RRB NTPC Exam Analysis for 28 Dec 2020 Shift 1 and 2 – Check Details 

RRB has successfully conducted the RRB NTPC examination (CBT Shift 1 & 2) on 28th December 2020. On the first day of the first phase of the examination, around 23 lakhs candidates sat for the highly awaited examination. The RRB NTPC was conducted in online mode in the following two shifts:

  • Forenoon (Shift 1) – 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Afternoon (Shift 2) – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Railway Recruitment Board ensured that the invigilators and candidates follow the COVID-19 guidelines prescribed by the Union Health and Home Ministry. 

Apart from the well-ordered examination process, several candidates have shared their examination experience with Buddy4Study. Candidates who appeared on Day 1 in both the shifts, reviewed the papers as moderate and balanced. The total marks allotted for the CBT 1 exam is 100, with 30 marks each for Maths, General Intelligence and Reasoning sections and 40 marks for the General Awareness section. 

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Nitu Singh, an RRB candidate who took the Shift 1 exam, reviewed the NTPC paper to be moderate and stated, “The questions were of a moderate difficulty level. The questions were mainly asked from history and Biology. However, I felt Reasoning and Mathematics questions were a bit on the difficult side.”

Another candidate, Debanjan Pakrasi of Shift 2 found the paper to be easy. According to him, “The questions from Reasoning and Mathematics were unexpectedly easy. Static GK and General Awareness questions were kind of okay. However, most of the questions were focused on miscellaneous topics.”

Topic-wise RRB NTPC Exam Analysis (28th December 2020, Shift 1)

SectionsNumber of QuestionsExam Difficulty LevelGood Attempts (Average)
Mathematics30Moderate18 – 20
General Intelligence & Reasoning30Easy22 – 24
General Awareness40Moderate19 -23
Total100Moderate60 – 70

Section Wise Detailed RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – Mathematics Section

The questions in this section were lengthy and asked mainly from advanced math and arithmetic. The level of this section was easy to moderate. 

TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Number SystemEasy-Moderate4
Profit/LossEasy3
Ratio & ProportionEasy3
SimplificationEasy3
DI (Tabular)Easy-Moderate3
AverageEasy-Moderate1
Time, Speed, and DistanceEasy2
GeometryEasy-Moderate2
MensurationEasy2
SI/ CIModerate2
Height and Distance Easy-Moderate2
Time and WorkEasy-Moderate2
Statistics Easy1
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate30

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

The questions asked in this section were mainly focused on mathematical operations, and coding and decoding. The overall level of questions was easy. 

TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Mathematical OperationsModerate4
Coding-DecodingEasy4
Blood RelationModerate2
AnalogyEasy3
SyllogismEasy-Moderate3
Puzzle ( Circular )Easy3
Venn DiagramModerate3
Direction Sense TestEasy-Moderate2
Statement & AssumptionsModerate2
Statement & ConclusionEasy-Moderate2
Odd one outEasy-Moderate3
Sentence arrangementEasy-Moderate1
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate30

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – General Awareness Section

This section was quite tough for the candidates. Questions were mostly asked from Current Affairs. The important topics and level of questions in this particular section are highlighted below:

  1. Question related to Ramsar site
  2. Mother earth day
  3. Name of first COVID vaccine
  4. Question related to South Indian Temple
  5. The mass of a person on earth is 10 kg. Find its weight on the moon?
  6. Which of the following state is a part of seven sisters?
  7. Pass that joins Kashmir with Leh
  8. Author of the book Rajtaringini
  9. The highest peak in Andaman Nicobar
  10. Question related to the Election Commission
  11. Kudankulam Power Plant is located at?
  12. Question related to Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?
  13. Gobi Desert is located at?
  14. Question related to state painting?
  15. 55th Gyan Pith Award
TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Current AffairsEasy-Moderate11
HistoryEasy-Moderate6
Static GKModerate2
PolityEasy2
GeographyEasy1
BiologyEasy-Moderate7
ChemistryEasy2
ComputersEasy5
PhysicsEasy-Moderate5
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate40

Topic-wise RRB NTPC Exam Analysis (28th December 2020, Shift 2)

SectionsNumber of QuestionsExam Difficulty LevelGood Attempts (Average)
Mathematics30Moderate20 – 22
General Intelligence & Reasoning30Easy25 – 26
General Awareness40Easy to Moderate32 -32
Total100Easy to Moderate70 – 80

Section Wise Detailed RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – Mathematics Section

The questions in this section were asked mainly from advanced math and arithmetic. The level of this section was between easy and moderate. 

TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Number SystemEasy-Moderate3 – 4 
Profit/LossEasy3
TrigonometryEasy-Moderate3
Ratio & ProportionEasy3
SimplificationEasy3
DIEasy-Moderate3
AverageEasy-Moderate2
Time, Speed, and DistanceEasy2
GeometryEasy-Moderate2
MensurationEasy2
SI/ CIModerate2
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate30

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

The questions asked in this section were mainly focused on blood relations, mathematical operations, and coding and decoding. The level of questions was easy. 

TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Mathematical OperationsModerate4
Coding-DecodingEasy4
Blood RelationModerate4
AnalogyEasy3
SyllogismEasy-Moderate3
Puzzle ( Circular )Easy3
Venn DiagramModerate3
Direction Sense TestEasy-Moderate2
Statement & AssumptionsModerate2
Odd one outEasy-Moderate1
Sentence arrangementEasy-Moderate1
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate30

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis – General Awareness Section

This section was tougher than the other sections. Questions were mostly asked from Current Affairs. The topics and level of questions in this particular section are highlighted below:

  • Question related to Moplah Revolt
  • Question related to Music Award
  • Question related to the Scheme of Uttarakhand
  • Governor of Madhya Pradesh
  • Film fare award – best movie
  • First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Economics
  • First communication satellite launched by India
  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre date
  • The national income of India to be calculated first by
  • Headquarters of UN
  • The chemical formula of Hard Water
  • Constitution assembly was assembled by
  • Colour of Fertilizer revolution
  • Viceroy at the time of Jallianwala Bagh
TopicLevel of DifficultyNumber of Questions Asked
Current AffairsEasy-Moderate8 – 9 
HistoryModerate5 – 7 
Static GKModerate5 – 6 
PolityEasy3 – 4
GeographyEasy3 – 4 
BiologyEasy-Moderate2 – 3
ChemistryEasy2 – 3
ComputersEasy2 – 3
PhysicsEasy-Moderate2 – 3
MiscellaneousEasy-Moderate10 – 11 
TotalOverall Easy-Moderate40

RRB NTPC (Memory-Based) Question Paper with Answers – December 28, 2020 (Shift 1 & 2)

RRB NTPC Analysis – Outcome

The outcome of the RRB NTPC analysis states that the level of asked questions was moderate and candidates preparing for their upcoming exam are required to solve more than 70-80 questions to be in the race to get shortlisted for the RRB NTPC Mains examination. 

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