Railway Group D syllabus

Railway group d syllabus: Railway recruitment board (RRB) invites online application for the various posts of railway group D. Candidates who are seeking for the job in railway, then it will be a big opportunity for all those candidates who want to join railway. Railway released numbers of vacancies for the various posts and group d is one of them.

In this article we will cover the detailed railway group d syllabus, rrb group d exam pattern and structures, process of physical eligibility test and others. The students who need complete detailed syllabus of rrb group d exam, then below we have covered the detailed syllabus according to the official notification.

Railway group d syllabus

Railway group d computer based test consists 100 questions of General Awareness and Current Affairs, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics and General science. Each question carries one mark with ⅓ negative marks for each incorrect answer. 

After clearing CBT candidates have to appear for a physical efficiency test, there are different PET standards for the male and female candidates which are listed above.Railway group d syllabus

Then candidates have to attempt the document verification process with their documents mentioned in the form filling and lastly there will be medical examinations.

Below we have covered stepwise detailed rrb group d syllabus.

RRB Group D Stages of exam

  • Computer Based Test 
  • Document Verification
  • Medical examinations

Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark for each wrong answer
  • Each question will be of 1 mark.
  • The Questions will be of objective type multiple choices questions

Railway group D Syllabus and exam pattern

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration
General Awareness

and Current Affairs 

20 20 90 Minutes


General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
Mathematics  25 25
General Science  25 25

RRB Group D CBT Syllabus

Question Type and Syllabus:

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:


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.

The syllabus under this shall cover Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of 10th standard level (CBSE).

General Awareness on current affairs in Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics and any other subject of importance.

Document Verification

Depending on the performance of candidates in Computer Based Test (CBT) subject to their qualifying in Physical Efficiency Test (PET), candidates twice the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) 

Physical efficiency test (PET) standards for the male and female candidates are as follows:

PET for Male candidates 

Candidate 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 also Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance only. 

PET for Female candidates

Candidate 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

Best books for Group D exam

There are various books which are available in the market for the various competitive exams. In this article we will suggest to you some of the best books for the rrb group d exam.

RRB Group D Books for Mathematics

RRB Group D Books for Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Rs aggarwal
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Panday

RRB Group D Books for General Awareness & Current Affairs 

RRB Group D Books for General Science 

  • Lucent’s General Science
  • Objective Question Bank GENERAL SCIENCE by Arihant Experts


FAQ Related to RRB Group D Syllabus

What is the exam duration for the RRB group d CBT exam?
The exam duration for the RRB CBT exams is 90 minutes. 

What is the mode of examination?
Exams will be online computer based tests (CBT).

What is the stage of RRB group D exam?
The group D exam is divided into following stages:

  • Computer Based Test 
  • Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) 
  • Document Verification
  • Medical examinations


Every job has its own importance and no job can be compared to others. RRB group d job post is also one of them, candidates who want to prepare for the group d exam can easily start their preparation from 10th or after 12th standards. The syllabus of the exam is not very hard, candidates can complete their preparation within six months to one year. 

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