Fill in Blanks

1. Expand TRD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

2. Maximum distance between two Discharge Rods ----------------------------- 

3. Discharge Rods should generally be placed at a maximum permissible distance from the work spot. (True/False) 

4. Is it compulsory to test the line dead by a slight touch of discharge rod at Resister tube prior to placement of discharge rod on OHE wires? (Yes/NO)

Question Bank for 25% Departmental Quota STATION MASTER

Question Bank for 25% Departmental Quota ASM’s 

Q.1 Define the following.
 a) Station Master.
 b) Authority to Proceed.
 c) Running Line.

 Q2. Write the following.

 a) Classification of stations.
 b) Fouling Mark.
 c) Isolation.

Q3. Explain various types of signals by way of flow chart.

Model Question o­n Establishments for selection in P/branch


1. The lowest pay Scale in railway is ___________________

2. New Pension scheme has come into effect from_______________

3. E.S ____________ deals with the latest schedule of powers o­n Establishment matters in Railway.

4. The General Manager of the South Eastern Railway is __________________

5. A person convicted by a court of law can be removed from service without conducting enquiry in terms of Ruls_________ of D&A rules 1968.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Exam – Question Paper Solved

1. When was the first underground railway (Metro Railway) started?
(a) 1982 (b) 1989 (c) 1984 (d) 1992 Answer: C

2. Shatabdi Express train was started in(a) 1984 (b) 1988 (c) 1990 (d) 1985 Answer: B

3. At which of the following places Diesel Component Works is established?
(a) Jamshedpur (b) Patiala (c) Perambur (d) Varanasi Answer: B

4. Which Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?
(a) Central Railway (b) Northern Railway (c) Eastern Railway (d) Western Railway Answer: C

Question Bank About Indian Railway

Question No:- (1) Diesel Locomotive Works is situated at?

Answer:-   Varanasi,

Question No:- (2) When was the first underground railway (Metro Railway) started?

Answer:-  1984,

Question No:- (3) Which is the following pairs of regional Railways and their headquarters not true?

Answer:-    Central railway – Bhopal,

Question No:- (4) Shatabdi Express train was started in?

Answer:-  1988,

Question No:- (5) The headquarters of South-Central Railways is situated at?
Answer:-   Secundrabad,

Question No:- (6) At which of the following places Diesel Component Works is established?
Answer:-  Patiala,

Question No:- (7) Which Zone is the largest in Indian Railways?

Answer:-  Eastern Railway,

Question No:- (8) A platform surrounded by rail lines from all the four sides, is called?

Answer:-  island platform,

Question No:- (9) When was the nationalization of Indian Railways done?

Answer:-  1950,

Question No:- (10) 8. In which year Research, Design and Standard organization was established?

Answer:-  1957,

Question No:- (11) The railway station situated in the extreme south is?

Answer:-  Kanyakumari,

Question No:- (12) Railway Staff College is situated at?

Answer:-  Vadodara

Question No:- (13) Where is the Research, Design and Standard Organisation situated?
Answer:-  Lucknow,

Question No:- (14) Between which of the destinations the first Indian train was started?
Answer:-  From Mumbai to Thane,

Question No:- (15) Where is the headquarters of Central Railway situated?
Answer:-  Mumbai (V.T),

Question No:- (16) A station where the rail lines end, is called?

Answer:-  Terminal Station

Question No:- (17) What is the length of North-Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR)?

Answer:-  3700 Km,

Question No:- (18) The headquarters of North-Eastern railway is situated at?

Answer:-  Gorakhpur,

Question No:- (19) What is the position of the Indian Railway under the zonal system?

Answer:-  Second,

Question No:- (20) When was the North-Eastern frontier Railway (NEFR) established?
Answer:-  15th Jan, 1958,

Question No:- (21) The headquarters of North -Eastern Frontier Railway (NEFR) is?

Answer:-  Maligaon (Guwahati),

Question No:- (22) How much distance was traveled by first train of India?

Answer:-  34 km,

Question No:- (23) In which of the following cities, the first sub-way train was started?

Answer:-  Calcutta,

Question No:- (24) General Manger is responsible for?

Answer:-   Railway Board,

Question No:- (25) The headquarters of Northern Railway is at?

Answer:-  New Delhi,

Question No:- (26) The zone with the minimum length is?

Answer:-  North-Eastern Frontier Railway,

Question No:- (27) The headquarters of South Railways is situated at?

Answer:-  Chennai,

Question No:- (28) How many training institutions of Railways are in India?

Answer:-  Six

Question No:- (29) When was the first train in Indian started?

Answer:-  1853,

Question No:- (30) In which Governor-General’s reign railway lines in India were established?

