7 Last Minute Tips to crack RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam

In this article, you will get the best last minute tips which will help you in clearing the RRB JE CBT 1 2019 Exam which will be conducted in online mode from 22nd May 2019 onwards.

May 31, 2019 12:26 IST
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7 Last Minute Tips to crack RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam
7 Last Minute Tips to crack RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam

Cracking RRB JE CBT 1 2019 Exam can be a challenge for many candidates as the competition level for this exam is quite high due to the increased number of applicants this year. So we have come up with the best last minute tips which will help you in clearing the RRB JE CBT 1 2019 Exam with flying colors.

Click here to get Detailed Exam Analysis of RRB JE CBT-1 2019

RRB JE 1st stage CBT is of screening nature and the normalized score of 1st stage exam shall be used only for short listing of candidates for 2nd stage exam as per their merit. RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern is as follows:

RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)




1 hour 30 minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)

General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Awareness


General Science



100 Questions of 100 marks

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  • 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.
  • The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers.
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR -40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST -25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

So let’s look at those important last minute tips that will surely help you in cracking RRB JE CBT 1 2019 Exam:

1. Revise the Important Topics:

We have listed down some important topics for RRB JE Prelims 2019 Exam which will help you in your last minute preparation:


Important Topics


(35 Marks)

Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern

Reasoning Ability

(35 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.

General Awareness

(15 Marks)

Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and Constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc.

General Science

(30 Marks)

Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)

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2. Time Management:

You are required to allot proper time to the sections which are your strength areas. Try not to give more than one minute to any question while solving them. Instead of getting stuck with a particular question, move to other questions. Candidates must keep track of time during examination.

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3. Online Practice:

As the RRB JE CBT 1 2019 Exam will be conducted in online mode, so candidates are advised to practice on computer to buck up their speed of solving paper in online mode.

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4. Read the Complete Question First:

Candidates are required to avoid the mistake of reading incomplete questions and arriving at incorrect answer eventually. Read the questions carefully and check what is being asked.

Click here to Download Previous Year Papers of RRB JE Exam

5. Maintain your Speed & Accuracy and Maximize your Score:

Remember that there are no sectional cut offs and negative markings of 1/3rd marks. So your job is to simply maximize your score however you can. So, try to maintain your speed and accuracy while solving the paper during the examination.

Click here to know the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RRB JE 2019 Exam

6. Don’t forget your Admit Card, Photograph and ID Proof:

Don’t forget to take Admit Card alongwith the Photograph and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well. Candidates may download and print the Admit Card from the regional websites of RRB mentioned in the table given below:














Jammu – Srinagar










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The admit card should be produced for gaining entry to the Exam Centre. Check the exam date and shift timings carefully. Candidates should leave blank spaces provided in the downloaded e-Call letter for writing self declaration paragraph (as the paragraph is displayed on the screen during CBT), signature and Left Thumb Impression (LTI) unfilled while coming for the exam. Electronic gadgets like Mobile phones, Bluetooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, wrist watches or any other communication devices or pen/pencil, wallets/purses, belts and metallic wears including ornaments etc., are strictly NOT allowed inside the examination hall.

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7. Don’t take Stress

Don’t stress yourself too much before the D-Day. Do relax and stay calm. Giving exam with a relaxed mind will help you in delivering your best and achieving high score.

Remember last minute preparation does not involve deep studies. You only need to brush up all the important topics which will definitely help you in clearing this exam with ease.


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