How to prepare for RRB JE 2019 – The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will conduct the first stage Computer Based Test (CBT) of RRB JE 2019 tentatively in April/May 2019. Since there is not much time left for the exam to start, it is exigent that candidates start preparing for the exam stage. The key to excel in certain things in life is hard work and such is the case with examinations too. Therefore, candidates should work hard and start preparing early for the exam to perform their best. With the help of this article titled, ‘How to prepare for RRB JE 2019’, candidates can know more about sections required for the exam, weightage and importance of topics, best books available for the exam, etc.
RRB JE 2019 is conducted in three exam stages - First Stage CBT, Second Stage CBT and Document Verification to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant. The Boards have announced total 13487 vacancies to be filled on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the recruitment exam.
Candidates should be well aware regarding the exam pattern of RRB JE before starting their preparation for the exam. The complete exam pattern for the stages of the recruitment examination has been given below.
First Stage CBT of RRB JE comprises four sections from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Science. The exam contains total 100 questions and marks allotted for the exam stage is 100. Candidates will be provided 90 minutes to complete first stage of the exam. The exam pattern of CBT1 has been provided below:
First Stage CBT
General Intelligence and Reasoning
The Boards will conduct the second stage examination for candidates who qualify the first stage of the exam. The second stage exam will contain fours sections - General Awareness, Physics and Chemistry, Basics of Computer Application, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control. Candidates will be asked total 150 questions in the exam. The exam will contain total 150 questions and the time allotted to complete the test is 120 minutes. The complete exam pattern of Second Stage CBT is provided in the table below.
Second Stage CBT
Physics and Chemistry
Basics of Computer Application
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has determined the qualifying cut off for each exam stage. Candidates can check qualifying cut off for all stages of the exam in the table below:
Minimum qualifying percentage
Minimum qualifying marks
First Stage CBT
The syllabus for RRB JE 2019 for CBT1 prescribed by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has been provided in the table below.
LCM and HCF
Time and Work
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Distance
Calendar and Clock
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Pipes & Cistern
Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Conclusions and Decision Making
Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
Similarities and Differences
Knowledge of Current affairs
Culture and history of India including freedom struggle
Environmental issues concerning India and the World
Indian Polity and constitution
General scientific and technological developments
CBSE syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to class 10)
The best books that are available in the market related to the preparation of RRB JE 2019 examination has been provided in the table below. While preparing for the exam, candidates can refer to these books to improve their performance in the exam.
Name of book
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Kunwar Ishwar Singh Rathore
Lucent’s General Knowledge
General Knowledge and Awareness for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams
General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams
Candidates should prepare their exam plan in a manner that will help them cover all topics that are required for the exam well before the commencement of the exam.
Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers and Attempt Mock Tests
Solving previous years’ question papers and practising mock test on a regular basis will help candidates become familiar with the exam pattern, syllabus, types of questions asked in the exam, etc. It will also help them analyse their areas of strength and weakness.
Stay Updated with Current Affairs
Candidates should stay updated regarding the current affairs that are of national and international importance. This can be achieved by reading newspapers, magazines on a regular basis.
Preparation of Study Notes
Preparing notes that are brisk and to the point are also an important aspect of preparing for the exam. These notes will be useful during the time of revision.
Attempt easy questions
On the day of the exam, candidates should start answering those questions that are less time-consuming. This will leave them with more time to answer those questions that are lengthy and takes up more time to solve.
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