RRB JE Exam 2020 – RRB Junior Engineer Exam Dates & Details

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RRB JE Exam 2020 – RRB Junior Engineer Exam Dates & Details

RRB JE Exam 2020- The RRB JE Exam recruitment notification is released by the Railway Board. The Railways Recruitment Board conducts the RRB JE Exam in order to recruit candidates with science and engineering backgrounds to fill in the various technical posts available in the Indian Railways.

The last RRB JE recruitment drive conducted was for the year 2019. In this article, candidates will be provided detailed information related to RRB Junior Engineer 2020 exam with reference to RRB JE 2019 examination.

Table of Contents:

  1. RRB JE Notification
  2. RRB JE Exam Pattern
  3. RRB JE Syllabus
  4. RRB JE Eligibility
  5. RRB JE Exam Date
  6. RRB JE Recruitment
  7. RRB JE Preparation
  8. RRB JE Admit Card

You can find out more about upcoming Government Exams by visiting the linked article.


The Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world, ferrying close to a million passengers daily across many destinations in India. To keep it running, Junior Engineers play a crucial role.

The Railway Board has not yet officially announced the notification for RRB JE Exam 2020.  Aspirants of RRB JE exam can check RRB JE Notification for detailed information.

This article will give details on RRB JE Recruitment, Notification, Syllabus and more.

The RRB JE Exam 2020 is for the recruitment of the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Engineer (IT)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

The table below highlights the RRB JE recruitment details:

RRB JE Notification

The last recruitment notification released by the Railway Recruitment Board was for RRB JE 2019 exam. The RRB has announced a total 13487 vacancies for the Junior Engineer categories according to the official notification released on December 29th 2018.

The applications for RRB JE exam began on January 2nd, 2019. Candidates can visit the official RRB website (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/) to register for the exam and other RRB JE Recruitment details.

You can get more information on the RRB JE Exam by visiting the RRB JE Notification page

RRB JE Notification 2019:-

RRB JE Exam Dates

The RRB JE 2020 exam dates are yet to be announced. The Railway Recruitment Board has released the RRB JE Exam Dates for the year 2019.

According to the exam calendar, the RRB JE 2019 exams are scheduled to begin between April and May 2019. The details of the RRB JE Exam are given below:

RRB JE Exam – 2019 Dates
Notification RRB JE Recruitment 2019
Recruiting Organization Railway Recruitment Board
Job Category Government Job
Post Junior Engineers
Exam Dates (CBT- I) May 22nd 2019
Exam Dates ( CBT – II) August 28th 2019
RRB JE Result ( CBT – II) November 1st, 2019

To know more about the updates regarding the RRB JE Exam Dates, visit the linked article.

Also, check the RRB result page for detailed information regarding the results of the Junior Engineer examination.

RRB JE Recruitment

The main objective of the RRB JE Recruitment process is to select candidates of exceptional acumen and robust fitness are recruited for the various technical posts in the Indian Railways.

The Recruitment board has not yet released any official notification for the Junior Engineer 2020 recruitment and the recruitment process for RRB JE 2019 started from 29th December, 2019.

The tables below give a general overview of the RRB JE Recruitment Process for the year 2020 and 2019:

RRB JE recruitment 2020 details

RRB JE 2020 Recruitment Details
Categories RRB JE Recruitment 2020
Exam name RRB JE(Junior Engineer)
Centralised Advertisement number Not notified
Exam Conducting Authority Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)
Exam level All India Level
RRB Exam Vacancies Not notified
RRB Exam Selection process RRB JE CBT-I, RRB JE CBT-II, Document Verification and Medical Examination

This table highlights the RRB JE recruitment details for the year 2019:

RRB JE 2019 Recruitment
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for Junior Engineers
Name of the Posts Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (IT), Depot Materials Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant
Job Category Government Job (Central Government)
Vacancies 13487
Work Location All Over India
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam Thee stages
Official Website http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

For more details about the RRB JE Recruitment process, visit the linked article.

RRB JE Eligibility

The candidates attempting the RRB JE Exam this 2019 must keep in mind the following RRB JE Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nationality / Citizenship: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  2. Age: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 30 years.
  3. Education: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university.
  4. Medical Examination: Candidates should pass certain medical standards as prescribed by the RRB.

To know more in detail about the eligibility criteria, candidates can visit the RRB JE Eligibility page.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

Candidates writing the RRB JE Exam need to keep the following stages of the RRB JE Exam Pattern in mind:

  1. CBT Stage – I
  2. CBT Stage – II
  3. Document Verification / Medical Examination

*Note: It is necessary that candidates pass both the first two stages in order to appear for the Document Verification/Medical Examination stage. Failing any one stage means that the candidate will not pass the RRB JE Recruitment process.

