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About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

RRC Group D CBT: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts RRC Group D Exam for various posts (Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts) in the Indian Railways. Railway Group D is the most basic and low-paying railway employment. Chosen candidates will work as a track assistant or track maintainer. They are responsible for the upkeep of tracks, railway coaches, departments, and stores, among other things.

The task will be in tandem with the position they are assigned, for example, if assigned to diesel locomotives, they will be responsible for maintaining the engine and their trails.  For candidates who applied for various vacancies, the RRB has released the RRC Group D Level 1 application status. The RRC Group D examination is scheduled to take place in November-December 2020. 


To view the RRC Group D brochure CEN No RRC01-2019

Exam Summary

Exam Overview
Name of the Board Railway Recruitment Board
Job Role Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts
Job Location Across India
Total Number of Vacancy 1,03,769
Online Application Date March 12 to April 12, 2019
Scheduled To Start  From December 15, 2020
Modified Date April to June 2021 (Postponed)
Qualification for RRB Group D Level I Examination 12th (10+2 Stage)/Any degree
RRB Group-D examination Age Limit 18 to 30 years/18 to 33 years
Stages for RRB Group D Level I Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Document Verification and Medical Examination



Number of Posts/Vacancies

Number of Seats


Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

The number of candidates that would be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) will be three times the total number of vacancies notified against RRB/RRC based on their performance in the Computer Based Test (CBT). However, the board reserves the right to adjust this percentage as necessary to ensure that an adequate/reasonable number of candidates are available for all of the notified positions. Passing the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is required for moving ahead in the selection process.

Stages of Exam

  1. First Stage: Computer-Based Test (CBT)
  2. Second Stage: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Third Stage: Document Verification/Medical Examination

Candidates will be called for document verification based on their performance in the CBT and their PET stages.

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg for a distance of 100 metres in under 2 minutes without putting the weight down. Should be able to lift and carry a 20 kg weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes without putting it down.
Should be able to sprint 1000 metres in under 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Should be able to sprint 1000 metres in under 5 minutes and 40 seconds.

Shortlisted candidates should provide a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer on the date of their document verification, or the application will be rejected. The signatures of the candidates on all documents, whether in English or Hindi, should be identical and a mismatch will result in disqualification.


Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

Computer-Based Test: This is the first stage of the RRC Group D selection process. Candidates need to be mindful before attempting the paper for each wrong answer, one-third of the marks will be deducted. To understand the exam pattern, look at the table below:

Sections in the Question Paper Marks
Mathematics 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30
General Science 25
General Awareness & Current Affairs 20
Total 100

Exam pattern details - Total time

The Computer-Based Test will last for 90 minutes.

Exam Calendar

RRC Group D CBT Exam Events RRC Group D CBT Important Dates
Beginning of Online Registration March 12, 2019
Last Date for Online Registration April 12, 2019
Last Date for Submission of Application April 26, 2019
Closing Date of Offline Payment April 18, 2019
Closing Date of Online Payment April 23, 2019
Release of RRC Group D Admit Card To be updated soon

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

The RRC Grade- D Level- I 2019 Recruitment exam has the below-mentioned RRC Group D Syllabus for all  sections.


  • Number system
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • LCM
  • HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Elementary statistics
  • Square
  • Age calculations
  • Calendar and Clock
  • Pipes and Cistern

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Mathematical operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Venn diagram
  • Data interpretation
  • Sufficiency
  • Conclusions
  • Decision making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement- Arguments and Assumptions

General Science

Physics, Chemistry, and Life Science will be covered in the 10th-grade General Science curriculum (CBSE). Take help from NCERT textbooks to prepare for this section.

Important Topics of General Science:

Physics Topics Chemistry Topics Biology Topics
Motion And its Nature
Surface Tension
Heat & Temp.
Unit And Dimension
Work And Energy
Electricity And Magnetism
Simple Harmonic Motion
Atomic And Nuclear Physics
Substance And Nature
Atomic Structure
Periodic Classification Of Elements
Chemical Bonding
Oxidation And Reduction
Acids, Bases And Salts
Carbon And Its Compounds
Classification Of Organism
Classification Of Plant Kingdom
Plant Morphology
Plant Tissue
Plant Diseases
Classification Of The Animal Kingdom
Animal Tissue
Human Blood
Human Diseases

Syllabus for General Awareness

This section will cover the current events in Science and Technology, Sports, Culture, Economics, Politics, and Popular personalities.

