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RRB NTPC Notification 2019 has been released for the recruitment in Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) for the various departments like Goods Guard, Station Master, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice, etc. The official advertisement for RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 has been released in PDF format on the official website. The Railway Recruitment Board received a total of 1,26,30,885 application for the RRB NTPC Recruitment of 35208 posts in NTPC.

Statement According to Media Sources:-
  1. The official Board of Railway finalized to allow the private agency to conduct the RRB exams, it would take a time of 1 month approximately to begin the process. It is expected to complete the process at the end of this month.
  2. We can consider that the process would be begun in the month of January 2020, this means the RRB NTPC Admit Card will be released expectedly in the month of February 2020.

RRB NTPC Live Updates
  1. The Typing Skill Test is for a few of the posts of NTPC- Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, and Junior Time Keeper.
  2. As the RRB NTPC Application Form Status has released, the RRB NTPC Admit Card will be released expectedly in the next 10-15 days.
  • RRB has released a notice stating the 1st stage CBT Exam Dates have been postponed. The revised RRB NTPC Exam Dates will be released soon on the official website.


  • Applicants are suggested to check the official website frequently, as the exam for RRB NTPC Prelims will be expected to schedule in the month of November 2019.

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019

  •  RRB NTPC exam is conducted to select suitable candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories posts. There are 21 boards situated in different parts of the country.
  • Once the Hall Ticket will release by the officials, candidates get to know all the relevant RRB NTPC Exam Dates 2019.
  • Candidates must know the RRB NTPC Syllabus to prepare well for the exam, know section-wise all the important topics of each subject.
  • The candidates who applied for the exam can take the reference of the RRB NTPC Previous Year Question Paper to prepare and to get the difficulty level of the exam.

RRB NTPC Important Dates 2019

Considering a recent advertisement by RRB was released on February 19, 2019, the RRB NTPC Online Application form has been released. Know all the RRB NTPC Exam Dates related to the exam in the below table-

Events Dates
Official Notification was released on February 28, 2019
Online Application Form March 01, 2019
Last date to make an online payment April 05, 2019
Last Date To Register Online March 31, 2019
Last date to submit Online Application (after edit) April 12, 2019
Start Date To Apply Online for Level-1 Posts March 12, 2019
Application Form Correction begins from To Be Notified Later
Release of Admit Card Last week of November  2019
RRB NTPC 2019 is scheduled for December  2019

Check RRB NTPC Important Documents 2019

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How to Download RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019?

RRB NTPC Admit Card is a mandate document to be carried to RRB Exam Center. Any candidate who has submitted the application form correctly shall receive the hall ticket for 2019.

  • NTPC Admit card contains the personal details, exam venue, and general instructions.
  • The students have to download Railway NTPC Admit Card from the official website of RRB.
  • Candidates must carry their RRB Non-Technical Hall Ticket with them to the exam hall.
  • Hence, Without Admit Card, candidates are not allowed to write the exam.

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019

  1. Visit the official website of RRB (zone or location wise)
  2. Find and click on the direct link to download RRB Non-Technical Admit card 2019
  3. Log in using your e-mail ID/Registration No and password /date of birth
  4. Check all the details mentioned on the hall ticket and print multiple copies of the same.

RRB NTPC Exam Centers

The exam for Railway Recruitment 2019 is conducted in different cities of different states and union territories across India. The candidates get to choose 5 priority-wise options to select an RRB NTPC exam center.

  • Can change the exam date sometimes, candidates face an issue with the exam center. So, they are given an option to change the exam center as well
  • The candidates must reach the exam hall 15 minutes earlier the exam is scheduled.
  • Railway officials have come up with the idea of the option of changing the exam center, also the below options
    • Also, change the exam date and time
    • To edit or modify the hall ticket

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019

There will be 100 Questions with each question valued 1 mark. Given below is the Know Complete RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019 for all posts for both Prelims and Mains-

RRB NTPC Prelims-

  • The examination will last for 90 minutes.
  • 1/3 will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • A total of 100 questions of 1 mark each.
  • There are 4 subjects- Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and General Science.

