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RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Exam Date, Eligibility & Application

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RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB JE recruitment exam to fill positions for various positions, including Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) in the Indian railway. Candidates from 18 to 33 years of age having a Degree/ Diploma in Engineering from a recognized University in India can apply for the RRB Junior Engineer Recruitment exam 2021. The selection of candidates under RRB JE recruitment is done in two stages of Computer-based Tests (CBT): RRB JE Stage 1 CBT and RRB JE Stage 2 CBT. RRB JE Notification 2021 and RRB JE Exam date 2021 has not been released yet. However, candidates must start their preparation early and must be aware of crucial details like RRB JE Salary, RRB JE Syllabus, RRB JE Exam Pattern etc. before they start their preparation.

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Overview

For the reference of candidates, we have provided below the highlights about RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 in the table below: 

RRB JE Exam Overview

Particulars Details 
Exam Name Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer Exam – RRB JE
Commonly Known as RRB JE Recruitment 2021 
Name of Exam conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)
Job Location Across India 
Job Category Central Government Job 
Posts Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
Junior Engineer (IT)
Junior Engineer (JE)
Level of Exam All India Level 
Selection Process RRB JE Stage 1 CBT, RRB JE Stage 2 CBT, Medical Exam and Documents Verification 
Official website rrbcdg.gov.in 

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Important Dates 

Check out the list of dates and events related to the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 in the table below: 

List of Dates and Events 

Events Key Dates 
Issue of RRB Junior Engineer exam Notification Not yet notified
Issue of Online Application forms Not yet notified
Last date to apply for Registration Not yet notified
Last date to submit the online application fee Not yet notified
Close of Online application Not yet notified
Stage 1 Computer Based Test (CBT – 1) Not yet notified
Stage 2 Computer Based Test (CBT – 2)Not yet notified
RRB Junior Engineer Computer Based Test Result Not yet notified
Documents Verification and Medical ExaminationNot yet notified

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Vacancies 

The vacancies for RRB Junior Engineer recruitment 2021 will be issued by the exam conducting body soon on the official portal. For reference purposes, candidates can check out the category wise vacancies offered for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2019 in the table below: 

List of RRB JE Vacancies 

CategoryVacancies (in 2019)
Unreserved Category 7073
Scheduled Caste1958
Scheduled Tribe 1048
Other Backward Classes3403
Total13487

RRB JE Notification

RRB JE Notification 2021 will provide candidates with important details about the recruitment process of the Railway Junior Engineer exam. The notification gives information related to the application process, opening and closing date of RRB JE exam registrations, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and syllabus, admit card, exam centres etc.

The official notification for RRB JE 2021 exam will be published on the official RRB website (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/). Candidates can visit the official website to register for the exam and other RRB JE Recruitment details.

RRB JE Exam Notification 2019

As the release of the last recruitment notification by the Railway Board was for the RRB JE exam 2019, aspirants can refer to details about the recruitment in the RRB JE notification 2019.

In 2019, the RRB announced a total of 13487 vacancies for the Junior Engineer posts. The official notification was released on December 29, 2018. The applications window was opened for the RRB JE exam on January 2, 2019. For further details, check the PDF given below:

Download RRB JE 2019 Official Notification PDF

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Eligibility

To apply for the junior engineer post under the RRB Recruitment exam 2021, candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the recruitment exam 2021 is given below:

  1. Age Limit: Candidate must be of 18 to 33 years of age.
  2. 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.
  3. Number of Attempts: The authorities have not specified the number of attempts to appear in the exam of the RRB Recruitment Junior Engineer post. 

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Age Relaxation 

Apart from the age limit to apply for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021, the authorities have provided the following age relaxation for the candidates belonging to the reserved category.

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

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Educational Qualification 

Check out below the minimum required educational eligibility criteria to apply for the post of the 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 Recruitment 2021: Application Process 

Candidates have to submit the application form of RRB Junior Engineer post recruitment on the official website of the exam conducting body. For the reference of candidates willing to apply for the RRB Recruitment exam, we have provided below the steps to fill the application form: 

Steps to fill the Application Form 

1st Step: Visit the official website of RRB.

2nd Step: Now select the official notification of Junior Engineer applications 

3rd Step: You will be redirected to the online registration page

4th Step: Now enter your basic details as the email ID and mobile number to create the OTP 

5th Step: After providing the OTP, RRB JE registration ID will get created 

6th Step: Now login by using the registration ID and password to fill the application form

7th Step: Fill the application form and then submit all the details 

8th Step: Now upload the required documents as per the size and formats provided by the authorities 

9th Step: After that, the application fee page will appear, you can submit the fee by using the Net Banking /Debit Card/ Credit Card.

