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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Analysis: 17th January 2017 (Shift 1/ Slot 1)

The RRB NTPC Stage 2 examination is all set to hit the exam centres on 17th, 18th and 19th January 2017. Around 3 lakh students cleared the exam out of 60 lakh students who appeared in the RRB NTPC Stage 1 exam 2016. The examination is conducted every year to recruit candidates for non- technical posts like station masters/ officer and clerk/ TT/ goods guards.

We bring you the complete analysis of RRB NTPC Stage 2 exam 2017 held on 17th January 2017 which will help you to:

1. Section-wise and topic- wise Analysis
2. Topics asked in the exam
3. Distribution of Marks
4. Good attempts

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RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Exam Pattern

Let us take a look at the exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains 2017:

The RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017 exam will comprise of three sections namely:

1. Arithmetic Ability
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning
3. General Awareness

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Analysis – 17th January 2017- Shift 1- Summary of Analysis

The summary of the RRB NTPC 2nd stage Mains exam is as follows:

 Sections Difficulty Level Good Attempts Arithmetic Ability/Numerical Ability Easy-Moderate 24-26 General Intelligence and Reasoning Easy-Moderate 25-27 General Awareness Moderate 47-50

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Analysis – 17th January 2017- Shift 1- Overall Analysis

As per the overall analysis, the RRB NTPC Stage 2 exam for 17th January 2017 Slot 1 was Moderate. The number of good attempts which can make you cross the cut- off marks are 95-105. The must way to fetch good marks is to focus on accuracy:

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Analysis – 17th January 2017- Shift 1-Section-Wise Analysis

Let us now go through the section- wise analysis of RRB NTPC 2nd stage Mains CBT 2017:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Easy-Moderate.

Good Attempts: 25-27 number of questions will make you clear cut- off marks.

 Topics Level of Difficulty Number of Questions asked Coding and Decoding Easy 3 Syllogism Easy-Moderate 3 Series Easy-Moderate 3 Direction Sense Test Easy 3 Seating Arrangement Easy 4 Analogy Easy 2-3 Ranking Easy 1 Odd one out Easy-Moderate 2 Logical(statement) Easy 6 Miscellaneous Moderate 4

Quantitative Aptitude:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Easy-Moderate.

Good Attempts: 24-26 number of questions will make you clear cut- off marks.

 Topics Level of Difficulty Number of Questions asked Profit/ Loss Moderate 4 Simple and Compound Interest Easy-Moderate 4 Mensuration and Geometry Easy-Moderate 3 Percentage Easy 3 Trigonometry Easy-Moderate 1 Algebra Easy-Moderate 2 Time and Work Easy 3 ratio & age Moderate 4 Speed and Distance Moderate 3 Average(mode & mean) Easy 1 DI (tabular) Easy 4 Data Sufficiency Easy 3

General Awareness:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Moderate.

Good Attempts: 47-50 number of questions will make you clear cut- off marks.

 Topics Level of Difficulty Number of Questions asked History Easy-Moderate 4-5 Economy and Budget Moderate 3 Politics Easy 4 Current Affairs/GA Easy-Moderate 15 Computer Easy 4 General Science Moderate-Difficult 4 Miscellaneous Easy-Moderate 12 Geography Moderate-Difficult 4

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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2016-17 Exam Dates and Shift Timings

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) conducted the RRB NTPC Stage 1 examination in the month of March to May 2016. The exam is conducted in order to recruit candidates for non- technical posts like officer and clerk/ Station masters/ TT/ Goods guards. Around 60 lakh students appeared for the stage 1 exam of RRB NTPC and about 3 lakh students cleared the exam. Now, it’s time for the RRB NTPC stage 2 CBT and the students who managed to clear the Stage 1 will be eligible. In this article, we will make you go through details of "RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains : Exam Dates and Shift Timings"

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains: Exam Highlights

• The paper will comprise of 120 questions (each of 1 mark)
• The total time duration required for the exam will be of 90 minutes
• The exam will be of online mode. The paper will be objective in nature.
• The paper will consist of three sections namely: General Intelligence, Reasoning and General Awareness

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RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains 2017 is as follows:

 Name of Sections Questions Numerical Ability/ Arithmetic Ability 40 General Awareness 40 General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Total Marks 120

