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RRC GROUP-D 2020 exam is yet to be conducted and online registration has been closed. RRC had released the vacancies for various posts in Group D in 2019.

The exam date for the RRC GROUP-D 2020 is yet to be announced. RRC is likely to announce the exam date soon and as soon as RRC announces the exam date officially, we will update you with the same with all the necessary details. 

In this article, you will get all the details related to RRC GROUP-D 2020 exam such as- RRB GROUP- D Vacancy details, RRC GROUP-D Syllabus, Salary, Qualification, Age Limit, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Preparation Strategy and  Best Place for preparation.

Vacancy Details

As per the official notification of the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC), railway will recruit 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level 1 Posts through RRB Recruitment 2019 Grade D (Level 1) Exam.


The basic Railway Group D Salary is 18000/- but the candidate will get salary in hand between 22000/- to 25000/- after adding all the allowances. It is a very prestigious job profile with a lot of responsibilities involved.

Basic Pay18,000/-
Dearness Allowances (DA) (12%)2160/-
Transport Allowances (TA)1800/-
House Rent Allowances (HRA)X Class City: – 4320 Y Class City: – 2880 Z Class City: – 1440
Net salaryX Class City: – 22320/- Y Class City: – 20880/- Z Class City: – 19440/-
Net salary for Track maintainerX Class City: -25020/- Y Class City: -23580/- Z Class City: -22140/-

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

The railway board has set a minimum level of education qualification that a candidate must possess in order to appear for the RRC Group D level 1 examination.

A candidate who wishes to appear for Group D Railway exam must have:

  • Class 10th pass certificate OR
  • ITI degree or diploma

Any of the above degrees from a government recognised institution/Board/NCVT/SCVT is acceptable.

Age Limit

As per the notification, the railway board has set upper and lower age limit for RRC Group D exam. Candidates willing to appear for the RRC level 1 examination must be from the age group 18 to 33 years.

Precisely, The RRB Group D age limit is as follows:

  • Lower Age limit – 18 years
  • Upper age limit – 33 years

RRC GROUP- D 2020: Selection Process

The recruitment process will involve the following stages of examination:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification & Medical

The exam shall be Computer Based Test (CBT). Railway Administration reserves the right to conduct the CBT in either single or multi stage mode. Candidates qualifying in the CBT shall have to undergo Physical Efficiency Test (PET). It will be followed by Document Verification and Medical Examination.

RRC GROUP D Level-I Exam Pattern 2019 (CBT)

Based on the performance of candidates in the Computer Based Test (CBT), they would be required to go for the PET/Document Verification. The examination duration and number of questions for CBT are as follows-

SUBJECTSNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General Science2525
General Intelligence & Reasoning303090 Minutes
General Awareness on Current affairs2020

Physical Efficiency Test

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for the PET, three times the community wise total vacancy of the posts notified against RRBs/RRCs. Passing the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for PET is as follows-

Should be able to lift and carry 25 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in two minutes in 1 chance without putting the weight down; and should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in 1 chance.Should be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of weight for a distance if 100 meters in two minutes in 1 chance without putting the weight down; and should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in 1 chance.

RRC GROUP-D Syllabus 

The questions will be of Objective Type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to- 


  • Mathematics: Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio & Proportions, Percentages, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, SI & CI, Profit & Loss, Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & cistern, etc.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, Alphabetical & Number Series, Coding & Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Vein Diagram, Data Interpretation, Sufficiency, Conclusions & Decision Making, Similarities & Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement- Arguments & Assumptions etc.
  • General Science: The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level (CBSE).
  • General Awareness on Current Affairs: General Awareness on Current Affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics & any other subject of importance.


How to prepare

Preparation Strategy for Mathematics

  1. Do not depend on shortcut methods. But, you should have a vivid knowledge of the topic.
  2. Never go for cramming of formulas.
  3. Practice regularly.
  4. Take mock tests to evaluate your preparation.
  5. Understand the theory of each topic properly.
  6. Keep revising after you finish each topic. This will help build your speed and accuracy.
  7. Focus on your weaknesses.
  8. Never stop working on your mistakes. This will help you take the test efficiently.

Preparation Strategy for General Intelligence & Reasoning

  1. Firstly, segregate the important topics and the less important ones.
  2. Strengthen your logistic skills by solving puzzles often.
  3. Practice regularly as this section can fetch you good marks.
  4. Try your hands on games that demand logic and reasoning.
  5. Focus on the important chapters first and keep the less important ones for last minute.
  6. Make notes as you go forward with new topics.
  7. Work on strengthening your weak areas.
  8. Make a separate time table for revision. Revising regularly will help you analyse your errors.

Preparation Strategy for General Science

  1. Firstly, gather all the previous notes you had of your academic study.
  2. Jot down the important topics.
  3. Look for the chapters you face difficulty in understanding.
  4. Start with the difficult chapters. Know the basics of each topic.
  5. Prepare from NCERT books.
  6. Set separate timings to revise the chapters already covered.
  7. Instead of cramming, try to understand the concepts.
  8. Finally, you don’t have to reach on to high-level books. Just stick to the basics and you are done preparing.

Preparation Strategy for General Science

  1. Collect quality study material like The Manorama Year Book.
  2. Develop the habit of reading newspapers regularly.
  3. Make a proper time table. Give equal attention to all the areas.
  4. Watch news on a daily basis.
  5. Discuss the news you come across with your peers to increase your knowledge.
  6. Take different kinds of quizzes.
  7. Never miss out a day on reading the newspaper. This might affect your news absorbing ability.
  8. Solve papers and take mock tests regularly.

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