RRB Paramedical

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RRB Paramedical

When it comes to working in the government sector, Railway Recruitment Board [RRB] exams along with Bank PO, UPSC exams, SCRA exam, and NDA exam are considered as the popular routes to work in some of the best jobs in India. It is imperative to know that the Railway Recruitment Board also conducts the RRB Paramedical Exam for entry into posts of a nurse, dieticians, lab assistants, etc. In this blog, we will shed light on some of these coveted exams but since the notification for 2020 exams has not been released yet, we will list down the details of the previous year, i.e, 2019.

Name of the Exam  RRB Paramedical 2021
Conducting Organization  Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Starting Date For online registration August 2021
Closing of online registration of application September 2021
Computer Based Test Nov/ Dec 2021 (tentative)

Note: For more details on the specific dates, refer to notifications on RRB websites.

RRB Paramedical Vacancies for 2021

Here are the total vacancies for RRB paramedical 2021- 

  • Lab Assistant Grade II – 82
  • Lady Health Visitor – 02
  • ECG Technician – 23
  • Speech Therapist – 01
  • Radiographer – 61
  • Pharmacist Grade III – 277
  • Physiotherapist – 21
  • Perfusionist – 01
  • Optometrist – 06
  • Lab Superintendent Grade III – 25
  • Health & Malaria Inspector Grade III – 289
  • Extension Educator – 11
  • Dialysis Technician – 20
  • Dental Hygienist – 05
  • Staff Nurse – 1109
  • Dietician – 04

How to apply for the RRB Paramedical Exam?

Here is the complete process to apply for RRB Paramedical 2021:

  1. Visit the RRB official website.
  2. Click on the “Online Registration” link.
  3. Select the “New Registration” link.
  4. Choose the RRB (RRB regional centre) for which you are applying.
  5. Choose the category that you belong to.
  6. Read the instructions and tick the “Declaration” section and then “Submit”.
  7. Next, you need to provide basic details like your complete name, email ID, phone number, parents’ names, status Aadhaar card, 10th standard details, date of birth and enter a CAPTCHA.
  8. Click “Continue”.
  9. Check the details provided by you and then click the option “I have verified and confirmed that all the details furnished by me are correct”. 
  10.  An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number through which the registration number will be generated.
  11. Log-in with registration number and DOB. Enter CAPTCHA.
  12. Provide further information including your education qualification, community, nationality, gender, religion and other details like whether you are a government employee or PwBD category. Click on “Save”.
  13. Pay the application fee.
  14. Upload photo, signature and other relevant documents as per the specifications.
  15. “Submit” the application form and take a print out.

RRB Paramedical Fees

In order to apply for the RRB Paramedical exam, an applicant can submit an application through Online/offline modes along with scanned documents, as required. Moreover, modification can be carried out, for a fee, during the window. Applicable fees are mentioned below:

All candidates [except the fee concession categories as mentioned in the row below]

Out of the submitted fee of Rs 500, a sum of Rs 400/-
shall be refunded to their bank account
after duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in CBT.

INR 500
Candidates belonging to SC / ST /Ex-Servicemen/PwBDs /Female/
Transgender / Minorities / Economically backward class.

This fee of Rs 250/- shall be refunded to their bank account
duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in CBT

INR 250

Fee Payment Modes:

  • Internet Banking/Debit cards/UPI
  • SBI Challan Payment Mode/ Post Office Challan Payment mode

Exam Pattern

The question paper for RRB Paramedical exam comprises of 100 questions which have to be completed in a duration of 90 minutes [all categories] and 120 minutes [candidates belonging to PwBD category availing Scribe facility]. All questions will be objective [MCQ] with only one correct answer. More details on the sections tested have been stated below. Official RRB websites will put out mock/practice tests to familiarise the candidates with questions asked.

Sections of RRB Paramedical Exam Total Questions  Marks
Professional Ability 70 70
General Arithmetic [Numbers, Percentages, Mensuration, Time & Work, Algebra, Profit & Loss, Statistics, Geometry, etc]

General Intelligence & Reasoning [Coding & Decoding, Analogies, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, Analytical Reasoning, Relationships, etc]

10 10
General Awareness [Current affairs, Indian Polity & Constitution, Indian Economy, etc] 10 10
General Science [Chemistry, Physics & Life Sciences up to CBSE 10th syllabus] 10 10
Total 100 100

Note: Every incorrect answer shall carry a deduction of 1/3rd of marks allotted for a single question.

Quick Read: RRB JE Syllabus

Eligibility Conditions: Age & Educational Qualification

Criteria adopted in the RRB Paramedical exam in respect of different posts and their respective age and qualification conditions have been mentioned below.

