Model Questions (Multiple choice type: correct answers underlined)

Q1 The period of one month for which monthly salary is drawn is called –

a) Monthly salary b) Wage period

c) Assumed Attendance d) Monthly period

Q2 Allowance granted to compensate high cost of living based on the rise of price index is called –

a) Interim Relief b) Dearness Pay

c) Dearness Allowance (R 1303) d) Special Compensatory Allowance

Q3 Which is currently the base year for granting dearness allowance –

a) 1982 b) 1960

c) 1996 d) 1986

Q4 To draw monthly salary, which attendance is taken into account –

a) Actual attendance b) Assumed attendance

c) Both the above d) None of the above

Q5 During suspension, dearness allowance is drawn on the basis of –

a) Subsistence allowance b) Substantive pay

c) No dearness allowance is drawn d) Half of the original DA rate

Q6 Dearness Pay has been introduced in 5th CPC scale w.e.f. –

a) 1.1.2004

b) 1.4.2004

c) 1.3.2004

d) 1.6.2004

Q7 What percentage of existing DA rated is converted to Dearness Pay –

a) 55%

b) 52%

c) 49%

d) 50%

Q8 What is the allowance called which is granted to Railway employees to enable them to meet the high cost of living in certain especially costly cities in India –

a) HRA (House Rent Allowance)

b) CCA (City Compensatory Allowance)

c) SCA (Special Compensatory Allowance)

d) Transport Allowance

Q9 What is the maximum rate of CCA in an A1 Class City –

a) Rs.100/-

b) Rs.200/-

c) Rs.300/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.400/-

Q10 What is the maximum and minimum rate of CCA in ‘A’ Class Cities –

a) 240 and 65 respectively (RBE 140/97)

b) 200 and 90 respectively

c) 150 and 50 respectively

d) 250 and 80 respectively

Q11 What is the amount of CCA for an employee having basic pay below Rs.3000/- in an ‘A1’ Class City

a) Rs.90/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.75/-

c) Rs.100/-

d) Rs.80/-

Q12 What is the amount of CCA for an employee whose basic pay and D.Pay is from Rs.3000/- p.m. to Rs.4499/- p.m. –

a) Rs.120/-

b) Rs.150/-

c) Rs.125/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.130/-

Q13 What percentage of Dearness Pay is included for drawal of other allowances -

a) 50%

b) 100%

c) 75%

d) 40%

Q14 What is the amount of CCA for the range of basic pay and D.Pay from Rs.4500/- p.m. to Rs.5999/- p.m. in an ‘A1’ Class City –

a) Rs.250/-

b) Rs.230/-

c) Rs.175/-

d) Rs.200/- (RBE 140/97)

Q15 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘A’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay does not cross Rs.3000/-

a) Rs.60/-

b) Rs.70/-

c) Rs.65/-

d) Rs.55/-

Q16 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is from 3000-4499 p.m. –

a) Rs.95/-

b) Rs.100/-

c) Rs.90/-

d) Rs.110/-

Q17 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is from 4500-5999 p.m. –

a) Rs.140/-

b) Rs.160/-

c) Rs.150/-

d) Rs.175/-

Q18 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is above Rs.6000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.250/-

b) Rs.240/-

c) Rs.230/-

d) Rs.220/-

Q19 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay is less than Rs.3000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.50/-

b) Rs.45/-

c) Rs.40/-

d) Rs.60/-

Q20 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is between Rs.3000/- and Rs.4499/- p.m.

a) Rs.65/-

b) Rs.60/-

c) Rs.70/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q21 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is in between Rs.4500/- and Rs.5999/- p.m.

a) Rs.105/-

b) Rs.110/-

c) Rs.100/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.95/-

Q22 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is above Rs.6000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.180/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.200/-

c) Rs.175/-

d) Rs.190/-

Q23 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B2’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay is less than Rs.3000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.30/-

b) Rs.25/- (RBE 140/97)

c) Rs.35/-

d) Rs.20/-

Q24 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B2’ Class City where basic pay and D.Pay is between Rs.3000/- and Rs.4500/- p.m. –

a) Rs.40/-

b) Rs.45/-

c) Rs.30/-

d) Rs.35/- (RBE 140/97)

