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Railway Group B Exam Pattern

Scheme of Examination :

a) The examination aims at a comprehensive assessment of knowledge of the candidates and has essentially to be in the nature of a rigorous test of their professional ability. The examination will consist of (i) a written examination of a substantially higher standard than that associated with normal selection for promotion to Class-II and (ii) Viva-voce. (b) The subjects for the written examination, and the marks to be allotted to each of the papers set for the written examination, viva-voce and record of service will be as under :-

(i) Written Examination

Paper-I   General Knowledge   50   100

English Language   50

Paper-II(A)   Professional subject   100

Paper-II(B)  -do-   100

Paper-III   General Financial and

Establishment Rules and Procedures   100

ii) Record of service   50

Marks for Record of Service will be given on the basis of the last confidential reports and relevant service records of the candidate.

iii) Viva-voce

Personality, Address Leadership and Academic/ 50

c) In order to qualify, a candidate must secure a minimum of 60% marks in each of the subjects of written examination, in the record of service, and in the viva-voce separately, and also in the aggregate.

d) There will be no grading of successful candidates, as 'Outstanding', 'Very Good', etc. Their names will be arranged in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks obtained by each of the candidates.

For more details refer manual for procedure and policy on Group ‘B’ selection.

Railway Exam Group B Procedure and Policy