RRB Group D

1. What is RRB Group D?

RRB Group D 2020 exam dates for Computer-Based Test (CBT) are expected to be announced in August. RRB Group D recruitment is conducted to select eligible candidates for Level-I posts such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant Points man. RRC Level 1 exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs). More than 1.15 crore candidates had registered for RRC Group D exam. A total of 1,03,769 vacancies will be filled through RRB Group D. Selected candidates will be posted in16 railway zones.

RRB Group D exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cell. The RRB Group D Exam dates for 2020 are expected to be announced in May/June 2020.

RRB Group D exam is conducted by RRB to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Helper/Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways.

RRB conducted other RRB exams as well, to know in detail about the exams check the given link.

This article will read in detail all the information regarding RRB Group D Recruitment and notification like RRB Group D Exam dates, Admit card, RRB Group D eligibility, application form, RRB Group D vacancy, salary, etc.

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2. Why RRB Group D?

  • Railway Passes for you and your family
  • Accommodation
  • Medical for you and your family
  • Well earnings
  • Tag of Central Govt Job
  • Perks and job security
  • Opportunities to promote in higher positions by General Departmental Competitive Exams.

3. How to prepare?

  • Know the exam pattern and duration in and out

RAILWAY GROUP D EXAM DURATION IS 90 MINS, WITH A TOTAL NUMBER OF 100 QUESTIONS. IT INCLUDES THESE SECTIONS — MATHEMATICS, GENERAL SCIENCE, GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING AND GENERAL AWARENESS.

  1.       Know the selection process

GROUP D EXAM IS CONDUCTED IN THREE PHASES

  1. COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT)
  2. PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST (PET)
  3. DOCUMENT VERIFICATION
  • THERE’S 1/3RD NEGATIVE MARKING.
  • ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE OBJECTIVE TYPE.
  1. Know the syllabus thoroughly

ASPIRANTS ARE ADVISED TO REFER TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR TOPIC-WISE SYLLABUS AND START PREPARATION ACCORDINGLY.

  1.        Prepare your own notes

THERE ARE MANY INSTITUTES/COACHING CLASSES WHICH GIVE YOU A GUARANTEE OF THE STUDY MATERIAL. BUT, IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS CLEARLY AND MAKE YOUR OWN NOTES. THIS WILL HELP SAVE YOUR TIME WHILE REVISITING THE TOPICS BEFORE EXAMS.

  1.        Time management secrets

AS MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, GROUP D EXAM INCLUDED 100 QUESTIONS AND THE TOTAL DURATION IS 90 MINUTES. THIS MEANS THAT YOU GET LESS THAN A MINUTE TO SOLVE EACH QUESTION.IT’S UBER-IMPORTANT TO MANAGE YOUR TIME WELL AND TRY TO SOLVE THE PAPER WITH HIGH ACCURACY.

  1.        Practice RRB Group D mock tests

AFTER YOU PREPARE ONE TOPIC, TAKE A TOPIC-WISE TEST/QUIZ.  GO THROUGH THE RESULTS AND ANALYSE YOUR STRONG AND WEAK AREAS. WORK ACCORDINGLY ON THOSE AREAS TO MAKE THE EXAM STRATEGY. AFTER YOU STUDY ALL THE TOPICS, TAKE FULL ONLINE MOCK TESTS. PRACTICE MORE AND MORE MOCK TESTS TO GET THE FEEL OF THE ACTUAL EXAMINATION.

  1.        Go through the previous papers

THIS WILL HELP YOU TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ARE ASKED, WHAT IS THE WEIGHTAGE OF EACH SECTION, ETC.

  1.        Revise shortcut tricks

DON’T COMPLETELY RELY ON YOUR MEMORY. REVISIT THE SHORTCUT TRICKS FREQUENTLY.

4. Important materials:

Syllabus:

RRB Group D Syllabus for Mathematics

The Mathematics section assesses a candidate’s calculative skills. Basic questions are asked in the exam which candidates have studied in class 10. The topics given under the RRB Group D syllabus for Mathematics are given below.

