RRB Group D 2023: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility & Vacancies

Railway Recruitment Board Group D 2024 ( RRB Group D )

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Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 16:42 IST

RRB Group D is one of the most sought after railway exams in the country. Over 1 crore candidates apply for the exam. The railway board conducts the exam to select candidates for various level-1 posts in Indian Railways. The selection process comprises CBT, PET/PST, Document Verification and Medical Exam. Read here for complete details on RRB Group D 2023 exam including dates, eligibility, online form and many more.

RRB Group D 2023

RRB Group D 2023

RRB Group D 2023: Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will soon release RRB Group D 2023 notification to fill up vacancies for various level-1 posts such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), Pointsman, etc. in the various production units of Indian Railways. The application form will begin after the release of RRB Group D notification 2023. Interested candidates need to apply online for the exam. The selection process of RRB Group D comprises Computer Based Test, PET, Document Verification/Medical Exam and Final Empanellment. Read below for more details on RRB Group D 2023 exam including important dates, application process, salary, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and many more.

RRB Group D Exam Highlights

RRBs releases RRB Group D notification PDF to select candidates for various level 1 posts. Candidates who have successfully registered themselves will be able to appear for RRB Group D 2023 exam. Check highlights of RRB Group D in the table below.

Parameters Details

Exam name

RRB Group D

Conducting authority

RRBs

Exam level

National

Exam category

Class 10

Selection stages

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

Exam time

90 minutes

Total marks

CBT: 100 marks

Exam mode

Online

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

RRB Official website 

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

RRB Group D Dates 2023

RRB Group D dates 2023 will be announced along with the notification.

RRB Group D 2023 Events RRB Group D Dates

RRB Group D notification 

To be notified

RRC Group D application form

To be notified

Online fee payment

To be notified

Offline fee payment

To be notified

Fee payment through post office challan

To be notified

Final submission of application form

To be notified

RRB Group D modification link & application status

To be notified

RRB Group D exam dates 

To be notified

RRB Group D Eligibility 2023

To apply for RRB Group D exam, candidates need to fulfil the different paramters of eligibility such as nationality, age limit, educational qualification and medical standards. RRB Group D eligibility 2023 is explained below:

RRB Group D Eligibility: Nationality

A candidate who is:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) presents a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

RRB Group D Age Limit

RRB Group D age limit is 18 to 33 years. The relaxation in the age limit given to different reserved categories is provided below.

Category Upper Age Limit

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

36 Years

SC/ST

38 Years

RRB Group D Qualification

Candidates who have passed Class 10 pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council for Vocational Training or Class 10 pass plus ITI are eligible to apply for RRB Group D exam.

RRB Group D Medical Standards

The medical standards and visual acuity prescribed for RRB Group D exam are given below.

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

Also Read: RRB Group D Medical Standards

RRB Group D 2023 Apply Online

RRB Group D application form 2023 will be released online. The fee can be paid both online and offline. The application fee is INR 500 (for all candidates except the fee concession categories). The fee for PwBD/Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen/SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class is INR 250.

How to Fill RRB Group D Application Form 2023?

The steps to fill RRB Group D application form 2023 are given below:

  • Visit the official websites of RRBs
  • Register for the exam by submitting 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, candidates need to verify email ID and mobile number through OTP
  • Candidates should proceed with the online application by clicking on the ‘Already Registered’ button on the home page using the registration number and password
  • In Part I of the application page, candidates need to 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, candidates need to indicate his/her priority/preference of the posts
  • On completion of application details, candidates can pay the application fees using online net banking/credit card/debit card/UPI and offline Challan
  • Candidates are required to choose the exam language
  • Candidates had to fill the details of a valid photo ID card
  • Enter bank details to get the refund of fees
  • Candidates need to upload their scanned images of photograph and signature as per the format
  • SC/ST candidates are required to upload the category certificates
  • Candidates had to agree to the terms and conditions and submit the application form

RRB Group D Fee Refund

The application fee is refunded once candidates appear for the CBT exam. Candidates belonging to SC / ST/ ExSM/ PwBD/ Female/ Minority/EBC/Transgender categories are entitled to get a full refund of their examination fees, which is INR 250. Whereas candidates belonging to General/EWS/OBC categories receive a partial refund of their examination fees, which is INR 400 after deducting the bank charges.

