RRB Group D 2021 – The railway board has not yet announced the recruitment exam for RRC Level 1 2021 examination.
RRB Group D 2020 – Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) has postponed the RRB Group-D 2021 Exam (RRC 01/2019) due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. An official notice related to all Railway exams has been released by the Railway Recruitment Board on 31st May 2021. Earlier, the RRB Group-D exam was scheduled to be conducted from April to June 2021. Candidates can check the official notices released by the Railway Board –
The RRB Group D Exam for CBT I was scheduled to start from December 15th 2020 but the Railway Board Chairman and CEO Vinod Kumar Yadav announced the new dates for RRB Group D exam. The RRB will now conduct the RRC Group-D Level-I exam from April to June 2021.
The detailed schedule for RRB Group D exam (RRC 01/2019) is as follows-
|Exam Name||Exam Date|
|RRB Group D 2019||April to June 2021 Postponed|
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.
Table of Contents:
|RRB Group D Recruitment|
|RRB Group D Notification|
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 2021 is not yet announced by the railway board. Currently, the railway recruitment of RRB Group D 2019 exam is in process and the exam is scheduled in April 2021. Candidates who have applied for the RRC Group D 2019 exam are awaiting the admit card 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 2021
The RRB Group D Notification 2021 is yet to be announced. Check the tentative dates for RRC Group D 2021 exam.
|RRB Group D 2021 dates|
|RRB Group D Exam Events||RRB Group D Exam Dates (Tentative)|
|RRB Group D Notification||July 2021|
|RRB Group D Online Application||July – August 2021|
|RRB Group D Exam Date CBT 2019-20||Septemeber 2021|
|RRB Group D Result 2021||To be Notified|
RRB Group D 2019 Exam Dates
The notification for RRB Group D 2019 released on 23rd February 2019. Important dates for RRB Group D exam 2019 are given below.
|RRB Group D Exam Date 2019|
|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||April to June 2021 (Postponed)|
|RRB Group D Result 2019-20||To be Notified|
Candidates appearing for Railway Group D exam can check year-wise RRB Group D exam date and details for 2021, 2019-20 and 2018 in the given link.
Candidates willing to appear for the RRB Group D 2021 exam can check the following links.
|RRB Group D Related links|
|RRB Mock Tests||Static GK|
|Current Affairs||Daily News|
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 2021 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
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 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:
- RRB Group D Age Limit
- 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:
- A citizen of India, or
- A subject of Nepal, or
- A subject of Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
- 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 2020-21 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.
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|
|PWD SC/ST||15 Years|
The detailed age relaxation to reserved category candidates as mentioned in the notification is provided below:
- 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.
- Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) and applying against unreserved vacancies will not be allowed any relaxation on age.
- 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.
Check the detailed RRB Group D eligibility on the page link provided.
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.
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 April 2021.
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 2020-21 examination in the linked page.
All the important components of RRB Group D Notification with reference to RRB Group D 2021 exam are discussed below in detail.
RRB Group D Apply Online
Since the notification is not released, RRB Group D 2021 online application window is not open yet.
As prescribed in the official notification of RRB Group D exam, the online application for RRB Group D 2019 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 2021 are as under:
- Visit the RRB official website of the respective RRB region.
- Click on the link “Railway Group D Recruitment Notification”.
- Read the instructions given carefully and click on “Apply Online button”.
- Select “New Registration” if applying for the first time and not registered before.
- Fill up all the details asked such as personal, contact details and academic details.
- Upload scanned photograph and signature in the necessary format and size.
- Make the payment of the RRB Group D application form fee (details are given below).
- Recheck the information provided and Submit the RRB Group D online application form.
- Take the print out of RRB Group D application form for future reference.
Check RRB Group D Apply Online for detailed information on the same.
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 2021.
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 are given below.
|RRB Group D Application Fees 2021|
|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:
- RRB Group D (CBT) Computer Based Test
- RRB Group D (PET) Physical Efficiency Test
- 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|
|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:
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.
- Practise 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.
For further assistance in RRB Group D preparation such as important books, tips and strategies, etc. check the linked page.
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.
Frequently Asked Question – RRB/RRC Group D Exam
Q.1. When will the Railway Board conduct the RRB Group D exam?
Q.2. Where will the RRB release the admit card for RRC Group D exam?
Q.3. How many RRB Group D vacancies are announced?
Q.4. How many exam stages are there for RRB Group D?
Q.5. Do RRB Group D exams have qualifying marks?
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 and 33 years
- Must be Class 10 pass from NCVT/SCVT recognized Institution or National Apprenticeship Certificate granted by NCVT