Important Topics Of Current Affairs and General Awareness:

Some important topics of current affairs and general awareness are listed below.

Serial Number Topics
1 Current Events of National and International Importance
2 Games and Sports
3 Art and Culture of India
4 Indian Literature
5 Indian Economy
6 Famous Personalities of India and World
7 Flagship Government Programs
8 Flora and Fauna of India
9 Important Government and Public Sector Organisations of India
10 Monuments and Places of India
11 History of India and Freedom Struggle
12 Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
13 Indian Polity and Governance - constitution and political system
14 General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India
15 UN and Other important World Organisations
16 Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
17 Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

The preparation for RRC Group D needs a systematic and planned approach. After candidates have studied the RRC Group D exam pattern and syllabus carefully, they can develop a schedule that suits their exam goals, convenience, strengths and weaknesses. You must set aside time for each section separately. Sections that you find difficult should be given more attention.

Preparation For Mathematics

  • This section requires memorising formulas, which may appear difficult at first but with regular practice it becomes easier. 
  • With regular practise of formulae and numericals, it is clearly possible to memorise and master all of the concepts.
  • Make sure you understand the methods and tricks. 
  • If you don't practise well, you might not be able to determine the different questions properly.
  • Many aspirants find the Mathematics part tough, but if they practice a significant number of questions from the different topics regularly, their problem-solving ability will improve.
  • Do not attempt to memorise all of the many shortcuts and methods. 

Preparation For General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Applying theoretical knowledge, common sense, as well as analytical and critical thinking, is required in this section. 
  • This may appear to be a lot of work, but mastering this area is very easy.
  • After you have figured out the theory behind various concepts, try to figure out the methods involved in approaching and solving problems. 
  • Practice problems regularly and understand tricks to solve difficult math problems easily. 
  • Use questions from other sources (online/offline) to practise. 
  • Keep track of how much time you’ve spent answering questions in order to manage your time better.

Preparation For General Science

  • Study the Class 9th and 10th NCERT Science textbooks for this section. 
  • Have a thorough understanding of the concepts. 
  • Have all of the formulas, scientific names, simple equations, and other details at your fingertips so that you don't have to think too hard when answering questions. 
  • Despite the fact that this part covers a wide range of topics, it is a simple and high-scoring section in the entire question paper.

Preparation for General Awareness on Current Affairs

  • Read newspapers and current events magazines released for government job exams on a regular basis for this section. 
  • Concentrate mostly on events and topics of the last six months. 
  • Make notes while you study and go over them regularly because this subject requires you to remember a lot of the latest information.
  • Make sure you attempt the questions you are sure of, as there is negative marking involved in the same.
  • Take RRB Group D to practice tests and previous year papers as well to improve your speed and test-taking ability.

Detailed Study plan

It is essential to concentrate in order to pass the RRC Group D exam. Take a look at the RRB Group D Study Plan 2020-21, for a span of 60 days. Begin with the RRB Group D study plan to prepare for the exam.

