RRB Syllabus 2018| Railway Exams Pattern – Group A/Group B/Group C/Group D

Hello, Readers! Again we are here with this useful article for you, so that it will enhance your Railway exam preparation in a good way with less of worries. As we all know that, Railway Department is the India’s largest government entity (managed by Ministry of Railways Government of India) who is providing great opportunities for those who are seeking career in the Indian Railway. Every year the department has released large number of vacancies for the students as per their requirement. If you are one of those, who have an eagle eye on the recruitment notification of Railway’s, then this article will be very helpful for you because we are sharing some useful information on RRB Syllabus 2018| Railway Exams Pattern, which you must know if you are preparing or are going to give Railway exam. If you are really in need of RRB Syllabus 2018| Railway Exams Pattern, then you won’t get nothing better than this blog. You reached at the right place among various ones and definitely you will find the exact information on RRB syllabus and exam pattern 2018-19, which is very important part and if you miss it then you will miss your chance to get your dream job in Indian Railways.

RRB Syllabus 2018| Railway Exams Pattern

Indian Railway is the 4th largest railway network around the world according to its size and its large network is divided into many regions, zones, departments, divisions, sub-divisions, etc. The large network of railway managed the day to day life of peoples and has a huge contribution towards the development of India. We can also call the Indian Railway as a helping hand of the large population of India who are travelling every day, hour, minute and every seconds for their many important reasons. And taking this thing seriously, the Indian Railway is growing its department for the ease of India’s population and thus, it will also increase the employment for the talented aspirants.

Indian Railway is the very first choice of every government job seeker because of its flaunting career, handsome salary and many benefits. Indian Railway gives the authority of recruitment and selection procedure of new candidates to the department by 21 RRB’s, 17 RRC’s and Railway Police Force (RPF). Indian Railway has privileged by large number of employees and the department has distributed its employee’s into four groups , i.e. Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D according to their rank, skills, experience & qualification. Every group of employees has a different salary structure and also, their selection procedure is also different as per their group or rank. So, let’s head towards the group wise syllabus and its exam pattern.

Indian Railway Exam Syllabus 2018 – Group A/Group B/Group C/Group D

Syllabus is the most important part of any exam and if you are going to appear in the upcoming exam of Indian Railway 2018-19, then you must know the syllabus of a particular post you are applying for. Exam syllabus is the road-map of any kind of exam set by official authorities issued on the day of recruitment notification, so that students can manage and start their preparation for exam. Issuing the details of exam syllabus will help the students to take action for which they are going to appear. Students need to prepare themselves according to the syllabus for securing their job in the Railway department. Here are the full details of exam syllabus of Indian Railway’s each group, have a look:

Railway Group A Exam Syllabus 2018

Group A is the gazetted officer rank posts and also, it is the highest paid category among rest. The position filled for this group is by civil service exam, combined engineering services exam and medical services exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The exam syllabus of Indian Medical services divided into two papers.
In Paper I, questions are asked from general ability, general medicine and paediatrics. In Paper II, questions are asked from surgery, gynaecology & obstetrics and preventive & social medicine.

The exam syllabus of UPSC special class railway apprentice examination is divided into three papers. In Paper I, questions would asked from English, GK and some questions from psychologist test. Paper II is made up of physics and chemistry. Paper III is of Mathematics.

Railway Group B Exam Syllabus 2018

Group B is the gazetted officer post in the Indian Railway comes after Group A. Recruitment for Group B category is directly done by Group C by promotion. Some posts covered under Group B are Section Officers, Junior Engineers and Depot Material Superintendent. The exam syllabus of Group B is divided into four section and that are general awareness, English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning.

Railway Group C Exam Syllabus 2018

Group C is the non-gazetted cadre post and the recruitment procedure is managed by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB). Group C posts are the mixture of both technical work and non-technical work and thus, the employees are divided into technical cadre and non-technical cadre which is also known as non-technical popular categories (NTPC) exam. The criteria for the cadre is different and below are the full details about them, have a look:

RRB Technical Exam Syllabus

There is no major difference between Group C’s technical and non technical category syllabus. Subjects in both the category are same except one i.e. Technical Trade. RRB Technical exam is conducted into some stages i.e. First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Document Verification. After completing these stages, the candidates will get their appointment letter from the Indian Railway under Group C category. The subjects cover in RRB Technical Exam Syllabus are – Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness on current affairs, Basic Science & Engineering and Technical Trade. The syllabus of Technical trade is as follows:

Mechanical Syllabus Electrical Syllabus Electronics & Communication Syllabus Automobile Syllabus
Turbo Machinery
Production Engineering
Automation Engineering
Kinetic Theory
The Strength Of The Material
Metal Handling
Refrigerators And Air Conditioners
Thermo Dynamics
Energy, Material
Energy Conservation
Applied Mechanics
Electrical India
Rolls, Cables
Three Phase Motor System
Light, Magnetism
Proved To Be The Fundamental Electrical System
An Alternative System Single Phase Motor
The Transistor
Digital Electronics
Networking And Industrial Electronics
Electronic Tube
Semi-Conductor Physics
Robotic Radio Communications Systems And Satellite Matters
Computer And Micro Processor
 Machine Design
System Theory
IC Engines
Heat Transfer
Thermo Dynamics
Materials Applying Motion
The Power Plant Turbines and Boilers
Metallurgical Production Technology

RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

RRB NTPC exam has two papers i.e. Prelims and Mains but the good thing is both exams have same subjects that is General Awareness, Arithmetic which is known by Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning and English.

