RRB Group D 2022: Exam Date (Out), Revised Schedule, Notification PDF

RRB Group D 2022: Exam Date (Out), Revised Schedule, Notification PDF

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Aug 9, 2022
RRB Group D exam date 2022 is released. The CBT 1 is going to be held from 17 to 25 August 2022. Get all the latest updates on RRB Group D 2022 including new exam schedule, notification, salary, etc.
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RRB Group D 2022 is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the various posts such as Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical and other departments of Indian Railways. The board has already disclosed the RRB Group D exam date 2022 on its website. As per the official announcement, the RRB Group D 2022 exam will be held from 17 August to 25 August 2022. Through this recruitment drive, a total of 1,03,769 vacancies will be filled. Candidates who have applied for the exam can check the RRB Group D 2022 notification or bookmark this page to stay updated on the latest information regarding the Railway exam. In this post, we have mentioned all the important details released regarding RRB Group D including the exam pattern, exam date, syllabus, eligibility, vacancies, etc.

Furthermore, the board has activated the exam date and city link for all the regions covered under phase 1. Successfully registered candidates can check their exam city information for RRB Group D CBT via the direct link provided below.

RRB Group D 2022

The Staff Selection Commission has released the RRB Group D 2022 exam city information slip for the regions covered under phase 1. The candidates are advised to check their exam city information beforehand only to avoid the last minute hassle. The direct link to check RRB Group D 2022 is below in this article.

RRB Group D exam date 2022 for CBT 1 has been released by the board. The CBT 1 will be conducted from 17 August to 25 August 2022 as per the latest announcement. Earlier, it was scheduled to be conducted in July 2022 but got postponed. You can check the official notification regarding RRB Group D 2022 exam date below to get a clearer picture.

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Before the month of July 2022, the board was planning to conduct the exam on 23 February 2022. Along with the postponement of the exam date, the RRB released a notice mentioning the new CBT 2 exam pattern, as per which the board was planning to introduce CBT 2 in RRB Group D 2022 exam. However, recently, the board released an official statement stating that no second stage CBT will be conducted for CEN RRC (Level-1). You can read the official notice about RRB Group D below.

RRB Group D 2022 Latest News

  • 09 August 2022: The exam date and city intimation link for RRB Group D 2022 is activated.
  • 30 June 2022: RRB Group D Exam Date 2022 is announced. The CBT 1 exam date is 17 August 2022. We will notify you if any changes are made to the exam dates of RRB Group D exam.
  • 10 March 2022: The CBT 1 exam will be conducted in July 2022. However, the exact dates are yet to be disclosed.
  • 26 January 2022: The board postponed the CBT 1 exam and the new exam schedule is yet to be released.
  • 24 January 2022: The Exam Pattern for CBT 2 has been revised by the commission.
  • 15 December 2021: The application modification link for Railway Group D exam is activated by the conducting authority. Candidates can edit or modify their applications before the last date.

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The candidates will be able to view the RRB Group D exam date 2022 and the city with the release of the hall ticket. Downloading of Travelling Authority of SC/ST candidates will be available 10 days before the exam date. The admit card download link for RRB Group D 2022 will be available 4 days before the CBT date. We will update it here once it is released.

RRB Group D Overview

The Railway Recruitment Board has issued the notification PDF for which the application process started from 12 March 2019 and continued till 12 April 2019. Candidates who have successfully registered themselves will be able to appear for RRB Group D 2022 exam. Check highlights of RRB Group D in the table below.

Particulars

Details

Exam name

RRB Group D

Advertisement Number

Centralized Employment Notice (CEN) No. RRC 01/2019

Exam conducting authority

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Number of vacancies

1,03,769

Selection Process

Stage 1: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Stage 2: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Stage 3: Document Verification (DV)

Stage 4: Medical Examination

Application date

12 March 2019 to 12 April 2019

RRB Group D exam date 2022

17 August 2022

Exam time

90 minutes

Exam mode

Online

Official website

indianrailways.gov.in

RRB Group D Exam date 2022

RRB Group D exam date for CBT 1 has been rolled out by the Railway Recruitment Board. The board is all set to conduct the CBT 1 from 17 August 2022 onwards. However, these are tentative dates and we will notify you if any changes are made to the exam dates. The exam dates for RRB Group D 2022 have already been postponed twice. Earlier, it was scheduled to be conducted from 23 February 2022 and then in July 2022, however, it got postponed. You can check the other important dates for the RRB Group D 2022 exam in the table below.

