What is the job profile of all RRB Group D posts?

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) issues the Railway Group D notification for the recruitment of various posts. The notification for Railway Group D contains the pay scale of various posts. The RRB conducts the Group D exam in the computer-based test (CBT) mode in various centers across the country. Furthermore, the selection process of RRB Group D consists of various stages that candidates have to go through.

Here are RRB Group D posts which candidates can appear for:

  1. Cabinman
  2. Fitter
  3. Leverman
  4. Gangman
  5. Pointsman
  6. Porter
  7. Group D - Store
  8. Group D – Engg
  9. Shunter
  10. Helper-II (Electrical)
  11. Helper-II (Mechanical)
  12. Helper-II (S & T)
  13. Switchman
  14. Trackman
  15. Welder

Job Descriptions

The job descriptions of the various job positions under Railway Group D are as follows:


– To handle switches or railroad points

– To control the lever to direct the train to the required tracks


– To help railway passengers at stations

– To handle loading and unloading of passengers’ luggage


– To open and close the gates at the level crossing

Helper (Electrical, Mechanical, S & T):

– Depends upon the department

– In S & T department, they are in charge of maintenance of signal

– In the Electrical department, they are in charge of various electrical equipment

Salary And Other Allowances

Apart from the basic pay, the Railway Group D salary also includes other allowances, perks, and benefits:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Daily Allowance, Mileage Allowance beyond 8 km
  • Transport Allowance (TPA)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Compensation in case of Holidays
  • Allowance For Night Duty
  • Fixed Conveyance Allowance
  • Overtime Allowance (OTA), etc

The Railway Group D employees are also entitled to various social security benefits such as Provident Fund, Pension, gratuity, etc.

RRB Group D Preparation Tips

The Railway Group D preparation tips are as follows:

1. Go through the RRB Group D syllabus and exam pattern to know what to prepare for

2. Study the relevant topics thoroughly

3. Practice solving questions based on the syllabus topics

4. Take online mock tests to evaluate your preparation level

5. Take online coaching classes for RRB Group D for thorough preparation

6. Stay motivated and don't give up

7. Get adequate sleep and eat healthy food to stay focused

The Railway Group D exam is not an easy one to crack. However, with proper preparation and hard work, it can be done. Follow the tips mentioned above and you will be able to fare well in the exam. Best of luck!

Deep Shikha