RRB Group D 2022: Exam Date, New Schedule, Test Centers

Railway Recruitment Board Group D 2022 ( RRB Group D )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Apr 27, 2022 12:40 IST

RRB Group D 2022: The Ministry of Railways has decided to give Course Completed Act Apprentice (CCAA) one-third weightage of marks obtained in the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) exam for preparation of RRB Group D final merit list. CCAA are also exempted from Physical Efficiency Test (PET) since they are already trained in the railway establishments and meet the physical standard required for performing their jobs. The empanellment of candidates to the post of Railway Group D will be done only after document verification and qualifying the medical standards. 

Earlier, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)/Railway Recruitment Cell (RRCs) had announced some major changes in the RRB Group D recruitment process. The changes were announced in exam stage, EWS certificate, normalisation of marks, document verification and empaneling of candidates, post preferences, post parameters (Qualification, Medical Standard and Suitability of the post for PwBD etc.).

RRB Group D Level 1 2022 exam date has been announced for 1,03,769 vacancies of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical and S&T departments), Pointsman and other Level-I posts. The CBT will be conducted from July onwards. The exact dates will soon be announced by the RRBs.

In this article, we have covered RRB Group D recruitment notification, exam dates, selection process, eligibility, vacancies, admit card, syllabus and many more.

About RRB Group D 2022 Recruitment

RRB Group D is a national-level exam conducted by the RRBs on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC). RRB Group D exam is an excellent career opportunity after Class 10 who wish to join the Indian Railways. The recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the various posts in Level-1 of the seventh CPC pay matrix such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, and many more. Against 1,03,769 vacancies, over 1.15 crore candidates had registered for RRC Group D 2022 exam.

What are RRB Group D Posts?

The vacancies will be filled in the following posts and departments.

Post Department
Assistant (Workshop)  Mechanical
Assistant Bridge  Engineering 
Assistant C&W Mechanical
Assistant Depot (Stores)  Stores
Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel)  Mechanical
Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical)  Electrical
Assistant Operations (Electrical)  Electrical
Pointsman  Traffic
Assistant Signal & Telecom  S and T
Assistant Track Machine  Engineering 
Assistant TL & AC  Electrical 
Assistant TL & AC (Workshop) Electrical 
Assistant TRD Electrical
Assistant Works Engineering
Engineering Engineering
Hospital Assistant Medical
Track Maintainer Grade IV  Engineering
What is RRB Group D Salary?

Candidates selected through the RRB Group D exam get a basic salary of INR 18,000 per month based on the seventh CPC pay matrix. Apart from the salary, candidates are also given additional allowances such as Dearness Allowance (DA), Daily Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance (HRA), Allowance for Night Duty, Medical Facilities, Overtime Allowance etc. The in-hand salary of RRB Group Posts is INR 22,500-INR 25,380 per month.

Also Read: RRB Group D job profile & salary

RRB Group D Latest Updates:

May 5: RRB NTPC CBT 2 Admit Card 2022 Live Updates: Phase 2 Hall Ticket Releases Today @ rrbcdg.gov.in

April 27: Is RRB Group D 2022 CBT Exam Likely to be Delayed?

April 22: CCAAs Exempted from PET, One-Third Weightage of Marks to be given to NCVT exam

April 7: RRBs make changes in the recruitment process of RRB Group D

March 23: RRB Group D 2022 Eligibility Criteria revised for future aspirants; NAC or ITI is mandatory

RRB Group D 2022 Summary 

Some of the important highlights of RRB Group D exam are given below.

