RRB GROUP-D (Exam-Detail)

The Indian Railways conducts Group D Exam, which is conducted in multiple stages like Computer Based Exam,  Physical Efficiency Test and Document Verification. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB), recruits only eligible candidates for various group D posts. As in Group D Vacancy, Railway Board appoints only those candidates who are eligible for Porter, Welder, Keyman, Leverman, Switchman, Trackman, Asstt Pointsman, etc.

Exam Detail

Exam Details is as mentioned below-

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

NATIONALITY/CITIZENSHIP:

A candidate must be either:  a citizen of India, or  a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

AGE LIMIT:

18 to 33 years. The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2019.

Relaxation in age limit would be applicable as per the rules.

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/ SCVT/ equivalent or NAC granted by NCVT.

 

EXAM PATTERN:

The exam is conducte in 3 stages

1. Computer Based Test(s)

2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

3. Document Verification and Medical Examination.

Computer Based Test:

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
General Science 25 25 90 Minutes
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness On Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

 

PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TESTS (PET):

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET Three times the community wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs/RRCs.Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for PET is as under:

S.No Male Candidates  Female Candidates
1 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 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.
2 Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance. Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance

Document Verification and Empanelling of  Candidates :

  • Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates twice the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.
  • These additional candidates will, however, be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the merit list or/and as replacement against the shortfall on account of not joining of recommended candidates in the working post or/and any other special requirements.
  • 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 placed at higher merit and in case age being same, then alphabetical order (A to Z) of the name shall be taken into account to break the tie.
  • 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.
  • It may also be noted that all candidates successful in DV are sent for Medical Examination. Clearing of such Medical Examination by additional candidates (those called for DV beyond the notified number of vacancies) will give such candidates no right to be considered for appointment.
  • Candidates may please note that RRBs/RRCs only recommend names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administrations

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