Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts RRB JE examination to recruit candidates for the posts of Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). The notification of RRB JE 2019 was released on December 29. The Board conducts the exam in three stages – first stage CBT, second stage CBT and Document Verification (DV). The first stage CBT is likely to be conducted in April/ May 2019. Candidates should secure the minimum cut off in each exam stage to be shortlisted for the next stage of recruitment process. RRB has announced total 13,487 vacancies for the posts available under RRB JE 2019.
The eligibility criteria of RRB JE 2019 are given below:
Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India
Age limit: Candidates should be between 18 to 33 years of age as on January 1, 2019
Educational qualification: Candidates must have completed 3 years diploma course or BE/ B.Tech from relevant streams
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
The application form of RRB JE 2019 was released on January 2. RRB JE application form 2019 was available online. The last date to submit the application form was January 31, 2019. To fill the application form, candidates had to register for the exam first after which registration number and password was generated. With the help of the registration number and password candidates could login to the website and proceed filling the application form. After filling the form, candidates have to pay examination fee of Rs. 500. However, candidates belonging to reserved categories have to pay Rs. 250 as exam fee. The fee can be paid both online and offline using internet banking, debit/ credit card, UPI, SBI Bank/ post office Challan. The procedure to fill the application form has been provided below.
Steps to fill RRB JE application form
• Register for the exam
• Select RRB region
• Read important instructions
• Click on “New Registration” tab
• Enter name, date of birth, parent’s name, Aadhaar Number, Class 10/ ITI roll number, year of passing, mobile number and e-mail ID
• Verify the details and click on ‘submit’ button
• After submitting, registration number and password will be generated sent to registered mobile number and e-mail ID
• Next, Click on “Already Registered” button and enter login credentials
• Provide details of educational qualification, community, gender, religion and other relevant details
• Fill the exam group and set priority/preferences for posts
• Select mode of payment and pay application fee
The preparation tips of RRB JE 2019 are as follows:
• Candidates must be familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern of RRB JE examination
• Proper planning for all stages of the examination is necessary
• Candidates should prepare the plan in a manner that the complete syllabus for the exam is completed before the commencement of exam
• Preparation plan should be devised in a way that all topics of the exam are covered
• It is crucial that candidates are clear about the basic of the topics related to the syllabus
• After completion of the syllabus, candidates should start revision
• It is also crucial that candidates practice previous years’ question papers and sample paper. This will help them manage their time effectively during the exam
The first stage CBT consists of one paper comprising four sections. The paper contains 100 objective type questions. As per the marking scheme, each question comprises 1 mark. Therefore, total marks allotted for the exam is 100 marks. Negative marking is applicable for the test, and 1/3rd of the total marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect responses. The exam pattern of first stage CBT has been provided in the table below.
RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019 for CBT 1
Number of questions
General Intelligence and Reasoning
The second stage of the exam contains five sections. The exam is conducted for total 150 marks. RRB JE second stage CBT comprises 150 multiple choice questions. According to the exam pattern, each question consist of 1 mark. 1/3 (0.33) of marks allotted for each question will be negated for wrong answers.
Number of questions
Physics and Chemistry
Basics of Computers and Applications
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
The admit card of RRB JE 2019 will be issued in three stages – first stage CBT, second stage CBT and Document Verification (DV). Candidates successfully applying for the exam can download the admit card for first stage. Candidates who qualify the first stage of the exam will be issued admit card for CBT 2. After declaration of second stage CBT result, the board will release hall ticket to candidates shortlisted for DV. RRB JE admit card is released online and candidates can download the same using registration number and date of birth. Candidates are notified regarding the availability of the hall ticket on their mobile number and email ID provided during registration. RRB will not send the hall tickets by post.
Steps to download admit card:
• Click on ‘RRB JE admit card’ link
• Enter registration number and date of birth
• The admit card will be displayed on screen
• Download and print copy of the admit card
Railway Recruitment Board will publish the answer key of both the CBT stage of the exam. The answer key will be released online as a pdf file. RRB JE answer key 2019 will contain correct answers to all questions in the exam. With the help of the answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their probable score in the exam and thereby find out their chances of getting selected for the next stage of the exam. The Board publishes two types of answer key for both exam stages – provisional and final. Along with the provisional answer key, RRB also provides a window to raise objections against wrong answers provided in the answer key. These objections are then scrutinised by the Board after which they releases the final answer key. The answers provided in the final answer key are not subject to irrevocable and therefore, cannot be changed.
RRB will declare the online result of first stage exam after the final answer key of the same has been released. RRB JE result for CBT 1 will be announced separately for each region of Indian Railway. Based on the result of first stage, candidates will be selected for second stage CBT.
After the conduct of second stage CBT, the Board will release the result of the online test. The result will be declared online containing the roll numbers of candidates shortlisted for Document Verification.
Railway Recruitment Board, having conducted the Document Verification (DV) process, will prepare the final result of the recruitment exam. The result will be declared in the pdf format consist of the roll number of qualified candidates. On the basis of the final result, candidates will be recruited to the posts of RRB JE 2019.
Railway Recruitment Boards prescribes the cut off for each exam stage of RRB JE. The Board has already provided the qualifying cut off for both first and second stage CBT. The minimum qualifying cutoff for both CBTs are 40% for general category, 30% for SC and OBC candidates, and 25% for candidates belonging to ST categories. However, RRB will determine the overall cut off along with the result. Based on the overall cut off, candidates will be shortlisted to appear for the next stage of the recruitment process.
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) will conduct RRB JE 2019 in three stages – first stage CBT, second stage CBT and Document Verification. RRB JE is held to recruit candidates for various posts available under RRB Junior Engineer (JE). The posts included under RRB JE are Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). Candidates have to secure the overall cut off in each stage of the exam to be selected for the next exam stage. After the conduct of first stage CBT, the Board will publish the cut off of the same. Candidates securing the cut off or more will be selected for CBT 2. Similarly, candidates having obtained marks equal to the cut off or more will be shortlisted to appear in Document Verification (DV). After the conduct of DV, RRB will publish the final result of RRB JE on the basis of marks secured in CBT 2 subject to qualifying DV. Marks secured in CBT 1 will not be counted as the first stage of the exam is qualifying in nature. Based on the final result, candidates will be recruited to the applied posts of RRB JE.
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