RRB JE

RRB JE- Junior Engineer

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Summary

The RRB OR Railway Recruitment Board holds the RRB JE exam to hire JE (Junior Engineer), Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS), and CMA (Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant for various railway zones all across the country. Although this is a national-level test, RRB posts openings for individual zones separately. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online for RRB JE (Junior Engineer) by using the official website.  For the JE (Junior Engineer), applicants should be between the ages of 18 years - 33 years. The JE (Junior Engineer) exam is being conducted in multiple phases, First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), and Document Verification/ Medical Examination. Candidates who passed these criteria of this examination will be considered for the RRB JE (Junior Engineer) positions. The RRB JE (Junior Engineer) First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) exam syllabus includes Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, and General Awareness. The Second Stage CBT exam syllabus of the RRB JE (Junior Engineer) includes Basics of Computers and Applications, Physics & Chemistry, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control, General Awareness, and Technical Abilities. Aspirants must pay Rs. 500 for GEN/OBC/Other candidates and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PWD candidates to fill out the application form for the RRB JE (Junior Engineer) exam. In the below section of this page, you will find more information on the RRB JE (Junior Engineer) such as the syllabus of the exams, total vacancies, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, important links or dates, how to apply for exams, and other details.

Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 100
Total Time : 90 Min
-ve marking : 0.33 (For each wrong answer)
Subject Qns. Marks
Mathematics 30 30
General awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Total 100 100

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications: 

(A) Junior Engineer

Three years Diploma OR a combination of any substream of basic streams in relevant fields from a recognised University or Institute.

(B) Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

PGDCA / B.Tech. (Information Technology) / B.Sc. (Computer Science) / BCA / B.Tech. (Information Technology) / B.Tech. (Computer Science) / DOEACC 'B' level programme of three years term or equivalents from a recognised University or Institute via regular, open, and distance learning methods of education.

(C) Depot Material Superintendent

Three years Diploma in Engineering in any related subject from a recognized University or Institute.

(D) Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant

Bachelor's (Graduation) Degree in Science with Physics & Chemistry with at least of 45 percent marks from a recognized University or Institute..

 

Age limit:

The age limit of the applicants should be from 18 years to 33 years.

* Candidates must have been born between the dates of 02 January 1986 and 01 January 2001 (both days inclusive).*

 

The following are the permissible upper age limit relaxations as follows: 

 

SI No.

Category

Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit

01

SC/ ST

5 years

02

OBC (NCL)

3 years

03

Ex-Servicemen candidates who've put in greater than 6 months of service after attestation

UR

33 years of age plus variety of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years

OBC (NCL)

36 years of age plus number of years of carrier rendered in Defense plus three years

SC/ ST

38 years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defense plus 3 years

04

PwD

UR

10 years

OBC (NCL)

13 years

SC/ ST

15 years

05

candidates have generally been domiciled in the nation of Jammu & Kashmir for the duration of the duration from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

UR

38 years of age

OBC (NCL)

41 years of age

SC/ ST

43 years of age

06

Applicants who are serving Group 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D' Railway staff, casual Labour, and Substitutes and installed minimal three years of carrier (continuous or in damaged spells).

UR

40 years of age

OBC (NCL)

43 years of age

SC/ ST

45 years of age

07

Applicants who are operating in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organisation including Railway Canteens, Cooperative Societies, and Institutes.

UR

33 years of age plus period of carrier rendered or five years, whichever is lower.

OBC (NCL)

36 years of age plus period of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

SC/ ST

38 years of age plus period of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

08

Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from their husband however no longer remarried.

UR

35 years of age

OBC (NCL)

38 years of age

SC/ ST

40 years of age

Exam Pattern

Scheme of Railway RRB JE Selection Procedure:

The procedure of recruitment will be divided into three stages:

• First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

• Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 

• Document Verification/ Medical Examination

 

Railway RRB JE First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

Part

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allowed

I

Mathematics

30

30

90 Minutes

II

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

III

General Awareness

15

15

IV

General Science

30

30

Important Note:-

I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple-choice type.

II. Each question will be carried one mark.

III. Each incorrect answer will 1/3rd marks deduction.

IV. The total number of questions and the total number of marks are 100 and 100, respectively.

 

Railway RRB JE Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

Part

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allowed

I

General Awareness

15

15

120 Minutes

II

Physics & Chemistry

15

15

III

Basics of Computers and Applications

10

10

IV

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

10

10

V

Technical Abilities

100

100

Important Note:-

I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple-choice type.

II. Each question will be carried one mark.

III. Each incorrect answer will 1/3rd marks deduction.

IV. The total number of questions and the total number of marks are 150 and 150, respectively.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Qualifying:

Minimum percentage of marks required for eligibility in various categories:

• UR - 40 percent

• OBC - 30 percent

• SC - 30 percent

• ST - 25 percent

These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates if there is a shortage of PWD candidates to fill seats reserved for them.

 

Discipline Mapping Tables:- Technical Abilities:

Sl. No

Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

Exam Group

1

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Allied Engineering

Production Engineering 

Automobile Engineering 

Manufacturing Engineering 

Mechatronics Engineering 

Industrial Engineering 

Machining Engineering  

Tools and Machining Engineering

Tools and Die Making Engineering 

Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of above disciplines 

2

Electrical Engineering

Electrical and Allied Engineering

Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering

3

Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Allied Engineering 

Instrumentation and Control Engineering 

Communication Engineering 

Computer Science and Engineering  

Computer Engineering  

Computer Science  

Information Technology  

Combination of sub streams of basic streams of above disciplines.

4

Civil Engineering 

Civil and Allied Engineering

Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering

B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration

5

Printing Technology/Engineering

Printing Technology

(ii) 

Sl. No.

Educational Qualifications

Exam Group

1

B.Sc., Chemistry and Physics

CMA

(iii)

Sl. No.

Educational Qualifications

Exam Group

1

BE/B.Tech., (Computer Science)

Computer Science and Information Technology

BE/B.Tech., (Information Technology) 

PGDCA

B.Sc. Computer Science 

BCA

DOEACC “B” Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent 

 

Document Verification for Railway RRB JE

• Candidates who pass all stages are invited by the various RRBs for document verification.

• On the day of document verification, candidates must bring the genuine documents requested by RRBs.

• If a candidate fails to submit original documents or if a document is found to be faked, his or her participation will be terminated.

 

Medica Examination for Railway RRB JE

Sl. No.

MEDICAL STANDARD

GENERAL FITNESS

VISION STANDARDS

1

A-3

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D),

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision

2

B-1

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision.

3

B-2

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Binocular Vision.

4

C-1

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

 

 

Vacancy Details

The following are the likely positions that will be filled up through this Exam:

S. No.

Name of the post

Total Vacancies (All RRBs)

1

Junior Engineer

12844

2

Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

29

3

Depot Material Superintendent

227

4

Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant

387

Grand Total

13487

Revised vacancy details notice: CLICK HERE

 

Syllabus

Syllabus for Railway RRB JE First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

(A) Mathematics

Number systems

BODMAS

Decimals

Fractions

LCM and HCF

Ratio and Proportion

Percentages

Mensuration

Time and  Work

Time and Distance

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss

Algebra

Geometry

Trigonometry

Elementary Statistics

Square Root

Age Calculations

Calendar & Clock

Pipes & Cistern.

 

(B) 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.

 

(C) General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs

Indian geography

culture and history of India including freedom struggle

Indian Polity and constitution

Indian Economy

Environmental issues concerning India and the World

Sports

General scientific and technological developments etc.

 

(D) General Science

 

Syllabus cover of 10th standard level.

Physics

Chemistry

Life Sciences

 

Syllabus for Railway RRB JE Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

(A) General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs

Indian geography

Culture and history of India including freedom conflict

Indian Polity and constitution

Indian Economy

Environmental problems regarding India and the World

Sports

General scientific and technological developments etc.

 

(B) Physics and Chemistry

Up to 10th standard CBSE syllabus.

 

(C) Basics of Computers and Applications

Architecture of Computers

Input and Output devices

Storage devices

Networking

Operating Systems like Windows, Unix, Linux

MS Office

Various data representation

Internet and Email

Websites & Web Browsers

Computer Virus. 

 

(D) Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

Basics of Environment

The unfavorable effect of environmental pollution and control techniques

Air

Water pollution and Noise pollution - their effect and control

Waste Management

Global warming

Acid rain

Ozone depletion. 

 

(E) Technical Abilities

(i) Syllabus for Civil & Allied Engineering Exam Group

Engineering Mechanics- Force (resolution of force, moment of force, force system, composition of forces), Equilibrium, Friction, Centroid and Center of gravity, Simple machines.

Building Construction- Building components (substructure, superstructure), type of structure (load bearing, framed and composite structures).

