RRB Group D 2020 exam date is announced. The computer based tests are from December 15, 2020. Around 4-10 days before exam, applicants can download RRB Group D admit card from websites of respective RRBs. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are conducting recruitment process on behalf of Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs). RRB Group D recruitment is for 1,03,769 vacancies in various posts in level 1 of 7th CPC pay matrix. Selection is on the basis of CBT, followed by PET, and DV.
RRB Group 2020 Latest News
- RRB Group D 2020 exam date has been announced. All the RRBs shall conduct computer based test for level 1 recruitment from December 15, 2020.
- The RRB Group D exam date, shift, city intimation is expected to be available in either the last week of November or first week of December 2020.
- RRB Group D admit card 2020 is expected to be available from December 11, 2020.
RRB Group D 2020
A record number of 1,15,67,248 candidates applied in response to the RRB Centralized Employment Notification RRC CEN 01/2019. The number of candidates who qualify for PET from CBT is equal to 3 times the number of vacancies, i.e. around 3.1 lakh. Ultimately one-third of that number will get job in railways.
|RRB Group D 2020-2021 (RRC CEN 01/2019)||Important Dates|
|Publication of RRC CEN 01/2019 notification||23 Feb 2019|
|Opening of online registration||12 Mar 2019|
|Last date to apply online||26 Apr 2019|
|RRB Group D application status released||25 Jul 2019|
|Last date to check application status||31 Jul 2019|
|Complaint submission on application status||17 to 23 Aug 2019|
|Release of RRB Group D final application status||31 Aug 2019|
|Announcement of RRB Group D exam date||05 Sep 2020|
|Exam date, city, shift intimation (expected)||Oct / Nov / Dec 2020|
|RRB Group D 2020 admit card download starts (expected)||11 Dec 2020 onwards|
|RRB Group D exam date 2020||15 Dec 2020 onwards|
RRB Group D 2020 Exam Date
Each candidate must appear for the RRB Group D exam on the date assigned to him / her. Official announcement regarding the exam date for RRB Group D 2019-2020-2021 is made by the Ministry of Railways, and/or Railway Recruitment Boards, concerned Ministers, and official notifications, press releases. Here are the key points.
- Railway Recruitment Boards are conducting RRB Group D (RRC CEN 01/2019) computer based tests from December 15, 2020 onwards.
- The start date of exam was announced vide a press release published on September 5, 2020 at pib.gov.in.
- There are multiple exam dates for RRB Group D 2020.
- On each exam date, there are different shifts as well.
- The date and shift assigned to each candidate is intimated during the RRB Group D exam date, shift, city intimation 2020-2021.
RRB Group D 2020 Admit Card
Candidates can download RRB Group D admit card 2019/2020/2021 as per schedule from official websites of RRBs. Note the following important details of call letter download here.
- Railway Recruitment Board issues separate RRB Group D admit card for CBT, PET, DV/ME.
- Candidates must download and take clear print out of the RRB Group D hall ticket from the official websites of RRBs as per schedule.
- It is compulsory to show admit card to get entry at the RRB Group D exam center. Showing exam city date intimation printout will not give you entry.
- In order to download RRB Group D 2020-2021 admit card, candidates need to login with their registration number and date of birth.
- If candidate has forgotten RRB Group D registration number then they can recover it by using the forgot registration number (at login).
- The date of release of RRB Group D admit card 2020 is usually 4 days prior to the RRB Group D exam date 2020/2021.
- Railway group d admit card 2020 is not sent by post or any other means.
- Candidates also get SMS and email about issue of railway group D admit card.
Note (1): RRBs release (1) admit card (2) exam city and date intimation (3) travel authority. These are separate things and cannot be replaced with each other. You need admit card for exam center entry. Before that you get exam city and date intimation so that you can arrange for travel and accommodation. And the travel authority is only for SC/ST candidates to get free travel pass.
Note (2): Mere issuance of call letters does not mean that form is accepted. RRB admit card is released provisionally. Eligibility check happens at time of document verification.
Free sleeper class railway pass: SC/ST candidates who opt for this facility get free sleeper class railway pass before or with RRB group d admit card 2021 issuance. Separate passes release for CBT, PET, and others.
