RRB Syllabus and Exam Pattern - RRB JE, Group D, NTPC & ALP

RRB Syllabus & Exam Pattern – Candidates writing the various exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board need to carefully go through both the RRB exam pattern and syllabus to increase their chances in clearing the exams.


The RRB conducts recruitment for various posts to different departments of the Indian Railways. To know more about other RRB Exams, visit the linked article.

This article will discuss the RRB exam syllabus of the following Exams:

  1. RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Syllabus
  2. RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Syllabus
  3. RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Syllabus
  4. RRB Group D Syllabus (RRC Level 1 Syllabus)

The Railway Recruitment Board gives the detailed syllabus of all the examination on the respective notification. Candidates can check the RRB Notification for further details.

For information on other Government exams such as syllabus, vacancy, exam dates, etc. visit the given link.

The railway syllabus is different for the different posts the RRB exam is conducted for. Candidates can find the detailed railway syllabus in this page along with the RRB exam pattern for RRB JE, Group D, NTPC and ALP. 

RRB Syllabus

The RRB Syllabus is designed to select the best candidates who are not only physically fit but also have a dynamic knowledge of the world around them.

Given below is the detailed RRB exam syllabus for Group D, NTPC, JE and ALP. Candidates willing to appear for any Railway exam can go through the RRB Eligibility for relevant details. 

The railway syllabus has certain topics which are common for both RRB exams and bank exams, candidates can visit the bank exam syllabus page for their reference.

RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC exam is conducted for the non-technical group in the Indian Railways. Further information on RRB  NTPC Exam can be found on the given link.

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of:

  1. First Stage of CBT
  2. Second Stage of CBT
  3. Typing Test (Skill Test)
  4. Document Verification
  5. Medical Examination
  6. Final Selection

The RRB NTPC exam pattern for the written examination is given below in brief:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
RRB ExamSubjectsMarks
RRB NTPC CBT – 1General Awareness40
General Intelligence and Reasoning30
Quantitative Aptitude30
RRB NTPC CBT – 2General Awareness50
Mathematics35
General Intelligence and Reasoning35

The detailed section-wise RRB NTPC Syllabus is given below:

RRB NTPC Syllabus
Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityGeneral Awareness
Number SystemPuzzleNational and International Current Affairs
DecimalSeating ArrangementGames and Sports
FractionsInequalitiesAwards
LCM and HCFAnalogiesBooks and Authors
PercentageSyllogismIndian Literature
Ratio and ProportionData SufficiencyCommon Abbreviations
MensurationStatement and ConclusionImportant Government Organizations
Speed, Time and DistanceBlood RelationIndian Polity and Governance
Time and WorkDirection TestInventions
Simple and Compound InterestDecision MakingFamous Personalities (India & International)
Profit and LossCoding-DecodingHistory of India
Elementary AlgebraAlphanumeric SeriesBanking History
Geometry and TrigonometryVenn DiagramsBanking Terms and Organizations
Elementary StatisticsImportant days & dates
Quadratic EquationsGeneral & Life Science
SimplificationPhysical, Economical & Geographical features of India and World
Upstream and DownstreamBasics of Computer
Data InterpretationIndian Art & Culture

The NTPC exam is scheduled from 28th December, to give a boost to their preparation and for a quick revision, candidates can take Free RRB NTPC Live Course Online, which will definitely prove worthy in NTPC preparation. 

Go through links given below for shortcut tricks and tips to prepare well for Mathematics section of RRB Syllabus.

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 Quantitative aptitude section.

More conceptual topics are explained in detail along with important questions on the Quantitative Aptitude page.
For more details regarding the RRB NTPC Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked article.

RRB NTPC Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

RRB NTPC Typing Test:

The typing test for the RRB NTPC Exam is a skill-based exam which is of qualifying nature and thus will not be counted towards the final merit list. The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a personal computer without the aid of any editing and spell checking tools.

Candidates can solve RRB NTPC Question Papers at the linked article. This will help the aspirants understand and apprehend the type of questions asked in the exam based on the RRB exam syllabus.

RRB Medical Exam:

Candidates need to follow a requisite physical fitness test in order to ensure that they are physically fit to carry out Indian Railways duties. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.

Candidates preparing for the NTPC exam can go through the relevant links given below:

RRB Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern

RRB Group D exam is conducted by RRB to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Helper/Assistant Pointsman, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways. candidates can check further details on RRB Group D exam in the given link.

