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RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022: CBT Exam Postponed


RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022: The Railway Recruitment Cell has considered the protests of aspirants against the Level 1 Recruitment process and has postponed the written examination, scheduled for February 23, 2022. Candidates are given 3 weeks’ time, i.e. till February 16, 2022, to raise their concerns through existing channels. A high power committee will receive the grievances of candidates, examine them and submit the recommendations by March 4, 2022. Later the RRC Level 1 exam dates will be announced on the official website.

The RRC Level 1 Recruitment for 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/ Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in other departments of Indian Railways is on hold. Candidates can find the direct link to view the notification related to the postponement of the RRC Level 1 exams.  Read the article to know about RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022.

RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022 Highlights

Name of the ExaminationRRC Level 1 Exam
Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Cell (RRC)
Job TypeGovernment Job
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Official Websiteindianrailways.gov.in

RRC Group D Important Dates

It is essential for you to know the important dates for RRC Group D/ Level 1 2019 exam before you start filling out the RRC Group D/ Level 1 application form. Check out the important dates from the table below.

Events Important Dates
Beginning of Online RegistrationMarch 12, 2019
Last Date for Online RegistrationApril 12, 2019
Last Date for Submission of ApplicationApril 26, 2019
Closing Date of Offline PaymentApril 18, 2019 
Closing Date of Online PaymentApril 23, 2019
Final Submission of Application FormApril 26, 2019, at 23:59 hrs
City Intimation SlipFebruary 13, 2022 (Postponed)
Release of RRC Group D Admit CardFebruary 19, 2022 (Postponed)
RRC Level 1 examFebruary 23, 2022 (Postponed)

RRC Level 1 Exam Date 2022 Postponed

The conducting body has announced that the Level 1 exams, scheduled from February 23, 2022, onwards have been postponedThe committee will announce the revised RRC Level 1 CBT Exam Dates on the official website and we will update the same here. Check the RRC Level 1 Postponement Notice here.

RRC Level 1 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, candidates must check the Railway Group D recruitment drive eligibility criteria. RRC Level 1 post aspirants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Nationality

In order to appear for the examination, a candidate must be either:

a. a citizen of India, or
b. a subject of Nepal, or
c. a subject of Bhutan, or
d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
f. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d), and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India

2. Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the RRC Group D 2019 shall be a 10th pass or shall hold a degree in ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT or an equivalent course or shall obtain the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.

3. Age Limit

Candidates applying for the RRC Group D Recruitment drive have to be 18 to 33 years of age as on July 1 2019. There is relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved categories:

SC/ST: 5 years
OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 3 years
Ex-Servicemen: 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) UR: 10 years
PwD OBC- Non-Creamy Layer: 13 years
PwD SC/ST: 15 years

Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989: 43 years of age.

4. Medical Standards

Applicants will have to get through the requisite medical fitness tests(s) in order to go forward with the Document Verification process. Medical tests are conducted to let the Railway Administration know that the applicants are medically fit to carry out the duties related to the post(s) opted by them. When it comes to medical fitness, visual acuity standard is one of the important criteria that play a major role. Medical requirements against different medical standards for various categories are mentioned as below:

Medical Standard General Fitness Visual Activity
A-2Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (no fogging test).   Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Mesopic vision, etc.
A-3Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).   Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass the test for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Myopic vision, etc.
B-1Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).   Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Colour vision, Binocular vision, Night vision, Mesopic vision, etc.
B-2Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).   Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Binocular vision, etc.
C-1Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.   Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
C-2Physically fit in all respectsDistant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.   Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.

RRC Level 1 Vacancy

Category-wise vacancies for RRC Group D posts are as follows:

