RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 is announced by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The Railway Recruitment Board is conducting RRB Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) CBT 1 from December 15, 2020. Computer based tests are held on a number of days, in different shifts. The complete schedule is known when respective RRBs activate exam city and date intimation at candidate login around 8-10 days prior to exam date. Then admit card download begins 4 days before exam. Here are all the latest official updates and news on RRB NTPC exam date 2020 for CEN 01/2019.
Latest News: RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam date will be from December 15, 2020. Read complete news here.
RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020
The following table contains the latest schedule of RRB NTPC (CEN 01/2019) examination.
|RRB NTPC CEN 01/2019||Exam Date|
|Exam date announcement||05 Sep 2020|
|CBT 1 exam date start||15 Dec 2020|
|Activation of mock link for CBT||7 days before exam date|
|RRB NTPC exam city, date, shift intimation||8 days before exam date|
|Download of train travel authority for SC/ST||7 days before exam date|
|RRB NTPC call letter 2020 download||4 days before exam date|
|CBT 2 exam date||To be announced|
RRB NTPC Mock Tests
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|Name of Test||No. of Qs||Take Mock Test|
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|RRB NTPC Mock Test in Hindi||100||Click Here|
|General Awareness Mock Test||40||Click Here|
|Mathematics Mock Test||30||Click Here|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning Mock Test||30||Click Here|
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|Mathematics Mock Test in Hindi||30||Click Here|
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RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 for CBT 1
On 5th September 2020, the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Piyush Goyal published a video on twitter. In that video, he announced that RRB NTPC exams as well as the RRB Group D, and RRB Ministerial exams will be held from 15th December 2020.
You can watch the video here.
Official notification pdf: There is no official notification pdf on the announcement of exam date of RRB NTPC 2019-2020 exams.
Will RRB NTPC exam date be further delayed?
Insofar the minister has provided the following important pieces of information
- The exams will be held from 15th December 2020.
- He has also said that the process of scrutinizing applications for exam conducting agency are over.
The exact schedule has not yet been announced. It will be clear whether exams will be further delayed or not on the following factors.
- When RRBs finalize ECA – the sooner the ECA is finalized, the sooner exams will be held.
- Situation of the pandemic – In the announcement of exam date of RRB NTPC 2020 exams, the minister said that looking at the smooth conduction of JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 exams they have decided to hold the railway exams. However it is important to note that in these exams 8 lakh, and 15 lakh candidates respectively applied. Whereas in railway NTPC exams 1.26 crore have applied. Which is 8-15 times of the UG entrance exams. Therefore managing an exam of this scale will be a different challenge altogether. How the Indian Railways tackles this challenge will determine whether the Railway NTPC exam date 2020 is further pushed back or not.
Why was RRB NTPC Exam Date delayed?
All the Railway Recruitment Boards had released the RRB Centralized Employment Notification no. 01/2019 for Non Technical Popular Categories recruitment for graduates and under graduate posts on February 28, 2019. The notification is for recruitment to 35,208 vacancies.
Online registration for interested govt job aspirants was open from March 1 to 31, 2019. With the fee, applications closed in April.
In response to the notification, 1,26,30,885 (one crore twenty six lakh thirty thousand eight hundred and eighty five) job seekers had applied from all over India.
As per the notification, for the 1st stage computer based test, RRB NTPC exam date was supposed to be in June-September 2019. However due to one reason after another, the exam kept getting delayed.
Some of the reasons which led to delay in exams were
- Search for new exam conduction agency (ECA): Railway recruitment boards published a tender notification in March 2020 to invite bids for applications against a new exam conducting agency to conduct computer based tests and other related activities for NTPC categories of CEN 01/2019. The bids were accepted till end of April 2020.
- COVID-19 pandemic: The global pandemic introduced an unprecedented set of challenges before the world. In such a situation, for various reasons including safety it was not possible to conduct exams.
Countdown to Railway NTPC Exam Date 2020 Begins – Know Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation
The number of candidates who will qualify for CBT 2 from CBT 1 will be 20 times the vacancies. Therefore around 7 lakh out of 1.26 crore will qualify and the rest 94% candidates will not qualify.
In order to qualify, therefore you need to prepare well!
|Subject||No. of Qs|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30|
- You will get +1 for each correct answer.
- ⅓ mark will be deducted for incorrect answers.
You should practice all the following topics properly in order to prepare for the exam.
|General Awareness||1. Art and Culture of India|
2. Basics of Computers and Computer Applications
3. Common Abbreviations
4. Current Events of National and International Importance
5. Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
6. Famous Personalities of India and World
7. Flagship Government Programs
8. Flora and Fauna of India
9. Games and Sports
10. General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)
11. General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India
12. History of India and Freedom Struggle
13. Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India
14. Indian Economy
15. Indian Literature
16. Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system
17. Monuments and Places of India
18. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
19. Transport Systems in India
20. UN and Other important World Organizations
2. Elementary Algebra
3. Elementary Statistics
5. Geometry and Trigonometry
6. LCM and HCF
8. Number System
10. Profit and Loss
11. Ratio and Proportions
12. Simple and Compound Interest
13. Time and Distance
14. Time and Work
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||1. Analogies|
2. Analytical Reasoning
3. Coding and Decoding
4. Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series
5. Data Sufficiency
6. Decision Making
7. Interpretation of Graphs
10. Mathematical Operations
13. Similarities and Differences
14. Statement- Conclusion
15. Statement- Courses of Action
17. Venn Diagrams
How to prepare for RRB NTPC exam?
There are 3 simple things to do to prepare for RRB NTPC exams.
