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About RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam 2022

About Exam

The Railway Recruitment Board’s Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam is administered to recruit candidates for Graduate and Undergraduate positions in various zonal railways and production units of Indian Railways. This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who want to work for Indian Railways. Applicants who completed their graduation and Class 12 from a recognised board/university are allowed to apply for RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam 2022.

RRB CBT 1 is an objective type test consisting of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, and Mathematics. The officials have conducted the NTPC CBT 1 exam in seven phases between December 28, 2020, and July 31, 2021. Candidates who appeared for CBT 1 can check the result from the official websites of RRBs. Read on to learn more about the RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 2022 Exam Summary

The table below provides an overview of the RRB NTPC Exam 2022:

Exam Particulars Exam Details
Exam Name RRB NTPC
Conducted by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Recruitment is based on vacancies and requirements of the concerned departments.
Stages of Exam CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), Document Verification/Medical Test
Exam Category Undergraduate posts: Class 12 pass
Graduate posts: Graduation
Mode of Exam Online
Total Vacancies 35,281
No. of Test Cities More than 200 cities
Official Website rrbcdg.gov.in

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Latest Updates


Check all the latest updates on RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam below:

  • September 22, 2022: The admit card for the level 6 document verification round has been released. The DV for RRB NTPC level 6 will be held on September 26 to September 30, 2022.
  • August 17, 2022: The CBAT for candidates who passed the Tier 2 test will be held on August 27, 2022.
  • May 13, 2022: RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam date is out for pay levels 2, 3, and 5.
  • April 26, 2022: Candidates can check the exam city & date for CBT 2.
  • March 30, 2022: The CBT 1 result and cutoff have been announced. Shortlisted candidates will be eligible to attend RRB NTPC CBT 2.
  • August 16, 2021: RRB announced the NTPC CBT 1 exam answer key.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Notification 2022

Exam Pattern

The Railway Board issued the RRB NTPC Notification on February 28, 2019. The RRB will fill 35,281 NTPC positions through this recruitment procedure (Non-Technical Popular Categories). Candidates with a minimum educational qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination can download the official notification PDF. 

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

Check the table below for the RRB NTPC 2022 important dates:

Events RRB Railway Exam Date 2022 for NTPC
RRB NTPC Notification February 28, 2019
Application Start Date March 01, 2019
Last Date To Apply Online March 31, 2019
RRB NTPC Stage-1 Admit Card February 11, 2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Date December 28, 2020, to July 31, 2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Answer Key August 16, 2022
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result (Revised) March 30, 2022
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Scorecard Release Date April 19, 2022

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Vacancy 2022

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Railway has increased the number of vacancies for NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) open positions through the Railway NTPC Exam to 35,281. Check out the table below for the details of RRB NTPC 2022 vacancies:

Name of the post Total Vacancies (All RRBs)
Junior Clerk cum Typist 4300
Junior Time Keeper 11
Senior Clerk cum Typist 2854
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 3147
Senior Time Keeper 6
Accounts Clerk cum Typist 760
Trains Clerk 592
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 4940
Traffic Assistant 160
Goods Guard 5748
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5638
Commercial Apprentice 259
Station Master 6865
Total 35281 (REVISED)

RRB NTPC Salary & Job Profile 2022

Previous Year Analysis

Before applying for the RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam, candidates should be aware of the job profile and salary of all the posts. Check these details from the section below:


RRB NTPC posts are divided into two categories: Graduate Posts and Undergraduate Posts. Let us now check the names of the roles in each category and their starting salaries (initial month RRB NTPC salary as per the 7th CPC):

RRB NTPC Salary for Undergraduate Posts

Post Salary (In INR)
Junior Clerk cum Typist 19,900
Accounts Clerk cum Typist 19,900
Junior Time Keeper 19,900
Trains Clerk 19,900
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 21,700

RRB NTPC Salary for Graduate Posts

Post Salary (In INR)
Traffic Assistant 25,000
Goods Guard 29,200
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 29,200
Senior Clerk cum Typist 19,900
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 29,200
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 29,200
Senior Time Keeper 29,200
Commercial Apprentice 35,400
Station Master 35,400

RRB NTPC Job Profile

Candidates appearing for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam should be aware of their responsibilities and duties after passing the exam. The following are the various positions for which the RRB NTPC Recruitment drive is held each year:

Post Name Post Name
Junior Clerk cum Typist Accounts Clerk cum Typist
Junior Time Keeper Trains Clerk
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk Traffic Assistant
Goods Guard Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Senior Clerk cum Typist Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
Senior Time Keeper Commercial Apprentice and Station Master

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before beginning the registration process, it is important for candidates to check all sections of the Railway NTPC CBT 1 eligibility criteria, such as nationality, age, education, number of attempts, and language proficiency. The RRB NTPC eligibility criteria are as follows:

RRB NTPC Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, in order to settle in India permanently.

