RRB Goods Guard 2017 Syllabus Books and Previous Papers

Looking to apply for Goods Guard Jobs in Indian Railways ? Know the Syllabus, Previous Paper and Books for the exam

If you have applied for recently announced Indian Railways Recruitment 2017, then you must be aware of the Goods Guard post. We have received many comments regrading filling the post preferences for Railway Job, and candidates were confused to fill the preferences with posts having high priority and low priority. In our previous post, we have shared the Job Profile, Promotion scope and salary for Assistant Station Master post.

The main highlight of this Indian Railways Recruitment are 7500 Goods Guard Jobs and 5900 Assistant Station Mater post and as such these are the most sought after jobs in railways. But , the post of Assistant station master, has an edge over Goods guard, due to the Good Job Profile, Less responsibility and feasible working schedule.

In this post, we will share the complete details of Goods Guard Jobs in Indian Railways. We will discuss with you the Syllabus, Exam pattern, previous paper and most important the Books for Good Guard Exam 2017.

The RRB Exam dates are yet to be announced, however, as per the information in the Railways Advt Notification, the tentative date of exam in from March to May, 2017. However the exact exam dates will be known only when the RRB Admit Cards 2017 will be made available for Download. It is expected that downloading of Admit cards, will start at least 2 weeks before the exam date.

RRB Goods Guard Exam 2017 : 7500 posts

As we have mentioned above that Job Profile of Goods guard, is not that good as we have for other posts. As the name itself speaks, A Good guards is the one who looks after the entire cargo loaded in the train. He can be seen in the last compartment of the train and has a portion allotted to him known as brake van.

Some of the Duties performed by Goods Guard are

1) He is responsible for applying brakes at full potential in case of any emergency

2) He has to look after that wagons are properly attached to each other

3) He has to inform the loco pilot, in case he finds any abnormalities in the functioning of trains

The work duration of Good Guard is normally to 8 to 10 hours before he  is given rest for another 16 hours. This Job is not suitable for females, due to non-feasible working conditions.

Salary: The Salary of Goods Guard is highest among all other posts in Railways, while the salary, as entry point is Rs 35000/- . In many cases, newly recruited, Goods guard can get salary even upto Rs 60,000.

Promotion: The newly appointed goods guard, can see a rising career graph, in the upcoming years.

Here is the Future Scope and Promotions for Goods Guard in Railways 

Goods Guard


Passenger Guard


 Express Guard

How to prepare for RRB Goods Guard ?

Now, you know the Job Profile of Goods Guard in Indian Railways, now, we will share the Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern: The exam patter for goods guard, comprises on Single Online computer based test and followed by Document Verification. Applicants are advised to read our previous post on Syllabus for Indian Railways Exam, to know the contents of syllabus.

Syllabus: The syllabus for goods guard exam, comprises of 100 Objective Questions, having 90 minutes exam duration. Here is structure of Computer based test.

The Questions will be asked from these sections

1) General Intelligence and Reasoning

2) Arithmetic Ability

3) General Awareness

If you carefully look at the Railways Exam syllabus, then you will find it is quite similar to SSC CGL syllabus, the only difference is absence of English section and different weighatge to other section. So, if you are preparing for SSC CGL 2017, then this will help you for your preparation for railways exams too.

Books for Goods Guard Exam 2017

We have discussed in our previous posts, regarding the Railways Previous Exam Question Paper and Best Books for Railways Exam. But if you are specifically looking for Question paper and Books for Guard Exam, then there are no books as such, as there will be common Preliminary exam for all posts in Railways.

And this is the Best Book for RRB Computer Based test 2017

Price: Rs 331/- (16% Off) (Free Home Delivery)

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