Q25 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B2’ class city where pay and D.Pay is in between Rs.4500/- and Rs.5999/- p.m.

a) Rs.60/-

b) Rs.65/- (RBE 140/97)

c) Rs.70/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q26 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B2’ class city where pay and D.Pay is more than Rs.6000/- p.m.

a) Rs.120/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.100/-

c) Rs.125/-

d) Rs.115/-

Q27 What is the name of allowances given to a railway employee to meet the higher rent they have to pay for private accommodation for non-availability of railway accommodation –

a) Special Allowance

b) House Rent Allowance

c) Special Compensatory Allowance

d) Marginalized Rent Allowance

Q28 What is the condition for drawing HRA in favour of employees who are living in their own house -

a) They are not eligible to get HRA

b) They should furnish a certificate that they are paying income tax

c) They should furnish a certificate that they are paying/contributing towards house/property tax (R II – 1706)

d) They are living in a house which is at least 25 km away from his working place

Q29 What is the rate of CCA to an employee in an unclassified city –

a) 5% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 5% of pay only

c) No CCA is given (RBE 140/97)

d) 2% of Pay and D.Pay

Q30 What is the rate of HRA in an ‘A-1’ class city –

a) 25% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 20% of Pay and D.Pay

c) 35% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 30% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

Q31 What is the rate of HRA in an ‘A’ class city –

a) 20% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 15% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

c) 25% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 22.5% of Pay and D.Pay

Q32 What is the rate of HRA in ‘B-1’ and ‘B-2’ class cities –

a) 15% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

b) 12.5% of Pay and D.Pay

c) 10% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 7.5% of Pay and D.Pay

Q33 What is the rate of HRA in a ‘C’ class city –

a) 10% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 7.5% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

c) 12.5% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 8% of Pay and D.Pay

Q34 What is the rate of HRA to an employee in an unclassified city –

a) 7% of Pay and D.Pay

b) No HRA is drawn

c) 5% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

d) 6% of Pay and D.Pay

Q35 During leave without pay, how many days’ HRA and CCA can be drawn in favour of an employee –

a) 120 days’

b) 150 days’

c) 160 days’

d) 180 days’ (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II 89/HRA/48 dt.07.08.92)

Q36 When a railway employee is on extraordinary leave, for how many days HRA and CCA can be drawn in favour of him –

a) 180 days’

b) 135 days’

c) 160 days’

d) 120 days’

Q37 In which of the following circumstances, HRA can be drawn in favour of an employee –

a) He/she lives in his/her daughter’s accommodation allotted by Govt but he incurs payment for rent

b) He/she lives in his/her own house but does not incur any expenditure on house or property tax

c) He/she lives in his/her brother’s accommodation provided by Govt. and incurs expenditure for rent (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II/89/HRA/1 dt.02.02.90)

d) He/she lives in his/her son’s accommodation provided by Govt.

Q38 Which element does not constitute leave salary on retirement

a) D.Pay

b) HRA & CCA

c) D.A.

d) Pay

Q39 At what rate can HRA and CCA be drawn when an employee is on suspension –

a) At the rate of subsistence allowance

b) At the rate the employee was drawing before being placed on suspension

c) No HRA and CCA is admissible

d) 75% of the rate the employee was drawing before being placed on suspension

Q40 For how many days an employee is entitled to draw HRA & CCA during study leave –

a) 180 days

b) 150 days

c) 135 days

d) 120 days (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II/90/CCA-1 dt. 01.03.90)

