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RRB JE Study Material PDF 2021 Download | Syllabus | Previous Paper – The RRB JE Study Material are one of the most important pieces of information that every candidate must have before they start your preparation for RRB JE Examination Knowing the best Study Material helps you in quality preparation. To crack the examinations like RRB JE the candidates must be aware of what are the best Study Material for 1st Stage CBT and 2nd Stage CBT Examinations.


RRB JE Study Material PDF 2021 Download | Syllabus | Previous Paper

RRB JE Study Material PDF 2021 Download | Syllabus | Previous Paper

Organisation Name Indian Railways
RRB Full Form Railways Recruitment Board
Examination Name Railways Recruitment Board
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Age Limit You must be in the age group of 18-33 years.
Educational Qualification Diploma/Degree in Engineering related to post you are applying for.
Nationality Various Nationality/Citizenship are allowed on meeting certain conditions. (Details in the sections below)
Number of Attempts Unspecified
 Experience Unspecified.
Important Points You also need to pass the medical test, There are certain age relaxations as per their category.
Official Website http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

RRB JE Eligibility Criteria 2021


Nationality is also one of the criteria you need to check before submitting your application. Here are the accepted nationalities for RRB JE 2020 exam –

  • You are a citizen of India
  • You are a subject of Nepal
  • You are a subject of Bhutan
  • You are a Tibetan refugee who had migrated to India before 01/01/1962.
  • You are a person of Indian origin who has migrated to India from countries such as Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia & Vietnam.

RRB JE Number of Attempts

As per the guidelines provided by RRB, there is no such restriction on a candidate. However, there is a specific age limit prescribed for eligibility criteria. Therefore, candidates can only apply within the age limit.

Educational Qualification

Posts Educational Qualification
Junior Engineer Diploma/Degree in Engineering related to the post you are applying in the RRB JE exam.
Depot Material Superintendent Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline
Junior Engineer (Information Technology) You must have either one of these – PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ B.Tech (Computer Science)/BCA/ B.Tech (IT)/ DOEACC B level course of 3 years from Recognised University
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant You must have a Bachelors’s degree in Science with both the subjects – Physics and Chemistry along with a minimum of 55% marks aggregate.


You do not need to have any kind of prior experience in any field while applying for this exam. Therefore, having any prior experience would not weigh in the selection process of the RRB Junior Engineer.

RRB JE Age Limit

  • You must be in the age group of 18 to 33 years if you want to apply for this exam
  • There are a few age relaxations for various categories such as
Category Upper Age Limit Relaxations
General/ Unreserved 0 years (18 to 33)
OBC 3 years (18 to 36)
SC/ ST 5 years(18 to 38)
PWD 10 years (33 to 43)

Application Fee

The application fee of the General category candidates is Rs. 500, whereas, the SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs. 250 while filling the RRB JE Application form.

Categories Fee
Unreserved ₹ 500/-
Females/SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/PwBDs/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward classes ₹ 250/-

Mode of Payment

  • To complete the application fee payment process, the aspirants can opt for both the online and offline modes.
  • In the case of the online fee payment process, the aspirants can use the credit/debit/visa/Rupay/Mastercard or they can rely on the internet banking process.
  • On the other hand, in case of the offline fee payment process, the applicants should complete the payment through E-Challan where the cash has to be deposited to the SBI Bank.

RRB JE Exam Application Process

  • Go to the official website of the RRB through which you want to appear for the exam. The list of RRBs’ website is given above. Please note that the selection of RRB cannot be changed once the registration number is allotted.
  • Click on the ‘Click here to Apply for CEN 03/2018’ link.
  • Select your preferred RRB and ‘Confirm’ it.
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ button.
  • Enter your name, DOB, parents’ name, Aadhaar number, mobile number, email id etc. Make sure that all the information is correct. Submit the information.
  • The registration Id and password will appear on the screen and an OTP will be sent to your registered email id and mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP in the respective textbox and ‘Validate’.
  • Click on the ‘Apply/Edit’ option and fill the eligibility criteria form.
  • Submit the eligibility form and the list of posts you are eligible for will appear on the screen.
  • Select your preference and submit the same.
  • Select the exam group and click on the payment tab.
  • Make the application fee payment.*
  • After successful payment of the fee, click on ‘Fill additional details’ option to complete the application process.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature. Make sure that the scanned images are uploaded properly by clicking on ‘Preview’ option. The modification will be done on payment of ₹ 100/-.
  • Click on ‘Final Submit’ button to complete the application process.

