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RRB NTPC Detailed Syllabus and Exam Analysis

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Feb 17, 2021

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RRB NTPC exam will be conducted to around 35,208 posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories, Para Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category, and Level-1. The prescribed syllabus is divided into Mathematics, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness.

The topics of the RRB NTPC syllabus maintains the difficulty level of Class 10, 12, and graduation levels. The candidates who will qualify for the CBT-I will be eligible for the CBT-II of the RRB NTPC Exam. Read the exam pattern before.  

RRB NTPC Math Syllabus

RRB NTPC Syllabus of Mathematic

Here are the important topics of Mathematics from which the question of the mathematics section will be asked. 

Topics Topics
Number stem Decimals
Fractions LCM, HCF
Ration and Proportions Percentage
Mensuration Time and Work
Time and Distance Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Elementary Algebra
Geometry and Trigonometry Elementary Statistics

RRB NTPC Mathematics: Topic-wise Difficulty Level

The below-table on the difficulty level and the expected number of questions is also tentative which has been extracted from the previous year’s question papers. 

Topic No of Questions(Tentative) Difficulty Level
SI/ CI 2 Moderate
Mensuration 2 Easy
Ratio & Proportion 3 Easy
Height & Distance 2 Easy-Moderate
Profit/Loss 3 Easy
Geometry 2 Easy-Moderate
Number System 4 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 3 Easy
Time and Work 2 Easy-Moderate
Statistics 1 Easy
Time, Speed, and Distance 2 Easy
Average 1 Easy-Moderate
DI (Tabular) 3 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate
RRB NTPC GK Syllabus

RRB NTPC: Syllabus of General Awareness

General Awareness is a vast topic and really hard to cover before exams. In the following tabular, a list of topics has been mentioned for better preparation. 

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

RRB NTPC General Awareness: Topic-wise Difficulty Level

The below-table on the difficulty level and the expected number of questions is also tentative which has been extracted from the previous year’s question papers. 

Topic No. of Questions(Tentative) Difficulty Level
History 7 Moderate
Geography 1 Easy
Polity 2 Easy
Static 2 Moderate
Biology 7 Easy-Moderate
Chemistry 2 Easy
Physics 4 Easy-Moderate
Computers 4 Easy
Current Affairs 11 Easy-Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate
RRB NTPC Reasoning Syllabus

RRB NTPC: Syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning

The syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning can seem hard to cover. Here the books for RRB NTPC which will help to cover the syllabus. 

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

RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning: Topic-wise Difficulty Level

As per the analysis of previous year papers, Coding-Decoding, Sentence arrangement, Syllogism, etc are very important for the RRB NTPC exam. Here is a table for complete exam analysis. 

Topic No of Questions Difficulty Level
Coding-Decoding 4 Easy
Sentence arrangement 1 Easy-Moderate
Venn Diagram 3 Moderate
Puzzle (Linear) 3 Easy
Blood Relation 4 Moderate
Statement & Assumptions 2 Moderate
Statement & Conclusion 2 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 3 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 3 Easy
Mathematical Operations 4 Moderate
Odd one out 1 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate
RRB NTPC Syllabus FAQs

The candidates have to clear the stages for the RRB NTPC Exams such as First Stage-CBT, Second stage-CBT, CBAT, and Typing Skill Test. RRB NTPC applied candidates follow the above-mentioned syllabus and paper analysis to prepare for both CBT 1 and CBT 2 of the RRB NTPC exam. 


RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Analysis FAQs

Ques. What is the best way to prepare as per the syllabus?

Ans. The most efficient way is by practicing and solving questions. For this candidates can go for previous year’s’ question papers or for mock tests as well.

Ques. What are the important topics for the General Intelligence and Reasoning section?

Ans. Candidates need to prepare for Analytical Reasoning, Coding, and Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Decision Making, Puzzle, etc. 

Ques. What are the scoring areas of General Awareness?

Ans. Prepare Current Affairs, important dates, events, awards, geography, politics, etc. 

Ques. What are the important topics for Mathematics?

Ans. The important topis for this section are Number system, Fractions, Percentage, Time and Work, Simple and Compound Interest, etc.

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