RRB JE 2019 EXAM PATTERN


2019-05-09 | Team PendulumEdu

RRB has released the notification for the RRB JE (junior engineer) exam with the syllabus, dates, exam pattern on its official website. So here’s an insight to the new exam pattern as given by the railway recruitment board.

The new exam pattern to be followed in RRB JE 2019 is explained as follows:

The exam for RRB JE is online. It has 2 Computer based tests followed by documents & medical verification. The new exam pattern is divided into 3 stages:

  1. CBT-1
  2. CBT-2
  3. Document verification and medical examination.

The candidate must qualify CBT-1 in order to appear for CBT-2. CBT-1 & CBT-2 have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). After qualifying CBT-2, documents as mentioned in the notification have to be submitted for verification. Once the documents are verified, the candidate has to undergo medical examination. If the candidate, is medically fit as per the norms of RRB, the candidate is qualified for the job.

Exam pattern for RRB JE 2019 CBT-II

Mode of examination

Online (Computer Based Test)

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

100

Total marks of the examination

100

Exam duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Exam duration for PwD candidates

2 hours

Language of the question paper

English, Hindi, Gujarati & 12 other regional languages

Four sections of the exam

  1. Mathematics
  2. General awareness
  3. General intelligence & reasoning
  4. General science

Marks for correct answer

+1

Negative marking

Yes

Negative marks

-1/3 for 1 wrong answer

Minimum qualification marks in order to appear the CBT-2 examination

  1. General category- 40%
  2. OBC and SC- 30%
  3. ST category- 25%

 

Mark distribution for different sections of RRB JE 2019 CBT-I

Sr.

No.

Section

No. of

Questions

Marks for each question

Total marks of the section

Total marks of the exam

1

Mathematics

30

1

30

 

 

100

2

General Intelligence &

Reasoning

25

1

25

3

General awareness

15

1

15

4

General science

30

1

30

Exam pattern for RRB JE 2019 CBT-II

Mode of examination

Online (Computer Based Test)

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of Questions

150

Total marks of the examination

150

Exam duration

2 hours

Language of the question paper

English, Hindi, Gujarati & 12 other regional languages

Five sections of the exam

  1. General awareness
  2. Physics & Chemistry
  3. Basics of Computers and applications
  4. Basics of environmental & pollution control
  5. Technical abilities

Marks for correct answer

+1

Negative marking

Yes

Negative marks

-1/3 for 1 wrong answer

Minimum qualification marks

  1. General category- 40% (60 marks)
  2. OBC and SC- 30% (45 marks)
  3. ST category- 25% (37.50 marks)

 

Mark distribution for different sections of RRB JE 2019 CBT-II

Sr.

No.

Section

No. of

Questions

Marks for each question

Total marks of the section

Total marks of the exam

1

General awareness

15

1

15

 

 

 

150

2

Physics & Chemistry

15

1

15

3

Basics of computers &

Applications

10

1

10

4

Basics of Environment

& pollution control

10

1

10

5

Technical abilities

100

1

100

 

DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

The cut-off for CBT-2 is decided by the Recruitment Board. The candidates having marks equal to or more than the cut off will be called for the process of document verification. The candidate must submit his/her documents at the time given by RRB. All the documents are to be submitted in the form of self-attested scanned copies in true colour of the document. The complete list of documents required to be submitted to RRB for verification is as follows:

  1. Birth proof- SSC/HSC certificate or birth certificate.
  2. Graduation degree certificate
  3. Caste certificate (For SC/ST category) if applicable
  4. Self- declaration certificate of ex- service man(if applicable)
  5. OBC NCL certificate (if applicable)
  6. Income certificate
  7. Minority community Declaration on non-judicial paper(if applicable)
  8. NOC from serving employees
  9. Self certification by transgender(if applicable)
  10.  J & K domicile certificate (if applicable)                                      

MEDICAL TESTS

After the completion of document verification, the candidate undergoes medical tests where his overall physical fitness is checked. The eye fitness of the candidate is checked particularly and his/her fitness is graded based on the eye fitness.

PREVIOUS PATTERN

The exam pattern for RRB JE 2019 has changed. Earlier, examination was not paper based. The Railway Junior Engineer job aspirants had to pass a written objective type examination followed by a personal interview. The written exam had 150 marks which was to be completed in 2 hrs. The exam covered questions from subjects like reasoning, general intelligence, general awareness, basic arithmetic & technical subjects of respective engineering fields.

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