RRB Syllabus 2017 | Exam Pattern – SSE, JE, ALP, Group D

RRB Syllabus 2017



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Every Year thousands of candidates are recruited by Railway Recruitment Board. Candidates who have applied for written examination go through the stress of preparation. How to prepare? What to prepare? These are the questions which pop all the time in their mind. So the best answers of these questions are given in the information below.


Here are the complete RRB syllabus 2017 for the candidates who are planning to crack RRB 2017 written examination for the post of Junior Engineer, Senior Section Engineer and Group D Posts.




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RRB JE Syllabus 2017 Exam


Here is the detailed RRB JE Syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Railway Junior Engineer Post.


RRB JE exam is conducted online every year for thousands of students who aspire their career in Railways. It usually has questions from following fields.


Technical Ability (According to the applied post)


General Awareness


General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability





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Detailed RRB JE Syllabus is below according to subjects.



Below is the RRB JE syllabus for RRB exam pattern. RRB JE syllabus includes following subject wise topics.


General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Intelligence & Reasoning is one of the important topics in RRB JE syllabus. General Intelligence & Reasoning, RRB Syllabus 2017 for RRB exam pattern is given below.


Number Series




Direction sense test

Blood relations

Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification

Arithmetic number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and decoding

Statement conclusion

Word Building

Seating arrangement,



Similarities and differences


Space visualization / orientation

Decision making

Visual memory

Reasoning Ability

RRB JE syllabus includes Reasoning Ability Section which is very scoring section and only needs practice to score well.


Ratio & proportion


Pipes & Cisterns


Age problems

Data Interpretation

Time and distance / work

Profit & loss




General Awareness

RRB Syllabus 2017 have General Awareness Section which can be improved by reading and keeping aware of current affairs.

Question Will Be Asked From Indian History

Indian Polity

Current Events



Focus Will Be On Current National & International Events



Some Questions from Finance Marketing Can Be Ask In the Exam

Focus Will Be On News Related To Railway

Rail Budget

New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway


RRB Syllabus have Arithmetic section which includes following topics.

Algebra Basic Algebra

Factors & Simplification


Arithmetic Simple & Compound Interest



Shares & Dividends

Ratio & Proportion



Distance & Work

Profit & Loss

Pipes & Cisterns


Problem on Ages


From Data Interpretation Use of Tables and Graphs


Frequency Polygon



Pictorial Graph


Technical Ability

Here is the detailed Railway Recruitment Syllabus of Technical ability according to various Engineering fields.

JE Civil Engineering Syllabus:

Complete RRB JE Civil syllabus:

Costing and Valuation & Building Materials


Soil Mechanics

Structural Analysis

Concrete Structures

Steel Structures

Hydraulics, Hydrology


Construction/ Structure Engineering and drawing

Water requirements

Highway Planning

Traffic Engineering


Coordinate system


Errors and adjustments


Environmental Engineering

Measurements of distance and directions

RRB JE Mechanical Engineering

Complete RRB JE Mechanical syllabus:

Theory of Machines

Kinematics of Machine

Engineering Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

Heat Transfer


Power Engineering

Steam Tables

Thermodynamics cycles

I.C. Engines cycles, Casting

Machining and Machine Tool Operations

Metrology and Inspection subject’s topics will be asked.

JE Electrical Engineering

Complete RRB JE Electrical syllabus:

Basics of circuit & Power Electronics

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Analog and Digital Electronics

Circuits and Measurement Systems

Signals and Systems

Electrical Machines

Power and Control Systems etc.

JE Junior Engineer (IT)

Here is the complete RRB JE IT syllabus:

MS Office

Computer fundamentals & organization

C, C++ & Java language

Information systems


System programming

Operating systems



Data & Network communication

Web technology & programming

Software Engineering;

Environment & Pollution Control

JE Electronics Engineering

Here is the complete RRB JE Electronics syllabus:

Electronic Devices

Energy bands

Signal & System

Wireless Communication

Carrier transport in silicon

Diffusion current,

Drift current, mobility, and resistivity

Generation and recombination of carriers




Analog and Digital Circuits, & Communication


Basics of Signal & Systems

Environment & Pollution Control

Questions which are expected from topics of Environment, Pollution, Sources, and Control Methods etc.

