RRC Group D CBT Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Total MarksApril 4, 2023
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The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRC Group D exam for various Level 1 posts, such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, and so on for the Indian Railways. RRC Group D is a national-level examination and the selection process consists of four stages, i.e., Computer-based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification, and Medical Examination.
The Railway Recruitment Cell, Secunderabad, issued an important notice about the release of RRB Group D 2022 results on December 13, 2022. As per the notice, the Group D CBT Result 2022 will be tentatively released on or before December 24, 2022. However, the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for qualifying candidates will be held provisionally from January 2023 onwards.
Before getting into the details of RRB Group D CBT, let us first have an overview of the recruitment below:
|Name of Exam||RRB Group D (Level 1) – CEN-RRC-01/2019|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)|
|Name of Posts||Assistant (Workshop), Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant Operations, Assistant Track Machine, etc.|
|Number of Vacancies||1,03,769|
|Level of Exam||National-level|
|Selection Stages||Four Stages:
– Computer Based Test
– Physical Efficiency Test
– Document Verification
– Medical Examination
|Job Location||All Over India|
Aspirants can find all the latest news and updates related to RRB Group D CBT 2022 below:
The Railway Recruitment Board published the official notification for RRC Group D on February 23, 2019. Candidates can check the notification on RRB’s official website. Furthermore, they can also check as well as download the notification from the direct link update here. Aspirants can check all the details related to the recruitment from the notification. They can check the selection process, application process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more.
RRB releases the schedule for the recruitment process time-to-time. Candidates should keep track of the important dates so that they don’t miss any events. Check the RRB Group D important dates from the table below:
|Notification Release Date||February 23, 2019|
|Online Application Begins||March 12, 2019|
|Online Application Ends||April 12, 2019|
|Last Date to Pay Fee Offline||April 18, 2019|
|Last Date to Pay Fee Online||April 23, 2019|
|RRB Group D Application Status||July 25, 2019|
|Phase 1 City Intimation Slip||August 09, 2022|
|Release of Phase 1 CBT Admit Card||August 13, 2022|
|RRC Group D CBT Exam Date for Phase 1||August 17 to 25, 2022|
|Phase 2 City Slip Release Date||August 18, 2022|
|Phase 2 CBT Admit Card Release Date||August 22, 2022|
|RRC Group D CBT Exam Date for Phase 2||August 26 to September 08, 2022|
|Phase 3 City Slip Release Date||August 30, 2022|
|Phase 3 Admit Card Release Date||September 04, 2022|
|RRC Group D Exam Date for Phase 3||September 08 to 19, 2022|
|Phase 4 City Slip Release Date||September 11, 2022|
|Phase 4 Admit Card Release Date||September 15, 2022|
|RRC Group D Exam Date for Phase 4||September 19 to October 07, 2022|
|Phase 5 Admit Card Release Date||October 02, 2022|
|RRC Group D Exam Date for Phase 5||October 06 to 11, 2022|
|Declaration of RRB Group D CBT Result||On or Before December 24, 2022|
|RRB Group D PET Exam Date||January 2023 onwards|
RRB published the vacancy details for Group D posts on its official website. They released vacancies according to the category and position. The following table depicts the RRC Group D vacancy:
|Name of Post||Name of Department||Vacancies|
|Assistant Depot (Stores)||Stores||1,694|
|Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel)||Mechanical||2,204|
|Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical)||Electrical||1,098|
|Assistant Operations (Electrical)||Electrical||788|
|Assistant Signal & Telecom||Signal and Telecommunication (S and T)||5,479|
|Assistant Track Machine||Engineering||3,157|
|Assistant TL & AC||Electrical||3,633|
|Assistant TL & AC (Workshop)||Electrical||1,823|
|Assistant Works (Workshop)||Engineering||403|
|Track Maintainer Grade IV||Engineering||40,721|
Aspirants can also check region-wise and category-wise RRB Group D Vacancy details below:
|East Central Railway||1,369||555||325||956||358||3,563|
|East Coast Railway||1,034||412||198||653||258||2,555|
|Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro||4,926||1,461||775||2619||1,087||10,873|
|North Central Railway and DLW||2,080||678||317||1,175||474||4,730|
|North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO||1,570||615||307||1,107||403||4,002|
|North Western Railway||2,132||814||384||1,393||526||5,249|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||1,119||449||226||809||291||2,894|
|Northern Railway, DMW and RCF||5,144||2,017||1,031||3,644||1,317||13,153|
|South Central Railway||3,663||1,432||722||2,577||934||9,328|
|South East Central Railway||797||219||115||366||167||1,664|
|South Eastern Railway||1,933||738||361||1,305||482||4,914|
|South Western Railway and RWF||2,745||1,138||557||2,006||715||7,167|
|Southern Railway and ICF||4,363||1,353||787||2,118||958||9,579|
|West Central Railway||1,596||633||308||1,080||402||4,019|
The job profile and responsibilities for each post of RRC Group D are explained in the table below:
|Name of Post||Job Responsibilities|
|Assistants Workshop (Mechanical)||Keep track of the workshop department’s coaches and wagons’ 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
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, stabilisations, 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, stabilisations, 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 organisational 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.
