Syllabus & Exam Pattern Of RRB Senior Section Engineer Recruitment Exam

RRB Recruitment of Senior Section Engineer is done through a written exam which is conducted with defined syllabus and pattern. The candidates apply for the different fields. The syllabus for the various fields is discussed below-

RRB Senior Section Engineer Exam Pattern: The question paper will be an objective type paper (Multiple Choice Questions MCQs) in which there will be 150 questions for which 2 Hours (120 Minutes)of time will be allotted.

Marks Distribution-

  • Technical Ability & General Science (90 Questions)
  •  General Awareness/ Arithmetic/ General Intelligence (60 questions)

NOTE: There will be negative marking in the paper of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer

Senior Section Engineer Posts of Different Fields-

P- Way, Bridge, Works, Drawing (Civil), Estimator, Design Civil, Research Engineering, Mechanical Workshop, Engineer Development, Mechanical, Carriage & Wagon, RS, Design (Electrical), Signal, Telecommunication, Drawing/ S & T, Estimator (S&T), Drawing, Research Instrumentation, IT, Track machine, Engg Workshop, Plant, Printing press, Engineer (Melt)) & Depot Material Superindent, Mechanical, Mechanical (MWT), Mechanical Research, Diesel Mechanical, Diesel Electrical, Loco, Drawing/Design in Mechanical, J & T, Design Carriage & Wagon, Electrical General, Electrical (TRD), Electrical (TRS), Electrical.

Exam Syllabus common for all posts-

General intelligence & reasoning- Questions will be asked from similarities & differences, problem solving, judgment, decision making, discrimination, coding & deciding, statement conclusion, observation, number series, non- verbal series.

Arithmetic- Basic algebra, polynomials, factors, polynomials, data interpretation, time & distance, Simple & Compound interest, ratios, , time& work, simplification, frequency polygon

General Awareness– Sports affairs, Banking News, Indian History, Political System, Current Events, Geography, National & international affairs, railway news

General Science- Class 12th based syllabus of basic science concepts-  Biology, Physics, Chemistry

Technical Abilities- Questions will depend on field/trade which is being selected by the applicants. The questions will depend on the syllabus-

RRB Sr Section Engineer Syllabus Mechanical: Machining and Machine tool operations, Metrology and Inspection, Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines, Engineering Mechanics, IC Engines, Diesel Engines, metal Casting, Machine Tool operations, Fluid Mechanics, heat transfer

Electrical: Circuits & Measurements systems, electric circuits and fields, Signals and systems, Electrical machines, power systems, Control Systems, Electrical and electronic measurements, analog & digital electronics and all other basics of electrical field.

Civil: Errors and adjustment, Costing & valuation of Building materials, water requirements, traffic engineering, importance of surveying, principles and classification, mapping concepts, map projections, theodolite traversing, bridge construction, fluid mechanics, basic drawing, construction & structure engineering

Electronics: Silicon, Diffusion current, drift mobility, Control system, communication basics, basic electronics, antennas, arrays and all basics of electronics field

Computers: MS Office, Operating Systems, Network communication, Computer fundamentals, C, C++, JAVA, Software Engineering, Databases, Algorithms, Information System, System Programming.

Instrumentation & measurement: Basics of circuits, transducers, mechanical measurements, process control, Control systems, digital electronics

IT: MS office, Computer fundamentals and organization, Network communication. Environment & pollution Control, DBMS, Information System

Printing press: Mathematics & Science, Physics, Chemistry, Printing techniques, Paper & Ink Technology, newspaper printing, basic computer concepts

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286 thoughts on “Syllabus & Exam Pattern Of RRB Senior Section Engineer Recruitment Exam”

      1. Prakash Chandra Singh

        hello sir,
        could you please send me the Mechanical department solved previous year question papers?? along with the General papers.

