Railway Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Computer Based Test
All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test(s) on the specified date(s), time
and venue(s) as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of
RRBs/RRCs. The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the
websites as well as personal email communication to the candidates.
The examination duration and number of questions for CBT are indicated below:
|Exam Duration||Number of Questions||Total Questions|
|General Science||Mathematics||Reasoning||General knowledge|
*The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.
The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variation in the actual question paper. There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC(Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-30%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.
Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of short listing a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage.
Question Type and Syllabus:
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
b. General Intelligence and reasoning
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
c. General Science
The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level (CBSE).
d. General Awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.
It may be noted that the topics listed above are illustrative and not necessarily exhaustive.