Group D employees in the Railways get Level 01 pay of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix. A Group D employee gets an initial pay of Rs. 18,000/-. Furthermore, the average yearly salary for RRB Group D positions is between Rs. 3 and 5 Lakhs. Check the table below to know the RRB Group D salary structure:
|Scale||Pay Band||Grade Pay||Grade Pay – Entry Level|
The Railway Group D salary includes the following allowances, incentives, and benefits in addition to the basic pay:
Candidates should check the eligibility criteria before applying for the recruitment. Furthermore, they must ensure their eligibility to avoid any rejections later. The RRC Group D eligibility criteria are as follows:
To be eligible for the exam, candidates must be between the ages of 18 years and 33 years. The age relaxations granted by RRB to numerous reserved categories are listed below:
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||3 Years|
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 Years|
|Person with Disability(PwD)||10 Years|
|Person with Disability (OBC)||13 Years|
|Person with Disability (SC/ST)||15 Years|
The Railway Recruitment Boards issue the application form online on their official websites. Candidates have to visit the respective RRB’s official website to apply online for RRC Group D. This is divided into two parts, i.e., online registration and filling out the application form.
The steps to apply online for RRC Group D are provided below:
Aspirants can check the application fee for RRB Group D recruitment from the table below:
|Category||Application Fee||Refunded Fee Amount after CBT|
|General (UR)||Rs. 500/-||Rs. 400/-|
|PwBD / Female/ Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates, and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class||Rs. 250/-||Rs. 250/- (deducting bank charges)|
RRB conducts the exam in various cities across the country. The list of RRC Group D CBT exam centres is provided below:
|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|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur|
|Delhi/ NCR||Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida|
|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|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|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|
|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|
The officials of RRB prescribe the exam pattern on the official notification. Aspirants should check the RRB Group D exam pattern to understand the question paper structure.
The selection process for RRB Group D consists of the following four stages:
The number of candidates that would be called for the Physical Efficiency Test will be three times the total number of vacancies. Furthermore, passing PET is mandatory for moving ahead in the selection process.
Aspirants can check the section-wise marking scheme for RRB Group D CBT below:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Marks|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||30||30 marks|
|General Science||25||25 marks|
|General Awareness & Current Affairs||20||20 marks|
RRB also prescribes the syllabus for RRC Group D CBT. The following is the syllabus for each subject:
|Mathematics||Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern, etc.|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.|
|General Science||Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences of CBSE Class 10 Level.|
|General Awareness & Current Affairs||Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics, and Any Other Subject of Importance.|
Check the detailed RRC Group D syllabus here.
The RRC Group D preparation needs a systematic and planned approach. After checking the exam pattern and syllabus, aspirants can make a study plan that suits their exam goals, convenience, strengths, and weaknesses. Moreover, they must set separate timing for each subject. Check the subject-wise RRB Group D preparation tips below:
The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will distribute the RRB Group D Admit Card 2022 for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) in December 2022 or January 2023. Candidates who get shortlisted in the CBT exam will only be able to download the PET hall ticket 2022. They need to visit their respective RRB websites to download the hall ticket. Furthermore, they must enter the registration number and password/ date of birth to download the hall ticket.
The RRC Group D admit card contains the candidate’s details, exam date & time, exam centre details, and instructions. Aspirants must carry a printout of their admit cards and a valid photo ID proof to the exam centre.
The officials publish the CBT tentative answer key online a few weeks after the exam. Candidates who appeared for CBT can check the RRB Group D answer key from their respective RRB official websites. Furthermore, they need to use their login credentials to check the answer key. RRB also provides a chance to raise objections against the tentative answer key. Therefore, candidates can challenge the answer key by paying an objection fee.
The Railway Recruitment Board will announce the CBT result on or before December 24, 2022. Check the RRC Group D CBT result from the respective RRB’s official website. The officials publish the result in the form of a merit list PDF. The result PDF contains roll numbers of qualified candidates. Furthermore, RRB releases the RRB Group D scorecard. Candidates must enter the registration number and password/ date of birth to download the scorecard.
RRB will release the cut-off of RRC Group D CBT 2022 shortly on its official website. The RRB Group D cutoff is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates must obtain to qualify for the next stage. The cutoff marks depend on the following factors:
Aspirants can check frequently asked questions related to RRC Group D CBT 2022 below:
Q.1: How many stages are there in RRC Group D?
Ans: There are three stages in the RRB Group D selection process.
Q.2: What is the selection process for RRC Group D?
Ans: The RRB Group D selection process includes a Computer-based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification (DV), and Medical Examination.
Q.3: What are the subjects in RRC Group D CBT?
Ans: Subjects from which questions are asked in the RRB Group D CBT exam are Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness & Current Affairs.
Q.4: Is there a negative marking in RRC Group D CBT?
Ans: Yes, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Q.5: Can I choose any other exam language except English?
Ans: The default language is English. However, candidates can also select other languages from the drop-down menu. These languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Q.6: What is the minimum educational qualification for RRC Group D?
Ans: Candidates should have passed Class 10 or ITI from NCVT/SCVT-approved institutions or equivalent exam or NCVT-issued National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC).
Q.7: How many vacancies have been announced for RRC Group D?
Ans: Railway Recruitment Boards have announced 1,03,769 vacancies for Group D posts in the railways.
Q.8: How many candidates will be called for PET?
Ans: PET will be required for all the CBT shortlisted candidates. However, three times the total number of vacancies announced for RRBs/RRCs will be called for the PET.
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