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  • Last Modified 18-11-2022

RRB JE Preparation 2021: How to Prepare For RRB JE Exam?


RRB JE Preparation 2021: The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Junior Engineer exam for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS), and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) posts. The recruitment happens once a year, and it is a highly competitive exam as lakhs of candidates appears for the exam.

Candidates interested in securing a job in Railways as Junior Engineer must prepare well in advance for the exams. Candidates must keep an eye on the official for the latest notification of RRB JE and start RRB JE Preparation.

The RRB JE 2021 exam dates will be released soon. RRB JE exam has 2 stages of Computer Based Test. Applicants must work hard to get a good score in the exam.

In this article, we have provided detailed information on RRB JE Preparation tips and tricks for each section. We are sure that it will help you so read the entire article to know more.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: Selection Process

Before getting into the tips and tricks for RRB JE preparation, let us understand the selection process of RRB JE. The selection of Railways Junior Engineers involves 1st and 2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Document Verification and Medical Examination. The 1st stage CBT has the following sections:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  3. General Awareness
  4. General Science

The 2nd stage CBT is split into the following sections:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Physics and Chemistry
  3. Basics of Computer and Application
  4. Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
  5. Technical Abilities

Only candidates who clear the 1st stage CBT can take the 2nd stage CBT.

Let us now look at how to prepare for each of the sections:

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For Mathematics

The Mathematics section of RRB JE requires the most of your attention. Owing to the complex questions asked in this section, you are required to prepare for it diligently. You can follow the RRB JE Preparation tips for this section as given below:

  1. Firstly, begin your preparation by segregating the tough and easy topics. This will help you understand where to start from.
  2. Start off with the easy topics and finish them as early as possible. Then move onto the difficult ones.
  3. Memorize the formulas after understanding what they mean. Practice them on a regular basis.
  4. Never mug up the shortcuts and tricks. Forgetting even one of them will cost you in the exam.
  5. Practice a sufficient number of questions for every topic. This will help you improve your application skills, problem-solving abilities, and speed.
  6. While solving the practice questions or taking the mock tests, analyze your weaker areas and work on them. This way you will be aware of your stronger areas too.
  7. Focus on the important and complex chapters.
  8. Make it a habit to revise regularly.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence & Reasoning section is one of the most important sections of the RRB JE exam. This section is scoring and should not be neglected at any cost. If you prepare well for this section, you will surely be able to score decent marks. Follow the RRB JE Preparation tips as given below to prepare for the General Intelligence and Reasoning section:

  1. Understand the theory behind each topic.
  2. Always make notes while preparing for each topic. This will help you in quick revision at the last moment.
  3. Do not go for rote learning.
  4. Start off with easy topics, which need common sense and little analytical skills. Finish them as early as possible and then go for the difficult topics.
  5. Go through the solved examples before solving practice questions. Solved examples are really helpful in understanding the steps involved in solving a particular type of problem.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For General Science

The General Science section requires you to have a great command over subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Zoology. But don’t worry as this section is based on the high school level Science syllabus, i.e. Class 9 and Class 10 syllabus of Science. You can refer to the RRB JE Preparation tips for General Science mentioned below:

  1. Refer to the Class 9 and Class 10 NCERT books for Science and get your basics clear for all topics. You must have a clear understanding of the theory.
  2. Never refer to multiple study material at the same time. This will confuse you.
  3. Memorize and practice important formulas, equations, reactions, diagrams, flowcharts, and other important. In Physics while preparing for the formulas, learn them through their derivation. This will make it simpler for you to memorize them.
  4. Practice questions from every chapter. You can also solve Foundation Level Science practice questions and take Science mock tests on Embibe for free. However, the level of questions in RRB JE will be more difficult than that.
  5. Solve previous year papers to understand the frequency of questions and weightage of various topics.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For General Awareness

The General Awareness section requires your knowledge of the events and issues of national and international importance. It is an easy section provided you read newspapers and magazines regularly and are aware of what is happening. Most of the candidates ignore this section because of this reason. Go through the tips mentioned below to prepare for this section:

  1. Watch news daily. Watching news is a better way to absorb and retain the necessary information.
  2. Read newspapers on a daily basis. Reading newspapers will help you stay updated with the events taking place both at the national and international levels.
  3. Solve quizzes of all genres.
  4. Also, refer to your school GK books to enhance your general knowledge.
  5. Do not restrict yourself to a single topic. Be open to knowing about sports, politics, books, awards, entertainment etc.
  6.  Do not avoid essential topics like finance, economy, science, the latest development in railways, etc.
  7. Refer to the previous year papers to get an idea about the type of static GK asked in the exam and prepare accordingly.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For Physics, Chemistry

Candidates must take extra care while preparing for this section because the syllabus and the level are of the 10th and 12th standards. Candidates often become very confident in this section and lose marks very easily. So do not be overconfident; refer to the basic concepts and practice well. Reading NCERT science books will help you in getting a good knowledge of 10th and 12th concepts.

