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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Railway Recruitment Board Junior Stenographer
  • Medium of the exam
    Hindi, English
Eligibilty Criteria

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has yet to announce the official notification for Junior Stenographer eligibility criteria 2022. There are some specific qualifications for the candidates appearing under the RRB Ministerial.

RRB Junior Stenographer: Nationality

Applicants must either be:

  • A person must be a citizen of India.
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee arrived in India before 1st January 1962 to stay permanently.
  • Indian lineage immigrated to India permanently from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Vietnam.
  • A certificate of eligibility candidate has to be issued by the Government of India if the person is in one of the above categories.

Junior Stenographer Age Limit Applicant's age limit is between 18-30 would be eligible to apply for the post of Junior Stenographer. Tentative information based on 1st July 2019.

Categories Communities Relaxation in upper age limit
OBC-Non Creamy Layer 3 Years
SC/ST 5 Years
Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than six months service after attestation UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 30 years 33 Years

35 Years

PwBD UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 10 Years 13 Years

15 Years

Candidates have ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 35 Years 38 Years

40 Years

Candidates functional in Group C and erstwhile Group D Railway Staff, Casual Labor, and Substitutes and put in a minimum of 3 years service. UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 40 Years 43 Years

45 Years

Candidates working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization like Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies, and Institutes UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 30 Years 33 Years

35 Years

Women candidates are widowed, divorced, or judicially separated from husbands but not remarried. UR OBC (Non-Creamy layer) SC/ST 35 Years 38 Years

40 Years

RRB Junior Stenographer Educational Qualification

Candidates who aspire to become junior Stenographers after taking RRB Ministerial and Isolation Examination have to possess the below qualification.

Language Education Qualification Stenographer speed of words per minutes Minutes Transcription time
English 10 +2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/ University. 80 words 10 50
Hindi 10 +2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/ University. 80 words 10 65

RRB Junior Stenographer Eligibility Criteria: Number Of Attempts

The RRB Ministerial and Isolated exam does not specify the number of attempts for candidates. So, applicants can apply for any number of attempts until the maximum age limit for the corresponding categories of RRB. The stenographer must be between the age of 18-30. Certain relaxations are also dependent on parameters. If you are under the age limit and have the necessary educational credentials, you can appear for the exam.

Exam Pattern

The Junior Stenographer Hindi and English question paper have two parts. The following subjects for CBT, No.of questions, time allotted, and the maximum marks for each subject.

Part Subject Questions (from-to) Total Marks Time duration
A General Awareness 1 to 50 100 90 Minutes
B Hindi or English Language 51 to 100 100

The computer-based test for the Junior Stenographer consists of two sections. First, professional technical skills, with questions in English and Hindi. The preceding section includes General Awareness, Topics from Mathematics, General Science, General Consciousness, General Intellect, and Reasoning.

Subjects Topics
General Awareness
  • Knowledge of Current Affairs
  • Indian Geography
  • Culture and History of India includes freedom movement
  • Indian Polity and Constitution
  • Indian Economy
  • Environmental issues concerning India and the World
  • Sports
  • General scientific and technological developments
General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling Venn Diagram
  • Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
  • Conclusions and Decision Making
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement- Arguments and Assumptions etc
  • Number Systems
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • LCM and HCF
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
General Science Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences up to Standard 10th

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