Detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus for CBT Stage I & II | Check Here

Aspirants preparing for RRB NTPC Exam 2020 must keep themselves armed with the knowledge of RRB NTPC Syllabus as it is very important for attaining success in the examination. RRB recruit candidates for different Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) posts for both Graduate and Non-Graduate (Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th). Knowing the RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020 will help strategize your preparation routine for the Exam.

In this article, we will have a look at the detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus and exam pattern for both CBT 1 and CBT 2. Let’s start.

1. RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020 – Selection Process

The recruitment process involves

  1. 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  3. Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and
  4. Document Verification/Medical Examination.

1.1. RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT Stage I 

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

Subjects No. of Questions (each of 1 mark) Duration
General Awareness 40 90 Minutes
Mathematics 30
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Total 100

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

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

1.2 RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for 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 the 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.

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

Subjects No. of Questions (each of 1 mark) Duration
General Awareness 50 90 Minutes
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35
Total 120

2. RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020 

Let us look at the detailed RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 for both CBT Stage I and CBT Stage II.

Note: The Syllabus given here is per the official notification of RRB NTPC 2019.

2.1 RRB NTPC CBT Stage Exam Syllabus

2.1.1 Mathematics

Important topics for the preparation of Mathematics for RRB NTPC CBT Stage I are given in the table below:

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

2.1.2 General Intelligence and Reasoning 

Important topics for the preparation of General Intelligence and Reasoning for RRB NTPC CBT Stage I are given in the table below:

  • Analogies
  • Completion of Number
  • 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

2.1.3 General Awareness 

Important topics for the preparation of General Awareness for RRB NTPC CBT Stage I are given in the table below:

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

2.2 RRB NTPC CBT Stage II Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for Stage II is mostly the same as Stage I Syllabus. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

2.2.1 Mathematics

Important topics for the preparation of Mathematics for RRB NTPC CBT Stage II are given in the table below:

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

2.2.2 General Intelligence and Reasoning –

Important topics for the preparation of General Intelligence and Reasoning for RRB NTPC CBT Stage II are given in the table below:

  • Analogies
  • Completion of Number
  • 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

2.2.3 General Awareness 

Important topics for the preparation of General Awareness for RRB NTPC CBT Stage II are given in the table below:

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

That brings us to the end of this article, RRB NTPC Syllabus 2020. We have covered every topic under each section for a better understanding of the syllabus.

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