The railway recruitment board (RRB) is conducting the highly anticipated RRB NTPC examination for graduates and undergraduates in Non-Technical popular categories (NTPC). This is a great opportunity for aspirants who are looking for a government job in Indian railway. Recently RRB had revised the vacancies for RRB NTPC exam, with a total of 35,208 vacancies in various zonal railways and production units of Indian railways.
The RRB NTPC is divided into two categories-Graduate Level and Under graduate level posts. Graduate level posts includes 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 whereas Undergraduate Posts includes Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk. The candidates must prepare very well for RRB NTPC exam as lakhs of candidates are attempting.Here in this article we will discuss about the selection process in detail.
RRB NTPC 2022 Important Details
Tabulated below is the important details of RRB NTPC 2022 which will give you a brief idea about the exam-
|Post name||RRB NTPC(Non-Technical Popular Categories)|
|Conducting Body||Railway Recruitment Board|
|Job location||Across India|
|Qualification||12th std/Any degree|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Selection Process||1st Stage Computer Based Test(CBT), 2nd stage Computer Based Test, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test(as applicable), Document Verification /Medical Examination.|
RRB NTPC 2022 Selection Process
Online application available through the link on the official websites is common for all the notified posts released by RRB. Selection is made strictly as per merit on the basis of below mentioned selection process.
The recruitment process shall involve-
- 1st Stage Computer Based Test.
- 2nd Stage Computer Based Test.
- Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable).
- Document Verification/Medical Examination.
1st Stage Computer Based Test(Prelims)
The Questions will be of objective type with multiple choices and this test will be common for all the posts notified by RRB. The syllabus for both Prelims and Mains will be same except for number of questions and marking schemes will be different. Tabulated below is the exam pattern-
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||30||30|
NB:- Exam Duration for eligible PwBD candidate accompanied with Scribe will be 120 minutes. Also there shall be negative marking of 1/3rd marks for each incorrect answer . For short listing candidates for 2nd Stage CBT normalized score of 1st Stage CBT shall be used as per their merit.
2nd Stage Computer Based Test
The syllabus for 2nd stage CBT is same as 1st stage. Time duration for this stage is also 90 minutes. For each incorrect answer 1/3 marks shall be deducted. 2nd Stage CBT will be different for different posts as per their 7th CPC Level i.e. Level 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. All posts coming under same level of 7th CPC will have a common 2nd stage CBT. Also the difficulty level of the paper depends upon the level.
|Subject||No .of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||35||35|
Computer Based Aptitude Test
Those candidates who qualified the 2nd stage CBT and has opted for the post of Traffic Assistant(TA) and Station Master(SM) will have Computer Based Aptitude Test. They must secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify. There is no relaxation in minimum T- Score .Also there is no negative marking in this stage. The merit list for SM/TA will be drawn only from amongst the candidates qualifying in the CBAT with 70% weightage for the marks obtained in the 2nd Stage CBT and 30% weightage for the marks obtained in CBAT.
Typing Skill Test(TST)
Candidates opted for the post of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Accounts Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist and Junior Time Keeper after qualifying the 2nd Stage CBT will be called for Typing Skill Test. In this stage candidates typing skill is tested.The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute in English or 25 words per minute in Hindi on Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility. Candidates with not less than 40% permanent disablity due to Blindness/Low Vision, Cerebral Palsy & Loco Motor Disability will be exempted from this test. However these eligible PwBD candidates have to upload a scanned copy of Typing Skill Test Exemption Certificate issued by the Competent Medical Board in the website of respective RRBs before typing skill test is conducted.
As per merit candidates will be called for document verification based on the performance of candidates in 2nd stage CBT and based on the performance of candidates in both Stage of CBT and CBAT/TST (wherever applicable).The selected candidates must pass Medical Fitness test conducted by railway administration.
Candidates called for document verification will have to pass required medical fitness tests conducted by the Railway Administration to ensure that the candidates are medically fit to carry out the duties required for posts opted by them. Visual Acuity Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff. The medical standards are outlined below:
|Medical Standard||General Fitness||Visual Acuity|
|A-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distant vision: 6/9, 6/9 without glasses (No fogging Test).
Near vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 without glasses and must pass test for colour vision, binocular vision, night vision, myopic vision.
|A-3||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses (power of lenses not to exceed 2D). Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses and Must pass test for Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Night Vision and Myopic vision.|
|B-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distance Vision: 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses (Power of lenses not to exceed 4D). Near Vision: Sn 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required and must pass test for Field of Vision(Binocular Vision) etc.|
|C-2||Physically fit in all respects||Distant Vision: 6/12, nil with or without glasses. Near Vision: Sn 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required.|
Hope you have got clear picture of RRB NTPC recruitment process. As the exam date is yet to be announced the candidates appearing for the exam has ample time for preparation. It is better to start preparing earlier than studying at the last moment as the syllabus for RRB NTPC syllabus is vast.
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