Syllabus and Preparation Tips for RRB ASM

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Looking for the RRB ASM 2018 Syllabus, here we are providing you with a clear and detailed view of the syllabus and covered all the topics under each section. Go through the complete article until the end. We are providing you with some useful tips for the preparation for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018. Hope they help you to crack your RRB examination. The RRB selection process has three sections and the details are as follows.

FOR PRELIMS (1st Stage Computer Based Test)

S. No

Exam type Subjects Marks Duration Medium of Exam


Objective General Awareness 100 90 mins English and Hindi


Arithmetic Ability

General Intelligence




Total 100 Marks 90 Mins

syllabus and preparation tips for rrb asm

FOR MAINS (2nd Stage Computer Based Test)

Sl. No

Paper Type Name of the Subjects
1 Descriptive Type Questions

English Comprehension

General Awareness Syllabus for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018



· Indian History

· Culture











·  Economy

· Banking

· International Affairs

· Awards

· Sports

· Current Events

Arithmetic Ability Syllabus for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018

  • Percentage
  • Boats & Streams
  • Interest
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Problems on Ages
  • Simplification
  • Time & work

General Intelligence Syllabus for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018

  • Number Series
  • Verbal Classification
  • Analogies
  • Matching Definitions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Logical Games
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Cause and Effect
  • Paper Cutting Paper Folding
  • Essential part
  • Artificial Language
  • Making Judgments
  • Logical Problems
  • Analyzing Arguments
  • The course of Action
  • Theme Detection
  • Statement and Argument
  • Pair Formation
  • Logical Deduction
  • Odd One Out
  • Ranking
  • Blood Relations Direction
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Missing Number Series
  • English Alphabet problems
  • Dice and Cubes
  • Test Calendars & Clocks
  • Syllogisms
  • Matrix & Analogies

Reasoning Syllabus for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018

  • Verbal
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision Making
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Non-verbal
  • Number Series
  • Analogy
  • Number Ranking
  • Mirror Images
  • Alphabet Series
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Non-verbal Series
  • Embedded Figures

English Syllabus for RRB ASM Recruitment 2018

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Miscellaneous
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Test

    Indian Railways is the largest employer in India with around 14 Lakh employees and the 8th biggest employer in the world. Getting a job in Indian railways is a dream for many of the people. People look for salaries and the facilities provided by the Indian railways and think that the government jobs are more secure than the IT’s. So, there will be a tuff competition for the railway jobs in India.

    Do you want to crack the RRB ASM recruitment 2018, then here are the tips to help you in the preparation of RRB ASM 2018. In the competitive exams like Railways time management during the examination is very important. To score good marks one must attend all the sections in the exam. So, Preparation is very important to crack the Competitive exams. Here are some daily tasks you want to perform and the tips to follow to crack the Railway Exams.

  • First one the interest and the focus you are having towards the Railway exams should be strong.
  • Second, the books you are following should be by a good author and well explained.
  • Prepare a timetable for Preparation and follow it regularly.
  • Try to wake up early morning and prepare on the topic which you feel tuff to clear.
  • Keep up to date in the General Awareness, try to find the Journals on Banking and economics and General Knowledge books (monthly).
  • Buy Books of Previous Papers and try to solve them or find them free in the online.
  • Try to write the Mock tests conducted by the railways or any other Organizations, it helps a lot.
  • Concentrate more on the areas where you are lagging and spend some extra time on those.
  • Take the advice from the serious those who cracked the exam and even from those who attended the exam.
  • Try to learn concepts and apply to different types of questions.

    General Knowledge

    This is the area where many of the people fail. Even the one who is preparing since a long time for Railways also fails here. This is the section which keeps on changing and can’t expect which type of questions are going to come. So, the candidate should keep an eye on both the latest and old news to crack the exam. Candidate should read Magazines, News Papers, GK books and watch News daily. This is the section which consumes fewer times compared to other sections.

    Arithmetic Ability

    This is a section where you need a regular practice and should be clear with all the concepts and try to finish this section quickly in the exam and spend time on other sections which consume more time. The continuous preparation on the arithmetic topics helps to clear this section with good score.

    General Intelligence

    This is the section where you will face many confusion and time-consuming questions. So, try to learn the concepts well and practice the different type of questions. Regular practice and following a good material is the only thing you have to do.


    This section contains two type of questions Verbal and Non-verbal. Divide and learn the topics and do more practice where this is the area you must score more.