Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

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Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

RRB JE recruitment 2018-19: After an internal notice regarding recruitment over 14,059 Junior Engineer (JE) posts in the Indian Railways was leaked on the social media, the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) officials had informed that RRB will release an advertisement inviting eligible candidates to apply for JE posts. The candidates have to keep the documents ready and start applying from January 2 onwards.

“RRB JE notification will be released on December 29 (Saturday). Candidates can apply online from January 2 to January 31, 2019”. According to the circular doing rounds on social media, 4,304 vacancies for the post of Senior Section Engineer (SSE), 162 vacancies for the post of CMD and 294 for the post of DMS will also be announced by the RRB.

RRB JE Vacancy 2019 Details:

Vacancies for the post of Junior Engineer and Senior Engineer will be announced region-wise. Here is the approximate number of vacancies for both the posts:

Name of the Post Number of Vacancies
Railway Junior Engineer 8779 (approximately)
Railway Senior Section Engineer 4304 (approximately)


RRB JE Exam 2019 Important Dates

The table provided below will update you about the official schedule of important RRB JE Exam events:

Important Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Release date of official notification 29th December 2018
Online registration process begins 2nd January 2019
Last date for submitting the application form 31st January 2019
Availability of admit card 10 days prior to the exam date
RRB JE/SSE 2018 Exam Date Will be updated soon
Result declaration Will be updated soon

The exam and result dates will be updated as soon as the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the official schedule for the RRB JE 2019 exam.

RRB JE Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

RRB JE Exam 2018 Exam Pattern

RRB JE Computer Based Test (CBT) includes 150 objective type questions which are to be attempted in 120 minutes. Here is the distribution of questions and marks:

Distribution of Questions and Marks

Name of the Subject Number of questions
Technical Ability (as per the post applied for) and General Science 90
General Intelligence and Reasoning   60
General Awareness
Total 150

There is a provision of negative marking in the exam. 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted for the wrong answer.




1. MATHS =30 questions

2 REASONING =25 questions

3 GK =15 questions

4 SCIENCE (10th Standard) =30 questions

Minimum Passing marks :

Gen= 40 OBC = 30 ST/SC = 25 Marks




1. GENERAL AWARENESS =15 questions


3 BASIC COMPUTERS =10 questions

4 ENVIORMENT & POLLUTION   =10 questions

5 TECHNICAL = 100 questions


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RRB JE Exam 2019 Eligibility                                                       


  • The candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
  • He/she should have Aadhaar Card.

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate should have 3 years Engineering Diploma from a recognised University/institute in any one of the subjects – Mechanical/Production Engineering/Electrical/Electronics/Manufacturing/Tools & Die Making/Mechatronics/ Industrial/Machining/Automobile/Instrumentation & Control/Tools & Machining/Civil Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (three years) in Civil Engineering or a combination of any sub-stream of Civil engineering basic streams from a recognised University.

Age Limit

  • The applicant should not be less than 18 years and should not be more than 25 years of age.
  • There is age-relaxation for Reserved Category candidates. Candidates can check the details in the official notification.

RRB JE recruitment 2018-19: Documents needed:

In order to apply, candidates would need scanned photograph and signature along with the certificates supporting education qualification. Aadhaar card, valid email id and working phone – whose number one will have to register with the RRB to apply will also be required.

RRB JE Exam 2019 Application Process:

How to Apply for RRB JE Exam 2018?

Candidates can apply for the RRB JE exam 2019 online only through the official websites of the RRBs. The application process will begin from 2nd January 2019 and will continue till 31st January 2019. Follow the steps provided below:

  • Go to the official website of Indian Railways – http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/.
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment’ tab on the home-page.
  • List of RRBs will appear on the screen, click on the one through which you want to apply.
  • You will be redirected to the official website of that RRB.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ link for the JE 2018 exam.
  • The RRB JE Exam 2018 Application Form can be filled in the 2 stages – Stage 1 and Stage 2.
    • Stage 1 is Registration – Candidates are required to provide basic details like Name, Address, Email ID, and Phone Number.
  • Upon successful registration, login credentials will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id.
  • By entering the login credentials, candidates will be able to get access to the application form.
    • Stage 2 is filling the Application Form – They should fill it with all the correct details about their educational qualification, age, address, gender, category and other details.
  • Candidates should also upload the scanned copies of their Photograph and Signature.
  • They should also pay the Application Fee for the exam. Without application fee, no application form will be submitted.

