RRB Group D exam date 2020: RRC level 1 exam

Update (September 5, 2020): Finally, Railway Recruitment Board has released the RRB Group D exam date. Now the exam will be conducted from December 2020. For more information check the below tweet from Mr. Piyus Goyal who is the Railway Minister in Government of India.

Exam dates 2020 will be announced by RRB soon. The exam conducting authority is in the final stage to authorize the exam date.

RRB Group D 2019 exam was scheduled to be conducted in September 2019 but it was postponed by RRB. There is no official exam date released by RRB till now.

We will update you about the exact date as soon as the official exam conducting authority releases any notification.

Meanwhile, candidates can check other details like selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, etc on this page.

What is the RRB Group D exam?

RRB Group D exam is a national level exam conducted by RRB on behalf of various Railway Recruitment Cells (RRC) for the recruitment of various posts like Track Maintainer, Helper/ Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, etc in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways

rrb group d exam

Exam notification

RRB Group D exam notification was released on 12th March 2019 by RRB. Application process is already finished. This year RRB will recruit around 1,03,769 candidates for the Group D Level 1 posts.

Candidates will be recruited for the posts like Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/ Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in other departments of Indian Railways.

Candidates can also check the latest information about all other Sarkari Exam in India.

Exam date 2020

Candidates can find all information about the RRB Grop date 2020 exam in the below table. The official exam date has been finalized by the exam conducting authority and the exam will be conducted from December 15, 2020.

EventsExam  Dates
Notification Release Date23rd March 2019
Start Date To Apply Online12th March 2019
Last Date To Apply Online12th April 2019
Last Date & Time for Offline payment of Application Fee (SBI Challan, Post Office Challan)18th April 2019 at 13.00 hrs.
Last Date & Time for online Payment of Application Fee (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/UPI)23rd April 2019 at 13.00 hrs.
Last date for Final submission of Applications26th April 2019 at 23.59 hrs.
RRB Group-D Application Status25th July 2019
Exam Date (CBT)15th December 2020 (Official)

Check all RRB Exam details at the linked article

Exam Summary

Please find a short summary in the below table.

Exam nameRRB Group D
Official advertisement numberCEN (Centralised Employment Notice) No. RRC 01/2019
Exam conducting authorityRailway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) on behalf of RRCs (Railway Recruitment Cells)
Exam PurposeTo recruit candidates for the various posts in RRC Level 1
LocationAll India
Exam levelNational
Total vacancies1,03,769
Selection processCBT, Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification, and Medical Examination
Application dates (2019 exam)12th March 2019 to 12th April 2019
Exam dates (CBT)15th December 2020
CBT exam time90 minutes
Exam modeCBT (Computer Based Test)
Official website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

Number of Vacancy

Please find all details about the number of vacancies in different Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs). Candidates can check the number of vacancies according to the category in the below table. A total of 1,03,769 vacancies will be available to recruit by RRB for different posts.

Total number of vacancies is mentioned in the below table:

rrb group d no of vacancy

NOTE: The PwBD reservation  in the vacancies of the following  Critical Operational  Posts cannot be given due to job requirements:

rrb group d post-wise vacancy

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before proceeding for the online application process. RRB Group D eligibility criteria includes the below mentioned details.

rrb group d eligibility criteria

1)-Age Limit

Candidate must check age limit criteria before proceeding further. Age limit will be calculated as on July 1 2019.

rrb group d age limit

Age Relaxation: Age relaxation will be given according to the category. Please find the below details.

age relaxation

2)-Educational Qualification

A minimum level of educational Criteria has been declared by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Candidate must fulfil the educational criteria in order to appear for the exam.

Education criteria is given below:

rrb group d educational qualification


Candidates want to apply for the Group D exam must fulfil the required Nationality criteria. Please find below more details.

Candidate must be-


4)-Medical Standards

Railway Recruitment Board also declared the details about Medical Standards. Candidates called for Document Verification will have to pass a requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration.

rrb group d medical standard

Selection Process

Selection process will be done on basis of following steps.

rrb group d selection process

Date and time for all four phases CBT, PET, Document verification and Medical Examination will be informed to all candidates.

1-Computer Based Test (CBT)

All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test (CBT) on the specified date, time, and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of RRBs/RRCs.

The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personal email communication to the candidates.

The examination duration and number of questions for CBT are indicated below:

rrb group d exam pattern cbt 1

There will be negative marking in Computer Based Test (CBT) and 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Minimum Marks required to clear the CBT:

Candidates will have to secure minimum percentage marks in order to qualify in the CBT test. Please find more details in the below table.

minimum marks required to clear rrb group d cbt exam

2- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

All candidates who clears the written exam successfully and secured minimum cut off marks will be called for the second stage Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Candidates around three times of the number of vacancy of respective RRBs/RRCs will be called for the PET. Physical Efficiency Test is only a qualifying test and marks will not be added in the final merit list.

