RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: Check Syllabus & Exam Pattern of 2nd Stage Computer Based Test in Detail

RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: As per the official notification released by Railway Recruitment Board, the upcoming Computer Based Test of RRB NTPC 2019-21 Exam has been put on hold due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Let’s look at the latest exam pattern & syllabus of RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT in detail.

Created On: Jun 7, 2021 11:29 IST
RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: Check Syllabus & Exam Pattern of 2nd Stage Computer Based Test in Detail
RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: Check Syllabus & Exam Pattern of 2nd Stage Computer Based Test in Detail

RRB NTPC 2021 Exam (CBT-2) Put on Hold: Railway Recruitment Board has officially notified that it has put on hold the upcoming CBT for RRB NTPC 2019 Exam. The official notification stated that “The recruitment process has commenced from December 2020 after easing of restrictions imposed on account of COVID 19 and is being held in phases. Further scheduling of CBT has been held up because of various restrictions imposed by the affected states due to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic once again. Candidates are hereby informed that further scheduling of examinations will be advised in due course once the restrictions imposed by various states are eased.”

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RRB NTPC 2021 CBT-1 Exam was conducted in 6 Phases from 20th December 2020 to 8th April 2021.

RRB NTPC 2020-21 CBT-1 Exam Dates

CBT-1 Phases

Dates

No. of Candidates

Phase-1

28th Dec 2020 to 13th Jan 2021

Over 23 Lakh

Phase-2

16th Jan to 30th Jan 2021

Over 27 Lakh

Phase-3

31st Jan to 12th Feb 2021

Over 28 Lakh

Phase-4

15th Feb to 3rd Mar 2021

Over 16 Lakh

Phase-5

4th to 27th Mar 2021

Over 19 Lakh

Phase-6

1st to 8th Apr 2021

Over 6 Lakh

Total 6 Phases from Dec 2020 to Apr 2021

Over 1.19 Crore Candidates

Note: RRB will officially notify whether it will conduct more 1st Stage CBT or not.

Shortlisting of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 1st Stage CBT and the options for various posts exercised by them keeping in view the educational qualification of the candidate i.e. 10+2 or Graduate. The total number of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community-wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts. The normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting candidates for 2nd Stage CBT as per their merit.

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RRB NTPC 2021 2nd Stage CBT Exam Pattern

Separate 2nd Stage CBT shall be taken for each of the 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 with graded difficulty level. All posts falling within the same level of 7th CPC shall have a common 2nd stage CBT. If candidates are eligible for more than one level of 7th CPC posts as per their educational qualifications, they have to give common 1st stage CBT and corresponding 2nd stage CBT for each level of 7th CPC.

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT 2019-20 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Number of Questions

(Objective Multiple Choice Questions of 1 mark each)

Duration

General Awareness

50

1 Hour 30 Minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)

Mathematics

35

General Intelligence and Reasoning

35

Total

120 Questions of 120 marks

Note:

  • Shortlisting of Candidates for the 2nd Stage CBT shall be based on the normalized marks obtained by them in 1st Stage CBT and the options for various posts exercised by them keeping in view the educational qualification of the candidate i.e. 10+2 or Graduate.

  • Total no. of candidates to be shortlisted shall be 20 times the community-wise vacancies of posts notified against the RRB as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT cum choice of posts. However, Railways reserve the right to increase/decrease this limit in total or for any specific category(s) as required ensuring the availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts.

  • There will be negative marking and 1/3 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer. The section-wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers.

  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS40%, OBC (Non creamy layer)-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. These percentages of marks for eligibility may be relaxed by 2% for PwBD candidates in case of shortage of PwBD candidates against vacancies reserved for them.The normalized marks scored by the candidate in the 2nd stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting the candidates for document verification for the posts which do not have Typing Skill Test/Computer-based Aptitude Test.

  • For the posts having Typing Skill Test/Computer-based Aptitude Test, the normalized marks scored by the candidate in the 2nd stage CBT shall be used for shortlisting the candidates for Typing Skill Test/Computer-based Aptitude Test.

  • The shortlisting for Skill Tests such as Computer-based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test shall be to the extent of 8 times the vacancies (may increase or decrease as per the requirement of Railway Administration) based on the merit of the candidates in 2nd Stage CBT.

RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT 2021 Syllabus

The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and are likely to include questions pertaining to:

Subjects (120 Marks)

Topics

General Awareness

(50 Marks)

Current Events of National and International Importance, 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.

Mathematics

(35 Marks)

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.

General Intelligence and Reasoning (35 Marks)

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

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Based on the performance of candidates in 2nd Stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both 2nd Stage CBT and CBAT/TST (as applicable), candidates equal to the number of vacancies will be called for Document Verification as per their merit and options. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to their passing requisite Medical Fitness Test to be conducted by the Railway Administration, final verification of educational and community certificates and verification of antecedents/character of the candidates.

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