Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018

Detailed Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018-

Friends, the long wait was over and the loco pilot recruitment advertisement was released. With this, there is happiness and sadness in the candidate. Railways have made major changes in the age group. Due to the age limit reduction of two years, many eligible candidates will not be able to participate in this recruitment.

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the Official Notification CEN 2/2018 for the recruitment of Railway Group- “D” Posts. The online applications have been made available from 10th Feb 2018. The closing date of the application form is 12th March 2018. The Recruitment Board has not declared the Examination Dates yet. It will be updated soon on the website. Thus, the candidates have sufficient amount to time to study and prepare well for the examination

This RRC Group D Syllabus has been updated for the benefit the aspirants. Applicants can refer this Railway Group D Syllabus page for complete details about the exam pattern and syllabus. Start preparing right now for the Railway Group D Syllabus. Scroll down for the new RRC Group D Syllabus. This is going to be the toughest competition for the candidates since the battle is among all Indians.

The Indian Railways has finally released the official notification announcing the RRC Group D. Railways Recruitment Board or RRB will be filling 62,907 vacancies in the year 2018. Railways has come up with a golden opportunity for you which can make your dream come true to work in this sector. Before you start your preparation have a look at the Railway Group D Exam Pattern. It will give you a brief idea on how to start your exam preparations.

The RRC Group D selection will be based on 3 stages as follows:

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




  • Mathematics
  •  Reasoning
  • Basic Science and Engineering
  • General Awareness

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

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


General Science- Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences of 10th standard level.

General Awareness –  Science & Technology, Sports ,Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics

First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)- 

This exam will be of qualifying in nature. But Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories are:
UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
The score of first stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for second stage exam as per their merit.

Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)- 
Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for second stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of ALP and Technician Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in First Stage CBT.
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories : UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.
  • It will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions [bilingual (Hindi/English)]
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
The syllabus for Part B shall be as below- 

Questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by Director General of Employment & Training (DGET). Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification will be required to appear in the section having questions from the relevant trade.

Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2).

Computer Based Aptitude Test (Only for candidates who have opted for ALP)

  • The candidate needs to secure a minimum score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible.
  • There shall be no negative marking in Computer Based AT.
  • The Computer Based Aptitude Test shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • The ALP merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the Aptitude Test, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the Part A of Second Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in Computer Based AT.
  • Candidates equal to 8 times number of ALP vacancies for each of the communities i.e. UR, OBC-NCL, SC and ST (including ExSM) shall be short listed for Computer Based AT (based on their performance in Part A of the Second Stage CBT subject to their qualifying the Part B of Second Stage CBT).
  • Such shortlisted candidates should produce the Vision Certificate in the prescribed format as per Annexure – VI in original during Computer Based AT, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in the Computer Based AT.

 Physical Efficiency Test

If you qualify the CBT then you will be called for a Physical Efficiency Test which following will be of the pattern:

Male Candidates

  • You 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.
  • You should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

Female Candidates

  • You 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.
  • You should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

Document Verification

  • Based on your performance in the CBT subject to your qualifying in PET, you will be called for document verification.
  • Thereafter, the final selection will be made.





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