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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


What sort of tests will you have to do?

The Psychological tests have been designed for various categories of job in critical safety categories, viz., Assistant Station Master, Assistant Drivers and Motorman. You will be given the test battery prescribed for the job you have applied for .

How can they help us?

We get the right sort of people to do the job.
People who do well on the test usually do well in the job itself.
Tests give us real measures of your strengths and limitations.

Why do we use tests?

Tests are often used by employers when people apply for jobs.
The test help the employer decide if someone has the abilities and personality traits needed to do the job.
This Site is designed to help you prepare to for the tests that we use.

How can tests help you?

They will help you to show where your strengths lie.
They have been chosen because the skills they involve are used in the job.
The tests are carefully designed so that they are fair to all applicants.
Taking tests will help you in adjusting on the job.


At present Psychological Tests are applicable at the time of Direct Recruitment to following three categories –

Assistant Station Master

Assistant Loco Pilot


Generally the tests are administered in small groups where candidates have to write answers to questions given in test booklets on Optical Mark Reader Answer Sheets. However, in some cases equipment based test can also be used.


Note: The examples of the tests shown here are only indicative. These may changed any time without any prior notice

Test for measuring your Intelligence

In this test each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar in a certain way. You are required to find out the one which is different from other four.

In the example given above you will note that figure No.4 is different from the other figures as the 2 circles do not touch each other.

Test for measuring your Depth Perception

In this test you will see a pile of bricks with some bricks numbered A, B, C, etc. Your task is to count the number of bricks that are touching bricks of the pile that has a letter on it. All bricks are of same size and shape.


A 2(D, E)
B 3(C, D, E)
C 3(B, D, E)
D 4(C, B, A, E)

For example, in the pile above the brick with an ‘A’ on it touches two other bricks, viz., ‘D’ and E. Brick B, C and D touch 3, 3 and 4 bricks respectively.


Test for measuring your Concentration

This is a test to find out how quickly you can compare two numbers and decide whether or not they are the same. If the numbers are the same, darken the circle ‘Y’ otherwise darken ‘N’ on your answer sheet. Do not make any marks on the booklet. Try to solve following practice problems.

1. 589 = 589
2. 2768 = 2786
3. 36463 = 36462
4. 712963 = 712963
5. 487562 = 487652

The answer for above questions are ‘Y’, ‘N’, ‘N’, ‘Y’ and ‘N’ respectively.

Test for measuring your Perceptual Speed

This is a test of how rapidly and accurately you can see objects in order to match them. Look at the first radio at the left. Which one of the five at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘B’ is the one.
Look at the second radio at the left. Which radio at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘C’ is the correct answer.

Now find the radios most nearly matching the third and fourth ones at the left. You will find that the correct answer of radio No.3 is ‘A’ and that fourth is ‘D’.

Test for measuring your Personality

1. I prefer people who are
A) reserved
B) in between
C) make friends quickly

Most paper-pencil tests require you to record your answers on a separate answer sheet so that they can be scored quickly. A sample of the Answer sheet used on Indian Railways may be seen here. The answers are marked on the Answer sheet by fully darkening the circles which go with your answers. Use blue ball point pen. Remember you are not permitted to change your answers.


Before the Session

  • Don’t stay up all night. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the session so you don’t have to rush.

  • If you wear glasses or a hearing aid, be sure to take them with you.

At the Session

  • Listen carefully to the instructions.

  • Do exactly as you are told.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

  • Think about each question before answering.

  • Work quickly and accurately, as most test have short time limits.

  • Don’t waste time on difficult questions.

  • Try as hard as you can. The more questions you get right, the higher your score will be.

  • Do not try to copy the answers of your neighbor as his question booklet may be different from you.

RRB Computerized Examination Process


  1. Candidates should report to the venue of the examination with their Call letter for verification of identity at the reporting time mentioned in the Call letter. Candidates will not be permitted for the examination without production of the Call letter.
  2. Candidates should sign on the call letter in the presence of the invigilator in the space provided.
  3. In the unlikely event of printing a wrong photograph in the call letter, please approach RRB with a spare photo two days prior to the date of examination.
  4. The original foil of Call letter should be surrendered to the Invigilator. Candidate should retain only the counter foil portion.
  5. No candidate will be admitted to the examination hall after 10 minutes of their Examination time nor will they be allowed to leave the hall until the completion of the examination. After leaving the hall, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
  6. No separate question book / answer sheet will be issued.
  7. The examination will be on computer. Only mouse operation will be active.
  8. The question paper will be generally in English language only.
  9. There will be a practice session for 10 minutes before the main examination. Candidate should read the instructions displayed on the computer screen carefully before logging on to Question Paper.
  10. Examination will be of 90 minutes duration with 100 questions to be answered.
  11. Candidates have the options like ‘Attempt later’, which will help to utilize the time allotted judiciously.
  12. There will be four alternative answers to each question. Candidate can select the right answer by mouse click and click on to next question and so on.
  13. Every wrong answer will carry negative 1/3 mark.
  14. Candidates will be issued with working sheet for any manual calculations / working.
  15. Calculators, Slide rules, Log tables, mobile phones are strictly prohibited.
  16. A candidate who finishes the exam before time shall leave the hall only after completion of the examination session.
  17. SC/ST Candidates should sign on the “AUTHORITY TO TRAVEL” before commencing journey.
  18. Any failure to comply with the instructions will entail cancellation of candidature of the individual.
  19. In the case of unforeseen problems beyond the control of RRB and Institution, exams may be spilled over to next day. Hence the candidates should come prepared to stay from commencement of examination till the examination is over.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

How to prepare for RRB Exams

Recruitment will be based on the performance in the written tests for the prescribed posts. Question paper will be of objective type. 100 to 120 questions will be present. Test duration is 90 minutes.
1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There are four divisions in the question paper.

1. General awareness
2. General English/General Hindi
3. Arithmetic
4. Analytical and qualitative skills
1. General awareness:
General awareness plays a vital role in achieving the job through this test. More questions are likely to be from standard general knowledge and current affairs.

Important aspects to be prepared for standard G.K. are International organizations conferences, work nature, awards, gifts, sports, its importance, Indian tradition and culture, science and technology related aspects, geographical terminology, important dates, books and authors, tallest, highest, longest in the world. National and International affairs, persons and places in news are important.

Other important aspects relating to the exam:
o Indian History: Ancient, middle age and modern history (Independence movement) of India.
o Indian political system: Recent amendments in the constitution, newly amended salaries of the famous personalities, parliamentary committees.
o World and Indian geographical status: Indian physical features, rivers, mineral resources, communication field, transport facilities.
o Indian financial system
o General science: Physical and chemical sciences, botany and zoology, science and technology.

Questions can be asked in all the above aspects based on fundamentals only. To prepare for this 6th to 10th class science and social books will be of use.

To gain command over G.K., current affairs regular reading of newspapers, special essays, editorials and magazines will be of immense use. Also books like Manorama year book, India year book will be useful.

2. General English:
For this test English grammar read up to the level of 10th standard is sufficient. Studying Wren and Martin book and the exercises in this book should be practiced. More concentration should be given with regard to synonyms, antonyms, one word substitutions, prepositions, verbs, tenses, question tags, comprehension passages. Awareness should be improved in Verbs which are the life of the language.

3. Arithmetic:
Questions are asked from simplifications, number systems, time and distance, time and work, profit and loss, percentages, averages, compound interest, simple interest, geometry. BODMAS formula should be followed. Problems should be solved and practiced using formulae.

Maths books from 6th to 8th class should be prepared. There are more chances of getting the job if each and every point is prepared concentrated. Along with these topics in the Intermediate maths like probabilities, permutations and combinations should be prepared. Quantitative Aptitude book written by R S Agaarwal will be of more use.

4. Analytical and Quantitative skills
Candidates’ talent in the analysis, reasoning and numerical skills will be tested in this sector.