RRB NTPC examination for stage I is to be held in June 2019 (tentatively). For this year, the number vacancies are 35, 000 and huge number of candidates are expected to attempt the examination. Both the prelims and mains exam pattern are the same for all the posts, but the marking scheme and the number of questions is different. The exam pattern for RRB NTPC is as follows:
- General Science
- General Awareness
- Reasoning Ability
- Arithmetic Ability
CBT stage I is of screening nature and the marks will be normalized. Each question comprises of one mark and 1/3 marks will be eliminated from the marks allotted for each question as there is negative marking applicable.
Now let’s have a look at the preparation for General Awareness section in RRB NTPC:
For any of the competitive examinations, General Awareness section is considered to be significant. The candidates can also score easily in this section and it also doesn’t require much time for answering. General Awareness section comprises of 40% of the total paper weight-age. It would be better to allocate at least one hour daily for the GA section to increase the total score. First, it is necessary to be aware of the topics to be covered in this section before proceeding to the preparation.
Topics need to be covered:
- Books and authors
- People and places
- Politics and governance
- Science and technology
- Indian and world economy
- History of India – Modern, Medieval and Ancient
- Geography of India and World
- Latest developments and current affairs of India
- Latest developments and current affairs of the world, etc.
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General Awareness Preparation Tips for RRB NTPC:
- Join up for mock tests:
Mock tests which are considered a boon for the candidates who are preparing for the competitive examinations will aid a lot in RRB NTPC GA section. The candidates can attempt mock tests at regular intervals of time so that they can update their performance level and improve their preparation. Mock tests will contain GA questions as the updated level. So this will help the candidates to be aware of the present trends of questions asked in the examination. it is advisable to solve as much as mock tests possible for the candidates.
- Practice to read newspapers daily
Reading newspapers daily will benefit the candidates preparing for the competitive examinations. Form the newspapers can get the daily happenings in and around the world. The candidates can make a note of the news which they feel important and revise them regularly. The best way to update one’s current affairs data can be done easily through newspapers.
- Previous year question papers:
Previous year question papers will help the candidates to know about the difficulty level of the questions in the examination. The candidates also get to know about the frequently asked questions over the years and the often seen topics in the examination.
- Read books and periodicals:
Yearly current affairs books and periodicals will aid the candidates in updating themselves with almost maximum of the happenings in and around the world. The other factor to be noted is that reading the books and magazines at the last minute will not work out at any cost. So, it is advisable to read books regularly. Consistency will be of great help out during the preparation.
- Proper revision:
The revision will be one of the most important practices that every candidate who is preparing for the competitive exams must follow. It will be helpful for the remembrance purpose for a long time. By revising regularly the topics learned, the candidates can solve the questions easily without spending much time in a single question. The candidates can also concentrate more on GA the topics in which they are not much aware of. Also taking notes of the important topics will be useful while doing the revision process.
- Practice sharing with friends:
Sharing the GA topics among the friends will also be of a great benefit for the candidates while preparing for the competitive examination. The candidates can share the topics and questions studied by them with others so that each one can gain more knowledge.
Hence, follow the above-mentioned tips to score maximum marks in the examination.