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RRB Group D Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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RRB Group D Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Railway Recruitment Board releases the RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus. The candidates can go through the RRB Group D exam pattern to understand the structure of the exam, and marking scheme. Similarly, they should also consider the RRB Group D syllabus for all the subjects. Preparing for the Railway Group D exam using the prescribed topics helps in clearing the exam easily. 

RRB Group D Highlights

The candidates can check out the table below to understand the RRB Group D highlights. 

Exam HighlightsRRB Group D Details
Exam Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Exam NameRRB Group D (Level 1)
Posts OfferedTrack Maintainer Grade IV, Helper/Assistant, etc.
Number of VacanciesVaries across RRBs
Selection ProcessComputer-Based Test (CBT)Physical Efficiency Test (PET)Document VerificationMedical Examination
Exam ModeOnline (Computer-Based Test)
Exam LanguageEnglish, Hindi, and regional languages
Exam Duration90 minutes (120 minutes for eligible PwBD candidates)
Exam SectionsMathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs
Number of Questions100
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question
CBT SyllabusClass 10th level syllabus
PET CriteriaVarious physical tasks based on the job profile
RRB Group D Admit Card ReleaseTo be Announced Soon
RRB Group D Result DeclarationTo be Announced Soon

RRB Group D Exam Pattern

As per the RRB Group D exam pattern, there will be three stages, CBT 1, PET round and DV round. Candidates have to clear each of the three rounds to get selected for the Railway Group D examination. 

RRB Group D CBT 1

  • The RRB Group D exam will be an online test held in the CBT mode
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks for each wrong answer
  • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied by Scribe
RRB Group D CBT-1 Exam Pattern 2023
SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Science252590 Minutes 
General Intelligence & Reasoning3030
General Awareness and Current Affairs2020

RRB Group D PET Round

Type of PETMale candidatesFemale candidates
Weight Lifting20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance .20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance.
Running20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance.Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

RRB Group D DV

Successful RRB Group D candidates will be summoned for document verification. These are the documents that have to be carried to the examination hall. 

  • RRB Group D Hall Ticket
  • Class 10th Certificate
  • Class 10th and 12th Marksheet
  • Adhaar Card
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • PwD Certificate
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness

RRB Group D Syllabus

The RRB Group D syllabus has been prescribed by the Railway Board for all subjects. The candidates who are preparing for the upcoming Railway Group D examination should prepare for all of these topics. Preparing for these topics ensures that candidates secure high marks in the exam. Refer to the table below to know about the topic-wise RRB Group D syllabus. 

SubjectRRB Group D Syllabus
MathematicsNumber System, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies, Classification, Coding and Decoding, Series (Number, Alphabetical, and Alphanumeric), Blood Relations, Direction Test, Logical Venn Diagrams, Alphabet and Number Test, Ranking and Arrangements, Mathematical Operations, Syllogism, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency.
General SciencePhysics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies.
General Awareness and Current AffairsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Studies.

RRB Group D Preparation Tips

RRB Group D examination is one of the toughest exams at the Group D level as the competition is very tough. However, with a prescribed preparation strategy the candidates can qualify for the Railway Group D exam with high marks. Know more about the detailed preparation strategy in the section below. 

1. Understand the RRB Group D Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Familiarise yourself with the RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus to have a clear understanding of the topics and structure of the exam. In this way, one can get a clear idea of the topics that have to be prepared for the exam.

2. Create a Study Plan

Develop a well-structured RRB Group D study plan that allocates sufficient time for each subject and topic. Ensure that proper time is allotted for revision and practice to strengthen the preparation. 

3. Standard Books 

Gather high-quality study materials, including textbooks, reference RRB Group D books, previous year’s question papers, and online resources. Make sure that the books are aligned with the syllabus and have ample practice questions. 

4. Time Management

Manage your time effectively while studying for the RRB Group D exam. Allocate dedicated time slots for each subject and topic. Practice solving questions within the time limit to improve your speed and accuracy.

5. Practice Mock Tests and Previous Year’s Papers

Regularly attempt RRB Group D mock tests and solve previous year’s question papers to get acquainted with the exam pattern. You can attempt these to improve your time management skills and identify your strengths and weaknesses. 

6. Focus on Conceptual Clarity

Develop a strong foundation by understanding the fundamental concepts of each subject for RRB Group D. Clear your doubts and seek help whenever needed to prepare accordingly. 

7. Maintain Regular Revision 

Set aside time for regular revision to strengthen your learning. To make the preparation strong you can revise with notes and flashcards. This helps in the effective revision of important formulas, concepts, and facts effectively.

8. Stay Updated with Current Affairs

Keep yourself updated with the latest news, events, and current affairs, especially related to the railway sector. You can read newspapers, follow news websites, and refer to current affairs magazines to stay informed.

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