RRB Group D Recruitment 2021: Salary, Exam Pattern

    RRB Group D Recruitment Exam

    The RRB Group D exam 2021 is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). RRC is a recruitment body under the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) that is responsible for conducting exams to select candidates for various posts in in the Indian Railways. In this article, we shall see all important information related to RRB Group D exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.

    RRB Group D Exam 2021 Highlights

    RRB Group D exam is a good opportunity for 10th class passed candidates who want to join Indian Railways. The last Official RRB Group D Exam recruitment happened in 2019 for more than 1 lakh posts. Over 1.25 crore candidates applied. Below are the RRB Group D exam highlights:

    RRB Group D Exam Highlights RRB Group D Exam Details
    Full Form of RRB Railway Recruitment Board
    Full Form of RRC Railway Recruitment Cell
    Number of Vacancies in 2019 Notification 103769
    Eligibility Criteria Secondary (class 10th) Passed/ ITI Passed
    Number of Stages in Selection Process 4 Stages (CBT, PET, DV, Medical Test)
    RRB Group D Posts and their Department Electrical: Assistant Loco Shed, Assistant Operations, Assistant TL & AC, Assistant TL & AC (Workshop), Assistant TRD
    Engineering: Assistant Bridge, Assistant Track Machine, Assistant Works, Assistant Engineering
    Mechanical: Assistant (Workshop), Assistant C&W, Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel)
    Medical: Hospital Assistant
    Stores: Assistant Depot
    Signal & Telecom: Assistant
    Traffic: Assistant Pointsman
    Type of Posts in RRB Group D Non-gazetted posts as per Level 1 of 7th CPC

     RRB Group D 2021 Exam Dates

    The RRB 2021 notification is not yet released as it was delayed to the COVID19 pandemic situation.  The exam dates will be released in the official notification. Below are the RRB Group D 2019 exam dates for your reference.

    RRB Group D Exam Events Dates
    Application Start Date 12.03.2019
    Last Date to Apply Online 12.04.2019
    Last Date for Fee Payment 23.04.2019
    RRB Group D Admit Card Download 10 Days Before the exam


    RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria 2021

    Age Limit

    • Minimum Age: 18 years
    • Maximum Age: 33 Years

    Age limit Relaxation

    Indian Railway has mentioned relaxation in Upper Age Limit for various categories. Check below the age relaxation of various categories:

    Category Age Relaxation
    SC/ST 5 years
    OBC 3 years
    PWD 10 years
    PWD OBC 13 years
    PWD SC/ST 15 years

    Educational Qualifications

    • 10th Pass from Institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT (As per the latest IR notification, ITI has become non-mandatory for Group D recruitment)
    • 10th Pass plus National Apprenticeship (NAC) granted by NCVT or 10th Pass from Institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT

    RRB Group D Vacancies 2021

    The Total number of vacancies released in RRB Group D 2019 notification is 103769. Below is the category wise list of RRB Group D Vacancies:

    Category Vacancy
    General 42355
    OBC 27378
    SC 15559
    ST 7984
    EWS 10381
    Total 103769


    RRB Group D Selection Process & Exam Pattern

    The RRB Group D Selection process consists of the following stages:

    • Computer Based Test (CBT)
    • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
    • Document Verification and Medical Examination

    RRC Group D Exam Pattern 2021 – (CBT) Computer Based Test

    Based on the performance of candidates in the Computer Based Test(CBT), they would be required to go for the PET/Document Verification. The pattern of Computer Based Test (CBT) examination is as below:

    Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
    General Science 25 25 90 Minutes
    Mathematics 25 25
    General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
    General Awareness On Current Affairs 20 20
    Total 100 100
    • There is negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
    • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied by Scribe.
    • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC(Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-30%. This percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of a shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

    Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

    Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET.

    The total number of people called for PET is three times the community-wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs/RRCs.


    Male candidates Female candidates
    Should be able to lift and carry 35 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down ; and
    Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.
    Should be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down; and
    Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

    PET is a qualifying test and NO Marks are awarded.

    Document Verification

    Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates twice the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options. Candidates successful are sent for Medical Examination.

    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.

    RRB Group D Salary

    The RRB Group D salary structure is as follows:

    Salary Components RRB Group D Salary Amount
    Basic Pay Rs. 18,000/-
    DA (12% of Basic Pay) Rs. 2,160
    HRA (24% of Basic Pay) Rs. 4,320
    TA (Rs. 3,600 + 12% DA on TA) Rs. 4,032
    Gross Salary Rs. 28,512

    Apart from these, there are deductions such as NPS, Professional Tax, CGIS, Income Tax, etc. The Net in-hand salary of RRB Group D employees after all deductions stands between Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 27,000 approximately.

