RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Preparation Update: Check GK & Current Affairs Important Topics (40 Marks) to score high marks in CBT

RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Preparation Update-Check GK & Current Affairs Important Topics (40 Marks): Check Important GK & Current Topics that have maximum chances of coming in RRB NTPC 2020 Exam. CBT Exam will consist of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 100 Marks.

RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Preparation Update: Check GK & Current Affairs Important Topics (40 Marks) to score high marks in CBT
RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Preparation Update: Check GK & Current Affairs Important Topics (40 Marks) to score high marks in CBT

RRB NTPC 2020 Exam Preparation Update-Check GK & Current Affairs Important Topics (40 Marks): Railways will be conducting RRB NTPC 2020 Exam by the end of this year after the appointment of Exam Conducting Agency by June 2020. Candidates must practice the section-wise important topics to score high marks in RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Exam. For the ease of the candidates, we have compiled the list of important topic for General Knowledge (GK) & Current Affairs Section based on the latest exam pattern of the RRB NTPC 2020 Exam.

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RRB NTPC 2020 CBT-1 Exam: General Knowledge (GK) & Current Affairs Section (40 Marks)

GK & Current Affairs Section is considered to be one of the highest-scoring sections of the RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Exam. This section aims at testing the candidates’ general awareness and knowledge of current affairs taking place around the world and in India. General Knowledge (GK) & Current Affairs section will be of 40 marks in RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Exam consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

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Number of Questions

(Objective MCQs of 1 mark each)


General Awareness

Practice General Awareness & Current Affairs Mock Test with Answers (40 Marks)


1 hour 30 minutes

(2 Hours for PwBD Candidates)


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General Intelligence & Reasoning

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100 Questions of 100 Marks

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There will be negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer. Also, the section-wise distribution given in the above table is only indicative and there may be some variations in the actual question papers.

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RRB NTPC 2020 Exam: GK & Current Affairs Important Topics

Below are the major topics covered in the RRB NTPC 2020 CBT Exam under the GK & Current Affairs Section:




Static Gk


Facts about Harappa Civilization

Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda

Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems

India’s freedom movement and their leaders


India and its neighbouring countries

Famous Seaport and Airport and their location

Important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF, and RBI, etc


Terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more)

Five Year Plan and its importance

Famous persons in the economy

Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI, etc


Supreme Court

Meaning of Write

Election of President and his functions

Important constitution bodies like CAG

Facts about parliament

Fundamental Duties

Governor and his functions

State legislature

Major Constitutional amendments and their importance

Official Language

Emergency Provisions

National political parties and their symbols

General Science


Important Inventions and their inventor

Important and Interesting facts about human body parts

Nutrition in Animals and Plants

Diseases and their causes like Bacteria

Viruses and Protozoa

Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment


Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses

SI units

Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc.

Chemical Change and Physical Change

Properties of Gases

Surface Chemistry

Chemistry in Everyday life


Important inventions and their inventor

S.I. units







Current Affairs

Recent Developments




Finance and Banking sector

International Events



Population Census

Important Books and their writers

First sports achievement for India and the world like first Olympic, first Asian Game, etc.

State Animals and Symbols

Awards and their importance

Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries

Important Days


Development of computers

Input and output devices



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Let’s analyse in detail the GK & Current Affairs topics mentioned in the above table:

  1. General Science: This section covers questions mainly from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Daily Science, etc.

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  1. Static GK: This section covers topics like Indian Politics, History and Culture, Economy, Geography, etc.

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  1. Current Affairs: In this section questions are asked from topics like recent development in Sports, Awards, Politics, Finance and Banking sector, International happening, etc.

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  1. Miscellaneous: Questions are asked from topics like National Schemes, Computers, Book Names and Authors, Logical Analysis, Important Days, etc.

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Tips to Score high in GK & Current Affairs Section of RRB NTPC 2020 Exam

Let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to ace the GK & Current Affairs Section of RRB NTPC 2020 Exam.

  • Read to increase knowledge: Read magazines, newspapers, weekly GK blogs online and watch news channels for RRB General Knowledge.

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  • Always create notes: It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in RRB Current Affairs. Static GK mainly pertains to Culture, Indian History, Geography (India + World), Environment, Economy and Polity. Instead of cramming mindlessly, make notes and mind maps to remember facts, a chronology of events, cause and effect, etc.


  • Revise the notes: Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefits. You have to memorize these points by revising frequently.

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  • Focus on Important topics – Static GK and General Science: The exam usually has more questions from Static GK than Current Affairs. Therefore, focus more on static GK and simultaneously stay in touch with Current Affairs. Also, try to prepare the subjects in the following order of priority:

Science ⇒ Polity ⇒ History ⇒ Geography ⇒ Economy ⇒ Miscellaneous

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  • Practice Previous Year Question Papers: Try to practice as much previous paper as you can. But don’t forget to follow the current structure of the exam, as the exam pattern keeps on changing from time to time.

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  • Build a Proper Structure: Follow a proper strategy and a time table for all the sections of the question paper. For the General Awareness section, try to invest at least 1-2 hours every day for better output.

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