RRB Group D 2024 Recruitment: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

RRB Group D 2024 Recruitment: The Railway Recruitment Cell is holding the RRB Group D exam in 2024. (RRC). RRC is a recruitment body under the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) that is in charge of holding exams to select candidates for various Level 1 positions in the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Applicants with a secondary school diploma or an ITI certificate are eligible to apply for RRB Group D. There are four stages to the RRB Group D selection process. The RRB Group D exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, result, expected cutoff, and preparation recommendations have all been thoroughly discussed.

RRB Group D Exam 2024 Highlights

The following are the highlights of the RRB Group D exam:

RRB Full Form Railway Recruitment Board
RRC Full Form Railway Recruitment Cell
Exam Conducting Body RRC undertaking of RRB
Download Link RRB Group D Official Notification
Eligibility Criteria Secondary (class 10th) Passed/ ITI Passed
Number of Stages in Selection Process 4 (CBT, PET, DV, Medical Test)
RRB Group D Posts and 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 Vacancies 2024

According to the official notification, the RRB Group D exam was used to fill 1,03,769 non-gazetted posts for various Indian Railways units in 2024.

RRB Group D Exam Dates 2024

The RRB Group D exam dates will be announced along with the official notification.

The following are the RRB Group D Exam Dates for 2024:

RRB Group D Exam EventsRRB Group D Exam Dates
Date of AdvertisementTo be announced soon
Commencement of Online RegistrationTo be announced soon
Last Date of Online RegistrationTo be announced soon
Last Date for Online Applications Fee PaymentTo be announced soon
Last Date for Applications Fee Payment through SBI/ Post Office ChallanTo be announced soon
Final Submission of Online ApplicationTo be announced soon
Stage-1: Computer Based TestTo be announced soon
RRB Group D CBT Answer Key/ Result/ CutoffTo be released soon after the exam
RRB Group D PETTo be held soon after CBT result
RRB Group D DV/ Medical Fitness TestTo be held soon after PET result
RRB Group D Final ResultTo be announced soon

RRB Group D Application Process 2024

Only online applications are accepted for RRB Group D. Before beginning to fill out the application, all applicants are suggested to read the official notification carefully.

The following are the step-by-step instructions for the RRB Group online application process:

  • New Registration: Click on “New Registration” after selecting the RRB for which you want to apply. After the Registration Number has been assigned, the RRB cannot be changed.
  • Information on how to register: Submit your name, date of birth, father’s and mother’s names, Aadhaar number, secondary (class 10) registration number, year of graduation, mobile number, and email address. The registration number will appear on the screen after the mobile number and password have been verified via OTP.
  • Part-I of the RRB Group D Application Process: Applicants must provide information on their educational qualifications, community, gender, religion, ex-SM, minority, EWS, and other relevant information.
  • Part-II of the RRB Group D Application Process: The applicant must indicate his or her preference for the posts.
  • Payment and Bank Account Information: Applicants will be directed to the payment page after completing the above application process. The application fee for RRB Group D can be paid both online and offline.
CategoryApplication FeeApplication 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)
  • Language of the Exam and Other Information: Choose a language for the RRB Group D exam in 2024. The default language, however, is English. Fill in any additional information, such as mother tongue, identification marks, permanent address, and so on.
  • Photo Id Proof: Applicants must fill out the details of a valid Photo ID card in the application, which they must present as proof during the CBT, PET, DV, Medical, or any subsequent stages of the exam.
  • Application Fee Refund Bank Account Information: Applicants who took the CBT will be eligible for a refund of their application fees. Applicants will receive a refund of their application fee in the same account that they paid it with. Applicants who do not want their application fee refunded to their original account or who paid their application fee by challan must provide the beneficiary account information in the online application form.
  • Upload of a photograph, signature, and caste certificate must have been taken on or after January 1, 2019. The photograph must be between 20 and 50 KB in size, while the signature must be between 10 and 40 KB. SC/ST applicants must upload scanned copies of their caste certificates (50 KB to 100 KB) to be eligible for a free Railway Traveling Pass during the RRB Group D exam.
  • Candidates can submit their application and download a PDF copy of the submitted application for future reference after confirming the declaration.
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RRB Group D 2024 Eligibility Criteria

RRC establishes very broad eligibility criteria for RRB Group D positions, allowing anyone with an average or below-average level of education to apply.

