RRB JE Exam Pattern 2022: Check detailed exam pattern, marking scheme and other details

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Are you aware of RRB JE Exam Pattren? RRB JE exam pattern is set by Railway Recruitment Board which conducts RRB JE Recruitment Exam every year to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of Junior Engineer. Candidates who wish to appear for this exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and more. Candidates should ensure that they know all the details about RRB JE Exam Pattern.

The RRB JE Exam 2022 is for the recruitment of the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Engineer (IT)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)
Knowledge of the exam pattern helps candidates plan their preparation accordingly. Candidates should know the various subjects from which questions are asked in the exam, number of questions, marking scheme and duration of the exam. Read this article to know all about RRB JE exam pattern. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs E-book- Download Now.
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RRB JE Exam Pattern

RRB JE selection process comprises of  stages:
  1. CBT (Computer Based Test) Stage – I
  2. CBT (Computer Based Test) Stage – II
  3. Document Verification 
  4. Medical Examination
Candidates should qualify all of these stages to be selected for the post. The details regarding each of these stages are given below.

The details of the RRB JE 2020-21 Important Dates are given below:

RRB Junior Engineer Exam events Tentative Dates 
Date of Issue of RRB JE Notification 29 December 2020
Opening of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam 2 January 2021
Closing of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam 31 January 2021
Closing of offline payment 4 February 2021
RRB JE Fees refund Window July 1, 2021, onwards
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT – I) 22 May 2021
2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) 28 August 2021
RRB JE 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) Result 1 November 2021

Also Read: RRB JE Salary and Job Profile
 

RRB JE Exam Pattern: CBT Stage I

This is an online exam in which a total of 100 questions are asked from the following subjects- Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Science. Each question carries one mark. There is negative marking and 0.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates can check all the details regarding the exam pattern below:
 

Subjects 

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Mathematics

30

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

General Awareness

15

15

General Science

30

30

Total

100

100


There is a minimum percentage of marks that must be scored by candidates to clear stage 1 test and be eligible for stage 2. The category-wise details are as follows:
Category Minimum Percentage
Unreserved 40%
OBC & SC 30%
ST 25%
 

RRB JE Exam Pattern: Stage II

This is an online test in which a total of 150 questions are asked. There are 5 sections in this test which contain questions from the following subjects- General Knowledge, General Science, Computer Applications, Basics of Environment andTechnical Abilities. Every question carries one mark. There is negative marking and 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The details of the exam pattern are as follows:

Subjects 

Number of questions

Maximum marks

General Awareness

15

15

Physics and Chemistry

15

15

Basics of Computer and Applications

10

10

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

10

10

Technical Abilities

100

100

Total

150

150


Also Read:
RRB JE Salary RRB JE Syllabus RRB Full Form
UPPCL JE Salary RSMSSB JE Salary UPPCL JE Eligibility


Subjects under Technical Abilities are as follows:
Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree inEngineering/Technology Exam Group
Mechanical 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
Mechanical and Allied Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Allied Engineering
Electronics 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.
Electronics and Allied Engineering
Civil Engineering
Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering
B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration
Civil and Allied Engineering
Printing Technology/Engineering Printing Technology


The minimum percentage that candidates must score to qualify stage II are as follows:
Category Minimum Percentage
Unreserved 40%
OBC & SC 30%
ST 25%
 

RRB JE Exam Pattern: Document Verification


After qualifying stage II, candidates have to appear for document verification. The documents that the candidates must have are as follows:
  1. Matriculation/10th standard Certificate or Equivalent certificate like Proof of Date of Birth(DOB).
  2. 10 +2 / Higher Secondary/PUC certificates of candidates shall be required. 
  3. Diploma / Engineering/Science Degree Certificate along with Semester wise Mark Sheets are needed.
  4. SC/ST certificates if applicable.
  5. OBC-NCL(Non-Creamy Layer) certificates as required.
  6. Non-creamy layer declaration certificate in case of OBC candidates.
  7. Income Certificates of candidates are required.
  8. Minority Community certificates of candidates required. 
After this candidates have to appear for a medical examination.
 

RRB JE Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. Is there a negative marking in RRB JE Exam?

A. Yes, there is a negative marking in RRB JE Exam. 1/3 or 0.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. How many questions are asked in RRB JE Stage I Exam?

A. A total of 100 questions are asked in RRB JE Stage I Exam.

Q. How many questions are asked in RRB JE Stage II Exam?

A. A total of 150 questions are asked in RRB JE Stage II Exam.

Q. What are the subjects from which questions are asked in RRB JE Stage I Exam?

A. The subjects from which questions are asked in RRB JE Stage I Exam are- Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Science.

Q. What is the minimum percentage of marks that General Category candidates must score to clear RRB JE Stage I Exam?

A. The minimum percentage of marks that General Category candidates must score to clear RRB JE Stage I Exam are 40%.