The popular non-technical category (NTPC) Rail Recruitment Council (RRB) is one of the most popular competitive exams among young people. Notification RRB NTPC announced over 35,000 vacancies for various positions. Candidates wishing to get involved in the services offered by the Rail Recruitment Board (RRB) should know how to prepare the GK for RRB NTPC 2019. General knowledge (GK) plays an important role in choosing a candidate for this online exam. Because the gk weight on the NTPC RRB exam is significant, and without a strategy to prepare the GK for the NTPC RRB exam, it cannot be qualified. In this article, we'll explore the various components of NTPC preparation, for example, exam design, curriculum, question trends, available resources, and a complete testing strategy.

RRB NTPC test pattern for Prelims 2019

Section Questions Allotted marks Time Duration
Quantitative aptitude 30 30 1:30 Hours
General Intelligence & Reasoning 30 30
General Knowledge 40 40

RRB NTPC Pattern for Mains

Section Total number of Questions Allotted marks to questions Time Duration
General Awareness 50 50 1:30 Hours Or 90 Minutes  
Quantitative aptitude 35 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35

RRB NTPC Recruitment

RRB NTPC Recuitment

RRB NTPC Pattern for the Third Stage

  • Computer skills test / psychological test - for Station Master and Traffic Assistant
  • Qualifying grades - To be eligible, candidates must obtain a Total score of at least 42 marks on each of the tests.
  • It applies to all candidates irrespective of community or category, and it is not allowed to soften the minimum T-score.
  • Candidates are required to qualify in each of the tested CBAT tests for being considered SM / TA.
  • No negative marking in the CBAT test.
  • Typing skill test - For junior clerk with a typist, junior time supervisor, accountant with a typist, a senior clerk with a typist, junior account assistant with typist and senior time supervisor.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 General Knowledge

The weight of the general awareness section on the RRB NTPC 2019 exam is greater than that of mathematics and reasoning, which is why candidates should put special emphasis on strategic planning for preparation for general knowledge on the RRB NTPC 2019 exam. The syllabus section for general knowledge (GK) for RRB NTPC Stage 1 (Initial) and Stage 2 (Network) are listed in the following table. Persons aspiring to understand the exam fully should check the full RRB NTPC training program

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Games and sports
  • Indian Politics and Governance - constitution and political system
  • General scientific and technological achievements, including the space and nuclear program of India, the UN, and other significant world organization
  • Art and culture of India
  • Indian literature
  • Sights and places in India
  • General and natural sciences (up to the 10th CBSE)
  • Indian history and the fight for freedom
  • The social and economic geography of India and the world
  • Environmental problems concerning India and the whole world
  • Basics of computers and computer applications, popular shortcuts
  • Transport systems in India
  • Indian economy
  • Famous personalities of India and the world
  • Flagship government programs
  • India's flora and fauna
  • Important governmental organizations and the public sector in India etc.

RRB NTPC GK Materials / Books

Books are an important component of preparing an NTPC exam candidate, which is why candidates must genuinely follow the books recommended by the RRB NTPC to prepare for the exam. Some books that will help prepare a candidate for CG are presented below.

  • Lucent
  • Manorama directory
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine
  • Arihant General Knowledge 2019
  • Newspapers

In addition to RRB NTPC sectional books, applicants should also review the books listed below:


  • RRB NTPC Guide 2019
  • Arihant
  • Non-technical CBT Railways Database 1997 to date
  • Kiran Prakashan
  • 15 Exercise Series for Step II of the RRB NTPC Exam (Graduate)
  • Disha Experts
  • General Awareness 2019 for RRB Junior Engineer, NTPC, ALP, and Group D 3rd Edition exams
  • Disha Experts

RRB NTPC Recruitment

RRB NTPC Recruitment


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 in both Hindi and English along with the free mock test series. Candidates will get the NPTC Mock Test with the latest updated questions on our website (

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). Along with the salary, candidates will get the perks & allowances also like- Dearness Allowance, Medical Benefits, Travel Allowance, Food Coupon, etc.

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

The RRB NTPC Notification was released for the session 2019-20. The RRB NTPC Admit card is yet to release in the month of March 2020. Click Here to Know a complete update about the RRB NTPC Admit Card.

What is the RRB NTPC Stage 1 Exam Pattern?

The RRB NTPC Stage 1 is an online mode of exam conducted for 100 marks having 100 questions. The exam includes three sections: Arithmetic Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and General Science.

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 come under RRB NTPC. Click Here to Know the Complete RRB NTPC Job Profile.

Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC exam?

Yes, there is the deduction of 1/3 for every wrong answer. Candidates have to give the penalty of the incorrect answer from the correct one. The negative marking will be for the Computer Based Test 1 and 2 both.

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. Along with the salary candidates will get perks and allowance namely- Dearness Allowance, Medical Benefits, Travel Allowances, etc.

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 from the official website of Railway by giving login details. As per the latest news, the exam will be conducted in the month of December 2020 expectedly.

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?

There are so many posts in the Non-Technical Popular Categories, but 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.

How many vacancies are released for RRB NTPC 2019-20?

This year, a total of 35208 vacancies have been released for RRB NTPC 20019-20.