- Study the syllabus from easy to understand books. Stay away from complicated books. Refer NCERT for all the topics that you can cover from there, and for others use RRB NTPC books you can easily get online. You can also study from some of the very good teachers who teach on youtube for free!
- Practice with these
- previous year question papers of RRB NTPC
- RRB NTPC mock tests
- RRB NTPC sample papers
- Be confident and calm
You will get a large amount of papers and mock tests and sample papers for free on Aglasem.com. I have provided the links above.
As far as the last step is concerned, stay away from negative news. There is a lot of controversy around railway NTPC exam date 2020, and railway recruitment. If you continuously check them out you will feel demotivated and that will affect your preparation. Check the news where there is more focus on news than views. And restrict your interactions with negative people. Instead you can have a study group with motivated people.
Work hard, and stay strong! Do your best on the day of RRB NTPC exam.
Recommended: RRB NTPC Question Papers
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RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 – Complete Schedule
A common notification is published for start date of RRB NTPC exams. However the exam date assigned to each candidate, shift, city and admit card are released at candidate login by respective RRBs. Access the links below for RRB wise exam date, city, shift, admit card download as per schedule.
|S.No.||Name of RRB||Get Exam Date, Admit Card|
|1||RRB Ahmedabad||Get here RRB Ahmedabad NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|2||RRB Ajmer||Get here RRB Ajmer NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|3||RRB Allahabad||Get here RRB Allahabad NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|4||RRB Bangalore||Get here RRB Bangalore NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|5||RRB Bhopal||Get here RRB Bhopal NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|6||RRB Bhubaneswar||Get here RRB Bhubaneswar NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|7||RRB Bilaspur||Get here RRB Bilaspur NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|8||RRB Chandigarh||Get here RRB Chandigarh NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|9||RRB Chennai||Get here RRB Chennai NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|10||RRB Gorakhpur||Get here RRB Gorakhpur NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|11||RRB Guwahati||Get here RRB Guwahati NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|12||RRB Jammu Srinagar||Get here RRB Jammu Srinagar NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|13||RRB Kolkata||Get here RRB Kolkata NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|14||RRB Malda||Get here RRB Malda NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|15||RRB Mumbai||Get here RRB Mumbai NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|16||RRB Muzaffarpur||Get here RRB Muzaffarpur NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|17||RRB Patna||Get here RRB Patna NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|18||RRB Ranchi||Get here RRB Ranchi NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|19||RRB Secunderabad||Get here RRB Secunderabad NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|20||RRB Siliguri||Get here RRB Siliguri NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
|21||RRB Trivandrum||Get here RRB TVM NTPC Exam Date, Admit Card|
RRB NTPC CBT 2, DV, Skill Test Exam Dates 2020-2021
RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Date 2020-2021
All the candidates who qualify as per the result of RRB NTPC 2020 CBT 1 will be able to appear in CBT 2. The exam date of RRB NTPC CBT 2 will be announced by the Indian Railways in time.
How many days after CBT 1 / CBT 1 result will CBT 2 be conducted?
There is no fixed timeline on railway NTPC exam dates. However we can look at the previous railway recruitment exams and their timelines to get an idea.
RRB ALP CBT 1 exam was held from 9th August to 4th September 2018. Then its result was announced 2nd November 2018. After that CBT 2 was held from 21st January to 8th February 2019.
Therefore it can be expected that Railways will hold NTPC CBT 2 around 4-5 months after CBT 1. However the final decision is in the hands of the RRBs only.
RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 for Skill Test
After declaring result of RRB NTPC 2019, for cbt 2, RRBs will announce dates for typing skill test and computer based aptitude test. The number of candidates called for the same will be 8 times the number of vacancies. However these tests will be held for some posts only.
There will be typing skill test for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper.
Whereas there will be a computer based aptitude test for Traffic Assistant, Station Master.
Recommended: RRB NTPC Syllabus
RRB NTPC DV Dates 2020-21
Document verification and medical exam dates will be announced after skill tests are over. DV dates will be separate for each RRB. Candidates who cleared CBT 2 and skill test / CBAT, wherever there was skill test / CBAT, or only CBT 2, are called for document verification and medical examination.
Candidates have to show their documents, as prescribed by the RRBs, during this process.
Highlights of RRB NTPC CEN 01/2019 Notification
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) recruitment 2019 is for undergraduate and graduate posts. The posts in each are as follows.
Under Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th:
- Junior Clerk cum Typist
- Accounts Clerk cum Typist
- Junior Time Keeper
- Trains Clerk
- Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree:
- Traffic Assistant
- Goods Guard
- Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
- Senior Clerk cum Typist
- Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
- Senior Time Keeper
- Commercial Apprentice
- Station Master
The revised vacancies, category wise, are as follows.
|Category||Number of Vacancies|
RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How to check RRB NTPC exam date?
Ans : You can check the exam date first of all from the official notification, to know all exam dates ans shifts. Then to know which exam date and shift has been assigned, check exam date, city intimation, and admit card.
Q2: Will the question paper on all exam dates be the same?
Ans : No. The question paper in each date, shift will be different. However they will be of the same difficulty level.
Q3: Do we have any option to select which exam date we want to appear for exam in?
Ans : No. RRBs assign the exam date to you. There is no facility for slot booking in RRB NTPC exam.
Q4: I am unable to appear for exam on the assigned date. What to do?
Ans : Unfortunately, there is no provision to request for exam date change. In this case you will have to decide which exam to appear in.
Q5: Will candidates who appear on a later exam date get any advantage?
Ans : No. All candidates will get similar difficulty level in question paper. Even if question paper is easier or tougher on any date, then difference in marks will be removed by normalization.
If you have any queries about RRB NTPC exam date 2020, application status, admit card, then please ask in comments below.
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