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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) organizes the RRB NTPC exam to hire eligible aspirants for the Non-Technical Popular Category posts in its various zones.

These posts are- Commercial Apprentice (CA), Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant, Trains Clerk, Junior Time Keeper, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Commercial Clerk Cum Typist, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Commercial cum Ticket Clerk (ECRC), Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist (JAA), Station Master.

Desiring applicants can apply for the exam online through the official website. The exam is organized yearly.

RRB NTPC Conducting Body

The Railway Recruitment Board is an organization that recruits eligible applicants for various posts to work in the Indian Railways. It is managed by the Railway Recruitment Control Board. RRB conducts the NTPC exam every year for eligible and desiring applicants. 

RRB NTPC Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

28/02/2019

Application Date

28/02/2019

Admit Card

05/05/2022

Exam Date

CBT II - 12/06/2022 and 17/06/2022

Interview Date

Will be updated soon

Result Date

15 Jan 2022 (Tier - I)

Mode to Apply

Online

Link To Apply

Click here

Official Notification 

Check here

RRB NTPC Selection ProcedureThe RRB NTPC Selection Procedure consists of two main stages which are common for all the posts. However, the later stages are different for different posts:-

  • Preliminary exam

  • Mains Exam

  • Typing Skill Test ( as applicable)

  • Document Verification 

  • Medical Examination

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern:

Stage 1 Examination:- The Preliminary Exam is an Objective type examination consisting of 3 sections- Mathematics, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness. The exam duration is of 90 minutes (120 minutes for candidates belonging to PWD category). 

Section

No. of Ques.

Total Marks

Mathematics

30

30

Reasoning & General Intelligence

30

30

General Awareness

40

40

Total

100

100

Note:-There is a provision of negative marking1/3rd mark should be deducted.

Stage 2 Examination:- The Mains Exam is also an Objective type examination consisting of 3 sections.- Mathematics, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness. The exam duration is of 90 minutes (120 minutes for candidates belonging to PWD category).

Section

No. of Ques.

Total Marks

Mathematics

35

35

Reasoning & General Intelligence

35

35

General Awareness

50

50

Total

120

120

 Note:-There is a provision of negative marking1/3rd mark should be deducted.

CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test): Candidates who qualify the Stage 2 Examination and have applied for the post of Station Master/Traffic Assistant have to appear for the Computer-based Aptitude Test.

The minimum qualifying score for the applicants is 42 in each of the test batteries for all candidates belonging to any category.

  • 1/3rd negative marking in this test.

The CBAT includes the following sections -

  • Classification Test

  • Scanning Test

  • Information Ordering Test

  • Odd Numbers Test

  • Intelligence Test

On the basis of the performances of the candidates in Stage 2 and CBAT the final merit list is prepared with the following weightage system:

Stage

Weightage

Stage-2 

70%

CBAT

30%

Typing Skill Test(TST)A candidate needs to have a typing speed of 30 words per minute(WPM) in English and 25 words per minute (WPM) in Hindi on a Computer.

Documents VerificationOn the basis of the performances of the candidates in Stage 2 and CBAT the final merit list is prepared for each post and the candidates featuring in this list are called for the Document verification.

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

Post

Eligibility Qualification

Commercial Apprentice

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent

Goods Guard

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent

Traffic Assistant

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent

Train clerk

12th or equivalent with at least 50% marks. Not for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen or candidates possessing higher education than 12th. 

Junior Time Keeper

12th or equivalent with at least 50% marks. Not for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen or candidates possessing higher education than 12th. Typing proficiency is
mandatory in Hindi/English on Computer.

Senior Time Keeper

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency is mandatory in Hindi/English
on Computer.

Junior Clerk cum Typist

12th or equivalent with at least 50% marks. Not for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/ Ex-Servicemen or candidates possessing higher education than 12th. Typing proficiency is mandatory in
Hindi/English on Computer.

Senior Commercial Clerk cum Typist

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency is mandatory in Hindi/English on Computer.

Assistant Station Master

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent.

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

12th or equivalent with at least 50% marks.Not for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/ Ex-Servicemen or candidates possessing higher education than 12th. Typing proficiency is mandatory in
Hindi/English on Computer.

Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency is mandatory in Hindi/English on
Computer.

Station Master

Graduation from recognized university or equivalent

 Age criteria:

  • Minimum age: Not less than 18 years

  • Maximum age: Not more than 30 years (33 years for level II & III)

  • Age Relaxation:

Category

Age

SC/ST

05 years

OBC

03 years

RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for the exam is as follows. Candidates can prepare for the exam according to the following syllabus.

- General Awareness:

  • General Science

  • Geography

  • History

  • Current Affairs

  • Books and Authors/ Awards

  • Sports

  • Economics 

  • Computer

  • Environment

- General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  • Series

  • Coding/Decoding

  • Blood Relation

  • Clock and Calender

  • Direction and Distance

  • Rearrangement of words

  • Missing Numbers

  • Puzzle

  • Venn Diagram

- Mathematics:

  • Time and Work

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Average

  • Speed, Time and Distance

  • Percentage

  • Number Series

  • Mensuration

  • Algebra

FAQs:

Ques 1. In exam Aptitude Test is applicable to which post?

Ans. It is applicable to the post of Assistant Station Master and Traffic Assistant.

Ques 2. Whether the original Medical Certificate by Eye Specialist is compulsory to present in Aptitude Test?

Ans. Yes, Medical Certificate certifying the requisite vision on proper proforma duly signed and stamped by Eye Specialist is compulsory to show in Aptitude Test. 

Ques 3. How the merit is drawn for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant?

Ans.With the computation of 70% weightage given to the marks in 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage given to the marks in Aptitude Test.

Ques 4. What are the documents the candidate is required to bring for appearing in the Aptitude Test?

Ans. Following are the documents:

(i) eCall letter for the Aptitude Test,

(ii)Passport size color photo (to be pasted on eCall letter),

(iii) Original Medical Certificate on prescribed proforma and issued by Eye Specialist with his/her signature and stamp. There must be a passport size color photograph and attested by Eye Specialist,

(iv) original valid photo Identification Card.

Ques 5. Is there any possibility of a second chance If a candidate remains absent in the Aptitude Test?

Ans. No.

Ques 6. Is there any percentage of mistake that gets ignored in a Typing Test?

Ans. Yes, 5% of mistakes out of the total typed word are ignored.

Ques 7. What is the time duration of the Typing test?

Ans. 10 minutes.

Ques 8. Is there any Category which is exempted from the examination fee?

Ans. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category.

Ques 9. Is there any other facility provided by RRB for SC/ST category?

Ans. As and when admissible, free Second Class Railway Pass is issued to the SC/ST candidates when they are called for Aptitude Test/ Skill test/Interview/Document verification but they must submit a valid caste certificate.

Ques 10. Is final year students eligible for RRB NTPC?

Ans. Yes, the final year graduation student can apply for RRB NTPC. A. Candidates who are between 18 to 30 years for undergraduate posts and 18 to 33 for graduate posts can apply for RRB NTPC.

Ques 11. Can a 12th pass apply for RRB NTPC?

Ans. Yes, there are posts for the Graduate level and there are posts for 12th std pass. Candidate should apply only for the 12th based posts, then they are allotted a post based on the marks they get.

Ques. Can a candidate change post preference in RRB NTPC 2019?

Ans. Yes, they can modify their application for the RRB NTPC exam.

Ques 12. Is Lasik surgery allowed in RRB NTPC?

Ans. Lasik/ Laser/ Radial Keratotomy or any other surgical treatment for eye vision correction makes you unfit for RRB NTPC A2 posts such as Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard and Station Master.

Ques 13. Can 10th pass apply for RRB NTPC?

Ans. No, the minimum qualification 12th but for some NTPC posts, the minimum qualification is Graduation also.

Ques 14. Can a candidate apply for more than one post?

Ans. Yes, If the aspirants who are eligible for more than one post can apply for more than one post. They can set their priority preferences for the said posts they desire to apply for. 

Conclusion: Applicants willing to make their careers in the Railway Department have a good chance through this exam as the RRB organizes this exam for various posts. This is a good occasion for eligible applicants to get these jobs. Aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

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