RRB NTPC Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020, Exam Dates for 1st Stage CBT. RRB NTPC Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2020 for 1st Stage CBT. RRB NTPC will fill up 35,277 posts in Indian Railways. The posts are Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master.
Candidates can check for more details from the official notification of RRB NTPC 2019. Railway Recruitment Board will organize the examination for RRB NTPC Examination for NTPC posts.
Railways will issue the date of NTPC examination (RRB NTPC Exam Date) and other information in the coming days. The candidates who have applied for the examination are advised to keep a check on the respective regional websites. RRBs would be notifying the examination dates about 10 to 15 days ahead of the start of the first stage CBT.
Please note that RRBs are yet to release any official update on the RRB NTPC exam dates for the CEN 01/2019 notification. As per the official notice, RRB NTPC 2019 First Stage CBT was to be conducted in July/August. However, RRBs have not yet released the RRB NTPC 2019 exam dates.
The exam dates have not been declared ever since. Now the sources tell that the exam would not be conducted before April 2020. The railway is still in process of finding an exam conducting agency, ECA. Over 1.5 crore candidates have applied for the examination from all across the country.
RRB NTPC Exam Important Dates
|Date of release of Exam form||February 28, 2019|
|Date of start of the application process||March 1, 2019|
|Last date to apply||March 31, 2019|
|The latest update released by RRB||March 2, 2020|
|Exam date||Not yet released|
Exam pattern for RRB NTPC CBT 1, CBT 2:
RRB NTPC 1st stage CBT would be an objective type paper which would be common for all. This means that a person who has applied for Junior Clerk Typist, as well as the person who has applied for Traffic Assistant or Goods Guard, would have to appear for the same examination. The purpose of the first stage CBT is to check the basic aptitude of the person. A person would be tested in Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness. The complete syllabus for the three sections as shared by RRBs is listed below.
CBT 1, CBT 2 Exam Paper Pattern: Candidates would get a total of 90 minutes to attempt 100 questions. The PwBD candidates, however, would get 120 minutes to attempt the 100 questions. There would be 40 questions from General Awareness and 30 each from Mathematics and General Intelligence & Reasoning.
CBT First Stage Exam Details:
- CBT 1 Examination will be of 100 marks.
- It has 40 points of General Awareness,
- 30 marks for Mathematics and
- 30 points for General Intelligence and Reasoning
- Duration of test: 1 hour 30 minutes
The first stage of Computer Based Test consists of the following sections. Listed along is the weightage of each section along with the timing of the exam. The first stage of CBT is just the screening process for the second stage of CBT in which there will be a negative marking of 1/3.
|Reasoning and General Intelligence||30|
CBT Second Stage Exam Details:
- CBT 2 Exam will be of 120 marks in total.
- It includes 50 for General Awareness,
- 35 for Mathematics and
- 35 marks for General Intelligence and Reasoning
- A total of 90-90 minutes will be given for both examinations.
- There will be negative marking.
- Mathematics: 35 Questions 30 Duration
- General Intelligence and Reasoning: 35 Questions 35 Duration
- General Awareness: 50 Questions 50 Duration
- Total=120 Marks 120 Duration 90 Minutes Duration
- Duration of test: 1 hour 30 minutes
The second stage of CBT will follow the following pattern listed below. This section will consist of more questions than the previous paper and will have more marks allotted to it.
|Reasoning and General Intelligence||35|
Marking: Each question would carry one mark making the paper of a total 100 marks. There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks. This means that for every 3 incorrect answers, one mark would be deducted from the total. In other words, out of the 100 questions, say a candidate attempted 72 questions and say 18 out of the 72 questions were wrong. In that case the candidate would score 48 marks (1*54 – 1/3*18).
RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus and Marks:
RRB NTPC Complete Syllabus: The candidates can follow this general syllabus to prepare for 1st stage Computer Based Test. The exam will have 3 sections mainly. This is not the entire syllabus but a gist of it. The candidates can view the complete syllabus on the official website.
|General awareness||Current Events of National and International Importance, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th standard), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Known Personalities of India and World, Government Programs and schemes, Plants and animals of India etc|
|Mathematics||Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, etc.|
|Reasoning and General Intelligence||Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs, etc.|
Minimum percentage of marks for each category is different. The general category candidates will be needing a minimum of 40% marks to pass the CBT. The EWS category students will also need 40% to pass the exam while OBC and SC candidates will be considered passed at 30%. The ST candidates can qualify at 25% itself. For further details, candidates can check the official website of RRB NTPC.
Qualifying marks for RRB NTPC Recruitment:
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 i.e. irrespective of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwBD/Ex SM and no relaxation in the minimum T-Score is permissible.
The normalisation of marks: Shortlisting of Candidates for various stages shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them whenever CBT is conducted in multiple sessions for the same syllabus. The normalization scheme to be adopted for 1st Stage CBT and 2nd Stage CBT is detailed in the following paragraphs.
The level of the questions would be at par with the High School level or class 10. Experts often recommend taking up NCERT books of classes 9 and 10, to begin with the preparation. Other journals for questions for banking clerk examinations may also be a good place to begin.