How To Crack Railway Group D Exam 2018: Preparation Tips & Tricks, Exam Pattern

RRB Group-D Application Forms are over. Candidates who have successfully submitted their Application Forms are now eagerly waiting for the Examination Dates. It is expected that the Examination will take place in the month of April/ May 2018. However, Railway Recruitment Board has not declared any exam dates yet for the Computer Based Test 2018.

This year Crores of Applicants have applied for the RRB Group D Posts. Therefore, this year there will be a lot of competition between the candidates.Thus, Candidates must start preparing for the Exam, this will help them to cover up all the syllabus before the Date of the Examination. It is expected that there will be a tough competition between the candidates who have applied. thus, we have shared some of the tips and tricks that can help you in preparing for the Group D CBT Examination.

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the recruitment notification for the Group-D Level 1 Posts. This year about 62,907 vacancies is available under the Group-D Posts. These vacancies are distributed into 21 Regional RRBs. The candidates who are willing to apply for this job have come to the right place. In this article, we will provide you the best tips and tricks and easy strategies that will help you to crack the Group-D Exam.  

The RRB Group-D Application Form are available from 10th Feb 2018 and the last date to apply for the Post is 12th March 2018. The application forms are available online. The expected month for the Exam is May-June 2018. So, the candidates have a lot of time to prepare and practice for the Exam.  

How to Plan for Preparing Railway Group D Exam 2018

Now, let’s discuss how to plan up the schedule for preparing the Group-D Exam 2018: 

Begin with the Exam Pattern and Syllabus: This is the first and foremost thing to do whenever you start preparing for any Exam. Get familiar with the Exam Pattern and Syllabus before you start any preparation.  

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Exam Pattern of RRB Group-D Posts 2018

Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted online. The stages of the Group “D” Recruitment 2018 are: 

  • CBT 
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and  
  • Document Verification 

Subjects Included- Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness of the Current Affairs.  

Total Number of Questions- 100 

Total Time Duration- 90 Minutes 

Negative Marking- 1/3rd for every wrong answer 

Not only this, the candidates must also understand the syllabus content as well. Know all the subjects from which the questions will be asked.  

Once you get to know an idea about the Examination Pattern, now go through the syllabus and understand the analyze and research the importance level and the weightage of the topics.  

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Preparation Tips and Tricks to Crack the Group-D Exam 2018


Make your concepts strong and learn the formulas. The most important topics for the Quantitative Section are: 

  • Percentage 
  • Time and Work 
  • Time, Speed and Distance 
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest 
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation 
  • Profit and Loss 
  • Ratio and Proportion  
  • Mixture and Allegation  
  • Averages and  
  • Problems on Ages 

 General Intelligence and Reasoning: 

The General Intelligence and Reasoning is one such section that requires brain and practice. You don’t have to go through a bundle of formulas, just practice more and more. This is more of a fun quiz game like solving puzzles than calculating the sums. The most important topics of General Intelligence and Reasoning (Difficulty Level wise) are as follows: 

  • Easy Level- Analogy, Classification, Blood Relation, Alphabet and Word Test. 
  • Moderate Topics-Series, Coding and Decoding, Missing Number, Direction and Distance. 
  • Difficult Topics- Puzzles (Seating Arrangement), Logical Puzzle, Clock Calender, Venn Diagram.  

General Science: 

The Questions will be asked basic level from Class VI to X syllabus. The applicants can go through the NCERT Books and Materials to prepare for General Science. The important topics/subjects that can be highly scoring for General Science Section are as follows: 

  • Biology 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Earth Sciences 
  • Environmental Sciences 
  • Astronomy and Space Technology 
  • Computers and Mobile Technology 
  • Inventions and Discoveries  
  • Nutrition 
  • Military Technology and  
  • Diseases 

General Awareness of the Current Affairs: 

For the General Awareness Section, the applicant must stay updated by the latest current affairs of both National and International Level. Put a  special focus on the Union Budget 2018 which has occurred at the beginning of the year. The following are some of the important topics that one must go through to grab a good score: 

  • Current Affairs- Union Budget 2018 (Very Imp) 
  • Economics 
  • Politics 
  • History 
  • Geography 
  • and the questions related to the Railways 

Once you gather all the above data and information now its time for Time Management.  

Time Management

Time Management is a very part, when you are preparing for any examination. Everything depends upon your Time Management Skills. It has been seen that many of us always lack of time while appearing or preparing for the Exams. This is mainly due to the lack of Time Management. Even if you have a lot of time in your hand, it is very important that you manage it well. Give more priority to the areas where you find difficult to understand. Give less time to those subjects where you are quite confident.  

Create a schedule for each subject/section based on your difficulty level. 

Make your Own Study Notes

Once you create your Time Management Schedule, prepare your own Study Notes. The Study Notes can be your “Bible of Success”.  

  • You can write down the important concepts, formulas and tips that you think might come in the Examination.  
  • Making Notes will also improve your memorizing skills.  
  • Notes can be easy to carry anywhere. Thus, you can carry your notes anywhere and go through the concepts anytime.  

After gathering all the important information about the Exam Pattern, Topics, Subjects and the Concepts and Formulas and Managing your Time Skills. Now its time to Take the Online Tests. 

Take Frequent Online Tests

  • Improvement increases if you practice more and more. So take lots of test.  
  • We suggest the candidates to take Online Tests because, the Exam will be conducted Online. So taking the online tests will help manage the time skills and efficiency. It will also improve your accuracy while answering the questions.  
  • Therefore, take lots of Mock Tests.  
  • This will make a habit of solving a maximum number of questions.  
  • The more you take the online tests, the more is your chance of success.  

Keep an Eye on your Speed and Accuracy Level: 

  • Once you have solved a lot of Online Mock Tests, now you must be aware of your speed and accuracy level. 
  • Always answer those questions first which you are confident of. Doing this will save your time as well.  
  • The Online Mock Tests is the similar representative of CBT Test.  
  • The Online Mock Tests will also contain the 1/3rd Negative Marking.  

Previous Question Papers- Get a Hold of that

  • The Previous Question Papers play a very important role in the preparation of the Group-D Examination especially if you are applying for the Group-D Exam for the first time.  
  • The Previous Questions can be available on the websites as well. The candidates can download the Previous Years Question Papers from the websites. The Question papers will be available in the PDF Format, thus it is easy to download.  
  • You can also get the Previous Years Question Papers Books at a reasonable cost.  
  • The previous year question papers will give you a brief idea of what sort of questions will be asked in the Examination.  
  • It will also help you to get to know about the sub-topics as well as weightage of each sections of the Paper.  

Other Tips That Can Help You To Score Better

  • Stay Calm and Positive- Always stay calm and composed while preparing for the Exam. Never panic that you are lacking somewhere.  
  • Stay and Eat Healthy- Make a proper exercise routine. Do light exercises as well as have good and healthy food. This will keep your body fit and mind fresh.  
  • Make a Checklist- Make a checklist of all the topics that you have covered and prepared before the exam. Check the topic areas where you are lacking of.  
  • Avoid Cramming- This is very important. Cramming is a bad habit while preparing for any exam. This will lead to confusion and stressed. 
  • Get Proper Sleep- Sleep at least for 7 Hours. This will make you feel fresh and happy.  
  • Avoid Late Studying- This can cause anxiety issues. 


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  8. Last date of group D online form registeration

  9. Thank you for your positive ideas

    1. thank you for the motivational idea.

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      2. You’re Welcome dear.
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        All the Best for the Exams.

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