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RRB Non Technical Popular Categories 2023 ( RRB NTPC )

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Updated on Apr 15, 2024 12:56 IST

RRB NTPC Preparation Tips 2024: RRB NTPC exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories posts such as Assistant Station Master, Traffic Assistant, Commercial Apprentice, Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, etc. RRB NTPC exam is one of the most sought-after railway exams in the country as it offers good career growth opportunities. RRB NTPC exam is conducted in various stages such as first Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Second Stage Computer Based Test (CBT), Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document Verification/Medical Examination. It is significantly important for candidates to prepare for the RRB NTPC exam smartly. Candidates need to put in their best efforts and work hard to secure a job in the Indian Railways. Shiksha brings to you a few RRB NTPC preparation tips, which must be followed to crack the exam.

Q:   How can I prepare for RRB NTPC exam?

A:

RRB NTPC 2024 exam comprises various stages such as CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document Verification/Medical Examination. The posts offered through RRB NTPC exam are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains 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, and Station Master. To prepare for the RRB NTPC exam, candidates need to follow the guidelines below: Follow a proper study plan Practice previous years' question papers and mock tests online Practice important topics and strengthen your weak areas.

 

Q:   How to complete the RRB NTPC syllabus in four months?

A:
To complete the syllabus in four months, you can follow the tips given below: Understand the theory behind every single concept Practice enough number of questions for every topic Keep formulas, steps to solve problems, etc. At your fingertips. Practice and revise them regularly Solve questions in a time-bound manner Maintain a balance between speed and accuracy Analyse your performance in the test and identify your weaknesses and mistakes.
 

Q:   How to score good marks in RRB NTPC exam?

A:
To get good marks in RRB NTPC exam, candidates must make a habit of solving previous years' question papers and mock tests to improve speed and accuracy. Instead of cramming, they must make their own notes. Candidates must try to cover all the topics given in the syllabus. It is only through practice that candidates can score good marks in the RRB NTPC exam.
 

Subject-wise RRB NTPC 2024 Preparation Strategy

Candidates can check below the section-wise preparation tips of RRB NTPC:

RRB NTPC Preparation Tips 2024 for Mathematics

This section carries 30 questions in the first stage CBT and 35 questions in the second stage CBT. Questions are asked from Number System, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, etc. The tips to crack the exam are given below:

  • Candidates should work on their basic concepts. Once they have developed command over these topics, switch to shortcuts or tricks for quick calculations
  • For increasing speed, candidates must focus on short-cut techniques of solving questions
  • Candidates must solve previous years’ question papers

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RRB NTPC Preparation Tips for General Awareness and Current Affairs

This section has the maximum number of weightage in the RRB NTPC exam. In the first stage, CBT a total of 40 questions are asked, while in the second stage CBT a total of 50 questions are asked. Questions are usually asked from current events of National and International Importance, Games and Sports, Art and Culture, History of India, Common Abbreviations, Indian Polity, and Governance, etc. Candidates need to read magazines, newspapers, weekly GK blog online, watch news to increase their knowledge. Candidates should create and revise the notes. 

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RRB NTPC Preparation Tips for General Intelligence and Reasoning

The General Intelligence and Reasoning section is one of the most scoring sections. In the first stage CBT, a total of 30 questions are asked while 35 questions are asked in the second stage CBT. In this section, questions are asked from Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, etc. To get a score in this section, candidates need to follow the below tips.

  • Candidates need to sharpen their logical and analytical skills
  • They must have command over concepts. Candidates must make sure that they practice each and every concept thoroughly and do not rush through the topics
  • Candidates must use smart and appropriate tricks and methods for solving questions
  • Use smart and appropriate tricks and methods for solving any problem
  • Candidates should attempt RRB NTPC mock tests to improve the speed and accuracy of solving questions

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How to Prepare for RRB NTPC in 6 Months?

The tips and tricks to prepare for RRB NTPC in 6 months are given below:

  • Candidates must prepare a proper timetable and follow it diligently
  • After studying a topic, make sure to revise it, again and again, every few days
  • Candidates must learn to manage time and pressure. The only way to improve time and pressure is to perform well knthe exams and practice strategically
  • Confidence is the key to performing well on the day of the exam. Candidates must prepare proper preparation strategies and believe on their preparation

Q:   What should be my strategy to clear the Railway NTPC in 90 days?