Parameters Details

Exam name

RRB Group D

Advertisement number

Centralised Employment Notice (CEN) No. RRC 01/2019

Conducting authority

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs)

Job location

Across India

Exam level

National

Exam category

Matriculation

Number of vacancies

1,03,769 

Number of applicants

1.15 crore

Selection stages

CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification, and Medical Examination

Application dates 

March 12 to April 12, 2019

Exam dates

February 23, 2022, onwards

Educational qualification

Class 10 pass

Age limit

18 to 33 years

Exam subjects

General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs

Exam time

90 minutes

Total marks

CBT 1: 100

CBT 2: 120

Exam mode

Online

Marking scheme

For each correct answer in CBT, candidates score one mark

1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers

Exam language

Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu

Exam fees

INR 500 (for all candidates except the fee concession categories)

INR 250 for PwBD/Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen/SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class is

Exam purpose

To select candidates for various posts in Level-1 of the seventh CPC pay matrix

Exam cities

Around 200 cities

Official website 

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

RRB Group D Selection Process Revised

The revised selection process of RRB Group D is given below:

  • Railways will give one-third weightage to the NCVT marks in preparation of RRB Group D final merit list after the conduct of CBT. There will be no PET for such candidates
  • There will be only single stage Computer Based Test (CBT) exam for RRB Group D
  • EWS certificate issued after the date of notification will also be considered valid on the date of document verification
  • In CBT, the examination will be conducted in multiple sessions (shifts). For these multisession papers, the percentile score based normalization method will be used. Though railway administration reserves the right to modify the formula/adopt different formula based on technical considerations
  • Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, the number of candidates to be called for Document Verification (DV) shall henceforth be equal to the number of notified vacancies (i.e. in the ratio of 1:1)
  • In case of shortfall in empanelment of candidates or other exigencies, RRB/RRC reserves the right to utilize the candidates down the merit list if required, as per the merit and option of the candidates
  • The designation of Assistant Pointsman has been changed to Pointsman
  • Railways have made modifications in the post parameters announced in the detailed RRB Group D notification. Post Parameters for various posts have been kept as per Medical Standards as prescribed in Indian Railway Medical Manual (IRMM)

RRB Group D 2022 Exam Date OUT

RRB Group D 2022 exam dates for the computer-based test have been announced by the Railway Recruitment Boards. There will be no CBT 2 exam in RRB Group D and selection for the further rounds will be done based on a single stage exam. The single-stage CBT exam will be conducted from July 2022. As there will be no CBT 2 exam, percentile based normalization will be used for shortlisting candidates for further stages.

RRBs will activate the link to check exam cities, exam dates and download free travel authority (For SC/ST candidates) 10 days before the scheduled CBT. The admit card for the exam will be issued four days before the scheduled CBT. 

RRB Group D 2022 CBT 1 exam was put on hold due to the protests by students against the introduction of CBT 2 exam. Earlier, the CBT 1 exam was scheduled to be conducted from February 23, 2022 in multiple phases. 

RRB Group D 2022 Eligibility Criteria Revised

RRBs had revised RRB Group D eligibility criteria for aspirants who wish to apply for the exam in future. The minimum education qualification for candidates applying to the technical departments that is Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Signal & Telecom departments) and catering wing of Railways will be Class 10 pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council for Vocational Training or Class 10 pass plus ITI. The revised eligibility criteria is not applicable for candidates who had applied for the ongoing Railway Group D exam. Candidates can check below the RRB Group D eligibility criteria for Level-1 posts announced in 2019 notification. 

Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit as on 01/07/2019

The age limit prescribed for Level 1 posts is 18 to 33 years. Relaxation in age limit is provided as per government rule:

Age Group

Upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than)

Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)

18 to 33 years

UR

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

SC/ST

For all communities/ categories

July 2, 1986

July 2, 1983

July 2, 1981

01.07.2001

What is RRB Group D Qualification?

Candidates who had passed Class 10 (High School) from an institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or held National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) provided by NCVT are eligible to apply for RRB Group D recruitment exam.

Medical Standards

Medical Standard Visual Acuity

A-2 

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 

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 must pass the test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, myopic vision, etc. 

B-1 

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 colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc. 