Days Mathematics General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness General Science
Day 1 Percentage Blood Relation History of India Earth Sciences
Day 2 Algebra Series Indian Geography Biology Interesting facts
Day 3 Number System   Indian Freedom Struggle Environmental Sciences
Day 4 Ratio & Proportion Missing number Indian Polity & Constitution Physics important & invention
Day 5 Averages Classification Indian Economy Diseases
Day 6 Time & Work     Environmental Sciences
Day 7 Simple Interest Word test General Scientific and Technological Developments Military Technology
Day 8 Compound Interest   Environmental issues Astronomy & Space Technology
Day 9 Profit & Loss Calendar   Chemistry basic formulas
Day 10 Fractions Clock   Nutrition
Day 11 LCM & HCF     Computers shortcuts key
Day 12 Geometry Jumbling   Mobile Technology
Day 13 Number Series Similarities   Biology - Facts about the human body
Day 14 Simplification   Culture Physics - Unit Measurement
Day 15 Revision Revision Revision Revision
Day 16 Probability     Physics- Motion, Sound
Day 17 Basic Geometry Dissimilarities Repeat History of India Biology- Animals & Plants
Day 18 Mensuration formulas   Repeat Indian Geography Chemistry - Properties of Gases
Day 19 Decimal Maps Repeat Indian Freedom Struggle Physics - Energy
Day 20 Statics Data Interpretation Repeat Indian Polity & Constitution Physics - Electricity
Day 21 Bar Graph   Repeat Indian Economy Biology - Viruses and Protozoa
Day 22 Table
Repeat Indian Economy Chemistry in Everyday life
Day 23 Speed, Time & Distance Order & Ranking Repeat Sports Acids, Bases, and pH
Day 24 Pipe & Cistern Mirror and Water Image Repeat General Scientific and Technological Developments Electrochemistry
Day 25 BODMAS Cubes and Dices Repeat Environmental issues Chemical Bonding
Day 26 Mensuration- Cylinder Matrix-based question World Countries Names Periodic Table
Day 27 Mensuration- Circles Embedded Figures Countries and Capitals Equations
Day 28 Mensuration- Polygons Arithmetic reasoning Countries - Capital & Currencies Atomic Structure
Day 29 Mensuration- Rectangles and Squares Odd One Out International Organization heads Physics- Heat
Day 30 Revision Revision Revision Revision
Day 31 Mensuration- Area and Perimeter Seating Arrangements List of Countries and their National Sports Physics- Gravity
Day 32 Mensuration- Cube & Cuboid Circular Arrangements Top 10 Longest Rivers in the World Physics- waves
Day 33 Mensuration- Trapezium, Parallelogram and Rhombus Picture Series and Sequences List of National Peaks in India Biology- Photosynthesis
Day 34 Geometry- Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles Embedded Images List of RBI Governors Human Digestive System
Day 35 Geometry- Perpendicular and parallel Directions Election Commission of India Flora And Fauna
Day 36 Geometry- Triangles Repeat Syllogism List of Prime Ministers of India Computer- operating computer
Day 37 Geometry- Right triangles and trigonometry Repeat Order & Ranking Attorney General of India Computer- understanding word processing
Day 38 Geometry- Quadrilaterals Repeat Mirror and Water Image Defence News Computer- introduction to the internet
Day 39 Geometry- Circle Repeat Cubes and Dices Science and Technology Computer- Web browsers
Day 40 Geometry- Transformations Repeat Matrix-based question Defence and security Computer- WWW
Day 41 Geometry- Area Repeat Embedded Figures Business and Economy Computer- Internet
Day 42 Repeat Profit & Loss Repeat Arithmetic reasoning Obituaries Computer- Storage devices
Day 43 Repeat Fractions Repeat Seating Arrangements Business and Economy Computer- types of computer
Day 44 Repeat Percentage Repeat Circular Arrangements MOU and Agreements Computer- MS Office
Day 45 Revision Revision Revision Revision
Day 46 Repeat Algebra Repeat Puzzle Repeat World Countries Names Repeat Astronomy & Space Technology
Day 47 Repeat Bar Graph Repeat Data Interpretation Repeat Countries and Capitals Repeat Chemistry basic formulas
Day 48 Repeat Table Graph Repeat Analytical Reasoning Repeat Countries - Capital & Currencies Repeat Nutrition
Day 49 Repeat Speed, Time & Distance Repeat Blood relation Repeat International Organization heads Repeat Computers shortcuts key
Day 50 Repeat Averages Repeat Classification Repeat Indian Economy Repeat Diseases
Day 51 Repeat Time & Work Repeat Syllogism Repeat Sports Repeat Environmental Sciences
Day 52 Repeat Simple Interest & Compound Interest Repeat Word test Repeat General Scientific and Technological Developments Repeat Military Technology
Day 53 Repeat Mensuration- Circles Repeat Direction Geography Repeat Physics topics that are tough
Day 54 Repeat Mensuration- Polygons Select the topics that are time-consuming and practice question papers Make notes of all the countries and their capitals name Repeat Chemistry topics that are tough
Day 55 Repeat Geometry- Right triangles and trigonometry Revision Stay updated with the current affairs Repeat Biology topics that are tough
Day 56 Repeat Geometry- Quadrilaterals Go through all the topics to check nothing is missed out. Go through all the topics to check nothing is missed out. Repeat Computer topics that are tough
Day 57 Make notes Make notes Make notes Make notes
Day 58 Work on the weaker section Work on the weaker section Work on the weaker section Work on the weaker section
Day 59 Go through the formulas Go through the tricks Read newspaper Go through the formulas
Day 60 Attempt test series Previous year paper Mock test paper Memory-based paper

