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RRB Grade D Exam Pattern 2021:Check subject-wise pattern, marking scheme, and important topics here

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Tue, 17 Aug 2021 10:23 PM IST


Check out RRB Grade D Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the subject-wise patterns, marking schemes, and important topics here.
RRB Group D Exam is conducted annually by Railway Recruitment Board. For the ongoing examination cycle, there are 1,03,769 vacancies and approximately 1.15 crore candidates had registered.  The exam for 2019 is yet to be conducted, it was scheduled to be held on 25th July 2019. Due to COVID 19, the exam has not been able to be held till now. The candidates waiting for the examination and those who wish to appear in the future must know the RRB Group D Exam Pattern. The exam pattern for the exam is given with official notification. The exam is conducted in two phases- first is the Computer Based Test followed by the Physical Efficiency Test. The pattern for CBT and details for PET should be clear to the aspirants. The RRB Group D Exam Pattern is covered in this space.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App' and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

RRB Group D recruitment - Level-I posts.
  • Track Maintainer Grade-IV
  •  Helper/Assistant
  • Assistant for various technical departments (Mechanical, Electrical, and S&T departments)
  • Assistant Pointsman
  • Level-I posts of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various departments of Indian Railways.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for CBT is as follows:
  1. The total duration of the exam is 90 Minutes.
  2. The total number of questions in the exam is 100.
  3. Maximum marks allotted for the exam 100.
  4. 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers in the CBT
The exam pattern is illustrated below:


Number of questions


General Science






General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Awareness and Current Affairs






RRB Group D Marking Scheme

Each question in the exam carries one mark. The candidates must note that questions are objective type and there is only one correct answer.  The examination penalizes the wrong option too, there is a penalty for 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer.

RRB Group D- Minimum Qualifying Marks 

There are minimum qualifying marks too. The marks are declared by the RRB, a candidate must score the required number of marks in order to be eligible for PET. As per the official notification, the minimum qualifying marks are:


Qualifying marks 





OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)






RRB Group D PET Details

This is a qualifying test. Though there are no marks awarded for this stage. Candidates who fail to meet the criteria are rejected. The details of PET in the RRB Group D exam are given below.
Candidates  Task 1  Task 2 
Male  Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 meters in two minutes without putting down the weight  Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in four minutes and 15 seconds in one chance
Female  Should be able to lift and carry 20 kgs of weight for a distance of 100 meters in two minutes without putting down the weight Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in five minutes and 40 seconds in one chance

To know other details related to the exam read here.
Railway NTPC 2021: Video Course RRB Group D 2020 Exam Dates RRB Group D Syllabus RRB NTPC Syllabus

RRB Group D Exam Pattern  - FAQ

Q. What is the exam date for the RRB Group D exam?

A. The exam date for the RRB Group D exam is yet to be finalized.

Q. How many vacancies are there for RRB Group D exam?

A. There are a total of 1,03,769 vacancies for the RRB Group D exam.

Q. How many stages are there in the RRB Group D exam?

A. RRB Group D exam is a two-stage process.

Q. What is the duration of CBT in the RRB Group D exam?

A. The duration of CBT in the RRB Group D exam is 90 minutes.

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