The participating Railway Recruitment Boards on Saturday, January 2 organizes NTPC Phase 1 online exam for the shift 1. The examination has been conducted succesfully at designated exam centres across the country. Candidates appear for the NTPC 2nd January shift 1 online exam have a look at the paper analysis with difficulty level of the General Awareness, Reasoning and Maths' questions.
Asked questions in first shift (Morning session) with students reviews and safe-attempt are also being facilitated to help candidates visualize their performance. The analysis is also aimed to help candidates appearing in the next shift/s of the Railways NTPC exam 2020-21.
According to the reports, the Computer based examination is held ensuring the safety of the candidates. "Candidates were allowed only wearing face masks/cover inside the examination hall. A distance of 6 feet was maintained following the alternate sitting arrangements", a source familiar with the development said. It is also told that the thermal testing was carried-out with temperature guns at the entry points of the exam centres.
The examination was held after a two days' gap of 31st December 2020 and 1st January 2021 when NPTC examination was not held. According to the official notification Answer key would be published at official sites of the participating RRBs.
Speaking to the candidates, it is found that the overall paper difficulty level was easy to average level. A review of the questions asked in the 02/01/2021 online examination in Mathematics, Reasoning and General Awareness sections are as follows-
RRB NTPC 2nd January- Shift 1 Analysis:
General Awareness: This section contained a total 40 questions from Static GK, Current Affairs, General Science, Computer etc portions. Questions that were asked in first shift were of easy to moderete level. It is told that 2-3 questions from Computer (Full form, External devices, Memory) were part of the paper. Questions from Indian and World Geography were also asked in the paper.
Questions asked in Shift 1: Available after the examination is over.
Mathematics: As many as 30 Questions each carrying one mark asked in the 1st shift exam. Questions were asked from Mensuration, Time and Work, Geometry, Decimals, LCM and HCF, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportions, Fractions, Simple and Compound Interest, Elementary Algebra, Percentage and Geometry. Level of the questions was average, however a few questions were bit tricky and time-consuming.
General Intelligence and Reasoning: A total of 30 objective type multiple-choice questions were there to answer on the Computer-screen. The level of the Reasoning questions was easy comparative to last shift.