RRB Group D 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Notification, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Cut off

Exam Date

Dec 15, 2020

Jun 1, 2021


Planning to do a Government job in the Indian Railways? The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRB Group D exam to appoint new employees across India for various posts in the railways. Read more about the eligibility criteria, application form dates and other information related to the RRB Group D exam below.

Latest Update:

  • June 1, 2021: The Ministry of Railways has postponed RRB Group D and RRC examinations due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed in various states.


What is RRB Group D Exam?

The Railway Recruitment Board is a government organization in India that appoints new employees to work in Indian Railways. The Railway Recruitment Board has been set up based on the policies evolved over a period of time. The RRB objectives are to rationalize the work-load, to expedite the selection process, to conduct recruitment at a national level, and to bring the recruitment board nearer to the candidates. The Railway Recruitment Board is responsible for conducting the Group D exam.

About RRB Group D exam: The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Group D examination for the year 2021 on behalf of the Railway Recruitment Cell. The exam is conducted at the national level for various posts like Helper/Assistant, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Pointsman, in various departments of the Indian Government. The RRB Group D exam is likely to be held on Dec 15, 2020 (tentative) as per the notifications from the Ministry of Railways. The entire exam comprises of two computer-based tests and a physical efficiency test. The admit card release of the RRB Group D 2021 exam will be released a while before the scheduled exam dates. All the final dates and shifts for the examination will be updated in the RRB Group D Exam Dates section post the official announcement. 

There are a total of 21 Railway Recruitment Board set up in various cities in India. The RRB objectives include monitoring all the activities of RRBs, which includes expenditure incurred for recruitment. 

RRB Group D Exam Highlights

The highlights for the RRB Group D exam is given in the table below

Exam Name Railway Recruitment Board Group D
Acronym RRB Group D
Exam Level National Level
Total Vacancies 1,03,769
Mode of exam Computer-based test (Online)
Selection stages

1. Computer Based Test

2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

3. Document Verification and Medical Examination

Job Location Across India
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in/

RRB Group D 2021 Exam Date

The revised schedule for the RRB Group D 2021 exam will be released by the Ministry of Railways. The application form for the RRB Group D exam will be available online only. The deadline to pay the exam fee was different for both online and offline payments.

The exam was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic and it is expected to be conducted from Dec 15, 2020 to Jan 1, 1970, as per the latest notification from the Ministry of railways. Candidates can check the important dates given below.  

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification  --
RRB Group D Application Form Start Date
Last date of Application Form 
Closing Date for Payment of Application Fee (Offline)
Closing Date for Payment of Application Fee (Online)
RRB Group D Admit Card Release Date To be announced
RRB Group D Exam Date Postponed
RRB Group D Results To be announced

RRB Group D 2021 Eligibility

The recruitment board has set up various parameters for the eligibility criteria for the RRB Group D 2021 exam. The aspirants must refer to the information given below and ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the RRB Group D 2021 examination.

RRB Group D 2021 Nationality

All the interested candidate should be-

  • an Indian citizen, or
  • a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee (who came to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of settling in India permanently).

RRB Group D 2021 educational qualification

  • The candidate should be have passed Class X, or ITI from any institution recognized by NCVT/ SCVT/ or Equivalent, or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT. If the candidate has completed Diploma/ Engineering, the application will not be accepted.
  • Candidates who are awaiting their final examination result cannot apply for the RRB Group D 2021.

RRB Group D 2021 age limit

The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 33 years, to be eligible for the exam. The RRB Group D age relaxations given to several reserved categories are given below.

Categories Age Relaxation
General No relaxation
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 3 years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Person with Disability(PwD) 10 years
Person with Disability (OBC) 13 years
Person with Disability (SC/ST) 15 years

RRB Group D 2021 Medical Standards

  • Candidates need to have a distance vision of 6/9, 6/12, 6/18 according to the post you are applying for.
  • Candidates need to be generally fit in all physical aspects.
  • These medical standards are applicable for various posts having different standards as A2, B1, B2 & C1.

RRB Group D 2021 Registration

The form for RRB Group D 2021 will be available online only. Given below is a walkthrough for candidates on how to register themselves for this exam successfully.

How to apply for RRB Group D 2021 Exam?

  1. Visit the official website of RRB of respective RRB region.
  2. Search for the link RRB Group D Recruitment Notification.
  3. Click on Apply Online button
  4. Select New Registration, if the candidates are applying for the first time and have not registered before.
  5. Fill up all the details like personal, contact and academic details.
  6. Upload scanned copy of photograph and signature.
  7. Proceed with the fee payment process
  8. Preview the application form and submit it.
  9. Take a printout of the application form for future use.

