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RRB Group D Preparation 2022: Subject-wise Study Plan, Strategy & Tips


RRB Group D Preparation 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Group D CBT from August 17 to 25, 2022. Candidates preparing for CBT should go through the preparation tips to score well in the exam. Before starting preparation, candidates must check the RRB Group D syllabus and exam pattern. Furthermore, they should create a timetable for preparation.

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Every year, lakhs of candidates apply for the Railway RRB recruitment test, with the intention of working with the Indian Railway. They need to plan their exam preparation effectively so that they can get selected. Although the exam seems difficult to crack, the candidates who follow the given preparation tips and refer to the correct study material, will certainly be able to clear the exam easily. Read this article to get more details on RRB Group D Preparation 2022.

RRB Group D Preparation 2022

The first thing you need to do is go through the RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus. This helps in creating a proper plan to complete the syllabus and revise the topics entirely much before the exam day.

The RRB Group D is a two-tier exam. The first stage of the selection process will be the Computer Based Test (CBT). The test-takers who clear this stage will be called for the PET (Physical Efficiency Test). It is the qualifying exam. To ensure the selection, the candidates need to make sure that they score as high marks as possible in the CBT.

The CBT has four sections which are as follows:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

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How to Attempt RRB Group D Mock Test?

Access unlimited RRB Group D mock tests at Embibe and boost your confidence to face the examination. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to take the mock test series:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use your mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Select your Goal as ‘Railways’ under the Government Job section.
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  • 4th Step: Click Next and select ‘RRB Group D CBT’.
  • 5th Step: Click Next and select your preferred language.
  • 6th Step: Once done, you can practice questions and take mock tests.

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Let us now look into the RRB Group D Preparation for each of these sections.

RRB Group D Preparation Tips for Mathematics

To have a job in RRB Group D exams, the candidate must know high school Mathematics very well. For this section, spend the last few days before the exam in the following manner:

Last-minute Tips for RRB Group D Mathematics

  • Start with easy topics that need the application of formulas or simple calculations, like LCM, HCF, Average, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, etc. Brush up the formulas and make sure you have them at your fingertips.
  • Solve a few practice questions from each of these topics to ensure you have mastered the application of formulas.
  • Move to the slightly difficult topics, like Simplification, Time and Work, Time, Distance and Speed, Boats and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns, etc., which need a critical approach. Brush up on the theory behind these topics and solve as many practice questions as possible.
  • Keep the most difficult topics like Statistics, Probability, Permutation and Combination, etc., for last.
  • Focus more on your weak topics and topics in which you are making most mistakes.
  • If you find it difficult to remember certain formulas, write down and practice them.
  • If you find any topic extremely difficult, do not spend much time on them. Instead, use your time to master the other topics.

The important topics for RRB Group D Mathematics Section are as under:

  • Simplification
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Surds and Indices
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Basic Algebra
  • Boats and Streams
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Basic statistics
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Basic Trigonometry

Best Books for RRB Group D Mathematics:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude – RS Agarwal

RRB Group D Preparation Tips for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Your basic intelligence and analytical skills are tested here. When the exam is just a few days away, prepare for this section in the following manner:

Last-minute Tips For RRB Group D General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Allocate some time daily to practice questions from the easiest topics, which need common sense, like Classification, Analogy, Puzzles, Distance and Directions, Blood Relations, etc. It will help if you increase your problem-solving speed.
  • For slightly difficult topics like Syllogism, Seating Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, Input-Output, Assertion and Reasoning, Statement-Based Questions, Number and Alphabet Series, etc., brush up the basic theory behind them as well as the steps to solve them. Then solve as many questions as possible. The more you practice these topics, the better you get.
  • Keep calm while solving questions for this section. Sometimes, the questions will seem confusing. But with a methodical approach, you will be able to solve them.

