RRB NTPC Exam Analysis Today (Shift 1&2) 7th Jan 2021: Review, Questions, Difficulty Level

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : January 7th, 2021

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 7th January 2021: RRB NTPC Phase 1 exam has already commenced from 28th of December, 2020 and will continue till 13th January for the year 2020-21. Today is the 6th day of the exam, i.e., 7th January and we are here with an explicit analysis of the first shift of the exam.

The level of questions was moderate in all three sections viz. General Awareness, Mathematics, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. In this blog, we will update you with the analysis of shift 1 and shift 2 of RRB NTPC conducted on 7th January 2021.

Railway Board is conducting the exam recruiting to fill 35,208 vacancies for the NTPC category for posts including Commercial Apprentice, Goods guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master, etc. all over India.

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RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 7th January 2021: RRB NTPC Phase 1 exam has already commenced from 28th of December, 2020 and will continue till 13th January for the year 2020-21. Today is the 6th day of the exam, i.e., 7th January and we are here with an explicit analysis of the first shift of the exam.

The level of questions was moderate in all three sections viz. General Awareness, Mathematics and General Intelligence and Reasoning. In this blog, we will update you with the analysis of shift 1 of RRB NTPC conducted on 7th January 2021.

Railway Board is conducting the exam recruiting to fill 35,208 vacancies for the NTPC category for posts including Commercial Apprentice, Goods guard, Traffic Apprentice, Traffic Assistant, Assistant Station Master etc. all over India.

How would Today's RRB NTPC Exam Analysis help you?

Analysis proves very crucial for the candidates who would take the exam in the upcoming shifts. It helps them understand what they can probably expect in the exam with regards to the type of questions were asked and the area from where a greater number of questions are asked. Sometimes, questions get repeated in the different shifts which are just brownie points for candidates.

The analysis will also help the candidates get an idea regarding the exam questions, a reasonable number of attempts, the difficulty level of the exam, expected cut off and topic wise questions. 

Highlights into the trend observed in the questions asked in the shifts from 28 December to 7 January.    

  • General knowledge questions asked in the shifts of the last two days were difficult compared to the shifts of starting days.
  • In fact, in the mathematics section, questions were relatively difficult in shifts of later days.
  • In the first shift of 7th January exam, according to candidates, questions were not that difficult. Overall Paper was moderate.
  • Unlike the shifts of 4th January and 5th January, Mathematics section was moderate and not difficult.
  • As the questions were randomly arranged (including that of DI) candidates found it time taking.

Let us have a look at the exam pattern of the RRB NTPC CBT-1 Stage:

Stage 1 of RRB NTPC is an objective type paper conducted online.

RRB NTPC Difficulty Level & Good Attempts 7 January 2021 (All Shifts)

The number of good attempts for both the shifts of RRB NTPC Examination will provide you with an accurate picture explaining the number of questions a candidate must target to answer in upcoming shifts. The difficulty level of the exam shift provides a fair conception of the examination. Shift 2 of the Exam conducted on 7 January was comparatively tough compared to shift 1. Candidates found the reasoning section of shift 2 hard. There were more number of current affairs questions asked in shift 2. 

We have listed good attempts and its difficulty level separately for each section as per the data shared by the exam takers:

Section

Good Attempts

(Shift 1)

Good Attempts

(Shift 2)

Mathematics

21 – 23

24 - 25

General Intelligence and Reasoning

23 – 25

25 - 28

General Awareness

32 - 34

25 - 27

Overall

76 - 82

74 -80

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Timings

As the RRB NTPC is one of the most popular exams among aspirants, candidates have filled the exam form in humongous number which is around 1.26 crore. The exam is being conducted in two phases. The first phase is from 28 December to 13 January while phase two will be starting from 16 January to 30 January. Each day there will be two shifts.