Number system BODMAS
Decimals Fractions
LCM HCF
Ratio and Proportion Percentages
Mensuration Time and Work
Time and Distance Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Algebra
Geometry and Trigonometry Elementary Statistics
Square root Age Calculations
Calendar & Clock Pipes & Cistern

RRC Group D Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

The General Intelligence and Reasoning test a candidate’s logical reasoning ability. Questions are asked from the following topics:

Analogies Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding Mathematical operations
Relationships Syllogism
Jumbling Venn Diagram
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency Conclusions and Decision making
Similarities and Differences Analytical Reasoning
Classification Directions
Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

RRB Group D Syllabus for General Science

RRB Group D syllabus for General Science covers Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of Class 10 level of CBSE.

RRB Group D Syllabus for General Awareness on current affairs

RRC Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness covers topics from Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.

a. E-books:

Best books for RRB Group D Exam

The recommended books for RRB Group D exam are given below –

  • RRB Group D Solved Papers and Practice Sets by Arihant Experts
  • Complete Guide for RRB Group D Level 1 Exam by Disha Experts
  • RRB Group D Guide – Level 1 by Arihant Experts
  • RRC Level-I Posts Group-D by Vijeta Competitions

b. Videos:

RRB Group D preparation strategy:

https://youtu.be/aOiwVHH8qH0

How to crack RRB Group D exam in first attempt:

https://youtu.be/tl5_v_qux0M

RRB Group D preparation:

https://youtu.be/qAFVm9fZiCA

RRB Group D exam analysis and preparation tips:

https://youtu.be/6bhdxi-xSnI

RRB Group D preparation plan:

https://youtu.be/zADj0k0waFY

RRB Group D full syllabus:

https://youtu.be/xXvsSmH6_-k

RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus:

https://youtu.be/hXbH5kFJaBQ

5. Previous year question paper with answers:

RRB Group D 2018 question paper:

https://blogmedia.testbook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/rrb_group-d_18th-sep-2018-shift-1-5418b222.pdf

RRB Group D sample paper1:

https://testbook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RRC-Group-D-Question-Paper-for-Exam-Held-on-09-Nov-2014-English-new.pdf

RRB Group D sample paper2:

https://testbook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/02-Nov-2014-English-Paper-RRB-Group-D.pdf

RRB Group D sample paper3:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uy2FvNlwkpFypL-oqrvpB_TKMiKUzszQ/preview

6. Important tips:

Tip 1: Exam pattern

The primary focus before beginning any subject-wise preparation is to know and understand exam patterns as well as the syllabus. This will help you to become more familiar with the exam and remove all your fears before the RRB Group D exam.

Tip 2: Understanding the exam details

There are a few minute details which every student should remember while preparing for RRB Group D examination, including:

  • The exam will be conducted in three stages, viz, CBT or Computer Based Test; PET or Physical Efficiency Test, and lastly, document verification
  • There will be negative marking in RRB Group D CBT Test (Stage-1). 1/3rd portion of total marks for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer
  • Only objective type questions will be asked in CBT or Computer Based Test for RRB Group D.

Tip 3: Subject-wise strategy and important topics for preparation:

  • Mathematics
  • To master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your ability to interpret and comprehend graphical data and then answer the questions that follow. It is essential that you need to have an idea of all the types of questions that are asked so that you can attempt them in the correct manner.

Tip 4: Practice, learn, practice, learn and practice more and learn more:

After understanding the exam pattern and syllabus, the next most crucial step is to be prepared by practicing as much as possible.

Tip 5: Build speed and accuracy

The last and most important part while preparing for RRB Group D 2018 examination is to have accuracy and speed.

  • Try to answer questions you know while you are practicing.
  • Analyse what you have answered correct and wrong; understand the reasons mentioned in the explanation or solutions
  • Decrease the time taken to attempt each mock test
  • If you follow all five steps mentioned above, we ensure that you will definitely be well-prepared for the Railways Group D examination.

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