RRB JE Selection Process 2021 | RRB JE Study Material PDF

RRB JE Selection Process includes four stages. The first stages are online exams called CBT 1 and CBT 2. Below is the list of four stages of RRB JE Recruitment.

  • RRB JE 2021 CBT – 1 Examination
  • RRB JE 2021 CBT – 2 Examination
  • RRB JE 2021 Documents Verification
  • RRB JE 2021 Medical Examination


  • There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions in the examination.
  • A time period of 90 minutes will be given to complete the test
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 out of the total marks for each wrong answer.
  • The First Stage of RRB JE CBT will not contain the Technical portion.
  • The Exam will be divided into four sections- Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness, and General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • Each Question will carry 1 mark.
Subjects No. of Questions
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
General Awareness 15
General Science 30

Number of Questions and Time Limit-

  • There will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions in the examination.
  • A time period of 90 minutes will be given to complete the test
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 out of the total marks for each wrong answer.


  • There are 150 Questions in total
  • The Time Limit for RRB JE CBT 2 is 120 minutes
  • There is Negative Marking and 1/3 of the marks are deducted for each wrong answer
  • RRB JE CBT 2 2020 will contain five sections.
  • Each question in these sections carries 1 mark.
Subjects No. of Questions
Technical Abilities 100
Physics and Chemistry 15
General Awareness 15
Basics of Computer and its Applications 10
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 10

RRB JE Document Verification

  • If your name is published in the Merit List then you have to appear in a Document Verification process.
  • You need to bring few documents to complete their verification.
  • A candidate must submit all the documents on the day of Document Verification and no extra time is allowed by RRB to submit the documents.

Here is the complete list of the documents that a candidate needs to bring on the Document Verification day:

  • 10th / Matriculation Mark Sheet
  • Graduation Degree
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST category
  • Self – Declaration for Ex-Service Personnel
  • OBC NCL Certificate
  • Income Certificate for Examination Fee Waiver
  • Minority Community Declaration on non-judicial stamp paper
  • NOC from Serving Employees
  • NOC from Serving Defence Personnel stating the date of discharge
  • Gazetted document showing a change in name, in case it has been changed
  • Receipt of payment in case of an SBI Challan or Post Office payment
  • Self-certification by Transgender
  • J & K Domicile Certificate
  • Decree of divorce or judicial separation and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried
  • Death Certificate and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried

RRB JE Salary 2021

  • The basic salary of RRB JE is INR 35,400 per month.
  • The candidates will be eligible to avail the additional benefits like dearness allowances, HRA, and other perks once the training is completed.
  • After the training, the in-hand salary of the permanent staff will be INR 42,000.

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2021 | RRB JE Study Material PDF

  • CBT (Computer Based Test) Stage – I
  • CBT (Computer Based Test) Stage – II
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

CBT Stage – I Exam pattern

  • There shall be a total of 100 objective type questions each carrying 1 mark.
  • The exam shall be marked negatively for each incorrect answer.
  • Candidates shall lose -0.33 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • There shall be 4 sections containing a different set of questions in the fields of Maths, GK, General Science as well as Reasoning.
Subjects  No. of questions in each paper Max. marks of paper
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100

The minimum passing marks (percentage) for each category is given below:

  • General category candidates shall have to score around 40% (40 marks) for qualifying to Stage 2.
  • OBC & SC candidates shall have to score at least 30% (30 marks) in Stage 1 for qualifying to Stage 2.
  • ST candidates should score around 25% (25 marks) in Stage 1 for proceeding to Stage 2.

