RRB Group D 2019 Notification, Apply Online, Exam Date, Syllabus

RRB Group D 2019 [Level 1 Posts of 7th CPC Pay Matrix] Recruitment : Apply Online for 1,03,769 Vacancy, Exam Date : Railway Recruitment Board invites applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment to various posts in level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix through RRB Group D exam. Candidates can check the Railway Group D centralised employment notification no. RRC-01/2019 released on 12th March 2019. The final selection for posts in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix will be based on a computer-based test, physical efficiency tests, document verification and medical examination.

RRB Group D CBT will have questions from General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence & Reasoning and Mathematics. Railway Group D Computer Based Test will be conducted for a duration of 90 minutes. Check this article to find further details on Railway Group D exam like Railway Group D notification release date, eligibility criteria, no. of RRB Group D vacancy, application form, fee & mode of payment, admit card, exam pattern, selection process, result, cutoff etc.

RRB Group D Recruitment
RRB Group D Recruitment

Railway Group D Important Dates

RRC Level 1 Posts of 7th CPC important dates are given below.

DescriptionTentative Dates
Date of release of indicative notice23 February 2019
Date of release of detailed notification12 March 2019
Starting date for registration online12 March 2019 at 17.00 hrs
Closing of online registration of Applications12 April 2019 @ 23:59 hrs
Last date for payment of fee through online23 April 2019 @ 23:59 hrs
Last date for payment of fee through SBI / Post Office Challan18 April 2019 @ 13:00 hrs
Final submission of Applications26 April 2019 @ 23:59 hrs
Computer Based testSept / Oct 2019 (tentative)

Candidates can visit the website of regional RRB’s to which they wish to apply. Railway Group D recruitment 2019 is conducted by 16 RRBs. The names of the participating RRBs with their website addresses are as follows.

Sl. no.Name of RRBWebsite Address
1SecunderabadClick Here
2RanchiClick Here
3ChandigarhClick Here
4BilaspurClick Here
5PatnaClick Here
6BhuwneshwarClick Here
7MumbaiClick Here
8BhopalClick Here
9KolkataClick Here
10BangaloreClick Here
11GuwahatiClick Here
12AllahabadClick Here
13GorakhpurClick Here
14AjmerClick Here
15ChennaiClick Here
16AhmedabadClick Here

Railway Group D Notification 2019

RRB Group D Centralised Employment notice has been released on 23rd February 2019. Railway Various posts in level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix detailed notification 2019 has been released on 12th March 2019 at 5:00 PM. For more details, candidates can visit the website of the appropriate branch of Railway Recruitment Board which they wish to apply. For instance, it can be Chennai, Bhopal, Bangalore, etc. 

Even before the notification was released on the official website of different RRBs, it first happened in the employment newspaper. So, candidates can check employment newspapers as well. They can visit the appropriate website of RRB from the main website of the Indian Railways.

A link to view, read or download Railway Group D notification 2019 is given below.

RRB Group D 2019 Notification PDF

Railway Group D Vacancy 2019

Total number of RRB Group D vacancy is 1,03,769 of different level-1 posts in 7th pay matrix such as Track Maintainer Grade IV, Assistant Pointsman, Assistant Bridge etc. However, this number of vacancies is provisional and may decrease or increase at any stage of selection process. Below are the detailed list of RRB wise vacancies under Level 1 posts in 7th pay matrix.

RailwayTotal Vacancy
Central Railway9345
Western Railway10734
East Central Railway3563
West Central Railway4019
East Coast Railway2555
Southern Railway and ICF9579
Eastern Railway, CLW & Metro10873
South Western Railway and RWF7167
North Central Railway and DLW4730
South Western Railway and RWF7167
North Eastern Railway, MCF and RDSO4002
South Eastern Railway4914
South Central Railway9328
South East Central Railway1664
Northern Railway, DMW and RCF13153
Northeast Frontier Railway2894
Grand Total103769

Note – Post wise vacancy is given in Annexure B in Railway Group D notification 2019

Name of various Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix

DesignationDeptMedical Standard

Railway Group D Eligibility 2019

RRB Group D Various Posts in level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix eligibility details are mentioned here. candidates must ensure their eligibility before applying online for the Railway group D posts.


  • Indian nationals, Nepal and Bhutan nationals can apply.
  • Even, candidates, who are refugees from Tibet and have come across to India before the 1st of January 1962 to settle in India permanently, can apply.
  • Candidates of Indian origin, who have moved from countries like Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries like United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam for permanent settlement in India can apply.

Nevertheless, candidates falling under other categories, other than those who are actually Indian citizens will have to ensure their eligibility by getting a certificate to this effect from the Government of India.

Age Limit

The age of applicants as on the 1st of July 2019 should be between 18 and 33 years. For complete details about the relaxation applicable for reserved category, check below.

