RRB Group D Exam Pattern

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If you are planning to appear in Railway group D exam, then you should be aware of the exam pattern. Exam pattern gives an idea about the division of questions, exam duration, and weightage of marks.

By knowing the RRB group D exam pattern 2019, you can focus on all subjects to score better in the RRB examination. Therefore, we are providing the RRB exam pattern for CBT 1, and PET (Physical efficiency test) in this article.

After knowing about exam pattern of RRB group D,  you can check Railway Group D Syllabus 2019 and plan for preparation easily.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern:

RRB Group D exam pattern has divided into two stages. (1) CBT 1 and (2) PET

RRB CBT 1 is a computer-based examination while RRB PET is Physical Efficiency Tests. The details are given below:

RRB CBT 1 Exam Pattern:

All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test(s) on the specified date(s), time and venue(s) 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:

Exam Duration

in minutes

No. of Questions (each of 1 mark) from

General Science




And Reasoning



And Current


Total No. of Questions







The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices

*The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variation in the actual question paper.

There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC(Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-30%.

These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of shortlisting a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage.

RRB PET (Physical Efficiency Tests) Exam Pattern:

Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET three times the community wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs/RRCs. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this ratio as required to ensure the availability of adequate/reasonable number of candidates for all the notified posts.

Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature. The criterion for PET is as under:

Male candidates

Female candidates

(A) 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

(B) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one chance.

(A) 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

(B) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one chance. 

Note: 1) The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) as specified in are exempted from appearing for PET. However, after qualifying in the CBT, such candidates will have to pass the medical examination prescribed for PwBD.

2) It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that they are medically fit enough to attempt the PET. Railways will not be responsible for any injury/harm suffered by candidates as a result of participating in the PET.


A candidate scores good marks in this exam if having a clear understanding of the RRB  exam pattern. Every detail about the RRB group d exam pattern 2019, elaborated in this article including RRB CBT-1, RRB PET.

I hope this updated RRB exam pattern is helpful for gaining confidence and for your RRB exam preparation. If you have any problem or have any queries regarding RRB group d exam pattern 2019, ask me in the comment section.

Thanks for reading and good luck for the exam.

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