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How to Prepare for Railway Recruitment Board Group D Exam

RRB Recruitment 2018 Group D:
RRB which conducts exams to fill thousands of vacancies for Indian Railways across the country, had recently released a notification regarding the RRB Group D recruitment wherein 62,907 vacancies across several posts were made available. It is a golden opportunity for all those who wish to work in the Indian Railways.  Here’s all that you need to know about RRB Recruitment exam pattern, important dates and more: 

Selection procedure
The selection process of the RRB group ‘D‘ recruitment comprises of the following three stages:
1) Computer Based Test (CBT): This would be an online test of 90 minutes and will have 100 multiple choice questions. Key Points:
Ø  The Exam is of Objective type, i.e.; it consists of Multiple Choice Questions.
Ø  The exam consists of 100 Questions on various topics.
Ø  Duration of the exam is of 90 Mints.
Ø  The exam conducted for a total of 100 Marks.
Ø  There will be a negative marking of 1/3 rd for each wrong answer.
Ø  Subjects, Marks and Duration

General Awareness and Current Affairs
90 Minutes
Mathematics and Quantitative Aptitude
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Science

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST- 30%. These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates in case of shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

2) Physical Efficiency Test (PET): In this, a candidate’s physical capabilities will be tested by means of some tasks. These would be different for men and women:
Male Candidates
Female Candidates
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 and
Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down and

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

3) Document Verification:  Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates will be called for document verification. Key Points:

1. 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 given higher seniority.

2. 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.

3. Candidates may please note that RRBs only recommend names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administrations.

Detailed Syllabus for CBT
Syllabus: General Awareness and Current Affairs
1.       Science & Technology
2.       Sports
3.       Union Budget
4.       Railways current affairs
5.       Culture
6.       Personalities
7.       Economics
8.       Politics and any other subjects of importance.

Syllabus: Mathematics and Quantitative Aptitude
1.       Number System
2.       BODMAS
3.       Decimals & Fractions
4.       LCM & HCF
5.       Ratio and Proportion
6.       Profit and Loss and Discount
7.       Mixture
8.       Simple and Compound Interest
9.       Percentages
10.   Mensuration
11.   Time and Work
12.   Time and Distance
13.   Algebra
14.   Geometry and Trigonometry
15.   Elementary Statistics
16.   Squares & Square Roots
17.   Age Calculations
18.   Calendars & Clocks
19.   Pipes & Cisterns

Syllabus: General Intelligence and reasoning
1.       Analogies
2.       Alphabetical and Number Series
3.       Coding and Decoding
4.       Mathematical Operations
5.       Relationships
6.       Syllogism
7.       Jumbling
8.       Venn Diagrams
9.       Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
10.   Conclusions and Decision Making
11.   Similarities and Differences
12.   Analytical Reasoning
13.   Classification
14.   Directions
15.   Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

Syllabus: General Science
The syllabus under this covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10 standard level. Important topics are
1.       Biology
2.       Chemistry
3.       Physics
4.       Environmental Science
5.       Nutrition
6.       Vitamins and Diseases
7.       Bacteria and Virus
8.       Invention and Discoveries
9.       Computer and Mobiles

Recommended Books
1. Manorama Year Book 2018
2. R.S. Agarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
3. Lucent’s General Knowledge (Science Section)

How to Prepare:
1.       Write your own notes, formulas and tips shortcut techniques for your exam.
2.       Take frequent online test available on various websites
3.       Improve your speed and accuracy level
4.       Must follow previous year’s question papers
5.       Estimate of how many questions to attempt on the basis of previous years’ cut-offs and personal targets.
6.       Avoid attempting questions which is not known to you.
7.       Keep faith on yourself

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