10th Step: Submit the complete application form and then take out the print of the application form and fee receipt for the future reference 

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Documents required

Candidates have to provide some documents to apply for RRB Recruitment 2021. As per the official notification of RRB recruitment 2021, all the documents should be below 240 KB and the size must not exceed 35mm x 45mm and the format should be JPEG. We have provided below the list of documents required at the time of filling up the application form for RRB Recruitment exam 2021: 

  1. Scanned passport size photo (with white background)
  2. Class 10th mark sheet 
  3. Class 12th mark sheet 
  4. Scanned sign of the candidate (on a black and white paper)

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Application Fee

The exam conducting body has provided some fee concession for the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The payment of the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 can be made through Net Banking /Credit Card /Debit Card on the official portal. Find below the category-wise details of RRB JE recruitment 2021 fee structure: 

Category-wise Application Fee

CategoryFee Amount
General Category Rs. 500
SC/ STRs. 250
Person with Disability Rs. 250
Candidates from minoritiesRs. 250
Economically backward sectionsRs. 250
TransgenderRs. 250
WomenRs. 250

Note: Candidates can also submit the RRB Junior Engineer application fee in offline mode by generating the challan which is to be deposited at the State Bank of India. 

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern

Before appearing in the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021, candidates are advised to check the exam pattern issued by the exam conducting body. We have provided below the main highlights of the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam in the table below: 

Highlights of RRB JE recruitment exam pattern 

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 

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: CBT 1 Exam Pattern 

The first stage exam of the RRB Junior Engineer exam will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will have a total of 90 minutes to solve the question paper of the RRB Recruitment exam 2021. The sectional weightage of CBT 1 is provided below: 

Sectional Weightage

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

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: CBT 2 Exam Pattern 

After CBT 2, the marks obtained by candidates will be considered in the final merit list of the Junior Engineer exam 2021. Candidates will have a total of 120 minutes to solve the CBT 2 question paper of RRB Recruitment exam 2021. Check out below the sectional weightage of the CBT 2 question paper: 

Exam Sectional Weightage 

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

RRB JE Syllabus 2021

Find the RRB JE syllabus of the CBT 1 exam provided below:

RRB JE Syllabus of CBT 1

Subjects Topics 
MathematicsNumber systems, Ratio and Proportion, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern.
General AwarenessCulture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc.
General Intelligence and ReasoningCoding and Decoding, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Conclusions and Decision Making, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.
General ScienceChemistry, Physics, and Life Sciences (up to class 10th as per CBSE Syllabus) 

RRB JE Syllabus of CBT 2 

Subjects Topics 
General AwarenessKnowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture, and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity, and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc.
Physics and ChemistryPhysics and Chemistry up to class 10th as per the CBSE board syllabus. 
Basics of Computers & ApplicationArchitecture of Computers, Operating Systems like Windows, Unix,  input and Output devices, Storage devices, Various data representation, Internet and Email, Websites & Web Browsers, Networking, Linux, MS Office, Computer Virus.
Basics of Environment & Pollution ControlBasics of Environment, Air, water and Noise pollution, and their control and effect, Waste Management, Global warming, Acid rain, Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies, Ozone Layer depletion.
Technical AbilitiesEnergy Bands, Electronic Devices & Circuits, Diodes, Control System, Communication, Basics of Signals & Systems, Analog & Digital Circuits, Wireless Communication, Tunnel, Microprocessor & Microcontroller, Junctions, Generation & Recombination of System, EMFT, Digital Signal Processing
Electronics EngineeringAnalog & Digital Electronics, Electrical & Electronics Measurements, Circuits & Measurement Systems, Basics of Circuits & Power Electronics, Machines, Signals & Systems, Power & Control Systems, Circuit Theory
Civil EngineeringCosting, Environmental Engineering, Estimating, Error & Adjustments, Concrete Structures, Building Materials, Construction/Structure Engineering & DrawingCoordinate System, Curves, Construction, General Civil EngineeringValuation, Structural Analysis, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics, ProjectionsMechanics, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Highway Planning
Computer Science EngineeringAlgorithms, Operating Systems, Languages, DBMS, Computer Networks, Computer Fundamentals, MS Office, Web Technology, Web Programming, System Programming, Software Engineering, Network Communication
Mechanical EngineeringEngineering Mechanics, Metrology & Inspection, Kinematics of Machines, I.C Engine Cycles, Fluid Mechanics, Casting, Machining & Machine Tool Operations, Power Engineering, Thermodynamics Cycles, Heat Transfer, Power Engineering, Steam Tables
Information TechnologyOperating System, UNIX, System Engineering, SAD, Software Engineering, C, C++, Java, MS Office, DBMS, Data & Network Communication, Computer Fundamentals & Organization
Chemical & Metallurgical AssistantInstrumentation & Measurement, Thermodynamics, Material Science, Polymers, Applied Chemistry, Environment & Pollution Control, Computers, Basic Concept of Fuel
Instrumentation & Measurement EngineeringIndustrial Instrumentation, Flow Measurement, Transducers, Process, Instrumentation, Analog & Digital Electronics, Mechanical Measurement, Circuits, Basics of Measurement Systems