Recommended Chapters

The top RRC Group D books to prepare for are listed below. Candidates may use these books in order to prepare for the RRC Group D test.

Name of the Book Name of the Author and Publisher
Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan, Magical Book Series
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal, S.Chand Publisher
Lucent’s General Knowledge (Science section) Lucent Publication
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Publication

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Papers

The RRB conducts Group D CBT exam selection procedure on a regular basis every year. As a result, students preparing for the RRB Group D exam should practise with question papers from prior years' exams. It also gives information about how the curriculum is changing with time. In the coming months of 2021-2022, the RRC Group test is likely to begin. With only a few days to the exam, you should study RRC Group D previous year's papers to help you prepare.

Using RRB Group D previous year papers will be extremely beneficial to you because you will learn exactly what to expect during the actual exam.


Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

The last RRC Group D notification was released on May 13, 2021.

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

Earlier, the application form filling date was March 12, 2019 and the end date was April 12, 2019. RRB Group D 2019 was Postponed. 

Exam Date

The RRC Group D exam date for 2021, which had been officially declared for a total of 1,03,769 vacancies, has been postponed till the lockdown limitations are lifted. The Board has confirmed that the RRB Group D exam date will be announced once the COVID-19 pandemic situation has stabilised and lockdown restrictions have been lifted or lessened. So, the RRC Group D CBT Exam date is yet to be announced.

Interview Date

RRC Group D CBT Interview date is yet to be announced.

Result Date

RRC Group D CBT Result date is yet to be announced.

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

Some important instructions while filling online applications and submission of the application are given below.

  1. Candidates must ensure that they meet all of the qualifying requirements for the post(s) as of the closing date for online registration, earlier it was April 12, 2019.
  2. Candidates who are waiting for the final results of a required educational qualification should not apply. 
  3. Candidates are recommended to read all the instructions carefully before completing the online application. Instructions and information given in CEN are on the websites of RRBs.
  4. Candidates should only visit the official websites of the RRBs/RRCs of this CEN and avoid fake websites and job racketeers.
  5. Candidates must have their own mobile phone number and a valid and active personal email address, which they must maintain for the duration of the recruitment, as RRBs/RRCS will only send recruitment-related messages through SMS and email until the recruitment is completed. Any request for a change of mobile number or email address will be ignored by RRBs/RRCS at any time. Under this CEN, only one online Registration is allowed per mobile number and email address.
  6. Candidates' eligibility will be entirely determined based on the information provided in the ONLINE Application. Candidates do not need to mail their application printouts, certificates, or copies to the Board.
  7. If it is discovered at any point during the recruitment process or later that any information provided by the candidate in his/her application is false/incorrect, that the candidate has suppressed any relevant information, or that the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria for the post(s), his/her candidature will be immediately rejected.
  8. Candidates can modify their application details except for the railway zone they want to apply for, their email address, and their phone number.
  9. Candidates must ensure that they meet all the medical requirements for the position(s) they are applying for. Candidates who are judged medically unfit for the chosen post(s) will not be offered another position.
  10. CBT/PET centre/city allocation will be based on technological and logistical feasibility.
  11. Candidates may be required to travel to other cities/states in order to participate in the CBT/PET. Under no circumstances will a request for a change of exam centre be granted.
  12. To prevent a last-minute rush, candidates are recommended to register and submit an ONLINE application well ahead of the deadline, as there is a risk of inability/failure to get on to the RRB concerned website due to significant traffic on the internet or website during the last days of online registration.
  13. RRBs will not be found responsible if candidates are unable to register and/or submit their application by the deadline due to the abovementioned or any other reason.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

