RRB Group D Selection Process

RRB Group D Selection Process

ByNeha Uppal  |  Updated on: Jun 25, 2021Check here all about RRB Group D 2021 Exam for 1,03,769 vacancies updated by the Ministry of Railways.
Check here all about RRB Group D 2021 Exam for 1,03,769 vacancies updated by the Ministry of Railways.
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RRB Group D Selection Process

On 23rd February 2019, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had declared the exam notification for the post Group D in the various departments of the Indian Railway. As per the notification, a total of 1,03,769 vacancies were released. The RRB Group D exam consists of 4 stages namely Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification (DV), and Medical Examination (ME).

The Railway had earlier announced that the first stage of Group D exam viz. CBT will be held from April 2021 to June 2021, which was postponed due to the ongoing crisis of COVID. Now, according to the exam experts, the CBT is expected to begin in the 3rd to 4th week of August 2021.

RRB Group D CBT Exam: 1st Stage

In this stage, the board invites the application for Group D posts, to appear for the CBT, candidates have to fill the online application form. The application fee for General/ OBC Male candidates is Rs 500 (Rs 400 to be refunded later) while for Female/ PwBD/ Transgender/ Ex-servicemen candidates it is Rs 250 (Rs 250 to be refunded later). As per the official records, around 1.15 crore candidates have applied for 1.03 Lakh vacancies.

Issue of RRB Group D CBT Admit Card

The board then issues RRB Group D CBT application status 10 to 15 days before the exam and admit card 4 days prior to the exam. Candidates are then able to download the admit card by entering their login id and password sent on their registered mobile number and email id.

Details Mentioned in RRB Group D Admit Card

The admit card highlights the important details of the exam such as candidate’s name, candidate’s roll number, exam date, exam venue/ centre, exam timing (shift timing), etc.

Appear in RRB Group D CBT Exam

All candidates whose application form is accepted can appear in the first stage of the exam which is CBT. The CBT comprises four sections namely General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics, General Awareness, and Current Affairs. In this stage, candidates get a total of 90 minutes to solve 100 questions. Also, candidates get 1 mark for each correct answer and 1/3 marks deduction for each wrong answer.

RRB Group D PET (Physical Efficiency Test): 2nd Stage

In this stage, the selected candidates have to lift and carry a 35 Kg weight for a distance of 100 meters within a time span of 2 minutes. Candidates need to cover 100 meters in one go and they cannot put the weight down in between. Also, they have to run for a distance of 1 KM in 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Candidates get only one chance to complete both tests.
For this stage, candidates will be shortlisted 2 times the total number of vacancies released. This means a total of 2,07,538 candidates will be selected for PET.

RRB Group D DV (Document Verification): 3rd Stage

After completion of PET, 1.05 times the total number of vacancies of candidates will be called for Document Verification (DV). This implies that around 1,08,960 candidates will be called for DV.

RRB Group D Medical Examination: 4th Stage

This is the final selection round, in this stage, candidates will have to undergo through Colour Vision Test, Distance Vision Test, Blood Test, ECG Test, X-Ray Test, Blood Pressure Test, Urine Test, and ENT Test.

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  • The RRB Group D Exam consists of 4 stages which are Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification (DV), and Medical Examination. 

  • A total of 2,07,538 candidates will be selected in the Physical Efficiency Test of the RRB Group D Exam. 

  • A total of 1,08,960 candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification in RRB Group D Exam. 

  • The Medical Examination comprises of the following tests: Colour Vision Test, ECG Test, Distance Vision Test, X Ray Test, Blood Test, Blood Pressure Test, Urine Test, and ENT Test. 

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