Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018: Updated Exam Pattern & Syllabus – Download PDF

Railway Group D Exam Pattern has already been released by the Railway Recruitment Board. The RRB Group D 2018 Exam are close now, however, the dates are not declared yet. But it is likely to be held from 17th September 2018. For appearing the RRB Group D CBT Examination, it is very necessary to know the Railway Group D Exam Pattern. The RRB Group D Exam Pattern will help you to prepare well for the RRB Group D (Level 1) CBT. Through the Railway Group D Syllabus & Exam Pattern, candidates can plan their preparation schedule of how to prepare for Railway Group D exam. In this article, we will provide you the Examination Pattern of all the stages of RRB Group D (CEN 02/2018).

Update: RRB activated the Mock Test Link for RRB Group D 2018. Candidates can attend the Free RRB Group D Mock Test by clicking here. 

RRB Group D CBT Exam starts from 17th September 2018 and Railway Group D Hall Ticket 2018 will be available 4 days before the date of the Examination. 

Update: On 29th August 2018, RRB has released the Section-Wise Marks of RRB Group D CBT 2018, about which we will be going to know in this article.

Benefit of Knowing RRB Group D Exam Pattern

RRB Group D Examination Pattern, will play a very important role in the preparation of the examination. Through the Examination Pattern, you will get to know about the marking scheme, format of the questions, marking distribution of the examination. Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018 will also give you an idea to plan up the schedule for preparation. If you know the Exam Pattern of Railway Group D, categorize your preparation topic-wise or section wise based on the marks.

This year, millions of candidates have applied for RRB Group D Exam, therefore there will be a tough competition. So, the candidates need to buckle themselves up and start their preparation.

Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018 First Stage CBT

  • The RRB First Stage is a Computer Based Test, which means that the Examination will be conducted online.
  • The Total Time Duration of the Examination is 90 Minutes for Non-Scribe Candidates and 120 Minutes for Scribe Candidates.
  • Total Number of Questions – 100 Questions
  • Total Number of Marks of RRB Group D CBT is 100 Marks.
  • Sections Included – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness and Current Affairs.
  • Each Question carries one mark. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2018

Section Wise Marking Scheme for RRB Group D CBT

SectionsNumber of Marks AllottedNumber of Questions
Mathematics25 marks25 questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning30 marks30 Questions
General Science25 marks25 Questions
General Awareness and Current Affairs20 marks20 Questions

Minimum Qualifying Percentage for Group-D CBT

The minimum qualifying percentage marks for CBT is divided into categories-

  • For UR/General Category – 40%
  • For OBC and SC Category – 30%
  • For ST Category – 30%

These percentage of marks will be relaxed by 2% for the PWD Candidates.

Railway Group D Section Wise Marks 2018 Official PDF

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Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018 for Stage 2 (PET)

The Second Stage of RRB Group D is Physical Efficiency Test. If a candidate qualifies the CBT, then he/she will be eligible to appear for PET. The PET checks the Physical Strength of the candidate.

Summary of RRB Group D CBT Examination Pattern

Name of the ExaminationRRB Group D
Mode of the ExaminationOnline
Time Duration90 Minutes for Non Scribe and 120 Minutes for Scribe
Total Number of Marks100 Marks
Total Number of Questions100 Questions
SectionsMathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning. General Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs
Negative Marking1/3rd marks

Examination Pattern of RRB Group D PET 2018 is as follows-

The Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following physical performances in PET.

Male CandidatesFemale 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 weigh down.Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 Minutes in one chance without putting the weigh down.
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 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

Once, you clear the Physical Efficiency Test, candidates will be called for Document Verification. In Document Verification Round, candidates will have to show the documents of age, address and education to the RRB Exam Panel/Authority. If the documents that are produced is correct, then the candidate will be called for a Medical Examination.

Now that you know about the Examination Pattern of RRB Group D 2018, let us check the syllabus of RRB Group D Computer Based Test 2018.

RRB Group D CBT Syllabus 2018

The CBT is divided into four parts/sections – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Current Affairs, General Science. Now lets have a look into their syllabus.

RRB Group D Mathematics Section Syllabus

Number SystemBODMASDecimals
Ratio and ProportionLCM, HCFFractions
PercentagesMensurationTime and Work
Time and DistanceSimple and Compound InterestProfit and Loss
Profit and LossTrigonometryAlgebra
GeometryElementary StatisticsSquare Root
Age CalculationsCalenderClock
Pipes and Cisterns

 RRB Group D 2018 General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

AnalogiesAlphabetical SeriesNumber Series
Coding and DecodingMathematical OperationsJumbling
Venn DiagramRelationshipsSyllogism
Data Interpretation and SufficiencyConclusions and Decision MakingSimilarities and Differences
Analytical ReasoningClassificationDirections
Statements – Arguments and Assumptions

 Railway Group D General Science Syllabus

This section will include questions from the following subjects.

PhysicsAstronomy and Space TechnologyComputers and Mobile Technology
ChemistryLife ScienceDiseases
BiologyEarth ScienceInvention and Discoveries
Military Technology

RRB Group-D General Awareness and Current Affairs

Current AffairsGeographyHistory
PolityEconomicsMiscellaneous Topics

 Questions will be asked from Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations, National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations, National Park, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Constitution of India, Government Policies, Banking Awareness, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies etc.

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Railway Group D EXam Pattern 2018: Preparation Tips for RRB Group-D

We have provided some of the Examination Preparation Tips for Railway Group D CBT. This will help you to make your preparation strong.

  • Go through the Examination Patten and sketch down the topics which you are good and bad at.
  • Give priorities to the weaker subjects first. Go through the fundamental concepts and formula.
  • Practice daily, this will help you to keep in touch with the concepts.
  • Go for Online tests, this will improve your accuracy and time management.
  • Keep Calm and stay confident.

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If you follow these tips and tricks you will definitely score good marks in the Railway Group D CBT Exam. Start your preparation well. Dedicate at least 6 to 7 hours for study. Check the Official Website of RRB to get updates and notifications.

Updated: September 29, 2018 — 3:33 pm

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