Q41 What is the rate of Transport Allowance in a A-1/A Class City in scale Rs.8000-13500/- and above –

a) Rs.1000/-

b) Rs.800/-

c) Rs.600/-

d) Rs.400/-

Q42 What is the rate of Transport Allowance in other than A-1/A Class City in scale Rs.8000-13500/- and above –

a) Rs.400/-

b) Rs.600/-

c) Rs.500/-

d) Rs.300/-

Q43 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay in scale Rs.6500-10500/- or above but below Rs.8000-13500/- in A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.600/-

b) Rs.500/-

c) Rs.400/-

d) Rs.300/-

Q44 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay in scale Rs.6500-10500/- or above but below Rs.8000-13500/- in other places

a) Rs.200/-

b) Rs.250/-

c) Rs.300/-

d) Rs.150/-

Q45 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay below scale Rs.6500-10500/- in A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.150/-

b) Rs.175/-

c) Rs.100/-

d) Rs.125/-

Q46 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay below scale Rs.6500-10500/- in other cities than A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.100/-

b) Rs.90/-

c) Rs.60/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q47 What is the rate of Transport Allowance to the handicapped railway employees who does not use railway vehicles -

a) Rs.10% of pay

b) Double the normal rate of Transport allowance

c) No changes

d) Rs.1000/- to all

Q48 To be eligible for drawal of Travelling Allowance, what is the minimum distance a railway employee has to travel beyond his place of work ?

a) 12 kms

b) 10 kms

c) 8 kms

d) 9 kms

Q49 To get minimum rate of TA, i.e. 100%, what is the minimum hour an employee has to be absent from his HQ

a) 14 hrs

b) 12 hrs

c) 10 hrs

d) 7 hrs

Q50 To get 70% of TA, what is the minimum hour an employee has to be absent from his HQ

a) 7 hrs

b) 5 hrs

c) 6 hrs

d) 4 hrs

Q1 The period of one month for which monthly salary is drawn is called –

a) Monthly salary b) Wage period

c) Assumed Attendance d) Monthly period

Q2 Allowance granted to compensate high cost of living based on the rise of price index is called –

a) Interim Relief b) Dearness Pay

c) Dearness Allowance (R 1303) d) Special Compensatory Allowance

Q3 Which is currently the base year for granting dearness allowance –

a) 1982 b) 1960

c) 1996 d) 1986

Q4 To draw monthly salary, which attendance is taken into account –

a) Actual attendance b) Assumed attendance

c) Both the above d) None of the above

Q5 During suspension, dearness allowance is drawn on the basis of –

a) Subsistence allowance b) Substantive pay

c) No dearness allowance is drawn d) Half of the original DA rate

Q6 Dearness Pay has been introduced in 5th CPC scale w.e.f. –

a) 1.1.2004

b) 1.4.2004

c) 1.3.2004

d) 1.6.2004

Q7 What percentage of existing DA rated is converted to Dearness Pay –

a) 55%

b) 52%

c) 49%

d) 50%

Q8 What is the allowance called which is granted to Railway employees to enable them to meet the high cost of living in certain especially costly cities in India –

a) HRA (House Rent Allowance)

b) CCA (City Compensatory Allowance)

c) SCA (Special Compensatory Allowance)

d) Transport Allowance

Q9 What is the maximum rate of CCA in an A1 Class City –

a) Rs.100/-

b) Rs.200/-

c) Rs.300/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.400/-

Q10 What is the maximum and minimum rate of CCA in ‘A’ Class Cities –

a) 240 and 65 respectively (RBE 140/97)

b) 200 and 90 respectively

c) 150 and 50 respectively

d) 250 and 80 respectively

Q11 What is the amount of CCA for an employee having basic pay below Rs.3000/- in an ‘A1’ Class City

a) Rs.90/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.75/-

c) Rs.100/-

d) Rs.80/-

Q12 What is the amount of CCA for an employee whose basic pay and D.Pay is from Rs.3000/- p.m. to Rs.4499/- p.m. –

a) Rs.120/-

b) Rs.150/-

c) Rs.125/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.130/-

Q13 What percentage of Dearness Pay is included for drawal of other allowances -

a) 50%

b) 100%

c) 75%

d) 40%

Q14 What is the amount of CCA for the range of basic pay and D.Pay from Rs.4500/- p.m. to Rs.5999/- p.m. in an ‘A1’ Class City –

a) Rs.250/-

b) Rs.230/-

c) Rs.175/-

d) Rs.200/- (RBE 140/97)

