How to Prepare for RRB JE 2019

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.


How to prepare for RRB JE 2019 - Exam Pattern

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 Exam Pattern

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

Subject

Questions

Marks

Duration

Mathematics

100

100

90 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness 

General Science

Second Stage CBT Exam Pattern

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

Subject

Questions

Marks

Duration

General Awareness

150

150

120 minutes

Physics and Chemistry

Basics of Computer Application

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

Technical Abilities


Minimum Qualifying Marks of RRB APL 2019

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:

Exam Stage

Minimum qualifying percentage

Minimum qualifying marks

First Stage CBT

UR: 40%

40

OBC: 30%

30

SC: 30%

30

ST: 25%

25

Second Stage CBT

UR: 40%

60

OBC: 30%

45

SC: 30%

45

ST: 25%

37.5

RRB JE Syllabus 2019

The syllabus for RRB JE 2019 for CBT1 prescribed by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has been provided in the table below.

Subject

Topics

Mathematics

  • BODMAS

  • Number systems

  • LCM and HCF

  • Decimals

  • Time and Work

  • Fractions

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Percentages

  • Time and Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Square Root

  • Calendar and Clock

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Profit and Loss

  • Age Calculations

  • Elementary Statistics

  • Algebra

  • Pipes & Cistern

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Alphabetical and Number Series

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Conclusions and Decision Making

  • Venn Diagram

  • Mathematical operations

  • Analogies

  • Syllogism

  • Classification

  • Relationships

  • Jumbling

  • Analytical reasoning

  • Directions

  • Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

  • Similarities and Differences

General Awareness

  • Knowledge of Current affairs

  • Indian geography

  • Culture and history of India including freedom struggle

  • Environmental issues concerning India and the World

  • Indian Polity and constitution

  • Indian Economy

  • General scientific and technological developments

  • Sports

General Science

CBSE syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to class 10)


How to prepare for RRB JE 2019 exam – Best books

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.

Best books for RRB JE exam - Mathematics

Name of book

Author/Publisher

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

Best books for RRB JE exam – General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of book

Author/Publisher

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning


RS Aggarwal


General Intelligence and Reasoning

Kunwar Ishwar Singh Rathore

Best books for  RRB JE - General Awareness

Name of book

Author/Publisher

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Lucent Publication

General Knowledge and Awareness for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams

Disha Publications

Best books for RRB JE - General Science

Name of book

Author/Publisher

General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams

Disha Publications

General Tips on How to Prepare for RRB JE 2019

Proper planning

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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