About RRB Exam


Railway Recruitment Control Board is a government organisation in India. It was set up in 1998 in the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), New Delhi.


  • Formulation of policy in regard to recruitment procedures.
  • To monitor the activities of all Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) including expenditure incurred for recruitment.
  • To evaluate the performance of RRB’s and advise them on priorities as required.
  • To organise a management information system for monitoring work done by RRB’s.


Railway Recruitment Boards are organisations under the Government of India that manage the appointment of new employees to work in Indian railways. There are 21 boards situated in different parts of India:

  • Ahemadabad
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Banglore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kolkata
  • Malda
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Secunderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Thiruvanthapuram


In 1942, a Service Commission with a Chairman and two members was established for recruitment of Subordinate Staff on the then North West Railway was known as Railway Service Commission.


In 1945, the Services Commissions were set up at Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Lucknow. In 1948, the Indian Railway Enquiry Committee reviewed working of commissions. In 1949, due to financial constraints a ban was imposed on recruitments on Indian Railways thus numbers of commissions was reduced to one centrally located at Bombay. In 1953-54 when Economic conditions of Indian Railway improved, four service commission were again set up at Bombay, Madras, Allahabad and Calcutta. In 1956, the Estimates committee generally approved the method of recruitment by the constitution of the Railway Service Commissions. In 1983, to cater to the needs of areas which were being neglected due to locations of the existing commissions, seven more commissions were set up viz, at Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhuvneshwar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar with sitting at Leh and Trivendrum. In 1984 two more service commissions were set up at Malda and Gorakhpur. In January, 1985 Railway Service Commissions have been renamed as Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). At present 19 Railway Recruitment Boards are functioning

Selection Procedure

RRB calls for eligible applicants through “Employment News” (A publication of the Government of India). The employment notification is also published on the Internet website.

The applications are scrutinized for eligibility. The eligible candidates are called for a written examination with call letters being sent a month in advance of the date of the examination.

In most of the categories of jobs, there is no interview after the written examination. In some categories, the written examination will be conducted at the second stage of the selection procedure. In categories related to operational safety, there will be a psychological test.

The application-details furnished by successful candidates are verified and they are called for counseling and scrutiny of original documents.

A panel of names is then recommended to Southern Railway / Integral Coach Factory to the extent of vacancies. The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination before appointment.

The results of selection will be made available

  • On the Notice Board of RRB
  • Through the Internet website And/or
  • In “The Employment News”
  • To the successful candidates through post

The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), etc.

Ex-servicemen are also entitled to the reservation as per the rules. The entire computerized recruitment system functions impersonally without fear or favor. There is no scope for corruption, influence or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices and unfair means are dealt with strictly.

The overall policy guidelines for all Railway Recruitment Boards in India are laid down by Railway Recruitment Control Board, New Delhi.

Railway – Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.01.2016. The upper age limit is relax-able as under, subject to submission of requisite certificates:

  • By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • By 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC candidates applying against UR category.
  • For Ex-Servicemen, up to the extent of service rendered in Defence, plus 3 years, provided they have put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
  • By 5 years for candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.
  • By 10 years for UR Persons with Disabilities (PWD), 13 years for OBC Persons with Disabilities and 15 years for SC&ST Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • Upper age limit in case of widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husband but not remarried shall be 35 years for Unreserved, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • For serving Group “C” and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes, the upper age limit will be up to 40 years for Unreserved candidates, 45 years for SC/ST candidates and 43 years for OBC candidates, provided they have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells). For those working in Quasi Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and institutes, the relaxation in upper age limit will be up to the length of service rendered, subject to a maximum of 5 years.

The date of birth of candidates should be between the dates given below (Both dates inclusive):

Age GroupUpper Date of BirthLower Date of Birth for all
18 – 3202-01-198402-01-198102-01-197901-01-1998

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have requisite Educational qualifications (as indicated in the vacancy table) from recognized Board/University /Institute, including degrees obtained through non formal/distance education, provided he/she has completed 12 years of schooling through an Examination conducted by a Board/University OR has passed an entrance test conducted by the University AND is not below 18 years of age on 1st July of the year of admission to the course AND the degree so obtained is of 3 years duration as on the date of submission of the ONLINE application for this Centralized Employment Notice. Those awaiting results of the final examination need NOT apply.

Examination Fee: Rs 100/-

No examination fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/ Persons with Disability (PWD)/ Women/Minorities/Transgender and Economically Backward Classes having annual family income less than Rs 50,000/.

Railway Recruitment Board – Non Technical Job Profile

Commercial Apprentice (CA)

  • Commercial Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Commercial branch.
  • They will be given 2 year training in different categories of working of Commercial branch – training in duties of Commercial clerks, parcel clerks, goods clerks, catering, commercial inspectors.
  • They may be put to work independently also in these posts during training.

Job profile: After 2 years training they will be posted normally as Chief Commercial/Parcel/Goods Clerk even though they can be posted as Commercial inspectors also in principle.

