RRB JE Exam Pattern 2021 | Latest JE Marking Scheme For Stage 1 & Stage 2

RRB JE Exam Pattern: The RRB JE is conducted to recruit candidates for the post of junior engineers (JE) in the Indian Railways. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is tentatively supposed to publish the RRB JE 2021-2022 Application Form in the mid-month of 2021. RRB will attach the RRB Application Form to its official website. 

RRB has released a Notification for Railway JE 2020-2021 Exam on December 29th, 2020. You must know the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of the RRB JE Exam to boost your preparation. It will help you to know the various question types, marking schemes, and important topics for the upcoming exam.

The entire RRB JE recruitment process has four stages. These are,

  • First Stage of CBT
  • Second Stage of CBT
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

You should know that the selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of CBTs. The date, time, and venue for all the activities related to the above stages will be fixed by the RRB and will be informed to the eligible candidates during the process. 

Don’t worry! In this article, we have covered a detailed guide on RRB JE Exam Pattern.

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2021

You should know that RRB JE Question papers will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type. The questions paper will be in English and other languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

The RRB JE Exam Pattern consists of the following 4 stages:

  • First Stage of CBT
  • Second Stage of CBT
  • Document Verification / Medical Examination
  • Final Selection

It is necessary that candidates pass both the first two stages in order to appear for the Document Verification/Medical Examination stage. Failing any one stage means that the candidate will not pass the RRB JE Recruitment process.

Here you can check the latest RRB JE Exam Pattern for Stage 1 and Stage 2

RRB JE Exam Pattern | CBT Stage 1

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks for Each Section

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

General Awareness

15

15

General Science

30

30

Total

100

100

Time in Minutes

90

  • There will be 1/3rd of negative marking.
  • Minimum passing percentage of marks-
  1. General – 40%
  2. OBC – 30%
  3. SC – 30%
  4. ST – 25%

You should know that you have to qualify in the first stage of CBT to appear for the Second Stage CBT.

Here you can check the RRB JE Exam Pattern for Second Stage CBT.

RRB JE Exam Pattern | CBT Stage 2

You will find Multiple Choice Questions type-examination in CBT-II like in CBT-I. After qualifying for the RRB JE CBT-II, you will have to go through a Document Verification Process.

Following are the details for the RRB JE CBT II Exam Pattern.

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Marks for Each Section

General Awareness

15

15

Physics & Chemistry

15

15

Basics of Computers & Applications

10

10

Basics of Environment & Pollution Control

10

10

Technical Abilities

100

100

Total

150

150

Time in Minutes

120

  • There will be 1/3rd of negative marking.
  • The minimum passing percentage of marks-
    • General – 40%
    • OBC – 30%
    • SC – 30%
    • ST – 25%
  • Virtual Calculator will be available on your computer screen for second stage CBT.

Technical Abilities

It covers 100 marks in CBT Stage 2 Exam For RRB JE. Here you can check the subjects for RRB JE Technical Abilities.

S. No. Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology Exam Group
1 Mechanical Engineering
Production Engineering
Automobile Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Machining Engineering
Tools and Machining Engineering
Tools and Die Making Engineering
Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of above disciplines
Mechanical and Allied Engineering
2 Electrical Engineering
Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Allied Engineering
3 Electronics Engineering
Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Communication Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology
Combination of sub-streams of basic streams of the above disciplines.
Electronics and Allied Engineering
4 Civil Engineering
Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering
B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration
Civil and Allied Engineering
5 Printing Technology/Engineering Printing Technology
S. No. Educational Qualifications Exam Group
1 B.Sc., Chemistry, and Physics CMA
S. No. Educational Qualifications Exam Group
1 BE/B.Tech., (Computer Science)
BE/B.Tech., (Information Technology)
PGDCA
B.Sc. Computer Science
BCA
DOEACC “B” Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent
Computer Science and Information Technology

RRB JE Exam Pattern | Document Verification

After selecting the Second Stage CBT, you will be called for Document Verification.  You must submit all the documents on the day of Document Verification as prescribed by the board.

