RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019

rrb ntpc syllabus

Railway Recruitment Board has announced the starting date of NTPC Application Form filling. The students who want to appear for the exam must know the RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019-

  • The RRB NTPC Admit Card will be about to release in the month of September 2019.
  • There is a total of 35,208 vacancies in NTPC for various posts.
  • The NTPC has 2 exams: Prelims & Mains according to RRB Recruitment Notification
  • RRB NTPC Syllabus has 4 main sections: Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science
  • Also, there will be a total of 120 questions in the exam, practice on RRB NTPC Free Mock Tests for the better result.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 Highlights

NTPC full Form Non-Technical Popular Categories
Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board
Application Date Starts on February 28, 2019
Sections in Exam Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Science
Negative Marking 1/3 for every wrong answer
Official Website www.indianrailways.gov.in
Arithmetic Ability (Important topics) Number System, Time & Work, Percentage, Elementary Algebra, etc.
Reasoning & GI (Important Topics) Syllogism, Puzzle, Statement, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, etc.
General Awareness (Important Topics) Current Affairs of the last six months.

RRB NTPC Selection Process 2019

The exam mainly takes place in two stages

  1. Prelims Exam (Computer Based Test-1st Stage)
  2. Mains Exam (Computer Based Test-2nd Stage)
  3. Typing Skill Test/Computer-Based Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification
  5. Medical Exam

If the candidate clears the Prelims & Mains Exam, they will reach the Skill/Aptitude Test. However, the test will take place on the grounds of the candidate’s post preference. How To Fill The Post Preference in RRB NTPC Application Form

  • Typing Test– Candidates who have applied for the posts Junior Accountant Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper will give this test.
  • Aptitude Test– Candidates who have applied for the posts of Traffic Assistant and Assistant Station Master will give the aptitude test

RRB NTPC Syllabus Stage 1 2019

The syllabus has a total of 3 sections:


  • The RRB will conduct the exam in two stages: Prelims & Mains. 
  • The syllabus for both exams is the same whereas the difficulty level will rise in the second stage.
  • All the sections have their own separate topics, take reference from the Railway NTPC Syllabus PDF.
  • The following mentioned are the topics of each section:

Syllabus 2019 for RRB NTPC Arithmetic Ability Stage 1

The following is the syllabus of Arithmetic Ability Stage 1:

Number System
Ratio and Proportions
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Elementary Algebra
Geometry and Trigonometry
Elementary Statistics

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Syllabus 2019 for RRB NTPC Reasoning & General Intelligence Stage 1

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

Syllabus 2019 for RRB NTPC General Awareness Stage 1

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

RRB NTPC Syllabus Stage 2 (Prelims)

The candidates must check the Stage 2 Syllabus as follows:

RRB NTPC Arithmetic Ability Syllabus for Stage-2

The following is mentioned all the topics of Arithmetic Ability:

Data Interpretation (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Graphs, tables, etc.)
Time & Work
Time & Distance (Boats & Streams, Trains, etc.)
Pipe & Cistern
Profit & Loss
Margins & Discounts
Speed Calculation
Problems on Age
Linear & Quadratic Equations
Simple & Compound Interest
Area & Volume

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Syllabus for Reasoning & General Intelligence

Know the Syllabus for Stage 2 Reasoning and General Awareness from the following table-

Classification of Odd pair
Alphanumeric Series
Decision Making
Blood Relation
Direction Sense
Visual Reasoning (Pattern Detection, Hidden Images, Embedded Images, Mirror
Images, Figure Matrix, etc.)
Statement Argument, Conclusion, Interference
Problem Solving
Eligibility Test
Eligibility Test
Verbal & Visual Analysis
Arithmetical Reasoning
Sitting /Circular Arrangements
Puzzles/Complex Arrangement

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Syllabus for General Awareness

The given below is Stage 2 Syllabus for GA:

Indian Railways (Facts & Figures, History)
Indian Culture & Heritage
Geography of India
Current Affairs (National, International. Organizations, Person in News, Deaths & Demises, Awards, Science & Technology, Sports, Government Policies, etc.)
Indian History
Indian Politics
Static Affairs (National, International, Organizations, Awards & Honours, Science & Technology, Yearbook, Days, Dates, etc.)
Indian Economy

RRB NTPC Prelims Exam Pattern

All the candidates who are planning to give the exam must take a look at the exam pattern of the Prelims exam. The following table expands on the same:

  • The total time given for the exam is 90 minutes.
  • The will be Objective in nature.
  • For every wrong answer, there will be a penalty of negative marking of 1/3 from the correct answers.
  • There are a total of 100 questions for 1 mark each.
Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Arithmetic Ability 30 30
Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates appearing for the exam must check the exam pattern of the Mains exam. Moreover, this RRB NTPC Exam Pattern will help them to make a proper exam strategy-

  • The syllabus has a total of 4 sections: Reasoning & General Intelligence, Arithmetic Ability, General Science and General Awareness
  • There will be a total of 120 questions with accurate division among sections
  • The total time to complete the exam is 90 minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 for each wrong answer
  • Most importantly, the exam comes in the objective type
Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Arithmetic Ability 35 35
Reasoning & General Intelligence 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120

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  • Chanti Babu

    Please mention weightage on general science also……