RRB JE Exam - RRB Junior Engineer Exam Dates & Details

RRB JE Exam 2021- The Railway Board releases the notification for RRB JE Exam recruitment. The RRB Junior Engineer 2021 notification is yet to be released by the board. The Railways Recruitment Board conducts the RRB Junior Engineer exam in order to recruit candidates with science and engineering backgrounds to fill in the various technical posts available in the Indian Railways.

The article highlights the RRB JE exam recruitment details. To know more about other RRB Exams, visit the linked article.

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In this article, candidates will be provided detailed information related to RRB Junior Engineer exam.

Table of Contents:

  1. RRB JE Notification
  2. RRB JE Exam Pattern
  3. RRB JE Syllabus
  4. RRB JE Eligibility
  5. RRB JE Exam Date
  6. RRB JE Recruitment
  7. RRB JE Preparation
  8. RRB JE Admit Card
  9. RRB JE Salary
  10. RRB JE Result


The Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world, ferrying close to a million passengers daily across many destinations in India. To keep it running, Junior Engineers play a crucial role.

The Railway Board is to announce the notification for RRB JE Exam 2021 exam soon.  Aspirants of RRB JE exam can check RRB JE Notification for detailed information.

The RRB JE Exam 2021 is for the recruitment of the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Engineer (IT)
  • Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

Aspirants for Railway exams must know that from now on a Common Eligibility Test (CET) shall be conducted to appoint candidates to Group B and Group C, Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted posts under SSC, RRB and IBPS. This CET shall be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) and candidates can visit the linked article to learn more about the same.

RRB JE Notification

The RRB JE Notification 2021 will provide details regarding the recruitment process of Railway Junior Engineer exam. It mentions the information related to the application process, eligibility, opening and closing date of RRB JE exam registrations, exam pattern and syllabus, exam centres etc.

The notification for RRB JE 2021 exam will be made available on the official RRB website (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/) candidates can visit the same to register for the exam and other RRB JE Recruitment details.

RRB JE Exam Notification 2019

Since the last recruitment notification released by the Railway Board was for 2019 RRB JE exam, aspirants can go through the related details for their reference.

The RRB announced a total 13487 vacancies for the Junior Engineer categories according to the official notification released on December 29th 2018. The applications for RRB JE exam began on January 2nd, 2019. further details can be checked on the PDF given below

RRB JE Notification 2019:-Download PDF Here

RRB JE Exam Dates

The exam date for Railway Junior Engineer is specified in the recruitment notification released by the conducting body. The table below highlights the tentative dates for RRB JE 2021 examination-

RRB JE Exam 2021 Tentative Date
RRB Junior Engineer Exam events Tentative Dates 
Date of Issue of RRB JE Notification To be announced
Opening of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam To be announced
Closing of Online Registration for RRB JE Exam To be announced
Closing of offline payment To be announced
Complete closure of all online application process 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 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT- II) Result To be announced

RRB Junior Engineer Exam 2019 – Dates

The Railway Recruitment Board released the RRB JE exam date for the year 2019 along with the notification. According to the exam calendar, the RRB JE 2019 exams are scheduled to begin between April and May 2019. The details of the RRB JE Exam are given below:

RRB JE Exam – 2019 Dates
Notification 29th December 2018
Application start 2nd January 2019
Last date of application 31st January 2019
Exam Dates (CBT- I) May 22nd 2019
Exam Dates ( CBT – II) August 28th 2019
RRB JE Result ( CBT – II) November 1st, 2019

To know more about the updates regarding the RRB JE Exam Dates, visit the linked article.

Also, check the RRB result page for detailed information regarding the results of the Junior Engineer examination.

RRB JE Recruitment

The main objective of the RRB JE Recruitment process is to select candidates of exceptional acumen and robust fitness are recruited for the various technical posts in the Indian Railways.

The Recruitment board has not yet released any official notification for the Junior Engineer 2021 recruitment. The tables below give a general overview of the RRB JE Recruitment Process for the Railway Junior Engineer Exam.

