RRB Railways Pharmacist Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books

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RRB Railways pharmacist syllabus and pattern is required for preparation of RRB Pharmacist Grade III Exam 2019. RRB is recruiting pharmacists in various regions all over India.

Below you can find detailed syllabus of rrb pharmacist for all sections and other information related to pattern of railways pharmacist exam. In the end we will gve some important links for preparation.

 Pattern Of RRB Railways Pharmacist Exam 

Duration: Question paper for Single Stage CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions and 120 minutes for PwBD candidates who are availing the Scribe facility.

Questions Type: The question papers shall be of objective multiple choice type with four options. Only one of these four options will be the correct answer.

Negative Marking: There shall be negative marking in CBT (Computer Based Test/Examination) and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.

Subjects: The questions will be of objective type with multiple choice and are likely to include questions pertaining to Pharmacy , General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Science.

Section-wise Distribution: The section wise number of questions and marks are detailed below


SubjectNumber of questionsMarks allotted
Professional ability7070
General Awareness1010
General Arithmetic, General Intelligence and reasoning1010
General science1010

Questions standard:  The standard of questions for the Single Stage CBT(Computer Based Test) will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum professional/technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

Selection Process: Shortlisting of candidates for Document Verification and empanelment will be made strictly on merit based on the performance of the candidate in the CBT subject to securing minimum qualifying marks prescribed for their communities. Minimum qualifying mark prescribed for UR/EWS is 40%, OBC & SC is 30% and ST is 25%. If sufficient candidates for PwBD are not available 2 marks relaxation in minimum qualifying marks will be given.

Based on the performance of candidates in the CBT Examination candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for document verification in the main list. In addition, 50% extra candidates will also be called as standby, unless otherwise specified. However, standby candidates will be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the main list.

 Pharmacy Subjects Distribution of Marks 

We are giving indicative distribution of marks for pharmacy subjects to help you in preparation.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: 7-12 questions
  • Pharmacology: 15-20 questions
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis: 2-3 questions
  • Pharmaceutics: 4-7 questions
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry: 2-3 questions
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry: 2-3 questions
  • Biotechnology  and microbiology: 2-3 questions
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry: 8-10 questions
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence: 2-5 questions
  • Other subjects: 0-2 questions for each subject

See below the offical syllabus of RBI pharmacist exam.


 Syllabus Of RRB Railways Pharmacist  

As you can see in pattern 70 percent questions will be asked from pharmacy subjects and others from general awareness, aptitude and gk sections. Standard of pharmacy questions will be of diploma level. Below is the detailed Syllabus Of RRB Railways Pharmacist Grade III Exam

Pharmacy Section

Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry, Remedial Biology/Remedial Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Computer Applications in Pharmacy, Environmental sciences, Physical Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Herbal Drug Technology, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Quality Assurance, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, Novel Drug Delivery System, Biostatistics and Research Methodology, Social and Preventive Pharmacy, Pharma Marketing Management, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Control and Standardization of Herbals, Computer Aided Drug Design, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cosmetic Science, Experimental Pharmacology, Advanced Instrumentation Techniques, Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals

Topicwise syllabus for pharmacy section
As you can see the official syllabus only give the name of subjects and not detail topics. For topicswise preparation please use the syllabus by PCI provided in link below. 

Detailed syllabus topicswise for RRB Railways Pharmacy section


General Arithmetics

Number systems, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.

General Awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs, Indian geography, culture and history of India including freedom struggle, Indian Polity and constitution, Indian Economy, Environmental issues concerning India and the World, Sports, General scientific and technological developments etc.

General Science

Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus).

Download RRB Pharmacist 2019 Syllabus and pattern as pdf:

RRB Pharmacist Syllabus Pattern Pdf

Note: This syllabus and pattern is official and taken directly fom notification.

 Books and Guide for RRB pharmacist Exam 

Best guides for RRB pharmacist exam are provided by birla publication. Piyush guide for pharmacists exam is also good.

1. Pharmacy kit by birla See price on Amazon

2. Advanced guide for pharmacist exam by Birla See price on Amazon

3. Pharmacist and drug inspector guide by piyush See price of on Amazon

Do not miss kd tripathi, kokathe, anatomy and pathophysiology by gandi, and pharmaceutical jurispudence books

Soon we will add rrb pharmacist model papers and previous paper. please visit downloads section for useful downloads.

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10 thoughts on “RRB Railways Pharmacist Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books”

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  3. What is meaning of grade -3 pharmacist in rrb how it is different from grade-2. And how hard will be the exam .

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