Building materials- Masonry materials (stones, bricks, and mortars), Timber and miscellaneous materials (glass, plastic, fiber, aluminum steel, galvanized iron, bitumen, PVC, CPVC, and PPF). For more details see the notification.

(ii) Syllabus for Electrical & Allied Engineering Exam Group

Basic concepts: Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.

Circuit law: Kirchhoff‘s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.

Magnetic Circuit: Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction. For more details see the notification.

(iii) Syllabus for Electronics & Allied Engineering Exam Group

Electronic Components & Materials Conductors: Semi conductor& Insulators; Magnetic materials; Jointing & Cleaning materials for U/G copper cable & OFC; Cells and Batteries (chargeable and non chargeable); Relays, Switches, MCB & Connectors.

Electronic Devices and circuits: PN Junction diodes, thyristor; Diode and triode circuits; Junction Transistors; Amplifiers; Oscillator; M u l t i v i b r a t o r , counters; Rectifiers; Inverter and UPS.

Digital Electronics: Number System & Binary codes; Boolean Algebra & Logic gates; Combinational & Sequential logic circuits; A/D & D/A converter, counters; Memories. For more details see the notification.

(iv) Syllabus for Mechanical & Allied Engineering Exam Group

Material Science : Mechanical properties of engineering materials – tensile strength, compressive strength, ductility, malleability, hardness, toughness, brittleness, impact strength, fatigue, creep resistance. Classification of steels, mild steel and alloy steels. Importance of heat treatment. Heat treatment processes – annealing, normalizing, hardening, tempering, carburizing, nitriding and cyaniding.

Strength of Materials : Stress, strain, stress strain diagram, factor of safety, thermal stresses, strain energy, proof resilience and modules of resilience. Shear force and bending moment diagram – cant leaver beam, simply supported beam, continuous beam, fixed beam. Torsion in shafts and springs, thin cylinder shells. For more details see the notification.

(v) Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology Exam Group

PC Software: MS-Windows, MS-Word, MS-Excel & MS-Power Point

Computer fundamentals: Evolution of Computers, Hardware & Software, Internet.

C Language: Structure, Loop, Control Statements, Arrays, Pointers, Functions, Structure and Union, Files

Computer Organisation: Number Systems, Logic Gates, Flip-Flops, Boolean Algebra, DMA, Instruction Sets. For more details see the notification.

(vi) Syllabus for Printing Technology

Printing Systems Different printing methods; image carriers; impression and ink transfer methods; proofing methods; suitability of jobs for various printing process.

Printing Materials Materials used for graphic reproduction; image carriers; printing substrates; inks and coatings; binding materials.

Image Processing Types of originals – process room equipment; line and halftone photography; digital image processing; computer to fill; image editing softwares. For more details see the notification.

(vii) Syllabus for CMA Exam Group

 

Measurements, Units and Dimensions, Types of measurements errors, Significance of accuracy in measurement.

Light: Basic concepts of light - reflection, refraction, laws of reflection, total internal reflection, interference, diffraction, and polarization. The formula for magnification of microscope, telescope. Electro Magnetic spectra. For more details see the notification.

Application Fee

Fee Payable by Candidates for Railway RRB JE Exam:

Fee all candidates: Rs. 500/-

Note: This amount of Rs. 400 will be returned after deducting any applicable bank charges when you appear in the First Stage CBT.

EWS/ SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman/ PWDs/ Female/ Minorities/ Transgender: Rs. 250/- 

Note: This amount of Rs. 250 will be returned after deducting any applicable bank charges when you appear in the First Stage CBT.

 

Payment Method:

a. ONLINE payment of fees using online banking, debit card/credit card, or UPI.

b. OFFLINE fee payment via

(i) SBI Bank Branch for Challan Payment Mode in any SBI branch.

(ii) Post Office Challan Payment Mode in any computerised Post Office branch.

All required service fees must be borne by the candidate.

 

How to Apply

For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of your region's RRB or Click on the link provided on our website.

Step 2: Select the "apply now" button given on the website.

Step 3: Enter the required information, such as your father's name, your date of birth, your phone number, and so on.

Step 4: Confirm your phone number and your email address with an OTP.

Step 5: A registration ID will be issued after verification.

Step 6: Login again with your Registration ID and password into the website.

Step 7: Fill in the remaining necessary information in the required field.

Step 8: Attach a scanned copy of your photo and your signature in the specified dimensions.

Step 9: Pay the online application fee by any mode or e-challan.

Step 10: Re-check your application and click the submit button.

Step 11: The application will appear on the screen for downloading and take a printout for future reference.

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