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RRB JE Important Dates 2022: Check Exam Schedule

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RRB JE Important Dates 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the Junior Engineer recruitment exam on a regular basis to recruit Junior Engineer (IT), Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS), and Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS). In November 2021, RRB issued a notification to commence recruitment for Level 6 (JE) cadre posts soon.

RRB is due any time soon to release the notification for RRB JE 2022 exam along with the complete exam schedule. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam should check this post regularly to be informed about the CBT exam date, admit card release date, result date, and other important dates.

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RRB JE 2022 Exam Overview

Before examining the RRB JE exam schedule in detail, applicants can check the key highlights regarding the exam briefly in the table below:

RRB JE CategoriesRRB JE Details
Name of the OrganizationIndian Railways
Examination NameRailway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer
Name of the vacanciesJunior Engineer (JE),
Junior Engineer (IT),
Chemical Material Superintendent (DMS),
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)
Examination Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Board
Official WebsiteRailway Recruitment Board (rrbcdg.gov.in)
Job CategoryCentral Government Job
Examination LevelAll India Level Examination
No. of vacanciesTo be released soon
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Selection ProcessThree Stages:
1st Stage – RRB JE CBT-I
2nd Stage – RRB JE CBT-II
3rd Stage – Document Verification and Medical Examination.
Work LocationAll Over India

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RRB JE 2022 Important Dates

Candidates willing to apply for the RRB JE 2022 exam should check the table included below to check out the complete exam schedule from notification to the result date:

RRB JE Exam EventsDates 
RRB JE Recruitment Notification DateTo be announced
Opening of RRB JE Recruitment Registration ProcessTo be announced 
Closing of RRB JE Recruitment Registration ProcessTo be announced
Deadline for RRB JE offline paymentTo be announced
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT – I)To be announced
2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II)To be announced
RRB JE 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- I) ResultTo be announced
RRB JE 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) ResultTo be announced

As any news regarding RRB JE 2022 exam has not been announced, the dates mentioned are tentative in nature. As soon as more news about the exam events is released, this post will be updated accordingly.

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RRB JE Vacancy

The number of vacancies to be introduced for RRB JE 2022 is estimated to be approximately 15,000. Till RRB releases official data regarding RRB JE vacancy 2022, candidates can check the breakup of vacancy from the last exam session in the table below:

RRB JE PostsRRB JE Vacancies
Junior Engineer12844
Junior Engineer (IT)29
Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS)227
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)387
Total13847

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RRB JE Eligibility 2022

Before applying for the RRB JE exam, candidates should thoroughly check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the RRB. It includes aspects such as nationality, age, educational criteria and more. The eligibility criteria for the RRB JE exam is as prescribed below:

Age Limit: Candidate must be of 18 to 33 years of age.

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India, or candidate must have migrated to India before January 1, 1962. In the case of Tibetan refugees, subject of Bhutan or Nepal, the candidate must be of Indian origin and has migrated to India from Sri Lanka, Burma, Kenya, Pakistan, Zaire, Malawi, East African Countries of Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia & Vietnam.

Number of Attempts: The authorities have not specified the number of attempts to appear in the exam of the RRB Recruitment Junior Engineer post. Accordingly, a candidate can appear for the RRB JE exam as long as they match the eligibility criteria.

Age Relaxation

While there is a limit for age prescribed in the eligibility criteria, the authorities offer a category-wise relaxation in age limit.

Category-wise Age Relaxation 

Candidate’s Category Age Relaxation 
SC/ ST5 Years
Other Backward Class Non-Creamy Layer3 Years
PWBD (Unreserved)10 Years
PWBD Other Backward Class Non-Creamy Layer13 Years
PWBD SC/ ST15 Years
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Educational Qualification

Check out below the minimum required educational eligibility criteria to apply for the post of recruitment: 

  1. Junior Engineer: Candidate must have completed Degree /Diploma in Engineering from a recognized University in India. The relevant engineering streams to apply for the Junior engineer post are provided in Annexure – A of the official notice published on the official portal. 
  2. Junior Engineer (IT): Candidate must have completed B.Sc. (Computer Science) / PGDCA/ B. Tech (IT)/ BCA/ DOEACC B level course/ B. Tech (Computer Science) or any other equivalent course from a recognized University in India.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The RRB JE exam is conducted in online CBT mode. Candidates preparing for the RRB JE exam should be familiar with the marking scheme and the intricacies of the RRB JE exam pattern below:

Particulars Details 
Exam Mode Online Mode (CBT) 
Languages English, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Manipuri, Odia, Assamese, Malayalam.
Type of Questions Objective Type 
Marking Scheme One mark for every correct answer 
Total Number of Questions100 Questions 
Maximum Marks100 Marks 
Negative Marking -1/3rd mark for every incorrect answer 

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CBT 1 Exam Pattern

The computer-based test (CBT) is the first stage of the RRB JE exam that a candidate needs to clear. Candidates will have a total of 90 minutes to solve the question paper for the RRB JE CBT 1 exam.