Answer:-  Lord Dalhousie

Question No:- (31) In which institution the training of electric work is being given?

Answer:- Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering,

Question No:- (32) What is the position of the Indian Railway in the world according to the length of rail lines?
Answer:-  Fourth

Question No:- (33) Who invented the railway engine?

Answer:- George Stephenson

Question No:- (34) Where is the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Institute situated?

Answer:-   Jamalpur,

Question No:- (35) Metro Railway is functioning in which of the following Indian States?

Answer:-  West Bengal,

Question No:- (36) Where is the Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering Institute situated?
Answer:-   Pune,

Question No:- (37) Which of the gauges is used in the hilly areas?

Answer:-  Narrow gauge,

Question No:- (38) How many institutions do give suggestions for railways technology?

Answer:-  Two,

Question No:- (39) Palace On Wheels train was inaugurated in which year?

Answer:-  1982,

Question No:- (40) The passenger bogies of the Indian Railways are manufactured at which of the following places?

Answer:- Perambur,

Question No:- (41) Rajasthan is under which of the following railway zones?

Answer:-  Western region,

Question No:- (42) Indian Railways which is the largest of the Public Sector Enterprises, is divided in how many regions?

Answer:-  9,

Question No:- (43) Besides Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, which of the following is the fourth State for Konkan Railway Project?
Answer:-  Kerala,

Question No:- (44) When was the Jammu City appeared on the map of Indian Railway?

Answer:- 1965

Question No:- (45) When was the Central Railway established?

Answer:-  5th Nov 1951,

Question No:- (46) The manufacturing of steam engine in Chittranjan Locomotive Works was stopped in?
Answer:-  1971,

Question No:- (47) The largest national enterprise of India is?

Answer:-  Indian Railway,

Question No:- (48) The first locomotive which was manufactured in Chittaranjan on?

Answer:-  November 1950,

Question No:- (49) Where is the wheel and axle plant of Indian Railways situated?

Answer:-  Bangalore,

Question No:- (50) Where is the extreme north of India a railway station?

Answer:-  Jammutavi,


Commercial General - PART I

Descriptive Type

1 What are the functions of the Commercial Department? Duties of the Commercial staff especially Enquiry Clerks and Ticket Checking staff?
2 Give in detail the general rules for reservation of berths and seats?
3 Write about Section 49 of the Railways Act, 1989? Write the procedure for reservation of berths by Railway pass holders and also about cancellation of reservation?
4 What are the measures taken by the Railways in apprehending persons making false Reservation? Write about Section 53, 142 and 143 of the Railways Act, 1989?
5 Write about refund of fares on unused unreserved tickets and unused reserved ticket?
6 How do you arrange refund in the following cases: answer any three
a) Change of journey from lower class to higher class.


Rates - PART I

1. What are Wharfage charges? What is the free time allowed on Goods unloaded and rates for levy of Wharfage charges?

2. Define demurrage charges? What are the guidelines for dealing of waiver/refund of demurrage and Wharfage charges?

3. What are the general rules for booking of luggage?

4. Write short notes on following:

a) Free allowance of luggage on tickets of different classes and passes issued to Railway servants.

b) What is marginal allowance.


Commercial CLAIM - PART I

1. What is the procedure to be followed or settlement of high value claims?
2. What are the responsibilities of railways as common carriers?
3. What is the procedure followed for settlement of claims for compensation for death or injury in case of accidents/untoward incidents?
4. What are the various steps taken by railways to prevent claims arising out of loss/damage/destruction/deterioration/non-delivery of goods?

5. Write in detail the procedure followed for disposal of 

a) Excess unconnected goods. b) Unconnected wagons/parcels.

6. Write short notes on Open Delivery and Assessment Delivery?
7. Write short notes on any three of the following:

I RLY Q BANK - Commercial - REFUND

1 Minimum cancellation charges on reserved AC First class ticket is

[a] Rs.50/- [b] Rs. 30/- [c] Rs.20/- [d] Rs.10/-

2 When a I class reserved ticket is canceled one day in advance, the cancellation charge is equal to 

[a] 50% of fare [b] 25% [c] 75% [d] minimum cancellation charges.

3 If a train is canceled, full amount can be refunded at station upto

[a] 6 hours [b] 2 hours [c] 3 hours [d] 3 days



1 Transfer of certain tickets is prohibited as per section

[a] 49 [b] 54 [c] 53 [d] 55

2 A person needlessly interfering with the means of communication of train shall be prosecuted as per section ___ of Railway Act 1989.

[a] 137 [b] 138 [c] 141 [d] 142

3 A person found traveling without ticket without intention to defraud the Railway is dealt as per section ___ of Railway Act 1989.

[a] 138 [b] 137 [c] 55 [d] 54 [e] none of these


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