7 Important Points Regarding RRB Exams

The RRB exams are the most sought after exams in the government sector conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. Aspirants across the country who wish to enter the railway sector for a secured future look forward to a job opportunity in the Railway Board.

The RRB conducts examinations for the following posts- 

  1. RRB NTPC (Non-Technical & Popular Category)
  2. RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot)
  3. RRB JE (Junior Engineer)
  4. RRB Group D 

The Railway Recruitment Board has recently announced the exam date of a few exams, recruitment of which are pending from last year. Aspirants can check important RRB Exam Date in the linked page. 

Besides this, there are certain important pointers that aspirants need to bear in mind during the recruitment process of RRB exams. The recruitment of Railway exams comprises various phases. Candidates are required to qualify the online examination and the final selection is done based on the marks scored by them. The detailed recruitment process of RRB exams is mentioned below.

Points to remember for Railway Exams

It is important that the aspirants of railway exams complete and fulfil all the requirements as mentioned by RRB to qualify the examination. The pointers regarding RRB recruitment process are as follows:

  1. Release of the Official Notification – this marks the start of the RRB recruitment process. The notification is released on the official website and mentions details regarding the exam dates, eligibility, syllabus and exam pattern, etc. Once the candidates are notified about the RRB notification they should carefully go through the notification for minute details before moving on to the further process.
  2. Application Form Filling –  the notification mentions the start and end date to submit the online application form for the exams. Candidates must fill all the details in the application form such as personal information, educational details, document uploading and contact information correctly backed by proof in support of the same.
  3. Release of the Admit Card – After the completion of online application form filling the admit card for respective RRB exam is released for the candidates whose application forms are accepted. Railway Admit card is a proof that a candidate has completed the formalities of registration and is eligible to appear for the exam. The admit card for the railway exams is released 10 to 15 days prior to the date of examination.

Candidates awaiting the RRB Admit Card for various railway exams to be conducted in December 2020 can check the linked page for further information. 

  1. Exam conducting day- conducting the examination is the most critical part. Candidates are required to be at the exam centre before the reporting time along with the admit card and necessary documents. Most railway exams are conducted in two stages CBT I and CBT II but for a few exams, there are other stages as well like Skill tests, Medical exam, Document verification and final selection. Once the examination is conducted, only then can candidates be shortlisted for the next phase of examination or for the final selection. 
  2. RRB Result Declaration – After clearing all the stages, CBTs, Skill tests, Medical exams, based on the overall performance of the candidate across the country, the Railway result is declared. The result, cut off marks and the qualifying marks are all published by the Railway Recruitment Board on the website of respective Regional RRBs. 
  3. Document Verification – Once the online examination and other stages are conducted, results are declared, then comes the document verification process. Whatever details are filled in the application form are checked to avoid any kind of discrepancy. The notification clearly mentions that any candidate who is unable to produce the proof of the details mentioned in the application form are subject to be disqualified. Candidates belonging to reserved categories need to provide their caste certificates during verification.
  4. Final Selection – The list of candidates entering the final selection is released after the competition of all the stages and verifications. Candidates who are able to score the minimum cut off marks as released by the conducting body are appointed for different posts for which they have applied.

The recruitment process for various RRB examinations and other government exams are mostly the same as mentioned- above. Aspirants of different exams can start their preparation for the exams by analysing the points given above.


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