RRB JE 2023 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

RRB JE official notification 2023 will be released soon on the official website – https://rrbcdg.gov.in/. Eligible candidates can fill out the application form online on or before the last date. Candidates having an engineering background and an age limit between 18 to 33 years are eligible to apply for the post. The recruitment will be held for the posts of Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS), and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

Railway Recruitment Board is the authority to conduct RRB JE Recruitment Exam. RRB JE examination is an opportunity for those candidates who want to be government engineers in the Indian Railways. Check RRB JE Latest News here.

What is RRB?

The full form of RRB is the Railway Recruitment Board. Earlier it was known as the Railway Recruitment Commission. It is a Central Government Exam that is conducted to fill the following posts- Junior Engineer (IT), Junior Engineer (IT), Chemical Material Superintendent (DMS), and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

RRB JE 2023 Exam Dates

As the official notification is yet to be released by RRB, the tentative exam dates for RRB JE 2023 are mentioned in the following table:

Events Dates
Notification release date for RRB JE 2023
December 2023
Last date of application
January 2024
Last date for paying the examination fee
February 2024
Application status check
March 2024
RRB JE 2023 CBT-I Examination Centers release
A week before the examination
RRB JE 2023 CBT-I admit card download
A week before the examination
RRB JE 2023 CBT-I examination date
April/May 2024
RRB JE 2023 CBT-I answer key release date
To be notified
RRB JE CBT-I 2023 Result
To be notified
RRB JE 2023 CBT-II examination Centers release
To be notified
RRB JE 2023 CBT-II examination date
To be notified
RRB JE 2023 CBT-II admit card
To be notified
RRB JE 2023 CBT-II Result
To be notified

RRB JE 2023 Highlights

The overview of RRB JE 2023 exam is provided in the table below:

Particulars Details
Examination name
Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer (RRB JE 2023)
Organization Name
Indian Railways
Post
Junior Engineer
Conducting Body
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Working Location
Pan India
Official website
rrbcdg.gov.in

RRB JE 2023 Notification

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is expected to release the official notification for JE and other posts examination on January 2023. Application forms are also expected to be released along with the official notification which can be found on http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/.

RRB JE 2023 Vacancy

The number of available vacancies for RRB JE 2023 will be released in the official notification by RRB. RRB JE upcoming vacancy is expected to be around 13,000 for the 2023 session. For Junior Engineer (IT), the vacancies are expected to be 29. Check RRB JE Preparation Tips here.

RRB JE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are interested in applying for RRB JE 2023 will have to fulfill RRB JE eligibility. The basic eligibility criteria for RRB JE 2023 have been given below.

  • RRB JE Age Limit – The minimum age limit is 18, whereas the maximum is 33 years. ST/SC/OBC/PWD candidates will have further age relaxations which they can find in their examination form.

  • RRB JE Qualification – For JE, the candidates must possess a diploma/degree in engineering from a recognized college/university. For JE (IT), it is mandatory for candidates to have a B.Sc/B.Tech/PGDCA/BCA in computer science.
  • Candidates in the final year of their degree/diploma are not eligible to apply.

RRB JE 2023 Application Form

The application form for JE will be available soon. The steps to fill out RRB JE 2023 application form are as follows:

  • Visit the official RRB website and click on RRB JE Application form link or RRB JE apply online link.
  • After registration on RRB portal, candidates can begin filling out RRB JE application forms by clicking ‘already registered on the home page.
  • Fill in the basic details and educational qualifications.
  • Select the preferences according to the post.
  • Make an online payment through gateways like UPI, NEFT, or Credit or debit card.
  • Upload scanned copies of required documents, photographs, and signatures.
  • Check the declaration box and click on submit for final submission.
  • Take a printout of the application form.

RRB JE Application Fees

The application form for general category candidates will cost INR 500. For ST/SC/OBC/Women/Ex-servicemen/PWD it will cost INR 250.

RRB JE 2023 Exam Pattern

The first phase of the examination will be a Computer-based Test. The total duration of the examination is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Students who will qualify for the first phase will appear in CBT-II. Here is the complete RRB JE Exam pattern:

RRB JE CBT 1 Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern is given below:

Subjects Questions Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30
90 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning
25 25
General Awareness
15 15
General Science
30 30
Total 100 100

RRB JE CBT 2 Exam Pattern:

RRB JE CBT 2 Exam Pattern:

Subjects Questions Marks Duration
General Awareness
15 15
120 minutes
Physics and Chemistry
15 15
Basics of Computer and Application
10 10
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control
10 10
Technical Abilities
100 100
Total 150 150

RRB JE 2023 Syllabus

The detailed subject-wise syllabus for CBT-I is as follows:

  • Mathematics- Number system, Pipes and Cisterns, Calendar and Clock, Age Calculations, Square root, Elementary Statistics, Trigonometry, Algebra Geometry, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, LCM and HCF, Percentage, Mensuration, Fractions, Decimal, BODMAS.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning- Analogies, Statements, Arguments and Assumptions, Directions, Analytical Reasoning, Similarities and Differences, Conclusions and Decision making, Classification, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Jumbling, Mathematical operations, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding.
  • General Awareness- Current Affairs, Scientific and Technological Developments, Environmental Issues, Sports, Indian Economy, Indian Polity and Constitution, Culture and History of India with emphasis on the freedom struggle, Indian Geography.
  • General Science – Physics, Chemistry, and Life Science.
    The detailed subject-wise syllabus for CBT-II is as follows:
  • General Awareness- Current Affairs, Scientific and Technological Developments, Environmental Issues, Sports, Indian Economy, Indian Polity and Constitution, Culture and History of India with emphasis on the freedom struggle, Indian Geography.
  • Physics and Chemistry – UP to 10th standard CBSE syllabus.
  • Basics of Computer and Application- Architecture of computer, Input and Output Devices, Storage Devices, Networking, Websites and Web Browsers, Computer Viruses, Internet and Email, Various Data Representation, Operating Systems – Windows, Linux and Unix, MS Office.
  • Basics of Environment and Pollution Control – Adverse Effects of Environmental Pollution and control strategies, Ozone depletion, Acid rain, Waste Management, Global Warming, Air, Water, and Noise Pollution.

RRB JE Technical Syllabus

The syllabus for RRB JE 2023 Technical Syllabus is given below:

Subjects Topics
Mechanical Allied Engineering
Unit 1: Thermal Engineering
Unit 2: Hydraulic Machinery
Unit 3: Strength of Materials
Unit 4: Industrial Management
Unit 5: Grinding and Finishing Process
Unit 6: Welding
Unit 7: Fluid Mechanics
Unit 8: Metrology
Unit 9: Machining
Electrical and Allied Engineering
Unit 1: Basic concepts
Unit 2: Measurements and measuring instruments
Unit 3: Basic Electronics
Unit 4: Circuit Law
Unit 5: Synchronous Machines
Unit 6: Estimation and costing
Unit 7: Electrical Machines
Unit 8: Generation Transmission and distribution
Unit 9: Switchgear utilization of Electrical Energy and Protection
Unit 10: AC Fundamentals
Unit 11: Magnetic Circuits
Electronics and Allied Engineering
Unit 1: Communication Engineering
Unit 2: Computer Programming
Unit 3: Microprocessor and Microcontroller
Unit 4: Linear Integrated Circuit
Unit 5: Electronic Devices and circuits
Unit 6: Data Communication Network
Unit 7: Electronic Devices and circuits
Unit 8: Basic Electrical Engineering
Unit 9: Digital Electronics
Unit 10: Electronic Components and Materials
Unit 11: Electronic Measurements
Civil and Allied Engineering
Unit 1: Environmental Engineering Advanced Construction Techniques and Equipment
Unit 2: Geo-Technical
Unit 3: Estimating and Costing
Unit 4: Transportation Engineering
Unit 5: Computer-Aided Design
Unit 6: Engineering Mechanics
Unit 7: Highway Engineering
Unit 8: Design of concrete structures
Unit 9: Theory of structures
Unit 10: Building drawing, finishes, and Maintenance
Unit 11: Construction of substructure and superstructure
Unit 12: Mechanics of structure
Unit 13: Design of steel structures
Unit 14: Irrigation Engineering
Unit 15: Contracts and Accounts
Unit 16: Concrete Technology
Unit 17: Engineering Mechanics
Unit 18: Building Construction and materials
Printing Technology
Unit 1: Sheetfed offset Machines
Unit 2: Design and ad in Print Media
Unit 3: Printing Finishing Processing
Unit 4: Colour Separation and Management
Unit 5: Paper and ink
Unit 6: Flexo, Gravure and Screen Printing
Unit 7: Printer’s Accounting and Estimating
Unit 8: Web offset Printing
Unit 9: Printing Machine Maintenance
Unit 10: Printing Systems
Unit 11: Advanced Printing Technologies
Unit 12: Digital Imaging
Unit 13: Image Processing
Unit 14: Package Technology
Unit 15: Plate making Methods
Unit 16: Publishing Software
Unit 17: Printing Materials

RRB JE 2023 Salary

The basic RRB JE Salary is INR 35,400. The salary classification for various cities is given below.

