RRB Exams

The RRB Exams are conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. RRB recruitment is a highly competitive annual process.

The Railway entrance examinations are held for the selection of technical and non–technical cadres in the Indian Railways.

To know about other Govt Exams, aspirants can check the linked article.

Table of Contents:

  1. RRB Recruitment
  2. RRB Notification
  3. RRB Exam Pattern
  4. RRB Syllabus
  5. RRB Eligibility
  6. RRB Apply Online
  7. RRB Admit Card
  8. RRB Preparation

RRB Exams

In this article, the following RRB Exams are discussed:

  1. RRB NTPC
  2. RRB ALP
  3. RRB JE

RRB Recruitment

The RRB Recruitment details are published by the Railway Recruitment Board on their official website.

The various details included in the RRB Recruitment notice are related to RRB posts, vacancies and salaries.

RRB NTPC

The recent update on the RRB NTPC recruitment has released the information regarding the addition of 66 vacancies for the visually impaired candidates, thereby increasing the total number of posts to 302.

The RRB Recruitment for the NTPC 2019 will fill a total number of vacancies close to

35000.

The RRB NTPC Recruitment information for 2019 exam is given below:

RRB Exam- RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019

For more details on the same, refer to the RRB NTPC Notification.

RRB ALP

The RRB ALP recruitment details for the ALP is not yet released for the 2019-20 exam.

Aspirants can refer to the recruitment details for the 2018-19 exam to get an idea on the same.

As per the RRB, the number of vacancies indicated in the notification are provisional and may increase or decrease or even may become NIL in total or in specific communities/posts/units at a later stage depending upon the actual needs of the Railway Administration.

The RRB ALP Recruitment 2018-19 details are given below:

RRB Exam- RRB ALP vacancies 2018

The RRB has kept an average pay of Rs 19,900/- after the 7trh Pay Commission matrix.

For more details on the same, refer to the RRB ALP Notification.

RRB JE Recruitment

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) selects candidates for various technical posts for the Indian Railways.

The RRB has announced a total of 12487 vacancies for the RRB JE 2019 Exam.

RRB JE Recruitment

RRB JE Post

RRB JE Vacancies Available

Junior Engineer

12844

Junior Engineer (IT)

29

Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS)

227

Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

387

Total

13847

For more details on RRB JE Recruitment, refer to the linked article.

RRB Notification

The RRB Notification gives information related to the exam like important Exam dates, events, etc.

In this section, the relevant exam dates for the exams are given for the RRB NTPC, RRB ALP and RRB JE.

RRB NTPC Exam dates

The official RRB Notification for the NTPC 2019 exam has been published by the railway recruitment Board.

The important exam dates for the RRB NTPC 2019 are as follows:

Events

RRB NTPC Exam Date

Date of Publication in RRB websites

28.02.2019

Opening of online registration of Applications

01.03.2019 at 16.00 hrs

Closing of online registration of Applications

31.03.2019 at 23.59 hrs.

Closing Date for Payment of Application Fee

05.04.2019

Final submission of Applications

12.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.

RRB NTPC 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

June to September 2019(Tentatively)

For more details on other aspects related to the NTPC Exam, refer to the RRB NTPC notification.

RRB NTPC Notification 2019:-Download PDF Here

RRB ALP Exam dates

The 2019-20 RRB ALP Official Notification is yet to be released by the Railway Recruitment Board.

The important dates for 2019-20 are yet to published.

The RRB ALP Exam dates for the 2018-19 are given as a reference:

RRB ALP Exam

Dates

Commencement of Online Application Form

3rd Feb 2018

Last Date to Apply Online for RRB ALP

31st March 2018

RRB ALP Exam Date (CBT 1)

From 9th Aug 2018

RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 2

21st, 22nd, 23rd Jan 2019

RRB ALP CBT 2 Admit Card

17th Jan 2019 onwards

RRB ALP Answer Key Date

November 2018

RRB ALP Result (CBT I)

20 December 2018

RRB ALP Answer Key CBT 2

18th Feb 2019

RRB ALP Result CBT 2

6th April 2019

RRB ALP Exam Date CBT 3

10.05.2019

For more details on other aspects related to the ALP Exam, refer to the RRB ALP notification.

RRB JE Exam dates

The RRB JE Exam dates for 2019 are given below:

RRB JE Exam Dates 2019

Date of Issue of RRB JE Notification

December 29th 2018

Opening of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam

January 2nd 2019 at 10:00 hrs

Closing of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam

January 31st 2019 at 23:59 hrs

Closing of offline payment

February 4th 2019 at 13:00 hrs

Closing of online payment

February 5th 2019 at 22:00 hrs

Complete closure of all online application process

February 7th 2019 at 23:59 hrs

1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

Tentatively Scheduled during April/May 2019

For more details on other aspects related to the JE Exam, refer to the RRB JE notification.

