Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will be conducting the recruitment exam for different posts. A total of around 35,208 vacancies in Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) in various Zonal Railways is available.The exam dates will soon be released within the month of August - September 2020. The exam will be conducted in 15 languages. The notification was released in 2019 and the exam was scheduled between June and September. However, the process was delayed due to the non-finalisation of the exam conducting agency.
Quite recently, the conducting authority has made a big announcement regarding the RRB NTPC exam. Railways in an official notice had informed that it is going to expedite the recruitment process as the situation eases out.
|Exam Name||RRB NTPC 2020 Exam|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)|
|Post||Non-Technical Popular Categories(NTPC)|
|Pay Level||Level 2,3,4,5 & 6|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam category||Undergraduate posts: Class 12 pass Graduate posts: Graduation|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||15 Languages|
|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 Stage-1 Admit Card||4 days before the exam|
|RRB NTPC Exam Dates||August-September, 2020(Tentative)|
The eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC includes age, 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:
For 7th CPC Level-2 and 3 (Under Graduate Level Posts), the age limit of candidates should be as follows (as on 1st July 2019):
|General||18 - 30|
|OBC||18 - 33|
|SC/ST||18 - 35|
For 7th CPC Level 4, 5 and 6 (Graduate level Posts), the age limit of candidates should be as follows:
|General||18 - 33|
|OBC||18 - 36|
|SC/ST||18 - 38|
In the following char, the required educational qualification as per the posts are specified:
|Post Name||Level in 7th CPC||Education Qualification|
|Commercial Apprentice (CA), Station Master||6||Degree from its recognized university and equivalent|
|Goods Guard, Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk||5||Degree from its recognized university and equivalent|
|Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Clerk-Cum-typist, Senior Time Keeper||5||Degree from its recognized university and equivalent + Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer is essential|
|Traffic Assistant||4||Degree from recognized university and equivalent|
|Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk||3||12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability/ Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage)|
|Accounts Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Clerk Cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, trains Clerk||2||12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks is not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ ST/ Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential.|
As per the RRB NTPC Notification, a total of 35277 vacancies have been announced for the Non-Technical Popular Categories. Candidates started filling the RRB NTPC application form from 1st March 2019. The last date for final submission of RRB NTPC Apply Online was March 31st, 2019 and the dates for the exam were scheduled from June to September 2019.
Candidates willing to fill RRB NTPC online form for next recruitment have to follow the given steps to successfully complete the RRB NTPC Registration. Here is the step to complete the RRB NTPC Registration:
|NTPC Category||NTPC Application Fees|
|Unreserved & OBC Category Male||INR 500/-|
|Women/SC/ST/PwD/Ex.Servicemen/ Transgender||INR 250/-|
The Admit Card for the first stage CBT will tentatively be released in August 2020, one week before the exam dates. After the official releasing of the Admit cards, candidates should follow the instructions mentioned below to download the Admit Card:
Details on RRB NTPC 2020 Admit Card
RRB NTPC Admit card will have two parts: One is candidates' copy and the other one is RRB copy. Candidates are advised to keep their copy of admit card till the recruitment process is over. Check the details printed on both the copies of the admit card. In the following table, the details are visible in the Candidate’s Copy and RRB copy:
|Candidate's Copy Details||RRB Copy Details|
|Roll number||Name and address of the exam centre||Roll number||Reporting time|
|Registration number||Date of exam||Registration number||Test centre code|
|Candidate's name||Exam Shift||Date of birth||Community|
|Photograph||Reporting time||Shift||Exception if any|
|Signature||Landmark||Space to affix photograph||Space for Self declaration|
|Signature by the chairman||Nearest Railway station||Date of exam||Candidate’s left thumb impression (1 and 2|
|Candidate’s signature||Invigilator’s signature||Date of exam||Candidate’s signature|
|Exam Trade||Exam Slot||Barcode||Chairman’s signature|
|Exam Sessions||Google map link||Invigilator’s Signature||-|
The recruitment process shall involve several 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 Boards (RRBs) has prescribed the syllabus:
|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, and Decoding, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Jumbling, Puzzle, Statement-Conclusion, Decision Making, Completion of 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, 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.|
There are multiple facts that decide the RRB NTPC 2020 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 2020:
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
The Vacancies for RRB NTPC Exam 2020 have been revised to 35,208, deducting the number of DLW vacancies from 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|
As per the official report, approx. 1.26 crores of candidates have applied for this exam. Therefore we don’t have the benefit of the doubt that the competition will only get tougher. As the whole world is battling COVID-19 pandemic, the RRB NTPC candidates have another battle to fight. We hope you have got all the information about RRB NTPC 2020 that you need. If you have any more questions, you are welcome to comment below.
The candidates have to qualify the first stage which is the screening procedure in order to be selected for second stage. Approximately, candidates in the number of 8 times the available vacancy will be called for the typing test once they qualify stage 2. Apart from qualifying the typing test, they will also be subjected to medical tests which are going to be final determinants of their selection.
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) shall not be given any alternative appointment.
|Post Name||Level in 7th CPC||Medical Standards|
|Commercial Apprentice (CA)||6||B2|
|Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist||5||C2|
|Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||5||B2|
|Senior Time Keeper||5||C2|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||3||B2|
|Accounts Clerk Cum Typist||2||C2|
|Junior Clerk Cum Typist||2||C2|
|Junior Time Keeper||2||C2|
|Medical Standards||General fitness||Vision Standards|
|A-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses ((No fogging test),
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision
|A-3||Physically fit in all respects||Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D),
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass the test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision
|B-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 4D).
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass the test for Field of Vision (Binocular Vision), etc.
|C-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses.
Near Vision: Sn: 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required.
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:
Ques. What is RRB NTPC 2020 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 RRB NTPC 2020?
Ans. Approximately, 1.25 crores candidates have applied for the exam of RRB NTPC 2020.
Ques. How many vacancies are for Graduate posts in RRB NTPC 2020?
Ans. As per the official notification, there are 24,649 vacancies for graduate posts.
Ques. How many vacancies are for Under Graduate posts in RRB NTPC 2020?
Ans. According to the notification released by RRB, there are 10,628 vacancies for Undergraduate candidates.
Ques. What is the CBT I exam date for the RRB NTPC 2019-2020 exam?
Ans. The RRB has carried forward RRB NTPC 2019 to 2020. However, there is no official news regarding the exam dates of RRB NTPC Stage 1.
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 RRB NTPC 2020:
Ques. What is the RRB NTPC Selection Procedure?
Ans. The RRB NTPC Selection Procedure is a 4-staged examination process. The first phase of selection is CBT 1 then its CBT 2 followed by Typing Skill Test and last phase is Document Verification.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is 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 2020 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. What are RRB NTPC Cut Off Marks?
Ans. RRB NTPC cut off 2020 is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to score to qualify the stage of the selection process. Candidates are required to score minimum cut off marks or above to qualify each stage of the exam.
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. Can a Higher Secondary qualified candidate apply for RRB NTPC?
Ans. Yes, candidates who have qualified the higher secondary education or its equivalent, is eligible to apply for the posts of the undergraduates.
Ques. Has RRB NTPC 2020 Admit card been released?
Ans. The RRB NTPC 2020 Admit card for CBT I has not been released yet. However, Candidates will receive their RRB NTPC admit card 2020 four days before their scheduled date of CBT I.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.