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    RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) conducts the exam for Non-Technical Popular Categories in Indian Railways. The NTPC job is highly demanding and it is a great opportunity for personal growth also. NTPC includes the jobs like Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, and Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Goods Guard, and Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master. The candidates selected for these posts will be placed in various zonal railways and production units of Indian Railways. There are about 35227 vacancies for the above-mentioned posts.

    Important dates:

    The important dates for the exam of RRB NTPC 2019 are as follows:

    Events Important dates
    Start date of application 1st March 2019
    Last date to apply the application 31st March 2019
    Last date to pay online fee 5th April 2019
    Final submission of application 12th April 2019
    The Download of Admit card Yet to be announced
    RRB NTPC exam date June to September 2019
    Result date Yet to be announced

    The candidates for the post of RRB NTPC will be selected on the basis of four stages of tests namely 1st stage Computer-based Test, 2nd stage Computer-based test, Typing Skill test, and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

    The exam pattern for RRB NTPC is as follows:

    1st stage Computer-based Test:

    Subjects Questions Marks
    General awareness 40 40
    Mathematics 30 30
    General intelligence and reasoning 30 30
    Total 100 100

    The duration of the RRB NTPC exam is 90 minutes. Each question carries one mark. There is negative marking of 1/3rd for every wrong answer. 1st stage of the exam is common for all posts.  The raw scores of the candidates will be normalized so as to overcome the problem caused by the difference of difficulty level across papers. Based on the normalized scores the candidates will be short-listed for the next round.

    2nd stage Computer-based test:

    Subjects Questions Marks
    General awareness 50 50
    Mathematics 35 35
    General intelligence and reasoning 35 35
    Total 120 120

    In this test also each question carries one mark. There is negative marking of 1/3rd for every wrong answer. The duration will also be 90 minutes as the 1st stage. The 2nd stage of the exam will be different for different posts.

    Computer-based aptitude test

    • For Station Master and Traffic Assistant.

    Typing skill test:

    • For the posts of Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, and Junior Time Keeper the test will be of qualifying in nature.
    • The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute in English or Hindi on PC only without spell check facility and editing tools.

    The candidates who have applied for the posts of Trains Clerk, Goods Guard, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, senior commercial cum Ticket Clerk, and Commercial Apprentice will directly go for document verification process and also medical examination after the 2nd stage of the exam.

    Study material is the backbone for any exam preparation. Choosing the best study material will help the candidates in fulfilling the half battle.

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    Preparation Books:

    Books for General Awareness:

    This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs of both national and international levels. Static GK questions will be asked. The candidates are asked to read newspaper and magazines daily and also GK books.

    • Lucent’s General Knowledge
    • Manorama Yearbook
    • Arihant General Knowledge 2019.

    Books for Mathematics:

    This section consists of quantitative aptitude of elementary level. Class 9 and 10 mathematics is a must. Practice is a must to improve speed and accuracy.

    • Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra.
    • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal.
    • Arithmetic for General competition by Neetu Singh.

    Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning:

    This section consists of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. This section is kept to test the candidate’s logical and analytical skills. This section is based on common sense and some by understanding the theories.

    • Lucent’s reasoning.
    • Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning by RS Agarwal.
    • A new approach on reasoning Verbal and Non-verbal 1st edition- By Sijwali and Indu Sijwal English.
    • Logical and Analytical reasoning 1st edition English by AK Gupta.

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