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.
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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:
|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.
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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.
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|
|Aptitude Test + Document Verification|
| Senior Time Keeper|
Junior Account Assistant Cum Typist
Senior Clerk Cum Typist
|Typing test + Document Verification|
| Good Guards|
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.
Railway Board conducts the Aptitude test for the posts of Assistant Station Master (ASM) & Traffic Assistant. The Aptitude Test Syllabus includes following 5 sections:
1. Intelligence Test2. Selective Attention Test3. Spatial Scanning Test4. Information Ordering Test5. 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:
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.
Number of Question
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:
The time duration for the Selective Attention Test is mentioned in the below table.
|Selective Attention Test||Instruction Time||05 minutes|
Number of Question
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.
The time duration for the Spatial Scanning Test is mentioned in the below table.
|Spatial Scanning Test||Instruction Time||05 minutes|
Number of Question
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.
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.
The time duration for the Information Ordering Test is mentioned in the below table.
|Information Ordering Test||Instruction Time||10 minutes|
Number of Question
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. ReservedB. In betweenC.Make friends quickly
The time duration for the Personality Test is mentioned in the below table.
|Personality Test||Instruction Time||05 minutes|
Number of Question
Number of Statements
Total Time Limit of all the 5 Aptitude Test is 88 minutes (including feedback time).
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.
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.
[dashicons type=" tag"] 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.
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.
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.
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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