RRB Group D 2018 – Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) are conducting Computer Based Test (CBT) of RRB Group D from September 17 to December 14, 2018. Candidates whose exam is scheduled till December 17 can check information regarding city and date of exam. Candidates can check exam city and date using registration number and date of birth. The admit card of RRB Group D has been issued online from September 13. The login window to check city and date of exam has been released on September 9 from 2 pm onwards.
The result of RRB Group D 2018 CBT is likely to be announced in February 2019. Candidates two times the number of vacancies will be selected for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) on the basis of their performance in CBT. Approximately, 125814 candidates will be selected for PET since there are total 62907 vacancies. Candidates will be called for document verification based on their performance in CBT subject to qualifying PET stage. RRB Group D exam is conducted for recruitment of Assistant Pointsman, Gatemen, Helpers, Hospital Attendants, Porters, Track Maintainer in various departments of Indian Railways.
Note: Two exam centres of Kolkata and one exam centre at Hooghly to remain closed on October 23 while one exam centre at Bankura will stay closed from October 23 to 26 due to Puja holidays. Exam scheduled on these dates will be rescheduled and candidates will be notified regarding the same through text and email in their registered mobile number and/ or email ID
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RRB Group D 2018 - Highlights
Overview of RRB Group D
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Total number of RRBs recruiting for Group D
Assistant pointsman, gatemen, helpers, hospital attendants, porters, track maintainer
Stages of exam
1. Computer Based Test (CBT)
2. Document Verification (DV)
3. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
February 10, 2018
RRB Group D application 2018 started on
February 10, 2018
Registration ended on
March 31, 2018
RRB Group D 2018 CBT mock test
September 12, 2018
Issuance of admit card for CBT
September 13, 2018
RRB Group D 2018 CBT exam dates
September 17 - December 17, 2018
Result of CBT
Issuance of admit card for Document Verification
To be announced
Document Verification date
To be announced
Admit card of PET
To be announced
Date of RRB Group D 2018 Physical Efficiency Test
To be announced
Final merit list
To be announced
RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates should satisfy all the eligibility criteria prescribed for RRB Group D exam 2018. Check the table for complete eligibility criteria of RRB Group D 2018.
Eligibility Criteria of RRB Group D
Unreserved category: Between 18 – 33 years (as on July 1, 2018)
SC/ST: maximum 38 years (as on July 1, 2018)
OBC: maximum 36 years (as on July 1, 2018)
Electrical, Engineering, Mechanical and S&T department
Class 10 + National Apprenticeship Certificate by NCVT / Class 10 + ITI from institutions affiliated to NCVT / SCVT
Medical and Traffic department
Class 10 / ITI from institutions affiliated to NCVT/SCVT / National Apprenticeship Certificate by NCVT
RRB Group D Application Form 2018
Railway Recruitment Boards have examined the modified photographs and emailed the revised status of photos to candidates' registered email ID. RRBs have also provided a link for candidates with invalid photographs to upload proper photos as per image requirements. The link to upload valid photos has been provided below. Candidates could upload their valid photographs till July 30, 2018 (11:59 pm). Candidates who have applied for RRB Group D 2018 were able to check their application status between July 11 and 20. The application form of RRB Group D was released online on February 10, 2018. Registrations of RRB Group D 2018 were open till March 31. Candidates belonging to general category had to pay application fee of Rs. 500 while the fee for SC/ST/OBC was Rs. 250. Applicants were able to pay the application fee both in the online as well as offline mode.
RRB Group D Application Form 2018 – Steps to Fill
To successfully fill the application form, candidates had to follow the steps provided below:
Visit the home page of Online Registration Portal of CEN 2/2018
Register by clicking on ‘New Registration’ link
Tick mark the checkbox to confirm all instructions have been read
Fill information such as personal and academic details, contact number, email ID, address, etc.
OTP will be sent to email ID and mobile number
Verify email ID and mobile number using the OTP
The registration number will be generated
Click on ‘Submit’ button
Registration number and password will be generated
Choose posts and set priority for each
Choice of language
Upload scanned images of coloured photograph, SC/ST certificate and scribe photograph (if applicable) as per required dimensions
Size/format of Photograph and Signature:
Photograph of candidate
20 KB to 40 KB
35mm x 45mm
SC/ST certificate (for free travel pass)
50 KB to 100 KB
Photograph of the scribe (if applicable)
20 KB to 40 KB
RRBs have released the admit card of RRB Group D from September 13, 2018. Candidates can download the admit card for CBT four days prior their scheduled exam. Candidates have to download their admit card online by logging into their respective accounts using registration number and date of birth. RRB Group D admit card will include details like candidate’s name, photograph, signature, address of exam centre, date and time. For any error in the admit card, candidates must contact the respective RRBs for correction. It is important to carry the admit card to the exam centre along with one photo-identity proof or else candidates will not be allowed to take the test. Candidates qualifying the CBT will be issued RRB Group D admit card for PET. Admit card for Document Verification will be issued to candidates who have qualified both CBT and PET.
RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2018
RRB Group D exam pattern provide candidates details regarding the number of questions, marking scheme and duration of exam. According to RRB Group D exam pattern 2018, the CBT will carry 100 multiple choice questions which candidates have to answer within 90 minutes while 120 minutes extra will be given to PWD candidates. The maximum marks allotted for the test is 100. 1/3 of marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect responses. PET is conducted for the shortlisted candidates of CBT to determine their physical fitness required for the posts. The examination authority will call candidates for Document Verification based on their performance in CBT and PET. The exam pattern of RRB Group D 2018 of CBT and PET are given below.
Section-wise distribution of questions of RRB Group D CBT
No of questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General awareness and Current Affairs
RRB Group D 2018 Exam Pattern for Physical Efficiency Test
Candidates will have to complete two tasks within the specified time limit to qualify the stage. The tasks prescribed for this stage has been provided in the table below:
Transfer 35 kg across 100 meters in 2 minutes in one go
Transfer 20 kg across 100 metres in 2 minutes in one go
Run 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds
Run a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds
The syllabus pertaining to Computer Based Test of RRB Group D 2018 has been released along with the notification. The syllabus has been provided in the table provided below:
RRB Group D 2018 Syllabus – Computer Based Test:
Number 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 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.
Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the level of class 10
General awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and other subjects of importance.
Railway Recruitment Boards have released the mock test of RRB Group D on September 12. To start RRB Group D mock test, candidates have to log in with their user ID and password. The mock test help candidates understand the process of the online test as well as the exam pattern. Candidates must attempt mock test to increase their speed and manage time efficiently on the day of exam.
RRB Group D Answer Key 2018
The answer key of RRB Group D will be released by RRBs few days after completion of exam. RRB Group D answer key 2018 will be available online. Candidates have to login with the required credentials to download the answer key. The answer key will help candidates to check the correct answers of questions asked in the exam. Using RRB Group D answer key 2018, candidates will be able to check calculate their probable score based on correct and incorrect answers.
RRB Group D Result 2018
RRBs will announce RRB Group D result for CBT in February 2019. Candidates have to check their result online. The result PDF will contain the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates qualifying the exam by securing the required cutoff as per their category will be called for PET. It is mandatory for candidates to clear PET. However, PET is qualifying in nature. Candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification based on their performance in CBT provided they qualify PET. The examination authority will use tie-breaking policy in case two or more candidate secure same marks and based on this the merit list for document verification will be prepared. Merit position of these candidates will be determined on the basis of age that is older person will be given higher seniority. Appointment of candidates to the various posts will be done subjected to their clearing the medical fitness test and verification of educational and community certificates.
RRB Group D Cutoff 2018
RRB Group D cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. RRB Group D cutoff 2018 will be announced separately for Computer Based Test (CBT) and final allotment. The cutoff of RRB Group D for CBT will be announced in November. The examination authority releases two types of RRB Group D cutoff for CBT qualifying and overall. The category-wise qualifying cutoff has already been announced along with the notification. The overall cutoff of RRB Group D will be declared along with the result. Candidates need to secure the qualifying cutoff to clear the exam. However, selection of candidates for the next round of recruitment exam will be done based on the overall cutoff. The overall cutoff is determined based on factors like number of vacancies, total number of candidates appearing for the exam, total score and difficulty level of exam. To be selected for PET, candidates have to secure both overall and qualifying cutoff. The final allotment cutoff of RRB Group will be determined based on candidate’s performance in CBT, PET and document verification.
Qualifying Cutoff for Computer Based Test of RRB Group D 2018:
Minimum Qualifying Marks
Computer Based Test
RRB Group D Cutoff 2017
Candidates can check previous year’s cutoff of RRB Group D Computer Based Test from the table below:
RRB Group D Selection Process 2018
The selection process is composed of three stages – Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Document Verification. Candidates will be shortlisted to participate in each stage of RRB Group D recruitment 2018 on the basis of merit.
Computer Based Test (CBT): Marks secured in the CBT will be basis on which candidates will be shortlisted for PET.
Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Applicants will be selected to appear for PET on the basis of marks scored in CBT. Candidates equaling two times the number of vacancies available in each category will be selected on merit basis for RRB Group D 2018 Physical Efficiency Test.
Document Verification: For this stage of selection procedure, applicants will be called on the basis of score secured in CBT stage of RRB Group D recruitment, provided the candidates have successfully cleared the physical efficiency test.