Post Age Limit Education Qualification
Dietician 18-33 BSc (Science) along with Post Graduate Diploma
in Dietetics (1 yr course) from a recognized institution
plus 3 months internship training in a hospital. 

OR 

B.Sc Home Science plus M.Sc Home Science
(Food and Nutrition) from a recognized institution

Speech Therapist 18-33 Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Audio and
Speech Therapy AND 2 years related experience
Staff Nurse 20-40 Certificate as Registered Nurse and Midwife
after passing 3 years course in General Nursing
and Midwifery from a school of Nursing or any
other institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council 

OR

BSc Nursing

Note: The Indian Nursing Council has also laid
down certain special concessions for the above
courses with respect to Auxiliary nurse-Midwives,
Midwives and ‘B’ Grade Nurses, by way of reduced
course period, etc. Candidates obtaining the qualification
prescribed above, under these concessions will
also be eligible for recruitment. 

Lady Health Visitor 18-39 12th standard from a recognized Board/University
with multipurpose workers course from
Central/State Governments recognized Institutes.
Dental Hygienist 18-33 (a) Degree in Science (Biology) from a recognized
university or equivalent 

AND 

(b) Diploma/Certificate Course (2 yrs) in Dental
Hygiene from an institute recognized by
Dental Council of India 

AND 

(c) Registered as Dental Hygienist with
Dental Council of India 

AND 

(d) 2 yrs experience working as Dental Hygienist. 

Note: In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST,
qualification regarding experience is relaxable
at the competent authority’s discretion.
If at any stage of selection, the competent authority
feels that sufficient number of candidates belonging
to these communities possessing the requisite
experience are not likely to be available to fill up
the posts reserved for them. 

Dialysis Technician 20-33 BSc. degree plus Diploma in Haemodialysis 

OR

2 yrs satisfactory in-house training/experience
in Haemodialysis work in a reputed institution
(Document proof must be uploaded)

Pharmacist Grade III 20-35 10+2 in Science or its equivalent PLUS
Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized
institution and registered as Pharmacist
under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 

OR 

Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharma)
from a recognized University or equivalent
and Registered as a Pharmacist
under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 

Extension Educator  22-35 Graduation in disciplines of Sociology/Social Work/
Community Education PLUS 2 years diploma
in Health Education from a recognized university. 
Health And Malaria
Inspector Grade III
18-33 BSc having studied Chemistry as main/optional
subject under any branch of Chemistry while
undertaking the course PLUS 1-year Diploma
in Health/Sanitary Inspector 

OR

1 year National Trade Certificate (NTC) in
Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by
National Council for Vocational Training,
Ministry of Labour and Employment,
Government of India, New Delhi. 

Radiographer 19-33 10+2 with Physics & Chemistry and
Diploma in Radiography/X-Ray Technician/
Radiodiagnosis Technology (2 years course)
from a recognized Institute. 
Science graduates with a Diploma in
Radiography/X-Ray Technician/Radiodiagnosis
Technology (2 years course) shall be given preference
Physiotherapist 18-33 Bachelors’ Degree in Physiotherapy
[e.g BSc Physiotherapy] from a recognized university
AND 2 years practical experience in physiotherapy
from a govt/private hospital with at least 100 beds.
Lab Superintendent
Grade III
18-33 Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry/Microbiology/
Life science/B.Sc with Chemistry and Biology
as main or optional/subsidiary subjects or
equivalent PLUS Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
(DMLT) or equivalent 

OR 

B.Sc in Medical Technology (Laboratory)
from a recognized institution

ECG Technician 18-33 10+2 /Graduation in Science having a
Certificate/ Diploma/Degree in ECG Laboratory
Technology/ Cardiology/Cardiology Technician/
Cardiology
Techniques from a reputed institution.*
Optometrist  18-33 BSc Optometry OR Diploma in Ophthalmic
Technician (at least 3-4 yrs duration).
The candidate should have been registered
with the concerned Council/Licensing body. 
Perfusionist 21-40 BSc with Diploma in Perfusion Technology 

OR 

B.Sc PLUS 3 yrs experience as
a Cardio-Pulmonary Pump Technician in a reputed hospital

Lab Assistant Grade II 18-33 12th (10 + 2) in Science PLUS 

(a) Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)

OR 

(b) Certificate Course in Medical Lab. Technology
at par with Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
(DMLT) subject to the fulfillment of
(i) Course has been done from a University or
Technical Board of State Government/Central Government
authority recognized institution
(ii) At least 1-year duration
(iii) Training done during the course must be full time;
and (iv) At the end of the course, there should
be system of examination which has been
successfully cleared by the candidate. **

