What is RRB NTPC 2020?
RRB NTPC 2020 exam dates have been announced by the Chairman of the Railway Board. The first stage CBT exam has commenced from December 28 onwards and will continue till the last week of March 2021. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be conducted from December 15 onwards. The exam is conducted while observing the COVID-19 guidelines. RRB NTPC exam is conducted for 1.25 crore applicants. Indian Railways had released RRB NTPC 2020 notification under Centralised Employment notice no. CEN 01/2019. The exam is conducted to select candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) graduate and undergraduate posts in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. A total of 35,208 vacancies will be filled through RRB NTPC 2020 exam. The notification was released in 2019 and the exam was scheduled to be conducted between June and September. However, the process is delayed due to the non-finalisation of the exam conducting agency and COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The exam is conducted in 15 languages.
The posts included under RRB NTPC are given below
|Junior Clerk cum Typist||Accounts Clerk cum Typist|
|Junior Time Keeper||Trains Clerk|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||Traffic Assistant|
|Goods Guard||Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk|
|Senior Clerk cum Typist||Junior Account Assistant cum Typist|
|Senior Time Keeper||Commercial Apprentice and Station Master|
With the approval for setting up of National Recruitment Agency or NRA by the Union Cabinet, going forward the preliminary exams of Railways will be conducted by the agency. A Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted to appoint candidates for Group B and C posts. However, the stages for the further selection of candidates will be done by the RRBs.
RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Updates
Feb 26, 2021: Over 90 lakh candidates had appeared for RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam so far. Read More
Feb 23, 2021: RRB NTPC 2020-21 CBT 1 exam dates for the fifth phase has been announced for 19 lakh candidates. The exam will be conducted on March 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 27. RRB NTPC 2020-21 admit card for fifth phase has been released. Read More
Feb 19, 2021: Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have rescheduled RRB NTPC 2020 4th phase CBT 1 exam for one centre in Jaipur.
Feb 12, 2021: RRBs have included an additional exam date on February 23 for RRB NTPC fourth phase of CBT 1 exam. Read More
Feb 10, 2021: RRBs have included an additional exam date for RRB NTPC fourth phase of CBT 1 exam. Read More
Feb 5, 2021: RRB NTPC 2020 exam dates have been announced for the fourth phase. The fourth phase of RRB NTPC exam is scheduled to be conducted from February 15 to March 3. RRBs have activated the link to download and view the e-call letter, exam date, exam city, free travelling authority for SC/ST candidates. Read More
RRB NTPC 2020 Highlights
|Exam name||RRB NTPC|
|Conducted by||Railway Recruitment Boards( RRBs)|
|Stages of exam||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|
|Exam category||Undergraduate posts: Class 12 pass|
Graduate posts: Graduation
|Mode of exam||Online|
RRB NTPC Admit Card 2020
RRB NTPC admit card for CBT 1 exam has been issued for the fifth phase. The admit card is made available on the respective official websites of RRBs. To download RRB NTPC admit card, candidates need to enter user ID and password. The hard copy of the admit card has not been sent to candidates by post.
RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 2020
The overall paper of RRB NTPC was moderate. The General Awareness section was easy to moderate. The mathematics section was easy to moderate. General Intelligence and Reasoning section was easy to moderate. RRB NTPC exam analysis help candidates to know the overall and section-wise difficulty levels. Read More
RRB NTPC exam pattern 2020
RRB NTPC exam pattern 2020 is divided into First Stage CBT, Second stage CBT, CBAT and Typing Skill Test. Check the exam pattern for different stages.
|Exam stage||Overall Pattern|
|1st stage CBT|
|2nd stage CBT|
|Typing skill test|
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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020
Standard of questions prescribed in RRB NTPC syllabus is of Class 10, 12 and graduation levels. The mathematics section comprises questions from Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, etc. General Intelligence and Reasoning section will have questions from Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, etc. General Awareness questions will be from the current events happening in and around the world.
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RRB NTPC Preparation 2020
Due to many applicants, the competition is tough. Therefore, candidates need to prepare well to crack it. Discussed below are a few strategies to crack the RRB NTPC exam.
