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RRB SSE  Syllabus Exam Pattern 

Railway Recruitment Board conducting Senior Section Engineer Examination which will be held on 21st Dec 2014

Railway Recruitment Board RRB written examination will be conducted on month of December 2014 for recruiting Senior Section Engineer’s. Are you warring about exam preparation? Yes here we are providing RRB SSE Exam syllabus and exam patter. Interested aspirants who are going to face this RRB Senior Section Engineer exam will have to be thorough in various subjects like P-Way, Bridge, Works, Drawing Civil, Estimator, Research Engineering, Engineer Workshop, Mechanical Workshop, Mechanical, Carriage & Wagon etc.

Job seekers applying for these various job vacancies in RRB 2014 have to face Senior Section Engineer exam, which consists of objective questions with total 150 questions. RRB SSE Exam will be conducted within 2 hours. Applicants need to answer the questions carefully because there will be negative marking. Technical Ability & General Science carries 90 questions. And General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning carry 60 marks.

Railway Recruitment Board Exam Pattern:

There will be 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

RRB SSE Examination Syllabus 2014

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 Assistant as 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.


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, and 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 asked.

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, leveling, 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 asked from the 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.

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