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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024, CBT 1,2 Exam Pattern, Topics Wise Syllabus

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRB NTPC exam for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). The knowledge of the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern is required if a candidate is planning to prepare for the upcoming RRB NTPC Exam. In this article, we are discussing the RRB NTPC Syllabus based on the previous year’s exam.

In this article, we are covering the RRB NTPC Syllabus for Railway NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories), Para Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level-1 Posts. This will help you to prepare for the RRB NTPC 2024 Exam and plan a preparation timetable.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024

RRB NTPC is one of the most sought-after railway exams. RRB NTPC is conducted to recruit candidates for various posts like Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Clerk cum Typist, and Goods Guard in the Indian Railways. Different RRBs conduct NTPC exams at regular intervals to select candidates suitable for Non-Technical Popular Category posts.

To qualify for the RRB NTPC 2024 Exam, one must have complete knowledge of the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024. Candidates aspiring for the RRB NTPC Exam 2024 can check the details of the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern below.

RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The Recruitment Notification is released for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Posts by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The selection process includes a Computer Based Test (CBT), followed by a 2nd Stage CBT, a Typing Skill Test/Computer-Based Aptitude Test, and finally Document Verification/Medical Examination. Candidates preparing for the RRB NTPC exam should focus on the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern which has four subjects.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern For CBT 1

Candidates can check the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 1 along with RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024 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, 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 2024 CBT 1

The complete RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024 for the RRB NTPC 2024 is given below. Candidates can check the syllabus of the Mathematics, Reasoning, and General Awareness in the table given below:

RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus

The mathematics section contains 30 marks for 30 questions. Check the detailed RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus for CBT 1 in the table below.

Sections Topics to Prepare
Simplification
  • BODMAS Rule
  • Fractions
  • Approximate Value
  • Surds & Indices
Interest
  • Problems with Simple Interest
  • Problems with Compound Interest
  • Instalments
Percentage
  • Calculation on Basic Percentage Problems
Ratio & Proportion
  • Problems with Simple Ratios
  • Problems with 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 with Relative Speeds
  • Problems on Boats, Trains, etc.
Algebra
  • Basic Linear Equation in One Variable
  • Basic Linear Equation in two variable
Profit & Loss
  • Problems with 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 with Work Efficiency
  • Problems on Wages
  • Problems on Pipes
Mixture Problems
  • Make a mixture from two or more entries/mixtures

RRB NTPC General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

The General Intelligence and Reasoning section contains 30 marks for 30 questions. Check the detailed RRB NTPC General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus below.

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

The General Awareness section contains 40 marks. Check the detailed RRB NTPC General Awareness Syllabus for CBT 1 below.

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 candidates for the Skill Test/ Aptitude Test. RRB NTPC Phase-II will also have MCQs.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. General 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.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024 CBT 2

There are 3 subjects as well in the CBT 2 Exam- General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Check the subject-wise syllabus for CBT 2 below.

RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus

The candidates can go through the details of the RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus from the table given below.

RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus
Topics for Mathematics Section Topics to Prepare
BODMAS Rule
Fractions
Approximate Value
Surds & Indices
Problems with Simple Interest
Problems with Compound Interest
Instalments
Calculation on Basic Percentage Problems
Problems with Simple Ratios
Problems with 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, Trains, etc.
Basic Linear Equation in One Variable
Basic Linear Equation in Two Variables
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

The CBT 2 Syllabus for RRB NTPC for the General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus has been discussed below.

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 with 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

The CBT 2 Syllabus for General Awareness is almost the same as CBT 1, although there is a difference in the difficulty level. Check the General Awareness CBT 2 Syllabus in the table.

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 Topic Wise Weightage

The RRB NTPC exam consists of multiple subjects, each with a specific weightage and difficulty level. The detailed topic-wise distribution of questions for Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness is provided below. This will help candidates understand which areas to focus on and prepare accordingly.

RRB NTPC Mathematics Weightage

The topic-wise distribution of questions in Mathematics is given below.

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
SI/ CI 2 Moderate
Mensuration 2 Easy
Ratio & Proportion 3 Easy
Height & Distance 2 Easy-Moderate
Profit/Loss 3 Easy
Geometry 2 Easy-Moderate
Number System 4 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 3 Easy
Time and Work 2 Easy-Moderate
Statistics 1 Easy
Time, Speed and Distance 2 Easy
Average 1 Easy-Moderate
DI (Tabular) 3 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning Weightage

The topic-wise distribution of questions in General Intelligence and Reasoning along with its difficulty levels is given below.

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Sentence arrangement 1 Easy-Moderate
Venn Diagram 3 Moderate
Puzzle (Linear) 3 Easy
Blood Relation 4 Moderate
Statement & Assumptions 2 Moderate
Statement & Conclusion 2 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 3 Easy
Mathematical Operations 4 Moderate
Odd one out 1 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

RRB NTPC General Awareness Weightage

The topic-wise distribution of questions in General Awareness is given below.

