Last Updated: 18th September, 2014

RRB Recruitment 2014 Syllabus and Pattern

The Question papers shall be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The questions paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages as indicated

The standard of questions for the written examination will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning, General Science and Technical Ability. The question paper will have 150 questions, out of which about 90 questions will be of Technical Ability & General Science and about 60 questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning. The Technical portion of about 90 questions shall cover basic concepts of Science and Engineering as per following details:

Category as per Notification

Indicative Syllabus for Technical Ability & General Science

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,

Basic concepts of science (class XII

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,

standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical;

22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,

Electronics; Computers; Environment

31, 32, 33, 34, 35

& Pollution Control; Instrumentation &

Measurement and Engineering

Drawing / Graphics.

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44,

Basic concepts of science (class X

45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53,

standard); Civil; Mechanical; Electrical;

54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62,

Electronics; Computers; Environment &

63, 64, 65, 66, 67,68, 69, 71, 72,

Pollution Control; Instrumentation &

73, 75, 76

Measurement and Engineering

Drawing / Graphics.

70 : Junior Engineer (IT)

MS Office; Computer fundamentals & organization; C , C++ & Java language; Information systems; DBMS; System programming; Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication; Web technology & programming; Software Engineering; Environment & Pollution Control.

74 : Junior Engineer (Printing Press)

Mathematics & Science including Physics, Chemistry, Environment & Pollution Control of class X standard; Printing techniques; Printing materials; Paper & Ink technology; Digital technology & Imaging; Control Application in Printing; Printing surface preparation; Offset Printing; Color science; Flexo & Gravure; Newspaper printing; Basic concepts of Computers.

77 : Chemical Metallurgical Assistant

Basic concepts of Fuel; Material Science; Polymers; Thermodynamics; Applied Chemistry; Computers; Instrumentation & Measurement; Environment & Pollution Control.

There shall be negative marking in written examination and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.

Candidates should read the instructions on the cover page of Question Booklet, OMR Answer Sheet and e-Admit Card carefully and follow them scrupulously. Failure to comply with the instructions may lead to non-evaluation of OMR answer sheet.

Duration: – Duration of the examination will be 120 minutes.NOTE-I: – Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Premises. If any candidate is found to possess mobile phone or any other means of wireless communication, in working or switched off mode, his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith and he/she will be debarred from RRB examinations.NOTE-II: – Some of the RRB(s) may offer option for ONLINE examination also.

Based on the performance of candidates in the written examination, candidates equal to the number of vacancies are called for document verification in the main list. In addition, 30% extra candidates are also called as standby. However, they are consered for emplacement only if there is shortfall in emplacement from the main list. During document verification, candidates will have to produce their original certificates. No additional time will be given and the candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited.

Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

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