RRB NTPC CBT 1 Cut off 2021; Zone-Wise Expected Cutoff & General, OBC, SC, ST Safe Score Explained

All participating Railway Recruitment Boards will decide their own Cut off marks for shortlisting candidates for RRB NTPC CBT 2. A tentative analysis of Zone-wise NTPC CBT 1 cut off 2021 is shared below.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 19, 2021 17:32 IST
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Cut off 2021; Zone-Wise Expected Cutoff & General, OBC, SC, ST Safe Score Explained
Photo: RRB Bhopal CEN 3/2018 NTPC Cut off; Only for Representation

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has conducted the 1st stage CBT for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) posts between December 2020 to July 2021. The recruitment to fill over 35,208 undergraduate and graduate level vacancies will take place in three stages. To shortlist the candidates for the 2nd stage CBT, all Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) will prepare zone-wise and category-wise cut off marks depending upon the number of vacancies and received applications.

After the examination, candidates have been issued the provisional answer key of 1st stage compute-based test on websites of all the RRBs. With this, they can check and assess their provisional score.

Read: RRB NTPC CBT 1 Official Answer Key Released at rrbcdg.gov.in and other sites

Based on the reports, students are looking for the NTPC result and cut off marks to know their eligibility status for CBT 2. It is being searched on internet that how many marks are required to qualify for CBT 2, and with what minimum number, they start preparation for the 2nd stage test. The same has been discussed here.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result Update

October 19: NTPC CBT 1 result 2021 is expected to be announced by October end. The second stage exam is expected to be held in November/December: Sources.

In order to give a rough idea of zone-wise cut off marks, hereby we share a detailed analysis and preview of the NTPC CBT 1 expected cut off for General, OBC, EWS, SC, ST & PWD categories.

According to the media reports, more than 1.2 Crore applications were received by the Indian Railways. Out of the total, 50 to 52% candidates (approx. 64,00,000) attended the stage 1 computer-based test. Further, 20 times the number of vacancies the candidates will be shortlisted for the 2nd stage. Approximately, 7 lakh candidates will be declared eligible for the next stage which makes a 1:9 ratio per seat selection.

According to the rough statistics, the average score of candidates from the General category from 60-65 could be in a safe zone. Whereas, for SC and ST categories the score could be 50-60 and 50-55 respectively. For EWS candidates, the safe score could be 53-58. After normalization, these marks could vary with a difference of 5 to 15.

  Vacancies General OBC SC ST
RRB Ahmedabad 1024 63-68 61-66 55-60 50-55
RRB Allahabad 4099 62-67 60-65 53-57 48-52 
RRB Ajmer 1773 62-67 60-65 53-57 48-52
RRB Bangalore 2470 58-63 53-57 50-55 45-49
RRB Bhopal 957 60-65 58-63 52-56 50-53
RRB Bhubaneshwar 498 61-65 59-64 52-57 49-53
RRB Bilaspur 1207 58-63 53-57 50-55 45-49 
RRB Chandigarh 2949 62-67 60-65 53-58 48-52
RRB Chennai 2694 60-65 58-62 54-58 48-52
RRB Gorakhpur 1298 60-65 58-62 54-58 48-52
RRB Guwahati 851 58-62 55-59 52-56 47-52
RRB Jammu 900 58-63 53-57 50-55 45-49
RRB Kolkata 2949 61-65 59-64 51-56 49-54
RRB Malda 1043 58-63 53-57 50-55 45-49
RRB Mumbai 3665 61-66 59-63 54-59 48-52
RRB Muzaffarpur 329 58-63 53-57 50-55 44-48
RRB Patna 1039 61-67 60-65 53-58 48-52
RRB Ranchi 1386 63-67 61-66 54-59 50-54
RRB Secunderabad 3234 61-66 59-63 54-59 48-52
RRB Siliguri 443 55-60 50-55 48-52 45-50
RRB Thiruvananthapuram 897 62-67 60-65 53-58 48-52

Note- The above cut off criteria is tentative and entirely based on Adda247 experts' personal views and assessment of past-year cut off. The above figures may change depending upon decisions taken by the respective RRB.