RRB Exam Pattern

In this section, a brief idea about the RRB Exam pattern for various exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board is given.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is as follows:

The RRB NTPC CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2019 is as follows:

Sections

Maximum Marks

Total Duration

General Awareness

40

90 minutes

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

The RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern 2019 is as follows:

Sections

Maximum Marks

Total Duration

General Awareness

50

90 minutes

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

As the RRB ALP Exam details have not yet been published for the 2019-20 exam, aspirants can refer to the RRB ALP Exam pattern 2018-19 as a reference.

The Exam Pattern for RRB ALP Exam 2018-19 is as follows:

RRB ALP Exam

Maximum no.of Questions

Duration

1st stage CBT

75

60 min

2nd stage CBT- PART A

100

90 min

2nd stage CBT- PART B

75

60 min

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The RRB JE Exam pattern is given in brief below:

RRB JE Exam Pattern (CBT- I)

Subjects

No of Questions

Marks for Each Section

Stage – I

Stage – I

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

General Awareness

15

15

General Science

30

30

Total

100

100

Time in minutes

90

The exam pattern of CBT Stage – II is given in the table below:

RRB JE Exam Pattern (CBT- II)

Subjects

No of Questions

Marks for Each Section

Stage – I

Stage – I

General Awareness

15

15

Physics & Chemistry

15

15

Basics of Computers and Applications

10

10

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

10

10

Technical Abilities

100

100

Total

150

100

Time in minutes

120

Candidates should regularly visit the official website of RRB for any changes related update on RRB JE exam.

RRB Syllabus

The RRB Syllabus gives the complete idea about the important topics covered for various exams conducted by the RRB.

RRB NTPC Syllabus

The RRB NTPC syllabus has the following topics:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Mathematics
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The RRB NTPC Syllabus is given below:

General Awareness

Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Number Systems

Analogies

National and International Current Events

Decimals

Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,

Games and Sports

Fractions

Coding and Decoding

Art and Culture of India

LCM and HCF

Mathematical Operations

Indian Literature

Rations and Proportions

Similarities and Differences

Monuments and Places of India

Percentage

Relationships

General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std)

Mensuration

Analytical Reasoning

History of India and Freedom Struggle

Profit and Loss

Syllogism

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

Elementary Algebra

Jumbling

Indian Polity and Governance

Geometry and Trigonometry

Statement – Courses of Action

UN and Other Important World Organisations

For detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

RRB ALP Syllabus

The RRB ALP syllabus contains various topics related to different concepts.

The RRB ALP syllabus is given below:

CBT 1

The RRB ALP CBT 1 Syllabus is given below:

Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science

General awareness on current affairs

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra,

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling,

Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics

CBT 2

The RRB ALP CBT 2 Syllabus is given below:

Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Basic Science & Engineering

General awareness on current affairs

Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra.

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling.

Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments, Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity.

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.

For detailed RRB ALP Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

RRB JE Syllabus

The RRB JE syllabus is given below in brief:

CBT 1 RRB JE syllabus

Name of Subject

RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 1st Stage

Mathematics

Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar and Clock, Pipes and Cistern.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments

General Science

Chemistry, Physics and Life Sciences up to 10th Standard CBSE

CBT 2 RRB JE syllabus

Name of Subject

RRB JE Syllabus – CBT 2nd Stage

General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments

Physics and Chemistry

Up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus and relevant basics

Basics of Computer and Applications

The architecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices, Networking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux; MS Office; Various data representation; Internet and Email; Websites & Web Browsers; Computer Virus.

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

Basics of Environment; Adverse effects of environmental pollution and control strategies; Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control; Waste Management, Global warming; Acid rain; Ozone depletion.

For more topic related details with regard to the RRB JE Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

To know more about RRB Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

RRB Eligibility

The RRB Eligibility determines the number of candidates who can write the RRB Exam.

The RRB Eligibility criteria are different for various RRB exam.

RRB NTPC Eligibility

The RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria, which is set by the Railways Recruitment Board, is as follows:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

The table gives a brief idea about the RRB NTPC Eligibility:

RRB NTPC Eligibility

Criteria

RRB NTPC Nationality

A citizen of India

A subject of Nepal

A subject of Bhutan

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.

RRB NTPC Age Limit

18 years to 30 years

RRB NTPC Educational qualification

Degree from a Recognized University or equivalent

For more details on the RRB NTPC Eligibility and age relaxation, refer to the linked article.

RRB ALP Eligibility

The table gives a brief idea about the RRB ALP Eligibility:

RRB ALP Eligibility

Criteria

RRB ALP Nationality

A citizen of India

A subject of Nepal

A subject of Bhutan

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.

RRB ALP Age Limit

18 years to 28 years

RRB ALP Educational qualification

Matriculation / SSLC plus ITI from recognized institutions of NCVT/SCVT

(OR)

Matriculation / SSLC plus Course Completed Act Apprenticeship

(OR)

3 years Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Automobile Engineering

(OR)

Combination of various streams of these Engineering disciplines from a recognized Institution in lieu of ITI.

For more details on the RRB ALP Eligibility and age relaxation, refer to the linked article.

RRB JE Eligibility

RRB JE Eligibility

Criteria

RRB JE Nationality

A citizen of India

A subject of Nepal

A subject of Bhutan

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.

RRB JE Age Limit

General- 18 years to 33years

OBC- 18 years to 33years

SC/ST- 18 years to 38 years

RRB JE Educational qualification

3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering

OR

B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute

For more details on RRB JE Eligibility, refer to the linked article.

RRB Online

The RRB Online application process is almost the same for all the exams. The application process varies only during the selection of the desired RRB Exam.

Steps to apply for RRB online is given below:

  1. Click on the ONLINE application link for the recruitment of the desired exam on the official website.
  2. Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Aadhaar number, State, Community, SSLC/Matric Roll number, year of passing SSLC/Matric, mobile number and email-id and then submit for registration.
  3. Before submitting for registration, ensure and confirm that all the information furnished above are correct as the details furnished for registration cannot be changed later.
  4. On submitting the registration form, the registration number and password shall be displayed to the candidate. Also, OTPs (One Time Password) shall be sent to the registered mobile number and email along with the registration details.
  5. In Part 1 of the application page, provide the details of Educational qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Ex-SM, PWD, Minority, Economically backward class, Age relaxation eligibility category as applicable and other details.
  6. On completion of application details as above, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode i.e Bank (online->net banking/credit card/debit card & offline->Other Modes->Bank Branch for challan) or Post Office Challan and complete the payment process.
  7. In case of online payment, you will be automatically directed to Part II of application for filling up additional details.
  8. In the Part II application page, fill in the details of Scribe (Applicable to eligible PWD Candidates only), Detailed Educational Qualification, Choice of Exam Language for First and Second stage CBT
  9. Select the Upload Photo tab and upload your colour photograph of the dimensions mentioned.
  10. Candidates are advised to keep at least 12 (Twelve) copies of the same photograph for further use as and when required during the recruitment process.
  11. Candidates belonging to SC/ST have to upload a scanned copy of their SC/ST certificates (JPG/JPEG format, 50kb – 100kb) also for availing the facility of free travel authority (Second Class Railway Pass).
  12. Candidates have to confirm the declaration of terms and conditions in the application.
  13. The entire application shall be displayed and the candidate may take the print of the application and preserve it for reference and record.

RRB Admit card

The RRB Admit Card is ususally rellease one monthe before the exam.

The RRB Admit Card details for the various exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board is as follows:

  • RRB NTPC Admit Card
  • RRB ALP Admit Card

RRB NTPC Admit Card

For the RRB NTPC Stage I, the exam is scheduled to take place tentatively in July – September 2019.

The important RRB NTPC Admit Card details are as follows:

Events

RRB NTPC Admit Card related Dates

Issue of Admit Card

10 days before the exam

Date of RRB NTPC Stage I CBT Exam

Between June to September 2019 (Tentative)

For details on downloading RRB NTPC admit Card, refer to the RRB NTPC apply online

RRB ALP Admit Card

The RRB ALP Admit card details for the 2019-20 exam has not yet been released.

The RRB ALP Admit Card for the exam 2018-19 was released for CBT 2 Exam on January 2019

The important RRB ALP Admit Card details for 2018-19 are as follows:

RRB ALP Admit Card

Dates

CBT 1 admit card

5th August 2018

CBT 2 admit card

17th January 2019

CBT 3 admit card

5th April 2019

For details on downloading RRB ALP Admit Card, refer to the linked article.

RRB JE Admit Card

The Railway Recruitment Board has announced a total of 13487 vacancies for the Junior Engineer category.

It is to be noted that the RRB JE CBT Stage I exam is scheduled to take place tentatively in April – May 2019.

Candidates can check important dates of the RRB JE Admit Card in the table given below:

RRB JE Exam Date 2019

Events

Dates

Issue of Admit Card

May 18th, 2019

Date of RRB JE Stage I CBT Exam

May 22nd, 2019

For more details on the RRB JE Admit Card, refer to the linked article.

RRB Preparation

The RRB Exam is one of the most sought-after exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Candidates trying for various posts under the Indian railways can appear this exam.

The RRB Exams need a lot of preparation to score well.

For details on RRB JE preparation, refer to the linked article.

The top 5 RRB Preparation tips are given below:

  1. Understand the exam to be applied in every possible manner whether it is NTPC, ALP or JE.
  2. Understand the topics and concepts required for each exam.
  3. Practice previous years question papers for an overall idea about the exam pattern, marking scheme, etc.
  4. Be calm and stress-free before the exam and during the RRB Preparation.
  5. Have proper RRB books and study materials required for the respective exams.

For details on RRB NTPC preparation, refer to the linked article.

RRB

The full form of RRB is Railway Recruitment Board. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts exams for various posts like Junior Engineer (JE), Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), Paramedical, Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI) and Level 1 Group D Posts.

Candidates trying to get into these posts can appear for the various RRB Exams like RRB NTPC, RRB ALP, and RRB JE.

The official website of Railway Recruitment Board is www.rrbcdg.gov.in/