Railway Category-wise Vacancy Total Vacancy
Central RailwayUR- 3597   SC- 1398 ST- 759 OBC- 2656 EWS- 935 9345
East Central RailwayUR- 1369   SC- 555 ST- 325 OBC- 956 EWS- 358 3563
East Coast RailwayUR- 1034   SC- 412 ST- 198 OBC- 653 EWS- 258 2555
Eastern Railway, CLW & MetroUR- 4926   SC- 1461 ST- 775 OBC- 2619 EWS- 1087 10873
North Central Railway and DLWUR- 2080   SC- 678 ST- 317 OBC- 1175 EWS- 474 4730
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSOUR- 1570   SC- 615 ST- 307 OBC- 1107 EWS- 403 4002
North Western RailwayUR- 2132   SC- 814 ST- 384 OBC- 1393 EWS- 526 5249
Northeast Frontier RailwayUR- 1119   SC- 449 ST- 226 OBC- 809 EWS- 291 2894
Northern Railway, DMW, and RCFUR- 5144   SC- 2017 ST- 1031 OBC- 3644 EWS- 1317 13153
South Central RailwayUR- 3663   SC- 1432 ST- 722 OBC- 2577 EWS- 934 9328
South East Central RailwayUR- 797   SC- 219 ST- 115 OBC- 366 EWS- 167 1664
South Eastern RailwayUR- 1933   SC- 738 ST- 361 OBC- 1305 EWS- 482 4914
South Western Railway and RWFUR- 2745   SC- 1138 ST- 557 OBC- 2006 EWS- 715 7167
Southern Railway and ICFUR- 4363   SC- 1353 ST- 787 OBC- 2118 EWS- 958 9579
West Central RailwayUR- 1596   SC- 633 ST- 308 OBC- 1080 EWS- 402 4019
Western RailwayUR- 4287   SC- 1647 ST- 812 OBC- 2914 EWS- 1074 10734
TotalUR- 42355   SC- 15559 ST- 7984 OBC- 27378 EWS- 10381 103769

How to Apply for RRC Level 1 Recruitment?

Follow the steps to apply for the Railway RRC Group D exam:

  • – 1st Step: Visit the official website of RRB: indianrailways.gov.in.
  • – 2nd Step: Click on the New Registration button.
  • – 3rd Step: Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions by checking the box against the statement.
  • – 4th Step: Select the RRC to which you would like to apply.
  • – 5th Step: Enter your Personal and Contact details.
  • – 6th Step: Click on the Verify through OTP link on the home page of the online registration portal.
  • – 7th Step: On verification of both Email ID and Mobile Number, a unique Registration Number will be generated.
  • – 8th Step: Click on the Candidate Login button on the home page and log in using the Registration Number.
  • – 9th Step: Now enter your Educational details, Gender, Religion, and Community, and other details.
  • – 10th Step: Upload your scanned Photograph and Signature.
  • – 11th Step: Proceed to the application fee payment section and make payment of the application fee.
  • – 12th Step: Download and take a printout of the application form for future use.

RRC Group D Recruitment Application Fees

You can pay the RRC Level 1 application fees in both the online as well as offline modes. Online fees payment can be done through Debit Cards, Credit Cards, or Net Banking. In case of paying offline, the payment confirmation may take about an hour and therefore, you will be required to log in again after 60 minutes and check for confirmation of payment status.

You can check for the category-wise application fees below:

Category Application Fees
GeneralRs 500/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 400/-)
OBCRs 500/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 400/-)
SC/STRs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)
FemaleRs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)
PwDRs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)
Ex-ServicemenRs 250/- (candidates appearing for CBT will receive the refund of Rs 250/-)

Candidates who are eligible for the examination fee refund should provide the details of the beneficiary account:

  1. Beneficiary Name
  2. Bank Name
  3. Account Number and
  4. IFSC code

RRC Group D Selection Procedure

RRC Group D/ Level 1 involves a three-tier selection procedure:

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Document Verification (DV)

RRC Group D Exam Pattern for Computer Based Test (CBT)

The RRC Level 1 exam pattern for CBT is tabulated below:

TopicsNo. of Questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
General Science 25
General Awareness 20

The total time duration for RRC Group D CBT is 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).

1/3rd of the marks will be deducted in case of any wrong answer.

The minimum qualifying marks for CBT for various categories are:

General: 40%,
OBC (Non-creamy layer): 30%,
SC: 30%,
ST: 30%.

These percentages of marks can be relaxed by 2% for PwD candidates in case of a shortage of PwD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

RRC Group D Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Candidates who qualify in the CBT will be called for PET. The PETis qualifying in nature. Passing the PET is mandatory so as to go forward with document verification. Criteria for PET are as below:

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in a single chanceRun for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in a single chance.
Lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in a single chance without putting the weight down.Lift and carry weight of 20 kg for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in a single chance without putting the weight down.

