RRB NTPC 2019-20 Exam Pattern & Syllabus Details

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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020 :

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020: The RRB NTPC 2019-20 Recruitment Notification has been released for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) by Railway Recruitment Board(RRBs). A total of around 35,277 vacancies have been introduced this year. The information of the RRB NTPC Syllabus & Exam Pattern is required if a candidate wishes to qualify for the upcoming RRB NTPC 2019-20 examination.

In this article, we’re covering RRB NTPC Syllabus for Railway NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories), Para Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level-1 Posts. This may help you to prepare for the RRB NTPC 2020 Examination. Let’s understand the RRB NTPC 2020 Examination Pattern & Syllabus:

RRB NTPC Syllabus & Exam Pattern :

RRB NTPC 2020 Examination will be conducted in two phases i.e. 1st stage(Prelims) and 2nd stage(Mains). The Syllabus for RRB NTPC stage 1 and stage 2 are similar. The main change in stage 1 and stage 2 for the RRB NTPC examination is the examination pattern. RRB NTPC examination will comprise three sections i.e Mathematics (Arithmetic Skill), Reasoning & General Intelligence, and General Awareness (General Science). The detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus is provided below:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

Below we have provided exam pattern of Tier 1 and Tier 2 of this exam. Let me tell you that those who qualify in Tier 1 will be called for Tier 2.

RRB NTPC Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of MarksTime Duration
Mathematics303090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
General Awareness4040
  • Total time duration for tier 1 exam will be 90 minutes.
  • Total marks will be 100, in which 1 mark will be prescribed for each question.
  • For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.
  • The exam duration for PWD candidates is 120 minutes.
    The first stage CBT is of screening in nature.

RRB NTPC Tier 2 Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsNo. Of MarksTime Duration
Mathematics353590 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
General Awareness5050
  • Total time duration for this exam will be 90 minutes.
  • The time duration fo PWD candiates will be 2 hours.
  • The level of questions will be different for different level of posts.
  • Normalization will be applied.
  • For every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted.

RRB NTPC Selcetion Process

The recruitment process shall involve 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. Selection will made strictly as per merit, on the basis of below mentioned recruitment stages.

  • 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

Based on the performance of candidates in the Stage-1 and Stage-2 exam, they would be required to go for the Skill Test/Aptitude Test/Document Verification. Candidate who will qualify the first stage CBT they will be called for Second Stage CBT.
Different test exam is prescribed for different post which is present below.

RRB NTPC Post Wise Exam Summary

7th CPC
1st stage2nd stage CBTSkill Test
Junior Clerk cum
2CommonFor All PostsCommon
For all
Level 2
Typing Skill Test
Accounts Clerk cum
2Typing Skill Test
Junior Time Keeper2Typing Skill Test
Trains Clerk2
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk3Separate for
Level 3 post
Traffic Assistant4Separate for
Level 4 post
Based Aptitude
Goods Guard5Common
Level 5
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk5
Senior Clerk cum
5Typing Skill Test
Junior Account
Assistant cum Typist
5Typing Skill Test
Senior Time Keeper5Typing Skill Test
all Level 6
Station Master6Computer
Based Aptitude

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test (TST)

  • Qualifying in nature.
  • Eight times the number of vacancies will be called for typing test.
  • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.

RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

In this section we will discuss the Subject wise Exam Syllabus for RRB NTPC Exam. Candidate can also download RRB NTPC Syllabus through the download link given below.

The subjects covered in the syllabus are as follows:

  • General Awareness
  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning.

RRB NTPC Mathematics Syllabus

Math level of both tiers of RRB NTPC exam is almost same which is present below.

Number System
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Rations and Proportions
Elementary Algebra
Geometry and Trigonometry
Elementary Statistics

RRB NTPC Reasoning Syllabus

The syllabus of the reasoning present below shows the Tier 1 and Tier 2 syllabus of the RRB NTPC exam.

Venn Diagrams
Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series,
Coding and Decoding
Mathematical Operations
Similarities and Differences
Statement – Conclusion
Statement – Courses of Action
Analytical Reasoning
Decision Making
Interpretation of Graphs

RRB NTPC General Awareness Syllabus

Below is the syllabus of General Awareness which has been given for RRB NTPC’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam.

National and International Current Events
Common Abbreviations
Games and Sports
Transport Systems in India
Art and Culture of India
Indian Economy
Indian Literature
Famous Personalities of India
Famous Personalities of World
Monuments of India
Flagship Government Programs
General and Life Science
Flora and Fauna of India
History of India and Freedom Struggle
Important Government Organizations of India
Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India
General Scientific and Technological Developments of India
Indian Polity and Governance
Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at large
UN and Other Important World Organisations
Basics of Computers

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