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How Many Candidates Shortlisted in RRB NTPC CBT-1?

The Railway Recruitment Board’s (RRB) Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) examination is one of the most awaited recruitment processes in India with a huge number of vacancies. It is anticipated that the RRB NTPC 2024 Notification will be published in June 2024. The interested candidates must be wondering about the competition and this can be estimated from the number of applicants.

How Many Candidates Shortlisted in RRB NTPC CBT-1? As per a notification released by the Railway Recruitment Board in 2019, the number of candidates selected by the board will be 20 times the number of vacancies available for recruitment. The examination for CBT 1 in the previous year was conducted by railway in 7 different phases from 28th December 2021 to 31sy July 2022 to recruit eligible aspirants for the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways for a total of 35281 Vacancies. The revised result for RRB NTPC CBT 1 was released by the railway on 31st March 2022.

In the following table, candidates can check the exact number of candidates selected after 1st stage of the RRB NTPC examination i.e CBT 1, all these candidates will appear for RRB NTPC CBT 2. RRB NTPC CBT 2 examination for Level 4 and Level 6 is scheduled to be conducted on 9th and 10th May 2022.

Qualification Level No. of Vacancies No. of Candidates shortlisted for RRB NTPC CBT 2 Times
10+2 2 5,663 1,13,301 20.00
3 4,940 98,833 20.00
Graduate 4 161 3,223 20.01
5 17,393 3,47,676 19.99
6 7,124 1,42,413 19.99
TOTAL 35281 7,05,446 19.99

Click here to check the Official Notice for RRB NTPC [Released on 20th January 2022]

RRB NTPC Vacancy: Region Wise Vacancy

The region-wise RRB NTPC Revised vacancy 2019 and no. of candidates shortlisted in stage 1 for all regions under RRB NTPC is provided in the following table.

Name of RRBs No. Of Vacancy No. of Candidates shortlisted for RRB NTPC CBT 2
Ahmedabad 1024 20496
 Ajmer 1773 35488
Allahabad 4030 80589
 Bangalore 2470 49352
Bhopal 997 19950
Bhubaneshwar 498 9961
 Bilaspur 1207 24147
Chandigarh 2483 49678
 Chennai 2694 53899
Gorakhpur 1298 25973
Guwahati 851 16875
Jammu-Srinagar 898 77960
Kolkata 3022 60464
Malda 1043 20359
Mumbai 3665 73320
Muzaffarpur 329 6584
Patna 1039 20789
 Ranchi 1386 27733
Secunderabad 3234 64693
Siliguri 443 8781
 Trivandrum 897 17780
Total 35281 7,05,440* [7,64,871]

Let’s have a look at the different phases of the examination, the number of candidates who appeared in the examination, and the dates of the paper are summarized in the following table.

Phases of Exam RRB NTPC Exam Date No. of Candidates
RRB NTPC 7th Phase 23rd, 24th, 26th, and 31st July 2021 2.78 Lakh Candidates
RRB NTPC 6th Phase April 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 6 lakh Candidates
RRB NTPC 5th Phase 4th March to 27th March 2021 19 lakh Candidates
RRB NTPC 4th Phase 15, 16, 17, 22,23,
27 Feb and March 1, 2, 3
16 lakh Candidates
RRB NTPC 3rd Phase 31st Jan to 12th Feb 2021 28 lakh candidates
RRB NTPC 2nd Phase 16th Jan to 30th Jan 2021 27 lakh candidates
RRB NTPC 1st Phase 28th Dec to 13th January 2021 23 lakh candidates
Total 7 Phases from Dec 2020 to July 2021 Over 1.21 Crore Candidates [1,21,78,000]

How Many Candidates Shortlisted in RRB NTPC CBT-1?

RRB releases a huge number of vacancies across India, for which more than 1 crore aspirants register every year. It is challenging for any organization to examine such a large number of applicants.

RRB will shortlist candidates based on the normalized marks of the RRB NTPC CBT 1 examination and the cutoff decided by the board, CBT 1 examination is qualifying. The number of candidates to be called for the RRB NTPC CBT 2 examination will be 20 times the number of vacancies available for recruitment. Let’s try to understand the exact number of candidates shortlisted from the table below.

Number of vacancies 35281 Of the total appeared candidates only 5.79% will be shortlisted for the RRB NTPC Stage II
20 times the vacancies  7,05,620
The total number of candidates who Appeared 1,21,78,000

RRB NTPC Selection

  • The final selection of RRB NTPC will be based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stages CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable).
  • 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.



Is RRB NTPC 2024 Notification out?

The RRB NTPC 2024 Notification will be out in June 2024.

What is RRB NTPC?

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) are the non-technical field under the Railways.

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