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RRB JE Exam Pattern Changed | Know the New Selection Process

This year, RRB JE Exam Pattern has changed. Read more about the new RRB Exam Pattern, Document Verification and Medical standards in details before applying for the RRB JE Exam 2018-19. Find all required information, given below.

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019:- RRB JE exam pattern has been changed by the RRB, Railway Recruitment Board. Railway Recruitment Board released the latest exam pattern this year, before applying, go through the complete RRB JE exam pattern as per the latest notification here:

  • RRB JE Tier 1 will consist of 100 Questions and Tier 2 will consist 200 Questions
  • Duration for RRB JE Exam Tier 1- 90 minutes and Tier 2- 120 minutes
  • In both the sections, a correct answer will fetch 1 mark.
  • RRB JE Tier 3 will be offline Document verification and Medical fitness exam

 Changes and Latest News – RRB JE Exam Pattern

  • RRB exam pattern 2019 for Junior Engineer post has been revised.
  • Before exam was conducted in 4 Sections: CBT 1, CBT 2, Document Verification and Medical Fitness exam.
  • Now the exam will be conducted in 3 Sections: CBT 1, CBT 2 and Document Verification & Medical Fitness Exam.

 RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019 Highlights

One must keep the changes in the mind before applying for RRB JE 2019. Go through the table below for the brief knowledge of RRB JE 2019;

Exam Name Railway Recruitment Board Junior engineer 2019
Conducting Railway Recruitment Board
Exam Date April/ May 2019
Selection Process 3 Tier Exam
Duration Tier 1: 90 Minutes
Tier 2: 120 Minutes
Mode Tier 1 and 2 Online
Document Verification and Medical Fitness Exam Offline

RRB JE Exam Pattern for CBT 1

The very first step of the selection process for RRB JE is CBT 1 examination. Check Subject wise marking scheme for RRB JE CBT 1 in the table mentioned below as per latest RRB JE Exam Pattern;

Topics No. of Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 minutes
General Awareness 15 15
Mathematics 30 30
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100
  • 1/3rd Negative marking is there in CBTs for each wrong answer
  • Minimum Passing Marks as per different categories:
  1. General- 40%
  2. OBC- 30%
  3. SC/ST- 30%
  4. PwBD-2%

 RRB JE Exam Pattern for CBT 2

Candidates who will clear RRB JE CBT 1 will be eligible to write CBT 2 examination. Check Subject wise marking scheme for RRB JE CBT 2 in the table below as per latest RRB JE Exam Pattern;

Topics No. of Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence and Reasoning 15 15 120 minutes
Physics & Chemistry 15 15
Basics of Computers and Application 10 10
Basics of Environmental & Pollution 10 10
Technical Abilities 100 100
Total 150 150
  • 1/3rd Negative marking is there in CBTs for each wrong answer
  • Minimum Passing Marks as per different categories:
  1. General- 40%
  2. OBC- 30%
  3. SC/ST- 30%
  4. PWD-2%

Important points to note:

  1. Both the above mentioned CBT 1 & CBT 2 exams shall be of Objective type.
  2. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. For each wrong answer, there will be a penalty of 1/3 marks from the secured marks.

Document Verification & Medical Fitness Test – RRB JE Exam Pattern

Candidates who will clear both CBT 1 & CBT 2 will have to go through Document Verification & medical Fitness Test in order to be eligible to be in the final merit list. RRB will release the date for Document Verification & Medical fitness test few days after the result of CBT 2 will be released.

Document Verification:

In this step of the selection process, candidates are required to submit documents as mentioned in the official notification for claiming their seat. Applicants claiming for relaxation also need to submit the relevant documentation to support their claims.

Below are the documents need to be submitted in this step of the selection process;

  • Educational Qualifications
  • Date of Birth
  • Identity
  • Reservation Status

Documents submitted for document verification will prove certain eligibility as per the standards set by Indian Railways. Below are the mentioned documents and the proof of eligibility for various requirements during RRB JE Documents Verification process as per latest RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019;

Document

Proof

10th/ Matriculation Marksheet Verifies the Date of Birth/Age
Graduation Degree Proves the Completion of Graduation
Caste Certificate for SC/ST category Proves the caste category claim of a candidate
Self-declaration for Ex-Serviceman Proves the candidate served in the army for the required period and is discharged now
OBC NCL Certificate Proves that the candidate belongs to the Non-Creamy Layer of the OBC category
Income Certificate for Examination Fee Waiver Proves the candidate belongs to a low-income setup
Minority Community Declaration on non-judicial stamp paper Proves the candidate belongs to a Minority Community
NOC from serving employees Proves the candidate has the freedom to get employment under the RRB JE recruitment
NOC from serving Defence Personnel stating the date of discharge Proves the candidate has been allowed to get employment under the RRB JE recruitment
Gazetted document showcasing the name change, in case of a name change Proves the candidate has officially changed the name
Receipt of payment in case of an SBI Challan or Post Office payment Proves the candidate has paid the fee offline
Self-certification by Transgender Proves that the candidate identifies as a transgender
J & K Domicile Certificate Proves that the candidate belongs to the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Decree of divorce or judicial separation and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried Proves that the candidate is divorced and has not remarried after the divorce.
Death Certificate and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried Proves that the candidate is a widow and has not remarried after the death of her husband,

