Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) invites applications for the Junior Engineer (JE) post in various departments of Indian Railways. The RRB JE is a highly competitive examination, and candidates must be well-versed with the syllabus and exam pattern to score good marks.
Here’s everything you need to know about RRB JE syllabus and exam pattern:
The RRB JE examination is conducted in two phases- Computer-based test (CBT) I and CBT II. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes, and the total marks allotted are 100. The CBT I comprises four sections, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics, General Science, and General Awareness. Each section carries 25 marks, and negative marking of 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question is applied for every wrong answer. The qualifying marks vary as per the category of the candidate.
The CBT II comprises five sections, General Awareness, Physics and Chemistry, Basics of Computers and Applications, Basics of Environment and Pollution Control, and Technical Abilities. The total marks allotted for the CBT II are 150, and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. The qualifying marks vary as per the category of the candidate.
The syllabus for RRB JE covers a vast range of subjects, and candidates must be well-versed with the topics to gain an edge over other applicants. Here’s a detailed breakup of the syllabus:
General Intelligence and Reasoning: The section focuses on logical reasoning, encoding and decoding, analogies, similarities and differences, problem-solving, Venn diagrams, space visualization, and verbal and non-verbal analysis.
Mathematics: This section focuses on numerical ability, decimals, ratios and proportions, LCM and HCF, percentages, simple and compound interest, elementary statistics, time and distance, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
General Science: This section focuses on physics, chemistry, and biology of the 10th standard level.
General Awareness: The section focuses on current affairs, Indian history and geography, economics, politics, and culture.
Technical Abilities: This section focuses on the subject chosen by the candidate, i.e., Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil, or Computer Science.