RRB Group D Exam Pattern 

Candidates willing to know the detailed syllabus of RRB Group D exam must first keep abreast with the latest RRB Group D selection process or exam pattern.

As prescribed in the official RRB Group D notification, the selection process of RRB Group D exam comprises four stages excluding the RRB Group D Apply Online process and issuance of RRB Group D Admit Card. 

The four stages of RRB Group D Exam pattern are:

  1. Computer-Based Examination
  2. Physical Efficiency Test 
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

Candidates willing to appear for any Railway exam can go through the RRB Eligibility for relevant details.

The RRB Group D Exam pattern is given in detail below:

RRB Group D CBT – Computer Based Examination

All those candidates who filled RRB Group D registration forms and received the admit cards have to appear for the RRB Group D CBT test. 

The compute- based test of RRB Group D exam is conducted for 90 minutes. A total of 100 questions are asked and there is a negative marking of ⅓ marks for each wrong attempt in the CBT. 

The sections covered in the RRB Group D CBT exam are highlighted below:

RRB Group D Exam Pattern – CBT Highlights
RRB Group D Subjects Number of questions in each section Time duration
General Science, 25 90 minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning  30
Mathematics  25
General Awareness & Current Affairs 20
Total 100 questions 1 hour 30 minutes

RRB Group D PET/PST Test

Candidates based on the performance in the CBT are selected for the PET tests. Candidates will be selected for PET 3 times the number of vacancies.

After the PET test, RRB Group D results are announced. Marks scored by candidates in CBT are normalised and then the results for RRB Group D will be made available online in PDF format displaying the qualifying candidates. 

RRB Group D Document Verification

Based on candidates performance in CBT and their qualification in PET round, 1.05 times candidates to the number of RRB Group D vacancies are called for Document verification process.

RRB Group D Medical Examination 

Candidates have to appear for the medical examination round after the verification of documents. The final letter of appointment is issued to candidates who are found medically fit.

RRC Group D Syllabus General Intelligence & Reasoning

Candidate’s logical reasoning ability is tested through the General Intelligence & Reasoning section. Topics covered from this section in RRB Group D syllabus are as mentioned below:

RRB Group D Syllabus Reasoning & General Intelligence
Alphabetical and Number Series Directions Jumbling
Coding-Decoding Relationships Classification
Syllogism Conclusions and Decision making Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
Analogies Similarities-Differences Analytical Reasoning
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency Mathematical operations  Venn Diagram

Given below are a few concept-based important reasoning topics that candidates can go through to prepare this section well.

  1. Clocks
  2. Calendars
  3. Blood Relations
  4. Statement & Conclusion
  5. Seating Arrangements


RRB Group D Syllabus Mathematics

For Mathematics RRB Group D Syllabus candidates are required to know maths till 10th standard. This section tests candidates calculative skills. The topics covered in the RRB Group D syllabus Mathematics are as mentioned below: 

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


For Maths section of any exams by the RRB, it is important to have a clear understanding of the basic concepts. Hence, given below are a few concepts based topics that are important for the Mathematics section.

Simplification and Approximation Problems on Train
Problems on Age Alligations and Mixtures


RRB Group D Syllabus General Awareness & Current Affairs

Current Affairs is the game-changing section in any exam. It tests candidates’ awareness about the happenings around the world. The topics covered in RRB Group D 2019 syllabus for General Awareness are Economics, Politics, Science & Technology, Sports, Personalities, Culture, and any other subject of importance.

Preparation from the beginning itself is important in order to obtain a good score in this section. Check the following links for preparation of General Awareness and Current Affairs section of RRB Group D exam.



RRB Group D Syllabus General Science

This section checks candidates knowledge in basic terminologies and concepts of Science. The topics covered in Railway Group D syllabus for general science includes general Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences. The level of questions asked in the RRB Group D exam for this section is of Class 10 standard CBSE. 

The General Science preparation can be done simply by going through the NCERT Notes for basic physics, chemistry and biology topics