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RRB Group D

RRB Group D 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Other Details

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) happens to be one of the most prominent and leading organizations under the Government of India. The Board conducts numerous examinations each year in order to recruit interested and eligible candidates for various posts and positions in the Railways sector. The Railway Board has 21 RRB Zones situated all across the country, for which aspiring candidates work hard and prepare every year. RRB Group D happens to be one of the most sought-after exams as clearing them helps candidates in securing various posts like Helper/ Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV. The candidates send innumerable applications every year in order to grab an opportunity of working in the Railways sector. Candidates from a very young age start to prepare for RRB Group D as qualifying the same ensures a good opportunity, respect, stability as well as job security. Complete and detailed information regarding the RRB Group D examination for the year 2021 is available at examlabonline.com. Aspiring and eligible candidates can go through the following article for the complete details.

RRB Group D 2021 Online Application Form

The online application form regarding RRB Group D will be released by RRB on their official website at indianrailways.gov.in. It is suggested that the candidates confirm their eligibility before applying for the posts. Following below are important guidelines for the candidates to follow while filling the online application form.

  • ·         It is required that candidates read the important guidelines regarding filling up the application form, before commencing.
  • ·         Candidates are required to visit the website at indianrailways.gov.in to avail and fill up the application form.
  • ·         Complete the registration procedure and note the details of the registration like registration number and password.
  • ·         After the registration process is complete, candidates have to log in using the registration details in order to fill the application form.
  • ·         Fill the form carefully and upload the passport size photograph, signature and mandatory documents in the format mentioned.
  • ·         Next, complete the process of payment of the application fee and submit the application form online.
  • ·         It is suggested that the candidate must get the application form downloaded and printed for future reference.

Application Fee: The application fee for the male candidates belonging to the categories: General and Other Backward Class (OBC) is Rs 500. On the other hand, all the female candidates and male candidates belonging to the reserved categories: Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD), Ex-Servicemen are required to pay an amount of Rs 250 as application fee. Candidates can pay the application fee online as well as offline in the modes of payment mentioned.

RRB Group D Notification 2021

RRB will release the official notification regarding RRB Group D will be uploaded on the official website of RRB. The notification which will be released will help candidates garner in-depth information regarding the exam, important dates, pattern, syllabus and other details.

RRB Group D Exam Date 2020

RRB is all set to conduct the RRB Group D exams for the year 2020 in the month of December, 2020. The Board is scheduled to hold the RRB Group S exams from 15 December, 2020 onwards. Conduction of the exams had to go through a huge delay and had to be extended amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants are advised to go through and confirm their eligibility to the posts before beginning the application procedure.

Nationality: Aspiring candidates must be citizens of India. Citizens from Bhutan, Nepal are also eligible to apply however, Tibetan candidates who are refugees permanently willing to settle in India should have entered India before 1 January, 1962. Citizens who are migrants but have settled in India permanently from Pakistan, Zambia, Burma, Zaire, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam, Kenya, Ethiopia can also apply and appear for the RRB Group D examination.

Educational Qualification: Candidates who are interested and eligible should have completed class 12th/ Graduation Degree or Post Graduation Degree in the respective discipline from a recognised University or Institute.

Age Limit: Candidates are required to fulfil the age criteria set by the Board in order to be eligible to apply for various posts. The minimum age criteria for the candidate has been set as 18 years while the maximum age criteria of the candidate have been set as 33 years. The candidate must be between the age group 18 to 33 years of age. The Board has however, granted certain relaxations in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

Category of Applicant

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste (SC)

5 years

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

Other Backward Class (OBC)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD: General)

10 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD: SC)

15 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD: ST)

15 years


RRB Group D Exam Pattern

The examination pattern regarding RRB Group D includes a total of four stages: Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification and Medical Examination.

