RRB NTPC Exam 2021

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In the list of choicest government jobs in India, RRB is one of the prominent names. Railway Recruitment Board conducts an array of entrance exams for recruitment against Technical as well as Non-Technical posts. For the upcoming RRB NTPC Exam 2021 close of 1.3 crore applications were received by the authorities. Through this blog, let us explore everything that entails to this exam!

Exam Highlights and Dates

Online Application for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) March 01, 2019
Online Application for Para-Medical Staff March 04, 2019
Online Application for Level-1 Posts March 12, 2019
Last Date to Apply Online March 31, 2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee April 04, 2019
Applications Status September 21 to 31, 2020
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage I) Phase 1 December 28, 2020, to January 13 2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage I) Phase 2 January 16 to 30 2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage I) Phase 3 January 31 to February 12, 2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage I) Phase 4 February 15, 16, 17, 27 and March 01, 02, 03, 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage I) Phase  March 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 27 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date (Stage II) TBA

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RRB NTPC Recruitment Posts

Under Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th

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

Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree

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

Important Dates

The RRB NTPC Exam 2019-20 is likely to happen in the upcoming months. The exam was scheduled between June 2019 and September 2019 but due to some reason, the exam was postponed by the Railway Recruitment Board. Given below are the important dates for the same. 

Events Dates
RRB NTPC Exam Notification Dates 28th February 2019
Application Begins 01st March 2019
Last Date to Apply 12th Apr 2019
Last Date for Payment of Online Fees 5th April 2019
Last date for Final Submission of Application 12th April 2019 
Admit Card for RRB NTPC Exam (CBT-1) 24th March  2020
RRB NTPC Exam Dates (Tentative)* CBT-1 March-April 2020

Eligibility Criteria 

Before starting the application process you should check if you are meeting all the set conditions. Enlisted below is the eligibility criteria for RRB NTPC 2021:

  • The candidates who are applying for the exam must have XIIth or equivalent exams from a recognized board, can also apply for certain posts.
  • The students who have completed their graduation from a recognised university.
  • Candidates applying for the Undergraduate Level Posts must be between years of age 18 to 30  as of July 1, 2019. 
  • Applicants of Graduate Level Posts must be between 18 to 33 years of age as of July 1, 2019.

Exam Pattern

The RRB NTPC exam is divided into Test -1 and Computer Based Test-2. Given below is the pattern for both of them:

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Computer Based Test -1

Sections Marks
General Awareness 40
General Intelligence and Reasoning 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern for Computer Based Test -2

Sections Marks
General Awareness 50
Mathematics 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35

Selection Process for RRB NTPC 2021

The students who have applied for RRB NTPC Exam has to go through the following stages, in order to get recruited to non-technical posts:

  1. CBT Stage – 1
  2. CBT Stage – 2
  3. Skill / Aptitude Test
  4. Document Verification
  5. Medical Examination

Syllabus for RRB NTPC 2021

The syllabus for RRB exam is given below:

General Awareness Section
Given below are the important topics, from which the questions are framed in the RRB NTPC Exam:

  • Games and Sports
  • Monuments and Places of India
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
  • Indian Polity and Governance- Constitution and Political Systems
  • Basics of Computers and Computer Applications
  • General Scientific and Technological Developments including Space and Nuclear Program of India
  • Current Events of National and International Importance
  • Art and Culture of India
  • Indian Economy

Mathematics Section:
The questions asked in the exam in the Mathematics Section of the RRB NTPC Exam is to examine the student’s conceptual understanding. Topics from which questions are framed are:

  • Number system
  • LCM, HCF
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Fractions
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Time and Distance
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Percentage
  • Elementary Statistics

General Intelligence and Reasoning Section:
This section of the RRB NTPC Exam includes the following topics:

  • Analogies
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Completion of number and alphabetical series
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Syllogism
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Statement-Conclusion
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Maps, Interpretation of Graphs
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Relationships

Cut Off List 

Candidates can get an idea about the upcoming cut of list by the table stated below-

Allahabad 75-85
Mumbai 75-85
Ajmer 75-80
Secunderabad 75-80
Kolkata 74-82
Ahmedabad 73-78
Bhopal 75-80
Chennai 70-75
Bhubaneswar 73-78
Patna 75-80
Bangalore 73-78
Ranchi 70-75
Thiruvananthapuram 68-73
Muzaffarpur 70-75
Guwahati 70-75
Chandigarh 75-80
Bilaspur 70-75
Gorakhpur 75-80
Siliguri 68-73
Malda 73-78
Jammu 68-73

RRB NTPC Salary 

The estimated salary of the posts will range around-

Components Grade Pay 2800 Grade Pay 4200
Pay INR 8560 INR 9300
Grade Pay INR 2800 INR 4200
Pay + GP INR 11360 INR 13500
DA (72% of C) INR 9088 INR 10800
Total INR 20448 INR 24300
New Pension Scheme(10% of C) INR 1136 INR 1350
Others INR 400 INR 400
Total Deductions(H + I) INR 1536 INR 1750
Net Pay (G-I) INR 18912 INR 22550


Here are the important books for the exam 2021-

  • RRB NTPC Study Package by Arihant Publication (in English)
  • Popular Master Guide RRB Non-Technical Categories by R. Gupta (in English)
  • RRB NTPC Preliminary 2021 by V V K Subburaj (in English)
  • RRB NTPC Preliminary 2021 by V V K Subburaj (in Telugu)
  • RRB NTPC Preliminary Exam Goalpost by Wiley (in English)
  • Sampurn Guide RRB NTPC by Disha Publication (in Hindi)

Hope the blog has helped you in providing elaborated details on the RRB NTPC Exam 2021. If you are preparing for any such competitive exam and don’t know where to begin, you can always reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu who would help you in coming up with a preparation strategy for acing this exam! 

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