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Admit card 

The hall ticket of Junior Engineer recruitment will be issued on the official website. To download the admit card candidate’s registration details will be required in the login window. For the reference of candidates, we have mentioned below the steps to download the RRB JE 2021 admit card online: 

Steps to Download the Junior Engineer Hall Ticket 

1st Step: Visit the official website of RRB.
2nd Step: Now click on the notification of the Junior Engineer hall ticket online.
3rd Step: You will be redirected to the login page.
4th Step: Enter your registered login details and proceed.
5th Step: Your exam hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.
6th Step: Take out the print of the hall ticket to carry at the exam centre.

Note: All candidates have to carry two coloured passport size photos, one copy of the photo identity proof and an original photo ID proof along with the admit card at the exam centre. 

Details to Mentioned on the RRB JE Admit Card

After downloading the hall ticket of the exam from the official website candidates are advised to check the following details mentioned on the hall ticket.

  1. Candidate’s Name
  2. Candidates Photograph
  3. Applicant’s category(General/ OBC/ SC/ ST)
  4. Exam Address
  5. Examination Date and Time
  6. General Instructions for the examination
  7. Roll Number of applicant
  8. Exam Center Name

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Exam Centre

While filling the application form for the RRB Junior Engineer post, candidates have to select the exam centre as per their choice. For the reference of candidates, we have listed below the exam centre options available for the exam recruitment:

Exam Center RegionsExam Center Regions
Patna Mumbai 
Muzaffarpur Madla 
Gorakhpur Kolkata
Chennai Jammu & Kashmir
Chandigarh Guwahati 
Siliguri Allahabad
Secunderabad Bangalore 
Ranchi Bhopal 
Bilaspur Ahmedabad 
Thiruvananthapuram Ajmer 
Bhubaneswar

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Result

The result of RRB Junior Engineer recruitment will be issued on the official portal. To download the result candidate’s registered login details will be required. For the reference of candidates, we have provided below the steps to download the RRB Junior Engineer result: 

Steps to download the RRB JE Result 

1st Step: Visit the official website of RRB 

2nd Step: Select the notification bar from the home page

3rd Step: Now click on the option of ‘Result of RRB Junior Engineer 2021’

4th Step: You will be redirected to the result page 

5th Step: Now enter your registered login ID and password in the given tabs 

6th Step: Save and take out the print of the result for future reference 

Details mentioned on RRB JE Result

After downloading the result from the official website, candidates must check out the important details. Check the list of important details mentioned on the RRB Junior Engineer result 2021:

  1. Exam Region Name
  2. Candidate’s Date of Birth
  3. Marks Obtained by the candidate 
  4. Name of exam
  5. Normalized Marks
  6. Railways Zone
  7. Correct Answers and Wrong Answers
  8. Candidates Registration Number

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Cutoff

After the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment result issue, the authorities will also issue the category wise cutoff marks on the official portal at rrbcdg.gov.in. The cutoff score of RRB JE recruitment will depend on the following factors:

  1. The difficulty level of the RRB exam question paper. 
  2. The total number of candidates appeared in the exam. 
  3. The total number of candidates who have cleared the exam. 
  4. Previous year cutoff score. 
  5. The total number of vacancies offered by the exam conducting body.

To get an estimate about the cutoff score of the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021. We have provided below the cutoff score for 2019. 

