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RRB NTPC - "Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) Non-Technical Popular Categories" Exam

RRB NTPC Exam

Notification 2021

Railway Recruitment Board conducts Railway NTPC and other railway examinations giving candidates a golden opportunity to fulfil their dream of joining the prestigious Government Sector (Indian Railways) in India. RRB NTPC 2021 Recruitment is especially for the candidates who are having Graduate Degree from any recognised university. At 1Dayers we provide proper guidance and classes to qualify for  RRB NTPC. We are covering Railway RRB NTPC Exam Date, Application Status, Admit Card, Notification, Answer Key, Fee, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria & NTPC Full Form.

Exam Date 2021

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) had conducted RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam in 7 phases from 28th December 2020 to 31st July 2021 for lakhs of candidates

RRB NTPC 2021: Important Dates

Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs) has released the RRB NTPC Answer key for CBT 1 exam conducted from 28th December 2020 to 31st July 2021.  Railway Board had notified 35,208 vacancies for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) recruitment before the pre-COVID-19. As many as 1.26 crore candidates had applied for this examination. Check the important dates from here.

RRB NTPC 2021: Important Dates
EventsDates
RRB NTPC Notification 28th February 2019
Start Date To Apply Online 01st March 2019
Last Date To Apply Online31st March 2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee 05.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs
Final submission of Applications12.04.2019 at 23.59 hrs.
RRB NTPC Application StatusSeptember 21, 2020
RRB NTPC Exam City & Mock TestFebruary 5, 2021 (4th Phase)
RRB NTPC Stage-1 Admit CardFebruary 11, 2021 (4th Phase)
RRB NTPC Exam Dates

December 28, 2020 to January 13, 2021 (1st Phase)

January 16 to 30, 2021 (2nd Phase)

January 31 to February 12, 2021 (3rd Phase)

February 15 to March 3, 2021 (4th Phase)

March 4 to 27, 2021 (5th Phase)

April 1 to 8, 2021 (6th Phase)

July 23 to 31, 2021 (7th Phase)

Update Bank Details for Application Fee RefundAugust 11, to August 31, 2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Answer KeyAugust 16, 2021 (OUT)
Window for Raising Objection August 18 to August 23, 2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 ResultSeptember
RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam DateNotified Soon

RRB NTPC 2021: Fee Details

S.NoCategoryFee
1For GEN/OBCRs. 500/- 
Out of this fee of Rs 500 an amount of Rs 400 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.
2For SC/ST/PWD/Women/Ex-Sm/Transgender/Minorities/Economically BackwardRs. 250/- 
This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in 1 stStage CBT.
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Online Application

The Online Registration for Railway NTPC Exam was started on 1st March 2019. The last date to apply online for RRB NTPC 2019-2020 Exam was 31st March 2019.

RRB NTPC 2021 Selection Process

RRB NTPC 2021 Recruitment Process will be done by following steps:

First Stage of CBT
Second Stage of CBT
Typing Test (Skill Test) / Aptitude Test
Document Verification
Medical Examination

Exam Pattern

The recruitment process shall involve 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination. Selection is made strictly as per merit, on the basis of above-mentioned recruitment stages.

Eligibility Criteria 2021

Age Limit:

The minimum age of the candidates must be 18 years and the maximum age limit is 33 years as of 1st January 2019, to be eligible for the upcoming RRB NTPC 2021 Exam.

For Age Group 18-30

Age groupUpper LimitLower Limit
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor All Community or Categories
18-3002.07.198902.07.1986 02.07.1984 01.07.2001

Age Relaxation

CategoryRelaxation in Upper Limit
OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL)3 years
SC/ST5 years
Ex-Servicemen (UR)30 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC-Non Creamy)33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)35 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
PwBD (UR)10 years
PwBD (OBC-NCL)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (UR)35 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (OBC)38 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (SC/ST)40 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (UR)40 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (OBC)43 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (SC/ST)45 years
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (UR)30 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (OBC)33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (SC/ST)35 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from their husband but not remarried. (UR)35 years
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from their husband but not remarried. (OBC)38 years
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from their husband but not remarried. (SC/ST)40 years

For Age Group 18-33

Age groupUpper LimitLower Limit
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor All Community or Categories
18-3302.07.198602.07.198302.07.198101.07.2001