The table mentioned below depicts the RRB NTPC Exam starting timing and finishing timing of the two shifts:

Timings

RRB NTPC Exam Starting Timing

RRB NTPC Exam Finishing Timing

Shift 1

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

Shift 2

03:00 PM

04:30 PM

RRB NTPC CBT-1 Exam Centre Guidelines

Candidates who are yet to take the exam in the upcoming shifts and phases of RRB NTPC 2020-21 Examination are advised to go through the guidelines listed below and adhere to them.

  • Candidates are required to wear a mask throughout the examination
  • Candidates will be facilitated with hand sanitiser and pen, hence, need not carry such things
  • You must present the filled copy of the COVID-19 self-declaration form
  • The registration of the candidate will be confirmed with the photo capture; therefore, candidate is expected to remove mask only at that moment
  • A separate dropbox for rough sheets and call letters will be available, Candidates must drop the rough sheets in the designated boxes

Read more about the in-depth analysis of different shifts:

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 28th December (Shift 1)

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 28th December (Shift 2)

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 29th December (Shift 1)

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 29th December (Shift 2)

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 30th December (Shift 2)

RRB NTPC Exam Analysis 4th January (All Shifts)

Go through the Questions in various shifts:

Questions asked in RRB NTPC 28th December 2020 / Questions asked in RRB NTPC 28th December 2020 / (PDF Available)

Questions asked in RRB NTPC 29th December 2020

Questions asked in RRB NTPC 30th December 2020 / Questions asked in RRB NTPC 30th December 2020 / (PDF Available)

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam Analysis 7 January 2021 (All shifts)

According to the candidates who have attempted both the shifts of RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam held on 07th January 2021, we have provided an elaborated section-wise analysis which is stated below:

RRB NTPC Exam Review 7 January 2021 (All Shifts): Mathematics

As per to the students who had appeared in the RRB NTPC examination, Mathematics section was of moderate level. Questions were easier than the questions asked in the shifts of the last two exam days. Questions were not arranged in the proper manner. Therefore, it was time-consuming. Also, the questions were lengthy. DI was comparatively easy. One can expect a good number of attempts to be 21 – 23. Shift 2 of the exam conducted on 7 January has more difficult. 3 DI were asked which collectively counted for 5 questions.   

The number of questions from different topics along with its difficulty level in the Mathematics section of RRB NTPC Examination is listed below:

Topics

Number of questions

(Shift 1)

Number of questions

(Shift 2)

Mensuration

1-2

2 - 3

Ratio and Proportion

2-3

1 - 2

Height and Distance

1 - 2

1 - 2

Geometry

1

2

Number System

0-1

0 - 1

Trigonometry

2

2 - 3

Time and work

1

4 - 5

Statistics

0

3 - 4

Algebra

1

0 - 1

Average

2

Speed, Time, Distance

2

2 - 3

DI (Tabular)

3 (total of 5 questions)

Overall

30

30

RRB NTPC Exam Review 07 January 2021: General Intelligence & Reasoning

Going by the candidates who had attempted the paper, in Reasoning section, it was easy to moderate level. Difficulty experienced by candidates in this section. 23-25 Number of questions can be expected to be a good attempt. Reasoning section of Shift - 2 was difficult for candidate specially Analogy, Statment and conclusions, statement and assumptions sections. 

The topic-wise distribution and difficulty level of the General Intelligence & Reasoning section is listed below:

Topics

Number of questions

(Shift 1)

Number of questions

(Shift 2)

Coding-Decoding

2 - 3

2 -3

Venn Diagram

0

0 - 1

Puzzle (Linear)

1 - 2

2

Seating Arrangement

1 - 2

2 - 3

Blood Relation

1 - 2

1 - 2

Statement and Conclusion

2 - 3

4 - 5

Statement and Assumption

0 - 1

0 - 1

Analogy

1 - 2

1 - 2

Syllogism

1- 2

0 - 1

Odd one out

1 - 2

1 - 2

Mathematical Operations

2 - 3

3 - 4

Overall

30

30

RRB NTPC Exam Review 07 January 2021 (All Shifts): General Awareness

With respect to the General Awareness section, it was comparatively easy. Questions were asked about the organizations and from current affairs part. History questions, in particular, were not difficult. 2 – 3 questions were repeated too. Overall 32 - 34 can be considered as a good attempt. In shift - 2 more number of questions were asked on the current affairs. Also, questions from current affairs 2018 were asked too. 

