RRB NTPC 2019 – Notification, Syllabus, Online Application Form, Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 [Application Form, Apply Online For 35,277 Vacancies] : RRBs has released RRB NTPC 2019 Notification ‘centralized employment notice number RRB/CEN 01/2019 ’ to recruit the eligible candidates on the posts which comes under Non-Technical Popular Categories (Graduate and Undergraduate). Graduate posts like Station Master, Commercial Apprentice, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, Traffic Assistant, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk and Undergraduate Posts such as Trains Clerk, Accounts Clerk cum typist, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk etc. A candidate wants to apply for any above-mentioned post(s) should ensure that s/he fulfil all eligibility conditions assigned for that particular post(s) on the date of submitting application.

  1. Notification
  2. Important Dates
  3. Eligibility
  4. Fee
  5. Application Form
  6. Apply Online
  7. Exam Pattern
  8. Syllabus
  9. Admit Card
  10. Result
  11. Cut Off

In this article we have included every detail of RRB NTPC 2019 notification like date of release of notification, number of vacancies to be filled, online registration dates, post-wise eligibility criteria, application process, fee & mode of payment, admit card, examination pattern, syllabus & date, result etc. Click below to visit region specific RRB website for applying online.

About RRBs

Railway Recruitment Board(s) (familiar as RRBs) is one of the most popular government organizations in India. RRBs run under Ministry of Railways, Government of India with an aim to recruit new eligible candidates in Indian railways. There are total 21 RRBs located in different regions of India

AhemadabadAjmerAllahabad
BangloreBhopalBhubaneswar
BilaspurChandigarhChennai
GorakhpurGuwahatiJammu & Kashmir
KolkataMaldaMumbai
MuzaffarpurPatnaRanchi
SecunderabadSiliguriThiruvananthapuram

RRB NTPC 2019 Notification

On 28 Feb 2019, Railway Recruitment board has released RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019 notification no.RRB/CEN 01/2019 for filling approximately 35,277 vacancies on 28 February 2019. Interested candidates can apply online from 01.03.2019 at 16:00 hrs till 31.03.2019 at 23:59 hrs on concerned RRB website to appear in the examination.

Download RRB NTPC Recruitment Notification PDF

RRB NTPC 2019 Vacancy

Below we have mentioned details of vacancies as per the detailed centralised employment notice CEN 01/2019

  • Undergraduate posts – 10,628
  • Graduate posts – 24,649
  • Total no. of vacancies – 35,277

RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts

Name of the postTotal Vacancies (All RRBs)
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk4940
Trains Clerk592
Junior Time Keeper17
Accounts Clerk cum Typist760
Junior Clerk cum Typist4319
Grand total10628

RRB NTPC Graduate Posts

Name of the postTotal Vacancies (All RRBs)
Station Master6865
Commercial Apprentice259
Senior Time Keeper14
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist3164
Senior Clerk cum Typist2873
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk5638
Goods Guard5748
Traffic Assistant88
Grand total24649

RRB NTPC 2019 Important Dates

Examination conducted byThe Railway Recruitment Board(s) (RRBs)
Examination NameRRB NTPC 2019
Essential educational QualificationGraduation (For Graduate Posts)
12th (+2 Stage) (For Undergraduate posts)
Typing SkillsNot necessary for all post(s)
Examination typeRecruitment test for Non-Technical popular categories (Graduate & UG Posts)
Official notification28 February 2019
Starting date to fill the form online01 March 2019 at 4:00 PM
Last date of online registration31st March 2019 at 11:59 PM
Payment Date
Online05 April 2019 at 11:59 PM
SBI Challan05 April 2019 at 03:00 PM
Post Office Challan05 April 2019 at 03:00 PM
Last day to submit application12 April 2019 at 11:59 PM
Admit card downloadWill be updated shortly
1st Stage of Computer Based Test (CBT)June to Sept 2019 (Tentative)
Typing skill testWill be updated shortly
Document verificationWill be updated shortly
Final result declarationWill be updated shortly
Examination centersall over India (major towns or cities)
Apply online onRespective RRB(s) website

RRB NTPC 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality

Applicant should be an Indian citizen or a subject of Bhutan / Nepal. Tibetan refugees living in India since 01 Jan 1962 or the persons of Indian origin who have travelled from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, East African Countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to apply for RRB NTPC 2019.

Persons other than Indian citizens will have to produce the appropriate eligibility certificate issued by the GOI at the time of appointment.

  • Age-limit & Relaxation

Under Graduate Level Posts

As on 01 July 2019, candidates applying for Under Graduate Posts should be at least 18 years old but not more than 30 years. They should be born between the dates given below.

