Exam Info and Alerts
Select Date

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: General Intelligence and Reasoning Preparation Tips & books


RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017 is a national level examination to recruit candidates for ‘non- technical’ posts. The 2nd stage CBT of RRB NTPC is the second phase of the recruitment process and the first stage is the 1st CBT. This examination is basically held to recruit candidates for posts of officer and clerk/ station master/ Goods guards/ TT in the department of railways. This year, around 60 lakh students appeared for the 1st stage CBT of RRB NTPC conducted by the ‘Railway Recruitment Board’. Those candidates who have successfully clarified the 1st stage CBT will be able to sit for the 2nd stage CBT.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Exam Highlights

  • The exam will be of online mode.
  • There will be 120 questions in the question paper of 1 marks each.
  • The time duration will be of 90 minutes.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Mock test - Take test now!

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Exam Pattern

Name of the Sections


General Awareness


Arithmetic Ability/ Numerical Ability


General Intelligence and Reasoning




RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: General Intelligence and Reasoning- Preparation Tips

In the RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT paper, 60 percent of the questions will be from ‘General Intelligence and Reasoning’ and ‘Quantitative Aptitude’. Let us take a look at the important topics of General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  1. Letters/ words and numbers related to each other
  2. Find out the missing term in a series
  3. Blood Relations
  4. Direction Sense
  5. Questions from ‘Coding and decoding’
  6. Odd numbers
  7. Letters and figures
  8. Number pairs
  9. Trends & Operations (Find out a missing number)
  • This section is meant to test the ‘Logical and Reasoning skills’ of a candidate.
  • Try to emphasise on topics like ‘Sitting Arrangement’ as this topic is time consuming in nature. So, practice this topic as much as you can.
  • This section will consist of 2 questions on puzzles (minimum)
  • Practice questions from topics like direction sense, syllogisms, coding decoding and inequalities along with questions from other sections.
  • Frame a practice schedule which will consist of all the topics and make sure you don’t skip any of the topics.
  • Try to use shortcuts to solve questions in this section. Learn as many shortcut tricks as you can and use them. This approach will make you solve the questions faster.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: General Intelligence and Reasoning- Books to be followed

Given below is a list of books which we recommend for RRB NTPC 2nd stage preparation:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non- Verbal Reasoning (R.S. Aggarwal)
  • A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, Non- Verbal & Analytical (Arihant Publications)
  • Analytical Reasoning (M.K. Pandey- Bsc Publications)

We hope that this article would be helpful. Stay tuned for more preparation tips and important notifications. We wish you good luck!

TopRankers App for Banking and Govt. Exam Preparation

TopRankers Online Test-Series

  • SSC CHSL Test Series
  • RRB NTPC Test Series
  • IBPS SO Test Series
  • RBI Assistant Mock Test 2016
  • NIACL AO Mains Mock Tests
  • UP Police SI Mock Test
  • IPPB Officer Test Series

All Rights Reserved Top Rankers