Indian Railway Recruitment 2020 - RRB Group D Exam Syllabus

Published on : 31st August 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
RRB Group D

The Indian Railways offers a golden opportunity to aspirants who want to work in this sector. Last year (2019), the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) had announced approximately 1,03,769 vacancies for various Group D posts in different zones. This year’s notification has not released yet. However, it is expected to be released in September/ October 2020. The posts in RRB Group D 2020 recruitment will include Assistant/ Helper in various departments viz. Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, Traffic, Stores, S and T, Medical, etc. The application process will be conducted online and aspirants who are looking forward to the examination schedule must wait for the official notification.

The RRB Group D exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted in December 2020. The exact examination schedule/ exam dates are yet to be published.

Till the official examination schedule releases, candidates should start with their preparations as the competition is really tough. Those who haven’t started the exam preparation yet should start it now. Most probably, the examination will be held in the month of December 2020. So, it is high time to start the preparations. So, let’s have a look at the topics you need to study for the exam.

RRB Group D 2020 Exam Pattern

Before moving on to the syllabus, let’s have a quick look at the exam pattern. The Group D recruitment process is carried out in 3 stages:

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

The Computer Based Test consists of 100 Objective Type Questions which are to be completed in 90 minutes time duration. The questions will be from the areas – Mathematics, General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness/Current Affairs. In the article ahead, you will find the syllabus for all the section of the CBT.

Distribution of Questions in CBT


Number of Questions



General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Science


General Awareness & Current Affairs


Syllabus for RRB Group D 2020 Exam

Here is the RRB syllabus for Group D 2020 exam as stated in the official notification:


Number System, BODMAS, Decimals, Square Root, Fractions, Percentages, Mensuration, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Age Calculations, Pipes & Cistern, and Calendar & Clock.

General Science

Topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences syllabus of 10th standard.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Alphabetical and Number Series, Analogies, Mathematical Operations, Coding and Decoding, Relationships, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Jumbling, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Similarities and Differences, Conclusions and Decisions Making, Analytical Reasoning, Directions, Classification, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions.

General Awareness on Current Affairs

Aspirants must be aware of the current happening in the areas of Science & Technology, culture, Sports, Personalities, Politics, Economics, and other subjects of importance.

You can also check out the RRB syllabus for the Group D exam in the official notification here. Take a print out of the syllabus and start your preparation. Practice Mathematics and Reasoning topics daily and read the newspaper daily to stay updated with the current affairs. Clear your concepts in Science section. You will also find online mocks tests for the exam, appear in them to analyse your performance.

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