How to Prepare RRB Group D 2022 CBT Exam for GK?

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : July 16th, 2022

How to Prepare GK for RRB Group D CBT Exam: As per the latest RRB Group D notification, Computer Based Test (CBT) exam is going to be held from 17 August 2022 onward to recruit for a total of 1,03,769 vacancies. Railway Recruitment Board on 23rd February 2022 had released the exam notification for the post of Group D in the various departments of the Indian Railway. Around 1.15 crore candidates have applied for these vacancies. 


The RRB Group D CBT Exam comprises 100 questions from 4 different sections which are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, Mathematics, and General Awareness & Current Affairs. General Awareness & Current Affairs though have less weightage compared to other sections, however, it plays a key role in determining whether the candidate will be selected or not. Hence, it becomes very essential to focus on General Awareness & Current Affairs, and in this blog, we are covering the complete preparation strategy for this section.  

RRB Group D Previous Year Exam Analysis for General Awareness and Current Affairs

The below table enumerates the total number of questions asked and their difficulty level from the General Awareness section in the previous RRB Group D Exam:


Total Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs


Easy to Moderate



Easy to Moderate













Important Topics of General Awareness in RRB Group D Exam

Here is the list of important topics of the RRB Group D Exam for General Awareness section:



Current Affairs

·       Business and Economy

·       Defense News

·       Art and Culture

·       Day and Events

·       Places in News

·       Schemes

·       Awards and Honors

·       National Affairs

·       Sports

·       Resignations and Appointments

·       Books and Authors

·       Places in News

·       People in News

·       Government Policies

·       Committees and Recommendations

·       Currencies and Capitals


·       Indian Economy

·       Economic Theory

·       Economic Organizations

Science and Technology

·       Earth Sciences

·       Biology

·       Environmental Science

·       Physics

·       Chemistry

·       Discoveries and Inventions

·       Space, Technology, and Astronomy

·       Mobile and Computer Technology

·       Diseases

·       Vitamins and Minerals


·       Indian Polity

·       Government Schemes and Portfolios

·       The Constitution of India


·       Pre-Independence

·       Post-Independence

·       Indian Freedom Struggle

·       Ancient History

·       Medieval History

·       Modern History

·       Culture


·       Indian Geography related to Indian Railways

·       World Geography

Preparation Strategy for RRB Group D 2022 Exam

We have stated some of the expert tips to prepare for the RRB Group D 2022 Exam

Attempt Previous Year Question Papers

The first step in your preparation should be to attempt the previous year's question papers. As exam experts suggest previous year's question papers serve as guidebooks to identify the important topics which have more weightage and also help to evaluate the overall difficulty level of the exam.

Create Your Own Notes

General Awareness and Current Affairs both have vast topics with many details and it becomes very difficult to recapitulate the important details of the chapter/ topic in the exam. To overcome this you must make your own study notes and revise them regularly.

Regularly Read Newspaper and Journals

As seen above in the previous year's exam analysis, Current Affairs covers the major portion in the General Awareness section of the RRB Group D Exam. To ace this section, you need to read the newspaper on a daily basis and jot down the important events and review them regularly.

Create Your Own Tricks to Remember GK Notes

As mentioned earlier, General Awareness is a substantial subject with extensive details, the questions are very specific, especially in RRB Group D Exam. The only solution to remembering the important details of facts, events, etc. is to create your own exam tricks/ mnemonics. The tricks could be statement-based or story-based in either English or Hindi language (as per convenience).

Study From a Credible and Updated Source

Most of the candidates study from outdated study material such as books, PDFs, online notes, etc., and end up marking the wrong answer in the actual exam. To avoid this, you must follow the updated study material, for books you can refer to the latest print edition, and for PDFs and notes, you can check the published date (whether it is published recently or not).

Attempt Mock Tests

Mock tests also play a crucial role in one’s preparation. Through regular attempts of mock tests, you can practice time management, evaluate your strong and weak areas and work accordingly.

RRB Group D Best Books for General Awareness and Current Affairs

The below table enlists the important books which are helpful for RRB Group D Exam preparation:

Book Name

Author/ Publisher

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Lucent Publication

NCERT General Knowledge Books (Books including Polity, History, Geography, Social Science) from Class 6th to Class 10th


BYJU'S Exam Prep Monthly Current Affairs PDF

BYJU'S Exam Prep App

Hope this was helpful for you. Happy learning. 

All The Best !!!


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Important FAQs regarding the Preparation Strategy for RRB Group D General Awareness


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  • A. Going by the previous year question paper trends, around 10 to 13 questions are asked from Current Affairs. 

  • A. Here is the list of important topics from Current Affairs from General Awareness section:

    • Business and Economy
    • Defense News
    • Art and Culture
    • Day and Events
    • Places in News
    • Schemes
    • Awards and Honors
    • National Affairs
    • Sports
    • Resignations and Appointments
    • Books and Authors
    • Places in News
    • People in News
    • Government Policies
  • A. A total of 3 to 4 questions are asked from History section in General Awareness section of RRB Group D Exam. 

  • A. You can prepare current affairs from BYJU'S Exam Prep Monthly Current Affairs PDF which is updated on a monthly basis. 

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