Career path: Next promotion will be to Parcel/Goods supervisor in GP 4600. Future promotions to managerial (Gazetted) posts are based on departmental examinations.

Senior Divisional Commercial Manager

Divisional Commercial Manager

Assistant Commercial Manager

Salary and other perks:  

  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic – 9300 and Grade Pay 4200,
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Assistant Station Master (ASM)

Job profile: ASM will be the in charge of running of trains at a station. He operates the signals, ensures that everything goes as per the rules laid out. He will be working in shifts. Big stations may have more than one ASM.

Career path:

Divisional Operations Manager

Assistant Operations Manager

Station Supt.

Station Master

Assistant Station Master

Salary and other perks:

  • Pay Scale (5200-20200) with initial Basic – 8560 and Grade Pay 2800.
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA).
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Traffic Apprentice (TA)

  • Traffic Apprentices are trained as a sort of multi skilled supervisors in the Transportation (Operations) branch.
  • They will be given 2 year training in different categories of working of Traffic branch – training as Station Master, Guard, Section Controller, Yard Masters, Traffic inspectors.
  • They will work short periods as Station Master, Yard Master and Guard independently during training also.

Job profile: After 2 years training they will be posted either as Station Master, Yard Master (Now both have been combined) or Section Controller. Their further promotion will be in that cadre to which he will be posted only.

Career path:

Divisional Operations Manager

Assistant Opertions Manager

Station Supt. /Chief Controller

Station Master /   Section Controller

Salary and other perks:

  • Pay Scale (9300-34800) with initial Basic – 9300 and Grade Pay 4200.
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA).
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk (ECRC)

Job profile:

  • Job of ECRC is to issue computerized reserved tickets for Railway passengers and to respond to enquiries regarding issue of the same or helping the passengers to plan their travel.
  • The job is only indoor, in most of the places in air conditioned offices. As such it is one of the best available posts for ladies in Indian Railways.
  • In most of the stations ECRC works in two shifts on alternate days – from 8-14 hrs and 14-22 hrs. In some small stations where the earnings are less, only one person works in one shift, the timings adjusted suitably as per local conditions.

Career path:

Divisional Commercial Manager

Assistant Commercial Manager

Reservation Supervisor (GP 4600)

ECRC Gr.I (GP 4200)

ECRC Gr.II (GP 2800)

Salary and other perks:

  • Pay Scale (5200-20200) with initial Basic – 8560 and Grade Pay 2800,
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, and HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

Goods Guard

Job Profile:

Guard is the in charge of a running train. Goods Guard will be in charge of a goods train. His duties include:

  • Get the vehicle guidance (VG – written document containing numbers of wagons, their tare weight, load tonnage of individual wagons, total tonnage) from Station Master/Yard Master.
  • Check the entire formation for anything that can endanger safe running of trains.
  • Check that doors of wagons are closed.
  • Check the brake continuity with Loco Pilot.
  • Sign the Brake Power certificate (BPC) after ensuring sufficient brake power
  • Constantly monitor the formation on the run for any abnormalities.
  • Prepare train reports like Combined Train Reports, Late Arrival Reports…
  • Attend along with LP/ALP minor troubles experienced on the run like brake binding etc.

Career path:

Chief Controller.

Section Controller

Express Guard

Passenger Guard

When he is promoted to a non-running post like Section Controller his pay is fixed taking into consideration pay element of Running Allowance, which is highly beneficial for the employee. Guards can also write LDCE exams for Group B Gazetted post of Assistant Opertions Manager (AOM).

Salary and other perks:  

  • Pay Scale (5200-20200) with initial Basic – 8560 and Grade Pay 2800,
  • Other perks as admissible for central Govt. employees (DA, TA, HRA)
  • Deductions from salary include 10% of total Pay towards New Pension scheme.

List of RRB Exam Services


Indian Railway Recruitment Zones: 

Indian Railways organizational structure is divided into 17 zones, which are further sub-divided into various city wise divisions.

  • Central Railway (CR) – Mumbai
  • East Central Railway (ECR) – Hajipur
  • East Coast Railway (ECoR) – Bhubaneswar
  • Eastern Railway (ER) – Kolkata
  • North Central Railway (NCR) – Allahabad
  • North Eastern Railway (NER) – Gorakhpur
  • North Western Railway (NWR) – Jaipur
  • Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) – Guwahati
  • Northern Railway Railway (NR) – Delhi
  • South Central Railway (SCR) – Secunderabad
  • South East Central Railway (SECR) – Bilaspur
  • South Eastern Railway (SER) – Kolkata
  • South Western Railway (SWR) – Hubli
  • Southern Railway (SR) – Chennai
  • West Central Railway (WCR) – Jabalpur
  • Western Railway (WR) – Mumbai
  • Metro Railway, Kolkata – Kolkata

RRB Exam Eligibility Criteria


The Railway Exam Eligibility followed by RRB for Technical and Non Technical examination detailed below:-

I. Educational Qualifications:

Applicants who willing apply for non technical Railway exam should have degree from recognized board / Institute / University. Aspirants must have typing skills in English/Hindi on Computer/Typewriter.

