Shristi Kirti, 31 May 2019, #RRB NTPC

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.

RRB NTPC 2019 – Overview

Exam Name

Railway Recruitment Boards Non Technical Popular Categories

Short name


Exam year


Conducting body

Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs)

Level of examination


Mode of exam


Duration of test

1 hour 30 minutes

Official website


RRB NTPC Exam Dates 2019

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

April 5, 2019 (5:00 pm)

End date to submit the application form

April 12, 2019 (11:59 pm)

Admit card of CBT

May 2019

1st stage CBT of RRB NTPC 2019

June - September 2019

Result of CBT to be declared on

To be announced

Cut off for CBT

To be announced

Aptitude/Skill test dates

To be announced

Final result

To be announced

Medical test dates

To be announced

However, the authority has also released the dates for the recruitment of candidates in Ministerial and Isolated category.

Candidates can check RRB 2019 Recruitment of Ministerial And Isolated Categories exam dates in the table below:

RRB Ministerial And Isolated Categories 2019 - Dates



Registration & Application form to be available from

March 8, 2019 (4 pm)

Last date to Register

April 7, 2019 (11:59 pm)

Last date to pay fee (online)

April 13, 2019 (11:59)

Last day to pay fee through SBI Challan

April 11, 2019 (1:00 pm)

Last day to pay fee through Post Office Challan

April 11, 2019 (1:00 pm)

End date to submit the application form

April 16, 2019 (11:59 pm)

Admit card of CBT

June 2019

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:

  1. Graduate posts

  2. Undergraduate posts


Graduate Posts

Undergraduate Posts

  • Station Master

  • Commercial Apprentice

  • Senior Time Keeper

  • Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

  • Senior Clerk cum Typist

  • Goods Guard

  • Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

  • Traffic Assistant

  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

  • Junior Clerk cum Typist

  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist

  • Junior Time Keeper

  • Trains Clerk

RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria 2019

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.

RRB NTPC Application Form 2019

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

  • Registration

  • Fill requisite details

  • Payment of fee

  • Uploading of scanned images

  • Print copy of the application form

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019

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.

RRB NTPC Exam Centres 2019

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.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019

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.

S. No

Name of section

No. of Questions

Total marks

Negative marking



General Awareness



1/3 marks of marks allotted for each question

90 minutes






General Intelligence and Reasoning



RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019

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.



General Awareness

  • Science & Technology

  • Sports

  • Culture

  • Personalities

  • Economics

  • Politics


  • Number system


  • Decimals

  • Fractions

  • LCM and HCF

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Percentages

  • Mensuration

  • Time and Work

  • Time and Distance

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Profit and Loss

  • Algebra

  • Geometry and Trigonometry

  • Elementary Statistics

  • Square Root

  • Age Calculations

  • Calendar & Clock

  • Pipes & Cistern

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies

  • Alphabetical and Number Series

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Mathematical Operations

  • Relationships

  • Syllogism

  • Jumbling

  • Venn Diagram

  • Data Interpretation

  • Sufficiency

  • Conclusions and Decision Making

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Analytical reasoning

  • Classification

  • Directions

  • Statement - Arguments and Assumptions

RRB NTPC Answer Key 2019

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.

RRB NTPC Result 2019

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.

RRB NTPC Cut off 2019

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


Job Profile

Traffic Assistant

  • Taking care of traffic and signal

Goods Guard

  • 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.

Senior Clerk cum Typist

  • Clerical works at different departments

  • Supervises junior clerks

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

  • 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

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

  • Works in Ticket Booking Offices

  • Responsible for commercial checking and issuing of tickets

  • To book luggage and goods

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

  • 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

Station Master

  • 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

Senior Time Keeper

  • Works in sync with the entire railway network

  • Keeps records of time regarding movements of train

  • Works in various shifts

Commercial Apprentice

  • Multi-skilled supervisors in various commercial branches

  • Posted as Commercial Supervisor/Goods Supervisor/Commercial Inspector/Parcel Supervisor

Junior Clerk cum Typist

  • Assists the senior clerks

  • Responsible for data entry

Junior Time Keeper

  • Assists the Senior Time Keeper in maintaining records of arrival/departure of trains

  • Works in various shifts

Trains Clerk

  • Maintains general records related to trains and their conditions

  • Responsible to keep track of the number of coaches in trains

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

  • Responsible for issuing tickets through CRS and UTS

  • Keeps and maintains records related to luggage

RRB NTPC Pay Scale

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



Traffic Assistant

Rs 25,000

Goods Guard

Rs 29,200

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Rs 29,200

Senior Clerk cum Typist

Rs 29,200

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

Rs 29,200

Senior Time Keeper

Rs 29,200

Commercial Apprentice

Rs 35,400

Station Master

Rs 35,400

Pay Scale of Undergraduate Posts

Junior Clerk cum Typist

Rs 19,900

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

Rs 19,900

Junior Time Keeper

Rs 19,900

Trains Clerk

Rs 19,900

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Rs 21,700

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