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RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020 – Exam Dates Announced!

The RRB NTPC Exam Dates have been Announced! RRB NTPC Recruitment Exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board or RRB to recruit eligible candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). This is a common exam to recruit for NTPC in various units of Indian Railways.

  • Last year, the RRB NTPC Recruitment Notification was released on 28th February 2019.
  • RRB has released a total of 35,208 Vacancies for the Non-Technical Popular Categories.
  • This is the best opportunity to go for if you are looking for a Government job.
  • Railways provide the best and secure jobs for its employees.

Therefore, we encourage you to check the following RRB NTPC Recruitment Notification in detail. Carefully understand the RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria, Vacancies, Exam Dates, Selection Process and RRB NTPC Exam pattern, and application process. This complete information will help you prepare accordingly for the upcoming RRB NTPC Recruitment exams. 

Updates:

1st December 2020: RRB NTPC Exam Date Announced!

The Railway Recruitment Board has announced the RRB NTPC Exam Dates. As per the decision of the RRB, the exam is scheduled to be held from 28th December 2020 to March 2021. Aspirants who had applied for the recruitment can now check the official website for more details regarding the exam date. 

24th November 2020: New RRB Tie Breaking Rule Released

The RRB has stated that in the case of multiple candidates scoring the same number of marks, it will adopt a new tie-breaking rule. As per this new rule, the candidate with higher age will be placed above. In case of the same age as well, the alphabetical order of the name will be considered.

The link to check your application status has been activated. The candidates can now check the status using their registration number and date of birth. The RRB has activated the application status link as per the region. Proceed using the below-given link.

RRB NTPC Exam Dates.

EventsDate  &  Time
RRB NTPC Notification Release Date28th February 2019
Opening of Online Registration of Applications 01st March 2019
Closing of online registration of Applications31st March 2019 
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee through  Online (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/UPI)05th April 2019 at 23.59 hrs 
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee through SBI Challan05th April 2019 at 15.00 hrs 
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee through Post Office Challan05th April 2019 at 15.00 hrs. 
Final submission of Applications12th April 2019 at 23.59 hrs.
1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)28th December 2020 to March 2021 

RRB NTPC List of Posts

There are various posts under RRB NTPC 2020 recruitment as mentioned here.

Post CategoriesSub-Categories
Non-Technical Popular Categories (by RRBs)Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Commercial Apprentice, Station Master etc.
Para Medical Staff(by RRBs)Staff Nurse, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, ECG Technician, Lab Assistant, Lab Technician etc.
Ministerial & Isolated categories(by RRBs)Stenographer, Chief Law Assistant, Junior Translator (Hindi) etc.
Level-I Posts(by RRCs)Track Maintainer Grade IV, Gateman, Pointsman, Helpers in various departments (Electrical, Engineering, Mechanical and S&T Departments), Porter etc.

RRB NTPC Vacancies

The table below will take you through RRB NTPC vacancies as per the category. Note the number of vacancies available for the category you belong and proceed to apply against these available posts. 

CategoryNumber of vacancies
UR15,111
SC5,119
ST2,768
OBC8,697
EWS3,503

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria

Those of you who want to apply for the RRB NTPC Recruitment exam 2019-2020 should go through the below-given eligibility criteria to know whether they fulfil the required eligibility or not. 

Nationality

The candidates who wish to apply for the RRB NTPC exam must have either of the following nationality,

  1. A Citizen of India, or
  2. A Subject of Nepal, or
  3. A Subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee in India (migrated before 1st January 1962) with the intention of permanent settlement in the country.
  5. An Indian-origin person who has migrated from the following countries with the intention of permanent settlement
  • Pakistan
  • Burma
  • Sri Lanka
  • East African Countries (the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia)
  • Vietnam

Age Limit

The minimum age to apply for the RRB NTPC examination 2019-2020 (Under Graduate posts) is 18 years. The upper age limit is 30 years. There will be relaxations for OBC and SC/ST candidates as well.