Applicants who interested apply for technical Railway exam should have Pass in 1st year B.Sc (Physics), 10+2 with Physics and maths and ITI in Computer Networking / Data Networking / Electrician. Applicants with other education may also apply for railway exams.

II. Age Limit:

Aspirants who apply for Non Technical Railway exam should have age between 18-33 years. Relaxation in upper age for special category aspirants would be extended as per government standard.

RRB Syllabus 2018 | Exam Pattern – SSE, JE, ALP, Group D, NTPC

Every year thousands of candidates are recruited by Railway Recruitment Board. Candidates who have applied for written examination go through the stress of preparation.

How to prepare? What to prepare? These are the questions which pop all the time in their mind. The best answers to these questions are given in the information below.

So, here in this blog, you will get to know the latest RRB Syllabus 2018 & Exam Pattern for various Railway Exams which are mentioned below.


RRB JE Exam Syllabus 2018


Here is the detailed RRB JE Syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Railway Junior Engineer Post.

Railway JE exam is conducted online every year for thousands of students who aspire their career in Railways. It usually has questions from following fields.

Technical Ability (According to the applied post)

General Awareness

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability


Detailed RRB JE Syllabus is below according to subjects.

Below is the detailed Railway JE Syllabus and exam pattern. It includes following subject wise topics. All the important topics, which you will be required to cover are given below.


General Intelligence & Reasoning 

  •  Number Series
  •  Syllogism
  •  Input-Output
  •  Coding-decoding
  •  Direction sense test
  •  Blood relations
  •  Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  •  Arithmetic number series
  •  Non-verbal series
  •  Coding and decoding
  •  Statement conclusion
  •  Word Building
  •  Seating arrangement,
  •  Clock
  •  Calendar
  •  Similarities and differences
  •  Analogy
  •  Space visualization / orientation
  •  Decision making
  •  Visual memory

Reasoning Ability

RRB JE syllabus includes Reasoning Ability Section which is very scoring section and only needs practice to score well.

  •  Interests
  •  Ratio & proportion
  •  Percentage
  •  Pipes & Cisterns
  •  Mensuration
  •  Age problems
  •  Data Interpretation
  •  Time and distance / work
  •  Profit & loss
  •  Algebra

General Awareness

RRB Syllabus 2018  for Junior Engineer post have General Awareness Section which can be improved by reading and keeping aware of current affairs.

  • Question Will Be Asked From Indian History
  • Indian Polity
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Focus Will Be On Current National & International Events
  •  Banking
  •  Sports
  • Some Questions from Finance Marketing Can Be Ask In the Exam
  •  Focus Will Be On News Related To Railway
  •  Rail Budget
  •  New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway


RRB Syllabus for JE Arithmetic section includes the following topics. Practicing these topics will surely help to score well in Exam.

  •  Algebra Basic Algebra
  •  Factors & Simplification
  •  Polynomials
  •  Arithmetic Simple & Compound Interest
  •  Installments
  •  Taxation
  •  Shares & Dividends
  •  Ratio & Proportion
  •  Percentage
  •  Time
  •  Distance & Work
  •  Profit & Loss
  •  Pipes & Cisterns
  •  Mensuration
  •  Problem on Ages
  •  Investment
  •  From Data Interpretation Use of Tables and Graphs
  •  Histogram
  •  Frequency Polygon
  •  Bar-Diagram
  •  Pie-Chart
  •  Pictorial Graph

Technical Ability

Here is the detailed Railway Recruitment Syllabus of Technical ability according to various Engineering fields.

  • JE Civil Engineering Syllabus:
  • Complete RRB JE Civil syllabus:
  •  Costing and Valuation & Building Materials
  •  Mechanics
  •  Soil Mechanics
  •  Structural Analysis
  •  Concrete Structures
  •  Steel Structures
  •  Hydraulics, Hydrology
  •  Construction
  •  Construction/ Structure Engineering and drawing
  •  Water requirements
  •  Highway Planning
  •  Traffic Engineering
  •  Surveying
  •  Coordinate system
  •  Projections
  •  Errors and adjustments
  •  Curves
  •  Environmental Engineering
  •  Measurements of distance and directions

RRB JE Mechanical Engineering

Complete JE Mechanical syllabus:

  •  Theory of Machines
  •  Kinematics of Machine
  •  Engineering Mechanics
  •  Fluid Mechanics
  •  Heat Transfer
  •  Thermodynamics
  •  Power Engineering
  •  Steam Tables
  •  Thermodynamics cycles
  •  I.C. Engines cycles, Casting
  •  Machining and Machine Tool Operations
  •  Metrology and Inspection subject’s topics will be asked.

JE Electrical Engineering

Complete RRB JE Electrical syllabus:

  •  Basics of circuit & Power Electronics
  •  Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  •  Analog and Digital Electronics
  •  Circuits and Measurement Systems
  •  Signals and Systems
  •  Electrical Machines
  •  Power and Control Systems etc.

JE Junior Engineer (IT)

Here is the complete RRB JE IT syllabus:

  •  MS Office
  •  Computer fundamentals & organization
  •  C, C++ & Java language
  •  Information systems
  •  DBMS
  •  System programming
  •  Operating systems
  •  UNIX
  •  SAD
  •  Data & Network communication
  •  Web technology & programming
  •  Software Engineering;
  •  Environment & Pollution Control

Here is the complete RRB JE Electronics syllabus:

  •  Electronic Devices
  •  Energy bands
  •  Signal & System
  •  Wireless Communication
  •  Carrier transport in silicon
  •  Diffusion current,
  •  Drift current, mobility, and resistivity
  •  Generation and recombination of carriers
  •  Junctions
  •  Diodes
  •  Tunnel
  •  Analog and Digital Circuits, & Communication
  •  EMFT
  •  Basics of Signal & Systems

Environment & Pollution Control

Questions which are expected from topics of Environment, Pollution, Sources, and Control Methods etc.

Engineering Drawing / Graphics

Questions will be asked from basics of Drawing and Graphics.


RRB JE Exam Pattern- Have a look!

RRB JE Exam includes Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) in the Written Exam. Check the Railway JE Exam pattern below to have a clear idea of the number of questions asked form each topic.

 Written Exam will consist of 150 questions which is to be answered in 2 hours.

There will be 2 Sections in RRB JE Exam Pattern which are as follows:

General Ability – 60 questions

Technical ability / General Science – 90 Questions

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.

RRB SSE Exam Syllabus 2018- Know About the Important topics!

Here is the detailed Railway SSE syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Railway Senior Section Engineer Post.

Candidates who want to go for Senior Section Engineer post should go through the main sections below. This will definitely help candidates to score their best and bang the target.

Eduncle provides Previous year Railway question paper and mock test paper according to Railway Syllabus. Solving these papers will help you moving one step forward in your RRB Exam Preparation.

General Awareness

General Intelligence and Reasoning


Technical General Science


Detailed RRB Senior Section Engineer Syllabus is below according to subjects.

Below is the deatils of section wise RRB SSE Syllabus. Railway Recruitment of Senior Section Engineer is done through Written Exam which is conducted with defined syllabus and Exam Pattern. With help of RRB SSE Exam Syllabus, candidates can have idea about which type of question is going to ask in written exam.

Reasoning and General Intelligence

Reasoning and General Intelligence section for RRB SSE Syllabus have below topics.

  •  Questions will be asked from analogies
  •  Similarities and differences
  •  Spatial visualization
  •  Spatial orientation
  •  Problem solving
  •  Analysis
  •  Judgment
  •  Decision making
  •  Visual memory
  •  Discrimination
  •  Observation
  •  Relationship concepts
  •  Arithmetic reasoning
  •  Verbal and figure classification
  •  Arithmetical number series
  •  Non-verbal series
  •  Coding and decoding
  •  Statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning

General Awareness

General Awareness section needs to be strong in Railway SSE Syllabus. By this section candidates may clear cut off marks easliy.

  •  General Awareness on Railway
  •  Rail Budget
  •  New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway
  •  Indian – History, Geography, Polity, Economy Current Affairs
  •  Indian Geography
  •  Indian Polity
  •  Indian Ecocomy
  •  Current Affairs
  •  Sports


RRB SSE Syllabus have arithmetic section which is given below.

  •  Algebra Basic algebra
  •  Factors & simplification
  •  Polynomials
  •  Arithmetic Simple & compound interest
  •  Installments
  •  Taxation
  •  Shares & dividends
  •  Ratio & proportion
  •  Percentage
  •  Time
  •  Distance & work
  •  Profit & loss
  •  Pipes & Cisterns
  •  Mensuration
  •  Problem on Ages
  •  Investment etc.
  •  From Data Interpretation Use of Tables and Graphs
  •  Histogram
  •  Frequency polygon
  •  Bar-diagram
  •  Pie-chart
  •  Pictorial Graph etc.

General Science (12th standard level)

In RRB SSE syllabus, General Science section includes Questions on Basic Concept of Science (Class 12th standard), Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Zoology.

Technical Ability

  •  Matrices
  •  Laplace Transformation (Important For SSE)
  •  Basic Linear Algebra
  • Civil Engineering:
  •  Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  •  Concrete Structures
  •  Bridge Construction
  •  Building Materials
  •  Coordinate System
  •  Costing and Valuation
  •  Curves
  •  Estimating
  •  Errors and Adjustments
  •  Highway Planning
  •  Hydrology
  •  Importance of Surveying
  •  Environmental Engineering
  •  Measurements of Distance and Directions
  •  Leveling
  •  Map Projections
  •  Mapping Concept
  •  Mechanics
  •  Plane Table Surveying
  •  Soil Mechanics
  •  Principles and Classifications
  •  Steel Structures
  •  Water Requirements
  •  Structural Analysis
  •  Theodolite Traversing
  •  Traffic Engineering

Electrical Engineering

  •  Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
  •  Basics of Circuit and Power Electronics
  •  Analog and Digital Electronics
  •  Control Systems
  •  Electric Circuits and Fields and Electronic Measurements
  •  Electrical Machines
  •  Signals and Systems
  •  Power Electronics and Drives and Systems

Electronics Engineering:

  •  Analog Circuits, Antennas, Arrays
  •  Carrier Transport in Silicon: Diffusion Current, Drift Current, Mobility and Resistivity
  •  Electronic Devices: Energy Bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Silicon
  •  Digital Circuits
  •  Control System & Communication Basics
  •  EMFT
  •  Basics of Electronics and Communications
  •  P-N Junction, P-I-N and Avalanche Photo Diode
  •  Fundamental Electronics Concepts
  •  Generation and Recombination of Carriers
  •  Tunnel and Reactor Diode
  •  Zenger Diode
  •  Wireless Communication

  • Computers Engineering:
  •  Computer fundamentals & organization: C, C++ & Java language
  •  Information systems: DBMS
  •  Algorithms
  •  Operating systems UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication
  •  Computer Networks
  •  MS Office
  •  Web Based programming: Software Engineering
  •  System programming

Instrumentation & Measurement

  •  Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
  •  Analog Electronics
  •  Control Systems and Instrumentation
  •  Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
  •  Transducers
  •  Process Control
  •  Measurement and Control Systems
  •  Digital Electronics

Information Technology:

  •  Environment and Pollution Control
  •  C, C++ & Java language
  •  Web technology & programming; Software Engineering
  •  MS Office
  •  Computer fundamentals & organization
  •  Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication
  •  Information systems; DBMS; System programming

Printing Press

  •  Digital technology & Imaging
  •  Basic concepts of Computers
  •  Color science
  •  Chemistry
  •  Control Application in Printing
  •  Environment & Pollution Control (X standard)
  •  Flexor & Gravure
  •  Paper & Ink technology
  •  Mathematics, Science & Physics
  •  Newspaper printing
  •  Printing materials, surface preparation, and techniques
  •  Offset Printing

Engineering Drawing / Graphics

  •  Basics and Fundamental of Graphics
  •  Engineering Drawing

Environment & Pollution Control

  •  Types of Pollution
  •  General Engineering topics of Environment
  •  Pollution Control Methods.

Railway Group D Exam Syllabus 2018-List of Important Subject Wise Topics

Without the Proper Knowledge of Railway Group D Syllabus, no applicant can pass the Exam. So, to crack any exam, Syllabus is considered to be the most important resource.

Here is the detailed RRB non-Technical syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of RRC Group D Posts.

Railways is the biggest job provider in India. Every year it has vacancies for various groups. Candidates who have applied for Group D posts may go through the below brief format of Railway Group D syllabus.

  •  General Awareness
  •  Arithmetic Ability
  •  General Intelligence
  •  General Scienc

Detailed RRC Group D Exam Syllabus is below according to subjects.

The subject wise details of RRC Group D Syllabus and  Exam Pattern is provided below.

General Knowledge

Railway Exam syllabus for Group D has General Knowledge Section with the below topics.

  •  Current Affairs – National & International
  •  Indian Economy
  •  History – India & World
  •  General Science
  •  Indian Constitution
  •  Indian Polity
  •  Indian Geography
  •  Indian Culture & Heritage
  •  Indian Railway
  •  Important days, Books and Authors
  •  Science & Technology etc.

Arithmetic Ability

Arithmetic Ability is a common section which is included in Railway exam syllabus.

  •  Percentages
  •  Simplification
  •  Pipes & Cisterns
  •  Time & Distance
  •  Profit and Loss
  •  Averages
  •  Time & Work
  •  Interest
  •  Boats & Streams
  •  Problems on Ages
  •  Data Interpretation etc.

General Intelligence

  •  Analogies
  •  Decision Making
  •  Space Visualization
  •  Similarities
  •  Arithmetical Number Series
  •  Arithmetical Reasoning
  •  Problem-Solving
  •  Relationship Concepts
  •  Differences
  •  Observation
  •  Analysis
  •  Judgement
  •  Visual memory
  •  Discrimination
  •  Verbal and Figure Classification etc.

General Science:(12th standard level)

  •  Physics
  •  Chemistry
  •  Environmental Studies
  •  Biology etc.

Railway Group D Exam Pattern- Understand the Paper Format

The Railway RRC Group D exam pattern covers things such as duration of exam, maximum marks, number of questions, topics name and other details.In Railway Group D Exam Pattern there will be 4 Sections as follows:

  •  General Knowledge- 20 questions.
  •  Arithmetic Ability-25 Questions.
  •  General Intelligence-25 questions.
  •  General Science- 30 questions.

Here will be 100 Objective type questions which are to be answered in 90 mins.

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam Syllabus 2018 – Grab it from here!

The RRB ALP Syllabus 2018 will help you to draw a perfect plan with an ease. With the help of the Railway Recruitment Board ALP Loco Pilot Syllabus 2018, you know the subject wise topics.

Here is the detailed Railway Loco Pilot Syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Assistant Loco Pilot.

Candidates who are searching for complete and briefly described loco Pilot Syllabus may find it here.

  •  General Science
  •  Arithmetic
  •  Reasoning & General Intelligence
  •  General Awareness
  •  Technical subject

Detailed Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus is below according to subjects.

Below the article, you can find out the RRB Syllabus for loco pilot which is described section wise.

General Science: (12th standard level)

In the Railway syllabus there will be General Science Section which comprises of below topics.

  •  Physics
  •  Environmental Studies
  •  Chemistry
  •  Biology etc.

Arithmetic or Elementary Mathematics:

Simplification based on four elementary operations addition,

  •  Subtraction
  •  Multiplication
  •  Division
  •  Fraction
  •  Decimal
  •  “BODMAS” rule
  •  LCM
  •  HCF
  •  Percentage profit and loss
  •  Time and work
  •  Time and distance
  •  Ratio and proportion
  •  Square and square root
  •  Cube and cube root
  •  Area and volume of geometrical figures
  •  Average
  •  Partnership
  •  Calendar
  •  Clocks etc. To
  •  Some extent Algebra
  •  Set theory,
  •  Trigonometry,
  •  Functions relations,
  •  Statistics make
  •  Through in the question paper.

Reasoning Ability (or) General Intelligence:

 Most of the questions come from verbal sections but in some cases R.R.B tends to ask questions from both verbal and non-verbal sections.

  •  The topics like letter/ number/ symbol series
  •  Analogy
  •  Classifications (or add man out)
  •  Coding decoding
  •  Distance and direction test
  •  Blood relations
  •  Puzzle test
  •  Ranking & arrangement logical diagram
  •  Alphabet test
  •  Finding missing
  •  Number
  •  Arithmetical Reasoning
  •  Mathematical operations and non-verbal topics like Reasoning
  •  Pertaining to analogy
  •  Series classification will be asked.

General Awareness:

Test paper include questions relating to history

  •  World
  •  Indian geography
  •  Indian polity
  •  Health and Physiology
  •  Static G.K.
  •  Current event of national and International importance computer and information technology
  •  Current Events
  •  Economy

  • Technical Subjects:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Basic Electronic Energy
  • Mechanical Engineering:
  •  Questions may come from the following topics:
  •  Engineering mechanics
  •  Strength of Materials
  •  Design
  •  Productions
  •  Technology
  •  Thermodynamics
  •  I.C. Engines
  •  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  •  Fluid Mechanics
  •  Machinery

Electrical Engineering:

Questions may come from the following topics:

  •  Atomic structure
  •  Voltage
  •  Current
  •  Resistance and their units
  •  Ohms law
  •  Specific resistance
  •  Capacitors
  •  Series and parallel connections
  •  Magnetism
  •  Principles of motors
  •  Transformers
  •  Generators,
  •  R.L.C. Gravity
  •  Measuring Instruments


Questions relate to deals conduction of electricity through to gases (or) vacuum, electrons,

  •  Conductors
  •  Semiconductors and
  •  Insulator etc.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern | No. of Ques, Marking Scheme & Time Duration

The RRB ALP Exam is going to be conducted in 4 stages as given below –

  1. First Stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT
  3. Computer Based Aptitude Test (For ALP Only)
  4. Documents Verification
  5. First Stage CBT Exam

The first stage Computer Based Test (CBT) is of screening nature. The exam pattern is as follows

SubjectsNo of QuestionsExam Duration
Maths7560 Minutes
General Science
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Awareness on Current Affairs

Second Stage CBT Exam

The second stage Computer Based Test (CBT) is divided into two parts as given below

PartsSubjectsNo. of QuestionsExam Duration
Part – AMaths10090 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Basic Science & Engineering
General Awareness on Current Affairs
Part – BRelevant Trade7560 Minutes
Total1752 hr. 30 Min


 There shall be negative marking for Incorrect answers in First and Second Stage CBT Exam

 For each incorrect answer 1/3rd of the total marks would be deducted for each attempted question

 Computer Based Aptitude Test shall be conducted only for candidates applying for ALP Exam

 There is no negative marking in Computer Based Aptitude Test

If you have applied for ALP Post and qualified both the stages of CBT, you would be called for Document Verification after qualifying the Fourth Stage Computer Based Aptitude Test.

 If you are applying for the Technician Post, then you will be directly called for Document Verification after First and Second Stage CBT

Computer Based Aptitude Test (Third Stage only for ALP Posts)

 The candidates need to secure at least 42 marks in each of the test to qualify the exam.

 There is no relaxation permissible in this stage and is applicable for all qualified candidates.

Document Verification (Fourth Stage)

(Qualifying Marks)

Document Verification is the final stage in ALP/Technician Exam and is applicable for all the candidates who qualify both the stages of CBT as well as CBAT Exam.

Final Selection

The final merit list would be depicted from the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70 % weightage is for marks obtained in Part – A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based Aptitude Test.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2018 Exam-List of Important Topics for Various NTPC Stages

The RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) is a well-known exam for various non-technical posts in Railways. The exam is conducted by 21 RRBs in various regions. The following 9 job profiles fall under this exam:


  1. Assistant Station Master (ASM)
  2. Commercial Apprentice (CA)
  3. Traffic Apprentice (TA)
  4. Senior Clerk Cum Typist
  5. Traffic Assistant
  6. Enquiry Cum Reservation Clerk (ECRA)
  7. Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA)
  8. Senior Time Keeper
  9. Goods Guard


The selection procedure includes the following stages of the exam:

RRB NTPC Prelims or Stage 1 Exam

 RRB NTPC Mains or Stage 2 Exam

 RRB NTPC Stage 3/ Aptitude or skill test

Document verification

Medical test

The RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage 1 and Stage 2 exam is almost same for all the four subjects. The exam pattern also contains the same subjects in both the stages.

RRB NTPC Stage-1 exam is held for all the posts but the Stage-2 exam is not conducted for those who have applied for the posts of CA, TA, ECRC& Goods Guard. A merit list is released for them based on their performance in the 1st Stage examination.

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Stage 1 & Stage 2 Exam

The RRB NTPC Exam syllabus for all the 9 posts includes the following subjects. The same should be followed for NTPC 2nd Stage candidates except those who have applied for CA, TA, ECRC and Goods Guard posts.

  1. General Awareness
  2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  3. Arithmetic
  4. General Science

The detailed syllabus of the above-mentioned subjects is as follows:

General Knowledge

This Section is very important for RRB NTPC Exam. The Questions from this section is based on the following topics.

  • Current Affairs -National and International
  •  History -India And World
  •  General Science
  •  Indian Economy
  •   Indian Geography
  •  Indian Constitution
  •   Indian Culture and Heritage
  •  Indian Polity
  •   Science and Technology Etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  •   Analogies
  •  Space and visualization
  •  Similarities
  •   Decision-making
  •   Problem solving
  •   Arithmetical number series
  •   Differences
  •   Arithmetical reasoning
  •   Analysis
  •   Judgment
  •   Relationship concepts
  •  Visual memory
  •   Observation
  •   Discrimination
  •   Verbal and figure classification etc.
  •   Coding- decoding

Arithmetic Ability

  •  Percentages
  •   Pipes and cisterns
  •   Profit and loss
  •   Time and work
  •   Simplifications
  •   Boats and streams
  •   Mensuration
  •   Averages
  •   Time and distance
  •  Problems on ages
  •  Interest
  •   Data interpretation etc.

General Science

There are 4 sections in General Science section. The detailed syllabus of each section is provided below.


  •  Units & dimensions
  •  Force and laws of motion
  •  Gravitation
  •  Work & energy
  •  Sound,
  •  Light & human eye
  •  Electricity
  •  Magnetic effects of electric current
  •  Sources of energy
  •  Atomic & nuclear physics
  •  Electronics
  •  Scientific instruments


  •  Atomic structure
  •  Periodic classification of elements
  •  Chemical bonding
  •  Oxidation and reduction
  •  Acids, bases & salts
  •  Behavior of gases
  •  Electrolysis
  •  Carbon &it’s compounds
  •  Fuels
  •  Metallurgy
  •  Metals & non-metals


  •  Fundamental unit of life
  •  Tissues
  •  Diversity in living organisms
  •  Food resources
  • Life processes
  •  Control & coordination
  •  Heredity & Evolution
  •  Natural resources
  • Environment studies

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern-Know Paper Pattern for Various NTPC Stages

The exam for both the stages i.e. RRB NTPC Prelims and Mains is objective type and will be conducted only in online mode.The details of Exam pattern are available for you below in the blog.

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for all the 9 posts i.e. TC, TA, CA, ECRC, JAA, Senior Time Keeper, Station Master, Senior Clerk and Goods Guard is as follows:

Sr. no.SubjectNo. of questionsMarks allotted
1General knowledge3030
2Reasoning/General intelligence2525
3Arithmetic ability2020
4General Science2525


The time given for the Stage-1 examination is of 90 minutes or 1.5 hours.

