RRB Junior Engineer Exam Pattern and Syllabus

RRB JE exam is to be held this year by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The RRB is inviting applications for various spots open in the Indian Railways. Engineering graduates from various disciplines can appear for the exam. The exam forms were released on 2nd January 2019, and the last date of submission is 31st January 2019.

All interested candidates should find the exam form on the official channel and fill it correctly. As per the notification released by RRB in December 2018, there are more than 13,000 vacancies. The job posts that are available are Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Junior Engineer (JE), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Junior Engineer IT (JE IT).

The date for RRB JE exam has not to be notified yet. However, the exam is supposed to be held between the months of March and May 2019. To make sure that the aspirants find the job that they wish to find, they should begin their preparations immediately and make it a point to cover the syllabus.

RRB JE Exam Pattern and Syllabus

There is a lot to cover when it comes to RRB JE syllabus. The exam pattern and the topics to be covered can be overwhelming for most of the appearing candidates. For an applicant to be selected as an employee in the Indian Railways, they need to make sure that they understand the exam pattern and the syllabus.

Here is all that the candidates need to know about the exam pattern:

  • There are two types of computer-based exams:
    • CBT 1
    • CBT 2
  • CBT 1 will have 100 questions for the candidate to answer in 90 minutes.
  • CBT 2 will have 150 questions for the candidate to answer in 150 minutes.
  • The applicants for the exam will be required to finish the question paper in the stipulated time.
  • Apart from this, a candidate who is appearing for the exam should know that for every correct answer they will be awarded one mark and for every wrong answer ⅓ marks will be deducted for both stages of CBT.

The procedure for the exam is as follows:

  • The exams will be conducted online, only.
  • CBT 1 or CBT 2, is the first step.
  • Once the candidates clear the exam, they will be called in for Document Verification and Medical tests.

Here are the criteria of the passing marks for the candidates appearing for the exam:

  • General Category: 40%
  • SC Category: 25%
  • ST Category: 30%
  • OBC: 30%

For the candidates to be eligible for the next stages of the recruitment process, they will be required to score at least the minimum percentage. Apart from this, the actually selected candidates will be decided according to the merit list released by the RBB. Candidates should understand the RRB JE exam pattern to make sure that they find the correct methods to study for the exam.

Detailed Analysis of the RRB Exam Pattern

Although we have discussed the RRB JE exam pattern for 2019 exam above, here is a detailed analysis of the exam pattern. Before we dive into the topic of RRB JE syllabus 2019, it is crucial for you to understand what CBT 1 and CBT 2 pattern’s look like.

RRB JE CBT 1 Exam Pattern

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness
  • Mathematics

Subject

Questions

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

General Science

30

General Awareness

15

Mathematics

30

CBT 1 has to be finished within 90 minutes.

RRB JE CBT 2 Exam Pattern

  • General Awareness
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Basics of Computers and Application
  • Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
  • Technical Abilities

Here is a table to show the number of questions asked for each section:

Subject

Questions

General Awareness

15

Technical Abilities

100

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

10

Basics of Computers and Application

10

Physics and Chemistry

15

The applicants must finish their CBT-2 exam within 120 minutes.

RRB JE Exam Syllabus CBT 1 and 2

The RRB JE syllabus is quite spread out and is selected in order to check the candidates’ capabilities. These computer-based exams will have questions; each will carry one mark. The candidates are required to obtain valid scores, at least the minimum marks for their respective categories. The cut-off the list will be released once the results are out.

