Railway Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018 in PDF Download

Railway Group D Syllabus | RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2018

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Railway Group D Syllabus and exam pattern will help aspirants know about what topics to prepare. They can prioritize the important topics and strategize a plan accordingly. All the aspirants who are preparing for Railway group D exam must go through the RRB Group D exam pattern and syllabus to get an in-depth knowledge of different sections from which questions will be asked in the exam. Having a fair knowledge of the syllabus will provide you with the insight of what topic to prepare first and how much time you need to become adept at the same. Furthermore, they can download the Group D Syllabus in PDF both in Hindi & English to use it offline and to refer whenever they are in a chaos regarding any topic.

Railway Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

Railway Recruitment Board is recruiting for the various posts of group d in the year 2018.The exam date is not announced yet but it will be tentatively held in the month of April/May.We are providing the detailed Railway Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern which is also available in Hindi. Check it out below and start your preparation in advance for the group d examination.

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RRB Group D Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018:

The section-wise RRB Group D syllabus is given below. Along with the syllabus, we have listed weightage for each topic based on previous year exam pattern.

RRB Group D Syllabus 2018 :Arithmetic Ability / Mathematics

Topics Weightage Sub-Topics
Percentages 2-3 Questions Topics AskedCalculation-oriented basic percentage.
Simplification 7-10 Questions Approx Value, Percentage, Fractions, BODMAS Decimals and Surds and Indices
Data Interpretation 4-5 Questions Pie Chart, Line Graph, Tabular Graph
Number System 2-3 Questions LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers
Algebra 3-4 Questions Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions, Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable,
Averages 1-2 Questions Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature, Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks,
Ratio and Proportion 1-2 Questions Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional, Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo,
Mixture Problems 1-2 Questions Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.
Time and Work 1-2 Questions Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern
Mensuration 2-3 Questions Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.
Speed Time and Distance 2-3 Questions  Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains, Partial Speed, Relative Speed,
Interest 1-2 Questions Combined problems on SI & CI, Simple Interest, Compound Interest,
Profit and Loss 2-3 Questions Successive Selling, Partnership,
Number Series 1-2 Questions Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term.
Geometry 1-2 Questions Basic Questions on different types of Quadrilaterals.  and Co-ordinate Geometry. Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords.
Trigonometry 0-1 Questions Max and Min value, Circular Measure of Angles, Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances,
Probability 0-1 Questions basic problems on probability.

Railway Group D Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning :

Topics Weightage Sub Topics
Analogy 2-3 QUestions Image Based and based on members of a group
Series 3-5 Questions Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.

Decoding and Coding

Coding and Decoding 1-3 Questions Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy. Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language
Puzzles  4-5 Questions Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar.
Direction & Distance 0-1 Questions Route & network based problems.
Blood Relation 1 Questions  General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation problems.
Alphabet & Word Test 0-1 Questions Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word formed, Word cannot be formed)New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd one,
Venn Diagram 2-3 Questions Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism.
Missing Number 1-2 Questions Matrix & diagram related problems.
Non-Verbal Reasoning 1-2 Questions Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice (Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.
Verbal Reasoning 1-2 Questions Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments
Classification 1-2 Questions General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based, Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based,

 RRB Group D Syllabus – General Awareness & Current Affairs :

Topics Weightage Sub Topics
Current Affairs 5-6 Questions National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Business and Economy, Books and Authors etc.
Geography 5-9 Questions National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc coming under Indian Geography
History 2-3 Questions Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence
Polity 3 Questions Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.
Economics 2-3 Questions Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory.
Miscellaneous Topics 6-8 Questions Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment, Banking Awareness, Science & Technology, Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Envireonment


Railway Group D Syllabus in English : Download PDF

Aspirants can download the RRB Group D Syllabus in PDF format and refer it whenever needed.

Railway Group D Exam Pattern 2018 : Latest  RRB Group D Exam Pattern

 RRB Group D Exam Pattern for Stage 1 – Computer Based Test (CBT)

The Railway Group D exam pattern for CBT  is as follows:

  • The  RRB Group D Exam Pattern is a Computer Based Test and objective in nature.
  • The RRC Question paper for group D will be Based on the Subjects like general knowledge/ awareness/ mathematics / reasoning etc.
  • The Questions will be of the level of 10th class standard.
  • Written Exam consist only Multiple Choice Questions.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 mark for each incorrect response.
Exam Subject Marks Exam Duration
Written Test General Knowledge 20 90 Minutes
Arithmetic Ability 25
General Intelligence 25
General Science 30
Total 100


 RRB Group D Exam Pattern  for Stage 2 – Physical Efficiency Test

Physical Efficiency Test (PET) – The second stage iis necessary for all the candidates if they wish to get selected in the Railway Group D Recruitment Exam.

Male Candidates Female Candidates
Able to lift and carry weight of 35 kg for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in only one chance without putting the weight down Able to lift and carry weight of 20 Kg for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down
Should be able to run 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in 1 chance Should be able to run 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in 1 chance

 RRB Group D Exam Pattern for Stage 3 – Document Verification (DV) and Empanelling of Candidates

On the basis of the performance of candidates in the CBT, candidates will be called for document verification.

Note: Shortlisted candidates need to produce a NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV failing which their candidature would be canceled. Signatures of the candidates on all the documents should be identical, either in English or Hindi.

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RRB Group D Preparation Books:

Check section wise recommended books to prepare for Railway RRB Group D posts.

(1) Indian Railways Group ‘D’ Recruitment Exam Guide: RPH Editorial Board, Publisher: Ramesh Publishing House
(2) Arithmetic Ability  – R.S Aggarwal
(3)English Grammar – Wren & Martin
(4) Verbal & Non-Verbal Book – R.S Aggarwal

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  • Boltaram meena

    Sir railwey group D ke liye best book konsi hogi

    • Hi,
      (1) Indian Railways Group ‘D’ Recruitment Exam Guide: RPH Editorial Board, Publisher: Ramesh Publishing House

      (2) Arithmetic Ability – R.S Aggarwal

      (3)English Grammar – Wren & Martin

      (4) Verbal & Non-Verbal Book – R.S Aggarwal