The RRB Group D Syllabus 2023-24 is the syllabus for the examination to be conducted by the RRB to select candidates for Group D posts in Indian Railways. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is the authority responsible for creating and releasing this syllabus.
Aspiring candidates should note that they need to prepare well for this exam because over 2 crore applications were received for Railway Group D recruitment last time. The written examination is the most important part of the process. Understanding the syllabus is the first step in any exam preparation.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) syllabus is divided into four sections – Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness. The syllabus for each section is given below in this post.
Overview of RRB Group D Syllabus 2023-24
The syllabus of RRB Group D aims to test the overall knowledge of candidates. After clearing this exam candidates can get various Indian Railways’ Group-D posts such as Helper/Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I, etc. Here is the basic overview of the RRB Group D Syllabus.
|Name of the exam||Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) Group D|
|Mode of Exams||Online (Computer-Based Test)|
|Stages of Exam||Computer-Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test, and Document Verification/ Medical Exam|
|Level of the syllabus||10th Standard level|
|Number of questions||100|
|Examination Duration||90 Minutes|
|Sections||General ScienceGeneral Intelligence & ReasoningMathematicsGeneral Awareness and Current Affairs|
|Marking Pattern||Each question will carry 1 mark|
|Negative Marking||⅓ marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer|
|Type of Questions||Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions|
RRB Group D Exam Pattern
Students can understand the syllabus only if they know the pattern of the exam. You may check out the RRB Group D Examination Pattern 2023 given in the following table.
|RRB Group D CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2023|
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||30||30|
|General Awareness and Current Affairs||20||20|
|Total||100 Questions||100 Marks|
Subject-Wise Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D Syllabus 2023
RRB Group D Mathematics Syllabus
The mathematics section will test the candidate’s knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry and Mensuration. This section will carry 20 marks.
|Number System||1 to 2 marks|
|Decimals & Fractions||1 to 2 marks|
|BODMAS||2 to 3 marks|
|Simple and Compound Interest||1 mark|
|Profit & Loss||1 to 2 mark|
|Ratio and Proportion||2 to 3 mark|
|LCM & HCF||1 to 2 marks|
|Average||1 to 2 marks|
|Percentages||2 to 3 marks|
|Time and Work||3 to 4 marks|
|Time and Distance||2 to 3 marks|
|Geometry and Trigonometry||1 mark|
|Age Calculations||2 to 3 marks|
|Calendar & Clock||1 mark|
|Miscellaneous||2 to 3 marks|
Check: UPSC syllabus
RRB Group D General Intelligence and Reasoning
The General Intelligence and Reasoning section will test the candidate’s ability to solve problems, reasoning ability and understanding of verbal and non-verbal questions. It is the most important section in the exam with 30 marks.
|Analogies||2 to 3 marks|
|Alphabetical and Number Series||3 to 4 marks|
|Coding and Decoding||2 to 3 marks|
|Mathematical Operations||1 to 2 marks|
|Venn Diagram||1 to 2 marks|
|Data Interpretation and Sufficiency||1 to 2 marks|
|Conclusions and Decision Making||1 mark|
|Analytical Reasoning||3 to 4 marks|
|Classification||2 to 3 marks|
|Directions||1 to 2 marks|
|Statement-Arguments and Assumptions||4 to 5 marks|
|Miscellaneous||2 to 3 marks|
RRB Group D General Science Syllabus
The General Science section will test the candidate’s knowledge of basic science concepts. This section is moderately important and carries 25 marks. The section of General Science is further divided into the following three subsections.
|Physics (7 to 8 marks)||Units and measurements, Magnetism, Force and Laws of Motion, Inventions, Scientific Instruments, Gravitation, Work, Energy, and Power, Pressure, Sound, Waves, Heat, Friction, Light- Reflection and Refraction, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Important Discoveries Relating to Physics, Sources of Energy.|
|Chemistry (9 to 10 marks)||Matter, Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions and Equations, Structure of Atom, Periodic Classification of Elements, Oxidation & Reduction, Combustion and Flame, Metals & Non-Metals.|
|Life Science (6 to 7 marks)||Classification of Organism, Cytology, Genetics, Human Blood, Plant Tissue, Classification of Plant Kingdom, Plant Morphology, Heredity and Evolution, Photo-synthesis, Plant Hormones, Plant Diseases, Ecology & Environment, Pollution, Animal Tissue, Classification of Animal Kingdom, Organ & Organ System, Human blood and blood group, Human Eye, Nutrients, Natural Resources.|
Check: BPSC syllabus
RRB Group D General Awareness Syllabus
The section of General Awareness will test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs and general knowledge. This section is relatively less important with 20 marks only.
|Economics||1 mark to 2 marks|
|CEO/ Chairman/ Appointments||1 mark to 2 marks|
|Sports||2 marks to 3 marks|
|Geography||2 marks to 3 marks|
|Current Affairs||8 marks to 9 marks|
|History||2 marks to 3 marks|
|Miscellaneous||4 marks to 5 marks|
RRB Group D Physical Efficiency Test
Those candidates who will clear the written test will be invited to take the Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Please note that the number of candidates invited to the Physical Efficiency Test will be 3 times the number of vacancies. Here are the PET criteria for male and female candidates.
|Male candidates||Female candidates|
|Lift and carry 35 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down||Lift and carry 20 Kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down|
|1000 metre race in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance||1000 metre race in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance|
Tips to Prepare for RRB Group D Exam 2023
You may follow the tips listed below in order to prepare for the RRB Group D Exam.
- Stay calm: Stress can make your body run out of energy and cause you to make mistakes.
- Avoid distractions: Trying to focus on the material with too many interruptions will make it difficult to retain the information.
- Make your own study guide: While it may seem daunting, creating your own study guide can help to make the material more clear.
- Try out different study methods: Different study methods can be more helpful for different types of people.
- Get a good night’s rest: This will help you wake up refreshed and ready for the exam
Frequently Asked Questions
The questions will be asked in 15 languages including Urdu, Assamese, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.
The difficulty level of the exam is moderate. However, the competition level is extremely high.
Yes, ⅓ marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer.
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