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The Railway Recruitment Board conducts a lot of examinations as it is one of the largest recruiters in the country. One of the most popular examinations conducted by the board is the RRB JE exams for the post of Junior Engineers. The official recruitment advertisement for the 2021 cycle will be released soon by the RRB in the coming weeks.

This exam is conducted in examination centers all over the country, however, the candidates are entitled to select the preference for the desired Railways unit. For the previous cycle, as much as 13,000+ vacancies were on offer, a similar count can be expected for the upcoming cycle. This is a great job opportunity for candidates from Diploma/Engineering background to work for an organization like Indian Railways.

RRB JE Recruitment Notification 2019 Download PDF

The selection for this recruitment will be done on the basis of two computer-based tests. Interested students can apply by registering themselves on the RRB official online website. This article will focus on this process of application and many other details with respect to the RRB JE Recruitment. The main features of the RRB Junior Engineering examination are as given below in the table.

RRB JE Latest Updates

30th June 2021: RRB JE Application Refund Link Active

The candidates who had appeared for the first stage of CBT were entitled to get a partial refund of their application fee. This refund was received by most of the candidates however some of them have not received it as incorrect bank details had been provided. Such candidates can claim their partial refund till 31st July 2021.

Check RRB JE Application Refund Notice

RRB JE Exam Overview

Name of Organization

Indian Railways

RRB Full Form

Railways Recruitment Board

Official Website

RRB Official Website

Exam Conducting Body

Railways Recruitment Board

Post Name

Junior Engineer

Total Vacancy


Notification Release Date

To be released soon

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Test

RRB JE Vacancy

The total zone-wise vacancies for the RRB JE recruitment 2020-21 cycle will be soon released. The candidates can have an idea regarding the vacancies to be released by looking at the vacancy count for the previous recruitment cycle. The total number of RRB Junior Engineering vacancies for the year 2019 across all the zones is as follows.

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Here given below is the vacancy list published for the recruitment of the RRB Junior Engineer job for several posts in 2019. Such as Junior Engineering, Junior Engineering in IT, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, etc. Candidates who are eligible for any of the following posts can apply for the same as mentioned in their official notification.



Junior Engineer


Junior Engineer (Information Technology)


Depot Material Superintendent


Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant




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RRB JE Registration Process

The registration process for the RRB Junior Engineering post will start from the date as mentioned in the official notification and will end on a specific date as fixed by the RRB exam conducting body. Candidates can check the following registration process:

  • Visit their official website.
  • Select and open the district from where you belong or are willing to apply against the same.
  • Register yourself by inserting your Name, Email ID, and mobile number for separate RRB account generation.
  • After that, you are required to log in with the registration number and password generated while registering.
  • Fill in all the essential details like personal, educational, etc details as mentioned in the application form.
  • Hence your registration procedure will be completed after payment is done.

RRB JE Apply Online

The candidates will have to register first on the RRB online portal and then proceed towards the application. The step to Apply Online for RRB JE are as follows.

Direct Application Link For RRB JE - Click Here

*Note: The link will be active soon.

  • Step 1: Click on the direct link given above. Candidates need to register themselves first.
  • Step 2: Enter all the personal details to complete the registration process.
  • Step 3: Verify your email ID and phone number through OTP.
  • Step 4: After successful registration, the candidates can click on "Already Registered" on the home page and begin with the application process.
  • Step 5: Candidates can log in using the registration number and start filling the educational details.
  • Step 6: Select post preferences.
  • Step 7: Pay the RRB JE application fee and enter your bank account details in order to receive the refunds.
  • Step 8: Upload the required documents according to the prescribed format.
  • Step 9: Confirm the declaration and make the final submission.

RRB JE Application Fee

The application fee will be Rs. 500 for the unreserved category. An amount equal to Rs. 400 will be refunded after appearing for the CBT 1. The other categories mentioned below are completely exempted since the fees paid by them will be refunded completely after CBT 1. The payment can be done by both online and offline means of transaction.

Sr. No.


Application Fee



Rs. 500



Rs. 250



Rs. 250

RRB JE Selection Process

The selection for Junior Engineers will be done by the RRB on the basis of three stages. The first stage will be the Computer Based Test 1 and those who will clear this test will appear for Computer Based Test 2. The examination pattern for these tests is expounded further. The candidates clearing both the tests will be called for Document Verification. A test for medical fitness will also be conducted at the same time. Hence the overall stages of the RRB JE selection process are as follows.

