RRB NTPC 2020 – Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the exam dates of RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) for the 6th phase of CBT 1 on March 22, 2021. As per the officials, the RRB NTPC CBT 1 Phase 6 is scheduled from December April 01 to April 08. The admit card for the RRB Recruitment exam Phase 6 / CBT 1 has released on March 28, in online mode on the official website. Railway Recruitment Board has released a total of 35,208 vacancies for various posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). Candidates who have completed their graduation or have passed class 12th can apply for RRB NTPC posts.
Candidates who filled up the Railway Recruitment Board NTPC form could check the application status till September 21, 2020, by visiting the official website. As per the officials, as many as 1.26 crore candidates have applied for RRB NTPC. The recruitment exam is conducted in four stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document verification. For detailed information about the RRB NTPC Notification, candidates can go through the article.
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 eligible to be recruited to different posts notified under the Railway Recruitment Board NTPC 2019 notification. Some of the posts under RRB NTPC 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 2020 – 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 Document verification
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC 2020 Important Dates
Candidates can check below the exam and other important dates of Railway Recruitment Board NTPC from the table –
Notification Dates of RRB NTPC 2019-20
|Release date of RRB NTPC notification||February 28, 2019|
|Availability of application of RRB NTPC||March 1, 2019|
|Last date to apply||March 31, 2019|
|Last date to pay the application fees||April 5, 2019|
|Final date for submission of RRB NTPC||April 12, 2019|
|Application status||September 21, 2020|
|Admit card of RRB NTPC CBT stage – 1||December 24, 2020|
|Exam of RRB NTPC||December 28, 2020, to April 2021|
RRB NTPC 2020 – 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 RRB Allahabad zone from 4099 to 4030. Candidates can check below the detailed information –
Vacancies of RRB NTPC 2019-20
|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|
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC 2020 – 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 2020 – 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
RRB NTPC 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the eligibility criteria for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories along with the Railway Recruitment Board NTPC notification 2019-20. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form and avoid rejection at any later stage. RRB NTPC 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.
RRB NTPC Age Limit
- 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 reserved category will be given reservation 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|
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC Educational Qualification
Candidates who have passed class 12th or have passed an undergraduate examination in any stream will be eligible to apply for RRB NTPC.
RRB NTPC Registration 2020
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases the application form of RRB NTPC in online mode on the official website. Before filling the online RRB NTPC 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 RRB NTPC application form
- Payment of application fees
- Uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature
- Final submission of application form of RRB NTPC
RRB NTPC Application Fees
|General and OBC||Rs. 500|
|SC/ ST/ Women/ Minority/ Transgenders/ PWD||Rs. 250|
RRB NTPC 2020 – Admit Card
As per the RRB NTPC notification 2019-20, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released admit card of RRB NTPC CBT stage 1/ Phase 6 exam on March 28, 2021 in online mode. Only those candidates who have successfully submitted the application forms will be able to download the CBT stage 1 exam. The authorities will release the admit card separately for all the four stages.
Candidates can download the RRB NTPC admit card by using the required credentials in the login window till the date of exam. The admit card will contain information about the exam venue, date and time of the exam, address of the exam centre along with other information like the name of the candidate, application number and photograph and signature and exam day instructions.
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC 2020 – Exam Centres
The venue where the entrance exam will be held are the exam centres of RRB NTPC 2019-20. Candidates will have to select any two or three exam centres as per their preference (where they want to take the prelims/mains exam) while filling out the RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories exam application form. The CBT stage 1 exam will be held across India. Candidates can check some of the cities where the exam will be conducted
- New Delhi
RRB NTPC 2020 – 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 –
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC CBT Stage 1 Exam Pattern
|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 Railway Recruitment Board 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 2020 – Syllabus
The syllabus of RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories contains the topics and sub-topics from where the questions will be asked in the recruitment exam. By following the syllabus of RRB NTPC exam candidates can prepare well for the exam. The RRB NTPC syllabus will help the candidates in the preparation of the exam. The syllabus of Railway Recruitment Board NTPC will be based on the following topics – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics and General Awareness. Check below some of the topics of the syllabus –
- 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 2019-20.
Railway Recruitment Board NTPC 2020 – 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 2020 – FAQs (Frequently Asked Question)
Answer – The application fees of Railway Recruitment Board NTPC for General and OBC is Rs. 500 whereas those belonging to SC/ ST/ Women/ Minority/ Transgenders/ PWD candidates will have to pay Rs. 250.
Answer – Yes. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers in both the stages of CBT. One-third of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Answer – The CBT stage 1 admit card for RRB NTPC is releasing phase wise. Currently Phase 6 Admit Card has released and available for download.
Answer – The RRB NTPC first stage of CBT will likely be conducted from December 28, 2020, to April 2021.
Answer – Yes. You are eligible to apply for the following posts – Junior Time Keeper, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Train Clerk, Junior Clerk cum Typist and Accounts Clerk cum Typist.
Answer – Candidates who are between 18 to 33 years of age can apply for Graduate level posts.
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