RRB NTPC Syllabus 2017 Stage 3 Aptitude Test [ASM] & Paper Pattern

RRB NTPC Syllabus 2017 Stage 3

 

 

RRB NTPC Final Cut-Off Marks

 

Hello, RRB Aspirants!

 

You might be thinking, what’s the next step after RRB NTPC Stage 2 Exam?

 

What are the Syllabus and Paper Pattern of the Exam and How to prepare for the exam?

 

To answer all your queries regarding RRB NTPC Stage 3 Exam, we have gathered all the relevant information and presented them in an easy to read and understand format.

 

 

Railway Recruitment Board conducts Non-Technical Popular Category (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.

 

 

At Eduncle you can get all the latest developments and news regarding various Railway Recruitment Board Exams. Visit the RRB Notifications 2017 sections for latest Railway Exam Updates.

 

 

 

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RRB NTPC CEN-03/2015: Vision Standards for Ex- Servicemen

 

 

Railway Recruitment Board has released Vision Standards for Ex-Servicemen for the posts of NTPC under CEN 03/2015, having medical standard A-2.

 

The requisite distant and near vision standards of Ex-Servicemen candidates for compliance in vision certificate are mentioned below:

 

Class

Distant Vision

Near Vision

A-2

6/12, 6/12 or 6/9, 6/18 with or without glasses. Naked eye vision not less than 6/60. Power of lens not to exceed 6 D.

The combined near vision with or without glasses should be the ability to read ordinary print. Where reading or close work is required, combined near vision with or without glasses should be Sn.0.6.

 

 

However, if the age of the Ex-Servicemen is below 35 years, then there will be no relaxation of visual acuity.

 

The format given in Annexure-IX of Cen 03/2015, which is also applicable to Ex-Servicemen is shown in the image below.

 

 

Annexure-IX of CEN 03/2015

 

 

Note: Click on the image to view the enlarge one.

 

 

 

RRB NTPC 3rd Stage Exam 2017- Know Here the complete Details!

 

 

RRB NTPC Stage 3 Exam was conducted from 29th June 2017 to 30th June 2017.

 

The Typing Test was conducted on 29th June 2017 and Aptitude Test was conducted on 30th June 2017.

 

Now the Railway Board has released the RRB NTPC Pyscho test Result for all the regions and also asked candidates to download e-call letters for Document Verification stage.

 

The Railway Board has announced the RRB NTPC Mains Exams Result on their official websites and also released the list of candidates shortlisted for RRB NTPC Stage 3 Exam.

 

 

Railway Board had conducted RRB NTPC Mains (Stage 2) Exam in the month of January. After the Stage 2 Exam, the next stage is Skill Test / Aptitude Test / Typing Test, based on your post preference. So, let’s have a look at the details of the Skill test.

 

 

What is Skill Test?

 

 

The Skill Test is the Stage 3 of RRB NTPC 2017 Exam. The Railway Board is going to conduct RRB Online Skill Test for the first time. The candidates who will pass the RRB Mains Exam will be eligible for the Skill Test. The Skill test (Typing or Aptitude Test) will differ based on your post preference. Check the table below to know which test you need to appear for, as per your post preference.

 

 

RRB NTPC Posts Type of Skill Test and further process
Assistant Station Master Traffic Assistant  Aptitude Test + Document Verification
 Senior Time Keeper Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist Senior Clerk Cum Typist Typing test + Document Verification
 Good Guards Enquiry-Cum-Reservation-Clerk Commercial ApprenticeTraffic Apprentice Document Verification

 

 

RRB NTPC Skill Test (Typing and Aptitude) Syllabus and Paper Pattern

 

RRB NTPC Stage 3 Exam is a Skill test based on the post you have applied for. To excel in your exam, you must be aware of the detailed RRB NTPC Stage 3 Syllabus and Paper Pattern. Here are the details of the syllabus and the exam pattern of the Skill Test with some general instructions.

