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RRB NTPC Syllabus

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Topics, Books, Sample Papers, Exam Pattern

by Poulomy Dutta Pakrasi

The Railway Recruitment Board will conduct the RRB NTPC exam from 15th December 2020. Candidates who have applied for the exam must keep themselves armed with the complete details related to RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern. 

Every year, the Railway Recruitment Board decides the RRB NTPC syllabus. The Indian Railway Board will conduct the RRB NTPC exam in 2 stages – 1st stage (Prelims) and 2nd stage (Mains). Both the tests will be conducted in CBT mode (computer-based test/online). The RRB NTPC syllabus 2019 for both 1st Stage and 2nd Stage is the same. 

RRB NTPC syllabus 2020 comprises 3 sections/subjects and multiple topics under each one of them. The  3 sections are – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics and General Awareness. 

RRB NTPC syllabus consists of topics from Class 10, 12 and graduation. The question paper includes a total of 100 questions and candidates are required to answer all of them within 90 minutes. Time relaxation is given to PwBD (Persons with Benchmark Disability) candidates wherein they are allowed to complete their tests within 120 minutes

Read this article further to get comprehensive information on RRB NTPC syllabus 2019-20.

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Important Updates

  • RRB NTPC exam 2019-20 will be conducted from 15th December 2020
  • RRB NTPC admit card 2019-20 for CBT 1st Stage will be released on its official website at least 15-30 days before the examination
  • RRB NTPC exam will be conducted in 15 languages
  • Approximately 35,208 vacancies will be filled through RRB NTPC 2019-20 (1st stage CBT for CEN-01/2019)
  • RRB will not send postal admit cards/call letters to candidates
  • RRB NTPC notification 2020 will be sent to candidates’ registered contact number and email address

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Sections

RRB has not set any specific syllabus for the NTPC examination (both 1st and 2nd stage CBT for CEN-01/2019). However, based on previous years’ question papers, it can be ascertained that the RRB NTPC question paper consists of 3 major sections.

RRB NTPC 2020 Subjects/Sections

RRB NTPC CBT – 1 Exam

RRB NTPC CBT – 2 Exam

General Awareness

General Awareness

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Mathematics

Mathematics

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Section-wise Topics

RRB NTPC syllabus is divided into 3 segments or subjects. It comprises 100 national-level questions on General Awareness (40 marks), General Intelligence and Reasoning (30 marks) and Mathematics (30 marks) for CBT Stage 1. The sections in the RRB NTPC syllabus remain the same for Stage 2 exam. However, the marks allocated to each section changes. Candidates can read about the section-wise marks allotment later in the article. 

Find below all the important topics related to each subject covered in the prescribed syllabus of RRB NTPC .

RRB NTPC Syllabus for General Awareness Section (Topics)

Current Events of National and International importance

Art and Culture of India

Common Abbreviations

Indian Literature

Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, etc.

Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large

General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE) General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)

Famous Personalities of India and World

Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system

Common Abbreviations

Flora and Fauna of India

General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India

Transport Systems in India

Flagship Government Programs

UN and Other important World Organizations

Games and Sports

Basics of Computers and Computer Applications

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

Monuments and Places of India

Indian Economy

History of India and Freedom Struggle

RRB NTPC Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section (Topics)

Analogies

Seating Arrangements

Analytical Reasoning

Venn Diagrams

Mathematical Operations

Decision Making

Puzzle

Similarities and Differences

Maps

Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series

Statement – Conclusion

Syllogism

Coding and Decoding

Statement – Courses of Action

Jumbling

Data Sufficiency

Relationships

Interpretation of Graphs

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Mathematics Section (Topics)

Number Systems

Simple and Compound Interest

Geometry and Trigonometry

Time and Work

Profit and Loss

Percentage

Time and Distance

LCM and HCF

Mensuration

Decimals

Ratio and Proportions

Elementary Statistics

Fractions

Elementary Algebra

 

Detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus PDF Here

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Section-wise Distribution of Questions

Candidates can find the elaborated syllabus on the RRB NTPC official website. Apart from RRB NTPC syllabus, candidates must know about the details of the exam structure, how it will be conducted, distributions of questions and marks, etc. This will help the aspirants prepare strategically for RRB NTPC exam.

