RRB NTPC Shift Timings | Important Instructions and Tips Before Exam

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 Phase 7 is scheduled on 23rd, 24th, 26th & 31st July 2021. This blog contains details pertaining to various aspects of the CBT Stage 1, RRB NTPC Shift Timings, and the important related instructions. As the exam will be conducted online, candidates should carefully read instructions regarding the method of indicating answers. Instructions mentioned herein will help you in preparing for the examination better.

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RRB NTPC Shift Timings

The RRB isolated and ministerial categories exam will be conducted in two shifts. The first shift exam will commence at 10.30 am while the second shift will begin at 3:00 pm. The duration of the exam will be 90 minutes for general candidates and 120 minutes for persons with disability (PWD) category candidates.

The shift timings for the 7th phase of RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 (to be conducted on 23rd, 24th, 26th & 31st July 2021 for the approx 2.78 lakh candidates) is as follows –

Event Shift 1 (10.30 am to 12.00 am) Shift 2 (3:00 pm to 4.30 pm)
Reporting Time9:00 AM2:00 PM
Gate Closing Time10:00 AM2:30 PM
Exam Start Time10:30 AM3:00 PM

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RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Pattern

The recruitment process involves – 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Stage I

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and duration is 90 minutes.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness4040
Mathematics3030
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
Total100100

Note: RRB NTPC 1st Stage CBT is common for all the notified posts.

There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Stage II

Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 with graded difficulty level. All posts falling within same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT. If candidates are eligible for more than one level of 7th CPC posts as per their educational qualifications, they have to give common 1st stage CBT and corresponding 2nd stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC as per the table.

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and the duration is 90 minutes.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness5050
Mathematics3535
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
Total120120

Note: There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

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COVID-19 guidelines for RRB NTPC

  1. Following the COVID-19 guidelines, remember to carry a face mask, hand sanitiser, without it, you will not be allowed to appear in the exam
  2. The candidates need to carry their photo ID at the examination venue in any case. Keep in mind that no softcopy of admit card in cell phones will be accepted for verification at the centre. You would not be allowed to appear for the paper in case you forget it.
  3. There are few items which are not allowed inside the hall such as mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices. Carrying the same will lead to disqualification of the candidates.
  4. Don’t take stress too much a day before the exam. Try to be happy. Meditate or spend time with your family a night before.

Candidates will be checked for the temperature at entry using thermo guns. Candidates having temperatures more than prescribed limits will not be allowed inside the exam venue.

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How to attempt the exam?

  • Current affairs is a scoring section, focus on important facts from history, geography, and recent events
  • Know the options you can first eliminate while solving questions.
  • If you are completely unsure about all the four options, avoid question.

READ | Check the revised normalisation formula of NTPC exam 

RRB NTPC Mock Test Series

As a part of the RRB NTPC Mock Test Series, 200+ Video Tutorials & Study Materials are provided to help you master the basic concepts. RRB NTPC Mock Tests will help you prepare for the actual exam because they will give you an idea of how the pressure and situation will be and this will help you feel more confident and more prepared. These Mock tests will also help you in judging and understanding your strengths and weaknesses so that you can work on them better. Check what’s in store for you:

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Note:

  • Mock Tests are available in HINDI and ENGLISH both
  • Tests can be taken on Mobile App or PC

RRB NTPC Shift Timings FAQs

When is RRB NTPC Phase 7 going to be conducted?

RRB NTPC exam will be conducted on 23rd, 24th, 26th & 31st July 2021

What are the expected RRB NTPC shift timings?

Expected RRB NTPC Shift timings are Shift 1 (09.00 am to 10.30 am) Shift 2 (12.30 pm to 2.00 pm) Shift 3 (4.00 pm to 5.30 pm)

How many shifts are there in the RRB NTPC exam?

2 Shifts. The RRB NTPC phase 7 is going to be conducted in two shifts.

Is there sectional timing in RRB NTPC?

No, there is no sectional timing in RRB NTPC exam.

How many phases are there in RRB NTPC?

The RRB NTPC exam is conducted in 4 stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Test/CBAT and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

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