RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: Dates | Syllabus | Salaries

Last updated on 1 Mar, 2019 | 10 comments

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This article provides information regarding RRB NTPC Exam 2019, RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus, Salary & Allowances, and Exam Dates. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts the RRB NTPC Exam (Non-Technical Popular Category) every year.

Railway Recruitment Board conducts this exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Non-Technical Popular Category in its various zones all across the country.

As Railway Recruitment Board offers an excellent pay scale and allowances, which lures thousands of candidates every year to take this examination.

RRB NTPC Exam Dates 2019

The RRB NTPC exams are expected soon. The 2017 dates were released during the month of February and hence this year also it is expected during the same time of the year in 2019.

EventsDates
Official Notification Issue 28 February 2019
Last Date of Application31 March 2019
Admit Card IssueApril 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 ExamApril – May 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 ResultMay 2019

**NOTE: The above-mentioned dates are tentative and may vary a little.

Posts Offered Under RRB NTPC Exam

  • Commercial Apprentice (CA)
  • Traffic Apprentice (TA)
  • Goods Guard
  • Traffic Assistant
  • Senior Time Keeper
  • Senior Clerk-cum-Typist
  • Assistant Station Master (ASM)
  • Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC)
  • Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist (JAA)

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria

Name of PostQualification
Commercial Apprentice (CA)Degree from its recognized university and equivalent
Traffic Apprentice (TA)Degree from its recognized university and equivalent
Asst Station Master (ASM)Degree from its recognized university and equivalent
Senior Clerk-cum-typistDegree from its recognized university and equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer is compulsory
Enquiry-cum-Reservation-ClerkDegree from its recognized university and equivalent
Goods Guard SelectionDegree from its recognized university and equivalent
Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-TypistDegree from its recognized university and equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer is compulsory
Traffic AssistantDegree from its recognized university and equivalent
Senior time KeeperDegree from its recognized university and equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer is compulsory

 

RRB NTPC Selection Process

Candidates opting for RRB NTPC Exam should know the Selection Procedure of the recruitment. Students will be selected on the basis of the marks scored in first & second stage whereas other stages will be qualifying in nature. Below are the following stages of the recruitment:

  • First Stage Online Examination (PT–CBT)
  • Second Stage Examination (Mains–CBT)
  • Typing Test (Skill Test)
  • Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Fitness Test
  • Final Merit List

RRB NTPC 2019 Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Exam will be conducted in two stages i.e RRB NTPC 1st stage CBT or Prelims and RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT or Mains Exam. Railway Recruitment board has not made many changes in Exam pattern & Syllabus for prelims and Mains.

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam

RRB NTPC 1st stage CBT or Prelims exam will comprise of 4 sections i.e. Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science comprising of total 100 questions of 1 mark each.

  • RRB NTPC Prelims exam will comprise of 4 sections i.e Reasoning Ability & General Intelligence, Arithmetic Ability, General Awareness and General Science.
  • A total of 100 questions will be asked in the exam of 1 marks each.
  • Candidates will have a composite time of 90 minutes to solve all the sections.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • We advise you to go through syllabus and preparation tips to score better in your RRB NTPC Prelims Exam.
Name of the SectionNo. of Questions AskedMarks Allotted
Arithmetic Ability2020
Reasoning & General Intelligence2525
General Awareness3030
General Science2525
Total100100

RRB NTPC Mains Exam

RRB NTPC 2st stage CBT or Mains exam will comprise of 4 sections i.e. Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science comprising of total 100 questions of 1 mark each.

  • RRB NTPC Mains exam will comprise of 4 sections i.e Reasoning Ability & General Intelligence, Arithmetic Ability, General Awareness and General Science.
  • A total of 120 questions will be asked in the exam divided equally.
  • Candidates will have a composite time of 90 minutes to solve all the sections.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • We advise you to go through syllabus and preparation tips to score better in your RRB NTPC Mains Exam.
SectionNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
Arithmetic Ability3030
Reasoning & General Intelligence3030
General Awareness3030
General Science3030
Total120120

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019: Prelims & Mains

RRB NTPC 2019 Exam will be conducted in two stages i.e. 1st stage/ Prelims and 2nd stage/ Mains. The Syllabus for RRB NTPC Prelims and Mains are same. The main change in prelims and mains for RRB NTPC exam is exam pattern.

RRB NTPC exam will comprise of 4 sections i.e Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science.

1. Arithmetic Ability

This section will include questions from Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation.

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables etc.)
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains etc.)
  • Pipe & Cistern
  • Profit & Loss
  • Margins & Discounts
  • Simplification
  • Speed Calculation
  • Averages
  • Problems on Age
  • Linear/ Quadratic Equations
  • Simple/ Compound Interest
  • Area & Volume

2. Reasoning & General Intelligence

The Reasoning section is the lengthy section of RRB NTPC exam.

  • Analogy
  • Equality/Inequality
  • Classification of the Odd pair
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Decision Making
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix etc.)
  • Statement Argument
  • Statement Conclusion
  • Statement Interference
  • Problem Solving
  • Eligibility Test
  • Verbal & Visual Analysis
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Sitting /Circular Arrangements
  • Puzzles/Complex Arrangement

3. General Awareness

In this section, the mixed questions for static GK and Current Affairs will be asked.

  • Indian Economy
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Railways (Facts & Figures, History)
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Culture & Heritage
  • Current Affairs (National, International. Organizations, Person in News, Deaths & Demises, Awards, Science & Technology, Sports, Government Policies etc.)
  • Static Affairs (National, International, Organizations, Awards & Honours, Science & Technology, Yearbook, Days, Dates etc.)

4. General Science

In this Section, basic concepts will be asked, try to refer to old NCERT books for preparation.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Studies

RRB NTPC Salary: Pay-Scale & Allowances

The RRB NTPC salary is different for different posts. The post-wise RRB NTPC salary are tabulated below:

RRB NTPC PostsPay BandGrade Pay
Commercial Apprentice9300-348004200
Traffic Assistant5200-202002800
Senior Time Keeper5200-202002800
Assistant Station Master5200-202002800
Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist5200-202002800
Senior Clerk-cum-Typist5200-202002800
Traffic Apprentice9300-348004200
Goods Guard5200-202002800
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk5200-202002800

The various allowances that RRB NTPC employees will get are as under:

  1. Dearness Allowance
  2. Transport Allowance
  3. House Rent Allowance
  4. Pension Scheme
  5. Medical Benefits

NOTE:

The net pay after deductions was Rs 22,550 for Grade Pay 4200 and Rs 18,912 for Grade Pay 2800. However, all the salary components, and hence the net pay is slightly increased after 7th Central Pay-Commision is implemented.

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Conclusion

The overall level of RRB NTPC Exam is on a low to a medium scale when compared with other competitive job exams. You should have a proper study plan in place while preparing for this exam.

Overall and sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you score better.  Check the Indian Railways online portal for more updates.

If you wish to prepare for RRB NTPC Exam, especially in a simulated environment as that of the actual exam, attempting mock tests for the same is a must.

There are numerous platforms and coaching institutions that are providing mock test series for Prelims and mains. So, All the Best and prepare well.