 

 

RRB NTPC Aptitude Test Syllabus

 

 

Railway Board conducts the Aptitude test for the posts of Assistant Station Master (ASM) & Traffic Assistant. The Aptitude Test Syllabus includes following 4 sections:

 

1. Intelligence Test

2. Selective Attention Test

3. Spatial Scanning Test

4. Information Ordering Test

5. Personality Test

 

 

1. Intelligence Test

 

In this test, each problem consists of five figures, four of which are similar in the certain way and one is different. You have to find out the one which is different from the other four. For example:

 

 

Intelligent Test Sample Question

 

 

Railway Board Officials have now declared the details of the Aptitude test to be held on 30th June 2017.

 

The time duration for the Intelligence test is mentioned in the below table.

 

 

Test 1

Intelligence Test

Instruction Time

05 minutes

Number of Question

35
Time Limit

10 minutes

Break Time

01 minute

 

 

 

2. Selective Attention Test

 

Selective attention is the act of focusing on a particular object for a certain period of time while ignoring irrelevant information that is also occurring simultaneously.

 

This is a test to find out how quickly you can compare two numbers and decide whether or not they are the same. In this test, your task is to add odd numbers, for example 1, 3, 5, etc., and indicate which of the five options shows the correct sum. While counting even numbers are to be ignored. For example:

 

Selective Attention Test Sample Question

 

 

The time duration for the Selective Attention Test is mentioned in the below table.

 

Test 2

Selective Attention Test Instruction Time 05 minutes

Number of Question

30
Time Limit

08 minutes

Break Time

01 minute

 

 

 

3. Spatial Scanning Test

 

This is a test to measure how rapidly and accurately you can see objects in order to match them. You have to find out the shortest possible route between any two stations in the shortest possible time in a given map. For example:

 

In the given example, Dark lines indicate streets. The circles are barriers, which cannot be crossed. Squares containing numbers represent houses. The number of the house passed by while finding the shortest route will be your answer.

 

 

Spatial Scanning Test Sample Question

 

 

The time duration for the Spatial Scanning Test is mentioned in the below table.

 

Test 3

Spatial Scanning Test Instruction Time 05 minutes

Number of Question

40 (10*4=40)
Time Limit

08 minutes

Break Time

01 minute

 

 

 

4. Information Ordering Test

 

Information Ordering is the test of your ability to arrange the things in certain order according to the specific rules. Here are the instructions to solve Information Ordering Test.

 

  In this test, you will be provided with two tables Table 1 and Table 2.

 

  Each question consists of a test figure at the start of the question.

 

  There are 4 process boxes A, B, C, D and each of them is divided into three different levels named as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

 

  Each level in the Process boxes may or may not have ‘X’ sign.

 

  The Level having X sign denotes either Addition or Subtraction as indicated in the Table 1.

 

  If there is absence of X sign in the any level, then it means, nothing to be done (neither addition nor Subtraction) in that level.

 

 

Tables for Information Ordering Test

 

 

Steps to Solve the Information Ordering Test Questions are:

 

1. First you need to find out the value of the test figure provided in the question from Table 2.

 

2. Then, subsequently add or subtract the value of X sign provided at each level of the process boxes from A-D.

 

3. Find out the corresponding figure from Table 2 using the value of last solved level box D.

 

4. Mark the correct option according to the figure.

 

 

Information Ordering Test Sample Question

 

 

The time duration for the Information Ordering Test is mentioned in the below table.

 

Test 4

Information Ordering Test Instruction Time 10 minutes

Number of Question

25
Time Limit

10 minutes

Break Time

01 minute

 

 

 

5. Personality Test

 

In this test, you will be asked some questions to find out your interest, attitude and views in order to check your personality. There will be three options for your question. No particular answer is right or wrong, you have to select the one which is more appropriate for you. Based on your answers two separate dimensions of your personality will be evaluated and two scores will be generated. For example:

 

Question: I prefer people who are:

 

A. Reserved

B. In between

C.Make friends quickly

 

 

The time duration for the Personality Test is mentioned in the below table.

 

Test 5

Personality Test Instruction Time 05 minutes

Number of Question

35
Time Limit

12 minutes

Feedback

 

Number of Statements

14

Time Limit

06 minutes

 

 

Total Time Limit of all the 5 Aptitude Test is 88 minutes (including feedback time).

 

 

 

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RRB NTPC Aptitude Test Paper Pattern

 

 

Aptitude Test is conducted for the posts Assistant Station Master (ASM) and Traffic Assistant. Here are some general instructions and paper pattern of the exam.

