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Official RRB Group D Previous Papers Exam Pattern

RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam Pattern

S. No.
Name of Paper
No. of Question
Total Time
General Awareness
90 Minutes
General intelligence
General Science
Technical Ability

The RRB Group D selection will be based on 3 stages as follows:

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
  • Document Verification
To know the detailed RRB Group D exam pattern & syllabus, click the link below:

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Download Railway RRB Group D Previous Papers with Answer Keys!

Official RRC Group D Previous Papers

⇒ RRC Group D Previous Papers 2013

⇒ RRC Group D Previous Papers 2nd Nov 2014
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Detailed Railway Group D Syllabus 2018

Railway Group D syllabus for Computer Based Test (CBT)

The Computer Based Test will comprise of four subjects.

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • General Science
The major topics in the syllabus are as follows:

Railway Group D Syllabus – Mathematics

(1) Simplification
  • Weightage: 7-10 Qs
  • Topics: BODMAS, Approx Value, Square Root, Percentage, Fractions, Reciprocals of Numbers, Decimals and Surds and Indices
(2) Data Interpretation
  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Topics: Tabular Graph, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph.
(3) Algebra
  • Weightage: 3-4 Qs
  • Topics: Identities, Linear Equation in 1 Variable, Linear Equation in 2 Variable, Quadratic Equation, Polynomials, Unit digit, Linear inequalities and Functions
(4) Percentages
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
(5) Number System
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: LCM and HCF, Divisibility and Remainder, Integers and Rational and Irrational numbers
(6) Averages
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.
(7) Ratio and Proportion
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct or Indirect Proportion, Componendo or Dividendo, Fourth Proportional, Third Proportional, Age, Mean Proportional
(8) Mixture Problems
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.
(9) Mensuration
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Areas & volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semi Circle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.
(10) Time and Work
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Work Efficiency, Work and Wages, Pipes and Cistern
(11) Speed Time and Distance
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Partial Speed, Relative Speed, Average Speed, Boat and River, Problem on Trains.
(12) Interest
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Combined problems on SI & CI.
(13) Profit and Loss
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Dishonest Dealings, Successive Selling, Partnership, Discount and Marked Price and Mixture Problems.
(14) Number Series
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Problems on Completing the Series, Finding the Missing Term, Finding the Wrong Term.
(15) Geometry
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Basic problems on Triangles, Congruence & Similarity. Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords. Basic Qs on different types of Quadrilaterals.  and Co-ordinate Geometry
(16) Trigonometry
  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Identities, Functions, Heights and Distances, Max and Min value, Circular Measure of Angles.
(17) Probability
  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: very basic problems on probability.
Railway Group D Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

(1) Analogy
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Analogy can be Letter based, Letter and Number based, Meaning Based, GK based, Image Based and based on members of a group.
(2) Series
  • Weightage: 3-5 Qs
  • Topics: Alphabetic Series, Number Series, Mixed Series, General Knowledge Series.
(3) Coding and Decoding
  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Topics: Coding and decoding by letter shifting, Coding and decoding in fictitious language, Coding letter of a word, Operation based on place value, Coding by analogy.
(4) Puzzles
  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Topics: Quant based puzzle, Logical puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, Coded logic), Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement), Scheduling, Double Line up, Clock Calendar.
(5) Direction & Distance
  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Route & network-based problems.
(6) Blood Relation
  • Weightage: 1 Qs
  • Topics: General blood relation problems, Family tree problems, Coded blood related problems.
(7) Alphabet & Word Test
  • Weightage: 0-1 Qs
  • Topics: Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse dictionary order), New word by adding prefix, New word by adding Suffix, Jumble words (Find odd one, Unjumble words), Matrix, Word formation (New word formed, Word cannot be formed)
(8) Venn Diagram
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Logical Venn Diagram, Venn diagram problem, Syllogism.
(9) Missing Number
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Matrix & diagram related problems.
(10) Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden Image, Completion of Incomplete Pattern, Cubes and Dice (Construction of Boxes, Problems on Dice), Paper Folding and Cutting, Missing Term, Counting Figures.
(11) Classification
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Letter based, Letter and number based, Meaning based, General knowledge-based, Image Based, Number based.
(12) Verbal Reasoning
  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Topics: Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences, Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason, Course of Action, Statements and Arguments.
Railway Group D Syllabus – General Awareness & Current Affairs

(1) Current Affairs

  • Weightage: 5-6 Qs
  • Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Business and Economy, Books and Authors, Committees and Recommendations. National Affairs, People in News, Places in News, Defense news, Days and Events, Government Policies and Schemes, Sports, Capitals and Currencies, Appointments and Resignations.
(2) Geography
  • Weightage: 5-9 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.)
(3) History
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Freedom Struggle, Ancient History, Medieval History, Post Independence History.
(4) Polity
  • Weightage: 3 Qs
  • Topics: Constitution of India, Government Portfolios etc.
(5) Economics
  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Topics: Indian Economy, Economic Organizations, World Economy, Business, Economic Theory, Economic Reforms.
(6) Miscellaneous Topics
  • Weightage: 6-8 Qs
  • Topics: Art and Culture, Awards and Honors, Places in News, Books and Authors,  Committees and Recommendation, Sports, Environment, Banking Awareness, Science & Technology, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies.
Railway Group D Syllabus – General Science

The general science subject includes questions from Physics, Chemistry & Life Science of a 10th standard level. These questions basically test your knowledge of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspect.

This subject holds weightage of 23- 25 marks. The Qs will be related to Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Astronomy and Space Technology, Computers and Mobile Technology, Inventions and Discoveries, Nutrition, Military Technology, Diseases etc.

Now, that you know the Railway Group D Syllabus, you can make your study plan & start preparing for the exam. Also, you can go through the previous years RRB Group D Syllabus to know the difficulty level & types of questions asked in the exam  

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