DFCCIL Syllabus

  • Through its official notification of DFCCIL Executive recruitment 2021, DFCCIL has issued vacancies for the job of DFCCIL Executive in several departments of Civil, Operation & BD, Mechanical, Electrical Signal & Telecommunication with a total of 442 vacancies. Applicants must have a diploma or bachelor's degree in a related discipline of engineering or technology. Exam dates have yet to be announced, although they should be available by September 2021. As a result, all aspirants must be aware of the DFCCIL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021 and prepare appropriately.
  • Candidates must be informed of the syllabus and exam pattern that is covered in every step of the selection process for DFCCIL Executive Recruitment 2021, as the notification stated that there will be two Computer Based Tests for Objective questions from various subjects.

DFCCIL exam pattern 2021

The Computer Based Test, Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT), document verification, interview, and medical test will be used in the DFCCIL Recruitment 2021.

The DFCCIL exam pattern for Executive 2021 is three to four stages long, with various certification standards based on the DFCCIL Executive cut-off. The exam is divided into three or four phases, each with a different syllabus depending on the position being applied for. Depending on the position, the stages are as follows:

  • Stage 1( CBT)

  • Stage 2 ( CABT) ( Only for Executive ( Operations & BD)

  • Document Verification

  • Medical Test

Dfccil Exam Pattern for Executive and Junior Managers 2021

The exam pattern for DFCCIL 2021 for Executive (Operations & BD/ Civil/ Mechanical/ Signal & Telecommunication), Junior Manager (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Operations & BD) positions is shown in the table below. There will be a total of three subjects, each of which will take two hours to complete.



No. of Questions   


Computer Based Test (CBT)    

General Knowledge


2 hours

General Aptitude/Reasoning   

Concerned Subjects




Dfccil Exam Pattern for Junior Executives 2021

The table below summarises the DFCCIL exam pattern 2021 for the position of Junior Executive (Mechanical, Electrical, Signal & Telecommunications, Operation). Questions will be asked from four areas: general knowledge, reasoning, general science, and concerned subjects, for all students who will sit in the examination. The exam will take 2 hours to complete in total.



No. of Questions   


Computer Based Test (CBT)   

General Knowledge


2 hours

General Aptitude/Reasoning    

General Science

Concerned Subjects




Dfccil recruitment 2021 syllabus

Dfccil junior executive syllabus stage-1

Except for Executive and Junior Executive (Operations & BD), who have a single component, DFCCIL Executive Stage I consists of a Computer Based Test with 120 questions in two parts ( no separate part 1 and part 2). The two parts are as follows:

  • PART 1

  • PART 2.

The exam will be conducted in both English and Spanish. For various Executive positions, different subjects are offered. The following is the syllabus for both parts of the CBT examinations:

DFCCIL Executive Stage I Part 1 Syllabus


Stage I Syllabus (no separate parts)

Executive (Operations & BD)   

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Logical Reasoning

Numerical Ability

General Science

History of Indian Railways and DFCCIL   

Economics & Marketing

Customer Relations

Part 1 of the exam is the same for all other jobs, and it consists of 24 multiple-choice questions. The following is the Part 1 syllabus:


Syllabus in Part 1

Executive ( Civil)

General Knowledge

General Aptitude/ Reasoning etc

Executive ( Electrical)

Executive ( Signal & Telecommunications)     

Executive ( Mechanical)

DFCCIL syllabus – general knowledge

  • Financial Awareness

  • Railway History

  • Commission

  • Development in Railway

  • Current Affair

  • Factual Economics

DFCCIL Syllabus – Logical reasoning/general aptitude

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Blood Relations

  • Syllogism

  • Analogy

  • Alphabets

  • Order & Word Formation

  • Arrangement


  • Fluid

  • Pressure

  • Thrust

  • Weight

  • Gravitation

  • Human Body

DFCCIL syllabus – numeric ability

  • Distance- Time

  • Time- Work

  • Percentage

  • Average

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Series

  • Simplification

DFCCIL Executive Stage I Part 2 Syllabus


Syllabus in Part 2

Executive ( Civil)

  • Surveying

  • Strength of material

  • Structural Design & Drawing

  • Building & Construction material

  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

  • Concrete Technology

  • Reinforced & Prestressed concrete

  • Hydraulics

  • Hydrology & Hydraulics Structures

  • Public Health Engineering & Water Supply

  • Railway Engineering & Railway Track etc.

Executive ( Electrical)

  • Circuit Analysis

  • Machines

  • Electronics

  • Measurement

  • Control System

  • Material System

  • Rest etc.

Executive ( Signal & Telecommunications)

  • Engineering Mathematics

  • Networks

  • Signals & Systems

  • Electronic Devices

  • Analog Circuits

  • Digital Circuits

  • Control System

  • Communication

  • Electromagnetic etc.

Executive ( Mechanical)

  • Mechanics

  • Strength of Materials

  • Theory of Machines

  • Design

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermo Dynamics

  • Engineering Material and Manufacturing Technology

  • Machining and Machine Tools,

  • Metrology

  • Inspection etc.


Dfccil stage 2 syllabus

Candidates who achieve the Stage 1 (CBT) Cut-Off Marks will advance to the next level of examination, a Computer Based Aptitude Test ( CBAT). This test is only for the position of Executive (Operations & Business Development).

To be considered for the position of Executive, candidates must pass all CBAT test batteries ( Operations & BD). The exam will be conducted in both English and Spanish, and there will be no negative marking.

This aptitude test (Psycho-Technical Test) has a syllabus focused on the following topics:

  • Cognitive Assessment

  • Psycho-motor Assessment

  • Interactive Counselling

  • Stress management

  • Personality Assessment

  • Human Management Studies

Frequently asked questions

What is the DFCCIL CBT Exam syllabus?

The page covers the entire and thorough syllabus for the DFCCIL CBT exam.

Is there any negative marking in the DFCCIL CBT exam?

Yes, for each erroneous answer, 0.25 points are deducted.

How will the DFCCIL 2021 exam be conducted?

The DFCCIL exam will be conducted entirely online.

Is Stage 2 required for everyone?

Stage 2 is not required for everyone. It is a requirement for executives ( Operations & BD).

What is the total number of questions on the topic for the Executive and Junior Manager positions?

For the Executive and Junior Manager positions, 96 questions will be asked in the concerned subject.

What are the CBT exam's qualifying marks?

General qualifying marks are 40%, SC/OBS-NCL/EWS qualifying marks are 30%, and ST qualifying marks are 25%.