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Railway Exam Pattern

On this page, we have provided Railway Exam Pattern for those candidates who want to appear in RRB/RRC Exam. Candidates who have applied for various Railway Exams associated with Group A / B / C / D posts may get complete exam details regarding Railway Exam Pattern 2017 from this page.

Applicants who are going to appear for Railway exam can get Railway Group A/B/C/D Exam Pattern from his page of recruitmentresult.com. Railway Recruitment Cell is a department which conducts various exams every year for the recruitment of interested candidates in Group D posts.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) organizes the examination for appointment of eligible candidates at various posts in relevant railway department. So, candidates must gather proper and complete knowledge of Railway Exam Pattern to prepare in a way as they can. Here on this page we are disclosing complete Question Paper Pattern of examinations concerned to Railway Board.

Recruitment Examination 2017 will comprise of 100 Questions. There will be 4 sections with variable number of questions. Those sections are as follows:

  • Arithmetic Ability
  • Reasoning & General Intelligence
  • General Awareness
  • General Science

Exam duration for the exam has been set as 90 minutes. Follow the below given table to understand the number of questions allotted to each section and corresponding marks that each subject carry.

 Subjects Number of Questions Marks allotted
 Arithmetic Ability 20 20
 Reasoning & General Intelligence 25 25
General Awareness 30 30
 General Science 25 25

Marking Scheme: 

Two important norms which you need to know for in the upcoming RRB/RRC Examination 2017 are as follows. Please have a look….  

  • For every correct answer, +1 mark will be rewarded.
  • For every incorrect answer, one-third mark will be deducted from the total score.

Arithmetic Ability: Detailed Description Of Topics That Each Subject Consists Of Is Given Below:


This section of exam consists of questions based on Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. You need to leverage both speed and accuracy to solve questions in time.

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables etc.)
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains etc.)
  • Pipe & Cistern
  • Profit & Loss
  • Margins & Discounts
  • Simplification
  • Speed Calculation
  • Averages
  • Problems on Age
  • Linear/ Quadratic Equations
  • Simple/ Compound Interest
  • Area & Volume

 Reasoning & General Intelligence

This section consist of vast syllabus and the best way to prepare for it would be to solve previous years papers for getting the close idea of type of questions asked in RRB / RRC Exam.

  • Analogy
  • Equality/Inequality
  • Classification of Odd pair
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Decision Making
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix etc.)
  • Statement Argument
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Statement Interference
  • Problem Solving
  • Eligibility Test
  • Verbal & Visual Analysis
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Sitting /Circular Arrangements
  • Puzzles/Complex Arrangement

General Awareness:

General Awareness section consists of mixed questions on general knowledge and Current Affairs and is a most important mark gaining section that is easy to moderate. The main focus topics in General Awareness are the following.

  • Indian Economy
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Railways (Facts & Figures, History)
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Culture & Heritage

General Science:

General science section is prove to be the best resource material for the preparation RRB Examination as it contains the general knowledge questions of science subject up to 8th standard.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Studies