Category/ CommunityAge Relaxation/ Upper Age Limit (In years)
PwDUR -10
OBC -13
SC/ST -15
Ex-ServicemenExtent of service +3 yrs
J&K Domiciled between 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895
Group C and erstwhile Group D employees with minimum 3 yrs of serviceUR - 40
OBC - 43
SC/ST - 45
Railway Quasi-Administrative offices employeesUpto the length of service or 5 yrs, whichever is lower
Women candidates widowed and not marriedUR - 35
OBC - 38
SC/ST - 40
Course completed act apprentice with ITI/ Course completed act apprenticeshipExtent of Training
Course completed act apprenticeship commenced before age of 25 yearsUR - 35
OBC - 38
SC/ST - 40

Educational Qualifications

As far as educational eligibility is concerned, the applications should have technical or educational qualification as indicated against the notified positions as on the closing date of the submission of the online application. Candidates who are applying for any Post in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix must have passed class 10th examinations OR ITI from SCVT / NCVT (or) equivalent OR have NAC (National Apprenticeship Certificate) granted by NCVT. 

Candidates waiting for the final-year results for their technical or prescribed educational qualification should not apply. 

Medical Standards

Candidates applying for any post in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix must be physically fit so that they can perform all the duties related to the post(s) opted by them. For more details on medical standards for the posts, go through RRB Group D 2019 notification.

Railway Group D Application Form 2019

Candidates have no other option other than applying online for a Post in RRB Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. They will have to make sure that they submit the application form with fees before the last date. The closing date of online registration of applications is April 12, 2019 at 23.59 hrs and the last date for payment of application fee through challan of SBI Bank / Post Office is 18 April 2019 at 13.00 hrs. However, the last date for payment of application through online using UPI / Debit card / Credit card / Net banking is 23 April 2019 at 23.59 hrs.

  • Before you start applying, you should go through the detailed notification available on the websites of RRB(s).
  • You should ensure that you meet the eligibility requirement before applying for any position in all respects.
  • Before you can apply, you should first register yourself with the website of the RRB.
  • The first step in the Registration process is to select the RRB for which a candidate wishes to apply. Here, they are recommended to remember that the RRB once selected cannot be changed after completion of the online registration process.
  • Candidates will have to confirm that they have read and understood the instructions clearly before they can proceed with the application submission by clicking on a checkbox.

RRB Group D : How To Apply Online?

  • Visit the concerned RRB website 
  • Search for section or link ‘CEN No. RRC-01/2019’
  • Under the same section or link, find and click on tab ‘Click here – Online Registration’
  • Check all the important dates then click on tab ‘New Registration’
  • Select your ‘Community’, status of ‘Ex-servicemen’ etc. to check Posts Availability; after going through positions / vacancies available as per your eligibility click on tab ‘Apply’; if you want to skip this step then check the mark available against statement ‘I do not want to search vacancies. I confirm that I have gone through the vacancy table. I want to apply directly’ and click on tab ‘Apply’
  • Select Railway to which you want to apply for
  • Confirm selected Railway
  • Read Instructions and click on button given next to ‘I accept that I have Gone through Instructions’
  • Click on tab ‘Submit’
  • Enter the details in your online registration like your name, date of birth, age, Aadhaar number, father name and mother name
  • Select your minimum educational qualification then select board and year of passing
  • Enter your mobile number and email ID
  • Enter security code as shown in the given box
  • Read and accept the declaration
  • Then click on tab ‘Submit’
  • Confirm your registration details
  • You will get a registration ID and password
  • On next page, you have to enter and submit the OTPs received on your registered email ID and mobile number
  • Now your email ID and mobile number is validated; meanwhile, you will be logged into your newly created account
  • Find and click on ‘Apply / Edit’ tab
  • Enter the details of your essential qualification
  • Select your ‘Nationality’, ‘Community’, ‘Gender’, ‘Religion’ etc.
  • Enter security code then click on tab ‘Submit’
  • A list having posts / vacancies as per your eligibility will open up
  • Now enter the priority of posts in the order of your preference
  • Enter security code then hit the pointer on tab ‘Submit’
  • Once again, click on tab ‘Confirm’
  • Now, proceed further to make payment
  • After paying the application fee successfully, fill up the additional details in your Railway Group D online application
  • Enter the complete details of your educational qualification then provide your choice of exam language
  • Enter the details of your any valid photo ID
  • Select the rest details then enter your bank account details for refund
  • Now, upload digital copies of your photo and signature; candidates belonging to SC / ST category will have to upload their SC / ST certificate as well if they want to avail free rail travel facility
  • Confirm and submit all the details
  • After final submission of your application, take a print out of it and keep it safe for future reference

Railway Group D Fee & Mode of Payment

Railway Group D Various Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix application fee for the General Category candidates is Rs.500. However, they will get back Rs.400 in return when they attend the computer-based test. In the same way, the reserved category candidates will have to pay Rs.250 and this entire amount will be repaid to them if they appear computer-based test. The fee can be paid either in online mode or offline using SBI Challan or Post Office Challan. But, candidates paying through offline mode should know the last date for paying through this mode and complete the payment process accordingly. The refund will be made to the candidates after deducting the appropriate bank charges.