The syllabus for CBT 1 is as follows:

Subjects Topics to be covered
Mathematics ●        Number systems
●        Decimals
●        BODMAS
●        Fractions
●        Ratio and Proportion
●        LCM and HCF
●        Percentages, Mensuration
●        Time and Distance
●        Time and Work
●        Trigonometry
●        Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss
●        Geometry
●        Algebra
●        Elementary Statistics
●        Age Calculations
●        Square Root
●        Calendar & Clock
●        Pipes & Cistern
General Intelligence and Reasoning ●        Analogies
●        Coding and Decoding
●        Alphabetical and Number Series
●        Mathematical operations
●        Syllogism
●        Relationships
●        Venn Diagram
●        Jumbling
●        Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
●        Similarities and Differences
●        Conclusions and Decision Making
●        Analytical reasoning
●        Directions
●        Classification, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.
General Awareness ●        Current affairs
●        culture and history of India including freedom struggle
●        Indian geography
●        Indian Polity and Constitution
●        Environmental issues concerning India and the World
●        Indian Economy
●        Sports
●        General scientific and technological developments, etc.
General Science Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)

The subjects and the syllabus for CBT 2 are quite different than CBT 1. However, the pattern will remain to be a computer-based pattern and will have multiple choice questions. Here is what the syllabus for CBT 2 includes:

Subjects Topics to be covered
General Awareness ●        Current affairs
●        culture and history of India including freedom struggle
●        Indian geography
●        Indian Polity and Constitution
●        Environmental issues concerning India and the World
●        Indian Economy
●        Sports
●        General scientific and technological developments, etc.
Physics and Chemistry Physics and Chemistry (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)
Basics of Computers and Applications ●        The architecture of Computers
●        Networking
●        Storage devices
●        input and Output devices
●        Operating System such as Windows, Linux, Unix; MS Office, etc.
●        Internet and Email
●        Various data representation
●        Computer Virus
●        Websites and Web Browsers
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control ●        Basics of Environment
●        Air, water and Noise pollution their effect and control
●        The adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies
●        Waste Management
●        Acid rain
●        Global warming
●        Ozone depletion
Technical Abilities There are seven Exam Groups, and the questions for the exams will be based on the following: 
●        Civil & Allied Engineering-JE
●        Printing Technology-JE
●        Electrical & Allied Engineering-JE
●        Mechanical & Allied Engineering-JE
●        Electronics & Allied Engineering-JE
●        Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)
●        Computer Science and Information Technology-JE

Here is the syllabus for various subjects that fall under technical abilities for the RRB 2019 recruitment exam:

Subject Topics to be covered
Electronics Engineering ●        Electronic Devices
●        Energy Bands
●        Wireless Communication
●        Carrier Transport in Silicon: Diffusion current, Drift current, Mobility, and Resistivity
●        Signal and Systems
●        Generation and recombination of carriers
●        Control System
●        Tunnel
●        Junctions
●        EMFT
●        Diodes
●        Basics of Signal and Systems
●        Analog and Digital Circuits
Communication
Electrical Engineering ●        Electrical and Electronic Measurements
●        Machines
●        Circuits and Measurement Systems
●        Basics of Circuit and Power Electronics
●        Signals and Systems
●        Analog and Digital Electronics
●        Power and Control Systems
Computer Engineering ●        Computer Fundamentals
●        Languages
●        Information Systems
●        MS Office
●        Software Engineering
●        Operating Systems
●        DBMS
●        Computer Networks
●        Network Communication
●        Web Technology and Programming
●        Algorithms
●        Database
●        System Programming
Civil Engineering ●        Estimating
●        General Civil Engineering
●        Costing
●        Construction or Structure Engineering and Drawing
●        Soil Mechanics
●        Errors and Adjustments
●        Valuation
●        Structural Analysis
●        Steel Structures
●        Mechanics
●        Building Materials
●        Concrete Structures
●        Construction
●        Hydraulics
●        Water Requirements
●        Traffic Engineering
●        Hydrology
●        Highway Planning
●        Projections
●        Environmental Engineering
●        Measurements of distance and directions
●        Coordinate System
●        Surveying
●        Curves
Instrumentation & Measurement Engineering ●        Mechanical Measurement
●        Transducers
●        Basics of Measurement Systems
●        Circuits
●        Analog or Digital Electronics
●        Process Instrumentation
●        Industrial Instrumentation
Information Technology ●        MS Offices
●        Information Systems
●        Computer Fundamentals and Organization
●        C, C++, and Java Language
●        System Programming
●        DBMS
●        Software Engineering
●        UNIX
●        SAD
●        Data and Network Communication Operating Systems
 
