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, the 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.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of:

  • First Stage of CBT – Prelims
  • Second Stage of CBT – Mains
  • 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.

For a better understanding of RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and the scope of Syllabus, candidates can refer RRB NTPC Question Papers from Previous exams.

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

To know more about other RRB Exams, visit the linked article.

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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.

For the preparation of the general awareness section of the RRB NTPC exam candidates can refer to various Static GK topics given in the linked page.

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.

To know more about the RRB Syllabus, visit the linked article.

For a good practice of typing as well as revision of syllabus and analysis of preparation level candidates are advised to take free online quizzes.

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 in each sections of RRB NTPC Prelims and RRB NTPC Mains Syllabus are the same. 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 General Intelligence and Reasoning in RRB NTPC CBT – 1 i.e. Prelims and CBT – 2 – RRB NTPC Mains Syllabus :

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.

For general awareness sections, candidates can also check the Current Affairs page that is updated on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

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.

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