RRC Group D Level 1 - SPLessons

RRC Group D Selection Process

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RRC Group D Selection Process

shape Introduction

RRC Group D Selection Process shall involve four stages: Computer Based Test(s), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Document Verification (DV) and Medical Examination. Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of all recruitment stages.




shape Stages

  • All the eligible candidates have to undergo a Computer Based Test(s) on the specified date(s), time and venue(s) as per the e-call letter to be downloaded by the candidates from the websites of RRBs/RRCs.

  • The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites as well as personal email communication to the candidates.

  • The examination duration and number of questions for CBT are indicated below:


Exam
Duration
in Minutes
No of Questions (each of 1 mark) from Total No of
Questions
General
Science
Mathema
tics
General
Intelligence
and Reasoning
General
Awareness
and Current
Affairs
90 25 25 30 20 100

  • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

  • The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variation in the actual question paper.

  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories:

    • UR – 40%,

    • EWS – 40%,

    • OBC (Non creamy layer) – 30%,

    • SC – 30%,

    • ST – 30%.

  • These percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

  • Where a second stage CBT is deemed necessary and held, the Railway Administration reserves the right to treat the first stage CBT as a qualifying test for the purpose of short listing a reasonable number of candidates for the second stage.

  • Based on the merit of the candidates in the CBT, candidates shall be called for PET Three times the community wise total vacancy of the Posts notified against RRBs/RRCs.

  • However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this ratio as required to ensure availability of adequate/reasonable number of candidates for all the notified posts.

  • Passing Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory and the same will be qualifying in nature.


The criterion for PET is as under:

Male candidates Female candidates
Should be able to lift and carry 35 Kg of
weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2
minutes
in one chance without putting the
weight down ; and

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000
metres
in 4 minutes and 15 seconds in one
chance.
Should be able to lift and carry 20 Kg of
weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2
minutes
in one chance without putting the
weight down; and

Should be able to run for a distance of 1000
metres
in 5 minutes and 40 seconds in one
chance.

  • Based on the performance of candidates in CBT subject to their qualifying in PET, candidates twice the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

  • These additional candidates will, however, be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the merit list or/and as replacement against the shortfall on account of not joining of recommended candidates in the working post or/and any other special requirements.

  • In case of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., older person shall be placed at higher merit and in case age being same, then alphabetical order (A to Z) of the name shall be taken into account to break the tie.

  • Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

  • It may also be noted that all candidates successful in DV are sent for Medical Examination. Clearing of such Medical Examination by additional candidates (those called for DV beyond the notified number of vacancies) will give such candidates no right to be considered for appointment.

  • Candidates may please note that RRBs/RRCs only recommend names of the empanelled candidates and appointment is offered ONLY by the respective Railway Administrations.


Medical Standards for the Posts:

  • Candidates called for DV will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them.

  • Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.

  • The medical requirements against different medical standards for different categories are outlined below:

  • SL.
    No
    Medical
    Standard
    General
    Fitness
    Visual Acuity
    1 A-2 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (no fogging test)
    Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and Must pass tests for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc.
    2 A-3 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D).
    Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Myopic vision etc.
    3 B-1 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D),
    Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision, Mesopic vision etc.
    4 B-2 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
    Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Binocular Vision etc
    5 C-1 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.
    Near Vision: Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
    6 C-2 Physically
    fit in all
    respects
    Distant Vision: 6/12, NIL with or without glasses.
    Near Vision: Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.


Candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible as per the medical standards for the posts opted by them. Candidates found medically unsuitable for the applied post (s) shall not be given any alternative appointment. Those who are opting for A2 medical standard posts may note that these posts have stringent medical standard and hence they are specifically advised to ensure that their fitness both in terms of vision as well as physical standards is as per the prescribed requirements in the medical manual indicated above.

shape Normalization

Normalisation of Marks:

Short listing of Candidates for various stages shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them whenever CBT is conducted in multiple sessions for the same syllabus. The normalization scheme to be adopted for 1st Stage CBT and 2nd Stage CBT is detailed in following paragraphs.


Calculation of Normalized Marks for Multi-Session Papers:

In 1st Stage CBT, for some 7th CPC Levels in 2nd Stage CBT and for CBAT, the examination may have to be conducted in multiple sessions. For these multisession papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions.

The formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers is detailed below:

Normalization mark of \(j^{th}\) candidate in \(i^{th}\) session \(\widehat{M}_{ij}\) is given by:

\(\widehat{M}_{ij}\) = \(\frac{\overline{M}_{t}^g – {M}_{q}^g}{\overline{M}_{ti} – {M}_{iq}}({M}_{ij} – {M}_{iq}) + {M}_{q}^g\)

\({M}_{ij}\): is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in \(j^{th}\) session.

\(\overline{M}_{t}^g\): is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions.


\({M}_{q}^g\): is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions.

\(\overline{M}_{ti}\): is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session or marks of topper if session strength is less than 1000.

\({M}_{iq}\): is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the \(i^{th}\) session