RRC Group D Document Verification

Candidates will be called for the document verification process based on their performance in the Physical Efficiency Test. In case of two or more candidates securing the same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e the older person shall be given preference. Documents required for the verification process are mentioned below:

  1. SC/ST certificate (if any)
  2. Matriculation/High School exam certificate or an equivalent certificate as proof for date of birth and matriculation qualification.
  3. NCVT(NTC/NAC)/SCVT certificate as applicable.
  4. OBC-NCL certificate.
  5. Non Creamy layer declaration by OBC candidates.
  6. Income certificate for waiving examination fees for economically Backward Classes.
  7. Original discharge certificate for Ex-servicemen.
  8. Photocopy of both sides of Aadhar Card.
  9. Medical certificate for persons with disabilities (PwD).
  10. NOC from serving employees with the date of appointment.
  11. NOC from serving defence personnel with the probable date of discharge.
  12. Minority community declaration on Non-judicial stamp paper.
  13. Receipt of payment, if made through a challan at SBI branch or Pay-in-slip at a computerized post office.
  14. Self-certification by the transgender candidates.
  15. JK domicile certificate.

RRC Group D Syllabus

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

RRC Group D Syllabus for Mathematics

  1. Number system
  3. Decimals
  4. Fractions
  5. LCM
  6. HCF
  7. Ratio and Proportion
  8. Percentages
  9. Mensuration
  10. Time and Work
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Simple and Compound Interest
  13. Profit and Loss
  14. Algebra
  15. Geometry
  16. Trigonometry
  17. Elementary statistics
  18. Square mysqladmin
  19. Age calculations
  20. Calendar and Clock
  21. Pipes and Cistern

RRC Group D Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

  1. Analogies
  2. Alphabetical and Number series
  3. Coding and decoding
  4. Mathematical operations
  5. Relationships
  6. Syllogism
  7. Jumbling
  8. Venn diagram
  9. Data interpretation
  10. Sufficiency
  11. Conclusions
  12. Decision making
  13. Similarities and Differences
  14. Analytical Reasoning
  15. Classification
  16. Directions
  17. Statement- Arguments and Assumptions

RRC Group D Syllabus for General Science

The syllabus of general science will cover Physics, Chemistry, and Life Science of 10th standard level (CBSE).

RRC Group D Recruitment for General Awareness

This section will have topics on current affairs in Science and Tech, Sports, Culture, Economics, Politics, Personalities, etc.

RRC Group D Admit Card

The RRC Level 1 admit card will be made available on the official website of RRB about 10 days before the CBT or other stages. Note that the hall ticket will not be sent to you by post. You need to download it online from the prescribed website.

Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination hall without which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. It is mandatory to bring the following documents along with RRC Group D hall ticket:

  1. Voter ID Card
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. Driving License
  4. PAN Card
  5. Passport
  6. Identity Card issued by the employer in case the candidate is a Govt Employee, College/School/University, his photo ID card will do
  7. One Colour Photograph

RRC Group D Official Websites

As mentioned above, the link for registration and filling up of application began on March 12, 2019 on the following RRB’s official websites:

Name of RRB Official Website

FAQs on RRC Level 1 Recruitment

Below are the frequently asked questions with answers about RRC Level 1 recruitment

Q1. When was the RRC Level 1 notification released?

A. The RRC Level 1 notification was released on February 23, 2019.

Q2. What is the total number of vacancies announced for RRC Level 1 Recruitment?

A. The total number of vacancies for which notification is released is 1,03,769.

Q3. What are the posts announced for RRC Level 1?

A. The posts annnounced for RRC Level 1 recruitment are Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant, Pointsman, Level- 1 Posts, Helper/Assistant.

Q4. When will the RRC Level 1 exam be conducted?

A. The conducting body had scheduled the RRC Level 1 exams from February 23, 2022. However, the exams are postponed due to several reasons and the revised dates are not yet announced.

Q5. What is the full form of RRC?

A. The full form of RRC is Railway Recruitment Cell. It handles the recruitment process for various posts of Group D.

Now you know everything about RRC Level 1 Recruitment 2022. Check your eligibility on the RRC Level 1 Official Notification and apply for the exam at the earliest. Then start your preparation. Once you have finished the entire syllabus, you can take a free Railway Mock Test on Embibe to shape up your preparation.

We hope this detailed article on RRC Group D Recruitment 2022 helps you. If you have any queries regarding this article, do let us know about it in the comment section below, and we will get back to you soon.

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