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RRB Group-D Recruitment 2022- Summary

Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB Group D Exam for various posts (Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts) in the Railways. To know RRB Group D Exam in a better way, go through the brief as discussed in the below summary table.

RRB Group D 2022: Exam Overview
Name of the OrganizationRailway Recruitment Board
Job RoleTrack Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts 
Job LocationAcross India
Total Number of Vacancy1,03,769
RRB Group D Exam Date 2022July 2022
Qualification for RRB Group D12th (+2 Stage) / Any Graduates
RRB Group-D Age Limit18 to 30 Years / 18 to 33 Years 
Selection for RRB Group D Computer Based Test (CBT 1) 
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) 
Document Verification and Medical

RRB Group D Exam Date 2022 Out

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) has announced that the RRB Group D Exam Date 2022 which was earlier scheduled postponed will now be conducted from July 2022 onwardsRRB has notified that there will be no second stage CBT to be conducted for CEN RRC (Level-1). The complete schedule will be released shortly on http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/. Stay tuned with us for every latest update. Check the official notice here. 

RRB Group D 2022- Important Dates 

RRB/ RRC Group-D 2022 online examinations are to be held from July 2022 onwards as announced by the Railway Recruitment Board on 10th March 2022. The detailed schedule for RRB Group D Level 1 2022 Exam will be released soon on the official website. Let’s have a look at the important dates for RRC Group D Level 1 Exam 2022.

RRB Group-D EventsDates
RRB Group D Notification 12th March 2019
Online Application Process for RRB Group D12th March- 12th April 2019
RRB Group-D Application Status25th July 2019
RRB Group D Modification Link15th to 26th December 2021 
RRB Group D City Intimation 
RRB Group D Admit CardJune 2022
RRB Group D CBT-1 Exam DateJuly 2022
RRB Group D CBT-1 Result

RRB Group D 2022 Notification

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) had released an Official Notification for RRB Group D Level 1 Recruitment on 12th March 2019. RRB will be recruiting 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts through three stages selection process- CBT, PET, and Medical/Document Verification.

RRB Group D 2022 Vacancy

As per the Official Notification, the recruitment will be conducted for 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts through RRB Group-D (Level-I) Exam 2022. Below is the tabulated data for the Zone wise & Category wise vacancy distribution for Railway RRB Group-D 2022 Exam.

RRB Group D Vacancy 2022
RailwayURSCSTOBCEWSTotal VacancyEx-SMCCAAPWBDBack-PwBD
Central Railway3597139875926569359345187018704490
East Central Railway136955532595635835637137131660
East Coast Railway103441219865325825555105101050
Eastern Railway, CLW,  & Metro4926146177526191087108732175217558905
North Central Railway and DLW20806783171175474473094894814506
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO1570615307110740340028028021570
North Western Railway213281438413935265249104910493240
Northeast Frontier Railway111944922680929128945755751440
Northern Railway, DMF and RCF5144201710313644131713153263026306260
South Central Railway3663143272225779349328186718671250
South East Central Railway7972191153661671664333333840
South Eastern Railway19337383611305482491496596521595
South Western Railway and RWF27451138557200671571671433143319306
Southern Railway and ICF4363135378721189589579191419142220
West Central Railway1596633308108040240198048042260
Western Railway428716478122914107410734214621465560
Total Vacancies42355155597984273781038110376920734207344326112

RRB Group D Eligibility

Candidates willing to apply for RRB Group D exam are required to fulfil certain conditions to be eligible to appear for the Railway Group D exam.

The conditions for RRB Group D eligibility are decided by the conduction body itself. The eligibility criteria important for candidates to fulfil are prescribed in detail in the RRB Group D official notification.

The candidate’s eligibility for RRB Group D exam is based on the fulfilment of the following conditions:

  1. Nationality
  2. RRB Group D Age Limit
  3. RRB Group D Qualification

The highlights of RRB Group D eligibility criteria are given below:

RRB Group D Nationality

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

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India from and before January 1, 1962.
  5. A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) present a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

RRB Group D Age Limit

The Railway Recruitment Board has set the RRB Group D Lower Age limit to 18 years and that of RRB Group D maximum age limit is 33 years. Any candidates beyond the age limit extremes as prescribed by the Railway Board will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

As prescribed in the notification, RRB Group D Age Limit for candidates in the RRB Group D 2020-21 examination is to be reckoned from 1st July 2019.

Candidates appearing for RRB Group D 2020 examination must have their date of birth between 1st July 2019 and the dates given in the table below.

Note* – Candidates should fill the same date of birth in the application form as recorded in the Matriculation/ Class 10th certificate or an equivalent certificate because no subsequent request for changing the date of birth will be considered.

The candidates belonging to reserved categories are entitled to certain relaxation on the RRB Group D Age Limit criteria.

The RRB Group D Age relaxation allowed to reserved category candidates are as mentioned below:

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

RRB Group D Salary Structure & Allowances

The Railway Recruitment Board structures the RRB Group D salary and allowances. The entry-level Grade Pay for each post in Railway Group D has been fixed. 

The RRB Group D Pay Scale i.e. the basic salary of candidates selected in RRB Group D recruitment as set by RRB is rupees 18000/- per month. The detailed RRB Group D salary structure is given in the table below.

RRB Group D Salary – Railway Group D Salary Structure (Level 1 as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix)
RRB Group D Pay ScalePay BandGrade PayRRB Group D Grade Pay – Entry Level
PB-115600-60600540021000
570023190
600025380
720029730
840034080
PB-229900-1044001260040500
1380051420
PB-31440054450
1620063000
46800-1173001980076590
2280088500
PB-5112200-2010026100138300
26700147300
30000159000

Apart from the above pay-scale, RRB Group D employees are entitled to various allowances as well. The RRB Group D allowances permitted to the selected candidates are as mentioned below:

  1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
  2. House Rent Allowance (HRA) 
  3. Transport Allowance (TA)
  4. Allowance for Night Duty
  5. Overtime Allowance (OTA)
  6. Daily Allowance, Mileage Allowance beyond 8 km
  7. Compensation in case of Holidays
  8. Fixed Conveyance Allowance
  9. Conveyance Allowance to Doctors
  10. Special Compensatory Allowances for candidates from (Tribal/Scheduled Area)
  11. Special Allowance to Railway School Teachers
  12. Special Allowance for child care such as educational Allowance and allowance for women with disabilities

The RRB Group D house rent allowance for different posts varies as per the city posted. The table given below explains the percentage of HRA allowed depending on the job location of the candidate.

HRA in RRB Group D Salary 
Category of CitiesHRA (after 7th Pay Commission)
X Tier I 24%
Y Tier II16%
Z Tier III8%

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 

Candidates willing to know the detailed syllabus of RRB Group D exam must first keep abreast with the latest RRB Group D selection process or exam pattern.

As prescribed in the official RRB Group D notification, the selection process of RRB Group D exam comprises four stages excluding the RRB Group D Apply Online process and issuance of RRB Group D Admit Card. 

The four stages of RRB Group D Exam pattern are:

  1. Computer-Based Examination
  2. Physical Efficiency Test 
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

RRB Group D CBT – Computer Based Examination

All those candidates who filled RRB Group D registration forms and received the admit cards have to appear for the RRB Group D CBT test. 

The compute- based test of RRB Group D exam is conducted for 90 minutes. A total of 100 questions are asked and there is a negative marking of ⅓ marks for each wrong attempt in the CBT. 

The sections covered in the RRB Group D CBT exam are highlighted below:

RRB Group D Exam Pattern – CBT Highlights
RRB Group D SubjectsNumber of questions in each sectionTime duration
General Science,2590 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30
Mathematics 25
General Awareness & Current Affairs20
Total100 questions1 hour 30 minutes

RRB Group D PET/PST Test

Candidates based on the performance in the CBT are selected for the PET tests. Candidates will be selected for PET 3 times the number of vacancies.

After the PET test, RRB Group D results are announced. Marks scored by candidates in CBT are normalised and then the results for RRB Group D will be made available online in PDF format displaying the qualifying candidates. 

RRB Group D Document Verification

Based on candidates performance in CBT and their qualification in PET round, 1.05 times candidates to the number of RRB Group D vacancies are called for Document verification process.

