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RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam Analysis: Cancelled Exam Rescheduled on 26th to 28th June

RRB has announced the rescheduled exam dates of 1st stage Computer Based Test (CBT) from 26.06.2019 onwards. In this article, we have shared RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam detailed Analysis held online 22nd May to 2nd June 2019 (All Shifts). The paper was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format. There was 1/3rd negative marking for wrong answers. So, let’s look at the type of questions asked in this exam. RRB has cancelled JE CBT-1 2019 Exam at various exam centres due to technical glitches. Candidates can check the names of the exam centre also here.

Jun 17, 2019 12:17 IST

    RRB has announced the rescheduled exam dates of 1st stage Computer Based Test (CBT) from 26.06.2019 onwards. RRB conducted the CBT-1 Exam for Junior Engineer (JE) Posts from 22nd May 2019 till 2nd June 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. This year RRB has announced 13487 vacancies for the recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE (IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

    Click here to know the Expected Cut-Off Marks of RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam

    In this article we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam conducted online on 22nd May to 2nd June 2019. Let’s first look at the Exam Pattern of RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam.

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    RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam Pattern

    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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    RRB JE CBT-1 Exam Analysis – 22nd till 30th May 2019 (All Shifts)

    RRB JE 1st stage CBT consisted of total 100 questions of 1 mark each in the MCQ Format. Questions asked in the exam consisted of easy to moderate level questions in different subjects. Also, there was negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers. So let’s take a look at the questions asked in RRB JE CBT-1 exam held on 22nd May and 2nd June 2019:

    RRB JE CBT-1 Exam Analysis held on 22nd May and 2nd June 2019 (All Shifts)


    (Number of Question and Marks)


    Difficulty Level

    (Good Attempts)

    General Intelligence  and Reasoning


    Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, and Non-verbal reasoning

    Easy to Moderate

    (17 to 22)

    General Awareness


    Knowledge of Current affairs, Geography, History, Indian Polity and Constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments, etc.

    Easy to Moderate

    (8 to 12)



    Number systems, Decimals and Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra,  Age Calculations, Probability

    Easy to Moderate

    (21 to 25)

    General Science


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


    (22 to 26)

    Total 100 Objective MCQs of 100 Marks

    Easy to Moderate

    (65 to 75)

    Note: The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers. 

    RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam Cancelled & Rescheduled

    1st stage Computer Based Test (CBT) rescheduled on technical reasons etc., is now scheduled from 26th June 2019 onwards. Important Dates and Time for Re-Scheduled 1 st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT):


    Date and Time

    Viewing of the Exam City and Date Intimation

    16th June 2019

    Downloading of Train Travel Authority for eligible Candidates

    (This is only to make travel arrangements in train and not an E-Call letter)

    16th June 2019

    Download of E- Call Letter

    4 days prior to First Stage CBT Date mentioned in Exam City and Date Intimation

    Activation of Mock Link for CBT

    16th June 2019

    Re-Schedule of First stage CBT

    26th June 2019 to 28th June 2019 (03 days)

    Candidates can check the details of the exam centres and the rescheduled exam dates from the regional websites of RRB mentioned in the table given below:

























    Jammu – Srinagar




















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    Highlights of RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam

    • The paper was conducted in Online Mode across different cities and different paper was set for different zones.
    • All the questions were compulsory and were in Objective Type MCQ Format.
    • Each question was of 1 mark.
    • English is the default language. In case the candidate wishes to choose any other language, then the same can be selected from the drop down list of languages. The languages listed are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
    • There was negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer.
    • The normalized score of 1st stage exam (CBT-1) shall be used only for short listing of candidates for 2nd stage exam (CBT-2) as per their merit.
    • 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.
    • It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well. Candidates are required to bring one ball point pen also.
    • Candidates were given rough paper and pen by the examination center only.
    • Candidates were not allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the test was concluded.

    Click here to Download Previous Year Papers of RRB JE Exam 

    Important Points to Remember after RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam

    • Phase-II: Total number of candidates to be shortlisted for 2nd Stage shall be 15 times the community wise total vacancy of Posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific category(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.
    • Phase-III: Document Verification/ Medical Examination -Short listing of Candidates for the DV shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 2nd Stage CBT. 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.

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    The above analysis will help you to assess your rank among the thousands of candidates, who have appeared for the RRB JE CBT-1 2019 Exam held on 22nd May and 2nd June 2019.

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