Engineering Drawing / Graphics

Questions will be asked from basics of Drawing and Graphics.


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RRB JE Exam Pattern


RRB JE exam includes Objective type questions 150 questions to be answered in 2 hours.


There will be 2 Sections in RRB Exam Pattern which are as follows:

General Ability – 60 questions

Technical ability / General Science – 90 Questions

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.



RRB SSE Syllabus 2017 Exam 


Here is the detailed RRB SSE syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Railway Senior Section Engineer Post.


Candidates who want to go for Senior Section Engineer post should go through the main sections below. This will definitely help candidates to score their best and bang the target.


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General Ability

General Awareness

General Intelligence and Reasoning


Technical General Science


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Detailed RRB Senior Section Engineer Syllabus is below according to subjects.


Below is the RRB SSE Syllabus for RRB exam pattern. RRB SSE Syllabus includes following section wise topics.


Reasoning and General Intelligence

Reasoning and General Intelligence section for RRB SSE Syllabus have below topics.

Questions will be asked from analogies

Similarities and differences

Spatial visualization

Spatial orientation

Problem solving



Decision making

Visual memory



Relationship concepts

Arithmetic reasoning

Verbal and figure classification

Arithmetical number series

Non-verbal series

Coding and decoding

Statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning

General Awareness

General Awareness section needs to be strong in RRB SSE Syllabus. By this section candidates may clear cut off marks easliy.

 General Awareness on Railway

 Rail Budget

 New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway

 Indian – History, Geography, Polity, Economy Current Affairs

 Indian Geography

 Indian Polity

 Indian Ecocomy

 Current Affairs



RRB SSE Syllabus have arithmetic section which is given below.

Algebra Basic algebra

Factors & simplification


Arithmetic Simple & compound interest



Shares & dividends

Ratio & proportion



Distance & work

Profit & loss

Pipes & Cisterns


Problem on Ages

Investment etc.

From Data Interpretation Use of Tables and Graphs


Frequency polygon



Pictorial Graph etc.

General Science (12th standard level)
In RRB SSE syllabus, General Science section includes Questions on Basic Concept of Science (Class 12th standard), Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Zoology.

Technical Ability


Laplace Transformation (Important For SSE)

Basic Linear Algebra

Civil Engineering:

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

Concrete Structures

Bridge Construction

Building Materials

Coordinate System

Costing and Valuation



Errors and Adjustments

Highway Planning


Importance of Surveying

Environmental Engineering

Measurements of Distance and Directions


Map Projections

Mapping Concept


Plane Table Surveying

Soil Mechanics

Principles and Classifications

Steel Structures

Water Requirements

Structural Analysis

Theodolite Traversing

Traffic Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems

Basics of Circuit and Power Electronics

Analog and Digital Electronics

Control Systems

Electric Circuits and Fields and Electronic Measurements

Electrical Machines

Signals and Systems

Power Electronics and Drives and Systems

Electronics Engineering:


Analog Circuits, Antennas, Arrays

Carrier Transport in Silicon: Diffusion Current, Drift Current, Mobility and Resistivity

Electronic Devices: Energy Bands in Silicon, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Silicon

Digital Circuits

Control System & Communication Basics


Basics of Electronics and Communications

P-N Junction, P-I-N and Avalanche Photo Diode

Fundamental Electronics Concepts

Generation and Recombination of Carriers

Tunnel and Reactor Diode

Zenger Diode

Wireless Communication


Computers Engineering:

Computer fundamentals & organization: C, C++ & Java language

Information systems: DBMS


Operating systems UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication

Computer Networks

MS Office

Web Based programming: Software Engineering

System programming

Instrumentation & Measurement

Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation

Analog Electronics

Control Systems and Instrumentation

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems


Process Control

Measurement and Control Systems

Digital Electronics

Information Technology:

Environment and Pollution Control

C, C++ & Java language

Web technology & programming; Software Engineering

MS Office

Computer fundamentals & organization

Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication

Information systems; DBMS; System programming

Printing Press

Digital technology & Imaging

Basic concepts of Computers

Color science


Control Application in Printing

Environment & Pollution Control (X standard)

Flexor & Gravure

Paper & Ink technology

Mathematics, Science & Physics

Newspaper printing

Printing materials, surface preparation, and techniques

Offset Printing

Engineering Drawing / Graphics

Basics and Fundamental of Graphics

Engineering Drawing

Environment & Pollution Control

Types of Pollution

General Engineering topics of Environment

Pollution Control Methods.



RRB SSE Exam Pattern


There will be 2 Sections in RRB exam pattern which are as follows


General Ability -60 marks

Technical/ General Science- 90 marks

RRB SSE exam pattern includes 100 questions and all the questions are to be answered in 90 mins.

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.


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RRB Group D Syllabus 2017 Exam 


Here is the detailed RRB non-Technical syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of RRC Group D Posts


Railways is the biggest job provider in India. Every year it has vacancies for various groups. Candidates who have applied for Group D posts may go through the below brief format of railway group D syllabus.


General Knowledge

Arithmetic Ability

General Intelligence

General Science



Detailed RRB Group D Exam Syllabus is below according to subjects.


Below is the RRB Group D syllabus for RRB exam pattern. RRB Group D syllabus includes following subject wise topics.

General Knowledge

Railway Exam syllabus for Group D has General Knowledge Section with the below topics.

Current Affairs – National & International

Indian Economy

History – India & World

General Science

Indian Constitution

Indian Polity

Indian Geography

Indian Culture & Heritage

Indian Railway

Important days, Books and Authors

Science & Technology etc.

Arithmetic Ability

Arithmetic Ability is a common section which is included in Railway exam syllabus.



Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distance

Profit and Loss


Time & Work


Boats & Streams

Problems on Ages

Data Interpretation etc.

General Intelligence


Decision Making

Space Visualization


Arithmetical Number Series

Arithmetical Reasoning


Relationship Concepts





Visual memory


Verbal and Figure Classification etc.

General Science:(12th standard level)



Environmental Studies

Biology etc.



RRB Group D Exam Pattern


In railway exam pattern there will be 4 Sections as follows:


General Knowledge

Arithmetic Ability

General Intelligence

General Science

Here will be 100 Objective type questions which are to be answered in 90 mins.

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.



RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Syllabus 2017 Exam


Here is the detailed Railway Loco Pilot Syllabus for the candidates who are preparing for the written test of Assistant Loco Pilot.

Candidates who are searching for complete and briefly described loco Pilot Syllabus may find it here.

General Science



General Awareness

Technical subject



Detailed Assistant Loco Pilot Syllabus is below according to subjects.


Below the article you can find out the RRB Syllabus for loco pilot which is described section wise.

General Science: (12th standard level)

In the RRB syllabus there will be General Science Section which comprises of below topics.


 Environmental Studies


Biology etc.

Arithmetic or Elementary Mathematics:

Simplification based on four elementary operations addition,






“BODMAS” rule



Percentage profit and loss

Time and work

Time and distance

Ratio and proportion

Square and square root

Cube and cube root

Area and volume of geometrical figures




Clocks etc. To

Some extent Algebra

Set theory,


Functions relations,

Statistics make

Through in the question paper.

Reasoning Ability (or) General Intelligence:

Most of the questions come from verbal sections but in some cases R.R.B tends to ask questions from both verbal and non-verbal sections.

The topics like letter/ number/ symbol series


Classifications (or add man out)

Coding decoding

Distance and direction test

Blood relations

Puzzle test

Ranking & arrangement logical diagram

Alphabet test

Finding missing


Arithmetical Reasoning

Mathematical operations and non-verbal topics like Reasoning

Pertaining to analogy

Series classification will be asked.

