RRB Group D 2020 - RRC Level 1

RRB Group D 2020 – RRB Group D exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cell. The RRB Group D Exam dates for 2020 are expected to be announced in May/June 2020.

RRB Group D exam is conducted by RRB to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Helper/Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways.

RRB conducted other RRB exams as well, to know in detail about the exams check the given link.

This article will read in detail all the information regarding RRB Group D Recruitment and notification like RRB Group D Exam dates, Admit card, RRB Group D eligibility, application form, RRB Group D vacancy, salary, etc.

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RRB Group D Recruitment

The RRB Group D recruitment is done by the RRC – Railway Recruitment Cells. The RRB on behalf of the RRC holds RRB Group D recruitment. The RRB Group D recruitment is announced by the Railway Board through Railway Group D official notification.

The recruitment notification for RRC Group D exam 2020 is not yet announced by the railway board. Currently, the railway recruitment of RRB Group D 2019 exam is in process. Candidates who have applied for the RRC Group D 2019 exam are awaiting the admit card and exam dates for the same. The details of recruitment for RRB Group D exam and RRB Group D exam dates are discussed below.

RRB Group D Exam Dates

The RRB Group D exam dates are announced with the release of RRB Group D notification. The exam dates for RRB Group D are decided by the Railway Recruitment Board itself.

The year-wise RRB Group D exam dates are given below for reference.

RRB Group D Exam Date 2020

The RRB Group D Notification 2020 is yet to ab announced. Check the tentative dates for RRC Group D 2020 exam.

RRB Group D 2020 dates
RRB Group D Exam Events RRB Group D Exam Dates (Tentative)
RRB Group D Notification September/October 2020
RRB Group D Online Application October/November 2020
RRB Group D Exam Date CBT 2019-20 December 2020
RRB Group D Result 2020 To be Notified

RRB Group D 2019 Exam Dates

The notification for RRB Group D 2019-20 released on 23rd February 2019. Important dates for RRB Group D exam 2019 are given below.

RRB Group D Exam Date 2019-2020
RRB Group D Exam Events RRB Group D Exam Dates
RRB Group D Notification February 23rd, 2019
RRB Group D Exam Date CBT 2019-20 To be notified
RRB Group D Result 2020 To be Notified

Candidates appearing for Railway Group D exam can check year-wise RRB Group D exam date and details for 2020, 2019 and 2018 in the given link.

Candidates willing to appear for the RRB Group D 2020 exam can check the following links.

RRB Group D Vacancy

The Railway Board conducts RRB Group D recruitment region-wise, therefore the RRB Group D vacancies released along with the notification are also given region-wise. The RRC Group D vacancy for 2020 will be announced after the release of the notification.

Given below are the details of RRB Group D Vacancy for the ongoing recruitment of 2019 exam.

As per the official Notification, the railway board released 103769 RRB Group D vacancy to recruit personnel for various posts such as Helper/Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant Pointsman, Level I posts through RRB Group D exam.

The Zone-wise and Category-wise Vacancy for Railway RRB Group D exam 2019 are as mentioned below:

RRB Group D Vacancy 2019

RRB Group D Vacancy 2019-2020

Besides these, the total number of RRB Group D vacancies for reserved category candidates such as PwBD is 4,326, Backward PwBD is 112 and ExSM/CCAA is 20,734.

RRB Group D vacancy 2018

For RRB Group D exam 2018, the total number of vacancies published was 62907. The table below will highlight the Category-wise and Zone-wise details of RRB Group D 2018 vacancy.

RRB Group D vacancy 2018

RRB Group D Eligibility

Candidates willing to apply for RRB Group D exam are required to fulfil certain conditions to be eligible to appear for the Railway Group D exam.

The conditions for RRB Group D eligibility are decided by the conduction body itself. The eligibility criteria important for candidates to fulfil are prescribed in detail in the RRB Group D official notification.

The candidate’s eligibility for RRB Group D exam is based on the fulfilment of the following conditions:

  1. Nationality
  2. RRB Group D Age Limit
  3. RRB Group D Qualification

The highlights of RRB Group D eligibility criteria are given below:

RRB Group D Nationality

A candidate is eligible to appear for RRB Group D exam only if he/she is:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
  5. A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) present a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

RRB Group D Age Limit

The Railway Recruitment Board has set the RRB Group D Lower Age limit to 18 years and that of RRB Group D maximum age limit is 33 years. Any candidates beyond the age limit extremes as prescribed by the Railway Board will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

As prescribed in the notification, RRB Group D Age Limit for candidates in the RRB Group D 2020 examination is to be reckoned from 1st July 2019.

