After the announcement of the RRB Group D exam date , the board has released the RRB Group D exam pattern. The Computer Based Tests (CBT) for the posts under the RRB Group D is likely to start from September 17, 2018. The admit card, exam city and shift details will be live 10 days prior to the start of the exam.
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the Group D recruitment notification for a total of 62,907 vacancies. It's high time for aspirants and one should increase their subject knowledge to ace the RRB Group D exam. To make your preparation easy, the below tips and RRB Group D books will help you a lot.
RRB Group D Exam Pattern
The RRB Group D exam will be objective type and the duration of the exam is 90 minutes. However, 120 minutes for eligible PWD candidates accompanied with a scribe. 1/3 of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
|S No||Section||No of Questions|
|2||General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
|4||General Awareness and Current Affairs||20|
RRB Group D Preparation Tips
When the RRB Group D exam date is approaching, aspirants should give more importance to the topics with high weightage. Taking a mock test prior to the exam is suggested to beat the ambiguity over the Computer Based Test (CBT). Try to solve all the previous years' question papers which will help a lot in understanding the exam format.
Proper time management is required to attempt the question paper completely in the RRB Group D exam. While practising, aspirants should give more importance to time management. Allot time to each topic based on its weightage. For instance, around 30 questions will be asked from the General Intelligence and Reasoning section; hence, give priority to this section.
Strategy To Attempt The RRB Group D Exam
In order to ace any competitive exam, such as RRB Group D, one should formulate a strategy to attempt the whole question paper. How many questions to be attempted in RRB Group D exam cannot be determined at this moment, but having a rough estimate is required. We suggest aspirants make a rough estimate based on the previous years' cut-off.
Aspirants should also think about which questions should be attempted first. It varies from one to another because candidates have to decide based on the section and question. We recommend completing the factual questions first because they don't consume much time.
Important Topics In RRB Group D Exam
Mathematics: BODMAS, simplification, percentages, rations, mensuration, time and work, time and distance, simple interest, compound interest, age calculations, calendars and clocks
General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, coding and decoding, syllogism, Venn diagram, data interpretation, directions and analytical reasoning
General Science: All the basic concepts of physics, chemistry and life sciences at class 10 level
General Awareness and Current Affairs: Trending issues in science & technology, sports, culture, personalities, politics and economics. Give special attention to people in the news and events.
RRB Group D Books
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
- Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Varma
- Test of Reasoning for All Competitive Examinations by Edgar Thorpe
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
- Lucent's General Knowledge
- Manorama Year Book
- RRB Group D Guide 2018 by Arihant publication
- RRB Group D (CBT) 2018 by GKP
- Indian Railways: Group 'D' Recruitment Exam Guide by R Gupta's
- Railway Recruitment Cell Group 'D' Exam Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan