SSC Vs DFCCIL: How SSC Aspirant Can Prepare for Railway DFFCIL Exam?

By Parnab Mallick|Updated : July 24th, 2021

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) on April 24, 2021, has released the exam notification for the posts of Junior Executive, Executive in Operation & BD department. This is a great opportunity for SSC aspirants as the syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria and selection process are quite similar.

Henceforth, to provide support to the SSC exams aspirants, in this post, we have stated some important points regarding similarities of SSC and DFFCIL in the terms of the selection process, eligibility criteria, syllabus,  exam pattern, and how an SSC candidate can take the advantage of DFCCIL notification, as well as what are the additional topics do he/ she needs to study to excel in the DFCCIL 2021 Exam.

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Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) on April 24, 2021, has released the exam notification for the posts of Junior Executive, Executive in Operation & BD department. This is a great opportunity for SSC aspirants as the syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria and selection process are quite similar.
Henceforth, to provide support to the SSC aspirants, in this post, we have stated some important points regarding similarities of SSC and DFFCIL in the terms of the selection process, eligibility criteria, syllabus,  exam pattern, and how an SSC candidate can take the advantage of DFCCIL notification, as well as what are the additional topics do he/ she needs to study to excel in the DFCCIL Exam.

How SSC Aspirant Can Take the Benefit of DFCCIL Notification?

First of all, DFCCIL is an arm of Indian Railways, hence, it is a permanent government job. The salary offered to an Executive in DFCCIL is in the range of Rs 40,000 to Rs 45,000, while for Junior Executive it is in the range of Rs 34,000 to Rs 36,000 depending upon the city of posting.

The working hours of the DFCCIL employee are mostly fixed (except for some departments such as Signal and Telecommunication, Mechanical and Civil) which is from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM for weekdays and 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM for alternate Saturdays. Hence, if a candidate aims to prepare for other exams such as SSC CGL or SSC CPO or UPSC then he/ she will get ample time to study provided he/ she uses the remaining time effectively.

Furthermore, the best part about the DFCCIL Exam is that you will get your joining within 6 to 9 months from the date of notification to the completion of the last stage of the exam which is Document Verification (DV). However, there might be a delay this year due to the prevailing situation of COVID-19.

SSC vs DFCCIL: Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Eligibility Criteria for Executive

Graduates who are preparing for SSC CGL or SSC CPO can apply for DFCCIL Executive (Operations & BD) as the minimum aggregate required is 60 per cent. Nevertheless, the graduation should be from a recognized university or institute.

Minimum Educational Eligibility Criteria for Junior Executive

Class 12 pass candidates who are preparing for SSC GD Constable or SSC CHSL can apply for Junior Executive as the minimum aggregate required is 60 per cent. However, 12th pass candidates need to have 2 years of apprenticeship/ ITI approved by SCVT/ NCVT in any trade from a well-known institute with a minimum 60 per cent aggregate.
Even Graduates (in any discipline) can apply for the post of Junior Executive

SSC vs DFCCIL: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of DFCCIL and SSC exams are quite similar. The only difference is that there are no questions from the English language in DFCCIL Exam. The table below highlights the number of questions from various sections from both the SSC and DFCCIL Exam:

Particulars

DFCCIL CBT Exam (1st Stage)

SSC CBT Exam (1st Stage)

Number of Questions for Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude

24

25

Number of Questions for General Science/ General Knowledge

36 (24 - General Science + 12 - General Knowledge)

25

Number of Questions for Reasoning/ General Intelligence

12

25

Number of Questions for English Language

-

25

History of Indian Railway & DFCCIL, Customer Relation, and Economics & Reasoning

48

-

SSC vs DFCCIL: Selection Process

The selection process for SSC CGL/ SSC CPO/ SSC CHSL/ SSC GD Constable is quite similar to the DFCCIL Executive/ Junior Executive (Operations & BD) Exam. Hence, if you are preparing for any of the SSC Exams then you can easily modify your preparation strategy for this exam. We have provided the selection process of these exams for your reference:

DFCCIL Selection Process of Executive/ Junior Executive (Operations & BD) Exam

Selection Process of SSC CPO and SSC GD Constable Exam

Selection Process of SSC CGL and SSC CHSL Exam

SSC vs DFCCIL: Syllabus

There are many common topics in SSC and DFCCIL Exam subjects, we have stated the list of such subjects. You do not need to prepare separately for these topics as these are repeated in both exams. However, we suggest going through the DFCCIL previous year question papers to get a fair idea about the difficulty level of these topics:

Common Topics of SSC and DFCCIL in Mathematics

  • Percentage
  • LCM & HCF
  • BODMAS Rule Questions
  • Time and Work
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Discount
  • Age
  • Simple Interest
  • Partnership

Common Topics of SSC and DFCCIL in Reasoning

  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Order & Ranking
  • Series
  • Odd one out
  • Statement & Assumption
  • Direction Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mirror Image
  • Puzzle
  • Alphabetical Series

Common Topics of SSC and DFCCIL in General Science & General Awareness

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Sports
  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Miscellaneous

SSC vs DFCCIL: Additional Topics to Study for DFCCIL Exam

If you are preparing for SSC CGL/ SSC CPO/ SSC CHSL/ SSC GD Constable, then we strongly suggest applying for the DFCCIL Executive/ Junior (Operations & BD) Exam, as the exam pattern, syllabus and selection process are quite similar. You only need to study some extra topics which are History of Railway and DFCCIL, Economics and Marketing, and Customer Relation.

The direct link to the topic notes and number of questions asked from these topics are provided in the table below:

Topic Name

Number of Questions

History of DFCCIL and Indian Railway

24

Economics and Marketing

12

Customer Relations

12

DFCCIL 2021 Important Links for Preparation 

DFCCIL Eligibility CriteriaDFCCIL Eligibility Criteria in Hindi
DFCCIL Recruitment 2021DFCCIL Recruitment in Hindi
DFCCIL Syllabus and Exam Pattern PDFDFCCIL Syllabus and Exam Pattern in Hindi
DFCCIL Preparation Tips 2021DFCCIL Books 2021
DFCCIL Exam Vacancy 2021DFCCIL Selection Process
DFCCIL Cut OffDFCCIL Cut Off in Hindi
DFCCIL Question Papers
DFCCIL Salary 2021
History of Indian Railways Notes
DFCCIL Apply Online

Subscribe to the DFCCIL Executive Course

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Parnab Mallick is an educator and mentor with an expertise in SSC and Railway exams. He tries to make students’ life easy by guiding them the right path and knowledge to cater to their dream govt. job. He lives with the notion ‘We all have equal opportunity to be unequal’
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Ck Anand

Ck AnandMay 11, 2021

In 2018 complete process took More than 15 months 🙄
Somu Saunshi

Somu SaunshiMay 11, 2021

Where we can find notes of economic marketing and customer relations?
Thomas George
Medical A2 is required...all with glasses are out of race..including me..😒
Somu Saunshi

Somu SaunshiMay 11, 2021

I applied for the post of executive (operation &BD) but I entered my father's and mother's name incorrectly (spelling error) is their any problem occurs in document verification process.
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Thomas Thounaojamjb
my graduation percentage is 58%..Can I apply this job?
Syam Kumar

Syam KumarMay 12, 2021

For Executive ( operations & BD) ,there is Computer based Aptitude test

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