RRB Syllabus

The RRB Syllabus is set by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Candidates writing the various exams conducted by the RRB need to carefully go through both the RRB Syllabus and the RRB Exam Pattern to increase their chances in clearing the exams.

This article will discuss the syllabi of the following RRB Exams:

  1. RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Syllabus
  2. RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Syllabus
  3. RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Syllabus

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RRB Syllabus

The RRB Syllabus is designed to select the best candidates who are not only physically fit but also have a dynamic knowledge of the world around them.

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The RRB Syllabus of each exam is discussed below:

RRB NTPC Syllabus

The best way to crack the RRB NTPC Exam is to understand the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern thoroughly and by extension the RRB NTPC Syllabus.

The RRB NTPC Exam is conducted in the following stages:

  • CBT Stage – I
  • CBT Stage – II
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Selection

*Note: The typing test is only applicable to the candidates who have applied for the posts of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper. The negative marking will deduct about 1/3rd from the total marks.

The detailed breakdown of RRB NTPC Exam pattern for CBT Stage – I is given in the table below:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT I 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

40

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

No of Questions – 100

Time – 90 Minutes

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

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT – II 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

50

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120

No of Questions – 120

Time – 90 Minutes

Qualifying for both tests is necessary to move on to the next stages of the RRB NTPC Exam.

The subjects covered in the NTPC Syllabus are as follows:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  3. General Awareness

The topics for each section are the same in each stage of the CBTs. They are given in the tables below:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Mathematics

Number Systems

Time and Work

Decimals

Time and Distance

Fractions

Simple and Compound Interest

LCM and HCF

Profit and Loss

Rations and Proportions

Elementary Algebra

Percentage

Geometry and Trigonometry

Mensuration

Elementary Statistics

The following table highlights the syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning in CBT Stage – I:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Reasoning

Analogies

Venn Diagrams

Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,

Puzzle

Coding and Decoding

Data

Mathematical Operations

Sufficiency

Similarities and Differences

Statement – Conclusion

Relationships

Statement – Courses of Action

Analytical Reasoning

Decision Making

Syllogism

Maps

Jumbling

Interpretation of Graphs

The following table highlights the syllabus for General Awareness in CBT Stage – 1:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for General Awareness

National and International Current Events

Common Abbreviations

Games and Sports

Transport Systems in India

Art and Culture of India

Indian Economy

Indian Literature

Famous Personalities of India and World

Monuments and Places of India

Flagship Government Programs

General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std)

Flora and Fauna of India

History of India and Freedom Struggle

Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

General Scientific and Technological Developments of India

Indian Polity and Governance

Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at large

UN and Other Important World Organisations

Basics of Computers

For more details regarding the RRB NTPC Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked article.

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RRB JE Syllabus

This section of the RRB Syllabus will cover the RRB JE Exam Pattern along with the individual topics.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The RRB JE Exam Pattern is conducted in the following stages:

  1. CBT Stage I
  2. CBT Stage II
  3. Document Verification/ Medical Examination
  4. Final Selection

The details of the RRB JE Exam Pattern for CBT is given in the table 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

*Note: It is important for candidates to pass all the stages in order to pass the RRB JE Recruitment process. The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in CBT Stage- I and CBT Stage -II.

The syllabus for CBT Stage – I are as follows:

  1. General Awareness
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  3. General Science
  4. General Awareness

The syllabus for CBT Stage – II are as follows:

  1. Physics & Chemistry
  2. General Awareness
  3. Basics of Computer and Applications
  4. Technical Knowledge
  5. Environment and Pollution Control

RRB JE CBT Stage – I Syllabus

Following the RRB JE Syllabus, the topics for the first stage of CBT is given in the table below:

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

RRB JE CBT Stage – II Syllabus

According to the with the RRB Syllabus of the Junior Engineer exam, the topics for the second stage of CBT is given in the table below:

Name of the 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.

Candidates can visit the RRB JE Syllabus page to get more details on document verification and medical examination.

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RRB ALP Syllabus

The RRB Syllabus for the Assistant Loco Pilot is designed to select the best candidates for the position of Assistant Loco Pilot in the Indian Railways.

This section will cover all the aspects of the Syllabus for RRB ALP as well as the RRB ALP Exam Pattern.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for RRB ALP Exam involves the following stages:

  1. CBT Stage – I
  2. CBT Stage – II (Consists of Part A and Part B)

*Note: For RRB ALP CBT Stage- II, it is necessary for the candidates to the pass both Part A and Part B. In case the candidate does not pass either Part A and Part B, then he/she will not complete the RRB ALP Recruitment process.

CBT Stage – I is a standard exam for the ALP Technicians post, while CBT Stage – II is common for the ALP exam

The following table highlights the exam pattern for RRB ALP:

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

Stages of RRB ALP Exam

No Of Questions

Duration

CBT Stage – I

75

60

CBT Stage – II Part A

100

90

CBT Stage – II Part B

75

60

RRB ALP Syllabus

The topics covered in the exam syllabus of RRB ALP are as follows:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  3. Basic Science & Engineering
  4. General Awareness on Current Affairs

The RRB ALP Syllabus for CBT Stage – I is given in the table below:

RRB ALP Syllabus

Mathematics

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, Geometry and Trigonometry,

Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & 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 Science

Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level

Current Affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics

The Syllabus for the CBT II Stage of the RRB ALP exam is given in the table below:

RRB ALP Syllabus

Mathematics

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, Geometry

and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & 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

Basic Science and Engineering

The topics covered under this shall be 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, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc

Current Affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics

To know more about the RRB ALP Syllabus, visit the linked article

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