Railway Recruitment Board – RRB Group D Exam 2018 : Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The Railways Recruitment Board – RRB released the recruitment notification for RRB’s Group D job posts announcing 62,907 vacancies. It’s a great opportunity for all those who are looking for a job in the Indian Railways. Here are the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for the exam.

Section TypeNo. of Questions Total Duration
General Awareness on Current Affairs


General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Science
Objective type10090 Minutes

Railways RRB Group ‘ D ‘ Recruitment 2018: Selection Procedure
The selection process of the RRB group ‘ D ‘ recruitment comprises of the following three stages:

Computer Based Test (CBT): This would be an online test of 90 minutes and will have 100 multiple choice questions.
Physical Efficiency Test (PET): In this, a candidate’s physical capabilities will be tested by means of some tasks. These would be different for men and women.
Document verification.

category-wise Minimum Qualifying Marks in CBT

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories:

Unreserved – 40%
OBC – 30%
SC – 30%
ST – 30%

Physical Efficiency Test For Women

Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down
Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.
Physical Efficiency Test For Men

Exam Pattern: Physical Efficiency Test

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for PET; the number would be two times the community-wise total vacancy of the posts notified against RRBs. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature.

Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down
Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance


Syllabus: Mathematics

Number System
Decimals & Fractions
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Geometry and Trigonometry
Elementary Statistics
Squares & Square Roots
Age Calculations
Calendars & Clocks
Pipes & Cisterns

Syllabus: General Intelligence and reasoning

Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Mathematical Operations

Venn Diagrams
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Conclusions and Decision Making
Similarities and Differences
Analytical Reasoning
Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

Syllabus: General Science

The syllabus under this covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10 standard level.

Syllabus: General Awareness on Current Affairs

Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

All the best for your exams


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