RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021 For CBT 1 & CBT 2

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) had released the RRB NTPC notification to recruit 35208 vacancies for the posts of NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories), Para Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level-1 Posts in Indian Railways. A total of around 1.3 lakh vacancies have been announced for all Railways exams this year.

To ace the Railway NTPC 2021 Exam, it is necessary to know the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of the RRB NTPC exam. This will help you to prepare judiciously for RRB NTPC 2021 Exam. Let’s understand the RRB NTPC 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021: RRB NTPC Selection Process

The recruitment process shall involve 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of the above-mentioned recruitment stages.

The recruitment process will involve the following stages of examination:

  1. 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  3. Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable)
  4. Document Verification/Medical Examination

Based on the performance of candidates in the Stage-1 and Stage-2 exam, they would be required to go for the Skill Test/Aptitude Test/Document Verification. There are different tests for candidates appearing for posts such as:

RRB NTPC Selection Process Summary:

Sl.
No.
Name of the postLevel
in 7th
CPC
1st stage
CBT
2nd stage
CBT
Skill Test
requirement
1Junior Clerk cum
Typist
2Common
for
all
posts
Common
For all
Level 2
Posts
Typing Skill Test
2Accounts Clerk cum
Typist
2Typing Skill Test
3Junior Time Keeper2Typing Skill Test
4Trains Clerk2——————
5Commercial cum
Ticket Clerk
3Separate for
Level 3 post
——————
6Traffic Assistant4Separate for
Level 4 post
Computer
Based Aptitude
Test
7Goods Guard5Common
For
all
Level 5
posts
——————
8Senior Commercial
cum Ticket Clerk
5——————
9Senior Clerk cum
Typist
5Typing Skill Test
10Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5Typing Skill Test
11Senior Time Keeper5Typing Skill Test
12Commercial
Apprentice
6Common
For
all Level 6
posts
——————
13Station Master6Computer
Based Aptitude
Test

RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Mathematics303090 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 3030
General Awareness4040
Total100100

Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS40%, OBC (Non creamy layer) -30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of a shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

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The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.

There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

The 1st Stage CBT is of a screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts.

Total no. of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts.

The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting of candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit.

Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM shall continue to be considered only against OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM for all subsequent stages of the recruitment process.

RRB NTPC Stage-2 Exam Pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Mathematics353590 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
General Awareness5050
Total120120

The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.

A negative marking of 1/3 is there.

The level of questions will be different for the different level of posts.

Normalization of marks will be done.

RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

(Only for candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master)

Qualifying marks: The candidates need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.

This is applicable to all candidates irrespective of community or category and no relaxation in the minimum T- Score is permissible.

Candidates will have to qualify in each of the test batteries of CBAT for considering them for the post of SM/TA.

The CBAT shall have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi.

There shall be no negative marking in CBAT.

Merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the CBAT, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in CBAT.

Typing Skill Test (TST)

Qualifying in nature.

Eight times the number of vacancies will be called for typing test.

The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.

Document Verification (DV)

Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021

Is there any negative marking for RRB NTPC CBT Exam 2021?

Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 for each incorrect answer.

What is the exam pattern for RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam?

There will be 3 sections Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness with total 120 MCQs.