RRB NTPC Age Limit

  • Candidates for Undergraduate Level positions must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Candidates applying for Graduate-level positions must be between the ages of 18 and 33.
  • Candidates from the reserved categories will also be offered reservations according to government policy. 

RRB NTPC Education Qualification

Candidates who have completed Class 12 or a Bachelor’s Degree in any field are eligible to apply for the RRB NTPC examination. RRB NTPC Education Qualification varies from post to post. 

Applicants should keep in mind that any qualification (or its equivalent) included in the below table must be from a recognised University / Institution / Board of Education:

Post Educational Qualification
Commercial Apprentice Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognised or it’s equivalent
Station Master Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognised, or it’s equivalent
Goods Guard Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognised, or it’s equivalent
Junior Accounts Assistant cum typist A recognised degree from the university, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Degree from the university which is recognised, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Senior commercial clerk cum Ticket Clerk Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognized or its equivalent
Senior Time Keeper Degree from the university which is recognised, Typing Proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Traffic Assistant Degree in any discipline from the university which is recognised or it’s equivalent
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.
Account Clerk cum Typist 12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.
Junior Clerk cum Typist 12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.
Junior Time Keeper 12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.
Trains Clerk 12th or equivalent with at least 50% of marks. 50% marks are not required for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen category candidates.

RRB NTPC Number of Attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the RRB NTPC examination. A candidate can appear any number of times as long as the age limit permits and educational qualification is met.

RRB NTPC Language Proficiency

The questions for RRB NTPC CBT 1 are provided in different regional languages across the country. The exam is available for candidates in the languages listed below:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Marathi
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

In case of any difference/ discrepancy/dispute in the questions between English and the opted language, the content of the English version shall prevail.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Application Form 2022

The application form for RRB NTPC was available online. The application form was made available on March 1, 2019. The application deadline for RRB NTPC was March 31, 2019. The deadline for fee payment was April 5, 2019. The deadline for submitting the application form was April 12, 2019. 

How to Apply Online for RRB NTPC 2022?

To apply for RRB NTPC 2022 online, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official websites of Indian Railways, i.e. indianrailways.gov.in.
  • On the Home page, click the ‘Recruitments’ tab.
  • Candidates must select the RRB as per their state.
  • The candidate will be taken to the official website of their state RRB. 
  • Click on the New Registration link.
  • Choose the RRB Zone for which aspirants want to apply.
  • Enter all the required details.
  • Click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • On successful registration, the applicant will receive an OTP on their registered email address and mobile number.
  • Log in using the credentials provided.
  • Fill out the RRB NTPC application form in accordance with the official documents.
  • Click on the “Save” button.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Upload the photo and signature as directed.
  • Submit the application form.
  • Remember to take print out of the application form.

RRB NTPC Application Fee

The category-wise application fees for RRB NTPC exam are provided below:

Category RRB NTPC Application Fees
UR/OBC ₹ 500
SC/ST/Women/Minority/Transgenders/PWD ₹ 250

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Centre 2022

Topper List Success Stories

Candidates must choose any five exam centres at their convenience, from the list of venues mentioned below:

State/ UT RRB NTPC Exam Centre
Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadepalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan,
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur,
Delhi/NCR Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida
Goa Verma
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar Una.
Jammu & Kashmir Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur.
Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada.
Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum.
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain.
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong, Ri-Bhoi
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur,
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur,
Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal.
Tripura Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaipur.
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Kolkata/ Greater Kolkata, Krishnanagar, Siliguri

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern 2022

Exam counselling

Before proceeding to the detailed CBT 1 exam pattern, candidates must go through the RRB NTPC Selection Process 2022.

RRB NTPC Selection Process

The RRB NTPC 2022 Selection Process consist of the following stages:

  • First Stage: Computer Based Test 1 (CBT 1)
  • Second Stage: Computer Based Test 2 (CBT 2)
  • Third Stage:Computer-Based Aptitude Test (for ASM & Traffic Assistant) & Skill Test (Typist)
  • Fourth Stage: Document Verification/Medical Examination

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern 

  • The first stage of RRB NTPC CBT is a screening test.
  • The duration of the exam is 1.5 hours (90 minutes). For the PWD candidates, the duration of the exam is 120 Minutes.
  • For each incorrectly attempted question, 0.25 marks are deducted.

