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RRB JE 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Feb 21, 2019 13:18 IST
    RRB JE 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    RRB JE 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be conducting exam for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) in the month of April or May, 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. In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates before and after applying to the RRB JE Exam.  So, let us look at those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers in detail:

    1. In 2019 how many VACANCIES have been announced by RRB for Junior Engineer posts?

    Answer: This year RRB JE has come up with total 13487 vacancies for the recruitment of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). Below is the table showing Post-Wise Number of Vacancies for the year 2019:

    Break-up of 13487 Vacancies under RRB JE 2019 Recruitment

    Post Name

    Number of Vacancies

    Junior Engineer (JE)

    12844

    Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

    29

    Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)

    227

    Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

    387

    Total Vacancies

    13487

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    2. What are the Important DATES for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment Process?

    Answer: Below are the Important Dates of RRB JE 2019 Exam:

    RRB JE 2019 Exam

    Important Dates

    Online Registration Date

    2nd January to 31st January 2019

    Closing of Offline Payment

    4th February 2019 (till 13:00 Hrs)

    Closing of Online Payment

    5th February 2019 (till 22:00 Hrs)

    Closing of online submission of application complete in all respects

    5th February 2019 (till 23:59 Hrs)

    1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

    Tentatively scheduled during April/May, 2019

    3. What is the AGE LIMIT for the RRB JE Posts as per 2019 Official Notification?

    Answer: As on 1st January 2019, the minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years and the maximum age limit is 33 years.

    Category

    Lower and Upper Age Limit

    General/ Unreserved

    18 to 33

    (January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1986)

    OBC

    18 to 36

    (January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1983)

    SC/ ST

    18 to 38

    (January 01, 2001 to January 02, 1981)

    4. Is there any Upper AGE LIMIT RELAXATION for SC, ST and OBC Categories?

    Answer: Yes, there is relaxation on Upper Age Limit for the below categories of the candidates:

    S. No.

    Category

    Age Limit Relaxation

    (Upper Age)

    1

    Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

    5 years (38)

    2

    Other Backward Classes (OBC)

    3 years (36)

    3

    Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months service after attestation (General)

    General

    33 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

    OBC

    36 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

    SC/ST

    38 Years + Number of years of service rendered in Defence + 3 years

    4

    Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

    General

    10 years (43)

    OBC

    13 years (46)

    SC/ST

    15 years (48)

    5

    Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of

    Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

    General

    5 years (38)

    OBC

    8 years (41)

    SC/ST

    10 years (43)

    6

    Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’

    Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (continuous or in broken spells)

    General

    7 years (40)

    OBC

    10 years (43)

    SC/ST

    12 years (45)

    7

    Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization

    such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes

    General

    33 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

    OBC

    36 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

    SC/ST

    38 Years + length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower

    8

    Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried

    General

    2 years (35)

    OBC

    5 years (38)

    SC/ST

    7 years (40)

    5. What are the EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS required for different RRB JE Posts?

    Answer: Below is the brief educational qualification details of the different posts offered through RRB JE 2019 Exam:

    Posts

    Educational Qualification

    Junior Engineer

    Diploma/Degree in Engineering or Relevant Stream prescribed against various post mentioned in the Discipline Mapping table below

    Depot Material Superintendent

    Diploma/Degree in Engineering from any discipline

    Junior Engineer (Information Technology)

    PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ B.Tech (IT)/ B.Tech (Computer Science)/ DOEACC B level course of 3 years duration or equivalent from Recognised University/Institute

    Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant

    Bachelors degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 55% marks

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    6. What is the process of filling the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

    Answer: Candidates can apply to the official website of RRBs listed down.

    RRB

    Website

    Ahmedabad

    www.rrbahmedabad.gov.in

    Ajmer

    www.rrbajmer.gov.in

    Allahabad

    www.rrbald.gov.in

    Bangalore

    www.rrbbnc.gov.in

    Bhopal

    www.rrbbhopal.nic.in

    Bhubaneswar

    www.rrbbbs.gov.in

    Bilaspur

    www.rrbbilaspur.gov.in

    Chandigarh

    www.rrbcdg.gov.in

    Chennai

    www.rrbchennai.gov.in

    Gorakhpur

    www.rrbgkp.gov.in

    Guwahati

    www.rrbguwahati.gov.in

    Jammu – Srinagar

    www.rrbjammu.nic.in

    Kolkata

    www.rrbkolkata.gov.in

    Malda

    www.rrbmalda.gov.in

    Mumbai

    www.rrbmumbai.gov.in

    Muzaffarpur

    www.rrbmuzaffarpur.gov.in

    Patna

    www.rrbpatna.gov.in

    Ranchi

    www.rrbranchi.gov.in

    Secunderabad

    www.rrbsecunderabad.nic.in

    Siliguri

    www.rrbsiliguri.org

    Thiruvananthapuram

    www.rrbthiruvananthapuram.gov.in

    The candidates have to pay examination fee online through the prescribed link at online application, the post wise examination fee payable is as under:

    Category

    Applicable Fee

    UR/OBC

     

    Rs. 500

    (Out of this fee of Rs 500/-

    an amount of Rs 400/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT)

    SC/ST/PWD/ Female/ Ex-Servicemen/ Transgender/ Minorities/ Economically backward class

    Rs. 250

    (This fee of Rs 250/- shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable, on appearing in 1st

    Stage CBT)

    For your ease we have listed down step by step process and some relevant information needed while filling the application form. Please refer the below link for details:

    Click here to know the Online Application Process of RRB JE 2019 Exam

    7. What are the different Exam Groups for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

    Below is the Discipline Mapping Table:-

    S. No

    Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology

    Exam Group

    1

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical and Allied

    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

    2

    Electrical Engineering

    Electrical and Allied

    Engineering

    Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering

    3

    Electronics Engineering

    Electronics and Allied

    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

    4

    Civil Engineering

    Civil and Allied Engineering

    Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering

    B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration

    5

    Printing Technology/Engineering

    Printing Technology

    S. No

    Educational Qualifications

    Exam Group

    1

    B.Sc., Chemistry and Physics

    CMA

    S. No

    Educational Qualifications

    Exam Group

    1

    BE/B.Tech., (Computer Science)

    Computer Science and

    Information Technology

    BE/B.Tech., (Information Technology)

    PGDCA

    B.Sc. Computer Science

    BCA

    DOEACC “B” Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent

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    8. Can the candidates apply for different posts under RRB JE 2019 Recruitment Process?

    Answer: A candidate possessing more than one minimum educational qualification, mapped to different Exam Groups, can choose any one Exam Group.

    9. Can the students who are still appearing for their exams and not finished the essential education qualification fill the application form?

    Answer: No, Candidates waiting for Final Results of Prescribed Educational Qualification should not apply.

    10. What is the EXAM PATTERN for RRB JE 2019 Exam?

    Answer: We have listed down the Exam Pattern for the three teaching posts below:

    RRB JE 1st Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Subjects

    Number of Questions

    (Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

    Duration

    Mathematics

    30

    1 hour 30 minutes

    (2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)

    General Intelligence & Reasoning

    25

    General Awareness

    15

    General Science

    30

    Total

    100 Questions of 100 marks

    RRB JE 2nd Stage CBT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Subjects

    Number of Questions

    (Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

    Duration

    General Awareness

    15

    2 Hours

    (2 Hours 40 Minutes for PwBD Candidates)

    Physics & Chemistry

    15

    Basics of Computers and Applications

    10

    Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

    10

    Technical Abilities

    100

    Total

    150 Questions of 150 marks

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    11. Will there be any NEGATIVE MARKING in RRB JE 2019 Exam?

    Answer: 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.

    12. Will the RRB JE 2019 Exam be conducted in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

    Answer: RRB JE 2019 Exam will be conducted in online mode consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions.

    13. Will there be a SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in RRB JE 2019 Exam?

    Answer: No, there will be no sectional cut-off in the exam.

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    14. What will be the SELECTION PROCESS for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment?

    Answer: The selection process for RRB JE 2019 Recruitment will mainly consist of three phases for all posts:

    1. 1st Stage CBT

    2. 2nd Stage CBT

    3. Medical Examination/ Document Verification

    15. What are the Medical Standards for Different RRB JE Posts?

    Answer: 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. The medical requirements against different Medical Standards for different categories are outlined below:

    MEDICAL STANDARD

    GENERAL FITNESS

    VISION STANDARDS

    A-3

    Physically fit in all respects

    Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D),

    Near Vision: Sn: 0.6,0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision

    B-1

    Physically fit in all respects

    Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),

    Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Mesopic vision.

    B-2

    Physically fit in all respects

    Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).

    Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Binocular Vision.

    C-1

    Physically fit in all respects

    Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.

    Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.

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    16. What will be the process of short listing candidates at 1st Stage CBT, 2nd Stage CBT Round of RRB JE 2019 Exam?

    Answer: Short listing of Candidates for the DV shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 2nd Stage CBT. The normalization scheme to be adopted for short listing the candidates from 1st Stage CBT to 2nd Stage CBT and for DV on the basis of performance in 2nd Stage CBT is detailed below:

    • Whenever CBT is conducted in multiple sessions for the same syllabus, the raw marks obtained by the candidates in different sessions will be converted to normalized marks.

    • The raw marks for single session paper and normalized marks for multi session paper will be used for computing Merit Index, which is a common benchmark for generating merit for candidates from different Exam Groups.

    17. What is the current PAY SCALE and SALARY Structure of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission?

    Answer: Pay Scale for Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)], Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) is Level 06 as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs. 35400/-, plus other allowances admissible at that time.

    Salary of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission

    Name of Posts

    Pay Scale

    Pay Band

    Grade Pay

    Junior Engineer (JE)

    Level - 6

    Rs.35400 - 112400

    Rs. 4,200

    Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)]

    Depot Material Superintendant (DMS)

    Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

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