RRB NTPC Mains Exam Analysis 2017 – Jan 19

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Jan 23, 2017

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RRB NTPC Mains exam was conducted from January 17- 19, 2017. This article elaborates the exam analysis of RRB NTPC Mains exam that was conducted on January 19, 2017. Most the current affair questions in the examination were asked from the last year events. Current affair questions were easy. However, GK questions were bit moderate in difficulty. RRB NTPC Mains examination results can be checked on the official website of RRB.

RRB NTPC Mains 2017 examination is conducted only through online mode comprising of subjects such as General Awareness, Arithmetic, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Selection of the candidates for RRB NTPC Mains 2017 examination is based on Preliminary examination, Mains examination, Interview and the Merit list. Final selection of the candidate was based on the candidates rank in the merit list of the second stage of NTPC examination.

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RRB NTPC Mains 2017: Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Mains 2017 examination comprised of three sections viz. General Awareness, Reasoning, and Arithmetic. The time duration to complete NTPC Mains examination was 90 minutes. For every wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted.

The following table shows the RRB examination pattern and number of questions that came in exam:

Name of Subject Total no. of Questions
Reasoning 30
Arithmetic 35
General Awareness 55
Total 120

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RBB NTPC Mains Exam Analysis

Below is shift-wise analysis of RRB NTPC Mains exam that was conducted on January 19. Candidates appeared for one of the three shifts on the exam day. You can refer to exam analysis of all the shifts from below:

RRB NTPC 1st Shift (9:00 AM)

The Difficulty level of the 1st shift paper varied from easy to moderate. The below table shows the difficulty level and minimum marks required to crack the 1st shift paper of different subjects:

Subject Difficulty Level (Shift 1) Marks Required (Shift 1)
Reasoning Easy 23-26
Arithmetic Easy 18-22
General Awareness Moderate 35-44
Overall Easy 79-92

The following table shows the topics asked in the paper, along with the difficulty level and no. of questions asked from each:

Subjects Topics Total no. of Questions Difficulty Level
Arithmetic Paper Simple & Compound Interest 2 Easy
Percentage 4 Easy
DI 1-2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 1-2 Easy
H.C.M & L.C.M 2-3 Easy
Statistics 2 Easy
Speed, Time and Distance 2-3 Moderate
Angles 5 Easy
Mensuration 3-4 Easy
Algebra 3 Easy
Ratio 2-3 Easy
Series 3 Easy
Trigonometry  1 Easy
Others 5-6 Easy
Geometry 2 Direct and Easy
Reasoning Paper Blood Relations 2 Very Easy and Straightforward
Syllogisms 2-3 Easy
Mirror and Water Image 1 Easy
Puzzles, Cubes and Dice 5 Easy
Blood relations 2 Easy
Verbal & Image Folding problems 3 Easy
Logical Statement 2-3 Easy
Others 5 Easy
Seating Arrangement 2-3 Easy
Coding Decoding 4 Easy
General Awareness Current Affairs 15 Moderate
History 4-5 Easy and Fact Based
Physics 1-2 Moderate
Polity 3-4 Easy to Moderate
Biology 1-2 Easy to Moderate
Chemistry 1-2 Moderate

RRB NTPC 2nd Shift (12:00 PM)

The difficulty level of this paper was high because of GK section. The following table shows the difficulty level, subjects and minimum marks required to crack the 2nd shift paper of different subjects:

Subject Difficulty Level (Shift 2) Marks Required (Shift 2)
Reasoning Easy 21-24
Arithmetic Easy and Straightforward 20-23
General Awareness Moderate and Fact-Based 38-44
Overall Easy 79-91

The following table shows the topics asked, difficulty level and no. of questions asked in shift 2 of RRB NTPC Exam 2017:

Subjects Topics Total no. of Questions Difficulty Level
Arithmetic paper Simple & Compound Interest 2 Easy
Percentage 4 Easy
DI 1-2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2-4 Easy
H.C.M & L.C.M 2-3 Easy
Statistics 2 Easy
Speed, Time and Distance 2-3 Moderate
Angles 5 Easy
Mensuration 3-4 Easy
Algebra 3 Easy
Ratio 2 Easy
Series 3 Easy
Trigonometry  1 Easy
Others 5-6 Easy
Geometry 2 Direct and Easy
Reasoning Blood Relations 2 Very Easy and Straightforward
Syllogisms 2-3 Easy
Mirror and Water Image 1 Easy
Puzzles, Cubes and Dice 5 Easy
Blood relations 2 Easy
Verbal and Image Folding Problems 3 Easy
Logical Statement 2-3 Easy
Others 5 Easy
Seating Arrangement 2-3 Easy
Coding Decoding 4 Easy
General Awareness Current Affairs 15 Moderate (States, Sports related & their Capitals
History 4-5 Easy
Physics 1-2 Moderate
Polity 3-4 Easy to Moderate (Lok Sabha related questions)
Biology 1-2 Easy to Moderate
Chemistry 1-2 Moderate
Geography 2-3 International Land Boundaries

RRB NTPC 3rd Shift (4:00 PM)

The following table shows the difficulty level, subjects and minimum marks required to crack the 3rd shift paper of different subjects:

Subject Difficulty Level (Shift 2) Marks Required (Shift 2)
Reasoning Easy 20-24
Arithmetic Easy 19-24
General Awareness Moderate 38-42
Overall Easy 77-90

The following table shows the topics asked, difficulty level and no. of questions in shift 3 of RRB NTPC Exam 2017:

Subjects Topics Total no. of Questions Difficulty Level
Arithmetic paper Algebra 3 Easy
Percentage 4 Easy
DI 1-2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 1-2 Easy
H.C.M & L.C.M 2-3 Easy
Statistics 2 Easy
Trigonometry  1 Easy
Angles 5 Easy
Mensuration 3-4 Easy
Simple and Compound Interest 2 Easy
Ratio 3 Easy
Series 2-3 Easy
Speed, Time and Distance  2-3 Moderate 
Others 5-6 Easy
Geometry 2 Direct and Easy
Reasoning Syllogisms 2 Very Easy and Straightforward
Blood Relations 2-3 Easy
Puzzles, Cubes and Dice 5 Easy
Mirror and Water Image 1 Easy
Blood relations 2 Easy
Verbal and Image Folding Problems 3 Easy
Others 5 Easy
Logical Statement 2 Easy
Seating Arrangement 2-3 Easy
Coding Decoding 4 Easy
General Awareness Current Affairs 15 Moderate
History 4-5 Easy and Fact Based
Physics 1-2 Moderate
Polity 3-4 Moderate (based on Lok Sabha)
Biology 1-2 Easy to Moderate
Chemistry 1-2 Moderate

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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