- Go through the exam pattern and syllabus properly
- Know the types of questions by going through the previous years’ question papers
- Have a clear concept on each and every topic
- Refer to good RRB NTPC books
- Solve RRB NTPC mock tests
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RRB NTPC Dates 2020
The table below highlights the dates related to the recruitment exam.
|RRB NTPC events||RRB NTPC dates||Salient features|
|Notification PDF||28-Feb-2019||RRBs had released the notification of NTPC. The notification provides details regarding exam pattern, eligibility, vacancies, reservation, syllabus, etc.|
|Application form||01-Mar-2019||The application form was available online a few days after the notification was released|
|Last date to apply||31-Mar-2019||Candidates could apply for the exam till this date|
|Fee payment||5-Apr-2019||Candidates could pay the application fees which was Rs 500 (except the fee concession categories). For PwBD / Female /Transgender/ Ex-Servicemen, SC/ST/Minority Communities/ Economically Backward Class candidates it was Rs 250|
|Final submission of applications||12-Apr-2019||After fee payment, candidates could finally submit their application form|
|First phase of CBT 1 exam||28-Dec-2020 to 13-Jan-2021||The first phase of RRB NTPC exam was conducted for around 23 lakh candidates|
|Second phase of CBT 1||16-Jan-2021 to 30-Jan-2021||The first phase of RRB NTPC exam was conducted for around 27 lakh candidates|
|Third phase of CBT 1||31-Jan-2021 to 12-Feb-2021||The third phase of RRB NTPC exam was conducted for around 28 lakh candidates|
|Admit Card for the fourth phase||05-Feb-2021||RRB NTPC 2020 admit card for the fourth phase was released|
|Fourth phase of CBT 1||15-Feb-2021 to 03-Mar-2021||The fourth phase of RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam is being conducted for 15 lakh candidates|
|Fifth phase of CBT 1||04-Mar-2021|
|Fifth phase of CBT 1 will be conducted for 19 lakh candidates|
|Admit card for fifth phase CBT 1||23-Feb-2021||Admit cards have been issued region-wise to all candidates appearing in fifth phase CBT 1 exam|
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RRB NTPC 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC is given below in terms of age and educational qualification.
For 7th CPC Level 2 and 3 undergraduate level posts, candidates should be between 18 to 30 years as on July 1, 2019.
|Age group||Upper limit of date of birth (Not earlier than)||Lower limit of DOB (Not later than)|
|18 to 30 years||UR||OBC-Non|
|SC/ST||For all community /categories|
The age limit prescribed for Graduate level posts is 18 to 33 years as on July 1, 2019.
|Age group||Upper limit of date of birth (Not earlier than)||Lower limit of DOB (Not later than)|
|18 to 33 years||UR||OBC-Non|
|SC/ST||For all community /categories|
Note: Relaxation in age is provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
|For undergraduate posts||Candidates must have passed Class 12|
|For graduate posts||Candidates must be a graduate from a recognised university|
RRB NTPC Notification 2020
RRB NTPC notification was released on February 28, 2019. The application process began on March 1 and concluded on March 31. According to the official application data, a total of 1,26,30,885 applications had been received for the exam.
For more information on RRB NTPC notification, visit the link of the article below:
Click here for RRB NTPC 2020 official notification PDF
RRB NTPC Recruitment 2020
RRB NTPC recruitment 2020 comprises multi-stage selection process. Each and every stage is designed to test candidates’ intelligence and physical fitness. Only candidates with exceptional performance will be recruited to the various posts announced by Indian Railways. The following table will give candidates an overview of RRB NTPC recruitment process.
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RRB NTPC 2020 Vacancies
RRBs had revised the vacancies of RRB NTPC exam. Now, a total of 35,208 vacancies will be filled through this exam. Earlier, the vacancies announced for RRB NTPC 2020 Exam were 35,277. The vacancies were revised since the vacancies for DLW under RRB Allahabad were cancelled. Therefore, the overall vacancies decreased from 4,099 to 4,030.