CBT Stage –II Exam Pattern | RRB JE Study Material PDF

  • RRB JE Recruitment Stage 2 is a computer-based test and shall also be conducted in an online mode.
  • The total number of questions in Stage 2 shall be 150.
  • There shall be 5 sections in this stage containing different questions on General Knowledge, General Science, Computer Applications, Basics of Environment as well as a section on Technical Abilities.
  • Candidates can only qualify for Stage 2 on obtaining minimum qualifying scores in Stage 1.
Subjects  No. of questions Maximum marks of each section
General Awareness 15 15
Physics and Chemistry 15 15
Basics of Computer and Applications 10 10
Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 10 10
Technical Abilities 100 100
Total 150 150
  • Each question in the exam shall carry 1 mark, and there are a total of 150 questions for 150 marks. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every incorrect answer. Students shall be provided with a virtual calculator on their screen in case of the Stage 2 exam.
  • Candidates belonging to the general or unreserved category should score around 40% (60 marks) in Stage 2.
  • OBC & SC candidates should obtain some 30% (45 marks) in Stage 2 for qualifying the RRB JE 2020 Recruitment.
  • Candidates who belong to the ST category shall have to score 25% or 37.50 marks for clearing Stage 2.

Stage III:  Document Verification | RRB JE Study Material PDF

Once the candidates clear the Second Stage of CBT(Computer Based Test)  as per the cut-offs decided by the Railway Recruitment Board, you shall be called in for the 3rd stage which is the Document Verification Process. After this, the final stage shall be the Medical Examination.

Stage IV: Medical Examination (Final Stage) 

  • As a part of the RRB JE 2021 Selection Process, candidates who have qualified the first three stages including the two written tests, as well as the documentation process, shall have to pass the final medical test conducted by the authorities.
  • This test is for ensuring that the candidates are medically fit for carrying out their duties in a duly manner.

In the case of A-3 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit.(Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards should include the following particulars –
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should comprise 6/9, 6/9 with or with no glasses.
    • Near Vision of the candidate should include Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or with no glasses.
    • The candidate belonging to the A-3 medical category should definitely pass the test for Colour Vision, Mesopic, Binocular Vision as well as Night Vision.

In the case of B-1 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards should include the following particulars-
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should comprise: 6/9, 6/12 with or with no glasses
    • Near Vision of the candidate should include Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or with no glasses when reading or any kind of close work is the requirement.
    • The candidate in the B-1 Medical category should definitely pass the tests concerning Colour Vision, Mesopic Vision, Binocular Vision as well as Night Vision.

In the case of B-2 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards include the following particulars :
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should be: 6/9, 6/12 with or with no glasses
    • Near Vision of the candidate should comprise: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
    • Candidates should definitely pass the Binocular Vision test in the case of B-2.

In the case of C-1 Medical Standard Category: 

  • The candidate should be physically fit. (Factors like a good BMI, efficient performance of heart & lungs and steady blood pressure)
  • Visual Standards- This include Distance Vision particulars like:
    • Distance Vision of the candidate should be 6/12, 6/18 with glasses, or with no glasses.
    • Near Vision of the candidate should be Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or with no glasses when reading or perhaps working closely is required.

RRB JE Syllabus PDF Download

RRB JE Syllabus for CBT 1 | RRB JE Study Material PDF


The following topics are included in the RRB JE Syllabus for Mathematics:

  • Algebra
  • Polynomials
  • Installments
  • Factors and Simplification
  • Arithmetic Simple and Compound Interest
  • Taxation
  • Shares and Dividends
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Mensuration
  • Problem on Ages
  • Investment
  • Data Interpretation
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Bar-Diagram
  • Pie-Chart
  • Pictorial Graph

General Awareness

You should stay updated on current affairs and events taking place both at the National and International levels to score better in the General Awareness section.

  • Rail Budget
  • General Awareness on Railway
  • Indian Polity
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Banking
  • Sports
  • Finance Marketing
  • Indian History

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Number Series
  • Input-Output
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Word Building
  • Clock
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Calendar
  • Decision Making
  • Direction Sense
  • Visual Memory
  • Blood Relations
  • Figural Classification
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Space Visualization or Space Orientation
  • Analogy
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Statement Conclusion

General Science

The General Science section requires your knowledge of basic, high school level Science i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

RRB JE Syllabus for CBT 2 | RRB JE Study Material PDF

In this section, you will find the complete syllabus for RRB JE CBT 2 Exam. The RRB JE Syllabus mentioned below is under the section Technical Abilities. There are four more sections (General Awareness, Physics & Chemistry, Basics of Computers & Applications and Basics of Environment & Pollution Control) under the CBT 2 syllabus.

