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RRB Exams 2020: All Exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board

RRB Exams 2020: Major railway exams are conducted by the RRB. Know about the eligibility criteria, selection process and other details of RRB exams.

RRB Exams 2020

Railway recruitment board is responsible for conducting all RRB exams across India. Railway Jobs is one of the most demanding jobs for government job aspirants. Various RRB exams are conducted by Railways throughout the year. Let’s take a look at the major RRB notifications released and the upcoming RRB examinations. This article will give you an insight into the RRB eligibility criteria, notifications, selection process, pay scale etc.

RRB Exams To Be Conducted in The Upcoming Months

RRB exams to be conducted in the upcoming months include RRB NTPC, RRB Group D and RRB Ministerial And Isolated Categories. The notifications were released in the year 2019 and the exam date is yet to be released. Check out the upcoming RRB exams:

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Post Number of Vacancies Total Applications Received Notification Release Date RRB Exam Date
RRB NTPC 35,208 1,26,30,885 28th February 2019 To be Notified
RRC Group D 1,03,769 1,15,67,248 12th March 2019 To be Notified
RRB Ministerial And Isolated Categories 1,663 1,02,940 8th March 2019 To be Notified
Total 1,40,640 2,43,01,073

RRB Exams: Exams conducted and notifications released in the past 2 years

Exam No. of Vacancies Number of applications
received
Computer
Based
Test
Stage-I
Max
candidates/
shift
Total no.
of shifts
Total no of
cities/centres
RRB ALP &
Technicians
64,371 47,58,218 1,62,179 33 165/439
RRB Group D 62,907 1,89,82,719 1,64,026 152 166/405
RRB JE 13,487 24,92,554 78,269 35 104/356
RRB NTPC 35,208 1,26,30,885
RRB Paramedical 1,923 4,47,593 61,123 9 86/224
RRB ministerial
posts
1,663 1,02,940
RRC Group D 1,03,769 1,15,67,248
Total 2,83,328 3,94,14,909

RRB Exams 2020

  1. RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) & Technicians

RRB ALP/Technician Eligibility criteria

Name Of Post Qualification
Loco Pilot (ALP) 10th/12th standard + ITI in the relevant trade
or
10th/12th standard + Diploma in the relevant trade
or
10th/12th + Degree In Engineering
Technicians 10th/12th + ITI from recognised institutions of NCVT/SCVT in the relevant trade.


Railway ALP Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

RRB ALP Scale of pay- Level 02 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of 19900/- plus other allowances as admissible.

RRB ALP/Technician Selection process

For the post of ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot):-

  1. First stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT)
  3. Computer-Based Aptitude Test (AT).
  4. Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

For the post of Technician:

  1. First stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT)
  3. Document Verification and
  4. Empanelling of Candidates
  1. First stage Computer-based test
Subjects No. Of Questions Duration
1 Mathematics 20 Questions 60 min
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 Questions
3 General Science 20 Questions
4 General awareness on current affairs 10 Questions
  • It will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions.
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

Part A
 
Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 Mathematics 25 25 90 min
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
3 Basic Science & Engineering 40 40
4 General awareness on current affairs 10 10
100 100
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • It will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions [bilingual (Hindi/English)]
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Stage -2 Part B

This part is qualifying in nature.
Subjects No. Of Questions Duration
Relevant Trade 75 questions 60 min

2. RRB JE (Junior Engineer)

RRB JE Educational qualifications

  • Junior Engineer: Diploma/Degree in Engineering in relevant discipline.
  • Junior Engineer (Information Technology): PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA / B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent from recognised university/ institute.
  • Depot Material Superintendent: Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline.

RRB JE Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 33 years

RRB JE Selection Process

  1. First Stage CBT
  2. Second Stage CBT
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

First Stage CBT

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 Mathematics 30 30 90 min
2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
3 General Awareness 15 15
4 General Science 30 30
Total 100 100

Second stage CBT

Subjects
No. Of Questions
Marks
Duration
1
General Awareness
15
15
120 min
2
Physics & Chemistry
15
15
3
Basics of Computers and Applications
10
10
4
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
10
10
5
Technical Abilities
100
100
150
150

3. RRB NTPC (Non-technical popular categories)

RRB releases the recruitment notification under the Non-Technical Popular Categories to recruit various posts for undergraduates and graduates.

RRB NTPC Vacancy 2020: For Under Graduate Posts

S. No. Name of the post Level in 7th CPC Initial pay (Rs.) Medical Standard Total Vacancies(All RRBs)
1 Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 19900 C-2 4300
2 Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 19900 C-2 760
3 Junior Time Keeper 2 19900 C-2 11
4 Trains Clerk 2 19900 A-3 592
5 Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 21700 B-2 4940
Grand Total 10603

 

Posts for Graduates under RRB NTPC with Payscale

S. No. Name of the post Level in 7th CPC Initial pay (Rs.) Medical Standard Total Vacancies(All RRBs)
1 Traffic Assistant 4 25500 A-2 88
2 Goods Guard 5 29200 A-2 5748
3 Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 29200 B-2 5638
4 Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 29200 C-2 2854
5 Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 29200 C-2 3147
6 Senior Time Keeper 5 29200 C-2 6
7 Commercial Apprentice 6 35400 B-2 259
8 Station Master 6 35400 A-2 6865
Grand Total 24605

RRB NTPC age limit

  • For Undergraduate level: Age between 18 to 30 Years
  • For Graduate level: Age between 18 to 33 Years

RRB NTPC Educational Qualifications

For Under Graduate Posts: Candidates must pass Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination.
For Graduate Posts: Candidates with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent will be eligible to apply.

