Important Guidelines for DMRC Maintainer Exam

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Mar 22, 2018

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DMRC Maintainer (Fitter, Electrician, Electronic Mechanic and Ref & AC Mechanic) exam will be an online mode exam. The Corporation has released a total number of 1393 vacancies for this post. Candidates have to carry original id-proof and two or three copies of DMRC admit card to the examination hall. Check DMRC Maintainer Exam 2018

  • This year a total number of 42069 candidates applied for the post.
  • The online exam for the Maintainer post will contain 180 objective type questions which are supposed to be solved by clicking on the radio button before the correct choice.
  • The marking scheme for the exam will be 1 mark for the correct answer and 1/3 for the incorrect answer.
  • The candidates can complete their prepare process by solving the mock test papers provided by the DMRC.
  • The salary will be INR 8000-14140.

DMRC Exam Highlights

DMRC exam is scheduled in online mode in two or three different shifts. There will be two kinds of papers in the online mode – 

  • The candidates can answer the question by recording the correct choice. It contains 120 questions.
  • Paper-I is technical or aptitude test and Paper II is general English.
  • There are 75 questions from Technical/Professional syllabus and 20 questions from General Awareness, 5 questions from Numerical Ability, 10 questions from logical ability and Reasoning and 10 questions from General English.
Paper Paper-I Technical and Aptitude
Paper-II English
Mode of the DMRC exam Online
Medium of the exam Paper-I English/Hindi
Paper-II English
Number of the Questions 75 Questions - Technical/Professional
20 questions - General Awareness
5 questions -Numerical Ability
10 questions- Logical Ability Reasoning
10 questions - General English

DMRC Maintainer Exam Preparation

  • The main focus of the exam is on the core subjects as it has the highest weightage for Maintainer (Electrician, Electronic Mechanic, Fitter and Ref & AC Mechanic) post.
  • For a better preparation the candidates can solve the mock tests paper from the online DMRC site that will give the candidates a taste of the design and difficulty level of the paper.DMRC
  • For that, candidates have to visit the DMRC site and click on the ‘Mock Test Link’. Then enter the roll number/registration id and password to login the mock test link.

Download Free DMRC Sample Papers For Maintainer Exam


Important Topics in the DMRC Maintainer Exam

The last minute preparation for the DMRC Exam of Maintainer post can be done by focusing on the important topics from each section. The technical questions are from the topics taught in the last eligible qualification whereas the important topics from aptitude and English section are given below:

Important Topics in General English

The important topics from this section of DMRC Exam are given below:

English Vocabulary Proficiency Sentence Reconstruction English Usage Errors
Synonyms Idioms & phrases Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph Common Errors
Antonyms One Word Substitution Paragraph Formation Spotting Error
Analogies Sentence Formation Paragraph Completion  
Spelling Mistakes Sentence Completion Fill in the Blanks  
English Sentences Improvement Cloze Test  

Important Topics in General Awareness

The general awareness section includes topics based on the current affairs. The various important topics from this section are tabulated below:

Budget and Five Year Plans Who is Who?
Current Affairs (National & International) Major Financial/ Economics News
Sports Awards & Honors
Budget and Five Year Plans Abbreviations & Important Days and more
Books and Authors Science – Inventions & Discoveries

Important Topics in Quantitative Aptitude

The aptitude section of DMRC 2017 includes a large number of questions from basic mathematics. The important topics that must be prepared in Quantitative Aptitude section are given below:

Simple and Compound Interest HCF and LCM Profit & Loss
Time & Work Number System Data Interpretation
Unitary Method Percentage, Time & Distance Mensuration (2D & 3D)
Decimal Fractions Average Algebra

Important Topics in Logical Ability

The logical ability section in DMRC exam contains questions based on verbal and non- verbal series. The important topics from the verbal and non- verbal series is given below:

Verbal Series
Number & Alphabet Series Test of Direction
Coding- Decoding Arithmetical Reasoning
Problem on Age Calculation Blood Relations & Decision Making
Non-Verbal Series
Mirror Image Grouping Identical & Embedded Figures

DMRC Exam Day Instructions

  • Candidates must be present at the test centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the e-Admit card.
  • Candidates should register their name at the registration counter and carry the e-Admit card and a valid ID proof for verification.
  • They should also sign the attendance sheet in the presence of the invigilator. Biometric registration is a part of attendance and hall ticket verification process and DMRC reserves the right to carry out the same either before or during the examination
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any text material, printed, or written, bits of papers or any material except the e-Admit card inside the test hall.
  • Candidates are not permitted to carry any electronic devices like mobile phones, paging devices, calculators, spy cameras etc.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the test hall till the completion of the entire duration of the exam time. 
  • Candidates must ensure that the computer allotted to them is switched on and if there is any problem with the computer, it should be informed to the invigilator immediately.
  • The questions appearing on the screen will be in English. All questions will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.

Documents Required on Exam Day

Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the test without DMRC Maintainer Admit Card 2018. They must also carry any one of the below-mentioned documents as an identity proof:

  1. Photocopy of DMRC Maintainer Application Form 2018
  2. Anyone of the following, for photo identification:
Aadhar Card Voter ID PAN Card
Driving License Passport Any passbook of any of the nationalized bank

Note: Candidates are not allowed to carry any items other than the documents mentioned above to the examination hall.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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