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Exam Pattern Of Technical Cadre Examination

General Awareness:

Indian Railways – Selected Topics, Indian History – Selected Topics, Indian Polity, Geography – Selected Topics Limited Depth, Current Affairs (National and International), Women in News, Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Indian National Emblem, Animals etc, Who is Who, Sports – Top 10, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Finance & Marketing, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National Organizations.

General Science:

Basic Concept of Science, Practical, Daily use science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Zoology (Class 12th standard).

Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability/Aptitude:


Number Series, Alphabet Series, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Analogy, Syllogism, Decision Making, Graphs.


Non Verbal Series, Memory Figures, Mirror Images, Jumbled Images, Cubes and Dice, Grouping Identical Figures, Embedded Figures, Analogies, Similarities and differences, Spatial visualization, Spatial orientation, Problem solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision making, Visual memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetic reasoning, Verbal and figure classification, Arithmetical number , series, Non-verbal series, Coding and decoding, Statement conclusion.

Technical (90marks):


Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, Design for static and dynamic loading, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Power Engineering, Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles, Metal Casting, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection. Questions will be ask from basics of these Subjects & beam types.


Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems, Electric Circuits and Fields, Signals and Systems,Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics and Drives. In Electrical Engineering Key Subject for RRB exam is Electrical Machines, Basics of circuit & Power Electronics.


Electronic Devices:

Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers, p-n junction diode, Zener diode,tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and avalanche photo diode, Varactor Diode, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Signal & Systems , Control System & Communication Basics. For Electronics & Communications people Focus on Basic & Fundamental Electronics Concept, Signal & Systems, Wireless Communication, Antennas, Arrays, EMFT.


Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Hydrology, Bridge Construction, Water requirements, Highway Planning, Traffic Engineering, Importance of surveying, principles and classifications, mapping concepts, coordinate system, map projections,measurements of distance and directions, leveling, theodolite traversing, plane table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves, Environmental Engineering, Estimating, Costing and Valuation & Building Materials.

Computer Engineering:

MS Office; Computer fundamentals & organization; C , C++ & Java language; Information systems; DBMS; System programming; Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication; Web technology & programming; Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Databases, Algorithms.

Instrumentation & Measurements:

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems, Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Signal Systems, Measurement System, Process Control, Control Systems & Instrumentation. Focus will be more on Transducers, Measurement & Control Systems. Some questions of Signal & System.

Information Technology:

MS Office; Computer fundamentals & organization; C , C++ & Java language; Information systems; DBMS; System programming; Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication; Web technology & programming; Software Engineering; Environment & Pollution Control.

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