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 – Distribution of Marks

Subjects

Maximum Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Awareness

40

40

1 hour 30 minutes or 90 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

2 hours or 120 minutes (PwBD) with a scribe

Total

100

100

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 – Distribution of Marks

Subjects

Maximum Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Awareness

50

50

1 hour 30 minutes or 90 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

35

Mathematics

35

35

2 hours or 120 minutes (PwBD) with a scribe

Total

120

120

RRB NTPC Syllabus – Recommended Books

The RRB NTPC exam syllabus is vast since the questions asked in this examination are not limited to a fixed course or curriculum, especially in case of Current Affairs. Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted above to score well in the upcoming RRB NTPC exam.

To get a better grip on various RRB NTPC subjects, candidates can find several expert-recommended books and online study resources in the tables below.

RRB NTPC Books on Mathematics

Books

Author/ Publisher

Links

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R S Aggarwal

CLICK HERE

Text Book of Quickest Mathematics

Kiran Prakashan

CLICK HERE

Magical Books on Quicker Maths

Manoj Tyra

CLICK HERE

Mathematics Chapterwise Solved Papers Question Bank

Youth Competition Times

CLICK HERE

NCERT Solutions Mathematics

Prem Kumar

CLICK HERE

Advance Maths

Rakesh Yadav

CLICK HERE

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

CLICK HERE

RRB NTPC Books on General Awareness

Books

Author/ Publisher

Links

General Knowledge with General Science Lucent: Latest Edition

Dr. Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar Manvendra Mukul, R. P. Suman, Renu Sinha, Ravi Bhushan

CLICK HERE

General Awareness for NTPC

Disha Experts

CLICK HERE

Kiran’s General Knowledge a Dictionary of Facts Based on NCERT Latest Syllabus

KIRAN PRAKASHAN, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX

CLICK HERE

The Cracker General Awareness

Adda247 Publications (Author), Anil (Contributor)

CLICK HERE

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

CLICK HERE

RRB NTPC GENERAL AWARENESS Toppers Handwritten Notes

Toppersnotes

CLICK HERE

RRB NTPC Books on General Intelligence and Reasoning

Books

Author/ Publisher

Links

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

CLICK HERE

Test of Reasoning

Edgar Thorpe

CLICK HERE

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

CLICK HERE

New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical

BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.

CLICK HERE

How to Crack Test of Reasoning

Jaikishan and Premkishan

CLICK HERE

RRB NTPC 2019-20 Study Material in Different Languages

Languages

Books

Author/ Publisher

English

Oswaal RRB NTPC Test Series (For 2020 Exam)

Oswaal Editorial Board

Hindi

RRB NTPC Guide 2019 Hindi

Arihant Experts

Bengali

Kiran’s Railway (RRBs) NTPC Stage-I CBT Practice Work Book & Solved Papers

Kiran Prakashan Pratiyogita Kiran, KICX

Kannada

RRB Group D & Assistant Loco Pilot Recruitment Exam Study Materials (In Kannada) Set Of 6 Books

Spardha Jagattu Team

Malayalam

RRB Non-Technical Category Exam (NTPC) In Malayalam – Including Question Papers in Malayalam (Malayalam)

Babu G Baby

Marathi

Varsha Railway RRB NTPC – CBT Zalelya Prashnapatrika Sanch

Team Varsha

Odia

RRB NTPC ( Odia ) Mock Test 2020 | Unlimited Online Test Series & Speed Tests

EduGorilla

Punjabi

RBB’s NTPC Posts For Commercial Apprentice(CA), Station Master, Goods Guard, Commercial Ticket Clerk(TC), Junior Clerk cum Typist, Train Clerk

