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RRB NTPC Exam is conducted by Railway Recruitment Board to select candidates for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC). It is done for the Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways for recruitment into various posts. The full form of NTPC is the Non-Technical Popular Categories. For recruitment into these posts, RRB chooses and suggests candidates through a four-stage process. The stages are CBT 1, CBT 2, Skill Test, and Document Verification and Medical Test.

The vacancies for the posts of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) are-

  • Junior Clerk cum Typist
  • Accounts Clerk cum Typist
  • Junior Time Keeper
  • Trains Clerk
  • Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
  • 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 

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RRB NTPC Recruitment Vacancy

A total number of 35,208 vacancies were released for recruitment for 2021. Below are the category-wise vacancy details. As per the latest notice of RRB released on 12th January 2022, Board has revised the vacancy to 35,281 for the posts of NTPC. Check the posts in detail here.

  1. Under Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of 12th (+2 Stage) or its equivalent examination and Age between 18 to 30 Years as of 01.07.2019.
S. No.Name of the PostLevel in 7th CPCTotal Vacancies (All RRBs)
1Junior Clerk cum Typist24300
2Accounts Clerk cum Typist2760
3Junior Time Keeper211
4Trains Clerk2592
5Commercial cum Ticket Clerk34940
Grand Total10603
  1. Graduate Posts with Minimum Educational Qualification of a University Degree or its equivalent and Age between 18 to 33 Years as on 01.07.2019.
S. No.Name of the postLevel in 7th CPCTotal Vacancies(All RRBs)
1Traffic Assistant488
2Goods Guard55748
3Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk55638
4Senior Clerk cum Typist52854
5Junior Account Assistant cum Typist53147
6Senior Time Keeper56
7Commercial Apprentice6259
8Station Master66865
Grand Total24605

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RRB NTPC Recruitment Selection Process 

To get selected for a post, you are required to clear all three stages of the RRB NTPC Selection Process. These 4 stages are

  • First Stage of CBT
  • Second Stage of CBT
  • Typing Test (Skill Test) / Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification and Medical Examination

However, the fourth stage is distributed among the various levels as follows- 

Sl.No.Name of the postLevelin 7thCPCSkill Testrequirement
1Junior Clerk cumTypist2Typing Skill Test
2Accounts Clerk cumTypist2Typing Skill Test
3Junior Time Keeper2Typing Skill Test
4Trains Clerk2——————
5Commercial cumTicket Clerk3——————
6Traffic Assistant4Computer Based AptitudeTest
7Goods Guard5——————
8Senior Commercialcum Ticket Clerk5——————
9Senior Clerk cumTypist5Typing Skill Test
10Junior AccountAssistant cum Typist5Typing Skill Test
11Senior Time Keeper5Typing Skill Test
12CommercialApprentice6——————
13Station Master6Computer Based AptitudeTest

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How to Apply for the RRB NTPC Exam?

To apply for the RRB NTPC Exam, follow the steps stated here. 

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Railway Recruitment Board.

Step 2: Click on the link to apply online for RRB NTPC Recruitment.

Step 3: Click on the Register Here menu

Step 4: Provide your Phone number and date of birth to register.

Step 5: You are registered. Log in again by using the Roll no/Registration ID and Password to fill the form.

Step 6: Enter your details such as personal information, educational qualifications, and other information. Attach a photo and signature of yourself.

Step 7: Pay the application fees and Click on Submit the Application.

Step 8: Take a printout of the fee receipt and the RRB NTPC application form.

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RRB NTPC Recruitment Application Fee

Get details of the Application Fee from the RRB NTPC here. 

S.NoCategoryFee
1For GEN/OBCRs. 500/- 
Out of this fee of Rs 500 an amount of Rs 400 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges, on appearing in 1st Stage CBT.
2For SC/ST/PWD/Women/Ex-Sm/Transgender/Minorities/Economically BackwardRs. 250/- 
This fee of Rs 250 shall be refunded duly deducting bank charges as applicable on appearing in stage 1 of CBT.

RRB NTPC Exam Eligibility 

The following are the eligibility requirements as per the RRB NTPC notification 2021. The candidate must possess the prescribed qualification, and age as of the date mentioned in the notification.

1. RRB NTPC Age Limit: 

For Age Group 18-30

Age groupUpper LimitUpper LimitUpper LimitLower Limit
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor All Community or Categories
18-3002.07.198902.07.1986 02.07.1984 01.07.2001

For Age Group 18-33

Age groupUpper LimitUpper LimitUpper LimitLower Limit
UROBC-Non Creamy LayerSC/STFor All Community or Categories
18-3302.07.198602.07.198302.07.198101.07.2001

Age relaxation is provided to the candidates accordingly. 

2. Educational Qualification:

  • Graduation Degree from recognized university and equivalent

For posts like Senior Clerk-Cum-typist, Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, candidates need to have

  • Typing proficiency in Hindi/English on computer

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RRB NTPC Exam Pattern 

The candidates can refer to the RRB NTPC exam pattern to know details of the exam such as the number of questions, weightage for each section, and know any negative marking if applicable. Below is the detailed exam pattern for the RRB NTPC examination.

 RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Pattern(Computer Based Examination):

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics3030
General Intelligence and Reasoning 3030
General Awareness4040
Total100100
  • Minimum percentage of marks for eligibility in various categories: UR-40%, EWS 40%, OBC (Non-creamy layer) -30%, SC-30%, ST-25%. 
  • The exam duration is 90 Minutes.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 mark for each wrong answer.

 RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Pattern (Computer Based Examination):

SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Mathematics3535
General Intelligence and Reasoning3535
General Awareness5050
Total120120
  • The exam duration is 90 Minutes.
  • A negative marking of 1/3 is there.

Tier-III (Computer Based Aptitude Test):

  • The candidates need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks in each of the test batteries to qualify.
  • The questions and answer options will only be in English and Hindi.
  • There is no negative marking in CBAT.

Tier-IV (Typing Skill Test)

  • Type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer.

Tier-V (Document Verification):

  • Your original documents will be verified
  • A medical test will also be conducted. 

We hope you found this article on RRB NTPC Recruitment informative and helpful and please do not hesitate to contact us with any doubts. 

RRB NTPC Exam FAQs

What are the age criteria for the RRB NTPC Exam 2022?

The age limit as per the RRB notification is 18 to 33 or 18 to 30 Years.

What is the RRB NTPC Selection Process 2022?

The applicants will go through two Computer Based tests, Computer Based Aptitude Test in English/Hindi, a Skill Test ad Document Verification to get selected for this RRB NTPC exam.

What is the RRB NTPC Skill Test Pattern?

The applicants have to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on Personal Computer.

How can I apply for the RRB NTPC Recruitment?

The interested candidates can submit online applications through RRB’s official website.

What must be the RRB NTPC Educational Qualification?

Applicants must have passed the Graduation examination from a recognized University as per RRB NTPC notification.