* Certificate should be a minimum of 1-year duration and above [to understand the details pertaining to the certificate, please visit the official website]

RRB Paramedical Syllabus 2021

Some sections of the RRB Paramedical Syllabus is common for all posts. Take a look at the detailed syllabus for RRB Paramedical 2021 which is common for all vacancies:

  • General Knowledge: Honours and Awards, Famous Personalities, Sports, World Organisations, Physics, Chemistry, Basic General Knowledge, General Science, Indian Economy, Indian Politics, Inventions, Famous Places in India, World Geography, Days and Years, Biology, Technology, Books and Authors, Indian Culture, Indian Geography, Indian History.
  • English: Decision Making, Reading Sentence Arrangement, Comprehension, Sentence Improvements, Paragraph Completion, Functional Grammar And Vocabulary, Sentence Reproduction, Fill In The Blanks,  One Word Substitution, Sentence Completion/ Fillers, Idioms –Phrases, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Word Usage Common Errors.
  • General Science: Physical Quantities, Gravity, Magnetism, Wave, Motion, Work, Optics, Pressure, Laws & Principles, Power & Energy.
  • Reasoning: Number series, Analogy, Coding-decoding, Situation reaction test, Alpha-numerical sequence puzzle, Verification of truth of the statement, Puzzle test, Syllogism, Sitting arrangement, Sequential output tracing, Direction sense test, Classifications, Blood relations, Logical Venn diagram, Alphabet test, Mathematical operations, Numbers, ranking & time sequence test, Logical sequence test, Arithmetical operations, Inserting the missing characters, Machine input, Inequalities, Decision making, Data Sufficiency, Eligibility test, Assertion and reason.

Here is the RRB Paramedical Syllabus for each post:

Name of the Post Syllabus
Dietician Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions, Nutrients (Role and Significance), Advanced Nutrition, Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions/RDA), Introduction to Nutraceuticals, Introduction to Special Conditions and Diet Therapy, Introduction to Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Food Microbiology, Recommend Approaches to Disease and Nutrition, Medical Nutrition Management, Research Method Statistics, Path Physiology and Metabolism in Disease, Public Nutrition and Health, Pediatric and Geriatric Nutrition, Food Allergies and Diet Management
Staff Nurse Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Nursing Foundations, Psychology, Sociology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pathology, (Adult including Geriatrics)-I, Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Research & Statistics, Management of Nursing Services and Education
Dental Hygienist Dental Hygiene AND Oral Prophylaxis, Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence, Community Health Dentistry, Dental Materials, Operative Room Technique and Chair Side Assistance, Anatomy (General & Dental), Pharmacology (General & Dental), Physiology (General & Oral), Dental Radiology, Pathology & Bacteriology (General & Dental)
Dialysis Technician Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry & Pharmacology, Introduction to Kidney Diseases, Principles and practice of Dialysis
Extension Educator Methodology and Perspectives of Social Sciences, Social Research Methods, The Essence of Sociology, Social stratification, Foundations of Sociological Thought, Environment and Society, Perspectives on Indian Society, Modern Sociological Theories, Culture and Personality, Open course, Crime and Society, Gerontology, Sociology of Development, Industry and Society, Tribal Society in India
Health And Malaria Inspector Grade III Food & Nutrition, Environmental Sanitation and Sanitary Engineering, Communicable and NonCommunicable Diseases (Prevention and Control), Health and Death Statistics.
Lab Superintendent Grade III Sociology & Psychology, Physiology, Basic Chemistry and Biochemistry, General Methodology, Physics, Histopathology and cytology techniques, Clinical pathology & basic haematology, Parasitology, Entomology, Clinical biochemistry, Coagulation & transfusion medicine, Immunohaematology, Virology, Mycology, Advanced Serology.
Optometrist Physical and Geometrical Optics, General Anatomy and General Physiology, Ocular Anatomy and Ocular Physiology, Basic Biochemistry, Nutrition, Principles of Lighting, Hospital Procedures, Optometric Optics, Ocular Diseases, Visual Optics, Pharmacology, Pathology and Microbiology, Optometric Instruments, Clinical Examination of Visual System, Clinical Psychology, Clinics, Binocular vision, Glaucoma, Low Vision Aids, Dispensing Optics, Pediatric Optometry and Geriatric Optometry, Contact Lens , Law & Optometry and Occupational Optometry, Systemic Diseases , Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health and Community Optometry.
Perfusionist Basics of Anatomy, Basics of Biochemistry, Basics of Physiology, Basics of Biostatistics, Basics of Blood Banking, Basics of Pathology, Basics of Microbiology, Basics of Central Sterilization Services, Hospital Awareness, Familiarization of different tables/tubes in surgical department, Surgical Awareness, Preparation of patient for surgery, Patient-related services, Physiology, Anatomy, Basics of Diagnostic techniques, Oxygenators, Angiography, Theory of Blood Pump, Gross Anatomy and Structural Features of Heart, Monitoring, Oxygenation, Instrumentation and measurements, PathoPhysiology and Pharmacology & Perfusion Techniques, Applied Perfusion Technology, Adequacy of Perfusion, Introduction to Perfusion Technology, Perfusion Equipments, Biomedical Electronics, Perfusion problems during cardiopulmonary bypass, Cardiopulmonary By-Pass, Occupational Aspects of Perfusion, Clinical Application of Bypass Techniques, Instrumentation Study, Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Management, Instrument Measurement & Critical Care equipment.
Physiotherapist Psychology & Sociology, Anatomy, Physiology, Applied Physiology, Basic and Applied Physics for Physiotherapy, Basic Nursing & First Aid, Orientation to Physiotherapy, General Medicine/General Surgery/Paediatrics/ Geriatrics, Bio-mechanics, Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology, Exercise Therapy, Microbiology and Pathology, Electrotherapy(low & medium frequency), Electrotherapy (high freq & Actinotherapy), Community Medicine, Clinical Orthopaedics, Clinical Cardio-Respiratory Diseases, BioStatistics & Research Methodology, Physical Modalities Maintenance, PT in Orthopaedics, PT in Neurology, Pt in Cardiorespiratory Conditions, Rehabilitation Medicine, Advanced Psychotherapeutics, Physical Education
Pharmacist Grade III Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry, Remedial Biology/Remedial Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Computer Applications in Pharmacy, Environmental sciences, Physical Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Herbal Drug Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Quality Assurance, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Novel Drug Delivery System, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Social and Preventive Pharmacy, Pharma Marketing Management, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals, Computer Aided Drug Design, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cosmetic Science, Experimental Pharmacology, Advanced Instrumentation Techniques, Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals.
Radiographer Human Anatomy & Physiology, Radiology Physics, General Physics, Radiation Physics & Physics of Diagnostic Radiology, X-Ray Machines & Accessories, Maintenance, X-ray Film / Image processing Techniques (Dark Room Techniques), Clinical Radiography-Positioning, Medical Ethics and patient care, Principles of Medical Emergencies, Equipments, Techniques of modern Imaging Modalities, Contrast & Special Radiography procedures, Quality Control at Radiology & Radiation Safety
Speech Therapist Sound and Hearing, Anatomy and Physiology of ear, Hearing loss, Evaluation of hearing, Early identification and prevention, Speech & Language Pathology, Anatomy and physiology of speech mechanism, Disorders of speech and language, Assessment of speech disorders, Assessment of language disorders, Hearing aids and earmolds, Auditory learning, Speech reading, Education of children with hearing impairment, Rehabilitation, Disability issues, Management of speech disorders, Management of language disorders, Educational issues, General issues in management
Ecg Technician Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Introduction to Cardiovascular Diseases, Basic Cardiovascular Investigations, Advanced Cardiovascular Investigations
Lady Health Visitor Community Health Nursing, Health Promotion, Primary Health Care, Midwifery, Child Health Care Nursing, Health Center Management
Lab Assistant Grade Ii Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Fundamentals of Medical laboratory Technology, Microbiology, Clinical biochemistry, Pathology & Histopathology, Haematology and Blood and bank

Medical Test 

Along with other eligibility criteria, it is important for the candidates to meet the set bar for medical requirements. As per the post chosen, the medical requirements differ, thus, candidates are advised to check the medical requirements of their chosen post on the official website. 

RRB Paramedical Salary

Name of the Post Salary
Dietician 44900 INR
Staff Nurse 44900 INR
Dental Hygienist 35400 INR
Dialysis Technician 35400 INR
Extension Educator 35400 INR
Health And Malaria Inspector Grade III 35400 INR
Lab Superintendent Grade III 35400 INR
Optometrist 25500 INR
Perfusionist 35400 INR
Physiotherapist 35400 INR
Pharmacist Grade III 29200 INR
Radiographer 29200 INR
Speech Therapist 29200 INR
Ecg Technician 25500 INR
Lady Health Visitor 25500 INR
Lab Assistant Grade Ii 21700 INR

Owing to the growing competition, clearing the RRB Paramedical exam is a tough nut to crack. However, the success mantra is still to consistently prepare through a study plan. Take the guidance from industry experts for a free 30 minutes career counselling session at Leverage Edu in preparation of your personalized study plan so that you clear your exam with flying colors. 

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