Railway JE – Junior Engineer

Railway JE Recruitment 2019

Railway JE Recruitment 2018-19 is going to held to recruit candidates for the posts of Junior Engineer(JE), Junior Engineer(Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent(DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant(CMA). Railway Recruitment Board conducts Railway JE examination giving candidates a golden opportunity to fulfill their dream of joining the prestigious Government Sector. RRB JE 2019 Recruitment is especially for the candidates who are having the engineering qualification either in Degree or Diploma from any recognised university. RRB has introduced 13,487 vacancies for Railway JE Recruitment 2018-19 Exam.

RRB JE 2019 Online Application

The Online Registration for Railway JE 2019 Exam will start from 02nd January 2019. All candidates can apply online for Railway JE 2019 Exam by 31st January 2019. The online application link will be updated here on 2nd January.

RRB JE 2019 Vacancies: 13,487

RRB JE 2019 Vacancy has been revised from 14,033 to 13,487 for the post of Junior Engineer (JE), Junior Engineer (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). Let’s have a look at the post wise revised vacancy for Railway JE 2019 Exam.

Post Old Vacancy Updated Vacancy
Junior Engineer 13034 12844
Junior Engineer (Information Technology) 49 29
Depot Material Superintendent 456 227
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant 494 387
Total 14033 13487

RRB JE 2019 Exam Dates

The Exam dates for Railway JE 2019 Exam has not been released yet. The exam dates for Railway JE exam will be updated here soon. Let’s have a look at the important dates for RRB JE 2019 Exam.

Events Dates
Railway JE 2019 Notification 2nd January 2019
Start of Railway JE 2019 Online Application 2nd January 2019
Railway JE 2019 Application Form Closes 31st January 2019
Online (Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI) submission of exam fee (Last Date) 5th February 2019 (until 10 PM)
Submission of Exam fee through SBI Bank
Challan (Last Date)
4th February 2019 (until 1 PM)
Submission of Exam fee through Post Office
Challan (Last Date)
4th February 2019 (until 1 PM)
Final Submission of Application 7th February 2019 (until 11:59 PM)
RRB JE CBT Exam Date To be notified later

Salary Railway JE Recruitment

The salary package of RRB Junior Engineer in 2019 after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission will be as per the table given below:

Salary of RRB Junior Engineer (JE) after 7th Pay Commission
Type of Posts Scale of Pay Pay Scale Grade of Pay
Junior Engineer (JE) Level – 6 Rs.35400 – 112400 Rs. 4,200
Junior Engineer (Information Technology) [JE(IT)]
Depot Material Superintendant (DMS)
Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

Besides the pay scale given above the employees are entitled for various allowances although these vary according to the respective Government Departments. Some allowances given are as follows:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Transport Allowance
  4. City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
  5. Railway Duty Pass
  6. Educational Allowance
  7. Medical Facilities
  8. Other Special Allowance

The House Rent Allowance (HRA) is generally evaluated according to the category they are appointed in the Government department, below is the table given for the update:

Category according to city HRA Before 7th Pay Commission HRA After 7th Pay Commission
X 30% 24%
Y 20% 16%
Z 10% 8%

Accurate Salary Structure of RRB JE after 7th Pay Commission is given below:

Component of Pay Class X Cities Class Y Cities Class Z Cities
Basic Pay 13500 13500 13500
Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic) 16875 16875 16875
House Rent Allowance 4,050 (30% of Basic) 2700 (20% of Basic) 1350 (10% of Basic)
Other Allowances (Approx.) 4000 4000 4000
Salary in Hand 38425 37075 35725
Deductions (Approx.) 2000 2000 2000
Total Pay 36425 35075 33725

Railway JE Eligibility

Age Limit  as on 01st  January 2019  (Relaxation is Applicable)

Minimum 18 years
Maximum       33 years

Railway JE Exam Pattern:   

First Stage CBT

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30       90 min
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 15        15
General Science      30 30
Total 100 100

Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Second Stage CBT

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration Total Time
1 General Awareness 15 15     120 min
2 Physics & Chemistry 15 15
3 Basics of Computers and Applications 10 10
4 Basics of Environment and Pollution Control 10 10
5 Technical Abilities 100 100
    150 150

Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in CBTs. 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Technical Abilities

S. No. Three years Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology Exam Group
1 Mechanical Engineering Production Engineering Automobile Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Machining Engineering Tools and Machining Engineering Tools and Die Making Engineering Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of above disciplines Mechanical and Allied Engineering
2 Electrical Engineering Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering Electrical and Allied Engineering
3 Electronics Engineering Instrumentation and Control Engineering Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Information Technology Combination of sub streams of basic streams of above disciplines. Electronics and Allied Engineering
4 Civil Engineering Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration Civil and Allied Engineering
5 Printing Technology/Engineering Printing Technology
S. No. Educational Qualifications Exam Group
1 B.Sc., Chemistry and Physics CMA
S. No. Educational Qualifications Exam Group
1 BE/B.Tech., (Computer Science) BE/B.Tech., (Information Technology) PGDCA B.Sc. Computer Science BCA DOEACC “B” Level Course of 3 years duration or equivalent Computer Science and Information Technology  

Educational Qualification

For Junior Engineer(JE) Candidate should possess a Diploma/Degree from any recognized university
For Depot Material Superintendent Applicants should possess Diploma/Degree from any recognized university.  
For Chemical & Metallurgical Department Candidates should have a Bachelors Degree in Science with Physics and Chemistry with minimum 45% marks  
Junior Engineer (Information Technology)            PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/ BCA/ Btech (IT)/ Btech (Computer Science)/ DOEACC B level course of 3 years duration or equivalent from recognised university/institute

Railway JE Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System Partnership
LCM & HCF Alligation & Mixture
Simplification Time and Work
Approximation Time, Speed and Distance
Percentage Mensuration
Profit & Loss Boats & Streams
Simple & Compound Interest Probability, Permutation and Combination
Ratio & Proportion Pipes & Cisterns
Problems on Age Data Sufficiency
Average Data Interpretation

Reasoning Ability

Analytical Decision Making Order & Ranking
Blood Relations Puzzles
Coding & Decoding Seating Arrangement
Direction & Distance Syllogism
Grouping & Scheduling Alpha Numeric Series
Inequality Decision Making
Input-Output Miscellaneous

 General Awareness

Static GK General Awareness on Railways
Awards & Honours Railway Budget
Sports Current Affairs
UNO Indian History
Committees and its Heads Geography

Technical Branch Knowledge

Electronics Engineering

Analog & Digital Circuits EMFT
Basics of Signals & Systems Generation & Recombination of System
Communication Digital Signal Processing
Electronic Devices & Circuits Junctions
Energy Bands Tunnel
Control System Microprocessor & Microcontroller
Diodes Wireless Communication

 Electrical Engineering

Analog & Digital Electronics Machines
Basics of Circuits & Power Electronics Circuit Theory
Circuits & Measurement Systems Power & Control Systems
Electrical & Electronics Measurements Signals & Systems

 Civil Engineering

Costing General Civil Engineering
Curves Hydraulics
Coordinate System Hydrology
Construction Highway Planning
Construction/Structure Engineering & Drawing Mechanics
Building Materials Projections
Concrete Structures Soil Mechanics
Estimating Structural Analysis
Error & Adjustments Steel Structures
Environmental Engineering Valuation

 Computer Science Engineering

Algorithms MS Office
Computer Fundamentals Network Communication
Computer Networks Software Engineering
DBMS System Programming
Operating Systems Web Technology
Languages Web Programming

 Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mechanics Machining & Machine Tool Operations
Fluid Mechanics Power Engineering
Casting Steam Tables
I.C Engine Cycles Heat Transfer
Kinematics of Machines Thermodynamics Cycles
Metrology & Inspection Power Engineering