Sr. NoName of the postLevel in 7th CPC (Post Level Category)Age Group
1Junior Clerk cum Typist218 to 30 Years
2Accounts Clerk cum Typist2
3Junior Time Keeper2
4Trains Clerk2
5Commercial cum Ticket Clerk3

The minimum age required for candidates to apply for RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019-2020 Graduate posts (level 2 & level 3) is 18 years and the upper age limit is 33 years. There will also be age relaxations.

Sr. No.Name of the postLevel in 7th CPCAge Limit
1Traffic Assistant418 to 33 Years
2Goods Guard5
3Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk5
4Senior Clerk cum Typist5
5Junior Account Assistant cum Typist5
6Senior Time Keeper5
7Commercial Apprentice6
8Station Master6

Age Relaxation

The age relaxation will be applicable to certain categories which are stated below.

CategoryAge Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe5 Years
Other Backward Classes3 Years

RRB NTPC Eligibility – Educational Qualification

The RRB NTPC Eligibility criteria for educational qualification required for each post is as follows. Candidates must note that every qualification (or its equivalent) mentioned in the table must be from a recognized University / Institution/ Board of Education.

Category NoPostEducation Required
1Commercial ApprenticeDegree Graduate
2Station MasterDegree Graduate from recognized institute
3Goods GuardDegree Graduate from recognized institute
4Junior Accounts Assistant Cum TypistDegree Graduate and Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential
5Senior Clerk Cum TypistDegree Graduate and Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential
6Senior Commercial Cum Ticket ClerkDegree Graduate from recognized institute 
7Senior Time KeeperDegree Graduate and must have Typing proficiency in English / Hindi
8Traffic AssistantDegree Graduate from recognized institute
9Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk12th (10+2 intermediate level) or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks.
10Accounts Clerk Cum Typist12th (10+2 intermediate level) or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer
11Junior Clerk Cum Typist12th (10+2 intermediate level) or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks.Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer
12Junior Time Keeper12th (10+2 intermediate level) or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi
13Trains Clerk12th (10+2 intermediate level) or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate marks.

How to apply for the RRB NTPC Exam?

You can apply for the RRB NTPC Recruitment for the given posts through online mode. RRBs will activate the online application link on the official website. Follow the below-given steps carefully to avoid any mistakes while filling the online application form. 

Direct Link to Apply for RRB NTPC

Note: Direct link is inactive now.

  • Step 1: Click on the link given above direct link and select on the Zone you are willing to apply for.
  • Step 2: Now click on the link showing New Registration.
  • Step 3: From the drop-down select the Zone for which you want to apply for.
  • Step 4: Fill your Education Qualification details, Community and Bench-marked Disability details. And click on the check availability link option that will show you the post wise vacancies against the zone you are applying for. Proceed to click on the Apply button 
  • Step 5: Now, enter all the details in the RRB NTPC Application form
  • Step 6: Click on the button which shows Click to Continue.
  • Step 7: You will be asked to confirm the details you filled or to edit it in case you have entered any wrong information. Review the details carefully and click on the confirm button after you have verified all the details.
  • Step 8: After this step, you will receive an OTP on your registered Mail ID and Phone Number. Enter the OTP and Captcha carefully then click on Submit.
  • Step 9: Login again using your registration details.
  • Step 10: Select the mode of payment and then proceed to pay via Internet Banking/Credit/Debit Card.
  • Step 11: After successful payment, you will be redirected to the online application page, where you have to fill your preference for the available posts.
  • Step 12: Upload your photograph, signature and certificate of reservation (if applicable) and then submit your application. 
  • Step 13: Take a print out of the same for your future reference. 
  • Step 14: Alternatively, you can visit the official website of RRB.
  • Step 15: Click on the RRB NTPC Apply online link and repeat from step 2 to 13.

RRB NTPC Notification 2019-2020  – Application Fee

Your RRB NTPC application process is not complete unless you fill the required application fee. The RRB NTPC Recruitment Application fee is different for all categories as given below.

  • UR – Rs.500/-
  • SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/Female, PwD/Transgender, Economically Backward class and Minorities – Rs.250/-

Note: RRB will refund the amount of Rs.400 on appearing in 1st Stage CBT for UR candidates. While for candidates belonging to SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, PwBDs, Female, Transgender, Minorities & Economically Backward Class, an amount of Rs.250 will be refunded duly only deducting bank charges on appearing in 1st stage Computer Based Test.

