Preparing for RRB NTPC

RRB NTPC can be proved to be an incredible opportunity for those who are searching for administration work in Indian Railways with a great compensation bundle. For this year, there are 35208 vacancies, announced by RRB, needed to be recruited for Non-Technical Popular Categories. Mainly these non-technical posts are divided into two parts. There are 24605 posts available for graduate candidates as well as 10603 posts are available for undergraduate candidates.

 Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, are the posts for graduate participants, and other like – Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, etc. are the posts for under-graduate participants. 

For preparing for these kinds of national-level competitive examinations, candidates or participants are needed to practice their skills and developments through some kind of mock tests. Various organizations conduct RRB NTPC online mock tests for candidates’ advantages. They can check their progress according to the RRBs rules and regulations. 

In total, there is a 100 marks paper for the RRB NTPC CBT – 1. The full marks get divided into three parts –

  1. General Awareness.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning.

The first, second and the third part contains 40 marks, 30 marks and again 30 marks respectively, with the total duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes (for PWD candidates that is for 2 hours). So, for preparing for the RRB NTPC examination every candidate needs to complete the RRB NTPC syllabus including 1st stage CBT, 2nd stage CBT, Typing skill test and document verification or Medical test, as well as a Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT).

There are some tips about the preparation for RRB NTPC. Those are –

  1. The First Stage CBT mainly depends upon screening nature and the norm of inquiries for the CBT will be for the most part in similarity with the instructive guidelines endorsed for the posts.
  2. The shortlisting of candidates will be dependent upon the marks of the first stage CBT.
  3. There will be negative marking that is 1/3rd of the mark, contained to the particular question, for the wrong answer.
  4. Also, the marks distribution on the main question paper may be varied.
  5. The minimum percentage of marks for the eligible candidates will be like – UR – 40%, EWS 40%, OBC (non-creamy layer) – 30%, SC – 30%, ST – 25%. These approximated marks percentage can be relaxed up to 2% more for PwBD candidates. This is done to cover the shortage of PwBD participants against their reserved vacancies.

For RRB NTPC syllabus, in the General Awareness, the candidate needs to cover all the basic recent topics like – Recent developments 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 tenth CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Politics and Governance-constitution and political framework, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other significant World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World everywhere, 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, and so forth.

The Mathematics candidate needs to cover all the basic (from class five to ten) standards. As well as for the general 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. are needed to be studied.

Then there will be stage 2 CBT, containing all total of 120 marks, divided into three parts. For General Awareness, Mathematics and General Reasoning there are 50 marks, 35 marks, and 35 marks respectively. All the other rules are the same as the stage 1 CBT examination, which means this also contains negative marks for wrong answers.

Then there are Computer Based Aptitude Tests and the Typing Skill Test. To qualify for the CBAT the competitors need to make sure about a base T-Score of 42 imprints in every one of the test batteries to qualify. This is relevant to all up-and-comers independent of network or class for example independent of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/EWS/PwBD/Ex-SM and no unwinding in the base T-Score is reasonable. The required typing is 30 words per min for English and 25 words per min for Hindi.

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