To be eligible for the exam, the individual must be between the ages of 18 and 33. The age relaxations granted by RRB Group D to numerous reserved categories are listed below:

Category Age Relaxation for Categories
General No relaxation
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 3 years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
The person with Disability(PwD) 10 years
The person with Disability (OBC) 13 years
The person with Disability (SC/ST) 15 years

Education Qualification

  1. The candidate must have completed Class 10, or an ITI from any NCVT/ SCVT/ or Equivalent institution, or a National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) from NCVT. The application will not be accepted if the individual has obtained a diploma or engineering degree.
  2. Candidates who are awaiting the results of their final exams are not eligible to apply for RRB Group D 2021.

Number of Attempts

As long as the candidate meets the eligibility conditions, there is no set number of attempts.

Language Proficiency

Only two languages, English and Hindi, will be used to administer these exams.

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

Admit card release date is yet to be announced.

List of Exam Centres

The exam is held in several cities by the various Railway Recruitment Board areas/districts. The following is a list of exam centres for the RRC Group D 2021 exam.

Region Exam Centres
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vuzu Bagran
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Ara, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur
Delhi/ NCR Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida
Goa Verma
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari, Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar Una
Jammu and Kashmir Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong, Ri-Bhoi
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur.
Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal
Tripura Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaypur
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Krishnagar, Siliguri


Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How many stages are there in the RRC Group D selection process?

A. There are 3 stages involved in the RRC Group D selection process.

Q2. What are the stages in RRC Group D selection?

A. The stages in RRC Group D selection includes Computer-Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Document Verification (DV) followed by Medical Examination.

Q3. What are the subjects covered in the RRB Group D syllabus?

A. The subjects covered in the RRC Group D syllabus are: 

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness.

Q4. Is there a different PET for male and female candidates?

A. Yes, there are different PET standards for male and female candidates.

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg for a distance of 100 metres in under 2 minutes without putting the weight down. Should be able to lift and carry a 20 kg weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes without putting it down.
Should be able to sprint 1000 metres in under 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Should be able to sprint 1000 metres in under 5 minutes and 40 seconds.

Q5. How many marks are deducted for every wrong answer?

A. 1/3rd of the marks is deducted for every wrong answer.

Q6. Can I choose any other exam language except English?

A. The default language is English. If the candidate prefers to use a different language, they can do so by selecting it from the drop-down menu. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu are among the languages listed.

Q7. What are the minimum educational qualifications to apply?

A. 10th grade pass (OR) ITI from NCVT/SCVT-approved institutions (or) equivalent (OR) NCVT-issued National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC)

NOTE: A diploma or degree in engineering will not be recognised in place of an Act Apprenticeship or ITI training. Graduate Act Apprenticeships will also not be accepted in place of a Course Completed Act Apprenticeship.

Q8. How many candidates will be called for PET?

A. PET testing will be required of all candidates. Three times the total number of vacancies announced for RRBs/RRCs will be called for the PET.

Job Profile & Salary

salary structuire

Job Description

The Railway Recruitment Board exclusively posts information about Group D openings on its official website. The number of vacancies is separated into categories and postings based on the qualifications of the candidates. According to the Government rules, we have categorised the vacancies per category. 

Mechanical, electrical, engineering, signal & telecommunication, stores, medical, and traffic are among the departments that will be filled. The job profile and responsibilities for each post are explained below. If you are interested in Railway Group-D jobs, read the section carefully.

Assistants Workshop (Mechanical)

  • Keep track of the workshop department's coaches and wagon' maintenance.
  • They are responsible for the coaches' security and maintenance.
  • They must avoid any problems at the bogie shop, wheel shop, furnish shop, etc.
  • Employees worked at a carriage and wagon repair centre.

Assistant (Carriage & Wagon - Mechanical)

  • Promote the maintenance of the trip schedule.
  • Taking care of BPC issues (Brake Power Certificate).
  • Monitoring the Pit Line.
  • Intermediate overhaul maintenance is their responsibility.
  • Maintenance of the ART (Accident Relief Train) is their responsibility.

