RRB Group D Exam 2021

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RRB Group D

To hire the budding talent of the country for esteemed profiles under the Indian Railways, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC) conducts various RRB exams like RRB Group D, RRB NTPC, RRB JE Exam etc. Through the Railway ReRRB NTPCcruitment Board Group D exam, candidates will be recruited for different profiles like Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/ Assistant Pointsman in Level 1 of 7th CPC pay matrix in the multiple departments of Indian Railways. Through this blog, we aim to guide you about the eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and some other important constituents of the RRB Group D.

RRB Group D Exam: Highlights

Name of the Exam RRB Group D Recruitment Exam 2021
Conducting Authority   Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Name of the Post Group D
Mode of Exam Online
Frequency  Once a Year
Total Number of Vacancies TBA
Job Location Across India

Important Dates for 2021

Date of Notification February 2021
Online Application Commences  February 2021
Last Date for Online Application March 2021
Last Date for Fee Payment March 2021
Admit Card Release Date March 2021
RRB Group D 2021 (First Stage CBT) March 2021
Results  TBA

Eligibility Criteria for RRB Group D

For the aspirants wishing to register for the RRB Group D exam, it is compulsory for them to fulfil every entry requisites for a smooth entry. Otherwise, the candidates failing to meet the essential requisites especially that of Age, Educational Qualification, Nationality might not be able to appear in the exam for the year 2021. Let us have a look at the mandatory requirements for RRB Group D 2021:


  • The applicant must be either a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India but before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible.
  • Candidates of Indian origin who have earlier migrated from Pakistan, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Vietnam with the intentions of permanently settling in India

Note: Candidates belonging to other countries rather than India as mentioned above must have valid certificates issued by Government of India to present at the time of document verification.

Age Limit

The applicants registering for the RRB Group D 2021 must be between 18-33 years of age. Although, certain relaxations as per the reserved category are provided for the upper age limit. Following are the set relaxations under the criterion of age limit:

Category  Relaxations
SC/ST  5
PWD 10

Educational Qualifications

It is essential for the upcoming RRB recruited staff to possess the mentioned qualifications:

  • Applicants must have qualified class 10th from the institutions recognised by NCVT/ SCVT or its equivalent National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) issued by the BCVT.
  • ITI is non-mandatory for Group D recruitment. 

Note: Candidates need to qualify all the phases such as CBT, PET, document verification and then the medical examination. Failing any of the levels, the applicants will not be promoted further and the candidature will be disqualified.

Exam Pattern

The format of the exam is prescribed by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to gauge the critical thinking abilities of candidates. For acquiring an esteemed job in the Indian Railways it is compulsory for students to undergo both the two phases of the examination i.e., Phase 1- Computer Based Test (CBT) and Phase 2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

Let’s explore the section-wise format of both the phases of the RRB Group D exam:

RRB Group D Phase 1: Computer Based Test

The CBT is an online test consisting of 4 sections mainly which the students have to complete in a duration of 90 minutes. Candidates will be provided with an option to choose the medium of paper amongst the 15 languages. There will be 100 objective type questions forming a total of 100 marks. For every correct question, the candidates will get 1 mark whereas 1/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Below mentioned are the sections under the CBT section of the RRB Group D.

Phase 1 of RRB Group D Total Questions 
Mathematics  25
General Science  25
General Intelligence and Reasoning  30
General Awareness and Current Affairs  20
Total  100

Language Options: Along with the English language, candidates are allowed to attend the examination in languages like Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Odia, Manipuri, Malayalam, Konkani, Kannada, Punjabi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Urdu and Hindi. 

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RRB Group D Phase 2: Physical Efficiency Test

Those who qualify the phase 1 (CBT) will be all set to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). In this stage, the selection is done thrice the number of vacancies. For the RRB Group D aspirants, it is compulsory to qualify the PET examination. Following are the mandatory requirements for the male and female candidates.

Females  Males 
-They must be able to carry and lift the   20 kg weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in a single chance without letting the weight fall down or put it down

-Female aspirants must be able to run  1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one given chance

-Male candidates must be able to carry and lift 35 kg weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in a single chance without letting the weight fall down or put it down

-Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes 15 seconds

Document Verification

The candidates who successfully qualified the physical examination, are further called for the document verification process. Document verification is a crucial step as candidates possessing faulty or unverified documents will lose their chance to qualify the RRB group D exams. Listed below are some of the important documents that candidates have to submit for their verification process- 

  • matriculation or High School Examination certificate on its equivalent stating the the proof of date of birth 
  • SC or ST certificate if applicable
  • OBC- NCL certificate that must be issued one year before the date of document verification 
  • Income and asset certificate for those belonging to economically weaker sections 
  • Income certificate for waving the examination fee for economically backward classes
  • Non creamy layer declaration certificate for the OBC NCL category
  • Medical certificate for those belonging person with disability category 
  • Minority community declaration on non judicial stamp paper
  • Self declaration for ex servicemen 
  • Original discharge certificate for ex servicemen 
  • J&K domicile certificate, if applicable 

Note: The above-mentioned list is inclusive of some of the important documents. Candidates are requested to visit the official website to know the entire list of important documents. 

Medical Test 

Here are the details pertaining to the medical test that candidates have to undergo in order to qualify for the RRB Group D exam-

Medical Standard Vision Requirements Tests to be Qualified  Posts
A-2 -Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses
-Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses
Mesopic Vision, Night Vision, Binocular Vision, Colour Vision, etc. Assistant Pointsman
B-1 -Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading
-Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D
Mesopic Vision, Night Vision, Binocular Vision, Colour Vision, etc Assistant Bridge, Assistant C&W, Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel), Assistant Loco Shed (Electrical), Assistant Signal & Telecom, Assistant Track Machine, Assistant TL & AC, Assistant TRD, Assistant Works, Track Maintainer Grade IV
B-2 -Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading
-Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D
Binocular Vision etc. Assistant Operations (Electrical)
C-1 -Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading
-Distant Vision: 6/12,6/18 with or without glasses
Assistant (Workshop), Assistant Depot (Stores), Assistant TL & AC (Workshop), Assistant Works (Workshop), Hospital Assistant

RRB Group D Syllabus

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The syllabus of the RRB Group D exam is laid down in the most simplified way. Under all the sections of the exam, there are multiple topics which should be essentially covered. If you aspire to enter the job profiles under the RRB Group D, you must prepare well the entire syllabus. Here are some insights into the section-wise syllabus of the exam:

Mathematics General Intelligence and Reasoning 
-Time and Distance
-Ratio and Proportion
-Profit and Loss
-Geometry and Trigonometry
-Square Root 
-Calendar and Clock
-Number System 
-Time and Work
-Pipes and Statistics, etc 
-Mathematical Operations 
-Venn Diagrams 
-Coding and Decoding
-Arguments and Assumptions 
-Conclusions and Decision Making
-Alphabetic and Number Series 
-Data Interpretation and Sufficiency 
General Science  General Awareness on Current Affairs 
Topics from Physics, Chemistry
and Life Sciences from class 10th
as prescribed by the CBSE
The latest and major happenings from
sports, science and technology, culture,
economics, culture personalities
and various other related subjects

Thus, we hope that this blog has helped you understand the major features of the RRB Group D exam 2021. If you are confused about whether you should apply for railway exams or follow any other career path, take the assistance of our Leverage Edu experts by signing up for a free 30-minute consultation session and we’ll guide you in taking the right step towards your dream career.

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