●        Web Technology and Programming
●        Environment and Pollution Control
Mechanical Engineering ●        Strength of Materials
●        Heat Transfer
●        Theory of Machines
●        Fluid Mechanics
●        Engineering Mechanics
●        Kinematics of Machine
●        Machining and Machine Tool Operations
●        Power Engineering
●        Thermodynamics
●        I.C. Engine Cycles
●        Stream Tables
●        Casting
●        Metrology and Inspection
●        Thermodynamics cycles
Chemical Engineering ●        Thermodynamics
●        Basic concepts of Fuel
●        Applied Chemistry
●        Instrumentation and Measurement
●        Material Science
●        Polymers
●        Environment and Pollution Control
●        Computers
Printing Press ●        Physics
●        Mathematics and Science including
●        Chemistry
●        Printing Techniques
●        Environment and Pollution Control
●        Printing Materials
●        Digital Technology and Imaging
●        Paper and Ink Technology
●        Printing Surface Preparation
●        Control Application in Printing
●        Offset Printing
●        Flexo and Gravure
●        Colour Science
●        Newspaper Printing
●        Flexo and Gravure
●        Basic Concepts of Computers

RRB Important Dates

Here is a list of all the important dates for RRB JE recruitment exams process. All interested candidates should make it a point to fill out the exam form on time. The important dates that all interested candidates must keep in mind:

Event

Date

Official Release of Notification

December 2019

RRB exam date

March 2019

Release of Results

To be announced

Merit List and Cut Off

To be announced

Interview Dates

To be announced

When a candidate is interested in applying for the exam for RRB JE recruitment, then they should fill the 2019 entrance form on time. Apart from this, the candidate should add all the relevant details to the form.

RRB JE Important Books

Here are some important books to read:

Subject

Book Title and writer

Maths

●        Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

●        Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal

●        Practice Book on Quicker Maths by M.Tyra, K. Kund

Reasoning

●        General Intelligence and Reasoning by Kunwar Ishwar Singh Rathore

●        General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by Showick Thorpe

General Science

●        Environment GK by Shiv Kumar

●        General Science by Lucent

General Awareness

●        Lucent’s General Knowledge by Lucent Publication

●        Manorama Year Book by Malayala Manorama

●        RRB JE General Awareness Book by Disha Publications

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

●        Objective Civil Engineering by P. K. Mishra

●        Indian Railways Junior Engineer Mechanical Recruitment Exam by Arihant Experts

●        Objective Mechanical Engineering (Railway and other Engineering Competitive exams) (includes Model Test Papers) by Upkar Publication

●        Guide to RRB Junior Engineer- Mechanical by Disha Experts

Civil Engineering (CE)

●        RRB Railway Recruitment Board Civil Engineer Practice Work Book by Kiran’s Publications

●        Wiley’s Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer Exam Goalpost Solved Papers and Practice Tests by DT Editorial Services

Electrical Engineering (EE)

●        RRB Junior Engineer Exam Electrical by Dr. Chandresh Agrawal

 Electronics Engineering

●        Indian Railways Junior Engineer Electronics Recruitment Exam (Old Edition) by Arihant Experts

●        Guide To RRB Electronics & Communication Engineering (Junior Engg.) by GKP

Computer Science

●        Handbook of Computer Science & IT by Surbhi Mitra

●        Objective Computer Science & Information Technology by G.K. Mithal

A candidate should have a look at the subjects they are weak at and the ones they are strong at, and purchase more books for the subjects that they are weak at. A table of books is mentioned above, which will help any kind of candidate to find the best books to study for the 2019 RRB recruitment entrance exam.


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