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains: Exam Dates and Shift Timings

Go through the table given below:

 Exam Dates Shift Timings 17th January 2017 (Tuesday) Shift 1- (07: 30 AM onwards) Shift 2- (11: 00 AM onwards) Shift 3- (02: 30 AM onwards) 18th January 2017 (Wednesday) Shift 1- (07: 30 AM onwards) Shift 2- (11: 00 AM onwards) Shift 3- (02: 30 AM onwards) 19th January 2017 (Thursday) Shift 1- (07: 30 AM onwards) Shift 2- (11: 00 AM onwards) Shift 3- (02: 30 AM onwards)

Note: Please make sure that you reach the venue half an hour prior to the reporting time.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Syllabus and Important Topics

You must be wondering about what is the syllabus and what are the important topics of RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017? Let us find out:

 RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains: Sections Syllabus/ Important Topics General Intelligence and Reasoning Odd figures / numbers/letters/ Find out the missing number Letters/numbers/ words related to each other Fill in the missing term in the series Blood Relations Direction Sense Problems on Coding and decoding Numerical Ability/ Arithmetic Ability Geometry Mensuration Number System Algebra Trigonometry General Awareness Awards and Honours Sports Books and Authors Indian Railway Science Concepts (Class X): Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environment etc. Computer Fundamentals (Web Terminology, MS Office, Hardware and software etc.) Budget and Economics Politics History of India Geography National and International events Current Affairs

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## RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Mains CBT Expected Cut Off 2017

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is all set to conduct ‘RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT (Computer Based Test) Mains’ to recruit candidates for the ‘non- technical’ posts. The RRB NTPC Stage 2 examination is scheduled to be held on 17th January 2017 to 19th January 2017. RRB NTPC Stage 2 CBT Mains is by far the most famous one among all other railway exams.

The RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT will be held in three independent slots on 17 January 2017 (Tuesday) 18 January 2017 (Wednesday).

RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains 2017: Exam Highlights

• Authority Conducting the Exam: RRB Indian Railways
• Exam Dates: 17th Jan, 18th Jan, 19th Jan 2017
• Name of the Exam: RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT for Non-Technical Categories
• Total Number of Posts: 18252 posts

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RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains 2017: Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains 2017 consists of three sections. The pattern of RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains 2017 is as follows:

 Subject Number of Questions General Awareness 40 Numerical Ability/ Arithmetic Ability 40 General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Total Marks 120

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains: Previous year cut - off marks

The cut- off marks of an exam is dependent on various factors like

• Previous year cut- off marks
• Number of aspirants
• Number of good attempts

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains: Previous year cut - off marks (Category wise)

The cut- off marks of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains (Category wise):

1. Commercial Apprentice (CA) Cut - off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 91.47 83.82 OBC 94.28 82.44 SC 80.04 74.05 ST 80.75 80.63

1. Traffic Apprentice (TA) Cut- off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 82.76 79.62 OBC 80.04 78.85 SC 73.29 73.29 ST 78.87 72.99

1. Enquiry/ Reservation Clerk (ECRC) Cut- off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 82.76 82.44 OBC – – SC 74.42 72.23 ST 71.41 70.09

1. Goods Guard Cut- off
 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 83.43 75 OBC 77.83 70.97 SC 72.23 65.01 ST 71.68 65.23

1. Senior Clerk Cut- off

 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 83.17 70.01 OBC 74.38 68.58 SC 64.08 58.37 ST 58.83 56.83

1. Sr. Clerk-cum-Typist Cut Off
 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 80.17 69.01 OBC 75.38 65.58 SC 64.08 59. 37 ST 57.83 57.83

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains: Previous year cut- off marks (Zone wise)

The RRB Non-Technical Exam 2016 Zone Wise/ Region Wise Cut off marks are as follows:

 Regions/ Zones Cut- off Marks RRB Allahabad NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Mumbai NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Ajmer NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Secunderabad NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Kolkata NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Ahmedabad NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Bhopal NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Chennai NTPC 70-75 marks RRB Bhubaneswar NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Patna NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Bangalore NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Ranchi NTPC 70-75 marks RRB Thiruananthapuram NTPC 68-73 marks RRB Muzaffarpur NTPC 70-75 marks RRB Guwahati NTPC 70-75 marks RRB Chandigarh NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Bilaspur NTPC 70-75 marks RRB Gorakhpur NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Siliguri NTPC 68-73 marks RRB Malda NTPC 73-78 marks RRB Jammu NTPC 68-73 marks

