RRB NTPC CBT 1 from 15 Dec: Know all about Stage 1 Online Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Pattern

Indian Railways has announced to conduct RRB NTPC online Computer Based Examination 2020 from 15 December, 2020. The Computer Based 1st stage examination will be conducted for more than 1.2 Crore candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories' 35,277 posts. The detailed pattern, scheme and of syllabus of NTPC CBT 1 exam, explained.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 16, 2020 15:50 IST
RRB NTPC CBT 1 from 15 Dec: Know all about Stage 1 Online Exam Scheme, Syllabus & Pattern
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Railways Recruitment Boards (RRBs) to conduct RRB NTPC CEN 1/2019 online computer based examination from 15 December, 2020 onwards. After the announcement from the Indian Railways CEO, V K Yadav, Online 1st stage Computer Based Test for NTPC (CEN 1/2019) to be conducted online starting from December 15, 2020. Examination pattern, syllabus & scheme of the RRB NTPC Online exam 2020 stage 1 are hereby explained. RRB Chennai has displayed the exam details through the Recruitment Advertisement CEN 1/2019 for the recruitment of posts including Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Station Master, Commercial Apprentice, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist etc. Candidates appearing for the RRB NTPC stage 1 examination starting from 15 Dec 2020, are hereby provided the details on NTPC Online exam pattern, scheme and syllabus of Maths, General Awareness and General Intelligence & Reasoning.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Scheme:

The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe. The section wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers. There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer. The 1 st Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts

There shall be two stage Computer Based Test (CBT) followed by Skill Test (Computer Based Aptitude Test for Station Master and Traffic Assistant, Typing Skill Test 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). Subsequently, there will be document verification and medical examination.

For Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Commercial Apprentice, there shall be two stage CBT followed by document verification and medical examination.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern:

First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for Non-Technical Popular Categories posts, will be Common for all notified posts of this CEN 01/ 2019. The Examination duration of RRB NTPC online exam will be 90 minutes. Total number of questions will be 100, each carrying 1 mark. Questions will be asked from following sections-

  1. General Awareness- 40 Questions
  2. Mathematics- 30 Questions
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning- 30 Questions

Candidates will have to download the exam City and date Intimations, e-Call Letters and Travel Authority (wherever applicable) from the links provided on the official websites of RRBs.

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RRB NTPC Stage 1 Exam Syllabus:

a. Mathematics:

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to: a. Mathematics: Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc.

b. General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs etc.

c. General Awareness:

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

Note- For details on the examination and latest updates/ announcement in regards to RRB NTPC online exam 2020 candidates are advised to visit official website of RRB Chennai i.e www.rrbchennai.gov.in.

Previous Year Question Papers:

  • RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Question Paper (In Hindi)- Download Pdf
  • RRB NTPC Question Paper 2018 (English)- Download Pdf.

Students appearing in the Railways NTPC Stage 1 Online examination should go through the previous years' question papers for the NTPC/ ALP Technician and other Online examinations, conducted in last 2-5 years. Students can check / download the RRB NTPC 2018 paper (In Hindi / English) in pdf format and can also access the NTPC question papers of year 2016 shift/ date wise.