B-2 

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 

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 

Distant vision: 6/12 with or without glasses
Near vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required

RRB Group D Post Parameters

Candidates can check below the revised post parameters for RRB Group D exam.

Designation


Dept

Medical Standard

Suitability for persons with Benchmark Disability
VI HI LD MD

Assistant (workshop)

Mechanical

C1

B,LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant bridge

Engineering 

B1

NO

NO

NO

NO

Assistant c & w

Mechanical

B1

NO

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant depot (store)

Stores

C1

LV

HH

OL,OA

YES

Assistant loco shed (diesel)

Mechanical

B1

LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant loco shed (electrical)

Electrical

B1

LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant operations (electrical)

Electrical

B1

LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Pointsman

Traffic

A2

NO

NO

NO

NO

Assistant signal and telecom

S and T

B1

LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant track machine

Engineering

A3

NO

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant tl and ac

Electrical

B1

LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant tl and ac (workshop)

Electrical

C1

B,LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant trd

Electrical

B1

NO

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant works

Engineering

C1

B,LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Assistant works (workshop)

Engineering

C1

B,LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Hospital assistant

Medical

C1

B,LV

D,HH

OL,LC,DW,AAV

YES

Track maintainer grade iv

Engineering

B1

NO

NO

NO

NO

Also Read: RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria 2022

RRB Group D 2022 Important Dates

RRBs have announced RRB Group D 2022 (RRC 01/2019) exam date. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held from April to June 2021, but, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the CBT dates were postponed. RRB Group D recruitment notification was released in 2019, however, the exam will be taking place in 2022. Initially, the exam was scheduled to be conducted in September-October 2019. However, due to the non-finalisation of the exam conducting agency, the exam could not be conducted. Candidates can check below the dates related to RRC Group D Level 1 exam 2022. 

RRB Group D 2022 Events RRB Group D Dates 2022 Salient Features

RRB Group D notification 

23-Feb-2019

RRB Group D notification was released online in PDF form

RRC 01/2019 application form

12- Mar-2019 to 12-Apr-2019

Only online application forms were accepted for the recruitment

Online fee payment

12-Mar-2019 to 23 Apr-2019

Candidates could pay the fees online using net banking/credit card/debit card/UPI 

Offline fee payment

12-Mar-2019 to 18-Apr- 2019

Candidates could pay their application fees offline through SBI challan

Fee payment through post office challan

12-Mar-2019 to 18-Apr- 2019

Candidates also had the option to pay their application fees through post office challan

Final submission of application form

26-Apr- 2019

Candidates could finally submit their application forms after fee payment till this date

RRB Group D modification link & application status

15-Dec-2021 to 26-Dec-2021

The modification link was activated for candidates to upload their scanned photographs and signatures as per the prescribed format. Candidates whose application forms were rejected on the ground of invalid photographs and signatures could avail this facility. All registered candidates could check their application status.

RRB Group D admit card

19-Feb-2022 (Tentative)

The admit card will be released online

RRB Group D CBT-1 exam date

23-Feb-2022 onwards 

July 2022

RRB Group D CBT 1 exam dates have been announced. The exam will be conducted in multiple phases subject to the prevailing conditions and government guidelines issued from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic

RRB Group D CBT-1 result

To be notified

The result will be announced online 

RRB Group D dates mentioned above highlights the events related to the application process, exam, admit card, result, etc. Candidates should keep these dates handy so that they do not miss any events.

RRB Group D Notification 2022

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) had released the official notification for RRB Group D Level 1 recruitment on February 23, 2019. RRB will be recruiting for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Pointsman, Level-I posts through three stages selection process- CBT, PET, and Medical/Document Verification.

RRB Group D 2022 Vacancy

A total of 1,03,769 vacancies will be filled to the post of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Pointsman, Level-I posts through RRB Group-D (Level-I) Exam 2022. Check below the category-wise and zone-wise vacancies for RRB Group D 2022 exam.

Railway UR SC ST OBC EWS Total Vacancy Ex-SM CCAA PWBD Back-PwBD

Central Railway

3597

1398

759

2656

935

9345

1870

1870

449

0

East Central Railway

1369

555

325

956

358

3563

713

713

166

0

East Coast Railway

1034

412

198

653

258

2555

510

510

105

0

Eastern Railway, CLW,  & Metro

4926

1461

775

2619

1087

10873

2175

2175

589

05

North Central Railway and DLW

2080

678

317

1175

474

4730

948

948

145

06

North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO

1570

615

307

1107

403

4002

802

802

157

0

North Western Railway

2132

814

384

1393

526

5249

1049

1049

324

0

Northeast Frontier Railway

1119

449

226

809

291

2894

575

575

144

0

Northern Railway, DMF and RCF

5144

2017

1031

3644

1317

13,153

2630

2630

626

0

South Central Railway

3663

1432

722

2577

934

9328

1867

1867

125

0

South East Central Railway

797

219

115

366

167

1664

333

333

84

0

South Eastern Railway

1933

738

361

1305

482

4914

965

965

215

95

South Western Railway and RWF

2745

1138

557

2006

715

7167

1433

1433

193

06

Southern Railway and ICF

4363

1353

787

2118

958

9579

1914

1914

222

0

West Central Railway

1596

633

308

1080

402

4019

804

804

226

0

Western Railway

4287

1647

812

2914

1074

10,734

2146

2146

556

0

Total Vacancies

42,355

15,559

7984

27,378

10,381

1,03,769

20,734

20,734

4326

112

Also Read: RRB Group D Vacancies

RRB Group D 2022 New Changes

Some of new changes announced in RRB Group D 2022 recruitment process are given below:

  • Ministry of Railways has decided to include issues of Course Completed Act Apprentices (CCAAs) trained in Railways 
  • The Ministry of Railways has decided that CCAAs trained in the railway establishments will be given due weightage for the training done by them in Railways Establishments in preparation of the final merit list after the conduct of CBT for RRB Group D.
  • CCAAs will be exempted from Physical Efficiency Test
  • RRC wise CBT will be held for Level-1. Also maximum available capacity is recommended to be used, to significantly reduce the number of shifts involved for each RRC and to speed up the examination process
  • It has been decided to follow revised methodology with special conditions for conduct of CBT for Level-1 as there is no CBT 2 exam
  • The methodology will involve mobilising additional infrastructure and logistics to conduct CBT for Level-1 with significant increase in per shift requirement
  • Efforts will be made to have the exam conducting agency (ECA) on board to conduct the CBT for Level-1 as early as possible

RRB Group D Admit Card 2022

RRB Group D admit card 2022 for the first stage CBT will be released four days before the exam. To download the admit card from the respective regional websites of RRBs, candidates need to login with user ID and password. RRB Group D admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Railway Group D posts admit card is released for CBT and PET. The admit card for PET is issued to those candidates who have successfully cleared CBT of RRC Group D Level-1 2022.

RRB Group D Exam Day Guidelines

The exam day guidelines for RRB Group D exam are given below:

  • In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates need to wear masks all the time inside the exam centre. They need to maintain a safe distance from one another
  • Candidates are also allowed to carry hand-sanitiser inside the exam centre
  • Candidates need to carry their RRB Group D admit card along with photo-identity proof to the examination centre
  • Impersonation is prohibited, and strict action will be taken if anyone is found doing so
  • Candidates need to reach the exam centre on time
  • Candidates reaching the exam centre late will not be allowed to appear in the exam
  • No electronic devices are allowed inside the examination centre
  • Copying, cheating, or any other kind of malpractices are prohibited

RRB Group D Level I Online Application

RRB Group D application form was available from March 12 to April 12, 2019. The application fee was INR 500 (for all candidates expected the fee concession categories). The fee for PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class was INR 250. Candidates could pay the fee both online and offline.