RRB NTPC Selection Process

The RRB NTPC Recruitment selection process will be based on the following mentioned stages.

  • CBT 1
  • CBT 2
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test (for ASM & Traffic Assistant) & Skill Test (Typist)
  • Document Verification & Medical Exam

Stage-I Computer Based Test (CBT) 

This stage is common for all notified posts. Note the exam duration, no. of questions from each section, and subjects that will be included in this stage.

ExamDuration in MinutesNo. of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromTotal No. of Questions
General AwarenessMathematicsGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
90403030100
  • The CBT-1 paper duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.
  • There will be a total of 100 questions.
  • Each question will be 1 mark.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

Stage-II Computer Based Test (CBT)

The examination duration and number of questions for 2nd stage CBT are indicated below:

Exam Duration in MinutesNo of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromTotal No of Questions
General AwarenessMathematicsGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning
90503535120

Note: The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.

  • CBT-1 paper will include 120 questions.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark. 
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

The Exam Pattern for Stage 1 & Stage 2 CBT has been given here. Check the details of these exam stages to prepare effectively for the RRB NTPC exam.

Typing Skill Test (TST)

RRB will conduct the typing skill test for the posts such as Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper. 

  • The Typing Skill Test will be qualifying in nature ie.marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be considered for making the merit list.
  • The candidates have 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.

Document Verification (DV)

  • Qualified candidates based on the performance in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT(computer-based aptitude test/TST (as applicable), will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.

RRB NTPC Syllabus

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage I CBT

The total number of 100 questions will be asked in the Stage I exam of RRB NTPC. The Syllabus of RRB NTPC Stage I exam is given below. CBT The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsNumber 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 ReasoningAnalogies, 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 AwarenessCurrent Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), 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, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, Current GK etc.

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Stage II CBT

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsElementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss etc.
General Intelligence and ReasoningAnalogies, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs etc.
General AwarenessCurrent Events of National and International Importance (Current Affairs), Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India etc.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Stage 1 & Stage 2 CBT has been mentioned in the tabular form below! The RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test and the Document Verification/ Medical Examination have been discussed below in this section.

1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) – Common for all notified posts of this CEN 01/2019.

Following is the exam pattern for 1st stage. Note the no. of questions from each subject, total number of questions and exam duration. Ensure that you are well aware of the CBT-1 paper pattern before planning an exam strategy.

Duration (mins)No. of Questions (each of 1 mark)Total No. of Questions
GAMathematicsReasoning
90403030100
  • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied with Scribe.
  • The section-wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

The second stage is the CBT Written Exam Mains, which will be conducted for 120 marks and 90 minutes will be allotted for this exam.The examination duration and number of questions for 2nd stage CBT are indicated below:

Duration (mins)No of Questions (each of 1 mark)Total No. of Questions
GAMathematicsReasoning
90503535120
  • The examination duration will be 120 Minutes for eligible PwBD candidates accompanied by Scribe.
  • The section-wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

RRB NTPC Typing Skill Test (TST):

  • Typing Test will be conducted for the posts:
    • Senior Clerk cum Typist
    • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist
    • Senior Time Keeper
    • Junior Clerk cum Typist
    • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
    • Junior Time Keeper
  • Typing Skill Test (TST) will be of qualifying nature (marks obtained in typing skill test shall not be added for making merit).
  • The Typing Test shall be conducted for which the number of candidates shall be equal to eight times the number of vacancies for each of the community.
  • 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.

Document Verification (DV):

  • Qualified candidates of 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test )/TST(Typing Skill Test) (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options.
  • In addition, candidates equal to 50% of the number of vacancies for various posts will also be called for document verification.

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2020

Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) will issue the RRB NTPC admit card for each level of exam/selection stage. The RRB NTPC admit card will be available on the official website. Check the following given direct link to download the RRB NTPC Admit Card.

Direct link to Download RRB NTPC Admit Card Tier I

Note: Direct Link is inactive now.

