RRC Group D 2023: Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility & Selection Process
1. RRC Group-D 2023 Notification
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is going to release Group-D job Notification on its official website. RRC Group-D 2023 Notification will have Vacancies for Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, and numerous Positions for 10th or ITI relevant qualifications. You can Apply Online and the Application form will be made available on the official website https://indianrailways.gov.in/ The daily announcements on the IACE blogs are more insightful and informative if you’re an aspirant.
Interested applicants just need to examine their desired postings and begin preparing for the exam since the majority of the positions announced by RRB/RRC only require a Written Exam to pick eligible Candidates and only a few, like Group A positions, also require Interviews. It’s a wonderful opportunity to apply online for Railway Recruitment Group-D 2023 jobs for a variety of positions because there are many opportunities available right now. Candidates can check the previous year’s notification in the below link
2. About RRC Group-D 2023 Exam
The RRC Group-D 2023 exam pattern includes three stages the first is computer-based(CBT) and the second is the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and the third is the Document verification and Medical Test. The CBT exam is conducted for 90 minutes and each question carries 1 mark. The candidate losses a 1/3rd mark for every wrong attempt.
The first step of the RRC Group-D exam is called CBT-I, is computer-based, and is conducted in a single session. It consists of objective-style questions on general reasoning ability, general science, math, and general knowledge.
|S. No.||Subjects||The Total number of questions||Exam duration|
|1||General Science||25||90 Minutes|
|3||General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
|4||General Awareness and Current Affairs||20|
RRC Group-D Physical Efficiency Test is conducted for those candidates who have passed the computer-based exam (CBT). Eligibility for the physical test is based on the merit list of CBT. A list of the requirements that candidates must have is tabulated below
|Male candidates||Female candidates|
|A candidate in given one chance by covering a distance of 100 meters he should lift and carry 35 Kg of weight in 2 minutes.|
A candidate should able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 4 minutes and 15 seconds on the first attempt.
|A Female Candidate Should be able to lift 20 Kg of weight and carry for a distance of 100 meters in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight down |
She Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 meters in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in given one chance.
2.3 Document Verification and Medical Test
RRC Group-D Document verification and Medical tests will be done for the candidates who qualified in both exams. Candidates were called for documentation and medical test according to the merit list and options. Every candidate who passed the above two exams shall attend this phase to confirm that the details mentioned during the time of application were accurate.
After successful completion of document verification candidates was further informed to take the medical test and the candidate who passed all the above test are taken into consideration for the posts.
3. About IACE coaching for RRC Group-D
IACE is the best coaching institute that provides coaching for RRC Group-D Exam. IACE has special coaching for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) that is optimal for the students preparing for the RRB exams. A special curriculum is designed to brush up covering the entire syllabus for RRB Group-D aspirants with minimal course fees. It offers to coach for the RRC Group-D exam exclusively for every student with expertise in exam preparation patterns.
IACE has been in this industry since 2014 and has helped many students successfully clear the RRC Group-D exam. This course provides all the necessary training needed for the aspirants.
4. RRC Group-D 2023 Exam Highlights
For the RRC Group D 2022, there are a total of 1,03,769 openings for the positions of Track Maintainer (Grade-IV), Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, and other jobs in the department. Review the highlights of the RRC Group D recruitment for 2022 in the information listed below. Here are the Highlights of the RRC Group-D 2023 notification below for reference.
|RRB Group-D Exam Highlights|
|Name of the Examination||RRB Group D|
|Conducting Authority||Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)|
|Name of the Posts||Track Maintainer (Grade-IV), Assistant Pointsman, Assistant Bridge.|
|Job Location||Across India|
|Exam Type Level||All India Level|
|RRB Group D 2023 Vacancies||To be Notified|
|RRB Group D Selection process|
|RRB Group D Official Website||https://indianrailways.gov.in|
5. RRC Group-D 2023 Online Application & Fee
5.1 Process of online application
The candidates who wish to apply may register online via the RRC Group-D Online Application and ONLINE application mode at the official website of RRBs for the advertised positions. The applicants are advised to go through the instructions thoroughly before applying for the examination. Following are the steps to complete the RRC Group D online application process.
1) A candidate needs to create an account on the RRB official website https://indianrailways.gov.in
2) After creating an account, one should fill in all their educational and personal details.
3) scanned copies of a recent passport-size photograph of 20 to 50KB and a signature of 10 to 40KB should be uploaded.
4) After filling in the above details one needs to click on the “Apply Online” button.
5) Remember to choose the Zone & Division while applying for the RRB GROUP-D exam accordingly.
