RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC exam will be mainly conducted in two stages that are Prelims and Mains. The Prelims is also known as RRB NTPC 1st stage and Mains is called RRB NTPC 2nd Stage. The exam pattern of both the papers is mentioned in this section. The candidates can view the RRB NTPC syllabus to have the idea of the areas from which questions will be asked.

RRB NTPC 2019 Exam Pattern - Prelims:

The RRB NTPC exam pattern for prelims exam is as follows:

Marking scheme: In RRB NTPC 1st stage CBT or Prelims examination, there are a total of 100 questions. Each question carries 1 mark and a penalty of 0.25 marks is awarded for every wrong answer.

Duration: The maximum time that is given is 90 minutes or One and a Half hours.

Below is the number of questions and marks allotted in various sections in the RRB NTPC exam.

RRB NTPC 1st stage Exam Pattern
Name of Topic No. of Questions Marks
Arithmetic Ability 20 20
Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 25 25 

Note:

The candidates need to score some minimum marks in order to be eligible for the next stage. These marks vary from one category to another. The minimum marks for each category is given below:

  • Minimum Percentage: Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories:

    • General - 40%, OBC - 30%, SC - 30%, ST -25%.

  • PwD candidates: Percentage of marks for eligibility will be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates if there is a shortage of PWD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

CBT Screening: The First Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards and/or minimum technical qualifications prescribed for the posts.

Scoring: The scores in the first stage is used to qualify candidates for the second stage exam as per their merit.

Reservation: Candidates who are shortlisted for Second Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of a community shall continue to be considered only against that community for all subsequent stages of the recruitment process.

RRB NTPC 2019 Exam Pattern - Mains:

The RRB NTPC exam pattern for mains exam is as follows:

  • Shortlisting: The shortlisting will be done on the basis of minimum marks. The candidates should score more than the cutoff decided for the category to which the candidate belongs.

  • No. of Candidates: The total number of candidates to be shortlisted for the second stage shall be 15 times the total vacancy of the posts notified by the RRB as per the First Stage merit list.

  • Availability: RRB reserves the right to increase/decrease the limit of candidates shortlisted for the second stage for any specific trade(s) as required to ensure availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

  • Second Stage: The Second Stage CBT shall have two parts viz Part A and Part B for a duration of 2 hrs and 30 minutes in total.

Part A:

  • Structure: In part A, the candidates are required to complete 120 questions in 90 minutes.

  • Eligibility: The Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories is General - 40%, OBC - 30%, SC - 30%, ST - 25%.

  • PwD candidates: The percentage of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PWD candidates if there is a shortage of the vacancies reserved for PWD candidates.

  • Shortlisting: The marks scored in Part A is used shortlist candidates for later stages in the recruitment process. This is under the condition that the candidate is securing qualifying marks in Part B.

RRB NTPC 2nd stage Exam Patten
Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
Arithmetic Ability 30 30  90minutes  
Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 30
General Awareness 30 30
General Science 30 30

Part B:

  • Structure: In this part, the candidates are needed to solve 75 questions in 60 minutes. Each question carries 1 mark and negative marking is there. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. All the candidates are required to score at least 35% marks in this exam. (This is applicable to all candidates and no relaxation is permissible)

  • Qualifying: This part is qualifying in nature and shall have questions from the trade syllabus prescribed by the Director General of Employment & Training (DGET).

  • Relevant questions: Candidates with ITI/Trade Apprenticeship qualification are expected to attempt relevant questions from the section for the respective trade.

  • Relevant Trade: Candidates holding Degree, Diploma and HSC (10+2) having eligibility for the posts of ALP have to select relevant trade from the list of trades listed against their engineering discipline/HSC (10+2). 

 

Discussion Forum



Q
Negative markings on IBPS RRB

Is there any negative markings on the IBPS RRB examination?

Asked By: Abishek C,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

As for negative marking in the RRB NTPC Exam, 1/3rd marks will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer.



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Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB 2017.

What are the Important points to know about the RRB NTPC examination 2017?

Asked By: Prathab Kumar,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Every recruiter has their exclusive selection procedure and the candidates who want to apply for the RRB NTPC Examination-2017 will also have to pass through the selection process set by RRB, the recruitment board which works under the Ministry of Railway.

  • All the applicants as per the RRB Examination Pattern-2017 shall have to appear in the written examination.
  • Through the RRB NTPC written examination, candidates’ basic knowledge and their basic calculation abilities will be tested.
  • The written Exam will be comprised of 100 or 120 questions which will be solved in 90 to 120 minutes.
  • As for negative marking in the RRB NTPC Exam, 1/3rd marks will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates, who pass the written examination, shall appear on the Computer-based Test (CBT) through which, candidate’s computer skill will be tested.
  • After the Computer-based Test, successful candidates are invited to prove their suitability for the Railway’s Non-technical Popular Categories.
  • Candidates, who satisfy the board (RRB) with their mental and vocal abilities, are appointed by the Railway in various Railways’ departments.

All registered applicants have to appear for a common Computer Based Test (CBT) that shall be conducted simultaneously for all RRB`s during March – May

You have to complete the online exam of 100 questions in 90 minutes in the following sections: General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning.



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Paper Pattern

What is the RRB NTPC mains exam pattern?

Asked By: Zayed K,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The RRB NTPC mains paper pattern is given below:

Name of Subject No. of Qs Overall Time
Reasoning 30 90 minutes
Arithmetic 35
General Awareness 55
S.No. Name of Subjects Number of Questions Time 01 General Awareness 40 90 Minutes 02 Arithmetic 40 03 General Intelligence & Reasoning 40 - See more at: http://www.resultuniraj.co.in/rrb-ntpc-mains-syllabus-exam-pattern-2017/#sthash.4L6zUKq9.dpuf
S.No. Name of Subjects Number of Questions Time 01 General Awareness 40 90 Minutes 02 Arithmetic 40 03 General Intelligence & Reasoning 40 - See more at: http://www.resultuniraj.co.in/rrb-ntpc-mains-syllabus-exam-pattern-2017/#sthash.4L6zUKq9.dpuf


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Mode of exam

What is the mode of RRB NTPC exam?

Asked By: Fatiha T,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The exam will be a Common Computer Based test.

The duration of the test is 90 minutes.

The test will have 100 questions.


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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

IBPS RRB NTPC is conducted in 2 segments.

The first is a written exam comprised of 100 or 120 questions which should be solved in 90 to 120 minutes.

The candidates who clear the written exam can go onto the next stage, the Computer Based Test that shall be conducted simultaneously for all RRB's from the month of March till May.



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Exam Pattern

What type of questions asked in the RRB's exam?

Asked By: Pavithra Gupta,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate applying for RRB's exam should be prepared for objective type questions.

  • Questions will contain General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.
  • Technical questions for Technical posts

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