General Awareness:

Test paper include questions relating to history


Indian geography

Indian polity

Health and Physiology

Static G.K.

Current event of national and International importance computer and information technology

Current Events


Technical Subjects:

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Basic Electronic Energy

Mechanical Engineering:

Questions may come from the following topics:

Engineering mechanics

Strength of Materials





I.C. Engines

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Fluid Mechanics


Electrical Engineering:

Questions may come from the following topics:

Atomic structure



Resistance and their units

Ohms law

Specific resistance


Series and parallel connections


Principles of motors



R.L.C. Gravity

Measuring Instruments


Questions relate to deals conduction of electricity through to gases (or) vacuum, electrons,


Semiconductors and

Insulator etc.



RRB ALP Exam Pattern


In RRB exam pattern there will be 5 Sections which are as follows:


General Science: 30 Questions

Arithmetic: 20 Questions

Reasoning: 10 Questions

General Intelligence: 05 Questions

General Awareness: 25 Questions

Technical subject: 30 Questions

RRB ALP exam pattern 2017 includes 120 questions and all the questions are to be answered in 90 mins.

There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.

The question paper of Railway Asst. loco Pilot Exam will be in Hindi, English and Urdu and also in the elected language.



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Complete RRB syllabus help students to give right direction to achieve high score in the exam. So candidates may go through the detailed Railway exam syllabus mentioned here for the successful completion of preparation.


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14 thoughts on “RRB Syllabus 2017 | Exam Pattern – SSE, JE, ALP, Group D

  1. arun

    can i get the rrb notifications and relates tips continuously. is it compulsory to go to coaching institute for get success in rrb? now i am studying civil engg,final year.how many months are required to complete this syllabus? is there will be any questions from other techniques like eee,ece&mechanical?

  2. Harish

    I have done Civil Engineering so do i need to prepare other subjects from other department engineering like mech, Ec, comp, elec ??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Harish,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      As the JE | SSE Syllabus question paper has questions from all the other Engineering Electives (Electrical, Electronics, Computers, Instrumentation & Measurement; so you need to cover the syllabus topics from them.

      Hope you have got a justified answer to the query.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team


    i want to prepare rrb je and rrb section engineer which book you refer

  4. debiduttakanungo

    when can i expect je exam for this year

  5. Hima Jayan

    I have BTech in Information Technology. Can I apply for JE or SSE examination???

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Hima,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Yes, you can apply for Junior Engineer (JE) post.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. divya

    when will be next notification

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Divya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Stay updated regarding any employment notification dates for RRB JE or SSE posts with Eduncle! Till now no official information has been released regarding any new vacancies for JE or SSE posts.

      As the official website of Railway Recruitment releases the notifications we will update the same on Eduncle!

      Stay connected @Eduncle!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. Vaisakhi

    Hi.! I am a B. Com student. After reading the above article I could not find any suitable job for a commerce graduate so if you could suggest and help me with what post can I apply for in the railways, I would be extremely grateful.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vaisakhi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Railway Recruitment Board every year releases a large number of vacancies in various fields and a graduate in any discipline can apply for jobs in railways provided that they fulfill the minimum specified percentage of 50% at the graduation level.
      Since, you are a graduate in Commerce, then you can apply for the positions such as accountant, divisional accountant, clerk, sectional officer, assistant manager, stenographer etc in different departments in railways as per the available vacancies.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. archana

    sir i have complited my b.tech. can i apply for loco pilot in raiway.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Archana,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Yes, you can apply for RRB Assistant Loco Pilot post, as the qualification required to apply for RRB ALP Exam is:

      1. The candidate needs to complete the ITI (approved by NCVT/SCVT) in any specific trade to apply for this post.

      2. Candidates who have completed diploma in engineering are also eligible and should have completed minimum 10th standard from recognized board.
      As you have completed your B.tech, you are definitely eligible for RRB ALP Exam.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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