Steps to Apply for RRB Group D Vacancies

Visit the official website-http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ link
  • Register for the exam by entering details such as name, date of birth and father’s name, mother’s name, Aadhaar Number, SSLC/Matric registration number, year of passing, mobile number, email ID and then submit the registration form
  • Upon registration, registration number and password are generated
  • In Part I of the application page, provide the details of educational qualification, community, gender, religion, Ex-Servicemen, CCAA, Minority, Economically Backward Class and Age Relaxation and other details
  • In Part II of the application page, enter priority/preference of the RRB Group D posts
  • Pay the application fees using Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI and Offline Challan
  • Choose the exam languages-Hindi, English, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu
  • Fill details of photo ID card
  • Enter bank details for fee refund
  • Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and category certificate for SC/ST candidates 
  • Agree to the terms and conditions and submit the application form

RRB Group D Level-1 Fee

The category-wise fee structure is given below.

Category Fee (INR)

For GEN/OBC Out of this fee of INR 500 an amount of INR 400 is refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT

500

For SC/ST/PWD/Women/Ex-Sm/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward. This fee of INR 250 is refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1st Stage CBT

250

RRB Group D Selection Process 2022

The selection process comprises single stage CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), document verification, and medical examination. Candidates qualifying the CBT 1 will be called for PET. Based on the performance in CBT 1 and PET, candidates will be called for document verification and medical exam.

RRB Group D Exam Centres
RRB Group D 2022 exam centres are allotted to candidates a few days prior to the exam. To check the exam centres, candidates are required to login with their required credentials. Candidates are required to choose RRB Group D exam centres while filling their application form. Usually, RRBs allot exam centres as per the preferences given by the candidates. In case of a shortage of seats in a particular centre, candidates are allotted to the next available centre.The list of RRB Group D exam centres is given below.
RRB Region  Cities

Andhra Pradesh

Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Prodattur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vuzuabagran

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Johrat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Delhi/ NCR

Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsarim, Rajkot, Silvassa,Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi

Haryana

Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar

Karnataka

Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarg, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada

Maharashtra

Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal

Punjab

Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur.

Rajasthan

Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi

West Bengal

Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Krishnagar, Siliguri

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RRB Group D Preparation

Since a large number of candidates apply for RRB Group, therefore, the preparation should be exhaustive. Given below are few useful RRB Group D 2022 preparation tips:

  • Understand the exam pattern to make a good preparation strategy
  • Be thorough with each and every topic given in the syllabus
  • Devise a proper study routine for the exam and follow that diligently
  • Solve mock tests to get a grip on the accuracy and time-management
  • Practice previous years' question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam and difficulty level
  • Make proper notes on various concepts and topics as it will help to prepare better

Also Read: RRB Group section-wise books 

RRB Group D 2022 Syllabus

RRB Group D syllabus, which is prescribed by the examination authority, highlights the topics and sub-topics that candidates need to prepare for the exam. Before starting preparation, candidates must have a look at the RRB Group D syllabus 2022. The syllabus gives candidates an idea of what to prepare for the exam. The section-wise important topics for the exam are given below.
Subjects Topics

Mathematics

Number System, Percentage, BODMAS, LCM-HCF, Simple and Compound Interest, Algebra, Profit and Loss, etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Relationships, etc

General Science

Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences of CBSE Class 10 level 

General Awareness

Current Affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics 

RRB Group D 2022 Level-I Exam Pattern

RRB Group D exam pattern 2022 comprises CBT, Document Verification and Medical Examination. According to the RRB Group D exam pattern, the CBT consists of sections, such as General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs. The duration of CBTs is 90 minutes. For each correct answer in CBT, candidates score one mark. There is also negative marking for wrong answers, 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers. CBT is held in 15 languages besides English and Hindi. Candidates qualifying CBT 1 exam will be called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET). This is followed by Document Verification and Medical Examination. The exam structures of CBTs are given below.

