RRB NTPC 2021: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will soon release the final answer key, result, and cutoff of RRB NTPC CBT 1 on the official website. The answer key objection window closed on August 23, 2021. Authorities will scrutinize the objections, make necessary changes in RRB NTPC final answer key, and release it along with the result and cutoff. The Railway Recruitment Board has released a notification for 35,208 vacancies for various Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) posts. Approximately 1.25 crore candidates have appeared for RRB NTPC CBT 1.
RRB NTPC recruitment exam is conducted in four stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/ Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document verification followed by Medical Examination.
What is RRB NTPC?
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducts RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories to recruit candidates who have passed class 12th or completed their graduation. Candidates qualifying in all the four stages of the selection procedure will be recruited to different posts notified under the Railway Recruitment Board NTPC notification. Some of the posts under Non-Technical Popular Categories are – Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal and Production Units of Indian Railways.
RRB NTPC 2021: Overview
|Name of the exam||RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories|
|Commonly known||RRB NTPC|
|Exam conducting body||Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)|
|Vacancy released||35,208 vacancies|
|Level of exam||National|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Stages of exam||CBT 1|
Typing Skill Test/ Computer Based Aptitude Test
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Dates
Candidates can check below the exam and other important dates of Railway Recruitment Board NTPC from the table:
|Release of Official Notification||February 28, 2019|
|Application Process||March 1 to 31, 2019|
|Admit Card of Phase 1 CBT 1||December 24, 2020|
|Exam Date of Phase 1 CBT 1||December 28, 2020, to January 13, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 2 CBT 1||January 12, 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 2 CBT 1||January 16 to 30, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 3 CBT 1||January 27, 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 3 CBT 1||January 31 – February 12, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 4 CBT 1||February 11, 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 4 CBT 1||February 15 – March 03, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 5 CBT 1||March 01, 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 5 CBT 1||March 04 – 27, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 6 CBT 1||March 28, 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 6 CBT 1||April 01 -08, 2021|
|Admit Card of Phase 7 CBT 1||19 July 2021|
|Exam Date of Phase 7 CBT 1||July 23 – 31, 2021|
|Release of Provisional Answer Key||August 16, 2021|
|Last Date to raise objections to Provisional Answer Key||August 23, 2021|
|Release of Final Answer Key||To Be Notified|
|Declaration of Result||To Be Notified|
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Vacancies
Earlier, RRB had released 35,277 vacancies for Railway Recruitment Board NTPC. However, the officials have revised the vacancies to 35,208. RRB has deducted the number of DLW vacancies from the RRB Allahabad zone from 4099 to 4030. Candidates can check the detailed information below:
|Name of the posts||Vacancies from all the RRBs|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||4300|
|Junior Time Keeper||11|
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist||760|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||4940|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||5638|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||2854|
|Senior Time Keeper||6|
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist||3147|
RRB NTPC Under Graduate Level Posts
- Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
- Junior Clerk cum Typist
- Junior Time Keeper
- Train Clerk
- Accounts Clerk cum Typist
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Graduate Level Posts
- Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
- Traffic Assistant
- Senior Time Keeper
- Senior Clerk cum Typist
- Goods Guard
- Station Master
- Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
- Commercial Apprentice
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Eligibility Criteria
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the eligibility criteria for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories along with the notification. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form and avoid rejection at any later stage. The eligibility criteria will be based on the following requirements – Nationality, Age and Educational Qualification.
The candidate must be a citizen of India or from Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1, 1962, for permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam willing to settle permanently in India.
- Candidates applying for Under Graduate Level posts must be between 18 to 30 years of age.
- Those applying for Graduate level posts must be between 18 to 33 years of age.
Also, candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be given reservations as per the Government’s norm. They can check below the detailed information in the table –
|Category||Upper Age Relaxation|
|OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL)||3 years|
|PwBD UR||10 years|
|PwBD OBC-NCL||13 years|
|PwBD SC/ST||15 years|
Candidates who have passed class 12th or an undergraduate examination in any stream are eligible to apply for the exam.
RRB NTPC Registration Process
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the NTPC application form online mode on the official website. Before filling the online application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria to avoid rejection. Also, they must keep the following documents ready with themselves while filling in the application form –
- Scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed size
- Marksheets of class 10th, 12th and graduation
- Caste certificate (if required)
- Personal email ID and mobile number
In order to fill in the application form, candidates will have to follow these steps –
- Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Online Registration
- Filling in information in the application form
- Payment of application fees
- Uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature
- Final submission of application form
RRB Application Fees
|General and OBC||Rs. 500|
|SC/ ST/ Women/ Minority/ Transgenders/ PWD||Rs. 250|
RRB NTPC Admit Card
As per the RRB NTPC notification, the board has released the admit cards for all 7 phases of CBT stage 1 online. Only those candidates who have completed CBT 1 will be able to download the CBT stage 2. The authorities will release the admit card separately for all four stages.
Candidates can download RRB NTPC admit card by using the required credentials in the login window till the date of the exam. The admit card will contain information about the exam venue, date and time of the exam, address of the exam centre, personal information of the candidate, candidate’s signature and exam day instructions.
RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the exam pattern for Railway Recruitment Board NTPC for all the candidates. The NTPC exam pattern will have all the information about the nature of questions, mode of exam, number of questions, time duration, marking scheme, number of sections, etc. Candidates can check below the exam pattern of RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories:
Paper Pattern of RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1
|Section||Marks||Number of questions|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
Candidates will have to complete the paper within 1.5 hours (90 minutes).
Paper Pattern of RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2
|Section||Marks||Number of questions|
|General Intelligence and General Awareness||50||50|
Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) – Only those candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for the CBAT.
Typing Skill Test – Candidates who have applied 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 will have to appear for this test.
RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus
RRB NTPC syllabus contains the topics and sub-topics from where the questions will be asked in the exam. By following the syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the exam. The RRB NTPC Syllabus will help the candidates in preparation for the exam. The Railway Recruitment Board NTPC exam includes General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics and General Awareness sections. Check the below list to know the topics.
- Elementary Algebra
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Profit and Loss
- Time and Work
- Time and Distance
- Monuments and Places of India
- History of India and Freedom Struggle
- Indian Literature
- Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India
- General Science and Life Science
- Art and Culture of India
- Indian Polity and Governance
General Intelligence and Reasoning
- Analytical Reasoning
- Venn Diagrams
Note: Candidates can find the detailed syllabus in RRB NTPC Notification.
RRB NTPC Exam Centres
Out of all the venues across the nation, candidates will have to opt for any five exam centres at their convenience (where they want to take the CBT 1 and CBT 2) while filling out the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories exam application form. Candidates can check below for the list of exam centres.
|State/ UT||RRB NTPC Exam Centre|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|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,|
|Chhattisgarh||Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur,|
|Delhi/NCR||Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida|
|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 Nagarm 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, Buldana, 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|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur,|
|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|
|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, Udaypur|
|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|
The Railway Recruitment Board has the complete authority to add or remove the exam centre depending on the situation. Once the RRB NTPC Admit Card is released, there will be no option to change it.
RRB NTPC Answer Key 2021
The RRB released the NTPC CBT 1 provisional answer key, question papers, and response sheets for all the phases on August 16. The RRB had conducted CBT 1 in 7 phases, and the first phase of CBT 1 started on December 28, 2020, and the last phase of CBT 1 concluded on July 31. Candidates must check the below table to know the details of RRB NTPC Answer Key dates.
|RRB NTPC Answer Key Events||Dates|
|RRB NTPC CBT 1 provisional answer key, question papers, and response sheets for all 7 phases||August 16, 2021|
|Start date to submit the objection||August 18, 2021|
|Last date to submit the objection along with the fee||August 23, 2021|
|RRB NTPC CBT 1 Final Answer Key release date||September 2021|
RRB NTPC Result 2021
The RRB will announce the NTPC Result for CBT 1 in September (tentative). The RRB NTPC Result will be declared online, and candidates can check their results on the regional RRB website. The NTPC CBT 1 Result will be available in PDF format and comprise the list of roll numbers of candidates who have qualified for CBT 2. Along with the RRB NTPC Result, the category-wise and post-wise cutoff will also be released.
Candidates can download their individual scorecard by entering their Application Number and Date of Birth in the official portal. The direct link to download the NTPC CBT 1 Result will be available here soon after the release.
|Get the direct link to download RRB NTPC Result for all the phases of CBT 1 (To be announced soon).|
RRB NTPC 2021 Cut-off
The RRB will release the NTPC Cut-off marks 2021 tentatively in September 2021 along with the result. The cut-off for CBT 1 will be released zone-wise, post-wise, and category-wise on the official website. Based on the cutoff of RRB NTPC for CBT 1, candidates will be selected 20 times more than the number of vacancies for CBT 2. The direct link to check the NTPC CBT 1 Cutoff will be available here soon after the release.
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Pay Scale
|Name of the posts||Salary|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||Rs. 19,900|
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist||Rs. 19,900|
|Junior Time Keeper||Rs. 19,900|
|Trains Clerk||Rs. 19,900|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||Rs. 21,700|
|Traffic Assistant||Rs. 25,000|
|Goods Guard||Rs. 29,200|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||Rs. 29,200|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||Rs. 29,200|
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist||Rs. 29,200|
|Senior Time Keeper||Rs. 29,200|
|Commercial Apprentice||Rs 35,400|
|Station Master||Rs 35,400|
RRB NTPC Exam FAQs
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the RRB NTPC exam and their answers:
|Q. When will the admit card of Railway Recruitment Board NTPC for CBT 2 be released? |
A. The CBT stage 2 admit card will be released after the declaration of CBT 1 Result. Read this article for more information.
|Q. When will the RRB release the city intimation slip for NTPC CBT 2?|
A. RRB NTPC city intimation slip for CBT 2 exam will be released 10 days before the exam.
|Q. When will the Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories exam CBT 2 be held? |
A. The exam dates of the second stage of CBT are not yet announced.
|Q. Will there be any negative marking in the second stage of CBT? |
A. Yes, there will be negative marking for incorrect answers in NTPC CBT 2. One-third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
|Q. Will there be any screening of candidates at the RRB NTPC exam centre?|
A. Yes, at the entry, screening of the candidates is done using hand-held metal detector devices. Candidates must sanitise their hands before and after signing the attendance sheet, Left Thumb Impression and biometric capture.
|Q. Do I need to submit a COVID-19 self-declaration form at the RRB NTPC exam centre?|
A. Yes, candidates need to submit a COVID-19 self-declaration at the RRB NTPC exam centre.
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