RRB Group D Syllabus 2018 – Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) has released the syllabus of RRB Group D along with the notification. With the help of RRB Group D syllabus, candidates will be able to prepare better for the exam. The standard of questions asked in the Computer Based Test (CBT) stage will be similar to that of class 10 level. The topics pertaining to the following subjects will be asked in RRB Group D 2018 CBT – mathematics, general intelligence and reasoning, general science and general awareness. The aim of the CBT stage is to test candidates’ knowledge of these subjects. The CBT stage of RRB Group D 2018 recruitment is scheduled to be conducted in July and August.
Candidates who qualify CBT will be shortlisted to appear for the next stage - Physical Efficiency Test (PET). PET will assess candidates’ physical fitness level on the basis of allotted tasks. The next stage of RRB Group D recruitment is Document Verification (DV). Applicants will be selected to participate in DV based on marks secured in CBT, given they have completed the tasks assigned for the PET stage within the specified period of time. The complete RRB Group D syllabus 2018 has been provided on this page.
The complete syllabus of RRB Group D has been provided for both CBT. Candidates can check the same for a better understanding of the topics covered in the exam.
RRB Group D Syllabus 2018 for Mathematics
Weightage (No. of questions)
BODMAS, Approx Value, Square Root, Percentage, Fractions, Reciprocals of Numbers, Decimals and Surds and Indices
Tabular Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph
Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions
Calculation-oriented basic percentage
LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers
Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.
Ratio and Proportion
Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional
Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/ mixtures
Areas & volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi Circle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid
Time and Work
Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern
Speed Time and Distance
Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains
Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI
Profit and Loss
Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked Price and Mixture Problems
Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term
Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity, Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords, Different types of Quadrilaterals. and Co-ordinate Geometry
Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances, Maximum and Minimum value, Circular Measure of Angles
Basic problems on probability
RRB Group D Syllabus 2018 for General Intelligence & Reasoning
Weightage (No. of question)
Letter based, Letter and Number based, Meaning based, GK based, Image based and based on members of a group
Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series
Coding and Decoding
Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy
Quant based puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar
General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation problems
Direction and Distance
Route & network-based problems
Alphabet and Word Test
Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words, Matrix, Word formation
Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism
Matrix & diagram related problems
Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, and Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice, Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures
Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based, General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based
Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments
Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations. National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations
Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries, etc.)
Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence History
Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.
Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory, Economic Reforms
Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment, Banking Awareness, Science & Technology, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies
RRB Group D Syllabus 2018 for General Science
The general science section includes questions from Physics, Chemistry & Life Science of Class 10 level. The aim of this section is to evaluate candidates’ knowledge in the field of science.
Weightage (in marks)
Astronomy and Space Technology
Computers and Mobile Technology
Inventions and Discoveries
The exam pattern of RRB Group D 2018 for CBT stage has been provided below. Candidates will be able to understand the structure of the exam with the help of the exam pattern. As per RRB Group D 2018 exam pattern, 1/3 marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect responses.
RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2018
Number of Questions
90 minutes (PwD candidates will be provided additional 30 minutes to complete the test)
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General awareness and Current Affairs
RRB Group D 2018 recruitment will be conducted by 16 participating Railway Recruitment Boards for a total of 62907 vacancies in Level 1 positions. Posts under Level 1 include helpers, porters, gatemen, hospital attendants, assistant pointsmen, etc. As per RPF selection process, the exam is conducted in three stages – Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Document Verification (DV).
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