Railway Group D Recruitment Process, Syllabus 2023-24

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Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) release notification and told the minimum education qualification for all future recruitments to be notified after 15.06.2019 in Level-1 of the pay matrix in technical departments (i.e. Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Signal & Telecom departments) and Catering wing of railways will be 10th Pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) Granted by National Council for Vocational Training OR 10th Pass Plus ITI.

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Railway Group D Recruitment Process:

Only single online application has to be submitted by the candidate to the RRB of their choice for all the notified posts of that RRB through the link provided on the official website.

The entire recruitment process shall involve a

  • CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • PET (Physical Efficiency Test)
  • Document Verification

The date, time and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET and DV or any other additional activity as applicable shall be fixed by the RRBs and shall be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activity or for change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Railway Group D Computer Based Test:

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 Duration90 Min
No of Questions100

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:

MathematicsNumber system
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss,
Geometry and Trigonometry
Elementary Statistics
Square root
Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock
Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and reasoningAnalogies
Alphabetical and Number Series,
Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations
Venn Diagram
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Conclusions and Decision making
Similarities and Differences
Analytical Reasoning
Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
General ScienceThe syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10 standard level.
General Awareness on current affairsScience & Technology, Sports
Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Railway Group D Physical Efficiency Tests (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 CandidatesFemale 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
Should be able to run for a distance of 1000
metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one

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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