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RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 2022: Good Attempts, Difficulty

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RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is conducting the NTPC 2nd stage CBT today, May 09, 2022. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the paper analysis from this article. Embibe’s subject experts have examined the paper and provided their in-depth analysis. According to them, the overall difficulty level of NTPC CBT 2 shift 1 is moderate.

The RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam is being conducted on May 09 and 10, 2022. RRB will conduct separate 2nd stage CBT for each level. Furthermore, the officials conduct the exam in two shifts, i.e., 10:30 AM to 12 PM and 3:30 PM  to 5 PM. Read on to check the detailed paper analysis from his page, including the number of questions, good attempts, difficulty level, and expected cut-offs.

Latest: RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Analysis 2022 is available now. Candidates can check the same below:

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 2022: Overview

Railway Recruitment Boards conduct the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit graduated and 12th pass candidates for multiple posts. Some NTPC posts include Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master, etc. Candidates can further check the overview of RRB NTPC 2022 from the table below:

Name of ExamRailway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories
Commonly Known asRRB NTPC
Conducting BodyRailway Recruitment Boards
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam LevelNational-level
Selection ProcessCBT 1, CBT 2, Typing/ Skill Test, and Medical Exam & Document Verification
Purpose of ExamTo recruit candidates for multiple posts in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways.
Official Websiterrbcdg.gov.in

RRB NTPC Overall Exam Analysis

Candidates can find the overall paper analysis for RRB NTPC CBT 1 and 2 below:

Overall RRB NTPC CBT 2 Paper Analysis

RRB is conducting the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam on May 09 and 10, 2022. Find below the overall paper analysis for 2nd stage CBT below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness32-35Moderate
General Intelligence and Reasoning30-34Moderate
Mathematics28-31Easy to Moderate
Total84-98Moderate

Overall RRB NTPC CBT 1 Paper Analysis

The authority conducted the 1st stage CBT of RRB NTPC (CEN 01/2019) in seven phases. Candidates can check the overall exam analysis for RRB NTPC CBT 1 in all phases below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness28-31Moderate
General Intelligence and Reasoning25-27Easy
Mathematics23-25Easy to Moderate
Total74-80Easy to Moderate

Subject-wise RRB NTPC CBT 2 Analysis

The NTPC CBT 2 exam consists of three subjects or sections, i.e., General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. Find the subject-wise analysis of RRB NTPC CBT 2 below:

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Analysis for General Awareness

TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
History4Moderate
Geography2Easy
Economics4Easy
Polity4Moderate
Static8Moderate
Biology8Easy to Moderate
Chemistry5Moderate
Physics3Easy to Moderate
Computers4Easy
Current Affairs8Easy to Moderate
Total50Moderate

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Analysis for Mathematics

TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
SI/ CI3Moderate
Mensuration1Easy
Ratio & Proportion3Easy
Percentage2Easy to Moderate
Profit/Loss3Easy
Geometry2Easy to Moderate
Number System5Easy to Moderate
Simplification3Easy
Time and Work3Easy to Moderate
Statistics2Easy
Time, Speed and Distance3Easy
Average
Trigonometry1Easy
DI (Tabular)4Easy to Moderate
Total35Easy to Moderate

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Analysis for General Intelligence & Reasoning

TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Coding-Decoding4Easy
Question & Statement3Easy to Moderate
Series4Easy to Moderate
Venn Diagram2Easy to Moderate
Puzzle4Easy
Blood Relation3Moderate
Statement & Assumptions1Moderate
Statement & Conclusion2Easy to Moderate
SyllogismEasy to Moderate
Analogy5Easy
Mathematical Operations3Moderate
Odd one out4Easy to Moderate
Total35Moderate

Subject-wise RRB NTPC CBT 1 Analysis

RRB NTPC CBT 1 consists of three subjects, i.e., General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence & Reasoning. Candidates can check the subject-wise analysis of the RRB NTPC CBT 1 question paper below:

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Analysis for General Awareness

TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
History6-7Easy
Geography5Easy
Chemistry1-2Easy
Biology3-4Easy to Moderate
Physics2-3Easy to Moderate
Computer4Easy
Polity1-2Easy to Moderate
Static GK8-9Easy
Current Affairs11-12Easy to Moderate
Total40Easy to Moderate

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Analysis for Mathematics

TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Percentage1Easy
Number System3Easy
LCM & HCF2-3Easy
Time & Work2-3Easy to Moderate
CI & SI2-3Easy
Time & Distance3Easy to Moderate
Profit & Loss2Easy to Moderate
Mensuration1Easy to Moderate
Trigonometry2-3Easy
Average1-2Easy
Square Root2Easy
Ratio1-2Easy
Total30Easy to Moderate

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Analysis for General Intelligence & Reasoning

TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzles3Easy
Syllogism3Easy
Venn Diagram3Moderate
Sentence arrangement3Easy to Moderate
Statement & Assumptions1Moderate
Statement & Conclusion2Easy to Moderate
Alpha-Numeric Series1Easy
Analogy1Easy
Mathematical Operations3Easy to Moderate
Direction Sense2Easy to Moderate
Blood Relation1Easy to Moderate
Odd one out2Easy to Moderate
Seating Arrangement1Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding1Easy to Moderate
Total30Easy to Moderate

Phase-wise RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Analysis

Candidates can check the phase-wise exam analysis of RRB NTPC (CEN-01/2019) below:

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 1 Exam Analysis

The RRB NTPC CBT 1 Phase 1 was held between December 28, 2020, to January 13, 2021. Check the exam analysis of phase 1 below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness28-32Moderate
General Intelligence and Reasoning23-27Easy
Mathematics21-25Easy to Moderate
Total72-80Easy to Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 2 Exam Analysis

Find the exam analysis of NTPC CBT 1 Phase 2 conducted between January 16 to 30, 2021, below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness26-30Moderate to Hard
General Intelligence and Reasoning24-28Easy
Mathematics22-26Easy to Moderate
Total71-80Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 3 Exam Analysis

The NTPC CBT 1 Phase 3 was conducted between January 31 to February 12, 2021. Find the exam analysis below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness22-26Moderate to Hard
General Intelligence and Reasoning23-27Easy to Moderate
Mathematics26-30Easy to Moderate
Total73-82Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 4 Exam Analysis

RRBs conducted NTPC CBT 1 Phase 4 between February 15 to March 03, 2021. Check the exam analysis for phase 4 below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness26-30Moderate
General Intelligence and Reasoning22-26Easy to Moderate
Mathematics24-28Easy
Total72-82Easy to Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 5 Exam Analysis

The NTPC CBT 1 Phase 5 exam was conducted between March 04 to 27, 2021. Candidates can check the exam analysis below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness24-28Moderate to Hard
General Intelligence and Reasoning22-26Easy to Moderate
Mathematics21-25Moderate
Total70-80Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 6 Exam Analysis

Check the exam analysis of NTPC CBT 1 Phase 6 held between April 01 to 08, 2021, below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness26-30Moderate to Hard
General Intelligence and Reasoning24-28Easy
Mathematics20-24Moderate
Total70-81Moderate

NTPC CBT 1 Phase 7 Exam Analysis

Candidates can check the exam analysis of NTPC CBT 1 Phase 7 conducted between July 23 to 31, 2021, below:

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
General Awareness26-29Easy to Moderate
General Intelligence and Reasoning24-28Easy to Moderate
Mathematics20-24Easy to Moderate
Total73-82Easy to Moderate

RRB NTPC Exam Scheme

The exam pattern helps candidates understand the question paper. The officials release the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern with the notification. Furthermore, candidates can check the number of questions, subjects, marking scheme, etc., through the exam pattern. Knowing the marking scheme will help them calculate their probable scores. Find below the RRB NTPC exam scheme for CBT 1 and CBT 2:

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Scheme

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness4040 marks
Mathematics3030 marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning3030 marks
Total100100 marks

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Scheme

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness5050 marks
Mathematics3535 marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning3535 marks
Total120120 marks

RRB NTPC Expected Cut-offs

The Railway Recruitment Boards release the cut-off marks for NTPC. The RRB NTPC Cut-off is the minimum score that candidates have to obtain to qualify for the next stage. It means candidates obtaining marks equal to or above the cut-off marks are only eligible to appear for the next selection stage. The minimum cut-off usually depends on the following factors:

  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Total number of vacancies
  • Shift & day-wise and overall difficulty level of the exam
  • Candidates’ performance
  • Previous year cut-off marks, etc.

Depending on these factors, RRBs determine the NTPC cut-offs. Based on the previous year’s cut-off, we have determined the expected cut-off marks. Candidates can check the expected RRB NTPC cut-off below:

CategoryExpected Cut-off
General83 to 90
OBC78 to 87
SC74 to 83
ST71 to 83
EWS76 to 87

About RRB NTPC

The RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories exam is a national-level recruitment exam. The railway officials conduct the exam to recruit suitable candidates for multiple posts in various zonal railways and production units of Indian railways. Furthermore, the RRB NTPC selection process involves 1st Stage CBT, RRB NTPC CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/ Computer-based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document Verification/ Medical Examination.

Candidates can check the details of the post under RRB NTPC below:

NTPC Under Graduate Posts

Name of the PostPay Level in 7th CPC
Junior Clerk cum Typist2
Accounts Clerk cum Typist2
Junior Time Keeper2
Trains Clerk2
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk3

NTPC Graduate Posts

Name of the PostPay Level in 7th CPC
Traffic Assistant4
Goods Guard5
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk5
Senior Clerk cum Typist5
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist5
Senior Time Keeper5
Commercial Apprentice6
Station Master6

FAQs on RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

Find some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers regarding RRB NTPC below:

Q: When will the RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT exam be conducted?
A: The Railway Recruitment Board is conducting the RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT on May 09 and 10, 2022.

Q: Will there be one RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT for all levels?
A: No, RRBs will conduct separate 2nd stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC. However, there will be the same 2nd stage CBT for all posts falling under the same level.

Q: What is the difficulty level of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT?
A: The overall difficulty level of RRB NTPC CBT 2 shift 1 was Moderate.

Q: What is the good attempt of RRB NTPC CBT 2?
A: The overall good attempts for the RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam are 84 to 98 questions.

Q: Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC?
A: Yes, there are negative markings in both RRB NTPC CBT 1 and CBT 2. The officials deduct 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.

Candidates may also check:

RRB NTPC Exam PatternRRB NTPC Admit Card
About RRB NTPC RecruitmentRRB NTPC Salary
RRB NTPC ResultCut-off of RRB NTPC
RRB NTPC PreparationMock Test for RRB NTPC
RRB NTPC Answer KeyRRB NTPC Exam Dates
Books for RRB NTPCRRB NTPC Question Papers
RRB NTPC NotificationLogin of RRB NTPC
RRB NTPC CBT 1Syllabus for RRB NTPC
RRB NTPC CBT 2RRB NTPC Application Form

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