Instructions for Uploading Documents Online – RRB JE Exam Pattern

  • If any certificate is not in Hindi or English, one must bring its translated version.
  • The certificate must specify the date of issue.
  • One must upload all the required documents before the given deadline.
  • Single page documents should be in JPEG/JPG format.
  • Documents having multiple pages must be uploaded in PDF format.
  • For single page document, image size should remain between 50-300 kb.
  • For multiple page document, image size should remain between 50-500 kb.
  • Documents such as Matric Certificate, Intermediate/PUC Certificate, Caste Certificate, Income Certificate are single page documents
  • Documents such as all Semester mark sheets saved as one page, Discharge certificate saved as one document are multiple page documents

Medical Fitness Test:

In medical Fitness Test, one must fulfill the medical standard as per their post and department requirement. candidates will be notified to come to a specified location which will be chosen as the center for document verification by RRB.

Medical Standards:-

⇒A-3

  • Physically it in all respect
  • Visual Standards-Distance vision – 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (Power of lenses should not exceed 2D)
  • Near Vision – Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and one must pass the color test, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, and Night Vision.

⇒B-1

  • Physically it in all respect
  • Visual Standards-Distance vision – 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (Power of lenses should not exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision – Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or while doing close work and must pass color Vision Test, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision, and Night Vision.

⇒B-2

  • Physically it in all respect
  • Visual Standards-Distance vision – 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (Power of lenses should not exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision – Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or while doing close work and must pass Field of Vision Test.

⇒C-1

  • Physically it in all respect
  • Visual Standards-Distance vision – 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (Power of lenses should not exceed 4D)
  • Near Vision – Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or while doing close work is required.

In the table below, We have mentioned the complete list of the medical standard as per latest RRB JE Pattern for various posts of RRB JE.

Post Section Sub Department Medical Standard
J.E/ Bridge Engineering BRIDGE A3
J.E/ Civil/ Design Drawing and Estimation Engineering DESIGN and DRAWING C1
J.E/ P Way Engineering P WAY A3
JE/ Civil/ Design Drawing and Estimation Engineering PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E./ P Way Engineering PRODUCTION UNIT A3
J.E/ Works Engineering PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Design and Civil Engineering R & D B2
J.E/ Civil Engineering R & D B1
J.E/ Works Engineering R & D C1
J.E/ (Research)/ Civil Engineering R & D B1
J.E/ Works Engineering WORKS B1
J.E/ Civil/ Workshop Engineering WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Track Machine Engineering TRACK MACHINE A3
J.E/ Carriage and Wagon Mechanical CARRIAGE AND WAGON B1
J.E/ Mechanical/ Design Drawing and Estimation Mechanical DESIGN AND DRAWING C1
J.E/ Diesel Mechanical Mechanical DIESEL SHED B1
J.E/ Mechanical/ Power Mechanical POWER A3
J.E./ Design/ Mechanical Mechanical PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Mechanical Mechanical PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Mechanical/ Design Drawing and Estimation Mechanical PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Design/ C and W Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Design/ ED Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Design/ MP Mechanical R & D B2
J.E/ Design/ Testing Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Mechanical Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Mechanical/ Carriage Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Mechanical/ ED Mechanical R & D B1
J.E/ Mechanical/ MP Mechanical R & D B1
J.E/ Mechanical/ Testing Mechanical R & D B1
J.E/ Workshop/ ED Mechanical R & D C1
J.E (Research)/ Mechanical/ Testing Mechanical R & D C1
J.E/ Diesel Mechanical (Workshop) Mechanical WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ JIG and TOOL Mechanical WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Mechanical (Workshop) Mechanical WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Millwright Mechanical WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Diesel Electrical Mechanical DIESEL SHED B1
J.E/ Diesel Electrical (Workshop) Mechanical WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Electrical/ Design Drawing & Estimation Electrical DESIGN AND DRAWING C1
J.E/ Electrical/ EMU Electrical EMU A3
J.E/ Electrical/ General Services Electrical GENERAL SERVICES B1
J.E/ Design/ Electrical Electrical PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Design/ TI Electrical PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Electrical/ Design Drawing and Estimation Electrical PRODUCTION UNI C1
J.E/ Design/ Electrical Electrical R & D C1
J.E/ Design/ TI Electrical R & D B2
J.E/ Electrical Electrical R & DThe candidates should bring the follow documents to complete the verification: C1
J.E/ Research/ TI Electrical R & D C1
J.E/ Electrical/ TRD Electrical TRD A3
J.E/ Electrical/ TRS Electrical TRS A3
J.E/ Electrical (Workshop) Electrical WORKSOP C1
J.E/ S & T/ Design Drawing and Estimation S & T DESIGN AND DRAWING C1
J.E/ S & T/ Telecommunication S & T PRODUCTION UNIT C1
J.E/ Design/ S & T S & T R & D C1
J.E/ Research/ Instrumentation S & T R & D C1
J.E/ S & T/ Telecommunication S & T R & D C1
J.E/ S & T/ Signal S & T SIGNAL A3
J.E/ S & T/ Telecommunication S & T TELECOMMUNICATION A3
J.E/ S & T (Workshop) S & T WORKSHOP C1
J.E/ Printing Press STORES PRINTING PRESS B2
DMS STORES STORES DEPOT C1
J.E/ IT ACCOUNTS ACCOUNTS C1
CMA Mechanical CMT B1

