RRB JE (Electronics and Allied Engineering) CBT 1 and 2 | Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Notes, Books

RRB JE (Electronics and Allied Engineering) CBT 1 and 2 | Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Notes, Books

Which branches are there in Electronics and Allied Engineering?

  1. Electronics Engineering
  2. Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  3. Communication Engineering
  4. Computer Science and Engineering
  5. Computer Engineering
  6. Computer Science
  7. Information Technology
  8. Combination of substreams of basic streams of the above disciplines

Important Dates

The closing of online submission of application: 7 Feb 2019
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT): April/May 2019

CBT Stage 1

Duration: 90 Minutes (120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe) 
No of Questions: 100

CBT Stage 1: Syllabus

MathematicsNumber systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.
General AwarenessKnowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments etc.
General SciencePhysics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus).

CBT Stage 1: Section wise Number of Questions

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
General Awareness1515
General Science3030

CBT Stage 2

Duration: 120 minutes (160 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe)
No of Questions: 150

CBT Stage 2 (Electronics & Allied Engineering Exam Group): Syllabus

General AwarenessKnowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments etc.
Physics and ChemistryUp to 10th standard CBSE syllabus.
Basics of Computers and ApplicationsArchitecture of Computers; input and Output devices; Storage devices, Networking, Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux; MS Office; Various data representation; Internet and Email; Websites & Web Browsers; Computer Virus.
Basics of Environment and Pollution ControlBasics of Environment; Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies; Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control; Waste Management, Global warming; Acid rain; Ozone depletion.
Technical AbilitiesMentioned Below

CBT Stage 2 (Electronics & Allied Engineering Exam Group): Technical Abilities

Electronic Components & MaterialsConductors, Semi conductors & Insulators; Magnetic materials; Jointing & Cleaning materials for U/G copper cable & OFC; Cells and Batteries (chargeable and non chargeable); Relays, Switches, MCB & Connectors.
Electronic Devices and circuitsPN Junction diodes, thyristor; Diode and triode circuits; Junction Transistors; Amplifiers; Oscillator; Multivibrator, counters; Rectifiers; Inverter and UPS.
Digital ElectronicsNumber System & Binary codes; Boolean Algebra & Logic gates; Combinational & Sequential logic circuits; A/D & D/A converter, counters; Memories
Linear Integrated CircuitIntroduction to operational Amplifier; Linear applications; Non Linear applications; Voltage regulators; Timers; Phase lock loop.
Microprocessor and MicrocontrollerIntroduction to microprocessor, 8085 microprocessor working; Assembly Language programming; Peripherals & other microprocessors; Microcontrollers
Electronic MeasurementsMeasuring systems; Basic principles of measurement; Range Extension methods; Cathode ray oscilloscope, LCD, LED panel; Transducers
Communication EngineeringIntroduction to communication; Modulation techniques; Multiplexing Techniques; Wave Propagation, Transmission line characteristics, OFC; Fundamentals of Public Address systems, Electronic exchange, Radar, Cellular and Satellite Communication
Data communication and NetworkIntroduction to data communication; Hardware and interface; Introduction to Networks and Networking devices; Local Area Network and Wide area network; Internet working.
Computer ProgrammingProgramming concepts; Fundamentals of ‘C’ and C ++; Operators in ‘C’ and C ++; Control Statements; Functions, Array String & Pointers, File Structure; Data Structure and DBMS
Basic Electrical Engg.DC Circuits; AC fundamentals; Magnetic, Thermal and Chemical effects of Electric current; Earthing – Installation, Maintenance, Testing.

CBT Stage 2: Section wise Number of Questions

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness1515
Physics & Chemistry1515
Basics of Computers and Applications1010
Basics of Environment and Pollution
Technical Abilities100100

RRB JE CBT 1 Notes

General Science Notes


General Science MCQs

Best Books to Buy

Books for CBT 1


Name of the BookAuthorPublication
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic 2018Rajesh VermaArihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S AggarwalS Chand Publication
Magical Books On Quicker MathsManoj TyraBsc Publication

General Science

Name of the BookAuthorPublication
Lucent’s General ScienceRavi BhushanLucent

Current Affairs

Name of the BookAuthorPublication
General KnowledgeVariousLucent
India 2018: A Reference AnnualPublication Division

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthorPublication
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 2018RS AggarwalS Chand Publication

Maths, GS, GA & Reasoning Combined for CBT 1

RRB JE Study Guide 2019 Stage 1 – by Arihant Experts

Books for CBT 2

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19 thoughts on “RRB JE (Electronics and Allied Engineering) CBT 1 and 2 | Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Notes, Books

  1. i’ve studied IT, and should i have to study these electronics too?, i have applied for RRB JE, why is electronics present in computers?

    1. There are multiple disciplines for which you can apply.
      I believe you are confused in between ‘Junior Engineer (Information Technology)’ and ‘RRB JE (Electronics and Allied Engineering )’.
      This post is related to the later one, as there are only 29 posts for JE (IT).
      So, If you have applied for JE (Electronics & allied), then only this course material is beneficial for you.

  2. Sir. My exam group is electronics and allied engineering but i am computer science student so my confusion is that which syllabus i have to follow

    1. It doesn’t matter which stream are you from. You’ll have to follow the syllabus of ‘Electronics & Allied Engineering’, which I have mentioned in this post. It is common for all the branches who were eligible and have applied for this particular exam group.

  3. Sri, my trade in engineering is computer science & Information technology (CSIT), But my exam group is electronics and allied engineering, so am too confused to which syllabus should i follow, and also can you refer which book i should prepare

    1. Latha, there can’t be two different things. The exam group should be either CS/IT or Electronics and Allied Engineering.
      If you meant that you are from CS/IT but you have applied for Electronics and allied Exam group, that’s perfectly fine. All you have to do is focus on Electronics, which you must have studied at your college.
      If you have further doubts, email me your application PDF.
      I’ll be focussing only on Electronics & Allied Group and not on CS/IT as the later doesn’t have many vacancies.
      Now, coming to the syllabus and books, Syllabus and other information is already mentioned above in this post and for books, check my reply to Arpita Pandey.

  4. Hi sir my branch is Computer science and Engineering but it was adding to the group of Electronics & allied group,so now i had marked combination of substream of computer science and engineering. Is that ok or will there be any problem?

    1. They can’t add you anywhere. You’ll have to select a particular exam group.
      Being a CSE student, you can apply either for the Electronics and Allied engineering or Computer Science and Information Technology exam group.

      1. First of all, finalise the Exam Group of your interest.
      2. Then, check the vacancy table on the RRB website (Remember that CS/IT exam group don’t have many vacancies, neither all RRBs have them)
      3. At last, select the RRB of your choice (Again, remember that all RRBs might not have the vacancy for a particular post)

      Don’t wait for the last minute, as due to high traffic, you might not be able to complete the application process.

      Good Luck

  5. hello sir

    i have done b tech from information technology but my exam group is electronics and allied engineering. so what technical syllabus will i have to read for CBT-2 (electronics or information technology)
    Please help me sir regarding this.

  6. Sir I have applied for JE IT but exam group is
    electronic and allied engg in application form how this can possible . I have confusion plz help

  7. Sir .Gud morning.
    Pradeep Sir,
    I complete my diploma from ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING. I have no idea what should i study for CBT- 2 for RRB JE.
    please also tell me where should i check which course i have to select.

    1. Hi Himanshu, I have provided the syllabus and the links to buy the books for JE in this post. Go through the syllabus and study the topics online or offline. I will try to write some posts and to create some videos for CBT 2 after the CBT 1 results.

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