RRB Group D Recruitment

Highlights 2021

In a new notice released by the Railway Recruitment Board, the RRB Group D recruitment exam has been postponed again until further notice, due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Once the restrictions in certain states are lifted, the Indian Railways will probably start the selection process.

Indian Railways can be counted among one of the most prestigious organizations in our country. It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways. Indian Railways recruits eligible Indian citizens to various positions through its recruitment body i.e. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) which manages all the recruitment processes for all posts. RRB had released the recruitment notification for various posts of Level 1 of 7th CPC pay Matrix in March 2019. The various posts for which the vacancies had been opened were Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in Indian Railways. The exam was supposed to be held in 2019 itself which got postponed and was later scheduled to be held in 2021. The online application window has already closed in 2019.

RRB Group D 2021 Highlights

Conducting BodyRailways Recruitment Board
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 3 (CBT, PET, and Document verification
and Medical examination)
Negative Marking 1/3 marks
Time Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Total No of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 100
Number of Vacancies 103769 (More Details)
Eligibility Criteria 10th pass or ITI from institutions recognized
by NCVT/SCVT. (more details)
Starting Date for Submission of Application June 15, 2021
Last date for Submission of Application To be notified later

Candidates who have passed their 12th standard are also eligible to apply.

As per the new update, the number of vacancies that was earlier released by RRB for various posts have also increased now. The new number of vacancies is 1,03,769.

The RRB Group D recruitment exam 2021 will be held in three phases.

  • CBT/Written Exam
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Document Verification & Medical Examination

The CBT will consist of 4 sections namely:

  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

Phase 1 will consist of 100 marks and will consist of a total 100 questions. 90 minutes will be allotted for the paper. There will also be a 1/3rd negative marking in the exam. The candidates who qualify the first phase will subsequently be called for the second stage which will be the Physical Efficiency test and after successful completion of both these stages, the candidates will have to go through the final document verification.

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Frequently Asked Questions


In how many stages will the RRB Group D exam take place?


The Railway Group D exam will take place in the following stages - Computer-Based Test, Physical Efficiency Test, Document Verification, and Medical examination.


Do the Railway Group D exam has any qualifying marks?


Yes, in order to get selected for the next stage you need to qualify for the online RRB Group D exam as per the merit decided by the Railway Recruitment Board. Also as per your category, you need to obtain certain minimum qualifying marks.


Is there a negative marking for wrong attempts in RRB Group D?


Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 rd marks for each wrong answer in the RRB Group D exam. 


Is there any interviews for RRB Group D recruitment?


There is no interview round as per the official notification of RRB Group D. But yes you need to undergo a medical and physical efficiency test once you qualify for the online exam.


Do the PET or Physical Efficiency Test criteria differ for male and female candidates?


Yes, the PET criteria differ for male and female candidates. Passing the Physical Efficiency Test is mandatory. The PET is qualifying in nature.