RRB Group D 2021: The Railway Recruitment Board will announce the RRB Group D Exam Date soon on its official website. The direct link to access the exam dates notification for RRB Group D 2019 will be given below on this page. According to the RRB Group D notification, a total of 1,03,769 vacancies were released to recruit eligible staff for various posts. Earlier, the said exam was all set to be conducted in September – October 2019 but due to COVID-19, it got postponed. Till now, the RRB Group D exam dates have not been declared yet. Scroll down to read more on RRB Group D 2021!
RRB Group D Recruitment 2021: An Overview
Before getting into the details of RRB Group D Recruitment 2021, candidates must go through the exam overview to know more about the same subject.
|Name of Exam||RRB GROUP D|
|Exam Conducting Authority||Railway Recruitment Board|
|Job Category||Central Government Job|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-Based Test|
|Job Location||All Over India|
|Number of Vacancies||1,03,769|
RRB GROUP D 2021: Vacancies
The Railway Recruitment Board releases the Group D vacancies details on its official website via online mode only. The number of vacancies are divided on the basis of candidates’ categories and posts. Here, we have enlisted the category-wise vacancy list as per the official guidelines. Candidates must go through the tables given below for a better understanding.
Post-wise Railway Group D Vacancy Detail
|SI. No.||Name of the post||Department||Number Of Vacancies|
|4||Assistant Depot (Stores)||Stores||1694|
|5||Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel)||Mechanical||2204|
|6||Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical)||Electrical||1098|
|7||Assistant Operations (Electrical)||Electrical||788|
|9||Assistant Signal & Telecom||Signal and Telecommunication (S and T)||5479|
|10||Assistant Track Machine||Engineering||3157|
|11||Assistant TL & AC||Electrical||3633|
|12||Assistant TL & AC (Workshop)||Electrical||1823|
|15||Assistant Works (Workshop)||Engineering||403|
|17||Track Maintainer Grade IV||Engineering||40721|
Category-wise and Region-wise Railway Group D Vacancy Detail
|SI. No.||Railway||UR||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||Total Vacancy|
|2||East Central Railway||1369||555||325||956||358||3563|
|3||East Coast Railway||1034||412||198||653||258||2555|
|4||Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro||4926||1461||775||2619||1087||10873|
|5||North Central Railway and DLW||2080||678||317||1175||474||4730|
|6||North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO||1570||615||307||1107||403||4002|
|7||North Western Railway||2132||814||384||1393||526||5249|
|8||Northeast Frontier Railway||1119||449||226||809||291||2894|
|9||Northern Railway, DMW and RCF||5144||2017||1031||3644||1317||13153|
|10||South Central Railway||3663||1432||722||2577||934||9328|
|11||South East Central Railway||797||219||115||366||167||1664|
|12||South Eastern Railway||1933||738||361||1305||482||4914|
|13||South Western Railway and RWF||2745||1138||557||2006||715||7167|
|14||Southern Railway and ICF||4363||1353||787||2118||958||9579|
|15||West Central Railway||1596||633||308||1080||402||4019|
RRB Group D 2021: Exam Dates
The conducting body released some dates of important events under the RRB Group D recruitment drive. Although, the exam dates have not been announced yet. Candidates must go through the table given below to know more about the same.
|RRB Group D Events||Date|
|Notification Releases||February 23, 2019|
|Online Application Begins||March 12, 2019|
|Online Application Ends||April 12, 2019|
|Last Date to Pay Fee (Offline) for Application||April 18, 2019, at 13:00 hrs|
|Last Date to Pay Fee (Online) for Application||April 23, 2019, at 13:00 hrs|
|Final Submission of Application Form||April 26, 2019, at 23:59 hrs|
|Application Status||July 25, 2019|
|Admit Card Release Date||To be announced later|
|Exam Date||To be announced later|
|Exam Result||To be announced later|
RRB Group D 2021: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the Group D post. RRB has already announced the eligibility criteria for various posts offered through Group D Recruitments. The RRB Group D eligibility criteria are as below:
|Nationality/ Citizenship||Candidates must be either: |
1. a citizen of India, or
2. a subject of Nepal, or
3. a subject of Bhutan, or
4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or
5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
|Age Limit||18 – 33 years. The age limit will be considered as of July 01, 2019. For reserved categories, there is a relaxation of the upper age limit as below: |
1. SC / ST – 5 years
2. OBC – NCL – 3 years
3. Ex-Servicemen who have put in not less than six months continuous service after attestation – Up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
4. PwD – UR – 10 years
5. PwD – OBC (NCL) – 13 years
6. PWD – SC/ST – 15 years
|Educational Qualification||Candidates should be:|
1. 10th Passed and/ or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT Or
2. 10th Passed and/ or ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/ SCVT
RRB Group D 2021: Application Process
The RRB Group D application form is to be filled out online on the official RRB website. The steps to apply for the exam are as under:
- – Step 1: Go to the RRB official website of the RRB region you want to apply for.