 Information Technology

C,C++,Java Operating System
Computer Fundamentals & Organization Software Engineering
DBMS System Engineering
Data & Network Communication SAD
MS Office UNIX

Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant

Applied Chemistry Instrumentation & Measurement
Computers Material Science
Basic Concept of Fuel Polymers
Environment & Pollution Control Thermodynamics

 Instrumentation & Measurement Engineering

Analog & Digital Electronics Industrial Instrumentation
Basics of Measurement Systems Process Instrumentation
Circuits Transducers
Mechanical Measurement Flow Measurement  

Pre – Exam Training

Pre Exam Training is organized by RRB for various backward and reserved categories to give them a free training for the exam. No TA or DA is given to them. A separate list of the centers is generally released in the official notification of RRB. One needs to apply for it at the given link in the notification to avail it.

Interview Details

There is no interview only document verification is done after qualifying all the phases of RRB JE Exam.

Application Fee 

For UR/OBC Rs. 500/-
For SC/ST/PWD Rs. 250/-

Selection Process for RRB JE Recruitment 2019

1st  Phase 1st  Stage CBT
2nd Phase 2nd Stage CBT
3rd Phase Document Verification
4th Phase Medical Examination

Admit Card & Other info

Admit Card RRB JE 2019

Admit card plays an integral part of the examination therefore those appearing in RRB JE 2019 Exam should carry it by downloading it from the official website through log in id and password used at the time of registration. Applicants are required to carry valid ID Proof and passport size photograph. The list of valid ID is as given below:

  1. Aadhar card
  2. Driving license
  3. PAN card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Passport
  6. If the candidate is a government employee, then he can bring his ID card as his proof
  7. Valid ID cards of colleges, universities etc

Choose any of the above IDs and carry along at the time of the examination as it is required to be presented with ADMIT CARD.


Admit card will be available 10 to 15 days before the examination one can follow the relevant steps given below to download the same:

  1. First of all one should visit the official RRB website indianrailways.gov.in
  2. Then Click on the ‘RRB JE Admit Card’ link, a new page will open
  3. Go to the Login the page with the provided Registration Number and Password and click on the login button
  4. Providing the relevant details will generate your admit card on the system.
  5. Finally one can download the RRB JE admit card and by using the print option, take a print copy of it.


After all the phases of exams are over, result is declared after 2 to 3 months, which can be seen by the candidates after filling in the relevant details by visiting the official website. At times the merit list is declared where you need to know your roll number and search for it in the list of successful candidates.

Previous Year Exam Cut-off’s

RRB JE Cutoff

The official cutoff for RRB JE 2018-19 will be published by the board. The board itself will fix the cutoff for all the categories.  Candidates will be called for the next stage of the selection process based on the exam cutoff.

For RRB JE 2018-19, the official cutoff will be published by the board and they will fix the cutoff for all the categories. Thereafter, based on the exam cutoff, the candidates will be called for the next stage of the selection process. There are some important factors which affect the cutoffs every year and these factors are:-

  1. The number of candidates who are appearing in the exam
  2. The difficulty level of the exam
  3. The total number of vacancies
  4. The top marks scored by the candidates in the exam

The performance of the exam can be analyzed and students can estimate their scores if they check the given expected cutoff marks for 2015 and 2018-19 cutoffs which are given below:- 

RRB JE 2015 cutoff:

S no Category Cut off
1 General 76-84
2 OBC 75-79
3 SC 68-72
4 ST 64-70

RRB JE 2018-19 expected cutoffs:

S no Category Cutoff
1 General 84-90
2 OBC 75-80
3 SC 65-68
4 ST 65-70

Given below are the steps which are to be followed to check the category wise cutoff for RRB JE 2018-19:

  1. The students should visit the official website of RRB.
  2. After visiting the website, they should search for RRB JE cut off marks 2019.
  3. You should now click on the link which will get displayed.
  4. After clicking, the category-wise cutoff will be displayed on the screen.
  5. You should download it.