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RRB NTPC 2020 Salary
RRBs offer a handsome salary package along with other benefits. The salary is as per Seventh Pay Commission for undergraduate and graduate posts. RRB NTPC salary structure is given below:
|Posts||Initial Salary (In Rs)|
|Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk,||19,900|
|Commercial cum Ticket Clerk||21,700|
|Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper||29,200|
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Selection Process of RRB NTPC
The complete selection process of RRB NTPC is given below.
Release of application form
RRB NTPC application form was available online. The application form was released on March 1, 2019. The last date to apply for RRB NTPC was March 31, 2019. The last date of fee payment was April 5, 2019. The final date of submission of application form was April 12, 2019.
Issue of admit card
The admit card is issued separately for different stages of exam. Candidates need to download the admit card from the official website by logging with the required credentials.
Appearing in the exam
The exam is conducted across various cities in the country. The exam comprises, First Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination.
Release of result
RRB NTPC result 2020 will be announced online for different stages of recruitment. The roll numbers of qualified candidates will be made available in PDF format.
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RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
- Electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, blue tooth, pen drive, laptops, calculators, wristwatches, are not permitted inside the exam centre
- Pen, pencil, wallet/purses, belts, shoes, and ornaments, etc. are also not allowed inside the exam hall
- Candidates must bring RRB NTPC admit card 2020 while appearing for the exam
- Carry photo-identity proof such as Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, printout of e-Aadhaar (not Xerox copy of Aadhaar), Driving License, PAN card, Passport, Identity Card issued by the employer, College / University Photo ID card
- Candidates must also bring one color photograph
- Candidates must reach the exam centre an hour early before the commencement of the exam
- Wearing of masks is compulsory
- Social distancing is followed at the exam centre
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RRB NTPC 2020 FAQs
Q. When RRB NTPC admit card for the fifth phase has been released?
RRB NTPC admit card for the fifth stage has been released for 19 lakh candidates on February 23. To download the admit card, candidates need to login with user ID and password.
Q. When is the fifth phase of RRB NTPC exam?
The fifth phase of RRB NTPC exam will be conducted on March 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 27.
Q. How can I prepare for the RRB NTPC exam?
Practice sample papers or previous years’ question papers for every topic. Study regularly, keep formulas and steps to solve problems at your fingertips. Practice and revise properly for the exam.
Q. What is RRB NTPC syllabus for the first stage?
The RRB NTPC syllabus comprises topics from General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The topics are basically of Class 12 and graduation level.
Q: Is RRB NTPC conducted online or offline?
A. RRB NTPC exam is conducted
online by the Railway Recruitment Boards. The exam comprises various stages as per the posts.
Q. How could candidates apply for the RRB NTPC exam?
Candidates could fill the
RRB NTPC application
form online. The application fees were Rs 500 for Unreserved and OBC category male while Women/SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen were Rs 250.
Q. Can Class 12 candidates apply for RRB NTPC?
Candidates could apply for the undergraduate posts of RRB NTPC exam.
Q. Which books are best for RRB NTPC?
There are many books available in the market for RRB NTPC. However, candidates should choose the books that have covered the entire syllabus and written in simple language.
Q. Are NCERT books enough for RRB NTPC preparation?
Questions asked in RRB NTPC exam are generally of the school level. Candidates need to polish the science that they have studied during school days from the
Q. Is there any normalisation of marks in RRB NTPC exam?
Yes, RRBs follow normalisation procedure to calculate the scores of candidates. This done to adjust the difficulty level of question papers as the exam is conducted in multiple sessions and days.
Q. What is the exam pattern of RRB NTPC first stage exam?
The first stage CBT of RRB NTPC carries 100 questions from General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Candidates get 90 minutes to solve the question papers.
Q. Is the RRB NTPC exam conducted every year?
The recruitment process of RRB NTPC depends on the number of vacancies.
Q. Is RRB NTPC result released separately for different stages?
Yes, the RRB NTPC result is released separately for different stages.
Q: Is there minimum qualifying marks in RRB NTPC exam?
Yes, there is a minimum qualifying cut off in RRB NTPC exam. The minimum qualifying marks for UR & EWS categories is 40%, for OBC and SC is 30% and for ST category is 25%.