  1. Computer Based Test 1
  2. Computer Based Test 2
  3. Document Verification & Medical Test

RRB JE Eligibility

A. Nationality

The candidates aspiring for RRB JE examination should compulsorily be a citizen of India.

  1. a subject of Bhutan, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee in India (migrated before 1st January 1962) with permanent settlement intentions.
  4. an Indian-origin person with the intention of the permanent settlement who has migrated from the following countries
    • Burma,
    • Sri Lanka,
    • Pakistan,
    • Vietnam
    • East African Countries (Uganda, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zaire,etc.)

B. Age Limit

The age limit for the RRB JE is as given below.

  • Minimum Age - 18 years.
  • Maximum Age - 33 years.

The age relaxations will be applicable as per the government rules but will be subjected to the submission of requisite certificates.


Age Relaxation


5 years

OBC-Non Creamy Layer

3 years

PwBD - Unreserved

10 years

PwBD - OBC-Non Creamy Layer

13 Years


15 years

C. Educational Qualification

Different notified posts demand different educational qualifications. The required qualification will be either one of those given below. The qualification should be from a recognized university or board of education.

  • Three-year Diploma in relevant stream.
  • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc degree in relevant stream.

RRB JE Syllabus

The overview of the RRB JE syllabus for both the computer-based tests will be as follows.

RRB JE CBT 1 Syllabus 

The questions from the Mathematics section will be framed around concepts like Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, and HCF, etc. Whereas in the General Intelligence and Reasoning sections topics like Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, etc will be covered. Indian Geography, Economics, History, Polity, etc will form the basis of the General Awareness section. The questions in General Science will be as per the 10th Standard CBSE syllabus.

RRB JE CBT 2 Syllabus

The syllabus for General Awareness and Physics/Chemistry will be the same per the CBT 1. The maximum questions will be from technical abilities. The questions from the core subjects of graduations will be asked in this section.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

The selection process will include two Computer Based Tests. The pattern for each of them is discussed below.

RRB JE CBT 1 Exam Pattern

CBT 1 will consist of questions from four topics namely Mathematics, General Awareness, General Science, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. Out of these topics, maximum weightage will be given to Mathematics and General Science. The test will consist of objective-type multiple-choice questions. The total duration of the test will be 90 minutes. There will be 100 questions, each carrying one mark. Wrong answers will result in the reduction of 1/3rd marks.

Sr. No.


No. Of Questions





90 minutes


General Intelligence & Reasoning



General Awareness



General Science




RRB JE CBT 2 Exam Pattern

The second CBT will consist of a total of five topics i.e. General Awareness, Physics & Chemistry, Computer application basics, basics of Environmental & Pollution, and Technical Abilities. But this test will focus mainly on Technical Abilities consisting of 100 questions out of 150. The marking scheme for this test will be the same as that of CBT 1. The duration of this test will be 2 hours.

Sr. No.


No. Of Questions



General Awareness


120 min.


Physics & Chemistry



Computer Application Basics



Environment & Pollution (Basics)



Technical Ability




RRB JE Exam Date 2020-21

The official recruitment notification for the RRB Recruitment cycle 2020-21 for Junior Engineers is about to release. The related dates will be mentioned in that notification. Candidates must make the correct note of the deadlines and must not default any. The RRB JE exam dates will be updated soon.

RRB JE Recruitment 2020-21 Tentative Date
RRB JE Exam Events Dates 
RRB JE Recruitment Notification Date To be announced
Opening of RRB JE Recruitment Registration Process To be announced 
Closing of RRB JE Recruitment Registration Process To be announced
Deadline for RRB JE offline payment To be announced
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT – I) To be announced
2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) To be announced
RRB JE 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- I) Result To be announced
RRB JE 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) Result To be announced

RRB JE Recruitment Exam Date 2019

The Railway Recruitment Board announced the RRB JE exam date for the year 2019 alongside the notification. As indicated by the exam schedule, the RRB JE 2019 exams are planned to start between April and May 2019.

RRB JE Recruitment 2019 Dates
RRB JE Exam Events Dates
RRB JE Notification Date 29th December 2018
Opening Date of RRB JE Application Process 2nd January 2019
Closing Date of RRB JE Application Process 31st January 2019
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT – I) 22nd May 2019
2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) 28th August 2019
RRB JE 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) Result 1st November 2019

RRB JE Admit Card

An e-Call Letter will be released by the RRB on its online portal before the examination. The candidates will receive the update regarding the admit card release on their registered email ID/contact number. The candidates can follow these steps to download their RRB JE Admit Card.