In RRB exam, the candidates who clear the cutoffs will be considered as qualified and the candidates who fail to qualify will be declared disqualified. 

Exam FAQ’s

Q.1 In Railways JE 2018-19 exams, can final year engineering students apply for any post?

– No, they cannot apply for any post.

Q.2 Who can apply for the post of Depot Material Superintendent (DMS)?

–The candidates who have Three years Diploma or degree in Engineering in any discipline from a recognized University/ Institute can apply for the post of DMS.

Q.3 Can a candidate who is applying for the post of DMS choose CMA (Physics and Chemistry) group as technical abilities subject?

– The candidates who are applying for the post DMS post cannot choose CMA (Physics & Chemistry) exam group as the technical abilities subject.

Q.4 What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the post of JE Information Technology?

– The candidates who have PGDCA / B.Sc. (Computer Science) / BCA / B.Tech. (Information Technology) / B.Tech. (Computer Science)/ DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent from recognized University / Institute through regular or open and Distance Learning mode of education can apply for the post of JE Information Technology.

Q.5 What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the post of Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) post?

– The candidates who have Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics & Chemistry with minimum of 45% marks from a recognized University/Institute can apply for the post of Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant (CMA).

NOTE– The candidate must have studied Physics and Chemistry as the main subject in their graduation.

Q.6 Can students choose their regional language as the exam language?

Despite the fact that English is the default language, the students can choose their regional language as the exam language. If a student wishes to choose any other language as his exam language then he can select from the list of following languages- Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. If, in any case, there is any type of difference/discrepancy/dispute in the Questions between English and the opted language, then the content of English version will be considered.

Q.7 For appearing in CBT stage 2 (Technical Abilities), which exam group should students choose?

– The students can choose the exam group as per their educational qualifications. The candidates whose educational qualifications are not figuring in the chart but are eligible for DMS posts have to choose any one of the above listed Exam Groups other than CMA Exam Group, during the registration for online applications of this CEN.

Q.8 Which exam group will be suitable for the candidates who have B. Tech (Computer Science/IT)?

– The candidates who have educational qualifications of BE/B.Tech (Computer Science) or BE/B.Tech (Information Technology) can apply for both the posts of JE(S&T Department) and JE (IT), but will have to opt for either Electronics and Allied Engineering Exam Group or Computer Science and Information Technology Exam Group.

Q.9 What can be reason for the candidates not getting desired post preference while filing up the application form?

– Before filling up the application form, the candidates should make sure that they have acquired the knowledge about post-wise vacancies in their region while applying. The visible posts for preference will be those who vacancies are released by candidate’s chosen RRB.

Q.10 Which is the eligible post for the candidate having MCA degree?

– The candidate having MCA degree can apply for JE IT post only.

Q.11 Is there any similarity in exam pattern of DMS, CMA, JE (any post)?

– Yes, there is similarity in exam pattern for all these posts but there is difference in CBT stage 2 where the technical abilities subject will differ as per candidate’s exam group.

Q.12 Is there any provision to apply for more than one post?

– Yes, the candidates can apply for more than one post but they have to select their preference while filling up the application form. In addition, the candidate will also have to choose only one exam group to appear in the exam.

Q.13 Can a student change his chosen RRB after filling up application form and receiving registration number?

– No, the student can’t change his RRB. It is because once the RRB is selected, preliminary registration is completed and registration number is allotted then under any circumstances, change of RRB will not be permitted.

Q.14 Will selected candidate get permanent jobs?

– Yes, the selected candidates will get permanent jobs.

Q.15 What will be the basis for the final merit- CBT stage 1, CBT stage 2 or both?  

– CBT stage 1 test is of screening nature while the short listing of candidates for the DV will be based on the normalized marks obtained by candidates in CBT stage 2. The normalization scheme which will be followed for short listing the candidates from 1st Stage CBT to 2nd Stage CBT and for DV will be based on candidate’s performance in 2nd Stage CBT.