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
History 7 Moderate
Geography 1 Easy
Polity 2 Easy
Static 2 Moderate
Biology 7 Easy-Moderate
Chemistry 2 Easy
Physics 4 Easy-Moderate
Computers 4 Easy
Current Affairs 11 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

RRB NTPC 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 a Personal Computer only without editing tools and a spell check facility. Details for RRB NTPC Syllabus 2024 Typing Skill Test.

RRB NTPC 2024 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 a Personal Computer only without editing tools and a spell-check facility.
  • For guidelines of those who appear for the typing skill test in Hindi, Kruti Dev and Mangal font shall be made available for the typing skill test on a 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.

RRB NTPC Document Verification

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 the 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.

Books to Prepare for RRB NTPC

These books cover the essential subjects and skills required for the RRB NTPC Exam, including general awareness, mathematics, reasoning, science, and computer aptitude.

Subject Book Title Author/Publisher
General Awareness Lucent’s General Knowledge Dr. Binay Karna, Manwendra Mukul, etc.
Mathematics Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
General Intelligence & Reasoning A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
General Science NCERT Science Books (Class 6 to 10) NCERT
Computer Aptitude (CBAT) Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Publications
Typing Skill Test (TST) Typing Tutor Software (English/Hindi) Various software available online

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

Based on the previous year’s exam analysis, we have shared the difficulty level and weightage of questions for each section in the table below.

General Awareness Section:

Topic No. of Questions Level
History 6-7 Easy
Geography 5 Easy
Chemistry 1-2 Easy
Biology 3-4 Easy
Physics 2-3 Easy
Computer 4 Easy
Polity 1-2 Easy-Moderate
Static GK 8-9 Easy
Current Affairs 11-12 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

Mathematics Section:

Topic No. of Questions Level
Percentage 1 Easy
Number System 3 Easy
LCM & HCF 2-3 Easy
Time & Work 2-3 Easy
CI & SI 2-3 Easy
Time & Distance 3 Easy
Profit & Loss 2 Easy
Mensuration 1 Easy
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
Average 1-2 Easy
Square- Root 2 Easy
Ratio 1-2 Easy
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

General Intelligence & Reasoning Section:

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles 3 Easy
Syllogism 3 Easy
Venn Diagram 3 Moderate
Sentence arrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
Statement & Assumptions 1 Moderate
Statement & Conclusion 2 Easy-Moderate
Alpha-Nemuric Series 1 Easy
Analogy 1 Easy
Mathematical Operations 3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 2 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 1 Easy-Moderate
Odd one out 2 Easy-Moderate
Seating Arrangement 1 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

RRB NTPC 2024 Preparation Strategy

The candidates who are going to appear in the RRB NTPC 2024 must have a defined preparation strategy to excel in the examination. Here are few tips that the candidates can include in their preparation and timetable.

1. Understand the Latest Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Familiarize yourself with the most recent RRB NTPC syllabus and exam pattern to identify key topics. Reviewing previous year’s cut-offs will give you insights into question difficulty.

2. Use Updated Study Materials: Invest in high-quality study resources such as textbooks, online courses, and study guides. These materials provide accurate information and effective preparation strategies aligned with the exam’s requirements.

3. Practice with Mock Tests and Previous Papers: Regularly practice with RRB NTPC mock tests and past exam papers. This practice helps identify weak areas, familiarizes you with the exam format, and enhances time management skills.

4. Create Revision Notes: Develop short notes summarizing essential concepts and formulas. Regularly revising these notes reinforces understanding and improves retention, leading to better performance on exam day.

RRB NTPC Marking Scheme 2024

According to the scoring scheme for RRB NTPC here’s the detailed RRB NTPC Marking Scheme 2024.

  • Candidates will receive 1 marks for each right response.
  • There is negative marking for every wrong answer; one-third of the mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • The exam is administered in numerous sessions, therefore each session’s marks go through a normalization process. In order to ensure fairness in the overall assessment, this normalization is done to account for changes in the difficulty levels of different question papers.
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FAQs

How many subjects are there in the RRB NTPC exam?

There are three subjects namely., general aptitude, general intelligence and reasoning, and general awareness.

How can I check the full syllabus of CBT-1 and CBT-2 of the RRB NTPC.?

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.

Is there a negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam.?

Yes, there will be a penalty of 1/3 mark for every incorrect answer.

Which section has largest weightage in the RRB NTPC exam.?

The general awareness section has the largest weightage in the RRB NTPC CBT-1 and CBT-2 exams.

Is there skill test or physical in the RRB NTPC 2024?

There is a skill test in the RRB NTPC exam for each level of the salary structure.

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