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December 15, 2020 • 7:30 pm

RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern - Prelims & Mains

RRB NTPC Syllabus & Exam pattern

Hello RRB Aspirants!

Are you preparing for RRB NTPC Exam?

Which topics you should cover for the exam? How many questions are there in the RRB NTPC exam? To answer all your queries, you must go through the Syllabus and Paper Pattern of the RRB NTPC Exam.

Below, we have presented the information regarding RRB NTPC Syllabus and Paper Pattern in an easy to read and understanding format.

Railway Recruitment Board conducts Non-Technical Popular Category i.e. RRB NTPC Exam for the posts of Commercial Apprentice (CA), Traffic Apprentice (TA), Enquiry-Cum-Reservation-Clerk (ECRC), Good Guards, Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist (JAA), Senior Clerk Cum Typist, Assistant Station Master (ASM), Traffic Assistant, Senior Time Keeper etc.

At Eduncle, we will update you with all the updated RRB NTPC Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020. So, if you are an RRB Aspirants then read the blog completely to start your RRB Preparation.

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Syllabus



RRB NTPC Exam Pattern


RRB NTPC  Exam is conducted in 3 stages. After clearing these stages, candidates can get a non-technical post under the Railway Recruitment Board. Below, you can check the complete RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 2020 for all stages.

RRB NTPC Exam for CBT 1

RRB NTPC Exam for CBT 2

RRB NTPC Exam for Skill Test



RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam (CBT 1)


It is a computer-based screening nature examination.

The time duration for RRB NTPC Prelims exam is 90 minutes (120 minutes for PwD candidates).

Total questions asked are 100, comprising of 100 marks. Each question would carry 1 mark.

There will be negative marking of 1/3 mark for each wrong answer you make.

This test is compulsory for all the RRB NTPC Posts.



Number of Questions

Total Marks




General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Awareness








RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Mains Exam (CBT 2)


Without clearing the RRB NTPC Prelims exam (CBT 1), you can’t appear in CBT 2.

There will be negative marking of 1/3 mark for each wrong answer you make.

The questions will be of the Objective type with multiple choices.

The time duration is the same as CBT 2 as CBT 1 i. e. 90 minutes for all candidates and 120 minutes for PwD candidates.

It contains three sections of total 120 questions. (Each question would carry 1 mark).



Number of Questions

Total Marks




General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Awareness








RRB NTPC Skill Test Examination


After conducting the CBT 1 and CBT 2, RRB conducts the skill test which is divided into 2 parts.

Aptitude Test

Typing Test

Skill Test is based on the post preferences which is filled by the candidates in the RRB Application Form.

The merit in RRB NTPC Exam depends on CBT 1, CBT 2 and Aptitude Test. There is no mark for Typing Test because it is a qualifying nature.

You can check the complete details of RRB NTPC Skill Test here.



RRB NTPC Syllabus for Prelims and Mains


Before starting preparation, you must know about the RRB NTPC Syllabus so that you do not miss any important topics during preparation. You can make the best strategy in your RRB Study Plan after knowing the complete syllabus.

The RRB NTPC Syllabus of CBT 1 and CBT 2 is the same. Below you can check the subject wise RRB NTPC Prelims Syllabus and RRB NTPC Mains Syllabus to make your study plan accordingly.



RRB NTPC Syllabus for Mathematics


Number System





Ratio and Proportions



Time and Work

Time and Distance

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss

Elementary Algebra



Elementary Statistics, etc



RRB NTPC Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning



Completion of Number and 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, etc.



RRB NTPC Syllabus for General Awareness


Current Events of National and International Importance

Games and Sports

Art and Culture of India

Indian Literature

Monuments and Places of India

General Science and Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)

History of India and Freedom Struggle

Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution and Political System

General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India

UN and Other Important World Organizations

Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large

Basics of Computers and Computer Applications

Common Abbreviations

Transport Systems in India

Indian Economy

Famous Personalities of India and World

Flagship Government Programs

Flora and Fauna of India

Important Government and Public Sector Organizations of India, etc.


Above, we have shared the complete details of the RRB NTPC Syllabus and Exam Pattern. We hope that the information will help you to score well in the exam.

If you have any doubt regarding the RRB NTPC Exam, you can ask your queries in the comment box provided below.


Thank you!!

All the Best for your Exam



Showing 22 comments out of 24
  • Gourav Sharma
    What is the syllabus for computer based aptitude test after two given stages.
  • Ravi b
    RRB NTPC conducted only english or any other language pls reply to me
    Hello Ravi, Greetings from Eduncle! RRB NTPC paper will be available in different sets of 15 languages. English is the default language. In case you wish to choose any other langua...
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  • Arun
    Is 3rd stage (aptitude exam) and document verfications are held on the same day ..pls reply
    Hello Arun,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   No,RRB 3rd Stage Exam and Document Verification will not be conducted on the same day...
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  • Rinku Dey
    Hello Rinku, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! The Aptitude Test for ASM and Traffic Assistants, would of total 88 minutes, divided wisely among the...
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    I am little confused about total number of questions and time duration for the exam. many site shows total time duration is 38 minutes and total no of questions is 56.
  • Varun Dinkar
    Hello, Is it necessary to attempt all the 35 Questions of Personality scaling section in order to qualify Aptitude Test ? Thanks in Advance, Varun K Dinkar
    Hello Varun,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes, all the questions of the Personality test were necessary to answer as the...
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  • Rani
    SIR, Railway ki site pe psycho test timing 84 min show kr rha tha. mai thoda confuse hun ise leke. sir plzz help us...
    Hello Rani,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   According to the official data, the time duration for the RRB NTPC Aptitude Tes...
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  • Subrato
    "Candidates have to use their own Typewriting Machine. They will not be provided with the machine by the RRB" shall we have to take our own typewritters. they'll not provide
    Hello Subrato,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Candidates who are opting for Typing Skill Test on manual Type Writer ...
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  • Mayank
    Good evening, I really appreciate the efforts you have put here in providing information regarding aptitude test of railway. But it got me confused as here it is written we ...
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    Hello Mayank, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Neeraj
    sir VH candidate ke liye typing test me time duration kya rahega sir
    Hello Neeraj, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   The total time duration allowed for Typing Test in RRB NTPC Exam is 10 Minutes. If you ha...
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    Kahi kahi 30 min likha hai pichhli bar mila tha kya sir extra time
    Hello Neeraj,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   The total time limit for the RRB NTPC Aptitude Test is 88 minutes (including feedba...
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  • Poulomi De
    Hello sir. My first preference was ECRC. But I was called for aptitude test for ASM which was my 3rd preference. What does it mean???? Am I out of the ECRC category?????? Or still ...
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    Hello Poulomi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Since you have been called for Assistant Station Master post, then yes, you are ou...
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