RRB Exam Dates 2024: Check Exam Timing & Shift Schedule

Railway Recruitment Board 2024 ( RRB )

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Rupali Pruthi

Rupali PruthiAssistant Manager - Editorial

Updated on Jul 1, 2024 15:25 IST

RRB Exam Date 2024: Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) conduct various Railway exams such as RRB NTPC, RRB Group D, RRB ALP, RRB JE, and many more. To apply for these exams, railway aspirants need to keep themselves familiar with RRB exam dates. Knowing the RRB Exam Dates 2024 will also help candidates begin their preparations for various exams well in advance. Experts are always of the opinion that preparations for various RRB 2024 Exams should begin one year or six months prior to the release of Railway notification. 

Usually, RRB Exam Dates are announced along with the notification. Candidates interested in appearing for the Railway exams are advised to keep track of RRB exam dates so that they do not miss any events related to the exam.

Q:   When will RRB NTPC 2024 exam be conducted?

A:

RRB NTPC exam dates are yet to be announced by the RRBs. The exam dates will be announced along with the notification. RRB NTPC exam dates highlights the important events pertaining to the exam such as the release of application form, admit card, result, answer key, exam, etc. Candidates should keep the exam dates handy so that they do not miss any event. RRB NTPC is one of the most sought-after railway exams in the country. Large number of candidates appear for the exam. The selection process comprises CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

 

Q:   What is RRB Group D shift timings?

A:

RRB Group D exam is conducted in three shifts. The exam for the morning shift begins at 9 am. The exam for second shift starts at 12.45 pm. The exam for the third shift starts at 5 pm. The details related to RRB Group D shift timings are mentioned on the admit card. Candidates need to reach the exam centre as per the timings mentioned on the admit card. The shift timings of RRB Group D exam are given below.

Shift 

Reporting Timing

Gate Closing Timing

Starting of Examination

Exam End Time

Shift 1

 7:30 AM

 8:30 AM

 9:00 AM

10:30 AM

Shift 2

11:15 AM

12:15 PM

12:45 PM

2:15 PM

Shift 3

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

 

Q:   When will RRB NTPC application form be released?

A:

RRB NTPC application form will be released along with the notification. Interested candidates need to fill the application form online only. The application fee can be paid both online and offline. In 2022, a total of 1.25 crore application forms were received for RRB NTPC exam. Candidates are not required to sent the hard copy of RRB NTPC application form. The steps to fill the application form are given below:

  • Visit the official websites of RRBs
  • Click on the 'RRB NTPC Apply Online' link on the home page
  • Candidates need to register for the exam such as name, category, date of birth, email ID, contact number, and academic details among others
  • After submitting the details, a provisional user ID and password are
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • Candidates need to fill the educational qualification and other details
  • Candidates should preview the application form
  • Candidates need to upload the left thumb impression and handwritten declaration
  • Pay the application fees and submit the application form
 

Important Events Related to Railway Exam Dates

The important events of RRB are explained below.

RRB Application Form 

Interested candidates for various exams are required to fill RRB application form online separately for different posts. The application fee can be paid online and offline. The application fee is INR 500 for all candidates except for fee concession categories. The application fee is INR 250 for PwBD, Female, Transgender, Ex-Servicemen, SC, ST, Minority Communities, and Economically Backward Classes. On appearing in CBT, candidates belonging to unreserved categories get a full refund of application fees while reserved category candidates get a partial refund.

Also Read:

RRB NTPC Application Form

Issue of Admit Card

Railway admit card is released online for different stages of recruitment. RRB admit card for various exams is released four days before the scheduled date of CBT. Candidates can access their admit cards from the respective official websites of RRBs. To download the admit card, candidates are required to log in with a user ID and password.

Railway Exam 2024

Railway exam is conducted in various stages. RRB NTPC comprises 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. RRB JE comprises First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Document Verification and Medical Examination. RRB Group D consists of CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification and Medical Examination. RRB ALP comprises First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) (conducted for Assistant Loco Pilot) and Document Verification.

