RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020 - Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) prescribe the syllabus of RRB NTPC recruitment exam. RRB NTPC 2020 syllabus includes topics from all the sections of the exam. RRB NTPC syllabus includes topics from mathematics, reasoning, and general awareness. Candidates must go through RRB NTPC syllabus 2020 before starting their preparations for the exam. The syllabus is prescribed for each stage of the RRB NTPC exam. Candidates should strategise their preparations so that they cover all the topics of RRB NTPC 2020 syllabus. It is advised that candidates must spend more time practicing topics of RRB NTPC syllabus that they find more difficult. Read the article below to know more about RRB NTPC syllabus 2020.

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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

RRB NTPC 2020 will be conducted for the recruitment of candidates at the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, and Commercial cum Ticket Clerk in the Indian Railways. There are two phases of the exam - CBT-1 and CBT-2. For the posts of Traffic Assistant and Station Master the selection process also includes CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test) and for all the Typist posts, a Typing Skill Test. These stages are followed by a final Document Verification stage which is common for all posts.

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Subjects in RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

The exam authorities prescribe the syllabus of RRB NTPC for the following subjects or sections of the question paper. Both first stage CBT and second stage CBT have the same sections. However, the difficulty level will be relatively higher in CBT-2.

  1. General Awareness

  2. Mathematics

  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning

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Candidates can check the topics of different sections of the exam in the table below -

RRB NTPC 2020 Syllabus

General Awareness

Current Events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture of India, Indian Literature, Monuments and Places of India, General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE), History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance- constitution and political system, General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Transport Systems in India, Indian Economy, Famous Personalities of India and World, Flagship Government Programs, Flora and Fauna of India, Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, etc.


Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, etc.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogies, Completion of Number and Alphabetical Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical Operations, Similarities and Differences, Relationships, Analytical Reasoning, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagrams, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Conclusion, Statement- Courses of Action, Decision Making, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs, etc.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020

As per the exam pattern of RRB NTPC, both CBT-1 and 2 have the sections of general awareness, mathematics, and general intelligence & reasoning. The exam is conducted in online mode. The total number of questions in RRB NTPC CBT-1 is 100 while CBT-2 consists of 120 questions. Candidates must check the exam pattern to better understand RRB NTPC syllabus 2020 Candidates can check the RRB NTPC exam pattern for both the stages in the tables below.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern - CBT-1


Total Questions


General Intelligence and Reasoning


90 Minutes



General Awareness




RRB NTPC Exam Pattern - CBT-2


Total Questions


General Intelligence and Reasoning


90 Minutes



General Awareness




RRB NTPC Computer Based Aptitude Test & Typing Skill Test

Candidates taking RRB NTPC exam for the posts of Traffic Assistant and Station Master have to take CBAT. Those who are appearing for the exam for the posts of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper have to take a Typing Skill Test.

Scheme of RRB NTPC CBAT 2020

  • Candidates (who have opted for Station Master/ Traffic Assistant) 8 times the number of vacancies for Station Master and Traffic Assistant will be shortlisted for CBAT on the basis of their performance in RRB NTPC CBT-2.

  • These candidates will have to produce a vision certificate in original to prove that they fulfil the required standards before CBAT

  • Candidates can find CBAT question paper patterns on the website - rdso.indianrailways.gov.in.

  • Candidates will have to score 70% marks in CBT-2 and 30% marks CBAT to make it to the merit list of Station Masters and Traffic Assistants.

Scheme of RRB NTPC 2020 Typing Skill Test

  • Typing Skill Test will be of qualifying nature which means marks obtained in this test will not be considered for the preparation of the merit list. However, candidates must qualify the test in order to be considered for recruitment.

  • Candidates will be required to type with a speed of 30 words per minute (wpm) in English and 25 wpm in Hindi to qualify the skill test.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020

Question: What is RRB NTPC syllabus 2020?


RRB NTPC 2020 syllabus is prescribed for the sections that appear in the exam. It includes the topics that a candidate must know in order to take the exam. Candidates can check the complete syllabus of RRB NTPC in the article above.

Question: How can I prepare for the RRB NTPC exam?


To prepare for the exam, candidates must go through RRB NTPC syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly, make a plan and stick to it. In addition to that they must solve as many sample papers, question papers and mock tests to make their preparations even more effective.

Question: Is the RRB NTPC exam conducted every year?


The exam is conducted as and when there are  vacancies for the posts for which the exam is held. It’s been quite irregular in the past few years. 

Question: Is RRB NTPC conducted online or offline?


RRB NTPC is conducted in online mode.

Question: Is there any interview in RRB NTPC?


No, there is no interview stage in RRB NTPC exam.

Question: What is the salary of RRB NTPC?


The salary of RRB NTPC is different for undergraduate and graduate posts. The initial pay starts from Rs. 19,900 and goes to Rs. 35,400 for various posts of RRB NTPC. Candidates can check RRB NTPC salary for the current recruitment cycle.

Question: Which book is best for RRB NTPC?


Candidates must pick books that cover all of the RRB NTPC 2020 syllabus. Candidates can pick books like General Knowledge & Awareness for RRB Railway Recruitment Exams by Disha Publications. Candidates can check the list of best books for RRB NTPC here.

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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.

If your query was different than this, then please comment regarding it.


what is the exam date of railways ntpc

Shareef 15th Nov, 2019
RRB NTPC examinination Dates are not yet confirmed. It is just said the examination will be in the month of December and even it is not a confirmation.
It is advised to keep checking official Website of RRB. Here below is the link for official website.

How to prepare for loco pilot exam

Ronak Gala Student Expert 28th Oct, 2019

(1). SYLLABUS :- written exam includes (100 to 120 marks)

Maths - upto 10th class


General knowledge

Technical question (ITI)

General science

(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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