RRB NTPC Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application Process, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

RRB NTPC Exam

Before filling up RRB NTPC application form online, candidates interested in railway jobs need to have sound knowledge about the Non-Technical Popular Categories exam. The Railway Recruitment Board, which is widely known as RRB, conducts the NTPC exam to recruit skilled candidates for the posts of traffic assistant, commercial apprentice, traffic apprentice, assistant station master, goods guard, etc. Those who are looking to pursue a lucrative career in Indian Railway must appear RRB NTPC exam.

RRB is a government organisation established in the year 1998 in the Ministry of Railways, New Delhi. The sole purpose of RRB is to monitor the recruitment process for the various RRBs all over India. There are 21 Railway Recruitment Boards set up across India.



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RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Important Dates

Exam Name

RRB NTPC

Exam Conducting Authority

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)

Exam Category

Graduate Level

Exam Type

National Level

Mode of Exam

Online

Number of Vacancies Expected to be Released

2.5 Lac

Name of Posts

Non-Technical

Website Name

www.indianrailways.gov.in

Exam Date

Update Soon

RRB NTPC Notification 2018 Release Date

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RRB NTPC 2018 Online Application Starts

Update Soon

Last Date to Apply RRB NTPC 2018

Update Soon


RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The computer-based test (CBT) will take place in two stages – Phase I (Prelims) and Phase II (Mains). The preliminary exam will consist of 100 questions carrying 100 marks, while the main examination will have 120 questions. Each question carries 1 mark. And talking about negative marking scheme, 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Exam Pattern for RRB NTPC 2018 Prelims

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Science

25

25

90 Min

General Awareness

30

30

Arithmetic Ability

20

20

Reasoning

25

25

Total

100

100

90 Min

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Exam Pattern for RRB NTPC 2018 Prelims

Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Science

30

30

90 Min

General Awareness

30

30

Arithmetic Ability

30

30

Reasoning and General Intelligence

30

30

Total

120

120

90 Min

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The syllabus of RRB NTPC exam includes subjects/topics from general awareness, arithmetic, general knowledge, quantitative aptitude, analytical skill and general English/ general Hindi.


RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Eligibility

There are so many perks of government jobs, and when it is about railway job, you are surely going to avail numerous benefits. But, it is not that easy. The competition is quite stiff and the number of applications submitted for a single post is also quite large. Before shifting your focus to these areas, you need to make sure that you are eligible for the post. Whether you want to become goods guard, traffic apprentice, commercial apprentice, junior accounts assistant cum typist, senior clerk cum typist, enquiry cum reservation clerk or assistant station master, the only getaway to all these posts is RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories exam. Not clearing the exam would entitle you nothing. So, before you continue to ponder over a dream career in Railways, check out the eligibility criteria first.

  • The applicant must hold a Graduate Degree or equivalent from any recognised board/university.
  • If the concerned person is applying for any particular post, e.g. Senior Clerk cum Typist or Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, he must produce typing certificate and showcase typing proficiency in both Hindi and English.
  • He should be between 18-32 years old.
  • Candidates belonging to OBC, SC/ST and Ex-servicemen will avail relaxation by 3 years, 5 years and 3 years respectively.

RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Application Process

The application forms for RRB Non-Technical Popular Category can only be submitted in online mode. Here’s how to submit an online application form for RRB NTPC recruitment –

  • Log on to the official website of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) NTPC
  • Find the link ‘Recruitment’. Click on the same
  • Select your region that you want to apply
  • Now you will find ‘New Registration Link’
  • Click on the link, fill out fields with details and ‘submit’ the form.
  • You will see a registration number and password. Login with using the credentials
  • Follow the instruction and fill the required fields.
  • Release the application fee using a credit card, debit card, net banking, pay-in-slip, e-challan, etc.
  • Click on the ‘submit’ button and take a printout for future use.

Note: Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories are advised to upload their community certificates along with other documents like the scanned signature and passport photographs.

Applicants can check their application status by visiting the website (a few days after submitting the online application form).


Other Details

RRB NTPC Exam Admit Card -

Railway Recruitment Board will release the admit cards of eligible candidates 10 days before the commencement of the exam. Interested candidates can keep a track of their application status through the online application status checking facility – whether the Board has accepted their application or not. To download admit card, the candidates need to check their exam date depending upon the respective RRB zone. The admit cards will be issued by RRB.

Frequently Asked Questions -

Q: When will RRB NTPC exam take place?

A: Railway Recruitment Board has not confirmed the date yet. Hence, it is advised to check the official website from time to time.

Q: Is RRB NTPC an offline mode exam?

A: The RRB NTPC 2018 is a two-stage (the preliminary and the main) computer-based test.

Q: Do applicants have to find their RRB zone to apply for NTPC exam?

A: Visit the official website of Indian Railways. Candidates need to choose their region for which they want to apply. There are 21 RRB zones all over the country.

Q: Brief me about the age-based eligibility?

A: The minimum age of the applicant should be 18 years. The upper age limit of the applicant should not exceed 32 years at the time of applying. However, general category candidates are exempted from age relaxation, whereas candidates from other categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) can avail the facility. For SC/ST candidates, the age relaxation is 5 years. For OBC candidates, it is 3 years. For Persons with Disabilities, it is 10 years.

Q: How do I know that my application will be accepted?

A: There is an ‘application status’ link on the official website. After submitting the online form, you can keep a track of it. Once your application is accepted, you will be able to download the admit card when it is released by RRB.

Q: What will be the question type – will be the descriptive or objective type?

A: Both the prelims and the mains will have objective type questions.

Q: Is there negative marking scheme?

A: Yes, there is negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Q: Who is the conducting authority of Non-Technical Popular Categories exam?

A: RRB or Railway Recruitment Board is the conducting authority. There are 21 RRBs across the country.


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