Documents Needed

Before they start applying for RRB Various Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix Recruitment, candidates should have their scanned copy of their photograph. Also, reserved category candidates should have the copy of their category certificate as per the specification notified by the RRB. Also, physically challenged candidates using scribe should also have the photo of the scribe ready when applying.

Documents needed to upload by candidates in their RRB Group D online application
PhotographShould be a latest color PP sized photo and taken against white or any light color background on or after 01 Jan 2019
Size- 35 mm x 45 mm OR 320 x 240 pixels
Format- JPG / JPEG with 100 DPI resolution
File size – should be between 20-50 kb
SignatureMust be taken in running hand on a white paper using black ink pen within a box of size 50mm x 20mm
Size- 50 mm x 20 mm OR 140 x 60 pixels
Format- JPG / JPEG with 100 DPI resolution
File size – should be between 10-40 kb
SC / ST certificate (only for those SC / ST candidates who want to avail free rail travel facility)Format- JPG / JPEG with 100 DPI resolution
File size – should be between 50-100 kb
Scribe Photo (wherever applicable)Should be a latest color PP sized photo and taken against white or any light color background on or after 01 Jan 2019
Size- 35 mm x 45 mm OR 320 x 240 pixels
Format- JPG / JPEG with 100 DPI resolution
File size – should be between 20-50 kb

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2019

RRB Level 1 Posts of 7th CPC exam pattern consist of 3 stages.

  • Computer Based Test (CBT )
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification (DV)
  • Medical Examination

Stage 1 Computer Based Test

Computer Based Test exam pattern consists of Objective Type Questions. The CBT will be conducted for 100 marks for a duration of 90 minutes (120 min for PwBD candidates). The questions will be from Mathematics, General Awareness & Current Affairs, General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning. CBT will have 100 MCQs, each of 1 mark. 1/3 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. Minimum qualifying marks in CBT for UR & EWS will be 40% and 30% for SC / ST & OBC-NCL.

Railway Group D Syllabus 2019 for CBT

RRC Group D syllabus for the various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix is given below.


  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Age Calculations
  • Square Root
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Profit & loss
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Number System

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Statement – Arguments & Assumptions
  • Directions
  • Classification
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Conclusions and Decision making
  • Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
  • Venn Diagram
  • Jumbling
  • Syllogism
  • Relationships
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Number and Alphabetical Series
  • Analogies

General Science

Physics, chemistry and life sciences of class X standard

General Awareness

  • Current affairs
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Personalities
  • Culture
  • Sports
  • Science & Technology

Stage 2 Physical Efficiency Tests

Candidates who qualify in the CBT will be called to appear for Physical Efficiency Tests. It will be mandatory and qualifying in nature. To qualify PET, candidates will have to pass the following tests.

TestsFemale candidatesMale candidates
Running a distance of 1000 metres in5 min 40 seconds4 min 15 seconds
Lift and carry weight for a distance of 100 metres in 120 seconds in 1 chance without keeping weight down20 kg35 kg

Note – PwBD are exempted from appearing for PET. But they will have to undergo a medical examination.

Stage 3 Document Verification

Candidates who qualify PET will have to go through a document verification round.

Stage 4 Medical Examination

Before final appointment of candidates on posts in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, they will have to undergo a medical examination to be held by the Railway Administration. For appointment of candidates on posts in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix, they must be physically fit in all aspects.

RRB Group D Selection Process

Candidates interested in applying for RRB Group D various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix recruitment should know selection process. They will have to submit only a single application for any one of the notified positions. The recruitment process will include a computer-based test, physical efficiency test,  document verification and medical examination. The venue, time and date of all these tests will be decided by the Railway Recruitment Board and the same will be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course. Selection process will be based on merit secured in the Computer Based Test and subject to qualifying in PET (physical efficiency test) and clearing the document verification and medical examination.

Railway Group D 2019 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

The RRC e-call letter for various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix will be made available around 10 days before the test (CBT/ PET/ DV). Candidates, who have applied successfully will be notified about the availability of the hall ticket/ admit card to their registered Email and their phone via SMS. Candidates should carry the e-call letter along with a valid photo ID to the test centre.

How To Download e-Call Letter?

  • Candidates will have to visit the appropriate RRB Website.
  • On the website, they will have to look for the link to E-call letter for the 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix
  • They will be prompted to enter their User ID, which is their registration number and password, which is their DOB.
  • Also, they will have to enter the CAPTCHA shown before they click on the submit or login button.
  • Once they get into the page, they will find their e-call letter. They can download it and will have to print and carry it to the test centre.


