RRB NTPC Recruitment Process: All You Need to Know

RRB NTPC recruitment 2019 is open to fill up 35277 vacancies in various posts. Out of the number of vacancies advertised, 10628 are for RRB NTPC Graduate posts while 24649 are for RRB NTPC Undergraduate posts.

The RRB NTPC recruitment process involves 4 stages. The stages will be Computer Based Test 1 or CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test and Document Verification. The final appointment will be made based on a medical examination. You are requested to check this page for all the latest updates.

The RRB NTPC Recruitment dates are yet to be notified. However, CBT 1 was scheduled to be held between June to September 2019. But, now it is likely to be held in January or February 2020. The dates of the next rounds will be subsequently notified. 

RRB NTPC CBT 1, 2019

All the candidates irrespective of the post applied for will have to appear for CBT 1 and CBT 2 respectively. Both of these tests will be conducted online. Before starting to prepare for CBT 1 exam, one needs to understand the exam pattern first.

Duration of the examination:  90 minutes for normal candidates. 2 hours for candidates belonging to the PWD category.

Nature of Test: MCQs

Total Number of Questions: 100

Subjects: General Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Aptitude and Mathematics

Marking: 1 mark for every right answer, 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Check the table below for a better understanding of CBT 1:

Subjects Number of questions Marks Duration
Logical Reasoning and Aptitude 30 30 90 minutes
General Awareness 40 40
Mathematics 30 30
Total 100 100

RRB NTPC CBT 2, 2019

Candidates qualifying the CBT 1 will be allowed to appear for CBT 2. The number of students shortlisted will be 20 times the total vacancies. Here’s a look at the pattern of CBT 2.

Duration of Exam: 1 hour 30 minutes for normal candidates. 120 minutes for PWD candidates.

Nature of Test: MCQs

Total Number of Questions: 120

Subjects: Logical Reasoning and Aptitude, Mathematics and General Awareness

Marking: 1 mark for every right answer and 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect option chosen.

Check the table below for RRB NTPC Recruitment  2019 of CBT 2: 

Subjects Number of questions Marks Duration
Logical Reasoning and Aptitude 35 35 1 hour 30 minutes
General Awareness 50 50
Mathematics 35 35
Total 120 120

 

Minimum Qualifying Percentage for both CBT 1 and CBT 2

The minimum qualifying marks for both CBT 1 and CBT 2 are different for different categories.

Below is a table showing the minimum qualifying percentage for the different categories.

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentage
Unreserved 40
EWS 40
SC 30
ST 25

Those who will not secure the above cut-off percentage will not be allowed to appear for the Typing Skill Test. However, there is a relaxation of 2% for PWD candidates.

RRB NTPC Recruitment Typing Skill Test

The candidates who qualify CBT 1 and CBT 2 will have to sit for the Typical Skill Test. The candidates need to obtain a vision certificate from a competent authority first. However, disabled candidates will be exempted from this exam. Aspirants must know that there will be a 70:30 weightage of marks, which is 70% for CBT 2 stage and 30% weightage on typing speed. There should not be any error.

Language Typing Speed (in words per minute)
English 30
Hindi 25

 

The number of candidates to be called up for this round will be 8 times the number of vacancies. 

RRB NTPC Recruitment Document Verification 2019

As per the RRB NTPC Recruitment guidelines, the selected candidates will be called up for Document Verification. 50% more candidates will be called up as standby. At the time of this round, one needs to carry the original as well as 2 photocopies of the documents listed below:

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Graduation Degree for Graduate Post Candidates
  • Income Certificate for EWS candidates
  • Minority community certificate or Caste Certificate if applicable
  • Receipt of SBI Challan 
  • Two self-attested coloured photographs
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Medical Certificate (if any)

RRB NTPC Recruitment Medical Examination 2019

Although the rounds of RRB NTPC Recruitment indeed finish with Document Verification, the final appointment will be made based on the medical exam to be conducted by the authority. It is compulsory for a candidate to pass this test. This test is intended to check the physical stamina of the candidate. Each medical standard is described below:

A2: Physically fit in all aspects. Good vision without glasses, must pass the coloured, night and binocular visions.

A3: Physically fit in all aspects. Good vision with or without glasses, must pass the coloured, night and binocular visions.

B2: Physically fit in all aspects. Slightly less vision, must pass the field test.

C2: Physically fit in all aspects, Vision poor, must be able to read and write at a close range.

After filling up the details, one must start preparing for the exam at the earliest as the exam is competitive and hard. To ace the exam, one must know the exam pattern and syllabus first. There are many books and online PDFs available online to help you crack the exam. One can also take help from articles, newspapers, class 10 CBSE books to get prepared as well. Also, one must thoroughly analyze previous years question papers to understand which questions have a higher chance of being repeated this time.

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