RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

When an aspirant is armed with the knowledge of RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is crucial for success in the RRB NTPC Exam. The exam recruits candidates to fill various positions in the Indian Railways across the country, and thus it promises a bright future for those who will embark on a career in the railways.

To this end, this article will provide all the information on RRB NTPC detailed syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern so that candidates can systematically prepare for the exam

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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of:

  • First Stage of CBT
  • Second Stage of CBT
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Selection

*Note: The typing test is only applicable to the candidates who have applied for the posts of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper and the negative marking will deduct about 1/3rd from the total marks.

The detailed breakdown of both RRB NTPC CBT -1 and CBT – 2 Exam is given below:

RRB NTPC CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

40

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

No of Questions – 100

Time – 90 Minutes

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The following table highlights the exam pattern of RRB NTPC CBT -2

RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern 2019

Sections

Maximum Marks

General Awareness

50

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120

No of Questions – 120

Time – 90 Minutes

Qualifying for both tests is necessary to move on to the next stages of the RRB NTPC Exam

Typing Test for RRB NTPC Exam

The typing test for the RRB NTPC Exam is a skill based exam which is of qualifying nature and thus will not be counted towards the final merit list. The test is conducted for the following posts:

  • Senior Clerk cum Typist,
  • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist,
  • Senior Time Keeper,
  • Junior Clerk cum Typist,
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper.

Other important points to keep in mind about the skill test are as follows:

  • The typing test shall be conducted for which the number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies for each of the community shall be called for.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a personal computer without the aid of any editing and spell checking tools.

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RRB NTPC Exam – Medical Examination Phase

Candidates will have to pass requisite physical fitness test conducted by the Railway Administration in order to ensure that they are medically fit to carry out duties connected to the post opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff.

To know more about the criteria to pass the Medical Examination stage, you can visit the RRB NTPC Eligibility page.

RRB NTPC Exam – Document Verification Page

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the

performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable),

candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification.

Also, candidates equal to 50% (may increase or decrease at the sole discretion of RRBs) of the number of vacancies for various posts will also be called for document verification.

RRB NTPC Syllabus

In this section, we will discuss the Syllabus for RRB NTPC exam subject-wise. Candidates can download the consolidated RRB NTPC Syllabus PDF at the beginning or at the end of this article.

The subjects covered in the syllabus are as follows:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Mathematics
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The topics for each section are the same in each stage of the CBTs. They are given in the tables below:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Mathematics

Number Systems

Time and Work

Decimals

Time and Distance

Fractions

Simple and Compound Interest

LCM and HCF

Profit and Loss

Rations and Proportions

Elementary Algebra

Percentage

Geometry and Trigonometry

Mensuration

Elementary Statistics

The following table highlights the syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning in RRB NTPC CBT – 1 and RRB NTPC CBT – 2:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Reasoning

Analogies

Venn Diagrams

Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,

Puzzle

Coding and Decoding

Data

Mathematical Operations

Sufficiency

Similarities and Differences

Statement – Conclusion

Relationships

Statement – Courses of Action

Analytical Reasoning

Decision Making

Syllogism

Maps

Jumbling

Interpretation of Graphs

The following table highlights the syllabus for General Awareness in RRB NTPC CBT Stage – 1 and RRB NTPC CBT Stage – 2:

RRB NTPC for General Awareness

National and International Current Events

Common Abbreviations

Games and Sports

Transport Systems in India

Art and Culture of India

Indian Economy

Indian Literature

Famous Personalities of India and World

Monuments and Places of India

Flagship Government Programs

General and Life Science (Up to 10th Std)

Flora and Fauna of India

History of India and Freedom Struggle

Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

General Scientific and Technological Developments of India

Indian Polity and Governance

Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at large

UN and Other Important World Organisations

Basics of Computers

For more insight into how the recruitment process for the exam works, candidates are advised to visit the RRB NTPC Recruitment page for more details

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

Taking RRB NTPC mock tests regularly will help you develop a properly planned strategy. You can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test and identify any weak spots in the process. You can visit the RRB NTPC Preparation page to get tips and tricks to crack the exam.