RRB JE recruitment 2021 details

RRB JE 2021 Recruitment Details
Categories RRB JE Recruitment 2021
Exam name Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer Exam – RRB JE
Name of the Posts Junior Engineer, Junior Engineer (IT), Depot Materials Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant
Centralised Advertisement number Not notified
Exam Conducting Authority Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB)
Job Category Government Job (Central Government)
Exam level All India Level
RRB Exam Vacancies Not notified
RRB Exam Selection process RRB JE CBT-I, RRB JE CBT-II, Document Verification and Medical Examination

Highlights of Railway Junior Engineer 2019 Recruitment

RRB JE 2019 Recruitment
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for Junior Engineers
Vacancies 13487
Work Location All Over India
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam Thee stages
Official Website http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/

For more details about the RRB JE Recruitment process, visit the linked article.

RRB JE Eligibility

The candidates willing to write the RRB JE Exam 2021 must keep in mind the following RRB JE Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nationality / Citizenship: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan.
  2. Age: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 30 years.
  3. Education: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university.
  4. Medical Examination: Candidates should pass certain medical standards as prescribed by the RRB.

To know more in detail about the eligibility criteria, candidates can visit the RRB JE Eligibility page.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

Candidates writing the RRB JE Exam need to keep the following stages of the RRB JE Exam Pattern in mind:

  1. CBT Stage – I
  2. CBT Stage – II
  3. Document Verification / Medical Examination

*Note: It is necessary that candidates pass both the first two stages in order to appear for the Document Verification/Medical Examination stage. Failing any one stage means that the candidate will not pass the RRB JE Recruitment process.

RRB JE Syllabus

This section will cover the RRB JE Syllabus for each subject in the exam. The subjects are different in both the stages of the CBT.

The syllabus for CBT Stage – I are as follows:

  1. General Awareness
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  3. General Science

For the preparation of the general awareness section of the RRB JE Exam, candidates can refer Static GK page.

Candidates can also take help from the Current Affairs page that is updated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to help you easily and effectively prepare for the general awareness section.

The syllabus for CBT Stage – II are as follows:

  1. Physics & Chemistry
  2. General Awareness
  3. Basics of Computer and Applications
  4. Technical Knowledge
  5. Environment and Pollution Control

To get more details regarding the wide range of topics covered in both the stages of the CBT, visit the RRB JE Syllabus Page.

RRB JE Preparation

Like every government exam, the RRB JE exam is one of the most competitive exams as it will enable candidates to become a part of a prestigious Central Government institution. Therefore, a good preparation strategy is the need of the hour to crack the RRB JE Exam.

To that extent, applicants need to be familiar with both the RRB JE Syllabus and its subsequent exam pattern for a sound preparation strategy. Once both the syllabus and the exam pattern is understood, attempting the exam will be an easy affair.

The strategy for RRB JEC exam preparation is given in brief below:

  1. Check the RRB JE Eligibility Criteria
  2. Understanding the RRB JE Exam Pattern properly
  3. Go through the detailed RRB JE Syllabus.
  4. Having a clear concept on the various topics in the RRB JE exam
  5. Refer important study materials related to the topics in the exam and take free Online Quizzes.

To get more preparation tips and tricks to help in cracking the exam, the candidates can visit the RRB JE Preparation page.

RRB JE Apply Online

The RRB JE online application is invited through the official notification released by RRB. The candidates willing to apply for RRB JE are allowed to do the same within the time period of 25-30 days. Candidates have to be very careful while filling the RRB JE exam application form.

The application fees for RRB JE exam is INR 500 for the General Category and INR 250 for the females of all category and the reserved category candidates.

The RRB JE notification also mentions that RRB JE exam fees will be refunded fully to candidates belonging to the reserved category when they appear in RRB JE CBT-1 exam. The candidates belonging to the unreserved category will receive INR 400 back in their account on appearing in the RRB JE CBT-I.

The detailed information on RRB JE Apply online is given in the link attached.