RRB Group D Application Status

RRB Group D application status is released after the completion of the application process. To check the application status, candidates need to enter registration number/date of birth and security code. Through RRB Group D application status, candidates can view the eligibility/ineligibility status of their applications.

RRB Group D Admit Card 2023

RRB Group D admit card 2023 is released four days before the exam separately for CBT, PET and document verification. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter user ID and password. RRB Group D admit card is an important document without candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates need to carry the printed copy of the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. Prior to the release of admit card, exam city intimation slip is released. In the city intimation slip, candidates can check their allotted exam city. The details regarding the RRB Group D exam centre are mentioned on the admit card.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2023

RRB Group D exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as marking scheme, total marks, number of section, time duration, etc. The stage-wise RRB Group D exam pattern is explained below:

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2023 for CBT

RRB Group D exam pattern for CBT is divided into four sections: General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness and Current Affairs. The total duration of the test is 90 minutes (120 minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied by the scribe). The test paper comprises a total of 100 objective-type multiple-choice questions. The structure of RRB Group D exam pattern for CBT 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

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2023 for PET

Candidates three times the number of vacancies are called for PET. The PET comprises different physical activities for male and female candidates. PET is qualifying in nature.

Male candidates Female candidates

Candidates should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in two minutes without putting down the weight

Female candidates should be able to lift and carry 20 kgs of weight for a distance of 100 meters in two minutes without putting down the weight

Candidates should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in four minutes and 15 seconds in one chance

Candidates should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in five minutes and 40 seconds in one chance

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2023 for DV/Medical Exam

Candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for document verification. During the document verification, the certificates uploaded by the candidates during the application process are verified to ensure its correctness. Candidates successful in document verification are sent for medical examination. In medical exam, visual acuity plays an important role. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing the requisite medical fitness by the railway administration, final verification of education, community certificates, and verification of antecedents/character certificates. 

RRB Group D Syllabus 2023

RRB Group D syllabus is of Class 10 standard. The topics included in the syllabus is given below.

Subjects Topics

Mathematics

Number SystemPercentage, 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 Preparation Tips 2023

Some tips and tricks to crack RRB Group D 2023 exam are given below:

  • Create a study schedule and work upon enhancing the fundamentals
  • Strengthen the weak areas with practice
  • Study regularly for two to three hours
  • Learn the formulas and concepts
  • Solve puzzles to improve logical skills
  • Attempt mock tests regularly
  • Solve previous years’ RRB Group D question papers

RRB Group D 2023 Vacancies

RRB Group D vacancies 2023 will be released along with the notification. In 2022, a total of 1,03,769 vacancies were announced for the RRB Group D exam to fill up various Level 1 posts, such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Pointsman. Candidates can refer to the RRB Group D vacancy break-up of last year.

Railway Total Vacancy

Central Railway

9345

East Central Railway

3563

East Coast Railway

2555

Eastern Railway, CLW, & Metro

10514

North Central Railway and DLW

4730

North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO

4002

North Western Railway

5249

Northeast Frontier Railway

2894

Northern Railway, DMF and RCF

13153

South Central Railway

9328

South East Central Railway

1664

South Eastern Railway

4914

South Western Railway and RWF

7167

Southern Railway and ICF

9579

West Central Railway

4019

Western Railway

10734

Total Vacancies

103769

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RRB Group D 2023 FAQs

Q: What is RRB Group D Exam?

A: RRB Group D 2022 is a national-level examination conducted by the RRBs to various level 1 posts such as a Track Maintainer, assistant, maintenance of railway coaches, stores, etc. The selection process of RRB Group D comprises CBT, PET/PST, Medical Exam, Document Verification. The final selection of candidates is done based on CBT provided they qualify PET/PST, Medical Exam, Document Verification.

Q: What is RRB Group D Eligibility?

A: Candidates who are in the age group of 18 to 33 years and have passed Class 10 & National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by National Council for Vocational Training or Class 10 pass plus ITI can apply for the exam. Relaxation in the upper age limit is given to candidates belonging to the reserved categories. Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria or else their application forms will be rejected.

Q: How to fill the application form for RRB Group D?

A: RRB Group D application form is released online by RRBs. No offline applications are accepted for the recruitment exam. The steps to fill RRB Group D application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the apply online link
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Candidates need to upload the required documents
  • Pay the application fees online or offline
  • Submit the application form
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