RRB Group D Syllabus 2019-2020/2021
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) have published the syllabus for CBT for exam for recruitment to level 1 posts in the RRC CEN 01/2019. This syllabus is applicable for RRB Group D exam date 2020-2021.
Mode of exam
- RRB Group D exam 2020-2021 is a computer based test.
- CBT is 2 hours long.
Language of RRB Group D exam 2020: The Railway Group Exam 2020-2021 is in these languages – Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
|Subject||No. of Qs.||Marks|
|General intelligence and reasoning||30||30|
|General awareness and current affairs||20||20|
|Incorrect Answer (negative marking)||-1/3|
|No option selected||0|
Raiwlay Group D Syllabus
|Mathematics||1. Age Calculations|
4. Cendar & Clock
6. Elementary Statistics
8. Geometry and Trigonometry
9. LCM and HCF
11. Number system
13. Pipes & Cistern
14. Profit and Loss
15. Ratio and Proportion
16. Simple and Compound Interest
17. Square root
18. Time and Distance
19. Time and Work
|General Intelligence and reasoning||1. Alphabetical and Number Series|
3. Analytical Reasoning
5. Coding and Decoding
6. Conclusions and Decision making
7. Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
10. Mathematical operations
12. Similarities and Differences
13. Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
15. Venn Diagram
|General Science||1. Physics of class 10th CBSE level|
2. Chemistry of class 10th CBSE level
3. Life sciences of class 10th CBSE level
|General awareness on current affairs||1. Culture|
5. Science & Technology
7. Other areas of importance
RRB Group D 2020-2021 Exam Day Guidelines
There are some specific rules and some general rules for railways exams. The specific rules come with the RRB Group D admit card. However the general rules are provided in the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) 01/2019. They are as follows.
Things to take to RRB Group D 2020 exam center
- RRB Group D 2020 admit card
- Valid ID card in original which candidate mentioned in application form. It can be any of the following:
- Aadhaar card or printout of e-aadhaar
- If you are still studying then college or university photo id card
- Driving license
- If you have a govt job then identity card issued by employer
- PAN card
- 1 color photograph of size 35 mm x 45 mm
Note: Leave blank space in admit card to write self declaration paragraph.
Action against malpractices: RRB exams are strict. Candidates should not use any unfair means during computer based tests or other exams.
- No impersonation.
- Do not cheat or attempt to cheat or help someone in cheating.
Those who indulge in malpractices will be debarred from any appointments in Indian Railwaus for life. And if they already hold a position they will be removed from the post.
Banned items: You cannot bring certain items to the exam hall. They include the following.
- Mobile phone
- Pen drive
- Wrist watch
- Any communication device
- Pen or pencil
- Wallet or purse
- Metallic wears
In the exam hall – You must write the self declaration. Then you also should sign in space required. Also you have to affix left thumb impression.
RRB Group D 2020 Vacancy in RRC CEN 01/2019
Indian Railways is divided into 18 zones. The recruitment to level 1 (earlier referred to as group D) posts are done through RRCs for all the zones. This time, RRBs are conducting the recruitment for all the zones. Zone wise, category vacancies in RRB Group D recruitment are as follows.
|Northern Railway, DMW and RCF||5144||2017||1031||3644||1317||13153|
|Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro||4926||1461||775||2619||1087||10873|
|Southern Railway and ICF||4363||1353||787||2118||958||9579|
|South Central Railway||3663||1432||722||2577||934||9328|
|South Western Railway and RWF||2745||1138||557||2006||715||7167|
|North Western Railway||2132||814||384||1393||526||5249|
|South Eastern Railway||1933||738||361||1305||482||4914|
|North Central Railway and DLW||2080||678||317||1175||474||4730|
|West Central Railway||1596||633||308||1080||402||4019|
|North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO||1570||615||307||1107||403||4002|
|East Central Railway||1369||555||325||956||358||3563|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||1119||449||226||809||291||2894|
|East Coast Railway||1034||412||198||653||258||2555|
|South East Central Railway||797||219||115||366||167||1664|
- In some rows, you will see that total vacancies are more than sum of vacancies of UR, SC, ST, OBC, EWS. This is because in those zones, some back vacancies have also been added.
