Current affairs form a major part of the RRB NTPC exam. Whether we talk about (Computer Based Test) CBT-1 (1st round, screening) or CBT- 2 (2nd stage), to crack exam this exam, one needs to master the ‘General Awareness’ section. A very crucial part of this section is the current affairs section which according to the recent trends of the exams has become a major section of general awareness. So, let’s talk in detail about the Current Affairs for RRB NTPC in particular, and how to prepare for the same.
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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
Computer-Based Test (CBT)- 1 is divided into the following segments.
|Section||Total Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
Computer-Based Test (CBT)- 2 is divided into following segments.
|Section||Total Number of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
As we can see from the pattern mentioned above, ‘General Awareness’ has the maximum weightage among all the three sections asked in both the stages of the exam, so, it’s important to master this section in order to crack the exam with flying colors and to maximize the score in this section a good hold over the current affairs will assist you well.
Acing the Current Affairs for RRB NTPC
The following points/topics should be kept in mind while preparing for current affairs for the RRB NTPC exam. These topics should be studied keeping in mind the last 6 months of current affairs or the last held event of the same.
Appointments pertaining to government, public sector undertaking organizations, national and international organizations (for example, banks, their heads, tagline, etc.), Presidents/Prime Ministers of countries in the news of late, Chief Ministers and Governors of the various states.
Government and Non-Government Schemes
The full form, Under which ministry, brand ambassador (if any), the tagline for the same, mission, summits, etc. Budget 2019-2020, Census 2011, Election, GST: Basic points only (in-depth study not required for the same)
Mainly with respect to India and leader of that index (for instance, India’s rank in Global Happiness Index etc.); indices related to peace, hunger, corruption, poverty, crime, development, black money etc. are important and frequently asked in the exam.
Prize and Awards
Olympics, FIFA, Commonwealth, Badminton (major Grand Slams), the mascot of the game, tagline, Bharat Ratna, Khel Ratna etc. Film Awards: IIFA, BAFTA, Oscars etc. Noble Prize, Pulitzer Prize
Name of the exercise, countries involved in the same, chakras related to military (Param Veer Chakra (PVC), Sena Medal, etc.), test(s) performed recently, chiefs of army, navy, and air force.
Science and Technology
Questions related to Chandrayaan, Mangalyaan, ISRO, Mars, Moon, Sun etc., prominent discoveries in outer space.
Questions can be related to any sports and questions can be on cups, trophies, medals, important players who won medals at the national or international levels, etc.
Books and Authors
Recently published books and their authors (especially, if the book is written by a politician)
Name of cyclones, storms, natural calamity/emergency, obituary of prominent personalities, etc.
The topics mentioned above, by and large, cover all the topics related to current affairs for RRB NTPC exam. It can be prepared with minimal effort and will fetch one a high score.
Tips/Hacks to ace Current Affairs of RRB NTPC
- Read Newspaper(s):
To keep oneself aware of what’s happening on a day-to-day basis, there is no substitute to reading newspapers (The Hindu, The Indian Express, etc.) on a daily basis. It not only keeps one updated with the current happenings but also reduces the burden of cramming current affairs of 6 months to a year all at once.
- Prepare Notes:
Reading newspapers can only help if one prepares notes out of them on a daily basis. Make notes of important points that you come across via newspapers, current affairs magazines, or for a matter of fact any other relevant source. It helps one memorize and revise current affairs as a whole in a better way and in less amount of time.
- Attempt Mock Tests:
Any preparation is incomplete without the final leg/round of assessing oneself via mock tests. They not only help you with new information/current affairs which you might have skipped or haven’t come across at all while reading newspapers/magazines but also help in assessing yourself among your competitors for a bird’s eye view on the exam. So attempt a daily sectional GA test and weekly full-length mock test to analyze your performance in a better way.
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__________ is the third-largest contributor of e-waste, according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020.
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