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains 2017: Expected cut- off marks

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT Mains 2017: Expected cut- off marks (Category- wise)

The cut- off marks of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains 2017 (Category wise) is expected to be as follows:

1. Commercial Apprentice (CA) Cut- off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 93.47 85.82 OBC 96.28 84.44 SC 82.04 76.05 ST 85.75 82.63

1. Traffic Apprentice (TA) Cut- off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 84.76 81.62 OBC 82.04 80.85 SC 77.29 75.29 ST 80.87 74.99

1. Enquiry/ Reservation Clerk (ECRC) Cut- off
 Category/ Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 85.76 86.44 OBC – – SC 77.42 75.23 ST 74.41 71.09

1. Goods Guard Cut- off
 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 84.43 78 OBC 77.83 73.97 SC 74.23 68.01 ST 72.68 66.23

1. Senior Clerk Cut- off

 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 85.17 72.01 OBC 76.38 70.58 SC 66.08 60.37 ST 59.83 57.83

1. Sr. Clerk-cum-Typist Cut Off
 Community Upper Cut-off Marks Lower Cut-off Marks General (UR) 75.13 69.73 OBC 69.64 67.51 SC 67.77 63.08 ST 65.95 63.3

RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT Mains 2017: Expected cut- off marks (Zone- wise)

The RRB NTPC Exam 2017 Cut off marks for different regions are expected as follows:

 Regions Cut- off Marks RRB Allahabad NTPC 77-82 marks RRB Mumbai NTPC 76-83 marks RRB Ajmer NTPC 75-80 marks RRB Secunderabad NTPC 78-82 marks RRB Kolkata NTPC 74-80 marks RRB Ahmedabad NTPC 73-79 marks RRB Bhopal NTPC 78-82 marks RRB Chennai NTPC 72-76 marks RRB Bhubaneswar NTPC 75-79 marks RRB Patna NTPC 77-82 marks RRB Bangalore NTPC 75-79 marks RRB Ranchi NTPC 72-77 marks RRB Thiruananthapuram NTPC 70-74 marks RRB Muzaffarpur NTPC 72-77 marks RRB Guwahati NTPC 73-76 marks RRB Chandigarh NTPC 77-82 marks RRB Bilaspur NTPC 72-77 marks RRB Gorakhpur NTPC 77-82 marks RRB Siliguri NTPC 70-74 marks RRB Malda NTPC 74-78 marks RRB Jammu NTPC 69-73 marks

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## 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.

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RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Exam Pattern

 Name of the Sections Questions General Awareness 40 Arithmetic Ability/ Numerical Ability 40 General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Total 120

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)

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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains General Awareness Preparation Tips & Books

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is going to conduct the 2nd stage CBT (Computer Based Test) i.e. RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Mains 2017 exam. Candidates equal to 15 times the available vacancies will be shortlisted for 2nd stage CBT of RRB NTPC.

The final selection will be merely based on the merit obtained by a candidate in the RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT 2017 or/ and Aptitude Test/ Typing test results. Mark normalization will be based on extant rules of both 1st stage and 2nd stage CBT of RRB NTPC.

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RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains: Exam Pattern

The pattern of RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT 2017 is as follows:

 Subject Number of Questions General Awareness 40 Numerical Ability/ Arithmetic Ability 40 General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Total Marks 120

Note: Time duration of the exam will be of 90 minutes.

What are the tips to crack ‘General Awareness’ section of the RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT as it is one of the most unpredictable sections of all? Let us take you through the some of the incredible tips to crack ‘General Awareness’ section in RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains:

Let us first figure out what are the important topics of ‘General Awareness’ section in RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains:

• Geography and related concepts
• Current Affairs
• Authors and Books
• Economics and related concepts
• Budget and related events
• Polity
• Indian and related History of India
• Indian Railways and related news
• Class 10th concepts: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environment, Computer fundamentals (MS Office basics, Hardware and software, Computer related terminology etc.)

