How to Prepare Reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019 - First stage CBT (Computer Based Test) or prelims of RRB NTPC 2019 is just around the corner. Candidates appearing for RRB NTPC need to understand how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019. Reasoning section is one of the three sections that appear in the question papers of RRB NTPC first and second stage online exam. It holds 30 marks for 30 questions in RRB NTPC first stage CBT. All the aspiring candidates must focus on how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC as it is a scoring section. With the right preparation tips, candidates can score well in this section. To prepare for RRB NTPC 2019 reasoning section, candidates need a rock solid preparation plan, lots of practice and rich preparation material. Candidates must also solve a good amount of mock tests, previous year papers and sample papers to ensure good practice. Find out how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019 in the article below.

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How to Prepare Reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019

Prerequisites for RRB NTPC Reasoning Preparation

Before getting into how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019, you must know and have the following particulars.

  • Syllabus and exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019

  • Best books for reasoning

  • Previous year papers of RRB NTPC, mock tests and sample papers

  • A good preparation plan and study schedule

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 - Stage I

It is necessary that candidates check the syllabus of RRB NTPC before preparing for the exam. The topics (along with their difficulty level) that are included in the syllabus of reasoning/ general intelligence section of RRB NTPC are listed below.

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Difficulty level


Easy to moderate

Decision Making

Moderate to difficult

Similarities & Differences

Easy to moderate

Relationship Concepts

Easy to moderate

Statement - Course of Action

Moderate to difficult

Arithmetical Reasoning

Easy to moderate


Moderate to difficult

Verbal and Figure Classification

Moderate to difficult

Statement and Conclusion

Easy to moderate

Number Series

Moderate to difficult

Mirror images

Easy to moderate

Paper folding

Easy to moderate

Check the complete syllabus here - RRB NTPC syllabus 2019

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates must know exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019 in order to figure out how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC. The pattern for RRB NTPC stage-1 CBT is given below.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for first stage CBT


Number of questions

Number of marks

Total time duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning



90 minutes




General Awareness






Exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019 - Second stage CBT


Number of questions

Number of marks

Total time duration

General Intelligence and Reasoning



90 minutes




General Awareness






How to Prepare Reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019 - Preparation Tips

  • Practice as much as you can

  • Set a timer when you solve sample papers, tests, etc. This will increase your speed.

  • Try and score better in every practice test you take

  • Cover all the topics in the syllabus

  • Revise everything at least once and revise the difficult topics until you are comfortable solving difficult questions

  • Keep yourself motivated by taking essential breaks and staying healthy

How to Attempt Reasoning questions in RRB NTPC Exam 2019

  • Keep calm

  • Read all the questions twice and carefully

  • Keep in mind that one-third marks will be deducted for every wrong answer, attempt only those questions that you are sure about

  • Revisit questions that you have left if time permits.

Best Books for RRB NTPC 2019 - Reasoning

There is a lot of preparation material available in the market for RRB NTPC. Making use of the best books for RRB NTPC reasoning in your preparations can make a great difference. Candidates must not get confused between the enormous amount of options available, so a list of best books on how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019 is given below.

List of books for the preparation of reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019

S. No.

Name of the book



Modern approach to verbal reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal


Analytical Reasoning

M.K. Pandey


Test of reasoning

Edgar Thorpe


Logical & Analytical Reasoning 1st edition

A.K. Gupta


A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal (English)

B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

Previous year Question Papers and Sample Papers

The advantage of solving RRB NTPC question papers is that the candidates get an idea about how the paper will be set. The speed of solving questions and accuracy is also increased by practicing previous year papers. Candidates must include these papers in their plan on how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019. It is suggested that the candidates time themselves while solving previous year papers and sample papers. Doing so will better the speed of the candidates and will help in completing the paper on time. Some previous year question papers of RRB NTPC are provided in the table below.

RRB NTPC Question Papers 2016

Question papers

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RRB NTPC 2nd April 2016 Shift 2

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RRB NTPC 12th April 2016 Shift 3

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RRB NTPC 22nd April 2016 Shift 2

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RRB NTPC 29th March 2016 Shift 3

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RRB NTPC 31st March 2016 Shift 2

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RRB NTPC 28th March 2016 Shift 1

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Use Mock Tests to Increase Practice

Mock tests are an integral part of your plan on how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019. You need as much practice as you can get and mock tests are the best way to do so. Coaching institutes that help you prepare for RRB NTPC release many mock tests and online test series on their websites. You can subscribe to these tests and make use of them.

Cover the syllabus before time and spend the rest of your time practising

Say that you have a certain amount of time left for the exam. Follow the tips given below to manage time and get the best results out of your preparations.

  • Plan in a way so that you cover all of the syllabus in one half of the time left.

  • Spend the rest of your time practice solving sample papers, mock tests and previous year question papers of RRB NTPC.

  • Once you have started practising, you should revise the topics that you are unable to score in and find difficult.

Importance of self Analysis

If you want your plan on how to prepare reasoning for RRB NTPC to work, it is necessary that you do a self analysis while practicing on mock tests and question papers. This analysis should include the following points -

  • Find out the topics that you have left accidentally or otherwise

  • Check what are the topics that you are finding difficult to score in

  • Check for any new type of questions that haven’t come across during your preparation

Once you have analysed all of these, work on them, study them and revise if required. You will also get to know the amount of progress that you have made so far.

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hi sir.I applied for rrb ntpc 2019.In notification it was mentioned that obc certificate must not be older than one year at time of DV.if i get obc certificate beyond the crucial date,Is this certificate valid at the time of document verification??

Sharon Rose Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020


Suppose that the document verification is scheduled on May 29, 2020 then your category submit must have been issued i between May 29, 2019- May 29, 2020.If it is issued earlier than May 29, 2019 then your category certificate will not be valid for the document verification hence your candidature may get cancelled.


i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


I want to become ttr in Railway Recruitment for that what are the way to become ttr?

Leon George 18th Feb, 2020

Hello Tony,

The eligibility criteria to become TTR is you must have passed 10th with minimum 50 % marks from recognized board. Candidate who have either passed 12th or have diploma can also apply.

Selection process involves written test and interview, the syllabus includes

  • Aptitude
  • General knowledge
  • General English and
  • Logical and analytical reasoning

I hope it helps

Thank you


will railway vacate 99000 post in 2020 ?

ayush mishra 28th Jan, 2020

The Railway Minister and also the spokesperson of the Ministry of Railways have given out a statement last week stating that it would recruit 2.3 lakh employees over the next 2 years in two phases.

According to official statistics, In 2018, the second biggest employer in Indian Economy initiated recruitment for 1,51,548 posts and hence left 1,31,428 posts vacant.

Also, the Railways said that 53,000 and 46,000 employees would retire during the next 2 years thereby causing an additional vacancy of 99,000 employees which is probably what you are asking about. This is a part of fresh recruitment in the Railways as a part of some ambitious programs from the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

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