RRB NTPC Exam Analysis: Check Previous Year 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 a railway employee. 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 previous year’s RRB NTPC exam analysis and the questions asked in the same. RRB NTPC recruitment exam was previously held in 2016. To get you an insight into the pattern of questions asked, here is the RRB NTPC previous year exam analysis.

RRB NTPC Exam Date-> 28th December 2020 to 13th January 2021

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Name of the post Level
in 7th
1st stage
2nd stage
Skill Test
1 Junior Clerk cum
2 Common
For all
Level 2
Typing Skill Test
2 Accounts Clerk cum
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
Based Aptitude
7 Goods Guard 5 Common
Level 5
8 Senior Commercial
cum Ticket Clerk
5 ——————
9 Senior Clerk cum
5 Typing Skill Test
10 Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
11 Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
12 Commercial
6 Common
all Level 6
13 Station Master 6 Computer
Based Aptitude


  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 English version shall prevail.

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RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

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.
  • Negative marking of 1/3 is there.
  • Stage 1 is of 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 Previous year Exam Analysis

General Awareness for RRB NTPC Stage-1

General Awareness contributes a major portion when it comes to railway exams. Maximum number of questions (a total of 40 questions) are asked in the CBT Stage 1 of RRB NTPC exam. Considering the RRB NTPC exam analysis, it can be seen that most number of questions was asked from history section. Many questions from current affairs were asked and it should not be neglected in the upcoming exam. Speaking of General Science, a total of 13 questions were asked from all the three sections. The overall level can be said to be easy to moderate. 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

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.


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 number of 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:

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 2020.

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RRB NTPC 2020 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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