RRB Group D 2021: Exam details, Exam Pattern/Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria

RRB Group D

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Group D examination to recruit suitable candidates for several professions, such as Assistant / Points Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, at Level 1 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways.

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Here, you’ll get all the information regarding Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, How to apply? and many more.

RRB Group D Salary 2020: the Railroad Council sets the work form, salary structure and salary scale of Group D RRB. This article will read in detail this exam’s salary structure, salary scale, the available salary of railway Group D employees after the 7th Pay Commission along with the job profile of this field employees.

The Indian Railways is the country’s largest recruiter and is concentrating on extending its workforce. Thus, with the launch of 1,03,769 this post vacancies, it is giving a golden opportunity to government job applicants to take a well-paying and steady career on the Indian Railways.

But, before taking a step forward for any action, it is important that applicants must understand the accountability for Group D jobs on the railways. That is, candidates who wish to apply must keep up with the profile.

To assist candidates, we have collected all relevant information about this postsalary structure, salary scale, and job profile.

Candidates aspiring to apply for the next RRB Group D recruitment can refer to the relevant points for specific and detailed information on this examination.

RB Group D Pay scalePay BandGrade PayGrade Pay Entry Level

Exam Pattern 2021 RRB group D

The RRB Group D selection process comprises three stages. Any changes in this post-exam pattern are decided or done by the conducting body of this examination.

  1. CBT (Computer Based Test)
  2. PET (Physical Efficiency Test)
  3. DV (Document Verification)

CBT (Computer Based Test)

This is a computer-based test of RRB Group D examination, the time provided for this examination will be 1 and a half hours. The maximum number of questions will be 100. There will be negative marking scheme in this Examination. Hence, for every wrong answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted from the total score.

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
Mathematics252590 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
General Awareness and Current Affairs2020
General Science2525

PET (Physical Efficiency Test)

After successfully clearing the CBT exam i.e. accomplishing the minimum qualifying marks as set by the board, candidates are called for the PET test, which is the next round of RRB Group D selection process.

This post’s PET is just qualifying in nature i.e. it is compulsory for candidates to clear the exam. Hence, but the marks obtained won’t be counted during the final selection of candidates.

Candidates can check the detailed this examination pattern which is mentioned below.

There is not a single pattern for Physical 

Document Verification Process

Candidates who qualify these above-mentioned stages i.e CBT (Computer Based Test), PET (Physical Efficiency Test) will be the part of the merit list, which is mounted on the basis of RRB Group D vacancies, and these candidates can move towards the Document Verification process. Hence, this is the last stage of the selection procedure.

RRB Group D Exam Syllabus

CBT Syllabus

Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Intrests, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Stastistics, Squareroot, Age Calculations, Calendar and Clock, Pipes and Cistern, etc. 

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operation, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasonung, Classification, Directions, Statement-Arguments and Assumptions, etc.

The Syllabus shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Science of 10th Standard Level(CBSE)

Science and Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subjects of importance

It may be noted that the topic listed above are illustrative and not necessarily exhaustive.

RRB Group D 2021 Exam Dates

Below mention are some Important Dates which every applicant must know before heading towards the preparation of the examination.

RRB Group D Exam Date 2019-2020Date
Online Application started
Registration Last Date
Application Final Submission
Exam Date CBT 2019-20
Result 2020

Eligibility Criteria RRB group D

Candidates preferring to apply for the RRB Group D exam must meet certain requirements to be eligible to sit for the Group D railway exam.

The conditions for eligibility of this post is decided by the driving agency itself. The eligibility criteria to be met by candidates are prescribed in detail in the official notification of RRB Group D.

The candidate’s eligibility for the this post-exam is based on the fulfilment of the following conditions:


A candidate is eligible to sit for the RRB Group D exam only if he/she is:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject from Nepal, or
  • A subject from Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee settled permanently in India from January 1, 1962, and before.
  • A Candidate of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with the intention of forever residing in India.
    Whenever a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) submits a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

Age limit

Age GroupUpper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than)Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)Remarks*
18 to 33UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor All Communities/categoriesCandidates belonging to communities/categories in the table at para 5.1 shall be eligible for age relaxation as applicable. Note: The Date of birth limits for SC/ST & OBC-NLC given in this table includes community age relaxation.



RRB Group D Age Limit Relaxation For Reserved CategoriesRelaxation
OBC3 Years
SC/ST5 Years
PWD10 Years
PWD SC/ST15 Years
RRB Group D Age Relaxation RRB Group D Age Relaxation

Education qualification

RRB Group D Education Qualification

Apply Online RRB Group D 2021

  1. Visit the official RRB website of the respective RRB region.
  2. Click the link “Railroad Group D Recruitment Notice” mentioned over there.
  3. Read all the guidelines carefully and click the “Apply Online” button.
  4. Select “New Registration” if you are applying for the first time and have not registered before.
  5. Fill in all the requested details, such as personal, contact and academic information.
  6. Upload the photo and signature in the scanned format and size.
  7. Please make the payment of the RRB Group D application form fee (details are provided below).
  8. Recheck the information provided and submit this post online request form.
  9. Take the impression of the RRB Group D application form for future reference.

Admit card

  1. Go to the official website for your particular RRB region.
  2. Click the “Download Admission Card” link
  3. Enter your login ID, password, and OTP.
  4. After entering the details, the RRB Group D admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download the RRB Group D Hall Ticket.
  6. Take a printout of the downloaded RRB admit card.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fees
Male candidates of UR & OBC500 Rupees
SC/ST//Ex-Serviceman/PWDsTransgender/Economically Backward Class/Minorities250 rupees (Refundable on appearing in the CBT exam)
Women of all categoryExempted

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