RRB NTPC 2018 – Notification, Syllabus, Online Application Form, Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Recruitment 2018 – Application Form, Apply Online :

It is expected that in the year 2018, RRBs are going to release RRB NTPC 2018 Recruitment Notification ‘centralized employment notice’ to recruit the eligible candidates on the posts of traffic assistant, senior time keeper, assistant station master (ASM), junior accounts assistant-cum-typist (JAA), senior clerk-cum-typist, goods guard, enquiry-cum-reservation clerk (ECRC), traffic apprentice (TA) and commercial apprentice (CA). A candidate wants to apply for any above-mentioned post(s) should ensure that s/he fulfill all eligibility conditions assigned for the post(s) on the date of submitting application. In this article find complete details like eligibility criteria, age limit & relaxation, application fee & process etc.

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

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  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

RRB NTPC Recruitment

RRB NTPC (Graduate) Exam 2018 Notification

Railway Recruitment board will release RRB Non Technical Graduate Recruitment 2018 notification for filling approximately 20,000 vacancies in the month of June 2018. Interested candidates can apply online on concerned RRB website from June 2018 to appear in the examination.

RRB NTPC Graduate Exam 2018 Important Dates

Examination conducted byThe Railway Recruitment Board(s) (RRBs)
Examination NameRRB Non-Technical Graduate Exam 2018
Essential educational QualificationMinimum Graduation
Typing SkillsNot necessary for all post(s)
Examination typeRecruitment test for Non-Technical popular categories
Official notificationJune 2018
Starting date to fill the form onlineJune 2018
Last date to fill the form onlineJuly 2018
Admit card downloadWill be updated shortly
Single Stage computer based testWill be updated shortly
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 (Graduate) 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age-limit & Relaxation

Candidates applying for any post(s) should be at least 18 years old but not more than 32 years at the time of submitting application. However, relaxation in maximum age-limit will be provided to candidates of categories listed in below table

S.no.Category nameAge relaxation (in years)
3PwD (general)10
4PwD (SC/ST/OBC)13

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
2Traffic assistantGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
3Assistant station master (ASM)Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
4Senior clerk-cum-typistGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent along with typing proficiency in English/Hindi on computer
5Junior Accounts assistant-cum-typistGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent along with typing proficiency in English/Hindi on computer
6Goods guardGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
7Enquiry-cum-reservation clerkGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
8Traffic ApprenticeGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent
9Commercial apprenticeGraduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or its equivalent

RRB NTPC Graduate Exam 2018 Application Fee and Mode Of Payment

All the candidates applying for any above-mentioned post(s) have to pay a fee of Rs 100/- as their examination fee. There will be no 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. 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.

RRB NTPC 2018 Application Form & Process

Interested candidates can apply for a post(s) via online application mode by visiting the website of concerned RRBs. Before attempting online application, a candidate is recommended to go through the instructions available on the website of RRB.

RRB NTPC Recruitment

How To Apply Online?

  • Go to the website of the concerned regional RRB for which you want to apply
  • Find and click on the ‘Online/E-Application’ link
  • Click on ‘New registration’ link
  • Now, fill basic details such as name, father’s name, email ID, mobile number, date of birth (as in 10th mark sheet), community etc.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Instantly, you will receive an email with a link on your given email id
  • Click on the link available in received mail to proceed further
  • Now, follow the instructions carefully to complete your online registration process
  • Now, you will receive a registration number and password
  • Now, login using same registration number and password
  • Now, you have to fill rest details such as number of posts you want to apply, educational qualification.
  • Also, candidates have to select up to 5 cities for participating in CBT
  • Now, pay your examination fee (if applicable) via online or offline
  • Once again, you have to login with registration number & password to upload documents such as category certificates (if applicable), latest PP size image etc.
  • Now, finally submit your application and take a print out

Note – Application submitted to more than one RRB will lead to rejection of all the applications

RRB NTPC Graduate 2018 Exam Pattern

It will be common CBT (computer based test) scheduled to be conducted on the same day(s) by all participating Railway Recruitment Boards. However, exact examination date is still not known. It is expected that RRB Non-technical Graduate 2018 examination will be held in the month of August or September 2018. Post-wise exam pattern is given below.

  • Online CBT will be a common test for all the posts. CBT will be of 90 minutes duration having 100 MCQs. The question paper will be divided into three sections- general awareness, arithmetic, general intelligence & reasoning. CBT question paper will be available in local languages, Urdu, English and Hindi.
  • Candidates applying for junior accounts assistant-cum-typist, senior clerk-cum-typist and senior time keeper posts also have to appear in typing skill test of qualifying nature along with above-mentioned CBT. In this test, a candidate have to type 30 words per minute in English or 25 word per minute in Hindi on computer.
  • Candidates applying for assistant station manager (ASM) and traffic assistant have to appear in aptitude test as well along with CBT.
  • All the candidates applying for any post(s) have to appear in 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 2018 Syllabus

For Common 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.
2ArithmeticData 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.

Aptitude Test Syllabus For Candidates Applying For Assistant Station Manager (ASM) and Traffic Assistant Posts:

Section No.Section NameNumber of QuestionsTotal Time limit (in minutes)
1Intelligence Test35 90
2Selective Attention Test30
3Spatial Scanning Test40
4Information Ordering Test25
5Personality Test35

Note – There will be nonegative marking for the incorrect answer.

RRB NTPC Exam 2018 Call letters

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.

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 Non-Technical Graduate 2018 Examination Centers

The railway recruitment boards (RRBs) will conduct this Non-Technical 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 2018 Result

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.

RRB NTPC 2018 Cut-Off

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.

RRB NTPC (Graduate) 2018 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

Finally, if you want to know more about this or any other competitive examination, just shoot a comment below.


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