RB Group D 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus

Railway Recruitment Board will soon release RRB Group D 2023 notification. RRB Group D exam is conducted to select candidates for various Level-1 posts of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. The selection process of RRB Group D comprises a Computer Test, Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/Physical Standard Test (PST), Document Verification and Medical Exam. Here in this video, candidates can know about RRB Group D Exam, Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and many more related information. Take FREE Mock Test for RRB Group D.

RRB Group D Exam 2023 Highlights

The highlights of the RRB Group D exam are as follows:

RRB Group D Exam Highlights
RRB Group D Exam Details
Full Form of RRB
Railway Recruitment Board
Full Form of RRC
Railway Recruitment Cell
Exam Conducting Body
RRC undertaking of RRB
Download Link
RRB Group D Official Notification
Number of Vacancies
103769 (Expected)
Eligibility Criteria
Secondary (class 10th) Passed/ ITI Passed
Number of Stages in Selection Process
4 (CBT, PET, DV, Medical Test)
RRB Group D Posts and Department
Electrical: Assistant Loco Shed, Assistant Operations, Assistant TL & AC, Assistant TL & AC (Workshop), Assistant TRD
Engineering: Assistant Bridge, Assistant Track Machine, Assistant Works, Assistant Engineering
Mechanical: Assistant (Workshop), Assistant C&W, Assistant Loco Shed (Diesel)
Medical: Hospital Assistant
Stores: Assistant Depot
Signal & Telecom: Assistant
Traffic: Assistant Pointsman
Type of Posts in RRB Group D
Non-gazetted posts as per Level 1 of 7th CPC

RRB Group D 2023 Exam Dates

The RRB Group D exam dates are announced along with the recent official notification. RRB Group D Exam Dates 2023 are as follows:

RRB Group D Exam Events
RRB Group D Exam Dates
Date of Advertisement
November 2023
Commencement of Online Registration
December 2023
Last Date of Online Registration
To be announced
Last Date for Online Application Fee Payment
To be announced
Last Date for Application Fee Payment through SBI/ Post Office Challan
To be announced
Final Submission of Online Application
To be announced
Application Modification Start Date
To be announced
Application Modification Last Date
To be announced
Admit Card Date
To be announced
City Intimation Link
To be announced
CBT
To be announced
RRB Group D CBT Answer Key/ Result/ Cutoff
To be announced
RRB Group D PET
To be announced
RRB Group D DV/ Medical Fitness Test
To be announced
RRB Group D Final Result
To be announced

RRB Group D Exam Date

RRB Group D Exam Events
RRB Group D Exam Dates
Phase 5
Oct 6, 2022 – Oct 11, 2022

RRB Group D 2023 Eligibility Criteria

RRC releases very generic eligibility criteria for RRB Group D posts. The RRB Group D eligibility criteria are stated below.

  • The candidates must be Indian citizens to apply for RRB Group D. A subject of Nepal, or Bhutan, a refugee from Tibet, or a person of Indian origin who migrated from other countries to permanently reside in India is eligible to apply.
  • The educational qualifications that an RRB Group D applicant must possess are:

1. Class 10th pass certificate, or
2. ​ITI degree or diploma

Candidates in their final year of study or awaiting their results are not eligible to apply.

RRB Group D Age Limit

General category candidates within the age group of 18 to 33 years are eligible to apply for RRB Group D. Other category candidates such as OBC/ SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen/ PWD will get age relaxations as usual.

The crucial date for reckoning the age is July 1, 2019. The upper and lower limit of date of birth for different categories are as follows:

Age Group Upper Limit of Date of Birth (Not earlier than)
Lower Limit of Date of Birth (Not later than)
18 to 33 years
UR OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) SC/ST
For all communities/ categories
July 2, 1986 July 2, 1983 July 2, 1981 01.07.2001

Apart from these, every RRB Group D applicant must meet the Medical Fitness criteria as specified by RRC viz., A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, C-1, C-2.

RRB Group D Vacancies 2023

As per the latest updates, there are 1,03,769 non-gazetted posts to be fulfilled in various units of Indian Railways through the RRB Group D exam 2023. Below table depicts the zone wise & category wise vacancy distribution for RRB Group D 2023 exam.

RRB Group D Vacancy 2023
Railway UR SC ST OBC EWS Total Vacancy Ex-SM CCAA PWBD Back-PwBD
Central Railway
3597 1398 759 2656 935 9345 1870 1870 449 0
East Central Railway
1369 555 325 956 358 3563 713 713 166 0
East Coast Railway
1034 412 198 653 258 2555 510 510 105 0
Eastern Railway, CLW, & Metro
4926 1461 775 2619 1087 10873 2175 2175 589 5
North Central Railway and DLW
2080 678 317 1175 474 4730 948 948 145 6
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO
1570 615 307 1107 403 4002 802 802 157 0
North Western Railway
2132 814 384 1393 526 5249 1049 1049 324 0
Northeast Frontier Railway
1119 449 226 809 291 2894 575 575 144 0
Northern Railway, DMF and RCF
5144 2017 1031 3644 1317 13153 2630 2630 626 0
South Central Railway
3663 1432 722 2577 934 9328 1867 1867 125 0
South East Central Railway
797 219 115 366 167 1664 333 333 84 0
South Eastern Railway
1933 738 361 1305 482 4914 965 965 215 95
South Western Railway and RWF
2745 1138 557 2006 715 7167 1433 1433 193 6
Southern Railway and ICF
4363 1353 787 2118 958 9579 1914 1914 222 0
West Central Railway
1596 633 308 1080 402 4019 804 804 226 0
Western Railway
4287 1647 812 2914 1074 10734 2146 2146 556 0
Total Vacancies
42355 15559 7984 27378 10381 103769 20734 20734 4326 112

RRB Group D Application Process 2023

Candidates can apply for RRB Group D by filling the application form online. It is advised that candidates must read the official notification carefully before starting to fill up the application.

Registration Process

The step-by-step instructions for RRB Group online registration process are as follows:

  • Select the RRB which you wish to apply for and click on “New Registration”. The RRB once selected cannot be changed after the Registration Number is allotted.
  • Enter your name, Date of Birth and Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Aadhaar Number, Secondary (class 10th) Registration Number, Year of Passing, Mobile Number, and Email-Id and then submit.
  • After verification of mobile number and password through OTP; the Registration number will be displayed on screen.

Application Process

  • Login on the homepage using the registration number and password.
  • The application form has two parts. In Part I, candidates need to provide details of Educational Qualification, Community, Gender, Religion, Ex-SM, Minority, EWS, and other details as required.
  • In Part II, candidates have to mark his/her priority/preference of the posts.
  • Candidates are required to select the language of RRB Group D exam 2023. However English is the default language. Candidates will have to fill in other details like Mother Tongue, Identification Marks, Permanent Address, etc.
  • Candidates will have to fill in the details of a valid Photo ID card in the application which they will have to bring in as proof during CBT, PET, DV, Medical, or any subsequent stages of the exam.
  • Candidates who appear in CBT will be eligible for an application fee refund. Candidates will get a refund on the application fee in the same account through which they have made the payment. Those candidates who do not wish to receive the refund in the account through which payment is done or those who paid their application fee through challan; must provide the beneficiary account details in the online application form.
  • Candidates will be required to upload a scanned copy of their photograph and signature. The size of the photograph must range between 20 KB to 50 KB whereas the signature must range between 10 KB to 40 KB.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities will have to upload scanned copies (50 KB to 100 KB) of their caste certificate to avail of a free Railway Travelling Pass during the RRB Group D exam.
  • After agreeing to the terms and conditions, candidates must submit the application form.
  • After submitting the form, candidates will be redirected to the payment page. RRB Group D application fee payment can either be made online via Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI or via Offline Challan.
  • Candidates are advised to download a PDF copy of submitted application form for future reference.

RRB Group D Application Fee & Refund

The below table depicts the amount of application fee that candidates belonging to various categories are required to pay along with the refund amount.

Category Application Fee
Application Fee Amount to be Refunded after CBT
General (UR) Rs. 500/- Rs. 400/-
PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class.
Rs. 250/-
Rs. 250/- (deducting bank charges)

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2023

The first stage of the RRB Group D exam is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type. The RRB Group D exam pattern 2023 are mentioned in the table below:

RRB Group D Exam Particulars
RRB Group D Exam Details
Mode of Exam
CBT
Type of Questions
MCQ
Number of Questions
100
Total Marks
100 Questions * 1 Mark = 100 Marks
Negative Marking
⅓ Marks for Each Wrong Answer
Sections In RRB Group D CBT
General Science (25 Questions)
Mathematics (25 Questions)
General Intelligence and Reasoning (30 Questions)
General Awareness and Current Affairs (20 Questions)
Total Time
90 Minutes (1 Hour 30 Minutes)

The Following table shows the detailed RRb Group D CBT Exam Pattern 2023 with number of questions asked from each subject and marks allotted to them.