Lower limit of date of birth (not later than and for all categories / community)Upper limit of Date of birth (not earlier than)
July 1, 200102 July 1984 (for SC / ST)02 July 1986 (for OBC - NCL)02 July 1989 (for UR)

Graduate Level Posts

As on 01 July 2019, candidates applying for Under Graduate Posts should be at least 18 years old but not more than 33 years. They should be born between the dates given below.

Lower limit of date of birth (not later than and for all categories / community)Upper limit of Date of birth (not earlier than)
July 1, 200102 July 1981 (for SC / ST)02 July 1983 (for OBC - NCL)02 July 1986 (for UR)

Relaxation in upper age limit (Applicable for both UG and Graduate level posts)

However, relaxation in maximum age-limit will be provided to candidates of categories listed in below table

S.no.Category nameAge relaxation (in years) (or) maximum upper age
1SC/ST5
2OBC - NCL3
3PwBD (general or UR)10
4PwD (OBC - NCL)13
5PwBD (SC / ST)15
6Candidates lived in J&K while 01 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 198938 (UR)
41 (OBC - NCL)
43 (SC / ST)
7Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried35 (UR)
38 (OBC - NCL)
40 (SC / ST)
  • Post-Wise Essential Qualifications

Details of the post-wise minimum educational qualification are given below table

S.No.Name of the postMinimum Educational Qualification
1Senior time keeperGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent along with typing proficiency in English/Hindi on computer
2Senior clerk-cum-typistGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent along with typing proficiency in English/Hindi on computer
3Junior Accounts assistant-cum-typistGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent along with typing proficiency in English/Hindi on computer
4Goods guardGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
5Traffic AssistantGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
6Commercial apprenticeGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
7Station MasterGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
8Senior Commercial Cum Ticket ClerkGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
9Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent with at least 50% marks (this condition is not applicable for SC / ST / PwBDs / Ex-servicemen and candidates having qualifications higher than 12th [+2 stage])
10Accounts Clerk Cum Typist12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent with at least 50% marks (this condition is not applicable for SC / ST / PwBDs / Ex-servicemen and candidates having qualifications higher than 12th [+2 stage]). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on Computer is essential.
11Junior Clerk Cum Typist
12Junior Time Keeper
13Trains Clerk12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent with at least 50% marks (this condition is not applicable for SC / ST / PwBDs / Ex-servicemen and candidates having qualifications higher than 12th [+2 stage]).

Note – Candidates waiting for final results of the prescribed minimum educational qualification must not apply.

Medical Standards

Name of the postsMedical Standards
Visual acuityGeneral Fitness
Junior Time Keeper / Junior Clerk cum Typist / Accounts Clerk cum Typist / Senior Clerk cum Typist / Junior Account Assistant cum Typist / Senior Time KeeperDistant Vision: 6/12, nil with glasses/ without glassesPhysically fit in all respects
Near Vision: Sn 0.6 combined with or/ without glasses when there is a reading / a close work is required
Commercial Apprentice / Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk / Commercial cum Ticket ClerkDistance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with glasses / without glasses (Power of lenses must be less than 4D)
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with glasses / without glasses when there is a reading / a close work is required;
must pass Binocular Vision test etc.
Trains ClerkDistance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with glasses / without glasses (Power of lenses must be less than 4D)
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with glasses / without glasses;
must pass Binocular Vision / colour vision / myopic vision / night vision test
Goods Guard / Traffic Assistant / Station MasterDistance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 without glasses (no fogging test)
Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without glasses;
must pass Binocular Vision / colour vision / myopic vision / night vision test

Note – candidates make sure that they are eligible according to the medical standards for the post(s) applied by them

RRB NTPC 2019 Application Fee and Mode Of Payment

All the candidates applying for any above-mentioned post(s) have to pay a fee of Rs 500/- as their examination fee. An amount of Rs. 400 will be refunded to them (after deducting bank charges) on appearing in CBT Stage 1 exam. There will be Rs. 250/- examination fee for applicants belonging to any of the following categories- PwD, SC, ST, Ex-servicemen, women, minorities, financially backward classes having annual family income less than INR 50k and transgender. However Rs.250 will be refunded to them (after deducting bank charges) on appearing in CBT Stage 1 exam. Candidates can pay their examination fee (if applicable) through either online or offline. To pay fee online, candidates have to use a debit/credit card or net banking facility. Candidates can also pay their examination fee offline through any computerized post office or SBI branch after downloading a pre-printed Pay-in-slip/challan.

