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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2018 (Mains & Prelims Exam Pattern)

Railway Recruitment Board Syllabus (RRB NTPC Syllabus) 2018 for Prelims and mains exam is given here. Here RRB Fill form is Railway Recruitment Board & NTPC Stands for Non Technical Popular Category in Indian Railways.

First of all, we will brief you about rrb ntpc exam pattern then we will discuss rrb ntpc syllabus in detail. At end of this article you can download RRB Non technical exam syllabus pdf Because as per the exam pattern preparation becomes easy. Therefore we will follow these steps.

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RRB NTPC Syllabus 2018

Railway NTPC Syllabus – Lets know syllabus in detail subject wise. There is total 4 subjects in preliminary and mains exam. So here we are discussing each subject syllabus. Let me tell you RRB NTPC is recruiting for 9 posts.

For all of the posts RRB NTPC Exam pattern is same and written exam is conducted for each post. It means all the post aspirants need to appear for exam pattern. But aptitude test and typing test is optional for few posts and mandatory for few posts. Lets start RRB NTPC Prelims syllabus and Mains Syllabus (stage 2) branch wise.

You can check here:-> RRB NTPC Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern for RRB NTPC (Non Technical)

Both the rounds (Prelims & Mains) will have total 4 subjects. Only total number of questions and marks will differ.

RRB NTPC paper syllabus will have below subjects

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic (Quantitative Aptitude)
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • English ( English is rarely asked in rrb ntpc exam)

You can look at the exam pattern to know how many marks each round carrying.

Prelims Exam Pattern

Total Marks: 100 Marks

Negative Marking: Yes, 1/4 negative marking will be in stage 1 (prelims) exam.

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Mains exam pattern

Total Marks: 120 Marks

Negative Marking: Yes, 1/4 negative marking will be in stage 1 (prelims) exam.

Total Time: 120 Minutes

Note: RRB ntpc exam does not have fix number of questions in each section. It is randomly asked in each exam so here you can have the close idea of how many questions can be asked.

RRB NTPC Section Wise Syllabus in detail

lets look at complete syllabus section wise in detail.

General Awareness Syllabus (General Knowledge)

Majorly in GS, tow chapter will be asked. Below chart (table) is showing General Awareness Syllabus.

  1. General Science (18-20 questions will be asked)
  2. Current Affairs (National & International) / General Awareness (30-40 questions)

General Science

  • Environment (1-2)
  • Living Organisms(0-1)
  • Life Processes in Organisms & Plants(0-1)
  • Heredity & Evolution(1-2)
  • Natural Resources(0-1)
  • Atoms And Molecules(1-2)
  • Chemical Reactions And Equations(1-2)
  • Acids, Bases And Salts(1-2)
  • Metals And Non-Metals(1-2)
  • Periodic Table(2-3)
  • Force And Laws Of Motion(0-1)
  • Work And Energy(0-1)
  • Sound(0-1)
  • Light(0-1)
  • Electricity(0-1)
  • Sources Of Energy(1-2)
  • Diseases, Reasons And Cures(1-2)
  • Improvement In Food Resources(1-2)

General Awareness

  • Economics(4-5)
  • Current Affairs(3-4)
  • Geography((3-4)
  • History(3-4)
  • Polity(4-5)
  • Computer(1-2)
  • Sports(3-5)
  • Literature(1-3)
  • Awards(2-3)
  • Books and Authors(2-3)
  • Miscellaneous(4-6)

Important read –> RRB NTPC Previous Year GK Question Papers Pdf download

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Quantitative section is scoring and considered easy to solve. Those who have good catch on mathematics can score good marks. Some questions are tricky so avoid attempting them if you are finding difficult to solve them.

  • Simplification (4-5 questions)
  • Questions on Interest (1-2 questions)
  • Percentage Problems (2-3 questions)
  • Ratio and Proportion (1-2 questions)
  • Average (2-3 questions)
  • Problems on Ages (1-2 questions)
  • Speed, Time and Distance (1-2 questions)
  • Algebra (1-2 questions)
  • Profit and Loss (2-3 questions)
  • Number Series (2-3 questions)
  • Mensuration (1-2 questions)
  • Time and Work (1-2 questions)
  • Mixture problems (1-2 questions)

General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

here comes reasoning and general intelligence syllabus for rrb ntpc exam. This section is scoring and less time consuming. So you can easily score good marks.

  • Classification (0-2 questions)
  • Analogy (0-2 questions)
  • Series problems (1-3 questions)
  • Coding Decoding (0-2 questions)
  • Blood Relations (0-2 questions)
  • Clock and Calendar (0-2 questions)
  • Ordering & Ranking (0-2 questions)
  • Directions & Distances (0-2 questions)
  • Arranging words in Meaningful order (0-2 questions)
  • Word formation (0-2 questions)
  • Missing Number (0-2 questions)
  • Venn diagram (0-2 questions)
  • Puzzle (0-2 questions)
  • Non Verbal Reasoning (0-3 questions)

English Syllabus

As earlier mentioned, English syllabus is rarely asked in RRB NTPC Syllabus and there is no defined set of chapter and question in English. But there are few topics which are asked frequently. lets know them.

Main topics in English,

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • One Word Substitution
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Spellings and sentence correction

RRB NTPC Post wise syllabus

We have discussed syllabus for below 9 posts in detail.

  • Commercial Apprentice (CA)
  • Traffic Apprentice (TA)
  • Asst Station Master (ASM)
  • Senior Clerk-Cum-Typist
  • Enquiry-Cum-Reservation-clerk
  • Goods Guard Selection
  • Junior Accounts Assistant
  • Traffic Asst
  • Senior Time Keeper

That’s all on RRB NTPC Syllabus 2018 Prelims and Mains in Railway exam. Please comment if any questions. Our team will reply with appropriate solution at earliest.

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