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The tips and tricks to crack RRB NTPC exam in 90 days are given below: Understand the idea behind every single concept Practice enough number of questions for each topic Develop reading habits Keep Mathematical formulas, steps at the fingertips. Practice and revise them regularly Solve questions during a time-bound manner. Time management is extremely important As you prepare, work on to take care of a balance between speed and accuracy Revise regularly, not just the topics you are feeling weak at but also those which you are absolutely confident about Take RRB NTPC mock tests or the other mock test (for any government job) because the syllabus is more or less same Analyse your performance within the test and identify your weaknesses and mistakes. Work on them.
 

Q:   How to complete the RRB NTPC syllabus in four months?

A:
To complete the syllabus in four months, you can follow the tips given below: Understand the theory behind every single concept Practice enough number of questions for every topic Keep formulas, steps to solve problems, etc. At your fingertips. Practice and revise them regularly Solve questions in a time-bound manner Maintain a balance between speed and accuracy Analyse your performance in the test and identify your weaknesses and mistakes.
 

Q:   What are the general tips and tricks to crack RRB NTPC exam?

A:

Few general tips and tricks to crack RRB NTPC 2023 exam are given below:

  • To crack the exam, candidates must have a concrete RRB NTPC study plan
  • Candidates must make a habit of solving previous years’ question papers and RRB NTPC mock tests to improve speed and accuracy
  • Candidates must develop a habit of reading to improve their General Awareness section
  • Instead of cramming, candidates must make their own notes
  • Candidates must practice important topics and strengthen their weak areas

 

 

Q:   How do I prepare for the RRB NTPC CBT 2?

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The tips and tricks to prepare for RRB NTPC CBT 2 exam are given below: -Go through the Detailed Syllabus -Candidates must go through the detailed exam pattern and syllabus provided by RRB. This help candidates to plan their studies according to that. -Go through the tough section -Candidates must be aware of your strengths and weaknesses while preparing for a long time. Concentrate on the weaker parts. Also, try to answer as many questions about that section as they can. -Remember the entire syllabus and try to solve the question by topic. -Candidates must have easier time remembering all the tricks with this. -Choose proper study material -Don't use too many sources because everyone uses different methods and it will make you confused. Go through the syllabus thoroughly. -Previous Year Question Paper This will help the candidates to give an actual idea of the exam pattern. -Practicing previous years' question papers will help candidates to get all the types of questions. Time Management As per the exam pattern, you all know it will consist of 120 questions for 120 marks, in 90 minutes only. Candidates have to plan their strategy according to that and make the calculation part too strong. -To score good marks time management is the key. -Be Confident, Stay Motivated -Just focus on their goals and stay motivated to get success. -Always inspire themselves, in moving toward dream job -Candidates need to score higher and for that prepare up to the mark.
 

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 2024

According to RRB NTPC exam analysis held in 2022, the overall paper was moderate in terms of difficulty level. The General Awareness section was moderate. The General Intelligence and Reasoning section was easy, while the Mathematics section was easy to moderate. 

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Q:   What is RRB NTPC exam pattern for CBT 1?

A:

The first stage CBT of RRB NTPC comprises questions from General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The test paper carries a total of 100 objective-type multiple-choice questions. The first stage CBT is qualifying in nature. The test carries 100 marks. The exam is held for 90 minutes (120 minutes for PwBD candidates accompanied by scribe). The structure of RRB NTPC exam pattern for CBT 1 is given below.

Sections

Number of questions

General Awareness

40

Mathematics

30

General Intelligence and Reasoning

30

Total

100

 

Q:   Is RRB NTPC exam tough?

A:
RRB NTPC exam was moderate in terms of difficulty level. The General Awareness section was moderate, while General Intelligence and Reasoning sections were easy. The overall difficulty level of the Mathematics section was easy to moderate. RRB NTPC exam is held for 90 minutes for general candidates while 120 minutes is given for PwBD candidates. There are no sectional timings in RRB NTPC exam. Candidates need to attempt the paper within the allotted time duration.
 

Q:   Does RRB NTPC also conduct interviews for level 2,3,4,5 and 6?

A:
According to government notification, there will be no interviews at the Group C and Group D level post recruitment. The RRB NTPC recruits for Group C level posts in railways; there will be no interviews for the RRB NTPC at levels 2, 3,4,5, and 6. The selection process for NTPC is as follows: 1. First Stage Computer Based Test, 2. Second-stage computer-based test 3. The third stage is a typing skill test or a computer-based aptitude test, depending on the post. 4. Finally, document verification and a medical examination will be done after shortlisting aspirants.
 