  • General Awareness & General Science: The weightage of the questions from the both the sections are 18 to 20 questions from general science and 30 to 40 questions from general awareness part. Therefore, both the subjects are very important and candidates could not miss that much weightage. The general science covers the basic science topics upto 12th standard and the general awareness subject covers the topic related to current affairs and the history of India.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This subject is a very scary subject for many students because they have a fear of mathematics but there are many simple topics asked in the exam i.e. profit and loss, %tages, speed & distance, simplification, average, etc. It simply includes questions from algebra, geometry and arithmetic mathematics.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: The questions from this subject will be asked from the verbal & non-verbal reasoning, puzzles, arrangements, etc. It simply test your logical abilities.
  • English: In this section, topics are not set because the chances of questions asked in this subject is very less. But still, there are few topics which are asked oftenly and those are fill in the blanks, synonyms & antonyms, one word substitution, spellings and sentence correction.

Railway Group D Exam Syllabus 2018

Group D is also a non-gazetted category post and the lowest rank cadre comes after Group C. The Ministry of Railways has given the responsibility of Group D recruitment to the 17 Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC) to conduct the examination for the post of Group D and the for the computer based test (CBT) is divided into four parts i.e. Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Science. Here are the important topics covered by each part:

  • Mathematics: The syllabus for mathematics section is covered from class 10th to 12th but mostly the topics covered from class 10th only. Questions comes from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability and data interpretation. The weightage of arithmetic is more than others, so you have to focus more on arithmetic mathematics.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: General intelligence and reasoning section is all about your mental ability, your logical thinking and your presence of mind. The topics covered under this part is coding-decoding, analogy, series, puzzles, Venn diagram, blood relation, direction & distance, non-verbal reasoning and argument type questions. The weightage of questions from each topic is maximum 5 or minimum 2 questions.
  • General Awareness: This part covers topics from current affairs like economy & business, national and international affairs, art & culture, people in news, places in news, awards & honors, books & authors, etc, and also from Indian history, geography, polity and miscellaneous part.
  • General Science: This part is the important one because it holds the total weightage of 23 to 25 marks and the questions asked from your 10th standard level from chemistry, physics, biology, earth sciences, environmental sciences, technology, inventions & discoveries, military technology, diseases, etc.

Indian Railway Exam Pattern 2018 – Group A/Group B/Group C/Group D

Exam pattern is again a very important topic which you have to know thoroughly to score better in your upcoming railway examination 2018. Exam pattern includes the proper pattern of the paper like what it looks like, how many questions it includes, what is the total duration and what is the total marks the question paper is. Exam pattern gives you the overall structure of your exam through which you will make your best strategy on how to crack the exam and how to score well. If you are giving your 100% to your railway exam preparation and if you are not aware to the exam pattern then your hard work is good for nothing. So, before going to exam you have to pay attention to the exam pattern which the board authorities is following every year. Below are the full details of all groups exam pattern, take a look:

Railway Exam Pattern – Group A

The exam pattern for Railway Medical Services is divided into two parts i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Below are the brief details of each subject:

Papers Subjects Questions Marks
Paper I General Ability 30 62.5
General Medicine 70 145.8
Paediatrics 20 41.7
Total Duration 2 Hours
Paper II Surgery 40 62.5
Gynaecology & Obstetrics 40 155.8
Preventive & Social Medicine 40 41.7
Total Duration 2 Hours

The exam pattern of UPSC special class railway apprentice examination are as follows:

Paper Subject Total Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge,
and Psychological test)
2 Hours 200 Marks
Paper II Physical Science (Physics and Chemistry) 2 Hours 200 Marks
Paper III Mathematics 2 Hours 200 Marks
Total Marks 600 Marks

Railway Exam Pattern – Group B

The examination of Group C is based on four subjects which is total of 200 questions of 200 marks. The total duration given for examination is 130 minutes.

Subject No. of Questions Marks
General Awareness 80 Ques 80 Marks
English Language 30 Ques 30 Marks
Quantitative “Aptitude 30 Ques 30 Marks
Reasoning 60 Ques 60 Marks
Total 200 Ques 200 Marks
Duration 130 minutes

Railway Exam Pattern – Group C

Group C is divided into two category i.e. RRB technical and RRB non-technical. Below are the details:

RRB Technical Exam Pattern

RRB technical exam pattern follows two stages. First phase computer based test and second phase computer based test. Here are the full details:

First Phase Computer Based Test (CBT): The first phase of RRB Technical exam is of total 75 marks and the total duration for the exam is 60 mins (1 hour).

