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RRB NTPC 2020 - Exam Pattern & Syllabus of Stage-I & Stage-II

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Oct 21, 2020

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The RRB NTPC Syllabus is decided by the Railway Recruitment Board. The exam recruits candidates to fill various positions in the Indian Railways across the nation. The syllabus of RRB NTPC is of Class 10, 12, and graduation levels. Both intellectual tests will contain objective type multiple-choice questions.

RRB NTPC syllabus is divided into Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness. This article will provide all detailed information on the syllabus of RRB NTPC as well as the Exam Pattern so that candidates can systematically prepare for the exam.

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

All the candidates who have applied for RRB NTPC 2020, will be able to download the admit card and appear for the Stage-I CBT exam. Only those candidates who will be able to meet the cutoff will be eligible for the Stage-II CBT Test.

The list of candidates finally selected is published by the board on the regional RRBs website along with the cut off for the exam. Candidates can go through RRB NTPC results for year-wise details and information. Candidates who want to know the expected and previous years, Check RRB NTPC 2020: Results & Cutoff Marks

RRB NTPC Stage-1 Exam Pattern

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%, EWS40%, 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 shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.

RRB NTPC Stage-2 Exam Pattern

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
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 Minutes.
  • Negative marking of 1/3 is there.
  • The level of questions will be different for a different level of posts.
  • Normalization of marks will be done.

RRB NTPC 2020 Exam- Subject-wise Syllabus

RRB NTPC syllabus 2020 outlines the topics and sub-topics which candidates need to cover for the exam. The syllabus is prescribed by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). The topics given in the RRB NTPC syllabus are of Class 10, 12, and graduation levels. Here is the detailed syllabus:

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage I CBT

The total number of 100 questions will be asked in the Stage I exam of RRB NTPC. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices. The Syllabus of RRB NTPC Stage I exam is given below:

  • Mathematics

Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics etc.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs etc

  • General Awareness

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, Current GK etc.

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage II CBT

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices. The syllabus of Stage II CBT for complete preparation are given below:

  • Mathematics

Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss etc.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs etc.

  • General Awareness Syllabus

Current Events of National and International Importance (Current Affairs), Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

Along with the syllabus and exam pattern of RRB NTPC, for a good and compact preparation candidates also need a list of books that covers the syllabus as well as understandable. To find the best books for RRB NTPC 2020 Exam.

FAQs

Ques. What are the subjects in the RRB NTPC exam?

Ans. There are three sections in both Stage- I & Stage II. They are Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning yet the syllabus is different.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in RRB NTPC 2020?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answers. The 1/3rd marks are deducted for every wrongly answered question in the RRB NTPC exam for both Stage I and Stage II of examination. There will be no deduction for the questions felt unanswered.

Ques. Who designed and prescribed the syllabus of RRB NTPC 2020 Exam?

Ans. RRB NTPC syllabus is prescribed by the RRBs.

Ques. Is the mathematics section mandatory for all candidates appearing in RRB NTPC 2020?

Ans. Yes, for candidates appearing for the RRB NTPC Stage-I, mathematics is mandatory.

Ques. Where will I get the mock tests for RRB NTPC?

Ans. Mock tests are essential to practice to get the desired marks in RRB NTPC. Click here to get the mock tests - Prepp Test Series.

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

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