RB JE Syllabus 2019:

Before starting preparation for RRB JE examination, one must look at the syllabus for RRB JE in order to have a clear vision of the examination and the topics to be covered for each section. Let’s have a look at the important topics to be covered in different stages of RRB JE in the table below;

Stages Subjects Important Topics
CBT 1 Mathematics Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism etc.
General Awareness Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture, and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity, and constitution etc.
General Science Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)
CBT 2 (General Exams) General Awareness Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture, and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity, and constitution etc.
Physics and Chemistry Up to 10th standard CBSE syllabus and relevant basics.
Basics of Computer and Application The architecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices, Networking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux etc.
CBT 2 (Technical Ability) Mechanical & Allied Engineering Engineering Mechanics, Material Science, Strength of Materials, Machining etc.
Computer Science and Information Technology PC software, Computer Fundamentals, C language, Information Systems etc.
Civil & Allied Engineering Building Construction, Building materials, Construction of Superstructure, Building Drawing, Building Finishes, Concrete technology, surveying etc. etc.
Electrical & Allied Engineering Basic Concepts, AC Fundamentals, Magnetic Circuit, Circuit law etc.
Electronics & Allied Engineering Electronic Components and Materials, Electronic devices and circuits, Digital Electronics, Linear integrated circuit etc.
Printing Technology Printing Systems, image processing Types of originals, Paper and Ink manufacturing, Printer’s accounting and Estimation etc.
CMA Basics, Light, Heat, Sound, Mechanics, Magnetism, Modern Physics, Matter, Chemical reactions etc.

RRB JE Preparation Tips – RRB JE Exam Pattern

If you are about to start your preparation for RRB JE or you are yet to start your exam preparation, you need to follow a specific strategy in order to prepare for the exam efficiently.  Well, there is no specific framework to be followed to achieve the target but in order to smoothen your exam preparation, you need to set few things straight and need to follow the same according to your own requirement. Below are the few of the most important steps one need to follow to get the optimum of one’s potential;

Prepare a plan

Once you are clear about the Syllabus and exam pattern, you must create a pathway to prepare the same. The most important thing to do is to know your strengths and weaknesses. Once you are aware of what you need, prepare a plan accordingly with keeping time limit in your head as an important bar.

Strategize your plan

Once you have planned your preparation for RRB JE, strategize it with respect to the time you have for the exam preparation. Start with easier topics as it will help you build confidence and later you can work on more difficult topics. Plan your short term and long term goals in order to achieve targets in bits and believe me it makes the process much easier.

Find the best exam resources

Well, this is one of the most important things to do in order to make the most of your strategized plan. Look for best books, previous year questions, Previous year exam analysis, and anything regarded as a preparation resource for RRB JE.

Manage Time Efficiently

If you manage your time well, things will automatically start turning easier for you. Look for tricks or a better way to solve a problem which can save you some time. Keep up this process until you are able to finish everything in time.

Well, Most importantly you need to practice regularly in order get the optimum result of your potential. While its universally known that practice makes it perfect, it has to be regularised in a way that you don’t lose your grasp of any specific topic.

Therefore, now you are aware of the exam procedure and paper pattern for the upcoming RRB JE exam 2018-19. As notified, the 1st online exam is most probably to be held on April or May 2019. Hence, you have a good time to prepare yourself.