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RRB Group D Exam Dates:


Events Dates
Railway Recruitment Group-D 2018 Notification 10th February 2018
Start of Railway Recruitment Group-D 2018 Online Application 11th February 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 31st March 2018
First Stage CBT Of Group-D From 17th September 2018
PET Of Group-D To be notified soon


Online payment (Net Banking/ Credit card/ Debit Card): 31st March 2018 (10:00 PM)

SBI Challan : 28th March 2018 (3:00 PM)

Post Office Challan: 28th March 2018 (3:00 PM)



Railway Pay Scale:

Level 01 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs.18000/- plus other allowances admissible at that time. After adding perks & emoluments over all salary will be Rs.23,000-25,000/-.


Career Growth: After 3 years of work experience you will get promotion by taking departmental exams to Group ‘C’


Railway Educational Qualification:

The important notice from the desk of Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal is to alleviate the Railways Aspirants who were unable to apply for Group D posts earlier for not holding ITI or NCVT qualification as of now there is no compulsion for the said qualification. High School (10th) pass candidates are eligible now for Group D posts in Railway along with those who hold ITI or NCVT qualifications.


10th pass (OR) ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.


Some Important Points:

  • Candidates should have the Educational/Technical qualifications indicated against the notified posts in the CEN from recognized Board/NCVT/SCVT as on the closing date for submission of the ONLINE application.
  • Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed educational/technical qualification SHOULD NOT apply.
  • Diploma/Degree in Engineering will not be accepted in lieu of course completed Act Apprenticeship / ITI. Also, Graduate Act Apprentice will not be accepted in lieu of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship.


Medical Standard: Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the prescribed medical standards for the post(s) they are opting for.  Candidates who are found medically unsuitable for the opted post(s) shall not be given any alternative appointment.


Railway Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 33 years


Selection Process For Railway Recruitment 2018:

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


Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories are:
UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -30%. 
Marks will be normalized in the CBT.

Exam Pattern Of RRB Group-D (Computer Based Test)

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories are:
UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. 
Marks will be normalized in the CBT.



Subjects No. Of Questions Duration
1 Mathematics 25 Questions  


90 min

2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 Questions
3 General Science 25 Questions
4 General awareness on current affairs 20 Questions
Total 100 Questions


  • It will consist of multiple-choice objective type questions.
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.


Syllabus Of CBT Exam:


Number system BODMAS Decimals Fractions LCM
HCF Percentages Mensuration Time and Work Time and Distance
Profit and Loss,Algebra Geometry and Trigonometry Elementary Statistics Square root Age Calculations
Simple and Compound Interest Calendar & Clock Ratio and Proportion Pipes & Cistern etc

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.

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

General awareness on current affairs:-
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance.

  1. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

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 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 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one
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.

Note: Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature will be cancelled.
Signatures of the candidates on all documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi.

Application Fees:

  • UR & OBC: Rs.500/-
  • SC / ST / Ex-Serviceman / PWDs / Female / Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class : Rs.250/-


Note: This fee of 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in CBT.

The board has now declared that the application fee of Rs. 400/- will be refunded for Unreserved Candidates appearing for Railway Recruitment Exam and the complete exam fee of Rs. 250/- will be refunded for candidates belonging to reserved category.