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RRB – NTPC

 

The RRB NTPC Exam is a national level exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for various posts in the Government of India (Indian Railways).

 

RRB NTPC 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

 

Exam Name RRB NTPC 2020 Exam
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Post Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC)
Exam Level National
Mode of Application Online
Posts 1.     Commercial Apprentice (CA), Station Master, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Clerk-Cum-Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Traffic Assistant (‘Graduate level posts’)

2.     Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, Accounts Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk (‘Under Graduate Level Posts’)

Mode of Exam Online
Selection Process •       CBT Stage 1

•       CBT Stage 2

•       Typing Skill Test / CBAT

•       Document Verification/Medical Exam

Official Website Indianrailways.gov.in

 

Important Dates:-

 

EVENTS DATES
RRB NTPC Notification Release Date February 28, 2019
Start Date to Apply Online for RRB NTPC March 01,2020
Last Date to Apply Online March 31, 2019
Closing Date & Time For Payment of Application Fee April 05, 2019 at 23:59 Hrs
Final Submission of Applications April 12, 2019 at 23:59 Hrs
RRB NTPC Stage – 1 Admit Card Region-wise Admit Card will be released from mid- November
RRB NTPC Exam Dates December 15, 2020 Onwards


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Eligibility

 

  1. Nationality:-

Candidate must be an Indian Citizen; or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan; or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 to permanently settle in India; or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

  1. Age Limit:- Age limit as on 1st July 2019. For undergraduate level posts the age is between 18-30. The relaxations are as follows:

 

S. No. Communities/categories Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Under-Graduate posts
1 OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 Years
2 SC/ST 5 Years
3 Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6months  service after attestation. UR – 30 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

OBC – NCL – 33 years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

SC/ST – 35 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

4 PwBD UR- 10 Years

OBC – NCL – 13 Years

SC/ST – 15 Years

5 Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. UR- 35 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 38 Years of Age

SC/ST – 40 Years of Age

6 Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in  minimum  3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells). UR- 40 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 43 Years of Age

SC/ST –45 Years of Age

 

7 Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes. UR – 30 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

OBC –NCL – 33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

SC/ST – 35 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

8 Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried UR- 35 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 38 Years of Age

SC/ST – 40 Years of Age

 

For Graduate level posts the age bracket is 18-33. The relaxations are as follows:

 

S. No. Communities/categories Relaxation in upper age limit (or) maximum upper age for Graduate posts
1 OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 Years
2 SC/ST 5 Years
3 Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6months service after attestation. UR – 33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

OBC – NCL – 36  Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

SC/ST – 38 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.

4 PwBD UR- 10 Years

OBC – NCL – 13 Years

SC/ST – 15 Years

5 Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. UR- 38 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 41 Years of Age

SC/ST – 43 Years of Age

6 Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group’D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum 3 years of service (continuous or in broken spells). UR- 40 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 43 Years of Age

SC/ST –45 Years of Age

7 Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes. UR – 33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

OBC –NCL – 36 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

SC/ST – 38 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

8 Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried UR- 35 Years of Age

OBC – NCL – 38 Years of Age

SC/ST – 40 Years of Age

 

 

Educational Qualification

 

POST NAME EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
Commercial Apprentice (CA), Station Master, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant Degree from its recognized university and equivalent
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Clerk-Cum-Typist, Senior Time Keeper Degree from its recognized university and equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk, Trains Clerk 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the

aggregate. 50% marks is not to be insisted upon in case of SC / ST /

Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates

who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage).

Accounts Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the

aggregate. 50% marks is not to be insisted upon in case of SC / ST /

Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates

who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing

proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential


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Syllabus

 

RRB NTPC Stage-1:

 

  • 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.

 

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: 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.

 

  • General Awareness: Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), 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, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

 

RRB NTPC Stage-2:
  • 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.

 

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: 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.

 

  • General Awareness: Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), 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, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.


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Exam Pattern

 

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

 

1st STAGE CBT:-

The 1st Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

 

Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30  

90 Minutes

General Awareness 40 40
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

 

2nd STAGE CBT:-

Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2,3,4,5 and 6 with graded difficulty level. All posts falling within same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd Stage CBT. If Candidate is eligible for more than one level 7th CPC Posts as per their educational qualification, they have to give common 1st Stage CBT and corresponding 2nd Stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC.

 

Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 35 35  

90 Minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120

 

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 i.e. irrespective of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwBD/Ex SM and no relaxation in the minimum T- Score is permissible.

 

Typing Skill Test (TST): For the posts Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper, Typing Skill Test (TST) of qualifying nature (marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit) shall be conducted for which the number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies for each of the community shall be called for. 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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Group-D

 

The Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB RRC (Level 1) exam and gives an opportunity to aspiring candidates to grab a secured and lucrative career under the Central Government of India.

 

Exam Name RRB RRC (Level 1)
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Boards
Exam Level National
Job Location Anywhere in India

 

IMPORTANT DATES: –

 

RRB Group-D Events Dates
RRB Group D Notification Date 12th March 2019
Start Date To Apply Online for RRB Group D 12th March 2019
Last Date To Apply Online 12th April 2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee (Offline) 18.04.2019 at 13.00 hrs.
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee (Online) 23.04.2019 at 13.00 hrs.
Final submission of Applications 26.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
RRB Group-D Application Status 25th July 2019
RRB Group D Admit Card From 11th December 2020 (Tentative)
RRB Group D 2020 Exam Date From 15th December 2020 (Tentative)


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Eligibility

 

NATIONALITY: –

 

  1. A citizen of India,
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
  5. A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  6. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

 

AGE LIMIT: – 18-33 Year

 

The lower and upper age limit indicated for a particular post(s) in the vacancy table will be reckoned as on 01.07.2019.

 

The table below gives an idea about the age relaxation for reserved candidates:

 

S.  No  

COMMUNITY/CATEGORIES

RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT (Or) MAXIMUM UPPER AGE
1 OBC-Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 Years
2 SC/ST 5 Years
 

 

3

 

Ex-Servicemen candidates who have put in more than 6 months  service                     after attestation

 

UR

33 Years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
OBC-NCL 36 Years of age plus Number of years of

service rendered in Defence plus 3 years

SC/ST 38 Years of age plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
4  

PwBD

UR 10 Years
OBC-NCL 13 Years
SC/ST 15 Years
 

5

Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to

31.12.1989

UR 38 Years of age
OBC-NCL 41 Years of age
 

SC/ST

 

43 Years of age

 

 

6

Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum 3 years of service (continuous or in broken

spells).

UR 40 Years of age
OBC-NCL 43 Years of age
 

 

SC/ST

 

 

45 Years of age

 

 

7

Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization such as Railway Canteens, Co- operative Societies and

Institutes.

UR 33 Years of age plus length of service

rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

OBC-NCL 36 Years of age plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.
SC/ST 38 Years of age plus length of service

rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower.

 

8

Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but

not remarried.

UR 35 Years of age
OBC-NCL 38 Years of age
SC/ST 40 Years of age
 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Course Completed Act Apprentices applying for the posts for which minimum qualification is ITI/Course Completed Act Apprenticeship.

 

UR

33 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum

three years.

OBC-NCL 36 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum

three years.

SC/ST 38 years of age plus extent of Apprentice Training undergone by them under the
Apprentice Act 1961 subject to maximum

three years.

 

 

10

Candidates who have commenced                                           Act Apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Act before attaining the age of 25 years UR 35 Yrs of age
OBC-NCL 38 Yrs of age
SC/ST 40 Yrs of age


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SYLLABUS

Subject Topics covered
General Science Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.
General awareness & current affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.


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Exam Pattern

 

  • 1ST Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Physical Efficiency Test
  • Medical Examination
  • Document Verification

 

1ST STAGE: –

 

Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
General Science 25 25  

90 Minutes

Mathematics 25 25
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness and Current Affairs 20 20
Total 100 100

 

The computer-based test of RRB RRC (Level 1) exam is conducted for 1 and half hours and asks 100 questions. There is a negative marking scheme in RRB Group D exam. Candidates for each wrong attempt will be penalized with 1/3rd marks. 

 

RRB RRC (Level 1) Exam Pattern

 

After successfully clearing the CBT exam i.e. attaining the minimum qualifying marks as set by the board, candidates are called for the PET test, the next round of RRB Group D selection process.

The RRB Group D PET is just qualifying in nature i.e. it is mandatory for candidates to clear the exam but the marks obtained won’t be considered for the final selection of candidates.

 

SYLLABUS: –

 

SUBJECT TOPICS COVERED
General Science Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences of the 10th standard level.
General awareness & current affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics.
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision Making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and Assumptions etc.