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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2022 For CBT 2 Exam: Check Exam Pattern PDF

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RRB NTPC CBT Syllabus and Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC examination would be conducted from December 28 to January 13, 2021. Check RRB NTPC CBT Syllabus and Paper Pattern and how to prepare for the exam below. The Railway Board has recently activated the exam city link from December 18 till January 13 2021. The admit card has been released on December 24, 2020, on all regional websites of RRBs.  A large no. of candidates (approx. 23 lakh) will be appearing for the examination. But before the Railway NTPC Exam, the candidate must check the RRB NTPC CBT Syllabus and Paper Pattern and preparation tips below.

RRB NTPC Exam: Overview

Conducting Body Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Job Category Government Job (Central Government)
Exam Name Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC)
No. of Vacancies 35, 208
Work Location All Over India
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam Varies From Post To Post
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Date   Exam Started From 28th December 2020
Official Website

RRB NTPC CBT Exam Pattern

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
General Awareness 40 40
Total 100 100


The Stage I examination will comprise of 100 objective questions asked from Mathematics, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and General Awareness. Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions from the topics 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, 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.

RRB NTPC CBT 2 Preparation Tips

Candidates who will be appearing for the exam can check these points below on how to prepare for the exam.

The first and foremost important point is candidates should not allow for one subject. Topics that are tough should be chosen before and the easy ones should be chosen later.

It is important to focus on the mock test. The link has been activated by the Board, so candidates can easily log in to the account and appear for the mock round. Mock round helps students to get an idea of the questions that will be asked in the exam.

Try and increase the reading speed to cover 100 questions in a duration of 90 marks. It is best to start by reading the RRB NTPC syllabus. With daily practice of reading, the speed will automatically increase.

It is very important to devote quality time to preparing the different sections of the RRB NTPC syllabus. Candidates are advised to not get stuck to only one subject. Make a timetable where all subjects should be given the same time slot and also prevent aspirants from having a mental block.

For the quant section, it is very important to practice regularly as this section involves calculation. While practicing various types of complex questions, it is important to memorize shortcuts and tricks instead of mugging them up.