RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020 – Candidates preparing for RRB NTPC must start their preparation as per the exam pattern prescribed by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern includes mode of the examination, number of questions, marking schemes, languages in the exam, sections etc. Since there are two exams Computer based test (CBT 1) and CBT 2 in RRB NTPC, the different exam pattern follows for both. It is important for the candidates to know RRB NTPC Exam Pattern before examination, so that one can be ready for the exam in advance. Scroll down to check more about RRB NTPC 2020 Paper Pattern.
The Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) is a recruitment conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Posts that come under RRB NTPC are Goods guard, Junior accounts assistant cum typist (JAA), Commercial apprentice (CA), Traffic apprentice (TA), Enquiry cum reservation clerk (ECRC), Senior clerk cum typist, Assistant station master (ASM) etc.
RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020
All the candidates irrespective of the post applied are required to undergo CBT 1 and 2 rounds. The examination will be held in online mode. For more information about the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020, go through the information given below.
|RRB NTPC 2020 Events||Dates|
|RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam start date||15 Dec 2020|
|RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam date||To Be Announced!!|
RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern CBT 1
Irrespective of the posts applied all the candidates need to undergo Computer Based Test.
Duration of exam – The duration of the computer-based test will be 90 minutes. Candidates belonging to the PWD category with scribes will get 120 minutes for the computer-based test.
Number of questions – There will be 100 questions in the CBT 1.
Type of questions – All questions are going to be objective type (multiple choice based).
Marking Scheme – Candidates will be awarded 01 marks for every correct answer. There will be negative marking and 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Subjects – The questions will be from three sections:
- General Awareness
- General Intelligence and Reasoning
To know the distribution of the questions subject-wise students can refer to the table below.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks per section||Duration|
|General Awareness||40||40||90 minutes|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern CBT 2
The candidates selected for the CBT 2 exam are 20 times more than the number of vacancies. Scroll down to know the exam pattern of CBT 2.
Duration of the exam – CBT 2 is going to be 90 minutes. PwD category candidates will get 120 minutes for the CBT 2.
Number of questions – There will be a total of 120 objective type questions (multiple choice based).
Marking Scheme – For every correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer from the total score.
Subjects – Questions in the CBT 2 will be from following section:
- General Awareness
- General Intelligence and Reasoning.
Check the distribution of questions subject wise by referring to the table below.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks per section||Duration|
|General Awareness||50||50||90 minutes|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
RRB NTPC CBT 1 and CBT 2 Qualifying Marks
Candidates need to obtain minimum cutoff marks in both CBT stage 1 and 2 in order to be eligible for the Skill Test/ Aptitude Test followed by the round of Document Verification. Check the table given below to know the cutoff marks category wise.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentage|
|UR and EWS||40%|
|OBC / SC||30%|
RRB NTPC 2020 Mock Test
To analyze their performance, candidates can check below the mock test for RRB NTPC 2020. With the help of the mock tests, students can know their preparation of the examination. The RRB NTPC Mock Tests are available both in English and Hindi.
RRB NTPC Mock Test in English and Hindi
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Mock Tests In English||Mock Tests In Hindi|
|Full Test||50||Click Here||Click Here|
|General Awareness||20||Click Here||Click Here|
|Mathematics||15||Click Here||Click Here|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||15||Click Here||Click Here|
RRB NTPC 2020 Selection Process
Candidates taking part in the recruitment process must know all the stages involved in the recruitment process of RRB NTPC 2020. The RRB NTPC Selection Process 2020 involves four stages CBT 1, CBT 2, Skill Test / Aptitude Test and Document Verification. Candidates clearing all the rounds will then undergo the Document Verification. The final appointment of the candidates is done only after passing the medical exam at the railway hospitals.
RRB NTPC 2020 Syllabus (CBT 1 | CBT 2 )
It is important for the candidates to go through the syllabus first and then prepare for the exam. In CBT 1 and CBT 2 questions will be objective type from the subjects namely General Awareness, Mathematics, General Intelligence, and Reasoning.
General Awareness – Questions in the General Awareness section will be from the following topics given below:
- Current Events of National and International Importance
- Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India
- Indian Literature
- Monuments and Places of India
- General Science and Life Science (Till 10th Class CBSE)
- History of India and Freedom Struggle
- Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
- Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system
- General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN, and Other important World Organizations
- Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
- Basics of Computers and Computer Applications
- Common Abbreviations
- Transport Systems in India
- Indian Economy
- Famous Personalities of India and World
- Flagship Government Programs
- Flora and Fauna of India
- Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India
Mathematics – Questions in the Mathematics section will be asked from the following topics given below.
- Number System
- Decimals and Fraction
- LCM, HCF
- Ratio and Proportions
- Time and Work
- Time and Distance
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Profit and Loss
- Elementary Algebra
- Geometry and Trigonometry
- Elementary Statistics, etc
General Intelligence and Reasoning – Candidates ability to solve and basic aptitude questions will be tested in this section. The topics from which questions will be asked in the exam are:
- Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series
- Coding and Decoding,
- Mathematical Operations
- Similarities and Differences
- Analytical Reasoning
- Venn Diagrams
- Data Sufficiency
- Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action
- Decision Making
- Maps and Interpretation of Graphs etc.
Preparation Books for RRB NTPC 2020 (CBT 1 | CBT 2)
Candidates preparing for the RRB NTPC Recruitment can refer to the books given below. However there are ample books available on the basis of past year question papers, and present syllabus.
|Railway Recruitment Boards RRB (Non-Technical Cadre)||Buy Online|
|Kiran’s Railway Non Technical Online Exam CBT Question Bank||Buy Online|
|Guide to RRB Non Technical Recruitment Exam||Buy Online|
|30 Practice Sets Railway Recruitment Boards RRB (Non-Technical Cadre)||Buy Online|
|RRB Common Preliminary Exam. (For Non-Technical Cadre)||Buy Online|
|RRB – Common Pre. Examination (Non – Technical Cadre) Study Package Stage – 1 : With Solved Paper & Practice Sets||Buy Online|
|CPE Common Preliminary Examination: Railway Non Technical Question Bank||Buy Online|
|101 Speed Tests (Topic-wise) with 14 Practice Sets (10 in book & 4 Online CBT) for RRB Non Technical Exam||Buy Online|
|Solved Paper Railway Recruitment Boards RRB (Non-Technical Cadre)||Buy Online|
|30 Practice Sets Railway Recruitment Boards RRB Non-Technical Cadre (in Hindi)||Buy Online|
|RRB Higher Level Non-Technical Exam Guide (in Hindi)||Buy Online|
RRB NTPC 2020 Admit Card
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases RRB NTPC 2020 Admit Card for only those candidates whose application status is accepted. RRB releases RRB NTPC Admit Card both for CBT 1 and CBT 2 separately. The admit card is released in online mode at the zonal websites of the RRB. In order to download the admit card, candidates need to enter registration number and date of birth as the admit card is available over login. No admit cards are sent to the postal address of the candidate. It is made available only in the online mode.
On the day of the examination, it is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit card along with a government approved identity proof and passport size colored photograph. No candidates will be allowed to appear for the examination without a valid admit card. Also,
candidates must keep their admit card carefully till the time recruitment process gets over.
RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Paper with Answers
RRB NTPC Question paper with answers in Different languages can be checked from here. The RRB NTPC Question paper with answers are available in three languages Hindi, English and Gujarati.
RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs
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