- – Step 2: Click on the link provide for “Railway Group D Recruitment Notification CEN 01/2019”.
- – Step 3: Read the instructions carefully and click on “Apply Online”.
- – Step 4: Click on “New Registration” if you haven not registered already. Fill up all the required details – personal, academic, and contact details – in the respective fields.
- – Step 5: Upload scanned images of the following documents in the necessary format and size:
1. Color photograph of the candidate in JPEG format of size between 20 to 50 kb.
2. Category (SC/ST) Certificate (applicable for candidates seeking free travel pass) in JPEG format of size between 50 to 100 kb.
3. Color photograph of Scribe (if applicable) in JPEG format of size between 20 to 50 kb.
- – Step 6: Make payment of the application form fee.
- – Step 7: Submit you RRB Group D application form.
- – Step 8: Take print out of your RRB Group D online application form for future reference.
RRB Group D Application Fees
The Group D application form fee is different for different categories. The category-wise application fee for the Railway Group D exam are tabulated below:
|General/ OBC Male||Rs. 500|
|SC/ ST/ PWDs/ Ex-Serviceman/ Woman/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically Backward Class||Rs. 250 (Refundable on appearing in the CBT)|
Payment of RRB Group D application form can be made in both online and offline mode:
- Online – Debit Card, Credit Card, Internet Banking.
- Offline – SBI Bank Challan Payment mode, Post Office Challan Payment mode.
RRB Group D 2021: Admit Card
Candidates who have filled the application form can download their exam admit card four days before the exam. Admit card of the exam will have important details like the Candidate’s name, exam timing, exam date, shift, exam city, centre address, etc. Group D admit card will be released only in the online mode, on the official RRB website, and no hard copy will be sent to the candidate via post. Candidates will have to Sign In with their Registration Number and Date of Birth to download the RRB Group D admit card.
RRB Group D: Selection Process
The selection process of RRB group D has four stages. They are:
- Computer Based Test,
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
- Document Verification and
- Medical Examination
RRB Group D 2021: Exam Pattern
The selection process of RRB Group D candidates involves the following stages:
- Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)
- Stage 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
- Stage 3: RRB Document Verification and Medical Examination
RRB Group D Exam Pattern For CBT
The first stage, i.e. CBT, will have four sections. The number of questions asked in each of these sections is tabulated below:
|Sections||Number of Questions|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||30|
|General Awareness On Current Affairs||20|
The total time duration for the CBT is 90 minutes. There is a penalty for incorrect answers in the RRB Group D exam. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect answers.
RRB Group D Physical Efficiency Test
The Group D PET is just qualifying in nature. This means candidates will have to clear this round, and the marks won’t be considered for the final selection of candidates. The PET is different for male and female candidates.
|Male Candidates||The PET for male candidates involves two tasks: Carrying 35 kg of weight for 100 meters in 2 minutes; putting the weight down is not allowed Running a distance of 1000 meters in 4 mins and 15 secs. For both these tasks, only one chance will be given.|
|Female Candidates||There are two tasks for female candidates: Carrying a weight of 20 kg for 100 meters in 2 minutes; putting the weight down is not allowed Running for a distance of 1 km in 5 mins and 40 secs. No second chance will be given for these tasks.|
For PwD candidates, there is no Physical Efficiency Test. However, certain medical standards should be met, for which medical examination will be conducted for them.
RRB Group D 2021: Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for the different sections of the Group D Computer Based Test is as under:
RRB Group D Syllabus For Mathematics
|Problems on Age||Time and Distance|
|LCM and HCF||Simple and Compound Interest|
|Problems on Calendar and Clocks||Profit and Loss|
|Trigonometry||Time and Distance|
|Pipes and Cisterns||Mensuration|
|Ratio and Proportion||Fractions|
|Average||Boats and Streams|
RRB Group D Syllabus For General Intelligence & Reasoning
|Alphabetical Series||Statement and Arguments|
|Jumbling||Similarities and Differences|
|Syllogism||Data Interpretation Statement and Assumptions|
|Data Sufficiency||Statements and Conclusion|
|Coding and Decoding||Blood Relations|
|Distance and Directions||Mathematical Operations|
RRB Group D Syllabus For General Science
|Class 10 level Physics|
|Class 10 level Chemistry|
|Class 10 level Life science|
RRB Group D Syllabus For General Awareness On Current Affairs
|Economy||Science and Technology||Culture|
|Sports||Famous Personalities||Current Affairs|
RRB Group D Exam Centres
The Group D exams are conducted in various centres throughout the country. As regional boards will be responsible for organizing the Group D exam in their area, only candidates will not have an option to select the exam centres during the application process. The details of the exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card of the exam. Candidates will not have any authority to request a change of the allotted exam centre.
RRB Group D 2021: Best Books
Candidates must check the below section to know the best books for RRB Group D CBT.
