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RRB – SENIOR SECTION ENGINEER (SSE) Exam Syllabus

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) will conduct a written exam for recruitment of Senior Section Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Communication, Maintenance, and Automobile ETC.), Chief Depot Material Superintend & Chemical Metallurgical Assistant

Railway Recruitment Posts: Gazetted (Group ‘A’ and ‘B’) and Non-Gazetted (Group ‘C’ and ‘D’) in 19 RRBs

Group ‘A’ Posts:

Group A posts is carried out by UPSC – appointed through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.

Group ‘B’ Posts:

These posts are not open to directly. The Group B posts link Section Officers Grade – upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ railway employees on deputation basis.

Group ‘C’ Posts:

Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Master, Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.

Group ‘D’ Posts:

These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Safaiwala / Safaiwali, Gunman, Peon etc.

Exam Pattern:- There will be a Objective Type Multiple Choice Question in the Written Exam for Senior Section Engineer (SSE). Pattern for the written exam will be as follows:-
  • Written exam will consists of Total 150 Questions.
  • Time Duration for Written exam is 2 Hours.
  • There will be Negative Marking of 1/3 Marks in the written exam.
  • 90 Questions will be asked from Technical Ability & General Science.
  • 60 Questions will be from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning
The syllabus for the written examination will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple answers and likely to include questions pertaining to

  • Part I General Awareness
  • Part II Arithmetic,
  • Part III General Intelligence
  • Part IV Reasoning and
  • Part V- Technical Ability

The question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and Local language as indicated in Para-15 given below and duration of the examination will be 2 hours with 150 questions.

There shall be negative mark in written examinations and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer@1/3 of the allotted marks for each question

SYLLABUS

Syllabus for the Senior Section Engineer (P-Way, Bridge, Works, Drawing Civil, Estimator, Research Engineering, Engineer Workshop, Mechanical Workshop, Mechanical, Carriage & Wagon, Dsl Mechanical, Dsl Electrical, Dsl (A), Loco, J&T (Jig & Tools) /(Drawing/ Design & Drawing) Mechanical, Drawing, (Design) Mechanical, Engineering Workshop, S&T Workshop, Mechanical/ Dy. Car/ BG & MG, Electrical/ Electrical (GS), Electrical Operations, Electrical Maintenance, Electrical (TRD), Electrical(TRS), Electrical /RS, (Drawing/ Design&Drawing) Electrical, Signal, Telecommunication, Drawing/ S&T, (Research) Instrumentation, Track Machine, Printing Press, Engineer / Melting, Chief Depot Material Superindent, Chemical Mettalurgical Assistantas per Notification is given below:-

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING

Questions will be asked from analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning.

ARITHMETIC

Algebra Basic algebra, factors & simplification, polynomials, Arithmetic Simple & compound interest, installments, taxation, shares & dividends, Ratio & proportion, percentage, time, distance & work, profit & loss, Pipes & Cisterns, Mensuration, Problem on Ages, Investment etc.. From Data Interpretation Use of Tables and Graphs, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart, Pictorial Graph etc.

GENERAL AWARENESS

Question will be asked from Indian History, Indian Polity, Current Events, Geography, Economy etc. Focus will be on Current national & International events, banking, sports etc. Some questions from Finance & Marketing can be ask in the exam. Focus will be on News related to Railway, Rail Budget, New Technologies & Reform in Indian Railway.

GENERAL SCIENCE

Questions will be of Basic Concept of Science (Class 12th standard), Questions will be ask from Daily use science. Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Zoology.

TECHNICAL ABILITY

Questions will be ask from the Subject/ Trade/ Branch select by candidate. For Section Engineer Some Mathematics questions from topics Laplace Transformation, Matrices, Basic Linear Algebra will be ask.

Subject/ Branch Wise Questions for Technical Ability will be from following Topics of Eligible Trades:-

Civil Engineering:

Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Hydrology, Bridge Construction, Water requirements, Highway Planning, Traffic Engineering, Importance of surveying, principles and classifications, mapping concepts, coordinate system, map projections, measurements of distance and directions, levelling, theodolite traversing, plane table surveying, errors and adjustments, curves, Environmental Engineering, Estimating, Costing and Valuation & Building Materials.

Focus will be Mainly on Construction/ Structure Engineering. Some Questions from Basic Drawing type will be ask in the exam. Questions ask will be General Civil Engineering Type.

Mechanical Engineering:

Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, Design for static and dynamic loading, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Power Engineering, Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles, Metal Casting, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection. Questions will be ask from basics of these Subjects & beam types.

Electrical Engineering:

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems, Electric Circuits and Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics and Drives. In Electrical Engineering Key Subject for RRB exam is Electrical Machines, Basics of circuit & Power Electronics.

Electronics Engineering:

Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers.p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and avalanche photo diode, Varactor Diode, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Signal & Systems , Control System & Communication Basics. For Electronics & Communications people Focus on Basic & Fundamental Electronics Concept, Signal & Systems, Wireless Communication, Antennas, Arrays, EMFT.

Computers Engineering:

MS Office; Computer fundamentals & organization; C , C++ & Java language; Information systems; DBMS; System programming; Operating systems; UNIX; SAD; Data & Network communication; Web technology & programming; Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Databases, Algorithms.

Instrumentation & Measurement:

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems, Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Signal Systems, Measurement System, Process Control, Control Systems & Instrumentation. Focus will be more on Transducers, Measurement & Control Systems. Some questions of Signal & System will be ask in the RRB exam.

Chemical Metallurgical Assistant:

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

Environment & Pollution Control:

Nature of questions is Basie Type. It will be a test of General Engineering topics of Environment, Pollution Control Methods, Type of Pollution etc.

Engineering Drawing / Graphics:

In Engineering Drawing Sections questions will be ask from basics of Drawing. Candidates have to focus on Fundamental of Graphics & Engineering Drawing.

Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) is fully organized and operated by Government of India under Ministry of Railways. RRCB under Railway recruiting boards (Present 19) calling various posts / vacancies through direct recruitment and competitive examinations for every year.

Railway Recruitment Posts:

Gazetted (Group ‘A’ and ‘B’) and Non-gazetted (Group ‘C’ and ‘D’). C. 19 RRBs to recruit Group C and D posts.

Group ‘A’ Posts

Group A posts is carried out by UPSC – appointed through Civil Service Exam, Engineering Service Exam, and Combined Medical Service Examination.


Group ‘B’ Posts

This posts are not open to directly. The Group B posts link Section Officers Grade – upgraded posts from Group ‘C’ railway employees on deputation basis.

Group ‘C’ Posts

Technical and Non-Technical cadre posts like Clerk, Station Masterm Ticket Collector, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Engineering posts (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunication) etc.


Group ‘D’ Posts

These posts in various disciplines include Trackman, Helper, Assistant Points Man, Safaiwala, Ganman, Peon etc.

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