RRB NTPC Exam Analysis: Check All 6 phases Exam Analysis

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is all set for the recruitment of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) for 35,208 vacancies. It is a great opportunity knocking at the door of all the government job aspirants awaiting to be railway employees. RRB has now finally released the 7th Phase exam dates i.e 23rd,24th,26th, and 31st July 2021. RRB NTPC has been one of the most popular railway career options for people with a non-technical background. Many of you must be curious to know the last 6 phases of RRB NTPC exam analysis and the questions asked in the same. RRB NTPC recruitment exam was previously held in 6 different phases which began from 28th December for the 1st phase.

To ease the preparation and get insight the detailed analysis of all the 6 phases for every section must be a helpful thing for the candidates. Here we are providing the section-wise analysis of all the 6 phases of the RRB NTPC examination so that the candidates appearing in the 7th phase can calculate the difficulty level and the topics asked more in the examination.

RRB NTPC Examinations Date RRB NTPC Exam Shift 1
[10:00 Am -12 Noon]
RRB NTPC Exam Shift 2
[3:00 PM – 5 PM]
23rd July 2021 Check RRB NTPC Exam Analysis
[Shift 1]
Check RRB NTPC Exam Analysis
[Shift 2]

 

Phases of Exam RRB NTPC Exam Dates 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
  1. English is the default language.
  2. In case the candidate wishes to choose any other language, then the same can be selected from the drop-down list of languages. The languages listed are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
  3. In case of any difference/ discrepancy/dispute in the Questions between English and the opted language, the content of the English version shall prevail.

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RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

S. No. Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 40 40 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 30 30
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.
  • A negative marking of 1/3 is there.
  • Stage 1 is of a screening nature.
  • The candidates selected for stage 2 will be 20 times the number of vacancies for each post.
  • Normalization of marks will be done

RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Analysis

General Awareness for RRB NTPC Stage-1

General Awareness contributes a major portion when it comes to railway exams. A maximum number of questions (a total of 40 questions) are asked in the CBT Stage 1 of the RRB NTPC exam. Considering the RRB NTPC exam analysis, it can be seen that most of the questions were asked from the history section. Many questions from current affairs were asked and they should not be neglected in the upcoming exam.
First Phase: If you go through the pattern of questions, most of the questions were asked from History, Current Affairs, Biology. Very few questions were asked from the geography. 
Second Phase: Most of the questions were asked from the history and some of the questions were related to important dates, headquarters, and current affairs. The level of questions was easy-moderate.
Third Phase: The maximum question was covered from the Static GK, Biology, Current Affiars, and History. In this phase from all the topics, 3-4 questions were asked.
Fourth Phase: Every topic was covered with a maximum number of questions. The full form was asked frequently. And some questions were related to covid 19 issues.
Fifth & Sixth Phase: The questions were the mix and match of all the previous phases and the current affairs and history section has maximum number of questions asked.
Here is the topic-wise distribution:
Topic No of Questions 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

Mathematics for RRB NTPC Stage-1

The mathematics of RRB NTPC consists of both arithmetic and advance maths. The questions asked as seen in the RRB NTPC Exam analysis, are distributed equally among different topics. Students are advised to practice each topic thoroughly and be prepared for the same. No topic should be left out in order to score good marks. The distribution of questions can be seen from the below table.
First Phase: The maximum number of questions were asked from the number system, ratio, and proportion, Simplification. All the topics in the syllabus were covered for the maths sections. The level of the examination was easy to moderate.
Second Phase:  The section was lengthy and time-consuming. 3 questions were asked from the tabular DI which was easy to moderate. All the topics were covered in this section.
Third Phase: Mensuration, ratio, and proportion, DI Profit and loss were covering the maximum number of questions and the level of the examination was easy to moderate.
Fourth Phase: The level of this section in the exam was easy to moderate and most questions were asked from DI and Profit and Loss. Simplication was asked at a moderate level.
Fifth & Sixth Phase: All the scoring and time-taking topics were covered in these phases. The level of examination was moderate and all the topics were covered.
Topic No of Questions 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

General Intelligence & Reasoning for RRB NTPC Stage-1

General Intelligence & Reasoning is taken lightly by many aspirants which should not be the case. Some topics may dominate over others as seen from the previous analysis. Most questions were asked from Coding-Decoding and blood relation. This section is scoring, all you just need is accuracy and speed to attempt. Take a look at the topic-wise distribution of questions in RRB NTPC exam analysis:

First Phase: This has 3 easy puzzles, and a maximum number of questions were asked from coding-decoding, Mathematical operations. From every section 2-3 questions were asked and the level was moderate.

Second Phase: The level was easy to moderate and phase 2 was also covering all the questions from all sections. Analogy, syllogism, Venn diagram, the odd man out, and missing terms were asked majorly.

Third Phase: In this phase sometimes the puzzles were not asked and they focused on asking more questions from coding-decoding, Venn diagram, and mathematical operations. the level was easy and sometimes moderate.

Fourth Phase: The level of reasoning section was easy and questions were asked from the same topics that were asked in previous Phases. The level of the exam was easy to moderate.

Fifth & Sixth Phase: The level of both phases was easy to moderate and the questions were asked from all the topics covering puzzles and blood relations more.

Topic No of Questions 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

Hope you have got an idea about the number of questions asked with the given RRB NTPC exam analysis and we wish you all the best for RRB NTPC.

RRB NTPC 2021 Selection Procedure

The recruitment process will involve the following stages of examination:

  • 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable)
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination.

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