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RRB JE 2019 Exam: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates before and after applying for the RRB JE Exam.  So, let us look at those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers in detail.

Aug 21, 2019 16:04 IST
RRB JE 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be conducting CBT-2 Exam for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) from 28th August 2019 till 1st September 2019. RRB JE can be a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a job in Indian Railways. RRB JE profile can offer you a government job with a good salary package. In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates before and after applying to the RRB JE Exam.  So, let us look at those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers in detail:

RRB JE CBT-2 2019 Important Technical Abilities Section Topics (100 Marks)

1. In 2019 how many VACANCIES have been announced by RRB for Junior Engineer posts?

Answer: This year RRB JE has come up with total 13487 vacancies for the recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). Below is the table showing Post-Wise Number of Vacancies for the year 2019:

Break-up of 13487 Vacancies under RRB JE 2019 Recruitment

Post Name

Number of Vacancies

Junior Engineer (JE)

12821

(23 JE Printing Technology Vacancies Cancelled)

Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

29

Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)

227

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

387

Total Vacancies

13464

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2. What are the Important DATES for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment Process?

Answer: Below are the Important Dates of RRB JE 2019 Exam:

RRB JE 2019 Exam

Important Dates

Online Registration Date

2nd January to 31st January 2019

Closing of Offline Payment

4th February 2019 (till 13:00 Hrs)

Closing of Online Payment

5th February 2019 (till 22:00 Hrs)

Closing of online submission of application complete in all respects

5th February 2019 (till 23:59 Hrs)

1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

From 22nd May 2019 Onwards

2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

28th August 2019 till 1st September 2019 (5 days)

3. What is the AGE LIMIT for the RRB JE Posts as per 2019 Official Notification?

Answer: As on 1st January 2019, the minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years and the maximum age limit is 33 years.

Category

Lower and Upper Age Limit

General/ Unreserved

18 to 33

(January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1986)

OBC

18 to 36

(January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1983)

SC/ ST

18 to 38

(January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1981)

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4. Is there any Upper AGE LIMIT RELAXATION for SC, ST and OBC Categories?

Answer: Yes, there is relaxation on Upper Age Limit for the below categories of the candidates:

S. No.

Category

Age Limit Relaxation

(Upper Age)

1

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years (38)

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years (36)

3

Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation (General)

General

33 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

OBC

36 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

SC/ST

38 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

4

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

General

10 years (43)

OBC

13 years (46)

SC/ST

15 years (48)

5

Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of

Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

General

5 years (38)

OBC

8 years (41)

SC/ST

10 years (43)

6

Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’

Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)

General

7 years (40)

OBC

10 years (43)

SC/ST

12 years (45)

7

Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization

such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes

General

33 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

OBC

36 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

SC/ST

38 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

8

Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried

General

2 years (35)

OBC

5 years (38)

SC/ST

7 years (40)

5. What are the EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS required for different RRB JE Posts?

Answer: Below is the brief educational qualification details of the different posts offered through RRB JE 2019 Exam:

Posts

Educational Qualification

Junior Engineer

Diploma/Degree in Engineering or Relevant Stream prescribed against various post mentioned in the Discipline Mapping table below

Depot Material Superintendent

Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline

Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech (IT)/ B.Tech (Computer Science)/ DOEACC B level course of 3 years duration or equivalent from Recognised University/Institute

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant

Bachelors degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks

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6. What is the process of filling the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

Answer: Candidates can apply to the official website of RRBs listed down.

RRB

Website

Ahmedabad

www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in

Ajmer

www.rrbajmer.gov.in

Allahabad

www.rrbald.gov.in

Bangalore

www.rrbbnc.gov.in

Bhopal

www.rrbbpl.nic.in

Bhubaneswar

www.rrbbbs.gov.in

Bilaspur

www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in

Chandigarh

www.rrbcdg.gov.in

Chennai

www.rrbchennai.gov.in

Gorakhpur

www.rrbgkp.gov.in

Guwahati

www.rrbguwahati.gov.in

Jammu – Srinagar

www.rrbjammu.nic.in

Kolkata

www.rrbkolkata.gov.in

Malda

www.rrbmalda.gov.in

Mumbai

www.rrbmumbai.gov.in

Muzaffarpur

www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in

Patna

www.rrbpatna.gov.in

Ranchi

www.rrbranchi.gov.in

Secunderabad

www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in

Siliguri

www.rrbsiliguri.org

Thiruvananthapuram

www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in

The candidates have to pay examination fee online through the prescribed link at online application, the post wise examination fee payable is as under:

Category

Applicable Fee

UR/OBC

 

Rs. 500

(Out of this fee of Rs 500/-

an amount of Rs 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT)

SC/ST/PWD/ Female/ Ex-Servicemen/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class

Rs. 250

(This fee of Rs 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in 1st

Stage CBT)

For your ease we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Please refer the below link for details:

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7. What are the different Exam Groups for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

Below is the Discipline Mapping Table:-

S. No

Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

Exam Group

1

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Allied

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

2

Electrical Engineering

Electrical and Allied

Engineering

Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering

3

Electronics Engineering

Electronics and Allied

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 above disciplines

4

Civil Engineering

Civil and Allied Engineering

Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering

B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration

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)

Computer Science and

Information Technology

BE/B.Tech., (Information Technology)

PGDCA

B.Sc. Computer Science

BCA

DOEACC “B” Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent

8. Can the candidates apply for different posts under RRB JE 2019 Recruitment Process?

Answer: A candidate possessing more than one minimum educational qualification, mapped to different Exam Groups, can choose any one Exam Group.

9. Can the students who are still appearing for their exams and not finished the essential education qualification fill the application form?

Answer: No, Candidates waiting for Final Results of Prescribed Educational Qualification should not apply.

10. What is the EXAM PATTERN for RRB JE 2019 Exam?

Answer: We have listed down the Exam Pattern for the three teaching posts below:

RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

Duration

Mathematics

30

1 hour 30 minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

General Awareness

15

General Science

30

Total

100 Questions of 100 marks

RRB JE 2nd Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

Duration

General Awareness

15

2 Hours

(2 Hours 40 Minutes for PwBD Candidates)

Physics & Chemistry

15

Basics of Computers and Applications

10

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

10

Technical Abilities

100

Total

150 Questions of 150 marks

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11. Will there be any NEGATIVE MARKING in RRB JE 2019 Exam?

Answer: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

12. Will the RRB JE 2019 Exam be conducted in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

Answer: RRB JE 2019 Exam will be conducted in online mode consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions.

13. Will there be a SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in RRB JE 2019 Exam?

Answer: No, there will be no sectional cut-off in the exam.

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14. What will be the SELECTION PROCESS for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

Answer: The selection process for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment will mainly consist of three phases for all posts:

1. 1st Stage CBT

2. 2nd Stage CBT

3. Medical Examination/ Document Verification

15. What are the Medical Standards for Different RRB JE Posts?

Answer: Candidates called for Document Verification will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of Railway staff. The medical requirements against different Medical Standards for different categories are outlined below:

MEDICAL STANDARD

GENERAL FITNESS

VISION STANDARDS

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 test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision

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 test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision.

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 test for Binocular Vision.

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.

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16. What will be the process of short listing candidates at 1st Stage CBT, 2nd Stage CBT Round of RRB JE 2019 Exam?

Answer: Short listing of Candidates for the DV shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 2nd Stage CBT. The normalization scheme to be adopted for short listing the candidates from 1st Stage CBT to 2nd Stage CBT and for DV on the basis of performance in 2nd Stage CBT is detailed below:

  • Whenever CBT is conducted in multiple sessions for the same syllabus, the raw marks obtained by the candidates in different sessions will be converted to normalized marks.

  • The raw marks for single session paper and normalized marks for multi session paper will be used for computing Merit Index, which is a common benchmark for generating merit for candidates from different Exam Groups.

17. What is the current PAY SCALE and SALARY Structure of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission?

Answer: Pay Scale for Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) is Level 06 as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35400/-, plus other allowances admissible at that time.

Salary of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission

Name of Posts

Pay Scale

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Junior Engineer (JE)

Level - 6

Rs.35400 - 112400

Rs. 4,200

Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)]

Depot Material Superintendant (DMS)

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

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