RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and Preparation Tips for the Upcoming Exam

You know that Lakhs of Aspirants have applied for RRB NTPC Exam. So, it is time to prepare yourself with a strong determination to score good marks. Because, you are going to face with a very hard competition for RRB NTPC Exam Pattern.

So, you should know the Preparation Tips for RRB Exam to crack this. Moreover, RRB Online Exams selection is made strictly as per merit.

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RRB NTCP Preparation

I know, you are studying hard to be get selected in the coming RRB Recruitment.

But, Do you know the selection procedure and syllabus for RRB Exam for the post you have applied for?

Knowing the selection procedure and syllabus you can prepare yourself more easily.


#1 Selection Procedure for RRB NTPC Exam:

Online CBT:

For the posts of CA, TA, ECRC and Goods Guard merit will be drawn on marks obtained in Online CBT.

For the posts of Sr Clerk Cum Typist, JAA, Sr. Time Keeper in RRB, Typing Test of qualifying nature shall be conducted for which the number of candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for.

But, marks obtained in the typing test shall not be added for making merit. The candidates should be able to Type 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a PERSONAL COMPUTER only.

This skill test will be taken after disabling auditing tools and spell check facility of the PC. In Hindi KrutiDev and Mangal font shall be made available for RRB typing skill test on personal computer.

The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualified in the typing test based on performance in CBT.



RRB NTPC Exam Aptitude test:

For the posts of RRB ASM and Traffic Assistant, Aptitude test shall be conducted for which candidates equal to eight times the number of vacancies shall be called for. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates qualifying in the RRB aptitude test, with 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in the CBT and 30% weightage being given to the marks obtained in aptitude test.



RRB NTPC Exam Document Verification:

Short listed candidates will be called for verification of original documents. 50% extra candidates shall also be called for all the categories,in addition to the number of vacancies, unless otherwise specified as standby candidates merely to avoid shortfall in empanelment.

Candidates will have to produce their original certificates during documents verification. The candidature of the candidates not producing their original certificates on the date of verification is liable to be forfeited and No additional time will be given from RRB.



#2 RRB NTPC Exam Pattern (Computer Based Test):

There will be a common CBT (Computer Based Test)) for all the notified non-technical categories of RRBs for for the recruitment in 2016.

You must score good in this RRB NTPC Online CBT. Because, Online CBT is compulsory for all the categories.



What is CBT:

Computer Based Test is a test or examination where you will sit in front of a computer and the questions will be presented on the computer monitor and you should submit the answers through the use of keyboard and mouse.

To appear in a RRB CBT you should have the basic knowledge about use of computer such as use of keyboard and mouse.



Pattern of CBT:

The question shall be of Objective multiple type.

RRB Exam question paper will be in English, Hindi, Urdu and local languages as indicated in the notification.

The standard of questions for the single stage CBT (Computer Based Test) for jobs by Railway Recruitment Board will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts.


Syllabus of RRB Non-Technical CBT:

The questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to

  1. General Awareness
  2. Arithmetic
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The question paper for RRB single stage CBT will be of 100 marks.
Time will be given for single stage CBT only 90 minutes.

So, it is clear that the CBT is the basic but the hardest part of the RRB Exam conducted by RRB.

Another important thing to be noted is that there shall be negative marking in CBT (Computer Bases Test) and marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer you may give @ 1/3 of the marks allotted for each question.

As the selection of RRB is made strictly according to the merit on the basis of CBT or Online Examination keep practicing as much as possible.

Do your study and prepare yourself according to the syllabus of RRB as I mentioned above.



#3 Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern:

General Awareness Syllabus for RRB Exam:

You should give importance to this section because this section can be give you more marks in low time. So, don’t underestimate this section. To get good marks in this section you should study the most trusted GK and Current Affairs Books from the market. Study thoroughly the General Awareness Books and listen and read news regularly. You should study these subjects-

  1. Sports
  2. Books and Authors
  3. Awards and Honors
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Geography
  7. Important Days
  8. Inventions and Discoveries
  9. Budget and Five Year Plan
  10. Indian Culture and Heritage
  11. Indian Constitution
  12. History of India
  13. Current Affairs- National and International
  14. National and International organizations etc.


Arithmetic for RRB Recruitment:

You can not score good in this section unless you practice regularly. Before exercising in this section you must go through the basic mathematical formula and the shortcut methods for some long formula. To prevent wastage of your valuable time speed up your calculation and learn square up to 30 and multiplications table up to 20.This section includes-

  1. Number System
  2. HCF, LCM
  3. Percentage
  4. Time and Work
  5. Unitary Method
  6. Simplification
  7. Decimal Fractions
  8. Ratio and Proportions
  9. Time and Distance
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Data Interpretation
  12. Average
  13. Interest- Simple and Compound
  14. Algebra etc.


Syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning for RRB NTPC Exams:

Before answering any question in this section try to understand the question clearly.

Because, the questions are very puzzling in this section. This section tries to test your reasoning abilities. If you understand the question, the answer is very easy. Try to study the following Items-

  1. Blood Relationship
  2. Analogy
  3. Age Calculation
  4. Number Series
  5. Alphabet series
  6. Direction sense
  7. Coding-Decoding
  8. Mirror Image
  9. Cubes and Dice
  10. Grouping Identical figures etc.


#4 Expert’s Tips for RRB NTPC Preparation:

After finishing your course, revise the sections once again to memorize the facts properly. Focus on each sections, mainly, in the weak sections.

To Boost your speed set target of your course such as finishing one topic in a hour.

It is a good idea to keep a stopwatch with you whenever you study to get a idea for time management.


# 4 Recommended Books for RRB NTPC Exam:

This book is specially prepared and published for those who aspire to serve in Indian Railways. This book comprises the latest study and Practice material, numerous important exam style questions in solved model paper to acquaint the aspirants with the exact exam pattern and the type of questions asked in previous Exams.


This is a guide to RRB Non Technical Recruitment Exam. This is an ultimate attempt to provide exposure to you for the upcoming RRB Non-technical online exam.

This book has 4 sections: (1)General Intelligence & Reasoning, (2) General Awareness, (3) General Science and (4) Arithmetic. This book contains 3350+ Quality MCQ’s in the form of tests.

Solutions to each of the 101 tests are provided at the end of the book. The General Awareness section has been updated latest Current Affairs.


So, remember these Preparation Tips for RRB Exam 2018. Following this guide, you can crack RRB online CBT.

Do your study with cool mind. Never overburdened yourself. You have plenty of time till now. Manage your time properly and study regularly.

Take some small targets and achieve them (for example- complete a subject in two hours). Study the reference books of RRB NTPC and win the race.

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