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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022: CBT 1 & 2 Pattern, Syllabus

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022: Railway Recruitment Board’s Non-Technical Popular Categories (RRB NTPC) exam is conducted to select candidates for Graduate and Undergraduate posts under NTPC in various zonal railways and production units of Indian Railways. The RRB NTPC Recruitment is conducted especially for candidates who have passed graduation and Class 12 from recognised boards or universities. As per the RRB NTPC exam pattern, the exam is conducted in four stages.

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The four stages are Computer Based Test 1, Computer Based Test 2, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT), Typing Test and Document Verification. The tests will contain objective-type multiple-choice questions. Candidates would be required to attend the Skill Test/Aptitude Test/Document Verification based on their performance in Stage 1 and Stage 2 exams. Scroll down to know more about the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

RRB NTPC 2022: Exam Overview

Let us have an overview of the RRB NTPC Exam 2022 before getting into other details.

ParticularsDetails
NTPC Full FormNon-Technical Popular Categories
Name of the OrganizationRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesGeneral Category – INR 500
SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Women/Minorities/Physically handicapped candidates – INR 250
Exam ModeOffline (CBT)
Exam Duration2 Hours
Exam CategoryUnder-Graduate Level posts
Graduate Level posts
Stages of Exam/Selection ProcessCBT-1
CBT-2
Typing skill Test/CBAT
Document Verification /Medical Exam
Medium/Language of Exam15 Languages

RRB NTPC Selection Procedure 2022

RRB NTPC 2022 recruitment process involves the following stages:

  • 1st Stage: RRB NTPC Preliminary Exam (1st Stage CBT)
  • 2nd Stage: RRB NTPC Main Exam (2nd Stage CBT)
  • 3rd Stage: Skill Test
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test for Station Master and Traffic Assistant; Typing Skill Test for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, and Senior Time Keeper
  • 4th Stage: Document Verification
  • 5th Stage: Medical Examination

Candidates who applied for Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, and Commercial Apprentice will directly go for Document Verification and Medical Examination after the 2nd Stage CBT. Aspirants will have to clear each stage of the exam to appear for the next step.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022

Here is the summary of various stages of the RRB NTPC Recruitment process with respect to various posts.

Sl. No.

Post

Level in 7th CPC

RRB NTPC 1st Stage CBT

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT

Skill Test Requirement

1

Junior Clerk cum Typist

2

Common for all posts

Common for all Level 2 posts

Typing Skill Test

2

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

2

Typing Skill Test

3

Junior Time Keeper

2

Typing Skill Test

4

Trains Clerk

2

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5

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

3

Separate for Level 3 post

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6

Traffic Assistant

4

Separate for Level 4 post

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

7

Goods Guard

5

Common for all Level 5 posts

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8

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

5

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9

Senior Clerk cum Typist

5

Typing Skill Test

10

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

5

Typing Skill Test

11

Senior Time Keeper

5

Typing Skill Test

12

Commercial Apprentice

6

Common for all Level 6 posts

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13

Station Master

6

Computer-Based Aptitude Test

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RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus is common for all posts. The NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern 2022 is tabulated below:

RRB NTPC Paper Pattern 2022 Section-wise Details

SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
General Awareness4040
Mathematics3030
General Intelligence & Reasoning3030
Total100100

RRB NTPC Exam Timings: The time duration for the exam is 90 minutes

RRB NTPC Negative Marking

1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The exam will be conducted across multiple sessions. So, the raw scores of the candidates will be normalised in order to overcome the problem caused by the variety of difficulty levels across papers. Based on the normalised scores, candidates will be shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT.

Note that the First Stage CBT is common for all posts.

RRB NTPC Stage-2 Exam Pattern

Relevant information about the RRB NTPC pattern for CBT 2 is provided below:

  • The total number of questions in the RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Exam is 120.
  • The RRB NTPC Exam is conducted for 120 marks.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is an RRB NTPC negative marking of 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer.
  • The duration of the RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Exam is 90 minutes.
  • The RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT for the PWD exam duration is 120 minutes.
  • Normalisation of marks will be done for this test.

RRB NTPC Pattern 2022 for 2nd Stage CBT (Mains)

The RRB NTPC Mains exam pattern 2022 is tabulated below:

RRB NTPC Paper Pattern 2022 for CBT 2

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness5050
Mathematics3535
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
Total120120

The Second Stage of CBT will be different for different posts. All posts that come under a particular 7th CPC Level (Level 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) will have a common 2nd Stage CBT. Also, the difficulty level of the paper will depend upon the level.