Direct Download For RRB e-Call Letter - Click Here

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  • Step 1: Click on the given Download-Link.
  • Step 2: Enter credentials like registration number and password.
  • Step 3: Download the appeared admit card.
  • Step 4: Candidates must take a print of this hall ticket on a white paper. For safety, always print multiple copies.
  • Step 5: Alternatively, candidates can access the RRB Official Website to download the e-call letter.

RRB JE Cut Off

The candidates who have scored marks more than the cut off marks decided by the RRB are selected to appear for advanced stages of selection. The cut-off differs slightly every year, but the candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks first in order to appear in the merit list. These RRB JE Cut off marks are as follows.

Sr. No.


Minimum Marks





Other Backward Class



Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe


RRB JE Answer Key

The RRB will release an answer key before the result. The students can check the correct options for the questions asked in the Computer Based Test in this answer key or the response key. The candidates can also raise objections by challenging doubtful responses. This process should be done within a given deadline and by paying Rs. 50/- per objection. The instructions for this phase will be out along with the RRB JE Answer key itself.

RRB JE Result

The final result will appear on the official website of RRB. The result will be in the form of a merit list of the candidates who will be eligible to appear for the next stages or those who have been selected. The following steps can be used to check the RRB JE result.

Direct Result Link For RRB JE - Click Here

*Note: The link will be active soon.

  • Step 1: Click on the above-given result link.
  • Step 2: The login credentials must be entered by the candidate.
  • Step 3: The list of all registration numbers/roll numbers/names of all the successfully cleared candidates will appear.
  • Step 4: If the candidate finds his/her name number in it, he/she has qualified.

RRB JE Exam Centres

Following are the RRB JE exam centers where written exams will be conducted for all the candidates nationwide. Candidates are said to check the exam centres before appearing in the RRB JE exam. Given below are the exam centres divided into zones. Kindly go through them carefully.



Exam City

Ahmedabad Zone


Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsarim, Rajkot, Silvassa,Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi

Ajmer Zone


Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner,

Chittogarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu,

Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk,


Allahabad Zone

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Faizaabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi

Bangalore Zone


Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikballapur,

Chikmagalpur, Davanagre, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarg,

Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga,

Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara, Kannada

Bhopal Zone

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna,


Bhubaneshwar Zone


Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Baripada,

Berhampur- Ganjam, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore,

Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur

Bilaspur Zone


Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Nagpur, Raipur

Chandigarh Zone



Chennai Zone


Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar

Gorakhpur Zone


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind,

Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula,

Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar

Guwahati Zone


Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Johrat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur

Jammu & Kashmir, and Srinagar Zone


Anantag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathau,

Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur

Kolkata Zone

West Bangal

, Kolkata, Greater Kolkata,

Malda Zone

West Bangal


Mumbai Zone


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

Patna Zone


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga,

Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur,


Ranchi Zone


Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Secunderabad Zone


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal

Siliguri Zone

West Bangal


Thiruvananthapuram Zone


Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod,

Kollam, Kottayam, Kozikhode, Malappuram, Palakkad,

Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum

Hopefully, all the aspirants, as well as common readers, have understood all the details regarding the RRB JE examination. The notification for the upcoming recruitment cycle will be released soon by the RRB. The candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as the application window turns out and start preparing immediately. Candidates can find appropriate study material and practice sets on the Testbook App.

RRB JE Recruitment FAQs

What deadline is set by the RRB for JE applications?
The dates will be announced as soon as the notification is released.
How can a candidate apply for RRB JE Recruitment 2021?
The recruitment process for 2021 is yet to begin. Candidates can apply by registering on the RRB website first and later by filling the online application form.
What are the total RRB JE vacancies available for the 2020 cycle?
The vacancies are expected to be around 13000+ all over India.
How much is the RRB JE fee for application?
The application fee will be Rs. 500, out of which Rs. 400 will be refunded after appearing the CBT 1.
How can an aspirant pay the RRB JE application fee?
The application fee can be paid through online as well as offline means of transaction.
How can I apply for an application fee refund?
he application fee will not be refunded after submitting the form. Some part of the fees will be refunded only after appearing for CBT1.
What is the selection process for RRB JE?
The selection will consist of two computer-based tests and a document verification along with the medical test.
What is the education level required for the RRB JE recruitment?
Candidates should have a requisite technical qualification.
Will there be negative marking for RRB JE Computer-based test?
There will be a deduction of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers.
Will there be an interview for RRB JE?
There will not be any interview.