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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Wed, 15 Sep 2021 08:04 PM IST

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Check RRB NTPC Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme.
Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB NTPC Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates to the post of NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories), Para Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level-1 Posts in Indian Railways. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for RRB NTPC Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. RRB NTPC exam pattern highlights the subjects from which questions are asked in the exam, number of questions asked, duration of the exam and marking scheme. In this article, we have explained RRB NTPC exam pattern in detail for the benefit of the candidates. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now.
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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2021

The recruitment process for RRB NTPC exam comprises of the following stages:
  • Computer Based Test I
  • Computer Based Test II
  • Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable)
  • Document Verification/Medical Examination

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The way in which candidates have to appear for these stages depends on the post they have applied for. The details are as follows:
Name of the post Level
in 7th
CPC
1st stage
CBT
2nd stage
CBT
Skill Test
requirement
Junior Clerk cum
Typist
2 Common
for
all
posts
Common
For all
Level 2
Posts
Typing Skill Test
Accounts Clerk cum
Typist
2 Typing Skill Test
Junior Time Keeper 2 Typing Skill Test
Trains Clerk 2 ——————
Commercial cum
Ticket Clerk
3 Separate for
Level 3 post
——————
Traffic Assistant 4 Separate for
Level 4 post
Computer
Based Aptitude
Test
Goods Guard 5 Common
For
all
Level 5
posts
——————
Senior Commercial
cum Ticket Clerk
5 ——————
Senior Clerk cum
Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5 Typing Skill Test
Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
Commercial
Apprentice
6 Common
For
all Level 6
posts
——————
Station Master 6 Computer
Based Aptitude
Test
 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern- CBT I

There are questions asked from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness. A total of 100 questions are asked in this exam. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. There is negative marking and 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The details are as follows:
Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning  30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100
 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern- CBT II

A total of 120 questions are asked in this stage. The subjects from which questions are asked are the same as in CBT I. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. There is negative marking and 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. 
Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 35 35 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 50
Total 120 120
 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern- Computer Based Aptitude Test

This test is only for candidates who have opted for the post of Traffic Assistant and Station Master. There is no negative marking in this stage. Candidates need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. Merit list will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the CBAT, with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in CBAT.
 

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: Typing Skill Test

Total candidates eight times the number of vacancies will be called for Typing Skill Test. This test is qualifying in nature. The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in RRB NTPC Selection Process?

A. There are four stages in RRB NTPC Selection Process- CBT I, CBT II, CBAT/ Typing Skill Test and Document Verification.

Q. Is there negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam. 1/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. How many questions are asked in RRB NTPC CBT II Exam?

A. A total of 120 questions are asked in RRB NTPC CBT II Exam.

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