Important Events

RRB Group D Important Dates

RRB Group D Notification Release Date

12 March 2019

Application process starts from

12 March to 12 April 2019

Checking of application status 

25 July 2019

Application modification link 

15 to 26 December 2021

Exam City and Date information for CBT 1 exam

10 days before the exam date

Admit Card release date

4 days before the exam date

RRB Group D 2022 Exam Date

17 August to 25 August 2022

RRB Group D Notification 2022

RRB Group D Notification has been released by the board under adv. no. RRC 01/2019 (Level 1 posts). The official recruitment notification has been released in PDF format, so candidates are advised to download the RRB Group D Notification PDF from the direct link provided below. It carries all the information like syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy, selection process etc. The Railway Recruitment Board is conducting this exam to fill up a total of 1,03,769 vacancies for the posts of Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, and other posts in various departments of the Indian Railways. Read the RRB Group D notification 2022 PDF thoroughly to know all the details.

> Download RRB Group D 2022 Notification PDF

RRB Group D 2022 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for RRB Group D inform you about the parameters that are required to fill out the application form. The eligibility criteria comprise the age limit, educational qualification, and nationality. We have provided the eligibility needed for RRB Group D 2022 below for your understanding as given in RRB Group D Notification.

  • RRG Group D Qualification: Candidates who have cleared 10th grade from an institution recognized by NCVT/SCVT or have issued a National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT are eligible.
  • RRG Group D Age Limit: Candidates who fall in the age group of 18 to 33 years as of 1st July 2019 are eligible to apply for RRB Group D. Age relaxations are also allowed for some specific categories.
  • Nationality: To meet the eligibility criteria, a candidate must be a citizen of India/a subject of Bhutan or Nepal/Tibetan refugee who came to permanently settle in India before 1st January 1962/or a person of Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India permanently.

RRB Group D Apply Online 2022

RRB Group D application form has been closed now. We will update you when RRB will start the application process again for the RRB Group D exam. For the exam going to be held from 17 August 2022, the application form was out from 12 March to 12 April 2019. Candidates who wanted to apply for this exam, must have paid a nominal fee to successfully register themselves.

For UR (unreserved) category, the application fee is Rs. 500/- and for the reserved categories (SC/ST/PwD/Females/Ex-Servicemen/Transgender/Minorities/EWS), the application fee is Rs. 250. However, as per the latest announcement by ex-Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the candidates who will appear in the Railway Group D exam for Level 1 will get their fees refunded by the Indian Railways. The Reserved category will get a 100% refund, while the General category will get Rs 400 out of Rs. 500 as the refund.

Steps to Apply for RRB Group D

Follow the steps below to fill the application form for RRB Group D exam:

  1. Visit the official website of RRB and search for the respective regional link.
  2. Search for the RRB Group D 2022 recruitment notification.
  3. Click on apply online.
  4. Select “New Registration”.
  5. Fill in all the details asked like personal details, academic qualification, etc.
  6. Upload scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  7. Pay the fees online.
  8. Review the application form once to check whether all the details are correct or not and submit it.
  9. Take a printout or save it in PDF form on your device.

Check out more information about RRB Group D apply online process through the link here.

 

RRB Group D 2022 Admit Card

The admit card for RRB Group D 2022 will be released by the board before a week of the exam which is expected to be held from 17 August 2022. You will be able to know your exam centre and time along with other details like roll number, exam day guidelines, etc through the RRB Group D admit card. It will be released separately for different zones of RRB for successfully registered candidates. We will provide you with the link to download the admit card of RRB Group D exam here as soon as it is released, till then you can familiarise yourself with the steps to download Railway Group D admit card.

Steps to Download RRB Group D Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of RRB.
  • On the homepage, you will find a link to download admit card for RRB Group D 2022. Click on it.
  • You will be redirected to a new webpage. Enter your login details.
  • Your admit card for CBT 1 exam will appear on the screen. Download and save it.

