RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 PDF Download | Railway NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 PDF Download | Railway NTPC Exam Pattern

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released almost 44 thousand plus posts in the Railway zones in different-2 state. Candidates who have applied or applying should read the syllabus for next step as preparation of exams.

RRB NTPC Selection Process

Applicants who are going to apply for RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Category) posts. These candidates are selected based on following tests conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

  1. First Stage – Computer Based Test
  2. Second Stage – Computer Based Test
  3. Typing Skill Test/ Computer Based Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification
  5. Medical Examination

The summary of the various stages of recruitment process detailed as above for the notified posts are tabulated below:

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern

It is first stage of Computer Based Test (CBT) which is common for all notified posts. Total exam duration is 90 minutes but 120 minutes for eligible PwBD candidates.

The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

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 short listing of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM shall continue to be considered only against OBC(NCL)/ SC /ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM for all subsequent stages of recruitment process.

Section Name No. of Questions Max Marks
General Awareness 40 40
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC Prelims Syllabus 2019

The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to sections which are given below.

RRB NTPC General Awareness Syllabus

1. Current Events of National and International Importance,

2. Games and Sports

3. Art and Culture of India

4. Indian Literature

5. Monuments and Places of India

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

7. History of India and Freedom Struggle

8. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

9. Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system

10. General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India

11. UN and Other important World Organizations

12. Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large

13. Basics of Computers and Computer Applications

14. Common Abbreviations

15. Transport Systems in India

16. Indian Economy

17. Famous Personalities of India and World

18. Flagship Government Programs

19. Flora and Fauna of India

20. Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

RRB NTPC Math Syllabus

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 etc

RRB NTPC Reasoning Syllabus

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. Puzzle

12. Data Sufficiency

13. Statement- Conclusion

14. Statement- Courses of Action

15. Decision Making

16. Maps

17. Interpretation of Graphs etc.

RRB NTPC Mains Exam Pattern 2019

It is 2nd stage of Computer Based Test (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 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.

Shortlisting of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 1st Stage CBT and the options for various posts exercised by them keeping in view the educational qualification of the candidate i.e. 10+2 or Graduate.

Total no. of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts.

However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific category(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

Section Name No. of Questions Max Marks
General Awareness 50 50
Mathematics 35 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

Exam duration will be 90 minutes but 120 minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

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

RRB NTPC Mains Syllabus

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to sections.

RRB NTPC Syllabus For 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.

RRB NTPC Syllabus For 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.

RRB NTPC Syllabus For 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 Syllabus For General Science

Environment, Living Organisms, Life Processes in organisms & Plants, Work and Energy, Sound, Light, Electricity, Sources of Energy, Diseases, Reason and Cures, Improvement in Food Resources, Heredity & Evolution, Natural Resources, Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Reaction and Equation, Force and Law of Motion

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS- 40%, OBC (Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of
PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

The normalized marks scored by the candidate in the 2nd stage CBT shall be used for short listing the candidates for document verification for the posts which do not have Typing Skill Test/Computer based Aptitude Test.

RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

This test is only for candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master. 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.

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test (TST)

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.

Typing Skill Test (TST) of qualifying nature (marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit). For guidelines of those who appear for typing skill test in Hindi, Kruti Dev and Mangal font shall be made available for typing skill test on Personal Computer. Exemption in Typing Skill Test may be extended to candidates who are permanently disabled due to Blindness/Low Vision, Cerebral Palsy & Loco Motor Disability with not less than 40% permanent disability.

RRB NTPC Document Verfication

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

In addition, candidates equal to 50% (may increase or decrease at the discretion of RRBs) of the number of vacancy for various posts will also be called for document verification.

Required Documents To Carry

These additional candidates will, however, be considered for empanelment only if there is a shortfall in empanelment from the merit list or/and as replacement against the shortfall on account of not joining of recommended candidates in the working post or/and any other special requirements. In case of two or more candidates securing same marks, their merit position shall be determined by age criteria i.e., older person shall be placed at higher merit and in case age being same, then alphabetical order (A to Z) of the name shall be taken into account to break the tie. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of
educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

Document verification and Medical test will be held for all the above posts.

RRB NTPC Normalized Marks

Short listing 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 following paragraphs.

Calculation of Normalized Marks For Multi-Session Paper

In 1st Stage CBT, for some 7th CPC Levels in 2nd Stage CBT and for CBAT, the examination may have to be conducted in multiple sessions. For these multi session papers, a suitable normalization is applied to take into account any variation in the
difficulty levels of the question papers across different sessions.

RRB NTPC Normalized Marks Calculation Formula

The formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers is detailed below:

RRB NTPC Normalized Marks Calculation Formula

RRB NTPC Medical Standards

Candidates called for document verification will have to pass requisite medical fitness test(s) conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties connected with the post(s) opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical standards are outlined below:

Medical Standard Visual Acuity
A-2 Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging test).

Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without glasses
and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision.

A-3 Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses
(power of lenses not to exceed 2D).
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses
and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular
Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision.
B-2 Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (Power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses
when reading or close work is required and must
pass test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.
C-2 Distant Vision: 6/12, nil with or without glasses.
Near Vision:
Sn 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 PDF Download

Candidates can download the Railway NTPC Syllabus PDF by clicking on below link.

Railway NTPC Syllabus PDF

Railway NTPC Online Application

Check all the online application form details for Railway RRB NTPC.

RRB NTPC Salary Structure

Payband is 5200-20200 and Grade Pay is 2800.

Payband for Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice is 9300-34800 and Grade Pay is 4200.


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Updated: March 3, 2019 — 5:05 pm

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