Railway Group D one month preparation Plan

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the entrance exam for Group D and technician recruitment. The notification that was published shows 62907 vacancies for the post of Group D. Earlier, an article about the selection process was published. This article intends to provide the preparation tips for RRB Group D exam.

Let us a take a quick look at the exam pattern:

Exam Subject Marks Exam Duration
Written Test General Knowledge 20 90 Minutes
Arithmetic Ability 25
General Intelligence 25
General Science 30
Total 100


Tips for General Awareness Section:

  • Go through the Current Affairs, Economics, Politics, History, Geography, Railways related Questions. Following news channels and newspapers is the best way to develop general awareness.
  • Prepare by referring to The Manorama Year Book.
  • Take quizzes that are available online.
  • One of the very effective ways to prepare for General Awareness is by group study, share the information you have, let others also provide some information.

Tips for Arithmetic Ability:

  • Revise the formulae that you may have studied in class 8th. Prepare right from the basics onwards, like Profit & Loss, Interest Calculation, Area/Volume, flow rate, work, numbers, ratio, algebra, trigonometry etc. You must by heart the formulae that are required to solve the problems.
  • Understand the concepts well.
  • It is utmost important to manage your time effectively.
  • Solve RRB Group D online test series , practice model papers.
  • The self-assessment tests are important to improve your accuracy and speed.

General Intelligence/Reasoning:

  • The General Intelligence questions come from series, direction, rotation, sequence, symmetry, relations, etc. Practice from the RRB Group d previous year question papers.


Recommended Books to prepare:

General Awareness and Current Affairs:

Name of Book Publisher
 Lucent’s General Knowledge  Lucent Publication
 Pratiyogita Darpan  Upkar Publication
 Manorama Year Book 2017 (English)  Malayala Manorama



Name of Book Author Publisher
 Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition  M.Tyra, K.Kundan  Magical Book Series
 Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition  R.S Aggarwal  S.Chand Publisher
 Fast Track Objective Arithmetic  Rajesh Varma  Arihant Publishers


General Intelligence Reasoning:

Name of Book Author Publisher
 Test of Reasoning  Edgar Thorpe  Pearson
 A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning  R.S Aggarwal  S.Chand Publisher


General Science:

Name of Book Publisher
 Lucent’s General Knowledge
(Science section)
 Lucent Publication


The tips covered in this article should help you in your preparation for RRB Group D Exams.


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