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Railway RRB JE Exam Pattern - Complete Details

RRB JE exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. For your assistance, we bring to you a detailed RRB JE syllabus and preparation tips to get started. Before that, let’s glance through the exam pattern of RRB JE.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The RRB JE exam pattern consists of the following stages:

RRB JE CBT 1- Exam pattern

There will be a total of 100 objective type questions with each question carrying 1 mark. Candidates shall lose -0.33 or 1/3rd of a mark for every incorrect answer. There shall be 4 sections containing a different set of questions in the areas of Maths, GK, General Science and Reasoning. The below table presents the exam pattern of RRB JE CBT 1.

SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics3030
General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
General Awareness1515
General Science3030
Total100100

The minimum passing marks for each category is given below:

  • General category candidates shall have to score around 40% (40 marks) to qualify for Stage 2.
  • OBC & SC candidates shall have to score at least 30% (30 marks) in Stage 1 to qualify for Stage 2
  • ST candidates should score around 25% (25 marks) in Stage 1 to qualify for Stage 2.

RRB JE CBT 2- Exam pattern

RRB JE Recruitment Stage 2 is also a computer-based test is conducted in online mode. There will be a total of 150 questions in Stage 2. The questions will be divided into 5 sections namely General Knowledge, General Science, Computer Applications, Basics of Environment as well as a section on Technical Abilities. Candidates can only qualify for Stage 2 by obtaining minimum qualifying scores in Stage 1.

SectionsTotal questionsTotal marks
General Awareness1515
Physics and Chemistry1515
Basics of Computer and Applications1010
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control1010
Technical Abilities100100
Total150150

Each question in the exam shall carry 1 mark, and there are a total of 150 questions for 150 marks. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every incorrect answer. Candidates will be provided with a virtual calculator on their screen in case of the Stage 2 exam.

The minimum passing marks for each category is given below:

  • General or unreserved category candidates should score around 40% (60 marks) in Stage 2.
  • OBC & SC candidates should obtain some 30% (45 marks) in Stage 2 for qualifying for the RRB JE 2021 Recruitment.
  • ST category candidates are required to score 25% or 37.50 marks for clearing Stage 2.

RRB JE Document Verification

Once the candidates clear the Second Stage of CBT(Computer Based Test)  as per the cut-offs decided by the Railway Recruitment Board, they shall be called in for the 3rd stage of the selection process which is the Document Verification. After this, the final stage shall be the Medical Examination. Aspirants shall have to produce their original documents as per the list provided below. No photocopies etc, of the originals, shall be accepted at any cost. Following is the list of all the documents that need to be carried out for this stage in the recruitment process.

  1. Matriculation/10th standard Certificate or Equivalent certificate like Proof of Date of Birth(DOB).
  2. 10 +2 / Higher Secondary/PUC certificates of candidates shall be required.
  3. Diploma / Engineering/Science Degree Certificate along with Semester wise Mark Sheets are needed.
  4. SC/ST certificates if applicable.
  5. OBC-NCL(Non-Creamy Layer) certificates as required.
  6. Non-creamy layer declaration certificate in case of OBC candidates.
  7. Income Certificates of candidates are required.
  8. Minority Community certificates of candidates required.

RRB JE Medical Examination 

As a part of the RRB JE 2021 Selection Process, candidates who have qualified for the first three stages including the two written tests, as well as the documentation process, will have to pass the final medical test conducted by the authorities. This test is for ensuring that the candidates are medically fit for carrying out their duties.  Following are the medical standards a candidate needs to fulfil to clear the final stage. 

A-3 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards should include the following particulars -
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should comprise 6/9, 6/9 with or with no glasses.
    • Near Vision of the candidate should include Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or with no glasses.
    • The candidate belonging to the A-3 medical category should definitely pass the test for Colour Vision, Mesopic, Binocular Vision as well as Night Vision.

B-1 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards should include the following particulars-
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should comprise: 6/9, 6/12 with or with no glasses
    • Near Vision of the candidate should include Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or with no glasses when reading or any kind of close work is the requirement.
    • The candidate in the B-1 Medical category should definitely pass the tests concerning Colour Vision, Mesopic Vision, Binocular Vision as well as Night Vision.

B-2 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards include the following particulars :
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should be: 6/9, 6/12 with or with no glasses
    • Near Vision of the candidate should comprise: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
    • Candidates should definitely pass the Binocular Vision test in the case of B-2.

 C-1 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards- This include Distance Vision particulars like:
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should be 6/12, 6/18 with glasses, or with no glasses.
    • Near Vision of the candidate should be Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or with no glasses when reading or perhaps working closely is required.

FAQs

What is the age criteria for RRB JE Exam?

Minimum age 18 years, maximum age 33 years.

What are the stages in RRB JE Exam? +

There are two stages in RRB JE Exam, both are Computer-based tests.

What is the number of vacancies for RRB JE 2021? +

The number of vacancies will be announced with the official notification which is yet to be released.

What is the application fees for RRB JE? +

The application fees are as follows:
Un-Reserved Category – ₹500
SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/PwBDs/Women/Minorities/Transgender/EBC – ₹250

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