Also Read:

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Declaration of RRB Result

Railway result for various exams is declared separately for different stages. Candidates can access the results from the official website. The roll numbers of qualified candidates are made available in PDF form. The scorecard is released along with the result. To download the scorecard, candidates need to log in with the required credentials. The scorecard also contains RRB cut-off marks apart from the section-wise and overall scores.

Also Read:

RRB Group D Result 2024

RRB NTPC Result 2024

Q:   How to prepare for RRB Group D exam?

A:

To prepare for RRB Group D exam, candidates need to go through the exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates must choose the right study material for the exam. They should attempt mock tests and solve the previous years' question papers. Make a habit of studying for at least three or four hours a day. The tips and tricks to prepare for RRB Group D exam are given below:

  • Candidates must first go through the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly
  • It is important to practice mock tests as this helps in analysing the preparation for the exam as well as in improving speed and accuracy
  • Candidates must practice previous years' question papers to know what kind of questions are asked in the exam
  • Candidates should focus on revising the important topics for the exam
 

Q:   What is the educational qualification required for RRB Group D exam?

A:

For the RRB Group D exam, the age of candidates should be between 18 and 33 years. Candidates must have completed Class 10 from an Institution recognised by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT to apply for the exam. The prescribed medical standards for the exam is given below.

RRB Group D Medical Standard

General Fitness

Visual Acuity

A-2

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (no fogging test)

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and

Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision, etc.

A-3

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Myopic vision, etc.

B-1

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and

Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision, etc.

B-2

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Binocular Vision, etc

C-1

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

C-2

Physically Fit in all respects

Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required

 

Q:   What is RRB NTPC selection process?

A:
RRB NTPC selection process comprises various stages such as CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT/CBTST, document verification and medical exam. The post-wise selection process is given below: First stage CBT, second stage CBT & Computer-based Aptitude Test is conducted for the posts of Station Master and Traffic Assistant. Subsequently, there will be document verification and medical examination. First stage CBT, Second stage CBT and Typing Skill Test are conducted for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper. Candidates need to appear for document verification and medical examination. For Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice, two-stage CBT is conducted, followed by document verification and medical examination.
 

RRB Exam Dates 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of RRB 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

10 Jan '23

RRB Group D PET Begins

03 Jan '23

RRB Group D PET Admit Card Released

22 Dec '22 -

23 Dec '22

RRB Group D Result 2022

RRB Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria vary as per the posts. RRB Eligibility Criteria for various exams are given below:

Exam Eligibility criteria

RRB Group D

Age Limit: 18 to 33 years

Educational Qualification: The minimum education qualification for candidates applying to the technical departments is Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Signal & Telecom departments) and catering wing of Railways will be a Class 10 pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council for Vocational Training or a Class 10 pass plus ITI.

RRB NTPC

Age Limit: The age limit for the undergraduate post is 18 to 30 years. The age limit for the graduate post is 18 to 33 years.

Educational Qualification:

  • For undergraduate posts, candidates must have passed Class 12
  • For graduate posts, candidates must have passed the graduation

RRB JE

Age Limit: 18 to 33 years

Educational Qualification 

  • JE Post: An applicant must have a three-year Diploma in Civil Engineering/Mechanical/ Production/ Automobile / Electrical/ Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/ Control/ Tools & Machining/ Tools & Die Making/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University/Institute.
  • DMS: Applicants need to complete a three-year Diploma in Engineering from any govt. recognized university or equivalent.
  • JE (IT): Candidates must have PGDCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech. (Information Technology)/ B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent.
  • CMA: Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 55 per cent marks

RRB ALP

Age Limit: 18 to 28 years.

Educational Qualification:

  • ALP: Must have passed Class 10/SSLC & ITI/Course Completed Act Apprentices or Diploma/Degree in Engineering.
  • Technician: Completed Class 10/SSLC plus ITI/ Course Completed Act Apprentices or 10+2 with Physics and Maths or Diploma in Engineering

Q:   What is RRB NTPC salary?

