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What is RRB JE?

RRB JE stands for Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer. The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the RRB JE Exam to recruit candidates from the science and engineering backgrounds to fill the various technical positions in the Indian Railways. Railway Recruitment Boards were initially set up with the name of service commissions. The Railway Services Commissions were subsequently changed as Railway Recruitment Boards in 1985. In 1998, all the RRBs in the country came under the umbrella organization Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB), which operates directly under the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).


RRB JE 2021 Exam Pattern

Railway recruitment boards administer the RRB JE test to hire junior engineering candidates through their divisions. The RRB JE exam is carried out in the following phases.

  • 1st stage CBT-Computer-based test (CBT-1)
  • The Second Stage of the CBT-(CBT 2)
  • Verification of Document
  • Medical examinations
  • Final Outcome

The RRB JE recruitment exam pattern is given below-

  • Test mode: computer-based test (CBT)
  • Languages: English, B.Tech, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, Malayalam.
  • Type of Question: Objective Type
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be granted for the correct answer. 1/3rd mark will be deducted for incorrect answers.





Online; Computer Based Test

Total Number of Questions



Objective Type

Maximum Marks



1 hour 30 minutes

Language of the 

Question Paper

English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Konkani, Odiya, Assamese, Bengali, Manipuri, and Malayalam


Mathematics, General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning

Marching Scheme

+1 for Correct Answer

Negative Marking

-⅓ for Incorrect Answer


RRB JE 2021 CBT 1 Exam pattern

The first stage of the CBT is the screening test only. This means that the marks secured in CBT 1 will not be considered when preparing the final result. CBT 1 is an aptitude test that works as a filter for most applicants.


Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 30
General Awareness 15 15
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Science 30 30
Total 100 100
Time: 90 Minutes


RRB JE 2021 CBT 2 Exam Pattern

The RRB JE CBT 2 stage of the examination is the final test because the marks obtained by the candidates are considered final merit. CBT 2 is the final stage of the RRB JE test. If the candidate is medically qualified and meets all RRB JE eligibility requirements, he/she will be chosen if he/she scores above the CBT 2 cut-off. The total number of applicants to be selected for the second stage is 15 times the total Community vacancy of posts notified against the RRB in the 1st stage of the CBT, based on their merit.


Subject No.of Questions Marks
General Awareness 15 15
Physics & Chemistry 15 15
Basics of Computers & Application 10 10
Basics of Environment & Pollution Control 10 10
Technical Abilities 100 100
Total  150 150
Time: 120 Minutes


RRB JE 2021 Cutoff

The minimum qualification marks for the RRB JE exam shall be decided based on multiple considerations. The main factors affecting the Cut Off marks for the Railway Junior Engineer Examination are:

  • The total number of candidates who have completed the exam.
  • The total number of vacancies for RRB JE listed in the official notification.
  • The difficulty level of the Railway Junior Engineer exam.
  • Previous Highest Marks scored by the applicants.

The cut off marks for RRB JE 2019 are as follows: 


Category Minimum Marks Cut-Off (out of 100 Marks) 2019
General 40% 52 to 55 Marks
OBC 30% 50 to 53 Marks
SC 30% 40 to 43 Marks
ST 25% 38 to 41 Marks



Note: In the event of a shortage of candidates for the PWD category against vacancies reserved for them, the above mentioned passing percentage will be reduced by 2% for PwD candidates.

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