General Awareness

  • Knowledge of Current affairs
  • Indian geography
  • Culture and history of India including freedom struggle
  • Indian Polity and constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Environmental issues concerning India and the World
  • Sports, General scientific and technological developments etc.

Physics and Chemistry

  • Up to 10th standard CBSE syllabus.

Basics of Computers and Applications

  • The architecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices
  • Networking
  • Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux; MS Office
  • Various data representation
  • Internet and Email
  • Websites & Web Browsers
  • Computer Virus.

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

  • Basics of Environment
  • The adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies
  • Air, water, and Noise pollution, their effect and control
  • Waste Management
  • Global warming
  • Acid rain
  • Ozone depletion

RRB JE Syllabus For Technical Abilities 2021 | RRB JE Study Material PDF

RRB JE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mechanics: Resolution of forces, Equilibrium, and Equilibrant, parallelogram law of forces, triangle law of forces, polygon law of forces and Lami’s theorem, couple and moment of a couple, condition for the equilibrium of rigid body subjected to the number of coplanar non-concurrent forces,

The definition of static friction, dynamic friction, derivation of limiting angle of friction and angle of repose, resolution of forces considering friction when a body moves on the horizontal plane and inclined plane,

Calculation of moment of inertia and radius of gyration of (a) I-Section (b) channel section (c) T-Section (d) L-Section (Equal & unequal lengths) (e) Z-Section (f) Built-up sections (simple cases only), Newton’s laws of motion (without derivation), the motion of a projectile, D’Alembert’s principle, definition law of conservation of energy, the law of conservation of momentum.

Material Science: Mechanical properties of engineering materials – tensile strength, compressive strength, ductility, malleability, hardness, toughness, brittleness, impact strength, fatigue, creep resistance.

Classification of steel, mild steel, and alloy steel. Importance of heat treatment. Heat treatment processes – annealing, normalizing, hardening, tempering, carburizing, nitriding and cyaniding.

Strength of Materials: Stress, strain, stress-strain diagram, a factor of safety, thermal stresses, strain energy, proof resilience, and modulus of resilience.

Shear force and bending moment diagram – cant lever beam, simply supported beam, continuous beam, fixed beam. Torsion in shafts and springs, thin cylinder shells.

Machining: Working principle of the lathe. Types of lathes – Engine lathe – construction details and specifications. Nomenclature of single point cutting tool, geometry, tool signature, functions of tool angles.

General and special operations – (Turning, facing, taper turning thread cutting, knurling, forming, drilling, boring, reaming, keyway cutting), cutting fluids, coolants, and lubricants. Introduction to shaper, slotter, plainer, broaching, milling and manufacture of gears, heat treatment process applied to gears.

Welding: Welding – Introduction, classification of welding processes, advantages and limitations of welding, principles of arc welding, arc welding equipment, choice of electrodes for different metals, principle of gas (oxy-acetylene) welding, equipment of gas welding, welding procedures (arc & gas),

Soldering and brazing techniques, types and applications of solders and fluxes, various flame cutting processes, advantages and limitations of flame cutting, defects in welding, testing and inspection modern welding methods, (submerged, CO2, atomic – hydrogen, ultrasonic welding), a brief description of MIG & TIG welding.

Grinding & Finishing Process: Principles of metal removal by grinding, abrasives, natural and artificial, bonds and binding processes, vitrified, silicate, shellac rubber, grinding machines, classification: cylindrical, surface, tool & cutter grinding machine, construction details, relative merits, principles of centerless grinding,

Advantages & limitations of centreless grinding work, holding devices, wheel maintenance, balancing of wheels, coolants used, finishing by grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing, electroplating, basic principles – plating metals,

Applications, hot dipping, galvanizing tin coating, park rising, anodizing, metal spraying, wire process, powder process and applications, organic coatings, oil base paint, lacquer base enamels, bituminous paints, rubber base coating.