RRB Group D Selection Process 2022

Going by the official recruitment notification of RRB Group D, there will be four stages that candidates need to qualify to land up a job in the technical departments of Indian Railways. All the candidates have to qualify for each stage to be called for the next stage. Here we have provided to you the RRB Group D selection process below. 

  1. Computer-Based Test
  2. Physical Efficiency Test
  3. Document Verification (DV)
  4. Medical Test

RRB Group D selection process

RRB Group D 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the computer-based test is divided into four sections - General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness and Current Affairs. It is an online test consisting of objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. 90 minutes will be given to complete the RRB Group D exam. Look at some important details regarding RRB Group D exam pattern followed by a table.

  • The total marks for the RRB Group D 2022 are 100 marks.
  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Science

25

25

90 Minutes

 

Mathematics

25

25

General Intelligence & Reasoning

30

30

General Awareness and Current Affairs

20

20

Total

100

100

RRB Group D Physical Efficiency Test

The candidates who will clear the CBT of RRB Group D 2022 will be called to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). The RRB Group D PET varies for the male and female candidates. Let us see the criteria to be fulfilled by male and female candidates to qualify PET of RRB Group D.

Male Candidates

Female Candidates

Lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.

Run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

Lift and carry 20 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down.

Run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance.

RRB Group D Medical Test

After qualifying all the rounds, candidates will be called to appear for the RRB Group D medical test which is the last stage of the selection process. If a candidate fails to clear the medical test then he/she will be rejected from the recruitment process. The RRB Group D medical test standards are given below:

RRB Group D Medical Test Standards

Visual Acuity

A2 

Distant vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging test)

Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass tests for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc

A3 

Distant vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D)

Near vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and must pass the test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, myopic vision, etc. 

B1 

Distant vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)

Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, mesopic vision, etc. 

B2 

Distant vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D)

Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for binocular vision, etc

C1 

Distant vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses

Near vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required

C2 

Distant vision: 6/12 with or without glasses

Near vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required

RRB Group D 2022 Document Verification

RRB has recently changed its document verification process. Earlier, more candidates were invited for document verification than the final vacancies. Authorities have changed this ratio to 1:1 meaning now the candidates invited for document verification are equal to the number of vacancies released by RRB. The list of documents required to be shown for the RRB Group D 2022 are as follows:

  • High School Examination Certificate or Equivalent (as Proof for Date of Birth and Matriculation Qualification)
  • 10+2 Certificate or Equivalent
  • Aadhar Card Original along with a Photocopy of both sides
  • NCVT (National Council of Vocational Training) or CVT (State Council of Vocational Training) Certificate or equivalent Diploma
  • Caste Certificate (As applicable for those applying under Reserved Categories)
  • Income Certificate (As applicable for those applying under the EWS category)
  • Medical Certificate (As applicable for those applying under the PwD category)
  • Death certificate of Spose and Affidavit of no remarriage (As applicable for those applying as Widows under the prescribed category)
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) for candidates who are already serving somewhere else.

RRB Group D Syllabus

Candidates going to appear for the RRB Group D exam from 17 August 2022 are advised to go through its subject-wise syllabus discussed below. It is important to have a thorough understanding of the complete RRB Group D 2022 syllabus to prepare well for the well. There are four sections in CBT - Mathematics, General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. Important topics covered in each subject are listed below that you need to prepare well in advance.

  • General Science: Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences
  • Mathematics: Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Percentages, Mensuration, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Statistics, Age Calculations, etc.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Coding and Decoding, Relationships, Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Jumbling, Syllogism, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Venn Diagram, etc.
  • General Awareness: Sports, Economics, Current affairs in Science and Technology, Culture, Personalities, Politics, etc.

Click here to know the detailed RRB Group D Syllabus.

RRB Group D Salary

Salary is one of the important parameters considered by the candidates before applying for any recruitment exam. The basic salary given to all the posts covered under RRB Group D is the same, i.e, Rs. 18000 but only the track maintainer gets an extra income of Rs. 2700. Besides getting their salaries, candidates selected through RRB Group D 2022 will also be entitles to several allowances like night duty allowance, medical facilities, conveyance allowance, etc. Check the detailed post-wise RRB GROUP D salary through the link attached here.