 

 

For merit purpose in RRB Selection Process, 70% weightage is given to CBT (Computer Based Test) and 30% weightage is given to marks obtained in Aptitude test.

 

  The Aptitude Test will be conducted in online mode for the first time in its recruitment process.

 

  Each test has a different time-limit which is informed to the candidates at the hall itself.

 

  Each test will have different qualifying marks also.

 

  The candidates have to qualify in each section of aptitude test separately.

 

  There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer.

 

 

 

RRB NTPC Typing Test Paper Pattern

 

 

Typing Test is conducted by the Railway Board for the Senior Time Keeper, Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Clerk Cum Typist posts. Typing Test will be conducted in Hindi / English. So, the test will be presented to the candidate for the language selected at the time of filling the form. Below are the Exam pattern and few instructions for the RRB NTPC Typing Test.

 

 

  The total duration of the test will be 10 minutes.

 

  The candidate should be able to type 30 WPM in English and 25 WPM in Hindi.

 

  The mode of the exam will be online.

 

  Editing tools and Spell check facility will be disabled on the computer.

 

  Typing test will be of qualifying nature. Marks obtained will not be added for merit list. Candidates who will acquire minimum typing speed in the test will be further considered in the final merit list.

 

  If a student does not qualify the typing test then he/she will not be considered for the further tests even if he qualifies the Final Written Test.

 

  Candidates have to use their own Typewriting Machine. They will not be provided with the machine by the RRB.

 

  5% mistakes of the total words typed will be ignored and thereafter for every full or half mistake, corresponding words will be deducted from the total words typed for arriving at the final speed.

 

  If the candidate has typed the paragraph before the allotted time, then he can retype the paragraph until the expiry of the time. The retyped paragraph will also be evaluated to arrive at the typing speed.

 

  For Hindi, Krutidev and Mangal font will be available and for English Times New Roman font will be available to the candidates.

 

 

Formula for Calculating Typing Speed= (No. of total words typed – (No. of net mistakes x 10)) / Time of test
For Example:Duration of typing test: 10 minutes

 

Let total strokes typed: 1800 

 

Words typed: 1800/5 = 360 (one word is equal to 5 strokes) 

 

Total mistakes: 20 

 

Ignorable mistakes: 5 % of 360 = 18

 

Net mistakes for evaluation  = 20-18 = 2

 

Speed per minute = 360 – (2 x 10) / 10 =34 words per minutes

 

So, the typing Speed is 34 words per minute.

 

 

After the Skill test, the next stage is the document verification. The documents of the candidates will be verified then only his marks of the CBT test and Skill test will be added in the merit list.

 

 

 

Steps to Solve RRB NTPC Stage 3rd Mock Test of ASM Aptitude Test

 

 

Below we are sharing RRB NTPC Stage 3 Mock Test for Assistant Station Master Aptitude Test.

 

By Solving this mock test, you will get the idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the Stage 3 Exam. You can practice accordingly and plan your preparation strategy to boost your speed in the exam.

 

 

Step 1. Firstly, you need to visit the link https://www3.digialm.com/OnlineAssessment/index.html?164@@M365

 

Step 2. Click on the Sign in button.

 

Step 3. After you read all the instructions, click on the checkbox provided “I have read all the instructions” and then click “I am Ready to begin”

 

Step 4. You will be provided with the questions for each 4 tests of the Aptitude Test of ASM.

 

Step 5. Solve these test in the time limit provided in the top right corner of your computer screen.

 

Step 6. Click on Submit button after attempting all the questions.

 

Step 7. Your answers will be automatically saved if your time is out before submitting the test.

 

 

 

Steps to Solve RRB NTPC Stage 3rd Sample Paper

 

 

For better preparation for the next stage of RRB NTPC Exam i.e. Stage 3 Exam, the candidates are advised to solve the sample papers provided by the RRB region-wise websites. Here are the steps to solve the sample paper and get a direction to excel in your exam.

 

 

Step 1: Firstly, candidates need to visit this link https://cdn4.digialm.com/EForms/html/form4763/index.html

 

Step 2: After visiting the link, you will be provided with the eight-test links based on the topics.