Jaypee Publications

Tamil

RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam Superior Guide Tamil

EDITORIAL BOARD

Telugu

RRB NON TECHNICIAN Popular Category NTPC State – I [ TELUGU MEDIUM ]

Vijeta Competitions Editorial Board

Gujarati

Liberty Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Staff (RRB NTPC) Exam Guide in Gujarati (Latest Edition 2019)

JAGDISH PATEL

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Candidates who have registered and applied for the RRB NTPC exam 2020 should go through the exam pattern thoroughly and practice well with the help of online mock tests before attempting the exam. Here are a few key points that they should definitely keep in mind:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Name of Examination

RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) posts (UG & PG posts)

Recruitment Board

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Advertisement Number

Cen 01/2019

RRB NTPC Official Website

www.rrcb.gov.in 

www.indianrailways.gov.in

Duration of Exam

1.5 hours or 90 minutes

2 hours or 120 minutes (PwBD) with a scribe

Examination Mode

CBT/Computer Based Test (Online)

Medium of Exam

The exam will be conducted in 15 languages

English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Assamese, Konkani, Manipuri, Urdu

Type of Questions

Objective/Multiple-Choice (MCQ)

Number of Questions

100 (Stage 1) and 120 (Stage 2)

Marks per Question

1 Mark

Total Marks

100 marks (Stage 1) and 120 marks (Stage 2)

Marking Scheme

+1 for Every Correct Answer

1/3 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer in  both Stage 1 and 2 (1 mark for every 3 wrong answers)

Exam Shifts

Shift 1 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Shift 2 – 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Shift 3 – 4:00 PM to 05:30 PM

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RRB NTPC Syllabus – Sample Question Papers and Preparatory Guides

As an effective method of preparation, candidates must attempt various RRB NTPC mock tests. Also, they should solve sample question papers to raise their chances of scoring well in the RRB NTPC exam 2019-20. Candidates will find a list of sample question papers in the below table with which they can prepare better for the upcoming RRB NTPC exam 2020.

RRB NTPC Question Paper 2016

RRB NTPC Question Paper 2nd April 2016 shift 1 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 2nd April 2016 shift 2 English

RRB NTPC Question Paper 2nd May 2016 shift 2 Bangla

RRB NTPC Question Paper 3rd April 2016 shift 1 English

RRB NTPC Question Paper 3rd April 2016 shift 2 English

RRB NTPC Question Paper 4th April 2016 shift 1 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 5th April 2016 shift 3 English

RRB NTPC Question Paper 5th April 2016 shift 1 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 5th April 2016 shift 3 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 6th April 2016 shift 1 English

RRB NTPC Question Paper 6th April 2016 shift 2 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 9th April 2016 shift 3 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 11th April 2016 shift 1 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 11th April 2016 shift 2 Hindi

RRB NTPC Question Paper 18th April 2016 shift 2 Hindi

RRB NTPC Preparatory Guides

RRB NTPC Guide

RRB NTPC Guide (In Hindi)

RRB NTPC Solved Papers

NCERT Books for Railway Exam (Bengali)

RRB NTPC Syllabus – FAQs

How many questions will be asked in the RRB NTPC exam 2019-20?

A total of 100 questions will be asked in the RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 exam and 120 questions in the RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 exam.

What are the different sections of RRB NTPC syllabus?

RRB NTPC exam consists of subjects such as Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness.

What is the standard of questions asked in the RRB NTPC Exam?

The basic standard of questions asked in the RRB NTPC exam is up to the level of graduation. The RRB NTPC question paper comprises topics from Class 10, 12, and graduation.

What is the negative marking scheme in the RRB NTPC exam?

1/3rd mark is deducted for every incorrect answer in the RRB NTPC exam, which means -1 mark for every 3 wrong answers. It is applicable for both RRB NTPC Stage 1 and Stage 2 examinations.

Is it useful to solve sample papers or previous years' question papers?

RRB NTPC previous years' question papers and sample papers help candidates to get a better idea about the types of questions asked in the exam and prepare well for it.

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