Now, it’s time for some tips to crack ‘General Awareness’ section in RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains:

• This section basically tests a candidate’s “General Awareness”.
• This is a section where the questions are asked from many topics.
• This section must be solved in a very short time span i.e. max 12- 15 mins. More time than this should not be taken.
• Topics like Polity, History and Geography should be more focused on. These topics dominate the paper on a whole.
• Make a note of all the national and international recent events both.
• Go through newspapers on a regularly basis, read articles, magazines and watch news regularly.
• Go through the question papers of different years and get an idea of what is asked. Mock tests will help you keep a track of how many questions you are able to answer.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: Books to be followed

Given below are some of the books which you can follow:

1. General Science & General knowledge - Lucent publication books
2. India Paperback by Publication Division
3. Manorama Yearbook
4. Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective) by Sangram Keshari Rout
5. General Knowledge by Lucent

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains 2017: GK Questions Asked in previous years

• Which is the longest train route in the world-Moscow(Russia) to Vladivostok(Russia)
• The railway budget maximum time was represented by- Babu Jagjivan Ram
• Which is the slowest train in India- Nilgiri Express
• When did Indian train got toilets- 1891
• Which is the shortest distance between two successive station- 3km(Nagpur and Ajni station)
• When did the first Rajdhani train start- 1 march 1969
• When did Duronto Express train start- 2009 (Sealdah to New Delhi)
• Which is the longest railway tunnel in India-Pir Panjal railway tunnel
• Who designed the world’s first railway timetables by- George Bradshaw

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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) Exam: Preparation Tips & Study Plan for Arithmetic Ability Section and Suggested Books!

RRB NTPC exam stage 2(Mains) exam will be conducted from 17th January 2017 to 19th January , 2017. There exist 18252 vacancies in Non technical category of Indian Railways recruitment this year. About 93 lakh candidates appeared for the NTPC stage 2 exam.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Exam Pattern:

The stage 2 of NTPC exam will consist of 120 objective type questions and total time duration will be 90 minutes.

The questions will be asked from following subjects:

 Subjects Marks General Awareness 40 Arithmetic Ability 35 General Intelligence & Reasoning 35 General Science 10

Negative Marking:  There will be a deduction of 0.33 marks for each wrong attempt.

In the below section, we are presenting the  preparation tips for General Awareness and Arithmetic Ability section.

RRB NTPC Arithmetic Ability Syllabus

1) Series – Arithmetic and Numeric

2) Data Sufficiency
3) Data Interpretation

4)Whole numbers &Decimals
5) Ratio & Proportion
6) Percentages
7) Averages
8) Simple and Compound Interest
9) Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnerships
10) Mixture and Alligation
11) Time and distance, Time & Work
12) Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
13) Graphs of Linear Equations
14) Geometry
15) Trigonometric ratio
17) Complementary angles
18) Heights and Distance
19) Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Pie Chart, Bar Chart

### RRB NTPC Arithmetic Ability: Topic Wise Preparation Tips

Arithmetic Series

• It is really easy to figure out from past paper’s analysis that questions from Number/Alpahbet series constitute a major part of quantitative aptitude section.
• In these type of questions, A series of numbers is given. All of which are inter-related to each another.
• Once you identify the pattern, solving the question becomes a cake walk.
• There can be following patterns:
• Prime Numbers
• Squares/ Cubes
• Patterns in differences
• Pattern in alternate numbers
• Geometric series
• Odd one out
• Cube roots
• Square roots
• Take some time in solving these questions as the accuracy is an important factor.
• This section needs a good practice. Take all type of questions and try to get the correct answer.
• Devise a startegy for proper time management. If you take too much time in solving a question but are unab
• Start by going through the basic questions of series.
• Solve 5 questions of series daily for the next 1 month. This will increase your speed, your exposure to various series combinations and moreover you will be prepared for the toughest level of seating arrangement questions by the time of your exam.

Data Sufficiency

• Read the given statements carefully.
• Do not to predict/assume any data on your own.
• Do not waste a lot of time on one particular question.
• Use the first statement and combine it with main statement. If you get the answer then the  first statement is sufficient to answer the question.
• If first statement is not sufficient to find the answer, then take the second statement individually and combine with the main statement. If you can get the answer then answer is second statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.