 

Step 3: Select the test of your choice based on the topics provided and you will land to the login page.

 

Step 4: Click on the Sign in button.

 

Step 5: After login on the page, read the complete instruction carefully and then click on the Next

 

Step 6: After you read all the instructions, click on the checkbox provided “I have read all the instructions” and then click” I am Ready to begin” link.

 

Step 7: You will be provided with the set of questions of the topic you have selected at the time of choosing the test.

 

Step 8: At the top right corner, the timer will be there on your computer screen. You have to answer your question in the time limit provided or else you will not be able to answer as the time over.

 

Step 9: After you attempt all the questions, click the Submit

 

Step 10: If your time is out before you click submit button, then your answers will be saved automatically.

 

Step 11: The same procedure will be followed for all the tests available on the link provided above.

 

 

 

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Above, we have shared the Complete details of the RRB NTPC Tier-3 Exam. We hope that the information will help you to score well in the exam.

 

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21 thoughts on “RRB NTPC Syllabus 2017 Stage 3 Aptitude Test [ASM] & Paper Pattern

  1. RINKU DEY

    THE TIME DURATION OF RRB APPTITUDE TEST I DO NOT UNDERSTAND

    • Eduncle Team

      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 5 different types of tests. Kindly get the details below.

      1) Intelligence Test – Instruction time – 5 mins, 35 Questions, Time Limit – 10 Minutes and Break Time is 1 minute.

      2) Selective Attention Test – Instruction time – 5 mins, 30 Questions, Time Limit – 8 Minutes and Break Time is 1 minute.

      3) Spatial Scanning Test – Instruction time – 5 mins, 40 (10*4=40) Questions, Time Limit – 8 Minutes and Break Time is 1 minute.

      4) Information Ordering Test – Instruction time – 10 mins, 25 Questions, Time Limit – 10 Minutes and Break Time is 1 minute.

      5) Personality Test – Instruction time – 5 mins, 35 Questions, Time Limit – 12 Minutes.
      Feedback – Number of statements – 14 and Time Limit – 6 minutes.

      A total of 88 minutes including the Feedback time.

      All the Best!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Rupak

        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.

  2. Neeraj

    sir VH candidate ke liye typing test me time duration kya rahega sir

    • Eduncle Team

      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 have further query, please share with us.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Neeraj

        Kahi kahi 30 min likha hai pichhli bar mila tha kya sir extra time

        • Eduncle Team

          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 feedback time) as mentioned on the Official websites of the Railways.
           
          Kind Regards,
          Eduncle Team

  3. 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 have to take our own typewriter and the same will not be provided from railway authority. Also it was written In the beginning that candidate should have physical test done but on official website of railway information only for eye test nothing about physical test (complete medical test)

    Please provide detailed information if in case you have it.

    Thanks and regards

    Mayank

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mayank,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. arun

    Is 3rd stage (aptitude exam) and document verfications are held on the same day ..pls reply

    • Eduncle Team

      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. RRB 3rd Stage (Aptitude Test) will be conducted on 30th June 2017.
      A merit list will be prepared for the candidates who qualify in the Aptitude Test. Those who feature in the merit list are eligible for the document verification stage.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. 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…

    • Eduncle Team

      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 Test (Psycho test) is 88 minutes.You can also check the official details regarding the time limit through the screenshot given below.
       
      RRB NTPC Pyscho Test Time Limit
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Poulomi

    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 any chances???

    • Eduncle Team

      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 out of the ECRC Category. ECRC is a high cut-off post.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. 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

    • Eduncle Team

      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 Personality test was meant to judge the personality of the candidate.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. 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

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Subrato,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
       
      Candidates who are opting for Typing Skill Test on manual Type Writer Machine should bring their own Type Writer Machine ( English/Hindi key punching type machine) along with them as per the instructions by RRB.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. ram kishore mavliya

    rrb khud medical checkup karegi kya ?

  10. Eduncle Team

    Hello Ram Kishore,
     
    Greetings from Eduncle!
     
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
     
    RRB has released list of candidates selected for Document verification phase after RRB NTPC Aptitude Test. Those who found eligible after document verification stage, will be called for medical examination which is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board.
     
    Kind Regards,
    Eduncle Team

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