RRB Group D 2021 Application Form

To fill the application form of RRB Group D 2021 exam, candidates must go through the list of all required documents, photograph requirements as well as the application fees to avoid making any mistakes in the application form.

RRB Group D 2021 Photograph Specifications

The specifications for the photograph are given below:

Section Specifications
Background White/ Light colour

35mmX45mm with name and date printed on it

Format JPG/JPEG scanned with 100 DPI
Size 15-40 KB

RRB Group D 2021 Application Form Fee

The RRB Group D 2021 Application Form fee is tabulated below. The application fee varies from category to category. 

Category RRB Group D 2021 Application Fee
General / OBC INR 500
SC/ ST/ PH INR 250 (Refundable on appearing in the CBT exam)
Women Exempted

Mode of Payment: Candidates can choose their mode of payment and must take a print out of the Payment Confirmation Page for their future references. The Railway Recruitment Board has given two options to the candidates to pay for the Group D 2021 Exam. These include:

  • Online - Candidates can pay the application form fee through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking
  • Offline - Candidates can also pay through the offline method by depositing the amount in any Recognized Banks in India, or any computerized Post Office in India.

NOTE: Candidates who want to make changes in the RRB Group D 2021 Application Form have to pay an amount of INR 100. Candidates must remember that under no circumstances, the RRB will refund the Application Form Fee to the candidates. The RRB has announced that they do not accept the payment fee from any other method.

RRB Group D 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card for RRB Group D 2021 examination will be released on the official websites of the RRB. Candidates who have successfully registered and submitted the application form, and paid the application fee can download the admit card by using the login credentials. The RRB Group D admit card will contain all the important details of the candidate and the exam. Candidates are advised to check them carefully and report to the concerned authority in case of any discrepancies. 

How to download the RRB Group D 2021 Admit Card?

To download the RRB Group D 2021 admit card, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of RRB of your respective RRB region.
  • Search for the link reading 'RRB Group D 2021 Admit Card.' Click on that link.
  • Enter the login credentials such as application number and the date of birth.
  • The screen will display the RRB Group D 2021 admit card.
  • Download the admit card and take the printout of the same.

Details on the RRB Group D 2021 admit card

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on the admit card of the RRB Group D 2021 exam.

  • Candidate's name
  • Date of Birth
  • Roll number
  • Registration Number
  • Applied Post
  • Photograph and signature
  • Exam date and timings
  • Name and address of the exam centre
  • General instructions to be followed during the exam

RRB Group D 2021 Exam Centres

The different Railway Recruitment Board regions conduct the exam in various cities. The RRB Andhra Pradesh has more than thirty Exam Centres for the candidates to write the Group D exam.

The list of exam centres of RRB Group D 2021 exam is given below.

RRB Region Group D 2021 Exam Centres
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Prodattur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vuzuabagran
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Ara, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur
Delhi/ NCR Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida
Goa Verma
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari, Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar Una
Jammu and Kashmir Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong, Ri-Bhoi
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur.
Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal
Tripura Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaypur
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata, Krishnagar, Siliguri

RRB Group D 2021 Exam Pattern

The RRB Group D 2021 comprises of three stages which include:

  1. RRB Group D CBT (Computer-Based Test)
  2. RRB Group D PET (Physical Efficiency Test)
  3. RRB Group D DV (Document Verification)

RRB Group D Computer-Based Test

Candidates can check the link for the detailed view of the exam pattern.

Specifications Details
Exam Name RRB Group D Computer-Based Test
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Exam Duration 90 minutes
Number of Sections 4; General Awareness/Current Affairs, Mathematics, General Science, General Intelligence & Reasoning
Total number of questions 100
Negative Marking 1/3 of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.
Number of questions per section
  • General Awareness/Current Affairs- 20
  • Mathematics- 25
  • General Science- 25
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning- 30
Qualifying Marks
  • UR- 40%
  • EWS- 40%
  • SC- 30%
  • ST- 30 %

RRB Group D Physical Efficiency Test

The candidates who qualify the RRB Group D 2021 Computer-Based Test will be summoned for the Physical Efficiency Test. It is mandatory for the candidates to qualify the PET exam, however, the marks obtained will not be counted for the final selection.

RRB Group D 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of RRB Group D 2021 comprises the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness and Current Affairs.