Data Interpretation

• Data Interpretation is one of the most important part of the Arithmetic Ability section.
• DI questions are usually repeated from previous year's question papers.
• Most of the questions are from pie charts, bar diagram and graphs.
• Read the questions carefully and understand what is being asked. Do not start solving as soon as you see the question and the figures. There will be a few questions that won’t even need calculations.
• Observe each option carefully.
• Focus on solving one question at a time. Do not think about the next or the previous question.
• Try to memorize related formulas and short cut methods.

### RRB NTPC Arithmetic Ability Study Plan

1. Accuracy and Speed are the keys for scoring maximum in this section.
2. Give at least 3-4 hours daily for Arithmetic Abilitypreparation.
3. Attempt easy questions first and give time for the tricy questions.
4. Conentrate on tricky and time takig topics more.
5. Enroll for RRB NTPC mock test series for Arithmetic Ability section.
6. Mock Tests will also help in creating a time management plan.
7. Discuss with other students and faculties about the topics and clear all doubts before the examination.

### ·Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal

• It is also useful to refer class 9 and 10 text books.

Believe in your ability and aim for the best. We wish you All the Best!

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Railway Recruitment Board, otherwise known as RRB, has released notifications for admit cards for NTPC exam (2nd Stage). RRB Bilaspur, RRB Chandigarh, RRB Chennai, RRB Gorakhpur, RRB Guwahati, RRB Jammu and Srinagar, RRB Ahmedabad, RRB Ajmer, RRB Allahabad, RRB Bengaluru, RRB Bhopal, RRB Bhubaneswar, RRB Kolkata, RRB Malda, RRB Ranchi, RRB Secunderabad, RRB Siliguri, RRB TVM, RRB Mumbai, RRB Muzaffarpur and RRB Patna have already published the 1st stage exam’s results. Now, they are all set to publish admit cards for NTPC Graduate CEN 03/2015 2nd stage exam. The examination will be online and it is scheduled to be held in January 2017 and February 2016.

The RRB will publish call letters of RRB NTPC 2016 in two different parts:

RRB NPTC Preliminary e-Call Letter (Part 2) - The Part 1 of RRB Admit Card will be issued today 2:00 PM Onwards for making travel arrangements. It will contain the name of the test centre city.

RRB NTPC Final e-Call Letter (Part 2) - This will be part 2 of RRB Admit card which will contain info about ‘Test Centre Name’ and ‘Address’ will be issued 4 days before the date of exam.

Note: You can download the admit cards of RRB Non- Technical NTPC CEN 03/2015 2nd stage exam from the official website of RRB. The RRB NTPC Admit Card 2016 CEN 03/2015 will be officially available in the month of Januaryuary 2017. The candidates who have managed to qualify in the 1st stage exam will be able to sit for the 2nd stage exam.

The dates of the online examination and date for issue of hall tickets/ admit cards of RRB NTPC exam can be summarized in a table given below:

 Exam Date (CBT) Admit Card (Preliminary) Admit Card (Final) 17 January 2017 02 January 2017 13 January 2017 18 January 2017 03 January 2017 14 January 2017 19 January 2017 04 January 2017 15 January 2017

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2016 CEN 03/ 2015 2nd Stage: Region- wise admit cards

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2016 CEN 03/ 2015 2nd Stage: Schedule and important events

 Events/ Significance Important Dates Online application for RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015: Last date January 25, 2016 RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 1st Stage Exam Admit Card download 07 Mar 2016 1st Stage CBT exam dates 28 Mar 2016 – 30 Apr 2016 RRB NTPC (Graduate) CEN 03/2015 2nd Stage Exam Admit Card download January 2017 2nd Stage CBT exam dates January 17 – January 19, 2017

Stay tuned for more information around RRB NTPC exams. We wish you good luck!

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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Previous year Questions and Cut - off Marks

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) is one of the prestigious exams of all times conducted by the ‘Indian Railway Recruitment Board” for non- technical posts. The RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) examination is scheduled to be held on 17th, 18th and 19th January 2017. The results of the RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) exam will be released in zone- wise manner.

