How much daily study is needed for the Railway exams?

Railway exams

RRB Group D, RRB NTPC, RRB JE – an overview

The railway recruitment board conducts various exams for the 12th passed and graduate students such as RRB Group D, RRB NTPC, RRB JE, etc. RRB posts hold good opportunities for the aspirants to grow. Clearing the RRB Group D, RRB NTPC of RRB JE exam gives a candidate a whole lot of benefits. But in order to gain all those benefits one has to clear either of these exams, which isn’t an easy task because of the existing strong competition. A great deal of candidates appear for the RRB Group D and RRB NTPC exams. It isn’t quite simple to crack these exams with mere coaching or via video lectures. One needs a strategized study plan with proper section wise methods to prepare effectively for each and every topic. 

Let’s take a look at the exam pattern of Railway exams:

Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Mathematics 25 25 90 Minutes
General Science 25 25
General Awareness and Current Affairs 20 20
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100  


How to perform well in the RRB Group D, RRB NTPC and RRB JE?

To perform well in the RRB Group D exam, time management while preparing for the exam is going to play a major role. The first step of preparation is to know about the most important sections that will come in the RRB Group D, RRB NTPC and RRB JE exams. Here are the subjects, topic wise, for the candidates to devise a study plan:

  1. General awareness: Economics, current affairs, history, politics, geography and railways related questions. 
  2. General intelligence and reasoning: Reasoning questions are to check your brain’s awareness. They are not based on formulas. This section can make your selection easier if you prepare with focus.
  3. Numerical ability: Candidates who are appearing for CBT test of JE and ALP should focus on this section carefully because it would require daily practice to score well. 

Following are some tips and methods which you can follow on a daily basis if you want to win the race in these railway exams:

  1. Candidates should prepare their own study plan in accordance with their daily routine for the preparation of RRB Group D and RRB NTPC Railway exams. The study plan must include a minimum of 2 hours of daily studies. To achieve success, one should follow his/her aim whole-heartedly and work hard regularly. 
  2. To qualify for the Railway exams with good marks, one should understand the importance of time management. According to the current level of competition, the candidate should work smarter instead of harder. The syllabus of the Railway exams should be completed as much earlier as possible so as to keep ample time for revisions and mock tests. 
  3. While preparing for the RRB Group D, RRB NTPC and RRB JE exams, the applicant should make his/her own notes.
  4. You can refer the following books for the preparation of Railway exams as they are considered the best in the market: 


General science Technical Ability Arithmetic Section General Awareness
General science for Indian Railways – ALP/Group D/NTPC/JE RRB Technical Exam by Dr. Chandresh Agarwal Arithmetic by RS Aggarwal Lucent’s General Knowledge
Lucent’s General Science by Ravi Bhusan Railway Technical Question Bank by Kiran Prakashan Quicker Reasoning by Upkar Publication Pratiyogita Darpan by Upkar Publication
RRB: Senior Section Engineer by Ramesh Publishing House Upkar RRB Exam by Khanna and Verma Indian Railways Loco Pilot Exam by Disha Experts General Knowledge & Awareness 2017 & 18 for RRB Railway
General Science by Arihant Experts RRB Technician by Dr. Lal & Mishra Time Competitive Arithmetic Objective by Sagir Ahmad Manorama Yearbook by Malayala Manorama


5. Practice mock tests on a regular basis to ace the RRB exam’s preparation. In addition, practice previous year’s question papers with time limit sessions. This method will benefit you a great deal in the main exam. 

Keeping all the above pointers in mind, do not skip more than a couple of days during the preparation of Railway exams. Study regularly and perform well in the exam.


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