Following are the last dates for payment of application fee through

  • Online – 05 April 2019 at 11:59 PM
  • SBI Challan – 05 April 2019 at 03:00 PM
  • Post Office Challan – 05 April 2019 at 03:00 PM

RRB NTPC 2019 Application Form & Process

Interested candidates can apply for a post(s) of RRB NTPC via online application mode by visiting the website of concerned RRBs. Before attempting online application, a candidate is recommended to go through the detailed centralised employment notice CEN 01/2019.

RRB NTPC Recruitment

RRB NTPC 2019 – How To Apply Online?

  • Go to the website of the concerned regional RRB for which you want to apply
  • Find and click on tab ‘Online Registration for Non Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) against CEN.01/2019’
  • Before going through online registration process, click on tab ‘CEN 01/2019 (NTPC)’ to read NTPC official notification; check the eligibility conditions of the post(s) you want to apply for
  • Now, click on ‘New registration’ tab
  • Carefully, select any one RRB to apply because you cannot change it once selected
  • Select qualification (10+2 or Graduate)
  • Select community
  • Selection option yes if you are a PwBD
RRB NTPC Application Form
RRB NTPC Apply Online
  • Click on tab ‘Check Availability’
  • Available post wise number of vacancies will be displayed
  • Click on tab ‘Apply’ available against the RRB to which you want to apply for
  • A new page will be displayed having instructions
  • Read all the information available on instruction page before applying
  • Then read and accept the declaration statement
RRB NTPC Instructions
RRB NTPC Application Instructions
  • Click on tab ‘Submit’
  • Registration page will be open
  • Enter and verify your name
  • Enter date of birth
  • Select Aadhaar card status
  • Enter father’s, mother’s name
  • Enter your class 10th / matriculation roll number and select of year of passing 10th examinations
  • Enter and confirm mobile number
  • Enter and confirm email ID
RRB NTPC Apply Online
RRB NTPC Registration
  • Enter CAPTCHA code as shown in the image
  • Read and accept the declaration statement then click on tab ‘Click to Continue’
  • Registration confirmation page will be opened
  • Check and confirm your registration details
RRB NTPC Registration Confirmation
RRB NTPC Application Confirmation
  • If you want to make changes then check on the respective statement and make changes other read and accept the given declaration statement, then click on tab ‘Submit’
  • Now your registration process is complete and entered details have been accepted; meanwhile, you will get an OTP on your registered mobile number & email ID
  • Click on tab ‘Verify through OTP’
  • Enter your registered email ID, OTP received on mail and mobile number
  • Then enter captcha
RRB NTPC OTP Verification
RRB NTPC OTP Verification
  • Click on tab ‘Submit’
  • A new page will be open having your registration details
  • On the same page, there is also a ‘Login’ tab; click on it
  • Enter your registration number, date of birth and captcha then click on tab ‘Login’
  • Enter your details in Part – I Application / Part I Application like your qualification on the basis of which you are applying, percentage of marks, community, gender, nationality, religion etc.
RRB NTPC Apply Online
RRB NTPC Apply Online
  • Read and accept the declaration statement then click on tab ‘Save’
  • On next page of application, select payment mode [online / SBI Bank Challan / Post Office Challan]
  • After making the payment, proceed further to fill up the part II of application
RRB NTPC Payment Mode
RRB NTPC Payment
  • set priority / preferences for posts
  • Enter details of your educational qualification
  • Select the choice of exam language
  • Upload scanned copies of photo, signature and document
  • Print your application form and keep it safe for future reference

RRB NTPC 2019 Exam Pattern/ Recruitment Process

The entire recruitment process of RRB NTPC 2019 consists of

  • Stage 1 Computer Based test
  • Stage 2 Computer Based test
  • Typing skill test / computer-based aptitude test (as applicable)
  • Document Verification / Medical Examination

Stage 1 Computer Based Test

It will be a common test for all notified posts of CEN 01/2019. The date, time and venue of this test shall be decided by the RRBs then informed to the eligible candidates in due course. Further details of Stage 1 CBT are given below

  • Stage I CBT will be a common test for all the posts. CBT will be of 90 minutes duration having 100 MCQs, each of 1 Mark. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd mark shall be deducted as negative marking. The question paper will be divided into three sections- general awareness, Mathematics, general intelligence & reasoning.
  • Stage 1 CBT is of screening nature and used for shortlisting of candidates for Stage 2 CBT