Assistant Bridge (Engineering)

  • Assisting seniors in the construction of new bridges to be built by the railway authorities.
  • Will be responsible for ensuring that the materials required are available in sufficient quantity and quality, as well as assisting in the design of the overall structure.

Assistant Locomotive Shed/Diesel (Mechanical)

  • Employees are in charge of handling diesel locomotives that have been overhauled.

Assistant Depot (Stores)

  • Component procurement and delivery to major mechanical, electrical, signal, and telecommunications workshops
  • Coaches and wagons must be kept in good condition.
  • Assistant (depot) also supplies major diesel and electric locomotive sheds with spare components.

Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical)

The Traction Rolling Stock(TRS) sheds are responsible for overhauling and assembly level maintenance of 25KV AC electric locomotives in electrical locomotive sheds, and the electrical Senior Section Engineer (SSE) in the Railway department division is responsible for working on them.

Assistant Pointsman (Traffic)

  • Switches and railroad points must be handled with care.
  • Controlling the train's direction by pulling the lever.

Assistant Operation (Electrical)

  • Assists the operation manager by ensuring electrical supply.
  • They maintain the train's and station's electrical appliances under the direction of a senior engineer.

Assistant S&T (Signal & Telecommunication)

  • Executes responsibilities under the supervision of the senior officer.
  • Trains should be given signals based on the situation.
  • Part of the interlocking panel system. 
  •  After granting line clearance to enter the block section, hand over the token to the driver.

Assistant TL & AC (Electrical)

  • To review the TL & AC (Train Lights and AC).
  • To test the train's electrical appliances and connections for proper operation, such as signal LEDs, AC controllers, power supplies, stabilizations, and so on.

Assistant Track Machine (Engineering)

  • Under the supervision of seniors, assistants are required to repair the devices.
  • Also ensures the availability of tools/gadgets essential for the track machine's efficient operation.

Assistant TL & AC/Workshop (Electrical)

  • To ensure that assistant TL and AC Engineers have access to the tools and equipment they need.
  • To inspect the lighting, bulbs, fans, AC ducts, temperature control of ACs, stabilizations, and any other electrical appliances for maintenance.

Assistant Works (Engineering)

  • Enrolled in the manufacturing sector of all types of rail assets, such as coaches, train appliances, platforms, sheds, and so on.
  • They must come up with some innovative designs in order to further improve Indian Railways.

Assistant Traction Distribution (Electrical)

  • Electrical locomotives, Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs), and Mainline Electrical Multiple Units are among the assets that must be maintained (MEMUs).
  • Responsible for all organizational and technical requirements of the power supply installations, OHE, and RC equipment's optimal maintenance and operation.

Assistant Works/Workshop (Engineering)

  • Assisting seniors in the manufacturing industry
  • To ensure that the necessary supplies (tools and gadgets) are available.
  • Under the guidance of their seniors, handles all fitting and welding tasks in manufacturing.

Track Maintainer Grade-IV (Mechanical)

  • Keeping the tracks clean
  • Will be required to stroll along the railway, inspect the state of the track and perform small repairs such as tightening/providing clamps, joints, and so on.
  • Keep an eye on the track breakdown.
  • Provides trains with a proper, safe, and smooth track.
  • Examine the track line for any repairs or maintenance.

Hospital Assistant (Medical)

  • Taking good care of the sick passenger while he or she is being treated.
  • In the stations, taking care of medical aids and their requirements.
  • Maintaining Medical Equipment Clean.

Post list & Vacancies

The RRB exclusively publishes information about Group D openings on its official website. The number of openings is separated into categories and positions for candidates. According to the government guidelines, we've compiled a category-by-category vacancy list. For a better understanding, candidates should review the tables below.