  • To apply for RRB Group D, applicants must be Indian citizens. A Nepalese or Bhutanese citizen, a Tibetan refugee, or a person of Indian origin who migrated from another country to live permanently in India are all eligible to apply.
  • An RRB Group D candidate must have the following educational qualifications:
    • Certificate of completion of 10th grade, or
    • ITI certificate or diploma
  • Applicants who are in their final year of study or who are awaiting their results are ineligible to apply.
    • Applicants from the general category who are between the ages of 18 and 33 are eligible to apply for RRB Group D. Applicants from other categories, such as OBC, SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen, and PWD, will receive age relaxations as usual.
  • The most important date for calculating age is July 1, 2019. The following are the upper and lower date of birth limits for various categories:
    • Apart from that, all RRB Group D applicants must meet RRC’s Medical Fitness Criteria, which are A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, C-1, C-2.
Age Group Upper limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than) Lower limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
18 to 33 years UR OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) SC/ST For all communities/ categories
July 2, 1986 July 2, 1983 July 2, 1981 01.07.2001
  • Apart from these, every RRB Group D applicant must meet the Medical Fitness criteria as specified by RRC viz., A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, C-1, C-2.

RRB Group D Selection Process 2024

RRB Group D selection process has 4 stages viz.,

  1. CBT
  2. Physical Endurance Test (PET)
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Fitness Examination

Applicants who pass the CBT are invited to take the PET. The applicants called for PET is three times the total number of vacancies for the positions in each community.

The RRB Group D PET is a qualifying exam, and passing it is required. Male and female candidates must meet different qualifications. It goes like this:

Male CandidatesFemale Candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for 100 metres in 2 minutes without stopping; and should be able to run for 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one go.Should be able to lift and carry 20 kg of weight for 100 metres in 2 minutes without stopping; and should be able to run for 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one go.

Applicants twice the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification (DV)/ Medical Fitness Test as per their merit and options based on their performance in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET.

Selected applicants’ appointment is contingent on passing the Railway Administration’s required Medical Fitness Test, final verification of educational and community certificates, and verification of the applicants’ antecedents/character.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2024

The Computer Based Test is the first stage of the RRB Group D exam (CBT). The questions are of the MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) variety.

The table below summarises the key features of the RRB Group D exam pattern.

Exam Mode CBT
Questions Type MCQ
Questions 100
Total Marks 100 Questions * 1 Mark = 100 Marks
Negative Marking ⅓ Marks for Each Wrong Answer
Sections In RRB Group D CBT General Science (25 Questions)
Mathematics (25 Questions)
General Intelligence and Reasoning (30 Questions)
General Awareness and Current Affairs (20 Questions)
Total Time 90 Minutes (1 Hour 30 Minutes)

It is followed by PET, DV, Medical Examination, and Final Selection.

RRB Group D 2024 Exam Syllabus

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

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

The RRB Group D 2024 latest syllabus is mentioned in the table.

RRB Group D SubjectsRRB Group D Syllabus
General SciencePhysics, Chemistry, and Biology of 10th standard level (as per NCERT textbooks).
MathematicsNumber 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 ReasoningAnalogies, 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 AffairsScience & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.

RRB Group D Admit Card 2024

The release dates for RRB Group D admit cards have yet to be revealed.

The admit card for RRB Group D can be downloaded four days before the exam. Applicants can look up the exam city, exam date, exam shift, and exam time 10 days before the exam.

RRB also informs applicants via email and SMS when the RRB Group D 2024 admit card is available. Applicants will be sent an email and a text message to the address provided during registration.