RRB NTPC Mains Exam-

  • Mains examination will have 4 sections- Reasoning, Arithmetic Ability, General Awareness, and General Science.
  • there will be 120 questions in the examination with each question carrying 1 mark.
  • 90 minutes will be provided to write the Mains Examination.
  • 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

RRB NTPC Syllabus

Railway Job Syllabus will give you an overview of all that candidate's study. Knowing the Syllabus and Exam pattern is a crucial part of the preparation process. When candidates do not know the syllabus, it is like traveling without knowing where you are going. The following table has important topics in each section:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability General Science General Awareness
Data Interpretation Puzzles Physics Current Affairs of the last 6 months (National, International, Sports, Science, etc.)
Time, Work & Distance, Profit & Loss Blood Relation & Direction Chemistry
SI & CI Syllogism Biology
Quadratic Equation Visual Reasoning Environmental Studies

RRB NTPC Preparation Tips

RRB NTPC Preparation can be aided with the help of various mock test series, previous year papers, practice tests, and quizzes. Here are Preparation tips for all the subjects of the RRB NTPC Recruitment

RRB NTPC General Awareness Preparation

The candidates can prepare for the GK section very easily. The following strategies can help crack the GK Section:

  • All candidates must be updated with the Daily News
  • Reading Weekly Current Affairs Magazines will also help a lot
  • Candidates must take out at least 3 hours regularly to prepare for GK section
  • Reading with interest will help the candidate. The cramping can result in forgetfulness

Railway Recruitment 2019 General Science Preparation

Most candidates panic when it comes to the Science section. All candidates must read the following preparation tips in order to crack the Science section:

  • Candidates must be aware of all the basics of General Science up to the 12th standard level
  • The students must practice at least 2-3 hours regularly
  • Candidates must not cram the formulas.
  • Understanding the concept will clear things in a better way

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Prepare from RRB NTPC Best Preparation Books

Arithmetic Ability: RRB Non-technical  Preparation

The candidates need not panic when it comes to the Maths section. IT can be taken care of well. Candidates can prepare it in an easy way by following the tips given below:

  • Candidates must take out 3-4 hours for Maths section per day
  • Candidates must try to understand the formulas
  • The cramming will lead to confusion

RRB NTPC Selection Process 2019

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 is the Selection Process Stages:

RRB NTPC Salary 2019

  • The highest-paid job vacancies in RRB NTPC are Station Master (SM) and Commercial Apprentice (CA).
  • Candidates will get the perks an allowances on the basis of their post for which they are selected for the Indian Railway.
  • The minimum salary of the candidates starts from INR 19900 to INR 35400 based on the designation along with the different Grade Pay.
  • Know more details about the RRB Non-technical Salary and full job profile based on the RRB NTPC Notification 2019.

RRB NTPC 2019: Zone-Wise Details of Shortlisting Candidates

  • As per the report, the highest vacancy is released from the Allahabad Region which there are 4,030 Vacancies.
  • The minimum number of vacancy is from Siliguri Region (443) of the Country.
  • 1,26,30,885 candidates have applied for the exam, but only 6 percent will be shortlisted for CBT 2.
  • RRB Wise Shortlisting of Candidates for 2nd stage CBT shall be done at the rate of 20 times the vacancy.
Name of the RRB Regions Number of Vacancies Number of Candidates
Allahabad 4030 80,600
Bangalore 2470 49,400
Bhopal 997 19,940
Bhubaneswar 498 9,960
Bilaspur 1207 24,140
Chandigarh 2483 49,660
Gorakhpur 1298 25,960
Chennai 2694 53,880
Guwahati 851 17,020
Jammu-Srinagar 898 17,968
Kolkata 2949 58,980
Malda 1043 20,860
Mumbai 3665 73,300
Muzaffarpur 929 6,580
Patna 1039 20,780
Ranchi 1386 27,720
Secunderabad 3234 64,680
Siliguri 443 8,860
Trivandrum 897 17,940

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RRB NTPC Eligibility 2019

RRB NTPC Eligibility is broadly divided into age limit and academic qualification for each post.

Age Limit 2019

  • The minimum age required to apply for NTPC 2019 is 18 years.
  • The upper age limit is 33 years for graduate posts, however, it can be relaxed according to the candidate’s category.
  • Age Relaxation is based as per the Railway Norms.