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 1 is given below:

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Syllabus 2022

Exam talks

It is important for candidates to know the complete exam syllabus as it will help them in making better preparations and strategies to clear the exam. The RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT 1 is mentioned below:

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Mathematics Syllabus

  • 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

RRB NTPC CBT 1 General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus 

  • 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

RRB NTPC CBT 1 General Awareness Syllabus

  • Current Events of National and International Importance (Current Affairs)
  • 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 anddom Struggle
  • 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 Organisations of India
  • Current GK

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Preparation Tips 2022

About Exam

The competition is tough due to a large number of applicants. Hence, candidates must prepare thoroughly in order to pass each stage of the exam. Railway RRB NTPC preparation tips are provided below:

  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
  • Create a detailed study timetable to pass the RRB NTPC exam.
  • Solve RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Papers to learn about the different types of questions and increase speed & accuracy.
  • Refer to the best RRB NTPC Books.
  • Attempt RRB NTPC Mock Tests on Embibe to understand the time required to answer each question, the difficulty level, the weaker section and understand the concept of each and every topic.

Get subject-wise study tips for RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam here.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Admit Card 2022

About Exam

The RRB NTPC 2022 admit card is released on the RRB’s official website. Candidates may download the RRB NTPC Admit Card by using the required credentials till the date of the exam. The admit card will contain details of the venue, date and time of the exam, personal information of the candidate, candidate’s signature, and exam day instructions.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Answer Key 2022

Eligibility Criteria

RRB NTPC Answer Key 2022 provides the number of questions attempted, the number of questions attempted incorrectly, the number of correct answers, the number of answers marked for review and so on. Candidates can check the correct answers to the exam questions using the answer key. Also, they can raise objections online against the provisional RRB NTPC Answer Key by paying INR 50. 

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result 2022

Admit Card

The RRB NTPC 2022 result is usually released within a few weeks of the exam. Candidates can access their RRB NTPC results by entering their application number and password on the official website of the respective RRB.

The Railway Recruitment Board announced the RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam revised result on March 30, 2022. Shortlisted candidates from the CBT 1 exam were allowed to appear for the RRB NTPC CBT 2 2022 exam.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Cutoff 2022

Exam Answer key

The RRB NTPC Cutoff is determined by the total number of vacancies, the total number of individuals that applied for the exam, and the level of difficulty of the exam. The official CBT 1 cutoff marks were published on the RRBs’ official websites in an online format. Candidates who achieve a score higher than the cutoff get invited to participate in the CBT-2 round. 

Expected Cutoff Marks for RRB NTPC

The following are the expected cutoff marks for the upcoming RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam:

Zone Expected Cutoff
Allahabad 75-85
Mumbai 75-85
Ajmer 75-80
Secunderabad 75-80
Kolkata 74-82
Ahmedabad 73-78
Bhopal 75-80
Chennai 70-75
Bhubaneshwar 73-78
Patna 75-80
Bangalore 73-78
Ranchi 70-75
Thiruvananthapuram 68-73
Muzaffarpur 70-75
Guwahati 70-75
Chandigarh 75-80
Bilaspur 70-75
Gorakhpur 75-80
Siliguri 68-73
Malda 73-78
Jammu 68-73

RRB NTPC 2022 Cutoff

Candidates can check the official cutoffs for RRB NTPC CBT 1 below:


Freaquently Asked Questions

Candidates might have many questions regarding the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam 2022. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers:

Q: What is the full form of RRB NTPC?

A: The full form of RRB NTPC is Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Q: When is the RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam conducted?

A: The RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam was conducted in seven stages between December 28, 2020, and July 31, 2021.

Q: My graduation result is awaited. Can I still apply for the Railway NTPC CBT 1 Exam?

A: Yes, applicants in their final year of college are eligible for the RRB NTPC exam. However, while applying for the NTPC exam, they must state that their final result is pending.

Q: How to prepare for RRB NTPC?

A: Candidates must study the topics as per the syllabus, solve the previous year’s problems, and take a large number of mock tests in order to prepare effectively for the next RRB NTPC exam. They can assess their current level of preparation by taking mock examinations on Embibe.

Q: Are questions repeated in RRB NTPC GA?

A: The General Awareness component has a moderate level of difficulty. This section used to be simpler, with several questions repeating those from previous shifts and a few surprise questions. 

Q: When will RRB NTPC CBT 1 2022 revised result be announced?

A: RRB NTPC CBT 1 2022 revised result was announced on March 30, 2022.

Q: Which post offers the highest salary in RRB NTPC?

A: The RRB NTPC Salary was revised with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. A slight hike was seen in each level post. However, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master are the positions that pay the most under RRB NTPC Recruitment.

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