RRB 2016 Syllabus and recruitment process details

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) 2016 Recruitment Process and Syllabus Details

(For RRB Notification No. 03/2015 recruitment for 18252 posts)

Details of Selection Procedure



Post Cat. Posts Details : Grade Pay Stage I Stage II Final Stage
1 Commercial Apprentice GP-4200 CBT (Computer Based Test) - Document Verification
2 Traffic Apprentice GP-4200 CBT (Computer Based Test) - Document Verification
3 Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) - Document Verification
4 Goods Guard GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) - Document Verification
5 Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature) Document Verification
6 Senior Clerk cum Typist GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature) Document Verification
7 Assistant Station Master GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) Aptitude Test Document Verification
8 Traffic Assistant GP-2000 CBT (Computer Based Test) Aptitude Test Document Verification
9 Senior Time Keeper GP-2800 CBT (Computer Based Test) Typing Skill Test (Qualifying Nature) Document Verification


Stage I (CBT)

  • There Shall be a CBT (Computer Based Test) common for all the post categories (1 to 9).
  • The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages.
  • The standard of questions for the single stage CBT (Computer Based Test) will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts.
  • The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • The Question paper for single stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions
  • There shall be negative marking and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer@ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.


Stage II

(Typing Test)

  • For the posts of Cat No: 5,6, & 9 (Sr.Clerk Cum Typist, JAA, Sr.lime Keeper) Typing Skill Test of qualifying nature (marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit) shall be conducted.
  • The number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only with disabling editing tools and spell check facility.
  • For skill test in Hindi, KrutiDev and Mangal font shall be made available for skill test on Personal Computer. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the typing skill test based on performance in CBT
  • Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be extended to PWD candidates having disability of more than 40%. Such candidates are required to bring typing skill test exemption certificate to the Type Test centre issued by competent medical board

 Aptitude Test

  • For the posts of Cat. No. 7 & 8 (ASM, Traffic Assistant) Aptitude Test shall be conducted for which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.
  • The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualifying in the aptitude test, with 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in the CBT and 30% weightage being given to the marks obtained in aptitude test.
  • Candidates called for Aptitude Test for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant are required to bring Vision Certificate to Aptitude Test centre from an Eye Specialist on prescribed proforma as per Annexure-IX of notification, failing which they will not be allowed to appear in the Aptitude Test.

For Aptitude Test, candidates are advised to visit websites of ROSO (www.rdso.indianrailways.gov.in) ----> Directorates ----> Psycho Technical Directorate ---->Candidates Corner for question patterns & other details.

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In this link you will find all the details required for PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS applicable for such post category.

Stage III (Final Stage)

Document Verification
  • Short listed candidates will be called for verification of original documents.
  • In addition to the no. of vacancies, 50% extra candidates shall also be called for all the categories unless otherwise specified as standby candidates merely to avoid shortfall in empanelment.
  • During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates.
  • No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.

Syllabus:

General Awareness: The questions will be asked from current events, important dates & events, social, political, economic issues of India & World level. The administrative structure & economy of India is asked in the exam. Other topics include- scientific inventions, awards, languages, books, currency, sports, states & capitals etc.

General Science: The basics of each part of science are asked in exam- Physics, Biology , Chemistry.

Arithmetic: Number system, whole system, LCM & HCF. Fractions, Decimals, Averages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Problems on trains, Ratio & proportions, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest, Tables & graphs, Probability, Permutation & Combination

General Intelligence & Reasoning: Verbal + Non- Verbal Reasoning from analogies, missing pattern, odd man series, judgment, decision making, discrimination, relationship concepts, coding and decoding, statement & conclusions, orientation, similarities & differences, visualization, problem solving, analysis.

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The competition is very high as the number of applicants in RRB's are generally high, so start your preparation early to have an edge. All the best friends, If you have and doubt or query ask in comments.


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