Candidates appearing for RRB Group D 2020 examination must have their date of birth between 1st July 2019 and the dates given in the table below.

RRB Group D Age Limit

Note* – Candidates should fill the same date of birth in the application form as recorded in the Matriculation/ Class 10th certificate or an equivalent certificate because no subsequent request for changing the date of birth will be considered.

The candidates belonging to reserved categories are entitled to certain relaxation on the RRB Group D Age Limit criteria.

The RRB Group D Age relaxation allowed to reserved category candidates are as mentioned below:

RRB Group D Age Limit Relaxation For Reserved Categories
RRB Group D Categories RRB Group D Age Relaxation
OBC 3 Years
SC/ST 5 Years
PWD 10 Years
PWD SC/ST 15 Years

The detailed age relaxation to reserved category candidates as mentioned in the notification is provided below:

RRB Group D Age Relaxation RRB Group D Age Relaxation

Note*

  1. If a candidate is eligible for age relaxation on more than one ground, he would be accorded the highest of the limits (not cumulative) for which he is eligible.
  2. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) and applying against unreserved vacancies will not be allowed any relaxation on age.
  3. PwBD candidates applying against UR vacancies will be allowed age relaxation applicable for UR PwBD only

RRB Group D Education Qualification

The minimum qualification mandatory for candidates to possess for RRB group D exam is set by the Railway Recruitment Board.

The minimum education qualification that the board expects from candidates in order to be eligible for RRB Group D examination is 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.

RRB Group D Education Qualification

RRB Group D Salary

The basic RRB Group D Salary is decided by the recruitment board. Railway Group D salary for any candidate selected i.e. the initial pay scale of RRB Group D Level 1 employees is ₹18000/ per month based on 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

Apart from the RRB Group D basis salary, there are other additional allowances given as well. Candidates can know in detail about RRB Group D salary in the given link.

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RRB Group D Notification

The Railway Recruitment Board Releases RRB Group D notification to recruit eligible candidates to fill the vacancies in the different departments of Indian Railways for level 1 posts of 7th CPC pay matrix.

The last Railway Group D notification was RRB Group D 2019-20 notification released on 23rd February 2019. The examination for the same is scheduled to happen in September/October 2020.

Along with the notification the railway board releases the opening and closing date of the online application, steps to apply online, the online application fee for Railway Group D exam, tentative dates of exam and admit card, details regarding the eligibility, exam pattern, Railway Group D syllabus and preparation etc.

Candidates can check RRB Group D Admit Card details and dates for RRB Group D 2020 examination in the linked page.

All the important components of RRB Group D Notification with reference to RRB Group D 2020 exam are discussed below in detail.

RRB Group D Apply Online

As prescribed in the official notification of RRB Group D exam, the online application for RRB Group D 2020 started from 12th March 2019. The last date for the final submission of the RRB Group D application forms was 26th April 2019.

Aspirants of RRB Group D exam filled the RRB Group D registration form within the dates mentioned by the board.

RRB Group D Online Application form filling

Candidates are required to fill the RRB Group D application form online on the official RRB website. The steps to apply for RRB Group D exam 2020 are as under:

  1. Visit the RRB official website of the respective RRB region.
  2. Click on the link “Railway Group D Recruitment Notification”.
  3. Read the instructions given carefully and click on “Apply Online button”.
  4. Select “New Registration” if applying for the first time and not registered before.
  5. Fill up all the details asked such as personal, contact details and academic details.
  6. Upload scanned photograph and signature in the necessary format and size.
  7. Make the payment of the RRB Group D application form fee (details are given below).
  8. Recheck the information provided and Submit the RRB Group D online application form.
  9. Take the print out of RRB Group D application form for future reference.

RRB Group D Application Fees

The RRB Group D Application Fee for candidates willing to apply for the RRB Group D exam is given in detail in the RRB Group D exam notification 2019-20.

For Railway Group D exam candidates are required to pay a certain sum of money while filling the application form. The details of RRB Group D Application fees is given below.