What are the previous year questions asked in RRB NTPC 2016 Stage 2 Mains exam? What are the expected cut- off marks? We, in this article, bring you relevant information for both of the above questions.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Exam Pattern

Let us go through the exam pattern of RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016:

The RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016 exam will comprise of questions from three sections namely:

• Arithmetic

• General Intelligence and Reasoning

• General Awareness

There will be all total 120 questions of objective nature. The total exam time duration will be 190 minutes.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Previous year questions

We strongly recommend the aspirants you to go through the previous year questions of RRB NTPC exam. It will give you an idea of the pattern asked and the types of questions asked in the exam (in terms of difficulty level and question types):

RRB NTPC 2016: Previous year questions (General Awareness):

• The conference on commerce and trade ‘Destination India’ was organised at:

1. Zurich (b) Bangalore (c) Singapore (d) Tokyo

• As per a recent survey conducted by the “Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry”, which of the following countries tops the list on labour productivity:

(a) India (b) Luxembourg (c) Belgium (d) France

• Which of these is the newly added member of “International Coffee Organisation”?

1. India (b) Sri Lanka (c) Kenya (d) Vietnam

• The World day to combat desertification and drought is observed on:

(a) June 17 (b) June 20 (c) April 17 (d) July 20

• Who has been appointed as the chairman of IIM Ahmedabad:

(a) Y.C. Deveshwar (b) N.R. Narayana Murthy(c) Sanjiv Gupta (d) M. Damodaran

RRB NTPC 2016: Previous year questions (Arithmetic):

• A square shaped waste land’s perimeter is 208 metres. The width of the path is 2 metres approx. What would be the total cost of fencing around the path at the rate of Rs. 12.5 per metre?

1. Rs. 2500 (b) Rs. 2700 (c) Rs. 2800 (d) None of these

• If the area of a circle is equal to the sum of the areas of the circles of radius of 5m and 12m each, what would be the radius of the circle?

1. 13 m (b) 14 m (c) 15 m (d) None of these

• What fraction of an hour is supposed to pass between 4: 56 PM and 5: 32 PM?

1. 1/ 4 (b) 3/ 4 (c) 3/ 5 (d) 1/ 2

• Pick up the odd term in the series: 3, 8, 15, 24, 34, 48, 63

1. 15 (b) 34 (c) 24 (d) 48

RRB NTPC 2016: Previous year questions (General Intelligence and Reasoning):

• Which of these is supposed to appear 2nd in the dictionary order?

(a) Kick (b) Kite (c) Kitten (d)Kindle

• Which of these words cannot be framed using letters of the word ‘OPERATIONAL’?

(a) LANE (b) TRAIN (c) OPTIONAL (d) REPEAT

• Fill in the missing part- ABCD : WXYZ : : EFGH : ?

1. STUV (b)STVU (c) RSTU (d) TVUS

• Fill in the missing part- NUMBER : REBNUM : : GHOST : ?

1. STOGH (b) TOSGH (c)TSOHG (d) TSOGH

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks

What will be expected cut- off marks for RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016? Let us find out:

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks (Post- wise)

We present you the cut- off marks for different posts of RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) exam 2016. Different posts in RRB NTPC are Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), ECRC, Goods Guard, Junior Accounts Assistant, Junior Accounts Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist and Assistant Station Master (ASM).

 Name of the posts General OBC Commercial Apprentice(CA) 76 73 Traffic Apprentice(TA) 77 75 ECRC 75 70 Goods Guard 59 56 Junior Accounts Assistant 64 59 Senior Clerk cum Typist 68 63 Assistant Station Master(ASM) 68 65

RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks (Region - wise)

Now, it’s time for the RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains cut- off marks based on different regions:

 Different zones Expected Cut Off Marks RRB Allahabad 77-80 marks RRB Mumbai 75-82 marks RRB Ajmer 73-79 marks RRB Secunderabad 75-82marks RRB Kolkata 73-77 marks RRB Ahmedabad 73-77 marks RRB Bhopal 75-79 marks RRB Chennai 70-76 marks RRB Bhubaneswar 73-79 marks RRB Patna 75-81 marks RRB Bangalore 73-79 marks RRB Ranchi 70-76 marks RRB Thiruvananthapuram 68-74 marks RRB Muzaffarpur 70-74 marks RRB Guwahati 70-75 marks RRB Chandigarh 75-82 marks RRB Bilaspur 70-75 marks RRB Gorakhpur 75-82 marks RRB Siliguri 68-72 marks RRB Malda 73-77 marks RRB Jammu 68-74 marks

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## Sure Shot Tips and Tricks to Crack RRB NTPC 2nd Stage 2016 exam

The RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) will hold a 2nd stage Computer Based Test (CBT) Mains examination i.e. RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Mains. Candidates equal to 15 times of the available vacancies will be invited for the RRB NTPC 2nd stage CBT. The invitation of the candidates will be based on the merit position in the CBT held during 28th March 2016 to 3rd May 2016 (1st stage CBT).

