RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020- Railway NTPC Pattern (Stage 1 & 2)

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The Railway Recruitment Board has released the 1.3 lakh vacancies this year for the post of NTPC, Para-Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level 1 post in Indian Railways. All the students must be aware of the exam pattern of the exam they are going to write. Hence, the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is as follows according to the RRB NTPC Recruitment Notification.

  • Candidates who opted for the posts RRB Traffic Assistant and RRB ASM will give the Aptitude Test.
  • The third stage includes the Typing Test for those candidates who applied for RRB JAA, RRB Senior Clerk cum Typist and RRB Senior Time Keeper.
  • Most importantly, the RRB NTPC Syllabus for Prelims & Mains exam is the same but the difficulty level will increase in the Mains exam.
  • Both the stages last for 90 minutes. Along with, the Exam Pattern in English candidates can also check the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020 in Hindi in the article.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights

NTPC Full Form Non-Technical Popular Categories
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in
Application Form starting date March 01, 2019
Stages of Exam Prelims & Mains
Subjects Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning, GK, General Science
Time allotted to each stage of the exam 90 minutes (separately)

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Selection Summary 2020

The following table has the entire information regarding the Selection Summary of RRB NTPC exam 2020:

Name of the post Level
in 7th
1st stage
2nd stage
Skill Test
Junior Clerk cum
2 Common
For all
Level 2
Typing Skill Test
Accounts Clerk cum
2 Typing Skill Test
Junior Time Keeper 2 Typing Skill Test
Trains Clerk 2 ——————
Commercial cum
Ticket Clerk
3 Separate for
Level 3 post
Traffic Assistant 4 Separate for
Level 4 post
Based Aptitude
Goods Guard 5 Common
Level 5
Senior Commercial
cum Ticket Clerk
5 ——————
Senior Clerk cum
5 Typing Skill Test
Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
6 Common
all Level 6
Station Master 6 Computer
Based Aptitude

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

The recruitment process involves CBT (Prelims) Stage 1, CBT (Mains) Stage 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer-Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. The Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains are given below in detail-

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern

The table given below has the Railway RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 1:

  • Each question in the exam carry 1 mark
  • The time is given to solve the RRB NTPC Exam Question Pattern will be 90 minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer
  • If the student does not clear the Prelims exam, they cannot sit in the Mains exam
  • The exam appears in Objective type
Sections Total Number Of Questions Maximum Marks
Arithmetic 20 20
General Science 25 25
Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 30 30
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern

The table down below has the RRB NTPC Main Exam Pattern:

  • All questions carry 1 mark each.
  • There is a negative marking scheme where 1/3 marks will be cut for every wrong answer.
  • The time allocated to finish the exam is 90 minutes.
  • The students will reach the stage of the Aptitude Test/Document Verification/Skills Test if they clear the Mains exam.
  • The exam will come in Objective type.
Sections Total Number Of Questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning 30 30
General Science 30 30
Arithmetic 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
Total 120 120

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Medical Fitness Test for RRB NTPC

RRB NTPC Skill Typing Test

The nature of the Typing Test is qualifying. The Typing Test is the third stage of the Exam Pattern of RRB NTPC  2020.

  • The students have to select a language from English/Hindi.
  • Candidate has to type at a good speed as it is a typing test (the name itself suggests).
  • The officials will conduct this exam on a computer.
  • The candidates have to write 30 words per minute in English and 25 words per minute in the Hindi language.
Typing Skill Test Language Minimum Speed to clear the test Time Duration
English/Hindi 30 WPM in English/25 WPM in Hindi 10 minutes

Computer-Based Aptitude Test (Typing Skills Test)

RRB conducts Aptitude for those candidates who have opted for the posts of Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant and are selected after the Mains Exam. There are other posts as well, for which the Aptitude Test is conducted. That information is updated along with the official notification

  • In order to qualify in this exam, the candidates must achieve a T-score of 43 marks in each test battery.
  • There is absolutely no type of relaxation in this exam.
  • All the candidates of all categories and ages have to appear in this exam.
  • The candidates must answer the questions only in Hindi and English.
  • The exam does not have any kind of Negative Marking.

RRB NTPC Document Verification Process

RRB will verify the students; original certificates. The officials will update the Document Verification dates after the RRB NTPC Prelims & Mains exams. During the verification, the students have to show their original certificates of the qualifications, the photocopies of the same which have to be attested

  • Adhaar Card
  • Certificate of the mark sheets
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Date of Birth Certificate/S.S.C
  • School Study Certificate
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer (if employed anywhere)
  • Proof of Education Qualification

RRB NTPC Selection Process

The officials of RRB has decided for this exam to go through two main stages for the final selection in the post they have chosen to be recruited in. So, the following mentioned in the RRB NTPC Selection Process Stages:

  1. Computer Based Test 1 (CBT 1)
  2. Computer Based Test 2 (CBT 2)
  3. Typing Skills Test
  4. Document Verification/Medical Examination

RRB NTC Exam Pattern

If the candidate clears the Prelims Exam, they will be eligible to give the RRB NTPC Mains Exam. Otherwise, they cannot sit in the mains exam. Afterward, there will be a stage of Document Verification/Skill Test/Aptitude Test

  • The third stage is the Typing Test for the candidates who applied for RRB JAA, RRB Senior Clerk cum Typist and RRB Senior Time Keeper.
  • The students that opted for the posts RRB Traffic Assistant and RRB ASM will give the Aptitude Test.

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