  • Click on the direct link given above to download your RRB NTPC Admit card.
  • Now go to the RRB region you have applied for.
  • Carefully enter your Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • You will get your RRB NTPC Admit Card. 
  • Now, download your RRB NTPC Admit Card and take a printout of the same for future reference.
  • You can also visit the official website of RRB
  • Click on the link for the respective RRB Regions.
  • Repeat the above process from 3 to 6.

RRB NTPC Answer Key

After completion of the exam, RRB will release the RRB NTPC answer key. Those candidates who appeared for the RRB NTPC CBT-1 exam can check the RRB NTPC answer key from the official website. You can follow the below-given steps to check your RRB NTPC answer key from the direct official link.

Direct link to check RRB NTPC Answer Key

Note: The link will be activated soon

  1. Click on the above given direct link to then go to the respective RRBs zone from where you have applied for the exam.
  2. Now, click on the Answer Key link of NTPC (Graduate) exam (CBT).
  3. Enter your login credentials to view your question paper, answer key and response. Then go to the ‘Candidate Response’ tab.
  4. Download the RRB NTPC Answer key 2020 and question papers.
  5. Alternatively, go to the official website of RRB
  6. Click on the link for the respective RRB Regions.
  7. Repeat the above process from 2 to 4.

RRB NTPC Result

After every exam/selection stage RRB will release the RRB NTPC Result on its official website. Follow the below-given steps to download your RRB NTPC from the official direct link. 

Direct link to check RRB NTPC Result

Note: Direct link is inactive now.

  1. Click on the above given direct link to check your RRB NTPC result.
  2. Go to the respective RRBs zone.
  3. Now, click on the Result link of NTPC exam.
  4. Result PDF will flash on your screen.
  5. Download the RRB NTPC result 2020 and take a print out of the same.
  6. Alternatively, go to the official website of RRB
  7. Repeat the above process from 2 to 4.

RRB NTPC Salary

We have framed salaries for all the posts of both the section, for 10+2 level and graduate level. Candidates can go through the table given below to know the initial payment received by the respective post as per the 7th Pay Commission.

RRB NTPC Salary for 10+2 level

PostSalary (Initial pay)
Junior Clerk cum TypistRs.19900
Accounts Clerk cum TypistRs.19900
Junior Time KeeperRs.19900
Trains ClerkRs.19900
Commercial cum Ticket ClerkRs.21700

RRB NTPC Salary for Graduate Level

Check the following Initial pay for Graduate Level candidates as per the post. Note the salary you will receive while working with Railways under the below posts.

PostSalary (Initial pay)
Traffic AssistantRs.25500
Goods GuardRs.29200
Senior Commercial cum Ticket ClerkRs.29200
Senior Clerk cum TypistRs.29200
Junior Account Assistant cum TypistRs.29200
Senior Time KeeperRs.29200
Commercial ApprenticeRs.35400
  • Q.1. When was the RRB NTPC recruitment notification released?

The RRB NTPC recruitment notification was released on 28th February 2019.

  • Q.2. What was the application process for RRB NTPC Recruitment?

The application process was online, you can follow the steps given above.

  • Q.3. What are the posts released under this recruitment?

The RRB NTPC notification is for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) graduate and undergraduate posts.

  • Q.4. What is the age limit for graduate posts?

The age limit for graduation posts is 18 to 33 years. 

  • Q.5. What is the age criteria for undergraduate posts?

The age limit for undergraduate posts is 18 to 30 years. 

  • Q.6.  What is the selection process for RRB NTPC?

The selection process involves CBT,1 and 2, Skill Test or Computer Aptitude Test and DV and Medical Test.

  • Q.7. What are the total vacancies under RRB NTPC recruitment?

There’s a total of 35,208 vacancies under RRB NTPC.

  • Q.8. What is the application fee?

The application fee is Rs.500 for unreserved category. For complete details refer to the above information.

  • Q.9. What is the pay scale for RRB NTPC posts?

The pay scale details for every post varies. Check the above information for details.

  • Q.10. When will be the RRB NTPC exam dates announced?

The RRB NTPC exam will be held from 28th December 2020 onwards.

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Dhara Pal
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Too good, thanks for such detailed lists. will share with friends

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