RRB Group D 2022 Vacancy

There are a total of 1,03,769 vacancies released by Railway Recruitment Board for the RRB Group D 2022 exam. These are distributed among different railway divisions, for example, 9345 vacancies under the central railway region, 3563 for East Central Railway etc. The table given below gives you the detailed category-wise RRB Group D vacancy 2022.

RRB Group D Vacancy 2022
RailwayURSCSTOBCEWSTotal VacancyEx-SMCCAAPWBDBack-PwBD
Central Railway3597139875926569359345187018704490
East Central Railway136955532595635835637137131660
East Coast Railway103441219865325825555105101050
Eastern Railway, CLW,  & Metro4926146177526191087108732175217558905
North Central Railway and DLW20806783171175474473094894814506
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO1570615307110740340028028021570
North Western Railway213281438413935265249104910493240
Northeast Frontier Railway111944922680929128945755751440
Northern Railway, DMF and RCF5144201710313644131713153263026306260
South Central Railway3663143272225779349328186718671250
South East Central Railway7972191153661671664333333840
South Eastern Railway19337383611305482491496596521595
South Western Railway and RWF27451138557200671571671433143319306
Southern Railway and ICF4363135378721189589579191419142220
West Central Railway1596633308108040240198048042260
Western Railway428716478122914107410734214621465560
Total Vacancies42355155597984273781038110376920734207344326112

How to Prepare for Railway Group D 2022?

Lakhs of candidates apply for the Railway Group D exam every year. What makes it possible for you to crack it in one attempt is hard and dedicated practice. To prepare for RRB Group D 2022 exam, you need a perfect study plan for yourself which includes covering topics given in the syllabus, mock test series, previous year papers, and a solid revision strategy. You can choose to follow the RRB Group D preparation tips given below to crack the exam.

  • Go through basic details of RRB Group D exam including the job profile, salary, vacancies, RRB Group D exam date and notification, etc.
  • Check the exam pattern and syllabus of Railway Group D exam in a complete manner.
  • Make an effective study plan and act on it.
  • The test series plays an important role in order to crack the exam. To evaluate your practice, you can take RRB Group D Mock Test Series.
  • Solve previous year papers to analyze your performance and to get a real-time experience of attempting the paper.
  • You can also enrol yourself for RRB Group D online coaching to complete the syllabus in a strategic manner.

RRB Group D 2022 Books

It is very crucial to have the best study material if you aim to crack the Railway Group D exam. This list of best books for RRB Group D is the right way to start your preparation if you have enough time before your exam and need to brush up on concepts. Given below are some of the subject-wise books required to prepare for the RRB Group D 2022:

  • Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S Aggarwal, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Varma, etc.
  • General Awareness: Lucent’s General Knowledge by Lucent Publication, Pratiyogita Darpan by Upkar Publication, etc.
  • Reasoning: Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe, A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal, etc.
  • General Science: Class 7 to 10 Science Textbooks published by NCERT, etc.

Check the following link to know more about RRB Group D books.

RRB Group D Previous Year Paper

RRB Group D previous year paper is an important resource to be added to your study material to prepare for the upcoming RRB Group D exam 2022. Solving previous year's question papers will help you to know the exam pattern, types of questions asked, and the difficulty level of the paper. Find the direct links to download RRB Group D previous year papers below.

RRB Group D Exam Date

RRB Group D Question Paper (English)

RRB Group D Previous Year Paper (Hindi)

7-8 October 2018

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4 October 2018

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3 October 2018

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1 October 2018

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28 September 2018

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Visit the link available here to download more RRB Group D question papers of the last few years.

RRB Group D 2022 Answer Key

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will release the official answer key along with the question papers of RRB Group D exam 2022 after a few days of the successful conduction of the exam of all shifts in August 2022. RRB Group D 2022 answer key will help you to calculate your tentative scores before the final result. You can check the correct answers to each question and raise objections against any wrong answer by following a specific procedure mentioned in the RRB Group D notification. We will update the direct link to download the answer key of the RRB Group D 2022 exam here for your convenience.