      1. sir
        i am appeared both SE & JE for mechanical stream,so sir the technical questions based on only Mechanical stream or other stream like last exams of JE & SE

      2. But in the same paper both mechanical and civil question came only 1 or 2 ece questions came I appllied in communication. How to prepare if questions are comming from mech and civil and I am a ece guy

      1. Hai abhi Anna,
        I am an ECE final year student ..
        I am interested in railway department so I think of writing RRB SSE ( senior selection engineer) I have gone through the syllabus its quite comfortable…

        The major doubt which I have is will the exam be more tough much mark should I get to get a job…and important thing is vacancy… I need a job in southern region ( chennai) ….plz leave a reply in my mail …and plz send me the previous year question paper also for ece department…

        Thank you

          1. Hi abhi,
            Iam Sanjay…now iam going to 4th year ece….now itself I want to prepare for rrb exam..and what is the difference between JE and SE…send me study materials..

          2. hlo….
            plg send me previous year qsn pprs of .
            i m an electrical pass out student ..
            & want to get SSE Electrical engineer .
            Sir for electrical post questions will be asked from all branch or only from electrical branch

        1. I am frm instrumentation branch bt I got quetions of mech ec n electrill branch qutions in 2014..we hav to study all branch basics r only instrumentation?

  1. sir plz provide me mechanical engineering sse syllabus and study material. and sir plz guide me whether the question paper will b common for all branches.

    1. Question paper will be different for every branch based on your expertise for Example if you are from Mechanical Background in paper technical section consists of question based on your department.

  2. I’m ECE student.. Apllied for senior section engineer this yr.. can pls find me some e-books related to my technical categories..

  3. sir send me atleast 2-3 sample paper or previous year paper of rrb SE electronics and communication.i have applied for signal deptt.
    And which comm. Related subjects are imp which i hv to study?

  4. am apply for chennai circle.. for each circle the questions will be different one or common to all over india?
    and am from ece dept. can u bring me some links for download technical study materials and ebooks. help me sir..?

  5. sir i am computer science student, but in the education qualification of online application i cant see the option. please tell me to which degree i need to apply.

  6. Hi sir,
    Last year for JE and SEE we got technical questions from all streams…
    Can we expect the same pattern for this year or will it change?

    1. HI Devi,

      As per RRB Notification, the technical questions will be asked this year also. So, don’t expect any change in technical questions pattern.

  7. I am a electrical and electronics student.. So, I have to prepare only electrical or both electrical and electronics? When I apply, mechanical posts are also eligible..then I have to prepare mech also????????

    1. Hi Kullay,
      The post for which you apply in RRB, The technical section of the respective post has to be prepared. Like, If you apply for Electrical then only Electrical subjects are to be prepared.

  8. Sir,please can you tell me about following:-
    I am mechanical engineer.I have filled form for post rrb sse.In technical section whether i have to study my own subjects or other branch subjects also.
    Also send me previous year rrb sse mechanical paper if you have.
    Kindly help me sir please..

  9. sir please tell me about following-
    sir i am mech eng. i filled form for the post of mechanical & electrical so what syllabus for these post & please send me link for model paper for mech se & je.

  10. sir
    i m mechanical student..i hv to prepar only mech r any other stream alsoo..
    nd plzzzz send me previous yr paper…i will be thankful of u

  11. Hi dear i want to know that the question paper of SSE will be Different for Different RRB or Same paper held By All RRB pls Help…

  12. or also tell me that……. my branch is Mechanical so i applyed for SSE the question will be ask in exam only my stream or other also because i am applied also electrical post…….

  13. I have completed B.E cse I have applied for sse but the job available for me displayed is depot material superintendent so now what I have to study?wat to do

  14. Sir i want rrb j.e model paper or previous year paper for computer science or IT branch. I have done my from computer science branch. And i have applied for both rrb j.e and sse.plzz send me through mail.

  15. Sir I have filled for SSE(Electrical) but my branch is ECE, so for technical section I have to study Electronics or Electrical?

