RRB NTPC 2023 Exam Pattern, And Other Important Details

RRB NTPC 2023 Exam Pattern, And Other Important Details

Learn all the important details about RRB NTPC 2023 Exam Pattern, including syllabus, exam dates, eligibility criteria, selection process and more. Get set for the exam and get one step closer to securing your dream job!
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RRB NTPC 2023 Exam Pattern, And Other Important Details

RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) for several non-technical posts. Application form, admit card, exam date and several other information is released on the official website of RRB. Posts that come under RRB NTPC exam can be divided into two categories that include undergraduate and postgraduate.

Undergraduate posts – Junior Clerk, Accounts Clerk, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Ticket Clerk

Graduate posts – Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Clerk, Junior Account Assistant, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master

In this article you will know the best RRB NTPC study plan, RRB NTPC 2023 Exam pattern and other important details.

RRB NTPC 2023 Vacancy

The total number of vacancies for RRB NTPC 2023 has not been declared, but it is estimated to be in the range of 30000 to 35000 for various posts. The exact number of RRB NTPC Vacancy will be made clear when the official notification will be released by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) on its website.

RRB NTPC Application Form

Application form for upcoming RRB NTPC Exam is expected to be released on the official website of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). After it is released, the application form will be available for about 30-40 days. Candidates should register for the exam before the last date of submission of application form.

Category

Fees 

General 

₹ 500

Women/SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen

₹ 250

RRB NTPC 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • The age limit for undergraduate candidates is 18 to 30 years and for graduate candidates it is 18 to 33 years.
  • Age relaxation is 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • The citizens of India, Nepal and Bhutan are eligible for the RRB NTPC Exam. Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling permanently are eligible for the exam. Also candidates can apply for RRB NTPC of Indian origin from Burma, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Pakistan, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Kenya, with the intention of settling permanently.
  • Candidates cannot apply for the exam if they are in their final year or waiting for their results of school/graduation.

RRB NTPC 2023 Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is divided into three phases, and a candidate must pass all three exams in order to be selected.

  • CBT 1
  • CBT 2
  • Skill/aptitude/typing test

CBT 1 Exam Pattern

It is a computer based examination which is conducted in online mode with a total of 100 questions from math, general intelligence & reasoning and general awareness. Each question is of 1 mark and ⅓ marks are detected for every wrong answer. 

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Duration

Math

30

30

1.5 hrs 

(for PWD candidates 2 hrs)

General intelligence and reasoning

30

30

General awareness

40

40

Total

100

100

CBT 2 Exam Pattern

Candidates who have passed in CBT 1 exam are eligible for CBT 2 exam. The total number of questions are 120 with each question of 1 mark and ⅓ marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Duration

Mathematics

35

35

1.5 hrs. 

(for PWD candidates 2 hrs.)

General intelligence and reasoning

35

35

General awareness

50

50

Total

120

120

To know the RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Paper, click below

RRB NTPC 2023 Syllabus

RRB NTPC Syllabus for both CBT-1 and CBT-2 exams are the same and the candidates have to go through similar topics for both the exams. The only difference is the level of questions that are asked in both the exams. 

Candidates need to prepare the same topics according to the different level of questions asked. To understand the difference, take multiple RRB NTPC Mock Test and sample question papers in order to perform better and answer correctly. It is recommended to pay special attention to the topics that are easy, as this will help to score better marks.

Math – Number system, elementary algebra, decimals, fractions, LCM & HCF, ratio & proportions, mensuration, time & work, simple and compound interest, profit & loss, time & distance, geometry, percentage & trigonometry and elementary statistics.

General Intelligence & Reasoning – Decision making, number series, coding-decoding, analogy, order and rank, alphabet & figure series, blood relation, odd pair, odd one out, logical arrangement of words, distance & direction, mathematical operations, puzzles, statement & conclusions and interpretation of graphs.

General Awareness – Current affairs, history, geography, biology, polity, Indian economy, chemistry, physics, books & authors, important dates, important world organisations, computer knowledge, environmental issues, art & culture, Indian literature, freedom struggle of India, government schemes and static GK.

Skill/aptitude/typing test- Candidates who passed the CBT-2 exam are eligible for this exam, which is a typing test on a computer. Candidates must type 30 words per minute in English and 25 words per minute in Hindi in this test. This test is only conducted for specific posts.

Best Books For RRB NTPC 2023 (CBT 1 & CBT 2)

The best RRB NTPC Books and Study material to help prepare students for exams are as follows:

Subjects

Books and Authors/Publishers

Mathematics Books

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
  • NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
  • Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav

General Intelligence and Reasoning or Logical Reasoning Books

  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal, and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
  • Lucent’s General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness Books

  • Newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, Times of India, etc.
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • NCERT Books – Class X, XII

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.Is there any difference in the syllabus of CBT-1 and CBT-2 exams?

Ans. The RRB NTPC Syllabus for both the CBT-1 and CBT-2 exams is the same, with the only change being the level of questions asked in both exams.

2.What were the minimum qualifying marks for RRB NTPC 2023 CBT-1 exam?

Ans. The minimum qualifying marks for RRB NTPC 2023 CBT-1 exam were 40% for General, 30% for SC & OBC and 25% for ST.

3.Can students in their final year of graduation apply for RRB NTPC?

Ans. Students who are in their final year of graduation are not eligible for RRB NTPC examination.

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