Railway Group D Selection Process,Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018

In this post Athiyaman Team providing the Selection process, exam pattern & Syllabus for the upcoming RRB Group D Exam 2018.

The RRB Group D selection will be based on 3 stage:

1.Computer Based Test (CBT)
2.Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
3.Document Verification.

Marks will be normalized in the CBT.

Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in the CBT. 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for wrong answer.

1. Computer Based Test-First stage of selection

It is an online Exam

Subjects No. of Questions Time 
Mathematics 100 90 Mins
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science
General Awareness on Current Affairs

All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test on the specified date, time and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of RRBs. The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personal email communication to the candidates.
Total Duration : 90 Min,
No of Questions: 100
Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST30%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Question Type and Syllabus:
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:
a. Mathematics
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages,
Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations,Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
b. General Intelligence and reasoning
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
c. General Science
The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10 standard level.
d. General Awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities,Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

2.Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET Two times the community wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in
nature. The criterion for PET is as under:

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight
for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one
chance without putting the weight down
Should be able to run for a distance of 1000
metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one
Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight
for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in
one chance without putting the weight down
and Should be able to run for a distance of 1000
metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one

Note: The persons with disabilities as specified in Para 11.0 are exempted from appearing for PET.
However, after qualifying in the CBT, such candidates will have to pass the medical examination prescribed for Persons with Disabilities.

3.Document Verification and Empanelling of Candidates

Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates will  be called for document verification.

In case of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., older person shall be given higher seniority.

Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

Candidates may please note that RRBs only recommend names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administrations.

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