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Railways RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

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RRB NTPC Syllabus is determined by the Railway Recruitment Board. This examination recruits candidates for various positions in the Indian Railways across the country, and so it promises a bright future for those interested in a career in the railways. The RRB Exams page provides information about various examinations conducted by the Railway Board.

Detailed information on the syllabus and the Exam Pattern of RRB NTPC is provided in this article so that candidates can systematically prepare for the exam.


RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The recruitment process involves two stages

  1. 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

These two stages are followed by the following procedure.

  1. Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and
  2. Document Verification/Medical Examination.

RRB NTPC CBT Stage I Exam Pattern

  • The first stage of the exam is a common CBT (Computer Based Test) for all the notified 13 categories of posts- Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Goods Guard, Junior Accountant cum Amanuensis (Typist) (JAA), Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior and Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Station Master, Senior and Junior Time Keeper and Trains Clerk.
  • The question paper for the CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions.
  • The questions will be from the following questions- General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • There will be 1/3rd negative marking for the wrong answers in the CBT exam

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

SubjectsNo. of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromDuration
General Awareness4090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning30

Note: RRB NTPC 1st Stage CBT is common for all the notified posts. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT Stage 2

Candidates passing this will be eligible to appear in CBT Stage 2.

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 the same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT. If candidates are eligible for more than one level of 7th CPC posts as per their educational qualifications, they have to give common 1st stage CBT and corresponding 2nd stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC.

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

SubjectsNo. of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromDuration
General Awareness5090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning35

Note: There will be negative marking and a 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.


RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

RRB NTPC is conducted in 2 phases(Excluding skill-test). Let's take a look at the detailed syllabus.

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 Exam Syllabus

SubjectsMathematicsReasoningGeneral Awareness
Topic Covered

Number System

Time and Work


Time and Distance


Simple and Compound Interest


Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportions

Elementary Algebra





Elementary Statistics


Completion of Number

Alphabetical Series

Coding and Decoding

Mathematical Operations

Similarities and Differences


Analytical Reasoning



Venn Diagrams


Data Sufficiency

Statement- Conclusion

Statement- Courses of Action

Decision Making


Interpretation of Graphs

Current Events of National and International Importance

Basics of Computers and Computer Applications

Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India

Common Abbreviations,

Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India

Transport Systems in India

General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)

Indian Economy

History of India and Freedom Struggle

Famous Personalities of India and World,

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

Flagship Government Programs

Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system

Flora and Fauna of India

General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and

Other important World Organizations

Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India

Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large

RRB NTPC CBT Stage I Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for Stage I is mostly the same as the Stage 2 Syllabus. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to the topics mentioned in the table given above.

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants

₹ 225

30th April, 2023
  • 20 CBT 1 Mocks

₹ 149

30th April, 2023
  • 10 CBT 2 Mocks


Is RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 Result Declared?

Yes, The result for RRB NTPC 2021 for CBT I exam has been declared on 14th January 2022 at the zone-wise sites of Railway.

What is the age limit for RRB NTPC for graduate posts? +

Minimum 18 to Maximum 33 Years

What were the total vacancies in RRB NTPC Recruitment 2021? +

There is a total of 35277 vacancies to be filled under Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC).

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