RRB SSE 2018-19:- Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Selection Process

In this article section, we have added the RRB Senior Section Engineer Syllabus in detail. We are also providing the Exam Pattern along with the SSE Selection process, scheme of the examination as well. Thus, the candidates who have applied for the RRB SSE Examination can find the complete details here. You ca easily download the syllabus here and start preparing for it immediately.

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the recruitment notification for the Senior Section Engineer Posts. An approx. of 4528 number of vacancies are available for the candidates to apply based on the latest employment news. You can follow our website to know about the current notifications regarding the SSE Recruitment.


The Selection Process for RRB SSE Jobs

The applicants will be shortlisted for the Senior Section Engineer Posts on the basis of the following tests conducted by the Board.

The Selection Process includes

  • Written Examination

  • Personal Interview

RRB SSE Exam Pattern 2017


SL No.

Examination Type


Number of Questions




Objective Type

General Intelligence and Reasoning

60 Questions


2 Hours


General Awareness




Technical Subjects

90 Questions


150 Questions

150 Marks


The Exam is conducted for 150 Marks with 150 Questions. The exam is completely an Objective Type Examination. The time duration of the exam is 2 hours. There is 1/3rd of negative marking for each wrong answer.

RRB SSE Syllabus 2017

RRB SSE General Ability Syllabus

General intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

  • Number Series, Input-Output, Syllogism, Coding- Decoding

  • Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization/ Orientation, Analogy.

  • World Building, Clock, Seating Arrangement and Calendar

  • Coding and Decoding, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Statement Conclusion

  • Decision Making, Direction Sense Test, Visual Memory, Blood Relations, Figural Classification and Arithmetical Reasoning.

Arithmetic Syllabus

  • Algebra

  • Interests

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Percentage

  • Time, Distance and Work

  • Profit and Loss

  • Pipes and Cisterns

  • Mensuration

  • Age Problems

  • Data Interpretation

General Awareness Syllabus

  • General Awareness on Railway

  • Rail Budget

  • New Technologies and Reform in Indian Railway

  • Indian- History, Geography, Polity, Economy and Current Affairs, Sports etc.

RRB SSE Technical Syllabus

Electrical Engineering Syllabus

  • Electrical Machines

  • Basics of Current and Power Electronics

  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Circuits and Measurement Systems

  • Signals and Systems

  • Electrical Machines

  • Power and Control Systems etc.

Electronics Engineering Syllabus

  • Electronic Devices

  • Energy Bands

  • Signals and Systems

  • Wireless Communication

  • Carrier Transport in Silicon: Diffusion Current, Drift Current, Mobility and Resistivity

  • Generation and Recombination of the Carriers

  • Junctions

  • Diodes

  • Tunnel

  • Analog and Digital Circuits

  • Communication

  • EMFT

  • Basics of Signals and Systems

  • Control System

Computer Engineering Syllabus

  • Computer Fundamentals

  • MS Office

  • Languages

  • Information Systems

  • DBMS

  • Operating Systems

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer Networks

  • Database

  • Algorithms

  • Network Communication

  • System Programming

  • Web Technology and Programming

IT Syllabus

  • MS Office

  • Computer Fundamentals and Organizations

  • C, C++ and Java Language

  • Information Systems

  • DBMS

  • Systematic Programming

  • Operating Systems

  • UNIX

  • SAD

  • Data and Network Communication

  • Web Technology and Programming

  • Software Engineering

  • Environment and Pollution Control

Instrumentation and Measurement Engineering Syllabus

  • Basics of Measurement Systems

  • Transducers

  • Circuits

  • Mechanical Measurement

  • Industrial Instrumentation

  • Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Power Instrumentation

Civil Engineering Syllabus

  • General Civil Engineering

  • Construction/Structure engineering and Drawing

  • Estimating

  • Costing

  • Valuation

  • Building materials

  • Mechanics

  • Soil Mechanics

  • Structural Analysis

  • Concrete Structures

  • Steel structures

  • Hydraulics

  • Hydrology

  • Construction

  • Water Requirements

  • Highway Planning

  • Traffic Engineering

  • Surveying

  • Co-ordinate System

  • Projections

  • Errors and Adjustments

  • Curves

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Measurements of Distance and Directions

Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

  • The Strength of the Materials

  • Theory of Machines

  • Kinematics of the Machines

  • Engineering Machines

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Heat Transfer

  • Thermodynamics

  • Power Engineering

  • Steam Tables

  • Thermodynamics Cycles

  • I.C Engine Cycles

  • Casting

  • Machining and Machine Tool operations

  • Meteorology and Inspection

Chemical Metallurgical Assistant Syllabus

  • Basic Concepts of Fuel

  • Material Science

  • Polymers

  • Thermodynamics

  • Applied Chemistry

  • Computers

  • Instrumentation and Measurement

  • Environment and Pollution Control.

Precise of the RRB SSE Exam Syllabus 2017

Name of the Organization

Indian Railways, Railways Recruitment Boards (RRBs)

Number of Vacancies


Name of the Posts

Senior Section Engineer (SSE)



Job Location


Official Website


  Railway Recruitment 2018  

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