Everything about RRB NTPC Exam - Eligibility, and Pattern 

Everything about RRB NTPC Exam - Eligibility, and Pattern

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit Goods guards, Commercial apprentices, Traffic assistants, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, etc. all over India.


About RRB NTPC Exam

RRB, Railway Recruitment Board was established in 1998 as a government recruitment company. RRB Recruits the Group C & D jobs every year for non-gazetted Engineering and  Civil Service posts in the Government of India and Indian Railways. Railway Recruitment Boards handle 21 railway boards and hire for Indian Railways.

Railway Recruitment Board conducts the Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) exam to recruit  Goods guards, Commercial apprentices, Traffic assistants, Traffic Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, etc. all over India.

RRB NTPC Exam Eligibility

Railway Recruitment Board has set different eligibility criteria to hire Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Posts which are listed below.

Age Limit 

18 years - 30 years



Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Migrated from

  • Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi

Educational Qualification 

Graduation Degree

Additional Qualification 

  • Computer Literacy

  • Language Proficiency (Verbal and written proficiency in the official language )

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST - 5 years

  • OBC Non-Creamy Layer - 3 years

  • PWD - 10 years

  • Ex-Servicemen (Army) - 3 years

  • Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 - 5 years

  • Persons affected by 1984 Riots - 5 years

  • PwBD (UR) - 10 years

  • PwBD (OBC-NCL) - 13 years

  • PwBD (SC/ST) -  15 years





Rs. 500/-

  • Out of this fee of Rs 500 Rs 400 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.

SC/ST/PWD/Women/Ex-Sm/Transgender/Minorities/Economically Backward

Rs. 250/-

  • This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1 stStage CBT.


  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper,
  • Train Clerk,
  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk,
  • 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

Railways Boards under Exam RRBs

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bilaspur
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Kolkata
  • Malda
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Secunderabad
  • Siliguri
  • Thiruvananthapuram

RRB NTPC Physical Fitness Eligibility

General Fitness

Visual Acuity

Physically fit with following Visual Acuity

Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses. 

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without glasses.

Should clear a test for 

  • Color Vision

  • Binocular Vision, 

  • Field of Vision,

  • and Night Vision

Distance Vision: 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. 

Near Vision: Sn: 0.6, 0.6, with or without glasses while reading. 

Documents required for RRB NTPC Exam

  • Government ID Proof with Photo
  • Pass Size Photograph
  • Copy of the RRB NTPC Admit Card

RRB NTPC Exam Stages

RRB NTPC Exam is conducted every year in four stages. They are

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT) - I
  2. Computer Based Test (CBT) - II
  3. Aptitude Test/Typing Skill Test( applicable)
  4. Document Verification/Medical Examination

RRB NTPC Exam Pattern

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – I





General Awareness

40 Marks 

40 Q’s 

90 minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

30 marks

30 Q’s


30 Q’s


100 Marks

100 Q’s

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – II





General Awareness

50 Marks 

50 Q’s 

90 minutes

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

35 marks

30 Q’s


35 Q’s


100 Marks

100 Q’s

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – III

Computer-Based Aptitude Test (CBAT)

  • The CBAT Test is considered as the qualifying test & the qualifying marks are 42 marks and is conducted in English and Telugu Language.
  • There is No Negative marking in CBAT.
  • 70% Weightage is given for the 1st and 2nd stage and 30% Weightage for the marks in CBAT.

Typing Test
The Typing Test is qualifying to cut out and filter the number of candidates. Eight times the number of people compared to the number of vacancies will be called for a typing test. The candidate needs to type 30 words per minute. 25 wpm in Hindi and  30 wpm in English.

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – IV

Based on the marks obtained in Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III candidates are called for the Interview process, and based on their performance the jobs are offered.

RRB Exam Syllabus

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – I Syllabus


  • Analogies
  • Number & Alphabetical Series
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Statement – Courses of Action
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Number System
  • BODMAS Rule
  • Decimals
  • Fractions, LCM, HCF
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding,
  • Mathematical operations
  • Relationships
  • Syllogism
  • Jumbling
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Puzzle
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement- Conclusion
  • Statement- Courses of Action
  • Decision Making
  • Maps and Interpretation of Graphs etc.

General Awareness Syllabus

  • Current Events of National and International Importance (Current Affairs)
  • 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

RRB NTPC Exam Stage – II Syllabus


  • BODMAS Rule
  • Fractions
  • Approximate Value
  • Surds & Indices Problems on Simple Interest
  • Problems on Compound Interest
  • Installments
  • Calculation on Basic Percentage Problems
  • Problems on Simple Ratios
  • Problems on Compound Ratio
  • Direct/Indirect Proportions
  • Problems on Average
  • Problems on Relative Speeds
  • Problems on Boats, Train, etc.
  • Basic Linear Equation in One variable
  • Basic Linear Equation in two variable
  • Problems on Profit/Loss
  • Dishonest/Successive Dealings
  • Partnerships
  • Finding Missing/Wrong Term
  • Problems on Plane Figures: Square, Rectangle, Circle, etc.
  • Problems on Work Efficiency
  • Problems on Wages
  • Problems on Pipes
  • Make a mixture from two or more entries/mixtures
  • Decimals
  • Trigonometry

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Number
  • Letter & Meaningful Words
  • GK Based Questions
  • Number
  • General Knowledge
  • Meaning & Letter Based Questions
  • Alphabet Series
  • Letter Shifting
  • Coding Letters by words
  • Coding by Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding based on Numbers
  • Operations on Place Value
  • Coding & Decoding in Fictitious Language
  • Tree Problems
  • General Blood Relation Problems
  • Calendar Based Questions
  • Questions on Time & Clock Hands
  • Simple ranking Questions
  • Simple Problems on Directions
  • Arranging words in a meaningful order
  • Formula Based Distance Questions
  • Complete the Pattern
  • Figure Based Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Cube-Based Questions
  • Missing Number
  • Venn Diagram
  • Puzzle

General Awareness Syllabus

  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Polity
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Awards
  • Books
  • Authors and Miscellaneous

RRB NTPC Exam Languages

RRB NTPC Exam is conducted in 15 Languages. English along with Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Odia, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

RRB NTPC Exam Prelims and Mains Centers



Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadepalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun


Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan,




Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur,


Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida




Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsarim Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar

Himachal Pradesh

Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagarm Una.

Jammu & Kashmir

Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur.


Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada.


Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum.

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain.


Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal




Shillong, Ri-Bhoi




Dimapur, Kohima


Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur,




Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur,

Rajasthan   b 

Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sriganagnagar, Tonk, Udaipur


Bardang, Gangtok


Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal.


Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi


Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar

West Bengal

Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Krishnanagar, Siliguri

RRB NTPC Salary Structure



RRB NTPC Salary for Undergraduates

Junior Clerk cum Typist

Rs. 19900

Accounts Clerk cum Typist

Rs. 19900

Junior Time Keeper

Rs. 19900

Trains Clerk

Rs. 19900

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Rs. 21700

RRB NTPC Salary for Graduates

Traffic Assistant

Rs. 25000

Goods Guard

Rs. 29200

Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Rs. 29200

Senior Clerk cum Typist

Rs. 19900

Commercial cum Ticket Clerk

Rs. 29200

Junior Account Assistant cum Typist

Rs. 29200

Senior Time Keeper

Rs. 29200

Commercial Apprentice

Rs. 35400

Station Master

Rs. 35400

RRB NTPC Allowances

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Medical Benefits

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