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RRB NTPC 2021 Cutoff Marks - Expected & Previous Years’ Cutoff marks

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Jan 16, 2021

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The RRB NTPC cutoff 2020 is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure to qualify the RRB NTPC exam and become eligible for the next round of the RRB NTPC selection process. RRB uses the normalisation process to calculate cut off marks as the exam is conducted in multiple shifts and days.

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RRB NTPC 2020 Expected Cutoff

Category Cut off marks
General 82-84
OBC 76-78
SC 70-72
ST 64-66
  • The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) will be releasing the RRB NTPC 2020 cutoff along with the scorecard after the conclusion of the exam.
  • The cutoff of RRB NTPC 2020 will be released for each stage separately for all the different railway boards.
  • RRB will first release the RRB NTPC 2020 cutoff for 1st stage CBT (Computer-based Test) which will be followed by stage-2 CBT, CBAT/Skill Test/Typing Test and subsequently the final cutoff.
RRB NTPC Cut off

How to check RRB NTPC Cut off marks?

Candidates need to follow the steps below to check the cut off of RRB NTPC.

  • Visit the regional websites of RRBs
  • Candidates will find the scorecard link on the home page
  • Click the link, you will be redirected to the login page
  • Enter the required credentials
  • The cut off marks will appear on the screen
  • Check the cut off marks

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RRB NTPC Factors

Factors Determining RRB NTPC Cut off 2020

The cut off is calculated based on the following factors:

  • Number of candidates appearing in the exam
  • The difficulty level of exam
  • Zone-wise number of vacancies

Types of RRB NTPC Cut off 2020

There are two types of RRB NTPC cut off marks that candidates need to score in order to qualify the exam.

  • Overall cut off
  • Qualifying cut off

RRB NTPC Cutoff 2019 –Minimum Qualifying Marks

Categories Qualifying percentage
General & EWS 40%
OBC and SC 30%
ST 25%

RRB NTPC Previous Year Cutoff - Region-wise

In the following table, we have shared the previous year cut off marks of 2018 CBT - 1. Candidates can refer to the cut off marks here:

RRB NTPC Cutoff 2018 - CBT 1

Ahmedabad 72.86 64.91 57.23 48.1
Ajmer 77.39 70.93 62.13 59.74
Allahabad 77.49 70.47 62.85 47.02
Bangalore 64.97 57.28 30.1 29
Bhopal 72.9 66.31 58.61 51.16
Bhubaneshwar 71.91 65.76 53.09 47.79
Bilaspur 68.79 60.7 51.49 50.07
Chandigarh 82.27 71.47 71.87 46.71
Chennai 72.14 69.11 57.67 46.84
Gorakhpur 77.43 69.01 56.63 47.67
Guwahati 66.44 57.11 52.52 52.91
Jammu-Srinagar 68.72 50.88 52.27 38.05
Kolkata 79.5 71.53 67.07 52.92
Malda 61.87 48.42 43.11 31.89
Mumbai 77.05 70.21 63.06 54.95
Muzaffarpur 57.97 45.57 30.06 25
Patna 63.03 53.57 38.55 26.69
Ranchi 63.75 57.29 45.48 48.58
Secunderabad 77.72 72.87 63.73 59.13
Siliguri 67.52 56.26 54.31 45.9
Thiruvananthapuram 79.75 75.1 56.14 36.45

To know the RRB NTPC selection process comprises four stages. The selection process of Station Master and Traffic Assistant includes two-stage Computer-Based Tests followed by Computer Based Aptitude Test. RRBs release the cutoff marks for each stage of the selection process. To know in details, check RRB NTPC 2020: Selection Process



Ques. What is the normalisation process of RRB NTPC 2020 Cutoff?

Ans. RRBs will conduct RRB NTPC exam in multiple shifts, stages and sessions. The difficulty level of the question paper in each shift can be different. The Railway Boards utilize the normalization process to equate marks of candidates across various shifts. RRB NTPC cut off 2019-20 for each stage will be prepared after the marks of candidates have been normalized.

Ques. Is normalization some sort of grace marks?

Ans. No. Normalization process followed by RRBs is a scientific and statistical process. It is not a process of awarding grace marks.

Ques. Is there any interview in RRB NTPC 2020 Selection process?

Ans. No, there is no interview. It is totally based on calculated values of parameters such as the raw score of the candidate, which means a standard deviation of raw marks of candidates in his/her session and means a standard deviation of raw marks of candidates other sessions.

Ques. Can normalized score be less than raw score?

Ans. Yes, it can be in certain cases.

Ques. Is there a sectional cut off in the RRB NTPC exam?

Ans. No, there is no sectional cut off marks in RRB NTPC exam.

Ques. Is RRB NTPC cut off 2020 different for different zones?

Ans. Yes, the cut off is different for different railway zones.

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


lakshay kakkar
Are there any minimum qualifying marks in the RRB NTPC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Lakshay. The candidates must get a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. This is applicable to all candidates irrespective of community or category, no marks relaxation in the minimum T- Score will be given to anyone. More details are presented here.

arushi thankur
Is there any normalisation of marks in RRB NTPC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Yes, normalization of marks will be done in RRB NTPC exam. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT will be used while shortlisting candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit. Get more details related to the same here.


Is there any normalisation of marks in RRB NTPC exam?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. RRBs have now revised the normalisation process of RRB NTPC. As per the revised formula, the marks will be calculated based on the average marks of top one percent of candidates considering all shifts. Marks of candidates will be normalised for all the stages of exam involving multiple sessions.

How the merit will be drawn for the post of ASM & Traffic Assistant?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. The merit will be drawn only for the candidates who are shortlisted in the Aptitude Test, with computation of 70% weightage being given to the marks obtained in 2nd Stage CBT. While the remaining 30% weightage will be given to the marks obtained in Aptitude Test.

avinash sahu
Will there be a SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in RRB NTPC 2020 Exam?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. No there is no sectional cut off marks in RRB NTPC exam. RRB uses the normalisation method while calculating the cut off marks as the exam is conducted in multiple shifts and days. More details related to RRB NTPC cut off is mentioned here.

pamidi swapna
How much marks we get to qualify RRB ntpc