>> RRB Group D 2022 Answer Key (Link Inactive)

RRB Group D Result 2022

The result of RRB Group D 2022 exam will be released after the conduction of exams in all shifts which is expected to be held from 17 August 2022 as per the RRB Group D notification 2022. A direct link to download zone-wise results of the RRB Group D exam will be shared here for your convenience. Meanwhile, you can check the previous year's cut off of RRB Group D shared below.

RRB Group D Previous Year Cut Off

The cut off of RRB Group D exam of the previous year is shared below so that you can estimate and get an idea of this year’s cut off.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks (%)

General

40

Economically Weaker Section

40

Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer)

30

Scheduled Caste

30

Scheduled Tribe

30

RRB GROUP D FAQs

  • RRB Group D 2022 exam is a national level examination conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board to give candidates an opportunity to be a part of Indian railways and work as a Track Maintainer, assistant, maintenance of railway coaches, stores, etc. This year RRB Group D will be conducted from 17 August to 25 August 2022.

  • The RRB Group D exam date has been released. The board will conduct the RRB Group D CBT 1 exam 2022 from 17 August to 25 August 2022. Earlier, the exam was all set to be conducted from 23 February and then in July 2022 but got postponed to 17 August 2022.

  • The RRB Group D eligibility criteria consist of the following three essential requirements - age limit should be in the range of 18 to 33 years for the General category, the candidate should have passed secondary school (10th grade) or should have acquired National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT, and follow the nationality criteria as per RRB Group D 2022 eligibility norms.

  • To fill application form for RRB Group D, visit the official website of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) or the respective regional website of RRB as per your zone. At present, the application process for RRB Group D recruitment is closed. We will provide you a direct link to apply for the exam once it will be activated by the board again for the next recruitment drive.

  • The posts to be filled by RRB Group D 2022 exam are Cabin man, Fitter, Gangman, Group D-Store, Group D-Engg, Helper-II (Electrical, Mechanical, S&T), Keyman, Leverman, Pointsman, Porter, Shunter, Switchman, Trackman, and Welder.

  • The latest syllabus of RRB Group D 2022 exam is available here for the candidates preparing for the coming exam. There are four subjects in the Stage 1 CBT - General Science, Reasoning, Mathematics, and General Awareness. 25 questions will be asked from the General Science and Mathematics section each, 30 questions will be there from the reasoning section, and 20 questions from General Awareness carrying 1 mark per question.

  • Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every incorrect answer in the RRB Group D exam 2022. So, it is important for you to attempt the paper with high accuracy and avoid making mistakes in calculations and concepts.

  • The age limit for RRB Group D exam for the General category is 18 to 33 years. In other words, the minimum age required is 18 years and the maximum age should not be more than 33 years. There are age relaxations allowed for different categories as per the RRB Group D notification 2022.

  • RRB Group D jobs are the lowest level posts in Indian railways which candidates can fill after 10th grade, and RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) is above in level as compared to Group D. It comes under Group C recruitment which is available for candidates after clearing 12th grade and Graduation.

  • As per the 7th pay commission, the basic salary of RRB Group D employee is approximately Rs. 18000/- while the in-hand salary is around Rs. 22000 - Rs. 25000/-. The basic pay is the same for all the posts, but only the track maintainer gets an extra income of Rs. 2700.

  • You can crack RRB Group D 2022 exam in the first attempt by your hard work and dedicated practice. Practice all the topics mentioned in the syllabus and take a mock test series for revision. Analyze your results and learn from your mistakes before the final exam.

  • Yes, RRB Group D exam date has been postponed. The Railway Recruitment Board has released an RRB Group D notification PDF on the postponement of the exam date for the RRB Group D 2022. The exam will now be conducted in the month of July 2022 which was supposed be conducted from 23 February onwards.

  • The selection process of RRB Group D 2022 consists of a written test, physical efficiency test, document verification, and medical test. A candidate has to successfully clear each stage of the RRB Group D exam to move to the next stage of the recruitment process.

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