Important Exams Links
- RRB JE Notification
- RRB JE Exam Pattern
- RRB JE Syllabus
- RRB JE Eligibility Criteria
- RRB JE Calendar
- RRB JE Previous Year Cut Off
- RRB JE Additional Information
- RRB JE Free Mock Test
- RRB JE Salary
- RRB JE Vacancy
- RRB JE Application Fee
- RRB JE Admit Card
- RRB JE Preparation Strategy
- RRB JE Books
- RRB JE Exam Result
- RRB JE Basic Information
RRB JE Notification
Every year RRB releases notification for the post of JE. This is a golden opportunity to work in the Railway Department for all the candidates who want to start their career in the government sector. RRB JE notification will have all the details that a candidate must go through before applying. Since RRB recruits staff in its various post which includes Junior Engineer or JE, Junior Engineer (Information Technology) or JE(IT), Depot Material Superintendent or DMS and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant or CMA so a candidate should make sure for which post he/she is eligible.
How to Apply: Apply Now (Stepwise)
Candidates can apply for the notified posts of RRB JE only through online mode by visiting the official website of RRB. Candidate should read all the information and instructions details thoroughly before filling the RRB JE application form. Further details can be get from below:
- A candidate should select the RRB to which he/she wish to apply.
- A candidate should ensure he/she select correct RRB as once selected it cannot be changed after the preliminary registration of RRB JE is complete and the registration number is allotted.
- Confirm that you have understood the instructions clearly by clicking on the checkbox.
- Click on new registration and enter the name, date of birth and father’s name mother’s name, aadhaar number and other information asked and click on submit for registration.
- A candidate should ensure that before submitting for RRB JE registration all the information furnished are correct as the details cannot be cannot later.
- A candidate email and mobile number should be verified during the RRB JE online application process with a One Time Password (OTP).
- The candidate should enter the OTP send to proceed with the filling up of RRB JE application.
- Candidates can proceed with the online application of RRB JE by clicking on the already registered option by entering the registration number and password.
- Part I of RRB JE application form provide the details of educational qualification, gender, religion, category and age relaxation eligibility category and a candidate should fill it to proceed to Part II.
- In Part II of RRB JE application form, exam group(If a candidate is eligible to more than one exam group),priority/ preferences for posts details have to be furnished.
- On completion of RRB JE application details, the candidate will be directed to the payment page to choose payment mode which can be online as well as offline mode.
- Chose the mode of payment and pay the RRB JE application fee.
- A candidate paying RRB JE application fee offline have to furnish the bank details for refund of the RRB JE application fee in their online application form.
- Scanned Documents in JPEG format of candidate photograph in color of size 20KB to 50KB, signature of size 10KB to 40KB, SC/ST Certificate (only for candidates seeking free travel pass) of size 50 to 100KB should be ready while filling the RRB JE application form.
- A self declaration by the candidate should be submitted in the format provided in the RRB JE notification in the application form of RRB JE.PDF copy of the RRB JE application form can be saved by the candidate.
RRB JE Exam Pattern
RRB JE exam will be conducted in two stages-1st -Computer Based Test or CBT and 2nd-Computer Based Test followed by Document Verification/Medical Examination as applicable.The venue,date and time for computer based test and document verification will be decided by the RRB and any request for a change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained.
- First Stage of CBT for RRB JE 2021
- Second Stage of CBT for RRB JE 2021
- Document Verification for RRB JE 2021
- Medical Examination for RRB JE 2021
RRB JE 1st Phase
The 1st stage of the RRB JE exam is of online mode ie computer based objective type. RRB JE 1st phase consists of four sections-Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness, Reasoning and General Intelligence.The total number of questions in the 1st phase of RRB JE is 100 with 90 minutes time limit for all the candidates except PwBD who have 120 minutes.This phase of RRB JE is of screening nature ie the normalized marks obtained in the 1st phase of RRB JE will only be used for shortlisting the candidate for 2nd stage of RRB JE.The questions for the first phase of RRB JE will be generally in accordance with the educational and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.There is a penalty of 1/3rd of the marks allotted in RRB JE first stage for every wrong answer.This Phase of RRB JE is common for all the posts.
|RRB JE Subjects||No. of Questions to be asked in RRB JE||RRB JE Exam Marks Distribution|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||25|
RRB JE 2nd Phase
Candidates shortlisted for the 2nd Stage of RRB JE exam shall be 15 times the number of vacancies for each post in the respective categories.The 2nd phase of RRB JE will also be of objective type online mode. RRB JE second phase consists of five sections-Physics and Chemistry, General Awareness, Basics of Computer and Applications, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control,Technical Abilities.The time limit for the second phase of RRB JE is 120 minutes for 150 questions.A candidate will have the facility of using the virtual calculator in the second stage of RRB JE.1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer as a penalty in RRB JE second phase.Technical abilities questions will be framed in the syllabus defined for various Exam Groups given.
|RRB JE Subjects||No. of Questions to be asked in RRB JE||Time Duration to attempt RRB JE||Total Marks for RRB JE exam|
|General Knowledge||150||120 Minutes||150|
|Physics & Chemistry|
|Basics of Computers & Applications|
|Basics of Environmental & Pollution Control|
RRB JE Document Verification/Medical Examination
A candidate will be called for document verification where he/she has to undergo a medical fitness test to be appointed as RRB JE.This medical fitness test for RRB JE will be conducted by the Railway Administration to make sure that the candidate is medically fit to carry out the duties assigned to him/her.The medical standards are given below:
|SL.No||Medical Standard||General Fitness||Vision Standards|
|1||A-3 Physically fit in all respects||
|2||B-1 Physically fit in all respects||
|3||B-2 Physically fit in all respects||
|4||C-1 Physically fit in all respects||
Ex-Servicemen will have a different medical standard which is available on the official website of the railway.The Candidate will be called for DV/Medical Exam based on the normalized marks obtained by him/her in the 2nd phase of RRB JE.
RRB JE Syllabus
Before starting RRB JE preparation it is important that a candidate is well versed with topics and the detailed syllabus for the exam. Being aware of the syllabus will not only help a candidate to plan a strategy but also how to divide time among different sections. A candidate should go through the detailed syllabus as mentioned in the RRB JE notification.
RRB JE Phase 1 Syllabus
The first phase of the RRB JE will have multiple choice questions from Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning. Besides this, a candidate from each category has to attain some minimum percentage of marks in RRB JE Phase 1 to be eligible for further process.The detailed syllabus for each section of RRB JE is mentioned in the table below:
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||General Knowledge and General Awareness||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Analogies||India and its neighboring countries History||Whole numbers||Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.|
|Similarities and differences||Culture||Decimals|
|Space visualization||Geography||Fractions and relationships between numbers|
|Spatial orientation||Economic Scene||Percentage|
|problem solving||General Polity||Ratio and proportion|
|Analysis||Indian Constitution||Ratio and proportion|
|judgment||scientific Research etc.||Square roots|
|Discrimination||Profit & loss|
|Relationship concepts||Partnership business|
|Arithmetical reasoning and figural||Mixture and allegation|
|Classification||Time and distance|
|Arithmetic number series||Time & work|
|Non-verbal series||Basic algebraic identities of school algebra and elementary surds|
|Coding and decoding||Graphs of linear equations|
|Statement conclusion||Triangle and its various kinds of centres|
|Syllogistic reasoning||Congruence and similarity of triangles|
|Semantic analogy||Circle and its chords tangents|
|Symbolic/ number||Angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles|
|Semantic classification||10 regular polygons|
|Symbolic/ number classification||Circle|
|Semantic series||Right circular cone|
|Number series||Right circular cylinder|
|Coding & de-coding||Parallelepiped|
|Numerical operations||Regular right pyramid with triangular or square base|
|symbolic operations||Trigonometric ratio|
|Space orientation||Degree and radian measures, standard identities|
|Space visualization||Complementary angles|
|Venn diagrams||Heights and distances|
|Punched hole/ pattern-folding & un-folding||Frequency polygon|
|Figural pattern folding and completion||Bar diagram & pie chart|
|Indexing address matching|
|Date & city matching|
|Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers|
|Small & capital letters/ numbers coding|
|Decoding and classification|
|Emotional intelligence, social intelligence|
RRB JE Phase 2 Syllabus
The second phase of RRB JE is very important as it is the final stage. Since the 2nd phase of RRB JE consist of different sections so the syllabus will be different from RRB JE phase 1. RRB comes out with recruitment of RRB JE in different post so each specific post will have different syllabus in the Technical Ability Section.The detailed syllabus for the different RRB JE posts are as follows-
|General Awareness||Basics of Computers and Applications||Basics of Environment and Pollution Control||General Science|
|Current affairs||Architecture of Computers||Basics of Environment||Nature of Matter, Universe (Planets / Earth / Satellites / Sun ), Electricity and its application|
|Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle||Input and Output devices||Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies||Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy and Power|
|Indian Polity and constitution||Storage devices||Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control||Heat, Temperature, Metals and Non-Metals, Carbon and its Compounds, Measurements in Science, Sound & Wave Motion, Atomic Structure|
|Indian Economy||Networking||Waste Management||Atomic Structure. Chemical Bonding, Periodic Classification of Element, Acids, Base, and Salts, Metals and Non-metals, Radioactivity, Hydrocarbons, Human Diseases, Human Body, Composition of Blood, Structure of Plant and Animal Cell, Photosynthesis.|
|Environmental issues concerning India and the World||Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux||Global warming|
|Sports||MS Office||Acid rain|
|General scientific and technological developments||Various data representation||Ozone depletion|
|Internet and Email; Websites & Web Browsers|
RRB JE Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility is the most important part of any competitive exam. A candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils all the eligibility criteria related to the age and education or any other as asked in the RRB JE recruitment so that the candidature is not cancelled at a later stage.
RRB JE Age Criteria
The age limit for RRB JE lies between 18 to 33 for general category candidate as on the date that will be mentioned in the official notification of the RRB JE. A candidate should ensure that he/she lies within that age limit so that his/her candidature is not cancelled later. Further insight can be get from the table below-
|Age||Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not Earlier than)||Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)|
|UR||OBC-Non Creamy Layer||SC/ST||For all Community/Categories|
|18 to 33||02.01.1986||02.01.1983||02.01.1981||01.01.2001|
RRB JE Age Relaxation
Like all other competitive exams, RRB JE also has a provision of age relaxation for reserved categories.This age relaxation is on the upper age limit. If a candidate is eligible for age relaxation on more than one ground, he/she would be provided with the highest age relaxations for which he/she is eligible. No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) candidates if they apply against unreserved vacancies.
|1||SC/ST candidates||--||5 Years|
|2||OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates||--||3 Years|
|3||Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation||UR||33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years|
|OBC- NCL Non Creamy Layer||36 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years|
|SC/ST||38 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.|
|4||Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)||UR||10 Years|
|OBC- NCL Non Creamy Layer||13 Years|
|5||Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||UR||38 Years|
|OBC-NCL Non Creamy Layer||41 Years|
|6||Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)||UR||40 Years of age|
|OBC NCL Non Creamy Layer||43 Years of age|
|SC/ST||45 Years of age|
|7||Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes||UR||33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.|
|OBC NCL Non Creamy Layer||36 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.|
|SC/ST||38 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.|
|8||Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried.||UR||35 Years of age|
|OBC-NCL Non Creamy Layer||38 Years of age|
|SC/ST||40 Years of age|
RRB JE Educational Criteria
All the candidate should ensure that they possess the required educational/technical qualification before filling the online application form of RRB JE. Since different posts will be notified in the RRB JE recruitment so each post has a different educational qualification.Those candidate awaiting their final results need not apply for RRB JE.The table given below has further details.
|RRB JE Posts||RRB JE Educational Qualification|
|Junior Engineer (JE)||Diploma/Degree in Engineering or Relevant Stream|
|Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)||Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline|
|Junior Engineer (IT)||PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ Btech (IT)/ Btech (Computer Science)/ DOEACC B level course of 3 years duration or equivalent from recognised university/institute|
|Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)||Bachelors degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks|
RRB JE Calendar
The official notification of RRB JE will contain all the details regarding the exam date, registration and closing dates of the RRB JE application form, dates etc. A candidate is advised to fill the online application RRB JE form before the closing day to avoid any last minute rush.
RRB JE Exam Dates
|RRB JE Exam Events||RRB JE Exam Dates|
|RRB JE 2021 Notification Releases||To be notified later|
|The start date for RRB JE 2021 Online Registration||To be notified later|
|Last date for RRB JE 2021 form||To be notified later|
|Last date for Online Payment (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI) for RRB JE||To be notified later|
|Last date for RRB JE Exam fee submission through SBI Bank Challan||To be notified later|
|Last date for RRB JE Exam fee submission through Post Office Challan||To be notified later|
|Final Submission date for RRB JE forms||To be notified later|
|RRB JE CBT Exam Date||To be notified later|
RRB JE Last Year Cut off
Every year region wise cut off for RRB JE is released by the RRB and by going through it a candidate can have an idea which region has what cut off. Previous year cut off not only helps a candidate to know what is the safest number of questions to attempt but also to know whether RRB JE has sectional cutoff or overall cutoff or both. A candidate can have a look into the previous year cutoff which is given in the table below-
|S.No.||Category||RRB JE Last year Cut off|
RRB JE Regions and RRB Official Websites
Below is the list of RRB JE Regions through which candidates can apply for the post of RRB Junior Engineer (RRB JE):
|RRB Regions to apply for RRB JE||RRB Regional Official Website|
|RRB JE Ahmedabad||rrbahmedabad.gov.in|
|RRB JE Ajmer||rrbajmer.gov.in|
|RRB JE Allahabad||rrbald.gov.in|
|RRB JE Bangalore||rrbbnc.gov.in|
|RRB JE Bhopal||rrbbpl.nic.in|
|RRB JE Bhubaneswar||rrbbbs.gov.in|
|RRB JE Bilaspur||rrbbilaspur.gov.in|
|RRB JE Chandigarh||rrbcdg.gov.in|
|RRB JE Chennai||rrbchennai.gov.in|
|RRB JE Gorakhpur||rrbgkp.gov.in|
|RRB JE Guwahati||rrbguwahati.gov.in|
|RRB JE Jammu-Srinagar||rrbjammu.nic.in|
|RRB JE Kolkata||rrbkolkata.gov.in|
|RRB JE Malda||rrbmalda.gov.in|
|RRB JE Mumbai||rrbmumbai.gov.in|
|RRB JE Muzaffarpur||rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in|
|RRB JE Patna||rrbpatna.gov.in|
|RRB JE Ranchi||rrbranchi.gov.in|
|RRB JE Secunderabad||rrbsecunderabad.nic.in|
|RRB JE Siliguri||rrbsiliguri.org|
|RRB JE Thiruvananthapuram||rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in|
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RRB JE Salary
A newly recruited RRB JE will initially receive a salary of around Rs 35,400 plus other admissible allowances as provided by the RRB.This salary of RRB JE is same for all the candidate irrespective for the post for which he/she has applied.
|RRB JE Post||RRB JE Salary|
|Railway Junior Engineer (RRB JE)||Approx Rs. 35,035 Per Month|
RRB JE Vacancy
The total number of vacancies in RRB JE for the different post is different. The number of vacancies for RRB JE will also differ categories wise. Besides this, the number of vacancies differs within reserved categories also. A candidate should ensure that he/she applies against various Railways/Units attached to that RRBs which is closest to his/her hometown to avoid any problem later. All the details regarding the RRB JE vacancies for different posts in various RRBs under different departments will be given below once the notification is out. Given below vacancies are of previous year.
|RRB JE Post Name||APPLICATION FEE||RRB JE Revised Vacancies|
|Junior Engineer (JE)||13034||12844|
|Junior Engineer (IT)||49||29|
|Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)||456||227|
|Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)||494||387|
RRB JE Exam Language
English is the default language for RRB JE exam but in case the candidate wishes to choose any other language, then he/she can select from the drop down menu which contains all the list of languages.The languages listed for the RRB JE exam are Odia, Punjabi, Tamil,Hindi,Kannada,Assamese, Bengali,Gujarati,Konkani,Malayalam,Manipuri, Marathi,Telugu and Urdu.
RRB JE Exam languages
RRB JE Application FEE
An application form of RRB JE will not be accepted unless a candidate pays the application fee of RRB JE.The application fee for RRB JE is different for a different category.The application fee for RRB JE for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Female/Ex-Servicemen / PwBDs/Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class is Rs 250 which will be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in 1st phase. Similarly the amount of Rs 400 will be refunded duly deducting bank charges out of Rs 500 for other candidates excluding above. Further details mentioned in the table below-
|RRB JE Application Fee Category||RRB JE Application Fee|
RRB JE Admit Card
Admit cards for RRB JE will not be sent through the post. SMS and email messages will be sent to all eligible candidates about the RRB JE admit card on their registered mobile number and email id. All eligible candidates can download admit card from the RRBs websites about 10 days before the date of the CBT. Candidates should read the instructions on the RRB JE admit card carefully because failure to comply with the instructions may lead to cancellation of the candidate candidature. All candidates must bring the RRB JE admit card along with a valid photo proof in original to the examination hall, failing which candidates shall NOT be allowed to appear for the RRB JE CBT. RRB JE admit card will have all the details regarding the exam centre address,date of RRB JE exam ,reporting time etc.
RRB JE Preparation Strategy
The key to nail RRB JE is to practice hard and make a proper plan. After planning a candidate should stick to it consistently. Any competitive exam not only tests your knowledge but also your awareness and accuracy. Being constant with your studies and revision is an important part of RRB JE preparation strategy. A candidate should try to cover all sections equally along with identifying his/her weaker and stronger areas.
RRB JE Books
Books play a very important role in any competitive exam. A right book can help a candidate to pass the RRB JE exam with flying colours. So a candidate should be careful while selecting books for RRB JE exam.Though several books are available in the market a candidate should choose the books by going through the content.
|RRB JE Subjects||Useful Books for RRB JE||RRB JE Exam Book’s Author|
|Mathematics||Quicker Mathematics||BSC Publications|
|Quantitative Aptitude||RS Agarwal|
|Class Notes||SS Bharti|
|General Science||Lucent General Science||Lucent Publication|
|General Knowledge||Arihant Publication|
|General Science||Kiran Publications|
|Reasoning||A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning||R.S. Agarwal|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||S.Chand|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|Static GK/ Current Affairs||Lucent G.K.||Lucent|
|Pratiyogita Darpan||SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain|
RRB JE Results
RRB will release the JE exam result on the regional websites. The RRB JE result will be available as a pdf containing the roll number of the qualified candidates. Candidates who qualify the RRB JE CBT exam will be called for the next round which will again be an online mode objective type exam. After qualifying the second stage of RRB JE exam all the eligible candidates have to appear for Document Verification and Medical Examination as and when called by the RRB.
RRB JE Highlights
Railway Recruitment Board or RRB are organizations under the Ministry of Railways, Government Of India to manage the appointment of new employees to work in Indian Railways.There is a total of 21 boards situated in different parts of India.
Every year RRB recruits an eligible candidate to its various post that includes Junior Engineer or JE, Junior Engineer (Information Technology) or JE(IT), Depot Material Superintendent or DMS and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant or CMA. Besides this RRB also conducts the exam for recruitment of staff in the non-technical cadre and other categories.
RRB JE 2021 Highlights
|Conducting Body||RRB JE|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Phases||4 (First stage CBT, Second Stage CBT, Document Verification and Medical Examination)|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks|
|Time Duration||90 Minutes for First CBT and 2 hours for Second CBT|
|Maximum Marks||100 for First Stage and 150 for Second CBT|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1:Can the candidates who have not completed the essential required qualification apply for a post in RRB JE Recruitment?
A:No. The candidates awaiting their final results of the required educational qualification should not apply.
Q2:Will I get the refund of the RRB JE examination fee?
A:Yes, Candidate who attends the examination is eligible for the refund of examination fee.
Q3:I have already filled the RRB JE application form and got the registration number, can I change my chosen RRB now?
A:No. You can not change your preference now.
Q4:Is there any NEGATIVE MARKING in RRB JE Exam?
A:Yes. Negative marking for wrong answers in RRB JE CBT is 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question.
Q5:Are medical standards compulsory for the post of RRB Junior Engineer?
A:Yes. All candidates need to follow the medical standards for the post of RRB Junior Engineer.
Q6:In RRB JE Exam, can I choose my regional language as the exam language?
Q7:RRB JE 2021 Exam is in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?
A:RRB JE 2021 Exam will be in online mode.
Q8:Is there Sectional Cut-off in RRB JE Exam?
Q9:What is the age limit for the RRB JE Posts?
A:The minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years & maximum age limit is 33 years
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