General Science & Maths sections then. They should save the GA & CA section for the last.

Maths

Now, let us help you prepare well. Here is the syllabus for scoring well in the Maths section.

You will notice the Maths syllabus vastly covers topics from the 10th class.

Chapters Topics
Number System BODMAS
Decimals Fractions
LCM HCF
Ratio & Proportion Percentages
Mensuration Time & Work
Time & Distance SI & CI (Simple & Compound Interests)
Profit & Loss Algebra
Calendar & Clock Pipes & Cisterns

If you look from the above table, BODMAS is coming from the chapter Number System, Fractions from Decimals, HCF from LCM and so on.

The Marks Distribution

Since the Maths section carries 25 marks, you must check the marks distribution given below:

Chapters The Marks Distribution (25 Marks)
Number System 1-2
BODMAS 2-3
Decimals & Fractions 1-2
LCM & HCF 1-2
Ratio & Proportion 2-3
Percentages 2-3
Mensuration 2
Time & Work 3-4
Time & Distance 2-3
SI & CI (Simple & Compound Interests) 1
Profit & Loss 1-2
Algebra 1
Calendar & Clock 1

While looking at the marks distribution table, you can make out that many questions will be coming from the topic Time & Work. You must practice every kind of question coming from Time & Work.

The Best Books for RRB Group D preparation

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra & K Kundan

 

Exam Admit Card

The admit card will be out once the board announces the exam date for 2021. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is the one that releases the admit card one week before the exam date. Candidates need to keep checking the website and wait for the RRB Group D release date. For downloading the admit card, applicants must use their login credentials for the RRB Group D exam.

Following are the steps to view and then download your admit card:

  • Visit the RRB official website
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth
  • Click on the login button
  • Finally, you will be able to notice your admit card.
  • Don’t forget to double-check your entered information.
  • Once you have checked all your details, you must hit the download button.

 

Exam Result

The Railway Recruitment Board is the one who declares the result of RRB Group D. Candidates have to visit the RRB website to view their results available on the website itself. All they need is a registration number to check and download their scorecards. Results depend on the following factors:

  • the number of applicants who applied for the exam
  • category
  • marks obtained in every section
  • how many incorrect answers candidates made
  • two more rounds followed by the written round
  • and many other factors
  • the difficulty level of the exam

Note: The RRB conducts the exam for all 21 diverse regions. Therefore, it releases results for all the areas.

 

RRB Group D Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

 

How to apply?

Candidates who are interested in RRB Group D can apply via online mode. The registration process is super easy. Let us walk you through the process step by step.

Here are a series of steps every applicant need to follow:

  • First, you need to visit the RRB official website
  • Then, either click on the new registration button or log in if you have already become a member.
  • Next, choose your category and then click on the search button to view available jobs.
  • After that, you will notice the number of jobs representing their Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs)
  • Once you select the railway recruitment cell, you can’t make any changes afterward.
  • Now is the time to fill in the details once you select one RRB.
  • Your Aadhar details aren’t mandatory to provide if you don’t have one.
  • You need to fill in your 10th class registration number and year of passing correctly.
  • Enter the captcha carefully
  • Give your confirmation by clicking on the confirm button after filling up all the details.
  • Once you confirm, you will receive a registration number and password. All you need is to copy and paste both the registration number and password. You must make sure your credentials are safe and out of any risk.
  • Finally, click on the ok button to receive a one-time password (OTP).
  • Type the security code and send it for validation.
  • The application form has 4 sections, namely, Eligibility Criteria, Payment Details, Additional Details, and Documents Upload
  • Finally, make the payment of INR 100 if from the general or the OBC category. The remaining categories are free from the payment process.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 Are there any vacancies in RRB Group D?

A. Yes, the government sector will fill around 1.0 Lakh positions for the following posts:

  • Track Maintainer Grade-IV
  • Helper Assistant
  • Assistant Pointsman
  • Level-1 posts

Here is an overview of the RRB Group D exam:

Name of the authority Railway Recruitment Board
Job Roles Track Maintainer Grade-IV

Helper Assistant

Assistant Pointsman

Level-1 posts

The total number of positions 1,03,769
Age Limit 18- 33 years
Qualification for the RRB Group D exam 12th+ graduate
Stages of RRB Group D Computer-Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, Document Verification, and Medical Tests

Q.2 Do you need a mobile number for RRB Group D?

A. 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.

Q.3 When is the last date to apply for RRB Group D?

A. The registration for the RRB Group D exam began on March 12, 2019. The last date to fill the application form was April 12, 2019.

Q.4 Which is the official RRB Group D Syllabus?

A. 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.

Q.5 What are the subjects in Railway Group D?

A. Since candidates are aware of the fact that the exam has four different parts, each part has some topics to cover. Have a glimpse of the topics aspirants must go through thoroughly before appearing for RRB Group D.

The Syllabus of the Maths Section

Number System BODMAS
Square Root Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock Pipes & Cisterns
Ratio & Proportion Percentages
Geometry & Trigonometry Elementary Statistics

The Syllabus of the General Intelligence & Reasoning Unit

Classification Directions
Similarities & Differences Analytical Reasoning
Relationships Syllogism
Coding & Decoding Mathematical Operations
Analogies Alphabetical & Number Series
Data Interpretation & Sufficiency Conclusions & Decision Making

Practice the topic you have a little knowledge of first. Then, cover the remaining concepts.

The Syllabus of the General Science Module

Question Distribution from all three subjects is as follows:

Physics 7-8 questions
Chemistry 9-10 questions
Biology 6-7 questions

Candidates must start from the concepts of chemistry followed by Physics and Biology.

The Syllabus of the General Awareness & Current Affairs Section

Sports 2-3
Economics 1-2
Current Affairs 8-9
Geography 2-3
History 2-3
Miscellaneous 4-5

Applicants are wise enough to start from the topic that has maximum weightage.

Q.6 What is the RRB Group D General Science Syllabus?

A. The General Science module covers topics of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Topics such as Natural Products & Drugs, Nuclear Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Reaction Mechanism, Bioinorganic Chemistry & Polymers, Quantum Chemistry, and much more.

Q.7 Where can I get the RRB Group D Admit Card?

A. All applicants can get the admit card of RRB Group D once they register themselves. There will be two separate admit cards for CBT and PET.

Q.8 When is Stage 1 (CBT) for RRB Group D?

A. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will probably conduct the first stage of the exam around April-June, 2021. Also, the board has released a few tentative dates for Railway Group D recruitment.

Q.9 How do I log in to RRB Group D?

A. Candidates can log in using their registration numbers, DOBs, and captchas. For logging in to their accounts, they just need a valid registration number.

Q.10 What are the RRB Group D exam questions?

A. There are 100 questions in total, wherein 30 from General Intelligence & Reasoning, 25 from General Science & Maths, and 20 from Current Affairs.

 

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