RRB JE Exam 2018: Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Syllabus, Admit Card and Result


Career as Junior Engineer and Senior Engineer in the Indian Railways is the most favoured one among fresh engineering graduates. The Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB JE & SSE exam for selecting candidates at various posts such as Junior Engineer, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Depot Material Superintendent, Senior Selection Engineer, and Chief Depot Material Superintendent. The board is expected to release more than 5000 JE vacancies this year. The official notification for the same is yet to release. Till then, here are the details related to eligibility, exam pattern, application process, application fee, etc. based on the last recruitment.

RRB JE Vacancy Details

Vacancies for the post of Junior Engineer and Senior Engineer will be announced region-wise. Here is the approximate number of vacancies for both the posts:

Name of the Post

Number of Vacancies

Railway Junior Engineer

5600 (approximately)

Railway Senior Section Engineer

4500 (approximately)

Note: The number of vacancies might vary on the release of the official notification.

RRB JE Exam Latest Notification:

  • North Western Railway has announced 24 vacancies for Technical Supervisors - Senior Technical Associate and Junior Technical Associate (Construction/Works).
  • The application process will begin from 27th August, and the closing date for the same is 26th September 2018.
  • The application process is offline. Candidates have to send the application form through post.
  • Download application form here.

Available Application Forms

RRB JE Exam 2018 Important Dates

The table provided below will update you about the official schedule of important RRB JE Exam events:

Important Events

Exam Dates (Tentative)

Release date of official notification

Will be updated soon

Online registration process begins

Will be updated soon

Last date of submitting the application form

Will be updated soon

Availability of admit card

10 days prior to the exam date

RRB JE SSE 2018 Exam Date

Will be updated soon

Result declaration

Will be updated soon

The above table will be updated as soon as the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the official schedule for the RRB JE 2018 exam.

RRB JE Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

RRB JE Exam 2018 Exam Pattern

RRB JE Computer Based Test (CBT) includes 150 objective type questions which are to be attempted in 120 minutes. Here is the distribution of questions and marks:

Distribution of Questions and Marks

Name of the Subject

Number of questions

Technical Ability (as per the post applied for) and General Science


General Intelligence and Reasoning




General Awareness



There is a provision of negative marking in the exam. 1/3rd of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted for the wrong answer.

RRB JE Exam 2018 Eligibility


  • The candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
  • He/she should have Aadhaar Card.

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate should have 3 years Engineering Diploma from a recognised University/institute in any one of the subjects – Mechanical/Production Engineering/Electrical/Electronics/Manufacturing/Tools & Die Making/Mechatronics/ Industrial/Machining/Automobile/Instrumentation & Control/Tools & Machining/Civil Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (three years) in Civil Engineering or a combination of any sub-stream of Civil engineering basic streams from a recognised University.

Age Limit

  • The applicant should not be less than 18 years and should not be more than 25 years of age.
  • There is age-relaxation for Reserved Category candidates. Candidates can check the details in the official notification. 

RRB JE Exam 2018 Application Process

How to Apply for RRB JE Exam 2018

Candidates can apply for the RRB JE Exam 2018 online only through the official websites of the RRBs. Follow the steps provided below:

  • Go to the official website of Indian Railways - http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/.
  • Click on the ‘Recruitment’ tab on the home-page.
  • List of RRBs will appear on the screen, click on the one through which you want to apply.
  • You will be redirected to the official website of that RRB.
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ link for the JE 2018 exam.
  • The RRB JE Exam 2018 Application Form can be filled in the 2 stages – Stage 1 and Stage 2.
  • Stage 1 is Registration - Candidates are required to provide basic details like Name, Address, Email ID, and Phone Number.
  • Upon successful registration, login credentials will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id.
  • By entering the login credentials, candidates will be able to get access to the application form.
  • Stage 2 is filling the Application Form - They should fill it with all the correct details about their educational qualification, age, address, gender, category and other details.
  • Candidates should also upload the scanned copies of their Photograph and Signature.
  • They should also pay the Application Fee for the exam. Without application fee, no application form will be submitted.

RRB JE Exam Application Fee

  • General and OBC Category candidates should pay ₹ 100.
  • Female/ SC/ ST Category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

Mode of Payment

  • The application fee can be paid either online or offline.
  • Through online mode, the application fee can be paid through internet banking, Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card.
  • Through offline mode, it can be paid via E-Challan method where cash is to be deposited at SBI and its associate bank branches.

Other Details

RRB JE Exam Admit Card 2018

Candidates can download their Hall Ticket from the official websites of the respective RRBs. The admit cards are generally released 10 days prior to the commencement of the exam. Admit cards are to be downloaded through the online mode only. Please note that no admit card will be sent through the post. The admit card contains details such as candidate’s Name, Roll Number, examination date, venue, etc. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination centres for appearing in the exam.

RRB JE Exam 2018 Result

RRB releases the JE exam result through the official websites of different RRBs. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check the result through their log-in credentials. After the result is announced, qualified candidates are called for the document verification process. If any false information is identified during the DV process, the candidature is cancelled. The final selection of the shortlisted candidates is subject to qualifying the Medical Fitness Test.

RRB JE Exam 2018 Salary Range

Salary of the Junior Engineer comes under the Pay Band – 2. As per Pay band 2, the basic salary ranges from ₹ 9300 to ₹ 34500 with grade pay of ₹ 4200. During the training period, candidates are entitled to basic pay plus DA. On completion of training, TA, DA, and HRA are added to the basic salary. Thus, a Junior Engineer in India Railway can expect a salary starting from ₹ 42000/-.

Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ) -

Q. What is the exam date of the RRB JE Exam 2018?

It is yet to be announced.

 Q. What is the Pay Band of the RRB Junior Engineer?

The RRB JE gets salary under the Pay Band 2.

Q. How to apply for the exam?

Students can apply for the exam online through the official website of RRB.

Q. How to pay the application fee for the exam?

Candidates can pay the application fee through online or offline mode.

Q. What is the application fee for the exam?

The application fee for the General/ OBC candidates is ₹ 100. Female, SC, and ST category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q. What is the nature of the question in the exam?

It has objective type questions.

Q. How many stages are there in the RRB JE exam?

There are 4 stages of the exam, namely, CBT, Interview, Medical Test, and Document Verification.

Q. What should be the educational qualification to apply for the exam?

A candidate should have a Diploma in Engineering to apply for the exam.

Q. What should be the age limit for the exam?

The applicant should not be less than 18 years and should not be more than 25 years of age.