CBT 1 Exam Pattern

Sections

No. of Questions

General Science

25

Mathematics

25

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

Total

100

CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration

General Science

30

30

90 Minutes

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence & Reasoning

35

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General Awareness and Current Affairs

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RRB Group D Mock Test

The official RRB Group D mock test will be released a few days before the exam. Candidates can take the mock test by logging into their accounts with user ID and password. RRB Group D mock tests are like actual tests and practicing the same helps candidates to understand the pattern of the exam. By taking the mock tests, candidates can analyse their preparations for the exam. It also helps candidates to know their strengths and weaknesses. 

RRB Group D 2022 Question Papers

RRB Group D question papers 2022 for the first stage CBT will be released along with the answer key. Candidates will be released for different shifts of the exam in PDF form. Candidates can also challenge the question papers if they have any doubt with regard to any question.

RRB Group D Answer Key

The provisional RRB Group D answer key 2022 will be released a few days after the completion of the CBT. Along with the answer, RRBs will also release the candidate's response sheet and question papers. Candidates can download RRB Group D answer key from the respective regional websites of RRBs. To download the RRB Group D answer key, candidates need to login on with their user ID and password. Candidates can also raise objections against the answer key and question papers by paying INR 50.

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RRB Group D Result 

RRB Group D result 2022 is announced online. The result is made available region-wise in PDF format. Marks obtained by candidates in CBT are normalised to announce the result. The result PDF displays the list of qualifying candidates.

RRB Group D Cutoff

RRB Group D cutoff 2022 will be announced along with the result. The cutoff will be made available in PDF form for different regions, categories, and posts. Besides RRB Group D cut off 2022, candidates need to secure the qualifying marks. The qualifying marks are 40 for the General and EWS categories and 30 for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC, and ST.

Previous Years' RRB Group D Cutoff

Candidates can check below RRB Group D 2018-19 cutoff for the General category.

Regions Departments Category (Gen)

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Ajmer

Community

73.73073

Ex-servicemen

40.20650

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Allahabad

Community

74.57579

Ex-servicemen

40.00081

CCAA in Railways

41.16811

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Ahemdabad

Community

71.86468

Ex-servicemen

40.00159

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Bengaluru

Community

62.01964

Ex-servicemen

40.23986

CCAA in Railways

42.59145

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Bhopal

Community

75.03355

Ex-servicemen

40.06859

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Bilaspur

Community

70.22887

Ex-servicemen

40.04764

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Bhubaneshwar

Community

73.86689

Ex-servicemen

40.04823

CCAA in Railways

40.79482

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Chandigarh

Community

75.07613

Ex-servicemen

40.00611

CCAA in Railways

40.42153

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Chennai

Community

71.53120

Ex-servicemen

40.14442

CCAA in Railways

41.54140

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Gorakhpur

Community

73.90623

Ex-servicemen

40.16889

CCAA in Railways

40.79482

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Guwahati

Community

77.09933

Ex-servicemen

40.86204

CCAA in Railways

40.42153

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Kolkata

Community

80.57238

Ex-servicemen

40.01368

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Mumbai

Community

67.96106

Ex-servicemen

40.16796

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Patna

Community

77.00350

Ex-servicemen

40.19724

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Ranchi

Community

76.30354

Ex-servicemen

40.09680

CCAA in Railways

40.04823

RRB Group D Cut-Off for Secunderabad

Community

69.79887

Ex-servicemen

40.00159

CCAA in Railways

40.42153

 

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RRB Group D 2022 FAQs

Q: When RRB Group D exam will be conducted?

A: RRB Group D 2022 exam will be conducted from July 2022.

Q: Why high power committee was formed for RRB NTPC exam?

A: High power committee was formed by the Ministry of Railways to examine the concerns submitted by candidates against the introduction of second stage CBT exam in RRB Group D.

Q: Is RRB Group D exam pattern and selection process revised?