Stage 2 Computer Based Test

Candidates who qualify in Stage 1 CBT will be called to appear for Stage 2 CBT. However, the exam pattern and syllabus of 2nd Stage CBT is same as the exam pattern & syllabus of Stage 1 CBT. But there will be a separate CBT for each post of 7th CPC level having graded difficulty level. Further details are given below

Name of the postStage 2 CBT
Trains Clerk / Junior Time Keeper / Accounts Clerk cum Typist / Junior Clerk cum TypistCommon paper
Commercial cum Ticket ClerkSeparate paper
Traffic AssistantSeparate paper
Goods Guard / Senior Time Keeper / Junior Account Assistant cum Typist / Senior Clerk cum Typist / Senior Commercial cum ticket clerkCommon paper
Commercial Apprentice / Station MasterCommon Paper

CBAT (Computer Based Aptitude Test)

Candidates who have opted for Station master & Traffic Assistant will have to appear for a CBAT. Shortlisting of such candidates for CBAT will be based on marks obtained by them in CBT Stage 2 exam.

To qualify CBAT, candidates are required to score at least T-Score of 42 marks in every of the test batteries. Candidates must note down that they will not get relaxation in the minimum T-Score marks.

CBAT will be in English and Hindi and there will be no negative marking. Candidates qualifying in CBAT will get a position in SM / TA merit list. SM / TA merit list will be prepared after considering marks obtained in the Stage 2 CBT (70% weightage) and CBAT (30% weightage).

Note – Complete details of CBAT including guidelines, question patterns etc. are available on the website of RDSO (https://rdso.indianrailways.gov.in)

TST (Typing Skill Test)

Candidates who have opted for Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist and Senior Clerk cum Typist will have to appear for a Typing skill test [TST] of qualifying nature. Shortlisting of such candidates for TST will be based on marks obtained by them in CBT Stage 2 exam.

To qualify TST, candidates should have to pass a typing test with the following speed

  • 30 Words in a minute in English OR
  • 25 WPM in Hindi

on Personal computer only without using spell check facility or any other editing tools. Candidates who qualify in TST or TST exempted persons with benchmark disabilities [PwBD] will be considered for merit based on their performance in stage 2 CBT.

Document Verification (DV)

Based on the performance in Stage 2 CBT or in both Stage 2 CBT & CBAT / TST (as applicable), candidates will be called for document verification. At the time of document verification, candidates have to produce the following original documents.

  1. 10th/12th mark sheet or certificates for proof of date of birth,
  2. Graduation’s semester wise mark sheet or degree/certificate,
  3. Caste certificate (if applicable),
  4. Original discharge document for Ex-servicemen,
  5. Income certificate for financially backward classes,
  6. PwD certificate,
  7. Minority community declaration certificate,
  8. Self certification by transgender applicants and
  9. NOC for serving employees.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019

Syllabus for RRB NTPC Stage 1 CBT (Same for Stage 2 CBT)

S.No.Section NameMCQs from topics
1General awarenessNational/international, main events, current affairs, books with author name, awards, famous personality, important abbreviations, Indian budget, economy, history, geography, general science, environment etc.
2MathematicsData interpretation, profit & loss, simple interest, mensuration, time & work, time & distance, number system, compound & simple interest, percentage, simplification, algebra, LCM & HCF etc.
3General Intelligence & Reasoning
Verbal reasoning, blood relations, decision making, alphabet series, coding & decoding, number ranking problems, age related problems, arithmetic reasoning, direction test, age calculations, mental ability problems, general reasoning problems, mathematical operations etc.

RRB NTPC 2019 Admit Card

Eligible candidates can download their e-call letters from the website of concerned RRB. The RRB will issue a separate e-call letter for each test. E- Call letters will be available to download about 2 weeks before commencement of the examination. RRB will not send admit cards by post to any candidate.

How to download RRB NTPC 2019 Admit Card?

  • Open the official website of that RRB for which you have applied
  • Search and click on RRB NTPC admit card link
  • Enter and submit the credentials such as name, date of birth etc.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and print it

All the candidates going to appear in RRB examination have to carry an original photo ID along with their valid admit card to the examination centre. If any candidate failed to do so, s/he will be not allowed to appear for the test.

RRB NTPC 2019 Examination Centers

The railway recruitment boards (RRBs) will conduct NTPC (UG & Graduate level) examination in several cities/towns across the nation. Few state-wise names of examination cities are given below.

S.No.State nameTentative exam cities
1Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
2Andhra PradeshChittoor, Eluru, Gooty, Rajam, Tirupati, Guntur, Tekkali, Visakhapatnam
3Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun
4AssamDibrugarh, Kokrajhar, Guwahati
5BiharArrah, Gaya, Muzzaffarpur, Siwan, Darbhanga, Hajipur
6GujaratAnand, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Nadiad, Mehsana
7Uttar PradeshAligarh, Agra, Lucknow, Kanpur, Moradabad, Sultanpur, Varanasi, Faizabad, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Barabanki
8West BengalHaldia, Kolkata, Asansol, Bankura, Howrah, Krishnanagar, Siliguri
9TelanganaHyderabad, Nizamabad, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar
10Tamil NaduChennai, Tirupur, Salem, Namakkal, Madurai, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari

Note – For complete state-wise examination centers list, check RRB’s official notification.

RRB NTPC Result 2019

The Railway Recruitment Board(s) will declare separate result for each test. All common CBT/aptitude test/typing skill tests result will be published on concerned RRB website. Candidates have to go to the concerned RRB website to check their result. The entire process to be used for checking RRB NTPC 2019 result is given below

  • Open the official website of respective RRB
  • Search for RRB NTPC CEN 01/2019 CBT Result link then click it
  • Enter and submit the details as asked like Name, date of birth etc.
  • Your NTPC result will appear
  • Check your result then print it on A4 size paper

RRB NTPC Cut Off 2019

Cut-off marks are the minimum marks required to qualify for the next stage of examination or to get selected in the merit list. If a candidate wants to appear in next level examination or to get selected in the final list then s/he should has to score prescribed cut-off marks.

Expected normalized final cutoff marks for shortlisting of candidates for Document verification

Name of the postUROBC – NCLSCSTExSVHOHHH
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Trains Clerk
Junior Time Keeper
Accounts Clerk cum Typist
Junior Clerk cum Typist
Station Master
Commercial Apprentice88.6384.2287.95--77.68--75.18--
Senior Time Keeper
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist--69.167.0681.32--69.42--49.39
Senior Clerk cum Typist92.6590.5385.9281.27--------
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Goods Guard84.0282.9776.0570.9363.3------
Traffic Assistant86.6381.2275.9380.1271.58------

RRB NTPC Important Books

There are several important books available out there. Here, I’m proving the names of few.

  • Railway Non-Technical CBT Question Bank 1997 till date by Kiran Prakashan
  • RRB NTPC 2nd Stage Examination 2017 (Guide) by G.K. Publications
  • RRB NTPC 25 Practice Sets – Stage 2 Exam (CBT) 2017 by G.K. Publications
  • RRB CBT Guide 2017 by G.K. Publications

RRB NTPC Salary

Below we have mentioned post wise initial pay

Name of the postInitial pay (Rs.)
Commercial cum Ticket Clerk21700
Trains Clerk19900
Junior Time Keeper19900
Accounts Clerk cum Typist19900
Junior Clerk cum Typist19900
Station Master35400
Commercial Apprentice35400
Senior Time Keeper29200
Junior Account Assistant cum Typist29200
Senior Clerk cum Typist29200
Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk29200
Goods Guard29200
Traffic Assistant25500

RRB NTPC FAQs

Q. What Is The Last Of Registration Of Online Applications?

A. The last date is 31st March 2019 at 23.59 hrs.

Q. Who Will Conduct RRB NTPC Exam 2019?

A. RRB NTPC examination will be conducted jointly by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Q. What Is A Number Of Vacancies To Be Filled Through RRB NTPC Recruitment 2019?

A. The expected number of vacancies to be filled through RRB NTPC recruitment 2019 is 35,277, out of 10628 vacancies are of Undergraduate posts and rest 24649 vacancies are of Graduate posts.

Q. What Is The Mode Of RRB NTPC Stage 1 & Stage 2 Examination?

A. RRB NTPC Stage 1 & Stage 2 examination will be the computer-based test [CBT].

Q. What Is The Examination Fee For Candidates Belonging To Economically Backward Class?

A. Candidates belonging to EWS are required to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- towards examination fee. However, this fee shall be refunded to them if they appear in Stage 1 CBT of RRB NTPC recruitment 2019.

Q. What Are The Modes Available For Payment Of Application Fee?

A. Candidates can pay the application fee through any of the following modes

  • Online using UPI / debit card / credit card / net banking
  • Post office challan
  • SBI Challan

Q. What Is The Date Of Stage 1 Computer Based Test (CBT)?

A. Stage 1 Computer Based Test will be held most probably between June to Sept 2019.

Q. How Many Vacancies Will Be Of Station Master?

A. 6865.

Q. Will Be There Provision Of Negative Marking?

A. Yes, there will be provision of negative marking in Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. For each wrong answer, 1/3 shall be deducted from the final scores of respective CBT.

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