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RRB NTPC Syllabus - Complete Details

In order to be successful in the RRB NTPC Exam, candidates must keep themselves up-to-date on the RRB NTPC Syllabus and RRB NTPC Exam Pattern.

RRB NTPC Syllabus is determined by the Railway Recruitment Board. Check out the linked page for more information.

This examination recruits candidates for various positions in the Indian Railways across the country, and so it promises a bright future for those interested in a career in the railways. The RRB Exams page provides information about various examinations conducted by the Railway Board.

Detailed information on the syllabus and the Exam Pattern of RRB NTPC is provided in this article so that candidates can systematically prepare for the exam.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

The recruitment process involves two stages

  1. 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)
  2. 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT)

These two stages are followed by the following procedure.

  1. Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and
  2. Document Verification/Medical Examination.

RRB NTPC CBT Stage I Exam Pattern

  • The first stage of the exam is a common CBT (Computer Based Test) for all the notified 13 categories of posts- Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Goods Guard, Junior Accountant cum Amanuensis (Typist) (JAA), Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior and Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Station Master, Senior and Junior Time Keeper and Trains Clerk.
  • The question paper for the CBT will be of 90 minutes duration for 100 questions.
  • The questions will be from the following questions- General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • There will be 1/3rd negative marking for the wrong answers in the CBT exam

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices.

SubjectsNo. of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromDuration
General Awareness4090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning30

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.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for CBT Stage 2

Candidates passing this will be eligible to appear in CBT Stage 2.

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.

SubjectsNo. of Questions (each of 1 mark) fromDuration
General Awareness5090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning35

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

RRB NTPC Exam Syllabus

RRB NTPC is conducted in 2 phases(Excluding skill-test). Let's take a look at the detailed syllabus.

RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 Exam Syllabus

SubjectsMathematicsReasoningGeneral Awareness
Topic Covered

Number System

Time and Work


Time and Distance


Simple and Compound Interest


Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportions

Elementary Algebra





Elementary Statistics


Completion of Number

Alphabetical Series

Coding and Decoding

Mathematical Operations

Similarities and Differences


Analytical Reasoning



Venn Diagrams


Data Sufficiency

Statement- Conclusion

Statement- Courses of Action

Decision Making


Interpretation of Graphs

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

RRB NTPC CBT Stage I Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for Stage I is mostly the same as the Stage 2 Syllabus. The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to the topics mentioned in the table given above.


Is there any negative marking for in RRB NTPC 2021 Examination?

Yes, there is a negative marking. 1/3 of marks are deducted for every wrong answer given.

What were the total vacancies in RRB NTPC Recruitment 2021? +

There is a total of 35277 vacancies to be filled under Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC).

What is the Selection Process of RRB NTPC 2022? +

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

What is the age limit for RRB NTPC for graduate posts? +

Minimum 18 to Maximum 33 Years

What is the exam date for RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 Exam? +

The 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-2) exam for the candidates who get shortlisted in CBT-1 is tentatively scheduled to be held from February 14-18, 2022, subject to the prevailing conditions and Government guidelines issued from time to time in view of handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

When is the RRB NTPC CBT Stage 2 Exam going to held? +

The result of 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT-1) is currently under process and the results are tentatively scheduled to be published in the official websites of RRBs by January 15, 2022.

Is RRB NTPC CBT Stage 1 Result Declared? +

Yes, The result for RRB NTPC 2021 for CBT I exam has been declared on 14th January 2022 at the zone-wise sites of Railway.

When will RRB NTPC CBT-1 Score Card 2021 be released? +

RRB NTPC CBT-1 Score Card 2021 has been released on 14th January 2022

How to Download RRB NTPC Result 2022? +

You can download the RRB NTPC result from the direct download links given above.

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