RRB Recruitment 2018: Railway Recruitment Board Group D exam syllabus

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RRB Recruitment 2018: Railway Recruitment Board Group D exam syllabus
RRB Recruitment 2018: Railway Recruitment Board Group D exam syllabus

New Delhi : The Indian Railway Recruitment Board has announced the date of RRB Group D exam 2018. The exam for RRB recruitment 2018 will be held from 17th September and aspirants must start their final revision. To remind, all we have decided to give a snippet of the RRB Group D exam syllabus so that candidates can re-check their preparation and note the minute part, if left out.

RRB Group D exam 2018 syllabus, you should know

  • RRB Group D exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • There will be 55 questions from Maths & Reasoning topic and 45 questions from General Science, GK & Current Affairs topic.
  • The total duration of Computer based test will be 90 minutes.
  • There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

RRB Group D Exam 2018 Syllabus for Mathematics


Weightage: 7-10 Qs

Topics: BODMAS, Approx Value, Square Root, Percentage, Fractions, Reciprocals of Numbers, Decimals and Surds and Indices

Data Interpretation

Weightage: 4-5 Qs

Topics: Tabular Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph.


Weightage: 3-4 Qs

Topics: Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions


Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.

Number System

Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers


Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.

Ratio and Proportion

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional

Mixture Problems

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.


Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Areas & volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi Circle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.

 Time and Work

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern

Speed Time and Distance

Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains.


Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI.

Profit and Loss

Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked Price and Mixture Problems.

Number Series

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term.


Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords. Basic Qs on different types of Quadrilaterals.  and Co-ordinate Geometry


Weightage: 0-1 Qs

Topics: Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances, Max and Min value, Circular Measure of Angles.


Weightage: 0-1 Qs

Topics: very basic problems on probability.

RRB Group D syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning


Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Analogy can be Letter based, Letter and Number based, Meaning Based, GK based, Image Based and based on members of a group.


Weightage: 3-5 Qs

Topics: Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.

Coding and Decoding

Weightage: 1-3 Qs

Topics: Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy.


Weightage: 4-5 Qs

Topics: Quant based puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar.

Direction and Distance

Weightage: 0-1 Qs

Topics: Route & network based problems.

 Blood Relation

Weightage: 1 Qs

Topics: General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood relation problems.

Alphabet and Word Test

Weightage: 0-1 Qs

Topics: Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd one, Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word formed, Word cannot be formed)

Venn Diagram

Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism.

Missing Number

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Matrix & diagram related problems.

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice (Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.


Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based, General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based.

 Verbal Reasoning

Weightage: 1-2 Qs

Topics: Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments.

RRB Group D Syllabus for General Awarness and current affairs

Current Affairs

Weightage: 5-6 Qs

Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations. National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations.


Weightage: 5-9 Qs

Topics: Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.)


Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence History.


Weightage: 3 Qs

Topics: Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.


Weightage: 2-3 Qs

Topics: Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory, Economic Reforms.

Miscellaneous Topics

Weightage: 6-8 Qs

Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment, Banking Awareness, Science & Technology, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies.

RRB Group D Syllabus for General Awareness

The general science subject includes questions from Physics, Chemistry & Life Science of 10th standard level. These questions basically test your knowledge of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspect.

This subject holds weightage of 23- 25 marks. The Qs will be related to Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Astronomy and Space Technology, Computers and Mobile Technology, Inventions and Discoveries, Nutrition, Military Technology, Diseases etc.