RRB NTPC Stage-1 will be a Computer Based Test that means it will be conducted online.

There number of questions will be 100.

For each correct answer 1 mark will be awarded and for the incorrect answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted.

Candidates can now checkout  their NTPC Results as the final Results are out.

RRB NTPC Mains Exam pattern

RRB NTPC Mains Exam is conducted for those candidates who qualify the Stage-1 exam and only for the 5 posts namely ASM, TC, Senior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk and JAA.

Detailed exam pattern for the Stage-2 exam is provided in the table for your help and preparation:

Sr. no.SubjectNo. of questionsMarks allotted
1General knowledge3030
2Reasoning/General intelligence3030
3Arithmetic ability3030
4General Science3030

A total of 120 questions will be asked in the CBT for NTPC Stage-2 Exam.

Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.

Negative marking of 0.333 marks is set for each wrong answer.

90 minutes or 1.5 hours’ time is provided to candidates to complete their NTPC Stage-2 paper

RRB NTPC Stage-3 Exam or Aptitude Test pattern

RRB NTPC Stage-3 Pattern and syllabus is helpful for the candidates who have applied for the positions of ASM and TA.

If you are one of those who gets selected for the Senior Clerk, JAA, Senior Time Keeper, then you must appear for the typing test.

The typing test for the above-mentioned posts requires that the candidate typing speed should be at least 30 wpm in English and 25 wpm in Hindi.

RRB Exam Selection Process


Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of following standards as mentioned below:

1. Preliminary Exam

2. Mains Exam

3. Medical Exam

4. Interview

5. Merit

Click Here To View Full Details For RRB Selection Process

RRB Exam Pattern


The Technical and Non-technical examinations are composed of six major parts

S.NoSubjectsMarksTime in Min’s
1General Knowledge5050
3Hindi Language5050
5General Intelligence5050
6Physicological Test5050

Fee Structure


1 YEAR40,000/-

Faculty List – 2018





1.Mr. SriramHistory (Ancient & Medieval India)

More than 7 Years Experience & Expert in the field of Ancient & Medieval India


2.Mr. DhineshHistory (Modern India)

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Modern India





3.Mr. SanthoshConstitution

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Fundamental Rights & Union Administration


4.Mr. Ranjith

More than 7 Years Experience& Expert in Indian Governments & Administrations


5.Mr. Elaiyaraja

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Amendments,  Commission and Committees


6.Ms. Sangeetha

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Constitution body and non-constitution body




7.Mr. VijayaBaskarEconomics

More than 4Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Government schemes and poverty allegation programme


8.Mr. Dhamodharan

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Basic Concepts of Economics, Current trends, Banking and Five year Plans & Social Issues


9.Mr. Tamil Selvan

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Tamil Nadu Economy and Current Economic Issues




10.Mr. MohanIndian GeographyMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Geography
11.Mr. Arjun KumarWorld GeographyMore than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of  World Geography
12.Mr. ShankarPhysical GeographyMore than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of  Physical Geography



13.Mr. RichardQuantitative AptitudeMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Quantitative Aptitude
14.Mr. MohanQualitative Aptitude

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Qualitative Aptitude

15.Mr. Kamal  Reasoning

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Reasoning

General tamil
16.Mr. PrabhurajTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

17.Mr. RameshTamil (Ilakkiyam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam)

18.Mrs. MadhumithaTamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)


19.Mr. MuruganTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

20.Mr. ElumalaiTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)




21.Mr. SureshLiterature

More than 21Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature


22.Mr. RichardLiterature

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature



23.Mrs. VijayakumariGrammar

More than 20Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar


24.Mrs. MeenaGrammar

More than 25Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar


25.Ms. IlakkiyaGeneral PhysicsMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Physics
26.Dr. Keerthana (Presidency)Bio-Physics

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Bio-Physics


27.Mr. GaneshApplications of Physics

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Applications of Physics


28.Mr. SriramChemistryMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
29.Mr. DhanalakshmiMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
30.Mr. Santhosh

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry


31.Mrs. Maheswari (M.phil)

Life Science &


More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Life Science & Bio-Diversity
32.Mr. BalaMurugan

Environment & Ecology


More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Environment & Ecology
33.Dr. Tamil SelvanPhysiology

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physiology


34.Dr. Krishna MoorthiEndocrine SystemMore than 7Years Experience& Expert in the field of Endocrine System
35.Mrs. ChitraGenetics & Human Diseases

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Genetics & Human Diseases


Current Affairs
36.Mr. MeeranIndian Current Issues

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Current Issues


37.Mr. DhineshWorld Current AffairsMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Current Affairs
38.Mr. KaviyarasanTamil Nadu Current IssuesMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil Nadu Current Issues
39.Mr. SriramGeneral Knowledge

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge


40.Mr. ThandavanGeneral KnowledgeMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge