RRB JE

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Jun 17, 2022

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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 SubjectsNo. of Questions to be asked in RRB JERRB JE Exam Marks Distribution
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100

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 SubjectsNo. of Questions to be asked in RRB JETime Duration to attempt RRB JETotal Marks for RRB JE exam
General Knowledge 150 120 Minutes 150
Physics & Chemistry
Basics of Computers & Applications
Basics of Environmental & Pollution Control
Technical Abilities

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.NoMedical StandardGeneral FitnessVision Standards
1 A-3 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or without glasses
  • Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision
2 B-1 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
  • Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision.
3 B-2 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
  • Must pass test for Binocular Vision.
4 C-1 Physically fit in all respects
  • Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.
  • Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

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 ReasoningGeneral Knowledge and General AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeEnglish 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  
Decision making   Averages  
Visual memory   Interest  
Discrimination   Profit & loss  
Observation   Discount  
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  
Analogy   Triangle  
Figural analogy   Quadrilaterals  
Semantic classification   10 regular polygons  
Symbolic/ number classification   Circle  
Semantic series   Right circular cone  
Number series   Right circular cylinder  
figural series   Sphere  
Problem solving   Hemispheres  
Word building   Rectangular  
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  
Drawing inferences   Histogram  
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      
Embedded figures      
Critical thinking      
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 AwarenessBasics of Computers and ApplicationsBasics of Environment and Pollution ControlGeneral 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    
  Computer Virus.    

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-

AgeUpper Limit of Date of Birth (Not Earlier than)Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor 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.

SL.NoCOMMUNITY/CATEGORIESCommunityAGE RELAXATION
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
SC/ST 15 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
SC/ST 43 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 PostsRRB 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 EventsRRB 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.CategoryRRB JE Last year Cut off
1 General 76-84
2 OBC 75-79
3 SC 68-72
4 ST 64-70

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 JERRB 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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FAQs

No. The candidates awaiting their final results of the required educational qualification should not apply.
Yes, Candidate who attends the examination is eligible for the refund of examination fee.
Yes. Negative marking for wrong answers in RRB JE CBT is 1/3rd of the marks allotted to that question.
Yes. All candidates need to follow the medical standards for the post of RRB Junior Engineer.
RRB JE 2021 Exam will be in online mode.
The minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years & maximum age limit is 33 years 

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