How to prepare for RRB? Model question paper pattern of RRB
Recruitment will be based on the performance in the written tests for the prescribed posts. Question paper will be of objective type. 100 to 120 questions will be present. Test duration is 90 minutes.
1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There are four divisions in the question paper.
1. General awareness
2. General English/General Hindi
4. Analytical and qualitative skills
1. General awareness:
General awareness plays a vital role in achieving the job through this test. More questions are likely to be from standard general knowledge and current affairs.
Important aspects to be prepared for standard G.K. are International organizations conferences, work nature, awards, gifts, sports, its importance, Indian tradition and culture, science and technology related aspects, geographical terminology, important dates, books and authors, tallest, highest, longest in the world. National and International affairs, persons and places in news are important.
Other important aspects relating to the exam:
o Indian History: Ancient, middle age and modern history (Independence movement) of India.
o Indian political system: Recent amendments in the constitution, newly amended salaries of the famous personalities, parliamentary committees.
o World and Indian geographical status: Indian physical features, rivers, mineral resources, communication field, transport facilities.
o Indian financial system
o General science: Physical and chemical sciences, botany and zoology, science and technology.
Questions can be asked in all the above aspects based on fundamentals only. To prepare for this 6th to 10th class science and social books will be of use.
To gain command over G.K., current affairs regular reading of newspapers, special essays, editorials and magazines will be of immense use. Also books like Manorama year book, India year book will be useful.
2. General English:
For this test English grammar read up to the level of 10th standard is sufficient. Studying Wren and Martin book and the exercises in this book should be practiced. More concentration should be given with regard to synonyms, antonyms, one word substitutions, prepositions, verbs, tenses, question tags, comprehension passages. Awareness should be improved in Verbs which are the life of the language.
Questions are asked from simplifications, number systems, time and distance, time and work, profit and loss, percentages, averages, compound interest, simple interest, geometry. BODMAS formula should be followed. Problems should be solved and practiced using formulae.
Maths books from 6th to 8th class should be prepared. There are more chances of getting the job if each and every point is prepared concentrated. Along with these topics in the Intermediate maths like probabilities, permutations and combinations should be prepared. Quantitative Aptitude book written by R S Agaarwal will be of more use.
4. Analytical and Quantitative skills
Candidates’ talent in the analysis, reasoning and numerical skills will be tested in this sector.