The criteria of final selection will be merely based on the merit position obtained in the RRB NTPC 2nd stage ‘Computer Based Test (CBT)’ and/ or results of Aptitude test/ Typing Skill Test. The normalization of marks will be based on the extant rules in 1st and 2nd stage ‘Computer Based Test (CBT)’.

RRB NTPC Stage 2 Mains Exam Mock Test - Attempt Now!

How does someone crack RRB NTPC NTPC 2nd Stage exam? What are the preparation tips for RRB NTPC 2nd stage 2016 exam? We will find it out in this article.

Before going to the preparation tips, let us take a look at the pattern of RRB NTPC 2nd stage exam:

 Subject Number of Questions General Awareness 40 Arithmetic Ability/ Numerical Ability 40 General Intelligence and Reasoning 40 Total 120

Note: The time duration of RRB NTPC 2nd stage is 90 minutes.

RRB NTPC 2nd stage 2016: Section- wise syllabus and tips to crack RRB NTPC 2nd Stage

The RRB NTPC 2nd Stage examination will comprise of three sections: General Awareness, Arithmetic and General Intelligence and Reasoning. It is vital for us to go through the section- wise syllabus and tips to score the cut- off in individual sections:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

• This section is meant to test a candidate’s ‘Logical and mental aptitude’ skills.
• It can be a perfect scoring section when you practice enough enormous questions from various sources.
• This section will consist of 2 questions on puzzles (minimum)
• It will also consist of questions on direction sense, syllogisms, coding decoding and inequalities along with questions from other sections.
• Make a plan in which dedicate a few hours to every important topic of this section.
• Use shortcut tricks to solve questions from these section. This approach will make you solve the questions faster.
• Important topics from this section:
1. Related word/letters/numbers
2. Series with one term missing
3. Blood Relations
4. Distance/Direction Sense
5. Coding and decoding
6. Odd number/letters/figures/number pair
7. Trends & Operations – Missing number

Numerical Ability/ Arithmetic Ability:

• This section is meant to test a candidate’s ‘numerical/ mathematical’ skills.
• It is most time consuming section of all. But, you can perform well by practising questions from different sources and text books. Practice can make you score well in this section.
• This section will consist of 2 questions on DI (Data Interpretation) and rest of the questions from ‘Arithmetic’
• Frame a plan in which dedicate a few hours to every important topic of this section.
• Follow the approach of ‘easy questions first’ while solving questions from this section. After attempting all the easy questions, you can attempt the tougher questions later.
• Use shortcut tricks to solve questions from these section. This approach will make you solve the questions faster.
• Important topics from this section:

1. Number System
2. Algebra
3. Trigonometry
4. Geometry
5. Mensuration

General Awareness and Current Affairs:

• This section is meant to test a candidate’s ‘general awareness’.
• It is most unpredictable section of all. The questions asked can be from any random topic.
• This section can be the one which can attempted quickly as compared to others i.e. max 12- 15 mins. Meanwhile, you can also score good marks.
• Keep a note of recent events (both national and international). Read newspapers, watch news and read magazines which will help you in this regard.
• Keep a record of important news related to economy, polity, sports, census, stock market, awards and honours etc.
• Skim through the previous year papers to get a sense of questions asked and weightage of different topics.
• Important topics from this section:
1. Economics/Budget
2. Politics
3. Indian History
4. Geography
5. Current Affairs: News related to events/people, Awards, Sports, etc.
6. Books
7. Indian Railway (History, organisation, current news etc.)
8. Concepts of science (Class X standard): Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environment, Fundamentals of computers (MS Office, Computer Fundamentals of Hardware and software, Terminology related to web etc.)

RRB NTPC 2nd stage 2016: Some important do’s in RRB NTPC 2nd Stage exam

• Apply shortcut tricks- In the exam, try to solve the questions using shortcut tricks. This will enable you to solve questions faster and save a lot of time which you can devote to tough questions.
• Know your strength and plan- Figure out the section which is your strength and plan accordingly.
• Manage time and enhance accuracy- Manage your time along with accuracy. Increase the speed of solving and enhance accuracy which will help you. Don’t waste time by sticking to questions which seem tough as it will affect your performance
• Practice mock tests: Practice mock tests which will enable you to understand the pattern easily. It makes analysis easy for you as which section to attempt first and which to attempt later.
• Revise to the best: Revision is a healthy exercise before any exam. It makes you remember things easily and revitalizes your capacity.

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## RRB NTPC Stage 2 (Mains) Exam Date, Syllabus & Pattern

Nothing is impossible as the word impossible itself means  I'm possible’”

The RRB NTPC trend is back again! The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released notifications for RRB NTPC Mains stage 2 CBT syllabus and Exam details. A stage 2 ‘Computer Based Test (CBT)’ will be conducted by all RRBs for various NTPC (Graduate) posts. A number equal to 15 times the available vacancy will be invited for stage 2 CBT based on merit list of 1st stage CBT conducted in between 28/ 3/ 16 to 3/ 05/ 16.

RRB NTPC Mains (Stage 2) Exam- Exam Dates

The RRB NTPC (Stage 2) examination will be on held in 17th, 18th and 19th January 2017. The date of RRB NTPC is tentative and in case of any further changes in the schedule, the candidates will be intimated via official notifications by RRB.

RRB NTPC (Stage 2) Exam- Pattern

The RRB NTPC (2nd stage) will consist of three sections:

• Arithmetic

• General Awareness

• General Intelligence and Reasoning

The duration of the RRB NTPC (2nd stage) will consist of 120 objective type questions and the total time duration will be of 90 minutes.

RRB NTPC (Stage 2) Exam- Syllabus (Expected)

Let us take a look at the syllabus of the RRB NTPC (Stage 2):

(A) General Awareness:

The general awareness section can have a scope of the following topics:

• Concepts of Economics/Budget

• Politics

• History and Architecture

• Geography

• Current Affairs: National/International events

• Awards and Honours

• Sports

• Books and Authors

• Indian Railway Board

• Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environment and other concepts from science

• Computer Science (MS Office, Fundamentals of hardware and software, Internet and Web terminology etc.)

(B) Arithmetic:

The Syllabus of Arithmetic in RRB NTPC 2nd stage would be:

Number System–

• Natural numbers

• Integers

• Rational and Real numbers

• Fundamental operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

• Square roots

• Decimal, fractions

• Unitary method

• Time and distance

• Time and work

• Percentages

• Simple and Compound Interest

• Profit and loss

• Ratio and Proportion

• Variation

• Elementary Number Theory- Division algorithm

• Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2,3,4,5,9 a11.

• Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M.

• Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms.

Algebra:

• Basic Operations

• Simple factors

• Remainder Theorem

• Polynomial theory

• Roots and coefficients and relation between them

Trigonometry:

• Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°

• Simple trigonometric identities

• Use of trigonometric tables

• Heights and distances.

Geometry:

• Lines and angles

• Theorems on Congruency of triangles, similar triangles, Concurrence of medians and altitudes, Properties of angles, parallelogram, rectangle and square

Mensuration:

• Area of different shapes
• Surface area and volume of cuboids
• Lateral surface and volume of cones and cylinders
• Surface area and volume of spheres.
• Statistics/Probability.

(C) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

• Word/letters/numbers which are related

• Series completion with missing terms

• Coding and Decoding

• Blood Relations

• Distance/Direction Sense

• Trends & Operations

RRB NTPC (Stage 2) Exam- Final Selection

The final selection in RRB NTPC (Stage 2) will be based on merit obtained in the Computer Based Test (CBT) of RRB NTPC (Stage 2). The result of Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test can also be considered (whenever and wherever required) for final selection. The extant rules in 1st and 2nd stage CBT will be used in the process of normalisation of marks.

We hope that this article would be helpful. Stay tuned for more updates. Till then, hope for the best and prepare for the worst!