RRB Group D Books For Mathematics
|1. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma|
|2. Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra & K Kundan|
|3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal|
|4. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma|
RRB Group D Books For General Intelligence & Reasoning
|1. Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe|
|2. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal|
|3. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey|
RRB Group D Books For General Science
|1. Class 9 and Class 10 NCERT Science Textbooks|
RRB Group D Books For General Awareness On Current Affairs
|1. Manorama Year Book|
|2. Pratiyogita Darpan|
|3. Lucent’s General Knowledge|
RRB Group D 2018: Preparation Tips
RRB Group D preparation needs a smart and methodical approach. Once you are thorough with the RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus, you need to create a proper timetable based on your needs, convenience, strengths and weaknesses. You have to allocate separate time slots for each section. More time should be spent on sections that you find difficult.
Preparation For Mathematics
This section needs one to memorize a huge number of formulas which might seem difficult. But with regular practice of formulas and numericals, it is absolutely possible to memorize them and master all the topics. Make sure you have the concepts clear. Otherwise, you might not identify the various questions asked.
Many students find the Mathematics section difficult, but your problem-solving abilities will improve if you practice a sufficient number of questions.
Do not try to memorize the various shortcuts and tricks directly. Solve a sufficient number of questions first.
Preparation For General Intelligence & Reasoning
This section needs the application of theoretical knowledge, common sense as well as analytical and critical thinking. This might sound like a lot of work, but it is absolutely possible to master this section. Understand the theory behind various concepts, then try to understand the steps involved to approach and solve problems. Go through example problems to get an idea and practice them. Practice questions from other sources as well. The more you practice, the better your analytical application skills get. Keep track of the time you spend to solve questions and improve your time management.
Preparation For General Science
For this section, you need to finish the NCERT Class 9 and 10 Science textbooks thoroughly. Here again, you must have a clear understanding of the concepts. Also, the various formulas, scientific names, simple equations, and other details should be at your fingertips so that you don’t have to think much to answer questions. Although this section covers a large number of topics, it is an easy and scoring section.
Preparation For General Awareness On Current Affairs
For this section, read newspapers and current affairs magazines published for government job exams regularly. Focus mostly on the events and issues from the last six months. Make notes as you study and revise them regularly as you need to memorize a lot of information for this section.
Solve a sufficient number of questions in a time-bound manner for each of the sections. Also, take RRB Group D mock tests and previous year papers.
RRB Group D 2021: Mock Test
The RRB will conduct a mock test for candidates to get an idea about the pattern of the exam and the difficulty level. The mock test can be taken online from any computer system or mobile phone with internet connectivity. The link to take mock tests will be made available on the RRB official website on 10th September.
You can also take RRB Group D mock tests for free on Embibe. Embibe also provides an analysis of the tests taken on the platform. This analysis will help you identify your weaknesses related to conceptual knowledge, problem-solving abilities, application skills, time management, or even question selection. Once you identify them, you can work on those particular areas and improve your score.
RRB Group D 2021: Previous Year Papers
Taking RRB Group D previous year papers will be immensely helpful to you as you will get to know what exactly to expect in the actual exam.
|S.No||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper|
|1||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper 2008|
|2||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper – General Awareness|
|3||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper Nov 2013|
|4||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper Dec 2013|
|5||RRB Group D Previous Year Paper 2014|
RRB Group D 2018: Result
RRB Group D Results will be declared separately for each stage of the exam. The Group D result for CBT will be declared after the exam. Candidates will have to sign in to their account with their credentials to check the result. Aspirants who clear the RRB Group D qualifying marks for the CBT will be called for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). After clearing the PET, they will be called for document verification and recruited based on the marks secured by them in the CBT.
RRB Group D 2018: Cutoff
The minimum percentage of marks necessary to qualify in the Group D written exam (CBT) for different categories are as under:
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentage|
|SC/ ST/ OBC||30%|
RRB Group D 2021: Railway Group D Salary
Railway Group D employees will get an initial payment of ₹18000 (level 01 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix). There are other additional allowances as well.
Frequently Asked Questions: RRB Group D 2021
Here, we have enlisted some of the important frequently asked questions related to the RRB Group D 2021. Candidates must go through the questions and answers given below to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.
|Q. When was the RRB Group D notification released?|
A. The RRB Group D notification was released on February 23, 2019. The Notification No. is CEN RRC-01/2019.
|Q. What is the full form of RRC?|
A. The full form of RRC is Railway Recruitment Cell. It handles the recruitment process for various posts of Group D.
|Q. Is the application process completed for Group D recruitment? |
A. Yes, the application process for RRB Group D is completed on April 26, 2019.
|Q. When will the RRB release the exam schedule for the Group D exam?|
A. The Railway Recruitment Board has not released the RRB Group D exam dates yet. The information will be updated as soon as the conducting body announces it on the official website.
|Q. Does RRB group D release the provisional answer key after the exam?|
A. Yes, the board will release the provisional answer key after the exam.
Now that you have a clear idea about the RRB Group D 2021 make the best use of the remaining time. Prepare well and score as high as possible. Take RRB Grade D mock tests and work on improving on your weak areas. Rectify your mistakes and do not make the same mistakes in the actual exam.
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