Railways Recruitment Board: Psychological Tests For ASM and
Other Indian Railways Exams
Psychological Tests For Selection on Indian Railways
Q.1 What sort of tests you will have to
The Psychological tests have been designed for different
categories of job in critical safety categories, viz., Assistant Station Master,
Assistant Drivers and Motorman. You will be given the test battery prescribed
for the job you have applied for.
Q.2 How can they help us?
We get the right people suitable for a particular kind of job.
People who perform well in the tests usually also do well on the
Tests are designed in such a way that they give us real measures
of your strengths and limitations.
Q.3 Why do we use tests?
Tests are often used by employers when people apply for jobs.
The test help the employer decide if someone has the abilities
and personality traits needed to do the job.
This Site is designed to help you prepare to for the tests that
Q.4 How can tests help you?
They help you to understand where your strengths lie.
They have been chosen on the basis of the skills desired for the
The tests are carefully designed and are fair to all the
Taking tests will help you to adjust to the requirement of job.
Categories For Which Psychological Tests are Prescribed
The Psychological Tests are applicable to the following three categories —
- Assistant Station Master
- Assistant Loco Pilot
The Types of Tests Used on Indian Railways
The examples of the tests shown here are only indicative. These may changed
any time without any prior notice
Test for measuring your Intelligence
In this test each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar
in a certain way. You are required to find out the one which is different from
In the example given above you will note that figure No.4 is different from
the other figures as the 2 circles do not touch each other.
Test for measuring your Depth Perception
In this test you will see a pile of bricks with some bricks numbered A, B, C,
etc. Your task is to count the number of bricks that are touching bricks of the
pile that has a letter on it. All bricks are of same size and shape.
A 2(D, E)
B 3(C, D, E)
C 3(B, D, E)
D 4(C, B, A, E)
For example, in the pile above the brick with an ‘A’ on it touches two other
bricks, viz., ‘D’ and E. Brick B, C and D touch 3, 3 and 4 bricks respectively.
Test for measuring your Concentration
This is a test to find out how quickly you can compare two numbers and decide
whether or not they are the same. If the numbers are the same, darken the circle
‘Y’ otherwise darken ‘N’ on your answer sheet. Do not make any marks on the
booklet. Try to solve following practice problems.
1. 589 = 589
2. 2768 = 2786
3. 36463 = 36462
4. 712963 = 712963
5. 487562 = 487652
The answer for above questions are ‘Y’, ‘N’, ‘N’, ‘Y’ and ‘N’ respectively.
Test for measuring your Perceptual Speed
This is a test of how rapidly and accurately you can see objects in order to
match them. Look at the first radio at the left. Which one of the five at the
right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘B’ is the one. Look at the second radio at
the left. Which radio at the right is most nearly like it? Radio ‘C’ is the
Now find the radios most nearly matching the third and fourth ones at the
left. You will find that the correct answer of radio No.3 is ‘A’ and that fourth
Test for measuring your Personality
1. I prefer people who are
B) in between
C) make friends quickly
How To Record Your Answer
Most paper-pencil tests require you to record your answers on
a separate answer sheet so that they can be scored quickly. A sample of the
Answer sheet used on Indian Railways may be seen here. The answers are marked on
the Answer sheet by fully darkening the circles which go with your answers. Use
blue ball point pen. Remember you are not permitted to change your answers.
Courtesy : IRPTD