The RRB Group D selection process comprises three stages:

  1. RRB Group D (CBT) Computer Based Test
  2. RRB Group D (PET) Physical efficiency Test
  3. RRB Group D (DV) Document Verification
RRB Group D Exam Pattern 
Computer-Based Test
SectionsNumber of QuestionsTime Duration
General Awareness/Current Affairs2090 minutes
Mathematics25
General Science25
General Intelligence & Reasoning30

RRB Group D PET Test is qualifying in nature but candidates have to qualify the PET test mandatorily. After successfully qualifying the PET, candidates are called for document verification process followed by the final selection.

The RRB Syllabus for Group D exam in CBT test is highlighted below:

RRB Group D Syllabus

For detailed RRB Group D Syllabus and exam pattern, candidates can check the link provided.

Also, go through the RRB Group D preparation page for important books, tips and study materials.

Candidates preparing for any examination conducted by the Indian Railways can check 3 sutras to prepare for reasoning ability as general reasoning and intelligence is an important part of the RRB syllabus for all the exams.

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

For more such topics visit the Logical Reasoning page and prepare well for the reasoning section.

Aspirants of RRC Level 1/ Group D exam can refer the RRB Group D Eligibility in detail and can check the following links for important information-

RRB JE Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To start the preparation of RRB Junior Engineer it is imperative for candidates to be abreast with syllabus and exam pattern of RRB JE exam.

The RRB JE Exam Pattern comprises 4 stages:

  1. CBT Stage I
  2. CBT Stage II
  3. Document Verification/ Medical Examination
  4. Final Selection

The RRB JE Exam pattern has been given below in brief:

RRB JE Exam Pattern
RRB JE ExamSubjectsMarks
CBT – 1Mathematics30
General Reasoning25
General Awareness15
General Science30
CBT – 2General Awareness15
Physics & Chemistry15
Basics of Computer Applications10
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 10
Technical Abilities100

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

Following the RRB JE Syllabus, the topics for the first stage of CBT is given in the table below:

RRB JE Syllabus for CBT-1
MathematicsGeneral ReasoningGeneral ScienceGeneral Awareness
Number SystemAnalogiesPhysicsIndia and International Current Affairs
BODMASStatement – Arguments and AssumptionsChemistryIndian geography
DecimalsDirectionsLife Sciencesculture and history of India including freedom struggle
FractionsAnalytical reasoningIndian Polity and constitution
LCM & HCFAlphabetical and Number SeriesEnvironmental issues concerning India and the World
Ratio and ProportionClassificationSports
PercentageSimilarities and DifferencesScientific and Technological Inventions
MensurationConclusions and Decision MakingStatic General Knowledge(national parks, sanctuaries, currency, state capitals, airports, etc.)
Pipes and CisternsSyllogismImportant days and Dates
Calendar and ClockBlood RelationsOrganisations and their Headquarters
Age ProblemsCoding and DecodingImportant Abbreviations
Square root & Cube rootMathematical OperationsGovernment Schemes
Elementary StatisticsVenn Diagram
TrigonometryData Insufficiency
Profit and Loss
Simple and Compound Interest
Speed, Time & Distance
Time and Work

For the preparation of the General Awareness section important topics that candidates must go through are listed below:


For more topics on General Awareness, candidates are advised to check the links given-

According to the with the RRB Syllabus of the Junior Engineer exam, the topics for the second stage of CBT is given in the table below:

RRB JE Syllabus for CBT – 2  
General AwarenessPhysics and ChemistryBasics of Computer ApplicationsBasics of Environment and Pollution
Knowledge of Current affairs Up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus and relevant basicsThe architecture of ComputersBasics of Environment
Indian geographyinput and Output devicesAcid rain
General scientific and technological developmentsComputer VirusOzone depletion
SportsWebsites & Web BrowsersGlobal warming
Environmental issues concerning India and the WorldStorage devicesAdverse effects of environmental pollution and control strategies
culture and history of India including freedom struggleNetworking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, LinuxAir, water and Noise pollution
Indian Polity and constitutionMS Officetheir effect and control
Indian EconomyVarious data representationWaste Management
Static General Awareness (national parks, sanctuaries, currency, state capitals, airports, etc.)Internet and Email
Important dates and daysHardware and Software Devices
Government schemes
Important Abbreviations
National and International Organisations along with Headquarters

Candidates can visit the RRB JE Syllabus page to get more details on document verification and medical examination.

For detailed tips, booklist, study material candidates can visit the RRB JE Preparation page for assistance.

RRB JE Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

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