JMRC Exam Pattern 2012-13

JMRC Exam Pattern 2012-13

The written test and other screening tests shall be aimed at testing the skills of the candidate in languages, general knowledge & awareness, general science, computer proficiency, quantitative aptitude, logical ability, reasoning and/or his/her domain knowledge, skills, competencies, personality traits and job-related specific abilities. Medical Fitness Test will form an integral part of the selection process.

 The screening process involves various stages of screening and a candidate will have to qualify at each stage (including Medical Fitness Test) as prescribed, before being selected/appointed. The screening process for each post is detailed below:

a. For the Post of Station Controller/ Train Operator

Stage – I

Written Test – 90 marks: The maximum time permitted for the written test shall be 135 minutes, and it shall carry 120 questions for a total of 90 marks. The questions shall be multiple choice objective type, with 0.75 marks being awarded for each right answer and 0.25 marks being deducted for each wrong answer. Minimum pass marks shall be 40 % for all candidates other than SC/ST Category candidates and 35 % for SC/ST Category candidates. The indicative scheme of the question paper (i.e., approximate number of questions ± 10%) shall be as follows:

  • i. General Knowledge & Awareness, including General Science – 45 questions
  • ii. Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability and Reasoning – 45 questions
  • iii. Computer Awareness – 10 questions
  • iv. English Comprehension – 10 questions
  • v. Hindi Comprehension – 10 questions

Stage – II 

  • (i) Psychometric Test (Qualifying Test): The Psychometric Test will measure specific abilities related to the job, such as reaction time, form perception, vigilance, speed anticipation and some selected attributes of personality. The Psychometric Test will be conducted before or after the interview, and passing of the Test shall be mandatory for the candidates called for interview. The candidates who do not pass the Psychometric Test may not be interviewed if results of the Test become available before the interview.
  • (ii) Interview – 10 marks: The focus of interview will be on personality traits, including communication skills, of the candidates. There will be no minimum pass marks for the interview, but failure to appear in interview will disqualify the candidate.
  • (iii) Medical Fitness Test (Qualifying Test): All candidates called for interview and/or placed on the final merit list or panel of wait listed candidates shall have to undergo and pass medical fitness test as prescribed by JMRC.

b. For the Posts of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Electrical), Junior Engineer (Mechanical) and Junior Engineer (Electronics)

Stage – I

Written Test – 100 marks: The maximum time permitted for the written test shall be 135 minutes, and it shall carry 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. The questions shall be multiple choice objective type, with 1 mark being awarded for each right answer and 0.25 marks being deducted for each wrong answer. Minimum pass marks shall be 40 % for all candidates other than SC/ST Category candidates and 35 % for SC/ST Category candidates. The indicative scheme of the question paper (i.e., approximate number of questions ± 10%) shall be as follows:

  • i. Domain/Discipline related – 50 questions
  • ii. General Knowledge & Awareness, including General Science – 20 questions 
  • iii. Computer Awareness – 10 questions
  • iv. English Comprehension – 10 questions
  • v. Hindi Comprehension – 10 questions

Stage – II

Medical Fitness Test (Qualifying Test): All candidates placed on the final merit list or panel of wait listed candidates, based on marks obtained in the written test, shall have to undergo and pass medical fitness test as prescribed by JMRC.

c. For the Post of Customer Relations Assistant

Stage – I

Written Test – 90 marks: The maximum time permitted for the written test shall be 135 minutes, and it shall carry 120 questions for a total of 90 marks. The questions shall be multiple choice objective type, with 0.75 marks being awarded for each right answer and 0.25 marks being deducted for each wrong answer. Minimum pass marks shall be 40 % for all candidates other than SC/ST Category candidates and 35 % for SC/ST Category candidates. The indicative scheme of the question paper (i.e., approximate number of questions ± 10%) shall be as follows:

  • i. General Knowledge & Awareness, including General Science – 60 questions 
  • ii. Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability and Reasoning – 30 questions
  • iii. Computer Awareness – 10 questions
  • iv. English Comprehension – 10 questions
  • v. Hindi Comprehension – 10 questions

Stage – II

  • (i) Interview – 10 marks: The focus of interview will be on personality traits, including communication skills, of the candidates. There will be no minimum pass marks for the interview, but failure to appear in interview will disqualify the candidate.
  • (ii) Medical Fitness Test (Qualifying Test): All candidates called for interview and/or placed on the final merit list or panel of wait listed candidates shall have to undergo and pass medical fitness test as prescribed by JMRC.

d. For the Posts of Maintainer (Fitter), Maintainer (Electrician), Maintainer (Electronics) and Maintainer (Refrigeration & AC)

Stage – I

Written Test – 100 marks: The maximum time permitted for the written test shall be 135 minutes, and it shall carry 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. The questions shall be multiple choice objective type, with 1 mark being awarded for each right answer and 0.25 marks being deducted for each wrong answer. Minimum pass marks shall be 40 % for all candidates other than SC/ST Category candidates and 35 % for SC/ST Category candidates.

The indicative scheme of the question paper (i.e., approximate number of questions ± 10%) shall be as follows:

  • i. Trade related (including pictorial/ problem-solving questions covering the practical aspect of ITI training) – 65 questions
  • ii. General Knowledge & Awareness, including General Science – 20 questions 
  • iii. Computer Awareness – 5 questions
  • iv. English Comprehension – 5 questions
  • v. Hindi Comprehension – 5 questions

Stage – II

Medical Fitness Test (Qualifying Test): All candidates placed on the final merit list or panel of wait listed candidates, based on marks obtained in the written test, shall have to undergo and pass medical fitness test as prescribed by JMRC.

c) The call list for Interview/Psychometric Test, for each post these have been prescribed for, would be limited to the number of candidates who have obtained minimum pass marks in the written test, subject to a maximum of 5 times the number of vacancies in each category, in order of marks obtained in the written test.

Note: If more than one candidate is placed at the cut-off point (rounded off to two decimal points) of the merit list of written test, all such candidates would be included in the call list for Interview/Psychometric Test.

d) Category-wise final merit list for each post shall be prepared from among candidates who have obtained minimum pass marks in the written test, as under:

i) For the posts of Station Controller/Train Operator and Customer Relations Assistant:

in order of the total marks obtained in written test and interview, and after disqualifying candidates who have not passed the psychometric test (where applicable) or the medical fitness test or have not appeared in the interview. If more than one candidate is placed at the cut-off point (without any rounding off) of the final merit list, the candidate who is senior in age would be preferred.

ii) For the posts of Junior Engineers and Maintainers:

in order of the total marks obtained in written test, subject to their passing the medical fitness test. If more than one candidate is placed at the cutoff point (without any rounding off) of the final merit list, the candidate who is senior in age would be preferred.A Panel of Wait Listed Candidates may also be prepared on these very lines.

e) Dates of written test, results of written test and all other recruitment related information shall be available on JMRC website. Candidates are required to regularly visit the website and check for updates.

f) All questions papers shall be bilingual (i.e., in Hindi and English). However, Hindi Comprehension
Questions shall only be in Hindi and English Comprehension Questions shall only be in English.

Comments

  1. ESOWA ETOMES says:

    I will like to seat for the post of Customer Relations Assistant. I just want to ask if that can be possible to paticipate online for the exam, because am in Cameroon in Africa

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