Smart RRB JE Preparation Tips & Tricks! Secrets to Cracking Railway Examination

Last Modified on : 13 Jan 2022    Author : Satyaranjan Bai

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB JE recruitment Junior Engineer post in the Indian Railways. All the aspirants interested in the Railway jobs should fill in the online application forms within the specified time. The Board conducts the application procedure completely in online mode. The notification for 2020 recruitment is not released yet. Till then, candidates must keep up their exam preparation. We have enlisted some RRB JE preparation tips here, hope these will be useful for you.

This page brings the smartest RRB JE preparation tips & tricks that candidates must follow to crack RRB JE exam 2020.

Know the Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

The first and foremost thing that an aspirant must note is the RRB JE pattern. The candidates need to be well-versed with the latest exam pattern. The RRB Junior Engineer exam will be conducted in three stages –

  • Computer-based Test (Stage 1)
  • Computer-based Test (Stage 2)
  • Document Verification/ Medical Exam (as applicable)

There would be objective type questions in both stages, carrying 150 marks each. The objective type exam will have 1/3rd negative marking scheme for every incorrect answer. Have a glance at the table below to understand the pattern better.

Exam Type


Number of Questions



Objective Type

General Intelligence and Reasoning



120 Min

General Awareness


Technical Subjects







120 Min

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Overview of RRB JE Syllabus:

Mainly, questions will come from general and technical subjects. The general ability syllabi will have - reasoning and general intelligence, general awareness and Arithmetic. The technical syllabus will cover - Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Instrumentation and Measurement Engineering, Civil Engineering, IT, Chemical Metallurgical Assistant and Mechanical Engineering.

Smart RRB JE Preparation Tips and Techniques to Crack RRB JE 2020 Exam -

Improve Reasoning Skills:

Candidates appearing competitive exams need to work on their reasoning ability. Reasoning is a very important section that helps score good marks. Test-takers have to showcase their extraordinary skills while answering the questions. Since there is no such fixed formula or rule to learn, a lot of practice and attention to detail can help you score good marks.

Time Management & Smart Work:

When it comes to acting smart, you need to combine both time and hard work together to fetch great results. Probably, this is how extraordinary and ordinary candidates stand apart. Be it practising mock test, going through syllabus or taking breaks in between, you have to be well aware of

Mock Tests and Model Question Papers:

Like reasoning ability, mock tests and model papers also have a vital role to play in any competitive exam. To have a clear idea of questions in the exam, the mock test and practice of model question paper are highly recommended. Try and solve as many mock tests and model papers as you can and improve your chances of scoring great marks in the exam.

Refer to Good Study Materials:

Much importance should be given to the study materials. Purchase books authored by renowned authors like R.S. Aggarwal. For Arithmetic, Reasoning and Verbal & Non-verbal Book go for author R.S. Aggarwal. Railway Recruitment Board Exam by UPKAR Publication is highly recommended.

Keep an eye on corporate affairs, important news related to the economy and do meticulous practice to avoid any mistake in the exam.

Now that you are well-acquainted with the RRB JE preparation tips, scoring good marks becomes much easier.


February 8, 2019
Technical portion for all the trade students will be different or same
Exams Planner
February 12, 2019
January 10, 2019
Hello sir iam mechanical engineer applied fr je... in technical abilities only mechanical syllabus i have to read or all other branches subjects also??
Vikas kalotra
December 31, 2018
I have passed out but I have 3 repairs. My session is completed I fall in pursuing . My result is coming soon in few days... can I apply for SSE or JE in RRB 2019.. ??
Exams Planner
January 4, 2019
No. The official notification has stated clearly that candidates waiting for their final year result must not apply for the exam.