The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) conducts various exams to recruit candidates for different positions in the Indian Railways. The exam pattern for RRB exams may vary depending on the specific recruitment notification and the position for which the exam is being conducted. However, I can provide you with a general overview of the RRB exam pattern.
Computer Based Test (CBT):
· Most RRB exams are conducted in online mode as a Computer Based Test.
· The CBT consists of multiple-choice objective questions.
· The questions are usually divided into different sections or subjects.
· The common sections/subjects in RRB exams are:
· General Awareness
· Arithmetic or Numerical Ability
· General Intelligence and Reasoning
· General Science (applicable for technical positions)
Each question typically carries one mark.
· There may be negative marking, where 1/3rd or 1/4th of the marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.
· It is important to read the instructions carefully to understand the marking scheme specific to the exam.
· The duration of the exam varies depending on the exam and the position applied for.
· It can range from 60 minutes to 120 minutes or more.
· The syllabus for RRB exams is generally based on the educational qualifications required for the respective positions.
· It covers topics such as general knowledge, mathematics, reasoning, general science, technical subjects (if applicable), etc.
· It is advisable to refer to the official notification or syllabus provided by RRB for the specific exam you are preparing for.
Stage-wise Selection Process:
RRB exams are conducted in multiple stages, and the selection process may involve different stages such as CBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Skill Test, Document Verification, and Medical Examination.
The stages and their sequence may vary depending on the
position and the recruitment notification.
Tier 1 - Computer Based Test (CBT) Stage 1:
· The first tier is usually a computer-based test (CBT) conducted as Stage 1 of the exam.
· It consists of multiple-choice objective questions.
· The questions are based on subjects such as General Awareness, Arithmetic/Numerical Ability, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science (if applicable), etc.
· Candidates need to qualify this stage by securing the minimum cut-off marks specified by RRB to proceed to the next stage.
Tier 2 - Computer Based Test (CBT) Stage 2:
· Some exams may have a second tier as Stage 2, which is also conducted as a computer-based test.
· This stage may have a different set of subjects or a more specialized focus depending on the position applied for.
· For example, in RRB JE (Junior Engineer) exam, Tier 2 focuses on technical subjects related to the respective engineering discipline.
· Candidates need to qualify this stage as well by meeting the prescribed cut-off marks.
Tier 3 - Skill Test/Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT):
· Depending on the position and the requirements, there may be a third tier, which can be a Skill Test, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), or a Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
· The Skill Test can involve practical tasks related to the job position, such as typing, data entry, or other specific skills.
· The PET assesses the physical fitness and endurance of candidates through activities like running, lifting weights, etc.
· The CBAT is specifically conducted for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) positions to test candidates' aptitude and technical skills related to operating locomotives.
· Candidates need to qualify this stage as well to move ahead in the selection process.
Tier 4 - Document Verification and Medical Examination:
· After qualifying the previous stages, candidates are called for document verification, where their eligibility, educational qualifications, and other relevant documents are verified.
· Those who pass the document verification stage then undergo a medical examination to assess their physical fitness and suitability for the respective positions.
· The final selection is based on the overall performance of candidates in all the stages and subject to satisfying the eligibility criteria.
It's important to note that the exact exam pattern may differ for each RRB recruitment notification, so it is advisable to refer to the official notification and syllabus provided by the Railway Recruitment Board for the specific exam you are preparing for. This will give you detailed and accurate information about the exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, and selection process.