The railway recruitment Board of India has released the latest notification for the recruitment of Group D posts in the Indian Railway. According to the notification, almost 65000 aspirants will be recruited this year. The selection process will be conducted by different RRBs across India under the central board. If you want to start your career with the most secured and sorted jobs in the government sector this is the best time you try your luck. Go through the posts here and find all the necessary details about the RRB Group D Recruitment 2018.


RRB Group D Recruitment: Various Vacancies

As we have said earlier the vacancies are quite huge this time. Depending on the RRB the post and number vacancies changes. So, here is a glimpse of the number of vacancies in different RRB,

RRB Name General OBC SC ST Total Post
Ahmedabad 3056 1653 901 477 6087
Ajmer 2493 1198 704 360 4755
Allahabad 2533 1141 736 352 4762
Bangalore 1184 596 346 167 2293
Bhopal 1772 961 493 296 3522
Bhubaneshwar 783 346 245 158 1532
Bilaspur 587 317 168 87 1159
Chandigarh 3955 2113 1174 590 7832
Chennai 1550 666 431 332 2979
Gorakhpur 1686 926 500 276 3388
Guwahati 1304 696 384 193 2577
Kolkata 1155 654 355 203 2367
Mumbai 2321 1236 675 393 4625
Patna 3016 1614 899 450 5981
Ranchi 1240 662 426 197 2525
Secunderabad 3254 1723 1016 530 6523

These are the vacant posts for which you can apply,

  • Gateman
  • Pointsman
  • Track Maintainer
  • Helper in
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Engineering
    • Signal & Telecommunication departments
  • Porters
  • Gang-Man
  • Cabin-Man
  • Key-Man
  • Track-Man
  • Switch-Man
  • Lever-Man
  • Welder
  • Shunter
  • Fitter


RRB Group D Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

There are certain criteria you need to fulfill to apply for the vacant posts. Read further to have all the information

Educational Qualification

Electrical Engineering with the combination of various streams of Electrical EngineeringElectrician
Instrument Mechanic
Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and the combination of various streams of Electronics EngineeringElectronics Mechanic
Mechanic Radio & TV
Mechanical Engineering of various streams of Mechanical engineeringFitter
Mechanic Motor Vehicle
Mechanic Diesel
Refrigeration and Air
Conditioning Mechanic
Heat Engine
Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
Automobile Engineering with combination of various streams of Automobile EngineeringMechanic Motor Vehicle
Tractor Mechanic
Mechanic Diesel
Heat Engine
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
HSC(10+2) with Physics and MathsElectrician
Electronics Mechanic

Age Limit

The minimum age of the candidates should be 18 years. Along with that, the maximum age for the general candidates is 28 years. The SC, ST, and OBC candidates will get the age relaxation of 5 years and 2 years respectively.


RRB Group D Recruitment: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

To crack the exam you must have the perfect strategy. Hence it is really important to know syllabus and exam pattern first.

There are three stages of the exam.

The first stage contains the computer-based test. It will have 75 multiple choice objective type questions. You will get 60 minutes to complete the whole paper. The following table will give you an idea of the topics you need to study to crack the examination.

Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimal & 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 and Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc
ReasoningAnalogies, 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
General IntelligenceFigures and Pictures, Analogies & Space, Visualization & Similarities, Decision Making & Problem-Solving, Arithmetical Number Series, Differences & Arithmetical Reasoning, Analysis & Judgement, Relationship Concepts, Visual memory & Observation, Discrimination, Verbal and Figure Classification
General Science Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level
General Awareness on Current AffairsCurrent affairs in Science & Technology, Sports & Culture, Personalities & Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance, etc

The second stage consists of two parts. First part is another CBT. The syllabus for the 2nd stage CBT is the same as the 1st stage. Whereas the second part of the 2nd stage exam will have questions from corresponding ITI trades. The only difference between the 1st stage CBT and the 2nd stage CBT is the 2nd stage CBT will have 100 questions and the allotted time for completing the paper is 90 minutes.

The third and final stage of the selection process is the physical efficiency test. Go through the table below to get an idea about the PET.

Category Of CandidatesActivity
Male CandidatesHave to lift and carry a weight of 35 kg for a distance of 100 meters in a duration of 2 minutes in one chance only without putting down the weight
Must be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance only
Female CandidatesHave to lift and carry a weight of 20 kg for a distance of 100 meters in a duration of 2 minutes in one chance only without putting down the weight
Must be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance only
PWD CandidatesNeed to pass the CBT examinations and after passing only a medical examination will be conducted

That’s all from our end. Hope, the information above will help you in your preparation. As far as the examination is concerned it will be important for you to practice the whole paper regularly. For which you need to sit for RRB Group D Mock Tests.

Since time is an important factor. To attempt all the questions within the given time you need to participate in Mock tests before the exam ensure a good speed is maintained throughout the session.

Another important thing you must keep in mind is there is negative marking. 1/3rd from the total marks will be deducted each time you give a wrong answer. So, you must be careful and have to increase the accuracy also as much as possible. Nevertheless, for any more queries, you must ask us here. Our best wishes will always be with you.

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