  16. Hello sir, I have completed my graduation in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering,but there is no any particular book for preparation of RRB SSE AND JE exam . Now which book i have purchased for exam plz tell me

  17. sir,
    I belongs to the department of ECE.Hence I choose communication engineering as my qualification.can you please send me link for modelpapers for communication engineering SE and JE

  18. sir,I am from ece.I filled form for the post of communication engineering.can you please send me link for modelpapers of communication engineering and technical syllabus in this post.

  19. sir i belong to eie electronics and instrumentation department , what will be my syllabus for technical.. can u please send me sample question papers

  20. Sir,
    Abhi jo exam hone vali hai from 28 aug to 5 spt. unka result kitne jaldi lagta hai.. matlab exam hone ke bad kitne month me lagega.. plz

  21. Sir, can you please Provide me previous year and Sample question paper for SSE electronics for the post of Telecommunication and signal. Am Eagerly waiting for your response. Please send to my email.

  22. Hi sir, do send me Senior Engineer last year question papers of Instrumentation dept…

    Thanks and Regards:
    Somashekhar B.

  23. Dear sir,
    Can u help me for RRB SEPTEMBER 2015
    Please provide me a link for last or earlier year civil engineering dept. Questions paper?

  24. Sir I am student of 4th year in mechanical engineering,I want appear in SSE exam…..
    Please send me previous question and study material….

  25. sir can u plz help me by providing civil engineering previous years question papers for atleast 3 years and also can u plz provide me any material or its source…

  26. Sir,
    Am mechanical. Can u tell me which are the best books,and other material I should refer for je,see pls mail me. Thanx in advance

  27. Sir i am mechanical eng. I was having year drop in first year of my graduation. Am i eligible to apply for rrb exam? Plz reply and guide

  28. sir Pls send me previous years senior engineer question paper of mechanical branch I really need it n I have to crack it….so pls

  29. sir,

    l am a diploma electrical holder.i would like to know which are the posts that i can apply?
    and will you please prefer some books or question& answer page links.

  30. sir,

    l am a electrical diploma holder.i would like to know which are the posts that i can apply?
    and will you please prefer some books or question& answer page links.

  31. Sir kya electrical engineer ko mechanical or civil engineering v study krna hoga ssc Jr or ssc sr or rrb exam pass krne ke liye pls ans sir I’m very confused

  32. Can U send me previous year question paper of JE and SSE with answer. Sir iam mechanical student. Can u please help me sir?

  33. sir plz help me…… i am a eee student of 3rd year
    i want to know about the rrb exam and i want job in rrb plz help

  34. Sir i need best book for sse for electical engineering student. So that i can crack it within my 1st attempt. Thank you sir.

  35. Raman Krishna Halder

    Hello Sir, my name is Raman Krishna Halder. I’ve completed my graduation (AMIETE) in electronics & telecommunication from IETE. Sir I am confused about my eligibility for RRB-SSE. So, it’ll be really helpful, if you kindly confirm my eligibility for RRB-SSE. Thank you…

    1. Sir,
      I’m Biman sahoo from WB. I want to give railway SSE exam in civil dept. Kindly tell me some good book for civil engineering SSE and if any study mayerials are available then send at my email …thanku

  36. Hello sir,
    please email me previous year RRB Senior Section Engineer question paper with answers on my email.
    thankyou in advance

  37. Hello sir, I am currently studying in class 12th.I want to become an Senior section engineer when i start to prepare for it and how???

  38. Hi sir please send me rrb je and sse syllabus and previous year paper on my email id sir I shall be highly obliged to ur act of kindness…

  39. hello,
    I have completed my BE in mechanical engineering.for what post I can apply? sr. section engineer itself has many positions in it. please guide. thank you.

  40. i am an ECE(btech) student.i have been seen mechanical,electrical,ece mixed questions in SSE model papers.If I prepare only ECE,how would i cover rest questions of EE,Mech which is in same paper??

  41. Sir,
    In rrb senior section engineer exam that i took last year. There was question from every branch. So what should i do. Should i attempt from my branch or from every branch

    1. Hi Rohit,
      In technical section the questions are asked from the basics of Civil domain. The core topics of Civil are the main areas from which the questions are asked.

  42. Hi,I just want to know if there are any post computer science and engineering for senior section engineer… If it is please attach previous question papers.. Thank you.

  43. for JE/SSE electrical exam ,the questions will come only from electrical or electrical and other branches also come in exam .please clarify sir.please send material for Electrical and first paper material.

  44. Hlo sir
    Warm greetings.
    Am recently graduated mechanical engg student and I have a passion to get a job in railway SSE engineer.sir kindly pls send me a study materials on my mail id

  45. Abhi sir plz send me study material . i am last year b. Tech student. My trade is civil engineer abhi sir plz send me study material

  46. Sir I m preparing for section engg.I done my engg in mechanical but some people ask that question in exam come from all trade is this write or which book I read for all trade???

  47. Sir I m preparing for section engg.I done my engg in mechanical but some people ask that question in exam come from all trade is this write or which book I read for all trade???

  48. Hi ,

    I’m interested in joining railways. i have completed my degree in mechanical engineering by 2016. kindly help me by notifying me about the exam dates and preparation tips. kindly share with me the question papers for mechanical stream.

    thanks in advance.

  49. Mr abhi can u please send the some material for RRB (SSE) examination for mechanical engineering and also some previous year question paper to given mail id

  50. hello sir
    I am an electrical student,
    could you please send me related study materials regarding technical ability & solved question papers for preparation in my mail id and tell me that class 12th NCERT books are enough for general science section

  51. hello sir,
    I am from electrical department
    could you please send me the materials related to technical ability & solved question papers
    and also tell me that class 12th NCERT book is enough for general science.

  52. please sir, send me material and previous year paper for sse exam of electrical engineerig and syllabus for this exam

  53. sir I am pursuing my engg degree from computer technology. I want to know vacancies for computer field in RRB SSE.

  54. sir I am pursuing my engg degree from computer technology. so I want to know about the vacancies related to my field.

  55. hello sir,
    i am rahul kumar
    i want preparefor sse ,but i have no idea no about it .please give me more information about it.

  56. sir plz provide me a sse computer Syllabus.can you tell me whenever the next vacancy for sse And je will come.

  57. Raju kumar rastogi

    plz sir ,
    best book for sse in eee
    and send my id privious question paper of eee
    please help me sir

  58. Please send me link for percentage marks distribution for all chapters for RRB electrical senior engineer section and previous question papers also.

  59. hi sir am completed electrical engineering in this year 2017…can I apply for senior section engineer…please reply and send material and,and study books…

  60. Sir I m from ECE department …..sir I have both degree JE & AE ..sir for government job presentation..which course suitable for me.

  61. Civil engineering paper is different from other branch or its same for all branch mix questions will ask in exam..

  62. Sir, I am in applied electronics and instrumation engineering. Which syllabus shall I follow -Electronics or Instrumentation & measurement.I m Confused…plz tell in detail

  63. Sir, I’ve completed my graduation in electronics and instrumentation engineering. What is my technical syllabus for RRB SSE.

  64. sir is it possible to send me all previous year RRB SSE question?
    And tell me the best book for the best prepration for this exam

  65. Dear sir,

    I had completed four year degree from AMIETE. which is equivalant to Am i eligible for SSE.
    Kindly send me the last year papers and other material details for preparation.
    Kindly revert soon on my e mail id.
    I will be thankful to you

    1. Hi Rohan,
      You can apply for it and for the material based on this exam you can refer to the specific domain study material on our website. Just search in the right sidebar for the papers of your domain and you can start your practice.

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