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RRB NTPC Selection Process 2022 – Check Selection Procedure!

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RRB NTPC Selection Process 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts its Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam annually. The exam is held in order to recruit personnel for various posts in the RRB such as Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk and various others as well.

The NTPC exam is held in four different stages, CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification/Medical Examination. The results of CBT 1 have already been announced by the RRB in the form of a merit list, and the CBT 2 exam has been postponed until further notice. In this article, we will discuss the detailed selection process of the RRB NTPC posts.

RRB NTPC Exam 2022 Overview

Let us take a look at a few important details regarding the RRB NTPC Examination:

Exam NameRRB NTPC Exam 2022
Organising AuthorityRailway Recruitment Board (RRB)
PostNon-Technical Popular Categories
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyAnnual
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Vacancies35,281
Selection ProcessCBT-1
CBT-2
Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)
Document Verification/Medical Examination
Application FeeGeneral/UR – Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/PWDs/Female/
Transgender/Minorities – Rs. 250
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Exam Duration2 hours
Exam Language15 languages
Official Websitehttps://indianrailways.gov.in/

RRB NTPC Selection Process

The RRB NTPC selection process consists of 4 different stages. Candidates have to clear the previous stage in order to be eligible for the next one. The various stages for selection are as follows:

  1. Computer-Based Test (CBT) – 1
  2. Computer-Based Test (CBT) – 2
  3. Typing Skill Test / Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBET)
  4. Document Verification & Medical Examination

Let us take a look at the exam patterns for RRB NTPC CBT-1 and CBT-2 examinations:

RRB NTPC CBT-1 Exam Pattern

  • This exam will consist of 100 marks for 100 questions (1 mark per question).
  • The total duration of the exam will be 90 minutes (1.5 hours). For PwD candidates, the duration will be 2 hours.
  • There will be a total of 3 sections that have to be answered.
  • Negative marking of -0.25 marks will be applicable for every wrong answer.
  • No marks are deducted for unanswered questions.
SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics3030
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
General awareness4040
TOTAL100100

RRB NTPC CBT-2 Exam Pattern

  • This exam will consist of 120 marks for 120 questions (1 mark per question).
  • The total duration of the exam will be 90 minutes (1.5 hours).
  • The sections will be the same as CBT-1, but the difficulty level will be a little higher, and the number of questions will be more in CBT-2.
  • The difficulty level also depends on the nature of the post applied for.
  • Negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each question will be applicable for every wrong answer.
  • No marks are deducted for unanswered questions.
SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics3535
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
General awareness5050
TOTAL120120

Typing Skill Test / Computer Based Aptitude Test

On successfully clearing the CBT-1 and CBT-2 tests, candidates will have to undergo a Typing Skill Test or Computer Based Aptitude Test based on the posts they have opted for. Details are given below.

Computer Based Aptitude Test
  • Candidates who have applied for the positions of Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
  • The CBAT will be qualifying in nature, and candidates have to secure a minimum T-score of 42 marks to qualify in this test.
Typing Skill Test
  • Candidates who have opted for the positions 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 will have to appear for the Typing Skill Test.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.

Document Verification

  • Candidates successfully clearing CBT-1, CBT-2 and the Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test will be called for document verification. 
  • A specific reporting date, time and venue will be communicated to the candidates, and they will have to be physically present at the venue.

Medical Examination

  • Different medical standards have been set for various posts, and candidates applying for these posts must ensure that they meet the specified medical requirements.
  • Candidates not meeting the set medical standards will be deemed as ineligible and will not be considered for selection.

RRB NTPC Cut-off Marks 2022

The candidates must score higher marks than the expected cut-off marks to be eligible for selection to the RRB NTPC posts. In this article, we have created a table suggesting the expected cut-off scores for the RRB NTPC Exam 2022. This will give you an estimate of the probability of your selection for the post. Let’s take a look.

Factors Affecting RRB NTPC Cut Off List

The cut-off scores are decided by the RRB based on various factors. The list of factors affecting the cutoff score are provided below:

  1. Number of Vacancies
  2. Number of Candidates appeared for the Exam
  3. Difficulty Level of the examination
  4. Category of the candidates

Cut-Off Scores for Different Regions

In the table below, we have given direct links to download the cut-off scores for specific regions.

