Aspirants of RRB NTPC Exam must keep themselves armed with the knowledge of RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern, as these are crucial to attaining success in the examination.
The RRB NTPC Syllabus is decided by the Railway Recruitment Board. For more information on RRB NTPC check the linked page.
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. Candidates willing to know about various examinations conducted by the Railway Board can check the RRB Exams page.
This article will provide all detailed information on the syllabus of RRB NTPC as well as the Exam Pattern so that candidates can systematically prepare for the exam.
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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
The railway board mentions the examination pattern and syllabus of the Non-Technical and Popular Category Exam and various other RRB exams in detail in the official notification. Aspirants willing to appear for any Railway exam can check the RRB Notification page or detailed information on different exams.
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
The list of candidates finally selected is published by the board on the regional RRBs website along with the cut off for the exam. Candidates can go through RRB NTPC result for year-wise details and information.
Candidates who want to know the expected and previous years RRB NTPC Cut Off can visit the link provided.
Also, check the RRB Result page for information on Railways result.
*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 marks from the total.
The detailed breakdown of both RRB NTPC CBT -1 and CBT – 2 Exam is given below:
|RRB NTPC CBT – 1 Exam Pattern 2020|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
|No of Questions – 100||Time – 90 Minutes|
The following table highlights the exam pattern of RRB NTPC CBT -2
|RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam Pattern 2020|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35|
|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 (link given above).
To give a boost to their preparation and for a quick revision, candidates can take Free RRB NTPC Live Course Online, which will definitely prove worthy in NTPC preparation.
RRB NTPC Marking Pattern
The Railway Board has revised the formula for the Normalization of marks for the score calculation of the candidate’s final marks. The Notice released by the RRB for the revised formula is as mentioned below-
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 for the skill test are as follows:
- The typing test shall be conducted for the number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies.
- 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.
RRB NTPC Exam – Medical Examination Phase
Candidates will have to pass requisite physical fitness test conducted by the Railway Administration 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 be called for document verification.
Candidates willing to appear for the next recruitment of NTPC exam can check the following links for relevant details:
Aspirants willing to know about other RRB Exam Dates can visit the given link.
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.
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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 and the end of this article.
The subjects covered in the syllabus are as follows:
- General Awareness
- General Intelligence and Reasoning.
For complete preparation of RRB NTPC, candidates must check 100 difference between Articles for Revision and practise.
The topics in each section 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|
|Ratio and Proportions||Elementary Algebra|
|Percentage||Geometry and Trigonometry|
Go through links given below for shortcut tricks and tips to prepare well for Mathematics section of NTPC Syllabus.
For Maths section it is important to have a clear understanding of the basic concepts. Hence, given below are a few concepts based topics that are important for Quantitative aptitude section.
More conceptual topics are explained in detail along with important questions on the Quantitative Aptitude page.
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
|Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,||Puzzle|
|Coding and Decoding||Data Sufficiency|
|Mathematical Operations||Seating Arrangements|
|Similarities and Differences||Statement – Conclusion|
|Relationships||Statement – Courses of Action|
|Analytical Reasoning||Decision Making|
|Jumbling||Interpretation of Graphs|
Candidates can check 3 sutras to prepare for reasoning ability for RRB NTPC exam as general reasoning and intelligence is an important part of the syllabus.
Given below are a few concept-based important reasoning topics that candidates can check for the preparation of this section.
For more such topics visit the Logical Reasoning page and prepare well for the reasoning section.
The following table highlights the syllabus for General Awareness in RRB NTPC CBT Stage – 1 and RRB NTPC CBT Stage – 2:
RRB NTPC Syllabus 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|
Candidates can check important general awareness topics given below for assistance in the preparation of this section:
Candidates can check more topics on awards, largest, biggest, fathers of various fields etc. on the SSC General Awareness page.
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.
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.
|RRB NTPC Syllabus Related Articles|
|RRB NTPC Notification||RRB Eligibility|
|RRB NTPC Admit Card||RRB Admit Card|
|RRB NTPC Apply Online||RRB Apply Online|
|RRB Vacancy||RRB Recruitment|
The RRB NTPC syllabus for General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness is the same as the syllabus for other government exams. Candidates can go through the relevant links to know the syllabus of these examinations:
Frequently Asked Question – RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020-21
Q.1. What are the subjects covered in Railway NTPC syllabus 2020-21?
Q.2. Is there negative marking in Railway NTPC examination?
Q.3. What is the total number of questions in both Stage I and stage II of NTPC examination?
Q.4. How many stages are there in Railway Non-Technical & Popular Category exam?
Q.5. Is there any interview process in the Railway NTPC?
Q.6. How many questions are covered from the General Awareness section of Railway NTPC Syllabus?
Q.7. How to qualify the typing test of NTPC exam?
Q.8. Which all NTPC posts have typing tests?
Q 9. Which book is recommended to study for the RRB NTPC Mathematics syllabus?
Ans. The important books to prepare for mathematics for RRB NTPC syllabus are:
- Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
- Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
- Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav
- Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra