RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: Check Complete Railway NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: In its latest update, Railway has decided to conduct exams for the RRB NTPC exam from 28th December 2020 to March 2021.RRB now declared the exam dates for RRB NTPC CBT-1 Exam 2020 on 17 December 2020. The first phase of the examination is scheduled to be held from 28th December 2020 till 13th January 2021. RRB mailed the details regarding the USER ID and PASSWORD, date of exam, and exam center to the particular candidates who are going to appear in the first phase of the examination.

RRB NTPC EXAM SCHEDULE FOR CBT-1: Check official Notification here

Students are advised to keep checking this page for the latest updates regarding railway exam dates. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) earlier released the RRB NTPC notification for 35,208 vacancies. Many railway aspirants must be curious to know the exam pattern of the same. To give you an insight, we are providing the RRB NTPC Exam pattern 2020 for this huge recruitment drive. Let’s take a look.

Selection Procedure For RRB NTPC Exam

The RRB NTPC 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.

Here is a summary of the recruitment process:

S No. Name of the 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
  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

RRB NTPC Exam pattern for Stage 1 has the following sections:

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

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RRB NTPC Stage-2 Exam Pattern

Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General Awareness 50 50 90 Minutes
2 Mathematics 35 35
3 General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120
  • Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 with the graded difficulty level.
  • All posts falling within the same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT (as mentioned in the above table).
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.
  • Negative marking of 1/3 is there.
  • The level of questions will be different for different levels of posts.
  • Normalization of marks will be done.

RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) 

(Only for candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master)

  • Qualifying marks: The candidates need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.
  • This is applicable to all candidates irrespective of community or category and no relaxation in the minimum T- Score is permissible.
  • Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test batteries of CBAT for considering them for the post of SM/TA.
  • The CBAT shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.
  • There shall be no negative marking in CBAT.
  • Merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the CBAT, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in CBAT.

Typing Skill Test (TST)

  • Qualifying in nature
  • Eight times the number of vacancies will be called for typing test.
  • 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.

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Document Verification (DV)

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the total no. of vacancies released for the RRB NTPC 2020 recruitment?
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) released the RRB NTPC notification for the recruitment of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) for 35,208 vacancies.

Q. Is there any negative marking for the RRB NTPC Stage-1 recruitment exam?

Yes, for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Q. What is the selection procedure of the RRB NTPC Stage-1 recruitment exam?

The recruitment process will involve the following stages:

  • 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.

Q. Will there be normalization for stage 1 & stage 2 CBT?
Yes there will be normalization for stage 1 & stage 2 CBT.

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