Q15 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘A’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay does not cross Rs.3000/-

a) Rs.60/-

b) Rs.70/-

c) Rs.65/-

d) Rs.55/-

Q16 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is from 3000-4499 p.m. –

a) Rs.95/-

b) Rs.100/-

c) Rs.90/-

d) Rs.110/-

Q17 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is from 4500-5999 p.m. –

a) Rs.140/-

b) Rs.160/-

c) Rs.150/-

d) Rs.175/-

Q18 What is the rate of CCA in an ‘A’ class city where pay and D.Pay is above Rs.6000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.250/-

b) Rs.240/-

c) Rs.230/-

d) Rs.220/-

Q19 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay is less than Rs.3000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.50/-

b) Rs.45/-

c) Rs.40/-

d) Rs.60/-

Q20 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is between Rs.3000/- and Rs.4499/- p.m.

a) Rs.65/-

b) Rs.60/-

c) Rs.70/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q21 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is in between Rs.4500/- and Rs.5999/- p.m.

a) Rs.105/-

b) Rs.110/-

c) Rs.100/- (RBE 140/97)

d) Rs.95/-

Q22 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B1’ class city where pay and D.Pay is above Rs.6000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.180/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.200/-

c) Rs.175/-

d) Rs.190/-

Q23 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B2’ Class City where basic pay & D.Pay is less than Rs.3000/- p.m. –

a) Rs.30/-

b) Rs.25/- (RBE 140/97)

c) Rs.35/-

d) Rs.20/-

Q24 What is the rate of CCA of an employee in a ‘B2’ Class City where basic pay and D.Pay is between Rs.3000/- and Rs.4500/- p.m. –

a) Rs.40/-

b) Rs.45/-

c) Rs.30/-

d) Rs.35/- (RBE 140/97)

Q25 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B2’ class city where pay and D.Pay is in between Rs.4500/- and Rs.5999/- p.m.

a) Rs.60/-

b) Rs.65/- (RBE 140/97)

c) Rs.70/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q26 What is the rate of CCA in a ‘B2’ class city where pay and D.Pay is more than Rs.6000/- p.m.

a) Rs.120/- (RBE 140/97)

b) Rs.100/-

c) Rs.125/-

d) Rs.115/-

Q27 What is the name of allowances given to a railway employee to meet the higher rent they have to pay for private accommodation for non-availability of railway accommodation –

a) Special Allowance

b) House Rent Allowance

c) Special Compensatory Allowance

d) Marginalized Rent Allowance

Q28 What is the condition for drawing HRA in favour of employees who are living in their own house -

a) They are not eligible to get HRA

b) They should furnish a certificate that they are paying income tax

c) They should furnish a certificate that they are paying/contributing towards house/property tax (R II – 1706)

d) They are living in a house which is at least 25 km away from his working place

Q29 What is the rate of CCA to an employee in an unclassified city –

a) 5% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 5% of pay only

c) No CCA is given (RBE 140/97)

d) 2% of Pay and D.Pay

Q30 What is the rate of HRA in an ‘A-1’ class city –

a) 25% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 20% of Pay and D.Pay

c) 35% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 30% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

Q31 What is the rate of HRA in an ‘A’ class city –

a) 20% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 15% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

c) 25% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 22.5% of Pay and D.Pay

Q32 What is the rate of HRA in ‘B-1’ and ‘B-2’ class cities –

a) 15% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

b) 12.5% of Pay and D.Pay

c) 10% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 7.5% of Pay and D.Pay