Metrology :Linear measurement – Slip gauges and dial indicators, angle measurements, bevel protractor, sine bar, angle slip gauges, comparators (a) mechanical (b) electrical (c) optical (d) pneumatic. Measurement of surface roughness; methods of measurements, by comparison, tracer instruments and by interferometry, collimators, measuring microscope, interferometer, an inspection of machine parts using the concepts of shadow projection and profile projection.
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machinery :Properties of fluid, density, specific weight, specific gravity, viscosity, surface tension, compressibility capillarity, Pascal’s law, measurement of pressures, concept of buoyancy. Concept of Reynold’s number, pressure, potential and kinetic energy of liquids, total energy, laws of conservation, mass, energy and momentum, velocity of liquids and discharge, Bernoulli’s equation and assumptions, venturi meters, pitot tube, current meters. Working principle & constructional details of centrifugal pump, efficiencies – manometric efficiency, volumetric efficiency, mechanical efficiency and overall efficiency, cavitation and its effect, working principle of jet & submersible pumps with line diagrams.
Industrial Management : Job analysis, motivation, different theories, satisfaction, performance reward systems, production, planning and control, relation with other departments, routing, scheduling, dispatching, PERT and CPM, simple problems. Materials in industry, inventory control model, ABC Analysis, Safety stock, re-order, level, economic ordering quantity, break-even analysis, stores layout, stores equipment, stores records, purchasing procedures, purchase records, Bin card, Cardex, Material handling, Manual lifting, hoist, cranes, conveyors, trucks, fork trucks.
Thermal Engineering :Laws of thermodynamics, conversion of heat into work vice versa, laws of perfect gases, thermodynamic processes – isochoric, isobaric, isothermal hyperbolic, isentropic, polytrophic and throttling, modes of heat transfer, thermal conductivity, convective heat transfer coefficient, Stefan Boltzman law by radiation and overall heat transfer coefficient. Air standards cycles – Carnot cycle, Otto cycle, Diesel cycle, construction and working of internal combustion engines, comparison of diesel engine and petrol engine. Systems of the internal combustion engine, the performance of internal combustion engines. Air compressors their cycles refrigeration cycles, the principle of a refrigeration plant.

RRB JE Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology

PC Software : MS-Windows, MS-Word, MS-Excel & MS-PowerPoint
Computer fundamentals : Evolution of Computers, Hardware & Software, Internet.
C Language: Structure, Loop, Control Statements, Arrays, Pointers, Functions, Structure and Union, Files
Computer Organisation : Number Systems, Logic Gates, Flip-Flops, Boolean Algebra, DMA, Instruction Sets.
Information Systems : Information concepts, Hardware & Software, Overview of Communication Systems, E-Commerce
Data Structure using C++ : Object-oriented Programming, Data Structures, Stack, Queue, Pointers, Linked List, Searching & Sorting Algorithms
DBMS fundamentals : BASIC, Data Models, RDBMS, Relational Algebra, SQL, DDL, DML and DCL Statements, Creating Tables, Equi-Joints, Self Joins, PL/SQL, Functions, Cursor and Triggers.
System Programming : Back-ground, Assemblers, Loaders and Linkers, Macro Processors, Compilers
Operating System using LINUX : Operating System, Types, Features & Basic Architecture of Unix/Linux System, Unix File System & Structure, Linux Commands for files and directories, Filters and Pipes, Process, Creating and Editing Files with VI Editor, System Administration, Role of System Administrator, Managing User Accounts.
Web Technologies and Programming : Internet & Intranet, Hardware & Software like Bus, Ethernet, LAN, Routers, Gateways, Bridge, Switches, Subnet etc. Internet Service Provider, Backbones, NAPs, URL, Domain Names, Email, Web Server and Proxy Server, Web Caches, Web Browser like Internet Explorer, Internet Viruses, Internet Security Issues, Firewall, Data Encryption, Digital Signatures and Certificates, Creating the Website and Home Page, HTML Programming Basics, Syntax and Rules, Search and Search Engine for Internet, Outlook Express and FrontPage.
System Analysis and Design: System components; system planning: Fact-finding techniques: Tools for documenting procedure and decisions; Structured Analysis: Data flow analysis; flow diagrams; Data dictionary; Application Prototype: System Design: software development specification; Design – Input, output, files, control. Procedure, Program specification etc: Design of computer output & its presentation.
Data and Network Communication: Data Communication – Distributed processing network criteria, protocol and standards. Topologies etc. OSI model, layers. TPC/IP protocol. Digital to Digital Conversion, Digital to Analog Conversion, Digital data transmission. Standards, Modems, Cable Modem. Transmission media Guided & Unguided Media, Performance, Wavelength; Multiplexing, DSL. Error detection and correction, VRC, LRC, CRC, Ethernet, Token Bus, Token Ring.
Java Programming: JAVA and Internet: Support systems and environment; JVM: Data Type: program structure. Constants & Variables, Type Casting; Operators, Class, Creating Objects, Class Members, Constructors, Overloading, Inheritance, Arrays. Creating Threads: Threads Class; Thread Methods; Thread Priority; Synchronization. Applets: Executable Applet, Adding Applet to HTML, File; passing Parameters to Applets.
Software Engineering: Software Process – life cycle models; system engineering: Software Requirements – Functional and non-functional; prototyping; verification; validation. Design Concepts and Principles – design heuristic; architectural design; user interface design; system design; SCM process. Software testing – types of test; testing strategies; integration and validation testing system testing and debugging. Software Project Management – Measures and measurements; cost estimation; Task Network; Error Tracking; CASE tools.

