RRB NTPC 2019 - Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) is to release the admit card of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) recruitment exam in June 2019 for the Computer Based Test. RRB NTPC 2019 CBT is expected to be scheduled on June - September 2019. The authority will conduct the exam of RRB NTPC in three stages – Computer Based Test (CBT), Aptitude Test/Skill Test and Document Verification (DV). The test will be held to recruit candidates for a total of 35,208 vacancies at RRB NTPC. In order to appear in RRB NTPC 2019 exam, the eligible candidates could fill the application form between March 1 to 31, 2019. Along with the application form, candidates also had to pay the online application fee of Rs. 500 for General and OBC categories and Rs. 250 for SC, ST, PwD categories.
RRB NTPC exam is conducted to recruit candidates for various posts including Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC), Goods Guard, Senior Clerk-cum-Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist (JAA), Assistant Station Master (ASM) in Indian Railways. To know more about the exam of RRB NTPC, go through the article below.
Railway Recruitment Boards Non Technical Popular Categories
Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)
Level of examination
Mode of exam
Duration of test
1 hour 30 minutes
Candidates can check RRB NTPC 2019 exam dates to stay updated regarding the events of the exam.
RRB NTPC notification (detailed)
March 1, 2019
Registration & Application form to be available from
March 1, 2019 (4 pm)
Last date to Register
March 31, 2019 (11:59 pm)
Last date to pay fee (online)
April 5, 2019 (11:59)
Last day to pay fee through SBI Challan
April 5, 2019 (5:00 pm)
Last day to pay fee through Post Office Challan
End date to submit the application form
April 12, 2019 (11:59 pm)
Admit card of CBT
1st stage CBT of RRB NTPC 2019
June - September 2019
Result of CBT to be declared on
To be announced
Cut off for CBT
Aptitude/Skill test dates
Medical test dates
Candidates can check RRB 2019 Recruitment of Ministerial And Isolated Categories exam dates in the table below:
RRB Ministerial And Isolated Categories 2019 - Dates
March 8, 2019 (4 pm)
April 7, 2019 (11:59 pm)
April 13, 2019 (11:59)
April 11, 2019 (1:00 pm)
April 16, 2019 (11:59 pm)
1st stage CBT of RRB NTPC
June - July 2019
RRB NTPC 2019 Posts
The exam conducting authority releases the recruitment of RRB NTPC posts under the following two categories:
RRB NTPC Posts
Senior Time Keeper
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Senior Clerk cum Typist
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Junior Clerk cum Typist
Accounts Clerk cum Typist
Junior Time Keeper
The Boards prescribes the eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC along with the notification. Before registering for the examination, candidates must make sure that they are eligible to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria of RRB NTPC 2019 exam are as follows:
Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India to successfully apply for the examination
Age Limit: To apply for the exam, candidates must meet the age criteria as on July 1, 2019 determined by the authority as per the available posts.
Educational Qualification: Candidates who have passed 12th or Bachelor’s degree depending on the post applied from a recognised University can apply for the exam. However, for specific posts like Senior Time Keeper, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist and Senior Clerk cum Typist, candidates should also have typing proficiency in English/Hindi.
The Boards have released the application form of RRB NTPC 2019 on March 1 in the online mode. Candidates are able to register to fill the application form till March 1 while the application form can be submitted till April 12, 2019. To apply for the exam, candidates must register for RRB NTPC followed by filling of details. After entering all relevant details, candidates have to pay the exam fee. The fee for general and OBC category male candidates is Rs. 500 while SC, ST, women, transgender, PwD and Ex-Servicemen candidates have to pay Rs. 250. The steps to fill the application form has been provided below.
RRB NTPC 2019 - Steps to fill the application form
Fill requisite details
Payment of fee
Uploading of scanned images
Print copy of the application form
The Boards will issue the admit card separately for each stage of the exam. RRB NTPC admit card 2019 will be released online in three stages – CBT, Aptitude Test/Skill Test, Document Verification. The admit card will be issued four days prior to the conduct of each stage of the exam. The admit card contains information relevant for the exam such as the name of the candidate, date of birth, roll number, date, time and venue of examination, exam day guideline, etc. On the day of exam, candidates must carry valid copy of the admit card along with photo identity proof. Candidates unable to produce the same on the exam day will not be permitted to take the test.
Candidates will be allotted exam centres on the basis of the Railway region they have applied under. The exam will be conducted in various exam centres in 21 regions of RRBs across the country. RRBs will provide a link to check exam city and date of examination prior to the commencement of the exam.
The Boards prescribe the exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019 along with the notification. RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 provides the number of sections, total number of questions, total marks, marking scheme and duration of the exam. The questions asked in the CBT exam are objective type questions. The test will contain total 100 questions and candidates will be allotted 90 minutes to complete the exam stage. The exam pattern of the Computer Based Test has been provided in the table below.
Name of section
No. of Questions
1/3 marks of marks allotted for each question
General Intelligence and Reasoning
The syllabus of RRB NTPC is released along with the notification. RRB NTPC syllabus 2019 covers topics and subtopics under General Awareness, Arithmetics, General Intelligence and Reasoning. Candidates can check syllabus of RRB NTPC 2019 below.
Science & Technology
LCM and HCF
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Time and Distance
Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Geometry and Trigonometry
Calendar & Clock
Pipes & Cistern
Alphabetical and Number Series
Coding and Decoding
Conclusions and Decision Making
Similarities and Differences
Statement - Arguments and Assumptions
RRB publishes the answer key of RRB NTPC for the online test after the completion of the exam. First, the Boards will publish the provisional key of the online exam. Along with the provisional answer key, RRBs will also provide a link to raise objection. Candidates will be able to raise objections by paying Rs. 50 per question. After receiving representations, subject matter at RRBs will scrutinise the objections. If any objections are found to be valid, the Boards will make the requisite changes in the final answer key. RRB NTPC answer key 2019 contains the correct answers to the questions asked in CBT.
The result of RRB NTPC 2019 will be announced in three stages – CBT, Aptitude Test/Skill Test and final result. Candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent exam stages on the basis result of the previous stage. Candidates qualifying the online test will be called to appear for Document Verification (DV). However, for specific posts, candidates have to appear in additional Aptitude Test/Skill Test. After DV, the Boards will prepare the final result of the exam. On the basis of the final result, candidates will be recruited for the post applied by them during the time of registration.
Railway Recruitment Boards will determine the qualifying cut off for each stage of the examination, The qualifying cut off for the exam stages will be released along with the notification. However, candidates obtaining the qualifying cut off in the exam will not be directly shortlisted to appear for the next stage of the recruitment process. RRBs will further prepare cut off for each exam stage. On the basis of this cut off, candidates will be selected for subsequent stages of the exam. The qualifying cut off (expected) for the computer based test has been provided below.
Qualifying cut off (in percentage)
RRB NTPC 2019 Job Profile
Taking care of traffic and signal
No fixed timings of work
Monitoring functions of the vehicle
To conduct checks for loose ends in the train
To identify and address minor issues while train is moving
Coordinated with Station Master and communicates information about arrival and departure of trains, etc.
Clerical works at different departments
Supervises junior clerks
Takes care of accounts
Keeps track of transactions, expenditures, claim settlements, etc.
Checks financial irregularities
Makes accounts-related reports
Manages and compiles budgets as per the rules
Provides support related to administrative tasks in the accounts department
Works in Ticket Booking Offices
Responsible for commercial checking and issuing of tickets
To book luggage and goods
Works in the accounts and finance team
Keeps track of various transactions
Responsible for data entry and other associated works in the department
Helps in administrative activities
Supervises the activities in a rail station
In-charge of the station
Responsible to ensure smooth and timely arrival and departure of trains
Ensures passengers do not face any problem
Works in sync with the entire railway network
Keeps records of time regarding movements of train
Works in various shifts
Multi-skilled supervisors in various commercial branches
Posted as Commercial Supervisor/Goods Supervisor/Commercial Inspector/Parcel Supervisor
Assists the senior clerks
Responsible for data entry
Assists the Senior Time Keeper in maintaining records of arrival/departure of trains
Maintains general records related to trains and their conditions
Responsible to keep track of the number of coaches in trains
Responsible for issuing tickets through CRS and UTS
Keeps and maintains records related to luggage
The examination authority determines the pay scale of all the posts for which the vacancies are announced. The pay scale is announced as per the post of the candidates. Along with the basic pay, the authority also give various allowances including the Dearness Allowance (DA), Transport Allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Pension Scheme, Medical Benefits etc.
RRB NTPC Pay Scale as per Posts
Pay Scale of Graduate Posts
Pay Scale of Undergraduate Posts
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