RRB ASM Exam 2021 – Check Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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RRB Assistant Station Master is an NTPC post. The full form of NTPC is Non-Technical Popular Category. Accordingly, the recruitment to this post takes place through a common exam for all NTPC posts called the RRB NTPC Exam. The official notification for RRB ASM 2021 is yet to be announced as the 2019 examination cycle is still under process. However, the candidates willing to apply for the upcoming cycle same must know about the exam details such as the vacancies, exam dates, syllabus, exam pattern, cut off marks and results. In this article, we have mentioned the exam details for RRB ASM Exam based on the ongoing year notification. The details are going to be more or less the same for 2021. However, in case of any change, it shall be updated on our portal once the official notification is released.

RRB ASM Important Information

RRB ASM Exam Overview

Name of the Organization 

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Name of the Examination 


Post Name 

Assistant Station Master

Exam Date

28th December 2020 to 31st July 2021 (CBT 1)

Official Website 



Graduates Government Jobs

Download RRB ASM Recruitment Notification 2019 PDF

RRB ASM 2021 Exam Dates


Important Dates

Starting Date of Online Application 

1st March 2019

Last Date of Online Application

31st March 2019

Last Date of Payment of Fees

5th April 2019

Admit Card Download Date

4 days prior to exam date

Result Date 

To be announced

RRB ASM Vacancies 2021

The RRB Recruits Assistant Station Master for the proper functioning/running of trains at various stations following the laid rules and guidelines. The Official notification for 2021 is yet to be announced. However, going by the past trends a total of 5,000+ vacancies can be expected for RRB ASM in 2021.

The ongoing notification for RRB ASM was released in 2019 where 6,865 vacancies were advertised for the post of Assistant Station Master for Indian Railways by the RRB. Let's have a look at the previous year vacancies to have a better understanding of the vacancies that can be expected for 2021.

Post Category


Assistant Station Master


Region-wise total vacancies:


Grand Total


Grand Total














































RRB ASM Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria in order to apply for RRB ASM 2021. Overall, there are two criteria on which your eligibility will be judged for RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 exam – Education and Age. You need to qualify both the following eligibility standards to apply for this RRB exam.

RRB ASM Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 33 Years

RRB ASM Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC (NCL): 3 years
  • PWD: 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen: 3 years + duration of the service rendered in Defence.

RRB ASM Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualifications

The candidates need to fulfil the below mentioned educational qualification in order to apply for RRB ASM post 2021.

Check RRB ASM Eligibility Criteria 2021 here



Assistant Station Master

Should have a Graduation Degree in any stream from a recognized university. 

RRB ASM Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2021

RRB ASM selection will be based on 4 stages as follows:

  • First stage CBT
  • Second stage CBT
  • Computer Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification

First Stage CBT

The first stage CBT consists of Questions on Maths, Reasoning, and Current Affairs. The total number of questions asked is 100 and the time allotted is 90 minutes. The questions asked will be MCQ type.


No. of Qs




90 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Awareness on Current Affairs




Second Stage CBT

The Second Stage CBT will consist of Questions on Maths, Reasoning, and Current Affairs. The total number of questions asked is 120 and the time allotted is 90 minutes. The questions asked will be MCQ type.


No. of Qs




90 Mins

General Intelligence & Reasoning


General Awareness on Current Affairs




  • Each Question will carry 1 mark in both First and Second CBT.
  • There shall be negative marking for incorrect answers in both, First and Second Stage CBT.
  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • If you qualify both the above stages, you will be called for Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification as applicable.

Check RRB ASM Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 here

RRB ASM 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for both the First Stage and the Second Stage CBT for subjects like Maths, Reasoning, General Science and General Awareness has been mentioned in the table below.


General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness on Current Affairs

-Number system






-Ratio and Proportion



-Time and Work

-Time and Distance

-Simple and Compound Interest

-Profit and Loss


-Geometry and


-Elementary Statistics

-Square root

-Age Calculations

-Calendar & Clock

-Pipes & Cistern


-Alphabetical and Number Series

-Coding and Decoding

-Mathematical operations




-Venn Diagram

-Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

-Conclusions and Decision making

-Similarities and Differences

-Analytical Reasoning




-Arguments and Assumptions

-Science & Technology








-Miscellaneous Topics

RRB ASM 2021 Apply Online

The online application link for the RRB ASM Recruitment will be activated soon as and when the dates of the same are announced. You can check the steps below for online registration and applying methods.

Direct Link To Apply Online – Click Here

(Note:- The direct link to apply will be activated once the official recruitment is out)

Step 1: Click on the above link mentioned to apply.

Step 2: Enter basic details such as Name, Parent’s Name, Category, date of birth, email id and upload a recent passport size photograph and signature, etc. check the information submitted again and click to submit the basic details.

Step 3: In the second stage of the Online registration respective language and zone as per convenience.