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

Required Documents for RRB JE Exam

Documents Proof
10th / Matriculation Mark Sheet Verifies the Date of Birth / Age
Graduation Degree Proves the Completion of Graduation
Caste Certificate for SC/ST category Proves the caste category of the candidate
Self – Declaration for Ex-Service Personnel Proves the candidate served in the army for the required period and is discharged now
OBC NCL Certificate Proves that the candidate belongs to the Non-Creamy Layer of the OBC category
Income Certificate for Examination Fee Waiver Proves the candidate belongs to a low-income setup
Minority Community Declaration on non-judicial stamp paper Proves the candidate belongs to a minority community
NOC from Serving Employees Proves the candidate are free to be employment under the RRB JE Recruitment process
NOC from Serving Defence Personnel stating the date of discharge Proves the candidate has been allowed to get employment under the RRB JE
Gazetted document showing a change in name, in case it has been changed Proves the candidate has officially changed the name
Receipt of payment in case of an SBI Challan or Post Office payment Proves the candidate has paid the fee offline
Self-certification by Transgender Proves that the candidate identifies as a transgender
J & K Domicile Certificate Proves that the candidate belongs to the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Decree of divorce or judicial separation and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried Proves that the candidates is divorced and has not remarried after the divorce
Death Certificate and Affidavit mentioning the candidate has not remarried Proves that the candidate is a widow and has not remarried after the death of the spouse.

Salient points to be kept in mind are:

  • The Educational Qualification Certificate/ Decrees must have the date of issue.
  • In case the documents are in languages other than Hindi or English, then a translated version must be produced instead. Only self-attested and translated copies of the documents will be accepted
  • Candidates must submit the documents during the time of verification. No extension of dates is allowed by the RRB.

RRB JE Exam Pattern | Medical Examination

After passing the stages as above, you also have to pass through a Medical Examination for RRB JE. Following is the categorization of the fitness standards

S.No

Medical Standard

General Fitness

Vision Standards

1.

A-3

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D),

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or without glasses and

Must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, and Mesopic vision

2.

B-1

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and

Must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, and Mesopic vision.

3.

B-2

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and

Must pass the test for Binocular Vision.

4.

C-1

Physically fit in all respects

Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

Other Important Links for RRB JE Exam

You should refer to the below links to know Railways Recruitment Board Junior Engineer Exam.

Click on the link to access other important information related to the RRB JE Exam.

We have covered the detailed guide on RRB JE Exam Pattern. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comment section.

FAQ- RRB JE Exam Pattern

1. What is the exam pattern of RRB JE CBT-1?

There shall be 4 sections in the RRB JE CBT-1 stage containing different questions on Mathematics, General Science, General Awareness and General Intelligence & Reasoning.
Read the above article for detailed information!

2. What is the exam pattern of RRB JE CBT-2?

There will be 5 sections in the RRB JE CBT-2 stage containing different questions on General Knowledge, General Science, Computer Applications, Basics of Environment as well as a section on Technical Abilities.
Read the above article for detailed information!

3. What is the minimum percentage of marks for RRB JE eligibility in various categories?

Minimum percentage of marks for RRB JE eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%.

4. What is the negative marking in RRB JE?

There will be 1/3rd of negative marking in RRB JE.

5. Are RRB JE CBT-1 marks are added to the final selection rank?

No, RRB JE CBT-1 is qualifying in nature.

6. Is RRB JE CBT-1 and RRB JE CBT-2 syllabus is same?

No, RRB JE CBT-1 and RRB JE CBT-2 syllabus are not the same. In CBT-2 Technical Abilities section is different from CBT-1.

7. How much time allowed for RRB JE CBT-1 Exam?

The time slot for RRB JE CBT-1 is 90 minutes.

8. How much time allowed for RRB JE CBT-2 Exam?

The time slot for RRB JE CBT-2 is 120 minutes.

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