RRB JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics : Force (resolution of force, moment of force, force system, composition of forces), Equilibrium, Friction, Centroid and Center of gravity, Simple machines.
  • Building Construction : Building components (substructure, superstructure), type of structure (load-bearing, framed and composite structures).
  • Building materials : Masonry materials (stones, bricks, and mortars), Timber and miscellaneous materials (glass, plastic, fiber, aluminum steel, galvanized iron, bitumen, PVC, CPVC, and PPF).
  • Construction of substructure : Job layout, earthwork, foundation (types, dewatering, coffer dams, bearing capacity).
  • Construction of superstructure : Stone masonry, brick masonry, Hollow concrete block masonry, composite masonry, cavity wall, doors and windows, vertical communication (stairs, lifts, escalators), scaffolding and shoring.
  • Building finishes : Floors (finishes, process of laying), walls (plastering, pointing, painting) and roofs (roofing materials including RCC).
  • Building Maintenance : Cracks (causes, type, repairs- grouting, guniting, epoxy etc.), settlement (causes and remedial measures), and re-baring techniques.
  • Building Drawing : Conventions (type of lines, symbols), planning of building (principles of planning for residential and public buildings, rules and byelaws), drawings (plan, elevation, section, site plan, location plan, foundation plan, working drawing), perspective drawing.
  • Concrete Technology : Properties of various types/grades of cement, properties of coarse and fine aggregates, properties of concrete (water-cement ratio, properties of fresh and hardened concrete), Concrete mix design, testing of concrete, quality control of concrete (batching, formwork, transportation, placing, compaction, curing, waterproofing), extreme weather concreting and chemical admixtures, properties of special concrete (ready mix, RCC, pre-stressed, fiber reinforced, precast, high performance).
  • Surveying : Types of survey, chain and cross-staff survey (principle, ranging, triangulation, chaining, errors, finding area), compass survey (principle, bearing of line, prismatic compass, traversing, local attraction, calculation of bearings, angles and local attraction) leveling (dumpy level, recording in level book, temporary adjustment, methods of reduction of levels, classification of leveling, tilting level, auto level, sources of errors, precautions and difficulties in leveling), contouring (contour interval, characteristics, method of locating, interpolation, establishing grade contours, uses of contour maps), area and volume measurements, plane table survey (principles, setting, method), theodolite survey (components, adjustments, measurements, traversing), Tacheometric survey, curves (types, setting out), advanced survey equipment, aerial survey and remote sensing.
  • Computer-Aided Design : CAD Software (AutoCAD, Auto Civil, 3D Max etc.), CAD commands, generation of plan, elevation, section, site plan, area statement, 3D view.
  • Geo-Technical Engineering : Application of Geo-Technical Engineering in the design of foundation, pavement, earth retaining structures, earthen dams etc., physical properties of soil, permeability of soil and seepage analysis, shear strength of soil, bearing capacity of soil, compaction and stabilization of soil, site investigation and subsoil exploration.
  • Hydraulics : Properties of fluid, hydrostatic pressure, measurement of liquid pressure in pipes, fundamentals of fluid flow, flow of liquid through pipes, flow through open channel, flow measuring devices, hydraulic machines.
  • Irrigation Engineering : Hydrology, investigation and reservoir planning, percolation tanks, diversion headworks.
  • Mechanics of Structures : Stress and strain, shear force and bending moment, moment of inertia, stresses in beams, analysis of trusses, strain energy.
  • Theory of structures : Direct and bending stresses, slope and deflection, fixed beam, continuous beam, moment distribution method, columns.
  • Design of Concrete Structures : Working Stress method, Limit State method, analysis and design of singly reinforced and doubly reinforced sections, shear, bond and development length, analysis and design of T Beam, slab, axially loaded column and footings.
  • Design of Steel Structures : Types of sections, grades of steel, strength characteristics, IS Code, Connections, Design of tension and compression members, steel roof truss, beams, column bases.
  • Transportation Engineering : Railway Engineering (alignment and gauges, permanent way, railway track geometrics, branching of tracks, stations and yards, track maintenance), Bridge engineering (site selection, investigation, component parts of bridge, permanent and temporary bridges, inspection and maintenance), Tunnel engineering (classification, shape and sizes, tunnel investigation and surveying, method of tunneling in various strata, precautions, equipment, explosives, lining and ventilation).
  • Highway Engineering : Road Engineering, investigation for road project, geometric design of highways, construction of road pavements and materials, traffic engineering, hill roads, drainage of roads, maintenance and repair of roads.
  • Environmental Engineering : Environmental pollution and control, public water supply, domestic sewage, solid waste management, environmental sanitation, and plumbing.
  • Advanced Construction Techniques and Equipment : Fibers and plastics, artificial timber, advanced concreting methods (under water concreting, ready mix concrete, tremix concreting, special concretes), formwork, pre-fabricated construction, soil reinforcing techniques, hoisting and conveying equipment, earth moving machinery (exaction and compaction equipment), concrete mixers, stone crushers, pile driving equipment, working of hot mix bitumen plant, bitumen paver, floor polishing machines.
  • Estimating and Costing : Types of estimates (approximate, detailed), mode of measurements and rate analysis.
  • Contracts and Accounts ; Types of engineering contracts, Tender and tender documents, payment, specifications.

RRB JE Books | RRB JE Study Material PDF

Books for Paper I  Name of Authors
General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning Vikas Publishing House
JE CBT I & II – Computer Science and Information Technology GKP
Objective Computer Science & Information Technology G. K Mithal
Basic Maths and Pre-Algebra for Beginners Mark Zegarelli
Advance Maths Rakesh Yadav
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
General Intelligence and Reasoning Kuwar Ishwar Singh Rathore
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Publication
Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent Publication
RRB Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Examination Guide For Junior Engineer GKP
RRB Junior Engineer and Senior Section Engineer Shyam Sundar
RRB Civil Engineer Practice Work Book Kiran’s Publications
Indian Railways Junior Engineer Mechanical Recruitment Exam Arihant Experts
Guide to RRB Junior Engineers Disha Experts
Objective Electrical Engineering P.K Mishra
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RRB JE Preparation Tips

  • Go through the syllabus and form a proper everyday plan such that all the topics of the syllabus are covered.
  • Refer to the best RRB JE Study Materials that consists of all important topics, varieties of problems, detailed explanation.
  • Start with topics that you are confident of and can solve easily. This will help you to gain some interest and also the confidence to move forward.
  • Along with your preparation go through RRB JE Previous Year Papers which helps in scoring more. You will be explored to different types of questions.
  • Keep taking regular notes, noting down all important formulae and shortcuts at a place.
  • Attempt regular RRB JE Mock Test or Railway mock test and Quizzes to test your preparation. Also, you can get the exam to feel with real-time timer-driven mock tests.
  • Work on time management and accuracy. Try to solve more and more previous year’s question papers within a given time.

