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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT 1, CBT 2, CBAT, and Skill Test

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Feb 17, 2021

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The RRB NTPC Exam Pattern is decided by the Railway Recruitment Board. There will be two intellectual tests such as CBT 1 and CBT 2. Both tests will contain objective type multiple-choice questions. Read RRB NTPC Syllabus carefully

The question of both intellectual stages will be asked from Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. The following article will give insight into the exam duration

RRB NTPC Stages

Stages of RRB NTPC 2021

The RRB NTPC Exam is conducted in the following stages and the given categories:

  • Computer-based test ( CBT ) Stage I Preliminary Exam
  • Computer-based Test ( CBT ) Stage II Mains Exam
  • Computer-based Aptitude Test ( CBAT)
  • Typing Skill Test
RRB NTPC CBT 1

RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

  • The complete time duration of the examination is 90 minutes.
  • A total of ⅓ marks is deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Aspirants who meet the cutoff marks of the CBT 1 of the exam will qualify for RRB NTPC CBT 2. 
  • The examination is conducted in different sessions and has different levels of difficulty.
  • The scores of the aspirants across different sittings are normalized for qualifying CBT 1. 
Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 30 30 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100

Note: Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR - 40%, EWS – 40%, OBC (Non creamy layer)  – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of a shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them. 

RRB NTPC CBT 2

RRB NTPC: Exam Pattern of CBT 2

  • The complete time duration of the test is 90 minutes.
  • A total of 1/3 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • The level of difficulty of CBT 2 depends on the post that the candidate has applied for. 
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes. 
  • Normalization of marks will be done for this test. 
Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Mathematics 35 35 90 minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
General Awareness 50 35
Total 120 120
RRB NTPC CBAT

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: Computer-based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

  • Candidates who will meet the cutoff marks of CBT 2, can appear for the Computer-based Aptitude Test (CBAT).
  • CBAT is mandatory for the candidates who have been obliged for the posts of Station Master and Traffic Assistant.
  • The candidate requires a minimum T-score of 42 marks (irrespective of the community to which they belong) to qualify for this category.
  • The language choice of the questions and answers is in the two languages i.e. English and Hindi.
  • There are six test batteries for this category of the exam.
  • The candidates have to qualify for all the test batteries to qualify for the post of Traffic Assistant and Station Master.
  • There is zero marking for any incorrect answer.
  • Candidates who score 70% in CBT 2 and 30% marks in CBAT can continue with the Document Verification.
RRB NTPC Typing Test

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Typing Skill Test

Candidates who have qualified the Stage II of RRB NTPC can appear for the Typing Skill Test.

  • Qualified candidates need to satisfy the following typing criteria:
    • 30 words per minute( For the English language).
    • 25 words per minute ( For the Hindi Language ).
  • The typing skill test is qualifying in nature.
  • The candidate will have to attempt the typing skill test on the personal computer without any option of editing or spell check.
  • The total number of candidates shortlisted for the typing skill test is almost 8 times more than the total number of vacant posts.
RRB NTPC FAQs

RRB NTPC FAQs

Ques. Is it necessary to qualify both the stages to appear for CBAT?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to qualify for both tests. CBAT is mandatory for the candidates who have been obliged for the posts of Station Master and Traffic Assistant.

Ques. What are the subjects as per the exam pattern in the RRB NTPC exam?

Ans. There are three sections in both stages. They are Mathematics, General Intelligence, and Reasoning yet the syllabus is different. Get complete detailed information on the syllabus

Ques. Is the Medical Examination Test mandatory?

Ans. Yes, the Medical Test makes sure that the candidate is physically fit to carry out the duties assigned to him/her.

Ques. Will there be normalization for stage 1 & stage 2 CBT?

Ans. Yes, there will be normalization for stage 1 & stage 2 CBT.

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

Comments


12 Comments
R
riyaz
Does RRB have negative marking in CBT stage 1 and 2?
K
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. Yes, there will be negative marking and 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. More details related to the RRB NTPC exam pattern are mentioned here.
 

R
rashmi
Does the RRB NTPC Exam have negative marking in CBT stage 1 and CBT Stage 2?
K
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Yes, there will be a negative marking of ¼ and 1/3 marks in the RRB NTPC 1st Stage and 2nd Stage Examination. Further details related to the same are presented here.
 

L
lakshay kakkar
How is the exam pattern of the RRB NTPC exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) takes the recruitment exam for different posts. A total of 100 questions will be asked in the Stage I exam of RRB NTPC, all the questions will be MCQ in nature. The Syllabus and latest exam pattern of RRB NTPC exam is given here.
 

R
rashmi
What is the exam pattern of RRB NTPC exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. The 1st Stage CBT is taken for screening the aspirants and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every question, attempted wrong. RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT will have a total of 120 questions making a total of 120 marks. You can check more details here.
 

Y
yash raj singh
What is RRB NTPC syllabus 2020?
K
kavita rani

Hi Yash. Some of the important topics in the Mathematics section include Number system, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, etc. Check out the detailed syllabus of reasoning and general awareness at this link.
 

S
sameer
Whether Demo link of Aptitude Test is available for aspiring candidates?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. Yes, for the benefit of the candidates, a Demo Link of Aptitude Test will be provided. Candidates can refer to the official website to get more details related to the same.

S
sameer
What will be the duration of Aptitude Test?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. A total of 100 questions will be asked in the RRB NTPC 1st Stage Exam. The maximum marks in the RRB NTPC Exam are 100 marks, the duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

R
riyaz
What will be the mode of Aptitude Test?
K
kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. The Aptitude Test is taken in an online mode. It is conducted into 5 sections. And the time duration is total 88 minutes. Each test will have different qualifying marks.

A
avinash sahu
Will the RRB NTPC 2020 Exam be conducted in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?
K
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. The mode of the exam will be online. Check out more details here.
 

A
avinash sahu
Will there be any NEGATIVE MARKING in RRB NTPC 2020 Exam?
K
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every question, attempted wrong. However, there will be no negative marking in CBAT. Check out the detailed exam pattern here.
 

V
vipasha
What is the EXAM PATTERN for RRB NTPC 2020 Recruitment?
K
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. RRB NTPC exam include four sections including Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness. Total weightage of stage 1 exam is 100 marks and the time limit to complete the exam is 90 minutes. You can get other details related to the same here.
 

N
nagarjuna
I would like to NTPC practice papers
A
arvind kumar

Hi Nagarjuna, for NTPC practice papers click here.