6) The Online Application procedure will verify your email and mobile number (OTP) Using a ONE Time Password. so applicants are advised to provide an active email address and mobile number during the whole process.
7) Candidate will receive a confirmation email after filling up the details on the application form.
8) The Exam fee payment is done through online or offline payment modes (debit/credit cards).
Candidates who submit an online application form will be required to pay an application fee. Details about the application fee are provided below.
Category of Candidate Fee
|SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/PwBDs/Transgender/Female/Economically backward section.||Rs. 250/-|
- Out of this fee, Rs. 400/- for UR/OBC Candidates and Rs. 250/ for SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/PwBDs/Transgender/Female/ Economically backward section will be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT
- This fee will be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing for 1st Stage CBT
Application Fee Payment (RRC Group D 2023)
Application fees can be paid online using Internet banking, debit/credit cards, or UPI. Post Office Challan Payment Mode in any branch of the computerized post office or SBI Bank Challan Payment Mode in any SBI branch.
6. RRC Group-D 2023 Eligibility Criteria
The RRC Group D Notification 2023 qualifying requirements will be determined Based on nationality, educational qualification, and age limit. applicants who meet the requirements outlined in the following list of eligibility requirements will be chosen for the RRC Group D recruiting procedure.
Educational Requirements for Gateman, Trackman, and Other Posts:- As this vacancy is to be filled for Level-1 Posts vacancy, so for given Posts the Applicant need to have a pass in 10th grade (OR) ITI from institutions recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT in any given trade.
|RRB Group D Eligibility Criteria 2022|
|Age limit||18-33 years|
|Educational Qualification||10th pass(or) ITI|
|Number of Attempts||There are no fixed number of attempts.|
|Experience||No experience required|
The RRC Group-D exam is open to applicants who are between the ages of 18 and 33. According to the norms, age restrictions are granted.
|Age Group||Upper limit of Date of Birth||lower limit of Date of Birth|
|18 to 33||UR||SC/ST||OBC-Non Creamy Layer||For all communities/categories|
Here is the detailed list of Communities/ Categories with a maximum age limit as per the government Instructions.
|Sl. No.||Community/ Categories||Maximum Upper age|
|1||SC/ST Candidates||5 years|
|2||OBC (Non-creamy layer candidates)||3 years|
|3||Ex-servicemen candidates who have put into more than 6 months of service after attestation.||33 yrs+ 3 years of service in defense.||36 yrs+ 3 years of service in defense.||38 yrs+ 3 years of service in defense.|
|4||A person with Disabilities (PWD) UR||10 years||13 years||15 Years|
|5||Candidates typically were residents of Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989.||38 years||41 years||43 years|
|6||Women candidates, who are divorced, widowed, or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried.|
|35 Years of age||38 Years of age||40 Years of age|
|7||The Candidate who is serving Group ‘C’ and Erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway staff, Casual labor, and Substitutes in railways who have a minimum of 3 years of service. |
|40 years||43 years||45 years|
|8||The candidate who is working as Quasi- administrative officer of a railway organization||33 yrs+ 5 years in service.||36 yrs+ 5 years in service.||38 yrs+ 5 years in service.|
|9||Act Apprentices with a Course Completion ITI/course completion or apprenticeship are the minimal requirements for applying for a position.||33 years of age plus the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to a maximum of three years.||36 years old + years of apprenticeship training they completed in accordance with the 1961 Apprentice Act, up to a maximum of three years.||38 years of age plus the extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Centralised Employment Notice.|
|10||Candidates who have finished a training are considered apprentices under the apprenticeship act until they turn 25.||35 Yrs of age||38 Yrs of age||40 Yrs of age|
7. RRC Group-D 2023- Important Dates
RRC Group-D 2023 Notification releases important dates for following exams The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) Exam Schedule for RRB Group D has been released for 2022. The Railway Recruitment Board will hold the PET for the shortlisted candidates during the first and second weeks of January 2023, according to the website. The crucial dates for the RRC Group D 2023 Exam Dates are tabulated below. Stay alert to IACE RRC Group-D blogs to not to miss any updates regarding the exam.
|RRB Recruitment Events||RRB Recruitment Dates|
|RRB Group D Notification Release Date||To be notified|
|Start Date To Apply Online||To be notified|
|Last Date To Apply Online||To be notified|
|Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee (Offline)||To be notified|
|Closing Date & Time for Application Fee (Online)||To be notified|
|Final submission of Applications||To be notified|
8. RRC Group-D Selection Procedure
The requirement of RRC Group-D Exams and selection Procedure may vary because so many RRC posts fall under the Group D Category, however, there will be a standard format for the computer-based exam followed by the Physical Examination Test (PET), Document Verification, and Medical Test.
