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Can an SSC Aspirant prepare for DFCCIL Exam?

 DFCCIL has released a recruitment notification for recruiting 1074 vacancies in Executive, Junior Executive, and Junior Managers. The online registration is ongoing and as you all know SSC has also been released notification for a huge number of vacancies. Many candidates may be in a dilemma about preparing for DFCCIL or not. As we can see the situation around us these days as the number of employers is increasing as compare to vacancies released by the organization. So it better for the candidates to always have a second option ready for themselves so that they can compare between two options.

Similarities between the DFCCIL & SSC

Here are some similarities between the DFCCIL, SSC exam pattern, and Syllabus. Before going for the syllabus candidates must understand the selection process of both the examination. Go through the below table you will understand the similarities between the exam pattern so that candidates get a proper idea of preparation. We are basically focusing on the Operations & BD vacancies of DFCCIL as these vacancies share the same kind of syllabus with SSC. Let’s check the exam pattern.

The Computer Based Test will be in both the exams i.e. SSC and DFCCIL.

DFCCIL Operations & BD Exam Pattern

Junior Manager (Operations and BD) 

  • Part 1: General Knowledge, General Aptitude/Reasoning, etc with 24 questions.

Executive (Operations & BD)

  • 120 Questions.

Junior Executive (Operations & BD)

  • Part-I (60 Questions)

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Each section will consist of 25 questions each for 50 marks.

DFCCIL Previous Year Paper Analysis: Executive & Junior Executive(Operations & BD)

Let’s go through the detailed syllabus of both the exams for the above :

DFCCIL Junior Manager (Operations and BD) (Post Code: 12):

1. Part-I (24 Questions): General Knowledge, General Aptitude/Reasoning, etc
2. Part-II (96 Questions):

  • Management Functions and Behavior
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Finance for Management
  • Marketing for Management
  • Quantitative Analysis for Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management, etc

Executive (Operations & BD) (Post Code: 24) (120 Questions) :

  • General Knowledge
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • General Science
  • History of Indian Railways and DFCCIL
  • Economics & Marketing
  • Customer Relations, etc.

Junior Executive (Operations & BD) (Post Code:33) :

1. Part-I (60 Questions):

  • General Knowledge
  • Numerical Ability
  • General Aptitude/Reasoning
  • General Science etc

2. Part-II (60 Questions):

  • History of Indian Railways & DFCCIL
  • Economics & Marketing
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Customer Relations

Candidates must go through the detailed syllabus of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL:

SSC CGL Syllabus 2021: Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, And Tier 4 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021: Check SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus And Important Topics

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Dissimilarities between the DFCCIL and SSC

English Comphershion is not included. Includes English Comphershion.
Number of Questions Less Number of questions is more in each section.
In one section all questions will be asked. There are different sections each containing 25 questions.
First, the part syllabus is the same. Other stages of the test are different.
Part 2 of the exam needs Professional Knowledge. No professional Knowledge needed.
Total number of questions will be 120. Total number of questions will be 200.
Exam duration 120 mintues. Exam duration 60 minutes.
Negative marking of 0.25 marks. Negative marking of 0.50 marks.


  • As the syllabus is shown the first part is exactly the same as the SSC CGL and SSC CHSL only it does not include English in it.
  • Candidates who prepare for Executive don’t need to prepare extra as the whole syllabus is similar.
  • Candidates who want to apply for another post must have extra knowledge of their 4 years of particular engineering knowledge.
  • Candidates who want to prepare for the DFCCIL can check on the below link where we are starting the study plan from Monday i.e.  10th May 2021 free of cost.

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