The sectional weightage of CBT 1 is provided below: 

Subjects Marks Number of Questions 
Mathematics3030
General Awareness1515
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
General Science3030
Total100100

CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Only when a candidate clears the Stage 1 CBT of the RRB JE exam, they can appear for the Stage 2 CBT of the RRB JE exam. As prescribed by the authorities, the Stage 2 CBT exam pattern for the RRB JE exam is as follows:

Subjects Marks Number of Questions 
General Awareness1515
Physics & Chemistry1515
Basics of Computers & Application1010
Basics of Environment & Pollution Control1010
Technical Abilities100100
Total 150150

RRB JE Salary & Benefits

RRB JE exam is a highly competitive exam as the posts available via the RRB JE 2022 are highly sought-after. The initial salary available to a Junior Engineer in RRB is INR 35,400. The complete salary package with benefits and salary breakdown is as aligned below:

ComponentCLASS A CitiesClass B citiesClass C cities
Basic PayINR 13,500INR 13,500INR 13,500
Dearness Allowance (125% of the basic)INR 16,875INR 16,875INR 16,875
House Rent AllowanceINR 4050 (30% Of Basic)INR 2,700 (20% Of Basic)INR 1,350 (10% of Basics)
Other AllowanceINR 4,000INR 4,000INR 4,000
In-Hand SalaryINR 38,425INR 37,075INR 35,725
DeductionINR 2,000INR 2,000INR 2,000
Total SalaryINR 36,425INR 35,075INR 33,725

RRB JE Best Books

After getting an idea about the exam schedule, candidates preparing for the exam should get the best books to study for the RRB JE exam and start preparing religiously for the exam. The best books for RRB JE CBT exams are aligned in the table below:

RRB JE Best BooksAuthor
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav
Pratiyogita DarpanUpkar Publication
Objective Computer Science and Information TechnologyG.K. Mithal
A modern approach to verbal and Non-verbal reasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for beginnersMark Zegarelli
Quickest MathematicsKiran Publication

RRB JE Cut-off

While preparing for the RRB JE Exam, candidates should keep in mind that they have to clear the minimum cut-off for CBT 1 and 2 for getting cleared for the required post. Also, only the candidates who clear the RRB JE CBT 1 cut-off will be able to appear for the second stage CBT exam. The minimum qualifying marks for RRB JE CBT 1 and CBT 2 are included in the tables below:

RRB JE CBT-1 Expected Cut-off Marks:

CategoryCut off
General60-75
OBC60-65
ST50-55
SC55-60

RRB JE CBT-2 Expected Cut-off Marks:

CategoryCut off
General70-75
EWS65-75
OBC60-65
ST50-55
SC55-60

Useful links:

RRB JE RecruitmentRRB JE Syllabus
RRB JE CBT 1RRB JE Preparation Tips
RRB JE Previous Year Question Papers RRB JE Cut-off

FAQs on RRB JE Important Dates

Q1: When will the RRB JE 2022 Stage 1 CBT exam be conducted?
A1: RRB has not yet declared the complete exam schedule for RRB JE 2022 exam.

Q2: What is the RRB JE 2022 exam result date?
A2: RRB JE result date will be announced after the Stage 1/2 exam has been conducted.

Q3: How many marks is the Stage 1 CBT of the RRB JE exam worth?
A3: RRB JE Stage 1 CBT features 100 questions, each worth 1 mark. Thus, the total marks that can be scored are 100.

Q4: Which posts are available for application under the RRB JE exam?
A4: Posts such as Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (IT), Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS), and Depot Materials Superintendent (DMS) are offered to candidates via the RRB JE exam.

Q5: When will the RRB JE Stage 1 CBT admit card be released?
A5: RRB JE Stage 1CBT admit card will be released 15 days before the exam date.

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