RRB Group D Preparation – Topic-wise Railway Group D Prep strategy

RRB Group D Preparation – The Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB Group-D recruitment drives for the posts of  Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant, Assistant Pointsman, Level-I posts in Indian Railways. After much delay, now Railways have officially announced that it will be conducting RRB Group D 2020 Online Exam from 15th December 2020 Onwards. Candidates must start their preparation for the same. To clear a government exam, one needs a good preparation strategy. Let’s discuss the strategy for RRB Group D Preparation.

RRB Group D Exam Pattern 2020

The RRB Group D Exam takes place in three stages. The RRB Grade-D exam pattern for the same is-

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

The first stage is the computer-based test which consists of 4 sections. 

General Science(25 questions) Mathematics(25 questions)
General Intelligence & Reasoning(30 questions) General Awareness and Current Affairs(20 questions)

The duration of the examination is 90 minutes.

RRB Group D Exam Details

RRB Group Exam pattern details

Section-wise RRB Group D Preparation strategy

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning Preparation

Following table consists of all the important reasoning topics to be focussed on for your RRB Group D preparation.

RRB Group D Syllabus Topics covered
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


Railway RRB Group D Preparation tips for General Intelligence & Reasoning -:

  • Practice and attempt as many questions as you can. Topics like number series, jumbling, Similarities and Differences requires practice. You can get better only if you practice these more and more.
  • For topics like analytical reasoning and statement-Arguments and Assumptions, the key is to have good comprehension skills. Try to grasp the topic completely and answer these questions only when you are very sure. This topic can be confusing so be vigilant while answering.
  • Data sufficiency is a topic that you can ace only when you’ve practised enough to know the relevance of the information provided in the question.
  • Data interpretation and Venn diagrams can be prepared by practising quizzes from time to time. It helps you come across a wide variety of question.

2. Mathematics

Following table consists of all the important maths topics to be focussed on for your RRB Group D preparation.

RRB Group D Syllabus Topics covered
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.


RRB Group D Preparation tips for Mathematics:-

  • Clear your basics by subscribing to an online or offline course. 
  • Take topic-wise and full mock tests as and when possible to keep a check on speed and accuracy. 
  • Analyse the tests and work on your weaknesses a little extra.
  • To boost up your speed, learn short tricks and tips to solve the questions

3. General Awareness and Current Affairs

Following table consists of all the important GA & current affairs topics to be focussed on for your RRB Group D preparation.

RRB Group D Syllabus Topics covered
General awareness & current affairs Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific,

 Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.


RRB Group D Preparation tips for General awareness & current affairs

  • Read the newspaper daily for current affairs.
  • Revise current affairs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Cover at least 6-8 months of current affairs. Watch out our daily current affair section
  • Refer to relevant book to prepare for history, geography, economy etc.

4. General Science

Following table consists of all the important General Science topics to be focussed on for your RRB Group D preparation.

RRB Group D Syllabus Topics covered
General Science Biology: Important Inventions and their inventor, Important and Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes like Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa, Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment

Chemistry: Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses, SI units, Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc., Chemical Change and Physical Change, Properties of Gases, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life

Physics: Important inventions and their inventor, S.I. units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Energy, Electricity


RRB Group D Preparation tips for General Science

  • GK and General Science are topics that require a lot of memorization. To do this well, repetition is the key. Thus, covering these topics on a daily basis along with a test is a good preparation strategy. These sections are extremely important as they can mark the difference between a successful and a failed attempt. Hence, proper preparation here could be the key to clearing the exam.
  • Focus on Important topics: Candidates must prepare important topics first to score high marks in the exam.
  • Create and Revise Notes: It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in Current Affairs. Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefit. You have to memorize these points by revising frequently. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE LIVE SESSIONS

RRB Group D Preparation – FAQ’s

 Q. What is the exam pattern for CBT?

A. The CBT is a 90-minute test and comprises 100 questions from General Science, Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & Current Affairs.

Q. What are the best books for RRB Group D?

A. You can refer books like Lucent’s General Knowledge, Pratiyogita Darpan magazines, NCERT Class 10 Science textbooks, A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal etc.

Q. When will I know my exam city?

A. The exam city is released a few days prior to the release of admit card.

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