Zone wise RRB JE Exam Center

Zone State Exam City
Ahmedabad Zone Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari, Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
Ajmer Zone Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur
Allahabad Zone Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
Bangalore Zone Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara, Kannada
Bhopal Zone Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Bhubaneshwar Zone Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack,

Bilaspur Zone Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur
Chandigarh Zone Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chennai Zone TamilNadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
Gorakhpur Zone Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind,

Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula,

Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar

Guwahati Zone Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Johrat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Jammu & Kashmir, and Srinagar Zone Srinagar Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur
Kolkata Zone West Bengal , Kolkata, Greater Kolkata,
Malda Zone West Bengal Malda
Mumbai Zone Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed,

Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli,

Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur,

Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani,

Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner,

Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha,

Washim, Yavatmal

Muzaffarpur Zone   Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur
Patna Zone Bihar Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Ranchi Zone Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Secunderabad Zone Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal
Siliguri Zone West Bengal Siliguri
Thiruvananthapuram Zone Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod,

Kollam, Kottayam, Kozikhode, Malappuram, Palakkad,

Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum

RRB JE Admit Card 2021 : RRB JE Study Material PDF

The admit card of the RRB JE 2021 exam will be issued on the official website. The date of issue of the hall ticket will be updated in the official notification by the authorities. The exam conducting is not responsible to send the admit card to all the registered candidates of RRB JE .

Steps to Download the Admit Card of RRB JE

  • Visit the official website of RRB JE
  • Choose the link to the RRB JE group for which you have applied
  • Enter the registered login ID and password
  •  Now click on the link to download the RRB JE admit card
  • Download the admit card and check all the necessary details as the date of birth, name, gender, roll number, exam date, time, sign, exam center, candidate’s category, etc.
  • Now, take out the print to carry at the exam center of RRB JE . (A valid Id card is mandatory for all the candidates to carry at the exam center along with the admit card of RRB JE 2021)

RRB JE Result 2021 : RRB JE Study Material PDF

The authorities will issue the result of the RRB JE exam on the official website separately for all the groups. To check and download the result of RRB JE candidates can follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official website of RRB JE
  • Select the result notification from the notification section
  • Click on the RRB JE result notification
  • Now, select and open the PDF of your group
  • Enter the registration number in the search bar to check your score on the RRB JE  exam
  • Download and save a copy of the PDF for future reference.

RRB JE Cut Off

The RRB JE Cut Off 2021 is released by the RRB JE after the preliminary exam has been conducted. The RRB JE Cut Off changes each year depending on a variety of factors. These factors include:

  • The first factor that plays a large role in finalizing the official cutoffs is the number of vacancies available for the post.
  • The total number of candidates appearing for the exam are also considered while setting the cutoffs. This ratio plays a large role in finalizing the qualifying marks.
  • The difficulty level of the exam in the recruitment stage is a major factor that determines the official cut off stats.
  • Previous Year cut off trends are also taken in account for the consideration of the final cut off marks.

Expected RRB JE Cut Off 2021

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

RRB JE FAQs : RRB JE Study Material PDF

Q. Minimum Qualification for a candidate to fulfil RRB JE Eligibility?

  • A degree or a three-year diploma in the field of Civil Engineering or B.Sc in Civil Engineering, OR a degree or diploma with a combination of Civil Engineering from a Recognized University, OR a degree or diploma in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, automobile, tools and die, etc.

Q. Is there any Negative Marking in RRB JE Exam?

  • Yes, candidates shall lose marks for incorrect answers in Computer-Based Tests. For each wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted.

Q. What is RRB JE Pay Scale for Junior Engineer, JE-IT, Depot Material Superintendent & Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant?

  • Scale Of Pay for JE, IT-JE, DMS & CMA is – Level 06 (RSRP 7th CPC Pay Matrix.) with initial pay of Rs. 35400/-, plus other allowances admissible at that time.

Q. How to pay the application fee for the exam?

  • Candidates can pay the application fee through online or offline mode.

Q. What is the application fee for the exam?

  • The application fee for the unreserved category candidates is ₹ 500. Reserved category candidates are required to pay ₹ 250 as application fee.

Q. How many stages are there in the RRB JE exam?

  • There are 3 stages of the exam namely – 1st Stage CBT, 2nd Stage CBT, Document Verification/Medical Fitness Test (as applicable).

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