There will be three stages to the selection process for various Group D positions, as follows:
- Computer-based test
- Physical Efficiency Test
- Document Verification and Medical Test
The applicant must need to be aware of the selection process criteria that are needed to Qualify and get successful.
9. RRC Group-D Syllabus 2023
The syllabus for RRC Group-D is given below,
|RRB Group D Syllabus 2022|
|Mathematics||Elementary Statistics, Square root, Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio, and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Simple, and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern,Time and Work, Time and Distance etc.|
|General Intelligence and reasoning||Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling,Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Venn Diagram, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions, Data Interpretation, and Sufficiency, etc.|
|General Science||Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences of 10th standard level (CBSE), etc.|
|Current affairs||Economics, Politics,General awareness and current affairs in Science & Technology, sports Culture,, and any other subject of importance, Personalities etc.|
10. RRC Group-D Vacancy 2023: Category-Wise
RRB has come up With a notification informing about the openings for RRC Group D in 2023. The Railway Recruitment Board made a total of 1,03,769 job openings public in 2022. These positions were split up among various railway divisions. The category-by-category vacancies filled by RRB Group D recruitment are shown in the table below. The below-given table is as per the previous year’s notification.
|RRB Group D Vacancy 2022|
|Railway||UR||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||Total Vacancy||Ex-SM||CCAA*||PWBD||Back- PwBD|
|East Central Railway||1369||555||325||956||358||3563||713||713||166||0|
|East Coast Railway||1034||412||198||653||258||2555||510||510||105||0|
|Eastern Railway, CLW, & Metro||4926||1461||775||2619||1087||10873||2175||2175||589||05|
|North Central Railway and DLW||2080||678||317||1175||474||4730||948||948||145||06|
|North Eastern Railway, MCF, and RDSO||1570||615||307||1107||403||4002||802||802||157||0|
|North Western Railway||2132||814||384||1393||526||5249||1049||1049||324||0|
|Northeast Frontier Railway||1119||449||226||809||291||2894||575||575||144||0|
|Northern Railway, DMW, and RCF||5144||2017||1031||3644||1317||13153||2630||2630||626||0|
|South Central Railway||3663||1432||722||2577||934||9328||1867||1867||125||0|
|South Western Railway and RWF||2745||1138||557||2006||715||7167||1433||1433||193||06|
|South east central Railway||797||219||115||366||167||1664||333||333||84||0|
|South Eastern Railway||1933||738||361||1305||482||4914||965||965||215||95|
|Southern Railway and ICF||4363||1353||787||2118||958||9579||1914||1914||222||0|
|West Central Railway||1596||633||308||1080||402||4019||804||804||226||0|
11. RRC Group-D Cut-Off: Expected & Previous Year’s Cut-off Marks
The Category-Wise & Region-Wise Cut-Off Marks for the RRC Group D Result were published by the Railway Recruitment Board on its official website https://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/ An in-depth understanding of the RRC Group D 2022 exam has been successfully held in numerous phases.
Candidates must be aware of the minimum score required to pass the RRC Group D 2023 Exam. The desired applicants must obtain at least the RRB-established minimum percentage. The Minimum Qualifying marks are listed below, broken down by category.
|Category||Minimum percentage for eligibility|
|OBC (Non-creamy layer)||30%|
|PwBD||2% relaxation will be given.|
The exam of RRC Group-D 2019 was held in August 2019 and the results were announced in 2022. As per the Railway recruitment cell, the previous year’s cut-off of the CBT exam is given below
|RRB Group D 2022 Cut Off|
12. RRC Group-D 2023 Salary Structure
Candidates who are chosen for the RRC Group D Recruitment will receive an initial payment of Rs 18,000. Other benefits, such as Dearness Allowance (DA), Daily Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance (HRA), Allowance for Night Duty, Medical Facilities, Overtime Allowance, etc., would be given to the chosen candidates in addition to their base wage. RRC Group D Posts are paid in-hand salaries between 22,500 and 25380 rupees per month. The RRC Group-D salary structure is given below,
|RRC Group D Salary Structure||For X- City||For Y-City||For Z- City|
|Pay Scale||Rs. 5,200 – Rs 20,200||Rs. 5,200 – Rs 20,200||Rs. 5,200 – Rs 20,200|
|Basic Pay||Rs. 18,000||Rs. 18,000||Rs. 18,000|
|DA||Rs. 3,060||Rs. 3,060||Rs. 3,060|
|Travel Allowance||Depends upon the location|
|RRB Group D Salary||Rs 27,920||Rs 27,000||Rs 25,560|
13. RRC Group-D Perks & Benefits
Several RRC Group D perks and benefits are also available to applicants in addition to the allowances. These are provided to ensure the workers’ health and well-being. The following are some extra benefits and perks that Group D workers will receive in addition to their RRB Group D salary and allowances:
- Allowance for night duties.