RRB Group D Application Fees 2020
Category Application Fees
Male candidates of UR & OBC 500 rupees
SC/ST//Ex-Serviceman/PWDsTransgender/Economically Backward Class/Minorities 250 rupees (Refundable on appearing in the CBT exam)
Women of all category Exempted

The recruitment board accepts Fee payment of RRB Group D application form in both online and offline mode:

  • Online Fee Payment through Debit Card, Credit Card and Internet Banking is accepted
  • Offline Fee payment can be done through SBI Bank Challan Payment mode and Post Office Challan Payment mode.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern

Any changes in the RRB Group D exam pattern is decided or done by the conducting body. The RRB Group D selection process comprises three stages:

  1. RRB Group D (CBT) Computer Based Test
  2. RRB Group D (PET) Physical efficiency Test
  3. RRB Group D (DV) Document Verification

RRB Group D Exam Pattern CBT

RRB Group D Exam Pattern – CBT
Sections Number of Questions Time Duration
General Awareness/Current Affairs 20 90 minutes
Mathematics 25
General Science 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30

The computer-based test of RRB Group D exam is conducted for 1 and half hours and asks 100 questions. There is a negative marking scheme in RRB Group D exam. Candidates for each wrong attempt will be penalized with 1/3rd marks.

RRB Group D PET Exam Pattern

After successfully clearing the CBT exam i.e. attaining the minimum qualifying marks as set by the board, candidates are called for the PET test, the next round of RRB Group D selection process.

The RRB Group D PET is just qualifying in nature i.e. it is mandatory for candidates to clear the exam but the marks obtained won’t be considered for the final selection of candidates.

Candidates can check the detailed RRB Group D exam pattern given in the Railway Group D syllabus page.

RRB Group D Syllabus

The RRB Group D syllabus for the computer-based test includes questions from the following topics General Awareness, Current Affairs, General Reasoning and Intelligence, mathematics and General science.

The RRB Group D Syllabus as prescribed by the Railway Board is as given below:

RRB Group D Syllabus

For detailed RRB Group D Syllabus and exam pattern check the linked page.

RRB Group D Preparation

Since the RRB Group D syllabus is vast the preparation required is also very exhaustive and aspirants of Railway Group D exam must note that the below- mentioned preparation tips can be of great help for candidates.

Important tips required to crack the RRB Group D exam is as follows:

  • Check the official RRB Group D Notification and the RRB official website regularly.
  • Understand the RRB Group D Exam pattern in details to make a better preparation based on the concepts.
  • Be thorough with the topics covered in the RRB Group D syllabus.
  • Devise a proper study routine for the RRB Group D Exam.
  • Solve RRB mock tests on a regular basis to know the exam pattern and the level of exam for the RRB Group D exam.
  • Make proper notes on various concepts and topics to make your preparation easier and stress-free.
  • Practice previous years question papers and take many mock tests.
  • Take online help from various resources in case required and also try testing your preparation level at intervals by taking Online Quizzes available for free.
  • Be calm and positive and never panic before or during the Exam and the preparation.

RRB Group D Result

The Railway Recruitment Board releases separate RRB Group D results for different stages of RRB Group D examination.

The RRB Group D results are published on the RRB official website and candidates are required to login to a registered account in order to check or download the RRB Group D Result.

The RRB Group D result and the selection of candidates for the final Railway Group D result are discussed in detail in the given link. Candidates can check the link for detailed information.

Keep a track of this page for RRB Group D examination and related information.

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Frequently Asked Question – RRB/RRC Group D Exam

Q.1. When will the Railway Board conduct the RRB Group D exam?

Ans. RRB Group D 2020 notification is not yet released by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Q.2. Where will the RRB release the admit card for RRC Group D exam?

Ans. The Railway Recruitment Board releases RRB Group D Admit Card on its official Website one week before the exam date. Candidates have to log in to registered account in order to download the admit card for Group D exam.

Q.3. How many RRB Group D vacancies are announced?

Ans. The Railways Board has released 1o3769 vacancy for RRC Group D exam fro the railway board has received 1,15,67,248 application forms.

Q.4. How many exam stages are there for RRB Group D?

Ans. Candidates who have applied for the RRC Group D exam are required to appear for four stages in order to qualify the exam i.e. Computer-Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, Document Verification and Medical examination.

Q.5. Do RRB Group D exams have qualifying marks?

Ans. Yes, RRC Group D CBT I have qualifying marks and candidates in order to get selected for the next stage have to qualify the CBT exam

Q 6. Which is the eligibility criteria for RRC Level 1 or RRB Group D exam?

Ans. Candidates willing to appear for RRB Group D exam have to meet the following criteria to be eligible:

    • Must be an Indian Nationals Citizens
    • Must be between the age group of 18 to 33 years
    • Must be Class 10 pass from NCVT/SCVT recognized Institution or National Apprenticeship Certificate granted by NCVT

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