RRB JE Exam Application Fee:

  • Unreserved category candidates should pay an application fee of  500.
  • Reserved category candidates will be given relaxation in the application fee.

Mode of Payment:

  • The application fee can be paid either online or offline.
  • Through online mode, the application fee can be paid through internet banking, Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card.
  • Through offline mode, it can be paid via E-Challan method where cash is to be deposited at SBI and its associate bank branches.

Other Details:

RRB JE Exam Admit Card 2019

Candidates can download their Hall Ticket from the official websites of the respective RRBs. The admit cards are generally released 10 days prior to the commencement of the exam. Admit cards are to be downloaded through the online mode only. Please note that no admit card will be sent through the post. The admit card contains details such as candidate’s Name, Roll Number, examination date, venue, etc. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination centres for appearing in the exam.

RRB JE Exam 2019 Result:

RRB releases the JE exam result through the official websites of different RRBs. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check the result through their log-in credentials. After the result is announced, qualified candidates are called for the document verification process. If any false information is identified during the DV process, the candidature is cancelled. The final selection of the shortlisted candidates is subject to qualifying the Medical Fitness Test.

RRB JE Exam 2019 Salary Range:

Salary of the Junior Engineer comes under the Pay Band – 2. As per Pay band 2, the basic salary ranges from 9300 to 34500 with grade pay of  4200. During the training period, candidates are entitled to basic pay plus DA. On completion of training, TA, DA, and HRA are added to the basic salary. Thus, a Junior Engineer in India Railway can expect a salary starting from ₹ 42000/-.

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019:

  • There is Objective Type Multiple Choice Question in the written paper of Junior Engineer (JE).
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Arithmetic & Technical Subjects are among the key topics added in RRB Junior Engineer Syllabus.
  • There 150 Questions in RRB JE Exam 2019 of 150 marks.
  • 90 Questions are asked from Technical Ability & General Science while 60 Questions are from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • Time Duration for Written test is of 2 Hours.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 Marks too.
Topics No. of Questions/ Marks Duration
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning 60/ 60 2 Hours
2. General Awareness
3. Arithmetic
4. Technical Subjects 90/ 90
 Total 150/ 150

Detailed RRB JE Syllabus 2019:

Lakhs of applicants are sincerely preparing for the RRB Exams, this article is the right platform for them. Here, we are updating the Latest RRB JE Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019. So, Candidates of RRB JE Recruitment 2019 can refer the Railway RRB Junior Engineer Syllabus. The Official RRB JE Syllabus 2019 PDF also updated soon after the official release.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Reasoning

  • Number Series, Input-Output, syllogism, Coding-decoding.
  • Word Building, Clock, Seating arrangement, Calendar.
  • Decision making, Direction sense test, visual memory, Blood relations, figural classification and arithmetical reasoning.
  • Similarities and differences, space visualization /orientation, analogy.
  • Coding & Decoding, Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, Statement conclusion.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – General Awareness

  • General Awareness on Railway.
  • New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway.
  • Rail Budget.
  • Question Will Be Asked From Indian History
  • Indian Polity
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Focus Will Be On Current National & International Events
  • Banking
  • Sports
  • Some Questions From Finance Marketing Can Be Ask In The Exam

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Arithmetic

  • Algebra
  • Factors & Simplification
  • Polynomials
  • Arithmetic Simple & Compound Interest
  • Installments
  • Taxation
  • Shares & Dividends
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Profit & Loss
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Mensuration
  • Problem On Ages
  • Investment
  • From Data Interpretation Use Of Tables And Graphs
  • Histogram
  • Frequency Polygon
  • Bar-Diagram
  • Pie-Chart
  • Pictorial Graph

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – General Science

Topics covered in RRB Junior Engineer Syllabus are as follows:

  • Questions will be of Basic Concept of Science (Class 12th standard)
  • Questions will be asked from daily use science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Zoology

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 –  Electronics Engineering

  • Electronic Devices.
  • Wireless Communication.
  • Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity.
  • Energy bands.
  • Signal & Systems.
  • Generation and recombination of carriers.
  • Tunnel.
  • Control System.
  • Junctions.
  • Diodes.
  • EMFT.
  • Analog and Digital Circuits.
  • Communication.
  • Basics of Signal & Systems.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Electrical Engineering

  • Machines.
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements.
  • Basics of Circuit & Power Electronics.
  • Analog & Digital Electronics.
  • Signals & Systems.
  • Power & Control Systems.
  • Circuits & Measurement Systems, etc.,

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Computers Engineering

  • Computer Fundamentals.
  • Languages.
  • MS Office.
  • Information systems.
  • Software Engineering.
  • DBMS.
  • Operating systems.
  • Computer Networks.
  • Web technology & programming.
  • Network communication.
  • Database.
  • Algorithms.
  • System programming.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Instrumentation & Measurement Engineering

  • Basics of Measurement Systems.
  • Mechanical Measurement.
  • Transducers.
  • Analog /Digital Electronics.
  • Circuits.
  • Industrial Instrumentation.
  • Process Instrumentation.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Civil Engineering

  • Estimating.
  • Costing.
  • General Civil Engineering.
  • Construction /Structure Engineering and drawing.
  • Valuation.
  • Soil Mechanics.
  • Structural Analysis.
  • Building Materials.
  • Mechanics.
  • Concrete Structures.
  • Steel Structures.
  • Construction.
  • Water requirements.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Hydrology.
  • Highway Planning.
  • Traffic Engineering.
  • Projections.
  • Errors and adjustments.
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Surveying.
  • Coordinate system.
  • curves.
  • Measurements of distance and directions.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Information Technology

  •  MS Office.
  • Information systems.
  • Computer fundamentals & organization.
  • C , C++ & Java language.
  • DBMS.
  • Software Engineering.
  • System programming.
  • SAD.
  • UNIX.
  • Web technology & programming.
  • Data & Network communication.
  • Operating systems.
  • Environment & Pollution Control.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Chemical Engineer

  • Basic concepts of Fuel.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Applied Chemistry.
  • Material Science.
  • Instrumentation & Measurement.
  • Polymers.
  • Computers.
  • Environment & Pollution Control.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Mechanical Engineering

  • The Strength of Materials.
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Heat Transfer.
  • Theory of Machines.
  • Kinematics of Machine.
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Machining and Machine Tool Operations.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Power Engineering.
  • I.C. Engines cycles.
  • Casting.
  • Steam Tables.
  • Thermodynamics cycles.
  • Metrology and Inspection.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Printing Press

  • Mathematics & Science including Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environment & Pollution Control of class X standard
  • Printing techniques
  • Printing materials
  • Paper & Ink technology
  • Digital technology & Imaging
  • Control Application in Printing
  • Printing surface preparation
  • Offset Printing
  • Color science
  • Flexo & Gravure
  • Newspaper printing
  • Basic concepts of Computers.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Environment & Pollution Control

Nature of questions is Basie Type It will be a test of General Engineering topics of Environment, Pollution Control Methods, Type of Pollution etc.

RRB JE Syllabus 2019 – Engineering Drawing / Graphics

Topics covered in RRB Junior Engineer Syllabus are as follows:

In Engineering Drawing Sections questions will be ask from basics of Drawing. Candidates have to focus on Fundamental of Graphics & Engineering Drawing.
Railway Recruitment Board Exam is to be meant for vacancies in Junior Engineer, Sr. Section Engineer group in following disciplines such as Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Maintenance, Automobile, Industrial, and Information Technology.
Sometimes aspirants are facing some serious problems in RRB Junior Engineer exam such as How to prepare for JE Exam.  To answer this question, participants will go through the RRB JE Syllabus as prospectus of any examination is notifying you appropriate Knowledge of test paper and pattern.


January 2, 2019

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