RRB NTPC Preparation 2020

As the RRB NTPC CBT 1 is scheduled in December 2020 tentatively, gear up your preparations to clear the exam in one attempt. It is obvious that candidates might get worried about how to prepare for each subject. Hence, this post takes you through expert suggested RRB NTPC Preparation tips and strategies.

Railway released more than 32000 vacancies this year for different posts in Railway namely- Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), Para-Medical Staff, Ministerial and Isolated Categories, and Level 1 posts. As the RRB NTPC Exam is competitive, it is a must for all the candidates to already start preparing for the exam.

RRB NTPC Preparation 2020

  • The candidates must plan the exam in a manner that they do not attempt any question wrong to prevent negative marking. So, candidates should not miss studying any day.
  • There are a total of 3 stages of the RRB NTPC Exam: Prelims, Mains and Skill/Aptitude Test/Document Verification.
  • RRB NTPC Admit Card for prelims will expectedly release in the month of May 2020 on the official website.
  • Most importantly, the difficulty level in the Mains exam will increase.
  • The candidates must know there is a negative marking of 1/3 for every wrong answer.
  • Students should take care that they have to complete the entire exam in the given time. So, practice is a must for time-management.

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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

In the following table, candidates will get some important topics from the RRB NTPC Syllabus which asked in the exam every year on the basis of the exam analysis-

Arithmetic Ability (Important topics) Number System, Time & Work, Percentage, Elementary Algebra, Profit & Loss, Data Interpretation, etc.
Reasoning & GI (Important Topics) Syllogism, Puzzle, Statement, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Blood Relation, Circular Table, etc.
General Awareness (Important Topics) Current Affairs of the last six months and General Knowledge

RRB NTPC Preparation for GK

Candidates usually panic in this section. To be honest, this section can be easily attempted if the candidate is updated with the current affairs and news. The students should read the following tips and tricks that we personalized for them. They will help the candidates crack the GK Section easily:

  • First and foremost, candidates should read the newspaper every day
  • Secondly, candidates must take out time to watch the news without failing any day
  • Candidates should read both national and international updates (especially national)
  • Candidates must perform 1-2 Mock Tests of RRB NTPC Mock Test Series per day
  • Also, candidates must also have basic knowledge of Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
  • Subscribe to a weekly Magazine of Current Affairs and read the magazines religiously
  • Moreover, candidates should not miss the areas of Business, Politics, and Economics
  • Candidates should definitely take out at least 3 hours per day for GK section of the exam

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RRB NTPC Preparation for General Science

The candidates should not worry about the Science exam. It is not as difficult to study for General Science as they find it to be difficult. The candidates must read the following Tricks to crack General Science:

  • Candidates should not go on studying the high-level theories of Science.
  • Candidates should devote to the Science section at least 3-4 hours per day.
  • The candidates can just go through the Science textbooks of the 9th-12th standard.
  • If the candidate will try to cram, they have high chances to fail. The best way to prepare the Science section is to understand the concepts of Science and then revising it and repeating it.
  • Get all the important concepts, formulae, equations on the fingertips. The candidate should not forget them but have a deep understanding of them.
  • The candidates can study from NCERT books.
  • Do not forget to attempt 1-2 Mock Tests per day for the best results.

RRB NTPC Preparation for Reasoning

Candidates can prepare the Reasoning section very easily. The following tips will help a lot. Kindly take a look:

  • Reasoning can be strengthened by solving various types of puzzles and playing tricky games.
  • Basically, reasoning means logic and logistic skills can always be improved with the right techniques.
  • Candidates should definitely solve 1-2 RRB NTPC Mock Tests in one day.
  • They can perform RRB NTPC Free Quizzes as well!.
  • Candidates should do at least 4 topics of Reasoning syllabus in a day.
  • Always revise the topics that one has done on the previous day.
  • Try hands-on Shortcuts but never rely on them.

RRB NTPC Preparation for Arithmetic Ability

The preparation of Arithmetic is not a difficult task. If the candidate allots 3-4 hours per day to Maths, they can easily crack this section with great marks. The candidates should read the following tricks to crack the arithmetic section:

  • Candidates must take RRB NTPC Mock Tests every day.
  • The candidates do not need to prepare for a very higher level. They just have to prepare until the 12th standard level.
  • Always remember, the more we practice, the better we get on the subject.
  • So, candidates must make sure they practice for at least 3-4 hours per day.
  • Candidates should not leave any topic unattended.
  • Candidates must have all the formulas and shortcuts on the fingertips.
  • The candidates should give more time to the topics they are weak at and lesser time to the easy sections.
  • Also, do not try to memorize the formulas, always develop an accurate and firm understanding of the numerical.

Reasons To Attempt for Railway NTPC

The candidates must be thinking why do we keep suggesting RRB NTPC Mock Tests. Well, there are many reasons. The candidates must read the following strong reasons to take RRB NTPC Mock Tests:

  • Firstly, Mock Tests are like one’s own personal teacher and evaluator.
  • The more Mock Tests one will perform, the better they get.
  • Secondly, Mock Tests help the students evaluate their own performance.
  • Candidates should always opt for difficult Mock Tests Series.
  • Moreover, candidates do not need to take anyone’s help.
  • They can understand their own weak points and work on them.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

The candidates must know the RRB NTPC Exam Pattern. Candidates must take a look before moving forward to the following points for the detail. There is one thing is common in both the exam pattern i.e., candidates have to give the penalty of 1/3 marks for each incorrect answer from the correct one.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern

The following is the brief syllabus of RRB NTPC CBT-1 and exam pattern:

  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 mark on every wrong answer.
  • Candidates who clear the CBT-1 only will appear in the next stage of the exam.
  • candidates have a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam.
Sections Maximum Marks
General Awareness 40
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Total 100

Exam Pattern for CBT-2

The table below has the sections and RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam patter:

  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 mark on every wrong answer.
  • Only those candidates who clear the CBT-1 only will sit in the next stage of the exam.
  • Candidates have to complete the exam in the time duration of 120 minutes.
Sections Maximum Marks
General Awareness 50
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total 120

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