Note: The minimum percentage of marks required to pass the examination is: UR-40%, EWS-40%, OBC 30%, SC 30%, and ST 25%.

RRB NTPC Pattern 2022 for Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Candidates who qualify in the 2nd Stage CBT and who have applied for the post of Station Master (SM) and Traffic Assistant (TA) will have to appear for RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test. This section of the exam has six test batteries.

Qualifying marks: To qualify, candidates must obtain a minimum T-Score of 42 in each of the test batteries. This applies to all, regardless of community or category, and no exceptions to the minimum T-Score are permitted.

There is no RRB NTPC negative marking at this stage.

Note that the selection of Station Master’s and Traffic Assistant’s document verification will be based on the marks secured by the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT, with 70% weightage given to 2nd Stage CBT and 30% to CBAT.

RRB NTPC Pattern 2022 for Typing Skill Test (TST)

This is the third stage of the selection process for candidates who applied for the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, and Senior Time Keeper.

Only candidates who qualify in the 2nd Stage CBT will be called for this stage. However, this stage is just qualifying in nature.

Medium of LanguageTyping Speed
English30 words per minute (w.p.m.)
Hindi25 words per minute (w.p.m.)

Candidates with not less than 40% permanent disability due to Blindness/Low Vision, Cerebral Palsy, and Loco Motor Disability will be exempted from this stage. But they have to provide a Typing Skill Test Exemption Certificate issued by a Competent Medical Board.

Selection of candidates for Document Verification will be based on the marks secured by the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT provided they clear the TST or are exempted from it.

RRB NTPC Document Verification (DV) 2022

Candidates will be called for this stage based on merit. The merit criteria is mentioned below.

  • Marks secured by the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT for Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, and Commercial Apprentice,
  • Scores of the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for the posts of Station Master (SM) and Traffic Assistant (TA),
  • Marks secured by the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT provided they clear the Typing Skill Test (TST) or are exempted from it, for the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, and Senior Time Keeper.
  • Candidates whose documents are found in order will have to appear for Medical Fitness Test. If found fit, they will be recruited. Note that in case two or more persons secure the same score, preference will be given to the older individual.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2022

The RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT Stage I and Stage II exam is given below:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage I CBT

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsNumber 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.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies,
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,
Decision Making,
Maps,
Interpretation of Graphs etc.
General AwarenessCurrent 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 the Space and Nuclear Program of India,
Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large,
Basics of Computers and Computer Applications,
Common Abbreviations,
Famous Personalities of India and World,
Current GK etc.

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage II CBT

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsElementary Algebra,
Geometry and Trigonometry,
Elementary Statistics,
Decimals,
Fractions,
Ratio and Proportions,
Percentage,
Mensuration,
Time and Work,
Time and Distance,
Simple and Compound Interest,
Profit and Loss etc.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies,
Data Sufficiency,
Statement- Conclusion,
Statement- Courses of Action,
Decision Making,
Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,
Coding and Decoding,
Similarities and Differences,
Relationships,
Analytical Reasoning,
Syllogism,
Venn Diagrams,
Maps,
Interpretation of Graphs etc.
General AwarenessCurrent Events of National and International Importance (Current Affairs),
Games and Sports,
Art and Culture of India,
Indian Literature,
General Science and Life Science,
History of India and Freedom Struggle,
Geography of India and World,
Indian Polity and Governance
Common Abbreviations,
Transport Systems in India,
Indian Economy,
Famous Personalities of India and World,
Flagship Government Programs,
Environmental Issues,
Basics of Computers and Computer Applications,
Flora and Fauna of India,
Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

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FAQs for RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022

The frequently asked questions on RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2022 are given below:

Q.1: What is the RRB NTPC exam full form?
Ans: The RRB NTPC exam full form is Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Q.2: What is the cut off-for the RRB NTPC prelims?
Ans: The cut-off for the exam varies from one category to another. It is also different for different posts.

Q.3: Is the RRB NTPC exam conducted annually?
Ans: No, the RRB NTPC exam is not conducted annually. The exam will be conducted depending on the number of posts in the Railways departments.

Q.4: How can we apply for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam?
Ans: To apply for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam, the candidates need to visit the official website of the respective RRB and apply for the same online. The RRB NTPC exam registration process is completely online.

Q.5: Is there any negative marking in the RRB NTPC exam?
Ans: There will be 1/3rd negative marking for each wrong answer for the RRB NTPC exam.

Q.6: Is the RRB NTPC 2022 exam conducted offline or online?
Ans: RRB NTPC exam will be conducted offline as in Computer Based Test (CBT). There will be 2 stages of the Computer Based Test that one needs to clear for the upcoming selection procedure.

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