The important topics for RRB Group D General Intelligence and Reasoning section are as under:

  • Syllogism
  • Statements – Argument and Assumptions
  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Puzzles and Jumbling
  • Seating Arrangments
  • Distance and Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Input – Output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Relationships
  • Venn Diagram
  • Decision Making
  • Similarities and Difference

Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning – RS Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal (English) 1st Edition – BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwal
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning by Kuwar Ishwar Singh Rathore

RRB Group D Preparation Tips for General Science

This section is vast. But if you have studied for this section a few times earlier, you should not find it difficult. Basically, the Class 10 level Physics, Chemistry and Life Science topics are included in this section.

Last-minute Tips for RRB Group D General Science

  • Brush up on all the concepts from the Class 9 and Class 10 textbooks of Science subjects.
  • Spend more time on certain topics that need to be memorised, like scientific names, simple equations and formulas, and various processes. Practice them often.
  • Solve as many questions as possible as it strengthens your knowledge and confidence levels.

Best Books for RRB Group D General Science:

  • NCERT Class 9 and 10 Textbooks for Science Subjects.
  • General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams by Dr. Md. Usmangani Ansari.

RRB Group D Preparation Tips for General Awareness and Current Affairs

This exam section will test the candidate’s general knowledge skills. It includes the topic such as Awards and Recognitions, Books and Authors, Countries-Capitals and Currencies, Indian History, especially the Indian Independence Movement and Mughal Era, Indian Geography, Indian Constitution, Indian Polity, Indian Budget, Indian Economy, Culture, Science and Technology, Other Events of National and International Importance etc. TAs tis section has many topics and might be difficult to cover in less time, we recommend you must start your RRB Group Preparation well in advance.

Last-minute Tips for RRB Group D General Awareness and Current Affairs

  • For Current Affairs, focus on the events of national and international importance from the past six months. Pay more attention to the topics like Economy, Budget (especially Railway Budget), Business, Politics, Various policies, Science and Technology, etc.
  • Try to read and memorise information related to the most important General Science topics, like Books and Authors, Countries – Capitals and Currencies, Awards and Honors, etc.
  • Refer to one of the most recent Yearbooks. You can also read Current Affair magazines (dedicated for Railways exams) from the last few months.

Best Books for RRB Group D General Awareness and Current Affairs:

  • Any recent Yearbooks
  • Current affairs magazines of last six months
  • Newspapers
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

General Tips for RRB Group D 2022

Here are some general tips for RRB Group D Preparation for Computer-Based Test:

  • Create a timetable allocating separate time slots for each section (based on your strengths and weaknesses; more time for your weak sections and less time for your strong sections).
  • Understand the theory behind concepts that needs application skills.
  • For sections/ topics that are entirely theoretical, read and revise regularly.
  • Make notes of important points and formulas as you study, and practice/ revise them. This will help you in better retention.
  • Solve as many practice questions as possible.
  • Take charge of the time you spend on solving each question – Maintain a balance between speed and accuracy.
  • Solve sample papers and RRB Group D previous year papers.
  • Take RRB Group D mock tests and work on your question selection skills as well as time management.
  • Work on your mistakes after every test and rectify them. Try not to repeat the same mistake in the actual exam.
  • Revise regularly.

Candidates can also check:

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RRB Group D Mock TestRRB Group D Previous Year Papers

FAQs on RRB Group D Preparation 2022

Check some commonly asked questions on the RRB Group D Preparation 2022 below:

Q.1: What are the preparation tips for the RRB Group D Mathematics section?
Make a list of formulas and practice them well, solve question papers, focus on difficult topics, and work on weak topics at the end. For more preparation tips, read this article.

Q.2: Which books can I use as a reference for preparing the RRB Group D Mathematics section?
Candidates can refer to Quantitative Aptitude – Arun Sharma and Quantitative Aptitude – RS Agarwal for the Mathematics section.

Q.3: How to prepare for difficult topics in General Intelligence and Reasoning section?
Ans: For slightly difficult topics, brush up on the basic theory behind them and the steps to solve them. Then solve as many questions as possible.

Q.4: How to prepare for the General Science section?
 Candidates must refer to NCERT 10th books and memorise the names of scientists, scientific names, simple equations and formulas, various processes, spend more time on them and practice them if necessary.

Q.5: Where can I get the previous year RRB Group D question Papers?
Candidates can go through this article to get access to practise RRB Group D previous year question papers.

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