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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Railway Recruitment Board Lab Assistant
  • Exam Duration
    90 minutes
  • Official Website
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Exam Dates
    March 2022 (tentative)
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    To be notified soon
  • Start of Registration Process
    To be notified soon
  • End of Registration Process
    To be notified soon
Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates who are willing to fill the form of Railway Lab Assistant Recruitment 2022 are required to fulfill certain criteria and to be eligible to sit in the examination. Here are the details of the eligibility criteria:

Railway Lab Assistant Age Limit

The minimum age limit of the candidates belonging to both reserved and unreserved categories is 18 years and the maximum age limit of the candidates is set to 33 years by the commission.

There is also age relaxation depending upon the category of the candidates, the full list is given below:

Category Age Relaxation
OBC (non-creamy layer) 3 years
SC and ST 5 years
Ex-Servicemen (Should have minimum 6 months of service certificate)

  • UR
  • OBC (Creamy layer)
  • OBC (Non- creamy layer)
  • SC and ST
3 years
Specially abled persons
  • UR - 10 years
  • OBC (Creamy layer) – 13 years
  • OBC (Non- creamy layer) – 13 years
  • SC and ST- 15 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ post and group ‘D’ railway staff (with minimum 3 years of service)
  • UR - 7 years
  • OBC (Creamy layer) – 10 years
  • OBC (Non- creamy layer) – 10 years

SC and ST- 12 years

Women candidates (Divorced or widowed and not remarried)
  • UR - 2 years
  • OBC (Creamy layer) –5 years
  • OBC (Non- creamy layer) – 5 years
  • SC and ST- 7 years

Railway Lab Assistant Educational Qualification:


All the applying candidates are required to pass their Intermediate (10+2) with science stream.


  • Candidates should be graduated in B.Sc. with biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Life Science
  • B.Sc. with Chemistry and Biology as main or as optional/subsidiary subjects or equivalent
  • 2 years course of Diploma in Medical laboratory technology (DMLT) or equivalent


  • B.Sc. in Medical Technology from a recognized Institution
Exam Pattern

The Railway Lab Assistant Recruitment examination is conducted in three stages. The first stage includes the written examination:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 10 10
Professional Ability 70 70
General Ability, Intelligence and Reasoning 10 10
General Science 10 10

After the written examination the qualified students are thus selected for the next round that will include the Personality test or Interview.

After the Interview, the document verification will be conducted for the candidates.

Note: The written examination will be conducted on online mode


The candidates preparing for Railway Lab Assistant Exam must go through the syllabus thoroughly.

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: General Awareness

  • Current Regional, National, International Events
  • Indian Economy
  • Emergence and development of planning exercises in India
  • Performance and Dynamics, its challenges
  • New Initiatives, reforms, etc. by state and central government
  • Important Events
  • Developments and Sector Initiatives
  • Niti Aayog aims, constitution and functions
  • Social Audit
  • Regulatory framework for money and banking concepts, structure and role
  • Indian Constitution
  • Evolution and features of Preamble
  • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy and Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic Structure
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Public Policy
  • Governance Rights and Issues (Human Rights, women rights, SC/ST rights, and Child Rights)
  • Important policies and programs of central and state government
  • India’s foreign policy
  • International Relations
  • Important Institutions
  • Cultural Heritage of India
  • Art Forms
  • Literature
  • Litterateurs
  • Sculpture and Architecture
  • Important organization and institutions.
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Indian Geography
  • Physical, Social, and Economical
  • General Issues and Legal aspects
  • Policies and treaties on Environment and ecology
  • Biodiversity and climate change
  • Forest and Wildlife Conservation in India
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Pollution
  • Carbon Emission
  • Global Warming
  • Science and Technology
  • Relevance of Science and Tech in day-to-day life
  • Institutions and organizations in India promoting Integration of Science, Technology, and Innovation (activities and contribution)
  • Contribution of Prominent Indian Scientist
  • Awareness in the field of Information and communication technology, Space Technology
  • Technology in Defense
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy Policy of India
  • Nuclear Policy of India
  • Scheme launched by the government
  • Social and religious affairs
  • India’s freedom Movement
  • Revolutionaries of India
  • Important dynasties of India its Impact and Contribution

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: Professional Ability

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Fundamental Of Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Pathology & Histopathology
  • Hematology and Blood bank

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Statements and Conclusions
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Visual Memory
  • Paper Cutting and Folding
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Number Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Analogies
  • Figure Classification
  • Spatial Orientation and Visualization
  • Sequence and Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Clock and time
  • Mirror Image
  • Water Image
  • Calendar
  • Order and Ranking
  • Classifications
  • Venn Diagram

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: Biology

  • Classification of Organisms
  • Cytology
  • Genetics
  • Structure of Plant and Animal Cell
  • Classification of Plant Kingdom
  • Photosynthesis
  • Mode of Nutrition in Plant
  • Control and Coordination in Plant
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant
  • Asexual Reproduction in Plants
  • The Transport system in Plant
  • Respiration and Excretion in plants
  • The Cell
  • Cell’s Structure and Functions
  • Control and Coordination
  • Human Reproductive system
  • Excretory system in Humans
  • Respiratory system in Humans
  • Human Circulatory system
  • The Heart
  • Composition of Blood
  • Functions of Blood
  • Human Digestive system
  • Cell Division
  • Food and Nutrition

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: Physics

  • Units & Dimensions
  • Motion in a straight line
  • Work, Energy, and PowerGravitation
  • Force and Pressure
  • Floatation and Buoyancy
  • Surface Tension
  • Viscosity and flow
  • Elasticity
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Wave
  • Sound Wave
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Light
  • Static Electricity
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic effects of electric current
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Scientific equipment
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Radioactivity
  • Nuclear fission and fusion
  • Electromagnetism
  • Fundamental forces in nature
  • The kinetic theory of matter
  • Magnetic effect of electric current
  • The Human eye and its Defects

Railway Lab Assistant Syllabus: Chemistry

  • Matter and its state
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Periodic Classification of Element
  • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Acids, Base, and Salts
  • Behavior of Gasses
  • Electrolysis
  • Carbon and its Compound
  • Fuels
  • Metallurgy
  • Metals and Non-metals
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Radioactivity
  • Electrochemistry
  • Catalyst
  • Hydrocarbons
  • List of important Drugs and Chemicals

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