RRB NTPC EXAM SYLLABUS

RRB NTPC EXAM PATTERN & SYLLABUS

RRB NTPC SYLLABUS 2020

NTPC is among one of the most sought after railway exams. For RRB NTPC 2019 exam lakhs of applications were acknowledged for  35,277 vacancies. This in itself depicts the cut-throat competition. For qualifying the RRB NTPC 2020 Exam, full knowledge of the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The Recruitment Notification has been declared for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Posts by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: Overview

Organization NameRailway Recruitment Board
Name of post(s)Non-Technical Popular Categories (Junior Clerk cum Typist,
Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk,
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, 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)
Process of Selection1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) Typing Skill Test/ Computer-Based Aptitude Test Document Verification/ Medical Examination
Official Website@indianrailways.gov.in

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The exam will be held in mentioned steps:

  • First Stage of CBT,
  • Second Stage of CBT,
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)/ Aptitude Test,
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

The candidates need to qualify each stage for being eligible for an appointment into the Indian Railways.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020 : CBT 1 Exam Pattern

Candidates shall check the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern in the table provided below. It is just a screening round i.e., the marks of CBT 1 shall not be included in the final merit list. It is to eliminate the slightly non-serious candidates. The normalized score of CBT 1 might be used for shortlisting of candidates for CBT 2 that will be around 20 times the vacancies. All the questions shall be objective in nature, i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s).

S.No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.General Awareness404090 minutes 120 minutes for PWD
2.Mathematics3030
3.General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
TOTAL100100

Note: It will have negative marking of 1/3 Marks for every question wrongly attempted. No marks shall be subtracted for a question left unanswered.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: CBT 1 Syllabus

Candidates shall check the syllabus of the Mathematics, Reasoning and General Awareness in the table given below:

Mathematics

SectionsTopics to Prepare
SimplificationBODMAS Rule Fractions Approximate Value Surds & Indices
InterestProblems on Simple Interest Problems on Compound Interest Installments
PercentageCalculation on Basic Percentage Problems
Ratio & ProportionProblems on Simple Ratios Problems on Compound Ratio Direct/Indirect Proportions
AverageProblems on Average Problems on Weight Problems on Height Problems on Marks
Problems on AgesBasic Problems
Speed, Time & DistanceProblems on Average Problems on Relative Speeds Problems on Boats, Train, etc.
AlgebraBasic Linear Equation in One variable Basic Linear Equation in two variable
Profit & LossProblems on Profit/Loss Dishonest/Successive Dealings Partnerships
Number SeriesComplete the Series Finding Missing/Wrong Term
MensurationProblems on Plane Figures: Square, Rectangle, Circle, etc.
Time & WorkProblems on Work Efficiency Problems on Wages Problems on Pipes
Mixture ProblemsMake a mixture from two or more entries/mixtures

General Intelligence & Reasoning

SectionsTopics to Prepare
ClassificationNumber Letter & Meaningful Words GK Based Questions
AnalogyNumber General Knowledge Meaning & Letter Based Questions
Seriesnumber & Alphabet Series
Coding-DecodingLetter Shifting Coding Letters by words Coding by Analogy Coding-Decoding based on Numbers Operations on Place Value Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
Blood Relationsfamily Tree Problems General Blood Relation Problems
Clock & CalendarCalendar Based Questions Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Ordering & RankingSimple ranking Questions
Directions & DistancesSimple Problems on Directions Formula Based Distance Questions
Word FormationArranging words in a meaningful order
Non-Verbal ReasoningComplete the Pattern Figure Based Analogy Classification Series Cube-Based Questions
OthersMissing Number Venn Diagram Puzzle

General Awareness

SectionsTopics to Prepare
Current Affairs/General AwarenessEconomics Current Affairs Geography History Polity Computers Sports Literature Awards Books & Authors Miscellaneous
General ScienceEnvironment Living Organism Life Processes in Organisms & Plants Heredity & Evolution Natural Resources Atoms & Molecules Chemical Reactions & Equations Acid, Bases & Salts Metals & Non-Metals Periodic Table Force & Laws of Motions Work & Energy Sound Light Electricity Sources of Energy Diseases, Reasons & Cure Improvement in Food Resources

RRB NTPC Syllabus : CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Candidates shall assess the RRB NTPC  CBT 2 Exam Pattern in the table mentioned below. It is both a screening and scoring round i.e., the marks of CBT 2 shall be included in the final merit list. It is the merit finalizing round. The candidates need to secure more marks in order to meet the required cut –off.

 The normalized score of CBT 2 might be used for shortlisting of candidates for Skill Test/ Aptitude Test. RRB NTPC Phase-II will as well include MCQ’s.

S.No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
1.General Questions Awareness505090 minutes 120 minutes for PwD
2.Mathematics3535
3.General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
TOTAL120120

Note: It will have a negative marking of 1/3 Marks for every question wrongly attempted. No marks shall be deducted for a question left unanswered.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: CBT 2 Syllabus

Mathematics

  • BODMAS Rule
  • Fractions
  • Approximate Value
  • Surds & Indices
  • Problems on Simple Interest
  • Direct/Indirect Proportions
  • Problems on Average
  • Problems on Weight
  • Problems on Height
  • Problems on Marks
  • Basic Problems
  • Problems on Average
  • Problems on Relative Speeds
  • Problems on Boats, Train, etc.
  • Problems on Compound Interest
  • Instalments
  • Calculation on Basic Percentage Problems
  • Problems on Simple Ratios
  • Problems on Compound Ratio
  • Basic Linear Equation in One variable
  • Partnerships
  • Complete the Series
  • Finding Missing/Wrong Term
  • Problems on Plane Figures: Square, Rectangle, Circle, etc.
  • Problems on Work Efficiency
  • Basic Linear Equation in two variable
  • Problems on Profit/Loss
  • Dishonest/Successive Dealings
  • Problems on Wages
  • Problems on Pipes
  • Make a mixture from two or more entries/mixtures

General Intelligence & Reasoning

SectionsTopics to Prepare
ClassificationNumber Letter & Meaningful Words GK Based Questions
AnalogyNumber General Knowledge Meaning & Letter Based Questions
Seriesnumber & Alphabet Series
Coding-DecodingLetter Shifting Coding Letters by words Coding by Analogy Coding-Decoding based on Numbers Operations on Place Value Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
Blood Relationsfamily Tree Problems General Blood Relation Problems
Clock & CalendarCalendar Based Questions Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Ordering & RankingSimple ranking Questions
Directions & DistancesSimple Problems on Directions Formula Based Distance Questions
Word FormationArranging words in meaningful order
Non-Verbal ReasoningComplete the Pattern Figure Based Analogy Classification Series Cube-Based Questions
OthersMissing Number Venn Diagram Puzzle

General Awareness

SectionsTopics to Prepare
Current Affairs/General AwarenessEconomics Current Affairs Geography History Polity Computers Sports Literature Awards Books & Authors Miscellaneous
General ScienceEnvironment Living Organism Life Processes in Organisms & Plants Heredity & Evolution Natural Resources Atoms & Molecules Chemical Reactions & Equations Acid, Bases & Salts Light Electricity Sources of Energy Diseases, Reasons & Cure Metals & Non-Metals Periodic Table Force & Laws of Motions Work & Energy Sound Improvement in Food Resources

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: Computer Aptitude Test (CABT)

The candidates who chosen for Traffic Assistant and Station Master shall need to appear for the RRB NTPC CBT Exam. The candidates require securing a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the tests to qualify. It is appropriate for all candidates regardless of community or category i.e. irrespective of SC/ST /OBC-NCL /EWS /PwBD/ Ex-SM and no relaxation in the minimum T- Score is permissible.

S.No.Post NameLevel in 7th CPC1st stage CBT2nd stage CBTSkill Test requirement
1.Junior Clerk cum Typist2Common for all postsCommon for all Level 2 postsTyping Skill Test
2.Accounts Clerk cum Typist2Typing Skill Test
3.Junior Time Keeper2Typing Skill Test
4.Trains Clerk2
5.Commercial cum Ticket Clerk3Separate for Level 3 post
6.Traffic Assistant4Separate for Level 4 postComputer-Based Aptitude Test
7.Goods Guard5Common for all Level 5 posts
8.Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk5
9.Senior Clerk cum Typist5Typing Skill Test
10.Junior Account Assistant cum Typist5Typing Skill Test
11.Senior Time Keeper5Typing Skill Test
12.Commercial Apprentice6Common for all Level 6 posts
13.Station Master6Computer-Based Aptitude Test

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: Typing Skill Test (TST)

The candidates must be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check capacity.

RRB NTPC 2020 Typing Skill Test (TST)
LanguageTyping Speed
English30 words per minute (w.p.m.)
Hindi25 words per minute (w.p.m.)

Note:

  • The candidate must be able to type on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.
  • For guidelines of those who look for typing skill test in Hindi, Kruti Dev and Mangal font might be made available for typing skill test on Personal Computer.
  • Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be stretched to candidates who are permanently disabled due to Blindness/Low Vision, Cerebral Palsy & Loco Motor Disability with not less than 40% permanent disability. Such eligible PWBD candidates need to upload a scanned copy of the Typing Skill Test Exemption Certificate distributed by the Competent Medical Board on the website of respective RRBs before the conduct of the typing skill test.
  • The merit shall be drawn only for the candidates competent in the TST or TST exempted PwBD candidates based on performance in 2nd Stage CBT.

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