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for Undergraduate posts must have the official 12th certificate. A candidate should be a graduate from a university or an educational institute which is easily recognized by the Parliament or State Legislature if they want to apply for Graduate Posts Candidates who are applying for the positions of Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist (JAA), Senior Clerk cum Typist (SCT) and Time Keeper (TK) should have accurate knowledge and proficiency in Hindi and English Typing There is absolutely no education qualification relaxation

 RRB NTPC Vacancy

Given below is RRB NTPC Vacancy for the posts introduced for graduates as well as undergraduates: As per the recent update by RRB, the vacancies for non-technical posts have gone to 35208

RRB NTPC Revised Vacancy

Railway NTPC 2019 will be conducted for 8 posts in Railways for graduates and for 5 posts for undergraduates. The posts belong to a non-technical background. The best post in RRB is Commercial Apprentice (CA). However, this year the total RRB NTPC Revised Vacancy is 35208 for all the posts for undergraduates and graduates. Go through the tables below-

Vacancy(Undergraduate)-Revised Vacancies Updated
Name of the post Vacancy Revised Vacancy
Junior Clerk cum Typist 5711 4300
Accounts Clerk cum Typist 1002 760
Junior Time Keeper 19 05
Trains Clerk 766 592
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 6562 4940
Total 14060 10603

Here are the total railway vacancy for the graduate candidates-

RRB NTPC Vacancy (Graduate)
Name of the Post Vacancy
Traffic assistant 88
Goods Guard 5748
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5638
Senior Clerk cum Typist 2854
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 3147
Senior Time Keeper 06
Commercial Apprentice 259
Station Master 6865
Total 24649
Grand Total 10628+24605=35208

How to Apply for RRB NTPC 2019

RRB NTPC Online Application Form will be released officially from March 01, 2019. The application link for NTPC will be active on the official website of RRB (location-wise). Candidates must satisfy Railway NTPC Eligibility Criteria to apply for the exam. Depending on your eligibility, candidates get a list of posts. They have to choose their choice in the application form in order of preference. Check How to Fill Post Preference in RRB NTPC 2019 Given below are the steps required to fill the Application Form 2019:

  • Visit the official website of the respective RRB location. Find and click on the direct application link to apply for NTPC Recruitment.
  • Mention the personal and eligibility information asked correctly after you are redirected to the main form filling the page.
  • Post submission of the details, which will be directed to a page to fill your desired post. Candidates can choose from the posts published by Railway Board.
  • Fill the choice of the post in the order of preference by marking your initial priority as 1. Make sure to use a descending order method to mark your preference.
  • After submitting the post preference, mention the further personal details and academic details to continue the application process.
  • Verify all the details and move to the next step; uploading photograph and signature.
  • Click on Upload button against Photograph/ Signature tab and select scanned images from the mobile/desktop
  • After selecting the right image, click on the Upload button. Make sure the photo and signature meet all the requirements.
  • After completing the form filling process, proceed to the fee payment. Select payment mode- Online (Debit/ Credit/ Net Banking) or Offline (SBI/ Post Office Challan)
  • If anyone opts for online mode, enter the card details or bank details as asked. For offline mode, make sure the details entered in the challan are correct.
  • The online mode payment is updated immediately while the offline payment is updated after 2 hours.

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Application Fee for RRB NTPC 2019

The Application fee will vary for different categories. It is subject to a refund after the exam has been conducted. Candidates who appear for the exam shall receive a refund. Given below is the Application Form Fee for different categories:

Category Application Fee
General & OBC Candidates INR 500/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Women/PWD INR 250
Economically Backward classes having an annual family income of less than Rs 50,000 No Fee


The NTPC RRB Result 2019 will be available for the candidates in online mode on the zonal website of the RRBs which are mentioned in this article above. The result is declared in two forms, merit list, and scorecard.

  • The merit list will be released in a pdf format.
  • The scorecard will be available to the candidates through login details, User ID, and Password.
  • As you all know that for different posts, the process of selection also varies.
  • But for all the posts candidates have to undergo the computer-based test stage 1 & 2, document verification and medical exam.

