RRB JE Preparation

The critical factors in cracking the RRB JE Exam is an excellent preparation strategy and hard work.

Applicants need to have a thorough understanding of both the RRB JE Syllabus and its subsequent exam pattern for a sound RRB JE Preparation strategy. Once both the syllabus and the exam pattern is understood, this article will give tips on how each topic of the exam can be attempted.

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RRB JE Preparation 2019

The RRB JE Exam is one of the most competitive exams in the country due to the prospect of getting a chance to work in one of the most prestigious government institutions.

A thorough understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern is the first step in making the ultimate preparation strategy. The other factor that goes into making a preparation strategy for the RRB JE Exam is to ensure that negative marking is prevented or at least that there is a little of it as possible and of course studying from day one also helps.

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RRB JE Exam Pattern

Candidates need to understand the RRB JE Exam Pattern. The table below gives detail about CBT Stage – I and is common for all notified posts of the exam.

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

Note: Only candidates who clear the CBT- 1 exam will be qualified to appear in the next stage

To know more about the eligibility criteria, visit the RRB JE Eligibility page.

The following table highlights the exam pattern of RRB JE CBT -2

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

To know more about the specific topics of the exam, visit the RRB JE Syllabus page.

Now that a general idea of the exam has been given, the preparation tips for each section can now be highlighted.

RRB JE Preparation – General Awareness

When it comes to preparing for General Awareness, one must always stay abreast of Current Affairs. Daily reading of the newspapers and attempting quizzes based on current affairs will help you enhance your General Knowledge / Awareness.

  • Understand the syllabus well.
  • Take the RRB Mock Tests on a regular basis
  • Read the newspapers daily in order to stay updated with the latest news.

A list of books to be referred to is given in the table below:

RRB JE Books | General Awareness
Name of the Books Author/Publication
Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent Publication
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Publication
Manorama Year Book 2018 Malayala Manorama
Arihant General Knowledge 2019 Manohar Pandey

Candidates can also refer to various Static GK topics for the preparation of General Awareness section of RRB JE Exam.

RRB JE Preparation – General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning may look like a tricky subject to crack, but it is one of those subjects where the probability of scoring the maximum number of marks is quite high. There are many sure-fire methods to prepare for this section. One of them involves reading from the best books and taking regular mock tests. Candidates can also refer Previous Years RRB JE Exam papers in order to get a better understanding of the exam.

The following tips will prove useful while preparing for General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Once a thorough understanding of the subject has been achieved, candidates must segregate their weak and strong sections.
  • A preparation plan that focuses on the weak sections must be prepared
  • The RRB JE Mock Tests must be taken on a regular basis in order to get a proper understanding of the exam pattern of General Intelligence and Reasoning

In the table below a list of books to read up for General Intelligence & reasoning during RRB JE Preparation phase has been prepared.

RRB JE Books | General Intelligence & Reasoning
Name of the Books Author/Publication
Test of Reasoning Edger Thorpe/Pearson
General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning Vikas Publishing House
General Intelligence and Reasoning Kuwar Ishwar Singh Rathore
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.

RRB JE Preparation | Mathematics

Constant revision is arguably the only key when it comes to the mathematics section. Refer to previous years question paper and take RRB JE Mock Tests on a daily basis. The below-mentioned tips should also be kept in mind as well during the candidates RRB JE Preparation Phase:

  • Segregate the weak and strong sections after understanding the RRB JE Syllabus on mathematics.
  • Set a short term goal that is plausible and tries to achieve it.
  • Prepare a study plan that strengthens the basics, at the same time improving the weaker sections as well.

The list of books given in the table below will be helpful while preparing for the RRB JE Mathematics section.

RRB JE Books | Mathematics
Name of the Books Author/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Rajesh Verma
Advance Maths Rakesh Yadav
NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11 NCERT
Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for Beginners Mark Zegarelli

RRB JE Preparation | General Science

When it comes to preparing for the General Science section, candidates need to refer the basic concept of science from 10th and 12th standard. Reading NCERT books during your RRB JE Preparation phase will help in improving subject knowledge as most of the questions will be asked from the 10th & 12th Std syllabus. Other tips to keep in mind while preparing for General Science are as follows:

  • Completely understanding the RRB JE Syllabus of the General Science section will help in dividing the strong and weak sections for the candidates.
  • Attempting RRB JE Mock Tests on a daily basis will help in getting a fair understanding of the exam pattern for RRB JE Exam.

RRB JE Preparation | Basics of Computer and Application

For the uninitiated, the realm of computers can be a difficult field to traverse, but with good books, such a process can be made easy. Basics of Computer and Application is one of those subjects where candidates need to be revised constantly, while also ensuring that the practical knowledge will be enough to get them through the exam.

The list of books given below will help candidates in their RRB JE Preparation phase:

RRB JE Books | Basics of Computer and Application
Name of the Books Author/Publication
JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information Technology GKP
Objective Computer Science & Information Technology G. K Mithal

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With a sound preparation strategy along with a clear understanding of basic concepts, it is possible for a candidate to crack this competitive exam with relative ease. Candidates are also advised to take free Online Quizzes to test their preparation level. For more preparation, related topics and study materials look no further than BYJU’S.

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  1. can you suggest me books list to clear railways rrb exam 2020

    1. Hi Swathi,
      Here are the section-wise reference books:
      General Awareness: Lucent’s General Knowledge, Manorama Yearbook, Pratiyogita Darpan
      Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
      Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

      You can take RRB Free Mock Tests to prepare for Railway RRB exams.

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