The following is a step-by-step procedure for downloading the RRB Group D admit card/hall ticket:

  1. Visit the official websites of the RRBs you’ve chosen.
  2. Click the “Downloading of the e-call letter, city intimation slip, and free travelling authority for SC/ST candidates” link on the home page.
  3. Applicants will be taken to the login page after being redirected. The next page will be displayed.
  4. Fill in the Registration Number and Password fields.
  5. The admit card for RRB Group D 2024 appears on the screen.
  6. Take a printout of the Railway Group D admit card PDF file (colour preferably).

RRB Group D 2024 Result

Different RRBs publish their RRB Group D results on their respective websites. RRB Group D results are usually released 3-4 months after the exam. The download link for the result will be activated in this article once the result is declared.

For applicants in the UR/ EWS/ OBC/ SC/ ST categories, the qualifying marks are 40/ 40/ 30/ 30/ 30. For PWD candidates, there is a 2% reduction in the exam fee.

The cutoff marks are usually higher than the qualifying marks because they are the minimum qualifying marks. Applicants who receive marks below the above-mentioned qualifying marks are automatically disqualified.

Aside from that, applicants can use the provided window to view their scorecards for a specific time period. The RRB Group D scorecard contains the candidates’ raw score, pro-rata score, normalised score, and other information.

RRB Group D Cutoff 2024

The performance of applicants in the RRB Group D CBT exam will be used to shortlist applicants for the RRB Group D PET. Applicants who receive marks equal to or higher than the minimum RRB Group D cutoff score will be called for the next round of selection.

After the RRB Group D exam, the RRB Group D cutoff 2024 will be published. Applicants can get a good idea of the competition level based on RRB Group D cutoff trends from previous years. Applicants can use this information to improve their preparation and score at least 10-15 marks higher than the previous year’s cutoff score.

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

RRB Group D 2024 Salary

The RRB Group D employees salary structure is as follows:

RRB Group D Salary ComponentsRRB Group D Salary Amount
Basic PayRs. 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 SalaryRs. 28,512

There are also deductions such as NPS, Professional Tax, CGIS, Income Tax, and so on. After all deductions, RRB Group D employees’ net in-hand salary ranges between Rs. 26,000 and Rs. 27,000.

Candidates selected for RRB Group D are assigned field work such as track maintenance, railway coaches, departments, stores, locomotive maintenance, and so on.

RRB After three years of regular employment, Group D employees are eligible for promotion to Group C. Promotions are made based on departmental exams.

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RRB Group D Exam 2024 FAQs

What are the stages of the RRB Group D exam?

In RRB Group D, there are four stages: CBT, PET, DV, and Medical Fitness Test.

How do you pass the RRB Group D exam?

By analyzing the weightage of each topic in previous years’ question papers, aspirants should make a list of important topics.
For each topic, the concepts should be clarified first, and then there should be time for 2-3 times of revisions at regular intervals.
Memorize the key formulas, shortcuts, and definitions.
Keep up with current events by reading newspapers regularly.
Solve puzzles regularly to improve your logical abilities.

Do the RRB Group D exam 2024 have any qualifying marks?

Yes, and it’s discussed in the article’s results section.

Is it possible to apply for multiple RRB Exams with a single application?

If you are qualified for multiple positions, you may apply for them all. However, if someone applies for the same job multiple times, the application form may be rejected.

What is the procedure for applying for a job with the railways?

Because the positions have changed, the recruitment process has changed as well. RRBs may go through several stages of recruitment, including CBT-I, CBT-II, Typing Tests or Computer Based Aptitude Tests, Medical Exams, and DV.

RRB Group D vs. RRC Group D: What’s the Difference?

They’re both the same. RRC is an exam conducting body under RRB that is in charge of administering exams for non-gazetted posts under the 7th CPC Level 1 exam.

What is the RRB Group D salary?

RRB Group D officers are paid a basic salary of Rs. 18,000 per month. The pay scale for RRB Group D is INR 15,600 – 60,600/-, according to the 7th Pay Commission.

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