RRB NTPC Selection Process

Sl.
No.
Name of the post Level
in 7th
CPC
1st stage
CBT
2nd stage
CBT
Skill Test
requirement
1 Junior Clerk cum
Typist
2 Common
for
all
posts
Common
For all
Level 2
Posts
Typing Skill Test
2 Accounts Clerk cum
Typist
2 Typing Skill Test
3 Junior Time Keeper 2 Typing Skill Test
4 Trains Clerk 2 ——————
5 Commercial cum
Ticket Clerk
3 Separate for
Level 3 post
——————
6 Traffic Assistant 4 Separate for
Level 4 post
Computer
Based Aptitude
Test
7 Goods Guard 5 Common
For
all
Level 5
posts
——————
8 Senior Commercial
cum Ticket Clerk
5 ——————
9 Senior Clerk cum
Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
10 Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
11 Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
12 Commercial
Apprentice
6 Common
For
all Level 6
posts
——————
13 Station Master 6 Computer
Based Aptitude
Test

The RRB NTPC stage 1 consisting of 40 questions from General Awareness, and 30 each from Mathematics & General Intelligence & Reasoning with 90 minutes time duration.

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 40 40 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 30 30
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.
  • Negative marking of 1/3 is there.
  • Stage 1 is of screening nature.

The RRB NTPC stage 2 contains 50 questions from General Awareness and 35 each from Mathematics & General Intelligence & Reasoning with time duration of 90 minutes.

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 35 35
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120
  • Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 with a graded difficulty level.
  • All posts falling within the same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT (as mentioned in the above table).
  • Negative marking of 1/3 is there

The typing test will be held to check the typing skills of the candidates for the mentioned posts.

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4. Railway Group D

Railway recruitment board conducts the RRC Level-I (Group-D) Recruitment for various group D posts in railways.

RRC No. Of Vacancy
Central Railway (Mumbai) 9345
Eastern Railway (Kolkata) 10873
East Central Railway (Hajipur) 3563
East Coast Railway (Bhubaneswar) 2555
Northern Railway (New Delhi) 13153
North Central Railway (Allahabad) 4730
North Eastern Railway (Gorakhpur) 4002
Northern Frontier Railway (Guwahati) 2894
North Western Railway (Jaipur) 5249
Southern Railway (Chennai) 9579
South Central Railway (Secunderabad) 9328
South Eastern Railway (Kolkata) 4914
South East Central Railway (Bilaspur) 1664
South Western Railway (Hubli) 7167
Western Railway (Mumbai) 10734
West Central Railway (Jabalpur) 4019
Total 1,03,769

 

Railway Group D Pay Scale – Different posts carry different pay levels and allowances as admissible as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

Railway Group D educational qualifications- 10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
Railway Group D age limit- 18 to 33 years.

Railway Group D Selection Process

The recruitment process involves the following stages of examination:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination.

The pattern of the written exam is given below:

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Science 25 25 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 25 25
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
4 General Awareness On Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

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5. RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories

The RRB Ministerial and isolated categories include various other categories under the railways. Some of the posts included under this recruitment are:

  • Junior Stenographer
  • Junior translators
  • Staff and welfare inspector
  • Chief law assistant
  • cook
  • Lab assistant
  • publicity inspector
  • PGT
  • TGT
  • Physical training instructor
  • Assistant

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories qualifications- Vary as per the posts.

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories Age Limit- It will vary from 18 to 45 depending upon the post you applied.

RRB Ministerial & isolated Categories Selection Process

  • Single Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Stenography Skill Test (SST)/ Translation Test (TT)/Performance Test (PT)/Teaching Skill Test (TST) (as applicable)
  • Document verification and medical examination.

Computer Based Test (CBT) (For Posts except for CBT of Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English posts) 

The Question Paper for Single Stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 Multiple Choice questions and 120 minutes for PwBD candidates who are availing the Scribe facility.

Subject Number of questions Marks allotted
Professional ability 50 50
General Awareness 15 15
General Intelligence and
reasoning
15 15
General science 10 10
Mathematics 10 10
Total 100 100

 

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6. RRB Paramedical Categories jobs

The RRB Paramedical categories include various Paramedical Posts i.e. Dietician, Staff Nurse Dental Hygienist, Dialysis Technician, Extension Educator, Health & Malaria Inspector Grade III, Optometrist, Perfusuionis etc.

The Educational Qualifications, age limit and pay scale varies as per the post.

RRB Paramedical categories Selection Process

There is a single stage Computer Based Test (CBT). The Question paper for Single Stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions.

Subject Number of questions Marks allotted
Professional ability 70 70
General Awareness 10 10
General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and
reasoning
10 10
General science 10 10
Total 100 100

Click here to check official notification for RRB Paramedical posts

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