Age Relaxation

CategoryRelaxation in Upper Limit
OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL)3 years
SC/ST5 years
Ex-Servicemen (UR)33 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC-Non Creamy)36 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)38 Years plus Number of years of service rendered in Defence plus 3 years.
PwBD (UR)10 years
PwBD (OBC-NCL)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (UR)38 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (OBC)41 years
Candidates ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. (SC/ST)43 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (UR)40 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (OBC)43 years
Candidates who are serving Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ Railway Staff, Casual Labour and Substitutes and put in minimum of 3 years service (SC/ST)45 years
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (UR)33 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (OBC)36 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Candidates who are working in Quasi-Administrative offices of the Railway organization (SC/ST)38 Years plus length of service rendered or 5 years, whichever is lower
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. (UR)35 years
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. (OBC)38 years
Women candidates, who are widowed, divorced or judicially separated from husband but not remarried. (SC/ST)40 years
Educational Qualification:
PostsEducational Qualification
Commercial Apprentice (CA)Degree from recognized university and equivalent
Senior Clerk-Cum-typistDegree from recognized university and equivalent 
Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Traffic Apprentice (TA)Degree from recognized university and equivalent
Enquiry-Cum-Reservation-ClerkDegree from recognized university and equivalent
Asst Station Master (ASM)Degree from recognized university and equivalent
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum TypistDegree from recognized university and equivalent 
Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer
Goods Guard SelectionDegree from recognized university and equivalent
Traffic AssistantDegree from recognized university and equivalent
Senior Time KeeperDegree from recognized university and equivalent 
Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis

Before preparing to RRB NTPC 2021 exam, you need to know about the RRB NTPC previous year questions papers, exam analysis and what type of questions and topics asked in the exam. Read the mentioned below exam analysis of RRB NTPC 2015 exam which will help you to know the level of the exam. Let’s have look at the previous year section-wise & topic-wise exam analysis of RRB NTPC.

RRB NTPC Stage-1: General Awareness Section

General Awareness section is one of the important and less time taking section an any railway exams. This section has the highest nomber of questions & marks i.e. 40. Most of the questions are asked from current affairs, General Science and then history will comprise of more than 12 questions. The detailed exam analysis of General Awareness section is given below:

Topic Names No of Questions Level of questions 
History Moderate 
Geography Easy 
Polity Easy 
Static Moderate 
Biology Easy-Moderate 
Chemistry Easy 
Physics Easy-Moderate 
Computers Easy 
Current Affairs 11 Easy-Moderate 
Total 40 Easy-Moderate 

RRB NTPC Stage-1: Mathematics Section

The questions were asked in a balanced form from all the topics, therefore, prepare each and every topic well. So practice well of Arithmetic & Data Interpretation. The distribution of questions & topics are given below:

Name of the Topic No of Questions Level of the questions 
SI/ CI Moderate 
Mensuration Easy 
Ratio & Proportion Easy 
Height & Distance Easy-Moderate 
Profit/Loss Easy 
Geometry Easy-Moderate 
Number System Easy-Moderate 
Simplification Easy 
Time and Work Easy-Moderate 
Statistics Easy 
Time, Speed and Distance Easy 
Average Easy-Moderate 
DI (Tabular) Easy-Moderate 
Total 30 Easy-Moderate 

RRB NTPC Stage-1: General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

The total number of questions asked in this exam is 30. The topic-wise distribution of the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section of last year exam is given below:

Name of the Topic No of Questions Level of questions 
Coding-Decoding Easy 
Sentence arrangement Easy-Moderate 
Venn Diagram Moderate 
Puzzle (Linear) Easy 
Blood Relation Moderate 
Statement & Assumptions Moderate 
Statement & Conclusion Easy-Moderate 
Syllogism Easy-Moderate 
Analogy Easy 
Mathematical Operations Moderate 
Odd one out Easy-Moderate 
Total 30 Easy-Moderate 

This analysis will surely give you an appropriate idea about the RRB NTPC exam and level of questions.

Admit Card & Call Letter 2021

Admit Card of RRB NTPC can be downloaded once the link has been activated on the official website of RRB. The admit card / hall ticket will be available zone-wise on the Regional Recruitment Boards. The admit card release date has not been announced yet.

How to Prepare

Preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

Previous years exam left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don’t face issue in RRB NTPC 2021.

Candidates should go through previous year RRB NTPC questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in RRB NTPC 2021. We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for RRB NTPC Exam with latest Pattern. Follow 1Dayers to get all Study Materials with a latest Pattern. Apart from self study you can join 1dayers coaching Coaching and Online/offline Test Series for better exam preparation.

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RRB NTPC 2021 2021: FAQs

RRB NTPC 2021 7th Phase exam was conducted on 23rd, 24th, 26th and 31st July 2021 for 2.78 lakh candidates.

The RRB NTPC is a competitive exam for the non-technical posts conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRBs). The full form of NTPC is Non-Technical Popular Categories.

No. RRBs assign the exam date to all candidates. There is no facility for slot booking in RRB NTPC exam.

You can download your e-call letter 4 days before exam of RRB NTPC.

The educational qualification is mentioned in the official notification against each post. Kindly visit the same to get an accurate update.

The selection process of RRB NTPC exam includes the following 4 stages: 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), 2nd Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) & Document Verification/Medical Examination.

Yes, RRB will follow negative marking for an incorrect answer in CBTs. 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted for every mistake or wrong answer.

Yes, RRB will follow normalization at all stages of RRB NTPC exam.

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