    The selected candidates are assigned fieldwork like maintenance of tracks, railway coaches, departments, stores, taking care of the locomotives, etc. Group D employees are eligible for promotion to Group-C after completion of 3 years of regular employment. Such promotions are based on departmental examinations.

    RRB Group D Syllabus

    The RRB Group D syllabus is divided into 4 sections viz.,

    1. General Science
    2. Mathematics
    3. General Intelligence and Reasoning, and
    4. General Awareness and Current Affairs

    The RRB Group D 2021 latest syllabus is mentioned in the below table.

     Subjects Syllabus
    General Science Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of 10th standard level (CBSE).
    Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern, etc.
    General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities, and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.
    General Awareness and Current Affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.

    RRB Group D Exam Fee 2021

    Category Fee Amount
    For all candidates except the fee concession categories
    Out of this fee of Rs 500, an amount of Rs 400 shall be refunded in due course duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in CBT.
    Rs 500/-
    For PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class.
    *This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded in due course duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in CBT.
    Rs 250/-

    Exam Fee Payment mode:

    • ONLINE fee payment through internet banking or debit/credit card or UPI.
    • OFFLINE fee payment through
      • SBI Challan Payment mode in any branch of SBI.
      • Post Office Challan Payment mode in any branch of computerized Post Office.

    RRB Group D Application Process 2021

    Candidates can apply for in online mode only. It is advised to all the candidates to read the official notification carefully before starting to fill up the application.

    The step-by-step instructions for RRB Group D online application process are as follows:

    • New Registration: Select the RRB which you wish to apply for and click on “New Registration”. The RRB once selected cannot be changed after the Registration Number is allotted.
    • Registration Details: Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Aadhaar Number, Secondary (class 10th) Registration Number, Year of Passing, Mobile Number, and Email-Id and then submit. After verification of mobile number and password through OTP; Registration number will be displayed on screen.
    • Application Process Part-I: Candidates need to provide the details of Educational Qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Ex-SM, Minority, EWS, and other details as applicable.
    • Application Process Part-II: The candidate has to indicate his/her priority/preference of the posts.
    • Payment and Bank Account Details: On completion of the above application process the candidates will be directed to the payment page. Application fee payment can be done online as well as offline mode.
    Category Application Fee Application Fee Amount to be Refunded after CBT
    General (UR) Rs. 500/- Rs. 400/-
    PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class. Rs. 250/- Rs. 250/- (deducting bank charges)
    • Exam Language and Other Details: Select the language of RRB Group D exam 2021. However English is the default language. Fill in other details like Mother Tongue, Identification Marks, Permanent Address, etc.
    • Photo Id Proof: Candidates will have to fill in the details of a valid Photo ID card in the application which they will have to bring in as proof during CBT, PET, DV, Medical, or any subsequent stages of the exam.
    • Bank Account Details for Application Fee Refund: Candidates who have appeared in CBT will be eligible for an application fee refund. Candidates will get a refund of the application fee in the same account through which they have made the payment. Those candidates who do not wish to receive the refund in the account through which payment is done or those who paid their application fee through challan; must furnish the beneficiary account details in the online application form.
    • Photograph/ Signature and Caste Certificate Upload: The photograph must have been taken on or after January 1, 2019. The size of the photograph must range between 20 KB to 50 KB whereas the signature must range between 10 KB to 40 KB. Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities will have to upload scanned copies (50 KB to 100 KB) of their caste certificate to avail of a free Railway Travelling Pass during the RRB Group D exam.
    • Final Submit: After confirming the declaration candidates can submit their application and download a PDF copy of the submitted application for future reference.


    RRB Group D Admit Card 2021

    The dates of release of RRB Group D admit cards have not been announced yet. RRB Group D admit card can be downloaded 4 days before the exam. Candidates can check for exam city, exam date, exam shift, and exam time 10 days before the conduct of the exam.

    Below is a step-by-step guide to download the RRB Group D admit card/ hall ticket:

    1. Visit the official websites of your selected RRB.
    2. On the home page, click the link “Downloading of the e-call letter, city intimation slip and free traveling authority for SC/ST candidates”.
    3. Candidates will be redirected to the login page. The following page will appear.
    4. Enter Registration Number and Password
    5. RRB Group D 2021 admit card appears on the screen
    6. Download the Railway Group D admit card PDF file and take a printout (colour preferably).