The RRB JE general science preparation can be done simply by going through the NCERT Notes to get firm conceptual knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Other tips to keep in mind while preparing for General Science are as follows:

  • Prepare the handwritten notes of basic concepts in physics, chemistry and biology.
  • Make a list of concepts that are difficult to understand and the ones that are easy.
  • Spend more time and practice the difficult topics to get a hold of them.

Take the RRB JE Mock test of the General science section to get a fair understanding of the exam pattern for the RRB JE Exam.

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For Basics of Computer and Application

Understanding Basic Computer concepts would be easy for a candidate from an engineering background. With the help of good study material, it will be very easy to score more in this section. While preparing for this section, candidates must revise the basic concepts and practice well for practical knowledge.

Check the list of books that help in getting a good score in this section.

Name of the BooksAuthor
Objective Computer Science & Information TechnologyG. K Mithal
JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information TechnologyGKP

RRB JE Preparation 2021: For Technical Abilities

RRB JE’s technical abilities subjects are different for different engineering branches – Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Instrumentation and Measurement Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Printing Press. So, the preparation will be different for different branches. Follow the RRB JE preparation tips for Technical Abilities to get an idea about how to go about your preparation for this section:

  1. Clear your basics for each and every topic.
  2. Prepare notes for each of the topics you cover. Jot down the important points, formulas, equations, etc. and memorize them.
  3. Practice a sufficient number of questions to improve your application skills.
  4. Mark the difficult questions and practice them again later.
  5. Solve previous year papers.
  6. Have a good knowledge of computer and its working.
  7. Work on your C, C++, and Java Language.
  8. Revise regularly.

How To Attempt RRB Junior Engineer Exam

As you complete the RRB Junior Engineer section-wise syllabus and follow the preparation tips, you must also solve RRB JE Mock Tests. RRB JE mock test will give a better idea about the actual exam and boost’s your confidence level. Follow the below steps to attempt the RRB JE exam.

  1. Go through the complete paper.
  2. Create a plan on how to attempt the question methodically.
  3. Focus on time and decide which question to attempt first and which to leave.
  4. If you do not know an answer, skip the question. Attempt questions only when you are sure.
  5. Once done with papers, check the amount of time taken.
  6. Start moderating your answers honestly.
  7. Go through every unattempted questions at the end and spend some time if you are confident to solve it.

Also Check,

RRB JE BooksRRB JE Previous Year Papers
RRB JE SyllabusRRB JE Exam Pattern

Also Check, RRB JE CBT I

RRB JE Preparation 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the total duration of CBT 1 and CBT 2 in the RRB JE exam?
A. The total duration of CBT 1 is 90 minutes, and the duration of CBT 2 is 120 minutes.
Q. Which are the best books for the General Awareness section in the RRB JE exam?
Lucent’s General Knowledge and Manorama Year Book are a few of the best books for the RRB JE General awareness section. For more details, check the RRB JE Best Books article.
Q. What are the important topics of the General Intelligence & Reasoning section in the RRB JE exam?
The important topics of General Intelligence & Reasoning include Coding and Decoding, Seating Arrangements, Numeric series, Directions, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking.
Q. Which is the best book for RRB JE, Computer Science section?
One of the best books for RRB JE, Computer Science section is Objective Computer Science & Information Technology by G.K. Mithal.
Q. What is the best tip for remembering formulas and equations for the RRB JE exam?
A. One of the best tips to remember what you read is making hand-written notes of your own. It will be of great during the nth moment revision.

Finish the RRB JE Syllabus as early as possible and then start revision. Take RRB JE mock tests and work on your weak areas. Also, solve RRB JE previous year papers. As Embibe launches the mock test series for RRB JE, candidates must make use of it and take up the free mock test to evaluate their preparation for the RRB JE exam.

The above preparation tips will help you formulate your overall preparation strategy. If you have any questions about RRB JE Preparation tips, do let us know of them in the comments section below, and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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