Indian Railway is going to recruit almost 89000 candidates across the country. According to RRB approximately twenty-six thousand of that huge vacancies are for the post of Group C. It includes the vacant posts for Assistant Loco Pilot and Technicians. If you are looking for the RRB Group C Syllabus then you are in the right place. We are going to help you with the proper information.

The great physicist Albert Einstein has said the right words once,

“You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else.”



When you have to compete against almost 20% of the country’s population only a proper preparation can reach you to the success. And knowing what you need to study to crack the nutshell is the most important part.

Therefore, we are going to assist you with the best information.

RRB Group C Exam Pattern

The overall selection process consists of two stages. In the first stage, there is a Computer Based Test (CBT), common for both ALP and Technicians.

The paper will have 75 objective type multiple choice questions. The time allotted to complete this paper is 60 minutes. The eligible PWD candidates accompanied with a scribe will get 20 minutes extra. It means the PWD will have 80 minutes to complete the CBT.

The following table will give you a clear idea of the topics you need to cover,

SI NoSectionNo. Of Questions
2General Science20
3General Intelligence and Reasoning25
4General Awareness and Current Affairs10

For each wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted from the total marks.

Now comes the second stage computer-based test. The second stage of the exam itself has two part. Here comes the full overview for you


SI NoSectionNo. Of QuestionsDuration
1Mathematics100 Questions In Total90 Minutes
2General Science
3General Intelligence and Reasoning
4General Awareness and Current Affairs


SubjectNumber Of QuestionsDuration
Relevant Trade75 Questions60 Minutes

Based on the performance in the CBT Part B the successful candidates will be called for the document verification in the next round.


RRB Secunderabad Group C Syllabus – ALP & Technicians

As mentioned earlier it’s extremely important for you to know the things you need to study, here come the topics you should cover for each subject.


  1. Number system,
  3. Decimal & Fractions
  4. LCM & HCF
  5. Ratio and Proportion
  6. Percentages & Mensuration
  7. Time and Work
  8. Time and Distance
  9. Simple and Compound Interest
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Algebra
  12. Geometry and Trigonometry
  13. Elementary Statistics
  14. Square Root
  15. Age Calculations
  16. Calendar & Clock
  17. Pipes & Cistern


  1. Analogies
  2. Alphabetical and Number Series
  3. Coding and Decoding
  4. Mathematical operations
  5. Relationships & Syllogism
  6. Jumbling & Venn Diagram
  7. Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  8. Conclusions and Decision Making
  9. Similarities and Differences
  10. Analytical reasoning
  11. Classification & Directions
  12. Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

General Intelligence

General Science which includes Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Current affairs in,

  1. Science & Technology
  2. Sports & Culture
  3. Personalities & Economics
  4. Politics and other subjects of importance


Important Dates

Starting date of submission of application form is 03.02.18

And the ending date of application form submission form is 31.03.18

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification Requirements For RRB Mumbai Group C ALP & Technicians
You will be eligible for the vacant posts if you have done Electrical Engineering with the combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering. You are eligible to apply for the post if you have one of the following subjects.

  • Electrician
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Wiremen
  • Winder(Armature)
  • Refrigeration and Air
  • Conditioning Mechanic

If you have done Electronics Engineering and the combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering with following subject combination will be regarded as eligible.

  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Mechanic Radio & TV

The candidates with a degree in Mechanical Engineering will be eligible for the vacant posts. Even if you have studied one of the subjects from the following combination you will be eligible for the post

  • Fitter
  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle
  • Tractor
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanic Diesel
  • Turner
  • Machinist
  • Refrigeration and Air
  • Conditioning Mechanic
  • Heat Engine
  • Millwright Maintenance Mechanic

Automobile Engineers will be eligible for the vacant posts. The candidates with a combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering will be considered as eligible as well.

  • Mechanic Motor Vehicle
  • Tractor Mechanic
  • Mechanic Diesel
  • Heat Engine
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

You will be eligible for the vacant posts if you have done HSC(10+2) with Physics and Maths with the trades like…

  • Electrician
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Wire-man

Age Limit

According to the official notice CEN 01/2018, as mentioned in the para 137(2)(ii) of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.1 revised in 1989(Reprint in 2009), the standard lower age limit for RRB Chennai Group C ALP and Technician post of all category candidates is 18 years and the standard upper age limit is,

  1. 27 years for UR candidates
  2. For OBC category candidates it is 30 years &
  3. For SC/ST category candidates the upper age limit is 32 years

Age Relaxation

As a temporary measurement till 03.02.2015, the age relaxation has been applied.

  • SC & ST category candidates have the upper age relaxation of 5 years
  • OBC-Non Creamy Layer category candidates have an upper age relaxation of 3 years
  • For the Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than
  • 6 months service after attestation they have an upper age relaxation is
    up to the extent of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
  • PWD UR candidates have an upper age relaxation of 10 Years
  • For the PWD OBC-Non Creamy Layer category candidates the upper age relaxation is 13 years
  • PWD SC/ST category candidates the upper age relaxation is 15 years
  • Candidates have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 has an upper age relaxation of 5 Years
  • Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes in Railways who have put in a minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)
  • For UR categories with such experience has an upper age limit is 40 years
  • For OBC- Non-Creamy Layer 43 years
  • And for SC/ST candidates the upper age limit is 45 years
  • Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship
  • Shall be relaxed to the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 Whoever has Completed the Course, Act Apprentice under the Apprenticeship, Act before attaining the age of 25 years for the UR category candidates the upper age limit is 35 Years
  • OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) upper age limit is 38 Years
  • SC/ST category candidates have an upper age limit of 40 Years

Anyway, Guys! Now you know all the necessary details on RRB Group C Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Hope it will help you prepare yourself in the best possible way. Get the confidence and hit the bull’s eye. Best wishes for the RRB exam days ahead!

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