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RRB NTPC Syllabus & Exam Pattern for 2021 CBT 1 & 2 Exam

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2021: NTPC is one of the most sought-after railway exams. For RRB NTPC 2021 Exam lakhs of applications have been received against 35,277 vacancies. This in itself highlights the cut-throat competition. To qualify for the RRB NTPC 2021 Exam,  complete knowledge of the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern. The Recruitment Notification has been released for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Posts by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). Let’s have a look at the detailed RRB NTPC 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Admit Card Link

RRB NTPC Answer Key

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2021: Overview

Name Of the organization Railway Recruitment Board
Name of the 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)
Category Government Job
Selection Process
  • 1st 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 Result 2021 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Like a large no. of Govt. Exams, the exam of RRB NTPC 2021 will be conducted in the below-mentioned steps:

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

The candidates will have to qualify each stage to be eligible for an appointment at the Indian Railways.

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RRB NTPC Syllabus: CBT 1 Exam Pattern

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

Sl No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 40 40
  • 90 minutes
  • 120 minutes for PWD
2. Mathematics 30 30
3. General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

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

RRB NTPC Syllabus: CBT 1 Syllabus

The complete RRB NTPC syllabus for the RRB NTPC 2021 is given below. Candidates can check the syllabus of the Mathematics, Reasoning, and General Awareness in the table given below:

RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus

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

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RRB NTPC General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

Sections Topics to Prepare
Classification
  • Number
  • Letter & Meaningful Words
  • GK Based Questions
Analogy
  • Number
  • General Knowledge
  • Meaning & Letter Based Questions
Series
  • number & Alphabet Series
Coding-Decoding
  • Letter Shifting
  • Coding Letters by words
  • Coding by Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding based on Numbers
  • Operations on Place Value
  • Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
Blood Relations
  • family Tree Problems
  • General Blood Relation Problems
Clock & Calendar
  • Calendar Based Questions
  • Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Ordering & Ranking
  • Simple ranking Questions
Directions & Distances
  • Simple Problems on Directions
  • Formula Based Distance Questions
Word Formation
  • Arranging words in a meaningful order
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Complete the Pattern
  • Figure Based Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Cube-Based Questions
Others
  • Missing Number
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzle

RRB NTPC General Awareness Syllabus

Sections Topics to Prepare
Current Affairs/General Awareness
  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Polity
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Awards
  • Books & Authors
  • Miscellaneous
General Science
  • Environment
  • 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 CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern in the table given below. This is both a screening and scoring round i.e., the marks of CBT 2 will be included in the final merit list. It is the merit-deciding round. The candidates will have to secure more marks to meet the required RRB NTPC Cut-Off.

The normalized score of CBT 2 shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for Skill Test/ Aptitude Test. RRB NTPC Phase-II will as well have MCQs.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. General Questions Awareness 50 50
  • 90 minutes
  • 120 minutes for PwD
2. Mathematics 35 35
3. General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

Note: There will be a negative marking of 1/3 Marks for every question attempted wrong. No marks will be deducted for a question left unanswered.

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RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT 2 Exam

Mathematics Syllabus

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

General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

Sections Topics to Prepare
Classification
  • Number
  • Letter & Meaningful Words
  • GK Based Questions
Analogy
  • Number
  • General Knowledge
  • Meaning & Letter Based Questions
Series
  • number & Alphabet Series
Coding-Decoding
  • Letter Shifting
  • Coding Letters by words
  • Coding by Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding based on Numbers
  • Operations on Place Value
  • Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
Blood Relations
  • family Tree Problems
  • General Blood Relation Problems
Clock & Calendar
  • Calendar Based Questions
  • Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Ordering & Ranking
  • Simple ranking Questions
Directions & Distances
  • Simple Problems on Directions
  • Formula Based Distance Questions
Word Formation
  • Arranging words in a meaningful order
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Complete the Pattern
  • Figure Based Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Cube-Based Questions
Others
  • Missing Number
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzle

General Awareness Syllabus

Sections Topics to Prepare
Current Affairs/General Awareness
  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Polity
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Awards
  • Books & Authors
  • Miscellaneous
General Science
  • Environment
  • 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: Computer Aptitude Test (CABT)

The candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for the RRB NTPC CBT Exam. The candidates need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This applies to all candidates irrespective 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

Serial no. Name of Post Level in 7th CPC 1st stage CBT 2nd stage CBT Skill Test requirement
1. Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 Common for all posts Common for all Level 2 posts Typing Skill Test
2. Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 Typing Skill Test
3. Junior Time Keeper 2 Typing Skill Test
4. Trains Clerk 2
5. Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 Separate for Level 3 post
6. Traffic Assistant 4 Separate for Level 4 post Computer-Based Aptitude Test
7. Goods Guard 5 Common for all Level 5 posts
8. Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5
9. Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 Typing Skill Test
10. Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 Typing Skill Test
11. Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
12. Commercial Apprentice 6 Common for all Level 6 posts
13. Station Master 6 Computer-Based Aptitude Test

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test (TST)

The candidates should 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 facility. Details for RRB NTPC Syllabus 2021 Typing Skill Test

RRB NTPC 2021 Typing Skill Test (TST)
Medium of Language Typing Speed
English 30 words per minute (w.p.m.)
Hindi 25 words per minute (w.p.m.)

Note:

  • The candidate should be able to type on Personal Computer only without editing tools and a spell check facility.
  • For guidelines of those who appear for typing skill test in Hindi, Kruti Dev and Mangal font shall be made available for typing skill test on Personal Computer.
  • Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be extended 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 have to upload a scanned copy of the Typing Skill Test Exemption Certificate issued by the Competent Medical Board on the website of respective RRBs before the conduct of the typing skill test.
  • The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the TST or TST exempted PwBD candidates based on performance in 2nd Stage CBT.

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RRB NTPC Document Verification/ Medical Examination

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST, candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates, and verification of antecedents/ character of the candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q 1. How many subjects are there in the RRB NTPC exam.?
Ans. There are three subjects namely., general aptitute, general intelligence and reasoning and general awareness.

Q 2. How can I check the full syllabus of CBT-1 and CBT-2 of the RRB NTPC.?
Ans. You can check the detailed syllabus of the RRB NTPC CBT-1 and CBT-2 of the RRB NTPC in the article or from the official notification.

Q 3. Is there a negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam.?
Ans. Yes, there will be a penalty of 1/3 mark for every incorrect answer.

Q 4. Which section has largest weightage in the RRB NTPC exam.?
Ans. The general awareness section has the largest weightage in the RRB NTPC CBT-1 and CBT-2 exam.

Q 5. Is there skill test or physical in the RRB NTPC 2021.?
Ans. There is skill test in the RRB NTPC exam for each level of the salary structure.

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