All about RRB NTPC Examination: Pattern | Syllabus | Post Wise Salary

Railway Recruitment Boards

Railway Recruitment Boards are organizations under the Government of India that manage the appointment of new employees to work in Indian railways. There are 21 boards situated in different parts of the country. The Railway Recruitment Board has released the 1.3 lakhs vacancies this year for the post of NTPC, Para-Medical Staff, Material & Isolated Category and Level 1 post in Indian Railways. Also RRB NTPC Admit Card notification is expected to be released soon.

Which posts in Railways does one get a job in through this exam?

The best and preferred post comparatively from all the posts of Railway is RRB Commercial Apprentice. It is the supervisor post whose work is multi-skilled in different branches. So, the eligible candidates must try for this as the priority as a post-preference.

What are the vacancies, job type and salary offered?

The RRB has been revised the vacancy to 35,208 from 35,277 on April 20, 2019. Out of 1.3 Lakhs total Vacancy for various RRB Recruitments in the year 2019, NTPC released 10628 Undergraduate and 24649 Graduate Posts.

Railway has released different job-profiles with the offered salary for the RRB NTPC for both graduates and under graduate candidates, which are mentioned below in the table-

Job TypeQualificationSalary
Junior Clerk cum TypistUnder-Graduate19,900
Accounts Clerk cum TypistUnder-Graduate19,900
Junior Time KeeperUnder-Graduate19,900
Trains ClerkUnder-Graduate19,900
Commercial cum Ticket ClerkUnder-Graduate21,700
Traffic AssistantGraduate25,500
Goods GuardGraduate29,200
Senior Commercial cum Ticket ClerkGraduate29,200
Senior Clerk cum TypistGraduate29,200
Junior Account Assistant cum TypistGraduate29,200
Senior Time KeeperGraduate29,200
Commercial ApprenticeGraduate35,400
Station MasterGraduate35,400
 Total Vacancy = 35,208
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 Pattern for RRB NTPC

The recruitment process involves CBT (Prelims) Stage 1, CBT (Mains) Stage 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer-Based Aptitude Test (as applicable) and Document Verification/Medical Examination.

Prelims ExamMains ExamTyping Skill Test (Computer Based)Document Verification
Each Question carry 1 MarksEach Question carry 1 MarksCome in both English and Hindi languageCarry all the original documents along with the Xerox copy
90 min to complete the exam90 min to complete the exam10 min to complete the skill test
0.25 negative marking0.25 negative marking30 WPM in English/25 WPM in Hindi
Objective TypeObjective TypeNo negative Marking


Syllabus for RRB NTPC

RRB NTPC Syllabus for Prelims & Mains exam is the same but the difficulty level will increase in the Mains exam. Here candidates can check the few important topics of each of the sections from most of the questions are expectedly come-

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning AbilityGeneral ScienceGeneral Awareness
Number SystemAnalogiesHistory of IndiaCurrent Affairs of Last Six Months
PercentageSyllogismPhysical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
Time & WorkAnalytical ReasoningIndian Polity and Governance constitution and political system
Profit & LossVenn DiagramIndian Economy
StatisticsData Sufficiency-PuzzleGeneral Science & Life Science (up to 10th CBSE)
Ratio & ProportionsStatementMonuments and Places of India
SI & CICoding-DecodingIndian Literature


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