    RRB Group D 2021 Result

    RRB Group D results are declared separately by different RRBs on their respective websites. They are generally announced 3-4 months after the exam.

    The qualifying marks for UR/ EWS/ OBC/ SC/ ST category candidates are 40/ 40/ 30/ 30/ 30 respectively. There is 2% relaxation for PWD candidates. Candidates scoring marks lower than the above-mentioned qualifying marks are summarily rejected.

    Apart from these, the candidates can also view their scorecards for a specific period through the window provided. RRB Group D scorecard contains the raw score, pro-rata score, normalized score, along with other details of the candidates.

    RRB Group D Cutoff 2021

    The list of candidates shortlisted for PET will be based on the performance of candidates in the CBT exam. The candidates scoring marks equivalent to or more than the minimum RRB Group D cutoff score will be called for the further selection process.

    RRB Group D cutoff 2021 will be released after the exam is conducted. Aspirants can have a fair knowledge of the competition level based on previous years’ cutoff trends. Based on this, aspirants can prepare accordingly so that they can score at least 10-15 marks above the previous year’s cutoff score. Below are the cut-off marks in the previous recruitment.

    RRB Zone Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Ajmer Normal Applicants 73.73073 70.10507 63.37549 60.62978
    Ex-S 40.20650 30.02539 30.47971 30.35898
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.43260 32.58236
    Ahmedabad Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 71.86468 66.77575 60.85283 57.85161
    Ex-S 40.00159 30.04044 30.38026
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.34260 30.34260
    Allahabad Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 74.57579 69.78740 62.92684 50.12207
    Ex-S 40.00081 30.04608 32.55328 33.86401
    CCAA 41.16811 30.34260 30.71590 36.44781
    Bhubaneshwar Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 73.86689 69.13033 60.82752 55.83808
    Ex-S 40.04823 30.40393 30.51015 34.32121
    CCAA 40.79482 30.34260 31.46248 31.46248
    Bhopal Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 75.03355 70.75118 63.51720 58.61426
    Ex-S 40.06859 30.05624 30.33041 0.00000
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.34260 30.71590
    Bengaluru Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 62.01964 56.60285 49.65250 48.78492
    Ex-S 40.23986 30.06408 30.04608 35.40327
    CCAA 42.59145 31.08919 30.71590 32.20906
    Bilaspur Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 70.22887 66.07970 59.50198 52.73928
    Ex-S 40.04764 30.07200 31.01847 30.44739
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.71590 30.34260
    Chennai Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 71.53120 68.63312 61.56750 55.32595
    Ex-S 40.14442 30.00703 30.13570 32.63244
    CCAA 41.54140 30.34260 30.33041 30.71590
    Chandigarh Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 75.07613 68.55507 34.39158 55.13337
    Ex-S 40.00611 30.05769 30.08656 36.19895
    CCAA 40.42153 30.34260 30.34260 32.95565
    Guwahati Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 77.09933 72.22287 67.39113 57.07288
    Ex-S 40.86204 30.45276 31.28844 31.46806
    CCAA 40.42153 30.34260 30.34260 31.83577
    Gorakhpur Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 73.90623 69.27577 60.92724 54.35642
    Ex-S 40.16889 30.06729 32.36991 00.00000
    CCAA 40.79482 30.34260 31.46248 31.08919
    Kolkata Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 80.57238 71.77651 71.60480 55.76072
    Ex-S 40.01368 30.16633 30.00703 0.00000
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 31.08919 0.00000
    Mumbai Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 67.96106 63.08909 58.88383 52.58975
    Ex-S 40.16796 30.08656 30.00360 37.62862
    CCAA 40.04823 30.30418 30.34260 30.71590
    Patna Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 77.00350 72.51232 61.64224 58.20304
    Ex-S 40.19724 30.05174 33.04063 30.54074
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.71590 37.43518
    Ranchi Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 76.30354 71.44115 62.41570 58.68276
    Ex-S 40.09680 30.18282 34.04212 30.07665
    CCAA 40.04823 30.34260 30.34260 30.34260
    Secunderabad Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
    Normal Applicants 69.79887 65.69349 59.96240 56.68657
    Ex-S 40.00159 30.00360 30.39356 31.07579
    CCAA 40.42153 30.34260 30.34260 31.94469




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