Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will conduct the recruitment exams for non- technical popular categories (NTPC) under CEN 01/2019 from December 15, 2020. The recruitment notification was advertised in the month of February, 2019. The application process was conducted in the month of March last year. The detailed schedule of exam will be released soon on the official website of RRB.
RRB NTPC exam will be conducted to fill 35,208 vacancies for various posts (guard, office clerk, commercial clerk etc).
Now that only three months are left, candidates should take a quick recap of the scheme of examination and its syllabus.
Selection Process: The recruitment process includes two stages of Computer Based Test(s), skill test/ computer based aptitude test, Document Verification and Medical Examination.
Candidates will have to appear for a computer based test. Those who clear the CBT will have to pass the skill test, DV and medical examination for final selection.
“The 1st Stage CBT is of screening nature and the standard of questions for the CBT will be generally in conformity with the educational standards prescribed for the posts. The normalized score of 1 st Stage CBT shall be used for short listing of candidates for 2 nd Stage CBT as per their merit. Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd Stage CBT availing the reservation benefits of OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM shall continue to be considered only against OBC(NCL)/SC/ST/EWS, PwBD and ExSM for all subsequent stages of recruitment process,” the notification states.0.
RRB NTPC Exam Pattern: The question paper will carry a total of 100 questions, each carrying one mark. There will be 25 questions from General Science (GS), 25 questions for Mathematics, 30 for general intelligence and reasoning and 20 for general awareness and current affairs. The duration of exam will be 90 minutes.
Negative Marking: There will be negative marking and 1/3 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer.