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RRB NTPC Exam Guide: All you need to know

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RRB 2020-21 (Railway Jobs) Published on 16 May 2020

The RRB NTPC exam is conducted to select candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). These include both graduate and undergraduate posts which are available in different zones and production units of Indian Railways. Some of the posts under RRB NTPC are Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk and Traffic Assistant.


RRB NTPC Exam Date 2020:


Exam dates have been delayed due to the corona pandemic, however as per latest RRB NTPC notification, exam dates will be announced after April 2020 and the exam will most probably take place at the end of the year.


Eligibility Criteria for RRB NTPC:


Eligibility criteria is mainly based on age and education qualifications of candidates. The criteria are different for undergraduate and graduate posts.:


For undergraduate RRB NTPC posts (Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk and Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk):


Age:

Minimum age limit is 18 years, and maximum is 30 years


Educational Qualification:

Minimum educational qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent exam


For graduate RRB NTPC posts (Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accountant Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master):


Age:

Minimum age limit is 18 years, and maximum is 33 years


Educational Qualification:

Minimum educational qualification of a university degree or its equivalent


Age relaxation is available for certain categories, as mentioned in the table below: 

Category
Age Relaxation
OBC
3 years
SC/ST
5 years
Person With Disability (PWD – Unreserved)
10 Years
Person With Disability (PWD – OBC)
13 years
Person With Disability (PWD – SC/ST)
15 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (UR)
3 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (OBC)
5 years
Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated but not remarried (SC/ST)
8 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (UR)
8 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (OBC)
11 years
Serving Group “C” and former Group “D” Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes (SC/ST)
13 years
Working in Quasi – Administrative Offices such as Railway Canteens, Co-operative Societies and Institutes
Relaxation upto length of service rendered, subject to a maximum relaxation of upto 5 years.
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years
Ex-Servicemen, provided you put in more than 6 months service after attestation.
(02.01.1981 minus extent of service rendered in Defense) to 01.01.1998



RRB NTPC 2020 Vacancy:

Total RRB NTPC vacancy for this year are 35208 in number. The NTPC vacancies are available both post-wise as well as zone-wise. Please take a look at the table below to find out vacancies relevant to you.


Post-wise NTPC vacancy:


Post
Total vacancies
Junior Clerk cum Typist
4300
Junior Time Keeper
11
Senior Clerk cum Typist
2854 
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
3147 
Senior Time Keeper
Accounts Clerk cum Typist
760
Trains Clerk
592
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
4940
Traffic Assistant
88
Goods Guard
5748
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
5638
Commercial Apprentice
259
Station Master
6865
Total
35208

 

Zone-wise NTPC vacancy:

Zone
Vacancies
Ahmedabad
1024
Ajmer
1773
Allahabad
4030
Banglore
2470
Bhopal
997
Bhubaneshwar
498
Bilaspur
1207
Chandigarh
2483
Chennai
2694
Gorakhpur
1298
Guwahati
851
Jammu
898
Kolkata
2949
Malda
1043
Mumbai
3665
Muzaffarpur
329
Patna
1039
Ranchi
1386
Secunderabad
3234
Siliguri
443
Thiruvananthapuram
897
Total
35,208



RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Application Process:

Zonal RRB websites need to be visited to register for the exam. The procedure is simple, where you would have to fill in your details and verify your phone number and email ID. Application fees is Rs. 500 for general category candidates and Rs. 250 for  

SC/ST/OBC/Females/Ex-Serviceman/Transgender/Minorities. Kindly save your details for further steps on the website.


RRB NTPC Admit Card:

RRB NTPC admit cards are usually issued 4 days prior to the exam. They will be available on the zonal RRB websites for downloading.


Salary Structure:

Following is the initial salary for various posts in RRB NTPC. The salary increases gradually with increase in years of service.

Posts
Level as per 7th CPC
Initial Salary
Junior Clerk Cum Typist
2
19900
Accounts Clerk cum typist
2
19900
Junior Time Keeper
2
19900
Trains Clerk
2
19900
Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk
3
21700
Traffic Assistant
4
25500
Goods Guard
5
29200
Ticket Clerk
5
29200
Senior Clerk cum Typist
5
29200
Junior Accountant Assistant Cum Typist
5
29200
Senior Time Keeper
5
29200
Commercial Apprentice
6
35400
Station Master
6
35400



RRB NTPC 2020 Selection Process:


1) For Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Traffic Assistant and Station Master:


The selection process will have:

  1. A two stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Skill Test
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination


2) For Traffic Assistant and Station Master:


The selection process will have:

  1. A two stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. Computer-based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination



3) For Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice:


The selection process will have:

  1. Two-stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 
  2. Document Verification
  3. Medical Examination


Minimum qualifying marks for CBT I and II for different categories is given below:

Categories
Qualifying percentage
UR & EWS
40%
OBC and SC
30%
ST
25%


Candidates have to score a minimum of 42 marks in each battery test of CBAT in order to qualify the stage.


RRB NTPC 2020 Syllabus:


The RRB NTPC exam has 3 subjects- general awareness, mathematics and general intelligence and reasoning. Following is the syllabus for them:


General Awareness:

  1. Current events of national and international importance
  2. Games and sports
  3. Indian polity and governance- constitution and political system
  4. General scientific and technological
  5. Developments including space and nuclear program of India, un and other important world organizations, art and
  6. Culture of India
  7. Indian literature
  8. Monuments and places of India
  9. General science and life science (up to 10th cbse)
  10. History of India and freedom struggle
  11. Physical, social and economic geography of India and world
  12. Environmental issues concerning India and world at large
  13. Basics of computers and computer applications, common abbreviations
  14. Transport systems in India
  15. Indian economy
  16. Famous personalities of India and world
  17. Flagship government programs
  18. Flora and fauna of India
  19. Important government and public sector organizations of India etc.


Mathematics:

  1. Number System
  2. Decimals
  3. Fractions 
  4. LCM 
  5. HCF
  6. Ratio and Proportions
  7. Percentage
  8. Mensuration
  9. Time and Work
  10. Time and Distance
  11. Simple and Compound Interest
  12. Profit and Loss
  13. Elementary Algebra
  14. Geometry and Trigonometry
  15. Elementary Statistics


General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  1. Analogies
  2. Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series
  3. Coding and Decoding
  4. Mathematical Operations
  5. Similarities and Differences
  6. Relationships 
  7. Analytical reasoning 
  8. Syllogism 
  9. Jumbling 
  10. Venn Diagrams 
  11. Puzzles 
  12. Data Sufficiency
  13. Statement- Conclusion 
  14. Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making 
  15. Maps
  16. Interpretation of Graphs


RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern:


CBT I:

This is a 90 minutes (120 minutes for PwBD candidates accompanied with scribe) long test consisting of 100 MCQs. The subjects tested are general awareness, mathematics and general intelligence and reasoning. Each correct question scores +1 marks, and each incorrect one -0.3. 


The structure is as follows:

 

Subject
Number of questions
General Awareness
40
Mathematics
30
General Intelligence and Reasoning
30
Total
100


CBT II:

This is a 90 minutes (120 minutes for PwBD candidates accompanied with scribe) long test consisting of 120 MCQs. The subjects tested are general awareness, mathematics and general intelligence and reasoning. Each correct question scores +1 marks, and each incorrect one -0.3. 


The structure is as follows:


Subject
Number of questions
General Awareness
50
Mathematics
35
General Intelligence and Reasoning
35
Total
120


CBAT Test (For Traffic Assistant and Station Master only):

In Computer Based Aptitude Test, candidates are given different test batteries consisting of five-six tests as per the posts applied for. There is no negative marking involved.


Skills Test (For Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper):

Candidates are tested for the ability to type at least 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a computer.


RRB NTPC 2020 Cut Off:


RRB NTPC releases cut off for all the posts to select the candidates for various posts under Indian Railways. We will share the RRB NTPC cut off once it is out.


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