RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019: Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released the RRB NTPC 2019 exam pattern in its official notification on Feberuary 28, 2019. The exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019 varies for the stage wise recruitment process. RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 of 1st stage is Computer Based Test (CBT) which includes an aptitude test of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions from General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and Mathematics section. To make 2nd stage of RRB NTPC more competitive and difficult authority has increased 5 questions each in Mathematics and Reasoning sections while 10 questions for General Awareness section. Hence RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 for 2nd stage comprises 120 questions in totality. 1/3rd Negative marking is also applicable in both 1st stage and 2nd stage RRB NTPC exam.
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Those candidates who qualify in 2nd stage CBT of RRB NTPC and opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master need to appear for 3rd stage, Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) exam. RRB NTPC Exam pattern 2019 3rd stage comprises securing a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. Here candidates must take a note that 3rd stage exam of RRB NTPC is of qualifying nature only. Read the complete article to know detailed information regarding RRB NTPC 2019 exam pattern and syllabus.
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This year Railway Board has released RRB NTPC 2019 notification to recruit more than 35,000 candidates for various posts which includes Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Goods Guard, Assistant Station Master (ASM) etc in Indian Railways under Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC).
Nature of Exam
First Stage- Computer Based Test (CBT)
Second Stage- Computer Based Test (CBT)
Third Stage- Typing Skill Test/ Aptitude Test
Document Verification/Medical Examination
After a brief overview regarding the stages of RRB NTPC 2019 exam, we will discuss each stage of the exam in detailed way so that candidates can become familiar with exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019.
RRB NTPC stage 1 exam includes Mathematics , Reasoning and General Awareness section. 30 questions comes from the first two sections while the last section comprises 40 questions.
Number of questions
1 Hour 30 Minutes or 90 Minutes
RRB NTPC stage 2 exam includes Mathematics , Reasoning and General Awareness section also but the number of questions is the exam are more than stage 1. 35 questions comes from the first two sections while the last section comprises 50 questions.
90 Minutes or
1 Hour 30 Minutes
From above mentioned table we can conclude that difference between RRB NTPC Exam pattern 2019 between stage 1 and 2 is
Number of questions in each section
Total number of questions
Candidates who are preparing for NTPC exam and learning nuances regarding RRB NTPC exam pattern must know that negative marking is applicable in both first and second stage CBT exam. For each wrong question answered one third negative marks will be deducted.
Marking Scheme for RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 is difficult in comparison to other one day exam. Candidates will be awarded 1 mark to each question they will answer while for each wrong answer ⅓ mark will be deducted and no marks will be awarded or deducted for un-attempted questions.Important Facts Regarding RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
Computer Based Objective Test (Online)
Medium of Paper
English and Hindi
Minimum Qualifying Marks
Yes, General (40%), OBC & SC (30%) and ST (25%)
Third stage exam pattern of RRB NTPC for various posts is mentioned in below given table. By checking their nature of test candidates can prepare for their respective exam and aim to qualify the exam.
Typing Skill Test/ Aptitude Test
Nature of Test
Assistant Station Master & Traffic Assistant
Junior Accounts Assistant-cum-Typist & Senior Clerk-cum-Typist, Senior Time Keeper
Typing Skill Test
Candidates who are preparing for the third stage of exam can check RRB NTPC exam pattern of CBAT stage in below mentioned table. It must be noted that this stage of RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 is for Assistant Station Master & Traffic Assistant only.
Qualifying marks: Candidates need to obtain a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify as per RRB NTPC 2019 exam pattern. (T-score is described in below given table)
To secure minimum score is applicable for all candidates irrespective of their category hence no relaxation in minimum T- Score is permissible.
CBAT test will have questions and answer options only in English and Hindi language.
There will be no negative marking in CBAT Test as per RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019.
Final Merit list will be drawn from amongst the candidates who will qualify CBAT test
70% weightage for the marks obtained in the 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in CBAT will be taken into account in making of merit list.
T-score is the normalized score statistically formulated for application all over. The formula for computing the T-score is as under:
Aspirants who will appear in RRB NTPC exam 2019 should check the pattern of third stage typing skill test which will help them to perform better in the exam.
Typing Skill Test RRB NTPC exam pattern is of qualifying nature only.
Candidates have to type 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Computer only with disabling editing tools and spell check facility.
Candidates appearing for Typing RRB NTPC Skill Test in hindi should practise Kruti Dev & Mangal font.
Duration of RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 will be of 10 minutes only.
5% mistakes of the total words typed in RRB NTPC typing skill test will be ignored
Thereafter for every full or half mistake, corresponding words will be deducted from the total words typed for arriving at the final speed.
Candidates who will secure the minimum marks of merit list in their respective category of Post will be further called for document verification process as part of exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019. Those candidates who will provide all the relevant documents further have to clear medical examination of NTPC exam pattern 2019.
RRB NTPC Previous Papers: Next step after knowing RRB NTPC exam pattern 2019 is to solve previous year papers and sample papers of the exam. Solving previous year paper will help the candidates to prepare the plan and ensure their selection in exam. RRB NTPC paper includes topics from Mathematics, Reasoning and General Awareness section.
Candidates should follow the below mentioned plan to prepare for the exam after knowing the exam pattern of RRB NTPC 2019.
Follow best books to prepare
Solve RRB NTPC previous year papers
Take a mock test series and practise regularly
Analyse the performance and try to improve with each passing day
Follow healthy life routine to perform best of the potential
“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity" This quote of Seneca is apt for the candidates preparing for RRB NTPC exam. Aspirant should put the best of their effort with concrete planning, proper knowledge of RRB NTPC 2019 exam pattern and focused approach and they would be successful in achieving the desired result.
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(1). SYLLABUS :- written exam includes (100 to 120 marks)
Maths - upto 10th class
Technical question (ITI)
(2) psychological test :- This test is conducted to test your presence of mind and how quick you are at decisions making. It includes 5–6 tests each test may be of 5- 10 minutes .you have to be very quick for doing 50 questions in 5 minutes. There are books available in market for psychological test . One book I remember named VIDHYASAGAR . Only practice can lead you to success
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