We have listed the topic-wise number of questions and its difficulty level for the General Awareness section in the below table:

Topic

Number of questions

(Shift 1)

Number of Questions

(Shift 2)

History

3 - 4

2 - 3

Geography

1 - 2

1 - 2

Static General Knowledge

2 - 3

2 - 4

Polity

1 - 2

0 - 1

Biology

1 – 2

0 - 1

Chemistry

0 – 1

0 - 1

Physics

0 – 1

1 - 2

Computers

3

2 - 3

Current Affairs

3 – 5

6 - 8

Overall

40

40 

Question Asked in RRB NTPC CBT 1 Exam 07 January 2021 (All Shifts)

Here are a few questions as shared by the candidates who have appeared in either of the shifts of RRB NTPC Examination conducted on 7th January 2021:

Questions asked in GA

What is the venue of the Olympics Games 2021?

Ans: Tokyo 2021

“Origin of Species” was written by?
Ans: Charles Darwin

HQ of UNICEF?
Ans: New York, New York, United States

When did the Non-cooperation movement start?
Ans: 5th September 1920

Kaziranga National Park is in which state/UT?
Ans: Assam

Where is Tansen’s Maqbara located?
Ans: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

First Nuclear bomb test in India?
Ans: 18 May 1974,
Smiling Buddha (MEA designation: Pokhran-I) was the assigned code name.  

2023 AFC Asian football cup will be held in?
Ans: China

Who won a gold medal in 2018 Asian games 25 m Air pistol?
Ans: Rani Sarnobat

Which of the following was not included in the Extremist party?

Percentage of the council of ministers that can be appointed by the Prime Minister?

One question related to Railway Station University was asked.

Which nuclear plant is situated in Haryana?
Ans: Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant, which is also known as Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidhyut Pariyojna (GHAVP) Power plant

Which is the basic unit of the body?
Ans: Cells

Where is the Takhal Wildlife Sanctuary located?
Ans: Warangal, Telangana

Who coined the term AI?
Ans: John McCarthy

Who was the first chairperson of Rajya Sabha?
Ans: S.V.Krishnamurthy Rao

Special thanks to Kishan Kumar, Adesh, Himanshu Singh, Abhishek and Amit, Nisha.  

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Gopi Nath

Gopi NathJan 7, 2021

No of attempts NTPC 7th Jan 1st Shift.
Please be genuine
Abhishek

AbhishekJan 7, 2021

mam hindi me send kiya kro
Nisha Sahil
Mam there were also questions from statistics mathematics 3-4que were asked in 1st que range, 2nd que about coefficient of variance, and in 3rd (x)= x power 2 then find range of f and 1 que about median. And 4-5que from time and work and 2-3que from speed and distance and ga que about nuclear plant in Haryana, and maths number series also 3-4que were asked. And 2 puzzle and 2-3 que of trigonometry.
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  • As per the feedback given by the candidates who appeared for the exam, overall the difficulty level was more on the moderate side. The level of the exam paper was comparatively easy as compared to the level of shifts found in the last two days. 

  • According to the exam experts and exam takers, 76 – 82 questions can be considered as the good attempt provided the candidate should have higher accuracy rate. 

  • The exam takers did agree on point that the general awareness section and mathematics section were easier. As we know that in the shifts of 4th and 5th January, difficult questions were asked from History and same goes for Mathematics. This was not found in shift 1 of the exam conducted on 7 January.

  • The cut-off can only be expected after exams of all the shifts are conducted successfully. Cut off is determined by various factors such as level of difficulty of exam, number of candidates, vacancies etc.

  • RRB NTPC 2020 -21 is being conducted in multiple phases. Phase-1 started from 28th December 2020 and will continue till 13 January 2021. Phase-2 will be conducted from 16 January to 30 January 2021. 

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