RRB Group D Syllabus 2020 & Exam Pattern | CBT Exam 2020

RRB Group D Syllabus: Worried about the upcoming Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D Exam 2020 & searching for the latest syllabus guide to crack Computer Based Test (CBT). Then, your search ends here because we have got you with the detail RRB Group D syllabus.

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RRB Group D Exam 2020- Exam Details


Computer Based Test (CBT) RRB Group D 2020

CBT Exam Date  15-December-2020
CBT SyllabusGeneral Science (25 marks),
Mathematics (25 marks),
General Intelligence
& Reasoning (30 marks),
General Awareness & Current Affairs (20 marks)  
Duration90 minutes  
MarkingOne marks for each correct answer.
1/3rd marks deduction for each wrong answer.

The detailed section-wise RRB Group D CBT exam syllabus given below:

RRB Group D 2020 – Mathematics Syllabus

For mathematics, candidates assumed to know the maths till 10th standard to test calculative skills. The topics & chapters need to be covered mentioned below:

Approx Value
Square Root
Reciprocal of Number
Surds & Indice  
Data InterpretationTabular Graph
Pie Chart
Line Graph
Bar Graph  
Linear Equation in 1 Variable
Linear Equation in 2 Variables
Quadratic Equations
Unit Digit
Linear Inequalities & Functions  
PercentagesCalculation-oriented basic percentage  
Number SystemLCM & HCF
Divisibility & Remainder
Rational & Irrational Numbers  
AveragesAverage Weight / Height / Age / Marks
Average Money Expenditure
Average Temperature etc  
Ratio & ProportionSimple Ratios
Compound Ratios
Direct or Indirect Proportion
Componendo & Dividendo
Fourth Proportional
Third Proportional
Mean Proportional  
Mixture ProblemsProblems on making a mixture of two or more entities.  
MensurationArea & Volume of Square, Rectangle, Circle or Semicircle, Triangle, Rhombus, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid, Sphere, Right Prism, Tetrahedron, Pyramid.  
Time & WorkWork Efficiency
Work & Wages
Speed, Time & DistancePartial Speed
Relative Speed
Average Speed
Boat & River
Problem on trains  
InterestSimple Interest
Compound Interest
Combined problems on SI & CI  
Profit & LossDishonest Dealing
Successive Selling
Marked Price & Mixture Problems  
Number SeriesProblems on Completing the Series
Finding the Missing Term
Finding the Wrong Term  
GeometryBasic problems on Triangles
Congruence & Similarity
Theorems on Segments, Tangents & Chords
Basic Qs on Quadrilaterals & Co-ordinate Geometry  
Trigonometry  Identities
Heights & Distances
Maximum & Minimum values
Circular measure of Angles  
ProbabilityBasic Problem on Probability  

Sharing a list of weightage as per topic in the exam– Maths:

TopicNo. of Questions
Simple Interest & Compound Interest2
Pipe & Cistern1
Profit & Loss3 – 4
Time & Work2
Time, Speed & Distance2
Pie Chart2

RRC Group D 2020 – General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

This exam conducted to test a candidate’s logical reasoning ability & awareness. Following are the list of topics to be covered:

Analogies  Letter Based Analog
Letter & Number Based Analog
Meaning Based Analog
GK Based Analog
Image-based & based on members of the group.
SeriesAlphabetic Series
Number Series
Mixed Series
General Knowledge Series
Coding & Decoding  Coding & Decoding by letter shifting
Coding & Decoding in fictitious language
Coding letter of a word
Operation based on place value
Coding by analog  
Relationships  General blood relation problems
Family tree problems
Coded blood relation problems  
Jumbling or Puzzles  Quant based Puzzle
Logical Puzzle (Equation insert, BODMAS rule, Inequality, coded logic)
Seating Arrangement (Circular Arrangement, Linear Arrangement)
Double Line up
Clock Calendar  
Missing NumberMatrix & diagram related problems  
Classification  Letter Based
Letter & Number Based
Meaning Based
General Knowledge Based
Image Based
Number Based  
Statement – Arguments &Assumptions (Verbal Reasoning)  Statements & ConclusionsStatements & InferencesStatement & AssumptionsAssertion & ReasonCourse of ActionStatements & Arguments  
Alphabetic & Word Test  Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse Dictionary Order)
New word by adding the Prefix
New word by adding Suffix
Jumble Word
Word Formation  
Non-Verbal Reasoning  Assemble Image
Mirror Image
Hidden Image
Completion of Incomplete Pattern
Cubes & Dices
Paper Folding & Cutting Missing Term
Counting Figures  
Venn Diagram & Syllogism    Logical Venn Diagram
Venn Diagram Problem
Direction & Distance  Route & network-based problems.

Sharing a list of weightage as per topic in the exam- Reasoning:

TopicNo. of Questions
Syllogism4 – 5
Venn Diagram2 – 3
Mathematical Calculation2
Mirror Image1
Odd one out3 – 4
Coding & Decoding2 – 3
Analogy7 – 8
Statement & Conclusion2
Counting Figure1

RRB Group D 2020 – General Awareness & Current Affairs Syllabus

Current affairs are an important exam to test candidates’ awareness & interest in what’s trending in the world. Following topics not to be missed by the candidate:

HistoryIndian Freedom Struggle
Ancient History
Medieval History
Post Independence History  
Politics  Constitution of India
Government Portfolios etc
Geography  Indian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.)  
Current Affairs  Art & Culture
Awards & Honors
Business & Economy
Books & Authors
Committees & Recommendations
National Affairs
People & Places in News
Defense News
Government Policies & Scheme
Days & Events
Capitals & Currencies
Appointments & Resignations
Economics  Indian Economy
Economic Organizations
World Economy
Economic Theory
Economic Reforms  
Any other subject of importance  Banking Awareness
Science & Technology
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies etc.  

RRB Group D 2020 – General Science Syllabus

This section tests the basic knowledge of science & terminology on the grounds of Class 10th CBSE level. The topics are as follow:

General Physics
Work & Motion
Work Energy
Electricity etc  
Basic Reactions
Chemistry in everyday life
Periodic Tables
Acid Bases & Salt  
Life Sciences
Plant Analogy
Human Analogy

Other topics such as Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Astronomy & Space Technology, Computers & Mobile Technology, Inventions & Discoveries, Nutrition, Military Technology, Diseases etc also covered in the exam.

Sharing a list of weightage as per topic in the exam- General Science:

TopicNo. of Questions
Physics9 – 11
Chemistry7 – 9
Biology8 – 11

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Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning  Dr R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination  Dr R S Aggarwal
Objective General Knowledge  Dr R S Aggarwal

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