  • Separate e call letter will be issued for scribe
  • e-call letter should be downloaded online and it will not be send by post
  • One color photograph should be carried to the exam (CBT/ PET/ DV) of size 35cm x 45cm same as uploaded in the application
  • Valid photo ID in original must be bring to the exam hall along with e call letter.

Valid Photo ID:

      • Driving License
      • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of e-Aadhaar
      • Voter Card
      • PAN card,
      • Passport
      • Employer issued Identity Card ( in case the candidate is a Govt. Employee )
      • College / School / University Photo ID card etc.
  • Candidates should sign and write self declaration (not in capital letters) in front of invigilator only in the exam hall along with Left thumb impression in the space provided in the hall ticket.
  • SC/ST candidates who have uploaded SC/ST Certificate to avail Free Travel Authority (Railway Sleeper class pass) will have Free Travel Pass attached with e-call letter. They can book ticket by uploading e call letter and SC/ST certificate. In journey, they should carry original SC/ST certificate along with one Photo Identity Proof.

Railway Group D Result 2019

RRC group D various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix result for the CBT will be released on the official website of RRB. Candidates will also be notified about the availability of their results via SMS and Email. Candidates are recommended to regularly visit the website of the appropriate RRB after the written test to know the results. Final result will also be released on the official website.

How To Check RRB Group D Result?

  • Visit the Concerned RRB website
  • Click on link ‘CBT Result/ Final Result of CEN.01/2019 various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix’
  • Download the Pdf and check the roll number
  • To check marks click on ‘Normalized score and Shortlisting status for PET’ link
  • Enter registration details to check the score and shortlisting status
  • Take printout for further reference

RRB Group D Cut Off

The minimum qualifying mark for UR candidate is 40%, while for OBC, SC and ST, it is 30%. There can be a lessening of 2% on these percentages, if, there is a shortage in the number of PWD Candidates for the vacancies that were earmarked for them.

How To Check Cut Off?

  • Visit the respective RRB website
  • Find CBT result of various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix
  • Find and click on ‘Cut Off’
  • Download pdf and check the cut off

Document Verification

Candidates shortlisted for the round of railway Document Verification must bring all the documents in original along with 2 sets of Photo Copies. Along with that they have to upload the documents on rrbdv.in portal prior to the date of DV. All the documents should be in English/ Hindi only. If documents are in any other language self attested translated copies should be produced. The documents are to be in the prescribed format only. The following documents are to be produced during DV.

  • 10th Class/ Matriculation Certificate (For Age Proof and Matriculation Qualification)
  • SCVT/ NCVT Certificate
  • SC/ ST Certificate
  • OBC Certificate
  • Declaration of Non Creamy Layer by OBC Candidates
  • EWS Income Certificate
  • Ex-Servicemen Discharge Certificate in Original
  • Photocopy of Aadhaar Card (Both Sides)
  • PwD Candidates Medical Certificate
  • J&K Domicile certificate
  • NOC from employer with Date of Appointment
  • NOC from serving Defence Personnel with expected discharge date
  • Transgender Candidates Self Declaration
  • Legal document/ Gazette notification in case of name change
  • Minority community declaration on non judicial stamp paper
  • Decree of divorce and Affidavit that stating not remarried
  • Death certificate of spouse in case of Widow and Affidavit that stating not remarried
  •  Acknowledgment copy along with NOC from civil employer in case of Ex-Servicemen

Railway Group D Salary

Candidates hired through RRB Group D various positions in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix recruitment will get Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix with initial pay of Rs.18000 in addition to other grants as permissible at that time.

Railway Group D FAQs

Q. What are the total number of posts in RRB Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay matrix?

A. 103769 are the total vacancies under RRB Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay matrix.

Q. Which are the posts to be filled through Railway Group D 2019?

A. Posts in Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay matrix such as Assistant Pointsman, Assistant Bridge, Track maintainer Grade IV etc..

Q. What is the upper age limit for general candidates?

A. Age limit for general candidates is 18 to 33 years OR they must born between 01 July 1986 to 01 July 2001.

Q. I do not have 10th class original mark sheet. Can i attend DV?

A. You must produce 10th class mark sheet in original along with other prescribed documents during document verification, otherwise your candidature will be cancelled.

Q. Is carrying Valid ID and Photography necessary along with e-call letter?

A. It is mandatory to carry e-call letter along with the photograph uploaded in the application form and valid ID such as Driving License, Aadhaar, PAN, Passport, College/ University photo ID etc.

Q. Do i need a separate call letter for PET?

A. Each stage will have separate e-call letter/ admit card. So candidates need to download and carry e-call letter for Physical Efficiency Test as well.


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