PartIculars Class A Cities Class B Cities Class C Cities
Basic Pay INR 13,500 INR 13,500 INR 13,500
Dearness Allowance (125% of the basic)
INR 16,875 INR 16,875 INR 16,875
House Rent Allowance
INR 4050 (30% Of Basic) INR 2,700 (20% Of Basic)
INR 1,350 (10% of Basics)
Other Allowance
INR 4,000 INR 4,000 INR 4,000
In-Hand Salary
INR 38,425 INR 37,075 INR 35,725
Deduction INR 2,000 INR 2,000 INR 2,000
Total Salary INR 36,425 INR 35,075 INR 33,725

RRB JE 2023 Books

For successful qualification for any examination, it is important for candidates to have the correct books so that they can prepare and make notes in an efficient manner. Recommended books for RRB JE 2023 are mentioned in the following table.

Book Name
Author/Publisher
Pratiyogita Darpan
Upkar Publication
A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal reasoning
R.S Aggarwal
Objective Computer Science and Information Technology
G.K Mithal
Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for beginners
Mark Zegarelli
Advance Maths
Rakesh Yadav
Quickest Mathematics
Kiran Publication

RRB JE 2023 Admit Card

The admit cards will be available to download a week before the examination. The steps to download the RRB JE admit card are given below.

  • Visit the official RRB website – http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/.
  • Log in with the registration number and DOB created during registration.
  • The page will be redirected to a profile dashboard where the option to download admit card will be available. Click on it.
  • Admit card will open in a new window.
  • Download admit card and take a printout of it.

Details Mentioned in RRB JE Admit Card 2023

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Photograph
  • Examination date
  • Examination center
  • Examination timing.

RRB JE 2023 Answer Key

The answer key is provided to candidates to check the number of answers that they got correct and to calculate marks. The steps to download the answer key are as follows:

  • Visit the official RRB website and search for the Indian Railways Junior Engineer answer key.
  • Click the RRB JE Answer Key link, save the Exam paper solutions, and click download.
  • The answer key will be downloaded in pdf format.

RRB JE Answer key is provisional and is prone to change. If candidates wish to raise objections, they can do so within the provided period. An objection fee of INR 50 has to be paid in the process.

RRB JE 2023 Result

The results of the candidates will be released on the official website of the Indian Railways. Those candidates who will pass CBT I will be allowed to appear in CBT II. For the 21 RRB regions, the results are published in PDF format separately.

The process to download the RRB JE results is given below.

  • Go to the official RRB website of the region you have applied for
  • Click on the link given for the ‘RESULT’
  • Results will be downloaded in PDF format and will carry the roll numbers of the selected candidates

RRB JE 2023 Cutoff

RRB releases the minimum qualifying marks and cut-off after the completion of CBT-I. The expected minimum qualifying marks are 40% for general, 30% for OBC and SC, and 25% for ST category candidates. Qualifying marks are calculated out of 100 and 150 for CBT-I and CBT-II respectively.

Particular zone, number of vacancies and reservations, and difficulty level are some criteria on the basis of which RRB calculates the cut-off for JE 2023. Mentioned below is the category-wise expected cutoff for RRB JE 2023.

For those aspirants who are preparing for Junior Engineer exams, RRB JE has a decent salary and lots of other perks. Before registration of the form, candidates should make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria and other requirements.

Category Cut-off
General 65-70
ST 45-50
SC 50-55
OBC 55-60

RRB JE Recruitment FAQs

Ques. What is the qualification for RRB JE?

Ans. Candidates should possess a Diploma/Degree in Engineering related to the specific post they are applying for in the RRB JE exam.

Ques. What is the salary of JE in railways?

Ans. The basic salary for a Junior Engineer (JE) is INR 35,400, along with numerous benefits, such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and Transport Allowance.

Ques. Is the RRB JE exam tough?

Ans. The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to difficult. RRB JE exam tests your knowledge, skills, and aptitude in various subjects and domains.

Ques. Does RRB recruit JE every year?

Ans. RRB conducts RRB JE every year to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Engineer (JE), Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), Junior Engineer (Information Technology Branch), and Depot Material Superintendent (DMS).

Ques. Does the RRB JE 2023 exam have an interview round?

Ans. The only qualification criteria are clearing CBT-I and CBT-II examinations followed by document verification and medical tests. There is no interview for the post.

Ques. Does the RRB JE 2023 examination have a negative marking?

Ans. Yes. RRB JE 2023 examination will have a negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer. Candidates are advised to answer the questions carefully.

Ques. What is the selection process for RRB JE 2023?

Ans. RRB JE selection process has four stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Medical Test & DV. To get a job as a Junior Engineer in RRB, the aspirant must clear all the stages.

Ques. What is the age limit for the RRB JE 2023 examination?

Ans. The minimum age limit for the RRB JE 2023 examination is 18 years. The maximum age limit is 33 years. For SC/ST and OBC category candidates, there is an age relaxation of 5 years and 3 years respectively.

 

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