CategoryCut-Off (out of 100 Marks) 2019Minimum Marks
General Category52 to 55 Marks40%
Other Backward Classes 50 to 53 Marks30%
SC40 to 43 Marks30%
ST38 to 41 Marks25%

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

The exam of the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment post will be conducted in two stages. After that, the shortlisted candidates will be examined medically by the exam conducting body. Check out below the stages in the selection process of RRB JE recruitment 2021: 

Stages of RRB JE Recruitment Selection Process 

Stage 1: CBT 1
Stage 2: CBT 2
Stage 3: Verification of Document
Stage 4: Medical examinations
Stage 5: Final Result

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Salary 

After qualifying in the exam of RRB Junior Engineer recruitment, candidates will be shortlisted for the job. The selected candidates as the RRB Junior engineer will get a basic pay of Rs. 35,400 per month during their training period. After completion of the training period, candidates will get Rs. 42,000 per month as their basic salary. The RRB JE’s salary will be based on their posting location. We have provided below the salary structure as per the class and city population of the candidate’s job:

Class-wise Salary Structure

DetailsClass A (Population up to 50 Lacs)Class B (Population between 5 lac to 50 lacs)Class C (Population up to 5 lacs)
Basic PayRs.13,500Rs. 13,500Rs.13,500
House Rent Allowance30% of Basic Pay – Rs. 405020% of Basic Pay – Rs.270010% of Basic Pay – Rs. 1350
Other AllowancesRs. 4000 Rs. 4000Rs. 4000
Dearness AllowancesRs. 16,875Rs. 16,875Rs. 16,875 
Salary In HandRs. 38,425Rs. 37,075Rs. 35,725
Deduction (Approx)Rs. 2,000Rs. 2,000Rs. 2,000
Total PayRs. 36,425Rs. 35,075Rs. 33,725

Note: The salary structure has been changed after the implementation of the 7th pay commission by the government of India.

RRB JE Recruitment 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Check out below some frequently asked questions related to the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021:

Q1: What are the educational requirements to apply for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021?
A: Candidates applying for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 must have completed a Degree/ Diploma in Engineering from a recognized University in India.
Q2: What are the subjects covered under the RRB JE recruitment CBT 2 exam question paper?
A: The subjects covered under the RRB JE recruitment CBT 2 exam question paper are general awareness, physics and chemistry, basics of computers & application, basics of environment & pollution control, etc. The complete syllabus is given in the above article.
Q3: What are the stages in the selection process of the RRB JE recruitment exam 2021?
A: The stages in the selection process of the RRB JE recruitment exam 2021 include stage 1 CBT, stage 2 CBT, stage 3 verification of document, stage 4 medical examinations, stage 5 final result.
Q4: What details will be mentioned on the admit card of the RRB JE recruitment exam 2021?
A: The important details mentioned on the RRB JE recruitment exam 2021 hall ticket are Candidate’s Name, Applicant’s category, exam address, exam date, time, roll number of the applicant, and exam centre name etc.
Q5: What are the RRB Junior engineer recruitment exam duration of CBT 1 and CBT 2?
A: As per the exam pattern of RRB JE recruitment exam 2021 candidates will be provided 90 minutes duration for CBT 1 and 120 minutes duration for CBT 2.
Q6: How many attempts are allowed for the RRB Junior Engineer post recruitment 2021?
A: The authorities have not specified the number of attempts to appear in the exam of the RRB Recruitment Junior Engineer post.
Q7: What are the details mentioned on the RRB JE 2021 result?
A: The important details to be mentioned on the RRB JE Result are the candidate’s date of birth, candidate’s registration number, correct answers and wrong answers, marks obtained by the candidate, and normalized marks.
Q8: What is the application fee for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021?
A: The application fee for the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 for the general Category is INR 500 and for the reserved category is INR 250. 
Q9: Is there any process to rectify the misinformation on the admit card of the RRB Junior Engineer recruitment exam 2021 after downloading it from the official website?
A: Yes, candidates are advised to immediately contact the helpline number provided by the exam conducting body on the official website.

Now you have the detailed information on RRB JE Recruitment 2021. Candidates can now start their preparation accordingly. Practising previous year papers too will help a lot in securing a good score. For the General Awareness, Reasoning and Mathematics section, candidates can practice the free RRB JE Mock Test Series to evaluate their level of preparation.

We hope the detailed article on RRB JE Recruitment 2021 helps you. If you have any doubt regarding this article drop your comments below, and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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