January 12, 2021: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) held the RRB NTPC CBT Stage I 2021 on January 12, 2021, for the 1st shift in a very smooth manner. Candidates who appeared for the 1st shift paper on January 12, 2021, can check the difficulty level of the test and the cut-off expected for the paper in this article.
The authority started the RRB NTPC 2021 of stage I on January 4, 2021. The exam is conducted at various examination centers in Computer-Based test mode (CBT). The candidates who clear the minimum cut-off for this stage are then eligible to appear for the CBT II round. The CBT stage II will commence from January 16, 2021 and finish on January 30, 2021.
The CBT stage I consists of objective type MCQs carrying 1 mark each. There are a total of 100 questions asked in the exam from different sections namely Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check the difficulty level through the given table.
|Sections||Questions that were well-attempted||Difficulty level|
|Mathematics||21 to 23||Moderate|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||24 to 26||Moderate/ Easy|
|General Awareness||23 to 25||Easy|
|Total||68 to 73||Moderate/ Easy|
Candidates who attempted the January 12 paper of Shift 1 can expect the cut-off marks as shown below for different categories:
|Category||Expected Cut-off Marks|
|SC||63 to 65|
|ST||71 to 73|
|OBC||75 to 77|
|General||83 to 85|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.