Following vacancies are not open for PWBD
- 14870 vacancies of Assistant Pointsman
- 913 vacancies of Assistant Bridge
- 40721 vacancies of Track maintainer grade 4.
Names of posts for which RRB Group D recruitment 2019 / 2020 / 2021 is happening through RRC CEN 01/2019 are as follows:
|4||Assistant Depot Stores|
|5||Assistant Loco Shed Diesel|
|6||Assistant Loco Shed Electrical|
|7||Assistant Operations Electrical|
|9||Assistant Signal and Telecom|
|10||Assistant Track Machine|
|11||Assistant TL & AC|
|12||Assistant TL & AC Workshop|
|15||Assistant Works Workshop|
|17||Track Maintainer Grade 4|
Railways Wise Vacancies
Railway Group D (CEN 01/2019) Recruitment Process
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are conducting the selection process on behalf of RRCs. The process is as follows.
- Computer Based Test (CBT): There is to be a single CBT as per the notification RRC CEN 01/2019. However if needed, railways can change the process and add another CBT. Though such changes are rare. (Exam pattern and syllabus of CBT are in detail on this page)
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Candidates equal to 3 times the number of RRB Group D vacancies, i.e. qualify CBT to appear in PET.
- Document Verification (DV): Those who qualify PET can attend document verification. Here they have to present all the required documents in original.
- Medical Examination (ME): This step happens together with DV usually. Schedule for DV ME are as per specific RRB for roll number wise candidates.
Physical Efficiency Test – Activities:
- Lift weight and carry
- Male candidates should lift and carry 35 kg weight for 100 m in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.
- Female candidates should lift and carry 20 kg weight for 100 m in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.
- Male candidates should run 1000 m in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.
- Female candidates should run 1000 m in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.
- Candidates need to bring all original documents and 2 sets of self-attested photocopies of all documents at time of RRB Group D DV 2020-2021.
- Also, upload documents in color before document verification to rrbdv.in portal.
- All certificates should be in English or Hindi.
Required documents list is as follows
RRB Group D 2020 – 2021 Result
RRB Group D 2020 result date: There is no pre-defined schedule for date of declaration of RRB Group D result. It usually takes several weeks before result is announced. However it is completely upto the RRBs to decide the date.
How to check RRB Group D result 2020?: In order to check the result of RRB Group D exam, candidates need to visit the official websites of RRBs. There, they have to download the RRB Group D 2020-2021 merit list to check if their roll number is in the list of qualified candidates. And they can login with registration number and date of birth in order to check RRB Group D 2020-2021 score card.
Normalization of marks: There is normalization of marks for CBT held in multiple sessions. It is as per the following formula.
Tie Breaking: In RRB Group exam, wherever 2 or more candidates get the same marks, tie breaking comes in place.
- Candidate who is older gets higher rank.
- If age is same then alphabetical order A-Z is used.
RRB Group D 2020 Cut Off
Candidates must get the following marks in order to qualify CBT in RRB Group D 2020.
RRB Group D 2020 – 2021 Fee Refund
If candidates appear for RRB Group D 2020-2021 exam (CBT) then as per application fee norms they get a refund. Read the following instructions with care to understand how this works:
- You should attend CBT in order to be eligible for a refund.
- Also you need to give confirmation to get the refund in the account from which you paid fee.
- Otherwise you need to give details of beneficiary account in which you wish to get refund.
- Such candidates who pay fee offline that is through post office or SBI challan also need to provide beneficiary details.
Beneficiary account details needed: Beneficiary Name, Account Number, Name of Bank and IFSC Code in the Online Application.
RRB Group D Application Form 2019
All interested govt job aspirants who want to work in level 1 posts in Indian Railways need to submit RRB Group D application form. Here are the important instructions for it. The application form submission in 2019 is for RRB Group D 2020 – 2021 exam, or whenever it happens as per schedule of RRBs.
- Only such candidates who fulfill eligibility criteria as on the last date of application form submission of RRB Group D should apply.
- Enter personal mobile number and email id for RRB Group D registration.
- Apply online for RRC CEN 01/2019 through official websites of RRBs only.
- Candidates must select railways and post at the time of filling RRC Group D 2019-2020-2021 application form.
Modify Application Form / RRB Group D Application Form Correction
- Candidates can edit details in the RRB Group D application form as per schedule.
- They can change details except railways chosen, email id, mobile number.
- They have to pay a modification fee in order to edit the form.
Application Fee: Candidates need to pay the following as per their category.
|PWBD, Female, Transgender, Ex-S, SC, ST, Minority, EBC||Rs 250||To be refunded after CBT, after deducting bank charges|
|All except above||Rs 500||400 to be refunded after CBT, after deducting bank charges|
RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria
Railway Recruitment Boards specify the minimum qualifications and other criteria for all posts for RRB Group D 2020. Candidates must check them before applying. Eligibility criteria for RRC Group D recruitment against RRC CEN 01/2019 are as follows. Eligibility criteria in notification out in 2019 applies to RRB Group D 2020-2021 exam.
Nationality: Candidate should be a
- Citizen of India OR
- Subject of Nepal OR
- Subject of Bhutan OR
- Tibetan refugee arrived in India before 1 Jan 1962 OR
- PIO from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries
- Candidate should be between 18 to 33 years old.
- Relaxation in age limit applies to limited categories. They are as follows.
Educational Qualifications: Candidates should be
- 10th pass (OR)
- ITI from institutions recognised by NCVT/SCVT (or)
- equivalent (OR)
- National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
Note: RRBs shall not accept diploma or degree in engineering in lieu of course completed act apprentice or ITI.
RRB Group D Notification PDF
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB), under Ministry of Railways, Government of India issued the detailed centralized employment notification RRC 01/2019. The RRB Group D exam notification was published on all websites of RRBs. It also released in all major newspapers.
Details in this notification are valid for RRB Group D 2020 – 2021 exams. And also on RRB Group D 2020 – 2021 admit card, result, and so on.
Details of all RRBs
|S.No.||Name of RRB||Railway||Phone Number||Official Website|
|1.||RRB Ahmedabad||WR||079 – 22940858||rrbahmedabad.gov.in|
|2.||RRB Ajmer||NWR||0145 – 2425230||rrbajmer.gov.in|
|3.||RRB Allahabad||NCR||0532 – 2224531||rrbald.nic.in|
|4.||RRB Bangalore||SWR||080 – 23330378|
080 – 23334147
|5.||RRB Bhopal||WCR||0755 – 2746660||rrbbpl.nic.in|
|6.||RRB Bhubaneswar||ECoR||0674 – 2303015||rrbbbs.gov.in|
|7.||RRB Bilaspur||SECR||07752 – 247291||rrbbilaspur.gov.in|
|8.||RRB Chandigarh||NR||0172 – 2730093||rrbcdg.gov.in|
|9.||RRB Chennai||SR||044 – 28275323||rrbchennai.gov.in|
|10.||RRB Gorakhpur||NER||0551 – 2201209||rrbgkp.gov.in|
|11.||RRB Guwahati||NFR||0361 – 2540815||rrbguwahati.gov.in|
|12.||RRB Kolkata||ER||033 – 25430108||rrbkolkata.gov.in|
|13.||RRB Mumbai||CR||022 – 23090422||rrbmumbai.gov.in|
|14.||RRB Patna||ECR||0612 – 2677680||rrbpatna.gov.in|
|15.||RRB Ranchi||SER||0651 – 2462429||rrbranchi.gov.in|
|16.||RRB Secunderabad||SCR||040 – 27821663||rrbsecunderabad.nic.in|
Details of all RRCs
|S.No.||Railways||Official Website||S.No.||Railways||Official Website|
|1.||Central Railway||rrccr.com||9.||North Western Railway||nwr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|2.||Eastern Railway||rrcer.com||10.||Southern Railway||rrcmas.in|
|3.||East Central Railway||rrcecr.gov.in||11.||South Central Railway||scr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|4.||East Coast Railway||rrcbbs.org.in||12.||South Eastern Railway||rrcser.co.in|
|5.||Northern Railway||rrcnr.org||13.||South East Central Railway||secr.indianrailways.gov.in|
|rrcald.org||14.||South Western Railway||rrchubli.in|
|nfr.indianrailways.gov.in||16.||West Central Railway||wcr.indianrailways.gov.in|
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