A: Yes, RRB Group D exam pattern and selection process have been revised. It has been decided to follow revised methodology with special conditions for conduct of CBT for Level-1 due to elimination of 2nd stage CBT etc. This will involve mobilising of additional infrastructure and logistics to conduct CBT for Level-1 with significant increase in per shift requirement. Efforts will be made to have the exam conducting agency (ECA) on board to conduct the CBT for Level-1 as early as possible. 

Q: Where will RRBs release the admit card for RRC Group D exam?

A: RRB Group D admit card for CBT 1 will be released on the regional official websites four days before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials from this page too.

Q: How many vacancies are announced for RRC Group D exam?

A: RRBs have announced 1,03,769 vacancies for RRB Group D exam. A total of 1,15,67,248 application forms have been received against the vacancies.  

Q: How many exam stages are there for RRB Group D?

A: The exam stages of RRB Group comprises CBTs (First Stage and Second Stage), Physical Efficiency Test, Document Verification, and Medical examination. However, the examination authority reserves the right to conduct CBT in a single-stage or multi-stage.  

Q: Is there any qualifying marks in RRB Group D exam?

A: Yes, there are qualifying marks in RRB Group D exam. The qualifying marks for UR and EWS categories are 40 and 30 for  OBC (Non-Creamy Layer), SC, and ST.

Q: What is the job profile for RRB Group D?

A: The recruitment of RRB Group D includes various technical and non-technical posts. The job profiles differ as per the hierarchy level of different railway departments. Candidates who join RRB Group D based on their performances are promoted to higher posts. Also, candidates become eligible for departmental examinations after three years of service.

Q: What is the difference between RRB Group D and RRB NTPC?

A: RRB Group D is a level-1 job while RRB NTPC (non-technical popular categories) is a level 2 to 7 job. The basic salary of candidates selected through RRB Group D is INR 18,000.

Q. What is the medical test in the RRB Group D exam?

A. After document verification in RRB Group D exam, candidates are called for a medical test. It is mandatory to clear the medical test to be considered for the recruitment exam. The medical fitness test is conducted by the railway administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post.

Q. What is the physical efficiency test in the RRB Group D exam?

A. Once candidates qualify for the computer-based tests of RRB Group D exam, then they are called for Physical Efficiency. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory, and it is qualifying in nature.

Q: What is RRB Group D qualification?

A: Candidates who had completed Class 10 or had National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) provided by NCVT were eligible to apply for RRB Group D exam.

Q: What are RRB Group D posts?

A: RRB Group D exam is conducted for various posts in Level-1 of the seventh CPC pay matrix such as Assistant (Workshop), Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade IV and many more.

Q: How to crack the RRB Group D exam?

A: To crack the RRB Group D exam, candidates must make a list of the most important topics by analysing the previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters again. Memorise the formulas and definitions. Differentiate weal areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skills.

Q. How the empanelling of candidates is done in RRB Group D exam?

A: Empanelling of candidates in RRB Group D exam is done based on their performance in CBT, subject to their qualifying in PET. The appointment is offered to selected candidates provided they qualify the requisite medical fitness test and document verification.

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I have done my graduation in BA and I have also done ITI. What should I do if I want to give RRB exam?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

Many candidates who want to survive in this competitive exam, go to coaching institutes for preparation and need reliable RRB study material. And it is very important to know the updated syllabus to crack this test. Students can prepare well by practicing with the RRB mock test and RRB previous y...Many candidates who want to survive in this competitive exam, go to coaching institutes for preparation and need reliable RRB study material. And it is very important to know the updated syllabus to crack this test. Students can prepare well by practicing with the RRB mock test and RRB previous year's papers.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

3 weeks ago

I strongly recommend that you should take coaching of RRB to crack the exam.

My RRB form does not have apprentice Certificate so will I face any problem ?

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Pankaj

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a month ago

Yes you will face problem when your documents will get verified.

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