RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019, Exam Pattern, Selection Process

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019 : RRB NTPC Exam Pattern consists of 1st Stage and 2nd stage CBT exam followed by Computer Based Aptitude test/ Typing Skill test (as applicable) and document verification / medical examination. RRB NTPC Syllabus of CBT for various posts are explained here. RRB NTPC selection process as per the notification is given in this article. RRB NTPC recruitment is conducted by the RRBs to fill in the following posts under the Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Graduate Posts

  • Goods Guard
  • Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Senior Time Keeper
  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Traffic Assistant
  • Station Master
  • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist
  • Traffic assistant

Under Graduate Posts

  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • Trains Clerk
  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Clerk cum Typist

Through RRB NTPC 2019 recruitment, RRBs will recruit approx. 35,277 candidates for the above-mentioned posts. The selection process will consist of

  • Stage 1 CBT
  • Stage 2 CBT
  • TST / CBAT (as applicable)
  • Document verification / medical examination

Further details on RRB NTPC exam pattern and syllabus have been provided here.

RRB NTPC 2019 Important Dates

The tentative dates for RRB NTPC recruitment have been mentioned below.

RRB NTPC Date of CBT Stage I Exam
tentatively scheduled between June to Sept 2019
Admit Card Download Date for CBT Stage I Exam10 days before the date of Stage 1 CBT
RRB NTPC Result of Stage I CBTWill be notified soon
RRB NTPC Stage II Exam DateWill be notified soon
RRB NTPC Stage II Admit Card DateWill be notified soon
RRB NTPC Stage II Result DateWill be notified soon
RRB NTPC CBAT / TSTWill be notified soon
Document verification / medical examination-
RRB NTPC final result-

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2019

RRB NTPC 2019 online exam will be conducted in two stages i.e. Stage 1 CBT and Stage 2 CBT. Candidates who have successfully qualify both these stages are then called further for TST / CBAT (as applicable) and document verification / medical examination. Each stage of RRB NTPC selection process has been described below.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern
RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

Stage 1st CBT

RRB NTPC Stage 1st CBT is common for all notified posts of centralised employment notice. Stage 1st CBT will be an objective test having 100 MCQs to be solved in 90 minutes (120 minutes for eligible PwBDs). RRB NTPC Stage 1st CBT/Prelim exam pattern is described below.

Total questions
Total marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness
  • Each question of each subject will be of 1 marks each and there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates will be given a total time of 90 minutes to finish this exam.
  • Candidates qualifying this stage will be called to appear for Stage 2nd CBT.

Stage 2nd CBT

Candidates qualified in RRB NTPC Stage 1st CBT will be called to write Stage 2nd computer-based test. RRB Stage 2nd CBT exam pattern is described below.

Total questions
Total marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Awareness
  • Each question from each subject will be of 1 marks and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates will have to complete their exam within 90 minutes only (120 minutes for eligible PwBDs)
  • There will be a separate test for few posts and a common test for few posts. Further details have been provided below
Name of the postStage 2nd CBT
Commercial Apprentice / Station MasterCommon CBT
Goods Guard / Senior Time Keeper / Junior Account Assistant cum Typist / Senior Clerk cum Typist / Senior Commercial cum ticket clerkCommon CBT
Traffic AssistantSeparate CBT
Commercial cum Ticket ClerkSeparate CBT
Trains Clerk / Junior Time Keeper / Accounts Clerk cum Typist / Junior Clerk cum TypistCommon CBT

After Stage 2nd CBT

Those who clear Stage 2nd CBT will be eligible to appear for TST / CBAT (as applicable) followed by document verification / medical test. Further details of TST / CBAT and DV / medical test are given below.

Typing Skill Test (TST)

Typing Skill Test (TST) of qualifying nature will be conducted for the following posts

  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Senior Time Keeper
  • Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist
  • Senior Clerk cum Typist

Candidates who will be appearing for TST must type 25 words per minute in Hindi or 30 words per minute in English on PC only.

Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

Candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant or Station Master will have to qualify 2nd stage CBT followed by a CBAT. To qualify CBAT, such candidates will have to score at least T-score of 42 marks in every of the test. The Computer Based Aptitude Test will have QnA only in Hindi and English. However, there shall be no provision of negative marking in CBAT.

Document Verification / Medical test

Candidates will be called for document verification if they will be able to qualify the respective stages / examinations of RRB NTPC 2019 recruitment. Merit and options selected by candidates will be considered at the time of shortlisting for DV.

Candidates shortlisted for DV will be able to download e-call letters through the website of concerned RRB in due course.

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2019

As already mentioned, both the online exams of Stage I CBT/ Stage II CBT will have four subjects viz. quantitative aptitude, reasoning, general science and general awareness. The syllabus for each subject has been mentioned below.

RRB NTPC Syllabus
RRB NTPC Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Mensuration
  • Pipes and cistern
  • Boats and Streams
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Time, speed and Distance
  • Allegation and Mixture
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square Root and Cube Root
  • Height and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Problems on Ages
  • DI
  • Trigonometry


  • Cubes and dice
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Alphabet series
  • Non-verbal series
  • Number series
  • Statement conclusions and Statement arguments
  • Mirror image
  • Embedded figures
  • Blood relations
  • Ranking
  • Seating arrangement
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Coding-decoding
  • Directions

General Awareness

  • Indian history
  • Indian economy
  • Polity and constitution
  • Indian geography
  • Culture and heritage
  • Indian railways
  • Current affairs
  • Static GK

General Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental studies

Selection Process

RRB NTPC selection process 2019 involves a two stage online exam followed by a typing test/skill test/aptitude test, medical test and document verification. The entire selection process is listed below.


RRB NTPC Preliminary examination (CBT) will be of 90 minutes and candidates qualifying this stage are called for the next stage i.e. the mains exam.


Mains Examination (CBT) RRB NTPC Main exam will also be of 90 minutes. Shortlisted candidates who clear this stage are then called for Typing test/Skill test/Aptitude test.

Typing Test

Candidates who have applied for the post of RB NTPC Senior clerk cum typist and Junior accountant cum typist have to undergo a computer based typing test which will be qualifying in nature. The marks of this test will not be added in the final merit list.

Candidates should have a typing speed of 300 words per minute in English language and 250 words per minute in the Hindi language as per the language opted by the candidate while filling the application form.

Aptitude/Skill Test

Candidates who wish to secure the post of RRB NTPC Assistant Station Master or Traffic Assistant will have to undergo this test. This test will also be a computer based test and aims to test the skill and aptitude of candidates. The marks of this test and the online mains examination will be calculated together in the 30:70 ratio while formulating the final score.

Medical Test

The RRB conducts a medical examination for all the shortlisted candidates with a view to make sure that all prospective employees and medically fit and sound.

Document Verification

After the successful completion of all the stages, candidates are then called on for document verification by the RRB. The following documents needs to be carried for verification.

  • Certificate of proof of education qualifications
  • A government approved valid photo ID proof
  • Proof of residence
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • NOC from employer in case of Ex-Servicemen
  • Declaration of minority in a judicial stamp paper


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