RRB Preparation

The exams conducting by RRB is one of the most competitive exams in the country. Without a sound RRB Preparation strategy, it will be monumentally difficult for candidates to pass the exams. This article will give details of the syllabus and exam pattern along with tips on how each topic can be attempted.

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RRB Preparation 2019

The RRB Exams are 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 Exams is to ensure that negative marking is prevented. And of course, studying from day one also helps.

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RRB Exam Pattern

Before going into great detail about the RRB preparation strategy for the Railway Exams, candidates must be well-versed with the aspects of the RRB Exam pattern as a whole. The exam pattern for each exam is discussed in great detail below.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The following table highlights, in brief, the exam pattern of RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) CBT -1:

RRB NTPC CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

40

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

No of Questions – 100

Time – 90 Minutes

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

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

RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

50

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120

No of Questions – 120

Time – 90 Minutes

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

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The table below gives details about CBT Stage – I of the RRB Junior Engineer (JE) which 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

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.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

The first stage of the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) CBT Exam will be of the following pattern:

RRB ALP Exam Pattern – CBT I

Subjects

No. of Questions

Duration

Maths

20

60 Minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

General Science

20

General Awareness

10

The following table gives the exam pattern of the second stage of the RRB ALP CBT Exam:

RRB ALP Exam Pattern – CBT II

Part

Subjects

No of Questions

Marks for Each Section

Duration

Part A

Maths

25

25

90 Minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

Basic Science and Engineering

40

40

General Awareness

10

10

Part B

Relevant Trade

75

75

60 Minutes

Total

175

175

2 Hours 30 Minutes

For more details about the specific topic of the exam, visit the RRB ALP Syllabus page.

RRB Preparation | Mathematics

Preparing for the Mathematics section is not a difficult task, although it may seem like it. By devoting at least 3-4 hours per day on this section can enable candidates to crack this section with high marks easily. The following tips and tricks on the Mathematics section will prove useful for candidates:

  • The candidates do not need to prepare for the higher-level mathematics subjects. Preparing up to the 12th standard level will be enough.
  • Candidates must ensure that they practice for at least 3 -4 hours per day and that no topic must be neglected during the practice sessions.

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  • Candidates must have all the formulas and shortcuts on their fingertips.
  • More focus should be on difficult topics, and less time must be allotted for the manageable sections.

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RRB Preparation | General Awareness

This section is where candidates face moderate difficulty. It is also the section where they can score the maximum number of marks so long as they stay updated with the daily news and current affairs. The candidates should keep the following tips and tricks in mind to help them crack the General Awareness Section easily:

  • Reading the newspaper every day is a crucial habit that one must develop and also watching the news.
  • Candidates should stay updated about national and international events with more emphasis on domestic affairs.
  • About 1-2 Mock Tests of the RRB Exam must be taken every day.

RRB 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 Exam papers 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 Mock Tests must be taken regularly to get a proper understanding of the exam pattern of General Intelligence and Reasoning.

RRB Preparation | General Science

When it comes to preparing for the General Science section, candidates need to refer to the basic concept of science from 10th and 12th standard. Reading NCERT books during your RRB 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:

  • Thoroughly understanding the RRB Syllabus of the General Science section will help in dividing the strong and weak sections for the candidates.
  • Attempting the mock tests of the RRB Exams every day will help in getting a fair understanding of the exam pattern for the same.

Candidates can have a look at the RRB Syllabus page to know more about the individual exams.

RRB Preparation | Basics of Computer and Application

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

RRB Preparation Books

To prepare adequately for the RRB Exam, one must have a lot of reference books handy. These books will help the candidates focus better on the subject matter at hand and thus, ultimately scoring high marks in the exam.

The section-wise reference books are:

RRB Books for General Awareness

  1. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  2. Manorama Yearbook
  3. Arihant General Knowledge 2019
  4. NCERT Books – Class X, XII
  5. Pratiyogita Darpan

RRB Books for Mathematics

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  2. Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
  3. NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
  4. Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  5. Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav
  6. Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for Beginners by Mark Zegarelli

RRB Books for Logical Reasoning

  1. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  2. Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  3. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  4. New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  5. Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning
  6. General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by Vikas Publishing House

RRB Books for Basics of Computer and Application

  1. JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information Technology by GKP
  2. Objective Computer Science & Information Technology by G.K Mithal

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With a sound preparation strategy, along with a clear understanding of basic concepts, a candidate can crack this competitive exam with relative ease. For more preparation, related topics and study materials look no further than BYJU’S.