A:

RRB NTPC salary is different for different posts. The starting basic salary range offered to undergraduate posts is INR 19,900 to 21,700. While, the graduate post employees are offered RRB NTPC salary in the range of INR 25,500 to INR 35,400. The monthly basic salary for Junior Clerk cum Typist is INR 19,900 while it is INR 35,400 for Station Master and Commercial Apprentice. Candidates are also entitled to Dearness Allowance (DA), Travel Allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), pension benefits, and medical reimbursements. The post-wise RRB NTPC salary is given below:

RRB NTPC Salary for Undergraduate Posts

Posts

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (In INR)

Junior Clerk cum Typist

2

19,900

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

2

19,900

Junior Time Keeper

2

19,900

Trains Clerk

2

19,900

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

3

21,700

RRB NTPC Salary for Graduate Posts

Posts

Level in 7th CPC

Initial Pay (In INR)

Traffic Assistant

4

25,500

Goods Guard

5

29,200

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

29,200

Senior Clerk cum Typist

5

29,200

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

5

29,200

Senior Time Keeper

5

29,200

Commercial Apprentice

6

35,400

Station Master

6

35,400

 

Q:   What is RRB Group D Selection Process?

A:
RRB Group D selection process comprises CBT, PET/PST, Document Verification and Medical Exam. The PET/PST is qualifying in nature. Though PET/PST is qualifying in nature, candidates are required to clear it. There is weightage of marks for this stage. The final selection of candidates is done based on CBT provided they qualify PET/PST, medical exam and document verification. Medical exam is conducted by the railway hospitals.
 

Q:   What was the educational qualification prescribed for RRB NTPC exam?

A:
The educational qualification for Undergraduate level posts was Class 12. For Graduate-level posts, educational qualification was Graduation. Provided below is the eligibility criteria for few posts: Commercial Apprentice: Degree from recognised University or its equivalent. Senior Clerk Cum Typist: Degree from recognised University or its equivalent Typing proficiency in English/Hindi on Computer is essential Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk: Class 12 or its equivalent with not less than 50 per cent marks in the aggregate. 50 per cent marks are not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability/Ex-servicemen and the candidates who possess qualifications higher than Class 12. Junior Clerk Cum Typist: Class 12 or its equivalent with not less than 50 per cent marks in the aggregate 50 per cent marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability/Ex-servicemen and the candidates who possess qualifications higher than Class 12 Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential. Read more on RRB NTPC eligibility-https://www.shiksha.com/sarkari-exams/railway/articles/rrb-ntpc-eligibility-blogId-108551.
 

How to Prepare for RRB Exam 2024?

Besides taking coaching, candidates also crack the exam by studying at home. The tips and tricks on how candidates can prepare for RRB exam at home.

  • Candidates must go through the topics given in the syllabus
  • They should keep themselves updated with national and international events
  • They should prepare a study routine and follow that diligently
  • Candidates should solve mock tests and analyse their performance

Read More:

RRB Group D

RRB NTPC

RRB JE

RRB ALP

RRB Exam Dates 2024 FAQs

Candidates can read RRB Dates 2024 FAQs below.

Q:   What is RRB Group D Syllabus?

A:
The CBT of RRB Group D comprises questions from General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs. The syllabus is given below: Mathematics: HCF and LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Mensuration Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, BODMAS, Percentages, Time & Work, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Age Calculations General Science: Topics from Physics Chemistry and Life Sciences General Intelligence and Reasoning: Coding-Decoding, Relationships, Alphabetical Series, Venn Diagram, Statement and Conclusion, Numerical Series, Distance, and Directions. General Awareness and Current Affairs. Indian History, Sports, Current Affairs. Events, important days and events.
 

Q:   When will RRB NTPC admit card 2024 be released?

A:

RRB NTPC admit card will be released online separately for different stages of exams-CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT/CBST, Document Verification and Medical Exam. The admit card is released four days before the exam. To download the admit card, candidates need to login with user ID and password. The admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam.

 

Q:   What is RRB Group D exam pattern?

A:

The CBT of RRB Group D exam comprises four sections-General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness and Current Affairs. Total marks allotted to CBT are 100. Based on the marks obtained in CBT, candidates are called for PET. The PET is qualifying in nature. Those who qualify the PET are called for document verification. Final empanellment of candidates is done based on the performance in CBT subject to their qualifying the document verification and medical exam. The structure of RRB Group D exam pattern is given below.

Sections

Number of questions

General Science

25

Mathematics

25

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

Total

100

 

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