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RRB MI 2020 Exam (Ministerial & Isolated Categories) Between 15th to 23rd December: Check RRB Exam Preparation Tips & Strategy to crack Computer Based Test (CBT)

Archana Shandilya

RRB MI 2020 Exam (Ministerial & Isolated Categories) Between 15th to 23rd December: RRB MI 2020 Exam can be a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a government job in Indian Railways with a good salary package. Last year RRB has announced 1663 Vacancies under Ministerial and Isolated (MI) Categories 2020 Recruitment in various units of Indian Railways. Railways are in the process of appointing the Exam Conducting Agency (ECA) and as per the official notification, Railways will conduct the Ministerial & Isolated Categories 2020 Exam between 15th December to 23rd December 2020 tentatively duly observing COVID-19 guidelines.

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In this article, we have listed down the most important tips and strategy for RRB Ministerial and Isolated (MI) Categories 2020 Exam for which more than 1 Lakh candidates have applied in 2019. So, let’s first have a look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for RRB MI 2020 Exam:

RRB MI 2020 Exam Pattern

The Question Paper for Single Stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions and 120 minutes for PwBD candidates who are availing the Scribe facility. The section-wise number of questions and marks are detailed below (except for CBT of Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English posts):

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RRB MI Single Stage CBT 2020 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

Duration

Professional Ability

50

1 hour 30 minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)

General Awareness

15

General Intelligence & Reasoning

15

Mathematics

10

General Science

10

Total

100 Questions of 100 marks

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The question paper for the Junior Stenographer (Hindi) &Junior Stenographer (English) will consist of two parts only. The subjects of the paper for CBT, No. of questions, the time allowed, and the maximum marks for each subject will be as follows:

RRB MI Single Stage CBT 2020 Exam Pattern (For Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English Posts)

Part

Subject

No. of Questions / Questions (From-to)

Total Marks

Time Duration

I

General Awareness

50 (1 to 50)

100

90 Minutes

II

Hindi or English Language

50 (51 to 100)

100

Total

100

200

Note:

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Preparation Strategy for RRB MI 2020 CBT Exam

From the above exam pattern for CBT (except CBT of Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English posts), it can be assessed that the candidates are required to prepare themselves for five subjects, i.e., Professional Ability, General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Mathematics, and General Science to clear the RRB MI 2020 CBT Exam. So, let’s have a look at the subject-wise preparation strategy and tips for RRB MI 2020 CBT Exam:

Professional Ability (50 Marks)

Subject

Important Professional Ability Topics

Professional Ability

(50 Marks)

(Except Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English Posts)

Topics will be different for different posts Junior Translator/Hindi, Staff and Welfare Inspector, Chief Law Assistant, Lab Assistant Grade III Chemist and Metallurgist, Finger Print Examiner, Head Cook, Cook, Senior Publicity Inspector, Publicity Inspector, Photographer, Post Graduate Teacher/ Biology (English Medium) (Male), Post Graduate Teacher/ English (Male & Female), Post Graduate Teacher/ Geography (English Medium) (Female), Post Graduate Teacher/ Physics (Male & Female), Post Graduate Teacher/ Political Science (Female), Post Graduate Teacher/ Computer Science, Trained Graduate Teacher/ Computer Science, Trained Graduate, Teacher/ Home Science (Female), Trained Graduate, Teacher/ Hindi (Female), Trained Graduate Teacher/ Social Science (Female), Physical Training, Instructor (English Medium) (Male & Female), Assistant Mistress (Junior School), Music Mistress, Dance Mistress, Laboratory, Assistant/ School

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General Intelligence & Reasoning (15 Marks)

Subject

Important General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

General Intelligence & Reasoning (15 Marks)

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions, and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, etc.

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Mathematics (10 Marks)

Subject

Important Mathematics Topics

Mathematics

(10 Marks)

Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, etc.

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General Science (10 Marks)

Subject

Important Mathematics Topics

General Science

(10 Marks)

Biology: Important Inventions and their inventor, Important and Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes like Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa, Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment

Chemistry: Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses, SI units, Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc., Chemical Change and Physical Change, Properties of Gases, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life

Physics: Important inventions and their inventor, S.I. units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Energy, Electricity

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General Awareness (100 Marks for Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English Posts & 15 Marks for all other posts)

Subject

Important General Awareness Topics

General Awareness & Current Affairs

(100 Marks for Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English Posts & 15 Marks for all other posts)

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, etc.

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Junior Stenographer Hindi/ English (100 Marks)

Subject

Important Mathematics Topics

Hindi/ English

(100 Marks)

Antonyms, Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks, One Word Substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Correction in Sentences, Basics of Computers and applications like Input & Output Devices, MS Office & Basic Applications

For Junior Stenographer/Hindi & English Posts, in addition to CBT, there shall be Shorthand Test which will carry 300 marks. Candidates equal to 10 times the number of vacancies, based on the merit of CBT, will be called for Shorthand Test (Stenography Skill Test).

For the Junior Translator/Hindi Exam, in addition to CBT Common for all posts, a single-stage Computer Based Test will be conducted followed by a qualifying translation test. The Question Paper shall be designed to test equally both the knowledge of the English language as well as knowledge of the Hindi language.

For Teaching Posts, In Addition to CBT Common for all posts, teachers will be subjected to Performance Test (PT) and Teaching Skill Test (TST).

Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT and Stenography Skill Test, Performance Test/Teaching Skill Test, Translation Test (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options. It may also be noted that all candidates successful in Document Verification (DV) are sent for medical examination. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration/RRB, final verification of educational and community certificates, and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

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