Railways conduct written exams for various posts under their recruitment boards. The selection is based on single stage exam and the candidate, who qualifies is selected only on merit. This exam is mandatory for anyone who’s applying in railways.
The syllabus includes multiple choice questions on–
General Awareness- based on the current events, news, budget and five year plans, national and international organizations, and knowledge of what’s going around the world.
Arithmetic Ability– is based on the topics related to math like number system, simplification, mensuration, data interpretation, algebra, etc.
Technical Ability– this section is to test your knowledge from the technical point of view and your presence of mind while answering the questions.
Reasoning Ability– this section is sub-divided in two segments, verbal and non-verbal. This is to test the reasoning ability, from a group of events mainly based on coding and decoding, analogy, decision making, etc.
General Intelligence– this section is generally objective type questions related to arithmetic, general awareness, reasoning and general science.
The age limit for general exam is between 18 and 30 years, a bachelor’s degree in any field and good computer typing skills in English and Hindi. Whereas, in case of technical hiring, the age limit is up to 33 years, 10+2 with physics and math or a degree in computer networking.