RRB EXAM PATTERN

RRB EXAM PATTERN 2019 is updated here as per the latest official notification of RRB EXAM PATTERN. Know the topics to be prepared in each section as per new RRB EXAM PATTERN 2019 describes the nature of questions, marking scheme, section-wise marks distribution, total number of questions, etc., Here, you can find the Latest RRB EXAM PATTERN, which will give an overall idea of the exam and help in better preparation.
Last Updated: July 26,2018 10:20 AM
Check the article for latest RRB Exam Pattern. We give you a detailed RRB Exam Pattern based on each post. Knowing your RRB Exam Pattern in detail will help in better strategic preparation. We have furnished the RRB Exam Pattern for NTPC, Technical and Engineering, Loco Pilot and Group D. Follow the article for instant updates.

RRB ALP, Technician 2018 Exam Pattern, Section wise marks for CBT Announced:

On July 25, 2018, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has published the official notification on Section wise marks for RRB ALP & Technicians Posts 2018 First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), which is going to be held on August 9, 2018. RRB ALP, Technician 2018 CBT exam will consists of 75 objective type questions from 4 sections namely, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General awareness and Current Affairs. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer chosen by the candidate. The detailed section wise distribution of questions and marks is tabulated below. The Total Duration of CBT is 60 minutes (80 minutes for eligible PWD candidates accompanied with scribe). Check the official Notification on RRB ALP & Technicians Posts CBT Section wise marks. RRB ALP and Technician posts CBT exam 2018 Admit Card will be available to download at least 4 days prior to the CBT Exam date - August 9, 2018.

Sl. No

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

1

Mathematics

20

20

2

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

3

General Science

20

20

4

General awareness and Current Affairs

10

10

RRB Exam Pattern 2018 Overview:

Indian Railways is one of the largest networks with around 1.4 lakh employees. The job vacancies in railways are filled through recruitment by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)/21 RRBs/Railway Recruitment Cells across the nation. The recruitment process for each post differs based on the requirement of skill set for that particular post. The staffs of Indian Railways are recruited under two categories i.e. gazetted (Group A and B) and non-gazetted (Group C and D) employees. A brief recruitment detail for each Group is given below.
  • Group A - Through UPSC Exams
  • Group B - By promotion from Group C or by RRB (for certain posts)
  • Group C - By 21 RRBs across nation
  • Group D - By Railway Recruitment Cells across nation
The Exam Pattern for post is detailed below under each section.

RRB Exam Pattern for Technical Cadre (Group C):

The posts of Technical Cadre in Group C are filled in by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) through Indian Railway Technical Cadre Exam (RTCE). The eligibility to apply for RTCE would be Civil/Mechanical Engineering graduates or graduates in Signalling and Telecom/other similar disciplines can also apply. The First Stage of selection process is Written Exam which has questions based on the following subjects
(i) Arithmetical Aptitude
(ii) General Responsiveness
(iii) General English
(iv) Logical and Analytical Reasoning
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 60 60 120 minutes
General Awareness
Arithmetic
Technical Subjects 90 90
General Science
Total 150 150  
  • Following the Written test, based on the specifications of the job, candidates will have Aptitude Test/Skill Test/Vision Test, etc. Aptitude Test/Skill Test/Vision Test, etc are of qualifying nature and candidates should clear the test to be qualified for the next stage of selection process.
  • The next stage of selection process will be Interview/Document Verification. Candidates getting shortlisted in Interview/Document Verification will be given appointment only up on declared medically fit in Medical Fitness Test. The Final Merit list is published only after the Medical Fitness Test. Get the syllabus for Technical Cadre/Engineering post from RRB Syllabus.

RRB Exam Pattern for NTPC (Group C):

Non-Technical Popular Category is one of the post in Group C with huge number of openings. There are around nine posts which fall under Group C NTPC and the recruitment is done in five steps as mentioned below.
(i) Written Test (Tier I)
(ii) Written Test (Tier II)
(iii) Typing (Skill) Test/Aptitude Test (Based on post opted by the candidate)
(iv) Document Verification/Interview
(v) Medical Test
The Exam Pattern for Tier I exam is given in the table below.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Arithmetic Ability 20 20 90 minutes
Reasoning and General Awareness 25 25
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 25 25
Total 100 100  
 The subjects and the time duration for the Tier II Exam remains the same but the number of Questions will be 120. There will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer marked. The Syllabus also remains the same for Tier I and Tier II except that of the exam pattern. For the reference of the candidates we have given the exam pattern for Tier II also.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
Arithmetic Ability 30 30 90 minutes
Reasoning and General Awareness 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 30 30
Total 120 120  
  • Candidates who clear the Tier II exam will be shortlisted to next stage of selection process. The next stage of selection process will be Skill (Typing) Test/Aptitude Test. Based the post the candidate has applied for, it will be either Typing Test or Aptitude Test.
  • Candidates clearing the Typing (Skill) Test/Aptitude Test will be called in for Document Verification, following which shortlisted candidates should undergo Medical Fitness Test.
  • Candidates are given appointment only on declaring medically fit. Final Merit list is prepared considering Medical Fitness Test. Check detailed Exam pattern for Typing Test and Aptitude Test in the sections below and syllabus for NTPC is available in RRB Syllabus.

