RRB Exams- Upcoming RRB NTPC, ALP, JE Exam

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 Exam calendar 2019-20 for the upcoming RRB NTPC, ALP, JE Exam is given below:

 

RRB 2019-20 Exam Calendar

Exam Name Application Start – Closing Date Date of Exam(Tentative)
RRB JE 2019 CBT-1 Jan 2, 2019 – Jan 31, 2019 June 26, 2019 to June 28, 2019
RRB JE 2019 CBT-2 Jan 2,  2019 – Jan 31 , 2019 August 28, 2019  to September 1, 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 March 1, 2019 – March 31,  2019 1st Stage CBT between June to September 2019
RRB Paramedical 2019 Exam March 42019 – April 2, 2019 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019
RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI) 2019 Exam March 82019 – April 22, 2019 June – July 2019
RRB/RRC Group D 2019 Level 1 Posts March 122019 – April 12, 2019 September-October 2019
RPF Constable Ancillary Recruitment 2019 January 1, to  January 30, 2019 CBT- Feb – Mar 2019

RRB NTPC- RRB Exams- ALP, JE Exam

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/