The criterion for PET is as under:

rrb group d physical efficiency test criteria

Note: Candidates with Benchmark Disabilities(PwBD) are exempted from appearing  for PET

3-Document Verification

After clearing the CBT and secured minimum qualifying marks in PET, Candidates twice the number of available vacancies will be called for the document verification. The selection of these candidates will be based on the Medical Test that will be the final step of recruitment process.

4-Medical Examination

Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

Fee Details

rrb group d application fee

How to Apply?

All interested can apply for the exam through respective RRBs, RRCs website. Details of all website is given at the end of this post. Candidates can apply for only one Railway.

Candidates must have below information/ Documents before proceeding for the online application.

rrb group d pre-requisites before apply online

Candidates are required to go to the link provided for filling the ONLINE  application and fill up the personal details/Bio-Data, the fee paid, etc, carefully.


Step #1: Registration on Railway website

  • Select the Railway to which you wish to apply. Please be aware that, Railway once selected cannot be changed after the preliminary registration is completed and the Registration number is allotted.
  • Confirm that you have read and understood the instructions clearly by clicking the checkbox. Click on the “New Registration”
  • Now enter all required details in the application form mentioned below and submit the registration form.
rrb group d information to submit in registration form

Candidates will get OTP to verify the email id and mobile number entered in the registration form. After registration candidates will receive a unique registration number for further process.

Step #2: Online application filling

  • After registering on the website candidates can visit the home page and click on the “Already Registered” button using the Registration Number and password to proceed for online application filling.
  • In part 1 candidate will have to provide below-mentioned details
    • Educational Qualification
    • Community i.e UR/OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS
    • Gender
    • Religion
    • Ex-SM, PwBD, CCAA, Minority, Economically  Backward Class and Age Relaxation eligibility category
  • In Part II of the application page, the candidate has to indicate his/her priority/preference of the posts. The candidate should fill their priority/preferences number in the textbox against each post that he/she is eligible for, in the Railway they are applying to.

Step #3: Fee Payment

Now candidate can proceed for the fee payment. Candidates can pay the application fee through online (Credit Card/ Debit Card/ UPI/ Online Banking) and offline (SBI Challan or Post Office Challan) both medium.

Step #4: Fill other details and Documents upload

After the fee payment candidates will have to complete the application form by providing all other details mentioned below.

rrb group d application form other details to submit

Now candidates can upload the scanned photograph and signature. SC, ST candidates will have to upload their certificate

Step #5: Final Submission of Application

Finally candidates can submit the online application. Selection the declaration box and click on submit button to complete the RRB Group D exam online application process.

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Syllabus for the Computer Based Test (CBT):

rrb group d syllabus for cbt

Details about various RRBs and RRCs

Details of various RRBs and their Website Address are indicated below:

list of rrb websites and telephone numbers

Details of various RRCs and their Website Address are indicated below:

list of rrc and website address

Please check below links also:

SSC ExamUPSC ExamTET ExamBank Exam

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Age limit for RRB Group D exam?

The Minimum Age limit for the exam is 18 years and the Maximum Age limit is 33 years. Candidates can get age relaxation also according to their category.

What is the eligibility criteria for RRB Group D exam?

Any candidate who has cleared the class 10th exam or ITI certificate is eligible for the exam. Candidate age must be more than 18 years and less than 33 years as on the date of eligibility. Candidate must be medically fit in order to apply. More details about the complete eligibility criteria can be found at the RRB Group D eligibility criteria link.

What is the selection process of RRB Group D exam?

The selection process will be completed in 4 steps.
i-Computer Based Test (CBT)
ii-Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
iii- Document Verification
iv- Medical Examination.
Candidates can check the detailed information at the RRB Group D selection process link.

How many vacancy are there in the RRB Group D 2020 exam?

As per the official information around 1,03,769 vacancies have been announced by RRB for different RRCs and different posts. Candidates can check all details here.

What is the exam date of the RRB Group D exam?

As per the latest official statement by Mr. Piyush Goyal on the official Tweeter handle, the exam will be conducted from December 15, 2020. Previously the exam was scheduled to be conducted in September 2019 but it was delayed by RRB due to the massive coronavirus outbreak. Now officially the RRB Group D exam is scheduled to be conducted from December 15, 2020. We will update everyone if there is any other update in the future related to the exam date. candidates can check more information at the RRB Group D exam date 2020 link.

How can we apply for RRB Group D exam?

Candidates can apply online by visiting any RRBs official website. Candidates can check the step-by-step process about how to apply for the Group D exam on this page.

What is the syllabus of RRB Group D exam?

Candidates can check the Group D syllabus at the linked article. The syllabus has been issued along with the official notification.

When will I get RRB Group D admit card?

Admit Card will be issued 4 days before the exam. The exam is scheduled to be conducted from December 15, 2020, so Admit Card will be made available from 1st December 2020.

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