RRB Exams

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Exams every year to recruit candidates into various posts and department under the Ministry of Railways.

This exam is one of the sought-after Government exams in India amongst the aspirants.

The reason being the lucrative perks and allowances tagged along with handsome salary, security, and other amazing benefits.

In India, the ratio of Government vacancies to the number of aspirants has been a debatable topic.

This article is about the Railway Recruitment Board Exams, their eligibility, and other important information relevant to it.

The major Railway Recruitment Board Exams are:

  • Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam
  • Railway Group-D Exam
  • RRB Paramedical
  • RRB Ministerial and Isolated categories Exam
  • Assistant Station Master (ASM) Exam
  • Section Engineers Exam
  • Goods Guard Exam
  • Junior Engineer Exam
  • Assistant Manager Exam
  • Sports Persons Exam
  • Railway Services Grades Exam
  • Railway Engineer Exam
  • Traffic Apprentice Exam
  • Traffic Assistant Exam
  • SCRA Exam Exam
  • Ticket Checker(RRB TC) Exam

Exam Dates

The important dates related to the RRB Exams for 2019-20 are given below:

Name of the Exam Start – Closing Date of application Exam Date
RRB JE 2019 CBT-1 Jan 2, 2019 – Jan 31, 2019 June 26, 2019 to June 28, 2019
RRB JE 2019 CBT-2 Jan 2,  2019 – Jan 31 , 2019 August 28, 2019  to September 1, 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 March 1, 2019 – March 31,  2019 1st Stage CBT between June to September 2019
RRB Paramedical 2019 Exam March 4, 2019 – April 2, 2019 19th, 20th and 21st July 2019
RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories (MI) 2019 Exam March 8, 2019 – April 22, 2019 June – July 2019
RRB/RRC Group D 2019 Level 1 Posts March 12, 2019 – April 12, 2019 September-October 2019
RPF Constable Ancillary Recruitment 2019 January 1, to  January 30, 2019 CBT- Feb – Mar 2019


The RRB Exams recruitment details have been published on the official website.

The recruitment details for 2019-20 are as follows:

RRB Recruitment – Category Vacancies
RRB JE 13487
RRB NTPC 10648
RRB Paramedical 1937
RRB Ministerial and Isolated Categories 1665
RRB/RRC Group D 103769
RPF Constable Ancillary 798

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria for this Government exam takes 3 things into account:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

For a few of the exams conducted by the RRB, medical fitness also comes as one of the eligibility criteria.

The Nationality criteria remain the same for all the posts and departments under the Railway Recruitment Board. However, the Age limit and educational qualifications vary for different exams conducted by RRB.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The syllabus and exam pattern are slightly different for various exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

There are a few topics which are same for all the exams.

They are:

  • General Science/Studies
  • General Intelligence & reasoning
  • Current Affairs

Preparation Strategy

To crack the exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board, candidates can focus on the following tips:

  1. Checking the official website on a daily basis to know about the latest updates.
  2. Making relevant notes for topics mentioned in the syllabus.
  3. Practising the numerical segment and logical reasoning part, many times.

Taking online/offline help from relevant books and study materials.

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