Typing Test

The Typing Skill Test is qualifying in nature and the candidates appearing in Typing Skill Test have to type in the language opted during application.
Typing Skill Test Language Minimum Speed to qualify Duration
English/Hindi 30 WPM in English/25 WPM in Hindi 10 minutes
  • Typing Skill Test will be conducted only on Computer to be provided by RRBs with disabling editing tools and spell check facility. KrutiDev & Mangal font shall be made available for candidates appearing Typing Skill Test in Hindi.
  • Typing Skill Test is qualifying in nature i.e. marks obtained in Typing Skill Test shall not be added for making merit. Merit of these posts will be drawn only for the candidates who qualified in the Typing Skill Test, based on performance in 2nd Stage CBT.

RRB Exam Pattern for Aptitude Test:

Aptitude Test is conducted for candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Station Master (Cat. No. 7) and Traffic Assistant (Cat. No. 8) and got shortlisted in Tier II Exam. There are also other posts for which Aptitude Test will be conducted, which will be notified along with official notification.
  • The test comprises of several test batteries and the candidate should clear each test battery to be considered eligible. The Test will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • Candidates scoring marks less the qualifying score will be rejected from the selection process of ASM and TA but can be considered eligible for other posts depending on merit cum preferences and suitability.
  • Candidates called in for taking up Aptitude Test should submit Vision Certificate from an Eye Specialist on prescribed proforma given along with the notification, failing which candidate will not be allowed to take up the Test.
  • The merit list will be prepared only for those candidates who are found eligible in Aptitude Test. The score is calculated based on 70% weightage given to 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage to Aptitude Test.
  • The duration of the Test is 88 minutes. Check the table below for detailed Exam Pattern.
Test No. Test Name   Duration
Test 1 Intelligence Test Instruction Time 05 minutes
Number of Question 35
Time Limit 10 minutes
Break Time 01 minute
Test 2 Selective Attention Test Instruction Time 05 minutes
Number of Question 30
Time Limit 08 minutes
Break Time 01 minute
Test 3 Spatial Scanning Test Instruction Time 05 minutes
Number of Question 40 (10x4=40)
Time Limit 08 minutes
Break Time 01 minute
Test 4 Information Ordering Test Instruction Time 10 minutes
Number of Question 25
Time Limit 10 minutes
Break Time 01 minute
Test 5 Personality Test Instruction Time 05 minutes
Number of Question 35
Time Limit 12 minutes
Feedback Number of Statements 14
Time Limit 06 minutes
Total Time Limit 88 minutes (including feedback time)

RRB Exam Pattern for Assistant Loco Pilot:

Assistant Loco Pilot post in Indian Railways is a post which requires high efficiency, perceptive skills, and good medical condition of the candidates. The selection/recruitment for this post is done separately and is done in three stages
  1. Written Test
  2. Viva-voce/Skill test, Document Verification
  3. Medical Fitness Test
The written exam for Assistant Loco Pilot will be Objective Type and for time duration of 90 minutes. Check the table for latest pattern of the exam and the official Notification on RRB ALP & Technicians Posts CBT 2018 Section wise marks.

Sl. No

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

1

Mathematics

20

20

2

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

3

General Science

20

20

4

General awareness and Current Affairs

10

10
Candidate must have high leveled medical standard which is no other category required so far. Loco running men/railway drivers must have the highest standard of medical fitness in medical. This medical standard has to be maintained from the period of joining and up to the end of the carrier as Railway driver.

Psychological/Skill Test

Psychological Test for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot is conducted as a part of Skill Test. Few of the Psychological test is to
  • Measure Perceptual Speed
  • Measure Depth Perception and Concentration
  • Measure Ability to Follow Directions
  • Measure Memory

RRB Exam Pattern for RPF Constables:

The selection for constables will also follow a three-stage process and also physical fitness as the main key. The three-stage process is
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Written Test
  • Viva Voice/Interview
Candidates clearing the physical fitness will be called in for Written test. The Exam Pattern for Written Exam is given below.
Subject No. of Questions Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 90 minutes
Arithmetic 35
General Awareness 50
Total 120  
There will be negative marking of 1/3 of the mark assigned to that question. Candidates clearing Written test will be called in for Interview. Final selection is made upon candidate being medically fit after medical examination is done. Check RRB Syllabus for detailed syllabus of Constables and Sub-Inspectors.

RRB Exam Pattern for RPF Sub-Inspectors:

The recruitment of Sub-Inspector is more or like Constable recruitment process where Physical Fitness stands are a key eligibility followed by Written Test. The selection for RPF Sub-Inspectors will follow a three-stage process as given below
  • Physical Fitness
  • Preliminary Efficiency Test
  • Written Test
Only candidates with specified physical fitness i.e. height, weight, etc will be selected to take up the Preliminary efficiency test. Candidates qualifying the 2nd stage i.e. Preliminary Efficiency Test will take up the written test. Written Test for Sub-Inspector post will be having four subjects i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Check the table below for Exam Pattern.
Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Knowledge and General Awareness 50 50 120 minutes
Numerical Aptitude 50 50
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
English 50 50
Total 200 200  

RRB Exam Pattern for Group D:

The selection of RRB Group D posts is done to fill the arising vacancies in Group D posts every year. There are around seven posts which fall under Group D and the selection is done in four stages.
  • Written Test
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Document and Candidate verification
  • Medical Test
The Written test will be usually Computer-based Test (CBT) of objective type multiple choice questions. There will be around 100 questions and time duration of 90 minutes. Check the detailed pattern below.
Subject Name No. of Questions Marks Duration
General Knowledge 20 20 90 minutes
Arithmetic Ability 25 25
General Intelligence 25 25
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100  
There will be negative marking of one-third of marks allotted to that question.

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