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Insight into RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT-l and CBT-ll Exams

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Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will hold the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) exam to fill up 35,277 vacancies. Stage 1 and 2 of the exam will be a computer-based test (CBT) as per RRB NTPC Exam Pattern. RRB NTPC is yet to release the exam dates, but it is likely to be released soon.

Stage 1 exam was supposed to be held tentatively in the month of October 2019, but it has been delayed. We have provided the RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC exam pattern of Stage 1 and Stage 2 in this article.

Recruitment Details of RRB NTPC 2019

Type of Exam: Recruitment Exam

Recruitment Board: RRB

Name of the post: Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) Post for both Undergraduate and Graduate Categories

Total Vacancies: 35,277

Date of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Exam: To be notified soon

Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test (CBT)

RRB NTPC 2019 Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Date of release of official notification

28th February 2019

Starting Date of Online Registration

1st March 2019

Online Registration ends

31st March 2019

Final Date of Submission of Online Application Forms

12th April 2019

Admit Card Issue Date

15 days prior to CBT 1

Date of CBT 1

To be notified soon

RRB NTPC Vacancies

For Graduates:

Posts

Vacancies

Junior Time Keeper

17

Accounts Clerk

760

Junior Clerk

4319

Commercial Clerk

4940

Train Clerk

592

Total

10628

For Undergraduates:

Posts

Vacancies

Traffic Assistant

88

Ticket Clerk

5638

Goods Guard

5748

Typist

3164

Senior Clerk

2873

Junior Account Assistant

3164

Station Master

6865

Senior Time Keeper

14

Commercial Apprentice

259

Total

24649

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 1:

  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based

  • Exam Shift: Multiple Shifts on different days

  • Types of questions: MCQ

  • Number of questions: 100

  • Sections: Three

  • Exam Duration: 90 minutes. For PwBD and Scribe candidates, it will be 120 minutes

  • Medium of question paper: English and Hindi

  • Marking Pattern: 1 for every correct answer and 1/3rd negative marking for every wrong answer.

Section

Number of Questions

Marks Allotted

Duration

Logical Reasoning and Aptitude

30

30

1 hour 30 minutes

Mathematics

30

30

General Awareness

40

40

Total

100

100

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 2:

  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based

  • Types of questions: MCQ

  • Number of questions: 120

  • Sections: Three

  • Exam Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. For PwBD candidates, it will be 2 hours

  • Marking: 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/3rd for every incorrect alternative chosen.

Section

Number of questions

Marks Allotted

Duration

Logical Aptitude and Reasoning

35

35

90 minutes

Mathematics

35

35

General Awareness

50

50

Total

120

120

RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT 1 as per RRB NTPC Exam Pattern:

The topics from where questions will be asked in the three sections will be:

Mathematics: Fractions, Decimals, HCF and LCM, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Elementary Algebra, etc.

Logical Aptitude and Reasoning: Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Syllogism, Analytical Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Interpretation of  Graphs and Maps, etc.

General Awareness: Current Events, Art and Culture of India, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Economy of India and the World, Flora and Fauna of India, Environmental Issues, UN and other important world organizations, Flagship Government Programmes and its details, etc.

RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT 2 as per RRB NTPC Exam Pattern:

The topics to be covered for CBT 2 will be:

Mathematics: Number System, Fractions and Decimals, Ratio and Proportions, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Geometry and Trigonometry, etc.

Logical Reasoning and Aptitude: Analogies, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, etc.

General Awareness: Current Events, Art and Culture of India, Games and Sports, Scientific and technical advancements of India, Environment, Famous personalities of India and the World, Flagship Government Programmes, etc.

RRB NTPC Minimum Qualifying Marks as per RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The candidates securing minimum cut-off marks in Stage 1 of RRB NTPC will be allowed to sit for Stage 2. Given below are the details of qualifying marks one needs to obtain:

Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentage

General

40

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

40

Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer)

30

ST

25

SC

30

Those who will not secure the minimum percentage against the respective categories will not make it to CBT 2 stage.

In order to crack the RRB NTPC exam, one needs to understand the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern first. Thereafter, one can start preparing for the CBT 1 and CBT 2 tests. One can take help from CBSE Class 10 books, newspapers, magazines and previous years’ question papers. There are many books available in the market to study for the exams as well.

One should thoroughly analyze previous years’ question papers and mark the questions that have a higher chance of coming this year. One can also take the help of various PDF files available online to stand a chance of cracking the exam.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern may be a little different for Stage 1 and 2, but the syllabus is almost identical. However, as the CBT 1 will be common for all the posts, the syllabus will also be the same for the posts. The candidates are required to keep a close watch on the notifications on this page.

Although the exams have been delayed, it is considered that the dates of admit card issuance and the subsequent dates of the exams are going to be released soon.

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