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RRB JE 2020: Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

The railway recruitment board will be conducting RRB JE 2020 examination for selecting the candidates for the post of junior engineer, junior Engineer (IT), Depot Material superintendant and chemical & metallurgical assistant in indian railways. interested candidates can apply for the exam by filling the online application form. The board is likely to release the form in the 1st week of january 2020. applicants are suggested to make sure that they fit the eligibility conditions specified by the board.
The exam will be held in online mode where a computer system will be allotted to the candidates to answer the questions displayed on their computer screen. 90 minutes will be given to finish the test for phase-I and for phase-II, 120 minutes will be given to the candidates. there will be negative marking in case the candidates choose the incorrect answer.

RRB JE 2020- Highlights

1.Candidates can apply for the exam only via online mode. No other mode shall be accepted for filling the application form.

2.Only a single application for RRB will be accepted by the board. multiple applications will end up getting rejected by the authority.

3.No correction window will be provided to the candidates once the application is submitted successfully.

4.Only those candidates shall be considered for appointment who fulfill the medical conditions for the concerned post.

5.Applicant must possess a valid email id and mobile number in order to register for the recruitment exam. Any future communication by the board will be done via these modes only.

6.Mere issuance of admit card doesn't guarantee the candidature of the candidates.

7.Selected candidates will have to undergo training wherever prescribed and during training period only stipend will be paid as applicable. they will also have to execute a security or indemnity bond wherever necessary at the time of joining.

Important dates

The tentative schedule of RRB JE 2020 exam is as follows-

Events Dates (Expected)
Notification releasing date Last week of december 2019
Opening of online registration 1st week of january 2020
Closing of online registration Last week of january 2020
Last date to pay the fee via offline mode 1st week of february 2020
Last date to pay the online fee 1st week of february 2020
Closing of online submission of application complete in all respect 2nd week of february 2020
Admit card releasing for CBT-I April 2020
CBT test- Phase-I April 2020/May 2020
Result announcement Yet to be announced
Admit card releasing for CBT-II Yet to be announced
CBT test- Phase-II Yet to be announced
Result announcement Yet to be announced
Document verification Yet to be announced
Medical examination Yet to be announced

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria set by the authority for the post of JE, JE (IT), DMS, and CMA are given below-
Nationality: A candidate must be either a citizen of india, subject of nepal/bhutan, refugee who came to india before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling there, PIO migrated from pakistan, burma, Sri lanka, east african countries of kenya, uganda, the united republic of tanzania, zambia, malawi, zaire, ethiopia and vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in B.Tech.
Age limit: The age of the applicants should fall between 18 years and 33 years as on 1st January 2020. candidates from reserved category can claim relaxation in age as per the rules.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for RRB JE recruitment is provided below-

  • Exam mode: Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Languages: English, B.Tech, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Odiya, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, and Malayalam.
  • Duration: CBT-I will be of 90 minutes and CBT-II will be of 120 minutes
  • Phases of the exam: Two i.e. CBT-I and CBT-II
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Total number of questions: 100 questions in CBT-I and 150 questions in CBT-II.
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for correct answer.
  • Negative marking: 1/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

CBT-I pattern

Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks
Mathematics 30 30
General intelligence and reasoning 25 25
General awareness 15 15
General science 30 30
Total 100 100

CBT-II pattern

Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks
General awareness 15 15
Physics and chemistry 15 15
Basics of computer and applications 10 10
Basic of environment and pollution control 10 10
Technical abilities 100 100
Total 150 150

Once you are aware with exam pattern for RRB JE don't forget to read the prescribed syllabus for the exam. try to prepare following the syllabus of the exam.

  • The result of RRB JE 2020 exam can be accessed through the official website of the RRB.
  • A list of the shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the portal.
  • Only those candidates can appear for the next phase of the exam who have successfully cleared the previous phase.
  • Selection of the candidates will strictly be done on the basis of the marks secured in the exam.
  • Such candidates will undergo the document verification phase and medical examination thereafter.
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