RRB JE Syllabus

This section will cover the RRB JE Syllabus for each subject in the exam. The subjects are different in both the stages of the CBT.

The syllabus for CBT Stage – I are as follows:

  1. General Awareness
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  3. General Science
  4. General Awareness

For the preparation of the general awareness section of the RRB JE Exam, candidates can refer Static GK page.

Candidates can also take help from the Current Affairs page that is updated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to help you easily and effectively prepare for the general awareness section.

The syllabus for CBT Stage – II are as follows:

  1. Physics & Chemistry
  2. General Awareness
  3. Basics of Computer and Applications
  4. Technical Knowledge
  5. Environment and Pollution Control

To get more details regarding the wide range of topics covered in both the stages of the CBT, visit the RRB JE Syllabus Page.

RRB JE Preparation

Like every government exam, the RRB JE exam is one of the most competitive exams as it will enable candidates to become a part of a prestigious Central Government institution. Therefore, a good preparation strategy is the need of the hour to crack the RRB JE Exam.

To that extent, applicants need to be familiar with both the RRB JE Syllabus and its subsequent exam pattern for a sound preparation strategy. Once both the syllabus and the exam pattern is understood, attempting the exam will be an easy affair.

The strategy for RRB JEC exam preparation is given in brief below:

  1. Check the RRB JE Eligibility Criteria
  2. Understanding the RRB JE Exam Pattern properly
  3. Go through the detailed RRB JE Syllabus.
  4. Having a clear concept on the various topics in the RRB JE exam
  5. Refer important study materials related to the topics in the exam and take free Online Quizzes.

To get more preparation tips and tricks to help in cracking the exam, the candidates can visit the RRB JE Preparation page.

RRB JE Apply Online

The RRB JE online application is invited through the official notification released by RRB.

The candidates willing to apply for RRB JE are allowed to do the same within the time period of 25-30 days. Candidates have to be very careful while filling the RRB JE exam application form.

The application fees for RRB JE 2019 was rupees 500 for the General Category and rupees 250 for the females of all category and the reserved category candidates.

The RRB JE notification also mentions that RRB JE exam fees will be refunded fully to candidates belonging to the reserved category when they appear in RRB JE CBT-1 exam.

The candidates belonging to the unreserved category will receive rupees 400 back in their account on appearing in the RRB JE CBT-I.

The detailed information on RRB JE Apply online is given in the link attached.

RRB JE Admit Card

The facility to download the RRB JE Admit Card will be made available on the official website at least a few days before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the RRB JE Official Website to download their admit cards. Without the admit card candidates cannot appear for the RRB JE Exam.

Steps to download RRB JE Admit Card

  1. Visit the RRB website of the region you have applied for (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/).
  2. Feed your login credentials. You can choose to enter it in either English or Hindi.
  3. Enter the Registration Number that you have received during the time of application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you should click on the option – “Download Admit Card”
  5. Enter your date of birth in the format prescribed or your password as received by you at the time of application
  6. Once submitted, your RRB JE Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Make sure to download your Call Letter well in advance to avoid any technical glitches
  7. You can download your RRB Je Admit Card and take a printout. Try to keep a few more copies for future use.

To get more information regarding the RRB JE Admit Card, visit the linked article.

The path in cracking the RRB JE Exam is paved with obstacles but a good preparation strategy coupled with hard work and dedication will be the winning factor. In this regard, candidates can always take the assistance of the well-curated study materials created by BYJU’S.


Frequently Asked Question – RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam

Q.1. Are the candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation eligible to fill the RRB JE application form?

Ans. No, the candidates appearing for final year or awaiting the final result of the prescribed educational qualification do not fulfill RRB JE eligibility conditions. He/She must possess the required qualification before filling the RRB JE application.

Q.2. Is there any interview in RRB JE recruitment?

Ans. There is no interview round in the RRB JE recruitment process. RRB JE official notification has no mention of Interview/personality test/group discussion or any such process.

Q.3. What are the total RRB JE vacancy for the year 2019?

Ans. The latest drive of RRB JE recruitment 2019 intends to fill in a total of 13487 vacancies. Previously the total RRB Junior Engineer Vacancy was 14033 which has been decreased by a total of 546 for JE Exam 2019.

Q.4. Is there negative marking for wrong attempts in RRB JE paper II?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 rd marks for each wrong answer in the RRB JE CBT 2. The RRB JE CBT 2 is an objective type test having 150 questions to be solved in 120 minutes.

Q 5. What is the expected RRB JE Cut-off for JE 2019 exam?

Ans. The expected RRB JE Cut-off for Junior Engineer 2019 exam is as mentioned below:

  • Schedule Tribe – 65 – 70 Marks.
  • Schedule Caste – 65 – 68 Marks.
  • OBC – 75 – 80 Marks
  • General – 84- 90 Marks.

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