SI. No. Name of the RRB Group D Post Department Number of Vacancies/Post
1 Assistant (Workshop) Mechanical 11,277
2 Assistant Bridge Engineering 913
3 Assistant C&W Mechanical 7,284
4 Assistant Depot (Stores) Stores 1,694
5 Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel) Mechanical 2,204
6 Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical) Electrical 1,098
7 Assistant Operations (Electrical) Electrical 788
8 Assistant Pointsman Traffic 14,870
9 Assistant Signal & Telecom Signal and Telecommunication (S and T) 5,479
10 Assistant Track Machine Engineering 3,157
11 Assistant TL & AC Electrical 3,633
12 Assistant TL & AC (Workshop) Electrical 1,823
13 Assistant TRD Electrical 3,014
14 Assistant Works Engineering 4,109
15 Assistant Works (Workshop) Engineering 403
16 Hospital Assistant Medical 1,302
17 Track Maintainer Grade IV Engineering 40,721
    Total 1,03,769

Both technical and non-technical positions are available in Railway Group D. The following is a list of the various posts:

Serial Number Post
1 Cabin man
2 Fitter
3 Gangman
4 Group D – Store
5 Group D – Engg
6 Helper-II (Electrical)
7 Helper-II (Mechanical)
8 Helper-II (S & T)
9 Keyman
10 Leverman
11 Pointsman
12 Porter
13 Shunter
14 Switchman
15 Trackman
16 Welder

Region-wise and Category-wise Railway Group D Vacancy Details:

SI. No. Railway Region Un-Reserved(UR) Scheduled Caste (SC) Scheduled Tribe (ST) Other Backward Communities (OBC) EWS Total Number of Vacancies
1 Central Railway 3,597 1,398 759 2,656 935 9,345
2 East Central Railway 1,369 555 325 956 358 3,563
3 East Coast Railway 1,034 412 198 653 258 2,555
4 Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro 4,926 1,461 775 2619 1,087 10,873
5 North Central Railway and DLW 2,080 678 317 1,175 474 4,730
6 North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO 1,570 615 307 1,107 403 4,002
7 North Western Railway 2,132 814 384 1,393 526 5,249
8 Northeast Frontier Railway 1,119 449 226 809 291 2,894
9 Northern Railway, DMW and RCF 5,144 2,017 1,031 3,644 1,317 13,153
10 South Central Railway 3,663 1,432 722 2,577 934 9,328
11 South East Central Railway 797 219 115 366 167 1,664
12 South Eastern Railway 1,933 738 361 1,305 482 4,914
13 South Western Railway and RWF 2,745 1,138 557 2,006 715 7,167
14 Southern Railway and ICF 4,363 1,353 787 2,118 958 9,579
15 West Central Railway 1,596 633 308 1,080 402 4,019
16 Western Railway 4,287 1,647 812 2,914 1,074 10,734
  Grand Total 42,355 15,559 7,984 27,378 10,381 1,03,769

Salary Structure

Employees in Group D of the Railways would be assigned to Level 01 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix, with an initial pay of Rs. 18,000.

The average yearly salary for RRB Group D positions is between Rs. 3 and 5 Lakh.

Scale Pay Band Grade Pay Grade Pay – Entry Level
PB-1 Rs. 15,600-60,600 Rs.5,400 Rs.21,000
Rs.5,700 Rs.23,190
Rs.6,000 Rs.25,380
Rs.7,200 Rs.29,730
Rs.8,400 Rs.34,080
PB-2 Rs. 29,900-1,04,400 Rs.12,600 Rs.40,500
Rs.13,800 Rs.51,420
PB-3 Rs.14,400 Rs.54,450
Rs.16,200 Rs.63,000
Rs.46,800-1,17,300 Rs.19,800 Rs.76,590
Rs.22,800 Rs.88,500
PB-5 Rs.1,12,200-20,100 Rs.26,100 Rs.1,38,300
Rs.26,700 Rs.1,47,300
Rs.30,000 Rs.1,59,000

Other Allowances for Railway Group D Salary:

The Railway Group D salary includes extra allowances, incentives, and benefits in addition to the basic pay.

  • 1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • 2. Daily Allowance, Mileage Allowance beyond 8 km
  • 3. Transport Allowance (TPA)
  • 4. House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • 5. Compensation in case of Holidays
  • 6. Allowance For Night Duty
  • 7. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
  • 8. Overtime Allowance (OTA)

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