Q33 What is the rate of HRA in a ‘C’ class city –

a) 10% of Pay and D.Pay

b) 7.5% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

c) 12.5% of Pay and D.Pay

d) 8% of Pay and D.Pay

Q34 What is the rate of HRA to an employee in an unclassified city –

a) 7% of Pay and D.Pay

b) No HRA is drawn

c) 5% of Pay and D.Pay (RBE 140/97)

d) 6% of Pay and D.Pay

Q35 During leave without pay, how many days’ HRA and CCA can be drawn in favour of an employee –

a) 120 days’

b) 150 days’

c) 160 days’

d) 180 days’ (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II 89/HRA/48 dt.07.08.92)

Q36 When a railway employee is on extraordinary leave, for how many days HRA and CCA can be drawn in favour of him –

a) 180 days’

b) 135 days’

c) 160 days’

d) 120 days’

Q37 In which of the following circumstances, HRA can be drawn in favour of an employee –

a) He/she lives in his/her daughter’s accommodation allotted by Govt but he incurs payment for rent

b) He/she lives in his/her own house but does not incur any expenditure on house or property tax

c) He/she lives in his/her brother’s accommodation provided by Govt. and incurs expenditure for rent (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II/89/HRA/1 dt.02.02.90)

d) He/she lives in his/her son’s accommodation provided by Govt.

Q38 Which element does not constitute leave salary on retirement

a) D.Pay

b) HRA & CCA

c) D.A.

d) Pay

Q39 At what rate can HRA and CCA be drawn when an employee is on suspension –

a) At the rate of subsistence allowance

b) At the rate the employee was drawing before being placed on suspension

c) No HRA and CCA is admissible

d) 75% of the rate the employee was drawing before being placed on suspension

Q40 For how many days an employee is entitled to draw HRA & CCA during study leave –

a) 180 days

b) 150 days

c) 135 days

d) 120 days (RB’s lr.No.E(P&A)II/90/CCA-1 dt. 01.03.90)

Q41 What is the rate of Transport Allowance in a A-1/A Class City in scale Rs.8000-13500/- and above –

a) Rs.1000/-

b) Rs.800/-

c) Rs.600/-

d) Rs.400/-

Q42 What is the rate of Transport Allowance in other than A-1/A Class City in scale Rs.8000-13500/- and above –

a) Rs.400/-

b) Rs.600/-

c) Rs.500/-

d) Rs.300/-

Q43 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay in scale Rs.6500-10500/- or above but below Rs.8000-13500/- in A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.600/-

b) Rs.500/-

c) Rs.400/-

d) Rs.300/-

Q44 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay in scale Rs.6500-10500/- or above but below Rs.8000-13500/- in other places

a) Rs.200/-

b) Rs.250/-

c) Rs.300/-

d) Rs.150/-

Q45 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay below scale Rs.6500-10500/- in A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.150/-

b) Rs.175/-

c) Rs.100/-

d) Rs.125/-

Q46 What is the rate of Transport Allowance for employees drawing pay below scale Rs.6500-10500/- in other cities than A-1/A class city -

a) Rs.100/-

b) Rs.90/-

c) Rs.60/-

d) Rs.75/-

Q47 What is the rate of Transport Allowance to the handicapped railway employees who does not use railway vehicles -

a) Rs.10% of pay

b) Double the normal rate of Transport allowance

c) No changes

d) Rs.1000/- to all

Q48 To be eligible for drawal of Travelling Allowance, what is the minimum distance a railway employee has to travel beyond his place of work ?

a) 12 kms

b) 10 kms

c) 8 kms

d) 9 kms

Q49 To get minimum rate of TA, i.e. 100%, what is the minimum hour an employee has to be absent from his HQ

a) 14 hrs

b) 12 hrs

c) 10 hrs

d) 7 hrs

Q50 To get 70% of TA, what is the minimum hour an employee has to be absent from his HQ

a) 7 hrs

b) 5 hrs

c) 6 hrs

d) 4 hrs