RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021(Updated): NTPCS, Group D JE, and ALP Exam

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Apr 12, 2021

The RRB exams are held by the Railway Recruitment Board, which is a highly competitive annual process. The different exams of RRB exams 2021 will be announced through the official notification. The exam conducting authority publishes the important notifications related to the vacancies, current job openings, etc apart from releasing the important dates for Indian Railways.

Due to the massive outbreak of Covid-19, multiple RRB exams were postponed to 2020. Go through the following content to know more about the upcoming RRB exam dates for the 2020-21 session:

Exam Names RRB Exam Dates
RRB ALP Notification Not released
RRB JE Notification Not Released
RRB Group D April to June 2021

The Railway Boards release the upcoming RRB Exam Calendar on the official website. Once the exam conducting authority will announce the upcoming exam dates, the RRB exam calendar will be updated.


The Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Non-technical popular categories (NTPC) exam for recruiting graduate and undergraduate posts in several zonal railways and production units of Indian Railways. Through the RRB NTPC 2020-21 exam, a total of 35208 vacancies will be filled.

As per the official notification, the 6th phase of the 1st stage computer-based test will be commenced on April 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 approximately for 6 lakh aspirants.

The aspirants can download the E-call letters before 4 days of the exam date. To know more about the RRB NTPC upcoming important dates for 2020-21, check the following table:

Events Dates
RRB NTPC Notification Release Date February 28, 2019
Start Date To Apply Online for RRB NTPC March 01, 2020
Last Date To Apply Online March 31, 2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee April 05, 2019, at 23:59 hrs
Final Submission of Applications April 12, 2019, at 23:59 hrs
RRB NTPC Admit Card (Phase 6 of CBT 1) March 22, 2021
RRB NTPC Exam dates
  • Phase 1 of CBT 1 – December 28, 2020, to January 13, 2021
  • Phase 2 of CBT 1 – January 16, 2021, to January 30, 2021
  • Phase 3 of CBT 1 - January 31st to February 12, 2021
  • Phase 4 of CBT 1 - February 15, 16, 17, 22,23,27 and March 1, 2, and 03, 2021.
  • Phase 5 of CBT 1 - March 04 - 27, 2021.
  • Phase 6 of CBT 1- April 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2021.

Go through the following quick links:


The exam conducting authority conducts the Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and technicians for filling 23801 vacancies in Indian Railways. Though the RRB ALP 2021 exam notification is not yet released, however, based on the past trends the upcoming exam dates of the RRB ALP exam for 2021 can be assumed:

Events Tentative Dates
First stage Computer Based Test (CBT) August 2021
Date for Declaration of CBT I Result To be notified
2nd Stage of CBT December 2021
RRB ALP CBT 2 Result To be notified
RRB ALP CBT 3 Exam Date 2021 To be notified

Go through the following quick links of the RRB ALP exam:

RRB Exam: JE

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRB Junior Engineer (JE) exam to recruit candidates from the science and engineering department. The commission has not released the RRB JE 2021 official notification. The following table shows the tentative dates of the RRB JE exam 2021:

Events RRB NTPC Exam Date Tentative
Railway Junior Engineer Notification August 2021
Opening of online registration of Applications August 2021
Closing of online registration of Applications September 2021
Closing Date for Payment of Application Fee September 2021
Final submission of Applications To be notified
RRB NTPC 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) To be notified

Go through the following quick links of the RRB ALP exam:

  • Hence, the aspirants, who are willing to get into the Indian Railway, should appear for any of the exams like RRB NTPC, RRB ALP, or RRB JE 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What are some good books for appearing for the RRB exams and for preparing for the Reasoning section?

Ans. The important books for the RRB Reasoning section are:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.
  • Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Analytical, and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe.

Ques. What are some important topics covered in RRB Syllabus?

Ans. RRB Syllabus consists of Reasoning, English, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. Apart from the basic skills, the aspirants should have well knowledge in the technical section to crack the RRB exams.

Ques. Which language is used in the RRB exam?

Ans. The RRB Exams are conducted in 13 different languages apart from English and Hindi. The 13 languages are:

  • Bengali
  • Assamese
  • Konkani
  • Gujarati
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Kannada
  • Manipuri
  • Punjabi
  • Oriya
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.