Subject No. of Questions Max Marks Allotted Duration
General Science
25 25
90 Minutes
Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence & Reasoning
30 30
General Awareness & Current Affairs
20 20
Total 100 100

RRB Group D Selection Process 2023

RRB Group D selection process has 4 stages:

  • CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Fitness Examination

The candidates who qualify for the CBT are called for PET. The number of candidates called for PET is 3 times total number of vacancies for the posts.

The RRB Group D PET is qualifying in nature and passing it is mandatory. The qualifying criteria for male and female candidates are different and are mentioned below.

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

Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates, same the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification (DV)/ Medical Fitness Test as per their merit and options.

Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing in the Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates, and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

RRB Group D 2023 Exam Syllabus

The RRB Group D syllabus is divided into the following 4 sections:

  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning, and
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs

The RRB Group D 2023 latest syllabus is mentioned in the table.

RRB Group D Subjects
RRB Group D Syllabus
General Science
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of 10th standard level (as per NCERT textbooks).
Mathematics
Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern, etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities, and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.
General Awareness and Current Affairs
Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.

RRB Group D Admit Card 2023

The dates of release of RRB Group D admit cards 2023 have not been announced yet. RRB Group D admit card can be downloaded from the RRB regional website. Candidates can check for exam city, exam date, exam shift, and exam time 10 days before the conduct of the exam.

RRB also sends Emails and SMS to candidates regarding the release of the RRB Group D 2023 admit card on their registered email id and phone number.

Steps to download the RRB Group D admit card/ hall ticket

  • Visit the official websites of your selected RRB region.
  • On the home page, click the link “Download the e-call letter, city intimation slip and free traveling authority for SC/ST candidates”.
  • Candidates will be redirected to the login page.
  • Enter Registration Number and Password
  • RRB Group D 2023 admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the Railway Group D admit card PDF file and take a printout (colour preferably).

RRB Group D 2023 Result

RRB Group D results are declared separately by different RRBs on their respective websites. Generally, RRB Group D results are announced 3-4 months after the exam. Once the result is declared the link for downloading the result will be activated in this article. The qualifying marks for UR/ EWS/ OBC/ SC/ ST category candidates are 40/ 40/ 30/ 30/ 30 respectively. There is 2% relaxation for PWD candidates.

This is the minimum qualifying marks and the cutoff marks is generally higher than the qualifying marks. Candidates scoring marks lower than the above mentioned qualifying marks are summarily rejected. Apart from these, the candidates can also view their scorecards for a specific period through the window provided. RRB Group D scorecard contains the raw score, pro-rata score, normalized score, along with other details of the candidates.

RRB Group D Cutoff 2023

The list of candidates shortlisted for RRB Group D PET will be based on the performance of candidates in the RRB Group D CBT exam. The candidates scoring marks equivalent to or more than the minimum RRB Group D cutoff score will be called for the further selection process.
RRB Group D cutoff 2023 will be released after the conduct of the RRB Group D exam. Aspirants can have a fair knowledge of the competition level based on RRB Group D previous years’ cutoff trends. Based on this, aspirants can ace their preparation so that they can score at least 10-15 marks above the previous year’s cutoff score.