Sr No. Subjects
1. Mathematics
2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
3. General Science
4. General awareness on current affairs
* Total Questions  – 75 ques
* Total Marks         – 75 marks
* Total Duration    – 1 hour

This computer based examination is made up of four subjects, which is objective type in nature and will be given in English, Hindi and many local languages for the ease of candidates. There will be negative marking for every wrong answer and 1/3rd marks will be deducted.

Second Phase Computer Based Test (CBT): The exam pattern for second stage computer based test is divided into two parts. First part is of total 100 marks and the maximum duration for this part is 90 minutes. Second part is the technical trade which is of total 60 minutes and there is total 75 question of 75 marks.

Part Subjects Questions Marks Duration
Part A Mathematics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Basic Science and Engineering

General Awareness on Current Affairs

100 Ques 100 Marks 90 Mins
Part B Technical Trade 75 Ques 75 Marks 60 Mins
  – Total  175 Ques 175 Marks 150 Mins

RRB Non-Technical (NTPC) Exam Pattern

The recruitment procedure and exam pattern for RRB non-technical posts will be finished into various steps i.e. Pre, Main, Typing test, Aptitude Test, Document verification and in the last, Merit list. Let’s have a brief look on them:

Prelim & Main Test
As we mentioned earlier, RRB NTPC exam is held in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Mains. The Pre examination of railway is made up of total four subjects. The exam contains total 100 questions which is of 90 minutes time duration. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer i.e. 0.25 marks. This rule is same for both Pre and Mains exam. And, there is no negative marking for unsolved questions.

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Quantitative Ability 20 Ques 20 Marks
Reasoning 25 Ques 25 Marks
General Awareness 30 Ques 30 Marks
General Science 25 Ques 25 Marks
Total Questions 100 questions
Total Marks 100 marks
Total Duration 90 minutes

RRB NTPC Mains examination is the second phase of the online test. The exam is again made by four subjects (same as Prelims exam). There are total 120 questions which is of 120 marks and the total duration will be 90 minutes. There is again negative marking for each wrong answers, which we mentioned earlier.

RRB NTPC Mains Exam Pattern
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Quantitative Ability 30 Ques 30 Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 Ques 30 Marks
General Awareness 30 Ques 30 Marks
General Science 30 Ques 30 Marks
Total Questions 120 questions
Total Marks 120 marks
Total Duration 90 minutes

Typing Test
This test is just for qualifying, there is no marks for this skill test. Candidates who are applying for Je. Accounts Assistant cum typist and Sr. Clerk cum Typist, must appear for typing skill test. Candidates must type 300 words at a minimum speed of 30 wpm in English and 250 words in Hindi with the speed of 25 wpm. The total duration for this procedure is 10 minutes. Those who could not type the words at the given time will not be considered further.

Aptitude Test
Candidates who are considering Assistant Station Master for ASM, Traffic Assistant posts must qualify this computer based test.

Document Verification
In this stage, verification will be done for all relevant documents like Identity cards (Aadhaar card, voter id, PAN, DL), Marksheets (class 10th, 12th & graduation), Certificates, etc.

Railway Exam Pattern – Group D

The exam pattern of Group D is completed into many steps i.e. CBT, PET, DV, ME & Final list. Let’s know more briefly about these steps.

Computer Based Test (CBT)
CBT is the first stage of Group D examination which we normally call written test. It holds four sections/subjects which is of total 100 marks. The total duration for 100 questions is 90 minutes. Here is the table form which you could understand better, have a look:

Subjects Marks
Mathematics 25
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25
General Science 30
General Awareness on Current Affairs 20
Total Marks 100 Marks
Total No.of Questions 100 Questions
Total Duration 90 Minutes

Candidates must have finished their exam within the time limit, as soon as the time is over the exam will be submitted automatically. The nature of the examination is multiple choice i.e. you have four or five options for a particular question and you have to choose one out of remaining. Also, these is a negative marking for each wrong answer and the rule for this is 1/3rd, it means if you make three questions wrong then your 1 mark will be deducted.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
PET is the second stage of Group D recruitment process. Candidates who qualified their first stage successfully then only they will undergo this step.

Candidates Race Duration
Male 1000 meters 4 min & 15 secs
Female 400 meters 3 min & 10 secs

In this stage, male candidates should be run for the distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one attempt. Female candidates should run for the distance of 400 meters in 3 minutes and 10 seconds in one attempt. Candidates who are disabled are exempted for these physical test.

Document Verification (DV)
After physical efficiency test, candidates will go through the next stage i.e. document verification. In this stage, candidates have to verify their documents asked at the time of recruitment notification.

Medical Examination (ME) & Merit List
After completing all the above stages, candidates have to go through this stage also. In this process, candidate’s health are checked by medical officers and after their confirmation the final merit list will be drawn, which holds the name of the eligible candidates.

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