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Looking for an opening in Railways? Railway Recruitment Board conducts RRB NTPC Exam to recruit eligible and interested candidates. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for RRB NTPC Exam should ensure that they know all the details related to the recruitment such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, RRB NTPC syllabus, and so on. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) had conducted  RRB NTPC CBT-2 Exam from 15th to 19th February 2022. Candidates aspiring for of RRB NTPC Exam must be aware of RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern, as these are crucial to attaining success in the examination. You can now ace RRB Exam with the help of our  Indian History E Book For All Exams. The essential details related to the NTPC syllabus and exam pattern are as follows:
  • There are a total of 35,277 vacancies for this recruitment cycle.
  • RRB NTPC Exam comprises of two Computer Based Tests- CBT I and CBT II.
  • The syllabus comprises an important list of topics from which questions are asked in the exam.
  • Questions in RRB NTPC Exam are asked from subjects such as maths, general awareness and intelligence, and general intelligence and reasoning.
Knowledge of the syllabus is important to prepare for any exam. Candidates should ensure that they know the syllabus in detail before starting their preparation. Read this article to know all about the RRB NTPC syllabus and other details. 
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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2022

The syllabus is the first thing that a candidate must know before preparing for the exam. Having knowledge of the syllabus helps to plan and organize the preparation. The syllabus for RRB NTPC is based on sections like maths, general awareness and intelligence, and general intelligence and reasoning. The official notification only mentions the sections to be asked in the syllabus, detailed topic-wise RRB NTPC syllabus is presented here based on our analysis of the past years' question papers.

RRB NTPC Syllabus - Maths 

Sections Topics to Prepare
  • BODMAS Rule
  • Fractions
  • Approximate Value
  • Surds & Indices
  • Problems on Simple Interest
  • Problems on Compound Interest
  • Installments
  • Calculation on Basic Percentage Problems
Ratio & Proportion
  • Problems on Simple Ratios
  • Problems on Compound Ratio
  • Direct/Indirect Proportions
  • Problems on Average
  • Problems on Weight
  • Problems on Height
  • Problems on Marks
Problems on Ages
  • Basic Problems
Speed, Time & Distance
  • Problems on Average
  • Problems on Relative Speeds
  • Problems on Boats, Train, etc.
  • Basic Linear Equation in One variable
  • Basic Linear Equation in two variable
Profit & Loss
  • Problems on Profit/Loss
  • Dishonest/Successive Dealings
  • Partnerships
Number Series
  • Complete the Series
  • Finding Missing/Wrong Term
  • Problems on Plane Figures: Square, Rectangle, Circle, etc.
Time & Work
  • Problems on Work Efficiency
  • Problems on Wages
  • Problems on Pipes
Mixture Problems
  • Make a mixture from two or more entries/mixtures

RRB NTPC Syllabus - Reasoning 

Sections Topics to Prepare
  • Number
  • Letter & Meaningful Words
  • GK Based Questions
  • Number
  • General Knowledge
  • Meaning & Letter Based Questions
  • number & Alphabet Series
  • Letter Shifting
  • Coding Letters by words
  • Coding by Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding based on Numbers
  • Operations on Place Value
  • Coding & Decoding on Fictitious Language
Blood Relations
  • family Tree Problems
  • General Blood Relation Problems
Clock & Calendar
  • Calendar Based Questions
  • Questions on Time & Clock Hands
Ordering & Ranking
  • Simple ranking Questions
Directions & Distances
  • Simple Problems on Directions
  • Formula Based Distance Questions
Word Formation
  • Arranging words in a meaningful order
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Complete the Pattern
  • Figure Based Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Cube-Based Questions
  • Missing Number
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzle

RRB NTPC Syllabus - General Awareness
  • Static General Knowledge
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in the News
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economic
  • Awards and Honors
  • Economic

Also Read: RRB NTPC Salary and Job Profile

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is as important as the syllabus for the examination. The RRB NTPC Exam pattern consists of two stages - CBT 1 and CBT 2. which are asked in three sections- Mathematics (Arithmetic Ability), Reasoning & General Intelligence and General Awareness (General Science). The detailed exam pattern for both stages are as follows:
  1. The exam consists of two Computer Based Tests.
  2. CBT 1 is for 100 marks.
  3. The CBT 2 is for 120 marks.
  4. The total duration to complete both the tests is 90 Minutes.
  5. The marks awarded for the right answer are 1.
  6. The marks deducted for every wrong answer is ⅓.
The RRB NTPC Exam pattern is illustrated below:
RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
RRB Exam Subjects Marks
RRB NTPC CBT – 1 General Awareness 40
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30
Total    100
RRB NTPC CBT – 2 General Awareness 50
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total    120


RRB NTPC Syllabus: Computer Aptitude Test (CABT)

The details related to CABT for few posts is as follows:

The candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for the RRB NTPC CBT Exam. 
Serial no. Name of Post Level in 7th CPC 1st stage CBT 2nd stage CBT Skill Test requirement
1. Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 Common for all posts Common for all Level 2 posts Typing Skill Test
2. Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 Typing Skill Test
3. Junior Time Keeper 2 Typing Skill Test
4. Trains Clerk 2
5. Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 Separate for Level 3 post
6. Traffic Assistant 4 Separate for Level 4 post Computer-Based Aptitude Test
7. Goods Guard 5 Common for all Level 5 posts
8. Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5
9. Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 Typing Skill Test
10. Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 Typing Skill Test
11. Senior Time Keeper 5 Typing Skill Test
12. Commercial Apprentice 6 Common for all Level 6 posts
13. Station Master 6 Computer-Based Aptitude Test


Q1. What is the exam pattern for RRB NTPC Exam?

A1. The RRB NTPC consists of two computer-based tests CBT 1 and CBT 2.

Q2. What are the maximum marks possible in the RRB NTPC CBT1 exam?

A2 The maximum number of marks possible in the RRB NTPC CBT1  exam is 100.

Q3. What are the maximum marks possible in the RRB NTPC CBT2 exam?

A3 The maximum number of marks possible in the RRB NTPC CBT2  exam is 120.

Q4. What is the time duration for each paper in the RRB NTPC exam?

A4. The time duration for each paper in the RRB NTPC exam is 90 minutes.

Q5. Is there any negative marking in the RRB NTPC exam?

A5  Yes, there is a negative marking in the RRB NTPC exam.

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