Computer Based Test (CBT): The Computer Based Test happens to be the first stage of RRB Group which will be conducted by the Board as a computer-based test in an online mode. The first stage which is the CBT test will include a total number of 100 questions carrying 100 marks. A score of 1 mark will be awarded to the candidate for every correct answer, while 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect attempt made by the candidate. Candidates will be given 90 minutes in total to complete the test. Candidates belonging to the People with Disability (PWD) category will be granted 120 minutes to complete the test. The Computer Based Test will include the following sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs.

Following is a table including the distribution of questions and marks:

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

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General Science




General Awareness and Current Affairs







90 minutes


Physical Efficiency Test (PET): A Physical Efficiency Test will also be conducted by the Board which stands to be mandatory for the candidates. The Physical Efficiency Test will help the Board to assess and analyse the fitness and the efficiency level in candidates. PET helps the Board to identify the candidates who would be physically fit for the various positions announced. Candidates can be called for the PET three times the total vacancy of the posts announced according to community.

Following below is the criteria regarding the Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

Male Candidates

Female Candidates


·         Must be able to lift and carry 35 KG weight for a total 100 metres distance in 2 minutes time.

·         Candidate must be able to do so in just one chance without putting down the 35 KG weight.

·         Candidate must also be able to run a total 1000 metres distance in a time span of 4 minutes and 15 seconds in only one chance.


·         Must be able to lift and carry 20 KG weight for a total 100 metres distance in 2 minutes time.

·         Candidate must be able to do so in just one chance without putting down the 20 KG weight.

·         Candidate must also be able to run a total 1000 metres distance in a time span of 5 minutes and 40 seconds in only one chance.



Document Verification: The Document Verification process happens to be a very important stage. Candidates are required to appear in front of the officials at the verification venue after they have qualified the CBT and PET. Candidates are required to carry their mandatory and important documents for the verification procedure.

Medical Examination: The qualified candidates are required to appear for a Medical Test as well which will be conducted by the Board and clear the same. The Medical Test will help the Board to identify and analyse if the candidate is medically fit for the various positions.

RRB Group D Admit Card/ Call Letter 2021

The Admit Card/ Call Letter happens to be mandatory for the candidate to possess. The Admit Card will be issued for the registered candidates by the RRB on the official website. Once released, the candidates can visit indianrailways.gov.in in order to avail the admit card. The card will include the important details like the candidate's name, address, contact details and examination centre and other relevant information.

Given below are important guidelines to download the RRB Group D admit card.

  • ·         Visit the respective regional or zonal websites of the Railway Recruitment Board.
  • ·         Click on the link dedicated to the 2021 Admit Card.
  • ·         In order to avail the admit card, candidate is required to key in the important and mandatory credentials like registration number and date of birth.
  • ·         The admit card for the year 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
  • ·         It is suggested that the candidate must get the Admit Card downloaded and printed for future use and reference.

RRB Group D Syllabus 2021

The candidates are required to be completely aware of the entire syllabus of RRB Group D before appearing for the RRB Group D examination. The detailed information regarding the same is available at examlabonline.com for the candidates to prepare well.

General Intelligence and Reasoning: Direction Sense Test, Classification, Data Sufficiency, Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle, Analogy, Series Completion, Verification of truth of the Statement, Situation Reaction Test, Puzzle Test, Blood Relations, Coding and Decoding, Assertion and Reasoning, Missing Characters, Sequential Output Training, Directions, Test on Alphabets, Eligibility Test, Arithmetical Reasoning, Operations of Mathematics, Venn Diagrams, Word Sequence, Series, Analytical Reasoning, Paper Folding, Paper Cutting, Cubes and Dice, Water Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix, Completion Incomplete Pattern, Spotting embedded figures, Dot Situation, Identical Figure Groupings, Forming Figures and Analysis, Construction of Squares and Triangles, Classification, Rules Detection.  

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

General Science: Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Organic reaction mechanism and Stereochemistry, Organometallic compounds, Bioinorganic chemistry, Polymers, Electrochemistry, Natural Products and Drugs, Nuclear Chemistry, Poisons and Pesticides, Quantum Chemistry.

General Awareness and Current Affairs: National Dance, Music & Literature, Indian Culture, About India and neighbouring Countries, Science and innovations, New Inventions, Economic problems in India, Geography of India, Political Science, World Organizations, Countries and Capitals, Famous Places in India, Important Dates, Books & Authors, Finance, Science & Technology, Environment, Economy, Banking, Awards, Sports & General, Festivity, International Affairs, Current Events, Ministers & Governors, Business, Indian Financial System, Politics, Capitals & Currencies, Education, Government Schemes, Abbreviations, Economic Terminologies, Summits & Conferences.

RRB Group D Cut Off 2021

A cut off criteria is released every year by the Railway Recruitment Board for the candidates to achieve. Cut off are released by the Board at every stage of the entire exam process. Candidates are required to score more than the cut off set by the Board in order to be qualified and selected for the upcoming stage. The Board usually changes the cut off every year. Cut off are different for candidates from different categories. The RRB will upload the cut off on their official website.

RRB Group D Result  2021

The results of RRB Group D will be released on the official website of the Board. In order to avail the result, candidates are required to visit the regional or zonal website of RRB and key in his/her mandatory and important credentials like registration number, password, date of birth and other details. The result will be released after the conduction of every stage, whether CBT or PET by the Board on the official website.

RRB Group D Preparation Tips & Tricks

Aspiring candidates must have the relevant knowledge and information regarding the RRB Group D examination in complete detail. Candidates must be aware of the pattern of the exam, syllabus, important dates and criteria, the entire knowledge of which is present in this article at examlabonline.com. The preparation must be done according to the syllabus set by the RRB. A proper routine must be crafted in order to prepare well for the exam. The aspirant must grab the concepts well and understand that the doubts must be cleared from time to time. Previous year questions must be followed for getting an idea of the upcoming exam. Since there is a negative marking, it is advised that the candidate must leave out any question he/she is completely unaware of in order to avoid negative marking. Current news must be followed and candidate must thoroughly and regularly go through newspapers, news channels, general knowledge, books, magazines in order to strengthen the concepts regarding general awareness and current affairs. Candidates can also take the help of various mock tests and mock test series in an attempt to prepare for the examination well. Various mock tests as well as mock test series are present at examlabonline.com that the candidates can avail for preparation.

RRB Group D Vacancies 2021

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will release the detailed and in-depth information and details regarding the total vacancies available for RRB Group D posts on the official website of RRB. The vacancies will be divided by the Board among all candidates belonging to different categories. The RRB will officially release the details of vacancies regarding various posts before the commencement of the exams.


RRB Group D Selection Procedure

The selection process of candidates regarding the RRB Group D will include the stages:  Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification Process and Medical Selection. The Board will carry out the final selection of candidates after all the stages have been qualified. The first stage for RRB Group D is a Computer Based Test, clearing which will ensure that the candidate can move to the next stage which is the Physical Efficiency Test. After the candidate clears PET, he/she will have to appear for the Document Verification process and a Medical examination which is the last step. The Board will then issue a final list of selected candidates.

RRB Group D Previous Year Exam Analysis

According to the analysis of the RRB Group D examination conducted earlier, it has been assessed that the questions usually range from a difficulty level of easy to moderate. Questions under the General Intelligence and Reasoning section are mostly easy while a few questions are moderate. Questions regarding Mathematics are easy as well as moderate, while questions under the section General Science are mostly easy and some are moderate. Questions regarding General Awareness and Current Affairs are both easy and moderate while some are slightly moderately difficult.

RRB Group D Salary

The RRB will offer salaries to candidates after they have qualified the RRB Group D exam and secured a post.

Following below is the salary structure in complete detail:

Pay Scale

Pay Band

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