RRB Group D 2021 Mathematics Syllabus

  • Decimals
  • Number System
  • LCM
  • Fractions
  • HCF
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Ration & Proportion
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Geometry & Trigonometry
  • Square Root
  • Calendar & Clock
  • Age Calculations
  • Pipes & Cistern

RRB Group D 2021 General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

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

RRB Group D 2021 General Science Syllabus

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences

Note: The questions asked in the General Science paper would be of the grade level X or 10.

RRB Group D 2021 General Awareness Syllabus

  • Indian Railways
  • Indian Constitution
  • Books and Authors
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Indian Economy
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Countries and Currencies
  • Science and Technology
  • Politics
  • Personalities
  • Union Budget

RRB Group D 2021 Vacancy

  • The recruitment for the RRB Group D 2021 exam will fill the 1,03,769 vacancies for the Level 1 post under the Indian Railways department.
  • The total number of vacancies reserved for the PWBD category is 4,326, while for the backward PWBD is 112, and for the ExSM/CCAA is 20,734 (expected).
  • The total number of vacancies available are listed below:
    RRB City Zone General OBC SC ST Total Vacancies
    Ahmedabad WR 3056 1653 901 477 6087
    Ajmer NWR 2493 1198 704 360 4755
    Allahabad NCR 2533 1141 736 352 4762
    Bangalore SWR 1184 596 346 167 2293
    Bhubaneshwar ECOR 783 346 245 158 1532
    Bilaspur SECR 587 317 168 87 1159
    Chandigarh NR 3955 2113 1174 590 7832
    Chennai SR 1550 666 431 332 2979
    Gorakhpur NER 1686 926 500 276 3388
    Guwahati NFR 1304 696 284 193 2577
    Kolkata ER 1155 654 355 203 2367
    Mumbai CR 2321 1236 675 393 4625
    Patna ECR 3016 1614 899 450 5981
    Ranchi SER 1240 662 426 197 2525
    Secunderabad SCR 3254 1723 1016 530 6523

RRB Group D 2021 Recruitment

  • The candidates will be evaluated in two stages:
    • Stage 1 - Computer Based Test (CBT)
    • Stage 2 - Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • The next stages involve Document Verification and Medical Examination.
  • The candidates who belong to OBC have to submit Non-Creamy Layer certificate.
  • Candidates can visit RRB Group D 2021 Recruitment to know about all the documents required for verification, the medical exam standards, and the job description for the available posts.

RRB Group D 2021 Reference Books

  • Candidates can refer to the books available in the RRB Group D 2021 Reference Books
  • Books are available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and other vernacular languages.
  • There are problem solved books as well which will guide the candidates in preparing for the Group D exam.

Contact Details

In case of any queries related to the RRB Group D exam, candidates can contact at the given details below

Address: Railway Recruitment Board,

Railway Colony, Near Railway Station, Chandigarh – 160002

Telephone: 0172-2730093

Fax: 0172-2730040

Email: [email protected]


What is RRB Group D?

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D is a hierarchical category of posts in the Indian Railways Department. Employees in Group D posts will have an opportunity to get promoted to Group C posts. RRB Group D 2020 exam is a National level recruitment exam to hire employees to posts under Group D.

I am still studying and waiting for my final exam results. Am I eligible to apply for RRB Group D 2021 Exam?

As per the norms specified under RRB Group D 2021 Eligibility Criteria, a candidate who is awaiting his/her final results cannot apply to any of the positions.

What is the RRB Group D 2021 Exam Syllabus?

The RRB Group D syllabus will consist of topics from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Science, General Awareness and Current Affairs.

Which are the various posts falling under RRB Group D?

A total of 16 job positions (technical and non-technical) in the Indian Railways are open under Group D. They are: Cabinman, Fitter, Gangman, Group D - Store, Group D - Engg, Helper-II (Electrical), Helper-II (Mechanical), Keyman, Leverman, Pointsman, Porter, Shunter, Switchman, and Trackman.

When will the RRB Group D 2021 Exam be held?

The exam is tentatively scheduled to be conducted on April 21, 2021.

Is there any restriction on the nationality of candidates in the RRB Group D 2021 Eligibility Criteria?

Yes. Only those candidates who belong to India, Nepal, and Bhutan can apply.

How many questions will the RRB Group D 2021 exam have?

The question paper will contain 100 Multiple Choice Questions that need to be answered in under 90 minutes.

Does RRB Group D 2021 Exam have negative marking?

Yes. There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for every incorrect answer.

What is the selection process followed in the RRB Group D recruitment process?

The candidates will be evaluated in two stages: Stage 1 - Computer Based Test (CBT) Stage 2 - Physical Efficiency Test (PET) The next stage involves Document Verification and Medical Examination.

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