Do you want a government job in the Indian Railways department? Are you unsure of how to go about applying? Then this article is right for you! Read on to know more about the RRB Group D  examination.

India’s job market isn’t big enough for everyone of the 133 crore population. This is tough to manage, and also results in severe unemployment issues.  In India railway jobs are prestigious and also reliable forms of employment. To get such a job, however, one must stand out amongst all the candidates that apply. Thus, the government conducts exams to select worthy candidates. Let us find out more about this RRB Group D examination. 

What is RRB Group D?

The Ministry of Railways of India routinely conducts recruitment exams. This is done in the form of Railways Recruitment Board Group D examinations annually.

It is conducted in English and also Hindi. About 1.5 million people take up this exam each year. This year, the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) will conduct it instead of RRB.

Important Dates

The last date for application for RRB 2019 has already passed.

The exam is most likely to be held in the months of September and October 2019.


  1. Education: 10th pass  or ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT. NAC granted by NCVT is also acceptable.
  2. Age limit: 18 to 33 years

For complete list of qualifications read the RRC Group D official notification PDF.


These are the rounds of the RRB Group D examination:

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  3. Medical test and document verification

Application fees:




Minorities/Economically Backwards:   INR 250


The exam we are discussing today is the CBT. It is 90 minutes long (120 minutes for PWDs) with 4 sections. There are totally 100 objective type questions. The sections are as follows:

  1. General Science – 25 Qs
  2. Mathematics – 25 Qs
  3. General Awareness – 20 Qs
  4. General Intelligence and Reasoning – 30Qs

Marking scheme: +1, -1/3 (negative marking)

You can write the exam in the following languages: Hindu, English, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Konkani, Odia, Manipuri, Bengali, Punjabi, Assamese

Exam Syllabus

We know about the 4 different sections of the exam. We also must know the breakdown to find important chapters. Let us view the syllabus breakdown.

1. Mathematics

The most common chapters are Trigonometry and Commercial math.

2. General Intelligence and Reasoning

Be sure to practice analogies, syllogisms, and also coding-decoding type questions.

3.  General Sciences 

There is an even split between physics, chemistry and also biology. There is no major chapter in science.

4. Current Affairs and General Awareness

It is impossible to provide any breakdown for this. That would also defeat the purpose of having this section. Most of the questions are based on current affairs. These questions are usually of easy to moderate difficulty. Be sure to read the papers and also follow news channels!

Preparing for CBT

In order to ace this, one needs to be proficient in a lot of fields. Your general awareness must be good, and also your quantitative ability. Even your English and reasoning aptitude come into play. It is very difficult for an individual to study all of these subjects and also master them by yourself. This is especially true for final year college students or people who are working already.

As a result, many people turn to online coaching platforms so as to focus on work, and also exams at the same time. Edureify is one such platform that provides material on each topic, mock exams, tuition and overall assistance to RRB Group D examination aspirants. It is one of the top online coaching institutions in India.

The platform also connects you to teachers who specialise in English, Maths, and Economics. You can request to be tutored by them. You will not only succeed with the English and Quantitative questions, but will also do well in the General Awareness and Reasoning sections.

With over 650000 questions per topic and teachers with over 7 years of experience in the education industry, Edureify challenges you while also helping you find the answers in your own time. Here, each sub-topic such as Sentence Completion, Reading Comprehension, etc. have vast sets of questions.

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