The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has announced the recruitment of junior engineers (JE) in the Information Technology (IT), Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA), and Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) posts. The exam will be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). In fact, the government has decided to conduct a common eligibility test (CET) for such posts and similar-level vacancies in different government sectors such as SSC, IBPS, RRB, etc.
This has not been amended yet. Aspirants who are willing to participate in the recruitment exam should keep an eye on the progress. This year, it will be one of the biggest recruitment drives conducted by the RRB. A total of 13487 vacancies will be filled by the recruitment authority by conducting a 3-stage exam nationwide. The detailed information regarding RRB JE can be availed from the official website or from the top online tutorial portals.
Exam pattern for RRB JE 2020
The dates for the RRB JE 2020 exam have not been published yet by the board. Due to the COVID19 infection, the board is taking its time to conduct the exams. A huge opportunity is here for the aspirants to grab and get placed in one of the best government sectors. Here is the basic information of the syllabus for the first two computer-based tests (CBTs).
CBT – I
The first test will have the following subjects in its syllabus.
- General awareness (15 questions)
- General Intelligence and Logical Reasoning (25 questions)
- Mathematics (30 questions)
- General Science (30 questions)
The mathematical section will cover basic subjects such as LCM, HCF, BODMAS, number system, etc. General intelligence and logical reasoning will cover coding, decoding, syllogism, relationships, etc. General awareness will cover economics, polity, history, geography, etc. general science questions will cover the Secondary level subjects followed by CBSE. There will be 100 questions in the exam paper. You will get 90 minutes to answer all the MCQs. Each right answer will award you 1 mark. One wrong answer will deduct 1/3rd mark from the cumulative score.
CBT – II
The second level or the CBT – II exam will have the following syllabus.
- General Science subjects will be the same from CBT-I level (15 questions)
- General Awareness subjects will also be similar to CBT-I level (15 questions)
- Technical abilities (100 questions)
- Computer application basics (10 questions)
- Environment and pollution (10 questions)
The last two sections will be added to check the technical abilities of an aspirant. Questions from the core subjects related to the field of the engineering curriculum will be asked in the second test. There will be 150 questions in the exam. You will get 120 minutes to answer them all.
The RRB JE Result of all the exams can be availed from the official website. Once the notification of the exam result is out, you can use your credentials to check the result. The dates of application, admit card download, and exams have not been announced yet.
Things you should do
Being an RRB JE aspirant, you need to be very intuitive regarding your preparation. As per the age limit, engineers with ample experience will also apply for the posts. Despite the huge vacancy, the competition will be much high.
For this, you need to be very nifty with your core subjects. Try finding your old book and start studying for the exam. The biggest hurdle for an engineer is to find jobs that utilize their core knowledge of the subjects. These days, it is hard to relate your work with the core knowledge you gather during your academic days. Hence, a fresh engineer might have a competitive edge over the experienced ones.
To make the ground even, you will have to study the basic science subjects as well. The general science section and mathematics carry a lot of marks in the CBT-I exam. Concentrate on those subjects at first to crack the first level. Once you cross it, you will have to study a huge syllabus in a very short span of time for the CBT-II exam.
As per the successful candidates, study every subject following a routine. You can make a huge difference by doing so. Follow the development in the RRB JE notifications and keep preparing.