RRB NTPC Preparation Tips 2024 FAQs

Check below RRB NTPC Preparation FAQs.

Q:   Is the RRB NTPC exam tough?

A:
The RRB NTPC (Railway Recruitment Board Non-Technical Popular Categories) exam is considered to be a competitive exam, as it receives a large number of applicants each year. The level of difficulty may vary depending on an individuals level of preparation and familiarity with the exam format and types of questions. It is always a good idea to thoroughly research the exam, understand the syllabus and exam pattern, and practice with sample papers and mock tests to increase your chances of success.
 

Q:   Which is the best mathematics book for RRB NTPC?

A:
There are several mathematics books that are considered to be good for preparing for RRB NTPC. Some popular options include: Objective Mathematics for RRB NTPC" by RS Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal Quicker Maths by M Tyra Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra Candidates can take a look at the previous year question papers and practice Sets to get an idea of the syllabus and level of difficulty of the exam.
 

Q:   I am getting 40 to 50 marks in mocks of RRB NTPC. Can I clear the exam? What should I do to improve my performance?

A:
You can clear RRB NTPC exam with lots of practice. An easy way to increase the score in the mock tests is that just analyse the question which you answered incorrectly. Focus on those topics and practice those regularly. In the next mock test, try to solve those topics accurately without any mistakes.
 

Q:   Is there minimum qualifying marks in RRB NTPC exam?

A:

Yes, there is a minimum qualifying cut off in RRB NTPC exam. The minimum qualifying marks for CBT 1 and 2 for General, EWS categories is 40 per cent, for OBC and SC is 30 per cent and for ST category is 25 per cent. In CBAT, candidates are required to secure a minimum T-score of 42 marks. Besides, cut off marks, candidates are also required to secure the qualifying marks as per their categories. Candidates need to secure the qualifying marks in CBTs and CBAT inorder to qualify the exam. The CBT 1 comprises questions from General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. The total marks allotted to the CBT 1 are 100. The CBT 2 comprises questions from General Questions Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. Total marks allotted to the test are 120.

 

Q:   What is RRB NTPC syllabus?

A:

The Railway Recruitment Board prescribes RRB NTPC syllabus for CBT 1 and 2. The syllabus is mentioned in the official recruitment notification. The exam is conducted to select candidates for various posts such as Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Station Master, etc in the Indian Railways. It is highly competitive exam and the knowledge of RRB NTPC syllabus is important to crack the exam. The syllabus of RRB NTPC highlights the topics that candidates need to cover for the exam. RRB NTPC syllabus includes topics and sub-topics from three subjects-General Intelligence & Reasoning, Mathematics, and General Awareness. RRB NTPC syllabus for different subjects is given below:

  • Mathematics: Data Interpretation, Profit, Loss & Discount, Speed, Time & Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry, Time and Work, Percentage, etc. 
  • Reasoning: Alphabet series, Number series, Coding-Decoding, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, etc.
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs Static GK, Polity and Constitution, History, Geography, Art and Culture, etc.

 

 

 

 

Q:   Which one is better RRB NTPC or RRB Group D?

A:
RRB Group D is the entry-level job in the Indian railway while RRB NTPC comes under the category of group C jobs, which are next to Group D posts. For RRB Group D posts, the educational qualification required is a Class 10th pass. For RRB NTPC undergraduate posts, candidates must have passed Class 12th. The posts announced under RRB Group D are Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant in various technical departments (Electrical, Mechanical and S&T departments), Pointsman, etc. The posts announced under RRB NTPC are Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains 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, and Station Master.

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Candidates need to follow the guidelines for RRB NTPC exam:

  • Candidates should reach RRB NTPC exam centre at least an hour before the exam commences
  • They must carry all the required documents while appearing for the exam
  • Candidates should not carry any electronic gadget inside the examination hall
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The following documents are required to be taken to RRB NTPC exam centre:

  • RRB NTPC Admit card
  • Photo ID (Includes Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Ration Card, etc.)
  • A passport-size photograph

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The steps to view the RRB NTPC exam city are given below:

  • Visit the official websites of 21 RRBs
  • Click the link 'Login to view exam city'
  • Enter user ID and password
  • The details of the exam city will appear on the screen
  • Check the exam city and save the details

 

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RRB NTPC is expected to be released this year by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs). According to the Union Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw, RRB NTPC exam will be conducted every year. To apply for RRB NTPC exam, the age of candidates should be between 18 and 30 years. The age limit prescribed

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