Step 4: Pay the Application fee by using Debit Card / Credit Card / Internet Banking through Payment Gateway

Step 5: Download the Registration Slip at the end of the application process with a unique registration number, photograph, signature and other essential details. Take a print for further reference. 

RRB ASM 2021 Application Fees





SC/ST/Female Candidates/Ex-servicemen/EBC/PwD


Note: Rs.400/- and Rs.250/- will be duly refunded respectively for candidates appearing for First Stage CBT

RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 Salary

The initial pay scale of RRB ASM (Assistant Loco Pilot) is Rs.35,400 under Level 06 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as per the official notification of 2019. The gross salary will include various job allowances and perks given by Railways to Assistant Station Master which are:

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Running Allowance (Based on the kms travelled)
  • Transport Allowance
  • New Pension Scheme (10% Deduction) etc,

These are the various perks & benefits an Assistant Station Master gets in addition to the salary. They can also be entitled to other perks and allowances which depends upon various conditions.

Check RRB ASM Salary and Job Profile 2021 here

RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 Cut-Off

Cut-Off marks are minimum marks required by the candidates to be selected for the post applied and it varies for applicants on the basis of their categories. The candidates are required to score equal or more than the Cut-Off marks for the post applied depending on his/her category. The RRB ASM Cut-Off Marks depends on various factors such as:

  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • The total vacancies released for each post by the RRB.
  • Candidates' Category to which he/she belongs.
  • The total candidates that have appeared for the examination.

The minimum qualifying marks in each stage of the CBT has been mentioned in the notification which has been mentioned in the table below:


Minimum qualifying marks









RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 Admit Card

The Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) is the exam conducting authority, which is yet to release the official notification for RRB ASM Recruitment 2021. The exam dates and the date for admit cards will be released as soon as the official notification is released. You can download the admit card from the official website once available by submitting the registration number and password allotted during the time of registration.

Check RRB ASM Admit Card 2021 here

Steps to Download RRB ASM Recruitment Admit Card

Step1: Visit the official website, search for the admit card tab and click on it.

Step 2: You need to enter your application ID/username and password.

Step 3: After submitting your credentials, your admit card will be ready to download.

Step 4: Download and save your admit card.

Step 5: You should print the admit card and make multiple copies for being on the safer side in case of a copy being lost.

RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 Answer Key

The Answer key is very useful for the candidates as it helps them predict their scores well before the actual results are out. The link to the answer key will be released on the official website after the exam is conducted. The official answer key is released 2 to 3 weeks after the examination.

Steps to Download RRB ASM Recruitment Answer Key

Step1: Visit the official website, search for the Answer Key tab and click on it.

Step 2: The Answer Key for various posts will be displayed on the screen.

Step 3: Choose the Answer Key for the post applied.

Step 4: Download and save the answer key.

Step 5: You should print the Answer key which will help you tally your answers and calculate marks obtained.

RRB ASM Recruitment 2021 Result

RRB ASM Recruitment Result 2021 will be released by The Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) once the examination is conducted. The List of provisionally selected candidates will also be made available on the official website after each stage of exam and after all stages of the exam is conducted a final merit list of the selected candidates will be released by the board.

Check RRB ASM Results 2021 here

Preparation Tips And Books For RRB ASM Exam 2021

The first and foremost thing that a candidate must do is to go through the RRB Exam Pattern & Syllabus. The candidates applying for RRB ASM Exam 2021 must prepare well for the examination. As the competition for the exam is quite high, therefore the candidates should be well prepared for the examination. Here are a few preparation tips shared by our experts for candidates aspiring to crack the RRB ASM Exam:

  • Have a good understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Prepare all the topics and regular revision is necessary.
  • Attempt Mock tests regularly and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work on topics which appear to be weaknesses in the mock tests.
  • Time management is the key to success in any competitive exam.

After understanding the requirements of examination the candidate must strategize the preparation section-wise

  • For the General Awareness section makes a habit of writing down the important current affairs daily in a notebook. You can also refer to the PrepForSure GK & Current Affairs to boost up your preparations
  • For reasoning, the presence of the mind works more often. The candidates must understand what is asked in the question and proceed accordingly. 
  • For quantitative aptitude, one should practice a lot of questions on a regular basis. This will increase the speed and time management skills of the candidate. Candidates can always refer to the quantitative aptitude for getting new types of questions for practice.

Books to refer for the preparation of RRB ASM are mentioned below:

Sr. No.





New Approach to Reasoning

General Intelligence


BS Sijwali


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Intelligence


RS Aggarwal


Quick General Awareness 2020

General Awareness/Knowledge

Disha Experts


General Knowledge 2020

General Awareness/Knowledge 

Lucent Publication


Mathematics Class 9


R.D Sharma


Mathematics Class 10


R.D Sharma

We hope that all details and updates regarding RRB ASM 2021 have been conveyed to you. In case of any doubt or query, you can contact us. You can also download our PrepForSure App for more such details about various government exams, Study materials and mock tests.

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