Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Chandigarh has issued a notification on the postponement of CBT 1 of the RRB NTPC 2021 exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, check RRB Upcoming Exam Dates 2021 here.
RRB NTPC 2021 CBT 1 exam is conducted to recruit candidates for several posts such as Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Time Keeper, Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in the Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways
A total of 1,26,30,885 candidates applied for the exam. The syllabus of RRB NTPC is of Class 10, 12, and graduation levels. The exam is conducted in 15 languages.
|Exam Name||RRB NTPC Exam|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)|
|Post||Non-Technical Popular Categories(NTPC)|
|Pay Level||Level 2,3,4,5 & 6|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||15 Languages|
The official notification has been released on February 28, 2019, on the official website of RRB. The exam dates of RRB NTPC are mentioned in the following table.
|RRB NTPC Notification Release Date||February 28, 2019|
|Start Date To Apply Online for RRB NTPC||March 01, 2020|
|Last Date To Apply Online||March 31, 2019|
|Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee||April 05, 2019, at 23:59 hrs|
|Final Submission of Applications||April 12, 2019, at 23:59 hrs|
|RRB NTPC Admit Card (Phase 1 of CBT 1)||December 24, 2020|
|RRB NTPC Admit Card (Phase 2 of CBT 1)||January 12, 2021|
|RRB NTPC Exam dates||
As per the RRB official notification, a list of vacant posts is given below:
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||Accounts Clerk cum Typist|
|Junior Time Keeper||Trains Clerk|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||Traffic Assistant|
|Goods Guard||Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||Junior Account Assistant cum Typist|
|Senior Time Keeper||Commercial Apprentice and Station Master|
The eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC include the upper age limit, educational qualification(s), and medical standards. However, the terms of age and educational qualification is essential to be considered primarily.
The details of the eligibility are given below as per the terms of the official notification.
The RRB NTPC application process started on March 01, 2019. The last date for the final submission of RRB NTPC was March 31, 2019. The application form of the upcoming RRB NTPC will be released on the official website of RRB.
|NTPC Category||NTPC Application Fees|
|Unreserved & OBC Category Male||INR 500/-|
|Women/SC/ST/PwD/Ex.Servicemen/ Transgender||INR 250/-|
The RRB NTPC admit card 2020 for Phase 5 of the CBT 1 Exam has been released on the regional websites officially. A total of 19 lakh candidates will appear for the 5th phase of the RRB NTPC 2020-21 Exam. Candidates can obtain their RRB NTPC 2020-21 Admit Card by using their user ID and password.
Check RRB NTPC Exam Centres
The RRB NTPC written test will be taken in 2 stages:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has prescribed the syllabus of RRB NTPC. The objective type of questions will be asked from the following topics.
|Mathematics||Number system, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Analogies, Decoding, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Jumbling, Puzzle, Statement-Conclusion, Decision Making, Completion of the number, and alphabetical series, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Venn Diagrams, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Courses of Action, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs.|
|General Awareness||Art and Culture of India, Current Events of National and International Importance, Monuments and Places of India, Games and Sports, Indian Literature, General Science and Life Science, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical Geography, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance, General Scientific and Technological Developments, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Indian Economy, Transport Systems in India, Famous Personalities, Flora and Fauna of India, Famous Personalities, Flagship Government Programs, etc.|
The aspirants who will be able to obtain the cutoff marks of the 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) will go through the below-mentioned selection process. Check RRB NTPC Selection Process
Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the prescribed Medical Standards for the post(s) for which they have applied. For this, they should refer to the medical standards for each post. Candidates found medically unsuitable for the applied post(s) will not be given any alternative appointment. Check the RRB NTPC Medical Standards
Candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification. Candidates will be called for this stage of RRB NTPC Recruitment under few circumstances such as:
Multiple facts determine the RRB NTPC qualifying marks. The primary factors are listed below:
Based on the cut off marks for RRB NTPC CBI I stage, candidates 20 times the number of NTPC vacancies are selected for CBT II. The following table will provide the probable cutoff marks of CBT I of RRB NTPC 2021:
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
The vacancies for RRB NTPC Exam have been revised to 35,208, deducting the number of DLW vacancies from the RRB Allahabad zone. The DLW vacancies under RRB ALLAHABAD have been cancelled. Hence, the overall vacancies for RRB Allahabad have been decreased from 4099 to 4030.
|Name of the post||Level in 7th CPC||Initial pay (INR)||Medical Standard||Total Vacancies(All RRBs)|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||2||19900||C-2||4300|
|Accounts Clerk cum Typist||2||19900||C-2||760|
|Junior Time Keeper||2||19900||C-2||11|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||3||21700||B-2||4940|
|Name of the Post||Level in 7th CPC||Initial pay (INR)||Medical Standard||Total Vacancies(All RRBs)|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||5||29200||B-2||5638|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||5||29200||C-2||2854|
|Junior Account Assistant cum Typist||5||29200||C-2||3147|
|Senior Time Keeper||5||29200||C-2||6|
Along with a handsome salary, RRB NTPC Employee is entitled to various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Pension Scheme, Medical Benefits, and other special allowance. These allowances will depend on the place and post of the employee.
Ques. What is RRB NTPC Exam?
Ans. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) releases vacancies for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). This exam provides a good opportunity for a graduate/undergraduate candidates to apply for various posts such as Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways.
Ques. How many candidates applied for the RRB NTPC exam?
Ans. Approximately, 1.26 crores of candidates have applied for the exam of RRB NTPC 2021.
Ques. How many vacancies are for Graduate posts in RRB NTPC 2021?
Ans. As per the official notification, there are 24,649 vacancies for graduate posts.
Ques. How many vacancies are for Under Graduate posts in the RRB NTPC exam?
Ans. According to the notification released by RRB, there are 10,628 vacancies for Undergraduate candidates.
Ques. When is the CBT I exam date for the RRB NTPC 2021 exam?
Ans. Phase 5 of the CBT 1 has been scheduled from March 04 to March 27, 2021.
Ques. How to download RRB NTPC Admit card if I forget the registration number?
Ans. In such cases, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card of the RRB NTPC exam:
Ques. Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam. For every wrong attempt 1/3 marks assigned to a question, will be deducted from your score.
Ques. Will I be allowed to choose the RRB NTPC exam date?
Ans. No, the exam dates will be released and assigned by the RRB's of the respective region you apply for. The exam dates will be given in your RRB NTPC Admit Card with the other details.
Ques. What are the sections of Stage 1 and stage 2 of RRB NTPC?
Ans. In both states of CBT, there are three subjects which are Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness.
Ques. Is the RRB NTPC exam conducted every year?
Ans. No, it has not been conducted every year. It depends on the number of vacancies.
Ques. Has the RRB NTPC Admit card been released?
Ans. The admit card for Phase 5 of CBT-I has been released for different regions.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.