RRB JE Admit Card

The facility to download the RRB JE Admit Card will be made available on the official website at least a few days before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the RRB JE Official Website to download their admit cards. Without the admit card candidates cannot appear for the RRB JE Exam.

Steps to download RRB JE Admit Card

  1. Visit the RRB website of the region you have applied for (http://www.rrbcdg.gov.in/).
  2. Feed your login credentials. You can choose to enter it in either English or Hindi.
  3. Enter the Registration Number that you have received during the time of application.
  4. You will then be redirected to a page where you should click on the option – “Download Admit Card”
  5. Enter your date of birth in the format prescribed or your password as received by you at the time of application
  6. Once submitted, your RRB JE Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Make sure to download your Call Letter well in advance to avoid any technical glitches
  7. You can download your RRB Je Admit Card and take a printout. Try to keep a few more copies for future use.

To get more information regarding the RRB JE Admit Card, visit the linked article.

RRB JE Salary

The Railway Board offers lucrative salary for the RRB Junior Engineer post. The RRB Junior Engineer salary will depend upon the location of posting. The Indian Railways have divided cities into 3 classes in which candidates will receive their salary according to the class of the city they have been posted.

The basic pay that has been decided as per the 7th pay commission guidelines is Rs.35,400/- and other allowances entitled at that time. Various Railway JE post and pay scale are given below:

Name of the Post Pay Band Grade pay
Junior Engineer (JE) Rs.35400 – Rs.112400 Rs. 4,200
Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

Further details regarding RRB JE Salary can be checked on the linked page.

RRB JE Result

The Junior Engineer Result is published in a PDF format separately for all the 21 RRB regions. The Railway Board releases the Railway Junor Engineer Result Tier-wise.

Candidates appearing for Railway Junior Engineer 2021 exam are required to visit the respective regional websites to check the RRB JE 2021 result.

Since the last recruitment was RRB JE 2019 and the board has announced the final result, candidates can check the RRB JE Result on the link provided for relevant information.

The path in cracking the RRB JE Exam is paved with obstacles but a good preparation strategy coupled with hard work and dedication will be the winning factor. In this regard, candidates can always take the assistance of the well-curated study materials created by BYJU’S.

Frequently Asked Question – RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam 2021


Q.1. Are the candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation eligible to fill the RRB JE application form?

Ans. No, the candidates appearing for the final year or awaiting the final result of the prescribed educational qualification do not fulfil RRB JE eligibility conditions. He/She must possess the required qualification before filling the RRB JE application.

Q.2. Is there any interview in RRB JE recruitment?

Ans. There is no interview round in the RRB JE recruitment process. RRB JE official notification has no mention of Interview/personality test/group discussion or any such process.

Q.3. What is the total RRB JE vacancy for the last recruitment?

Ans. The last drive of RRB JE recruitment was for the year 2019 that released a total of 13487 vacancies. Previously the total RRB Junior Engineer Vacancy was 14033 which has been decreased by a total of 546 for JE Exam 2019.

Q.4. Is there negative marking for wrong attempts in RRB JE paper II?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/3 rd marks for each wrong answer in the RRB JE CBT 2. The RRB JE CBT 2 is an objective type test having 150 questions to be solved in 120 minutes.

Q 5. What is the expected RRB JE Cut-off for JE 2021 exam?

Ans. The expected RRB JE Cut-off for Junior Engineer 2021 exam is as mentioned below:

  • Schedule Tribe – 65 – 70 Marks.
  • Schedule Caste – 65 – 68 Marks.
  • OBC – 75 – 80 Marks
  • General – 84- 90 Marks.


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  1. When will be released RRB junior engineer notification 2020

  2. What is the expected RRB JE Cut -off for JE 2020 exam in CBT 1

  3. I am confused, some sites are still showing RRB 2021 form is to come ?? please help sir, I really want to know

    • Hi,
      Railway Board has not yet released any notification for the RRB JE 2021 examination. Please keep track of the page to stay updated.