RRB Zone Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Ajmer
Normal Applicants 73.73073 70.10507 63.37549 60.62978
Ex-S 40.2065 30.02539 30.47971 30.35898
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.4326 32.58236
Ahmedabad
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 71.86468 66.77575 60.85283 57.85161
Ex-S 40.00159 30.04044 30.38026
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.3426 30.3426
Allahabad
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 74.57579 69.7874 62.92684 50.12207
Ex-S 40.00081 30.04608 32.55328 33.86401
CCAA 41.16811 30.3426 30.7159 36.44781
Bhubaneshwar
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 73.86689 69.13033 60.82752 55.83808
Ex-S 40.04823 30.40393 30.51015 34.32121
CCAA 40.79482 30.3426 31.46248 31.46248
Bhopal
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 75.03355 70.75118 63.5172 58.61426
Ex-S 40.06859 30.05624 30.33041 0
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.3426 30.7159
Bengaluru
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 62.01964 56.60285 49.6525 48.78492
Ex-S 40.23986 30.06408 30.04608 35.40327
CCAA 42.59145 31.08919 30.7159 32.20906
Bilaspur
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 70.22887 66.0797 59.50198 52.73928
Ex-S 40.04764 30.072 31.01847 30.44739
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.7159 30.3426
Chennai
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 71.5312 68.63312 61.5675 55.32595
Ex-S 40.14442 30.00703 30.1357 32.63244
CCAA 41.5414 30.3426 30.33041 30.7159
Chandigarh
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 75.07613 68.55507 34.39158 55.13337
Ex-S 40.00611 30.05769 30.08656 36.19895
CCAA 40.42153 30.3426 30.3426 32.95565
Guwahati
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 77.09933 72.22287 67.39113 57.07288
Ex-S 40.86204 30.45276 31.28844 31.46806
CCAA 40.42153 30.3426 30.3426 31.83577
Gorakhpur
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 73.90623 69.27577 60.92724 54.35642
Ex-S 40.16889 30.06729 32.36991 0
CCAA 40.79482 30.3426 31.46248 31.08919
Kolkata
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 80.57238 71.77651 71.6048 55.76072
Ex-S 40.01368 30.16633 30.00703 0
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 31.08919 0
Mumbai
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 67.96106 63.08909 58.88383 52.58975
Ex-S 40.16796 30.08656 30.0036 37.62862
CCAA 40.04823 30.30418 30.3426 30.7159
Patna
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 77.0035 72.51232 61.64224 58.20304
Ex-S 40.19724 30.05174 33.04063 30.54074
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.7159 37.43518
Ranchi
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 76.30354 71.44115 62.4157 58.68276
Ex-S 40.0968 30.18282 34.04212 30.07665
CCAA 40.04823 30.3426 30.3426 30.3426
Secunderabad
Type of Applicants UR OBC SC ST
Normal Applicants 69.79887 65.69349 59.9624 56.68657
Ex-S 40.00159 30.0036 30.39356 31.07579
CCAA 40.42153 30.3426 30.3426 31.94469

RRB Group D 2023 Salary

The RRB Group D salary structure is as follows:

RRB Group D Salary Components
RRB Group D Salary Amount
Basic Pay Rs. 18,000/-
DA (12% of Basic Pay)
Rs. 2,160
HRA (24% of Basic Pay)
Rs. 4,320
TA (Rs. 3,600 + 12% DA on TA)
Rs. 4,032
Gross Salary Rs. 28,512

Apart from these, there are deductions such as NPS, Professional Tax, CGIS, Income Tax, etc. The Net in-hand salary of RRB Group D employees after all deductions stand between Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 27,000 approximately.

The candidates selected for RRB Group D are assigned field work like maintenance of tracks, railway coaches, departments, stores, taking care of the locomotives, etc. RRB Group D employees are eligible for promotion to Group C after completion of 3 years of regular employment. Such promotions are based on departmental examinations.

RRB Group D Exam 2023 FAQs

Ques. What is the salary of Group D in railway during the training period?
Ans: Candidates recruited to every post are entitled to a basic salary amounting to Rs. 18,000 and Rs. 22,500-Rs. 25,380 as gross salary.

Ques. How many stages are there in the RRB Group D exam?
Ans: There are 4 stages in RRB Group D namely Computer Based Test (CBT), Physically Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification DV, and Medical Fitness Test.

Ques. Are there any qualifying marks in the RRB Group D exam?
Ans: Yes, candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks to pass the RRB Group D exam 2023. The qualifying marks for UR/ EWS/ OBC/ SC/ ST category candidates are 40/ 40/ 30/ 30/ 30 respectively. There is 2% relaxation for PWD candidates.

Ques. How long is the training period of Railway Group D?
Ans: RRB Group D Probation period is 2 years for the candidates who are selected for this post. Candidates will have to take the training for a period of 2 years and then will be able to start their job as an RRB Group D Officer.

Ques. How to crack the RRB Group D exam?
Ans: Candidates must create a preparation strategy and follow it to cover all the topics. Following are some tips for candidates to ace their RRB Group D exam preparation.

  • Aspirants should make a list of important topics by analysing the weightage of each topic in previous years’ question papers.
  • The concepts should be cleared first for each topic and then keep scope for 2-3 times revision in regular intervals.
  • Memorise the important formulas, tricks, and definitions.
  • Read newspapers regularly and keep track of important events.
  • Solve puzzles regularly to improve logical skills.

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