- Special compensation (tribal/schedule areas) allowance.
- Fixed conveyance allowance.
- Women with disabilities receive special allowance for child care and schooling.
- Medical Facilities.
- Compensation for holidays.
- Daily allowance plus transportation reimbursement for a local trip longer than 8 km.
- Women candidates are privileged in terms of posting in city areas .
- Conveyance allowance for Medical treatment.
14. RRC Group-D 2023 Exam Centre
The RRC Group-D exam is conducted across India and here is the list of exam centers tabulated below.
|1||Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur|
|3||Delhi/ NCR||Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida|
|4||West Bengal||Kalyani, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata,Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Hooghly, Krishnagar, Siliguri,Durgapur, Haldia,|
|5||Rajasthan||Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu,Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk, Udaipur,Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur.|
|6||Uttar Pradesh||Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi,Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bulandshahr,Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi,Bareilly, Bijnor.|
|7||Gujarat||Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh,Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra,Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsarim, Rajkot, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi,Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar.|
|8||Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan.|
|9||Haryana||Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat,Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kurukshetra, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar,Kaithal, Karnal.|
|10||Karnataka||Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarg,Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga,|
|11||Maharashtra||Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buladena, Chandrapur, Dhule, Ghadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal|
|12||Punjab||Muktasar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot,Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur,Khanna, Ludhiana.|
|13||Andhra Pradesh||Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Prodattur,, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadipalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Vuzuabagran.|
15. RRC Group-D Preparation Tips 2023
Many candidates apply for RRB Group- D posts. The railway recruitment board provides a great opportunity for aspirants to work with central government jobs. If a candidate wants to secure their post in RRB Group-D then they must focus on preparation. Here are some tips for preparing for the RRB Group-D exam.
- A candidate must analyze the syllabus and compare the syllabus with previous years to understand the pattern of the exam.
- A candidate must practice daily mock tests to improve the overall score.
- A candidate must give some time for revision of previous work.
- A candidate must analyze the previous year’s paper to understand the level of questions and pattern of the exam.
- A candidate must revise and repeat the whole process for the preparation to improve confidence.
16. RRC Group-D 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates who have successfully applied for the RRB Group D Recruitment 2023 Test can easily download their RRB Group-D 2023 admit card from the official website by entering the necessary information, such as registration number and date of birth.
A separate RRB Group D Hall Ticket will be given out for the CBT and PET tests. Only those applicants who completed the registration process will receive a hall ticket, and the call for the interview will be made following the release of the test results.
18. RRC Group-D Document verification and medical test
Candidates who have cleared the exam will receive a call letter from the board. The Railway Recruitment Board will release the E-call letter on the RRB website itself. The letter will be made available for download on the website of all the diverse regions. Therefore, candidates have to visit the website of their respective regions to download the E-Call letter. Here are the steps
- Visit your region’s main RRB website.
- Put in your registration number and birthdate.
- The call letter for the appointment will show up on the screen.
- You must arrange for a copy of the letter to be made after downloading it.
1. What is the salary for RRC Group D
Ans: A basic wage of Rs. 18,000 is used to determine the RRB Group D salary as per the 7th Wage Commission.
2. What is the qualification for RRC Group D?
Ans: 10th pass or ITI from the universities recognized by NCVT/SCVT (or) equivalent (OR) National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT are the required qualifications for RRC Group D.
3. What are the posts that come under RRC Group D?
Ans: posts that come under RRC Group D are Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in other Indian Railways departments, Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical, and S&T departments), and Track Maintainer Grade-IV.
4. Does the RRC Group D exam include a Physical test?
Ans: Yes, the RRC Group D exam includes a Physical test. To qualify for the exam candidates must pass the following.
|Male Candidates||In less than two minutes, lift and carry 35 kg over 100 meters.|
|Female Candidates||In less than two minutes, lift and carry 20 kg over 100 meters.|
5. What does RRC mean?
Ans: RRC stands for Railway Recruitment Cell. Indian Railways hire candidates for Group A, B, C, and D positions through the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC). Registration for Group C positions is handled by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), while registration for Group D positions is handled by the Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC).