Planning to get a job in the railways? Here’s the golden opportunity for applicants. If candidates reside in Chennai or belong to the RRB Chennai zone then do not miss this opportunity. RRB Chennai plans to recruit 1316 personnel for different posts under Group C, CMA, DMS, JE and other posts. 

  • Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is authorized to hold the railway exams under different categories.
  • If candidates reside in Chennai, this is a golden opportunity to bag the prestigious railway job.
  • The total number of RRB Chennai Vacancy advertised RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 is 1316.
  • RRB Chennai plans to recruit people for different positions spread across CMA, DMS, JE and others.
  • The age limit has to be between 18 to 33 years as of 1st January 2020. However, there is age relaxation up to 5 years for SC, ST and OBC.
  • The RRB Chennai Eligibility Criteria for JE is a minimum engineering degree from a recognized university. Candidates who have pursued B.Sc in Computer Science can also apply for JE - IT post.
  • Those who wish to apply for DMS post need to have at least a degree or diploma in any engineering discipline. 
  • CMA post aspirants need to have a B.Sc degree with at least 45% marks in Physics and Chemistry.
  • RRB Chennai application form is now available and will remain active till the 31st of January 2020. The application is to be done in online mode.
  • RRB Chennai selection process will be based on 2 computer-based tests followed by a medical examination and document verification before final allocation.
  • CBT exam will be divided into 2 stages. There will be 100 questions of total 100 marks and time duration of 90 minutes for stage 1 and 150 questions and 150 marks in stage 2 with a total time duration of 120 minutes. Technical questions will comprise 100 marks in stage 2 exam. Negative marking of 1/3rd will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Topics to be covered are General Awareness, Reasoning and Aptitude, and Arithmetic along with the core technical subjects. The core technical subjects vary as per the post of Junior Engineer.
  • RRB Chennai admit card will be available 10-15 days before the first stage of the exam.
  • RRB Chennai result will be declared later which will be duly corresponded.
  • Cut-off depends on the level of questions and the number of candidates who appeared for the same.
  • Candidates are hereby instructed to fill up the RRB Chennai application form and start preparing at the earliest.

Important Points Related to RRB Chennai Recruitment

Candidates are requested to fill up the application form carefully as a minute error in the form will lead to the form getting canceled.

Candidates are requested to check the RRB Chennai Eligibility Criteria before filling up the form.

Applicants can also check RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 for ALP and Group D posts. However, in all the exams there will be a medical test after CBT 2 where a predefined standard is set by RRB.

Candidates need to obtain a certain cut-off there as well in order to go for documentation. The final allocation will be made based on document verification. Candidates are instructed to bring a copy of passport size photograph and ID proof along with them at the exam venue and start preparing at the earliest to crack this competitive exam.

RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 Highlights

RRB Chennai plans to fill up 1316 posts for different categories spread across Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant, Depot Material Superintendent and Junior Engineer. Junior Engineer posts will have 7 engineering streams to choose from. Here is the detailed list of the dates and events pertaining to RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020:

Events Dates
Commencement of online application form fill-up 2nd January 2020
End of RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 form fill-up date 31st January 2020
Last date of submission of application forms 7th February 2020
Online payment last date 5th February 2020
Post Office Challan  4th February 2020; 13:00 hours
SBI Bank Challan 4th February 2020; 13:00 hours
RRB Chennai Admit card issuance 10-15 days before stage 1 exam; tentatively end-march 2020
CBT 1 Exam Date  Tentatively April/May 2020

RRB Chennai Application Form 2020

In order to apply for a post in RRB in Chennai, a candidate must follow these steps:

  • Check into the official website of RRB.
  • Select your respective region
  • You now need to input your personal details such as date of birth and name
  • Provide the required documents online
  • Click on ‘Submit’

RRB Chennai Application Fee

Before beginning to fill up the exam form candidates must have a look at the exam fee structure for different categories. A portion of the fees is also refunded after the stage 1 exam. Here are the details:

Category Fees
General and OBC Rs. 500/- (Rs. 400/- will be refunded after the 1st round) 
Women, Transgender, Minorities as well as all other backward classes Rs. 250/- (The entire Rs. 250/- will be refunded after the 1st round)

RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 Vacancy List

RRB has advertised 1316 vacancies for different posts. But for the candidates, it is essential to know the division wise break-up of the RRB Chennai vacancy:

  • UR: 625 posts
  • SC: 173 posts
  • ST: 94 posts
  • OBC: 291 posts
  • Ex-serviceman: 108 posts
  • RHI: 5 posts
  • RLD: 20 posts

There is a total vacancy of 1316 posts in the RRB Chennai zone.

The salary that is offered to the selected candidates is Rs. 19900/-

How to Download RRB Chennai Recruitment Admit Card

The following steps can help a candidate in downloading the admit card:

  • Go to the official website of RRB and select your region
  • Select the link ‘Admit Card’
  • Enter the details such as roll number and name
  • The admit card will appear on the screen

RRB Chennai Recruitment CBT 1 Exam Pattern

This is the first stage of the RRB Chennai Selection Process. Stage 1 of RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 will consist of 4 sections. These are Reasoning and Aptitude, Mathematics, General Awareness, and General Science. The total time duration is 1.5 hours. The table below provides a comprehensive picture:

Subjects Number of Questions Marks for each section
General Aptitude and Reasoning 30 25
Mathematics 30 30
General Awareness 15 15
General Science  30 30
Total 100 100

Important Topics CBT 1 RRB Chennai Recruitment

There are 4 sections in the Stage 1 CBT test. Some of the important topics to be covered in the sections are given below:

  • Reasoning and Aptitude: Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Syllogism, Relationships, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Decision-making, Analytical Reasoning, Statement - Argument and Assumption and arithmetic number series.
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Culture and History of India including freedom struggle, Indian Constitution and Indian Economy along with Environmental issues plaguing the country and the World, Sports and Technological Advancements and Rail Budget.
  • General Science: Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences till class 10th as per CBSE syllabus.
  • Mathematics: Number Systems, BODMAS, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, and Square Root and Data Interpretation.

However, applicants must study other topics as well and with equal importance. Applicants can find the full syllabus on the official website of RRB Chennai.

RRB Chennai Recruitment CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Those who will obtain a normalized score in CBT 1 will get a chance to appear in the stage 2 exam. There will be 5 sections and the representation of the exam pattern is as follows:

Subjects Number of Questions
General Awareness 15
Basics of Computer and applications 10
Environment and Pollution Control 10
Physics and Chemistry 15
Technical Abilities  100
Total 150 questions with a total time duration of 150 marks 

Important Topics CBT 2 RRB Chennai Recruitment

The important topics to be covered in each section of RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 Stage 2 exam are:

  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Geography, Culture of India, Freedom Struggle of India, Indian Constitution, Environment and Sports
  • Physics and Chemistry: Till class 10th as per CBSE syllabus.
  • Basics of Computer Application: Computer Architecture, Networking, Windows, Linux OS and MS Office.
  • Environment and Pollution Control: Basics of environment, adverse effects of different kinds of pollution, ozone layer depletion and global warming
  • Technical Abilities: There are 7 groups in the technical category: Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Computer Science, Printing Technology and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant.

The different technical topics under the Electrical Engineering department for RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 for JE - Electrical are:

  • Basic Concepts of Electrical Engineering
  • Kirchoff’s Law
  • Magnetic Flux, MMF, AC Fundamentals 
  • Electrical Machines like A.C., D.C. and 3 Phase Induction Motor
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Basics of Electronics

The different topics under the Civil Engineering department for RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 for JE - Civil in the technical department are: 

  • Building Construction
  • Building Materials
  • Engineering Drawing and Graphics
  • Concrete Technology, Surveying and CAD
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Building Finishes and Maintenance
  • Estimation and Costing

For those appearing in JE - Mechanical, they must pay attention to the following topics:

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Welding
  • Grinding and Finishing 
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

The important technical topics under Electronics Engineering for RRB Chennai Recruitment 2020 for JE - Electronics are:

  • Electronic Components
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller
  • Communication
  • Computer Programming in C, C++, Java and DBMS
  • Basic Electrical

For those appearing for JE - Printing Technology, the technical topics to be covered are: 

  • Printing system and materials
  • Flexo, Gravure and Screen Printing
  • Image Processing
  • Print Media Designing and Advertising
  • Colour Separation and Management
  • Digital Imaging
  • Package and Advanced Printing Technology

Just a reminder to all the candidates that the syllabus of depot material superintendent is also very much the same. But those who are appearing for Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant post they must pay attention to the following topics: 

  • Basic concepts of Fuel
  • Material Science
  • Polymers
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Thermodynamics
  • Pollution Control

RRB Chennai Result 2020

RRB Chennai result will be declared after the CBT 2 exam and the minimum eligibility for different categories is different. General category students need to bag 40% minimum, OBC, and SC 30% and ST 25%. PWD candidates have a relaxation of 2%.

The following steps can be helpful in downloading the result:

  • Visit the official website of RRB
  • Click on the link ‘Results’
  • Enter your personal details such as registration number and roll number
  • Your results get displayed on the screen


What is the minimum age limit required to apply for Indian Railways?

There are many posts in Indian Railways which has requires minimum age of 18 years to apply.

Can 12th pass apply for RRB Jobs?

Yes, there are many posts in Railways for which 12th pass students can apply.

Can the candidates type the informations details asked for in the Application Form ?

No,the candidates are required to fill up the application form in their own handwriting.

Can I apply for multiple posts in RRB?

No, you can apply to only one post as per the eligibility criteria. Candidates applying for more than one post will result in cancellation of their candidature.

From which official site can I get updates about RRB Recruitment?

The official RRB Recruitment is announced on their respective official websites. The official notification, apply online link, admit card, results, etc. are all announced on this link.

Candidates who wish to apply or have applied to any of these recruitments can check the link to each zone-wise RRB from the table below:

RRB Allahabad RRB Ajmer
RRB Ahmedabad RRB Bangalore
RRB Bhopal RRB Bhubaneshwar
RRB Bilaspur RRB Chandigarh
RRB Chennai RRB Gorakhpur
RRB Guwahati RRB Jammu & Srinagar
RRB Kolkata RRB Malda
RRB Mumbai RRB Muzaffarpur
RRB Patna RRB Ranchi
RRB Secunderabad RRB Siliguri
RRB Thiruvananthapuram -

What were the cut off marks for various posts in the previous years?

The cutoff for different Railway Recruitments (technical and non-technical) is announced separately depending on the total number of applications received, total applicants who appeared for the exam and the final vacancies announced.

For the Junior Engineer posts, the previous year cut off ranged between 51-77 marks for the General/UR category. The cut off is calculated separately for each zone.

For Non-Technical Posts (NTPC), the cut off varied from 60-90 for the General Category. This cut off is calculated separately for each zone and for different posts. The mentioned cut off is for the post of Commercial Apprentice.

How should one study for Railway exams?

The common subjects for the preparation of any RRB Recruitment are English, GK Current Affairs, Reasoning, and Basic Maths. For technical posts, technical awareness is an add-on.

All 10th class-based maths books can help you understand or revise the basic maths topics for your preparation. The class 10 grammar books help you solve the English language-based questions in the railway exams.

What is RRB Syllabus?

As per the Railway Recruitment Board, the RRB Syllabus for all the exams conducted by the Railway is the same. There are usually 3 subjects from the questions being asked- Arithmetic Ability, General Awareness, and General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability. The syllabus will get change as per the stage of the exam. For the section of General Awareness, candidates have to be prepared with the last six months of All Latest Update includes International and National news. Click Here to Know the complete RRB Syllabus for all the exams conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.