RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019-2020 CBT Stage 1 Pattern Important Questions Ideas

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019-20: RRB NTPC Stage 1 CBT exam date is going to start from 28th December as per media reports. As per the official notification exam for stage 1 was scheduled to be conducted tentatively in the month of October 2019 but it was delayed. In this article, we have provided RRB NTPC Syllabus CBT exam. Those who have submitted applications seem to be busy preparing for the upcoming exam.

In order to crack the exam, it is important for all the candidates to prepare for exam as per the exam pattern and syllabus. Firstly, they should understand the exam pattern first and then must refer good study material for preparation.

UPDATE: RRB NTPC 2019-20 (CEN-1/2019) Stage I CBT is going to start tentatively from 28th December 2020.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019-20

To help RRB NTPC candidates in preparing for Stage 1 CBT we have shared important information in this article regarding the same. Here we have brought complete information of examination pattern, exam syllabus, important questions, previous year questions papers etc.

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019-20 Details

Exam RRB NTPC Stage 1 CBT 2019
Article category Syllabus/ Exam Pattern/Important Questions
Type of exam Recruitment exam
Recruitment Board Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Advertisement No. CEN 1/2019
Name of the post Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Graduate and Undergraduate posts
Total Vacancies 35277
Participating RRBs 21
Date of Stage I CBT To be started from 28th December
RRB NTPC admit card 2019 Check Here
Mode of exam Online (CBT)
Official website http://www.rrcb.gov.in,

Official Notification- Download Here

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020- Important Dates

Events/ Activities Dates
Date of release of official notification 28th February 2019
Online registration starts 1st March 2019
Last date for online registration 31st March 2019
Final date for submission of application 12th April 2019
Issue of e-call letter 10 days prior the date of exam
Date of Stage I CBT 28th December 2020 to March 2021 (tentative)
RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 Syllabus

RRB NTPC Vacancy Details

You can have a look at the vacancy details under various categories-  

  • Vacancy Details for Graduate Posts –
Name of the posts Total Vacancies
Junior Clerk cum Typist   4319
Junior Time Keeper 17
Accounts Clerk cum Typist   760
Trains Clerk 592
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk   4940
Total 10628
  • Vacancy Details for Under-Graduate posts –
Name of the posts Total Vacancies
Goods Guard 5748
Traffic Assistant 88
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5638
Senior Clerk cum Typist 2873
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 3164
Senior Time Keeper 14
Station Master 6865
Commercial Apprentice 259
Total 24649  

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1- Exam Pattern

Check the examination pattern given below for CBT 1-

  • Mode of exam- RRB NTPC stage 1 exam will be a Computer Bases Test i.e. it will be an online exam.
  • Exam Shifts- Exam will be conducted in multiple shifts on different dates
  • Types of questions- Stage 1 CBT will include objective type questions with multiple choice in nature.
  • Number of questions- Question paper will include total 100 questions.
  • Number of questions- Question paper will be divided into three sections
  • Duration of Exam- Total duration of exam will be 90 minutes. For eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe, exam duration will be 120 minutes.
  • Total number of questions- Total 100 questions will be asked.
  • Medium of Question Paper- Questions are expected to be asked in English and Hindi.
  • Marking scheme- For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded.
  • Negative Marking- There shall be a provision of negative marking for each wrong answer. For every incorrect answer 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted.  
Section Total No. of questions Marks allotted
General Awareness 40 40  
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
Total questions 100 100

RRB NTPC Syllabus CBT Stage 1 Exam

Questions in stage 1 CBT will be asked from following topics in each section-


Number System, Fractions, Decimals, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Profit and Loss Mensuration, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning-

 Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Similarities and Differences, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Jumbling, Analytical Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Statement- Conclusion, Interpretation of Graphs, Maps etc.

General Awareness-

Current Events of National and International Importance, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Monuments and Places of India, Games and Sports, General Science and Life Science (it will be up to 10th CBSE), Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, Flora and Fauna of India, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, UN and Other important World Organizations, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Flagship Government Programs, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

RRB NTPC Minimum Qualifying Marks  

Candidates qualifying Stage 1 CBT will be shortlisted for Stage 2 CBT. In order to qualify the exam, candidates should secure minimum qualify percentage of marks fixed by the conducting authority for each category of the candiates. You can check the details on minimum qualifying marks given as under-

Category Minimum qualifying marks
Unreserved (UR) 40%
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 40%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 30%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 30%
Schedule Tribe (ST) 25%

Minimum qualifying marks percentages for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them will be 2%.

Those who will not secure minimum qualifying marks for their respective category will not be eligible to be shortlisted for the next round.

RRB NTPC Stage 1 Previous Year Questions

CBT 1 will be common for all the notified posts. It is important for you to refer good study material to prepare for the test. You can take help from CBSE class 10th books, newspapers, magazines, previous year question papers, books available in the market specially for RRB NTPC exams, and various other authentic sources.

To identify important questions, you should refer the syllabus, previous year question papers, and should also do questions paper analyses. This will help you to gain an insight on the important questions that may have higher chances of coming in the exam.  

Check some of the previous year question papers pdf provided below-

  • We will upload it very soon. Stay in touch for pdf file links.

NTPC Syllabus/Exam Pattern- Key Points

  • Stage 1 test will be conducted in online mode (CBT)
  • Candidates must go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus before starting preparing for the test. 
  • Stage 1 CBT will be common for all the posts and therefore exam patter and syllabus will also be same.
  • For more information on RRB NTPC stage-1 CBT and other details related to the recruitment keep visiting our website.

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