RRB RegionsDownload RRB NTPC Admit CardWebsite Links
AhmedabadRRB Admit Card for AhmedabadDownload
AjmerRRB Admit Card For AjmerDownload
AllahabadRRB Admit Card For AllahabadDownload
BangaloreRRB Admit Card For BangaloreDownload
BhopalRRB Admit Card For BhopalDownload
BhubaneswarRRB Admit Card For BhubaneswarDownload
BilaspurRRB Admit Card For BilaspurDownload
ChandigarhRRB Admit Card For ChandigarhDownload
ChennaiRRB Admit Card For ChennaiDownload
GorakhpurRRB Admit Card For GorakhpurDownload
GuwahatiRRB Admit Card For GuwahatiDownload
Jammu-SrinagarRRB Admit Card For Jammu-SrinagarDownload
KolkataRRB Admit Card For KolkataDownload
MaldaRRB Admit Card For MaldaDownload 
MumbaiRRB Admit Card For MumbaiDownload
MuzaffarpurRRB Admit Card For MuzaffarpurDownload
PatnaRRB Admit Card For PatnaDownload
RanchiRRB Admit Card For RanchiDownload
SecunderabadRRB Admit Card For SecunderabadDownload
SiliguriRRB Admit Card For SiliguriDownload
TrivandrumRRB Admit Card For TrivandrumDownload

RRB NTPC CBT-1 Cut-off

The cut-off scores for the CBT-1 2021 test according to individual zones and categories are given below. Note that these are not the actual cut-off scores, but are the approximate ones. Candidates can use this as a reference to calculate the cut-off scores for the 2022 exam.

ZoneGeneralOBCSCST
RRB Ahmedabad71-7463-6556-5947-50
RRB Ajmer76-7969-7261-6458-61
RRB Allahabad76-7969-7261-6446-49
RRB Bangalore63-6756-5929-3228-31
RRB Bhopal71-7465-6857-6050-53
RRB Bhubaneswar70-7364-6752-5546-49
RRB Bilaspur67-7059-6150-5249-52
RRB Chandigarh81-8370-7370-7345-48
RRB Chennai71-7468-7156-5945-48
RRB Gorakhpur76-7968-7155-5846-49
RRB Guwahati65-6856-5951-5450-53
RRB Jammu-Srinagar67-7049-5151-5437-40
RRB Kolkata78-8170-7366-6951-54
RRB Malda60-6347-5042-4530-34
RRB Mumbai76-7969-7262-6553-56
RRB Muzaffarpur56-5944-4729-3224-27
RRB Patna63-6652-5537-4125-28
RRB Ranchi62-6556-5944-4747-50
RRB Secunderabad76-7971-7462-6558-61
RRB Siliguri66-6955-5853-5644-47
RRB Thiruvananthapuram78-8174-7755-5835-38

Here are a few frequently asked questions to clear your doubts and queries related to the RRB NTPC Selection Process..

Que 1: Where can I check my RRB NTPC Selection status?
A. The RRB will release a list of selected candidates after each stage of the process on its official website https://indianrailways.gov.in/. Visit the link for your region to see your selection status.

Que 2: What are the factors determining RRB NTPC Cutoff scores?
A. The factors determining the RRB NTPC Cutoff scores are Number of Vacancies, Number of Candidates appeared for the Exam, Difficulty Level and Category of the candidates.

Que 3: When will RRB release the final selection list of the RRB NTPC 2022 examination?
A. The final selection list will be released by the RRB after all the 4 stages of the selection process are completed. An exact date has not yet been announced for the same. Stay tuned to this page for related updates.

Que 4: What are the stages in the RRB NTPC Examination?
A. The stages in RRB NTPC examination are CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

Que 5: When will the RRB NTPC CBT-2 written test be held?
A. The RRB NTPC CBT-2 written test test date has been tentatively set to May, 2022, although there’s no official confirmation of the exact date of the exam.

We hope this article on RRB NTPC Selection Process has provided you with all the information and cut-off marks you need to estimate your selection. Stay tuned to embibe.com for related updates on the examination.

Check out these related links.

RRB NTPC Eligibility 2022RRB NTPC Notification 2022
RRB NTPC Admit Card 2022RRB NTPC Exam Date Update
RRB NTPC Application 2022RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

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