RRB NTPC Cutoff 2019

Every year, millions of candidates apply for this exam. This year, RRB announced around 1.3 lakh vacancies. Candidates must have a fair idea of the RRB NTPC Cutoff. Any cutoff is the minimum marks that a student must acquire to pass the exam. The following table has Official cut off released:

Zone Gen. OBC SC ST
Ahmedabad 72.86 64.91 57.23 48.1
Ajmer 77.39 70.93 62.13 59.74
Allahabad 77.49 70.47 62.85 47.02
Bangalore 64.97 57.28 30.1 29
Bhopal 72.9 66.31 58.61 51.16
Bhubaneshwar 71.91 65.76 53.09 47.79
Bilaspur 68.79 60.7 51.49 50.07
Chandigarh 82.27 71.47 71.87 46.71
Chennai 72.14 69.11 57.67 46.84
Gorakhpur 77.43 69.01 56.63 47.67
Guwahati 66.44 57.11 52.52 52.91
Jammu-Srinagar 68.72 50.88 52.27 38.05
Kolkata 79.5 71.53 67.07 52.92
Malda 61.87 48.42 43.11 31.89
Mumbai 77.05 70.21 63.06 54.95
Muzaffarpur 57.97 45.57 30.06 25
Patna 63.03 53.57 38.55 26.69
Ranchi 63.75 57.29 45.48 48.58
Secunderabad 77.72 72.87 63.73 59.13
Siliguri 67.52 56.26 54.31 45.9
Thiruvananthapuram 79.75 75.1 56.14 36.45


What is RRB NTPC?

It is the government competitive exam which is organized by the Railway Recruitment Board of India. The full form of NTPC is Non-Technical Popular Categories. In NTPC the railway recruits for different departments as Goods Guard, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Station Master, etc.

Where can I get the RRB NTPC Mock Test in Hindi?

"Toprankers" provide the RRB NTPC Mock Test in both Hindi and English along with the free mock test series.

What is the salary of Goods Guard?

The RRB NTPC Salary of the Goods Guard is INR 29,200. The highest salary given by the Railway is INR 35,400 for the post of Assistant Station Master (ASM).

What is the last date to apply online for RRB NTPC?

The RRB NTPC Notification is yet to release. The candidates will get the notification soon on the official website of Railway.

How I can prepare for RRB NTPC?

Candidates can prepare for the exam by practicing the model papers, also they have to prioritize the topic.

What is NTPC post in Railway?

Goods Guard, Station Master, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Traffic Assistant, Senior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Train Clerk, etc posts comes under RRB NTPC.

Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC exam?

Yes, there is the deduction of 1/3 for every wrong answer.

What is Commercial Apprentice in Railway?

It is one of post of Railway Recruitment Board Group C. The salary of Commercial Apprentice is INR 35,400.

What is a salary of a Railway Clerk?

The initial pay is INR 19,900 of Railway Clerk and the highest pay is INR 35,400 for Senior level posts.

When is RRB NTPC exam?

Once the admit card will release you can check the exam date and exam center which you can download it from the official website of Railway by giving log in details.

Is RRB NTPC exam held every year?

Yes RRB NTPC exam held every year. As per the official notification RRB released the recruitment for 35208 vacancies in 2019. Also, for other railway recruitment as Paramedical Staff,  Ministerial & Isolated Categories and Level 1 (RRC 01) Posts.

Which is the best job in RRB NTPC?

The post of Station Master and Commercial Apprentice is the best job in Railway.

Is RRB exam tough?

The level of the exam is similar to the SSC exams but not easier than the Banking exam. You can check the RRB NTPC Syllabus for more details about the difficulty level of the exam. However, on the basis of cutoffs, the competition will get tough.

Is there any sectional cut off in RRB NTPC?

The cutoff marks may vary on the category of the candidate. As also for the 21 Regional Railway Recruitment Boards.

Can 12th pass apply for RRB NTPC?

The Railway announce the vacancy for 10th, 12th, Diploma, ITI and Graduates on the basis of the post to fill the 1.3 lakh vacancies in 2019-20 for NTPC. Paramedical Staff, Isolated & Ministerial Categories, etc.





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