RRB Group D Medical Examination 

Candidates have to appear for the medical examination round after the verification of documents. The final letter of appointment is issued to candidates who are found medically fit.

RRB Group D Syllabus

RRC Group D Syllabus General Intelligence & Reasoning

Candidate’s logical reasoning ability is tested through the General Intelligence & Reasoning section. Topics covered from this section in RRB Group D syllabus are as mentioned below:

RRB Group D Syllabus Reasoning & General Intelligence
Alphabetical and Number SeriesDirectionsJumbling
Coding-DecodingRelationshipsClassification
SyllogismConclusions and Decision makingStatement – Arguments and Assumptions
AnalogiesSimilarities-DifferencesAnalytical Reasoning
Data Interpretation and SufficiencyMathematical operations Venn Diagram

RRB Group D Syllabus Mathematics

For Mathematics RRB Group D Syllabus candidates are required to know maths till 10th standard. This section tests candidates calculative skills. The topics covered in the RRB Group D syllabus Mathematics are as mentioned below: 

RRB Group D Syllabus Mathematics
Number systemBODMASFractions
DecimalsGeometry & TrigonometryHCF/LCM
Elementary StatisticsSquare rootPercentages
Ratio and ProportionCalendar & ClockTime & Work/Time & Distance
Simple & Compound InterestProfit and LossMensuration
AlgebraAge CalculationsPipes & Cistern

RRB Group D Syllabus General Awareness & Current Affairs

Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance.

RRB Group D Syllabus General Science

This section checks candidates knowledge in basic terminologies and concepts of Science. The topics covered in Railway Group D syllabus for general science includes general Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences. The level of questions asked in the RRB Group D exam for this section is of Class 10 standard CBSE. 

The General Science preparation can be done simply by going through the NCERT Notes for basic physics, chemistry and biology topics.

List Of RRB Group D Books

To prepare effectively for the RRB Group D Exam one must have a lot of reference books handy. RRB Group D books will help the candidates focus better on the subject matter at hand and ultimately score high marks in the exam.

The Section-wise reference books for RRB Group D exam is given below:

RRB Group D Booklist
TopicRRB Group D BooksAuthor/Publication
Mathematics1. Fast-track Objective ArithmeticArihant Publications
2. Quickest MathematicsKiran Publication
3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Agarwal
4. Practice Book on Quicker MathsM.Tyra & K. Kundan
General Science1. Lucent General Knowledge- Science sectionLucent Publication
General Intelligence & Reasoning1.A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning2.Test of ReasoningDr R. S. AggrawalEdgar Thorpe
General Awareness & Current Affairs1. Lucent General Knowledge2. Pratiyogita Darpan3. Manorama yearbookLucent PublicationUpkar PublicationManorama

Frequently Asked Question – RRB/RRC Group D Exam

Q.1. When will the Railway Board conduct the RRB Group D exam?

Ans. RRB Group D 2021 notification is not yet released by the Railway Recruitment Board.

Q.2. Where will the RRB release the admit card for RRC Group D exam?

Ans. The Railway Recruitment Board releases RRB Group D Admit Card on its official Website one week before the exam date. Candidates have to log in to registered account in order to download the admit card for Group D exam.

Q.3. How many RRB Group D vacancies are announced?

Ans. The Railways Board has released 103769 vacancies for RRC Group D exam and the railway board has received 1,15,67,248 application forms.

Q.4. How many exam stages are there for RRB Group D?

Ans. Candidates who have applied for the RRC Group D exam are required to appear for four stages in order to qualify the exam i.e. Computer-Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, Document Verification and Medical examination.

Q.5. Do RRB Group D exams have qualifying marks?

Ans. Yes, RRC Group D CBT I have qualifying marks and candidates in order to get selected for the next stage have to qualify the CBT exam.

Q 6. Which is the eligibility criteria for RRC Level 1 or RRB Group D exam?

Ans. Candidates willing to appear for RRB Group D exam have to meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Must be an Indian Nationals Citizens
  • Must be between the age group of 18 and 33 years
  • Must be Class 10 pass from NCVT/SCVT recognized Institution or National Apprenticeship Certificate granted by NCVT

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